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State Police Checkpoints And Saturation Patrols Underway In Rio Arriba County Through June

on June 10, 2015 - 7:10am
NMSP News:
RIO ARRIBA COUNTY — State Police are conducting Sobriety Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols and Registration, Insurance and Drivers’ License Checkpoints in Rio Arriba County throughout June.
These efforts continue to show a significant reduction in alcohol related fatalities. This is attributed to the continued media attention and intensive advertising. These checkpoints are helping to change society’s attitude about drinking and driving.
People are choosing to not drink and drive.

Police Officer And Residents Honored For Bravery

on June 9, 2015 - 7:47pm

Los Alamos resident Olivero Acosta is honored for his bravery in helping police save a man from a burning home in May on Cheyenne Court. Council Chair Kristin Henderson, Police Chief Dino Sgambellone and Fire Chief Troy Hughes present the award during this evening's County Council meeting underway in Council Chambers. Screen Shot/LADP


Kevin Albright is honored for his bravery in helping police to rescue a man from a burning home. Shot/LADP

Fire Chief Troy Hughes presents a medal to local resident Kevin Albright for his bravery.

Update On West Fire In Jemez Ranger District

on June 9, 2015 - 11:21am

SFNF News:

The lightning-caused West Fire approximately 2.5 miles northwest of Jemez Springs was reported by the Cerro Pelado Fire Lookout Saturday and has grown to approximately 2 acres. 

The West Fire is a slow-moving ground fire burning through ponderosa pine and pine litter. Smoke may be visible from US Route 550 and the communities of Jemez Springs and Gilman. Depending on weather and other conditions, fire managers are considering managing the fire for resource benefit.  

Structures Threatened:  None

Start Date:  Saturday, June 6, reported at approximately 2:15 p.m.