Public Safety

West Nile Virus Cases in New Mexico to Date

OEM News:

West Nile Virus is a mosquito-borne disease. Human cases of the disease have been reported every year in New Mexico since 2003. August and September are peak times for West Nile cases in New Mexico.

New Human Cases in New Mexico by County:

Six new cases have been reported since Aug. 29, bringing the total for this year to 14 cases:

  • 78-year-old man from Dona Ana County. Uncomplicated Fever
  • 59-year-old man from Lea County. Uncomplicated Fever
  • 79-year-old man from Sandoval County. Encephalitis/Meningitis
  • 9-year-old boy from Dona Ana County. Encephalitis/Meningitis
  • 72-year-old man

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Los Alamos Fire Department Bids Lt. Larry Romero Farewell at Friday Ceremony

Lt. Larry Romero with farewell gifts he received during his retirement ceremony Friday honoring his dedication and service to the Los Alamos Fire Department, Los Alamos community and Los Alamos National Laboratory. “These 22 years came in the blink of an eye,” Romero said. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 Lt. Larry Romero and from left, his daughter Miranda and his wife Melissa listen as Fire Chief Troy Hughes and Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider speak of Romero’s important contributions to the Los Alamos Fire Department during his 22 years of service. Photo


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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Aug. 23 to Aug. 29, 2012

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

Aug. 23 at 10:34 a.m. / A 54-year-old Los Alamos man reported the fraudulent use of his credit card by false representation in the 2000 block of 43rd Street. The estimated loss is unknown.

MARK HENINS

Aug. 23 at 9:04 p.m. / Police arrested Mark Henins, 46, of Los Alamos on N.M. 4 on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

Aug. 24 at 2:40 p.m. / A 48-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she was the


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Candidates React to Firefighters’ Union Endorsement

ELECTION 2012 News: 

By Carol A. Clark

Incumbent County Council candidate Vincent Chiravalle and Council candidate Pete Sheehey have responded to request for comment from the Los Alamos Daily Post following Friday’s announcement by the Los Alamos Firefighters Association – IAFF Local 3279, that its membership elected to endorse them as well as House Dist. 43 candidate Stephanie Garcia Richard for the November General Election:

Vincent Chiravalle

“I am happy and honored to receive the endorsement of our firefighters. I want to thank the union membership for their


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Buy a Plane and Help a Good Cause

The public is invited to bid at an auction Sept. 5 in Midland, Texas on six aircraft seized in drug-related cases by the U.S. Marshals Service. Courtesy/USMS

U.S. MARSHALS News:

San Juan, PR – The U.S. Marshals recently conducted a preview of six aircraft in Aguadilla that will be sold at public auction Sept. 5 in Midland, Texas.

The aircraft were part of a seizure conducted in December 2011, shortly after a search warrant was executed by the Drug Enforcement Administration in relation to the investigation of Santo Seda-Rodriguez.

Seda-Rodriguez, owner and pilot of Jeshua Air Services, was the


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