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Sunday Update: Rain Provides Relief ... Keeps Fire On Valles Caldera At 495 Acres

on June 17, 2018 - 2:46pm

Rain aides firefighters in keeping blaze at 495 acres overnight on the Valles Caldera. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

 

VCNP News:

Saturday’s rain aided firefighting efforts and kept the San Antonio Fire at 495 acres on the Valles Caldera National Preserve.

The lightning-caused fire is burning within the northwest area of the Preserve. Fire activity was moderate with spots of creeping flames and smoldering timber. The historic cabin within the fire perimeter and the weather station and natural gas pipeline near the fire remain intact and unaffected by the fire.

The Albuquerque

AGU: South Napa Earthquake Linked To Summer Groundwater Dip

on June 17, 2018 - 7:25am
Surface ruptures from the August 2014 South Napa earthquake run through a vineyard near Buhman Road, Napa Valley, California. Courtesy/Dan Ponti, US Geological Survey
 
Plate Boundary Observatory GPS station P199 overlooks the Sonoma Valley, California. Data from the station demonstrated contraction in the valley during the summer, which contributes to seasonal stress on the fault that ruptured in the magnitude 6.0 South Napa Earthquake in 2014. Courtesy/UNAVCO
 
AGU News:
 
A summertime expansion in the Earth’s crust caused by changes in groundwater may have triggered the magnitude-6.0

New Mexicans Encouraged To Ride Public Transit And Dump The Pump June 21

on June 17, 2018 - 7:11am
NMDOT News:
 
SANTA FE Thursday, June 21, public transit providers from throughout the nation will be encouraging people to Dump the Pump and Ride Public Transit to get them where they need to go, instead of driving a car.
 
To encourage New Mexicans to do their part, transit agencies from throughout northern and central New Mexico will converge 6-9 a.m., June 21, at the South Capitol Rail Runner Station in Santa Fe, for coffee, donuts and giveaways.
 
Come join NM Rail Runner Express, Santa Fe Trails, North Central Regional Transit District (Blue Bus), NMDOT Park & Ride, Rio Metro

AG Balderas Proposes Statewide School Safety Plan

on June 17, 2018 - 7:10am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
AG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Attorney General Hector Balderas announced a proposal for immediate action on school safety planning for schools across New Mexico.
 
In a letter sent to New Mexico Public Education Department Secretary Christopher Ruszkowski, Attorney General Balderas details the first tier of a multi-tiered plan to bring every school in the state up to a minimum threshold of security within the next school year.

Happy Father's Day 2018 Los Alamos!

on June 17, 2018 - 7:09am

COMMUNITY News:

The news team at the Los Alamos Daily Post would like to take this oppertunity to wish all the fathers in the community a very Happy Father's Day!

Father's Day in the United States is on the third Sunday of June. It celebrates the contribution that fathers and father figures make for their children's lives. Its origins may lie in a memorial service held for a large group of men, many of them fathers, who were killed in a mining accident in Monongah, West Virginia in 1907.

Father's Day is an occasion to mark and celebrate the contribution that your own father has made to

Communication Woes Surface During Council Discussion On RCLC Investigation

on June 16, 2018 - 4:59pm

County Councilors say the Pledge of Allegiance at the opening of Tuesday's meeting in Council Chambers. Screenshot/LADP

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

A presentation during the June 12 Los Alamos County Council meeting by representatives of the law firm of Adams & Crow resulted in a lengthy and intense discussion among Council members, which appeared to reveal underlying internal struggles with communication.

The law firm is under a $30,000 contract with the County to conduct an independent investigation into allegations of improprieties of the Regional

SFCC Hosts I-BEST Info Sessions June 21 & 26

on June 16, 2018 - 10:42am
SFCC News:

Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) information sessions, at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, June 21, in Room 515 and at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 26, in Room LL304, West Wing, Santa Fe Community College.

Improve your reading, writing and math skills while earning a certificate in Early Childhood Education, Certified Nursing Assistant, Hospitality and Tourism and Community Health Worker. Free event. Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave. Call 505.428.1926 or 505.428.1748 for information.

 
Prepare for a career by acquiring the skills necessary to do the job,

AG Balderas Leads Task Force Arresting 19 Alleged Child Predators In Months-Long Statewide Operation

on June 16, 2018 - 10:16am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
AG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Thursday that the New Mexico Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force served 147 search warrants, arrested 19 alleged predators and rescued two children during a three-month-long statewide operation to protect New Mexico children from sexual exploitation and rape.  
 
The arrests included individuals who allegedly engaged in sexual activity with minors, individuals allegedly travelling to engage in sexual activity with children they believed to be under the age of 14, and

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