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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Crackdown Underway

on August 17, 2013 - 10:27am


SANTA FENew Mexico law enforcement agencies are participating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2013 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” nationwide drunk driving crackdown Aug. 16 to Sept. 2.

The campaign coincides with the September Labor Day holiday weekend.

Ninety-five individual law enforcement agencies in New Mexico, along with the 12 State Police districts, are participating in the crackdown which includes checkpoints, saturation patrols and sustained enforcement activities.

Los Alamos Police Chief Vacancy Draws 40 Applicants

on August 17, 2013 - 8:56am


The search for a new police chief moves forward as Police Chief Wayne Torpy officially retires Friday, Aug. 23.

The position posting closed July 26. The County received 40 applications for the position, of which 26 applicants met the minimum qualifications. County Administrator Harry Burgess will select up to five finalists. The top candidates will travel to Los Alamos for in-person interviews and a special “meet the finalists” reception with the public at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.

The County will have three

Full Honors Mark Funeral for Los Alamos Police Cpl. Alfred Roybal

on August 15, 2013 - 6:19pm

Law enforcement vehicles form a long procession to escort Cpl. Alfred Roybal's body from the church to the cemetary today in Santa Cruz. Los Alamos Fire Department officials and firefighters honored Roybal by raising the American flag on a tall ladder at the entrance to the cemetary. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Officers on motorcycles lead the procession into Holy Cross Cemetary. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post
Family, friends and colleagues filled La Iglesia de Santa Cruz de la Canada Church today for the full honors

Congressional Delegation Urges Increased Oversite of New Mexico's Behavioral Health Crisis

on August 15, 2013 - 8:13am


New Mexico's Congressional Delegation sent the following letter Wednesday to U.S. Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Department of Health & Human Services regarding the state's behavioral health crisis:

Dear Secretary Sebelius,

As you are aware, the State of New Mexico is in the process of investigating allegations of fraud against 15 behavioral health providers that offer Medicaid services and has suspended payments to those organizations. We want to thank you for your ongoing involvement to protect the integrity of the process and the needs of beneficiaries.

Pastor Does Not Believe Vandalism Religiously Motivated

on August 14, 2013 - 2:50pm
White Rock United Methodist Church. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

Pastor Gary Seelau

Daycare staff arriving to work Monday at White Rock United Methodist Church discovered vandals had defaced the church with graffiti of a graphic and satanic nature.

Pastor Gary Seelau told the Los Alamos Daily Post that he does not believe for a minute that the vandalism to his church was religiously motivated.

"I think it is misguided individuals and I believe it has more to do with boredom ... I don't think it is a cult," Seelau said.