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AG Addresses Legislature With Officers, Prosecutors, Victims & Service Providers For Law Enforcement Day

on February 8, 2017 - 10:35am

  • Federal, state and local law enforcement will gather in the House Chamber for the Attorney General’s address

SANTA FE – Attorney General Hector Balderas will deliver a joint address this morning in the House Chambers to the New Mexico Legislature for Law Enforcement Day, and will be joined by officers, prosecutors, victims and service providers from around the state.

The topic of the Attorney General’s address is Law Enforcement in New Mexico: Coming Together to Prevent Crime in Our Communities.

Law enforcement officers set to attend include, prosecutors, victims, service

Sheehey: Trump’s Executive Order On Immigration

on February 8, 2017 - 7:52am
Los Alamos County Councilor

Editor’s note: Councilor Pete Sheehey delivered the following statement at Tuesday’s County Council work session in White Rock:

President Trump’s Jan. 27 Executive Order suspending visits or immigration to the US from seven Muslim-majority countries for three months, and stopping processing or entry of any refugees for four months, has caused tremendous controversy.

The courts will decide whether or not this order violates anyone’s rights to due process or equal protection under the US Constitution and law. I am compelled to speak on this today.

Alert: Lane Closures At Diamond & Canyon Feb. 8-10

on February 7, 2017 - 9:16am


The Los Alamos County Traffic Division will be setting up for lane closures at Diamond Drive and Canyon Road Wednesday, Feb. 8 through Friday, Feb. 10 to allow for installation of illuminated hospital signs.

The work will begin at 9 a.m. and shut down for the lunch hour starting at 11:30 a.m. through 1:15 p.m. and end each day at 3:30 p.m. Friday.

Drivers are urged to proceed carefully through this project zone.

Direct questions or concerns regarding this project to County Traffic and Streets Division Manager Daniel Erickson at 505.662.8113.

Local YAPS Attend National Ski Patrol Jamboree

on February 7, 2017 - 8:03am

Los Alamos Young Adult Patroller (YAP) Kai Coblentz is lowered in a sled during high-angle rescue training last weekend at Wolf Creek, Colo. The compressed gas avalanche tool injects gas under the pack and the pipe is used as an anchor. Courtesy photo

A belayer's eye view of the 'knife ridge' as YAP Kai Coblentz remains visible in the orange high angle rescue device far down below at the end of the rope during a training exercise last weekend at Wolf Creek, Colo. Courtesy photo


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Four young adult patrollers (YAP) from Pajarito Mountain Ski Patrol

Sheriff Lucero Weighs In On Controversial Bills

on February 6, 2017 - 4:45pm
By Sheriff Marco V. Lucero
Los Alamos County

As most are aware, since becoming your elected sheriff here in Los Alamos, I have remained active at our state’s legislature during each session. I want to make the community is aware of my stance regarding some controversial bills that I have been supporting and opposing, and the reasons for my positions.

I will first discuss Senate Bill 22 (SB-22), which is being sponsored by Sen. Michael Padilla.

February Is Dating Violence Awareness Month

on February 6, 2017 - 6:07am

Local adolescent counselor Steffie Koch, LMHC, paints the White Rock rock Sunday to let the community know that February is Dating Violence Awareness Month. She explained that she felt is was important to do so after reading a recent report detailing the amount of dating violence taking place in here locally. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Local adolescent counselor Steffie Koch, LMHC, Joey Farish and William Finn paint the White Rock rock Sunday announcing February is Dating Violence Awareness Month. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

February is Dating Violence Awareness

FBI: White Rock Bank Robber Still Being Sought

on February 5, 2017 - 8:36pm

FBI News:

The FBI and Los Alamos Police Department want to remind the public they are still looking for an unidentified woman who robbed a White Rock bank four years ago.

At approximately 1:30 p.m., Feb. 5, 2013, an unknown adult female robbed Los Alamos National Bank at 77 Rover Blvd. in White Rock.

The FBI is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of this suspect. Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to call the FBI at 505.889.1300.

