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Fines Dropped: LANL 6 Given Community Service

on February 26, 2013 - 10:44am
LANL 6 protestors Cathie Sullivan, Wind Euler, Janet Greenwald, Benjamin (Summer) Abbott, Barbara Grothus and Pam Gilchrist. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com
 
LANL 6 News:
 
The six anti-nuclear activists who went before Judge Alan Kirk in Los Alamos Municipal Court last month have been granted their request to perform community service in lieu of paying fines. 
 
The LANL 6, as they became known, were arrested during a Hiroshima-Day protest at Las Alamos National Laboratory Aug. 6, 2012,
 
The defendants spoke during their Jan. 9 court appearance about U.S.

I-40 Eastbound Closed Until at Least This Morning

on February 26, 2013 - 7:47am

NMDOT News:

SANTA FE - The New Mexico State Police has announced that eastbound I-40 from Tramway to the Texas state line will remain closed until at least sometime this morning. This is due to severe weather conditions in Texas and Oklahoma.

The roads in New Mexico are mainly clear and passable. State Police are keeping the closure in place to accommodate the requests from law enforcement and transportation officials in Texas.

For up-to-date road conditions across the state, call the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s toll-free road hotline at 511 and check on road conditions, view

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Feb. 14– Feb.19, 2013

on February 25, 2013 - 3:09pm

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.

Feb. 14 at 9:02 a.m. / A 31-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she was being harassed in the 400 block of Ridgecrest.

MARK HENINS

Feb. 14 at 9:15 a.m. / Police charged Mark Henins, 46, of Los Alamos with harassment and issued him a summons to appear in court.

Feb. 14 at 9:21 p.m.

Ice Rink Officially CLOSED for the Season

on February 25, 2013 - 2:28pm

COUNTY News:

The warmer weather is resulting in severe melting on the north side of the Los Alamos County Ice Rink and gapping between the ice and the boards.

Due to these unsafe ice conditions, the Ice Rink is officially CLOSED for the season.

 

Winter Storm Continues in New Mexico

on February 25, 2013 - 8:56am

Courtesy/NWS

NWS News:

Blizzard conditions continue to impact far east-central New Mexico early this morning, especially areas between Tucumcari and the Clovis and Portales areas.

Snowfall levels of 8"-10" have been reported in these areas, but needless to say, measuring snow in 50-plus mph winds is extremely difficult.

Regardless, the impacts of this major winter storm have been widespread and significant. The I-40 corridor, as expected, appears to have seen the greatest impacts.

The latest indications are that the heaviest snow bands will shift farther east into the Texas Panhandle by

NIST, DOJ Form Commission to Develop Guidelines for Forensic Labs

on February 21, 2013 - 6:48am

NIST News:

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have announced the establishment of a National Commission on Forensic Science as part of a new initiative to strengthen and enhance the practice of forensic science.

The National Commission on Forensic Science will be composed of approximately 30 members, bringing together forensic science service practitioners, academic researchers, prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges and other relevant stakeholders to develop policy recommendations for the Attorney General.

The commission

Hail Pummels White Rock

on February 20, 2013 - 10:38am

Hail the size of small marbles pounded White Rock for about 10 minutes beginning about 10:15 a.m. today, nearly covering the artificial turf at a home in Pinon Trails near Bryce Avenue and Rover Boulevard. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Feb. 7– Feb.13, 2013

on February 18, 2013 - 10:58am

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.

 

ARTURO DEAGUERO

Feb. 7 at 11:30 a.m. / Police arrested Arturo Deaguero, 34, of Espanola on Trinity Drive on an outstanding Municipal Court warrant. 

Feb. 7 at 11:14 p.m. / Police charged Derrick Jameson, 30, of Los Alamos in the 2400 block of 25th Street with improper use of fireworks and issued him a summons to appear in court.

Feb. 8 at 11:54 a.m.

AAUW Screens Film on Rape in the Military

on February 18, 2013 - 8:17am

AAUW News:

See “The Invisible War,” a groundbreaking investigation into what Newsweek has called "the most underreported crime in America": the epidemic of rape in the U.S. military at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21.  

The film will be shown in the Jeannette Wallace Hall (Bldg. 5) at UNM-LA by the Los Alamos branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW.)

The screening is a fundraiser for AAUW's Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF.) Admission is $10 adults and $5 students. All proceeds will be donated to LAF.

