Public Safety

Man Dies Tuesday Night On Walnut Street

POLICE News:

Los Alamos Police responded to the scene of a man found dead Tuesday night on Walnut Street.

Neighbors began contacting the Los Alamos Daily Post overnight following the sound of gunshots saying it appears the man died on the street at about 10 p.m. of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

“With our initial investigation, we have determined that there is no threat to the community,” Cmdr. Preston Ballew said.

The Office of the Medical Investigator will determine the cause of death, Ballew said.


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Williams: Multi-lane Roundabout At Central–N.M. 502 More Accident Prone Than If Signalized

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By JOEL M. WILLIAMS
Los Alamos

George Jennings, Jr’s letter on “Arts In Public Places” For New Roundabout  here gives me an opportunity to make some comments and to offer an “ART” suggestion.

Mr. Jennings’ letter sounded like perfect satire with his bow for commuters (disingenuous, since commuters were the last consideration on the Council’s agenda) and a call for a humongous rocket/bomb display. I seem to remember that the council has made a great fuss about de-emphasizing the bomb business in an effort to promote


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Fire Chief Troy Hughes Withdraws From Nebraska Interviews, Announces He’s Staying In Los Alamos

LAFD Fire Chief Troy Hughes

COUNTY News:

LAFD Fire Chief Troy Hughes announced today that he has chosen to withdraw from the Lincoln, Neb., Fire Chief selection process and remain in Los Alamos. 

Hughes said he had applied for a job opening in Lincoln earlier this month with the goal of being closer to his family, who primarily reside in Nebraska. He said the decision to pursue the job in Nebraska or stay in Los Alamos had been very difficult.

“I spent many restless nights pondering the decision to stay with LAFD or go back to Nebraska,” he said, emphasizing that the importance of spending time


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Scam Alert: IRS Scams Increasing Across New Mexico As Tax Day Approaches

From The Attorney General’s Office:

  • Scammers are targeting New Mexicans with two different IRS scams

SANTA FE Attorney General Hector Balderas announced today that the Office of the Attorney General is receiving increased reports of IRS impersonation scam calls to New Mexico consumers.

In these scams, callers claim to be from the IRS and threaten New Mexicans with legal action unless the consumers pay the alleged back taxes or owed taxes. The scammers then ask the consumer to send money by various means including prepaid debit cards or wire transfers.

New Mexicans are also experiencing


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Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone Honored With Patriotic Employer Award From ESGR

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone was honored last week with the Patriotic Employer Award from the Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR) Santa Fe Volunteer Committee. The award recognizes Chief Sgambellone and Los Alamos County for being a patriotic employer. He was nominated for the award by LAPD Emergency Manager Beverley Simpson. ANG Brigadier General Juan Griego presented Chief Sgambellone with the award during a special presentation at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building. Courtesy/LAC

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone with the Patriotic


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