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LAPD Releases 2017 Third Quarter Crime Statistics

on November 7, 2017 - 6:43am

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone

LAPD News:

Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone has released crime statistics for the third quarter of 2017, 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.

‘Come Write In!’ At The White Rock Branch Library

on November 7, 2017 - 6:05am

The word count across the world so far in the National Novel Writing Month evennt. Courtesy image

LIBRARY News:

The Los Alamos County Library System is hosting the NaNoWriMo program (short for National Novel Writing Month) in November, joining libraries and writing groups around the world to support and stimulate writers.

Writing sessions begin at 6 p.m. each Tuesday in the White Rock Branch Library. Writers will be encouraged to write a 50,000-word novel during the month - but all writers are welcome to attend, whether their writing takes the form of a novel or something shorter.

Library

News Alert: Crash On Truck Route Near LANSCE

on November 6, 2017 - 5:00pm

Los Alamos police and firefighters are responding to a two vehicle crash on the Truck Route. Courtesy photo

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos police and firefighters are responding to a two vehicle crash on the Truck Route near the LANSCE turn off.

Travel is down to one lane each direction. Commuters are asked to avoid the truck route this evening and be prepared for delays.

No other information is available at this time about those involved or any injuries.

LAPD Sgt. Chris Ross Graduates From Northwestern University Center For Public Safety

on November 6, 2017 - 12:22pm

From left, Deputy Director of the Center for Public Safety at Northwestern University Michelle Camden, LAPD Sgt. Chris Ross, Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden and U.S. Magistrate Judge Gregory J. Fouratt. Sgt. Chris Ross recently graduated from the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Police Sgt. Chris Ross recently graduated from the Northwestern University, Center for Public Safety, class #420 of the School of Police Staff and Command.

The School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) is an intensive 10-week program that prepares law

Parks & Rec Board Reviews Capital Projects Thursday

on November 6, 2017 - 12:08pm

COUNTY News:

Capital projects for Golf Course Improvements, Ice Rink Improvements, Pinon Park Splash Pad and a Kiddie Pool that were moved forward by County Council at their Aug. 8 meeting will be discussed by the Parks and Recreation Board this Thursday, Nov. 9.

The Board is expected to make recommendations about the projects that will be forwarded to the Council to consider at their Council meeting Dec. 5.

The public is welcome to attend and give public comments to the Board this Thursday. The meeting is 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers.

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LAPD Property Auction Slated For Nov. 21

on November 6, 2017 - 11:08am

LAPD News:

 

A 1994 Ford Taurus Wagon, bikes, tools, a guitar and jewelry are among the items to be auctioned 9-10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 21 by the Los Alamos Police Department.

“All items to be sold are found or unclaimed property that has been in the possession of the Department for more than 90 days. By law, anything valued at more than $50 has to be auctioned. If not sold, it has to be destroyed,” Crime Scene/Evidence Tech Anthony Lucero said.

The auction will be cash only and government-issued identification will be required to bid.

Letter To The Editor: What Is A Weed?

on November 6, 2017 - 7:58am
By LYNN HANRAHAN
Los Alamos

We went to the County Code Enforcement presentation last Thursday at UNM-LA sponsored by the local Republican Party because we had recently received a notice from the county. Our garden is big, so we thought it might be a good idea to see what didn’t comply to county standards. It is easier to move “offensive” plants now when they are getting ready for their winter slumber. At least I think it is – my son has the green thumb.let

Gardens can be both cost and labor intensive so it’s good to get things right the first time.

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