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Bear Spotted At Lunchtime Around Local Condos

on September 20, 2017 - 9:40am

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A resident spotted this bear while walking home for lunch at noon Tuesday via Trinity Drive. The bear was rummaging through trash cans and meandering around the condominiums at Oppenheimer and Short Drive. Photo by Cecilia Rivenburgh

Photo by Cecilia Rivenburgh

Deer Creek Fire On Jemez Ranger District To Be Managed For Resource Benefit

on September 20, 2017 - 9:33am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to manage the lightning-caused Deer Creek Fire on Peggy Mesa by using low-intensity fire on the ground to achieve multiple resource benefits.
 
The Deer Creek Fire started Sept. 15 on Peggy Mesa in the old San Diego prescribed burn area and adjacent to the site of this summer’s lightning-caused Peggy Fire. Objectives for managing the Deer Creek Fire include:
  • mitigating the risk of high-intensity destructive wildfires by reducing excess fuels, including fuelwood slash and bug kill in the piñon/juniper and

NM 502 Pavement Preservation Work Lane Closures Begin 9 a.m. Today

on September 20, 2017 - 7:54am

NMDOT News:

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will begin pavement preservation work at 9 a.m. today on N.M. 502 from milepost 8.50 to milepost 18.50 from the Totavi Gas Station to Cities of Gold Casino.  

The contractor will be milling the existing asphalt and then follow with a heater scarification overlay process.

Starting Today: N.M. 502 westbound lanes will be reduced to one lane for three weeks. Motorists can expect delays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

There will be weekend work Saturday’s only. No work on Sunday.

Starting Oct. 10: N.M.

NNSA Partners With Kazakhstan Research Institute To Remove All Of Its Highly Enriched Uranium

on September 20, 2017 - 6:50am
NNSA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA), in partnership with the Institute of Nuclear Physics (INP) in Almaty, Kazakhstan, has repatriated the last remaining highly enriched uranium (HEU) from the institute’s VVR-K reactor.
 
“This final removal will make INP HEU-free, ensuring that a bad actor can never acquire material from the site for a nuclear weapon,” said Dave Huizenga, NNSA’s acting deputy administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation.

FBI: Man Wearing Wig Robs LANB In Santa Fe

on September 20, 2017 - 6:16am

Suspect in Tuesday bank robbery in Santa Fe. Courtesy/FBI

FBI News:

The FBI and Santa Fe Police Department are searching for a young man who wore a goofy looking wig when he robbed a bank Tuesday. 

The suspect is described as a white male about 20 years old, approximately 5'5" to 5'9" tall, with wide shoulders. He wore a blue hat with a flat bill, aviator sunglasses with dark lenses, a gray or light-blue short wig, a dark hooded jacket with a zipper, and dark pants and dark shoes. 

The suspect entered Los Alamos National Bank at approximately 4:57 p.m. at 301 Griffin St., in Santa Fe.

County: Be Bear Aware

on September 19, 2017 - 4:14pm

This bear was spotted earlier this month roaming around Andanada Street and El Corto in Los Alamos. Photo by Ken Hanson

COUNTY News:

Bears continue to make their way into residential areas due to lack of food in the wild and ease of getting it out of trash roll carts.

If a bear does not find a food source, it will move on. However, bears that are accustomed to eating human food are more likely to become habituated and are more prone to have dangerous human encounters. Here are some safe practices for managing trash to minimize encounters with bears:

  • Keep your family, neighbors, pets, and

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