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  • Two-vehicle accident closes Truck Route

    The Truck Route was closed for more than two hours Tuesday following a two-vehicle accident.
    A Los Alamos County trash truck heading east and a car heading west crashed around 1:30 p.m., LAPD captain Randy Foster said.
    Foster said the driver of the car sustained injuries as a result of the crash. Foster said Tuesday night that dispatch told him that the driver sustained minor injuries and was going to be OK even though fire fighter had to cut the door off the car to get him out. The truck driver received only minor injuries.
    The driver of the car was transported to the Los Alamos Medical Center.

  • State law aims to dig up chile fraud

    SANTA FE (AP) — A new law aimed at protecting authentic New Mexico chile is set to go into effect.
    The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that impostors of the state’s iconic agricultural product will be guilty of trademark infringement beginning Sunday thanks to a new protective law.
    The New Mexico Chile Advertising Act makes it unlawful for vendors to label fresh or processed chile as being from New Mexico unless it was actually grown in the state.
    Vendors subject to the law include groceries, restaurants, convenience stores, farmers’ markets and roadside vegetable stands.

  • Luján named ranking member

    U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) announced Monday he has been named ranking member of the House Natural Resource Committee’s Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs.  Luján, who is serving in his second term, will replace Congressman Dan Boren of Oklahoma as ranking member.

  • Update 06-26-12

    Parents wanted

    Los Alamos Public Schools is looking for parents to try out potential new versions of their websites. Parents new to the community and parents of current elementary, middle and high schoolers are needed.  Email Colin MacArthur at c.macarthur@laschools.net or call 629-0776 to schedule a time to help.

    P & Z

    The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdsay in council chambers.

    Council meeting

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Community Building.

    Pool closure

    The Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center will be closed for maintenance from 7-11 a.m. Friday.

    Restrictions

  • 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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