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WIPP Update: Firefighters Complete Training

on May 27, 2016 - 7:35am
WIPP News:
Members of the WIPP fire department recently participated in Live Fire Training at the Permian Basin Regional Training Center south of Carlsbad.
Live Fire Training is a critical part of the training and certification process for WIPP firefighters and the facilities at the regional training center allowed the 29 participants to respond and fight fires in a realistic, but controlled environment. 
The training required participants to solve unique problems associated with fires in different types of structures and rescue scenarios.

Jewell Announces $10 Million For Projects To Increase Wildfire Resilience Across America

on May 27, 2016 - 6:48am
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell
DOI News:
BOISE, ID  U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced $10 million in funding to help increase the resiliency of critical landscapes across the country to better mitigate the impacts of wildfire and climate change.
The Wildland Fire Resilient Landscapes Program is a new approach to achieve fire resiliency and help restore public lands nationwide through multi-year investments in designated landscapes.
Launched last year, the program incorporates goals of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy and

Los Alamos County Council Transfers Sheriff’s Duties To Police Department ... Considers Abolishing Office

on May 26, 2016 - 2:08pm

Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero, center, with from left, Deputy John H. Horne, Senior Office Specialist Lisa Gonzalez, Deputy James Leach and Deputy John L. Horne gather for a photo Tuesday outside their office in downtown Los Alamos. Deputy Robert Farris was unable to attend. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post
The Los Alamos County Council voted 4-1 Tuesday evening to transfer the bulk of the duties of the Office of Sheriff over to the police department. The maintenance of the sex offender registry will remain with the sheriff.

Police Focus On Accident Related Traffic Violations

on May 26, 2016 - 2:06pm

LAPD News:

Starting now and continuing through the summer, the Los Alamos Police Department will be conducting traffic enforcement, focusing on accident related violations to include seatbelt enforcement.

The public can help reduce the risk of vehicle crashes by adhering to posted speed limit signs, allowing enough room between them and the vehicle they are following and driving with caution when roadways are wet. Officers also will be on the lookout for impaired drivers for the next few months.

To report potentially impaired drivers, dial #D-W-I, or #-3-9-4. Citizens in Los Alamos also

SFNF Issues Order Prohibiting Marijuana

on May 26, 2016 - 12:27pm
SFNF News:
SANTA FE  In order to provide for public health and safety and protect resources, the Santa Fe National Forest issued an order that prohibits possessing, storing or transporting marijuana within Forest boundaries.
The order, which is in effect until May 31, 2018, allows Forest Service law enforcement personnel to issue citations to violators. Marijuana possession, storage or transport on the Forest is punishable as a Class B misdemeanor by a fine of not more than $5,000 for individuals and $10,000 for organizations and/or imprisonment for not more than six months.