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Today's News

  • Federal agencies join forces to build Interagency Fire Center

    As the one-year anniversary of New Mexico’s second largest wildfire on record approaches, an focused multi-federal agency effort is now underway to build a permanent Interagency Fire Center in the heart of Northern New Mexico’s fire country.

  • PERA considering cuts to state pension benefits

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Public Employees Retirement Association of New Mexico is considering making cuts in future retirement benefits for more than 54,000 government workers.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports PERA officials are considering the proposal because of growing concerns about the pension fund's solvency.

    Possible reductions include altering the formula that determines the starting amount of a retiree's pension benefits and lowering the annual cost-of-living adjustment.

  • Airborne Rescue: Endangered Pets Fly to Freedom

    In the Pilots and Paws program, pets from overwhelmed kill shelters hitch a flight to communities where they will be adopted. Pilot Jeff Bennett recently flew his 1,000th animal.

  • Today in History for June 21st
  • Raw Video: Four-alarm Pier Fire in San Francisco

    Firefighters battled a four-alarm fire at San Francisco's historic Pier 29 on Wednesday. No injuries were reported, but the blaze disrupted traffic in the area.

  • Bandelier Rangers, National Guard Rescue Distressed Hikers

    Bandelier Rangers, with the assistance of National Guard air support, conducted a successful search and rescue operation in the area between Alamo Canyon and Capulin Canyon.

    Tuesday morning, Sandoval County 911 Center received a cell call from a  group in distress and requesting aid in the backcountry of Bandelier  National Monument. Sandoval County provided Bandelier personnel with the  call's GPS coordinates, and Bandelier Archaeologist/Rangers Heath Bailey and David Shiffler, who were already in the vicinity, immediately  responded.

  • NM firefighters battle blaze straddling Rio Grande

    CORRALES, N.M. (AP) — More than 100 firefighters are battling blaze in wooded area along the Rio Grande on the northern edge of New Mexico's largest city.

  • Lab to eliminate 80 contractor positions

    The workforce cuts are not finished at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    In a memo sent to all employees, lab director Charlie McMillan said that 80 contractor positions would be eliminated.

    In March, 557 employees left the lab as part of a voluntary separation program and the next month, another 60 people were terminated from the flexible workforce.

    McMillan has scheduled a meeting for all employees for 2:30 p.m., June 27 to discuss the workforce update.

    Here is the memo sent to employees today.

  • Trucks collide on N.M. 4; Main Hill open

    A small cargo truck and an auto transport truck heading in opposite directions on Main Hill Road side swiped each other just after Anderson Lookout Point.

    A call to dispatch was received at approximately 2:40 p.m., Los Alamos Police Lt. Jeff Regenold said. There was just a slight delay for traffic heading eastbound as the transport truck attempted to pull over on the side of the road.

    And while the all-steel transport truck received only minor scrapes, the cargo truck garnered crushed corners, piercing scrapes and a flat tire.

    Both drivers are stating it was the other's fault for the accident, but Regenold said he's working to determine who actually caused the accident.

    No injuries were reported.

  • There's more to LAYL than meets the eye

    Getting leadership training is easy for adults in Los Alamos. All they have to do is sign up for a Leadership Los Alamos course.
    Training youth leaders is just as simple. Each year, Los Alamos Youth Leadership has helped high school students in ninth through 12th grade gain confidence and leadership skills that they may use later in life. County Councilor Sharon Stover founded the group in 2005.
    Approximately 25-45 students join LAYL each summer and work with adult leaders from the community that have gone through the Leadership Los Alamos program.
    In fact, several community groups support LAYL and without the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, Los Alamos National Bank, the Family YMCA and Los Alamos High School, LAYL would not be possible.