Public Safety

LAPS: October Is National Bullying Prevention Month

LAPS News:

October is National Bullying Prevention Month and Los Alamos Public Schools is finding ways to increase awareness of bullying and prevent bullying in our schools while promoting kindness, acceptance and inclusion.

“This year coming together in Unity is more important than ever,” LAPS Prevention Support Specialist Brandi Seekins said. “Bullying prevention starts with each one of us — our everyday words and actions can create environments where everyone is celebrated and welcomed.”

At Los Alamos Public Schools, teachers and school counselors lead classroom lessons


Los Alamos Victim Assistant: ‘Why Doesn’t She Just Leave?’

The violence at home signal for help without leaving a digital trace. Courtesy image

Los Alamos Victim Assistant:

It may be difficult for someone to comprehend a violent lifestyle if they’ve never experienced domestic violence.

Friends and family members listen to horror stories involving black eyes, broken noses, emergency room visits, terrifying ordeals at night, and constant belittling.

The common question is, “If things are so bad, why don’t you just leave?”

It isn’t simple to leave a violent relationship, rather a life-changing process that can take months, and even years to break


NMDWS Offices Closed To Public Until Further Notice

NMDWS Secretary Bill McCamley


ALBUQUERQUE — In light of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in New Mexico, all New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) offices will remain closed to the public until further notice.

Office closures include New Mexico Workforce Connection Centers and Labor Relations Division offices.

Work search requirements also will be waived until further notice for all Unemployment Insurance claimants.

“With the recent record spike in cases resulting in high hospitalizations, the decision has been made to give New Mexicans more time before


NMPED COVID-19 Update: 38 Staff And 10 Students Test Positive In New Mexico Public Schools In Last 72 Hours


SANTA FE — The Public Education Department announced Monday 48 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the last 72 hours.

Rapid response has been initiated, and all pertinent information has been verified with the schools and school districts.

The following new cases have been reported:

  • 10 cases in Bernalillo County. Two of the infected individuals are students who were last on campus Oct. 1 and Oct. 7. The other eight infected individuals are staff members who were last on school property Oct. 1, 7, 12, 13, 14 and Oct. 15. All staff members and the parents and guardians of all students in the


Traffic Alert: Center Lane Drop Trinity At 15th Tuesday


Parker Construction, under contract with Natural Grocers and in cooperation with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, will drop the center, left turn lane on Trinity Drive at 15 Street.

The lane will be closed beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20 to allow crews to cap a water line after Natural Grocers tapped into a new water service line. 

Work is anticipated to conclude by 6 p.m Tuesday. No interruption of utility services is planned.

Work on the south side of Trinity Drive at 15th Street continues. As a result, one eastbound lane remains closed at the contractor’s construction


New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 518 New Cases, Total Now At 37,302 With 1 New Death And 20,001 Patients Recovered


SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 518 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 38 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 1 new death in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases:

  • 123 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 30 new cases in Chaves County
  • 3 new cases in Cibola County
  • 20 new cases in Curry County
  • 102 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 20 new cases in Eddy County
  • 4 new cases in Grant County
  • 30 new cases in Lea County
  • 11 new cases in Lincoln


Chart 219: COVID-19 In New Mexico Oct. 19

Overall COVID-19 risk by state. The nonprofit organization Covid Act Now monitors daily diagnoses, infection rates, testing positivity, ICU headroom and contacts traced in each state. The overall COVID-19 risk is based on these five metrics. Map: Source: Created by Eli Ben-Naim


NNSA Administrator Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty Visits Kansas City National Security Campus As Part Of National Tour Of Agency’s Eight Laboratories, Plants And Sites

NNSA Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty visiting KCNSC Oct. 13 as part of her national tour of the agency’s eight laboratories, plants and sites. Courtesy/NNSA

NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty, Administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administration and U.S. Department of Energy Under Secretary for Nuclear Security (DOE/NNSA), continued her tour of the Nuclear Security Enterprise Oct. 13 visiting the Kansas City National Security Campus (KCNSC).

Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of NNSA’s creation, the Administrator is making her way across the Nation visiting


New Mexico Judiciary’s Chief Technology Officer Dick Wilkinson Honored By Albuquerque Business First’s ‘40 Under 40’

Dick Wilkinson

NMSC News:

ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Judiciary’s Chief Technology Officer, Dick Wilkinson, was recently honored as one of Albuquerque Business First’s “40 Under 40”, a yearly award given for professional achievement, contributions to the community and leadership skills.

“The Administrative Office of the Courts is so proud of Dick Wilkinson’s recognition by Albuquerque Business First as one of their “40 Under 40” this year,” Director Artie Pepin said. “Dick is highly professional and highly valued by the AOC.  He is respected and appreciated by judges and court