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Los Alamos Police Blotter: July 31 To Aug. 4, 2019

on August 7, 2019 - 10:40am

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.

STEPHEN JAYMES MONTANO

July 31 at 12:19 p.m. / Police arrested Stephen Jaymes Montano, 24, of Grants at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding District Court warrant.

 

 

 

DANIEL SCHULZ

Aug. 4 at 5:25 a.m. / Police arrested Daniel Schulz, 45, of Los Alamos on Big Rock Loop and charged him with disorderly conduct and boisterous, loud and profane language.

 

 

 

 

Alamo Fire In Bandelier Grows To 40 Acres

on August 6, 2019 - 7:56pm

A lightning-caused fire reported Sunday has consumed approximately 40 acres in the Bandelier Wilderness. Courtesy/BNM

Courtesy/BNM

BNM News:

A lightning-caused fire was reported Sunday afternoon in the Bandelier Wilderness.

The fire has been low, slowly creeping in the grass and occasionally torching individual juniper trees. Rain was received at the fire site Sunday evening and again early this morning.

Weather forecasts predict that afternoon thunderstorms will continue in the area throughout the week

Due to the remoteness of the area and the rugged terrain, park managers will be

Conejos Fire Grows To 225 Acres

on August 6, 2019 - 7:16pm

Firing operations add low-intensity flames to the Conejos Fire to reduce dead and down fuels and improve forest health. Courtesy/USDA Forest Service

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – A drier-than-expected Monday gave fire crews the opportunity to resume firing operations and complete an additional 40 acres on the east side of the Conejos Fire.

The plan for today, Aug. 6, is to take advantage of a break in the weather to continue firing operations today and Wednesday as conditions allow to remove heavy concentrations of dead and down fuels within the Conejos Fire perimeter.

Start date: July 29, 2019

Heinrich, Keller Conclude Electrifying 2019 Energy Summit: Building New Mexico’s Clean Energy Future

on August 6, 2019 - 6:28pm

STATE News:

ALBUQUERQUE – With nearly 200 local officials and participants from across New Mexico, U.S. Sen. Heinrich (D-N.M.) and City of Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller, along with the State of New Mexico, Bernalillo County, Rocky Mountain Institute, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and National Renewable Energy Laboratory concluded the 2019 Energy Summit: Building New Mexico’s Clean Energy Future.

This year’s Energy Summit brought local, state, tribal, and federal officials together with non-profit organizations to spark discussions on policy recommendations, and

SFNF Monitors Another Lightning-Sparked Fire On Pecos/Las Vegas District

on August 6, 2019 - 5:37pm

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Fire staff on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are monitoring the lightning-caused Alamitos Fire near Forest Road (FR) 375, 2 miles north of the community of La Cueva within a previously treated fuel break.

While the monsoonal weather patterns are bringing a fair amount of moisture to the area, fire managers are considering strategically adding low-intensity fire to the ground to achieve significant benefits on the ground, including community protection, reduced risk of wildfire and improved forest health.

Depending on weather

Sierra Club Statement On Gun Violence And White Supremacist Attack In Dayton And El Paso

on August 6, 2019 - 4:36pm
SIERRA CLUB News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. This weekend, at least 29 people were killed and dozens more were wounded in mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas.
 
While details are still emerging, the shooting in El Paso was reportedly fueled by anti-immigrant hatred and the toll of wounded may be higher there because some victims may be avoiding hospitals or family reunification centers due to concern over being persecuted because of their immigration status. These shootings are reportedly the 249th and 250th mass shootings in the United States this year.
 
In response, Sierra

County Tests School Zone Flashing Lights Aug. 13-14

on August 6, 2019 - 9:41am
COUNTY News:

Traffic and Streets Division crews will be testing School zone flashing lights County-wide Aug. 13-14 in preparation for the upcoming school year.

If motorists notice the lights flashing during hours outside of a normal school day over these two days, be advised this is a standard procedure for testing the lights. Please do not call Police Dispatch or Traffic/Streets Division to report the activity.

Crews will be working near busy streets while testing the lights; please slow down and use caution.

School begins Thursday, Aug.

FBI Diversity Agent Recruiting In Albuquerque Aug. 20

on August 6, 2019 - 8:13am
FBI News:
 
The Albuquerque FBI Division will hold a recruiting event to encourage members of underrepresented communities—especially women and minorities—to consider becoming special agents.
 
The Diversity Agent Recruitment (DAR) event is 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20 in Albuquerque.
 
 
“The FBI is stronger when it better represents the communities it serves,” said James Langenberg, special agent in charge of the FBI in New Mexico.

Conejos Fire Grows To 185 Acres

on August 5, 2019 - 6:25pm

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Scattered thunderstorms in the Jemez Mountains over the weekend put a fair amount of moisture on the Conejos Fire, but not enough to extinguish it.

