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Today's News

  • Community water events take center stage later this week

    The theme for the community water events planned by the Communities for Clean Water is “Weaving Our Río Grande Communities Together.”  
    Three public education programs will be in Santa Fe and Española on Thursday and in Española on Friday.  The programs are free and open to the public.  
    On Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., a Community Water Forum will be conducted at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, located at 201 Marcy Street.  Its main topic will be the Buckman Projects and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).  

  • Map to outline forest roads open under new plan

    SANTA FE (AP) — A map expected to be released this fall will let visitors to Santa Fe National Forest know where they cannot travel.
    All national forests are required to create the so-called travel management plans to control the impact of motorized vehicles on natural resources.
    The northern New Mexico forest released its plan earlier this year, banning motorized travel on more than half of the roads, trails and routes on its 1.6 million acres.
    Hunters, anglers, campers and off-road enthusiasts will need to consult a map to find out whether they still can travel on their favorite roads and trails, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported.

  • Map to outline forest roads open under new plan

    SANTA FE (AP) — A map expected to be released this fall will let visitors to Santa Fe National Forest know where they cannot travel.
    All national forests are required to create the so-called travel management plans to control the impact of motorized vehicles on natural resources.
    The northern New Mexico forest released its plan earlier this year, banning motorized travel on more than half of the roads, trails and routes on its 1.6 million acres.
    Hunters, anglers, campers and off-road enthusiasts will need to consult a map to find out whether they still can travel on their favorite roads and trails, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported.

  • Paul Parker Construction offering $500 reward

    It has not been an easy month for Paul Parker Construction. About two weeks ago, while the family-run business was working on some gas mains on the North Mesa, vandals smashed out the windows of their trucks, a Ford F-700 and a Ford F-8000.
    When an employee left the trucks at the site Saturday, July 14, he reported they were fine. But when he arrived back at the site July 16, there was more damage.
    “They smashed out the mirrors, headlights and signals, as well as jammed the ignitions” said Paul Parker’s son, Brad. According to Brad, whoever did it used rocks to do the deed, as well as “whatever they found  laying around.”
    Police are actively looking for suspects.

  • Police Beat 07-24-12

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in the Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt. The Los Alamos Police Department uses the term “arrest” to define anyone who has been physically arrested, served a court summons, or issued a citation.

    July 12

    7:30 a.m.— Gary Brown, 44, was arrested for committing a larceny over $250 and under $500.  According to police he’s accused of stealing a computer from the Comfort Inn, 2500 Trinity Drive. He is due to appear in magistrate court through a criminal summons.

  • Flash Flood Warning until 4 p.m. Tuesday

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A

  • Update 07-24-12

    Presentation

    Presentations on recovery efforts in Haiti will be given at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. A free-will offering will be taken to support the 2012 Carter Work Project and continued rebuilding in Haiti.  Refreshments will be provided.

    P&Z meeting

    The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in council chambers.

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. today in White Rock Fire Station No. 3.

    Film series

    The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series presents “Spy Kids 4” at 7 p.m. Thursday at the White Rock Town Hall.

    Field user's meeting

  • President honors lab researcher

    A young Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist, Amy J. Clarke, is among the honorees that President Obama named as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

    “Discoveries in science and technology not only strengthen our economy, they inspire us as a people,” Obama said. “The impressive accomplishments of today’s awardees so early in their careers promise even greater advances in the years ahead.”

  • Inmate injures himself in jail

    At around 4:30 p.m. Monday, a prisoner being held at the Los Alamos Detention Center was rushed to the Los Alamos Medical Center. He was later transferred to the Christus St. Vincent Medical Center in Santa Fe for more testing. As of press time, it is not known what his condition is. According to LAPD Capt. Randy Foster, the prisoner suffered a “medical episode” and fell down in the jail. “... and unfortunately, the floors and walls in the jail aren’t very forgiving,” Foster said.

  • LA teens take to the skies

    If your son or daughter is dreaming of taking to the skies for a career as a pilot, look no further than your local Civil Air Patrol. Since 1948, the “Los Alamos Composite Squadron” has served as an incubator for America’s future pilots, educating kids and teens in the ways of flying, leadership and aerospace.

    Recently, three of the squadron’s members, Cadet Master Sgt. Chase Britton, 19, Cadet Senior Airman Ben Schilling, 18, and Cadet Senior Airman Austin Salmon, 15, recently got behind the wheel of a glider and flew it thousands of feet in the air.