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  • Bandelier Shuttle off and running

    After a test run last October that exceeded all expectations, Los Alamos County and Bandelier National Monument are launching a three-year trial of the Bandelier Shuttle. The tourist attraction will become a “car-free park” from June 1 through November 30, with access provided by the free shuttle service.
    “I’m very excited. I feel this shuttle system is the future for Bandelier,” Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott said. “Even though this is only a three year trial, I believe it will be very successful for both Los Alamos and for the park, and I think at the end of three years there will be real interest in seeing it put in place as a permanent fixture.”

  • Bandelier Shuttle rides again

    After a test run last October that exceeded all expectations, Los Alamos County and Bandelier National Monument are launching a three-year trial of the Bandelier Shuttle. The tourist attraction will become a "car-free park" from June 1 through November 30, with access provided by the free shuttle service.

    “I’m very excited. I feel this shuttle system is the future for Bandelier,” Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott said. “Even though this is only a three year trial, I believe it will be very successful for both Los Alamos and for the park, and I think at the end of three years there will be real interest in seeing it put in place as a permanent fixture.”

  • 1,200 firefighters battle record New Mexico blaze--Video Included

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than 1,200 firefighters are battling the nation's largest wildfire that has charred acre after acre of timber and brush in rugged mountains and canyons of southwestern New Mexico, shrouding parts of the region in smoke.

    The blaze maintained its rapid growth Friday through what New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez termed "impossible" terrain, as forecasters predicted thunderstorms and dry lightning that could spark even more fires.

  • Today in History for June 1st
  • Firefighters put out small Jemez Mountains blaze

    A half-acre brush fire broke out Thursday at the Redondo Campground, located at mile  marker 29 along N.M. 4, but was quickly contained, according to the public affairs department of the Santa Fe National Forest.

    The location, which was about 25 miles west of Los Alamos, was a mile south of the campground and smoke was visible in Jemez Springs, Gilman, Jemez Pueblo and portions of  N.M. 4.

    The press release said the fire was 100 percent contained by 4:30 p.m. Thursday. No structures were threatened and the fuels for the fire were Ponderosa pine and Douglas fir.

    Bruce Hill from the Santa Fe National Forest public affairs department said that 11 firefighters on two engines and a water tender put out the fire. The cause remains unknown.

  • Committee recommends 'Satch' Cowan trail -- proposed map attached

    Los Alamos County held a public hearing on Tuesday night regarding a recent citizen petition to name or rename a trail in the Quemazon trail complex in the Western Area after deceased local resident and hiking enthusiast Helen "Satch" Cowan.

    After hearing public comments, the Committee discussed the request and asked several questions of the petitioners, along with the County's Open Space Specialist Craig Martin, before they unanimously voted 6-0 in favor of naming a new trail the "Satch Cowan Trail.”

  • Bush, Obama on Stage Together Share Laughs

    President Barack Obama shared a stage with former President George W. Bush, the predecessor he often inveighs against, in a friendly White House welcome for the unveiling of the 43rd president's official portrait.

  • Edwards: Responsible for Own 'Sins'

    Ex-presidential candidate John Edwards thanked jurors and his family after a mistrial was declared in his campaign corruption trial and says he is responsible for his sins.

  • Early voting concludes Saturday

    Early voting concludes Friday and Saturday for Tuesday’s June 5 primary. Early voting takes place at the County Clerk’s Office, 2451 Central Avenue, Suite D, through 5 p.m. Friday, the Los Alamos County Community Building, 475 20th Street and the White Rock Fire Station No. 3, 129 N.M. 4, until Saturday.

  • Municipal Building update

    The Municipal Building on Central Avenue is starting to take shape as construction crews continue their work.