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Cone Zone: Week Of April 15

on April 13, 2019 - 8:31am


Public Works/Traffic Division projects:

Pothole Patching on Diamond Drive at Trinity/Canyon/Diamond intersections

Weather permitting, Traffic and Streets Division crews will continue to patch potholes Monday and Tuesday on Diamond Drive. Work will focus on the Diamond Drive southbound lane between Trinity Drive and Canyon Road (in front of the Lemon Lot) during non-peak commuter hours. Because of the confined roadway, work will require temporary turning lane closures using flagging operations to provide safe passage and turning movements through these intersections.

Los Alamos County; Local Business Offer Education For Safe And Fun Dog Walking Excursions

on April 12, 2019 - 7:33am
Nik Ramburn and Cait Fischer with one of their dogs. Ramburn and Fischer recently started their business, Good Dog Pack Hikes and Training. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Spring’s arrival means warmer temperatures and longer days and as a result signifies the growing desire of pet owners to click the leash on their pets and head to the trails.

But before dogs and their owners head off on their hikes or walks, there are a few things to keep in mind.

Los Alamos County Code includes the following requirements:

On The Job In Los Alamos: Handbags Of Hope Founder And Volunteers

on April 12, 2019 - 6:51am

On the job in Los Alamos Thursday evening are Handbags of Hope volunteers from left, Joyce Romero, LeAnne Parsons, Katy Korkos, Saree Clark and 5-yr-old Makiah Clark. Photo by Jenn Bartram/                              


Handbags of Hope is a community collaborative effort in Los Alamos founded by LeAnne Parsons of Legacy Now Lived.

Parsons is a professional life/leadership coach serving individuals, groups and organizations in Los Alamos and beyond.

Heinrich Questions Top Air Force Leadership About Artificial Intelligence Workforce Needs

on April 11, 2019 - 4:02pm
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
WASHINGTON, D.C. In a hearing before the Senate Committee on Armed Services April 5, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) questioned U.S. Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Chief of Staff of the Air Force General David L. Goldfein about how the Air Force, and the Department of Defense as a whole, is working to address the growing workforce needs as the military implements Artificial Intelligence (AI) initiatives.
Heinrich is focused on helping the military recruit more computer scientists and establishing digital engineering

LANL Scientists Develop New Open-Source Software That Predicts Impacts Of Extreme Events On Grids

on April 11, 2019 - 8:03am
Carleton Coffrin, a computer scientist at LANL, developed the Severe Contingency Solver software to help government agencies better plan for power outages caused by extreme events. The software is now available publicly. Courtesy/LANL
LANL News:
A new, free, open-source software reliably predicts how damage from hurricanes, ice storms, earthquakes and other extreme events will restrict power delivery from utility grids.
The Severe Contingency Solver for Electric Power Transmission is the only software available—commercially or open-source—that reliably supports analysis of

Holocaust Memorial Museum Statement On 25th Anniversary Of The Genocide In Rwanda

on April 11, 2019 - 7:59am
WASHINGTON, D.C. Twenty-five years ago, the world watched in horror as within 100 days, as many as one million Rwandans, predominantly Tutsi, were murdered. In the months leading up to the killings, individuals, institutions, and governments failed to heed the mounting warning signs of genocide.
This included the Jan. 11, 1994, ‘genocide fax’ sent by the Hon. Lt. Gen.

LAPS Hosts ‘Health & Safety Information Session’ For Families 5:30-6:30 P.M. Today

on April 11, 2019 - 7:41am
LAPS News:
Have you ever seen a JUUL? Do you know what wax is? How about a Xany bar? Do you know that dabbing is more than the latest new dance move? Have you ever seen something suspicious and wondered who you should tell?
If you have no idea what these terms refer to or have questions/concerns about emerging trends with e-cigarettes, prescription and illegal drugs, this information session is for you!
Los Alamos Public Schools will host an informational meeting to learn more about these important topics as well as its new Say Something Anonymous Reporting

Fire In Los Alamos Canyon Consumes About 3 Acres

on April 10, 2019 - 6:15pm

Los Alamos Firefighters are on the scene of a fire burning this afternoon in Los Alamos Canyon, which as of 5:20 p.m. today has consumed about 3 acres. Photo by John McHale/

Los Alamos Firefighters are on the scene of a fire burning this afternoon in Los Alamos Canyon, which as of 5:20 p.m. today has consumed about 3 acres. Photo by John McHale/

News Alert:

Los Alamos Fire Department Firefighters responded to a fire this afternoon that has consumed approximately 3 acres down in Los Alamos Canyon near the Canyon Rim Trailhead east of N.M.

