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Beware of Deer Running into Moving Vehicles

on March 1, 2013 - 7:32am


Staff report:

Two deer jumped in front of a 2002 red Subaru Wednesday night at the intersection of Diamond Drive and San Ildefonso Road.

The Los Alamos man driving the Subaru told police he was heading east on Diamond Drive at about 8 p.m. Wednesday and unable to stop when the deer jumped in front of his vehecle.

The driver is a Los Alamos man who was not injured, according to the police report. However, one deer was declared dead at the scene and the other was found lying on the ground breathing but not moving.

The collision damaged the front end of the Subaru, including

Comprehensive DWI Prevention Bill Passes House

on February 28, 2013 - 8:09am

  • HB 349, 479 and 31 merge into One

SANTA FE The House of Representatives has unanimously passed a comprehensive DWI Package that will help New Mexico clean up its reputation for being the worst drunk-driving state in the nation.

The vote was 63-0. In a bipartisan move, Democratic Representatives Elizabeth “Liz” Thomson (D-Bernalillo-24) and Stephanie Garcia Richard (D-Los Alamos, Sandoval, Rio Arriba, & Santa Fe-43) worked with Republican Rep. Tim Lewis (R-Sandoval-60) and the House Judiciary Committee to consolidate their three separate bills into one comprehensive package.

Local Boys Charged With Aggravated Assault After Incident Appears on Facebook

on February 27, 2013 - 11:56am
Los Alamos Police Commander Randy Foster. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
By Carol A. Clark
Los Alamos Daily Post

Police charged two Los Alamos High School boys at noon, Jan. 16 with aggravated assault and conspiracy.

Los Alamos Police Commander Randy Foster explained that the charges against the 14-year-old and 15-year-old Los Alamos boys stem from a report by the parents of another local teenager who they say was the victim of an aggravated assault posted on Facebook.

The alleged victim's mother told police that she had viewed a video posting on Facebook that showed a

Udall Gives Sepich Family Signed 'Katie's Law' Legislation

on February 27, 2013 - 6:35am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall in his Washington, D.C. office Tuesday with the family of murdered NMSU student Katie Sepich. Courtesy/Tom Udall's Office
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall welcomed the Sepich family to his Washington office Tuesday to present them with signed copies of the Katie Sepich Enhanced DNA Collection Act of 2012, the federal legislation President Obama recently signed into law.
Udall met with Jayann and Dave Sepich and their two children to give them copies of the legislation and praise their efforts to expand "Katie's Law" nationwide.

Udall: NM to Receive $7.2 Million Reimbursement for Fire Fighting Efforts

on February 26, 2013 - 3:29pm
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is providing more than $7.2 million to New Mexico for the state’s recent fire suppression efforts in the 2011 Track and Donaldson fires.
“As New Mexico faces this ongoing drought, we are preparing for another potentially dangerous fire season,” Udall said. “These federal grants are critical in ensuring that our state has the resources it needs to combat the wildfires that threaten our homes and ways of life.”
The Forestry Division of the New Mexico