Public Safety

N.M. 502 Has Reopened

NEWS Alert:

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris just told the Los Alamos Daily Post that N.M. 502 has reopened at the site of this afternoon’s paint spill.

It turns out that what was thought to be white paint was actually drywall mud.

The driver left the scene and was located in Espanola. He was cited for driving with an unsecured load and may receive other charges.

Morris advises drivers to use extreme caution as the roadway is very slick, and if it rains, it will become more so.


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News Alert: Paint Spill Near Totavi Snarls Traffic Flow!

News Alert:

Approximately 50-75 gallons of white paint spilled from a vehicle traveling eastbound on N.M. 502 leaving Los Alamos. 

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris said that the spill occurred at the blind spot before Totavi near the twin tanks. Traffic is being routed into the slow lane.

The New Mexico Department of Transportation just arrived on scene to begin cleanup operations, which may further impede traffic flow.

Police are urging motorists to slow down and exercise extreme caution while traveling through this area.


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State Police Conduct Sobriety Checkpoints In September

NMSP News:

New Mexico State Police will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols, and Registration, Insurance and Drivers’ License Checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of September.

“Our efforts continue to show a significant reduction in alcohol related fatalities,” a police spokesman said. “This is attributed to the continued media attention and intensive advertising. These checkpoints are helping to change society’s attitude about drinking and driving. People are choosing to not drink and drive. This is the biggest step in keeping impaired drivers


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Los Alamos County Sheriff Attends NMSA Conference

Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero, left, with National Sheriffs Association President Sheriff Danny Glick in Ruidoso. Courtesy photo

LACSO News:

Last week Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero attended the New Mexico Sheriffs Association Conference in Ruidoso.

Members had several meetings concerning upcoming legislation, advanced training and issues regarding the Office of the Sheriff. There were VIP’s in attendance including the National Sheriffs Association President Sheriff Danny Glick, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas and a surprise appearance by Gov. Susana


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Ray McGovern On Putin, Russia & Ukraine Aug. 28

Ray McGovern

CIR News:

The Santa Fe Council on International Relations presents the lecture by Ray McGovern, ‘Nyet Means Nyet’ – A Redline on Ukraine, 5-7 p.m., Friday at The Forum, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, 1600 St. Michael’s Dr. in Sana Fe.

McGovern came from his native Bronx to Washington in the early 1960s as an Army infantry/intelligence officer and then served as a CIA analyst for 27 years, from the administration of John F. Kennedy to that of George H. W. Bush. His duties included chairing National Intelligence Estimates and preparing the President’s


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