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Fabian Lepsch Tours Fire Station 4

on January 17, 2018 - 11:24am

Fabian Lepsch, 2, of Los Alamos and his grandmother had a fantastic visit Monday at Firestation 4. After meeting the fire station chief he was lead on a tour through the station by firefighters Allen and Josh. Both firefighters were extremely knowledgeable and helpful in showing Fabian how fire engines work and what they do. They placed Fabian in the driver seat and he seemed amazed. They introduced Fabian to the large firetruck, the grass firetruck and the ambulance. They told Fabian that they were both firefighters and that Allen is a Paramedic and Josh is an EMT.

Cuba Ranger District Plans La Jara & Chaparral Piles Prescribed Burns

on January 17, 2018 - 6:59am
SFNF News:
SANTA FE  To take advantage of unseasonably favorable conditions, to include fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, fire managers on the Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) expect to begin ignitions on the La Jara piles and Chaparral piles sometime between Jan. 22 and March 30 to reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire.
Weather permitting, crews are expected to treat up to 79 acres of the La Jara piles and up to 49 acres of the Chaparral piles. 
The La Jara piles area is located east of the community of La Jara.

McKinley County Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Child Pornography Charge

on January 17, 2018 - 6:49am
FBI News:
ALBUQUERQUE  Jothonnie Yazzie, 29, of Rocksprings, pleaded guilty Monday in Federal Court in Albuquerque, to an indictment charging him possessing child pornography. 
Yazzie entered the guilty plea under a plea agreement recommending a sentence within the range of 37 to 63 months in prison followed by ten years of supervised release. He also will be required to register as a sex offender after he completes his prison sentence.
The FBI and McKinley County Sheriff’s Office arrested Yazzie Dec. 20, 2016, on the indictment, which was filed Dec.

Governor Honors Ofc. Simpson Whose Badge Saved His Life When A Criminal Fired A Gun At His Chest

on January 16, 2018 - 6:36pm

Gov. Susana Martinez honors State Police Officer Dwayne Simpson today at the opening of the 30-Day Legislative Session in Santa Fe. She held up his damaged badge and explained that during an August traffic stop, Ofc. Simpson encountered William Wilson, a criminal who had been in and out of prison 16 times for various offenses: aggravated burglary, committing a crime with a firearm, resisting arrest, parole violations and drug charges.

Sheriff Candidate Files Second Suit Against County

on January 16, 2018 - 4:02pm

Greg White


Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos resident Greg White has filed another suit against Los Alamos County Council, this time adding County Manager Harry Burgess, Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone, County Attorney Alvin Leaphart and Assistant County Attorney Katie Thwaits to the list of defendants.

A previous petition for writ of prohibition filed by White last October in the Supreme Court was denied.