News Alert: Fire Breaks Out In Los Alamos Canyon

on April 10, 2019 - 4:55pm

News Alert:

Los Alamos Fire Department firefighters are responding to a fire down in Los Alamos Canyon near the Canyon Rim Trailhead across N.M. 502 from the Co+op Market and Holiday Inn Express.

This is in same area where a 4-acre fire occurred March 29.

N.M. 502 remains open to traffic but motorists are urged to avoid this area if possible.

Check back at for more details on this developing story.

CHI St. Joseph’s Children: Call For Vigilance In Response To Recent Child Neglect And Abuse Cases

on April 10, 2019 - 2:29pm

CHI St. Joseph’s Children News:

  • After Three High Profile Child Abuse Cases In Five Day ... CHI St. Joseph’s Children Calls For Vigilance

ALBUQUERQUE – The Largest Home Visiting Program in the state, CHI St. Joseph’s Children, calls upon all New Mexicans for vigilance and action to prevent child abuse.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and tragedies over the last several days have heightened the urgency to truly make our state a safe place for our children.

The cases of 5-year-old, Sarah, who was beaten to death; the 8-year-old girl critically wounded by a gunshot; and

County DWI Planning Council Meeting April 11

on April 10, 2019 - 1:37pm

LAFD Presents Station 4 With Phoenix Award

on April 10, 2019 - 9:47am

These Los Alamos Firefighters from Station 4 are honored this morning for saving the life of a person suffering a heart attack: Capt. Gerard Coriz, Driver Paramedic Van Leimer, Firefighter Paramedic Dylan Mahoney, Firefighter Paramedic Dustin Rogers, Firefighter Randall Robles, Firefighter Joshua Urban and Firefighter Shannon Evans. Courtesy/LAFD

LAFD News:

This morning, the Los Alamos Fire Department (LAFD) was proud to present Station 4-B Shift with a Phoenix Award.

The Phoenix Award, which began in January of 2017, is awarded to personnel who have been involved in calls where the

Los Alamos Police Blotter: April 5 To April 6, 2019

on April 10, 2019 - 9:24am

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.


April 5 at 1:33 p.m. / Police arrested Larissa Cano, 23, of Chama on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.




April 6 at 4:15 p.m. / Police arrested Oscar A. Duarte-Fierro, 25, of Los Alamos in Rio Arriba County on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

Breadsprings Man Arrested On Federal Murder Charge

on April 10, 2019 - 7:44am
FBI News:
ALBUQUERQUE Troy Livingston, 18, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Breadsprings, N.M., made his initial appearance in Federal Court in Albuquerque, Monday morning on a criminal complaint charging him with murdering a Navajo woman with malice aforethought.  
Livingston remains in custody pending a preliminary hearing and detention hearing.
The criminal complaint alleges that Livingston beat the victim to death with a flashlight and his feet at a residence April 6 in Breadsprings in the Navajo Indian Reservation.

NMSP Seeks To Reunite Victims With Stolen Jewelry

on April 9, 2019 - 9:49am

NMSP News:

SANTA FE – The New Mexico State Police recovered a stolen vehicle Oct. 13, 2018, in Pecos.

Inside the stolen vehicle, State Police officers discovered three backpacks filled with hundreds of dollars worth of stolen rings, watches, necklaces, coins and miscellaneous jewelry.

Now the New Mexico State Police wants to reunite this jewelry with its rightful owners.

Anyone in the areas of Santa Fe County, Pecos or the City of Santa Fe who are victims of burglary resulting in the taking of jewelry between June of 2018 and Oct.

NMDOT Prepares For El Santuario De Chimayo Walk

on April 9, 2019 - 8:26am
SANTA FE The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will begin sweeping operations on US 84/285 from mile marker 165.2 (Alamo Drive North of Santa Fe) to mile marker 189.1 (Stanley Griego Bridge in Espanola).
The sweeping operations kicks off NMDOT maintenance crews schedules for cleaning activities and preparation for the annual El Santuario de Chimayo Walk.
Starting Monday, April 8 motorists can expect minor delays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the day and 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. during the night.

