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SFNF Reminder: No Off-Road Vehicles Allowed In Designated Wilderness

on June 27, 2017 - 12:27pm

All-terrain vehicle. Courtesy/

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Call them what you will – four-wheelers, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) or utility vehicles (UTVs) – but remember that off-road vehicles of any kind are always prohibited within congressionally designated wilderness areas.

This past weekend, ATV tracks were observed within the San Pedro Parks Wilderness on the Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF).   San Pedro Parks is one of the original wilderness areas created by the Wilderness Act of 1964, which set aside “primeval” federal land to be managed as “an

State Police Officer Involved Shooting In Rowe

on June 27, 2017 - 11:58am
NMSP News:
New Mexico State Police is investigating an officer involved shooting, which occurred around 1:15 Monday in Rowe, N.M. 
This incident stemmed from a 911 call that originated around 8:30 p.m. Sunday in Pecos, N.M. The call reported a male subject near Griego's Market stated he was armed and homicidal.
New Mexico State Police officers responded to the call in Pecos. However, responding officers did not locate the alleged suspect near Griego's Marget. Officers remained in the area and a short time later heard gun shots being fired close by.

FBI: Jason Loera Sentenced To 97 Months For Child Porn Conviction

on June 27, 2017 - 11:42am

FBI News:


ALBUQUERQUE – Acting U.S. Attorney James D. Tierney and Special Agent in Charge Terry Wade of the FBI’s Albuquerque Division have announced that Jason Loera was sentenced this afternoon in federal court for his conviction on a child pornography charge.


Loera, 48, a former political consultant and resident of Albuquerque who recently resided in Los Angeles, Calif., until his remand into federal custody in Oct. 2016, was sentenced to 97 months in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release for receiving a visual depiction of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Letter To The Editor: Don't Let Shelter Animals Suffer

on June 27, 2017 - 9:44am
Los Alamos
It is a true shame that the Friends of the Shelter and the County could not come to terms (link).
The level of help and support that FOS has provided to the shelter, and to the animals housed there, is immeasurable.