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DPU Announces New Advanced Metering Infrastructure Installation Project To Begin In White Rock Week Of March 15

COUNTY News:

Utility Metering Solutions (UMS), under contract with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, will begin installing Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) for the County of Los Alamos starting the week of March 15.

AMI is a method of using radio communication technology to read meters remotely without having to physically access the meters on customers’ properties.

UMS crews, practicing COVID safety protocols, will begin by attaching smart points or communication modules onto the existing water meters in Pajarito Acres. From there, work will progress to La Senda


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LAPD Achieves Lowest Crime Rate In Its History

Members of the Los Alamos Police Department gather in Council Chambers. Courtesy/LAPD

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com

What in the world do police do? Despite stereotype, it really isn’t eating doughnuts while waiting for the next speeder to zoom by.

What really does go on within the Los Alamos Police Department (LAPD) is detailed the department’s recently released annual report.

The 2019 report is available online at https://www.losalamosnm.us/government/departments/police

The report describes the police department from its structure to its operations.


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Weekly Fishing Report Feb. 18

By GEORGE MORSE
Sports & Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

New Mexico got another dose of winter Tuesday and the colder temperatures are lingering over Northern New Mexico today.

The weather pattern is almost ideal for the weekend angler, with the lousy weather hitting during the middle of the week. Weekends lately have been sunny with above-average temperatures.

There’s a good snowpack building in the mountains. What has been great is we’ve had several snowstorms that have dropped 4-6 inches here in the Espanola Valley that has melted into the ground. The soil conditions here at lower elevations


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Posts From The Road: The Other Side Of Hatch

Muffler Man & RV: The statue that started it all in Hatch still stands tall in front of the RV dealership owned by Teako and Josie Nunn. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Dinosaur and Hot Dog: Next to the RV dealership, a dinosaur and giant hot dog easily catch your attention. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Sparky’s: Sparky’s opened in 2008 and is now like a museum for giant statues. The interior of the building features more unique Americana art work and decor. Note: Sparky’s green chile cheese burgers are the best! Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

By GARY WARREN
Photographer


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McQuiston: Happy Data Privacy Day! Are You Protected?

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

There’s no doubt people spend A LOT of time on the Internet. Hence the need for an annual Data Privacy Day.

The Digital 2019 Report reveals that the average Internet user spends more than a quarter of their life on the World Wide Web. Also, consumers are online an average of 6 hours and 42 minutes each day, whereas mobile devices continue to be a popular mode for connecting to the digital world .

Society relies on these gadgets for so many different things and since we’re constantly connected, there’s a continuous and growing concern for cybercrime and maintaining


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Tales Of Our Times: Combating Pollutant Plumes In Groundwater Is Slow-Going

Tales of Our Times
By JOHN BARTLIT
New Mexico Citizens
for Clean Air & Water

Combating Pollutant Plumes In Groundwater Is Slow-Going

The U.S. EPA delivered unwelcome news five months ago about Española’s stubborn problems at the “North Railroad Avenue Plume Superfund Site”.

A letter from the EPA told the New Mexico Environment Department that the problems of it now belong to the NMED. The details of the case keep shifting, which makes the primary lesson clearer: Cleaning up pollution messes is immensely harder than avoiding them from the start.

The story goes back more than 50 years and has


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