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DWI Planning Council Meets Dec. 11

on December 4, 2012 - 6:58am

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County DWI Planning Council Meeting is scheduled to meet at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 11 in the Los Alamos Police Department Training Room, 2500 Trinity Dr. 

The meeting is open to the public.

AGENDA

Call to Order
II. Approval of minutes from previous meeting: 11/15/2012
(Minutes are available upon request. Please contact the Los Alamos Police Department Records Division @ Police-Records@lacnm.us) or 663-1741.
III. Presentation from Department of Finance (DFA) Representative
IV. New Business
V. Next Meeting Scheduled for Jan. 10, 2013
VI. Adjourn Meeting

 

LAFD Issues Holiday and Christmas Tree Fire Safety Tips

on December 4, 2012 - 6:56am

LAFD News:

The Los Alamos Fire Department would like to share the following Holiday and Christmas Tree Fire Safety Tips with the community.

Decorating homes and businesses is a long-standing tradition around the holiday season.

Unfortunately, these same decorations may increase your chances of fire.

Following a few simple fire safety tips can keep electric lights, candles and the ever popular Christmas tree from creating a tragedy.

  • Don’t put your live Christmas tree up too early or leave it up for longer than two weeks.
  • Place trees away from heat sources, including fireplaces or heat

Local Company Offers Taxi Service to Curb Holiday Drinking & Driving

on December 3, 2012 - 11:21am

NMWT News:

In time for the holidays, Los Alamos based New Mexico Wine and Scenic Tours, is now offering after hours (after 7 p.m.) taxi service from the Los Alamos/White Rock area to a number of locations, to help prevent drinking and driving.

New Mexico Wine and Scenic Tours’ taxi service is also available for pick up and delivery to the Albuquerque Sunport and Santa Fe Municipal Airport, Buffalo Thunder Resort in Santa Fe and other Taos, Albuquerque, and surrounding area destinations.

“There is currently no easily accessible shuttle service in Los Alamos that offers transportation to and

NNSA Exceeds 2012 Goal for Nuclear Weapons Dismantlements

on December 3, 2012 - 10:37am

U.S. nuclear weapons declared excess to the stockpile are sent to Pantex Plant, America's only nuclear weapons assembly and disassembly facility. Pantex Plant is on a 16,000-acre site 17 miles northeast of Amarillo, Texas. Courtesy/Pantex

NNSA's Don Cook

NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today announced that it has accomplished 112 percent of its goal for planned stockpile dismantlements in FY 2012.

“NNSA delivered on President Obama’s commitment to reduce the numbers of U.S.

Was Hurricane Sandy New Storm Breed?

on December 3, 2012 - 9:39am

'Inside the Megastorm' takes viewers moment by moment through Hurricane Sandy, its impacts and the future of storm protection. Through first person accounts from those who survived, and from experts and scientists, 'Inside the Megastorm' gives scientific context to a new breed of storms. Courtesy/PBS

PBS News:

Was Hurricane Sandy a freak combination of weather systems? Or are hurricanes increasing in intensity due to warming climate?

Learn more at this month's New Mexico PBS Science Café: “Inside the Megastorm.”

This Science Café will be held 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Los

Dishwasher Ignites On Orange Street

on December 3, 2012 - 5:54am

 The remains of a dishwasher that reportedly sparked a fire inside an Orange Street duplex Friday, lays in a heap in the front yard of the residence. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Los Alamos Firefighters responded to a dishwasher fire at about 1 p.m., Friday in a duplex at 3064 Orange St.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the small blaze. No injuries were reported but there is heavy smoke damage to the Orange Street duplex and fire damage in the kitchen area.

The cause of the dishwasher fire is under investigation.

Dangerous Appliance Advisory

Consumer Reports

Single Vehicle in Rollover Crash on N.M. 4

on December 2, 2012 - 6:16pm

Police examine the Dodge Ram truck involved in a single car accident Sunday afternoon on N.M. 4. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

A grey Dodge Ram pickup traveling on N.M. 4 rolled over this afternoon sending the female driver to Los Alamos Medical Center for treatment.

Sgt. James Rodriguez told the Los Alamos Daily Post at the scene of the accident that a witness reported the grey pickup was heading north bound on N.M. 4 when it caught the edge of the roadway and fishtailed across the yellow line.

The witness had to swerve his south bound vehicle to avoid getting hit

Obama Signs Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act

on December 2, 2012 - 7:56am
President Barak Obama signs 'long overdue’ Whistleblower Protection Act signed into law. Courtesy/examiner.com
 
CCNS News:

After a historic campaign waged by the Make It Safe Coalition, the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act became law when President Obama signed it earlier this week.

The Act restores, modernizes and expands federal whistleblower protections from the original scope of the 1989 Whistleblower Protection Act.

