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Chief Presents Police Department Budgets

on April 22, 2014 - 8:19pm

Los Alamos County Police Chief Dino Sgambellone presents his FY2015-FY2016 budgets to Council this evening as Deputy County Administrator/CFO Steven Lynne looks on. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Police Chief Dino Sgambellone presented his budgets to Council this evening. He has reduced the Police Department's FY2015 proposed budget by 2 percent from the 2014 Adopted Budget of $7,208,239 to $7,078,355. His FY2016 projected budget is $7,314,197.

Sgambellone briefed Council on the significant changes and impacts in his department and commended his

Probate Court Judge Presents FY2015-FY2016 Budgets

on April 22, 2014 - 7:10pm

Probate Court Judge Christine Chandler presents her FY2015-FY2016 budgets and laughs together with Budget and Grants Manager Gina Torpy and Deputy County Administrator/CFO Steven Lynne as she said her budget is likely the smallest in the County to which Council Chair Geoff Rodgers joked, 'And tonight it will be cut in half.' Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

Probate Court Judge Christine Chandler presented her FY2015-FY2016 budgets to County Council this evening in Council Chambers.

The Probate Court Adopted Budget for 2014 is $5,747 and Chandler was able to tighten up

LAPD Dispatcher Ulises Nieto Graduates Academy's Telecommunication Course

on April 22, 2014 - 9:39am

Los Alamos County Police Dispatch Supervisor Kate Stoddard, Dispatcher Ulises Nieto and Police Chief Dino Sgambellone. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department is proud to announce that Dispatcher Ulises Gabriel Nieto graduated April 18 from the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy Telecommunication Course.

Dispatcher Nieto has been employed with the Los Alamos Police Department for one year and continues to be a great asset to the department.

Chief Presents Fire Department's Budgets

on April 21, 2014 - 10:32pm

Fire Chief Troy Hughes presents his department's proposed budgets including $27,395,633 for FY2015 and $28,380,385 for FY2016, up from the FY2014 Adopted Budget of $26,210,761. Hughes explained the increase is primarily a result of the 10-year contractual agreement his department recently received from DOE for fire services. Council commended Chief Hughes and his staff and firefighters for their service to the community. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Filter Bank Mock-up Complete; HEPA Filters Arriving at WIPP

on April 21, 2014 - 4:19pm

WIPP News:

Experts from the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site have arrived in Carlsbad to train WIPP employees on replacing the high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters – a crucial component of the WIPP Ventilation System.

New filters are required to replace those that captured material following the Feb. 5 fire and Feb. 14 radiation event. The Savannah River Site is utilizing their expertise in changing contaminated filters to prepare WIPP site employees for potential levels of contamination on the filters.

Los Alamos Police Host Drug Take-Back Saturday

on April 21, 2014 - 10:25am

Former LAPD Ofc. Robert Girmendonk poses next to 332 pounds of prescription drugs collected April 27, 2013. Photo by Det. Sgt. Oliver Morris

LAPD News:

Officers with the Los Alamos Police Department are hosting a Prescription Drug Take-Back Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at the following locations:

  • Site 1: Los Alamos Medical Center Parking Lot; and
  •  Site 2: White Rock Visitors Center Parking Lot.

Note: Needles will not be accepted.

LAPD is coordinating its events Saturday to coincide with the 8th annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. After collecting more than 1,700 tons of