Public Safety

Luján Offers Bipartisan Legislation to Address Fire Hazards in National Forests

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District introduced legislation to help protect national forests from wildfires while creating jobs in local communities.

The Forest Stewardship and Fire Fuels Reduction Act of 2012 is a 10-year reauthorization of a federal program that funds efforts to reduce overgrown vegetation in forests that contributes to the intensity and devastation of wildfires. The bipartisan bill is cosponsored by Congressman Paul Gosar of Arizona.

“Last year our national forests were devastated by wildfires. In New Mexico alone, wildfires destroyed


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Driver in Staged Crash Faces the Judge

A teenage driver faces Los Alamos Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados for sentencing following the “Every 15 Minutes” staged crash in which four youth were injured and another died at the scene created at Los Alamos High School Wednesday morning. Photo by Jenn Bartram

The student driver with his made up facial lacerations faces the judge during the courtroom scene. Photo by Jenn Bartram

The teen driver’s parents also participated in the mock courtroom scene. Photo by Jenn Bartram

Careflight pilots arrive at Los Alamos High School to transport a “critically”


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Staged Crash at LAHS Drives Home Distracted Driving Dangers

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

An emotionally charged emergency-response exercise involving a staged crash in which five students were injured and a sixth student died at the scene took place this morning at Los Alamos High School.

The vehicular accident was staged in the faculty parking lot as part of the “Every 15 Minutes” program.

“Every 15 minutes” is a national initiative that uses staged crashes, emergency-response scenarios, and discussion to educate and remind students and adults about the many dangers associated with driving while impaired


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Emergency-Response Exercise Involving a Staged Crash is Underway at LAHS

 

 

Please be aware that an emergency-response exercise involving a vehicular accident will take place from approximately 11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. today in the faculty parking lot at Los Alamos High School, as part of the “Every 15 Minutes” program.

“Every 15 minutes”is a national initiative that uses staged crashes, emergency-response scenarios, and discussion to educate and remind students —and adults—about the many dangers associated with driving while impaired or texting.

Los Alamos police and fire departments are participating in the exercise,


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ALERT: An Emergency-Response Exercise Involving a Staged Crash is Underway at LAHS Today

Please be aware that an emergency-response exercise involving a vehicular accident will take place from approximately 11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. today in the faculty parking lot at Los Alamos High School, as part of the “Every 15 Minutes” program.


“Every 15 minutes” is a national initiative that uses staged crashes, emergency-response scenarios, and discussion to educate and remind students —and adults—about the many dangers associated with driving while impaired or texting.


Los Alamos police and fire departments are participating in the exercise, along with Careflight,


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Wildfire 2012 Featured Public Safety Tips

Snow fell Saturday during the Wildfire 2012 public information event at the Community Building at 20th Street and Central Avenue. Officials from Los Alamos County Emergency Management, Los Alamos Fire Department, Bandelier Fire Department, Valle Caldera Fire Department, Los Alamos National Laboratory and the U.S. Forest Service were among the agencies on hand to answer questions and provide the public with safety information related to this year’s upcoming fire season. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

During Saturday’s Wildfire 2012 event, a crowd gathered around


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Los Alamos Police Blotter: April 6 to April 11, 2012

The following information was 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.

 

April 6 at 1:45 p.m. / Police charged Kendall Frye, 44, of Los Alamos with battery against a household member in the 800 block of Aster Street and issued him a summons to appear in Magistrate Court.    

April 6 at 3:07 p.m. / A 28-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he was the victim of larceny in the 800 block of 9th Street. The estimated loss is more than $500.

JERRED


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A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That

Wildfire 2012 – Tomorrow!

Don’t forget to drop by the Community Building on 20th Street to check out all of the information tables – lots of information about creating defensible space around your home, and much more! It’s open from 1 to 5 p.m. and hosted by LAFD. There will not be a panel discussion but the public can ask lots of questions of the officials in attendance. Read the list of exhibits and learn more here: http://www.losalamosnm.us/news/Pages/Wildfire2012SaturdayApril14.aspx

It’s Spring! Must be time for Budget Season, too!

The County Council


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Suspicious Item at Lab Determined to be Duct Tape and Wire

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailynews.com

Emergency responders descended on the area near the parking garage next to Technical Area 3 at Los Alamos National Laboratory a few minutes ago.

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Lab security, the hazardous devices team and local police and fire personnel surrounded the area where a suspicious item was spotted and reported to officials.

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

After securing the area, authorities determined that the item was simply duct tape wrapped in wire. 

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The all clear


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Update to Loope Story

Marion Loope

Staff report

Marion Loope, 28, of Los Alamos is back in the Los Alamos Detention Center after her short stay at St. Vincent’s Hospital following a suicide attempt.

She has been incarcerated since her arrest in November on a District Court warrant for failure to comply with conditions of the court stemming from an October arrest.

The judge denied Loope’s request for release at a District Court hearing Thursday.

She was placed in ICU when first entering the hospital.

“I’m glad she was taken care of and is ok,” Capt. Randy Foster said.

Loope has had several incidents involving the police


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