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Sheriff Candidate Files Lawsuit Against County

on April 12, 2018 - 10:40am
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

James Whitehead, a candidate for Los Alamos County Sheriff, has filed a lawsuit in First Judicial District Court against Los Alamos County, Los Alamos Police Department, Los Alamos County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Division, and Los Alamos County Records Custodian Barb Ricci under the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA).

The lawsuit, the second filed against the County by a candidate for the office of sheriff, was prepared by attorney Blair Dunn, who also represents Sheriff Marco Lucero and former Los

Los Alamos County Enters Stage I Fire Restrictions

on April 12, 2018 - 6:44am

LAFD News:

Los Alamos County Stage I Fire Restrictions After consulting with Los Alamos National Laboratory, and in cooperation with the Santa Fe National Forest, the Los Alamos Fire Department has announced that Los Alamos County will enter into Stage I Fire Restrictions, effective immediately.  
 
Under Stage I Fire Restrictions, the following acts are prohibited until further notice:

  • Building, maintaining, attending or using an open fire, campfire, charcoal or wood stove on all Los Alamos County lands. (See first exemption below for additional details.)
  • Smoking is prohibited except within

SFNF Issues Stage I Fire Restrictions Effective April 13

on April 11, 2018 - 10:10pm

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Due to current dry conditions and anticipated low moisture levels in weather forecasts, the Santa Fe National Forest will implement forest-wide Stage I fire restrictions effective 8 a.m. Friday, April 13.

Under Stage I restrictions, fires, campfires, charcoal grills and coal and wood stoves are allowed only in developed campsites or picnic areas where agency-built fire rings or grills are provided for use.

Campfires are prohibited at all dispersed camping sites.

High Wind Warning Until 8PM Thursday

on April 11, 2018 - 9:34pm

NWS:

National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a High Wind Warning, which is in effect 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

* LOCATION...Much of central and western New Mexico, including the Albuquerque and Santa Fe Metro areas.

* WINDS...Sustained at 35 to 45 mph from the southwest and west with occasional gusts ranging from 55 to 70 mph.

* TIMING...Winds will strengthen through the late morning Thursday, peaking in the mid afternoon, then decreasing through the evening hours.

* VISIBILITY...Widespread visibility reductions to 3 to 5 miles can be expected due to blowing dust, except below a

Science On Tap: Local Wildfire Risk

on April 11, 2018 - 1:32pm

CHAMBER News:

What is the local wildfire risk? How is Los Alamos National Laboratory preparing for the fire season?

Explore these questions with the Bradbury Science Museum and Manny L’Esperance at Science on Tap at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 16 at UnQuarked, 145 Central Park Square.

According to L’Esperance, with the Lab’s Emergency Preparedness group, Los Alamos has seen the least amount of snow since the recordkeeping began back in 1906. This puts the Laboratory at extreme risk for wildfire.

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