Fire managers released some of the resources assigned to the fire over the weekend.

The plan is to wait out the monsoonal weather patterns over the area now and, if the moisture is followed by a drying trend, resume firing operations later in the week to complete an 800-acre block.

Start date: July 29, 2019

Cause: Lightning

Location: Conejos Peak on the Jemez Ranger District adjacent to Forest Road 266 about 4

FBI: Up To $1,000 Reward For Info On Bank Robber

on August 5, 2019 - 6:22pm

Suspect wanted in bank robbery Friday in Santa Fe. Courtesy/FBI

FBI News:

The FBI and Santa Fe Police Department are looking for a man who robbed a Wells Fargo Bank branch Friday afternoon in Santa Fe.

The suspect is described as a white male in his early 30s, approximately 5'10" tall, with a short beard and possibly short, dark blonde hair.

Suspect wanted in bank robbery Friday in Santa Fe. Courtesy/FBI

He wore a gray hat, a gray T-shirt with stains around the abdomen, dark jeans and brown sunglasses. He carried a small bag that hung from his shoulder.

The suspect entered Wells Fargo

Governor: New Mexico Domestic Terrorism Summit

on August 5, 2019 - 5:23pm

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham

From the Office of the Governor:

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced today that she will convene key legislators of both parties and public safety stakeholders within her administration to analyze and discuss proactive measures that will decrease the risk of domestic terrorist acts in the wake of the Aug. 3 mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, which law enforcement authorities are investigating as a hate crime.

The domestic terrorism summit – scheduled for Aug.

EPA Appoints Ken McQueen Region 6 Administrator

on August 5, 2019 - 4:34pm

Ken McQueen

EPA News:

DALLAS, Texas -–– U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced today the appointment of Ken McQueen of New Mexico to become regional administrator for Region 6.

McQueen will oversee environmental protection efforts in the states of New Mexico, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas and in 66 Tribal Nations. He has extensive experience in public service and industry working in the south central region of the United States on water, natural resource and energy issues.

McQueen will join the agency having most recently worked as New Mexico

Udall Statement On El Paso; Dayton Shootings

on August 5, 2019 - 7:18am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) issued the following statement Sunday on the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio:

 “In the span of less than 24 hours, two communities have been ravaged by the scourge of gun violence. It has never been clearer that Congress needs to take urgent action to end this preventable epidemic.

“In New Mexico, El Paso is like a sibling — a community where many New Mexicans have family, friends, loved ones.

FBI Statement On Shootings In El Paso And Dayton

on August 4, 2019 - 9:43pm

FBI News:

The attack in El Paso, Texas, underscores the continued threat posed by domestic violent extremists and perpetrators of hate crimes.

The FBI is supporting its state and local partners in Texas through investigative, intelligence and technical assistance. The El Paso investigation also is being supported by the FBI’s Domestic Terrorism-Hate Crimes Fusion Cell, which was established in spring 2019.

Composed of subject matter experts from both the Criminal Investigative and Counterterrorism Divisions, the fusion cell offers program coordination from FBI Headquarters, helps ensure

Los Alamos Police Blotter: July 24 To July 30, 2019

on August 4, 2019 - 1:44pm

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.

JOHNATHAN NATHANIEL LOPEZ

July 24 at 11:05 p.m. / Police arrested Jonathan Nathaniel Lopez, 19, of Los Alamos near Diamond Drive and Club Road on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 

 

TERRANCE H. STECK

July 25 at 5:35 a.m. / Police arrested Terrance H. Steck, 33, of Los Alamos at 505 Oppenheimer Dr. on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 

DANIELLE ROHA

July

More Scenes From Diamond Drive Paving Project

on August 4, 2019 - 9:13am

Scene Friday near Diamond Drive and Trinity with Star Paving working on mill and overlay of the roadway surface between Los Alamos Canyon Bridge (aka Omega Bridge) and Sandia Drive/Orange Street with an anticipated finish date on or before high school begins Aug. 14. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene Friday near Diamond Drive and Trinity with Star Paving working on mill and overlay of the roadway surface. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene Friday near Diamond Drive and Trinity with Star Paving working on mill and overlay of the roadway surface. Photo by Carol A.

Udall, Heinrich Introduce Resolution To Save Pre-Existing Condition Protections

on August 4, 2019 - 6:59am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined House and Senate Democrats in unveiling a resolution that would roll back the “1332 waiver” rule, which is another Trump administration effort to sabotage Americans’ health care and another attack on the 130 million Americans who rely on the critical pre-existing condition protections the administration is trying to eliminate. 
 
