Public Safety

Letter To The Editor: Reminder To All To Be Vigilant

By TERRY FOX
Los Alamos

Dear Motorists,

This is a facebook entry posted today, July 19, by my daughter who lives in Albuquerque. She and her husband bike to work. Fortunately most of the way is along bike paths but there are still streets to cross and in some places streets to ride. Drivers are incredibly oblivious to what is around them. I think this is a reminder to all of us to be vigilant for cyclists, pedestrians, and motor cycles. We don’t need any more white ghost bikes as a memorial to a killed cyclist. Accept for a second’s difference that could have been our family.

 

By ERIN CHAVEZ

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World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2016 Released

WNISR News:

The year 2016, marking the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl catastrophe and the 5th year since the Fukushima disaster started unfolding, strangely might go down in history as the period when the notion of risk of nuclear power plants turned into the perception of nuclear power plants at risk. Indeed, an increasing number of reactors is threatened by premature closure due to the unfavorable economic environment. Increasing operating and backfitting costs of aging power plants, decreasing bulk market prices and aggressive competitors.

The development started out in the U.S.,


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Governor Directs Agencies To Prepare For Potential Flooding In Aftermath Of Timberon Fire

STATE News:
 
SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez has directed state agencies responding to the Timberon Fire in Otero County to work with local leaders and other local, county, and federal entities on plans and actions required in the aftermath of the Timberon Fire.
 
In the aftermath of devastating wildfires such as the Timberon Fire, affected areas can often be vulnerable to flooding, excessive debris runoff, and dangerous effects to the local watershed which can be difficult to control and cause further damage.
 
“Protecting residents and their health and safety is always

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Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone Releases Second Quarter Crime Statistics

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone has released crime statistics for the second quarter of 2016, which were compiled by the Records Section of the Los Alamos Police Department.

Offenses reported as crime statistics are determined by the FBI Uniform Crime Report Program and are classified as crimes against persons (violent crime) and crimes against property. The offenses of murder (homicide), rape, robbery and aggravated assault make up the violent crime category. The offenses of arson, burglary, larceny, and auto theft make up the property crime category. Both of these


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