Los Alamos Women Rally Against Human Trafficking

on February 5, 2017 - 6:44pm

Women from the First United Methodist Church in Los Alamos gather this afternoon in Pojoaque to protest against human trafficking. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Many motorists passing by the Los Alamos women this afternoon on US 285 honked and waved. One driver pulling up behind the women, and unable to see their banner, rolled down his window and yelled, 'Is this about Trump?' The women said no and he smiled and drove on. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


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POJOAQUE -- Women from the First United Methodist Church in Los Alamos

End Of Life Options Bill Moves Forward In Statehouse

on February 5, 2017 - 12:31pm

From left, Rep. Bill McCamley of Las Cruces and Rep. Deborah Armstrong of Albuquerque, sponsors of the End of Life Options Act, look on during Friday's public comment on the bill at the State Capitol in Santa Fe. Dr. Katherine T. Morris, right, an Albuquerque oncologist was a plaintiff in the2014 case that affirmed the principle of the law but was overturned by the New Mexico Supreme Court in 2016. Photo by Roger Snodgrass/

Los Alamos resident Carl Newton addresses the committee in support of the bill. Photo by Roger Snodgrass/


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DWI Planning Council Meets Wednesday

on February 5, 2017 - 10:21am

Christopher Davis Of White Rock Back In Jail Facing Charges Of Violating Terms Of His Release

on February 3, 2017 - 8:31pm
Christopher W. Davis
Los Alamos Daily Post

A 25-year-old White Rock man facing charges in two states involving alleged sexual offenses against children is in custody at the Los Alamos County Detention Center. Police arrested Christopher W. Davis Jan. 26 on an outstanding warrant from the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General. A cash bond of $50,000 has been set.

A motion filed by Assistant Attorney General Anthony W.

Attorney General Issues Scam Alert: Russian Email Addresses Cloning New Mexico Officials Asking For W2s

on February 3, 2017 - 7:16pm
Attorney General Hector Balderas
From the Office of the Attorney General:
ALBUQUERQUE  Attorney General Hector Balderas has issued a scam alert concerning a dangerous phishing scam targeting schools and employers in New Mexico in an attempt to illegally obtain W2s.
The scammers email from addresses that end in “.ru” but show up as the name of someone working in the school district or business in an attempt to trick staff into sending confidential tax information belonging to employees. This scam has already hit four different school districts in New Mexico today.

Alert: Possible Disruption Of Water Service To North Mesa And Barranca Mesa

on February 3, 2017 - 3:53pm

News Alert:

Officials with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities are reporting a water line break at the Los Alamos Golf Course.

As of 3:30 p.m. today, crews are deployed and are taking immediate action.

DPU warns that North and Barranca Mesas may lose water or experience a decrease in water pressure while repairs are underway.

Crews estimate that repairs will be completed by 8 p.m. and water to North and Barranca Mesas will return to normal.

State Auditor’s Investigation Finds Public Officials Likely Violated Ethics Code In Hobbs

on February 3, 2017 - 7:29am
State Auditor Tim Keller
SANTA FE  The Office of the State Auditor (OSA) notified the City of Hobbs of the results of an investigation into allegations about violations of the Code of Ethics.
The investigation found that public officials were not filing required financial disclosures or recusing themselves from official business when personal interests were involved.
“This was a failure of multiple elected officials to follow their own ethics ordinance,” State Auditor Tim Keller said.

Phishing Schemes Lead IRS 'Dirty Dozen' List

on February 3, 2017 - 7:18am
IRS News:
PHOENIX  The Internal Revenue Service warns taxpayers to watch out for fake emails or websites looking to steal personal information. These “phishing” schemes continue to be on the annual IRS list of “Dirty Dozen” tax scams for the 2017 filing season.
The IRS saw a big spike in phishing and malware incidents during the 2016 tax season. New and evolving phishing schemes have already been seen this month as scam artists work to confuse taxpayers during filing season.

Houston Deploys Jemez Analytics to Ensure Public Safety at Super Bowl LIVE

on February 2, 2017 - 10:46am


FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Jemez Technology’s Eagle-i Edge® advanced video analytics solution for real-time threat detection and tracking has been deployed as an integral part of the security technology selected by The City of Houston Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security to protect the more than one million fans expected to experience the 10-day Super Bowl LIVE event at the city’s 12-acre Discovery Green Park.

