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Today's News

  • Lab to remain shuttered through Friday

    Los Alamos National Laboratory Wednesday 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.

  • AG warns of wildfire scam

     

    SANTA FE — New Mexico's top prosecutor is warning residents about fake phone calls that are attempting to solicit money to benefit victims of the wildfire burning near Los Alamos.

    Attorney General Gary King says his office and the Red Cross are getting complaints from New Mexicans who are receiving automated calls that ask for financial contributions for fire victims.

    The calls are requesting personal information.

    Red Cross New Mexico confirms it's not soliciting funds via the automated calls.

    King's office says consumers who receive this type of fraudulent call should not share any information that is requested.

  • Boys basketball: King resigns from LAHS

    Just a little over a year after conducting a search for a new boys basketball head coach, Los Alamos High School will have to conduct another.

    Los Alamos athletic director Vicki Nelms confirmed Wednesday that boys basketball coach Matt King had resigned his post. King will become the new boys head coach at Clovis High School.

    King, whose first head coaching job was with Los Alamos, had stressed commitment to the Hilltopper program as one of his core values, but leaves just a little over 13 months after accepting the job.

  • 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.