Public Safety

State Police Efforts In Albuquerque Net Hundreds Of Arrests To Date In Violent Crime Initiative

STATE News:
 
SANTA FE Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Wednesday lauded the New Mexico State Police for their efforts to date in the multi-agency enterprise aimed at reducing violent crime in Albuquerque.
 
The roughly 50 state police officers temporarily assigned to targeted areas of Albuquerque as part of the multi-agency Violent Crime Initiative have generated, to date, more than 257 total arrests, including several dozen felony arrests and 13 DWI arrests.
 
State Police also have, as part of the initiative, seized meth, heroin, firearms, ammunition and stolen license

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Los Alamos Police Blotter: May 15 To May 19, 2019

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

TERRANCE H. STECK

May 15 at 8:33 p.m. / Police arrested Terrance H. Steck, 33, of Los Alamos at 505 Oppenheimer Dr. and charged him with one count of aggravated battery against a household member: great bodily harm and one count of aggravated battery against a household member.

 

 

BLAIR MICHAEL ART

May 16 at 5:54 p.m. / Police arrested Blair Michael Art, 50, of Los Alamos at


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SFNF Offices Close For Memorial Day Monday

SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE All Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) offices will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Forest offices will resume regular business hours Tuesday.
 
Last year, SFNF fire personnel found 84 abandoned campfires over the three-day Memorial Day weekend in spite of Stage 2 fire restrictions, which prohibited campfires and other activities.
 
This year, after a winter with above-average moisture and snowpack, conditions on the forest are much different, and there are currently no fire restrictions on the SFNF. But fire managers are asking

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DWI Planning Council Reminds Drivers Plan Ahead To Be Safe During Summer Concerts; Holiday Weekends

 
COUNTY News:
 
Atomic City Transit and the DWI Planning Council want you to be safe during the upcoming summer concert series and holiday weekends.
 
Donna Casados, the Social Services Director, DWI Planning Council Coordinator and her staff, invite the community to learn more about the work of the DWI-PC. The Council meets monthly and is open to community members.
 
“The hope is for the community to enjoy a night where they plan ahead and practice safe and responsible drinking habits,” Casados said. “ACT is a great way to do that, the ACT staff are extraordinary and professional.

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FBI: Albuquerque Man Faces Bank Robbery Charge

FBI News:
 
The FBI made a probable cause arrest May 20 of Dagoberto Francisco Ruiz II of Albuquerque on a federal charge of bank robbery.
 
Ruiz, 23, is accused of robbing Bank of the West Monday at 2101 Eubank Blvd. NE, in Albuquerque. The Albuquerque Police Department arrested Ruiz shortly after the bank robbery and the FBI took custody of him.
 
Ruiz is expected to have an initial appearance Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque.
 
The public is reminded that all suspects are presumed innocent unless convicted in a court of law.

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Explore Asteroids Friday; Saturday In Planetarium

Explore the risks asteroids pose to Earth and what mankind might be able to do about them Friday and Saturday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Local asteroid expert Galen Gisler will lead a talk at 6 p.m. Friday, May 24, and the nature center will show the full-dome film ‘Incoming!’ at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
Explore the risks asteroid impacts pose to the Earth this Friday and Saturday at the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium. At 6 p.m., Friday, May 24 astronomer Galen Gisler will host a talk about the effects of asteroid impacts and what mankind

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NWS: Today’s High Near 60; Tonight’s Low Around 36

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 60 with mostly sunny skies and windy conditions including gusts up to 40 mph. Tonight’s low around 36. Courtesy/NWS

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s windy conditions across the state. Courtesy/NWS


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Pinon Park Pool Lifeguards Prepare For Opening Day

Pinon Park Pool staff learned how to use spider straps on spinal backboards to secure a ‘victim’. Barry Bertin, RN, formerly of Classic Air Medical, gave the demonstration. Pinon Park Pool is ready to open at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at 104 Bryce Ave. in White Rock. Learn more at http://www.pinonpool.com. Courtesy photo


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McQuiston: Multi-Factor Authentication … What It Is And Why You Should Use It

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

Have you noticed that many websites and apps are starting to require more than just a password to login to your account? Do you get annoyed and frustrated and wish you didn’t have to do it?

The fact is, more and more websites are requiring this additional level of security and that means more and more questions have surfaced in regards to what it is and why it’s necessary.

When a website or app requires at least one additional piece of information besides a password in order to login, it’s called Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). Each piece of information required


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All Hands All Lands Burn Team Mobilizing May 23-30

USDA News:
 
SANTA FE The USDA Forest Service, The Nature Conservancy’s Rio Grande Water Fund and the Forest Stewards Guild have worked together since September 2018 using prescribed fire across over 4,700 acres to protect water sources, wildlife, and forests while reducing wildfire risk.
 
These forests are adapted to fire and need low-intensity burns to remain healthy. The All Hands All Lands Burn Team (Burn Team) is a fully qualified team designed to lead prescribed burns or support others in burning across a variety of land jurisdictions. This is an innovative step forward

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