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Catch Of The Week: Sextortion Email Scams

on September 20, 2019 - 10:44am
By BECKY RUTHERFORD
Los Alamos

What could be more annoying than an email scam? How about an email scam that accuses you of watching porn, claims to have hijacked your computer, recorded you watching said porn, and states that unless you send them Bitcoins within a certain time, they will send the videos of you to all of your contacts.

Yeah, this is certainly more annoying than your standard email spam. This entire set up is a well-known scam known as the “sextortion” email spam.

These scams have been an ongoing issue for quite some time, with a sharp uptick at the beginning of 2019.

Weekly Fishing Report: Sept. 20, 2019

on September 20, 2019 - 10:14am
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
In this fishing report, certain species of trout are referred to as “stocked” and “wild.” Anglers may be confused by this or wonder what the difference is.
 
A “wild” trout is a fish that is the result of natural reproduction in the waters that these fish inhabit. The primary example of a wild trout would be a brown trout.
 
Brown trout were originally found in Europe and Asia. They were introduced across North America in the late-19th and 20th centuries.

Stable Canyon Prescribed Burn Planned For Weekend

on September 20, 2019 - 10:09am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE Fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are planning to implement the previously announced Stable Canyon prescribed burn on the Jemez Ranger District as early as Saturday if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and forecasted weather, remain favorable.
 
Crews will use hand and aerial ignitions to treat the 1,595-acre Stable Canyon unit east of Porter Landing. Depending on conditions, it may take up to three days to complete operations on Stable Canyon.
 
Prescribed fires are one of the most effective

Donald Trump Jr. Visit Raises Money For State GOP

on September 20, 2019 - 8:25am
Donald Trump Jr.
 
RPNM News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE — Donald Trump Jr. spent Thursday morning in Bosque, N.M. three days after his father hosted a rally in Rio Rancho.
 
Trump Jr. was a special guest at a fundraising event hosted by the Republican Party of New Mexico, which raised approximately $327,000.
 
RPNM Chairman Steve Pearce attended the event and released the following statement:

“This has been an exciting week for New Mexico! We are extremely grateful to have both the President and Donald Trump Jr. visit our great state.

“Today’s event was one of the largest fundraising events in RPNM

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján Introduces Marijuana Reform Legislation To Protect Immigrant Communities

on September 20, 2019 - 7:51am
U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. House Assistant Speaker Luján (D-N.M.) introduced legislation to remove minor marijuana use, possession and distribution charges from the list of deportable offenses to protect immigrant communities, including DREAMers, from targeted attacks by the Trump administration.
 
Specifically, Remove Marijuana from Deportable Offenses Act would prevent U.S. Immigration and Customs from using minor drug offenses, including possession of marijuana, to target immigrants for deportation. U.S. Sen.

AFT New Mexico On Governor’s Plan For Free College

on September 20, 2019 - 7:39am
AFT News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly released the following statement:
 
“Today’s announcement by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will be life-changing for tens of thousands of current students as well as future generations of New Mexicans.
 
“Free higher education for New Mexicans attending any one of New Mexico’s 29 institutions will not only make pursuit of higher education an educational reality, but also free those same students from the potential of detrimental life-long debt as a result of pursuing education beyond high school.

NWS: Today’s High Near 72; Tonight’s Low Around 50

on September 20, 2019 - 7:31am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 72 with a 30 percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon and tonight’s low around 50. Courtesy/NWS

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