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Former Springer Police Chief Leon Herrera Pleads Guilty To Impersonating Federal Officer

on October 17, 2015 - 9:35am

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE—(Former Springer police chief) Leon Herrera, 37, of Las Vegas, N.M., pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to falsely impersonating a federal officer.

Herrera entered his guilty plea to a felony information charging him with impersonating a Special Agent of the DEA Dec. 15, 2014, in Colfax County. In his plea agreement, Herrera admitted that he committed the crime at the behest of a friend who was then employed as a deputy sheriff in Colfax County (friend).

According to Herrera’s plea agreement, Herrera received a call Dec.

Cone Zone: Week Of Oct. 19

on October 16, 2015 - 2:15pm


Los Alamos County has issued its road construction update for the week of Oct. 19.

For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail, call 662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones. Please note the below information is based on a schedule provided by the contractors and may change due to weather or other delays.

Public Works Projects:

Ice Rink Parking Improvements:
Motorists might experience delays as the new parking area is constructed please allow extra time

LANL Protective Force Contract Protested

on October 15, 2015 - 10:39pm
Los Alamos National Laboratory. Courtesy/LANL
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos National Laboratory protective force contract that was awarded to Centerra Group, LLC Sept. 11 has been formally protested by SOC, LLC, the incumbent service provider.

"There is a protest," said SOC Los Alamos General Manager Jack Killeen today. "The lawyers are working on it."

Killeen said the appeal was lodged within the five-day period allowed and included the basis of the protest, but he could not elaborate on that now.

"It's lawyers talking to lawyers," he said, adding that LANL

FBI Media Coordinator Frank Fisher Presents Talk At Los Alamos Rotary Club

on October 15, 2015 - 10:39pm
Frank Fisher of the Albuquerque FBI addresses the Rotary Club of Los Alamos Tuesday at the Los Alamos Golf Course Community Room. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

FBI Media Coordinator Frank Fisher traveled from Albuquerque Tuesday to speak to the Rotary Club of Los Alamos.

He spoke of the importance of engaging the public in helping to keep criminals off the street.

“We’re very proud of our story … we work very hard, but as J. Edgar Hoover said, ‘We can’t do anything without the help of the American people,’” Fisher said.

Los Alamos Police Share Elks Crusade For Youth

on October 15, 2015 - 9:39pm
Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone bonds with kids over a game of pool Wednesday at the Youth Activity Center. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Cpl. Adele Girmendonk shares outdoor games with kids Wednesday at the Los Alamos Youth Activity Center. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post
The Los Alamos Elks Lodge launched its Random Acts of Kindness crusade for the Youth Activity Centers (YAC) in Los Alamos and White Rock.

"This is so great to see the officers here interacting with the kids and Chief Sgambellone playing pool with them," YAC