.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • Storm causes power outages

    Just in case your rattling windows or runaway garbage cans didn’t fill you in, Los Alamos was hit by a fairly strong wind and rain event Sunday evening.
    According to Justin Grider, deputy chief for the Los Alamos Fire Department, the storm left downed trees and power lines in its wake. There was also a car accident that happened on N.M. 4 that night as well.
    However, no one was injured and there were no fires due to the downed lines.
    According to Grider, there was a power line down at the stables on North Mesa, as well as one on 35th Street. The fire department also responded to downed powerline on property owned by the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
    “There was no fire, just lines down and arcing,” Grider said.
    The fire department also reported downed trees, one on N.M. 4 and one on Diamond Drive, both situations were cleaned up quickly.
    Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities Officials reported that power was fully restored on Monday to the many customers who lost electricity following Sunday’s storm.
    High wind, rain and lightning caused multiple outages Sunday evening throughout the Los Alamos town site. DPU electric lineman worked around the clock until Monday morning.

  • Update 09-24-13

    Quilt guild

    The Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild annual potluck dinner. 6 p.m. tonight at the United Church. Those who are interested in quilting are welcome to join the group. Participants are asked to bring the Fall Challenge Block.

    LA Walks

    LA Walks, a not-for-profit citizens group, will have a Fall Start-up meeting from noon to 1 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library. Community participation is encouraged.

    Park flight

    Park Flight Interns Talk. 7 p.m. Join Jaime Garizábal, of Colombia and Vanessa Sandoval, of Bolivia, two biology interns who have spent the summer banding birds as part of the Park Flight program at Bandelier. They will discuss the birds, people, places and cultures of their respective countries. Free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

    Council meeting

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at noon Friday in council chambers in the Municipal Building.

    Farmers Market

    The Los Alamos Farmers Market will be. 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the Mesa Public Library parking lot.

  • Manhattan Project Park in limbo

    Legislation to create the Manhattan Project National Historical Park is one of many bills languishing in the Senate as the debate over the continuing resolution to fund the government and legislation to raise the debt ceiling rages on.

    On June 14, the House voted to include the Manhattan Project National Historical Park Act (H.R. 1208) as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), H.R. 1960. The companion bill in the Senate (S. 507) also passed out of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on June 27.

    Where the legislation goes from here is still up in the air.

    The senate has not yet passed the Defense Authorization Act, which is considered “must pass” legislation. Once the Senate acts, a joint committee must reconcile differences in the bill. There is a good chance Doc Hastings, (R-Wash.), Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources and one of the proposed park’s strongest supporters, will sit on the joint committee.

    If the amendment to include H.R. 1208 in the NDAA is not stripped out during that process, and the final version passes both House and Senate, the bill will become law.

    The Senate has also implemented a strategy called “hotlining” to enact a collection of park bills that have cleared the Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

  • Researchers Working on Fire Hazard Scale

    The National Institute for Standards and Technology is developing a wildfire scale similar to those for hurricanes and tornadoes. It would predict the force of a fire, how many homes could burn and how embers would spread.

  • Today in History for September 24th
  • WWII Soldier's Letter Finally Reaches Daughter

    A Nevada woman has received a letter written by her father, a World War II soldier, in 1944. Pfc. John Eddington wrote the letter to his baby daughter a few months before he died in Italy in 1944.

  • Today in History for September 23rd
  • Kenya military says it has rescued most hostages

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan military spokesman Monday said that the fate of hostages inside a mall besieged by al-Qaida-linked terrorists was not clear despite earlier statements that "most" hostages had been rescued.

    Military helicopters circled over the mall at daybreak, when about five minutes of sustained gunfire broke out at the mall, a clear indication that at least one of the estimated 10 to 15 gunmen who attacked the mall when it was filled with shoppers Saturday was still on the loose.

    A large military assault began on the mall shortly before sundown on Sunday, with one helicopter skimming very close to the roof of the shopping complex as a loud explosion rang out, far larger than any previous grenade blast or gunfire volley. Officials said the siege would soon end and said "most" hostages had been rescued and that officials controlled "most" of the mall.

    But officials never said how many hostages had been rescued, and Kenya's military spokesman on Monday was still not able to provide clear details.

  • Thunderstorms still possible

     

    .. SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NORTHEASTERN CIBOLA... WESTERN BERNALILLO... NORTHWESTERN VALENCIA... EXTREME SOUTHERN RIO ARRIBA... NORTHWESTERN SANTA FE... EASTERN SANDOVAL AND LOS ALAMOS COUNTIES THROUGH 815 PM MDT...

    AT 742 PM MDT... NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS FROM NEAR ACOMA AND LAGUNA PUEBLOS NORTHEAST TO JEMEZ SPRINGS... MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.

    WIND GUSTS AROUND 55 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH THESE STORMS.

  • Update 09-22-13

    Performance

    Los Alamos Little Theatre presents “Arsenic and Old Lace,” by Joseph Kesselring. This season marks the 70th year of Los Alamos Little Theatre. “Arsenic and Old Lace” was produced in the second season in 1944. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tickets $12 adults, $10 students and seniors, available at CB Fox or at the door on the nights of performances. For more information, visit lalt.org.

    Grief meeting

    Group meeting to help people of the community deal with grief. The group will meet Monday evenings, 6:30 to 8 p.m., in the Lounge of the Christian Education Building of the United Church (entrance off Rose Street) and discussions will be led by Pastor Kathleen Logan.

    Seminar

    The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is hosting an educational seminar for business owners regarding important information about the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange from 3-5 p.m. Monday in the Central Park Square Meeting Room, 130 Central Park Square.

    Council meeting

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at noon Friday in council chambers in the Municipal Building.