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Fatal Tractor-Trailer Collision On I-40

on December 11, 2018 - 6:09am
NMSP News:
GUADALUPE COUNTY At around 2:30 p.m., Dec. 8, New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal crash involving two tractor-trailers on Interstate 40 around mile post 245 west of Santa Rosa.
The initial investigation indicated a 2015 Peterbilt was traveling east merging onto eastbound Interstate 40 when it was rear-ended by an eastbound 2014 Freightliner. The passenger in the Freightliner, a 62-year-old man of Las Vegas, Nev., was not properly utilizing his seatbelt and sustained fatal injuries in the crash.
The driver of the Freightliner, a 58-year-old male from Chicago,

USDA Provides Additional Food Disaster Assistance In Three California Counties Hit By Wildfires

on December 11, 2018 - 5:50am
USDA News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that households in three California counties have been approved to receive Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) benefits.
D-SNAP will be offered in parts of Los Angeles and Ventura counties due to the impact of the Woolsey and Hill wildfires, and Butte County in northern California due to the Camp Fire. Households in the affected areas may be eligible if they have qualifying disaster-related expenses and meet D-SNAP income limits.
“USDA continues to work closely with state

La Cueva Prescribed Burn May Start Today Near Pecos

on December 10, 2018 - 12:39pm

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – As early as today, fire managers from the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest expect to prescribed burn approximately 372 acres in the La Cueva area through Dec. 31 as weather permits.

The treatment area is approximately seven miles northwest of Pecos.

Smoke may be visible from the communities of La Cueva, Glorieta, Canada da Los Alamos, La Joya, Apache Canyon, Upper Pecos Canyon, Pecos, Rowe, Las Vegas, Santa Fe and Santa Fe Watershed.

‘Hey ... It’s Just For A Couple Of Minutes...!’

on December 10, 2018 - 9:42am

This Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s vehicle was spotted Saturday parked in the handicapped space in the lot west of Starbucks on Central Avenue. The officer ran into Starbucks for a quick cup of coffee to go… Photo by Ken Milder

AGU: Scientists Brew Lava And Blow It Up To Better Understand Volcanoes

on December 10, 2018 - 9:04am

Scientists cooking up 10-gallon batches of molten rock to inject with water. Courtesy/AGU

Scientists study what happens when they inject water into molten rock. Courtesy/AGU

AGU News:

The first results are published from experiments that aim to illuminate the physics of lava-water interactions, which can sometimes make eruptions more dangerous

WASHINGTON, D.C. — What happens when lava and water meet? Explosive experiments with manmade lava are helping to answer this important question.

By cooking up 10-gallon batches of molten rock and injecting them with water, scientists at the State

FBI: Albuquerque Man Pleads Guilty To Interstate Travel To Engage In Illicit Behavior

on December 10, 2018 - 8:19am

FBI News:

...Prosecution Brought Under Project Safe Childhood

ALBUQUERQUE – Bentley Streett, 42, of Albuquerque pled guilty Friday morning in federal court to interstate travel to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor, child exploitation and child pornography charges. 

According to court documents, Streett was arrested in October 2014, by the FBI and the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) on federal child exploitation charges.

Update: County Manhole Adjustment Project Has Been Canceled And Rescheduled For Spring

on December 10, 2018 - 8:08am

Manhole Project sheduled for spring. Courtesy photo


A manhole adjustment project originally scheduled to begin today, Dec. 10, has been rescheduled for spring.

The Los Alamos County Traffic and Streets Division will be working with contractor Cisneros Concrete to adjust manholes in the following locations:

Los Pueblos: 

  • 1830 Los Pueblos
  • 1875 Los Pueblos

Sumac Lane:

  • Intersection of Sumac and Maple
  • 27 Sumac Lane
  • 48 Sumac Lane

Maple Drive                                               

  • Intersection of Maple & Aspen
  • 103 Maple Dr.
  • 119 Maple Dr.
  • 127 Maple Dr.
  • 151 Maple Dr.
  • 152 Maple

FBI: Albuquerque Man Pleads Guilty To Bank Robbery

on December 9, 2018 - 2:27pm

FBI News:


ALBUQUERQUE Ryan Schorr, 28, of Albuquerque has pled guilty in Federal Court to robbing two branches of US Bank in New Mexico in September and October 2017.


