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Petition to Expand Sheriff's Duties Falls Short

on November 28, 2012 - 9:07am
Sheriff Marco Lucero addressing Council earlier this year. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Staff Report
 
The Los Alamos County Council Tuesday night approved the certification that the required 1,327 signatures were not obtained by the due date of Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 to change the County Charter to expand the duties of the Los Alamos County Sheriff.
 
The Sheriff's Office currently is responsible for the service of legal process from various courts and court support services and maintains the County's Sex Offender Registry.
 
Fifteen percent of the registered voters voting

Santa Fe National Forest Fire Management Notification

on November 26, 2012 - 3:37pm

Observing a prescribed fire's progress from the top of an amphibious vehicle. Courtesy/USFWS

SFNF News:

Beginning tomorrow through Friday, as conditions are favorable, fire managers plan to begin the Mesa Camino and Southeast Barbero Prescribed Burns.

Prescribed burns are conducted when specific conditions and criteria align to allow fire managers to safely conduct the burn, while achieving desired objectives.

Conditions include: temperature, humidity, wind, moisture of the vegetation and conditions for effective smoke dispersion.

Coyote Ranger District, Mesa Camino Prescribed Burn

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Truck Engine Ignites at White Rock Baptist Church

on November 26, 2012 - 10:49am

Los Alamos firefighters snuffed out an engine fire that ignited under the hood of a 1978 GMC K-1500 in the White Rock Baptist Church parking lot on N.M. 4 this morning. Kevin Carpenter of NGC Painting and Decorating lives next door to the church. He had borrowed the truck from his dad and was trying to roll start it because a thief had broken into it and damaged the key device. Carpenter noticed smoke so he raised the hood and discovered the engine covered in flames.

Beware of Door-To-Door Magazine Crews

on November 26, 2012 - 7:14am

Staff Report

It's that time of year when magazine peddlers descend on White Rock and Los Alamos neighborhoods.

While some may represent legitimate companies - many do not.

A local resident contacted the Los Alamos Daily Post this morning to say she had been duped:

"Please post to let residents beware. The shady mag crews are in town again. We had one at our door yesterday. I was not aware of this 'scam' that goes around and I wrote a check for $66 for a magazine subscription.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 15 to Nov. 21, 2012

on November 26, 2012 - 5:55am

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. 15 at 7:06 a.m. / A 43-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he was the victim of larceny in the 300 block of Rover Blvd. The estimated loss is unknown.

Nov. 15 at 9:21 a.m. / A 50-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he was the victim of larceny in the 100 block of Shirlane Place. The estimated loss is unknown.

Nov. 15 at 9:29 a.m.

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