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Today's News

  • Let us prepare now

    The Las Conchas Fire is mercifully coming to an end. Hopefully monsoon rains will finish it off.  
    But its effects will be long-lasting, and its size (despite the valiant efforts of firefighters) is alarming.
    After the Cerro Grande Fire, Los Alamos National Laboratory held a three-day conference on new concepts in fire suppression.
    It was widely recognized that existing suppression technology was badly outdated. The conference included experts from most agencies involved with fire fighting and research.
    Several very interesting ideas were forthcoming, but perhaps the most important one was a three-agency collaboration proposing to fight fires primarily from the air and at night when most fires are relatively dormant.

  • Viewpoint: Band of recycling fairies and more

    Do you ever wonder what happens to your recycling after you toss it into your roll cart?  
    Is there a band of recycling fairies who utilize their magic powers to sort the materials and generate new products?  Farfetched explanation?  
    Perhaps, but the fact is most people are unaware of the processes involved with recycling. But no worries, I am here to enlighten you.
    In Los Alamos County we have a single-stream recycling collection system, meaning all recyclable materials are mixed together by the resident in one cart and collected.  
    The roll cart is emptied into one of the County’s recycling collection vehicles and brought to the Eco Station.  

  • Softball: WR All-Stars closed out early by Eastdale

    TAOS — The White Rock Little League All-Star Majors couldn’t survive some big hits and some fielding errors early Tuesday morning.

    Playing Albuquerque Eastdale in the state championship semifinals Tuesday morning, White Rock struggled early, allowing seven runs in each of the first two innings. Eastdale never looked back, taking Tuesday’s ballgame 14-2 in 3-1/2 innings.

    The loss dropped White Rock into the loser’s bracket of the tournament. It will play at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Kit Carson Park. Eastdale advances to Thursday’s final round.

    White Rock ace Hannah Mojica started the contest. She lasted two innings, giving up just one earned run.

  • LANL whistleblower
  • A tribute to firefighters
  • Crisis Response Hotline changes hands

    The Los Alamos Family Council provided local Crisis Response for several years. However, with the institution of Core Service Agencies (CSAs) in the behavioral health system, the CSAs are providing Crisis Response coverage to their areas as part of the contract with the state. Therefore, two Crisis Response resources are not needed. PMS is the CSA for Los Alamos County. The Los Alamos Community Health Council has expressed its gratitude to The Los Alamos Family Council for handling Crisis Response, especially its coverage during the past few weeks during the transition.   

  • Pavement work begins in White Rock

    The County Public Works Department, Pavement Division announces that milling, recycling and repaving work, funded under the FY11 Pavement Preservation Program, will begin today in White Rock.  

    The following streets will be resurfaced with this work:

  • Police Beat 07-19-11

    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.

     

    July 7

     

    5:01 a.m. – A 48-year-old Santa Fe man reported damage to his property on N.M. 4. The estimated loss is less than $1,000.

  • No more burnouts are planned

    Fire crews working near Los Alamos conducted burnout operations Sunday night and Monday and according to the latest update, they were successful.

  • BAER teams spring into action

    Soon after the Las Conchas fire broke out, two Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) teams were on the ground to assess potential threats to life, property and critical cultural and natural resources in the aftermath of the fire. 

    The BAER teams are made up of representatives from Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and USDA Forest Service. They are working with staff from the BIA Northern Pueblos Agency, BIA Southern Pueblos Agency, several area pueblos, Santa Fe National Forest and Bandelier National Monument.