AAUW is committed to improving the way the military deals with sexual assault by

Los Alamos Sheriff Addresses Gun Debate

on February 14, 2013 - 12:48pm

Los Alamos Sheriff Marco Lucero in his downtown office Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

During an interview Wednesday in his downtown office, Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero participated in a Q&A with the Los Alamos Daily Post on gun issues plaguing the state and the nation:

Q&A

Los Alamos Daily Post: President Obama has issued a series of Executive Orders designed to regulate firearms across the country. New Mexico House Bill 114 would have prohibited the enforcement of any new federal firearm laws that infringe on

Help Rotary Purchase AED for Fuller Lodge

on February 14, 2013 - 11:38am
Help Rotary Purchase AED for Fuller Lodge
 
By Linda Hull, President 2012-13
Rotary Club of Los Alamos

Ahoy, Los Alamos! It’s time for Rotary’s fourth Annual Crab Fest, and you are all cordially invited: Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Knights of Columbus Hall on the corner of Trinity Drive and DP Road. 

Proceeds from the event will help the Rotary Club purchase an automatic external defibrillator (AED) for Fuller Lodge.

This all-you-can-eat crab and prawn dinner, our Club’s biggest fundraiser of the year, is served family-style with coleslaw, beans, rolls, dessert and beverages.

NMDOHH Reports Two Pediatric Influenza Deaths

on February 13, 2013 - 3:14pm

NMDOH News:

Flu Activity Continues Statewide

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a 2-year-old girl from McKinley County and 15-year-old boy from Torrance County died from influenza-related illnesses in the past month.

Since Oct. 1, 2012, the Department of Health has identified 89 pneumonia and influenza-related deaths. Last flu season, the Department identified one influenza-related pediatric death.

“It is still important and not too late to get vaccinated, as flu is likely to continue to circulate in New Mexico for some weeks,” said State Epidemiologist

Police Find No Evidence of Collision Between Truck and School Bus

on February 12, 2013 - 9:58am

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Los Alamos Police arrive at the scene of a report of a minor collision, with no injuries, between a Los Alamos Public Schools special needs bus and a black Dodge Ram truck shortly after 8 a.m. today in front of Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock. Sgt. James Rodriguez explained that the driver of the truck reported that she felt the bus make contact with her vehicle and actually move it a little bit. 'In examining both the truck and bus, we found no evidence of contact on either vehicle,' Rodriguez said.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 2013

on February 11, 2013 - 7:21am

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.

Jan. 31 at 7:52 a.m. / Los Alamos National Bank reported that it was the victim of a forgery in the 2800 block of Woodland Road. The estimated loss is unknown.

Jan. 31 at 2:30 p.m. / A 78-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she was the victim of fraud in the 2700 block of Walnut St. The estimated loss is less than $2,500.

Feb. 1 at 3:31 p.m.

Los Alamos Police Arrest Couple with Bundles of ID Cards, Drugs and Cell Phones

on February 8, 2013 - 12:02pm

By Carol A. Clark

In responding to a report, Los Alamos Police located two people in a room at Motel 6, 2201 Trinity Dr., about 6 p.m. Thursday, surrounded by bundles of ID cards, bags of methamphetamines, marijuana, pipes, pills and several cell phones.

Police arrested Leona Bjarke, 23, of Los Alamos and Connor Fox, 25, of Colorado Springs, Colo., at the scene and charged them with trafficking a controlled substance, distributing/selling, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and concealing identity.

Bjarke also had an active warrant for a probation violation.

LEONA

Search Continues for LANB Bank Robber

on February 6, 2013 - 10:05am

FBI News:

The FBI released the following information a few moments ago:

The FBI and Los Alamos Police Department are looking for a woman who robbed Los Alamos National Bank branch at 77 Rover Blvd. in White Rock Tuesday, Feb. 5.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic or Native American female in her late 20s or early 30s, approximately 5’4” tall, and weighing about 150 pounds.

She may have a scar or tattoo below her left eye.

The suspect wore a black jacket over a black hooded sweatshirt and a gray hooded sweatshirt. She also had on winter gloves.

Witnesses say the suspect entered the

FBI Releases Photo of Suspected Bank Robber

on February 5, 2013 - 5:12pm

Photo of suspected bank robber demanding cash from a teller this afternoon at Los Alamos National Bank in White Rock. Courtesy/FBI

FBI News:

The FBI and Los Alamos Police Department are looking for a woman who robbed Los Alamos National Bank, 77 Rover Blvd., in White Rock, today, Feb. 5.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic or Native American female in her late 20s or early 30s, approximately 5'4" tall and weighing about 150 pounds.

She may have a scar or tattoo below her left eye.

The suspect wore a black jacket over a black hoodie and a gray hoodie. She also had on winter gloves.

