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Prescribed Burn Planned for Santa Fe Watershed

on November 21, 2013 - 7:14am

USFS News:

SANTA FEBeginning Dec. 2 through Jan. 31, fire managers on the Espanola Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest will look for suitable conditions to conduct a prescribed burn in the Santa Fe Watershed. 

Through hand ignition firefighters will incrementally burn 115 acres of slash piles located two to six miles east/northeast of Santa Fe, in an effort to reduce hazardous fuels.  

The start date and duration of the burn is subject to change depending on favorable burning conditions. Check or follow the Santa Fe National Forest  on Twitter (SantafeNF) to

Heinrich Challenges Effectiveness of Dragnet Surveillance Program in NSA Court Case

on November 20, 2013 - 9:52am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich


WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., Mark Udall, D-Colo., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and members of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, today challenged the effectiveness of the National Security Agency's bulk phone records collection program.

The senators' amicus curiae brief, filed in the First Unitarian Church vs. National Security Agency U.S. District Court case, questioned a central premise of the government's argument.

I-25 Southbound Lane Closures

on November 19, 2013 - 9:48am


SANTA FE - The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) Geotechnical Section will begin sampling material on upper La Bajada Hill off of the I25 southbound shoulders from the Waldo Exit (MP 267) to the Cochiti Exit (MP 265). 

The sampling and testing of material will start Wednesday, Nov. 20 and continue over the next few days. There will be intermittent right lane and left lane closures Wednesday through Friday. The lane closures will be in effect 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and the work is anticipated to be completed by Friday, Nov. 22, weather permitting.   

NMDOT urges

Power Outage in Pajarito Acres

on November 19, 2013 - 9:10am

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities officials reported a power outage affecting 660 customers in the Piedra Loop, Rio Bravo, Monte Rey areas at 1:30 a.m., Saturday morning.

The outage was due to a power pole and overhead cross arm failure. At 3:30 a.m., 650 customers had power restored, and at noon Saturday the remaining 10 customers had their power restored following the installation of a new air break switch.

“Our contractor just completed an assessment of the entire overhead electric system and we are incorporating that data into our Operation & Maintenance plan in conjunction with

Texting While Driving ... Lethal Distraction

on November 19, 2013 - 7:05am


Gov. Susana Martinez is encouraging New Mexico’s teenagers to prevent fatal motor vehicle accidents by not texting and driving.

Martinez’s announcement comes during “National Teens Don’t Text and Drive Week.” The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that 21 percent of teenagers in fatal crashes were killed because of drivers distracted by cell phone use.

“I’m challenging New Mexico’s teenagers to take the lead in setting an example for our fellow drivers not only here in New Mexico, but across the country, by pledging not to text while driving.

Los Alamos Police Blotter Nov. 7 to Nov. 13, 2013

on November 18, 2013 - 1:56pm

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.


Nov. 7 at 6:23 a.m. / Police arrested Kevin Herring, 36, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding District Court warrant.




Nov. 7 at 6:23 a.m. / Police arrested Zachery Keller, 25, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.



Nov. 7 at 2:04 p.m.