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  • 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.

  • No streaming of council meeting tonight

    Because of a technical repair and replacement needed for the County’s video streaming equipment, there will be no streaming broadcast of tonight’s Council meeting in Chambers. This malfunction only relates to streaming - there will still be a televised broadcast on PAC 8 television, and video capture for later playback on demand should still be available and posted on the County’s website after the meeting.

  • Public turns out for neighborhood discussion
  • Artists bring memories to White Rock pots
  • Council accepts Probate Judge Bill McKerley’s resignation
  • LAPD to assume process serving responsibilities

    The Los Alamos County Council passed a resolution on Tuesday that transfers process serving duties from the Los Alamos Sheriff’s department to the Los Alamos Police Department. The sheriff will continue to monitor sex offenders as delegated by statute.
    The motion passed 4−1, with Councilor Pete Sheehey opposed. Councilors David Izraelevitz and James Chrobocinski were not present.
    Follow the Los Alamos Monitor for more on this story.