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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.

  • News Briefs 08-01-14

    Changes in store for YAC

    As part of the White Rock Library and Youth Activity Center (YAC) project, the existing YAC facility must be vacated for renovations. The last day the current YAC will be open in Pinon Park is Friday, Aug. 15. County YAC staff will be moving operations to White Rock Town Hall over the weekend of Aug.16 and 17 and will re-open for business on Monday, Aug. 18. YAC services will remain in Town Hall until the new Library/renovated YAC open next spring.
    The project manager is working with Atomic City Transit to establish a temporary bus stop on the west side of Rover in front of White Rock Town Hall complex, so that children traveling to the temporary YAC can safely exit the bus without any need to cross Rover.
    Parents picking up children from the YAC when it is located temporarily inside Town Hall are asked to use the southwest parking lot.

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  • Flash flood watch until 6 a.m. Saturday

     

    .. FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

    THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

  • Update 08-01-14

    Fundraiser

    Youth Fundraiser. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Rover Park in White Rock. Water slide and bounce house, $3 for five minutes. Donations are appreciated.

    Movies

    Bradbury Science Museum Cinema. 10:30 a.m. every Saturday. Short science films ranging in topics from microbes to aquifers to addiction.

    Auditions

    Auditions for Agatha Christie’s play “And Then There Were None.” 2-4 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Sunday at the Los Alamos Little Theater.

    First Friday Forts

    First Friday Forts at PEEC. 3:30-5 p.m. Come build a fort or cook up something good in the mud kitchen. No formal program — just a time for kids to get together and have fun. Parents must stay and supervise their children. No advance registration required. Free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

    Concert Series

    Gordon’s Summer Concert Series. Shinyribs. 7-10 p.m. today at Ashley Pond. 

  • More wet weather on way for area

    The National Weather Service is forecasting a high probability of heavy rainstorms that may cause potential for more flash flooding in Northern and Central New Mexico, including Los Alamos.
    The advisory said clusters of storms will develop first over the mountains, then a broad cluster or line of storms should sink slowly southward in the vicinity of the central mountain chain during the evening and overnight hours.
    The timing should be between noon and 6 a.m. Wednesday.
    Impacts include:
    • Stronger storms will produce torrential downpours with rain at rates over 1 inch per half hour
    • Many locations have saturated soils from recent heavy rains, and these locations will need only moderate rain for flash flooding to develop today. This includes the Las Conchas, Whitewater-Baldy and Little Bear burn scars.
    • Models forecast a broad cluster of storms to stall over south central areas late tonight and to remain there with moderate to locally heavy rain into Saturday morning. Due to a longer dwell time of the storms and already saturated soils, this area has an especially high risk of flash flooding. in place and strong forcing for vertical ascent, widespread showers and thunderstorms will develop, many with heavy rain.

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  • Flash flood watch until Friday morning

     

    . FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

    THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

    * A PORTION OF NORTH AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO... INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS... CENTRAL HIGHLANDS... EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS... ESTANCIA VALLEY... JEMEZ MOUNTAINS... NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS... NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS... SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS... SANTA FE METRO AREA... SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET... SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS... WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS... WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS.