Public Safety

New Mexico Voters Statewide Strongly Oppose Proposals To Increase Cougar Trapping

Jetta, a dog belonging to Los Alamos-based search & rescue operators was the victim of a leg hold trap in 2014 on a well-traversed Los Alamos County trail. It took four people to pry the trap open. Courtesy photo

Animal Protection of New Mexico News:

A new statewide survey reveals by more than a three-to-one margin, New Mexico voters oppose killing contests and unregulated cougar trapping on state trust lands even as agencies claim these activities could increase state revenues, with strong majorities in every demographic group and political affiliation. 

The survey also found that

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Los Alamos Municipal Court Closed Aug. 31-Sept. 4


The Los Alamos Municipal Court Clerk’s Office will close Aug. 31 through Sept. 4 for staff training. All Municipal Court Offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 7, for Labor Day.

Payments due during this period may be mailed to:

  • Los Alamos Municipal Court
  • 2500 Trinity Dr, Ste. C
  • Los Alamos, NM 87544

Some payments may be paid online at

The Court Clerk’s Office will re-open after Labor Day at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8.

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Man In Cargo Shorts, Flip-Flops Robs Las Cruces Bank

Bank robber suspect. Courtesy/FBI

FBI News:

The FBI and Las Cruces Police Department are looking for a man who robbed a branch of U.S. Bank in Las Cruces Monday, Aug. 24.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 40s to 50s, with short or balding gray and blond hair, a goatee, and tattoos on both forearms. He wore a green T-shirt, cargo shorts, flip-flop sandals and sunglasses.

Witnesses said the suspect at approximately 3:12 p.m. entered the bank at 901 E. University Ave. The suspect gave a teller a note demanding money. The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of money to the suspect, who

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LAFD Conducts Ladder Truck Training

Los Alamos firefighters recently conducted training at Fire Station 3, 129 N.M. 4 in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

The Los Alamos Fire Department Training Division provides for and maintains the department’s preparedness and recently conducted training at Fire Station 3 in White Rock.

LAFD training includes:

  • incident management;
  • fire suppression and investigations;
  • wildland and urban interface firefighting;
  • emergency medical services;
  • hazardous materials response;
  • high angle and confined space rescue;

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New Youth Resource Advocates At LAMS And LAHS

Rob Ward will primarily work with LAHS students and families. Courtesy/JJAB

JJAB News:

The Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) has recently hired two new youth resource advocates, Rob Ward and Santina Shije, to serve at Los Alamos High School and Los Alamos Middle High School.

The Youth Resource Advocate provides wrap around case management and assistance to youth and their families in accessing comprehensive services at LAHS and LAMS. The Youth Resource Advocate coordinates services and offers resources to youth in need of intervention. Referrals are received from the community,

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