Around the Area

  • Prescription drug take back day Saturday

    The Los Alamos Police Department is sponsoring a prescription drug take back day Saturday. LAPD officers will be at Smith's Marketplace and the White Rock Visitor Center parking lots from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to collect the items. Residents are reminded not to flush prescription drugs down the drain or toss them into the trash and to take this opportunity to safely dispose of them.

  • Last day to register to vote

    Today is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 8 general election. Citizens can register at the county clerk’s office in the municipal building or online at www.sos.state.nm.us. Voters can also check and update their registration at voterview.state.nm.us/VoterView/Home.do.
    Early voting opened at 8 a.m. at the municipal building. Four people were waiting to vote. Reid Priedhorsky was the first one in line.

  • Fatality at Bandelier National Monument

    A spokesman for Bandelier National Monument said officials plan to release the name Wednesday of the identity of a woman who died Monday at the park.

    A female park visitor died in Bandelier National Monument after being struck by a falling tree. Park rangers were notified of the incident at approximately 2:30 pm. Park rangers, the Los Alamos County Fire Department and the Los Alamos County Police Department responded to the incident.

    The medical examiner and law enforcement have not completed the investigation at the time of this release. Park officials said the victim was an adult and that they will be releasing more information later Tuesday or early Wednesday morning.

    "Out of respect for the family, we are making sure that the next of kin is properly notified," said Acting Superintendent Jeremy Sweat. 

    Sweat told the Los Alamos Monitor Tuesday afternoon they are contuing to work with the woman's family and officials would release details Wednesday.

  • Flash flood advisory until 3:45 p.m.

    The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued an arroyo and small stream flood advisory fornorthwestern Los Alamos County from 1:50 p.m. until 3:45 p.m.
    At 1:49 p.m. National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to a thunderstorm moving east over Los Alamos. Rain amounts between one and two inches will be common with this storm, especially over northern and western portions of Los Alamos.
    Precautionary/preparedness actions: Excessive runoff will cause flooding of urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other poor drainage and low lying areas.

  • Council declares "Friday College Day/Military Day"

    The Los Alamos County Council issued a proclamation on Tuesday declaring Friday "College Day/Military Day" in Los Alamos County and 2016-2017 as a "Year of Asset Building.” The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) and Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA) were on hand to accept the proclamation. Both organizations support local efforts to encourage the Search Institute's 40 Developmental Assets, which they call “common sense, positive experiences and qualities that help influence the choices young people make to become caring, responsible adults.” Those assets include support, empowerment, boundaries and expectations, constructive use of time, commitment to learning, positive values, social competencies and positive identity. The Los Alamos Program, called Assets in Action, is focused on creating “a Healthy Community, Healthy Youth.”

  • Flood advisory from 12:42 p.m. until 2:45pm Saturday

    The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued an arroyo and small stream flood advisory for... Northwestern Los Alamos County In North Central New Mexico... South Central Rio Arriba County In North Central New Mexico... Northeastern Sandoval County in North Central New Mexico... Until 2:45 p.m.
    At 1240 pm MDT... national weather service Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms north of Los Alamos... including Santa Clara canyon and northern portions of the Las Conchas burn scar area. Radar estimates up to one and a half inches of rain has already fallen with strong storms continuing over the area. Locations impacted include... Santa Clara Pueblo.
    Precautionary/preparedness actions: the heavy rainfall and slow movement of these storms may result in flooding of road intersections and low-lying areas. Waters may begin to run in normally dry arroyos.

  • Downtown experiences power outage

    The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities reported a power outage in the downtown area at 3:25 p.m. The outage was caused by a fault to an electrical line on Juniper Street, which caused circuit 17 to open. Crews were able to restore power to most of the downtown area by 3:45 p.m. However, Bathtub Row is still without power and DPU was unable to provide an estimate of when power would be restored to that area. Follow the Los Alamos Monitor for updates.

  • Flash flood watch until 6 a.m. Thursday

    The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch from 6 a.m. Wednesday until 6 a.m. Thursday.
    The flash flood watch remains in effect through late tonight for a portion of North and Central New Mexico, including the following areas:
    Central Highlands... East Slopes Sangre De Cristo Mountains... Eastern Lincoln County... Estancia Valley... Far Northeast Highlands... Far Northwest Highlands... Jemez Mountains... Lower Chama River Valley... Lower Rio Grande Valley... Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area... Northeast Highlands... Northern Sangre De Cristos Above 9500 Feet/Red River... Northwest Highlands... Northwest Plateau... Raton Ridge/Johnson Mesa... San Juan Mountains... Sandia/Manzano Mountains... Santa Fe Metro Area... South Central Highlands... South Central Mountains... Southern Sangre De Cristos Above 9500 Feet... Southwest Chaves County... Upper Rio Grande Valley... Upper Tularosa Valley and West Slopes Sangre De Cristo Mountains.

  • Saturday Comprehensive Plan meeting cancelled

    Los Alamos County announced Friday that the Planning and Zoning Commission work session on the Comprehensive Plan, scheduled for Saturday, July 30, has been cancelled due to inadequate notice. A second work session, scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 6 in Council Chambers, in the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave., will continue as planned. A date to reschedule the cancelled meeting has not yet been determined.

  • Knecht Street closed the next two nights

    To prepare for the paving of Knecht Street next week, the contractor will be working under a full closure from Trinity to the south both Friday and Saturday between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. Knecht Street will be open to traffic during the day. Next week Knecht Street will be open to through traffic. The contractor will be paving on Tuesday and concrete work is ongoing.