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Heinrich Addresses CIA Detention, Interrogation Report

on April 5, 2014 - 8:06am

Sen. Martin Heinrich


WASHINGTON, D.C- Thursday, Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., a member of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement after he voted to declassify the committee’s Executive Summary and the Findings and Conclusions of its Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) detention and interrogation program:

“America has paid a huge price for torturing detainees. Not only is torture morally wrong, it just doesn’t work. It’s a grave stain on our history costing us global credibility on the issue of human rights.

Alert: More Traffic Control on S. Monte Rey Today

on April 4, 2014 - 11:13am


Residents and drivers in Pajarito Acres are advised of a possible intermittent traffic control operation on S. Monte Rey Drive in Pajarito Acres in the vicinity of the filming location at 155 S. Monte Rey Dr. beginning at 3 p.m., today April 4.

The same operation was conducted Thursday, April 3 and will be managed by Los Alamos County Police Department or Traffic Division staff in accordance with the County’s Traffic Safety requirement. 

Traffic will be stopped while the camera is rolling and then allowed to proceed between takes.

Albuquerque FBI Seeks Ricardo Alonzo Perez-Trujillo

on April 4, 2014 - 9:48am

Ricardo Alonzo Perez-Trujillo

FBI News:

The FBI and Valencia County Sheriff's Office are looking for Ricardo Alonzo Perez-Trujillo, 48, who is wanted for his alleged involvement in a major drug-trafficking organization that operated out of New Mexico.

Perez-Trujillo has ties to Phoenix, Arizona; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Mexico. He is also known to use narcotics, and may possibly travel to Chihuahua, Mexico, where he was born.

Perez-Trujillo, a white Hispanic male, uses several aliases.

Governor Issues Two Child Welfare Executive Orders

on April 4, 2014 - 9:37am

Gov. Susana Martinez



SANTA FE—Gov. Susana Martinez issued two executive orders to take a more proactive and coherent approach to working with families who have faced multiple Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) investigations, and to improve communication between child welfare caseworkers and law enforcement officers.


“This new approach allows us to take a more proactive, deeper interest in families where CYFD has been regularly called to intervene, even when investigations of those incidents were unable to substantiate abuse or neglect of the children in the

Letter to the Editor: Do Not Criticize Your Neighbor

on April 4, 2014 - 9:11am
Los Alamos/Albuquerque

To those of you who are "on board" with the anti-APD protests in Albuquerque: If you've never ridden with a policeman or policewoman on patrol, do not criticize. You cannot imagine the stress of a job (for the officer or his/her family) in which any given encounter can be a death threat.

Mr. (Khal) Spencer is correct in citing the broken behavioral health system as one factor in the tragic death of Mr. Boyd, but the ill-advised protests did nothing to help the situation and could wreak long-term adverse consequences. (See Spencer's letter here.)


Nuclear Materials Safeguards and Security Upgrade Project Completed $1 Million Under Budget

on April 4, 2014 - 7:45am

 LANL Acting Deputy Director Paul Henry 

NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Nuclear Materials Safeguards and Security Upgrade Project (NMSSUP) was recently completed approximately $1 million under its original budget of $245 million.

NMSSUP upgrades security at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s (LANL) Technical Area-55, a facility that houses high-security plutonium assets and operations.

NNSA Acting Chief of Defense Nuclear Security Michael Lempke

“The security of our nation’s nuclear material is our most important responsibility,” said

Asbestos Remediation Underway at Former Canyon Bar & Grill in Downtown Los Alamos

on April 3, 2014 - 8:21pm

The former Canyon Bar & Grill at 163 Central Park Square is undergoing asbestos remediation. Specialists from KEERS Remediation out of Albuquerque were working at the building today. Asbestos is often found in older buildings. It was used in spray-applied flame retardant, thermal system insulation, and in a variety of other materials. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The former Canyon Bar & Grill at 163 Central Park Square is undergoing asbestos remediation. Asbestos was sometimes flocked above false ceilings, inside technical ducts, and in many other small spaces where firefighters