Police Surround LANB in White Rock

on February 5, 2013 - 3:57pm

Los Alamos Police vehicles are out in force at Los Alamos National Bank in White Rock and throughout the area following a bank robbery there this afternoon. FBI agents have taken over the case and are on scene. Photo by Rebekah Valentine

Police will be out in force around White Rock and near Pinon and Chamisa Elementary Schools while the hunt is underway for the woman suspected of robbing Los Alamos National Bank in White Rock this afternoon. Photo by Rebekah Valentine

FBI Takes Over Local Bank Robbery Case

on February 5, 2013 - 3:38pm

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Police have handed off this afternoon's bank robbery case of the Los Alamos National Bank in White Rock to the FBI, which is standard procedure.

The latest information obtained by the Los Alamos Daily Post is that the suspect is described as a 5'4'' Hispanic woman, mid 20-40 years of age with a blue star tattoo on her face and wearing a black sweatshirt with logo on it.

 

Children Remain Inside White Rock's Chamisa and Pinon Schools While Police Hunt Bank Robber

on February 5, 2013 - 3:26pm

 

LAPS News:

Both Chamisa Elementary School and Pinon Elementary School in White Rock will keep students in school until parents/guardians pick them up this afternoon.

"In cooperation with local police, we are following this procedure as a safety precaution as they continue their investigation of a bank robbery suspect (s) potentially in the area," from a statement released by Los Alamos Public Schools.

LAPS said that police patrols have been beefed up in the area around the schools and there will be an increased police presence at the schools while parents pick up their children.

Breaking News: Police Hunt Woman Suspected of Robbing White Rock LANB

on February 5, 2013 - 2:50pm

(Update 3:10pm with updated suspect description)

LAPD News:

Early police reports indicate that a robbery occurred this afternoon at Los Alamos National Bank in White Rock.

The suspect is believed to be a female Hispanic, 5' 4" and wearing Black sweat shirt, gray pants, Logo on shirt, has Blue Star Tattoo on face. Age: mid 20 to 40.

She was last seen headed toward Smith's Food and Drug Center on Sherwood Boulevard carrying about $4,000 in cash from the bank in a plastic bag.

Details may change on this developing story so check back for updates.

NM Delegation Introduces Mining Cleanup Legislation

on February 5, 2013 - 8:32am
CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION News:

 

  • Bill Would Allow States to Access Funding for Reclamation of Abandoned Uranium and other Mines

WASHINGTON D.C. – New Mexico Congressional Delegation members Sen. Tom Udall, Sen. Martin Heinrich, Rep. Ben Ray Luján and Rep. Steve Pearce, introduced legislation Monday in the United States Senate and House to help state and tribal governments complete high-priority uranium mine cleanup projects.

The Abandoned Mine Land (AML) fund was created as part of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA) and requires fees to be paid on local coal

Heinrich Calls for Sufficient DOE Cleanup Funding

on February 4, 2013 - 11:56am

Sen. Martin Heinrich with President Barack Obama in January. Courtesy/U.S. Senate

U.S. SENATE News:

Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. together with Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., sent a letter to President Obama today calling for sufficient funding for DOE’s Defense Environmental Cleanup program in FY2014.

Heinrich asked the president to consider funding two projects that he said are of particular importance to New Mexico.

"We urge you to request $225 million for environmental cleanup for Los Alamos National Laboratory and $222 million to operate and maintain the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Jan. 24 to Jan. 30, 2013

on February 4, 2013 - 10:21am

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.

Jan. 24 at 10:07 p.m. / A 71-year-old Los Alamos man reported he was the victim of larceny in the 600 block of La Bajada. The estimated loss is less than $2,500.

Jan. 24 at 10:33 a.m. / Los Alamos Public Schools reported that it was the victim of larceny at 2101 Hawk Dr. The estimated loss is less than $500.

ISAAC PEARSON

Jan. 24 at 12:20 a.m.

NFL Endorses Udall-Rockefeller Youth Sports Safety Effort

on February 2, 2013 - 8:52am

Courtesy/wisbar.org

U.S. SENATE News:

Bill Will Curb False “Anti-Concussion” Marketing Claims

 
WASHINGTON – Ahead of this Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVII, U.S. Senators Tom Udall, D-N.M., and John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, D-W.Va., Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, welcomed the NFL’s endorsement of their forthcoming legislation aimed at protecting youth athletes from the dangers of sports-related traumatic brain injuries.
 
The Youth Sports Concussion Act will ensure that safety standards for sports equipment are up to date and informed by the latest science.

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