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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Feb. 27 To March 5, 2019

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.


Troop 122 Donates $1,000 To Scouts BSA Girl Troop

From left, Troop 122 Scoutmaster Greg Noeninckx, Troop 122 Committee Chair Rob Merl, Troop 2 Committee Chair Michelle Carr and Troop 2 Scoutmaster Holly Trellue. Courtesy photo.


2019 Boys T&F Results From Los Lunas Invitational

The LAHS boys track & field team traveled March 9 to Los Lunas for the Los Lunas Invitational. The boys (and girls) came home victorious from the 10 team contest. Complete results can be found here.


County Cone Zone: Week Of March 18

New Mexico Department of Transportation(NMDOT) and Star Paving Company will begin roadway reconstruction on N.M. 502 from mile post 1.257 to mile post 2.053 in Los Alamos. The contractor will begin construction and preparation for detour paving.


Kids lead protest in Santa Fe against climate change

It is not unusual for political demonstrations to be staged at the Santa Fe Plaza. But rarely has a protest been populated — let alone led — by people so young. A crowd of about 500, many of them children, gathered at the Plaza on Friday morning, clinging to handmade posters reading “Make the Earth


Woman arrested on DWI, child abuse charges

A Santa Fe woman was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after she crashed her vehicle through a south-side traffic roundabout with her young daughter in the back seat, according to a police report.


GOP House Leaders Say Democrats 'Overreached' This Session

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) New Mexico House Republicans say the Democratic-controlled state Legislature has "overreached" on gun control, taxes and spending and they expect voters to respond.


Scenes From Pi Day At Ashley Pond Park

Corbin Greco serves up pie to his teacher and County Councilor Katrina Schmidt during PI Day activities Thursday at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Cody Adams. Emmitt Tibbits, feeds dessert to Chef Laurence Pena. Photo by Cody Adams.


Santa Fe schools use up all allotted snow days

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Santa Fe’s public schools have used up the current school year’s allotted four snow days, and officials say that creates the possibility that another weather-related closure could force the erasure of a holiday in April or the addition of a school day.


Senate blocks abortion rights bill

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) - A bill looking to revamp an outdated abortion law in New Mexico is dead. Advocates for abortion rights sought to remove the ban in case the U.S. Supreme Court overturns a 1973 decision that made abortions legal.


Lawmakers hammering out the details of $7 billion budget bill

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) - Lawmakers are deadlocked over the state's $7 billion budget. The House and Senate agree on budget priorities but they disagree on the details, and they're running out of time to work out their differences.


Recreational marijuana bill appears to stall in committee

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) - With less than 48 hours left in the session, a bill legalizing recreational marijuana in New Mexico may have hit a roadblock. House Bill 356 regulates the use, production and sale of cannabis for adults over 21.


Nitrate Water Warning Comes Three Months Late

Española officials say they did not notify the public until March 6 that the city’s drinking water contained high amounts of a dangerous chemical in November 2018 because they did not receive the test results in the mail.


Capital outlay transparency bill stalls after Senate facelift

SANTA FE — A proposal to publicly disclose how New Mexico lawmakers divvy up their allocated funding in an annual infrastructure bill failed to pass the Senate late Friday. Sen. Sander Rue, R-Albuquerque, the Senate floor sponsor of the measure, House Bill 262, asked that the bill be bypassed after


Friends Of Los Alamos Pride Invite Community To Participate In Second Annual Festival

“We really didn’t know if it was going to be a huge flop or an amazing event until the moment it was happening,” said Ken Nebel, remembering last year’s inaugural Los Alamos Pride Festival.


I am joining the climate strike because the world needs wilderness

I am going on strike today because I don’t want to live in a world without wilderness. I have been lucky enough to grow up in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The place I call home is one of red rock and prickly pear cactus, dust and juniper trees and rattlesnakes, yet it is the state with the fourth highest s


Local students to participate in youth climate strike

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) - Students from Albuquerque, Los Alamos, Las Vegas, and Santa Fe are skipping school to hold a rally at the Roundhouse to demand bold and immediate action on climate change.


Nambe Pueblo man accused of sexually abusing boys indicted

A Nambe Pueblo man has been indicted in federal court on charges he sexually abused two young boys between 2014 and 2016. Yvon Loretto, 60, was charged by a grand jury in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque on Feb. 22 with three counts of aggravated sexual abuse.


Public Works Director Briefs County Council On Roads

Public Works Department Director Philo Shelton presents the status of local road conditions during the County Council meeting Tuesday night at the White Rock Fire Station. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com.