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Council Proclaims Oct. 6-12 'Fire Prevention Week'

on September 27, 2013 - 12:36pm

Los Alamos Fire Marshal Brian Nickerson accepts a proclamation from Councilor Fran Berting on behalf of the Council marking Oct. 6-12 as 'Fire Prevention Week.' Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Fire Marshal Brian Nickerson at the podium as Councilor Fran Berting reads the proclamation. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Magistrate Judge Pat Casados Will Seek 4th Term

on September 27, 2013 - 9:56am

Los Alamos Magistrate Judge Pat Casados in her courtroom at the Justice Center. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Magistrate Judge Pat Casados told the Los Alamos Daily Post late Thursday that she has decided to seek re-election to a 4th four-year term.

The election for Los Alamos Magistrate Judge is November 2014 but candidates must file in March.

"After attending the recent judges conference, I came back with renewed enthusiasm ... I've made a lot of progress and I want to see the projects I've started be completed," Casados

Former Los Alamos Urologist Ordered to Leave Town Moves to Nambe Area

on September 27, 2013 - 8:16am

Pavel Mourachov

Staff Report

Former Los Alamos Urologist Pavel Mourachov reached a plea deal last June and was ordered by the court to leave town.

Magistrate Judge Pat Casados said Thursday that Mourachov has moved to the Nambe area, remains on probation and continues to wear an electronic monitoring device. 

Mourachov, 44, was arrested in May and charged with two counts of aggravated assault against a household member with a deadly weapon, harassment and extreme cruelty to animals. He was released six days later, at which time Casados ordered him to wear a monitoring bracelet.

Woman on the Lam Has Surfaced

on September 27, 2013 - 7:27am

Irene Quintana

Staff Report

The woman who has been on the lam for more than a week turned herself in Thursday.

"She walked up to our window (inside the Justice Center) and police officers were here to arrest her," Magistrate Judge Pat Casados said. "She had her first appearance in court and was released on a $5,000 bond pending a pre-trial."

Los Alamos Police Detectives had been searching for Quintana, 49, of Chamita since Sept. 17. 

She was wanted on a warrant with two felony charges for distribution of a controlled substance and conspiracy. Quintana is suspected of attempting to send