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Western States Sheriffs’ Association Nominates Los Alamos Sheriff Marco Lucero For Sheriff of the Year

on April 18, 2013 - 3:03pm

Los Alamos Sheriff Marco Lucero

NMSA News:

ALBUQUERQUEThe New Mexico Sheriffs’ Association commends Los Alamos Sheriff Marco Lucero for nomination of Sheriff of the Year from Western States Sheriffs’ Association.

Sheriff Lucero was nominated for Sheriff of the Year by his peers at the Western States Sheriffs’ Association at the annual spring conference in Las Vegas, Nev. in March.

"I am humbled by this honor," Lucero said. "I feel there are many more deserving sheriffs."

Western States Sheriffs’ Association is comprised from Sheriffs from 16 states.

Late Season Freeze and Snow Through Thursday

on April 17, 2013 - 5:51pm

 

 

US, China Hold Joint Meeting to Discuss Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Technology

on April 17, 2013 - 10:12am

Beijing, China. Courtesy photo

NNSA News:

  • Eighth U.S.-China PUNT Joint Coordinating Committee Meeting Held in Beijing

NNSA Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Anne Harrington

BEIJING – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the China National Energy Administration (NEA) this week held the 8th Joint Coordinating Committee meeting of the 1998 U.S.-China Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Technology (PUNT) Agreement.

NNSA Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Anne Harrington and Director General of the NEA Nuclear Power Department Hao

U.S. Marshals Selling Russian Spy House

on April 16, 2013 - 10:49am

Russian spy for sale at 31 Marquette Rd., Montclair, N.J. Courtesy/USMS

U.S. MARSHALS News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Marshals Service is selling a single family home in Montclair, N.J., whose previous owners were part of a Russian spy ring busted by the FBI in 2010.

Richard and Cynthia Murphy were the names used by the two Russian spies who lived in the Montclair house.

FBI Agents and analysts watched these and eight other deep-cover operatives for years as they established themselves in the U.S.

Los Alamos Police Expand 'Prescription Drug Take Back Day' to White Rock

on April 16, 2013 - 9:49am

Courtesy/DEA

LAPD News:

Det. Sgt. Oliver Morris and his team at the Los Alamos Police will host a "Prescription Drug Take Back Day" 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27 in the east parking lot of Los Alamos Medical Center, 3917 West Road.

Morris explained that senior citizens in White Rock contacted his office saying they would have difficulty going up to Los Alamos to turn in their unused and out of date pills.

"We were able to get an additional drop off site registered with the DEA and have made arrangements to have officers set up at the White Rock Library parking lot from 10 a.m.

Local Couple Recounts Boston Marathon Experience

on April 16, 2013 - 8:05am
Whitney and Matt Dreier at the 'Run the Caldera' race at the Valles Caldera. Courtesy photo
 
Special to the Los Alamos Daily Post
 
A Los Alamos couple who ran Monday's Boston Marathon recount their experience and try to make sense of the horrific terrorist attack near the finish line.
 
In 2008, Matt Dreier, from Missouri, and Whitney Spivey, from Virginia, ran the Boston Marathon.
 
They didn't know each other at the time, and so when they were married in 2010, going back to Boston was on their list of things to do as a couple.
 
After qualifying in 2012, the Dreiers, now living in Los Alamos,

Los Alamos Police Blotter: April 4–April 10, 2013

on April 15, 2013 - 11:57am

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.

April 4 at 3:42 p.m. / Police received a report of a 12-year-old Los Alamos boy being abused on 33rd Street. The matter is under investigation.

JASON WILLIS

April 4 at 4:25 p.m. / Police arrested Jason Willis, 32, of Los Alamos in the 2500 block of Trinity Drive on an outstanding Municipal Court warrant.

April 5 at 1 p.m.

National Work Zone Awareness Week Begins April 15: 'We're All In This Together'

on April 12, 2013 - 9:51am

NMDOT News:

Work Zone Safety For Drivers and Construction Crews

SANTA FE - The week of April 15 marks the ceremonial start to highway construction season as well as National Work Zone Awareness Week.

This year's campaign's slogan: "We're All In This Together" was designed to bring awareness to worker and driver safety in work zones.

Nationally, more than 700 people are killed and more than 37,000 are injured each year in crashes in highway work zones.

On average, four out of five people killed in work zone crashes are drivers or their passengers.

