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  • Flash flood watch until 9 p.m. Tuesday

     

    ... FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

    THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

    * A PORTION OF NORTH AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO... INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS... JEMEZ MOUNTAINS... SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS AND UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY.

    * THROUGH THIS EVENING

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  • Flood advisory until 4:30 p.m.

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED AN

    * ARROYO AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR... NORTHWESTERN LOS ALAMOS COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO SOUTH CENTRAL RIO ARRIBA COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO EAST CENTRAL SANDOVAL COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO

    * UNTIL 430 PM MDT

  • King visits Los Alamos

    The Democratic candidate for governor, New Mexico Attorney General Gary King, attended the Los Alamos County Democrats’ 2014 campaign kickoff on Friday. King was joined by Lt. Governor candidate Debra Haaland and most of the candidates for local and regional races.
    King and Haaland addressed the crowd at a barbeque hosted by Los Alamos County Councilor David Izraelevitz’s county council campaign. Both stressed jobs, wages and education.
    King pointed out that New Mexico has moved from 50th to 49th in child welfare, and is 50th in job growth, stressing his dedication to job growth and living wages.
    “We want to make sure that people who do have jobs work for a good living wage and a good minimum wage. Everywhere in New Mexico there are people that are working for substandard wages, and that’s not good for our communities,” King said.
    “We need to make sure that when people are working hard that they make enough money for their families to put food on the table, to put a roof over their heads, to send their kids to school and, I always say, at the end of it all, hopefully to have enough money left over to take a two week vacation, because life is not all about work. Life is about family and being together and working together.”

  • GOP meet and greet

    From left, Republican council candidates Rick Reiss, Bill McKerley, John Bliss and James Chrobosinski stopped by the campus of the University of New Mexico, Los Alamos recently to meet with the public to answer questions and explain why they would be the best candidate for the job. 

  • Council to review charter ordinances

     At 7 p.m. Tuesday, the Los Alamos County Council reviews four ordinances that will bring to completion to a project that began in 2009: the revision of the county charter by the Charter Review Committee.
    Voters approved the first of the CRC’s recommendations were in 2010. More recently, several major provisions gained voter support in 2012.
    The process bogged down with Article V, the section relating to public utilities. The first draft proposed by the CRC was so controversial that council voted to form a new CRC committee for the sole purpose of addressing Article V.
    Council approved that committee’s recommendation in December 2013. Approval of the ordinance based on those recommendations is one of the final steps before the issue is placed before voters in the November election.
    The most significant changes in the revised Article V include:
    • A new provision that would allow councilors to remove a board member without cause at any time by a five-vote majority.
    • A clear delineation of what actions council can take regarding the DPU manager, rates and charges and the budget (approve, disapprove or remand),
    • A provision allowing council to add or transfer utilities to the department.