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Good Samaritans Help Motorcycle Crash Victims on N.M. 4

on March 15, 2013 - 12:14pm

Two Albuquerque residents crashed on N.M. 4 Thursday. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

 

By GREG KENDALL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Two Albuquerque residents riding a motorcyle down N.M. 4 toward Los Alamos hit the guardrail and were thrown over the side at approximately 5:20 p.m. Thursday and were transported to Los Alamos Medical Center.

The Los Alamos Daily Post spoke to eyewitnesses who rendered assistance to the accident victims at the scene.

Los Alamos resident, Matt Filer was driving with his three children, Samantha, Bethany and Nathan, toward the Jemez Mountains when they

Fire Stations and Law Enforcement Sites To Become Safe Havens

on March 15, 2013 - 11:33am

 

STATE News:
  • HB 374 waiting for Governor’s Signature

SANTA FE – Distraught parents who want to give up their unwanted infants now have another place where they can drop them off and keep them safe.

 

Legislation sponsored by Rep. Emily Kane (D-Bernalillo-15) expands Safe Haven sites to include fire stations and law enforcement locations such as police or sheriff’s departments.

 

House Bill 374a “Safe Haven for Infants Site Definition” is now awaiting the Governor’s signature after passing the Senate on Wednesday.

 

“It’s a very compassionate bill,” Kane said.

Free Child Safety Seat Clinic March 20

on March 15, 2013 - 11:19am

NMDOT News:

Hundreds of child passenger safety technicians will meet March 20-21 at Sandia Resort for the NMDOT Traffic Safety Division’s and Safer New Mexico Now’s Annual Buckle Up New Mexico Recertification Training.

The event is designed to bring New Mexico’s child passenger safety technicians and instructors together for two days of intensive classroom and applied activities that address the most current issues in the field of child passenger safety. 

In addition, a child safety seat clinic will be held 8:30-10:30 a.m. March 20 in the Sandia Resort’s parking lot, Section C6-C8. The

County Officials Cook for Winning Firefighters

on March 14, 2013 - 2:27pm

Lunching today on meatballs over polenta in red sauce, from left, Los Alamos County Deputy Administrator Brian Bosshardt, Firefighter Robert Fuselier, Fire Cadet Nick Bever, County Environmental Specialist Tom Nagawiecki, Fire Chief Troy Hughes, Capt. James Pepe, Firefighter Sean Henry, Firefighter Michael Lewis and County Administrator Harry Burgess. Bosshardt prepared the meal, assisted by Burgess as a way to reward the firefighters at Station 4 on Diamond Drive near the golf course for being the top energy savers in the County's Energy Conservation Competition over the last six months. 
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Electric Upgrades Underway on Deacon Street

on March 14, 2013 - 9:30am

DPU Work

The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities’ electric linemen will begin trenching on Deacon Street today, March 14, to install new electric lines to upgrade circuit 14.

This circuit services the eastern portion of the Los Alamos townsite.

Crews will trench 120 feet at the intersection of Deacon Street and 17th Street to install the new lines.

Work will continue for several days. No interruption of power is required at this time. Motorists and pedestrians are encouraged to be attentive to the work zone, as work proceeds.

The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) operates the

Letter to the Editor: Over-intervention Instills Culture of Fear in Children

on March 13, 2013 - 1:10pm
By REID PRIEDHORSKY
Los Alamos

I read (Superintendent) Gene Schmidt's recent letter with some concern.
 
On the one hand, of course we should keep our children safe in school.
 
But on the other hand, we must continually ask of our policies: At what cost? And what is the real goal? (It is: help children build themselves into independent, successful adults.)
 
Over-intervention instills a culture of fear in children and can disrupt development and destroy futures.

I myself had two issues at LAHS that today would, it seems, be made into Very Big Deals, but at the time (late 90's)

Letter to the Editor: Student Safety is Non-negotiable

on March 13, 2013 - 12:46pm
By Dr. GENE SCHMIDT
LAPS Superintendent

In the past two weeks, three middle school students were disciplined for bringing knives to school.  

These incidents were reported in the local media as “deadly weapons.” The Los Alamos School Board has established very strict policies regarding weapons on campus to ensure student safety at all times.

By school policy definition, any item or device which may be used as a weapon, including pocket knives (regardless of size) are considered weapons.

By school policy definition, any weapon which is capable of producing death or great bodily harm is

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