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NMDOHH Reports Two Pediatric Influenza Deaths

on February 13, 2013 - 3:14pm


Flu Activity Continues Statewide

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a 2-year-old girl from McKinley County and 15-year-old boy from Torrance County died from influenza-related illnesses in the past month.

Since Oct. 1, 2012, the Department of Health has identified 89 pneumonia and influenza-related deaths. Last flu season, the Department identified one influenza-related pediatric death.

“It is still important and not too late to get vaccinated, as flu is likely to continue to circulate in New Mexico for some weeks,” said State Epidemiologist

Police Find No Evidence of Collision Between Truck and School Bus

on February 12, 2013 - 9:58am


Los Alamos Police arrive at the scene of a report of a minor collision, with no injuries, between a Los Alamos Public Schools special needs bus and a black Dodge Ram truck shortly after 8 a.m. today in front of Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock. Sgt. James Rodriguez explained that the driver of the truck reported that she felt the bus make contact with her vehicle and actually move it a little bit. 'In examining both the truck and bus, we found no evidence of contact on either vehicle,' Rodriguez said.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 2013

on February 11, 2013 - 7:21am

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

Jan. 31 at 7:52 a.m. / Los Alamos National Bank reported that it was the victim of a forgery in the 2800 block of Woodland Road. The estimated loss is unknown.

Jan. 31 at 2:30 p.m. / A 78-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she was the victim of fraud in the 2700 block of Walnut St. The estimated loss is less than $2,500.

Feb. 1 at 3:31 p.m.

Los Alamos Police Arrest Couple with Bundles of ID Cards, Drugs and Cell Phones

on February 8, 2013 - 12:02pm

By Carol A. Clark

In responding to a report, Los Alamos Police located two people in a room at Motel 6, 2201 Trinity Dr., about 6 p.m. Thursday, surrounded by bundles of ID cards, bags of methamphetamines, marijuana, pipes, pills and several cell phones.

Police arrested Leona Bjarke, 23, of Los Alamos and Connor Fox, 25, of Colorado Springs, Colo., at the scene and charged them with trafficking a controlled substance, distributing/selling, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and concealing identity.

Bjarke also had an active warrant for a probation violation.