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DoD Shuts Down Burn Pits at Camp Leatherneck

on August 14, 2013 - 11:38am

Burn pit in Afghanistan. Courtesy photo

U.S. SENATE News:

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M. and Bob Corker, R-Tenn., announced today that the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has ceased burn pit operations at one of two camp sites supporting Operating Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

Its closure follows Udall and Corker’s recent call for immediate action to halt the use of open-air burn pits after findings by Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) that found the burn pits were utilized without

Gas Leak at Timber Ridge and Trinity Repaired

on August 14, 2013 - 11:06am

DPU News:

A natural gas leak at Timber Ridge and Trinity Drive was repaired Tuesday. The report was made at approximately 3 p.m. to the Department of Public Utilities Gas, Water and Sewer (GWS) division.

Crews were on site in minutes and by 3:45 p.m. had the breach isolated. The repair was completed by approximately 6:15 p.m. with no interruption of natural gas service to area residents.

“Our GWS division trains regularly on safety protocols, and Dept. of Transportation compliance issues, so that all staff are fully capable of handling this type of situation,” said Timothy Glasco, DPU’s

Los Alamos Man Discovers 9-inch Mushroom in Yard

on August 14, 2013 - 10:28am

Chuck Tallman discovered the quintessential toadstool - Amanita muscaria - growing in his yard on La Cueva in Los Alamos. Commonly known as the fly agaric or fly amanita, Amanita muscaria is a poisonous fungus. Tallman said the largest Amanita muscaria growing in his yard measures 9-inches across, adding that the Amanita muscaria is known for its hallucinogenic properties. Photo by Chuck Tallman

Photo by Chuck Tallman

LAPD Seeks Donations for Cpl. Roybal Family

on August 14, 2013 - 8:45am

Cpl. Alfred Robal

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos Police Department is collecting donations for the family of LAPD Corporal Alfred Roybal, who passed away unexpectedly last week while on a camping trip with his family in northern New Mexico.

Donations are being requested to help the family collect funds urgently needed to cover funeral expenses this week. LAPD has set up an account at Los Alamos National Bank; individuals can ask to contribute to the Corporal Alfred Roybal Memorial Fund.

“Corporal Roybal served our community for 11 years,” said LAPD Officer Jeremy Duran, who is leading

Council Appoints Christine Chandler for Probate Judge

on August 13, 2013 - 8:08pm

Christine Chandler is appointed Los Alamos County Probate Judge. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Attorney Christine Chandler is Los Alamos County's new probate judge.

The Los Alamos County Council selected Chandler this evening from a field of six candidates to fill a vacancy left by Ellen Hong who resigned in June. The vacancy runs through Dec. 31.

Chandler rose to the top of a field of "highly qualified candidates" including Sharon Marinuzzi and Timothy Langworthy who made the finals this evening as well as Yvonne Deshayes, Charles Knoop and Philip Dabney.

In her

Council Narrows Field to Three for Probate Judge

on August 13, 2013 - 8:02pm

Council has narrowed the candidates for Probate Judge to three from a field of six this evening in Council Chambers and is interviewing the finalists from left, Sharon Marinuzzi, Timothy Langworthy and Christine Chandler. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Probate judge candidates field questions from Council. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Police Honor Cpl. Alfred Roybal

on August 12, 2013 - 10:31pm
Los Alamos Police Honor Cpl. Alfred Roybal
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

When Los Alamos police officers enter the law enforcement academy, they pledge to put their lives on the line to serve the public good.

When one of their own dies, whether from circumstances in the line of duty or otherwise, their funerals reflect honor and respect for the officer's service and dedication.

From the moment local officers were informed that Cpl. Alfred Roybal, Jr. passed away Friday, Aug. 9, they began to follow the "Line of Duty Death" protocol.

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