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IRS Offers Tax Tips To Avoid Identity Theft

on December 1, 2015 - 7:45am
IRS News:
PHOENIX  The Internal Revenue Service, state revenue departments and the tax industry today released the first in a series of special tax tips designed to provide people critical information to help protect their tax and financial data.
The first of the Security Awareness Tax Tip series provides seven ways people can protect their computers, which takes on added importance as people prepare for the holidays and the 2016 tax season approaches.
A new tip will be available each Monday through the start of the tax season in January.
“These are common-sense tips to help taxpayers,” IRS

Attorney General Warns New Mexicans About 'Making Home Affordable' Program

on November 30, 2015 - 11:34am
ALBUQUERQUE  Last week, Attorney General Hector Balderas issued a scam alert to warn New Mexicans about a dangerous new scam preying on New Mexicans who are having trouble paying their mortgages.
“Do not pay Ocwen mortgage payments by Moneygram in response to 'Making Home Affordable' offer letters or calls,” Balderas said. “This is a scam and if you receive one of these letters or calls please contact the Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Attorney General at 505.222.9100.”
Details about the scam:
  • The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division learned that New

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 18 To Nov. 23

on November 30, 2015 - 10:47am

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.


Nov. 18 at 2:58 p.m. / Police arrested David Wyman, 23, of Los Alamos at 1301 Central Ave., and charged him with unlawful use of license; driving when privilege to so has been suspended or revokes.




Nov. 18 at 7:36 p.m. / Police arrested Eric Smith, 62, of Santa Fe at 2373 Trinity Dr., and charged him with driving under the influence of drugs.

More Than 500 Travelers To U.S. Flagged Daily For National Security Concerns

on November 30, 2015 - 9:46am

Travelers driving north Saturday on I-10 past Las Cruces are routed through this security checkpoint. The checkpoint is set up year round. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

HSNW News:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data show that every day, hundreds of travelers going through airports, seaports and land border crossings are flagged for “suspected national security concerns.”

The Boston Herald reports that in 2014, the average daily number of those flagged for national security concerns was 548. CBP officials would not say how many of those flagged were discovered, upon

Prescribed Burns On Santa Fe National's Forest Jemez And Cuba Ranger Districts During December

on November 30, 2015 - 9:42am
SFNF News:
SANTA FE  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are planning to conduct three pile burns on the Jemez and Cuba Ranger Districts sometime between Nov. 30 and Dec. 30. 
That window is dependent on the amount of snowfall on the ground as well as other favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, and may be extended into 2016.  
Once ignitions begin, they are expected to last two to three days.
The planned prescribed burns will treat:
  • 486 acres in Joaquin Canyon eight miles west of Jemez Springs;
  • 35 acres on Thompson Ridge nine miles