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FBI: Founder/Former Administrator Of Public Charter Schools In Albuquerque Sentenced To 60 Months For Theft, Fraud And False Statements Charges

on October 15, 2018 - 11:51am

FBI News:
  • David Scott Glasrud also Ordered to Pay $3 Million in Restitution

ALBUQUERQUE – Senior U.S. District Judge James A. Parker today sentenced David Scott Glasrud, 51, the former administrator of Southwest Learning Centers in Albuquerque to 60 months of imprisonment for his conviction on federal theft, fraud and false statement charges arising out of a nearly 15-year scheme to defraud the public charter schools he founded out of millions of dollars.

Glasrud was ordered to serve a three-year term of supervised release after completing his prison sentence.

Udall, Heinrich Announce $435,000 In Federal Funding To Address Food Insecurity

on October 15, 2018 - 11:06am


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) have announced $435,000 in new federal funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Community Foods Project and Planning grant program to address food insecurity in New Mexico.

“Far too many New Mexicans facing food insecurity suffer from serious health issues, financial hardship, and endless anxiety – about where the next meal will come from, and how to put food on the table for their families,” Sen. Udall said.

BLM Begins San Pedro Thinning Project

on October 15, 2018 - 9:57am
San Pedro area hazardous fuels thinning begins around Oct. 17. Courtesy/BLM
BLM News:
TAOS – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will begin hazardous fuels thinning in the San Pedro area beginning around Oct. 17 and carry on until Nov. 30.
The thinning project is expected to take 2-6 weeks; however, the exact timing is subject to weather and ground conditions.
The San Pedro fuels reduction project is located on BLM lands on the south side of N.M. 344, approximately one mile east of the intersection of N.M. 14 and N.M.

AAUW Hosts Panel Discussion Led By Kristy Nadler On Violence Against Women On Campus

on October 15, 2018 - 7:28am
AAUW News:
The Los Alamos Branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW) invites the community to attend a panel discussion led by Kristy Nadler on Violence Against Women on Campus.
The discussion is 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in the Jeannette Wallace Hall, Building 5 at UNM-Los Alamos.

LAPS Issues Information On Delayed Start, School Cancellation And Early Dismissal Due To Snow

on October 14, 2018 - 6:21pm

LAPS Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus

Greetings from the Superintendent's Desk:

This message contains information about delayed start, school cancellation, or early dismissal due to snow or ice for the Los Alamos Public Schools.

With today's winter storm warning, LAPS has tuned-up all snow removal equipment and we have a crew reporting early Monday morning.  

Announcements, usually by 5:30 a.m., will be sent via the media, district web page, LAPS School Messenger, and information lines.

  • Aspen Elementary 663-2277
  • Barranca Mesa Elementary 663-2732
  • Chamisa Elementary 663-2472
  • Mountain

NWS: Snow Likely To Follow Rain After Midnight

on October 14, 2018 - 5:45pm
Rain continues falling today across Los Alamos including late this afternoon along the Main Hill Road. The National Weather Service predicts a 90% chance of fairly steady rain turning to snow after midnight. The low tonight is expected to drop to around 31 degrees. The NWS also predicts a 60% chance of snow likely before noon Monday followed by rain showers and a high near 37. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Sheriff Candidates Speak At Los Alamos Kiwanis

on October 14, 2018 - 5:15am

All four Los Alamos County sheriff candidates participated Oct. 9 in a Kiwanis forum, from left, Democrat Joseph F. Granville, Republican James William Whitehead, Libertarian Christopher B. Luchini and Greg White, who declined to state a party. Photo by Don Casperson

Los Alamos Kiwanis Club

All four candidates for Los Alamos County Sheriff—Democrat Joseph F. Granville, Libertarian Christopher B. Luchini, Republican James William Whitehead, and Greg White, who declined to state a party—participated in a forum Oct. 9 at Los Alamos Kiwanis.

The sheriff’s race this year is

DOH: Opioid Prescribing Measures Show Improvement

on October 14, 2018 - 4:57am
SANTA FE The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) has announced continued progress in addressing prescription drug overdose in New Mexico with its latest state quarterly prescribing report showing improved prescribing practices for opioids.
Opioid prescriptions dropped nearly 12 percent compared to the second quarter of last year. This reduction in prescribing comes after Governor Susana Martinez enacted legislation making it mandatory for healthcare providers to check a patient’s prescription history in the state’s Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP)database when

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Sept. 27 To Oct. 9, 2018

on October 13, 2018 - 12:55pm

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. 27 at 5:16 p.m. / Police arrested Emilio Lujan-Delafuente, 29, of Pojoaque at 2500 Trinity Dr. on an outstanding District Court warrant.





