Public Safety

Lightning Sparks Commissary Fire On SFNF

SFNF News:

Lightning sparked the Commissary Fire over the weekend in San Miguel County, approximately 13 miles east of Pecos in the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest.

  • Start Date: June 5, 2015, reported Saturday, June 6, 2015
  • Size: Approximately 25 acres
  • Percent Contained: 0
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Personnel Assigned: 30
  • Growth Potential: Low
  • Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, grass and brush

Summary: The lightning-caused Commissary Fire was reported by the Barillas Lookout Tower June 6, and has grown to approximately 25 acres. The Commissary Fire is a slow-moving ground

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Snodgrass: Fixing A Hole Where The Blame Gets In … The Dangerous Gap Between An Act Of Nuclear Terrorism And An Informed Response

Radiological Dispersion Device. Courtesy/

Fixing A Hole Where The Blame Gets In

  • The dangerous gap between an act of nuclear terrorism and an informed response


Los Alamos Daily Post

The specter of a nuclear 9/11 may have diminished in the last five years with the partial dismantlement and dispersal of the Islamic militant organization al-Qaida. But the threat of nuclear sabotage as one of the worst imaginable disasters has found a new sponsor in the al-Qaida offspring, the apocalyptic Islamic State, now enjoying battlefield successes in Iraq and Syria and

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No Injuries Reported In Friday’s Two-Vehicle Crash

No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle accident around 3:30-4:30 p.m. Friday that bogged down traffic near the Los Alamos County Airport. Police said that the driver of a red BMW fell asleep and drifted into the oncoming traffic lane and collided with a Toyota truck. Flying debris from the accident also caused some damage to a third vehicle. Police cited the driver of the BMW with careless driving. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

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Los Alamos Probate Judge Addresses Rotary Club

At Tuesday’s Rotary Club meeting at the golf course, Los Alamos County Probate Judge Christine Chandler presents a talk on the duties of her postion. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos County Probate Judge Christine Chandler talks about her work during Tuesday’s Rotary Club meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

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