Public Safety

Local Police Personnel Honored For Outstanding Service

Police Chief Dino Sgambellone, standing center, and members of the Los Alamos Police Department. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department hosted its annual awards banquet and dinner Saturday.

Many employees received awards honoring them for outstanding service to the community.

The following employees were presented with “Of The Year” awards:

  • CDC Manager Kate Stoddard – Civilian of The Year
  • Shelter Manager Paul Sena – PSA of The Year
  • Detective Matt Lyon – Detective of The Year
  • Corporal John Harris – Officer of The Year
  • Sergeant Erika Martinez-Bustos – Detention Supervisor

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New Mexico GOP Headquarters Vandalized

Surveillance video shows the man suspected of vandalizing the GOP Headquarters over the weekend in Albuquerque. Courtesy/RPNM
Surveillance video captures a photo showing property damage to the GOP Headquarters over the weekend in Albuquerque. Courtesy/RPNM


GOP News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Albuquerque Police are working with the Republican Party of New Mexico in investigating another case of vandalism at the Republican Party Headquarters at 5150A San Francisco Road NE in Albuquerque.

The vandalism occurred around 2:37 a.m. Saturday. Surveillance video picked up a vehicle parking in

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The Safer Communities Act Passes House Judiciary

The Roundhouse in Santa Fe. File photo


  • Public safety package supports first responders and increases penalties for repeat offenders

SANTA FE – In response to communities around the state pushing for more to be done to curb violent crime in New Mexico, Saturday The Safer Communities Act, a bipartisan public safety package, passed the House Judiciary Committee.

House Judiciary Committee sub for House Bill 6, introduced by Rep. Marian Matthews (D-Albuquerque) and sponsored by Rep. Dayan Hochman-Vigil (D-Albuquerque) and Rep. Bill Rehm (R-Albuquerque), consists of four public

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New Mexico Health Dept. Ranks High In National Report

Health Cabinet Secretary Kathy Kunkel


SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is now one of 25 states and the District of Columbia named high performers in the Trust for America’s Health annual report on public health emergency preparedness.

The news comes as NMDOH continues to monitor and respond to the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak originating in China.

Following updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of Health asks anyone returning to New Mexico from China to call its 24-hour hotline at 505.827.0006

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PRC Commissioners Vote To Oppose HB11


SANTA FE — The Public Regulation Commissioners voted Wednesday to oppose HB11: Reorganizing the Operating Structure of the PRC during the Commissioners weekly open meeting.

“Staff shouldn’t be punished for the decisions we make as a commission as we do our job to protect the public interest and 3 commissioners voted to oppose the bill,” Commissioner Valerie Espinoza said.

The three commissioners who voted to oppose HB11 are Espinoza, Theresa Becenti-Aguilar and Jefferson Byrd.

PRC experts on the subject matter have been excluded from the deliberation process up to the drafting

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