Today's News

  • Flash flood warning in effect

    The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Los Alamos County, northwestern Santa Fe County and northeastern Sandoval County. The warning is in effect until 3:30 p.m. today.

    Areas impacted include Los Alamos, White Rock, Bandelier National Monument, Frioles and San Ildefonso Pueblo. Canyons also affected include Frioles, Cochiti, and Peralta Canyons. N.M. 4 from State Road 501 Junction to Las Conchas Campground and the Dome Wilderness will also be affected.

    Doppler radar recorded a massive thunderstorm covering the affected areas. Up to two inches of rain has already fallen.

    The Weather Service is advising residents in these areas move to higher ground immediately. It is also advising residents not to drive vehicles into water that covers the entire roadway

  • Police Beat 8-7-16

    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. The Los Alamos Police Department uses the term “arrest” to define anyone who has been physically arrested, served a court summons, or issued a citation.

    July 27
    8 p.m. — Police reported that a 53-year-old Los Alamos woman was the victim of criminal damage to property (less than $1000) at Alabama Avenue.

    July 28
    11:20 p.m. — Samuel Villalobos, 29, of Los Alamos was arrested on a charge of aggravated battery against a household member. He was also charged with aggravated driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs (refusal to submit to chemical testing in the 3300 block of Canyon Road.

    July 29
    10:46 a.m. — David Garcia, 59, of Santa Fe was arrested on a magistrate court bench warrant in the 4000 West Road. The original charge was possession of drug paraphernalia at Trinity Drive, Dec. 22 2015.

    11:36 a.m. — Ronald Lucero, 49, of La Puebla was arrested on a magistrate court bench warrant at the Los Alamos police station.

  • On the Docket 8-7-16

    July 26
    Kayla D. Trujillo  pled no contest in Los Alamos Municipal Court to failing to display a current, valid license plate and speeding 11 to 15 miles an hour over the speed limit.
    Defendant was fined $75 and must also pay $130 in court costs.

    Jesse Gallegos was found guilty by the Los Alamos Magistrate Court of shoplifting (more than $250, but not more than $500). The original charge was shoplifting (over $500 but not more than $2500).
    Defendant was sentenced to 364 days at the Los Alamos Detention Center with 364 days suspended. Defendant was also sentenced to supervised probation for 364 days. Defendant must also pay $123 in court costs. Probation conditions are: Defendant will obey all laws and not be arrested, indicted, charged or convicted of any other offense. Defendant will comply with all court ordered conditions of probation.
    Shall not possess or consume alcohol or enter a liquor establishment. Shall not possess a firearm, destructive device or weapon. Defendant will meet with probation officers within seven days and maintain contact as instructed. Defendant shall pay $25 a month in probation fees. Payment to be made with the Los Alamos Municipal Court.

  • Cone Zone: Week of Aug. 8

    For more information about these projects, e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us, call 662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at losalamosnm.us. Slow down and use caution within the construction work zones. The below information is based on a schedule provided by the contractors and may change due to weather or other delays.
    Public Works
    Canyon Rim Trail
    Construction on the west leg of Canyon Rim Trail continues as crews complete the installation of a large retaining wall and begin installation of footings for the pedestrian bridge. The trail remains closed to pedestrians west of Fire Station 6. Clearing and excavating south of DP Rd continues. No traffic delays on NM 502 or DP Rd are anticipated.
    Central Avenue Phase 2 Improvements Project
    Road work continues with the closure of the south side of the Central/15th Street Intersection. Detours will be in place for through traffic on 15th Street at the intersection. Eastbound and westbound two-way traffic on Central will be maintained. Access to area businesses will also be maintained.
    To expedite project completion, night work will be conducted requiring a full closure of Central Avenue from 15th Street to Knecht Street between 8 p.m.-5 a.m.

