Public Safety

Vaccination Clinic For Phase 1A, 1B In Los Alamos Jan. 18


Los Alamos County’s Emergency Management Office is coordinating with the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) to hold a COVID-19 vaccination clinic, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, in Griffith Gymnasium at Los Alamos High School, 1300 Diamond Dr.

The clinic will be limited to vaccinating remaining healthcare workers in phase 1A and beginning phase 1B, which includes teachers, frontline essential workers and citizens over age 75. This vaccine clinic is free. 

Vaccinations are limited. Individuals who meet the 1A and 1B criteria and have pre-registered on the NMDOH website


Environment Department COVID-19 Watchlist: Jan. 14

NMED News:

The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) has updated its daily Rapid Response COVID-19 Watchlist, which includes New Mexico places of employment that have had two or more rapid responses in the last 14 days.

There are currently 84 establishments on the Watchlist.

The current Rapid Response COVID-19 Watchlist and closure list, which includes all establishments that have been required to close, are posted here.

The state initiates a rapid response when it learns of a positive COVID-19 case in a workplace. The state agency initiating the rapid response will offer direction to


First Round Of Vaccines For LAPS Staff Begins Monday

A survey of LAPS employees indicates that 93 percent of staff want to be vaccinated. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

The first round of COVID-19 vaccinations for Los Alamos Public Schools staff begins Monday, Jan. 18.

Staff over age 50 who are working directly with students and are in close contact with students are eligible to be vaccinated in this first round. This includes, for example, elementary staff, middle and high school special education staff, bus drivers running routes, elementary school custodians and secondary coaches.

Just in case there is a reaction to the Pfizer vaccine, EMTs and


New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 1,434 New Cases, Total Now 160,543 With 29 New Deaths And 82,809 Patients Recovered


SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials announced this afternoon 1,434 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County reports 9 more cases today … the total is now 361 people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 29 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reports today’s most recent cases:

  • 344 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Catron County
  • 73 new cases in Chaves County
  • 9 new cases in Cibola County
  • 3 new cases in Colfax County
  • 38 new cases in Curry County
  • 1 new case in De Baca County
  • 166 new cases


Los Alamos National Laboratory 2020 Year In Review

Los Alamos National Laboratory. Courtesy/LANL

Los Alamos Daily Post

Looking back over 2020, Director Thom Mason said it is the 13,000 Laboratory employees that he is most proud of … how they have stepped up and met the challenges of a global pandemic.

LANL Director Thom Mason

Just shifting that large number of employees from working onsite to working remotely was quite an endeavor and Mason commended the employees on having adapted so well.

“Those employees that had to be onsite were safer by not having more people here,” he said during a recent


LAPD Releases Part 1 Crime Statistics 2020

Part 1 crime stats for 2020 by classification. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

Today, Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone released crime statistics for 2020 which were compiled by the Records Section of the Los Alamos Police Department.

Offenses reported as crime statistics are determined by the FBI Uniform Crime Report Program and are classified as crimes against persons (violent crime) and crimes against property.

The offenses of murder (homicide), rape, robbery and aggravated assault make up the violent crime category. The offenses of arson, burglary, larceny, and auto theft make up the property


Los Alamos Police Blotter: Jan. 6 To Jan. 12, 2021

LAPD News:

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. 6 at 11:50 a.m. / Police arrested Matthew L. Baruzzini, 40, of Los Alamos in Central Park Square and charged him with driving while his license to do so has been suspended or revoked.






Jan. 9 at 9:28 p.m. / Police arrested Arturo Houston, 38, of Española at the Española Police Department on an outstanding Magistrate


Waterline Repairs Underway At Mesa Public Library

UPDATE: Crews will be repair the line on Friday, Jan. 15. 


Library patrons asked to park in west parking lot for curbside book pick-up today

Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities will close the one-way drive in front of the Mesa Public Library just past the entrance to the west parking lot today, due to ice resulting from a water line break.

Department officials ask library patrons who are scheduled for curbside pick-up of library books to park in the west parking lot and walk up to the pick-up location. 

Individuals who may have problems accessing the stairs are advised


Chart 306: COVID-19 In New Mexico Jan. 14, 2021

Average daily cases by county. The bars in this chart display the seven-day average number of cases per 100,000 people, and the line shows New Mexico’s ‘red to green’ gating criterion. Los Alamos County (30.3 average cases per 100,000) and its three surrounding counties are highlighted. Source: New Mexico Department of Health. Created by Eli Ben-Naim
Test positivity rate by county. The bars in this chart display test positivity rates, and the line shows New Mexico’s ‘red to green’ gating criterion. Los Alamos County (5.05 percent test positivity rate) and its three surrounding counties are