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FBI Offers $1,000 Reward On Anniversary Of Counselor, New Mexico Killing

on February 14, 2015 - 7:44am

Wilson Joe Chiquito

FBI News:

The FBI is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of a Counselor, New Mexico man a year ago.

Wilson Joe Chiquito was killed sometime between the evening hours of Feb. 14, 2014, and noon Feb. 15, 2014, at his residence on the Navajo Indian Reservation.

The cause of death was blunt force trauma to his head. He was 75 at the time of his death. The FBI, Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety and New Mexico State Police responded to the scene.

Anyone with information about

Deer Trap Canyon Pile Burn Saturday-Monday

on February 13, 2015 - 12:26pm

Santa Fe National Forest prescribed burn. Courtesy/USDA

SFNF News:

Los Alamos Fire Department and the Santa Fe National Forest plan to conduct a prescribed Saturday through Monday in Deer Trap Canyon.

The burn will occur if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, are favorable. 

The Deer Trap Canyon prescribed pile burn will be conducted east of Los Alamos. Small blocks may be treated each day to decrease the daily smoke volume.

Prescribed fires are one of the most effective tools available to resource managers for restoring fire-dependent

I-25 Southbound Lane Closure Until 3 P.M. Today

on February 13, 2015 - 9:00am


SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will be completing road pavement assessment today on the I-25 southbound lanes from mile marker 265 to mile marker 267 near La Bajada Hill.

There will be a one lane closure on the I-25 southbound lanes until 3 p.m. and speed will be reduced to 55 mph.

Drivers are urged to proceed with caution through the work zone, observe traffic control signs and reduce speed to the posted limit. Updates on this project will be posted on the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s road advisory website

MTPD Launches Advanced Permit Verification System

on February 13, 2015 - 8:44am

Members of the New Mexico Operating Permit System Team. Courtesy/MTPD

MTPD News:

The New Mexico Motor Transportation Police implemented a “soft launch” Thursday of its new oversize/overweight permitting system.

This system, named “New Mexico Operating Permit System” (NM-OPS) was built for the Motor Transportation Police Department (MTPD) for the purpose of allowing the commercial trucking industry to self-issue nearly all of the required permits on-line.

This new system will facilitate permit ordering and operations at all New Mexico ports of entry and online, provide constant

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Feb. 5 To Feb. 10, 2015

on February 12, 2015 - 9:20am

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.


Feb. 5 at 3:26 p.m. / Police arrested Kevin Herring, 37, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding District Court warrant.

Feb. 6 at 10:35 a.m. / A 64-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she is the victim of identity theft on Orange Street. The estimated loss is unknown.


Feb. 6 at 2:28 p.m.