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Los Alamos Sheriff Addresses Gun Debate

on February 14, 2013 - 12:48pm

Los Alamos Sheriff Marco Lucero in his downtown office Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

During an interview Wednesday in his downtown office, Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero participated in a Q&A with the Los Alamos Daily Post on gun issues plaguing the state and the nation:


Los Alamos Daily Post: President Obama has issued a series of Executive Orders designed to regulate firearms across the country. New Mexico House Bill 114 would have prohibited the enforcement of any new federal firearm laws that infringe on

Help With The Hard Stuff: Legal Process is All about Negotiation

on February 14, 2013 - 12:38pm

Help With The Hard Stuff

Part 1 (of 10) - Legal Process is All about Negotiation


“Legal process” is different from “law.” Law is comprised of the compromises that have been negotiated or otherwise made into enforceable rules.

Legal process is what you are “in” if you are in a dispute with someone over what the rules are or how they are applied – it’s the enforcement part of “enforceable rules.”

Let’s assume that consulting with a lawyer is involvement in “legal process” even if the lawyer does not end up representing you in a formal legal action.

You are

Help Rotary Purchase AED for Fuller Lodge

on February 14, 2013 - 11:38am
Help Rotary Purchase AED for Fuller Lodge
By Linda Hull, President 2012-13
Rotary Club of Los Alamos

Ahoy, Los Alamos! It’s time for Rotary’s fourth Annual Crab Fest, and you are all cordially invited: Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Knights of Columbus Hall on the corner of Trinity Drive and DP Road. 

Proceeds from the event will help the Rotary Club purchase an automatic external defibrillator (AED) for Fuller Lodge.

This all-you-can-eat crab and prawn dinner, our Club’s biggest fundraiser of the year, is served family-style with coleslaw, beans, rolls, dessert and beverages.

NMDOHH Reports Two Pediatric Influenza Deaths

on February 13, 2013 - 3:14pm


Flu Activity Continues Statewide

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a 2-year-old girl from McKinley County and 15-year-old boy from Torrance County died from influenza-related illnesses in the past month.

Since Oct. 1, 2012, the Department of Health has identified 89 pneumonia and influenza-related deaths. Last flu season, the Department identified one influenza-related pediatric death.

“It is still important and not too late to get vaccinated, as flu is likely to continue to circulate in New Mexico for some weeks,” said State Epidemiologist

Police Find No Evidence of Collision Between Truck and School Bus

on February 12, 2013 - 9:58am


Los Alamos Police arrive at the scene of a report of a minor collision, with no injuries, between a Los Alamos Public Schools special needs bus and a black Dodge Ram truck shortly after 8 a.m. today in front of Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock. Sgt. James Rodriguez explained that the driver of the truck reported that she felt the bus make contact with her vehicle and actually move it a little bit. 'In examining both the truck and bus, we found no evidence of contact on either vehicle,' Rodriguez said.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 2013

on February 11, 2013 - 7:21am

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.

Jan. 31 at 7:52 a.m. / Los Alamos National Bank reported that it was the victim of a forgery in the 2800 block of Woodland Road. The estimated loss is unknown.

Jan. 31 at 2:30 p.m. / A 78-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she was the victim of fraud in the 2700 block of Walnut St. The estimated loss is less than $2,500.

Feb. 1 at 3:31 p.m.