Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

MOUNTAIN BRIEFING.(Mountain View)

Byline: Journal Staff Reports

Funding to Buy Bulletproof Vests

The Torrance County Sheriff's Department and the Mountainair Police Department will share in a federal grant to purchase bulletproof vests for law enforcement officers.

Torrance County received $1,299.37 to buy seven vests, and Mountainair received $1,285.09 for three vests.

The funding was awarded through the U.S. Justice Department's Bulletproof Vest Partnership grant program, which seeks to protect the lives of law enforcement officers by helping state, local and tribal governments equip their officers with armor vests. The funds are provided on a 50-50 cost-share basis, and emphasis is given to communities and counties of less than 100,000 people.

The FBI estimates that the risk of death to officers not wearing an armor vest is 14 times higher than for those wearing a bulletproof vest.

Guardians of Tres Pistolas Wanted

Members of the public are being sought to serve as guardians of Tres Pistolas, the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County open space in Tijeras Canyon.

An informational meeting on stewardship will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. July 10 at Los Vecinos Community Center in Tijeras.

Linda Herrera and Louise Waldron of the East Mountain Open Space Steering Committee will lead the meeting, organize stewardship and gather ideas for maintaining the open space.

Tres Pistolas, known for its diverse and abundant wildlife and spectacular views, is surrounded by the Carnuel Land Grant, Monticello subdivision and national forest.

Interested volunteers are encouraged to attend.

Presentation Is On Paako Pueblo

Friends of Tijeras Pueblo will host another program in its lecture series on Tuesday.

"Excavation of Paako Pueblo" will begin at 7 p.m. at the Sandia Ranger Station with a tour of the Tijeras Pueblo archaeological site. …

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