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Los Alamos Firefighters Go Bald For Charity

on March 17, 2013 - 2:00pm

'Mark Prado SalonSpa' Stylist Francesca LaRosa begins the first of what will be 36 head shavings Saturday at Los Alamos Fire Station 3 in White Rock. Local Firefighters, children and a local reporter participated in what will become an annual event to raise money for the St. Baldrick's Foundation to help fight childhood cancers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Charlie Grider, 6, and Luke Johnson, 3, have their heads shaved for the St. Baldrick's event Saturday morning at Station # 3 in White Rock. Luke's father, Capt. Tim Johnson supervises the work to his son's head.

Wildfire 2013 Event Set for March 30

on March 17, 2013 - 7:31am


As wildfire season begins, residents are urged to attend an informational event called “Wildfire 2013” set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30 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; and
  • National Weather Service.

Smokey Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog will be on hand to greet children. Other displays and

Good Samaritans Help Motorcycle Crash Victims on N.M. 4

on March 15, 2013 - 12:14pm

Two Albuquerque residents crashed on N.M. 4 Thursday. Photo by Greg Kendall/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Two Albuquerque residents riding a motorcyle down N.M. 4 toward Los Alamos hit the guardrail and were thrown over the side at approximately 5:20 p.m. Thursday and were transported to Los Alamos Medical Center.

The Los Alamos Daily Post spoke to eyewitnesses who rendered assistance to the accident victims at the scene.

Los Alamos resident, Matt Filer was driving with his three children, Samantha, Bethany and Nathan, toward the Jemez Mountains when they

Fire Stations and Law Enforcement Sites To Become Safe Havens

on March 15, 2013 - 11:33am


  • HB 374 waiting for Governor’s Signature

SANTA FE – Distraught parents who want to give up their unwanted infants now have another place where they can drop them off and keep them safe.


Legislation sponsored by Rep. Emily Kane (D-Bernalillo-15) expands Safe Haven sites to include fire stations and law enforcement locations such as police or sheriff’s departments.


House Bill 374a “Safe Haven for Infants Site Definition” is now awaiting the Governor’s signature after passing the Senate on Wednesday.


“It’s a very compassionate bill,” Kane said.

Free Child Safety Seat Clinic March 20

on March 15, 2013 - 11:19am


Hundreds of child passenger safety technicians will meet March 20-21 at Sandia Resort for the NMDOT Traffic Safety Division’s and Safer New Mexico Now’s Annual Buckle Up New Mexico Recertification Training.

The event is designed to bring New Mexico’s child passenger safety technicians and instructors together for two days of intensive classroom and applied activities that address the most current issues in the field of child passenger safety. 

In addition, a child safety seat clinic will be held 8:30-10:30 a.m. March 20 in the Sandia Resort’s parking lot, Section C6-C8. The

County Officials Cook for Winning Firefighters

on March 14, 2013 - 2:27pm

Lunching today on meatballs over polenta in red sauce, from left, Los Alamos County Deputy Administrator Brian Bosshardt, Firefighter Robert Fuselier, Fire Cadet Nick Bever, County Environmental Specialist Tom Nagawiecki, Fire Chief Troy Hughes, Capt. James Pepe, Firefighter Sean Henry, Firefighter Michael Lewis and County Administrator Harry Burgess. Bosshardt prepared the meal, assisted by Burgess as a way to reward the firefighters at Station 4 on Diamond Drive near the golf course for being the top energy savers in the County's Energy Conservation Competition over the last six months.