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Public Safety

  • May fire calls

    Los Alamos firefighters doused a roof fire at a home on Karen Circle in White Rock that ignited while workers were conducting repairs to the structure recently using hot materials. LAFD responded to four fires, 124 emergency medical calls, four vehicle accidents and 33 miscellaneous calls for service during the month of May.

  • Beware of traveling teeth-whiteners

    A woman walked into the Los Alamos County Community Development Department recently to find out if she was required to be licensed to open a traveling teeth whitening business.

    Her intent was to go door-to-door to homes in Los Alamos and White Rock to administer chemicals into people’s mouths to whiten their teeth.

    “I contacted the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department and found out that the woman not only needed to be licensed, but she also needed to be a dentist,” said Steve Bruegger, the acting director of the CDD.

    Dr. Rick Posada of  Posada Dental Works at 152 Central Park Square has been practicing dentistry for 15 years and his services include teeth whitening.

  • Beware of traveling teeth-whiteners

    A woman walked into the Los Alamos County Community Development Department recently to find out if she was required to be licensed to open a traveling teeth whitening business.
    Her intent was to go door-to-door to homes in Los Alamos and White Rock to administer chemicals into people’s mouths to whiten their teeth.
    “I contacted the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department and found out that the woman not only needed to be licensed, but she also needed to be a dentist,” said Steve Bruegger, the acting director of the CDD.
    Dr. Rick Posada of  Posada Dental Works at 152 Central Park Square has been practicing dentistry for 15 years and his services include teeth whitening.

  • Lab says it's ready in case of fires

    As Northern New Mexico communities experience the impacts from Arizona and New Mexico fires blowing smoke into the region, they can take some comfort in actions taken at Los Alamos to prevent and fight fires.

    For the past three years, the Los Alamos Site Office and Los Alamos National Security have worked closely to establish a wildland fire management program to improve readiness and reduce risk exposure at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

  • Police Beat 06-07-11

    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.

    May 26

    6:16 a.m. – A 44-year-old Los Alamos woman in the 1200 block of 9th Street  attempted suicide on Trinity Drive.

    7:42 a.m. – A 30-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that someone burglarized her vehicle parked in the 3200 block of Walnut Street. The estimate loss is unknown.    

    10:17 a.m. – A 61-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone burglarized his vehicle parked in the 2100 block of 33rd Street. The estimate loss is unknown.

  • AIR QUALITY IMPACTS MAINLY TO SOUTHWEST NM MONDAY

    THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL DEPARTMENT.

    AIR QUALITY IMPACTS FROM ONGOING WILDFIRES WILL CONTINUE TODAY BUT BECOME MORE CONFINED TO THE SOUTHWEST QUADRANT OF NEW MEXICO.

    THE EXPECTED DECREASE IN WIND SPEEDS AND MORE WESTERLY DIRECTION OF THE WIND... AND POTENTIALLY DECREASING SMOKE FROM THE EASTERN ARIZONA WILDFIRES... WILL CHANGE THE EXTENT OF THE IMPACT TODAY. THIS COMBINATION OF FACTORS IS EXPECTED TO CARRY THE SMOKE IN A MORE EASTERLY DIRECTION... LIMITING PRIMARY IMPACTS SOUTH OF I 40 AND WEST OF THE NEW MEXICO CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN.

  • Construction Zone 06-05-11

    Public Works Projects:
    For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us or call  662-8150.

    Diamond Drive Phase 4 2011
    Canyon Closure at Diamond: On June 6, the contractor will be closing both legs of Canyon Road at Diamond Drive. Eastbound Canyon traffic can access Canyon Road from Trinity at 39th Street.
    All driveways on Canyon will remain open except the High School Jock Lot (Griffith Gym). Westbound Canyon through traffic should detour to Trinity at either Oppenheimer or 39th Street. Access the First Methodist Church via University Drive.

  • Los Alamos among counties under expanded state fire restrictions--video extras

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials are expanding restrictions on fireworks, smoking, campfires and other open fires to all of the state's 33 counties.

    State Forester Tony Delfin and New Mexico Energy Secretary John Bemis announced the additional restrictions Thursday. They will go into effect Friday morning.

    State restrictions were first enacted in April and included 29 counties where fire danger was highest.

    San Juan, Rio Arriba, Taos, Los Alamos and western Colfax Counties weren't included in the original restriction order because those areas had received winter moisture and weren't experiencing high incidence of wildfire.

  • Red skies illuminate Los Alamos sunset

    Thursday afternoon's hazy sky with its bright reddish-orange hue is reminiscent of the skies that filled the local area during the Cerro Grande Fire 11 years ago.

    Fire Marshal/Assistant Fire Chief Michael Thompson explained that the eerie sky is cause by smoke from a massive fire burning in Arizona, which is being blown into Los Alamos by strong winds.

    The Associated Press reports that the U.S. Forest Service says the Wallow wildfire in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona has burned more than 100,000 acres or 165 square miles.

    Forest Service spokeswoman Mary Johnson in Alpine tells AP that no buildings in the scenic mountain community have been lost.

  • State police identify suspect killed in Pojoaque shoot-out with deputies--video extra

    New Mexico State Police told the Los Alamos Monitor  that a man suspected of robbing alcohol from the Kokoman Fine Wine & Liquor store in the Pojoaque Valley Thursday afternoon was killed during a gunshot exchange with Santa Fe sheriffs.

    Lenny Carreno, 23, of Pojoaque Valley died at the scene following a car-chase and shoot out with law enforcement officers.

    New Mexico State Police took over the investigation and said the robbery occurred about 3 p.m.

    It remains unclear how many shots were fired or if anyone else besides the suspect was hit.

    Check back for more details on this developing story.