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  • UPDATED: School lockdown at Pojoaque

    All schools have now been cleared following a lockdown today at the Pojoaque Valley School District. The district is now advising parents that if they feel the need to pick up their children for the day, they can do so at the front offices of schools.

    An anonomyous call to the Pojoaque Valley School District prompted the district to lock down all schools before 10:50 a.m. this morning.

    According to reports, Santa Fe Sheriff's Department has responded to Pojoaque Valley School District after the school disrict received an anonymous call that there was going to be a shooting at the high school.

    Tribal, state and county officers responded, and  locked down all  schools in the complex, including the elementary school. Law enforcement officers were sweeping and clearing each classroom, according to the district. No shooting has taken place, no suspects have been caught as of presstime.

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  • Cone Zone 11-4-15

    Sherwood Blvd. /La Vista Drive:
    Northbound and southbound lanes are open and businesses are accessible from Sherwood.
    Roadway construction continues on the eastside of Sherwood. Expect flagging operations as RMCI completes sidewalks and the installation of the irrigation system.
    Traffic Control management will be on going. Large equipment and truck will be continuous throughout the project.”    
    The schedule may change due to weather or other delays.

  • Police Beat 11-4-15

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt. The Los Alamos Police Department uses the term “arrest” to define anyone who has been physically arrested, served a court summons, or issued a citation.

    Oct. 22
    7:32 a.m. — Police reported that a 22-year-old Dixon woman was involved in a car accident on Diamond Drive. There were no injuries.
    10:51 a.m. — Amber Martinez-Vigil, 20 of Espanola was arrested on a charge of concealing identity.
    5:57 p.m. — Police reported that a 51-year-old Los Alamos woman was involved a car accident at 15th Street and Trinity Drive. There were no injuries.
    11:19 p.m. — Police reported a 61-year-old Los Alamos man was involved in a car accident on Pajarito Road. There were no injuries.
    Oct. 23
    9:53 a.m. — Police arrested a 17-year-old Los Alamos male on a charge of criminal sexual penetration of a child, less than 13-years old, a first-degree felony.
    10:31 a.m. — Ernesto Martinez, 18, of Alcalde, was arrested for marijuana possession (less than one ounce).

  • Board looks at bike plan for LA

    A lot has changed since one current Transportation Board member suggested back in the 1970s that Los Alamos County should consider bike lanes on its roadways. He recounted that the Public Works Department director and police chief practically laughed at him.
    The county has had a Bicycle Transportation Plan in place since 2005. According to board member Khalil Spencer, who sat on the transportation board at that time and wrote much of the plan, there was a push to complete the plan before Diamond Drive was redesigned to assure that bicycle facilities would be included.
    Now public works is starting the effort to update that plan. At its Oct. 1 meeting, County Engineer Eric Martinez held a brainstorming session with the Transportation Board to get its input on how the plan could be improved.
    Martinez suggested the board consider several elements for inclusion in the plan, such as:
    •    Improving marking for designated share road, where motorists and cyclists use the same lanes.
    •    How to improve trail connections with devices such as rapid flashers and high-intensity activated crosswalk signals.
    •    Reviewing and possibly revising current county laws regarding bicyclists.

  • Flights on the mesa

    Boutique Air’s Pilatus PC-12 descended from a clear, twilight blue sky.  
    After a perfect landing, the gleaming gray turboprop plane taxied up to the large crowd of cheering town officials, Boutique Air executives, business people, media and perhaps most important, passengers waiting to take their first flight out of Los Alamos.
    On Monday night, town officials and Boutique Air held a special event on the Los Alamos Airport’s tarmac, welcoming Boutique Air’s first flight in and out of Los Alamos. Boutique Air represents the county’s second attempt at establishing a commuter air service in and out of Los Alamos in recent years.
    Los Alamos County Chair Kristin Henderson kicked off the gala event by talking about how important it is that Los Alamos residents have another way of traveling.
    “One of the council’s goals is to enhance transportation and mobility,” Henderson said to the crowd. “We’re interested in providing a variety of transportation to the community.”
    She also said it’s their hope that with a commuter airline serving Los Alamos County, tourism and business sectors will flourish.

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