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Former Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Scott Mills Has Died

on March 15, 2016 - 11:28am

Scott Mills

Staff Report

Former Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Scott Mills has died after being struck by a truck in an off-duty crash.

Mills, 51, was a police sergeant for the Ouray Police Department in southwestern Colorado. He was driving his motorcycle when a truck struck and killed him on U.S. 550 between Ouray and Ridgway, according to reports by the Colorado Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management.

The state patrol reports that Mills was traveling eastbound on U.S. 550 and slowed to make a left turn when he was hit from behind by a 2003 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck.

Attorney General & MADD Urge New Mexicans To Plan Ahead For St. Patrick’s Day

on March 15, 2016 - 8:56am

MADDNM Executive Director Aisha Smith

From The Attorney General's Office:

ALBUQUERQUE – Attorney General Hector Balderas and Mothers Against Drunk Driving New Mexico (MADDNM) are teaming up to urge New Mexicans to plan ahead for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and not drive after drinking.

Attorney General Hector Balderas

“I am asking all New Mexicans to plan ahead this St. Patrick’s Day and not drive after drinking,” Attorney General Hector Balderas said.

Heinrich Cosponsors GMO Food Labeling Legislation

on March 15, 2016 - 3:47am

Office Of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

"Providing transparency to consumers will ensure they are able to make informed decisions about the products they buy and feed their families."

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) is cosponsoring S.2621, the Biotechnology Food Labeling Uniformity Act, a bill introduced by U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) to ensure that consumers can find genetically modified organism (GMO) ingredient labeling on food packaging, while ensuring that food producers are not subject to confusing or conflicting labeling requirements in different locations.

Wildfire 2016 Easter Egg Hunt Ashley Pond March 26

on March 14, 2016 - 4:40pm

NMDOT Prepares For El Santuario De Chimayo Walk

on March 14, 2016 - 2:09pm

Walkers on the road to Chimayo. LADP/File photo


  • US 84/285 Sweeping Operations Santa Fe To Pojoaque Begin Today

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will begin sweeping operations on US 84/285 from mile marker 186 (Jct. US 84 & NM 106/NM399) in La Mesilla to mile marker 177 in Pojoaque.

The sweeping operations kicks off NMDOT maintenance crews schedules for cleaning activities and preparation for the annual El Santuario de Chimayo Walk.

Today through March 18, motorists can expect minor delays 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. daily.

Los Alamos Kids To ‘Kick Butts’ Wednesday

on March 14, 2016 - 12:12pm

Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids News:
  • State Leaders Urged to Make the Next Generation Tobacco-Free

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Wednesday is National Kick Butts Day, an annual celebration of youth leadership and activism in the fight against tobacco use. Kids in Los Alamos and throughout New Mexico will stand up to Big Tobacco as they join thousands of young people nationwide for Kick Butts Day.

More than 1,000 events are planned across the United States and around the world for this annual day of youth activism, sponsored by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

On Kick Butts Day, kids demand that