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  • Cone zone 08-03-14

    For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us, call 662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at www.losalamosnm.us. Motorists are asked to slow down and use caution within the construction work zones.

    Central Avenue Improvements Project:

    Central Avenue continues to be fully closed between 15th Street and the Post Office driveway. Access to the Post Office will be maintained.

    Vehicles will be detoured to Deacon Street and the Main Street driveway into Central Park Square is also closed.

    A pedestrian crossing is located near Starbucks and additional pedestrian detours are posted. Pedestrians are asked to use these detours and stay out of the work zone and to use alternate business entrances including those along Deacon, 15th Street, 20th Street and Nectar.

    NM502 / Trinity Storm Drain Improvements:

  • Heavy rains flood Albuquerque streets


    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Authorities say fire crews aided several people who were stranded in their cars because of street flooding in Albuquerque.

    Heavy rains late Friday night caused the flash flooding and road closures in parts of downtown and in other areas.

    The fire department says in a statement that crews found multiple vehicles stuck in flood waters, including one that was completely submerged.

    It says firefighters helped several people to safety, including a couple stranded on the hood of their vehicle. No serious injuries were reported.

    Rain also forced the New Mexico Rail Runner Express to shut down some train service Saturday. A bridge used by the trains near Budaghers, about 30 miles north of Albuquerque, was washed out overnight. As a result, Rail Runner was suspending service further north to Santa Fe on Saturday. Only trains going between Belen and Bernalillo will continue to operate.

    The Albuquerque Journal reported that the Albuquerque airport received 0.67 inches within an hour. There was no immediate word on the total rainfall from Friday night.

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    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.

    Council to have booth at county fair

  • Flash flood watch until 6 a.m. Saturday




  • Update 08-01-14


    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.


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


    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 -- updated

    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 latest from the National Weather Service Saturday morning:


    Significant monsoon burst pattern will gradually transition to a more typical early August regime beginning Monday-Tuesday.  Until then,  a very active pattern will continue especially central and western New Mexico. The focus for torrential rainfall will shift more into western areas of the state today through Sunday.  However,  any slow-moving thunderstorm will be capable of producing locally heavy downpours and at least localized flooding.

     – Flash flooding will be most likely from Noon MDT to 600 am MDT today and again Sunday.   

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