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NWS Program Offers Lightning Safety Information

NWS News:

Thunderstorms are a fact of life in New Mexico but the dangers of lightning have not received the recognition of the dangers of flooding associated with Monsoon Season.

Unfortunately, there have been at least two “close” calls related to lightning in Albuquerque and Santa Fe this month. Nationwide, there have been 11 lightning fatalities this year, including a 54-year-old male recently, who was walking near a reservoir in Navajo County in Arizona.

Two separate lightning strikes in Colorado July 18 caused serious injuries. In Fort Collins, Colo., nine


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The Cone Zone: Week of July 22

COUNTY News:

Public Works Projects:

For more information about the projects listed below,  e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us, call 662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at www.losalamosnm.us. Please slow down and use caution as you travel through these construction areas.

White Rock Milling and Paving Operations:

Milling is scheduled on the following streets: Mimbres north and south of Meadow, Lejano, Isleta, Hacienda, Granada, Futura, Ensenada, Delicado, Chiquita, Bandolina, Altura, Alhambra, Balboa, Sierra Vista, and Cañada Circle. The contractor will begin milling on Mimbres today,


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Los Alamos Under Weather Alerts

NWS News:

The National Weather Service has issued the following alerts for the Los Alamos area:

Extended Weather Forecast:

  • Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 50  percent.
  • Monday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon.

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Los Alamos Bomb Squad Conducts Joint Training With New Mexico State Police

Members of the Los Alamos Bomb Squad and New Mexico State Police conduct bomb training at Aspen Elementary School Thursday. Commander Jason Wardlow Herrera told the Los Alamos Daily Post that the joint event was a routine training exercise. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


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Christine Chandler Submits Letter of Interest for Los Alamos County Probate Judge Vacancy

Probate Judge candidate Christine Chandler. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Local Attorney Christine Chandler has submitted her Letter of Interest to the County Administrator’s Office to fill the Probate Court Judge vacancy created with the resignation of Ellen Hong in June.

In her letter addressed to County Council Chair Geoff Rodgers, Chandler explained that the Probate Court has jurisdiction over informal probates and appointments.

“One of the court’s primary responsibilities is to ensure that pleadings filed


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