A whistleblower is a federal employee who discloses to the public or those in authority, mismanagement, waste, fraud, abuse and other illegalities and protects

FBI and Army Corps of Engineers Offer $55,000 Reward

on December 1, 2012 - 1:35pm

Shooting suspects were last seen leaving the area in a 1990s-model, white, two-door Ford F-250 with tinted windows similar to this one. The vehicle had a single step under each door, chrome rims and body damage on the passenger-side tailgate area. Courtesy/FBI

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE—Today marks the 5-year anniversary of when a park ranger was shot near Abiquiu Lake.

Authorities announced at a press conference at FBI Headquarters Friday that they are offering a $55,000 reward for help in cracking the case.

The crime began on the morning of Dec. 1, 2007 when Alfred J. Chavez, a U.S.

Potential Hazards Lurk in Las Conchas Burn Area

on December 1, 2012 - 9:29am

SFNF News:

The Santa Fe National Forest reminds the public that certain areas of the Las Conchas Fire area are open, however, some areas remain closed due to safety hazardous.

Standing burnt trees that could fall on vehicles pose a significant risk to anyone driving on roads that have not been cleared of these hazards.

Vehicle camping is not permitted off designated open roads.

What’s Closed

  • FR 287
  • FR 500

What’s Open

  • FR 10
  • FR 36
  • FR 270
  • FR 266
  • FR 268 (N.M. 4 to Cochiti Mesa)
  • FR 280
  • FR 281
  • FR 282
  • FR 289

In the Las Conchas burn area, motor vehicles may travel on designated open roads only.

Thieves Steal Tires Off Knapp's Wraps Mobile Eatery

on November 30, 2012 - 9:43am

Knapp's Wraps mobile eatery is sitting on blocks after thieves stole all four tires off the vehicle at 128 N.M. 4 in White Rock Monday night. Gary and Cindy Knapp have owned the mobile eatery for several years. Police are on the trail of the suspected robbers and encourage anyone with information to call them at 662-8222. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LANL Director Addresses Protective Force Terminations

on November 30, 2012 - 9:36am

Illustration photo of SOC guards from SOC-NM.com

Staff Report

Five protective force firing range personnel at Los Alamos National Laboratory were terminated earlier this month for inappropriate behavior while on duty.

These individuals worked for SOC (Securing Our Country), a full-service security management company under contract to protect the Laboratory.

SOC is owned by Day & Zimmerman, a 110-year-old company headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa.

SOC's mission is to provide security services for individuals, domestic facilities, nuclear power plants and military bases in the United States

Shoplifting Drama Unfolds in Downtown Los Alamos

on November 29, 2012 - 1:55pm

Melissa Carpenter of Los Alamos is in jail charged with fourth degree felony shoplifting. Courtesy/LAPD

Staff Report

Police arrested Melissa Carpenter of Los Alamos Wednesday afternoon and charged her with shoplifting $250-$2,500 worth of merchandise, which is a fourth degree felony.

Carpenter, 36, was captured with the help of Deborah Stone-Richard, a native of Virginia, who is on an extended visit to Los Alamos.

Stone-Richard was volunteering Wednesday at Fuller Lodge Art Center, 2132 Central Ave., when she heard a crash of sales items on the floor. 

She saw that a woman, who turned

Marshal’s New Tip Capabilities Net 23 Year Fugitive

on November 29, 2012 - 9:53am

U.S. MARSHALS News:

DETROIT – The Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team (DFAT) has made its first arrest using the new TIP411 system that it rolled out a few weeks ago.

Shannon Gene Ring, 46, of Monroe, Mich., was arrested by the Marshals led DFAT earlier today.

The arrest came as a direct result of a tip received via the new texting tip service.

Ring was wanted in Monroe County from 1989 for Failure to Appear for a Probation Violation with the underlying charge being Manufacture and Deliver a Controlled Substance.

Ring was arrested in the 400 block of Antoinette in the City of Detroit

Community Bids Farewell to Nikolas Ventura-Arencon

on November 28, 2012 - 12:45pm

Mourners say goodbye to Nikolas Ventura-Arencon at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church this morning. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Community members, family and friends filled Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church on Canyon Road this morning to say goodbye to Los Alamos High School student Nikolas Ventura-Arencon.

Ventura-Arencon, 14, was a ninth grade student at Los Alamos High School who died in a head-on collision Nov. 21 on N.M. 4 near the White Rock "Y."

Los Alamos Public Schools is providing grief counseling to students and staff.

The principals at Los

Petition to Expand Sheriff's Duties Falls Short

on November 28, 2012 - 9:07am
Sheriff Marco Lucero addressing Council earlier this year. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Staff Report
 
The Los Alamos County Council Tuesday night approved the certification that the required 1,327 signatures were not obtained by the due date of Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 to change the County Charter to expand the duties of the Los Alamos County Sheriff.
 
