.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Public Safety

  • 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.

  • Fire season races in with the winds

    It’s that time of the year again — fire season — and Los Alamos residents should be just as cautious of possible fire risks because much like last year weather conditions are predicted to once again be hot, windy and dry.

    That’s what Los Alamos Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider said, adding that the area can expect to experience instead of bursts of wind, more sustained winds this fire season.

    He said Los Alamos National Laboratory, Park Service, Forest Service and county crews have been working on fire mitigation efforts in their respective jurisdictions since last year’s Las Conchas fire that burned more than 150,000 acres.

  • Wind Advisory in Effect for Friday

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 6 PM MST FRIDAY.

    * LOCATION... INCLUDES THE NORTHWEST PLATEAU AND HIGHLANDS... JEMEZ MOUNTAINS AND LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY.

    * WINDS... WEST TO NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH.

    * TIMING... STRONG WINDS WILL DEVELOP EARLY FRIDAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

    * VISIBILITY... LOCALLY REDUCED BELOW 3 MILES IN BLOWING DUST.

    * LOCAL IMPACTS... STRONG CROSS WINDS MAY IMPACT HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES ON NORTH TO SOUTH ORIENTED ROADWAYS.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

  • Winter Weather Advisory Until 11 a.m. Today

    THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST THIS MORNING.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... NEW ACCUMULATIONS FROM A COATING TO AROUND 2 INCHES IN THE LOWER TERRAIN AND UP TO 3 INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET IN THE JEMEZ MOUNTAINS.

    * TIMING... SNOW WILL DIMINISH BETWEEN LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON.

    * WINDS... WEST BETWEEN 15 AND 30 MPH THROUGH TONIGHT WITH GUSTS BETWEEN 40 AND 50 MPH. STRONGEST WINDS MAINLY ON THE HIGHEST TERRAIN.

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

  • PD goes for grant

    The Los Alamos Police Department is seeking state money to beef up its DWI prevention program.
    Earlier this month, the department’s Lt. Jason Wardlow-Herrera, who is also the project coordinator, applied for $64,000 from the state’s Finance and Administration Department’s Local Driving While Intoxicated Grant Program, of which the majority will go to prevention and treatment.
    The application states that despite Los Alamos’s relative isolation from the rest of the state and perceived educational affluence, that the county suffers from alcohol- and drug- related offenses as much as the rest of the state.

  • Police Beat 02-28-12

    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. 16

    12:02 p.m. – A 12-year-old female, Los Alamos, was allegedly beaten at Los Alamos Middle School. A 14-year-old female was arrested in the incident.

     

    Feb. 17

    12:45 p.m. – A 15-year-old female, Los Alamos, was arrested for having marijuana at Los Alamos High School.

    2:07 p.m. – A 15-year-old male, Los Alamos, was arrested for having drug paraphernalia at Los Alamos High School.

  • Wind Advisory in Effect Until 6 p.m. Tuesday

    THE WIND ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS EVENING.

    * LOCATION... NORTHWEST PLATEAU AND HIGHLANDS... LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY AND THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY INCLUDING ALBUQUERQUE.

    * WINDS... WEST TO SOUTHWEST AT 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

    * TIMING... STRONG WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SUNSET. PEAK WINDS WILL OCCUR BY EARLY AFTERNOON.

    * VISIBILITY... LOCALLY REDUCED BELOW 3 MILES IN BLOWING DUST ACROSS THE LOWER AND MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY... AND BLOWING SNOW ACROSS THE NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS AND LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY.

    * LOCAL IMPACTS... HAZARDOUS CROSS WINDS WILL DEVELOP ON NORTH TO SOUTH ORIENTED ROADS... INCLUDING INTERSTATE 25 FROM BERNALILLO TO THE SIERRA COUNTY LINE. LOOSE OBJECTS MAY BECOME AIRBORNE.

  • Expect Potentially Damaging Winds, Snow Monday Into Tuesday

    POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WINDS EAST AND SOUTH WITH ACCUMULATING SNOW NORTHERN MOUNTAINS MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY...

    STRONG WINDS WILL DEVELOP ACROSS PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN NEW MEXICO MONDAY AFTERNOON... WHERE GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH ARE EXPECTED. EVEN STRONGER... POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WINDS ARE LIKELY IN THE MOUNTAINS AND ACROSS MUCH OF THE EAST AND SOUTH BY TUESDAY. WIND GUSTS EXCEEDING 60 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE ALONG THE CENTRAL AND SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAIN RANGES AND THE ADJACENT HIGH PLAINS MONDAY NIGHT... WITH THE HIGH WIND THREAT SPREADING TO THE PLAINS TUESDAY MORNING.

  • Alleged child rape unfounded

    An alleged rape of a 12-year-old female was deemed unfounded, according to a Los Alamos Police Department incident report.

    The girl alleged that construction workers near or around Los Alamos High School had sexually assaulted her.
    And Deputy Police Chief Kevin Purtyman told the Los Alamos Monitor early Tuesday that the case was still active.

    But a public records request for the actual report, which the department’s Records Division supplied Tuesday afternoon, indicated that the girl’s allegation was determined to be a fabrication Feb. 17 after a subsequent interview with her.

  • Alcohol compliance sweep leads to two firings Friday

    A random compliance sweep Friday put two alcohol servers in Los Alamos out of work.
    The New Mexico Department of Public Safety Special Investigation Department’s Lt. Chris Ortiz said officers conducted a minor compliance operation at 11 establishments in Los Alamos that sell alcohol.
    “Two locations sold to a minor,” Ortiz said.
    He said the operation involved an undercover minor, which the department recruits and trains to go into liquor stores to buy a six-pack of beer or stroll up to a bar and order a drink.
    “Just like anyone,” he said. Meanwhile, an undercover agent is already waiting inside the establishment to see what unfolds.