Public Safety

Montano’s Whistleblowing Recognized On Capitol Hill

Jay Coghlan, director of Nuclear Watch New Mexico and president of the ANA Board of Directors, left, with LANL whistleblower Charles Montano. Courtesy photo

 

BY ROGER SNODGRASS
Los Alamos Daily Post

When millions of dollars of purchases at Los Alamos National Laboratory were called into question by Charles Montano and a fellow auditor in 2003, the governance of the lab was challenged.The investigation into procurement processes at Los Alamos National Laboratory was one of many scandals detailed in Montano’s 2015 exposé, Los Alamos: Secret Colony, Hidden Truths, a record that continues


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APNM Offers $6,000 In Extreme Animal Cruelty Case

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Dog’s body found dumped on a trail in Chimayo with muzzle taped shut

RIO ARRIBA COUNTY – Extreme animal cruelty comes in many forms, and is often an indication of an individual who is a threat not just to animals, but to the entire community. On Sunday, April 3, 2016, a Chimayo resident walking her dogs on a trail stumbled onto a grisly scene. She found the dead body of a dog with the muzzle tightly closed with electrical tape, along with serious wounds to the neck and face.

Animal Protection of New Mexico (APNM) is offering a $6,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution


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DPNM On Independent Audit Revealing Mismanagement In Governor’s Office

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ALBUQUERQUE  The Democratic Party of New Mexico released the following statement after an independent audit found that Gov. Susana Martinez’s office did not return funds left over from her pizza party last year to the state’s general fund.

“I’m not surprised that this independent audit found a mismanagement of funds on behalf of the Governor’s office,” said Debra Haaland, Chairwoman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico. “Under the leadership of Martinez and House Republicans, our economy has suffered tremendously;


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State Fines Local GOP For Failure To File Reports

RPLA Chair Bill McKerley

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Office of the New Mexico Secretary of State has levied penalties of more than $5,000 against the Republican Party of Los Alamos County for failure to file financial reports.

Kenneth Ortiz of the Secretary of State’s Office told the Los Alamos Daily Post that the local party has not filed the required financial reports for the reporting period due last October and those due earlier this month. He explained that New Mexico Campaign Finance Law states that a party failing to file will be ordered to pay the Secretary


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Los Alamos Police Blotter: April 13 To April 19, 2016

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The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department. Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

April 13 at 12:45 p.m. / Police charged a 13-year-old Los Alamos boy at 2101 Hawks Dr., with criminal damage to property and referred him to the juvenile probation officer. The estimated loss is less than $1,000.

JONATHAN MONTOYA

April 13 at 11:08 p.m. / Police arrested Jonathan Montoya, 25, of Los Alamos near Bryce Avenue and Louise Avenue and charged him with driving while his license


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