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SCAM ALERT: Sheriff Issues Warning

on February 9, 2016 - 4:15pm

SHERIFF'S OFFICE News:

Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco V. Lucero is issuing this warning to the citizens of Los Alamos County that a phone scam is underway in the local area.

Persons claiming to be either the Los Alamos County Sheriff or LASO deputies are attempting to coerce citizens into purchasing Recharge cards and asking them to meet in obscure locations to transfer those cards.

Anyone receiving such a call is advised not respond but rather contact the Los Alamos County Dispatch at 505.662.8222 immediately.

Native American Suicide Prevention Bill Passes Panel

on February 8, 2016 - 9:51am
Sen. George K. Muñoz
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE  Senate Bill 250, sponsored by Sen. George K. Muñoz, passed the Senate Indian and Cultural Affairs Committee.
 
The bill appropriates $150,000 to fund a clearing house Native American suicide prevention which provides culturally appropriate suicide prevention, intervention and post-event assistance statewide to Native American individuals, families and tribes, nations and pueblos.
 
“Although Indian Health Services is legally responsible to provide healthcare to Native Americans, more needs to be done,” Muñoz said.

Los Alamos Women Fight Against Human Trafficking

on February 8, 2016 - 9:41am

Members of the United Methodist Women, First United Methodist Church of Los Alamos protesting human trafficking at a rally Feb. 6 in Pojoaque. Photo by Ann LePage

FUMC News:

The United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist Church staged a protest against human trafficking Saturday, Feb. 6, in Pojoaque on Rt. 285.
 
Most people in the U.S. think human trafficking is something that happens in other countries and not here. But they are wrong. The United States, and specifically New Mexico, has a huge problem with human trafficking.

House Approves Budget With Increased Funding For Public Safety And Education

on February 7, 2016 - 8:22am

STATE News:
  • Budget funds critical public safety initiatives to protect New Mexicans and enhance early childhood programs

SANTA FE – Today, the New Mexico House of Representatives passed the FY2017 budget on a bipartisan 38-31 vote. The budget is fiscally responsible, while still funding priorities that will keep our communities safe, protect New Mexico’s children and provide students with a quality education.

“We worked hard to secure support for necessary priorities. This budget will fund the initiatives that have been passed this session aimed to protect New Mexico families," Larry

Sheriff Marco Lucero Testifies At State Capital

on February 6, 2016 - 7:25am
By Sheriff Marco V. Lucero
Los Alamos County

This year’s 30-Day Legislative Session has been busy for New Mexico sheriffs. I, as your elected sheriff, have again been active in testifying at the State Capital in support of bills that will enhance penalties for crimes against children, support to help protect law enforcement officers and efforts to make the Office of the Sheriff more professional and functional.

I will begin with HB-65. This bill will enhance penalties for sex offenders who are in possession of child pornography.

Missing Person Alert: Randall Bruce Bilyeu

on February 6, 2016 - 7:23am

Probate Judge Vacancy: Change In Process

on February 5, 2016 - 5:09pm

COUNTY News:

Upon further review of State statute, the Los Alamos County Attorney has determined the County should change the end date for the term that had been specified in earlier public notifications about the upcoming Probate Judge vacancy. 

The selected applicant who fills the vacancy left by current Probate Judge Christine Chandler will fill the position until Dec.

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