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County Council Tables Sheriff's Office Resolution

on July 27, 2017 - 9:13am

It was a roller coaster ride during the Los Alamos County Council's special meeting Wednesday night in council chambers. The room was packed with residents who offered their thoughts on Councilor Pete Sheehey's proposed resolution to restore the duties of the Sheriff's Office. The resolution would provide a budget of $200,000 to cover the duties, hire a fulltime deputy, an administrative assistant and to attend training and other expenses. Furthermore, the resolution would provide vehicles as needed to the Sheriff's office.

White Rock Without Power

on July 26, 2017 - 3:36pm

Update: White Rock power outage UPDATE at 3:30 p.m.: the County's Traffic Division crews are heading to White Rock with portable generators to power the intersection traffic lights on SR4 (inside White Rock) during the evening work commute, which will begin in about an hour.


A downed transmission line is the cause of a wide spread power outage that began at approximately 2:30 p.m. today in White Rock.

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities’ electric linemen are dispatched to the area. The estimated time as to when power will be restored is unknown.

DPU will provide more

Los Alamos Police Blotter: July 19-24, 2017

on July 26, 2017 - 12:50pm

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.​



July 19 at 12:43 p.m. / Police arrested Ryan A. Roller, 34, of Los Alamos and charged him with battery against a household member, battery and false imprisonment.






July 20 at 4:12 p.m. / Police arrested Ashley B.

Letter To The Editor: Resolution 17-08 Hearing Today

on July 26, 2017 - 11:05am
Los Alamos
 At 6 p.m. today, the Los Alamos County Council will hold a hearing and voting on resolution 17-08, which advocates for an expansion of the duties of the sheriff’s office.
Right now our sheriff has very minor, mostly bureaucratic duties, but this new resolution would turn the sheriff’s office into a second law enforcement agency with duties equivalent to the police department. You can view the full resolution here.
We invite our county councilors to vote NO to the resolution based on the following reasons:
  • The proposed resolution

UPDATE: LAPD Dispatch Phones Back In Service

on July 26, 2017 - 9:21am

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department Dispatch telephones (non-emergency number 505.662.8222) are back in service.

The pnoes were temporarily unavailable for about 30 minutes this morning while the phone system was moved over to a new UPS as part of a system upgrade.

An alternate phone number was available while the system was upgrading.





LAPD Dispatch Non-emergency Phones Are Temporarily Unavailable During System Upgrade

on July 26, 2017 - 8:35am

UPDATE: Dispatch phones are back service.

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department Dispatch telephones (non-emergency number 505.662.8222) are temporarily unavailable while the phone system is moved over to a new UPS as part of a system upgrade.

Residents can call 505.412.2172 in the interim to reach Dispatch.

Phone service should be restored in approximately 30 minutes. Radios in Dispatch are not impacted.

Los Alamos County CFO Joe D'Anna Retires Friday

on July 26, 2017 - 5:17am
Chief Financial Officer Joe D'Anna will retire Friday after 24 years of service to the County. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ 
​Los Alamos Daily Post 

After 24 years of service to Los Alamos County, Chief Financial Officer Joseph D’Anna is retiring Friday. It is not a sad goodbye; D’Anna said he is leaving confident that the County’s finance division will continue to be successful with an excellent staff and strong leadership.

Helen Perraglio, formerly the deputy CFO, was named CFO and Melissa Myer has been hired to be the new