Today's News

  • LANL Announces Closure for Friday, July 1

    Los Alamos National Laboratory this afternoon announced it will remain closed through Friday, July 1 because of risks presented by the Las Conchas Fire and the mandatory evacuation of Los Alamos town site.

    Laboratory facilities will be closed for all activities and nonessential employees are directed to remain off site. Personnel are considered nonessential unless they have received specific instructions from their supervisors to report to the Laboratory.

  • Kiwanis Independence Day event canceled


    Due to the wildfire, the Annual Kiwanis Independence Day event with
    evening fireworks display has been canceled. The event was planned at Overlook Park
    on Monday, July 4th. It will be rescheduled for another date.

  • Public lands around Santa Fe National Forest to close Thursday


  • Chief Calls Wednesday 'Great' Despite Fire Jumping Into Los Alamos Canyon--video extra

    Fire officials have confirmed that the Las Conchas Fire entered Los Alamos Canyon late Wednesday afternoon.

    "We have encountered spot fires in Los Alamos Canyon," said Fire Marshal/Assistant Fire Chief Michael Thompson. "We've got helicopters flying overhead dropping water on the fires."

  • Public Lands within and around Santa Fe National Forest to close Thursday--video extra

    Due to extreme fire conditions, Santa Fe National Forest and Valles Caldera National Preserve will close the majority of the Forest and Preserve to all public access starting Thursday, June 30, 2011.

    In addition, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish properties/recreation sites within Pecos Canyon will be closed.  These recreation sites include: Bert Clancey, Terrero, Jamie Koch, Mora River and Monastery Lake. New Mexico State Parks will also be closing Hyde Memorial, Fenton Lake and Morphy Lake State Parks.  

  • Tucker: No structures will be lost--video extra

    Los Alamos fire chief Doug Tucker assured a crowd of about 600 people that their homes would be safe from the destruction caused by the Las Conchas Fire.

    Tucker and a host of Los Alamos County officials, along with Gov. Susana Martinez, were on hand at a public briefing held Wednesday afternoon at White Rock Baptist Church.

    Tucker said the fire crews battling the Las Conchas blaze near Los Alamos were performing very well. He minced no words about whether the fire would reach homes in Los Alamos.

    “We are there, we are here in White Rock,” Tucker said. “I promise you we will not lose a structure in Los Alamos County.”

  • Monitor distributes free print edition Wednesday

    The Los Alamos Monitor is being distributed free at locations throughout the area today.

    In Los Alamos, the paper can be picked up at Hill Diner and various rack locations. In White Rock, residents can check Smith's, Metzger's and the gas stations.

    Copies will also be delivered to the temporary post office at Pojoaque High School, and copies will be distributed at the evacuation centers at Cities of Gold and the Santa Claran.

    Stay up to date with the latest developments at lamonitor.com.

  • NCRTD to help displaced residents


    A "Blue Bus" Service route will transport displaced residents of the
    Los Conchas Fire sheltered at the Santa Claran Hotel and Cities of Gold
    Hotel to Pojoaque Valley High School to retrieve their mail.
    The bright Blue Buses will pick up residents at the Santa Claran Hotel
    near the Human Resource office at 12:45 PM and at the Cities of Gold Hotel
    main entrance at 1:15 PM.
    Service will be offered Monday through Friday except Monday, July 4, 2011.
    For more info call 505-747-3631.
    *Please note that regular Blue Bus Service between Espanola and Los Alamos
    has been halted, but will resume when conditions are safe.

  • White Rock Town Hall meeting videostream


    Those unable to attend today’s 2 o’ clock town hall meeting

    hosted by the County Council can stream it at www.nnmc.edu which is Channel

    6 - Northern NM College TV. Click on the C6 TV icon on the web address above

    if streaming.

  • LANL: First High-Volume Air Samples Come in ‘Clean’