Jemez Technology was founded by former scientists from the Los Alamos National Laboratory, bringing decades of national security experience to its

Chief Sgambellone Releases Crime Statistics For 2016

on February 1, 2017 - 12:29pm

Los Alamos Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone

 LAPD News:

Today, Los Alamos Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone released calls for service and crime statistics for the 12 months of 2016, which were compiled by the Records Section of the Los Alamos Police Department.

Offenses reported as crime statistics are determined by the FBI Uniform Crime Report Program and are classified as crimes against persons (violent crime) and crimes against property. The offenses of murder (homicide), manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault make up the violent crime category.

Get On The Super Bowl Buzz Bus Feb. 5

on February 1, 2017 - 12:02pm

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Jan. 25 – Jan. 31, 2017

on February 1, 2017 - 11:27am

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


Jan. 25 at 3:17 p.m. / Police arrested Vincent Paul, 44, of Los Alamos near Deer Trail and North Mesa Road and charge him with aggravated DWI.





Jan. 26 at 11:05 a.m. / Police arrested Tillie Trujillo, 38, of Espanola on 20th Street and charged her with driving on a revoked or suspended license.






Stewart Files SB 244 Expanding Consumer Protections For New Mexicans Living In Homeowners Associations

on February 1, 2017 - 8:52am
Sen. Mimi Stewart
SANTA FE  This week Sen. Mimi Stewart (D-Bernalillo) filed SB 244, which significantly expands consumer protections available to New Mexicans living in homeowners associations.
According to industry data, there are approximately 260,000 New Mexicans residing in nearly 2,000 community associations (both homeowner and condominium) across the state.
“The fact is a significant number of New Mexican families are impacted by the operations of home owner associations and their interests and needs should be protected,” Stewart said. 
The state

NM’s 2016 Human Trafficking Case Data Released

on February 1, 2017 - 8:16am
Map showing national and state-by-state human trafficking case data for 2016. Courtesy/polaris
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Polaris, the organization that works on all forms of human trafficking and serves victims of slavery and human trafficking, released national and state-by-state human trafficking case data for 2016 today showing a significant jump in cases nationwide. 
For New Mexico, 32 cases of human trafficking were reported to the National Hotline in 2016, which included 19 cases of sex trafficking and nine cases of labor trafficking.

Transparency; Ethics Bills Clear House Committee

on February 1, 2017 - 7:57am
SANTA FE   The House State Government, Indian and Veterans’ Affairs Committee (HSIVC) passed two bills Jan. 26 aimed at creating a more open and ethical government.
House Bill 73, the “Revolving Door” bill, and House Joint Resolution 8, creating an Independent Ethics Commission both passed committee with strong bipartisan support bringing a more transparent state government one step closer to reality.
“To best serve the people of our state, eliminating any incentive for state employees to turn a profit at the expense of New Mexicans is a powerful action we can make

DPNM: New Mexicans Categorically Reject Violence And Discrimination

on January 31, 2017 - 3:21pm

DPNM News:

ALBUQUERQUE – The Democratic Party of New Mexico issued the following statement regarding this morning's bomb threat at the Jewish Community Center in Albuquerque in which about 200 people, including some 90 children were inside at the time:

"The Democratic Party of New Mexico condemns any type of violence against our communities solely based on how they pray. Diversity is our country’s and our state's greatest asset.

New Mexico State Police Locate Kidnapped Victim

on January 31, 2017 - 2:43pm
UPDATE: Both suspects have been arrested and charged with Kidnapping (first degree), False Imprisonment, and Conspiracy. They were booked around 5 p.m. today into the Santa Fe County Detention Center.
NMSP News:
New Mexico State Police officers stationed Jan. 30 in Española received information related to a "be on the lookout" (BOLO) request from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in Nevada for a white van with a potential kidnapped victim inside.
Around 11 p.m.

FBI, Española Police Investigate Shooting

on January 31, 2017 - 1:29pm

FBI News:

The FBI is investigating a shooting that occurred on the night of Jan. 27, 2017 within the boundaries of Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo.

The victim currently is hospitalized.

The Española Police Department is assisting with the investigation.

This is all the information that will be released at this time.