Public Safety

Threat Closes Espanola Valley High School

Superintendent Bobbie Gutierrez

Staff Report

Due to threats posted Tuesday on social media about a potential shooting at Espanola Valley High School, Superintendent Bobbie Gutierrez has cancelled today’s classes.made the decision Tuesday evening

Early Tuesday morning, the school learned of the threat on social media and police were able to determine that the student who made that threat attends a neighboring school. Their investigation continues.

In a briefing Tuesday afternoon with staff, law enforcement advised the district to either institute a lockdown or school closure


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Chromium Blotch Grows Slowly Under The Plateau

Danny Katzman, LANL water stewardship program manager, discusses proposals for containing the chromium plume in the regional aquifer during a Sept. 29 presentation at Cities of Gold. Photo by Roger Snodgrass/ladailypost.com

 

By ROGER SNODGRASS
Los Alamos Daily Post

POJOAQUE PUEBLO – Nearly nine years have gone by since Los Alamos National Laboratory formally reported the presence of a potentially carcinogenic chromium contaminant in the regional aquifer under the lab.

The probable source was soon traced to an era in which hexavalent chromium dissolved in various fluids was commonly


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AFTNM/ATF Lawsuit Against NMPED Concludes With Motion For Preliminary Injunction Today

AFTNM/AFT News:
 
SANTA FE  American Federation of Teachers New Mexico and the Albuquerque Teachers Federation’s District Court lawsuit against the New Mexico Public Education Department concludes today with the plaintiff’s motion for a preliminary injunction.
 
This lawsuit seeks to provide relief to educators across New Mexico by pausing, and eventually seeking to prevent the use of high-stakes testing in the evaluation of education professionals.
 
It is the belief of AFTNM and ATF that the current evaluation system, imposed by Public Education Department

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Suspect Pleads Guilty To Theft At Los Alamos Historical Museum

William Ryan Skelton. File photo

COURT News:

William Ryan Skelton turned himself in over the weekend following a news release issued Oct. 1 by Los Alamos police asking the public’s assistance to locate him.

Skelton, 30, was suspected of robbing a cash box at the Los Alamos Historical Museum Sept. 25 and damaging property near Bathtub Row in Los Alamos. He faced Judge Pat Casados Monday in Magistrate Court and pleaded guilty to larceny and criminal damage to property.

Judge Casados sentenced Skelton to 90 days in jail, 45 days for larceny and 45 days for criminal damage to property, to run


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LANL EM Support Contract Goes To Sigma Science

DOE News:

CINCINNATI  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract to Sigma Science Inc. (SSI) of Los Alamos.

SSI is a Small Business Administration (SBA) Certified 8(a) Program Participant. The contract will have a maximum value of $4 million with a five year ordering period. Firm-fixed-price and time-and-material task orders may be issued from the basic contract.

SSI has 18 years of experience providing nuclear safety, operations, maintenance, engineering, environmental management, project


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