The New Mexico Department of

Alcove House Unstable, Unsafe and Closed Until Further Notice

on April 12, 2013 - 9:31am

Courtesy/BNM

 

Courtesy/BNM

 

BANDELIER News:

 

The National Park Service has closed the Alcove House Site at Bandelier National monument due to concerns over the structural stability of the archeological site and exhibit.

 

Historic masonry repairs dating to the 1930s have developed a network of cracks. In recent days, masonry at this location has become dislodged, raising concern for visitor safety.

 

The National Park Service is actively engaged in planning repairs for the site.


Wednesday, April 10, staff from Bandelier’s Vanishing Treasures division was conducting an

DEA Administrator's Testimony on FY-2014 Budget Request

on April 12, 2013 - 9:12am

Michele M. Leonhart

DEA News:

DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart today testified before the House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies on the FY2014 Budget request.

The text of her testimony can be found at the following link: http://www.justice.gov/dea/pr/speeches-testimony/2013t/DEAHouseCJSWrittenTestimony41213.pdf

'Safe Chemical Act' to Protect Americans Reintroduced

on April 11, 2013 - 8:50am
Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), the leader in Congress on reforming the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), today reintroduced his “Safe Chemicals Act” to protect Americans from dangerous toxic chemicals that are found in everyday consumer products.
 
Lautenberg has been working since 2005 to reform TSCA and provide the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the authority to protect Americans from harmful chemicals.
 
Testing by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found more than 212

What is the Red Flag Warning Program and What Does It Mean?

on April 11, 2013 - 7:25am

COUNTY News:

WHAT IS A RED FLAG WARNING?

A Red Flag Warning is issued by National Weather Service (NWS) to call attention to critical weather conditions that may result in extreme fire behavior.

Critical weather conditions include: sustained winds, low relative humidity, high temperatures and high fire danger. A combination of any of these conditions must occur simultaneously for three or more hours across any portion of a fire weather zone.

WHEN AND WHY IS THE RED FLAG FLYING AT CARSON NATIONAL FOREST AND OTHER AGENCIES OFFICES?

A red flag will be flown only when the NWS has issued a

Rocks Fall on Main Hill Road

on April 10, 2013 - 7:31am

Traveling toward Main Hill Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

Traffic is moving smoothly after crews removed rocks that slid onto the Main Hill Road early this morning.

The minor rockslide occurred following Tuesday's rain and snow and the overnight by freezing temperatures.

The rocks were piled on the shoulder ... first responders say the road may have to be closed after today's morning commute to remove the rocks.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: March 28–April 3, 2013

on April 8, 2013 - 10:01am

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.

March 28 at 11:53 a.m. / A 70-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone damaged his property in the 100 block of Bonnie View Drive. The estimated loss is less than $1,000.

SUZANNE WILCOX

March 30 at 10:27 p.m.

FBI Honors New Mexico Human Rights Projects

on April 8, 2013 - 9:33am

Executive Director Regina Turner accepts the award on behalf of New Mexico Human Rights Projects from FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III. Courtesy/FBI

FBI News:

In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters, Director Robert S. Mueller, III recognized the recipients of the 2012 Director’s Community Leadership Award.

These leaders, selected by their area FBI field office, have demonstrated outstanding contributions to their local communities through service.

The Albuquerque Division of the FBI honored New Mexico Human Rights Projects (NMHRP), a nonprofit organization that provides hands-on programs

JJAB: 'Opiate Addiction - No Exceptions' April 17

on April 6, 2013 - 5:51am
 
 
 
 
 
JJAB News:
 
This month's Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting is 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 in Building 1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site ... note the change in time.
 
Jennifer Weiss, executive director of the Heroin Awareness Committee (HAC), will present "Opiate Addiction - No Exceptions," a presentation and discussion regarding the current reality of drug addiction in New Mexico and the prevalence of prescription drug abuse among youth.  
 
The public is welcome to attend this discussion.
 

