Local News

  • Honey Sticks a Big Hit

    Youth businessman Marcos Romero was a hit at the market with children of all ages. These little honeys from The Ark, were all abuzz for Romero’s flavored honey sticks. They were followed by pint-sized shoppers from Sage Cottage with Cory Geyer and Ian Snyder.

  • Update 07-20-12


    Presentations on recovery efforts in Haiti will be given at 7p.m. Wednesday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. A free-will offering will be taken to support the 2012 Carter Work Project and continued rebuilding in Haiti.  Refreshments will be provided.

    P&Z meeting

    The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. July 25 in council chambers.

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. July 24 in White Rock Fire Station No. 3.

    Mud volleyball

    The mud volleyball tournament will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at North Mesa Park. Footwear is required and the use of duct tape is highly suggested.

  • DPU warns of clogged sewers

    The Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities is warning residents of the Quemazon neighborhood about clogged sewer mains that can result in sewer backups.

    Utility officials sent a direct mail piece to all homes in the area this week. The DPU communique asks for residents to help remedy the situation.

    “Sewer mains in the Quemazon neighborhood have recently been found clogged with grease and towelettes,” DPU officials said in the mailer. “Our sewer system is not designed to handle grease or non-biodegradable materials. Sewer lines blocked by these materials result in backups that are expensive to remediate and can have adverse public health implications.”

  • Monsoons set back reservoir project

    During a tour of the Los Alamos Reservoir in July 2011, the impact of the Los Conchas fire was not yet evident. The slopes of the canyon looked stable, greenery was already showing in the back-burned forest and the road leading to the reservoir was intact.

    After winter snows and flood events last summer and again last week, the canyon has undergone a major alteration. Fallen trees and other debris litter the canyon floor. A bulldozer has etched out a precarious path along what used to be the road. A dump truck is buried to its axle in mud next to West Road.

    It has gotten so bad that West Road will be closed to vehicle traffic beginning today. The road closure is expected to extend several weeks until the end of the summer monsoon season.

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  • LAGRI petition drive fails

    According to Los Alamos County Clerk Janet Foster, the Los Alamos Governmental Review Initiative (LAGRI) failed to attain the required number of signatures on petitions asking Los Alamos County to rescind six of 21 ordinances for amending the county charter scheduled to come before voters in November.

    LAGRI was hoping to prevent ordinances 598; 601; 605; 607; 615; and 618 from being voted on with the rest of the charter amendments.

    The required number of signatures is ten percent of the registered voters voting in the last general election, which currently is 885. The deadline for submitting completed petitions was July 20.

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  • West Road to close until end of monsoon season


    Because of possible flooding upstream of West Road, LANL and Los Alamos County have
    decided today that, in the best interest of public safety, West Road will be closed
    to vehicle traffic beginning Friday, July 20. This road closure is expected to
    extend several weeks until the end of the summer monsoon season.
    Residents who live in Western Area will have access to Fairway via Diamond Drive.
    Access to Pajarito Mountain is unimpeded from Camp May Road off of West Jemez Road
    (NM 501).

  • Report says bulk of NM police, sheriffs may be profiling

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A large majority of law enforcement agencies in New Mexico aren't in compliance with a state law intended to combat racial profiling, according to a report released Thursday by civil right groups and an immigrant advocacy organization.

    The report said less than a quarter of all agencies surveyed were in compliance with the 2009 law banning biased policing.