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Today's News

  • Protecting dam is high priority

    Infrastructure and property in Los Alamos County escaped the Las Conchas fire relatively unscathed.

    However, 2,100 acres of the Los Alamos Canyon watershed burned, and the aftermath has the potential to destroy a project 10 years in the making.

    High to moderate intensity burns, which completely consume a forest, burned roughly 60 percent of the canyon watershed.

    With no pine needles, leaves, brush or duff layer (layer of plant debris on the ground) to slow rainfall and allow it time to soak into the ground, runoff is intensified. High intensity burns–which occur in highly flammable pine forests–magnify the problem.

  • LAFD snuffs two house fires

    The Los Alamos Fire Department battled two home fires just seven hours apart Friday. They saved the homes and also rescued seven dogs and several cats from inside the burning residences. No one was injured in either blaze, according to firefighters at both scenes.

    Police arrested Eric Richardson, 25, and charged him with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after several bongs and a stash of marijuana were discovered on the basement floor of the first residence that caught fire at 950 Rim Road, said Capt. Randy Foster during an interview late Friday.

    “We’re investigating whether these items contributed to the fire,” he said.

  • LA wins District 1 title

    The Los Alamos Majors All-Stars earned the District 1 title  by beating Pojoaque’s All-Stars 4-3. The team, which consists of Will Carter, Hunter Eaton, Travis Gonzales, Austin Gutierrez, Seth Hailey, Brian Johnson, Erik Leith, Kirk Peterson, George Steinkamp, Jack Stewart, Nick Quartieri and coached by Lance Eaton,  Jay Johnson, Mike Steinkamp, Pete Peterson and Shawn Hailey, opened state tournament play Saturday at Clovis.

  • Sports Update 07-24-11

    Long course meet will be at aquatic center
    The Larry R. Walkup Center will host the 2011 Long Course state swimming championship Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
    Approximately 400 swimmers are expected to take part in the event, including several swimmers from Los Alamos.
    Preliminary events will start at 9 a.m. all days with finals set for 5 p.m. Thursday, 4 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday.
    The event is free and the public is invited to attend.

  • Clemens, Bonds sagas are too familiar

    NEW YORK (AP) — Seems you can’t put a baseball star on trial without a mistrial.
    Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens remain perfectly bookended, each with seven major awards, one mistrial and no guilty verdict assured of sticking.
    Victor Conte, whose Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative sparked the government investigations of drugs and athletes, has had enough.
    “It’s a huge waste of federal taxpayer dollars at this point,” he said Thursday during a telephone interview with The Associated Press. “I don’t know the tab, but probably tens of millions of dollars at this point.”

  • Griffith has low round of day one

    Halfway through the Los Alamos City Championship golf tournament, the 2010 senior men’s champion is atop the leaderboard.
    And he wouldn’t be at the top of just the senior men’s leaderboad, either.
    Reid Griffith turned in the low round of the day Saturday in all flights. Griffith held off Brian Colby to take the lead after the opening 18 holes of the City tournament.
    Griffith finished with a 73, which would’ve placed him on top of the other two men’s flights as well. However, Colby isn’t far behind, as he finished with a 74, a score that would’ve tied him for the lead in the men’s championship flight.
    The tournament concludes today. Tee time is 9 a.m.

  • Women’s champ holds lead

    When things are going well, things are going well.
    Two-time defending women’s City champion Tami Martinson, who is in the lead after the first round of the 2011 City tournament, got a cherry on top of her round Saturday. Martinson hit the first ace of her career on the eighth hole, rolling a shot right over a bunker and straight into the cup.
    It was a big day for Martinson, who holds a four-stroke lead heading into today’s final round of the City Championship, which is being played at Los Alamos Golf Course. Today’s round is scheduled to tee off at 9 a.m.

  • Ball takes one shot lead in City Championship

    With several players struggling in the opening round Saturday, Ted Ball took advantage.
    Ball connected with some big shots off the tee in the first round of the Los Alamos City Championship to finish with a 74, the low round of the opening 18 holes at Los Alamos Golf Course.
    On a day that most players in the clubhouse said the course was playing considerably longer than usual, Ball came through with his driver, which went a long way to secure the first round edge for him.
    The 64th annual City Championship tournament continues through today at Los Alamos Golf Course. Following the conclusion of the 36-hole event, the top gross and net scores from each of the tournament’s three flights will face off in a nine-hole shootout.

  • Flash Flood Warning issued for Los Alamos vicinity

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A

    * FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... WEST CENTRAL LOS ALAMOS COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO EAST CENTRAL SANDOVAL COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO

    * UNTIL 445 PM MDT

    * AT 136 PM MDT... NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED VERY HEAVY RAIN FROM A THUNDERSTORM OVER EAST CENTRAL SANDOVAL COUNTY... OR ABOUT 13 MILES SOUTHWEST OF LOS ALAMOS. THE STORM PRODUCING VERY HEAVY RAIN WAS NEARLY STATIONARY.

  • Cone Zone 7-24-11

     

    Public Works Projects:

    For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us or call

    662-8150.

     

    Diamond Drive Phase 4 2011

     

    Eastbound Trinity remains closed; use Canyon. 

     

    Eastbound Trinity Drive traffic from southbound Diamond or Western Area will be detoured

    at Diamond to Canyon Road & 39th or Canyon & Oppenheimer. Consider using the Canyon &

    Oppenheimer detour to access Trinity Drive at a signalized intersection.  Northbound Diamond traffic may access Trinity via the slip lane in front of the hospital.