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Today's News

  • NM 4 at 501 intersection reopens in both directions after rock, mud slides

    NM 4, which was closed for a couple of hours Thursday because rock and mudslides in the area, reopened around 5:30 p.m., said Phil Taylor of the Office of Emergency Management.

    The road was closed by the 501 intersection, which was the back gate to the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The road was closed in both directions heading to and out of the Jemez Mountains.

    Earlier in the day, NM 501 was closed when a  thunderstorm rolling through the area caused some flooding with debris on the roadway on West Jemez (NM 501) at Water Canyon at mile marker 2.

    The road was closed west bound but by 3:30 p.m. crews were letting cars through that were traveling east bound on 501 and a few minutes later, the road was reopened in both directions.

  • FLASH FLOOD WARNING UNTIL 3:45 P.M.

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A

    * FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... LOS ALAMOS COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO SOUTH CENTRAL RIO ARRIBA COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO EAST CENTRAL SANDOVAL COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO EXTREME NORTHWESTERN SANTA FE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO

    * UNTIL 345 PM MDT

    * AT 1240 PM MDT... NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED VERY HEAVY RAIN FROM TWO THUNDERSTORMS WEST OF LOS ALAMOS. THE STORM PRODUCING VERY HEAVY RAIN WAS NEARLY STATIONARY.

  • Assets in Action: Work together to show youth they're valued

    Welcome to assets month. Once again, the Los Alamos County Council will proclaim the month of August as Assets Month in our county.
    The proclamation was read at their Tuesday night meeting and the work will continue for what should be another wonderful year.
    The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce-sponsored program will once again work with the community, schools and others to promote the work of the assets initiative far and wide.

  • Thank you 08-03-11

    Los Alamos Elks’ Lodge gives thanks

    On behalf of the Los Alamos Elk’s Lodge BPOE 2083 and its members, we would like to thank all of those who participated in serving and protecting this great community during the Las Conchas Fire. We cannot express our appreciation enough. Thank You!
    Our thoughts and prayers are with our neighbors that have lost their homes, possessions and livelihood as a result of the fire. We hope that some semblance of normalcy will return to your lives soon.

  • Be There 08-03-11

    Today
    Geekout game night will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m., upstairs in the Mesa Public Library.

    Thursday
    Lions Club meets at 84 Barcelona in White Rock on the first and third Thursdays.  They enjoy a meal and combine fun and social gathering with a business meeting. You are cordially invited to attend one of our meetings as a guest.  Call 672-3300 or 672-9563 for more information.  

    The Atomic City Corvette Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at Time Out Pizza in White Rock. Guests are always welcome. You do not need to own a Corvette to attend. Contact is Mike Luna at 672-4087.

  • Update 08-03-11

    Movie in the park

    Los Alamos County’s Recreation Department will host “Tangled” (rated PG) tonight at Urban Park. The movie is free and starts at approximately 7:45 p.m., weather permitting.

    Bandelier walk

    Bandelier National Monument is offering a free Tsankawi evening walk at 6:30 p.m. Thursday Reservations are required. Call 672-3861, ext. 517.

    Bulk item pickup

    Items will be picked up July 25-Aug. 5 in White Rock. Items must be curbside by 8 a.m. each day.

    T-board meeting

  • NCRTD search committee recommends Mortillaro as executive director

    Former Los Alamos County Administrator Tony Mortillaro moved one step closer this week to having the interim tag removed from his title as North Central Regional Transit executive director.

    The NCRTD’s search committee, headed by Santa Fe City Councilor Rosemary Romero, conducted a conference call Monday and made a recommendation to the board that Mortillaro become the agency’s permanent executive director.

    Mortillaro, a former county administrator, worked as a consultant for the NCRTD until Josette Lucero retired as the executive director. Mortillaro then was named the interim director.

  • On the Docket 08-03-11


    Krista Wilhelm, 26, of Los Alamos pled guilty to criminal trespassing July 29. Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados sentenced Wilhelm to serve five days in the Los Alamos County Detention Center. She also ordered Wilhelm to pay $100 in fines for criminal trespass and $73 in court costs.

     

  • Error frees repeat drunken-driving offender

    SANTA FE (AP) — A Santa Fe man arrested at least 11 times on drunken-driving charges has been freed on his most recent case because prosecutors failed to show up in court or present evidence against him.
    District Attorney Angela Pacheco told the Santa Fe New Mexican “there is no excuse” for her office not prosecuting the case against John Paul Chavez, 51.
    The New Mexican reports that for more than five weeks, Pacheco’s office failed to have a prosecutor attend a hearing in the case or turn over evidence.
    A state district judge was forced to dismiss the felony DWI case against Chavez on July 18.

  • 2011 Relay for Life slated to begin Friday

    It’s that time of year again; autumn and the beginning of another school year are just around the corner and so is the 2011 Relay for Life.

    This year’s event will kick off with a survivor dinner at 5 p.m. Friday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, during which Dr. Kathryn Zerbach from Los Alamos Medical Center will speak. A survivor’s lap will follow at Ashley Pond at 6 p.m. The relay will be all night Friday and continue until 10 a.m. Saturday at Ashley Pond, with various events scheduled for Friday evening and Saturday morning.