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  • Update 03-28-12

    Code RED

    Los Alamos County will conduct a test of its CodeRED emergency notification system at approximately 2 p.m. Thursday.

    Bulk pickup

    Brush and bulk item collection will take place from 8 a.m. April 2 to 4 p.m. April 6. Items must be out by 8 a.m. April 2 for townsite residents with Monday or Tuesday trash service.

    March on Hunger

    Assets In Action is collecting food for the March on Hunger for local food banks. Those wishing to make donations can leave them at either senior center location, KRSN AM 1490, the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce or Chamisa Elementary now through the end of the month.

    TV appearance

  • Wildfire season gets underway

    At a news conference Tuesday, Governor Susana Martinez announced that she proclaimed March 25–April 7, as Wildfire Awareness Weeks in New Mexico. She urged residents and visitors to the state to be prepared for wildfires and do their part to prevent human-caused wildfires from starting.
    “Unfortunately, conditions are in place for another difficult fire season,” Martinez said. “I urge all New Mexicans to do their part to be safe and take steps to prevent fires whenever they can. Our firefighters and emergency officials did an incredible job of keeping New Mexicans safe during last year’s devastating fires, but we all have a responsibility to be aware of this year’s fire dangers and the consequences of careless behavior.”

  • Crane towers over LA

    A large crane  has been in operation the past two days at the Municipal Complex building site. The crane was being used to set the steel beams into place when framing of the building began Monday.

  • Council supports DPU request

    The Los Alamos County Council voted to support the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities’ request for a resolution supporting a State Implementation Plan for reducing regional haze at PNM’s San Juan Generating Station near Farmington.
    The resolution also requests an administrative stay of enforcement for a more stringent Environmental Protection Agency Federal Implementation Plan, until the issue is decided in court. Without the stay of enforcement, approximately $250 million could be lost implementing the plan, should the courts decide in favor of the SIP.
    Los Alamos County owns a 7.2 percent share of unit 4 at the generating station, which provides approximately 50 percent of the electric requirements for Los Alamos County.

  • Gingrich revamps campaign to deny Romney delegates

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is drastically reorganizing his money- and delegate-deprived campaign, scaling back a traditional operation to focus on low-cost social media and an effort to cajole delegates to back him over front-runner Mitt Romney.

    One-third of Gingrich's campaign staff has been laid off and his campaign manager has been asked to resign, Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond said Tuesday night.

  • Court: What's left of health law without mandate?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The heart of the Obama administration's health care overhaul hanging in the balance, the Supreme Court is turning to whether the rest of the law can survive if the crucial individual insurance requirement is struck down.

    The justices also will spend part of Wednesday, the last of three days of arguments over the health law, considering a challenge by 26 states to the expansion of the Medicaid program for low-income Americans, an important feature toward the overall goal of extending health insurance to an additional 30 million people.

  • Traffic backed up on truck route

    A three-car accident on the truck route snarled traffic for lab commuters tonight.

    According to deputy police chief Kevin Purtymun, dispatch was called around 5 p.m. He said the Los Alamos Fire Department responded and he did not know of any injuries.

    For more on the story, check Wednesday's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Council to be briefed on wireless options

    Information Technology Project Manager Estevan Gonzales will present wireless options for the proposed Community Broadband Network at Tuesday’s council meeting. Council requested a report on wireless potential during the project’s 60-day review. The meeting is at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers.
    Economic Vitality Administrator Greg Fisher will present a report on options for economic development tax and business incentives, postponed from the March 20 meeting.
    The Department of Public Utilities will ask council for a resolution supporting New Mexico’s State Implementation Plan over the Environmental Protection Agency’s Federal Implementation Plan for reducing regional haze at the San Juan Generating station.  

  • Chimayo fire burns 2 homes, 3 out buildings

    New Mexico State Forestry Division Spokesman Dan Ware announced this morning, the cause for a nine-acre wildfire near Chimayó Sunday.
    “The Chimayó fire was ignited when the power cables to an electric winch overheated while the property owners’ son was using it to pull a steel dump bed onto a trailer for removal,” Ware said.
    “The power cables were attached to a battery via jumper cables and were lying on the ground in contact with the dry vegetation when the fire started. The overheated cables caused the currant to arc at the point where they were attached to the jumper cables resulting in the arc igniting the dry vegetation. No citation has been issued for this fire.”

  • Democratic fundraiser

    Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) and Dawn Peavy listen to District 43 N.M. State House candidate Stephanie Garcia Richard discuss her plans for the future. The Democratic Party of  Los Alamos had a fundraiser for their local candidates for county council: Kristen Henderson, Ken Johnson and Pete Sheehey; county clerk Nathan Hjelm and Richard. The affair was catered by one of the top chefs  in Houston who now lives in Los Alamos, Laura Hamilton. Luján was a surprise guest. He stopped by the event because he was in town to give the opening speech at the “Minds Interrupted” presentation by the National Association for Mental Illness Saturday.