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New Los Alamos Police Officer Takes Oath

on December 14, 2012 - 7:21am

Los Alamos Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados administers the oath of office to new Police Officer Miguel Maes Thursday morning during a ceremony at the Justice Center. Courtesy/LAPD

Newly sworn Los Alamos Police Officer Miguel Maes signs documents for Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados Thursday morning at the Justice Center. Courtesy/LAPD

Winter Snow Moves Into Area

on December 14, 2012 - 6:34am

A black raven wall plaque stands out against snow sprinkling down on White Rock early this morning. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

NWS News:

Today: The National Weather Service is forecasting that Los Alamos will experience rain and snow showers, becoming all snow after 11 a.m. today with a high near 37. Breezy conditions will continue with a south wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Tonight: A 30 percent chance of snow

Human Rights Organization Receives the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award

on December 13, 2012 - 9:39am

FBI Special Agent in Charge Carol K.O. Lee presents the 2012 Director’s Community Leadership Award to Regina Turner, founder and executive director of New Mexico Human Rights project. Courtesy/FBI

FBI News:

Albuquerque FBI Special Agent in Charge Carol K.O. Lee presented the 2012 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award today to New Mexico Human Rights Projects.

Each of the FBI’s 56 field offices annually selects an individual or organization to receive this award, which honors efforts in combating crime, terrorism, drugs and violence in America.

“I am proud and humbled to accept the FBI

Water Main Break on Trinity Drive Repaired

on December 13, 2012 - 9:11am


DPU News:

Eastbound traffic was reduced to one lane Wednesday on Trinity Drive in the vicinity of 37 Street following a water main break.

The break was reported around 8 p.m. Tuesday. In frigid temperatures, gas, water and sewer crews with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities worked through the night and into the early morning to dig up the 12-inch line and complete repairs by 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, with no loss of water to residents.

Los Alamos County’s Roads and Streets Division assisted in completing backfilling and patching of the road before for the evening rush

NMOHVA Files Lawsuit Against Santa Fe National Forest Travel Management Decision

on December 13, 2012 - 6:34am


The New Mexico Off Highway Vehicle Alliance (NMOHVA) filed a lawsuit against the Santa Fe National Forest Dec. 11 in Federal District Court.

The lawsuit contests the Forest's Travel Management decision signed by Forest Supervisor Maria T. Garcia June 12 and upheld by the Region 3 Appeal Deciding Officer Oct. 2.  

Filing a lawsuit is a major commitment of NMOHVA's time and money. The NMOHVA Board thought long and hard about this and then voted unanimously to go ahead with legal action.

"NMOHVA filed this lawsuit on the behalf of our members but it really is for everyone who

NNSA, Los Alamos County Revised Fire Protection Agreement a Win-Win

on December 12, 2012 - 11:02am

Shaking hands recently on a modified Cooperative Fire Protection Agreement are from left, LASO's Kevin Smith, Fire Chief Troy Hughes and County Administrator Harry Burgess. Courtesy/LAC


The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the Los Alamos Fire Department (LAFD) recently modified the Cooperative Fire Protection Agreement to ensure world-class emergency response capabilities for Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Los Alamos County.

County Administrator Harry Burgess and Manager Kevin Smith of NNSA’s Los Alamos Site Office signed the agreement