Bill Guaranteeing Basic Wage Protections For Home Care And Domestic Workers Signed Into Law

on April 8, 2019 - 6:41am
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham
SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a bill into law that ensures home care and domestic workers—the people who clean homes and deliver care for others—are protected by New Mexico’s minimum wage standards and other wage protections.
Senate Bill 85, Domestic Service in Minimum Wage Act, is sponsored by Sen. Liz Stefanics and Rep. Christine Trujillo.
“This is a historic win for domestic and home care workers,” said Carlota Muñoz, a member of El CENTRO de Igualdad y Derechos.

Udall Urges Action To Improve Indian Roads

on April 8, 2019 - 6:21am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, led an oversight hearing on “Tribal Transportation: Enhancing Tribal Self-Governance and Safety of Indian Roads.”  
The committee heard from the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Lands Highway Administration, the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ (BIA) Division of Transportation, Ohkay Owingeh Head Councilman Joe Garcia, and Gila River Indian Community Governor Stephen Roe Lewis.
“As Congress begins its work on reauthorizing the

Scenes From Water Line Replacement On Rover

on April 7, 2019 - 9:07am
Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities crews working in the cone zone Saturday replacing a section of a 2-inch water line pipe that has corroded on Rover Boulevard between N.M. 4 and Meadow Lane in White Rock. ‘We are putting in a new line and doing it in such a way as to not block off the entire street,’ Estevan Garcia said. Photo by Tammy Jimines

County workers Peter Madrid and Estevan Garcia on the job. Photo by Tammy Jimines

County workers Estevan Garcia and Antonio Peña. Photo by Tammy Jimines

DPU crew members Estevan Garcia, Antonio Peña and Peter Madrid. Photo by Tammy Jimines


Secretary Of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver On Intimate Partner Violence Survivor Suffrage Act Signed Into Law

on April 7, 2019 - 9:05am
Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver
SANTA FE Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver released the following statement Thursday after Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed into law Senate Bill 190, the Intimate Partner Violence Survivor Suffrage Act:
“Survivors of domestic violence and stalking should never be intimidated out of voting because they fear their personal information will become available for their abusers to find.

NMDOT Child Passenger Safety Clinic April 12

on April 6, 2019 - 1:55pm
ALBUQUERQUE The New Mexico Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Division (NMDOT TSD) and Safer New Mexico Now will host a Car Seat Inspection Clinic from 1-3 p.m., Friday, April 12, at Albuquerque Fire Station #7, 5715 Central Ave., NW.
This free educational event provides parents and caregivers the opportunity to receive “hands-on” instruction from nationally-certified child passenger safety technicians. Technicians will educate parents on the proper selection, installation, and use of car seats and booster seats.

FBI: Multi-Agency Law Enforcement Probe Targets Violent Crime In Southeast Albuquerque

on April 6, 2019 - 7:19am
FBI News:
A multi-agency law enforcement investigation targeting firearm-related violent crime in southeast Albuquerque concluded on March 29, 2019, with an operation that included the execution of two federal arrest warrants, three state arrest warrants, and 15 federal search warrants.  
During the operation, officers arrested 20 additional individuals on state narcotics and firearms charges, in addition to the five arrested on arrest warrants, and seized significant quantities of illegal drugs and weapons.  
Federal authorities also filed detainers against six individuals

Second Chance Measure Signed Into Law

on April 6, 2019 - 7:11am
NMDP News:
SANTA FE Thursday, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the Criminal Record Expungement Act into law. House Bill 370, sponsored by Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas (D-Albuquerque), would allow certain individuals to petition the court to remove their criminal record from public view.
This will allow people, years removed from their last arrest, the opportunity to get a job or a better job.
Under House Bill 370, expungement will not be granted to a person who was convicted of homicide, an offense against a child, an offense that caused great bodily harm, a sex offense, a DWI,

County Emergency Planning Committee Meets April 19

on April 6, 2019 - 7:08am

Secretary Of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver Responds To Campaign Finance Fixes Being Signed Into Law

on April 5, 2019 - 8:32am
Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver
SANTA FE Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver released the following statement after Senate Bill 3 was signed into law Thursday by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham:
“The revisions to the Campaign Reporting Act included in this law give the public a better understanding of who is trying to influence our elections by providing more transparency and accountability in campaign finance reporting.
I thank Senate Majority Leader Peter Wirth for his diligence and vision in passing this legislation, and I thank Gov.