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Public Safety

  • Heavy snow, strong winds strike Ariz, 31K lose power in NM; NMED issues dust notice

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A winter storm and high winds struck parts of Arizona and New Mexico on Sunday, causing hazardous driving conditions, power outages and school cancellations.

    The fast moving storm forced the National Weather Service to place parts of northern New Mexico under a winter storm warning until midnight Monday as heavy snow and wind from Arizona was expected to quickly blanket the area.

  • High winds clocked in excess of 60 mph at LA Airport

     At 1:55 p.m. a wind gust of 63 mph was recorded at Los Alamos Airport. Gusts of 40-50 mph have been common throughout the late morning and early afternoon as a storm front approaches from Arizona.

    WIND ADVISORY WAS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM MDT THIS AFTERNOON...

    * LOCATION... THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS AND THEIR WEST SLOPES.

  • Winter Storm Warning until Midnight Tonight

    A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... 3 TO 5 INCHES BELOW 7500 FEET AND 5 TO 10 INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE ON SOUTHWEST FACING SLOPES.

    * TIMING... SNOW WILL CONTINUE OFF AND ON TODAY BEFORE TAPERING OFF TONIGHT.

    * WINDS... WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH TODAY.

    * SNOW LEVELS... TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL LOCATIONS.

    * LOCAL IMPACTS... DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN. VISIBILITIES MAY BE REDUCED BELOW ONE MILE AT TIMES.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

  • Police Beat 03-13-12

    March 1

    8:42 p.m. — Peggy Myers, 58, Los Alamos, was arrested for DWI at 535 Central Ave. Myers was arrested on suspicion of DWI and careless driving following a collision with a curb that caused a flat tire to her vehicle.

    10:08 p.m. — Garrett Eckhart, 30, Los Alamos, was issued a summons on charges of aggravated battery and criminal damage to property following a fight at 1297 47th St.

    March 2

    3:18 p.m. — Three unidentified juveniles, one male and two females, of Santa Cruz and Los Alamos, were arrested for criminal damage to property valued at no more than $1,000 at Los Alamos Middle School, 2101 Hawk Dr.

  • Alcohol-related traffic deaths up in New Mexico

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State records show more people died in alcohol-related traffic crashes last year in New Mexico.

    Preliminary records of the Traffic Safety Bureau indicate 146 people were killed in highway crashes involving alcohol in 2011. That's up from 128 in 2010, but down from 152 in 2009.

    Alcohol-involved traffic deaths accounted for 41 percent of the 355 people killed in highway crashes last year.

    New Mexico law police plan to crack down on drunken driving through the weekend, including St. Patrick's Day, with more patrols and sobriety checkpoints.

    Gov. Susana Martinez, other state officials and law enforcement representatives are announcing the anti-drunken driving campaign on Tuesday.

  • Winter Weather Advisory Until 6 a.m. Sunday

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW... WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MDT SUNDAY.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... GENERALLY 2 TO 5 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS OF 5 TO 7 INCHES ON THE HIGHEST PEAKS ABOVE 10000 FEET.

    * TIMING... PERIODS OF LIGHT TO OCCASIONALLY MODERATE SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE MORNING... INCREASING IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY BY AFTERNOON AND THROUGH TONIGHT.

    * WINDS... WIDESPREAD SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED.

    * SNOW LEVELS... TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL LOCATIONS.

    * LOCAL IMPACTS... SNOW LEVELS WILL REACH 7000 TO 8000 FEET BY THE LATE AFTERNOON... DROPPING TO ALL AREAS BY THIS EVENING.

  • Winter Storm Warning Through Noon Today

    A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST TODAY.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... STORM TOTALS REACHING TWO TO FIVE INCHES OVER THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS AND EAST CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST PLAINS. THREE TO SIX INCHES FOR PORTIONS OF THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS BELOW 7500 FEET WITH SIX TO TWELVE INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET.

    * TIMING... SNOW WILL DECREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY LATE THIS MORNING AND INTO THE EARLY AFTERNOON.

    * WINDS... WIDESPREAD SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED.

    * SNOW LEVELS... TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL LEVELS.

    * LOCAL IMPACTS... HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE MORNING. SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES BELOW 1 MILE AT TIMES.

  • Police Beat 03-06-12

    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.
    Feb. 22

    8:09 a.m. — A 51-year-old Los Alamos individual reported criminal damage to Herman’s Automotive at 51 Rover Blvd. valued at less than $1,000.

    11:06 a.m. — A 38-year-old male, Los Alamos, reported criminal damage to property at First United Methodist Church at 715 Diamond Dr. valued at less than $1,000.

    12:41 p.m. — A 66-year-old male, Santa Fe, reported that he had been robbed at Los Alamos High School.

  • Santa Fe mom accused of cutting kids throats

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Santa Fe say a 39-year-old woman slashed the throats of her two young sons with a razor knife but they weren't seriously hurt.

    Sherry Kay Resser was booked on two counts of attempted murder after driving her children to a hospital Saturday evening.

    Lt. Louis Carlos says Resser used a razor knife on the boys, but they only suffered puncture wounds and will fully recover.

    A police probable cause statement obtained by the Santa Fe New Mexican says she reportedly told officers she tried killing her sons so the devil could not harm them.

    She was being held without bail in the county jail Sunday afternoon. Jail records don't list a lawyer.

  • Winter Storm May Hamper Mid-Week Travel

    The National Weather Service has issued the following Special Weather Statement:

    A STORM DEVELOPING OVER THE CANADIAN WEST COAST WILL MOVE RAPIDLY TO NORTHERN ARIZONA EARLY WEDNESDAY... AND MAKE A SLOW DRIFT TO THE EAST ACROSS NEW MEXICO INTO THE FIRST HALF OF THE WEEKEND.

    SHOWERS WITH SUMMIT SNOWFALLS WILL DEVELOP EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING OVER THE SAN JUAN AND CHUSKA MOUNTAINS... AND SPREAD EAST TO THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS AND PLAINS BY WEDNESDAY NIGHT.