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Today's News

  • 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’

     

  • Support pours into townsite--video extra

    Every day since the 61,000-acre Las Conchas Fire first ignited at 1 p.m. Sunday, Gov. Susana Martinez, Homeland Security and Emergency Management Cabinet Secretary Gorden Eden, state police and the National Guard have been in Los Alamos – offering moral support, advice and resources.

    “A major reason the evacuation ran so smoothly is because the governor called the National Guard in to help us,” said Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy. “Manpower is key to a successful evacuation and the guardsman helped make that happen.”

  • Support pours into townsite

    Every day since the 61,000-acre Las Conchas Fire first ignited at 1 p.m. Sunday, Gov. Susana Martinez, Homeland Security and Emergency Management Cabinet Secretary Gorden Eden, state police and the National Guard have been in Los Alamos – offering moral support, advice and resources.
    “A major reason the evacuation ran so smoothly is because the governor called the National Guard in to help us,” said Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy. “Manpower is key to a successful evacuation and the guardsman helped make that happen.”

  • Meeting draws large crowd

    A public information meeting concerning the Las Conchas Fire was held Tuesday night at Pojoaque Valley High School. Gov. Susana Martinez, B. Michael Lopez (legislative assistant for Sen.Tom Udall), Rep. Ben Ray Luján, Speaker Ben Luján and several Los Alamos County Council members were among those present.
    Los Alamos County Fire Chief Doug Tucker was not present, nor were there any representatives from Los Alamos National Laboratories (LANL).

  • Home Instead takes it day by day

    Andrew White looked out of his window from his Santa Fe home Sunday afternoon.
    “I saw some smoke and I did not think anything of it,” he said.
    Then his kids came in and told him to go back outside. White could not believe what he saw.
    “It looked like a volcano had exploded,” he said.
    White also knew he had to get to work.
    White is the staffing manager for Home Instead Senior Care and he had to figure out what to do about his 25 clients who were up in Los Alamos.
    “We had to come up with a plan. Some of them require 24-hour care and we got them out of there Sunday night and we had another client who had breathing issues and we got that person out of there Sunday night as well.”

  • Sporting events remain on hold

    Things are tenuous for the current schedule of sporting events due to the Las Conchas Fire and ensuing evacuation of the Hill.
    This week’s Pace Race, which was scheduled for Tuesday, was canceled Monday night due to the fire. Also Monday, organizers of Los Alamos County’s slowpitch softball league had announced all games would be postponed.
    The Family YMCA of Los Alamos said Tuesday it was closing all of its Los Alamos operations – including its main facility and the Teen Center – until further notice. Should the YMCA remain closed into next week, that could also affect the running of the Y’s Firecrakcer 5K, which is on July 4.