The Trump administration rule, if left in place, would allow states to greenlight substandard, junk insurance plans that don’t fully protect people with

American Red Cross Response To El Paso Tragedy

on August 3, 2019 - 9:50pm

From the American Red Cross:

EL PASO – At this time our team is on the ground, focused on supporting the community, and will not be providing interviews related to the tragic shooting in El Paso.

Our hearts go out to all those who are affected by the tragic shooting in El Paso, Texas. The Red Cross is working in close coordination with emergency officials to provide comfort and support now. The Red Cross is supporting the family assistance center and mobilizing mental health volunteers.

Over the coming days, the Red Cross will continue to coordinate closely with local officials and

Natural Gas Purging On N.M. 502/East Road Aug. 5-6

on August 3, 2019 - 5:05pm
COUNTY News:
 
Under contract with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, Paul Parker Construction will work on a section of natural gas pipeline as part of the N.M. 502 roundabout project.
 
Work will occur early in the week on the south side of N.M. 502, east of the intersection at Canyon Road.
 
Gas will be purged from the line several times between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5 and Tuesday, Aug. 6.
 
According to department officials, individuals near the area may small natural gas and hear loud noises during the purging procedure.

Cone Zone: Week Of Aug. 5

on August 3, 2019 - 9:14am
COUNTY News:
 
Diamond Drive Paving
 
Star Paving is working on mill and overlay of the roadway surface between Los Alamos Canyon Bridge (aka Omega Bridge) and Sandia Drive/Orange Street with an anticipated finish date on or before High School begins Aug. 14. 
 
Asphalt milling and paving work continue the Week of Aug. 4. Residents and businesses along Diamond Drive can expect to see and hear activities related to road construction; Work will occur Sunday starting at 6 p.m. and continue throughout the night all week.

AGU: US Infrastructure Unprepared For Increasing Frequency Of Extreme Storms

on August 3, 2019 - 6:47am
Hurricane Florence’s unprecedented rainfall caused extensive damage to infrastructure in North and South Carolina after it made landfall in fall of 2018. Courtesy/U.S. Air Forces Central Command
 
AGU News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. Current design standards for United States hydrologic infrastructure are unprepared for the increasing frequency and severity of extreme rainstorms, meaning structures like retention ponds and dams will face more frequent and severe flooding, according to a new study.
 
Extreme weather events are on the rise, but U.S.

HSD Encourages Medicaid Presbyterian Health Plan Members To Report Any Suspicious Activity

on August 3, 2019 - 6:43am
HSD News:
 
SANTA FE The New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) was notified Friday by Presbyterian that June 6, 2019, Presbyterian discovered anonymous, unauthorized access gained through a deceptive email to some of Presbyterian's workforce members around May 9, 2019.
 
HSD takes the privacy and security of client information seriously. As a steward of our Medicaid members’ information, we are working with leadership at Presbyterian Health Plan to protect any information that may have been compromised.

SFNF: Conejos Fire Grows To 55 Acres

on August 3, 2019 - 6:38am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE Fire crews were able to put some low-intensity fire on the ground late Thursday in spite of recent moisture.
 
Fire managers are planning to continue firing operations on the Conejos Fire as long as weather will allow. 
 
Start date: July 29, 2019
 
Cause: Lightning
 
Location: Conejos Peak on the Jemez Ranger District adjacent to Forest Road 266 about 4 miles northeast of the Paliza Campground and 5 miles from the community of Ponderosa.
 
Size: Estimated at 55 acres
 
Fuels: Primarily ponderosa pine
 
Resources on scene: Type 4 Incident Commander, one

New Mexico DHSEM Launches Drone Program

on August 2, 2019 - 9:09am
NM DHSEM Cabinet Secretary Jackie Lindsey signs the fuselage of the agency’s new drone representing the ceremonial start of its new drone program. Courtesy photo
 

NM DHSEM News:

ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management’s (NM DHSEM) Executive Team signed the fuselage of its new drone Wednesday representing the ceremonial start of its drone program.  

DHSEM has acquired two unmanned aircraft systems that will be used throughout New Mexico to support all aspects of Homeland Security and Emergency Management including risk emergency mitigation,

SFNF: Conejos Fire Grows To 45 Acres

on August 2, 2019 - 8:57am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE A thunderstorm that dropped significant moisture on the north end of the Conejos Fire Wednesday delayed operations planned for Thursday. Fire managers are monitoring conditions on the ground for a window to begin firing operations.
 
Start date: July 29, 2019
 
Cause: Lightning
 
Location: Conejos Peak on the Jemez Ranger District adjacent to Forest Road 266 about 4 miles northeast of the Paliza Campground and 5 miles from the community of Ponderosa.
 
Size: 45 acres
 
Fuels: Primarily ponderosa pine
 
Resources on scene: Type 4 Incident Commander, one

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