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Police Chief Dino Sgambellone Selected For Leadership New Mexico Core Program

on September 19, 2014 - 5:49pm

Police Chief Dino Sgambellone

LNM News:

Leadership New Mexico has announced that Los Alamos County Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone is among the 42 leaders from 19 communities across the state selected to participate in the 2014-2015 Core Program. This is the 19th class for the Leadership New Mexico Core Program.

Open to all citizens of the state, Leadership New Mexico’s Core Program involves leaders who represent the various geographic regions and communities, from the public, private, government and non-profit sectors.

Gov. Declares Today Texting And Driving Day Of Action

on September 19, 2014 - 9:36am

Gov. Susana Martinez


Today is the third annual day of action to stop texting and driving as part of the It Can Wait campaign. 

This year, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez officially proclaimed Sept. 19 to be the “It Can Wait Day of Action” statewide. See her proclamation here:  

Once again, AT&T and partner organizations are calling on New Mexico drivers to get involved today in the movement to end texting while driving, which is involved in more than 200,000 vehicle crashes each year.

New Mexico drivers are encouraged to:

  • Text “ICWNM” (stands for It Can

DNFSB Reports Deficiencies In U.S. Nuclear Labs’ Emergency Preparedness Plans

on September 19, 2014 - 7:34am

HSNW News:

A recently released study of 17 U.S. nuclear weapons laboratories by the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB), which examined operations at the labs over the last three years, found deficiencies in emergency preparedness plans.

Three New Mexico labs — the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, and Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque — exemplify various gaps in disaster preparedness throughout the nation’s nuclear defense system.

The assessment comes as the Energy and Defense Department are looking to

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Sept. 11 to Sept. 17, 2014

on September 18, 2014 - 12:59pm

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.

Sept. 11 at 2 a.m. / A 23-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he was battered on E. Jemez Road. 

Sept. 11 at 5:44 p.m. / Police arrested Brandi Vigil, 30, of Alcalde in Espanola on an outstanding District Court warrant. Police booking photo unavailable.

Sept. 11 at 11:07 p.m. / A 31-year-old Olympia man reported that he is the victim of public affray on Fairway Drive.


Governor Announces $100,000 Investment To Triple Alzheimer’s Caregivers Trained In New Mexico

on September 17, 2014 - 1:35pm

Gov. Susana Martinez


  • Targeted Investment and Programs Designed to Improve Alzheimer’s Treatment and Care in Rural and Underserved Areas

SANTA FE — Today Gov. Susana Martinez announced nearly $100,000 in funding to greatly expand training for family caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, particularly in rural and underserved areas.

“Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another dementia presents so many physical and emotional challenges,” Martinez said. “Caregivers often don’t know where to turn for help.

Six Safety Tips For Residents Facing Flooded Roads

on September 17, 2014 - 11:06am

Heavy precipitation expected over portions of the southwest this week due to the remnants of weakening Tropical Storm Odile prompts the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) to remind residents to Turn Around, Don’t Drown®.

More deaths occur due to flooding each year than from any other thunderstorm or hurricane-related hazard. Many of these casualties are a result of careless or unsuspecting motorists who attempt to navigate flooded roads. FLASH and the National Weather Service warns anyone who comes to a flooded roadway, “Turn Around, Don’t Drown!”