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  • Raw Video: Four-alarm Pier Fire in San Francisco

    Firefighters battled a four-alarm fire at San Francisco's historic Pier 29 on Wednesday. No injuries were reported, but the blaze disrupted traffic in the area.

  • Bandelier Rangers, National Guard Rescue Distressed Hikers

    Bandelier Rangers, with the assistance of National Guard air support, conducted a successful search and rescue operation in the area between Alamo Canyon and Capulin Canyon.

    Tuesday morning, Sandoval County 911 Center received a cell call from a  group in distress and requesting aid in the backcountry of Bandelier  National Monument. Sandoval County provided Bandelier personnel with the  call's GPS coordinates, and Bandelier Archaeologist/Rangers Heath Bailey and David Shiffler, who were already in the vicinity, immediately  responded.

  • Lab to eliminate 80 contractor positions

    The workforce cuts are not finished at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    In a memo sent to all employees, lab director Charlie McMillan said that 80 contractor positions would be eliminated.

    In March, 557 employees left the lab as part of a voluntary separation program and the next month, another 60 people were terminated from the flexible workforce.

    McMillan has scheduled a meeting for all employees for 2:30 p.m., June 27 to discuss the workforce update.

    Here is the memo sent to employees today.

  • Trucks collide on N.M. 4; Main Hill open

    A small cargo truck and an auto transport truck heading in opposite directions on Main Hill Road side swiped each other just after Anderson Lookout Point.

    A call to dispatch was received at approximately 2:40 p.m., Los Alamos Police Lt. Jeff Regenold said. There was just a slight delay for traffic heading eastbound as the transport truck attempted to pull over on the side of the road.

    And while the all-steel transport truck received only minor scrapes, the cargo truck garnered crushed corners, piercing scrapes and a flat tire.

    Both drivers are stating it was the other's fault for the accident, but Regenold said he's working to determine who actually caused the accident.

    No injuries were reported.

  • Clarification 06-20-12


    Briane Carroll, 30, of Los Alamos was inadvertently omitted from Police Beat Tuesday although her photo did appear. Carroll was arrested on charges of child abuse at East Jemez Road.

  • Making Progress

    The Municipal Building on Central Avenue takes form as workers continue construction.

  • Update 06-20-12

    CIP meeting

    The county’s Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee will hold its monthly business meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in council chambers.

    FAN Club

    The Betty Ehart Senior Center and Los Alamos Retirement Community, in conjunction with the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, will host a FAN Club event from 5-7 p.m. today at the BESC.

    Council meeting

    The Los Alamos county council will meet at 7 p.m. June 26 at the Community Building.

    Evening meeting

    Come learn about County efforts to become more sustainable and share input at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Community Building Training Room.

    Restrictions

  • North Mesa power out for five hours

    Power was interrupted to North Mesa beginning at 11:18 a.m. Tuesday when a contractor digging with a high pressure hose and vacuum exposed and breached one wire of three phase direct bury electric line on the east end of North Mesa, according to officials at the Department of Public Utilities (DPU).
    “About 250 customers were affected, initially,” DPU’s associate engineer for electric distribution Steve Marez said.
    To safely work on the damaged underground line, DPU’s electric linemen brought power down to all three phases of underground cable, while inspection and repair work occurred in the trenched area, which increased the number of North Mesa customers affected from 250 to approximately 750.

  • Fisher outlines daunting challenges to LA growth

    As Economic Vitality Administrator Greg Fisher laid out a number of options for increasing economic development for the county council Tuesday night, he stressed the need for foundational work to make Los Alamos County attractive to potential investors.

    Fisher commended council on economic development plans already in place, and for having goals that all relate to increasing economic activity.

    But Fisher pointed out that Los Alamos has to overcome a number of major obstacles in order to become more attractive for outside investment. 

  • Colorado firefighters get break from hot weather


    BELLVUE, Colo. (AP) — Firefighters are making progress on a wildfire burning on more than 100 square miles in northern Colorado that has destroyed more homes than any other in state history, but some residents were on standby Wednesday to be ready to leave because of a spot fire that ignited near the main blaze.

    That spot fire ignited by embers from the main fire has grown to about 200 acres.