Oct. 2 at 3:21 p.m. / Police arrested Andrea R. Rivera, 31, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr. on an outstanding District Court warrant.




Oct. 2 at 6:45 p.m.

FBI: Peter John Zayas Sentenced To 15 Years

on October 13, 2018 - 9:14am
FBI News:
ALBUQUERQUE Senior U.S. District Judge Robert C. Brack sentenced Peter John Zayas, 33, Tuesday in Federal Court in Las Cruces, to 15 years of imprisonment followed by five years of supervised release for his conviction on a child abuse resulting in great bodily harm charge.
Zayas’ conviction arose out of conduct occurring between August 2007 and October 2007, resulting in the death of his 2-month-old daughter. Judge Brack sentenced Zayas based on a guilty plea entered Feb. 19, 2014. Judge Brack sentenced his wife Sophia Zayas, Sept.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Sept. 22 To Sept. 25, 2018

on October 13, 2018 - 6:01am

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.

TOMAS R. MEDINA Sept. 22 at 9:29 p.m. / Police arrested Tomas R. Medina, 29, on Canyon Road and charged him with battery against a household member. (Police booking photo unavailable).


Sept. 22 at 10:14 p.m. / Police arrested Austin Lee Cox, 25, of Los Alamos on Diamond Drive on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant and charged him with indecent exposure.


Los Alamos Police Blotter: Sept. 12 To Sept. 18, 2018

on October 12, 2018 - 5:50am

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. 12 at 5:24 p.m. / Police arrested Kenneth Martinez, 29, of Espanola at Pajarito Road and MM7 on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.




Sept. 12 at 9:39 p.m. / Police arrested Angela Valdez, 54, of Los Alamos on Short Drive and charged her with DWI and driving without the lights on her vehicle.



Crews Stabilizing Hanford Waste Storage Tunnel

on October 12, 2018 - 5:42am
Trucks carry engineered grout from a nearby batch plant to the PUREX Plant Tunnel 2, where pumps insert the grout using piping connected to existing openings in the top of the tunnel. Courtesy photo
A mobile batch plant near PUREX Plant Tunnel 2 will mix approximately 43,000 cubic yards of grout to stabilize the tunnel. Courtesy photo
DOE News:
RICHLAND, Wash. Trucks are delivering engineered grout to stabilize a waste storage tunnel on the Hanford Site.
Last week, EM’s Richland Operations Office (RL) authorized contractor CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC) to

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Sept. 8 To Sept. 11, 2018

on October 11, 2018 - 9:12pm

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. 8 at 5:09 p.m. / Police arrested Jonathan M. Wilke, 38, of Los Alamos on 42nd Street on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.




Sept. 8 at 9:14 p.m. / Police arrested Alvaro F.

N3B Begins LANL Waste Shipments To WIPP

on October 10, 2018 - 9:39am

NB3 workers load waste from LANL into a transport container bound for WIPP, marking the resumption of regular shipments from LANL to WIPP for the first time in four years.

N3B News:

Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B) last week began shipments of transuranic waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad.

“This is the first of what will be regular shipments of waste from Area G, a LANL waste management area, in more than four years,” said Danny Nichols, manager of the N3B Contact-handled Transuranic Waste Program.


FBI: Utah Man Charged With Assault On Federal Officer On Laguna Pueblo

on October 10, 2018 - 9:01am
FBI News:

The FBI has arrested Brad Porter Halverson on a federal complaint charging him with assault on a federal officer and use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence after he allegedly pointed a weapon at Laguna Police Department officers Oct. 1, 2018.

The officers confronted Halverson, 20, of Morgan, Utah, after he allegedly shot at a tractor-trailer on Interstate 40 and drove to Laguna Pueblo. When Halverson allegedly pointed a rifle at officers, they fired at him.

Halverson was taken to the University of New Mexico Hospital (UNMH) for treatment of non-life threatening

October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month ... Local Task Force Supports #SurvivorSpeaks Movement

on October 9, 2018 - 3:14pm

Los Alamos Police Officers, John Hughes of Metzger's in White Rock and Chamisa Guidance Councilor Michelangelo Loboto painted the rock Oct. 15, 2014 in White Rock in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/


In conjunction with the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Los Alamos Domestic Violence Task Force (LADVTF) looks forward to bringing awareness to Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October by showing support of the #SurvivorSpeaks movement. 

They also are painting the “Rock” in White Rock noon to 1 p.m. Oct.

