Public Safety

Rotary Efforts Result In $145K To Fight Polio



The Rotary Club of Los Alamos is among 39 Rotary clubs throughout Rotary District 5520, which includes New Mexico and west Texas, that recently raised awareness and money in support of Rotary International’s polio eradication effort.  

Friday Oct. 24, local members gathered at Los Alamos schools to share information about the drive to eliminate polio from the globe, to paint pinkies purple, and to accept

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State Police Hold Sobriety Checkpoints And Saturation Patrols Across State Through December

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New Mexico State Police will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols and Registration, Insurance and Drivers’ License Checkpoints in all New Mexico counties throughout December.

This effort continues to show a significant reduction in alcohol related fatalities and is attributed to the continued media attention and intensive advertising. These checkpoints are helping to change society’s attitude about drinking and driving. People are choosing to not drink and drive. This is the biggest step in keeping impaired drivers from crashing into

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LANL To Hold Two-Day, Full-Scale Homeland Security Emergency Exercise

UPDATE: There will be a limited period of time on Saturday when there will be no access through the Vehicle Access Portals on East and West Jemez Roads.  During that period of time, which could be up to two hours, all vehicles will asked to use West Road to bypass the TA-3 area of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

LANL News:

  • All-weekend test to cause minor, temporary traffic re-route

Los Alamos National Laboratory Emergency response personnel, Protective Force guards, federal officials, the Los Alamos Police Department and the FBI will participate in an extensive, full scale homeland security

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Los Alamos Man Involved In Pojoaque Crash In Which Woman Dies


The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office reports that a Los Alamos man was driving a vehicle Saturday in Pojoaque that collided with another vehicle in which the driver died at the scene from her injuries.

SFCSO Lt. Joe McLaughlin told the Los Alamos Daily Post that Robbin Wood of Los Alamos was traveling north on N.M. 30, Mile Marker 3 in the San Ildefonso Pueblo at 4:45 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 29 when he lost control of his 2006 Chevy four-door vehicle. Wood’s vehicle crossed left of the center divider line and his front bumper struck the front bumper of a 1995 Chevy four-door

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County Suspends Central Avenue Improvements Project Dec. 5


The Contractor has completed their portion of the work associated with this project with the exception of the installation of amenities such as benches, bike racks, and trash and recycling receptacles.

The County is responsible for the installation of the remaining streetlight poles, pedestrian lights, light fixtures, and pavement markings.

The information below outlines the path forward and responds to questions that have been asked about the project:

Q: Where should the pedestrian entering a crosswalk stand to ensure they are seen by motorists?

A: Maximum pedestrian visibility

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