Public Safety

IRS: What You Should Know About Data Breaches

IRS News:

PHOENIX — A data breach is the intentional or unintentional release or theft of secure information.

It can be the improper disposal of personally identifiable information in the trash or a sophisticated cyber-attack on corporate computers by criminals. It can affect companies large or small.

The one common link is the victim, the person whose identity, financial or personal information has been compromised.

Here’s what you should know about data breaches:

  • Not every data breach results in identity theft, and not every identity theft is tax-related identity theft. 

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Additional Traffic Control On West Road For Passage Of 12 Large Film Trucks Afternoon-Evening March 11

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County has approved a flagging operation on the section of West Road between Diamond Drive and the top of Los Alamos Canyon (by the ice rink) to allow passage of 12 large filming trucks that require both lanes to safely negotiate the turns in the road.

This flagging operation will be conducted by a certified contractor and monitored by the County’s Traffic Division. Temporary lane closures are scheduled to occur between 6-10 p.m., Wednesday, March 11 after filming is completed along Camp May Road. While only short delays are anticipated, travelers are advised to use West


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LAFD Hosts St. Baldricks Head Shaving Event … Be A Hero For Kids With Cancer

St. Baldricks head shaving event. Courtesy/stbaldricks.org

LAFD News:

The Los Alamos Fire Department is hosting its third annual St. Baldricks head shaving fundraiser to help fight childhood cancer.

The event is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Patrick’s Day, March 17 at Fuller Lodge. LAFD also is selling special LAFD T-shirts for the event, donated by the Local 3279 Firefighters Union – click here.

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity that funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government. Get involved


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Senate Re-Confirms Secretary Gregg Marcantel

Secretary Gregg Marcantel

STATE News:

Secretary Gregg Marcantel has been re-confirmed as the New Mexico Corrections Department Secretary by the New Mexico Senate.

“I am humbled and honored to continue to serve the people of New Mexico and under the leadership of the Governor,” Marcantel said.

Secretary Marcantel touted several accomplishments during the past three years, but specifically highlighted his handling of the early release issues that plagued the department in years past.

“We simply didn’t have a good system to check and make sure inmates were really supposed to be released when


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REMINDER: Traffic Control March 10-11 On Camp May Road For Filming

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County, in cooperation with Pajarito Mountain Ski Area, will facilitate intermittent traffic control on Camp May Road between West Road and Pajarito Mountain to accommodate filming in Los Alamos County beginning at 6 a.m. Tuesday, March 10 through 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 11. 

Intermittent traffic control will be conducted by a certified contractor and monitored by the County’s Traffic Division to include a flagging operation to safely guide traffic through the staging area where film vehicles will be parked along Camp May Road. Only short delays are anticipated


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