League Recommends Independent Ethics Commission

on October 9, 2018 - 2:35pm
By BARBARA CALEF, Co-President
LWV Los Alamos

The League of Women Voters of Los Alamos recommends a YES vote on Constitutional Amendment 2, which will create an Independent Ethics Commission that will educate officials about standards of conduct and hold them accountable if they fail to maintain those standards.

All New Mexicans pay a price for politicians who break the rules. New Mexicans deserve a fair, transparent process for handling ethics complaints.

Beginning today, Oct. 9, you may cast your ballot in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

FBI: Roswell Man Charged With Using Interstate Communications To Threaten To Injure An Individual

on October 9, 2018 - 12:58pm

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE – A U.S. Magistrate Judge sitting in Las Cruces, today ordered that Kory Dwayne Adams, 35, of Roswell, remain in custody pending trial on charges of using interstate communications to threaten to injure another individual. Trial has yet to be scheduled.

The FBI arrested Kory Adams Sept. 28, 2018, for allegedly posting a message on social media which threatened to injure an individual. According to the complaint, Kory Adams’ brother, Dain Justin Adams, 37, also of Roswell, was arrested Sept. 19, 2018, on a federal criminal complaint alleging child pornography offenses.

Los Alamos Police Seek Metal Art Sculpture Thieves

on October 9, 2018 - 12:34pm

This metal art sculpture stolen from the Los Pueblos area on Barranca Mesa is among similar larcenies reported over the past several months. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ 

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department Investigations Section is seeking any information related to theft of metal art sculptures from the Los Pueblos area on Barranca Mesa. 

LAPD has taken several reports of larcenies over the past several months related to these metal art sculptures from multiple victims.

LAPD is offering a reward of up to $200 to anyone who has information that leads to the identity

Candidates For Sheriff Square Off At League Forum

on October 8, 2018 - 6:27pm
Republican James Whitehead takes his turn at the podium while the other candidates for Los Alamos County Sheriff, from left, Democrat Joseph F. Granville, Libertarian Christopher B. Luchini, and Independent Greg White listen during the LWV Forum Oct. 3 at UNM-LA. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Sheriff candidates Democrat Joseph F. Granville, Libertarian Christopher B.

County Judicial Candidates Share Background and Philosophy With Citizens at LWV Forum

on October 8, 2018 - 6:10pm
Candidates for Magistrate Judge, James Rickman and Pat Casados, take their turns at the podium during the LWV Forum Oct. 3 at UNM-LA. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Municipal Judge Candidates Alan Kirk and Elizabeth Allen make their case to voters. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Two sets of judicial candidates appeared before voters at the League of Women Voters Candidate Forum Oct. 3 at UNM-Los Alamos.

Incumbent Democrat Pat. A. Casados and Libertarian James E.

Firewood Season Is Here ... Get Your Money’s Worth

on October 8, 2018 - 4:54pm

This is what a true cord of wood looks like. Courtesy/Pat Kestell

Los Alamos

It is that time of year that the weather cools down and the pickups with firewood begin making their way to various parking lots.

As one who heats significantly with wood I would just like to remind folks that they should be sure to get their money’s worth.

Above is a picture of a true cord of wood. Throughout the years I have had vendors assure me that their trucks, filled only to the top of the bed was a full cord. This is simply not the case.

A cord is a true standard of measurement which is

Albuquerque Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Heroin And Methamphetamine Trafficking Charges

on October 6, 2018 - 4:40am
FBI News:
ALBUQUERQUE John Hanrahan, 57, of Albuquerque, pled guilty Thursday in Federal Court to heroin and methamphetamine trafficking charges without the benefit of a plea agreement.  
At sentencing, Hanrahan faces a statutory mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years and a maximum of life in federal prison. However, if the court determines that Hanrahan is a career offender, he faces a prison sentence within the range of 30 years to a maximum of life imprisonment.
Hanrahan, whose prior criminal history includes felony convictions for conspiracy, armed robbery, conspiracy to

NM State Police Investigate Homicide In Rio Arriba County

on October 6, 2018 - 4:39am
NMSP News:
OHKAY OWINGEH, NM Around 9:30 p.m., Oct. 4, the New Mexico State Police received a call of multiple victims with gunshot wounds on NM State Road 68 at mile marker 2, near the Ohkay Owingeh casino.
State Police discovered a blue Subaru WRX in the northbound lane of traffic with four apparent gunshot victims. The victims included two males and two females. Officers immediately began rendering medical aid to the victims.
One male in the vehicle was deceased of apparent gunshot wounds. Two females and another male were injured and transported to area hospitals.