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  • Details scarce in pool incident

    Details are scarce concerning the five-year-old boy, who was lifeflighted to the UNM Children’s hospital in Albuquerque Wednesday morning after an apparent drowning incident at Barranca Mesa Pool.
    Los Alamos police still is conducting its investigation and there is no word on the boy’s condition.
    The Los Alamos Fire Department made a medical report, which is not a public record, according to county spokesman Julie Habiger. Habiger added the police department is still talking to witnesses and will release a report when it is ready.
    Pool association president Martin Pieck issued a statement Wednesday afternoon.
    “At this point, our foremost concern is the wellbeing of the child. Our thoughts and prayers are with the child and go out to his family.
    “The Barranca Pool staff and board members are fully cooperating with the 
Los Alamos Police Department in order to reconstruct the sequence of events. Due to the ongoing investigation and to protect the privacy of the
victim’s family, we are unable to provide any additional information.”


    However, Thursday evening, Pieck issued a statement saying that the pool will reopen Friday, after spending the past two days providing couseling to the staff and lifeguards who were on duty at the time of the accident.

  • LAFD announces promotions

    Los Alamos, NM – Fire Chief Troy Hughes announced this morning that two members of LAFD have been promoted, effective today.
     
    Jeff Wetteland has been promoted to Battalion Chief, in charge of the Fire & Life Safety Division. Wetteland began his career with LAFD in July 2001 and was promoted to Captain in April 2009. Chief Wetteland will serve as the County’s Fire Marshal.
     
    Jeff Saiz has been promoted to Captain. He was hired in January 2006 and promoted to Driver/Engineer in February 2011.  
     
    Hughes said both promotions were necessary because of the upcoming departure of LAFD’s Fire Marshal Brian Nickerson, who has accepted the Fire Chief’s position in Moscow, Idaho.  
     
    “The Los Alamos County Fire Department is very fortunate to have such a talented group of individuals ready and able to step into leadership roles when one becomes vacant,” said Hughes.
     

  • LANB's Wells to retire

    On August 21, 2014, Steve W. Wells notified the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Los Alamos National Bank (“LANB”) and Trinity Capital Corporation (“Trinity”) of his intent to retire as President and Chief Administrative Officer of LANB and Secretary of Trinity effective  December 31, 2014.

    Mr. Wells serves as President and Chief Administrative Officer for LANB and as Secretary of Trinity, as well as a director on the boards of both Trinity and LANB. Steve has been employed with LANB since 1985. He served as Executive Vice President from 1985 to 1994, when he was named President.

    “My time with Steve has been very beneficial. We share a common passion for our customers, shareholders, employees and the community,” states John S. Gulas, CEO and President of Trinity and CEO of LANB. “Steve has been a great asset to me and LANB. I look forward to working with him over the next four months as we strategically plan for the bank’s future.”

    Regarding his retirement, Mr. Wells states, “I feel fortunate to have worked with so many amazing 

  • State Briefs 08-28-14

    State Police: Bloomfield police fatally shot man

    BLOOMFIELD (AP) — Authorities say Bloomfield police have fatally shot a man following a report of a domestic dispute involving a possible suicidal man.
    They say the man was shot Wednesday and died after he was transported to the San Juan Regional Medical Center.
    New Mexico State Police Lt. Michah Doering says two Bloomfield police officers responded to a domestic call around 10:15 a.m. and were confronted with a suspect with a deadly weapon.
    Police say the reason for the shots being fired still is being investigated.
    No officers were injured and the name of the man killed hasn’t been released yet.
    Former Los Alamos Police commander Randy Foster is the new police chief in Bloomfield.

    4 killed in New Mexico crash of medical flight

  • Survey: State's piñon juniper trees are growing 


    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Good news for pine nut lovers. Not so good for allergy sufferers.
    A five-year inventory of New Mexico’s forested lands shows positive growth rates among the state’s most important piñon and juniper species. However, other trees in the drought-stricken state have struggled more in recent years.
    Researchers with the State Forestry Division and the U.S. Forest Service’s Rocky Mountain Research Station studied more than 3,000 areas across New Mexico between 2008 and 2012 to get a better idea of what was happening within the state’s forests. Officials say the resulting inventory is the most comprehensive collection of forest health trends in the state’s history.
    Sara Goeking, a scientist at the federal research station and the report’s lead author, said a significant trend identified by the inventory was an overall increase in tree mortality and a decline in tree growth.
    “Major factors affecting forest health include insects, wildfires and disease, all of which are related to multiyear weather patterns such as drought,” Goeking said.

  • Update 08-28-14

    Viewing party

    “Manhattan” TV series, viewing party and discussion. 8-9:30 p.m. Sunday at Time Out Pizzeria on Central Ave.

    Downtown Dogs

    A weekly walking group for dogs and humans. The walk starts from Pet Pangaea at 6 p.m. on Thursday nights for a stroll around downtown Los Alamos.

    GOP headquarters

    The Republican Party of Los Alamos invites friends and families to the opening of their 2014 election headquarters at 4 p.m. Monday. The location is 1362D-1 Trinity. The phone number is 695-8080. There will be free hot dogs for all and statewide and local candidates for voters to get to know better. The headquarters will be open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday -Friday. All are welcome anytime. For more information, call Robert Gibson, 662-3159.

    Concert

    Gordon’s Summer Concert Series. South By Southwest featuring Mike Hearne, Jimmy Stadler and Zeke Severson. 7-10 p.m. Friday at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area.
     

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