Public Safety

Pile Burning To Continue This Weekend

COUNTY News:

Pile burning will continue this weekend on Los Alamos County lands, but just where and when is dependent on the predicted ventilation.

The Los Alamos Fire Department is looking for an opportunity to burn the remainder of Bayo Canyon and Gonzales Canyon this weekend including 5-8 acres remaining in the bottom of the canyon and a few more piles remaining on the shelf. 

Sunday, LAFD intend to chunk piles and continue to burn what they light Saturday.


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FBI: Shiprock Man Sentenced To Prison For Federal Assault Conviction

FBI News:

  • Defendant Prosecuted as Part of Federal Initiative to Address the Epidemic Incidence of Violence Against Native Women

ALBUQUERQUE—Algar Horsechief, 27, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Shiprock, was sentenced Tuesday to 36 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for his conviction on two assault charges.

Horsechief was arrested Aug. 1, 2014, on a criminal complaint charging him with assaulting his intimate partner, a Navajo woman, by strangulation, and also with assaulting her with a dangerous weapon, a wooden stick, with


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Study: New Mexico 7th Best State At Controlling Bullying

WalletHub News:

In the next 7 minutes, a child in the U.S. will be bullied. It may be the son or daughter of someone you know. Worse, it may be your own. Meanwhile, only four out of 100 adults will step in to stop it. And only 11 percent of the child’s peers might do the same. The rest — 85 percent — will do nothing.

With Feb. 9 being Stop Bullying Day and more than 160,000 children missing school every day in the U.S. out of fear of being bullied, the leading personal finance social network WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Best & Worst States at Controlling Bullying.

To identify the areas


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Heinrich Continues Work To Reduce Wildfire Risk

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., cosponsored S. 326, the Stewardship End Result Contracting Improvement Act, to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire.

The bill would make it easier for federal land managers and businesses to partner on long-term, large-scale forest treatment.

“Stewardship contracting is one of the most versatile and powerful tools we have to achieve healthier and more fire resistant forests,” Heinrich said. “And like many good tools, it needs to maintained and sharpened from time to


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It’s The Thinking, Not The Drinking! Effective Underage Drinking Prevention Talk At Smith Auditorium Thursday

Tracy Juechter

COMMUNITY News:

Tracy Juechter, MA in school counseling, will be giving a demonstration of the Alcohol Literacy Challenge (ALC) underage drinking prevention program 5:30-6 p.m., Thursday at Duane Smith Auditorium.

The ALC has been proven to reduce underage and binge drinking in six published studies. The program challenges a person’s expectancies (i.e., beliefs) about alcohol by teaching that most of the good effects of drinking are caused by the mental associations a person has with alcohol, rather than the actual chemical effects alcohol causes in a person’s body.

Come


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