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Detective Makes $25 Million Demand Against Los Alamos County - Council Files Legal Action Requesting He Return to Work

on June 7, 2013 - 6:25pm
UPDATE: Santa Fe Attorney John Day of Egolf + Ferlic + Day, LLC is representing Det. Brian Schamber. Day practices in criminal defense, civil litigation and government misconduct/civil rights litigation. He told the Los Alamos Daily Post that he is asking the community to withhold judgment of his client and will present important information in the case later today. Check back at for this information.
Los Alamos Police Det. Brian Schamber at a County Council work session in 2012 in the White Rock Fire Station. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Letter to the Editor: Don't Blame Mother Nature For Fires

on June 7, 2013 - 1:26pm
By Christina E. E. Anderson
Los Alamos

I would like to take issue with Jared McDonald's statement that once again "we are under attack with Mother Nature's greatest criminals." (June 6, 2013
It seems to me that Mother Nature isn't at fault. Rather the power company whose pole caused hot wires to come into contact with trees. This happened west of
Boulder, Colo., where I lived in 2003. Twelve homes were destroyed and acres and acres of forest were burned. Some have yet to recover.
Many victims from the wildlife were dislocated and some were even killed or badly

Alert: Heavy Police Presence to Limit Public Activity, Travel on N.M. 4 from Jemez Springs to Los Alamos and Highway 126 to Cuba

on June 7, 2013 - 12:54pm

SFNF News Alert:

Public Advisory: We would like to encourage everyone to limit activity and travel on N.M. 4 from Jemez Springs to Los Alamos and Highway 126 to Cuba due to heavy fire traffic in and around the Thompson Ridge Fire. 

Heavy police presence from the Sandoval and New Mexico State Police Departments will be in the area to monitor traffic.

For more information regarding the fire please visit or follow on Twitter at Additional photos and information are available at and

Biologists Rescue Trout Threatened by Tres Lagunas Fire

on June 7, 2013 - 11:46am
Game and Fish biologists remove cutthroat trout in Macho Creek threatened by the Tres Lagunas Fire. Courtesy photo
NMGF News:

 PECOS – Fisheries biologists with the Department of Game and Fish and the Santa Fe National Forest removed 49 Rio Grande cutthroat trout from a small creek threatened by the Tres Lagunas Fire this week, ensuring the pure strain of native fish will survive if the fire threatens its watershed.

A crew of 10 hiked two miles up Macho Creek, about three miles southwest of Terrero, and used electroshocking equipment to stun and net the trout.