The FBI arrested Schorr in April 2018, for robbing the US Bank at 2015 Eubank Blvd., Sept. 21, 2017, and robbing the US Bank at 3801 Isleta Blvd., Oct. 3, 2017.  


According to court documents, Schorr robbed both banks by giving a handwritten note to the bank teller stating that he had a gun and was demanding money.


FBI agents located Schorr with the help of witnesses who were able to identify Schorr in

DOJ: Most Violent Offenders Released From State Prison In 2016 Served Less Than 3 Years

on December 9, 2018 - 2:15pm
DOJ News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than half (57 percent) of violent offenders who were released from state prison in 2016 served less than three years before their release, the Bureau of Justice Statistics has announced. About 1 in 25 violent offenders served 20 years or more before their release.
These findings are based on prisoner records from BJS’s National Corrections Reporting Program and reflect 2016 releases.

State Farm: Winter And Holiday Driving Safety Tips

on December 9, 2018 - 8:32am
This holiday season, roads are extra busy with shoppers, pedestrians, and drivers traveling to social events to see family and friends. Add to that some bad weather and you have a recipe for distractions and possible car crashes.
It also is the season to remain vigilant about the dangers of winter driving and aggressive holiday drivers.
Remember these key winter road condition and holiday driving safety tips from from State Farm®:
  • Slow down. Bridges and overpasses freeze first, so take it slow and avoid sudden changes in speed or direction. 
  • Keep windows clear.

Udall, Heinrich Call On ICE, CBP To Release Documents On Death Of Transgender Woman In Custody

on December 8, 2018 - 8:11am
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Wednesday, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) sent a letter to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Ronald D. Vitiello and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan urging the immediate public release of a death review and supporting documentation on Roxana Hernández, a 33-year-old transgender woman who died at a New Mexico hospital while in ICE custody.
The senators also have requested documentation of ICE and CBP training related specifically to

Police And Firefighters Ensure Safety Of Potentially Suicidal Man On Omega Bridge Tonight

on December 7, 2018 - 10:39pm

Police and firefighters assist a potentially suicidal male subject tonight on the Omega Bridge. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos police officers and firefighters responded tonight to the scene of an adult male subject who was potentially suicidal on the Omega Bridge.

The officers and firefighters ensured the subject was safe and cleared the scene.

LAPD Cmdr.

Udall Hails Senate Passage Of Savanna’s Act

on December 7, 2018 - 4:16pm
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chair of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, Thursday applauded the passage of Savanna’s Act in the U.S. Senate.
The bipartisan bill, which was introduced by U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and co-sponsored by Udall, would establish best practices guidelines for law enforcement agencies to respond to and solve more cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women.

Remembering Attack On Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941

on December 7, 2018 - 9:43am

Scene from the bombing of Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941. Courtesy/

This Day In History:

On this day in 1941, at 7:55 a.m. Hawaii time, a Japanese dive bomber bearing the red symbol of the Rising Sun of Japan on its wings appears out of the clouds above the island of Oahu. A swarm of 360 Japanese warplanes followed, descending on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in a ferocious assault.

The surprise attack struck a critical blow against the U.S. Pacific fleet and drew the United States irrevocably into World War II.

With diplomatic negotiations with Japan breaking down, President

UNM-LA Campus On Two-Hour Delay Today

on December 7, 2018 - 7:39am

UNM-LA News:

UNM-Los Alamos is on a 2-hour delay today.

The campus will open and classes will resume at 10 a.m. today.

Los Alamos National Laboratory On 2-Hour Delay

on December 7, 2018 - 7:28am

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory is on a delayed start.

Employees should report to work between 10-10:30 a.m. today.

Los Alamos Public Schools On 2-Hour Delay Today

on December 7, 2018 - 7:17am


Winter Storm To Impact NM Tonight Through Saturday

on December 6, 2018 - 8:07pm



NWS News:

The National Weather Service reports that a storm system will bring winter weather impacts to portions of New Mexico starting tonight and lasting into Saturday.

