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  • Cone Zone 07-14-13

    White Rock Paving Preservation:
    Milling will start on Bryce between east of Verbena to Meadow Lane on Monday, July 15 followed by milling on Louise. As work progresses next week, milling operations will move to Kayenta, then Joya Loop Meadow to Meadow, followed by the Joya Loop cul-de-sac. Flyers will be distributed to residents 48 hours in advance of milling occurring on their street. Paving of these streets will follow in the same order starting the week of July 22.
    Eastern Area 2 Concrete, Paving & Utility Project – Phase 2:
    Concrete work will begin on the north side of Verde Ridge on Monday. Flyers were distributed to affected residents on Friday, July 12 providing information regarding parking restrictions.
    Rim Road at Canyon will be closed starting Monday, July 15. Residents should use 6th to Quartz as the detour route. This closure will be in effect for seven days allowing the contractor to build the valley gutter across the Canyon and Rim Road intersection.
    Trenching for utility work has started on the north end of 15th Street; this work will require lane shifts with possible flagging operations. Please use caution when traveling through the work zone and pay attention to traffic control devices within the work areas. When possible, motorists are urged to seek alternate routes.

  • Update 07-14-13

    Romero fund

    A fund for Los Alamos High graduate Eric Romero and Marissa Martinez, killed in an car accident Wednesday in Española, has been set up at Guadelupe Credit Union. The fund is called “In loving memory of Eric Romero and Marissa Martinez.” They leave behind a two-week-old baby. Any credit union in New Mexico that does “shared banking” will accept a donation.

    Kiwanis

    Kiwanis meets from noon to 1 p.m. each Tuesday in Kelly Hall at Trinity-on-the-Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Drive. On July 16,--Steve Boerigter, chairman of the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Advisory Board, and Linda Daly, chairwoman for the UNM-LA special election, will discuss the proposed UNM-LA mil levy ballot scheduled in September. In addition, Erin Kirk and Tanner Vaughn, both Kiwanis scholarship winners, will discuss their experiences at Los Alamos High School and their plans for the future.

    GOP picnic

    The Federated Republican Women of Los Alamos County in conjunction with the Los Alamos Republican Party Committee will host its annual summer picnic, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.at the Posse Lodge Wednesday on North Mesa Road. Food and activities are free to all that attend.  

  • Today in History for July 13th
  • Georgia Dog Sets Guinness World Record

    Norman, the French sheep dog that stars in the Hallmark Channel's 'Who Let The Dogs Out' added to his resume by setting the uncertified Guinness World Record of riding a scooter, unassisted, 98.2 feet in 20.75 seconds.

  • Flash flood warning until 5:45 p.m.

     

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A

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

    * UNTIL 545 PM MDT

    * AT 412 PM MDT... NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED VERY HEAVY RAIN FROM THUNDERSTORMS CENTERED 10 MILES EAST OF JEMEZ STATE MONUMENT... OR ABOUT 14 MILES SOUTHWEST OF LOS ALAMOS. THE STORMS PRODUCING VERY HEAVY RAIN WERE DRIFTING SLOWLY NORTH.

  • Thunderstorm pummels Los Alamos area

    A massive thunderstorm rumbled across Los Alamos near the noon hour Friday, causing several power outages, numerous calls from residents to emergency dispatch, a minor rockslide on the Truck Route, along with some isolated flooding.

    The storm rolled in about 11:30 a.m. and Kerry Jones from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Albuquerque said there was a reading of 1.63 inches of rain in Los Alamos.

    Jones said the reading comes from a volunteer observer at the Los Alamos post office who participates in the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow or CoCoRaHS network.

    Jones said there are precipitation gauges at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the airport and their highest reading was 1.23 inches.

    There were reports of some stranded hikers in Pueblo Canyon when the rains hit. LAFD Deputy Chief Justin Grider said one of his crews intercepted the hikers at the Sewage Treatment plant and escorted them out.
    Grider also said there was a lightning strike in the Santa Fe National Forest.

    “We have eyes on it,” Grider said. “And it’s within the Cerro Grande burn scar.”

