Public Safety

Sharon Marinuzzi Joins All-Woman Trinity Law Firm

Los Alamos lawyers, from left, Jacqueline Marrast-Simpson, Laurie Gallegos and Sharon Marinuzzi in their conference room at Trinity Law Firm. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Trinity Law Firm really began in 1994 when attorney Mary Walz hired Laurie Gallegos, just out of law school. Gallegos left to work at Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1997. She enjoyed her work there, practicing in the area of employment law and litigation, but she wanted more flexibility and to have her own practice. In 2010, she left LANL to open Laurie Gallegos

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Department Of Public Safety Thanksgiving 2014 Weekend Wrap Up


SANTA FE – Over the Thanksgiving weekend, New Mexico State Police and Motor Transportation Police were proactive in making it a safe one for New Mexico residents, visitors and travelers.

Following is a breakdown of the weekend wrap up:

New Mexico State Police:

  • Fatal Crashes – 1
  • Crashes with injures – 14
  • Non-injury crashes – 58
  • DWI arrests – 44
  • Cell phone use citations – 10
  • Speeding citations – 2,705
  • No seatbelt citations – 239
  • Saturation patrols – 26

Motor Transportation Police:

  • Crashes with injuries – 1
  • Non-injury crashes

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Udall Statement On Nomination of Ashton Carter As Secretary of Defense

Ashton ‘Ash’ Carter
WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., issued the following statement on the president’s decision to nominate Ashton Carter to serve as Secretary of Defense: 
“The United States and the broader international community are confronting multiple quickly evolving threats in the Middle East, including the emergence of the brutal terrorist organization ISIS. Ashton Carter has the respect of senior military leaders having served under multiple secretaries of defense, managed large budgets

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Sandia’s Sean Dunagan New Senior WIPP Recovery Manager

WIPP News:

Sean Dunagan, Research and Development Manager with Sandia National Laboratories, has been appointed as the Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) Senior WIPP Recovery Manager, effective Dec. 8, 2014. He replaces Tom Teynor, who returned to Hanford to be the Federal Project Manager of the Plutonium Finishing Plant project.

Directly leading and representing the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Recovery Project, Mr. Dunagan will report to CBFO Manager Joe Franco, and serve as the DOE Environmental Management Project on-site manager to lead the restoration of the WIPP facility and resumption

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World Affairs Discussion Addresses International Drug Trafficking

Michael S. Vigil

CIR News:

Michael S. Vigil, former DEA Chief of International Operations, Senior Executive Service, and author of DEAL is presenting a talk Saturday on International Drug Trafficking, Terrorism, and the Impact on Society, including New Mexico.

The Santa Fe Council on International Relation (CIR) is hosting the talk 3-5 p.m., Dec. 6 at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design, the Forum, 1600 St. Michael’s Dr. The cost is $15 for CIR members and $20 for non-members and guests.*
*Students, teachers and law-enforcement officers are welcome to attend this event for free.


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