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DEA To Accept Electronic Vaping Devices As Part Of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Oct. 26

on October 19, 2019 - 11:08am
For the first time, DEA will now accept vaping devices and cartridges at any of its drop off locations Saturday, Oct. 26 during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Courtesy/
DEA News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. With robust public participation over the course of 17 prior events, the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Initiative continues to remove ever-higher amounts of opioids and other medicines from the nation’s homes, where they are vulnerable to misuse, theft or abuse by family members and visitors, including children and teens.
Saturday, Oct.

Los Alamos Public Safety Association Awards Scholarships To UNM-LA Students Giron And Talachy

on October 19, 2019 - 8:57am

The Los Alamos Public Safety Association presented $500 scholarship awards to Eric Giron and Heaven Talachy Thursday at the Los Alamos Fire Administration Building on Central Avenue. Chosen from a pool of seven applicants, Giron is studying Fire Science and Talachy is studying Public Safety at UNM-LA. Giron receives a challenge coin and $500 scholarship from Deputy Chief and LAPSA President Steve Dewald, one of his teachers in the Fire Science Program at UNM-LA. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ 

LAFD Deputy Chief and LAPSA President Steve Dawald presents a challenge coin and $500

As Threat Of Foreign Interference Grows, Udall, Van Hollen Introduce Legislation to End FEC Deadlock And Strengthen Campaign Finance Violations Enforcement

on October 19, 2019 - 8:33am
WASHINGTON, D.C. Thursday, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) introduced legislation that will revitalize the Federal Election Commission (FEC) by breaking the deadlock of its leadership structure and restoring its role as an effective and timely enforcer of campaign finance regulations.
The introduction of the legislation comes as election experts continue to sound the alarm about the inability of the FEC as it is currently structured to effectively enforce our campaign finance laws and protect our elections from foreign

More Detail On Giant LANL Rotor

on October 18, 2019 - 6:23pm
A truck convoy transporting a giant rotor headed out today from Los Alamos National Laboratory and is shown here this morning passing the ‘Y’ on N.M. 4 near White Rock. Photo/Copyright 2019 by Leigh House
Los Alamos
The rotor (spinning part) of a very large motor-generator was found to need repairs at a specialized repair site in Virginia.
The first part of this trip to repair it will be by truck that will take it to a rail station. Because it is so large and so heavy, it required a special truck assembly to move it.

NMDOT Announces New Safety Corridor N.M. 128

on October 18, 2019 - 5:31pm
HOBBS Safety is the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s number one priority and NMDOT has announced the designation of a new safety corridor on N.M. 128 from mile marker 5 to mile marker 50 near the New Mexico/Texas State Line.
Safety is the Department’s top priority. Motorists will notice increased law enforcement presence from New Mexico State Police, Eddy and Lea County Sheriff offices.
“The NMDOT is committed to making this road safer.