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House Bill Will Close 'Vaccination Loophole'

on February 22, 2015 - 8:33am
Rep. Deborah Armstrong

Legislation to protect New Mexico children from loopholes in current law regarding vaccination exemptions was introduced Wednesday.

Long time health-care advocate and member of the House Health Committee Rep. Deborah Armstrong, D-Bernalillo, introduced the bill. The change she proposes would maintain exemptions for documented medical reasons and for members of recognized religious organizations that oppose vaccinations.

However, the so-called “personal beliefs” exemption, which the New Mexico Department of Health estimates accounts for 60 percent of

San Ildefonso Road Lane Drop On North Mesa Monday

on February 21, 2015 - 7:42am

DPU News:

In support of gas line work on San Ildefonso Road, Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) will be dropping a driving lane on San Ildefonso Road just south of Diamond Drive on North Mesa. 

Beginning Monday, Feb. 23 and continuing through Thursday, Feb. 26, traffic will be reduced to one lane from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. A one-way flagging operation will alternate north and south bound vehicles through the construction zone.

The temporary lane reduction will allow the DPU contractor to trench across San Ildefonso Drive approximately 500 feet south of Diamond Drive. 

DPU is

Breaking News: Los Alamos Police Make Five Arrests Related To Possession Of Suspected Heroin

on February 20, 2015 - 5:24pm

Breaking News:

Los Alamos Police Department patrol officers have arrested five people since Tuesday related to possession of suspected heroin.

Commander Oliver Morris said that two of the arrests occured in White Rock and three arrests were made in Los Alamos,

The following suspects have been arrested:

Monica Cooper, 48, of Los Alamos



2 counts possession of a controlled substance

1 count possession of drug paraphernalia

Celso Ramos, 35, of Santa Cruz


Trafficking a controlled substance

Possession of a controlled substance

Possession of drug

Los Alamos County Hires Beverley Simpson As New Emergency Manager

on February 20, 2015 - 3:32pm

New Los Alamos County Emergency Manager Beverley Simpson. Photo by Oliver Morris


Los Alamos Daily Post
Los Alamos County has hired a new emergency manager. Beverley Simpson took over the post Tuesday, replacing Philmont Taylor who retired in 2014. 

Simpson brings to the job more than 20 years combined experience in Emergency Response and Homeland Security/Defense, WMD, Public Health, with specialized training in Emergency Response, Biological and Radiological Emergency Weapons of Mass Destruction and advanced knowledge of and experience in technologies directly or

Newest Los Alamos Police Officer Sworn In Today

on February 20, 2015 - 10:21am

The newest police officer in Los Alamos County, Leandro Gallegos, is sworn in this morning at the Justice Center by Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados. Photo by Chris Clark/

Espanola Police Chief Richard Gallegos pins the badge on his nephew, newly sworn Ofc. Leandro Gallegos during this morning's ceremony at the Justice Center. Photo by Chris Clark/

Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados congratulates new Ofc. Leandro Gallegos this morning at the Justice Center. Photo by Chris Clark/