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New Mexico, Colorado Lawmakers To Introduce Mining Reform Legislation In Response To Gold King Mine Blowout

on November 5, 2015 - 8:31am

  • Bill will ensure mining companies pay royalties to help prevent future disasters

Today, at 10 a.m., U.S. Senators Tom Udall, D-N.M., Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. and Michael Bennet, D-Colo. and U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M. will hold a press conference call to unveil legislation to reform the nation's antiquated hardrock mining laws.

The senators are introducing the Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2015, which will ensure mining companies pay royalties for the privilege of extracting public resources from public lands so that taxpayers aren't on the hook for cleaning

Living Well Los Alamos: Holiday Turkey Safety

on November 4, 2015 - 4:31pm
Living Well Los Alamos
This is the time of year when we begin planning holiday meals.
Many of us will cook a turkey with all the trimmings to celebrate Thanksgiving. Though delicious, turkey dinners can be potential sources of food borne illness.
Harmful bacteria grow best in temperatures between 40°F and 140°F. The total time a turkey is held at this temperature danger zone should not be more than two hours.
How Long to Thaw?
Weight in Pounds ― Thawing Time in Refrigerator ― Thawing Time in Cold Water:
4-12 ― 1-3 days ― 2-6 hours
12-16 ― 3-4 days ― 6-8 hours
16-20 ― 4-5 days ―

Los Alamos Police Blotter Oct. 29 To Nov. 3, 2015

on November 4, 2015 - 12:16pm

LAPD News:

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.


Oct. 29 at 12:12 a.m. / Police arrested Ernesto Martinez, 18, of Alcalde at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Municipal Court warrant.





Oct. 29 at 7:58 p.m. / Police arrested Matthew Springer, 45, of Albuquerque at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

Oct. 31 at 7:48 a.m.

News Alert: Police Seek Student At Pojoaque High School Suspected Of Robbing Nearby Store

on November 4, 2015 - 11:17am

News Alert:

Calls are coming in from readers asking what is going on at Pojoaque High School because there are so many police cars in that area.

Preliminary reports indicate that a student apparently robbed a store in Pojoaque and returned to the high school, which is on lockdown while police locate the student.

Council Proclaims 'DWI Awareness Week' Nov. 16-20

on November 4, 2015 - 9:24am

On behalf of the Los Alamos County Council, Councilor James Chrobocinski Tuesday evening presents a proclamation to representatives of the DWI Planning Council from left, Elizabeth Allen, Monica Thompson, Sylvan Argo, Kirsten Bell and Linda Pena. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

New DWI Planning Council Coordinator Kirsten Bell recognizes members of the DWI Planning Council including Elizabeth Allen, right, and thanks the County Council for issuing the proclamation declaring the Week of Nov. 16-20, 2015 as ‘DWI Awareness Week’ in Los Alamos County.

Los Alamos Student Attends National Youth Leadership Forum In Washington, D.C.

on November 4, 2015 - 7:49am
Los Alamos High School senior Tomas Teel and his parents. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos High School senior Tomas Teel recently attended the National Youth Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C.
The forum focused on national security, diplomacy, national intelligence processes and national defense.
Teel is one of 250 students nationwide selected to attend the forum Oct. 6-11. The forum included presentations and addresses by leaders in national security and intelligence, including former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.
The students also participated in presentations, breakout