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Around the Area

  • Severed line causes power outage

    At approximately10 a.m. Monday morning a contractor severed an underground electric line while removing a section of sidewalk, leaving businesses on the south side of Trinity from 20th to the end DP Road without power for a brief period of time.

    Electric line crews with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities responded and rerouted power around the damaged section to restore power in less than 30 minutes. Permanent repairs will be scheduled in the near future.

  • Rodgers elected vice chair of council

    In a unanimous decision, the Los Alamos county council voted Geoff Rodgers in as Vice Chair Tuesday evening. The position was vacated when Ron Selvage resigned last week.

    Council also voted unanimously on a procedure for filling Selvage's seat. Staff was directed to solicit letters of intent from those interested in the position, with a deadline of 5 p.m. Aug. 28. Council will select a candidate in a special session on Sept. 6.

  • High water at Bandelier washes out temporary bridges

    An evening rain in upper Frijoles Canyon Wednesday sent high water down Frijoles Creek, washing away three temporary bridges in Bandelier National Monument. Bridges along the trail to Alcove House and the second bridge on the Falls Trail were washed away.

    The high water also closed Hwy 501 and sections of Hwy 4 temporarily.

    Chief Ranger Tom Betts said the temporary bridges were designed for such events.

    “Our talented trail crew designed split log and rail bridges which are very simple and very cost effective,” Betts said. “We built them knowing they would wash away at some point.”

  • NM museum director leaving to take Calif. position

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Shelby Tisdale, the director of the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture in Santa Fe, is leaving her post.

    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the Autry National Center in Los Angeles recently announced Tisdale has been appointed to the center's newly created position of vice president of curatorial and exhibitions.

    Tisdale will be working at the Autry with Rick West, the founding director of the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., who was named president and CEO of the Autry just last month.

  • National Preservation Month

    Los Alamos County Council has declared the month of May 2012 as "National Preservation Month" in Los Alamos County.

    WHEREAS:      Historic preservation is an effective tool for managing growth and sustainable development, revitalizing neighborhoods, fostering local pride and maintaining community character while enhancing livability; and

    WHEREAS:      Historicpreservation is relevant for communities across the nation, both urban and rural, and for Americans of all ages, all walks of life and all ethnic backgrounds; and

  • Homestead Commemoration Week

     

    The Los Alamos County Council has issued a proclamation declaring the Week of May 13-20, 2012 as "Homestead Commemoration Week" in Los Alamos, in celebration of the kickoff for the Los Alamos Homestead Tour.

    WHEREAS:      On May 20, 150 years ago, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act; and

    WHEREAS:      Homesteading began on the Pajarito Plateau in the late 1880s; and

  • Raw Video: Massive N.M. Powwow

    More than 3,000 Native American and indigenous dancers and singers gather in Albuquerque for the 29th Annual Gathering of Nations.

  • Gas line leak prompts evacuation

    Construction crews working at the Municipal Complex site hit a gas line on the shoulder of Iris Street about 9:45 a.m. Wednesday.

    Department of Public Utilities (DPU) crews happened to be onsite and were able to repair the rupture in about 10 minutes.

    The wind blew the gas toward 125 Central Park Square, and DPU began receiving calls from tenants about smelling gas. The building was evacuated as a safety precaution and fire crews were called in.

    Once fire crews spoke with the DPU crews and confirmed that the situation was under control, tenants were allowed to reenter the building.

  • Mesilla Valley shelter trying to place puppies

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Officials at the Mesilla Valley Animal Services Center say they are struggling with an unusually high number of puppies.

    The shelter says it has more than 40 puppies, ranging in age from day-old newborns to 12 weeks. Population Supervisor Curtis Herring says some were brought in with their mothers as strays, while others were motherless - surrendered by their owners.

    He said the shelter is not a good place for puppies as the threat of disease is high.

    The shelter said it is working with local and national rescues to try and place the puppies. And it is hoping to find homes for some over the weekend.
     

  • Road Construction update

    Feb. 9: Between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. expect a four way stop at the intersection of NM4 and Rover Blvd. Please follow the detour signs as posted.

    Feb. 10: Expect lane closure and flagging operations at the intersection of NM4 and Grand Canyon. Expect lane closure and flagging operations at the intersection of NM4 and La Vista Drive.