Public Safety

Alert: Blue Cross Blue Shield Computer Glitch Causes Multiple Withdrawals Of November Premium Payments

Staff Report

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico has confirmed that a computer glitch has caused its billing system to withdraw multiple premium payments from customers in November.

It’s not clear if this glitch affects all customers but one customer in Los Alamos reported their monthly premium payment of $195.31 was withdrawn from their bank account four times so far this month including Nov. 11, Nov. 12, Nov. 13 and Nov. 16.

A Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico representative apologized saying that a computer glitch has caused the error and the funds will be credited back to the

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LAPD Detectives Share Investigation Techniques With Chamisa Elementary School Students

Det. Sgt. Oliver Morris shares with Chamisa’s third and fourth graders how Los Alamos police conduct investigations. Photo by Kateri Morris

Cpl. Adele Girmendonk. Photo by Kateri Morris


Members of the Los Alamos Police Department Detective Division headed by Det. Sgt. Oliver Morris were out in full force Nov. 7 at Chamisa Elementary School. Fortunately, the detectives were not securing a crime scene at the school.

In keeping with Chamisa’s theme this academic year, “Chamisa Investigations Academy”, the detectives were sharing with Chamisa’s third and fourth graders how

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Los Alamos Medical Center Conducts Full Scale Ebola Drill

During LAMC’s full scale Ebola Drill Tuesday, Emergency Department Director Lori Coffelt, RN, left, plays the role of ‘primary nurse’ and Med-Surgery Unit Director Holly Kinney, RN plays the ‘second nurse.’ Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Following weeks of training, table top exercises and daily conference calls with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the core team at Los Alamos Medical Center launched a full scale Ebola Drill Tuesday.

The premise being a patient walks into the

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Diamond Drive Lane Painting Begins Monday


Beginning Monday, Nov. 17, weather permitting, the County’s contractor, Accu-Stripe, will be painting the turn lane and bike lane symbols on the fog sealed portion of Diamond Drive (North Road/Ridgeway to the roundabout).

Expect short term closures of the left turn lanes between the Pueblo Complex and the roundabout. There will also be short term painting operations in the bike lanes while crews paint the symbols. Work is expected to last  8:30 a.m. to  approximately 5 p.m. all week.

Since this process is temperature sensitive, work may be postponed due to weather.

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