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  • Pedestrian hit on Main Street

    A pedestrian was hit on Main Street about 11:15 a.m. Wednesday and Los Alamos Fire Department transported the victim to Los Alamos Medical Center.

    According to LAPD, , emergency personnel were dispatched to 119 Central Park Square around the post office in reference to a vehicle vs pedestrian crash.

    The LAPD statement said officers and medical personnel arrived on Main St approximately 50 yards north of Central to find an elderly female laying in the roadway with apparent injuries. Medical staff transported the victim to the Los Alamos Medical Center for treatment.

    The driver of the vehicle involved, Steven Fode, 25, was interviewed by investigating officers and arrested and charged with reckless driving. Fode was driving a 2006 Chevy mid-sized truck.

  • Forest Service offers reward

    The U.S. Forest Service will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for placing a glass jar at the base of a U.S. Forest Service sign which exploded on July 7, resulting in injury to a firefighter.
    The incident occurred between the community of La Cueva and Fenton Lake State Park near the intersection of state Highway 126 and Forest Road 376 on the Santa Fe National Forest’s Jemez Ranger District.
    Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Albuquerque Field Office, at 505-346-6914.

  • Lightning over LA

    Local photographer Skip Wecksung captures this image of lightning Tuesday night over Los Alamos.

  • Update 07-16-14

    Farmers Market

    Los Alamos Farmers Market. 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Mesa Public Library parking lot. Celebrate the 44th season. This week at market will be Leroy Pacheco from Los Alamos Recycling.

    Meet and Greet

    The Republican Party of Los Alamos invites the public to meet the Republican local candidates at 7 p.m. Thursday at UNM-LA room 608.


    Gordon’s Summer Concert Series. Raul Midon, with opening act Tiho Dimitrov Band. 7-10 p.m. Friday at Smith’s Marketplace.

    Surplus Sale

    The laboratory’s surplus property sale scheduled for Thursday is cancelled. Weather permitting, the next surplus property sale is scheduled Aug. 21.


    Benefit breakfast for the American Cancer Society. 7:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Masonic Lodge, 15th Street and Canyon Road. $7 for adults and $3 for children. 

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  • Video:Heinrich pushes for wildfire reform


     During a U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) continued to push to reform federal wildfire policy by funding major wildfires the same way as other natural disasters, while freeing up funding to prevent future fires.

  • Forty immigrants deported

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — About 40 Central American immigrants detained briefly in New Mexico were deported Monday, officials confirmed.
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said the immigrants were placed on a plane in Roswell and flown to Honduras, but the agency did not say when they arrived.
    The adults and their children previously were housed at temporary detention center in Artesia, the agency said.
    More immigrants being held in Artesia will be sent back to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador soon, as part of an effort to quickly remove immigrants who were part of a recent surge along the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities said.
    “As President Obama, the vice president and (Homeland Security) Secretary (Jeh) Johnson have said, our border is not open to illegal migration, and we will send recent illegal migrants back,” ICE spokeswoman Gillian Christensen said.
    The deported immigrants are part of the nearly 82,000 migrants from Central America who have already been returned this fiscal year, she said.
    Last month, the Obama administration announced plans to convert the Artesia facility into one of several temporary sites being established to deal with the influx of women and children fleeing gang violence and poverty in Central America.