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San Ildefonso Road Utility Work Begins Nov. 28

on November 21, 2014 - 10:13am


Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities plans to install a gas line along San Ildefonso Road to create a loop that will enhance natural gas capacity and reliability in North Mesa.

The two-month project is scheduled to begin Nov. 28, following Thanksgiving.

The department’s contractor will be working Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. to install gas lines along San Ildefonso Road from the roundabout at Diamond Drive to just past Hawk Drive. The lines will then be connected to loop the system between the Los Alamos Middle School and San Ildefonso Road.

Information Sought On Hit And Run Driver

on November 21, 2014 - 8:39am
A driver damaged this car parked at the White Rock Y Sunday and left the scene. Courtesy photo


A Los Alamos High School senior parked her car at the White Rock Y between 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16 while she went to Albuquerque to coach her team in a gymnastics meet.

"There is no way the person who hit her car doesn't have some damage or didn't know they hit her car," the girl's mother told the Los Alamos Daily Post.. "We have filed a police report ... I would like the person who hit my daughter's car to be held responsible."

The girl's mother explained that she is on

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 13 to Nov. 19, 2014

on November 20, 2014 - 1:14pm

LAPD 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.

Nov. 13 at 1:25 p.m. / A 52-year-old Santa Fe women reported that she was the victim of battery on a school employee on Meadow Lane.

Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. / A 12-year-old Espanola boy reported that he was the victim of larceny on Hawk Drive. The estimated loss is less than $500.

Nov. 14 at 4 p.m.

Significant Activities Resume At WIPP

on November 20, 2014 - 11:08am

WIPP News:

Two functions that are vital to recovery operations resumed this week at the WIPP site. Over the weekend, crews resumed roof bolting operations necessary for ground control and continued safe access to many areas of the underground facility.

Roof bolts, sometimes as long as 12 feet, are inserted into predrilled holes and tightened to required specifications to help secure the roof and walls of the access routes in the underground facility. Under normal operations, roof bolts are added or replaced on a routine basis, as necessary.

Los Alamos Firefighters Contain White Rock Brush Fire And Preserve Surrounding Homes

on November 20, 2014 - 10:48am

Los Alamos County Firefighters knocked down a brush fire that erupted this morning in the back yard of a home at 49 Grand Canyon. Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider was at the scene and said 30-foot flames could be seen over the roofline of the home. The fire consumed a shed on the property and scorched a 600-800 square-foot area, burning trees and the fence between the home and a neighboring home at 47 Grand Canyon. Grider commended his firefighters saying they did a fantastic job of containing the blaze before it could spread to neighboring homes, which were just 30-40 feet away.