U.S. Removes Last Remaining HEU from Czech Republic, Sets Nonproliferation Milestone

on April 5, 2013 - 9:12am

Casks containing HEU being loaded into shipping containers at the Nuclear Research Institute in Rez, Czech Republic, Friday, March 22, 2013. Courtesy/NNSA

A worker checks for radiation at the Nuclear Research Institute in Rez, Czech Republic, Friday, March 22, 2013. Courtesy/NNSA

NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Arson Investigators Delve into Shed Fire in White Rock

on March 31, 2013 - 8:13am

Los Alamos Firefighters responded to a shed fire at a home on Carlsbad in White Rock Saturday. Arson investigators were called in to determine the cause of the suspicious fire. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

Rotary Club of Los Alamos Dedicates Life Saving AED

on March 31, 2013 - 8:08am

 Local Rotarian/Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes and President Linda Hull of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos dedicate an AED (automatic external defibrillator) for Fuller Lodge during a ceremony Wednesday, March 27 at the Lodge. Photo by Katy Korkos  

Rotary Club President Linda Hull, center, and Rotarians Skip and Linda King speak with Karen Nilsson Brandt, left, whose father died of a heart attack at her wedding reception in Fuller Lodge 30 years ago. Photo by Katy Korkos

Staff report

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos dedicated an AED (automatic external defibrillator) for Fuller Lodge during

First Female Selected to Lead U.S. Secret Service

on March 30, 2013 - 7:47am

SECRET SERVICE News:

U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson

Julia Pierson was sworn in as U.S. Secret Service Director Wednesday, March 27, in a ceremony in the Oval Office.

President Obama watched as Vice President Joe Biden administered the oath to the highly respected veteran of the Secret Service and praised her dedication, professionalism and commitment to her work:

"I have to say that Julia’s reputation within the Service is extraordinary," President Obama said following the ceremony. "She’s come up through the ranks.

UPS Agrees to Forfeit $40 Million

on March 30, 2013 - 6:58am

DEA News:

DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart

SAN FRANCISCO – The Drug Enforcement Administration today announced that United Parcel Service, Inc. (“UPS”) and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California (“USAO-NDCA”) entered into a Non-Prosecution Agreement (“NPA”) today in which UPS agreed to forfeit $40 million in payments it has received from illicit online pharmacies and to implement a compliance program designed to ensure that illegal online pharmacies will not be able to use UPS’s services to distribute drugs.

UPS has cooperated fully with the

NMDOT Resuming Work on NM 599 Interchange

on March 28, 2013 - 8:00am

NMDOT news:

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation resumes work April 1 on the newly built NM 599 Interchange in Santa Fe.

The interchange facilitates public access to South Meadows Road, West Alameda Street, and County Road 62 and gives the public a safer way to cross NM 599 to reach neighborhoods and facilities on the west side of the city.

There will be flagging operations at the roundabouts and at the bridge. The right-hand lanes of NM 599 northbound and southbound will be closed during the first phase of work.

Later, the left-hand lanes of NM 599 northbound and

Santa Fe Watershed Prescribed Burn Postponed Until Fall

on March 28, 2013 - 7:59am

 

SFNF News:

SANTA FE — The Santa Fe National Forest has announced there are no plans to resume treatments in the Santa Fe Watershed project area until this fall when conditions are more favorable.

SFNF would like to thank the public for its continued support for the prescribed fire program.

The Espanola Ranger District was able to safely complete 220 acres this fiscal year on the Santa Fe Watershed prescribed burn project.

The total project is approximately 7,200 acres of which about 5,500 acres have been treated with prescribed fire.

Prescribed fire is an important part of our

Former LANB Employee Sentenced to Prison for Bank Fraud

on March 27, 2013 - 2:00pm

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE—Deborah Gayle Wood, 56, currently residing in Grove, Okla., was sentenced Tuesday, March 26, to eight months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for her bank fraud conviction.

Wood also was ordered to pay $4,390.93 in restitution and a $10,000 fine.

Wood pled guilty in December 2011 to a felony information charging her with bank fraud.

Los Alamos County Sheriff’s Office Announces New Software for Tracking Convicted Sex Offenders

on March 27, 2013 - 1:54pm

Sheriff Marco Lucero

LACSO News:

The Los Alamos County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce added software capabilities that will help residents of Los Alamos County find updated information regarding convicted sex offenders.

This new site provides viewer tracking capabilities, alert notifications, sharing abilities and school notifications.

"As Sheriff, I would encourage all to review the new web page and take advantage of the services provided at www.sheriffalerts.com/nm/losalamos," Sheriff Marco V. Lucero said.

For more information, contact the Los Alamos County Sheriff's Office

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