Public Safety

DWI Planning Council Releases Survey Results


The Los Alamos County DWI Planning Council recently conducted a survey via Open Forum to find out information about the community’s perception of DWI and to solicit input on how to spend annual alcohol tax distribution funds.

The survey yielded 117 responses during the 5-week period it was open (June 29 – Aug. 5). The age of responders ranged from 15 to over 60 with the highest percent responding in the 41-50 age category (23 percent) and 93 percent of responders are residents of Los Alamos County with an average residency of 16 years.

Responses indicate that there is an awareness

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SGR: How Are The Children?

Dist.43: Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Sandoval, Rio Arriba
How Are The Children?

As a mother, I am heart broken by the senseless tragedies plaguing our state. As a Legislator, I am outraged by the repeated lack of action that has now led to the deaths of two young children and multiple police officers.

Within the next few days, Governor Martinez will call a special session to deal with the projected $500 million budget deficit and a few ‘tough on crime’ pieces of legislation. Although her actions are politically motivated, we should take this opportunity

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FBI: Santa Fe Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Armed Bank Robbery Conviction

FBI News:
ALBUQUERQUE  Jacob P. Wheeler, 25, of Santa Fe has been sentenced in federal court in Albuquerque to 46 months in prison for his armed bank robbery conviction. Wheeler will be on supervised release for three years after completing his prison sentence.
Wheeler was arrested May 26, 2015, on a criminal complaint charging him with robbing the Century Bank branch at 498 N. Guadalupe St. in Santa Fe May 15, 2015. Wheeler robbed the bank by pointing a gun at the bank teller, demanding money, and climbing up onto the teller’s counter to grab money from a cash drawer. Wheeler

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Destructive Khapra Beetles Discovered In Household Goods Shipment From Saudi Arabia To Philadelphia

The Khapra beetle (Trogoderma granarium), photographed by the US Department of Agriculture, originated in South Asia and is one of the world’s most destructive pests of grain products and seeds. It is considered one of the 100 worst invasive species in the world. Infestations are difficult to control because of the insect’s ability to survive without food for long periods, its preference for dry conditions and low-moisture food, and its resistance to many insecticides. There is a federal quarantine restricting the importation of rice into the U.S,. from countries with known infestations

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Gallinas Watershed Prescribed Burn Planned

SFNF News:
SANTA FE  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are planning to conduct the previously announced Gallinas Watershed prescribed burn on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District. 
The window for the prescribed burn will open Oct. 3 and extend through January 2017. The decision to burn will be dependent on favorable weather conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, weather forecasts and available resources.
The 1,300-acre Gallinas Watershed treatment area is located approximately 20 miles northwest of

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