Ice accumulations may cause significant travel impacts and isolated power outages, especially across east-central and southeast New Mexico. Winter Weather Advisories have been issued for portions of New Mexico as a result.

Key Impacts:

  • Significant travel impacts possible for parts of east-Significant travel impacts possible for parts of east-central and southeast New Mexico from ice

Los Alamos County Chaplain Corp … A Ministry Of Presence During A Crisis

on December 6, 2018 - 9:31am
Los Alamos Firefighters from left, Evan Pulliam, Justin Wright, Mike Cayton and Mike McElyea with newly ordained Senior Chaplain Lindsay Baca at Firestation 3 in White Rock. Courtesy/Chaplain Corp
Senior Chaplain Lindsay Baca chats with LAPD Ofc. Dominic Perez at the police station. Courtesy/Chaplain Corp
Los Alamos Daily Post

What is a chaplain? Well, the Los Alamos County Volunteer Chaplain Corp acts as a ministry of presence during a crisis. They are a non-sectarian group dedicated to helping those who need them when they are called.


AG Balderas Secures Jail Sentence For Woman Who Stole Thousands Of Dollars From Elderly Patients

on December 6, 2018 - 9:01am

Attorney General Hector Balderas

From the Office of the Attorney General:

ALBUQUERQUE – Attorney General Hector Balderas has announced that Leanne Bennett was sentenced to one and a half years in the department of corrections for stealing from elderly patients who suffered from dementia.

The Office of the Attorney General secured 11 felony convictions against Bennett for stealing more than $30,000 from elderly residents while working as an office manager at the Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque between 2012 and 2013.

Bennett was sentenced by Judge Charles Brown to one and a half years

Following Recent Federal Climate Report, Udall Urges Immediate Action To Combat Climate Change

on December 6, 2018 - 7:23am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C. Following the recent release of a federal climate report, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) joined a group of his Senate colleagues in calling for bold action to combat climate change.
Along with U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Udall and 23 other senators introduced a resolution affirming findings from the recent National Climate Assessment, along with the Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC) report, and urging decisive action to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Meet Los Alamos Fire Department’s New Paramedics

on December 6, 2018 - 2:19am
LAFD EMS Division

A paramedic is a health care professional responsible for providing emergency medical assistance to patients in their homes and while transporting to a hospital. Paramedics are the first line medical personnel that treat everything from heart attacks to injuries from motor vehicle accidents.

LAFD paramedics respond to our community’s 911 calls. As the first healthcare providers at the scene of emergency situations, they collaborate with local emergency physicians and the police to evaluate critical situations.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 28 To Dec. 2, 2018

on December 6, 2018 - 1:52am

LAPD News:

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. 28 at 9:43 p.m. / Espanola Police arrested James Johnson, 18, of Ohkay Owingeh in an Espanola Court on an outstanding District Court warrant.




Nov. 29 at 5:31 p.m.

Winter Storm Possible Thursday Night To Saturday

on December 5, 2018 - 9:58pm

The National Weather Service predicts a significant winter storm could impact New Mexico Thursday night through Saturday. Rain and snow will develop Thursday across western and central New Mexico, continuing through Friday night into Saturday as snow levels drop to valley levels. Freezing precipitation with light ice accumulations are possible Thursday night into Friday morning, with more significant winter weather possible Friday night into Saturday morning for eastern New Mexico. A Winter Storm Watch may be required for portions of New Mexico. Courtesy/NWS

McQuiston: Identity Theft This Holiday Season

on December 5, 2018 - 3:25pm

The Jemez Agency

The holidays are about so much more than exchanging presents. Family and friends gather around tables or in front of the fireplace laughing, remembering, and cherishing time together.

This holiday season, while you eat, drink, and be merry, make sure you protect what matters most:

  • Your identity—you’ve spent a lifetime building your financial credit and professional reputation, but identity thieves can take that away in an instant.
  • Elderly relatives—Scammers often target the elderly–especially around the holidays.