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Los Alamos Magistrate Court Docket July 6-28

on July 6, 2015 - 12:44pm
The following is the upcoming docket for Los Alamos Magistrate Court in the Justice Center with Judge Pat A. Casados presiding unless otherwise noted: 
Monday, July 6:
10 a.m.
Defendant: Gerardo Almanza Ruiz
Proceeding: Pre-Trial Hearing
Prosecutor: Def Atty: Tyr Loranger; Officer: David J. Boe
10:15 a.m.
Defendant: James B Scott, Jr.
Proceeding: Pre-Trial Hearing
Prosecutor: Def Atty:; Officer: Sheldon Simpson
10:30 a.m.
Defendant: Sam G King
Proceeding: Pre-Trial Hearing
Prosecutor: ; Def

Santa Fe Physician Arraigned On Federal Indictment Alleging Scheme To Defraud Programs

on July 6, 2015 - 12:14pm
FBI News:
ALBUQUERQUE — Roy G. Heilbron, 51, a cardiologist in Santa Fe, was arraigned in federal court in Albuquerque on a 24-count indictment charging him with health care fraud and wire fraud.
Damon P. Martinez and Special Agent Carol K.O. Lee of the FBI’s Albuquerque Division, announced that Heilbron entered a not guilty plea and was released on his own recognizance.
The indictment alleges that Heilbron, a physician licensed to practice medicine in New Mexico who specializes in cardiology, executed a scheme to defraud Medicare and other health care benefit programs between

Governor: Everyone Has A Duty Under The Law To Report Suspected Child Abuse

on July 6, 2015 - 12:09pm
ALBUQUERQUE — Today, Gov. Susana Martinez and local leaders are gathering in Albuqueruqe to remind New Mexicans that anyone who suspects that child abuse or neglect is taking place must report it.
Reports of suspected child abuse or neglect decline over the summer months, when children are not in school. New Mexicans can easily report suspected child abuse or neglect by dialing #SAFE.

“As New Mexicans, we all have a duty under the law to report suspected child abuse or neglect,” Martinez said.

Global Synthesis Of Large Wildland Fires Shows Ecological Benefit

on July 6, 2015 - 10:17am
Natural fire mosaic, southwest Oregon, 10 years post-fire. Courtesy/Geos Institute
ASHLAND, Ore.  Twenty-five leading fire scientists from around the world released a new synthesis "The Ecological Importance of Mixed-Severity Fires: Nature's Phoenix" published by Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. 
For the first time extensive documentation from around the world reveals that forests and other plant communities need a variety of different types of fires, including severe ones, to rejuvenate over

Governor Announces KAFB Jet Fuel Spill Treatment

on July 6, 2015 - 9:52am
Gov. Susana Martinez
ALBUQUERQUE — Wednesday July 1, Gov. Susana Martinez announced that the U.S. Air Force is now pumping and treating water from a jet fuel leak first detected at Kirtland Air Force Base in 1999.
While previous administrations failed to hold the Air Force accountable, Gov. Martinez’s administration has worked closely with the Air Force to facilitate the clean-up.
“Protecting our precious water supply is non-negotiable,” Martinez said.

NMED Terminates Compliance Order For Chupadero

on July 6, 2015 - 6:50am
NMED News:
SANTA FE ― The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) announces it is terminating the Administrative Order issued to Chupadero Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association (MDWCA) for violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act.
Chupadero MDWCA is a Community Public Water System in Santa Fe County serving a population of 160 residents.
The NMED Drinking Water Bureau issued Administrative Order No.

NWS Predicts Continued Thunderstorms

on July 6, 2015 - 6:47am

As the sun rises over White Rock this morning, the National Weather Service in Albuquerque predicts today's high near 81 with a 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1 p.m. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. The NWS predicts tonight's low around 52 with continued thunderstorms likely, and some of those storms may produce heavy rain. Photo by Carol A. Clark/