Public Safety

Secretary Of Defense Reviews Plutonium Operations At Los Alamos National Laboratory

U.S. Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter, center, Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan, right and Bob Webster, Principal Associate Director for Weapons Programs, today in the pit casting area of the Laboratory’s Plutonium Facility 4 (PF-4), the nation’s only plutonium science, technology and manufacturing center. ‘A strong plutonium science and manufacturing capability is essential to the U.S. nuclear deterrent and cannot be underestimated,’ Carter said. ‘I want to express my sincere appreciation for the difficult and vitally important work done

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Los Alamos Police Blotter Sept. 21 – Sept. 27, 2016

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.


Sept. 21 at 4:15 a.m. / Police arrested Serena Yanez, 20, of Espanola at 60 Camino Entrada and charged her with concealing her identity.






Sept. 21 at 3:05 p.m. / Police arrested Desiree Nitz, 26, of Los Alamos at 945 San Ildefonso Road and charged her with abuse of a child.

Sept. 22 at 10:21 a.m. / The Los Alamos Police Bomb Squad responded

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Governor: 135 Arrested In Child Support Roundup


  • Effort Collects More Than $64,000 in Unpaid Child Support

SANTA FE – Today, Gov. Susana Martinez announced that law enforcement arrested 135 parents who failed to pay child support during an annual sting.

In addition, through the amnesty period allowing parents to come forward and pay child support debt – and the subsequent roundup – the Human Services Department collected $64,310.

“This program ensures that we hold parents accountable when they fail to do their duty and support their children,” Martinez said. “We’re working to make New Mexico the best place to be a kid, and the roundup

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Judiciary Cuts Mileage Payments To Address State’s Budget Shortfall

NMSC News:
SANTA FE  The New Mexico Judiciary will reduce spending by about a half million dollars a year by lowering the mileage reimbursement rate for travel by judges, staff, jurors, interpreters and court-ordered witnesses.
The Supreme Court ordered the reduction to address a state budget shortfall for the 2017 fiscal year, which started in July.
Effective Oct. 1, the payment rate will be reduced from 46 cents to 29 cents a mile for employees using a privately owned vehicle for travel on court-related business. The reimbursement of 46 cents a mile followed

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Remarks From Secretary Carter’s Press Conference

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter at a press conference Tuesday at Kirtland AFB. Courtesy/photo

DOD News:

U.S. Department of Defense Secretary Ashton Carter met with reporters Tuesday during his visit to Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque. A transcript of that meeting below.

The Secretary is scheduled to visit Los Alamos today.


SECRETARY OF DEFENSE ASH CARTER: Well, thank you, once again. The only thing I wanted to do was say thank you, once again, to the Albuquerque community, to New Mexico more generally, for being such a long-standing and true friend and supporter of defense,

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