The Sheriff's Office currently is responsible for the service of legal process from various courts and court support services and maintains the County's Sex Offender Registry.
 
Fifteen percent of the registered voters voting

Santa Fe National Forest Fire Management Notification

on November 26, 2012 - 3:37pm

Observing a prescribed fire's progress from the top of an amphibious vehicle. Courtesy/USFWS

SFNF News:

Beginning tomorrow through Friday, as conditions are favorable, fire managers plan to begin the Mesa Camino and Southeast Barbero Prescribed Burns.

Prescribed burns are conducted when specific conditions and criteria align to allow fire managers to safely conduct the burn, while achieving desired objectives.

Conditions include: temperature, humidity, wind, moisture of the vegetation and conditions for effective smoke dispersion.

Coyote Ranger District, Mesa Camino Prescribed Burn

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Truck Engine Ignites at White Rock Baptist Church

on November 26, 2012 - 10:49am

Los Alamos firefighters snuffed out an engine fire that ignited under the hood of a 1978 GMC K-1500 in the White Rock Baptist Church parking lot on N.M. 4 this morning. Kevin Carpenter of NGC Painting and Decorating lives next door to the church. He had borrowed the truck from his dad and was trying to roll start it because a thief had broken into it and damaged the key device. Carpenter noticed smoke so he raised the hood and discovered the engine covered in flames.

Beware of Door-To-Door Magazine Crews

on November 26, 2012 - 7:14am

Staff Report

It's that time of year when magazine peddlers descend on White Rock and Los Alamos neighborhoods.

While some may represent legitimate companies - many do not.

A local resident contacted the Los Alamos Daily Post this morning to say she had been duped:

"Please post to let residents beware. The shady mag crews are in town again. We had one at our door yesterday. I was not aware of this 'scam' that goes around and I wrote a check for $66 for a magazine subscription.

Wrecked Paint Truck Removed From Mountain

on November 25, 2012 - 4:56am

Crews remove the wrecked paint truck, shown here Nov. 16 near West Jemez Road and N.M. 4, that went off the 'second hair pin' turn at mile marker 49 out of Los Alamos Sept. 18. Photo by Katherine Watson

The truck left the highway Sept. 18 and landed 200-300 yards down a steep rugged cliff into Bandelier National Monument property. The driver of the semi was able to escape the mangled wreck and crawl partially up the cliff, according to a witness at the scene. Los Alamos Fire Department rescue crews used ropes and a pulley to climb down the cliff and rescue the driver.

Young Girl Remains Hospitalized Following Wednesday's Crash

on November 23, 2012 - 10:24am

Staff Report

The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office reports that the 13-year-old girl injured in Wednesday's head-on collision near the White Rock "Y" on N.M. 4 remains hospitalized in Albuquerque.

The two-car accident sent both drivers to the hospital and left a 14-year-old Los Alamos boy dead.

An online report by the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office reports that the boy, who has not been named, was pronounced dead at about 5:20 p.m. Wednesday at the scene.

Dennis Bernal, 43, of Santa Fe was driving northbound on N.M.

Sheriff's Office Identifies Drivers in Fatal Crash

on November 21, 2012 - 10:01pm

Los Alamos Fire Department Battalion Chief Steve Dawald at the scene of today's fatal crash on N.M. 4. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

Capt. Adan Mendoza of the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office this evening released the names of the drivers involved in today's fatal head-on collision on N.M. 4.

Jennifer Ventura-Trujillo, 41, of White Rock was driving a 4-door Honda sedan with a 13-year-old female passenger and a 14-year-old male passenger inside, he said.

The male passenger died from injuries sustained in the crash.

Mendoza explained that his office does not

N.M. 4 at White Rock 'Y' Now Open

on November 21, 2012 - 8:27pm

N.M. 4 near White Rock "y" now open. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Police have reopened N.M. 4 near the White Rock “Y” following today's two-car crash in which a Los Alamos teenage boy died.

Both drivers and a passenger were transported to Los Alamos Medical Center with injuries, according to police.

Los Alamos Deputy Police Chief Randy Foster told the Los Alamos Daily Post this afternoon that a small four-door sedan collided head on with a red Toyota pickup near the sweeping turn just west of the White Rock "Y" on N.M. 4.

Foster said the pickup rolled over and it

Breaking News: Accident with Fatality Near White Rock ‘Y’

on November 21, 2012 - 3:08pm

Updated 6:30 p.m.

From the scene of the two car accident. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

N.M. 4 near the White Rock “Y” is closed due to a two car accident. Police report that a teen has died. An adult female driving one vehicle, a passenger and the male driver of the second vehicle have all been transported to Los Alamos Medical Center with injuries, according to police.

Los Alamos Deputy Police Chief Randy Foster told the Los Alamos Daily Post that a small four door sedan collided head on with a red Toyota pickup near the sweeping turn just west of the White Rock

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