Public Safety

Senators Luján And Menendez Urge FCC & EPA To Address Public Health Threats Posed By Toxic Lead Cables

U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján

From the Office of U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) sent letters to the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) based on recent media reports on the potential public health threat of lead-sheathed telecommunications cables. The 18-month long investigation by the Wall Street Journal found that a nationwide network of lead-sheathed cables—remnants of legacy telecom networks—are potentially leaching dangerous levels of toxic lead into Read More

NMSP: 2023 New Mexico State Fair Among Safest In Years

NMSP officers with a couple of young attendees recently at the New Mexico State Fair. Courtesy/NMSP

NMSP officers chat with young attendees at the New Mexico State Fair recently in Albuquerque. Courtesy/NMSP

NMSP News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Sept. 7 through Sept. 17, the New Mexico State Fair brought in hundreds of thousands of visitors looking to have a good time with their friends and family. As always, New Mexico State Police (NMSP) officers were stationed throughout the fairgrounds to ensure visitors enjoyed their time in a safe environment.

During those two weeks, no vehicles were stolen from Read More

Governor Sends $57 Million To Support Law Enforcement Recruitment Efforts Across New Mexico

The Roundhouse in Santa Fe. Post file photo

From the Office of the Governor:

Funding supports 434 jobs in law enforcement agencies statewide

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced today that the state will allocate $57 million from two funds for law enforcement agencies to bolster recruitment and strengthen departments. 

This money is on top of the $50 million allocated in 2022 supporting the governor’s initiatives to broaden law enforcement capacity by funding recruitment or retention of law enforcement personnel.

“I have been clear since day one – getting more officers in New Mexico communities Read More

NNSA Launches Development Of Enterprise Blueprint

NNSA Administrator Jill Hruby

NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has launched an effort to develop an Enterprise Blueprint.

The Blueprint will define NNSA’s integrated priorities for the capabilities to achieve needed capacity, resilience and responsiveness across the distributed enterprise.

NNSA’s mission is essential to the security of the United States and its partners and allies, and the Nuclear Security Enterprise must keep pace with the dynamic global environment. Although NNSA has started modernizing the Enterprise, a clear Read More

New Mexico State Rep. Stefani Lord Formalizes Impeachment Process Of Governor, Calls For Extraordinary Session

Rep. Stefani Lord (Bernalillo & Torrance Counties)


SANDIA PARK – New Mexico State Rep. Stefani Lord (R-NM-22) has formalized the impeachment process calling for an extraordinary session to hold Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham accountable for violating her oath of office.

Rep. Lord has begun petitioning lawmakers in New Mexico for an extraordinary session to begin impeachment hearings “after the Governor’s emergency health order outlawed the Second Amendment”.

Lord has been a vocal critic of this emergency order and continues to bring national media attention to the Governor’s Read More

Screenagers Under The Influence Shows Thursday At SALA

LAPS News:

Screenagers Under the Influence will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 at SALA as part of the Mental Health Matters series.

All Mental Health Matters series events are free to the public.

This is a new release that examines the impact of our digital age on teens’ decision making in relation to substances such as vaping, alcohol, drugs and gaming. The film explores the latest research, highlights the personal experiences of teens and families, acknowledges the changing landscape of the substances themselves, and offers solutions for how we can best empower teens as they face Read More

New Mexico Supreme Court Stresses Importance Of Creating An Adequate Record To Justify Warrantless Search

New Mexico Supreme Court News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Supreme Court today overturned a Clovis woman’s drug possession conviction because a warrantless search of her purse by police violated constitutional protections against unreasonable searches.

In a unanimous opinion, the Court reminded prosecutors and district courts of “their obligations to make a sufficient record when considering the propriety of warrantless searches and when taking judicial notice” of facts in a case.

The Court ordered the case back to the district court in Curry County to vacate Kaylee Ortiz’s felony conviction Read More

Catch Of The Week: Vegas Cyber Attackers Hit The Jackpot

For the Los Alamos Daily Post

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, unless the hotel you stayed in falls victim to a ransomware attack … because then you’ll probably be getting a data breach notification in the mail. Sept. 11 MGM Grand reported a “cybersecurity incident” impacting certain systems. Over the next week or so the casino giant faced shutdown of systems running the casino and hotels, and huge headaches for their guests as the casino was forced to go manual for almost everything. Casino winnings were noted on handwritten receipts, and guests had to wait in line for Read More

Community Conversations Presents: ‘Fentanyl Awareness – Overdose Recognition & Response’ Online Training Sept. 27


The community is invited to attend an online webinar to learn about fentanyl overdose recognition and response 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27.

This event, with Bernie Lieving, the statewide overdose prevention education coordinator, will discuss myths vs. facts of fentanyl, signs of substance abuse and addiction and your rights as a responder.

No prior registration is required to attend.

Community members who would like to have NARCAN® naloxone nasal spray can pick up the product for free from the Social Services Office (1183 Diamond Dr. # E) or Municipal Court (2500 Trinity Read More