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DWI Planning Council Meets Dec. 11

on December 4, 2012 - 6:58am


The Los Alamos County DWI Planning Council Meeting is scheduled to meet at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 11 in the Los Alamos Police Department Training Room, 2500 Trinity Dr. 

The meeting is open to the public.


Call to Order
II. Approval of minutes from previous meeting: 11/15/2012
(Minutes are available upon request. Please contact the Los Alamos Police Department Records Division @ or 663-1741.
III. Presentation from Department of Finance (DFA) Representative
IV. New Business
V. Next Meeting Scheduled for Jan. 10, 2013
VI. Adjourn Meeting


LAFD Issues Holiday and Christmas Tree Fire Safety Tips

on December 4, 2012 - 6:56am

LAFD News:

The Los Alamos Fire Department would like to share the following Holiday and Christmas Tree Fire Safety Tips with the community.

Decorating homes and businesses is a long-standing tradition around the holiday season.

Unfortunately, these same decorations may increase your chances of fire.

Following a few simple fire safety tips can keep electric lights, candles and the ever popular Christmas tree from creating a tragedy.

  • Don’t put your live Christmas tree up too early or leave it up for longer than two weeks.
  • Place trees away from heat sources, including fireplaces or heat

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 23 to Nov. 28, 2012

on December 3, 2012 - 1:21pm

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. 23 at 10:44 a.m. / An 87-year-old Los Alamos man was the victim of an unattended death in the 300 block of Grand Canyon Drive. No foul play is suspected.

Nov. 23 at 12:19 p.m. / A 12-year-old Los Alamos girl reported that she was battered in the 100 block of Santolina.

 Nov. 23 at 12:30 p.m.


Local Company Offers Taxi Service to Curb Holiday Drinking & Driving

on December 3, 2012 - 11:21am

NMWT News:

In time for the holidays, Los Alamos based New Mexico Wine and Scenic Tours, is now offering after hours (after 7 p.m.) taxi service from the Los Alamos/White Rock area to a number of locations, to help prevent drinking and driving.

New Mexico Wine and Scenic Tours’ taxi service is also available for pick up and delivery to the Albuquerque Sunport and Santa Fe Municipal Airport, Buffalo Thunder Resort in Santa Fe and other Taos, Albuquerque, and surrounding area destinations.

“There is currently no easily accessible shuttle service in Los Alamos that offers transportation to and

NNSA Exceeds 2012 Goal for Nuclear Weapons Dismantlements

on December 3, 2012 - 10:37am

U.S. nuclear weapons declared excess to the stockpile are sent to Pantex Plant, America's only nuclear weapons assembly and disassembly facility. Pantex Plant is on a 16,000-acre site 17 miles northeast of Amarillo, Texas. Courtesy/Pantex

NNSA's Don Cook

NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today announced that it has accomplished 112 percent of its goal for planned stockpile dismantlements in FY 2012.

“NNSA delivered on President Obama’s commitment to reduce the numbers of U.S.

Was Hurricane Sandy New Storm Breed?

on December 3, 2012 - 9:39am

'Inside the Megastorm' takes viewers moment by moment through Hurricane Sandy, its impacts and the future of storm protection. Through first person accounts from those who survived, and from experts and scientists, 'Inside the Megastorm' gives scientific context to a new breed of storms. Courtesy/PBS

PBS News:

Was Hurricane Sandy a freak combination of weather systems? Or are hurricanes increasing in intensity due to warming climate?

Learn more at this month's New Mexico PBS Science Café: “Inside the Megastorm.”

This Science Café will be held 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Los