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CANCELED: AMBER Alert for 2-year-old New Mexico Girl

on August 30, 2013 - 9:05am

Update: AMBER Alert for Elyssia Cavazone-Salas is canceled as the child has been found safe. 

Elyssia Cavazone-Salas

Elyssia Cavazone-Salas, 2, was last seen today, Aug. 29, in Alamogordo. She was taken by her aunt.

The child and the suspect are traveling in a 2008 Ford Escape, Blue/Green with New Mexico license plate #714-RKZ.

She and the suspect may be traveling to Ruidoso or Mescalero Indian Reservation in New Mexico.

The child is in danger due to the suspect's propensity to drink and use drugs.

Elyssia Cavazone-Salas:

  • Age: 2
  • Sex: Female
  • Skin: Native American
  • Hair: Black
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Height: 3'0

FBI, Navajo Police Ask for Public's Help in Gallup Death Investigation

on August 30, 2013 - 7:41am

Vincent Smith Jr.

FBI Alert:

The FBI and Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety are investigating the death of a Navajo man from Arizona who was found lying in the weeds in a residential area on the Navajo Indian Reservation, in Gallup.

Vincent Smith Jr., 33, of St. Michael's, Ariz., was found with apparent head injuries on the morning of Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013 on Old Zuni Drive.

He was unresponsive and lying on the ground near his blue and tan Ford F-150 truck.

Smith was transported to Gallup Indian Medical Center, where he died later that day.

Anyone with information about the

Judge Orders Los Alamos County Clerk to Issue Marriage License to Same Sex Couple

on August 29, 2013 - 7:04pm

Los Alamos County Clerk discusses New Mexico laws related to sex marriages during an interview this afternoon in her office. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Judge Orders Los Alamos County Clerk to Issue Marriage License to Same Sex Couple

  • All 33 counties in New Mexico ask for Supreme Court ruling
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Los Alamos County Clerk Sharon Stover has been ordered by District Judge Sheri Raphaelson to issue a marriage license to the same sex couple turned away Tuesday.
 
"Judge Raphaelson signed our writ this afternoon and is ordering the clerk to

Same Sex Couple Files Suit Against Los Alamos County Clerk

on August 29, 2013 - 1:35pm

Los Alamos County Clerk Sharon Stover. LADP file photo

STAFF REPORT

A Los Alamos same sex couple denied a marriage license Tuesday, Aug. 27 has taken court action against Los Alamos County Clerk Sharon Stover.

Attorney John Day of Egolf + Ferlic + Day law firm in Santa Fe told the Los Alamos Daily Post that he is representing Janet Newton and Maria Thibodeau in the matter.

"We filed a petition for a writ of mandamus in District Court requesting that Judge Sheri Raphaelson order the Los Alamos County Clerk to issue a marriage license consistent with what is being done in other counties

LANL's Hazardous Waste Facility Permit Community Relations Plan Available Year-Round for Comments

on August 29, 2013 - 1:06pm

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory revises its Hazardous Waste Community Relations Plan annually in compliance with its Hazardous Waste Facility Permit (EPA ID No. NM0890010515.) 

The website is available year round and LANL revises the plan in August to include necessary changes and comments it has received during the year. LANL welcomes public comments, which can be provided online via the Plan Comments Form

The updated  Hazardous Waste Facility Permit Community Relations Plan and responses to comments will be posted Sept. 1. 

The attached form LANL CRP Public Comment Form.pdf

B61-12 Life Extension Program Radar Drop Tests Completed Successfully

on August 29, 2013 - 12:40pm

Pantex production technicians prepare a B61 for a surveillance test. The B61 is a tactical thermonuclear gravity bomb. Courtesy/NNSA
NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of the ongoing effort to refurbish the aging B61 nuclear bomb without resorting to underground nuclear testing, two successful B61-12 radar drop tests were successfully completed at the Tonopah Test Range in Nevada on Aug. 14 and 15, 2013, by engineers from Sandia National Laboratories.

Current B61s use decades-old vacuum tubes as part of their radar system.

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