  • ‘Granite Mountain’ filming to close local locations

    The movie “Granite Mountain” will return to Los Alamos this week to film scenes on Camp May Road, the Justice Center, the detention center and private residences in Los Alamos and White Rock. The film and staging will take place at the following locations and times:
    • Sullivan Field Parking Lot—will be closed from 6 a.m. Monday through 9 p.m. Friday for staging of 10-12 large film trailers. Public access will be around the perimeter of the parking lot, including the dumpsters.
    • Camp May Road, Camp May, Pajarito Mountain and resort facilities will be closed from 6 a.m. Wednesday to 9 p.m. for filming.
    Elizabeth Gabel casting agency is still accepting applications for paid extras for the scene being filmed on Camp May Road on Wednesday. Anyone interested in applying should email a photo with name, height, weight and phone number to egabelcasting@gmail.com, and include the year, color, and make of their car. Put “Los Alamos” in the subject line.
    • White Rock Overlook Point will be closed beginning on Thursday at 9 a.m. AM through Saturday at 5 p.m.
    • The Justice Center will be the site of filming scheduled for Friday beginning at 6 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m. During that time, the Justice Center will be open, but there will be no public access to the second floor of the building.

  • BIrths 8-7-16

    July 18 —A boy. Michael Douglas Keen. Born to Courtney Fortran and Christopher Keen.
    July 7 —A girl. Cecilia Charlotte. Born to Suzi and RJ Montaño.
    July 28 — A girl. Novalee Maxine. Born to McKenzie Bailey and Chase Enterline.


  • News for Retirees Aug. 7-13

    Aug. 7-13
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 672-2034 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations: by 10 a.m. for lunches.

    Betty Ehart

    8:45 a.m.        Cardio
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Chicken Enchilada
    6 p.m.        Argentine Tango dancing
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing
    8:45 a.m.         Variety Training
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Eggplant & Pasta
    1 p.m.        Party Bridge (Classroom)
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.        Table Tennis
    8:30 a.m.        LAVA Quilters
    8:45 a.m.         Cardio Plus Exercise    
    10:30 a.m.        Music with Ruth
    10:30 a.m.        AARP Meeting    
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Grilled Pork Chop

  • Pet Talk: Miniature horses as pets can mean full-size upkeep 

    While some refer to horses as livestock, others consider horses to be a companion animal, especially if they are kept for recreational purposes. Miniature horses—which measure 34 to 38 inches in height—are also recognized by many as companion animals. However, if you want to own a miniature horse as a pet, don’t assume a miniature size means less upkeep and expense than a full-sized horse.
    Dr. Leslie Easterwood, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, offered some insight on caring for miniature horses.
    “General care and maintenance are exactly the same for miniature horses as for full-sized horses, the only difference is size,” she said. “Vaccinations, dental care, hoof care, feeding, and housing are consistent for all equines. Miniature horses are also susceptible to the same diseases and ailments as full-sized horses. They are anatomically exactly the same as full sized horses, so they have the same risk factors for lameness, gastrointestinal issues, respiratory issues, and other health complications.”

  • Shelter Report 8-7-16

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home, so come adopt your new best friend today! All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations. Shelter hours are noon – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday, and noon–3 p.m. Sunday.
    Be sure to check out the website at lafos.org, to get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating. Also check out Petfinder website for pictures of adoptable animals: petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html.
    Monroe, Sam, Jobin, Mudpie, Fireball, and Popsicle—Recently transferred to the shelter from a high-kill New Mexico shelter. They are all young, rambunctious, and ready to steal her new owners’ heart! Popsicle is a gorgeous, all-white longhaired Turkish angora with stunning blue eyes and a heart of gold. Monroe is a shorthaired all-white kitty with one green eye and one blue eye. This sweetie would love to snuggle all day if given the chance. Jobin should have been named Fireball! This little tabby loves to play, and he gets along well with other cats. Sam, Mudpie and Fireball were all at the vet, so the shelter report writer hasn’t met them yet, but potential adopters can stop in to say hi!

  • Today in history Aug. 8