Public Safety

NMDOT Issues Reminder About Political Signs

NMDOT News:

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) wants to remind political campaigns about the public safety issue regarding placing campaign signs and posters in state highway right-of-ways.

State highway right-of-ways mean all roads, patrol yards and rest areas owned, controlled or maintained by the NMDOT. The term “road” means the entire width of the right of way, including, but not limited to travel lanes, roadside, shoulder, median, ditches, culverts, ramps, turnouts and easements.

Signs in these areas are a public safety issue because they can impede a driver’s visibility


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F-22 Raptor Makes Debut Monday

The F-22 Raptor. Courtesy/military.com

Staff Report:

The Pentagon’s newest fighter jet saw combat for the first time on Monday during the U.S.-led attacks against Islamic militants inside Syria. The $67 billion F-22 program is one of the most expensive in Pentagon history.

The F-22 Raptor is considered the first 5th-generation fighter in the U.S. Air Force inventory, using low observable technologies, modern avionics and efficient engines to offer an air superiority fighter unmatched by any other modern military.

The F-22 Raptor, a critical component of the Global Strike Task Force,


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Sheriff Announces New Sex Offender In Los Alamos

Nolan Cyre

LACSO News:

Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero would like to advise Los Alamos County residents of a newly registered sex offender residing in the community. 

Nolan Cyre registered with the Sheriff’s Office Tuesday, Sept. 23. He was convicted in 2010 with possession of child pornography in Jacksonville, N.C.

For further information or to view other registered offenders, visit the Los Alamos County Sheriff’s Office website here. Persons visiting the website should click on the “Offender Watch” window to view all registered offenders residing within Los Alamos


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Barranca Natural Helpers Walk To Raise Awareness About Depression And Suicide

Barranca Natural Helpers participate in ‘Out of the Darkness Community Walk’ to raise awareness about depression and suicide. Courtesy photo

BNH News:

The Barranca Natural Helpers supported the “Out of the Darkness Community Walk” Sept. 20. Natural Helpers, Barranca staff, and families showed up to support the walk’s mission of raising awareness about depression and suicide. 

These are not adult issues and this group knows that all to well. Their peers deal with these issues regularly either personally or indirectly through effected family members and friends. It


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WIPP Facilities Mostly Unscathed As SENM Deals With Hurricane Odile

WIPP News:

Hurricane Odile left its mark on Southeastern New Mexico, but the WIPP facility came away mostly unscathed with two brief partial power outages that delayed entries into the underground facility last week.

Over the past 10 days, areas of Carlsbad and Eddy County received about 15 inches of rain that wreaked havoc on infrastructure and left dozens of people stranded. Managers with the WIPP Emergency Management Department and several members of the Joint Information Center provided around the clock support to the Eddy County Emergency Operations Center over the weekend and on Monday,


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