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  • Rains create havoc in county

     State Road 501 between Los Alamos National Laboratory and State Road 4 was reopened this morning after radar indicated 1.5 inches of rain had fallen nearby.

    LAPD captain Randy Foster said police had to close West Jemez Road, Camp May Road and West Road because of the rains.

    Foster said West Jemez Road was closed for a couple of hours as crews removed large amounts of debris. Camp May Road had debris over it and West Road had a fair amount of flooding, Foster said.

    Resident Craig Martin said there was a minor flood in Pajarito Canyon.

    Los Alamos County Public Works reported that the storm resulted in about a foot of water flowing through LA Canyon and the Ice Rink parking lot.

  • Wilson visits LA

    Heather Wilson, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate seat, was in town for a private fundraiser tonight. Wilson visited the Los Alamos Monitor offices before the fundraiser. Pick up Sunday's Los Alamos Monitor to read about Wilson's thoughts on the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

  • Two Workers Rescued High Above Manhattan

    New York City firefighters rescued two workers who were stuck outside a Manhattan high-rise, dozens of floors above street level. The two were hospitalized in stable condition.

  • Raccoons chase, attack Washington state woman

    LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state woman says she was attacked and bitten by raccoons after her dog chased several of the animals up a tree.

    Michaela Lee had just finished jogging in Lakewood's Fort Steilacoom Park on Monday when her dog got loose. When she went to grab the dog's leash, several other raccoons started to scratch her legs, chased her for about 75 feet, knocked her down and bit her.

  • Update 07-11-12

    Court closed

    The Los Alamos Municipal Court will be closed July 18-20 for staff to attend training.  Payments due during this period may be mailed to Los Alamos Municipal Court, 2500 Trinity Dr, Ste C, Los Alamos, N.M. 87544 or some payments may be paid online at citepayusa.com.  The court will re-open at 8 a.m., July 23.

    LANL meeting

    A public meeting for the LANL Individual Permit For Storm Water will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Cities of Gold Conference Center.

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. July 24 in council chambers.

    Coalition meeting

  • King looks at bid for governor’s office

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Gary King said Tuesday that the decision to throw his hat into the ring for New Mexico’s top office was no spur-of-the-moment decision.

    Pointing to the magnitude of the governor’s race, the Democrat said he wanted to start early — a result of lessons learned after previous attempts.

    “These days, starting the governor’s race two and a half years out is not really a long lead time,” King said during a phone interview.

    King is a former state lawmaker and son of New Mexico’s longest-serving governor, the late Bruce King. He was first elected attorney general in 2006 and is serving his second term.

  • House committee passes Manhattan Project Park bill

    The House Natural Resources Committee today approved by unanimous consent H.R. 5987, a bipartisan bill introduced by Natural Resources Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04), Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) and Congressman Ben Lujan (NM-03) to establish a Manhattan Project National Historical Park that will include facilities at Hanford, Wash., Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Los Alamos.

    The action by the Committee makes the bill eligible for consideration by the full House.

  • Council OKs revision

    The atmosphere at Tuesday’s county council discussion of the White Rock Civic Center surged with excitement -- a marked contrast to the contentious debate that ensued during Capital Improvement Project (CIP) hearings just two months ago.

    Civic Center supporters were crestfallen when council voted down the White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee’s (WRMPIC) request for $16 million to build a combined facility with a library, senior center, youth activity center, activity center and town hall,