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  • Heat hampers wildfire fight

    Searing, record-setting heat in the interior West didn’t loosen its grip on firefighters struggling to contain blazes in Colorado, Utah and other Rocky Mountain states.

    Colorado has endured nearly a week of 100-plus degree days and low humidity, sapping moisture from timber and grass, creating a devastating formula for volatile wildfires across the state and punishing conditions for firefighters.

    “When it’s that hot, it just dries the fuels even more. That can make the fuels explosive,” said Steve Segin, a fire spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service.

    Much of Nevada, Utah, Wyoming and Colorado are under a red flag warning, meaning conditions are hot, dry and ripe for fires.

  • White Rock proposes alternate plan

    It took some time for the White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee (WRMPIC) to recover from council’s decision not to allot $16 million in Capital Improvement Project (CIP) funds for a proposed civic center. The center would have combined and expanded facilities for the White Rock Branch Library, Senior Center, Youth Activity Center, an Activity Center and Town Hall.

    Council instead allocated $8,400,000 remaining for implementing the White Rock Master Plan and directed the WRMPIC to return with options for separating the components of the civic center, reducing scope and reevaluating the siting.
    After council’s decision, county staff put together some options for the committee to consider.

  • North Mesa Library calendar


    Wednesday, June 27   5:30-8:30 PM  Upstairs Rotunda at Mesa Family Game Night Every Wednesday. Play our games or bring your own. All ages welcome!
     
    Thursday, June 28   7:00 PM Upstairs Rotunda at Mesa  Authors Speak Series presents Aimée and David Thurlo, acclaimed and bestselling southwestern mystery writers of the Ella Clah and Sister Agatha series.
     

  • North Mesa power restored

    The Department of Public Utilities reported a power outage in North Mesa at 9:18 this morning and crews restored power by 9:40. Crews are investigating the cause.

    Stay tuned to lamonitor.com for updates.

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  • Raw Video: Playful Pup Meets Crab on Beach

    A two-year-old dachshund named Madeline discovered a new playmate on the beach in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. The rescue dog playfully chased a crab until it got close enough to the water where a wave quickly washed it out to sea.

  • Debby soaks Fla.; gov declares statewide emergency

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Practically parked off Florida's Gulf Coast since the weekend, Tropical Storm Debby raked the Tampa Bay area with high wind and heavy rain Monday in a drenching that could top 2 feet over the next few days and trigger widespread flooding.

    At least one person was killed Sunday by a tornado spun off by Debby in Florida, and Alabama authorities searched for a man who disappeared in the rough surf.

  • Nonprofits set to receive donations from LANS

    Nonprofit organizations will receive more than $180,000 from Los Alamos National Security, LLC during a recognition event beginning at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Fuller Lodge in downtown Los Alamos.

    LANS contributions are determined by the number of volunteer hours logged by Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) employees and retirees through an organization called VolunteerMatch.

    “The genuine care and commitment laboratory employees and retirees have for their communities are clearly demonstrated by the number of hours volunteered to these nonprofit organizations,” said Kurt Steinhaus, director of the Community Programs Office, which manages the Laboratory’s volunteer program.