  • Update 07-12-13

    Romero Fund

    A fund for Los Alamos High graduate Eric Romero and Marissa Martinez, killed in an car accident Wednesday in Española, has been set up at Guadelupe Credit Union. The fund is called “In loving memory of Eric Romero and Marissa Martinez.” They leave behind a two-week-old baby. Any credit union in New Mexico that does “shared banking” will accept a donation.

    Kiwanis

    Kiwanis meets from noon to 1 p.m. each Tuesday in Kelly Hall at Trinity-on-the-Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Drive. On July 16,--Steve Boerigter, chairman of the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Advisory Board, and Linda Daly, chairwoman for the UNM-LA special election, will discuss the proposed UNM-LA mil levy ballot scheduled in September. In addition, Erin Kirk and Tanner Vaughn, both Kiwanis scholarship winners, will discuss their experiences at Los Alamos High School and their plans for the future.

    Car wash

    Car wash is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday at the Shell on Trinity and Oppenheimer Drives. The LAHS Cheer Squad is raising funds for cheer camp and competitions throughout the year. Suggested Donation is $10.

    Scout trip

  • Portions of Valles Caldera reopen today

    The Valles Caldera National Preserve resumed fishing and other selected recreation activities Friday. Recreational programs and activities were suspended during the Thompson Ridge Fire, which burned 22,927 acres of the preserve. Public access was limited to the Valle Grande staging area until preserve officials determined certain areas were safe for visitors.
    “So far the fisheries have not been impacted the way they were after the Las Conchas Fire,” noted Executive Director, Dennis Trujillo, “and we don’t anticipate they will be. We will also resume the daily Magma to Magpie van tours and the free hikes outside the burn area.”
    Trujillo emphasizes that only a few of the recreational activities were impacted by the fire. Those activities that were to take place in the burn area will reopen once mitigation of unsafe conditions and rehabilitation of the landscape is complete.
    That process began with the Thompson Ridge Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) assessment of the landscape and will continue with the implementation of an approved work plan during the coming weeks.
    For more information on available activities and programs at the Valles Caldera call 866-382-5537 or go to vallescaldera.gov.

  • LAPS dips in state grading

    About 70 percent of New Mexico’s public schools improved or maintained their letter grade that rates their performance this year, and more than a third received an A or B, state officials announced Thursday.
    Los Alamos schools, however, was not among them.

    Los Alamos schools recorded two A’s, four B’s and one C from the PED this year after receiving four A’s and three B’s last year.

    Los Alamos assistant superintendent Gerry Washburn had some questions about the grading system.

    “I’m at a loss right now,” Washburn said about an hour after the results were released. “What it boils down to is one of the concerns we have with report card model and growth model. What is happening, our level is so high, and if we have any kind of slippage at all, it really hits us hard.

    “The middle school got a B and 91 percent of our eighth graders were proficient in reading. Mountain and Chamisa have two of the highest proficiency rates for special ed kids in elementary school.

    “We are respectful of state and the evaluation process and we have questions about the grades and we will be asking those questions.”

    Getting A’s this year were Los Alamos High School and Aspen Elementary.

  • Transforming LA One Park At A Time

    Los Alamos County parks and public spaces have taken what many would say is a turn for the better during the past 10 years. Parks Division Manager Dick McIntyre, the man who spearheaded those efforts, retires today.

    “I think everything that he’s done has been very visible to the citizens of the county, and they don’t always even know who’s responsible for the improvements that we saw over his 10-year tenure as department manager. But they certainly see the effects and appreciate how nicely things are kept up,” said Parks and Recreation Board Vice Chair Robert Walker.

    “Probably the thing I hear more than anything else is how much everybody likes the hanging baskets of flowers on Central.”

    Parks Superintendent Jeff Humpton outlined some of McIntyre’s contributions.

    “Dick has been instrumental in so much of the upgrade to the parks system. He instituted a tree-planting program throughout the parks. He was instrumental in getting plantings in the medians. He built three dog parks,” Humpton said. “East Park was kind of a dead park. Now there’s miniature golf, a dog park, a basketball court and tot lot. It’s become one of our most loved parks after Urban and Rover.”