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Pet Of The Week: Benji The Cat

on March 28, 2015 - 8:25am
Benji the cat. Courtesy/FOS
Benji is a neutered male buff tabby, about 4 years old. He loves attention from adults and gentle children.
Benji was found wandering around White Rock, taken in by a kind family, but never adapted to their resident cats. Whether or not he is adaptable toward dogs is still unknown.

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 505.662.8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets; see the Petfinder website for photos here. All adoptable pets are micro-chipped, spayed or neutered, and have up-to-date on vaccinations.

For information about

LAPD Alerts Community About Credit Card Fraud

on March 27, 2015 - 4:52pm

LAPD News:

In March of 2015, the Los Alamos Police Department (LAPD) noticed a specific increase of credit card fraud from Los Alamos citizens and visitors to the community reporting unauthorized charges on their credit card accounts as well as “on-line” postings of fraudulent activity in the area.

LAPD Cmdr. Oliver Morris explained that LAPD began to investigate circumstances that there may be a “skimmer” in Los Alamos County or a malware hack of point-of-sale software used by local businesses.

The LAPD Investigations section began compiling victim’s card usage to address the issue.

Rio Grande Trail Commission To Study Corridor For 500-Mile Rio Grande Trail

on March 26, 2015 - 12:14pm

That rock that was in the middle of the Blue Dot Trail isn't there anymore. In fact, the trail is in great shape from rim to river, and March and April are the best time to take a walk in White Rock Canyon. Photo/Text by Craig Martin



The 2015 Legislature passed a bill, HB 563, creating a Rio Grande Trail Commission to study a corridor for the proposed Rio Grande Trail. The 500-mile trail would extend from the Colorado to Texas borders using existing trails and creating new ones.

Never mentioned in the proposal is the existing Los Alamos County River

Los Alamos Police Blotter: March 19 To March 25, 2015

on March 26, 2015 - 10:20am

LAFD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

March 19 at 12:22 p.m. / A 54-year-old Los Alamos woman reported being the victim of petty larceny on Trinity Drive. The estimated loss is less than $100.


March 20 at 8:34 a.m. / Police arrested Roberto Serrano, 54, of Santa Cruz at 226 East Road and charged him with driving under the influence of drugs.

March 21 at 11:52 a.m.

Bear Camp Registration Opens April 18

on March 24, 2015 - 10:39am



Registration for the summer camp (K-6th grade) as well as Bear Camp Unplugged (5th & 6th grade) begins at 7 a.m., Saturday, April 18 at the Larry Walkup Aquatic Center.

The Aquatic Center lobby will open at midnight April 18 for customer convenience.

Bear Camp is limited to 40 campers and Bear Camp Unplugged is limited to 13 campers per week. Registration paperwork is available at the Aquatic Center or download it here.

Brush & Bulk Item Collection Begins April 6

on March 24, 2015 - 10:29am

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Ready for some Spring cleaning? Working to clear out brush and vegetation in your yard or garden this weekend?

The Eco-Station has published its schedule for the next free quarterly curbside pick-ups. If you live in Barranca Mesa, Ponderosa Estates, Loma Linda or Hawks Landing, pick up will begin for your neighborhoods Monday, April 6.

Schedule for the rest of Los Alamos and White Rock happening later in April and May:

  • April 6 - April 10 -  Barranca Mesa, Ponderosa Estates, Loma Linda & Hawks Landing
  • April 13 - April 17 - Quemazon, Sandia,

'Wildfire 2015' At Fuller Lodge Saturday April 4

on March 23, 2015 - 6:52pm

LAFD News:

As wildfire season begins, residents are urged to attend an informational event called “Wildfire 2015” 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 4 in Fuller Lodge.

The event is sponsored by the Los Alamos Fire Department, in partnership with several local agencies:

  • National Park Service
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Valles Caldera National Preserve
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Los Alamos County Emergency Management
  • Interagency Wildfire Management Team

Displays and information include:

  • An opportunity to register your cell phone and e-mail addresses with Los Alamos County Emergency Management for