Public Safety

Project Update: Kirtland AFB Fuel Spill Remediation

Image not to scale. Courtesy/NMED
NMED News:
The New Mexico Environment Department issued a few of the recent project activities on the Kirtland Air Force Base clean up of a decades-old jet fuel spill:
  • Drilling of 16 new groundwater monitoring wells was completed in early June. The analytical results from the new wells show that ethylene dibromide (EDB) in the shallow and intermediate zones is not migrating toward the Kirtland-3 and Ridgecrest-3 drinking water wells. The new monitoring wells are also defining the vertical extent of EDB contamination in

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Colorado Man Sentenced In New Mexico For Robbery

FBI News:
ALBUQUERQUE — Robert O’Dell Neihart, 44, of Ignacio, Colo., was sentenced Wednesday afternoon in federal court in Las Cruces to 148 months in prison for the armed robbery of a Wells Fargo Bank branch in Farmington.
Neihart will be on supervised release for three years after completing his prison sentence.
Neihart was arrested in November 2012 on a two-count indictment charging him with the armed robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank branch on East Main Street in Farmington Sept. 21, 2012, and using a firearm during a crime of violence.
Count 1 of the indictment also

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Los Alamos Roadway Pavement Surveys Underway

IMS Infrastructure Management Services is performing Pavement and Asset Management Services in the Los Alamos and White Rock areas during the next few days on roadways for the county. Courtesy/LAC


Los Alamos County recently entered into a contract with IMS Infrastructure Management Services to perform Pavement and Asset Management Services for County roadways. 

IMS will be in the Los Alamos and White Rock areas during the next few days surveying county roads using sophisticated van mounted equipment that measures pavement

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County DWI Planning Council Meets Thursday June 25

LAC News:
Los Alamos County DWI Planning Council meets at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, June 25, in Room 110 of the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.
The meeting is open to the public.
I. Call to Order
II. Introductions
III. Approval of minutes from previous meetings
IV. Coordinator’s Report
1. News from NM Dept. of Finance and Admin. (DFA)
2. End of fiscal year activities
V. Council Chair’s report
VI. Business
1. New funding and how to proceed in FY16
VII. Next Meeting Scheduled: July 9

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LAFD And American Legion Help YMCA With New Flag

The Family YMCA’s flag line was cut and the flag was taken a few months ago. Firefighters at Los Alamos Fire Station 6 heard about the loss and came to the rescue and restrung the rope. The American Legion, upon learning of the missing flag, donated a new one to the Y. Courtesy/YMCA

YMCA Facility Manager Jake Chapman hoists (thanks to LAFD) the new flag, donated by the American Legion. Courtesy/YMCA

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