Public Safety

Snake Aversion Training August 8 & 9

Rattlesnake. Courtesy photo


Worried about your dog and rattlesnakes?

JJ Belcher of Sublime Canine, Tucson, Ariz., is conducting  Snake Aversion training the weekend of Aug. 8-9 in Los Alamos.

Susan Ramsay of Los Alamos said she has brought Belcher out the last two years for snake avoidance training in addition to training with him regularly for obedience and tracking and said she can vouch for his methods, ethics and abilities.

He uses an electronic collar in the aversion training and trains for sight, scent and sound. The group training takes about 1.5 hours. Personal

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News Alert: Coyote Spotted On North Mesa

News Alert:

A resident contacted the Los Alamos Daily Post to alert the community that as he was leaving home after lunch today from the Broadview Subdivision, he observed “a fairly large coyote moving toward the soccer fields there at San Ildefonso Road and North Mesa Drive.”

He describes the coyote as “definitely not a dog and extremely large for a coyote.”

With children out of school for the summer, he wanted people living in the area to be aware of this potential threat o their children and pets.

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LANL’s Partners Still Count On Lab

Christine Gelles, acting manager Environmental Management-Los Alamos Field Office, at Thursday’s Regional Community Leaders meeting in Pojoaque. Photo by Roger Snodgrass/

Kim Davis Lebak, manager of the NNSA Los Alamos Field Office speaks with Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess at Thursday’s meeting. Photo by Roger Snodgrass/



POJOAQUE – Senior officials from Los Alamos National Laboratory welcomed friends, community members, business leaders, teachers, counselors, workforce

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Gallinas Canyon Road Now Under Repair

SFNF News:
SANTA FE  The Federal Highway Administration has begun repair work on Forest Road (FR) 263 in Gallinas Canyon on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest.  
FR 263 and the E.V. Long Campground next to Gallinas Creek have been closed to the public due to severe damage from monsoonal flooding in 2013. The repair work on both FR 263 and the campground is expected to continue for the next three months.
The closure order for the road and campground was put in place for public health and safety and the short-term protection of

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Widow To Work With Attorney General On Violent Crimes Case Review Team

RRPD News:
RIO RANCHO  Julie Benner, widow of Rio Rancho Police Department Officer Gregg ‘Nigel’ Benner, has joined New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas in the Violent Crimes Case Review Teama comprehensive, solution-based evaluation of breakdowns in New Mexico’s criminal justice system and a strategic opportunity for systemic reforms. 
Ofc. Benner was the first Rio Rancho police officer killed in the line of duty. He died after being shot on Memorial Day, allegedly by Andrew Romero, who was not in custody despite a known criminal record, substance

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