Public Safety

Water Main Break On Central Avenue

News Alert:

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities has learned of a water main break this afternoon affecting businesses between Central Avenue and Trinity Drive near 20th Street.

DPU officials state that the water pressure is low as a result. Crews are dispatched and making repairs as quickly as possible.

The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) operates the county-owned electric, gas, water and wastewater systems under the jurisdiction of the Board of Public Utilities. The Board meets the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. and the public is always welcome. Stay up to date with


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News Alert: Shelter In Place Called At LAHS

LAPS News:

Los Alamos High School conducted a Shelter in Place this morning around first period.

Superindentent Gene Schmidt explained that the Shelter in Place was called to give the high school staff an opportunity ensure that the people on campus were authorized to be there.

All was found to be well and the Shelter in Place was lifted a short while later.


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WIPP Reports Air Monitoring Results Following Fan Restart

WIPP News:

Laboratory results from air samplers located on and around the WIPP facility following the restart of the 860A fan Oct. 21 showed minimal levels of radioactive contamination detected at two of the on‐site air sampling locations.

The levels were well below that which would impact worker health or the environment, according to WIPP.

The 860A fan, which is part of the underground ventilation and filtration system, ran for approximately two months following the radiological incident before being taken off‐line for maintenance. Since that time, the 860B
or the 860C fans have been operating


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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Oct. 25 to Nov. 5, 2014

LAPD News:

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.

Oct. 25 at 6:51 p.m. / A 71-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she is the victim of larceny on Camino Mora. The estimated loss is less than $20,000.

GILBERT MAESTAS

Nov. 2 at 10:14 p.m. / Police arrested Gilbert Maestas, 32, of Santa Cruz near Rover Boulevard and N.M. 4 and charged him with driving with a suspended or revoked license.

Nov. 2 at 11:32 p.m. / Police arrested David Hernandez,


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Red Cross Babysitters Course Offered At Y Express

YMCA News:

The Family YMCA’s American Red Cross Babysitters Course is 4-8:30 p.m., Nov. 7 and 1-5:30 p.m., Nov. 8.

The course is designed by the American Red Cross to prepare youth with training in babysitter safety, basic child care, safe play, first aid and critical emergency skills, essential professional, leadership and care-giving skills, and how to manage real-life problems.

Participants must be age 11 through 17 and complete both days of the session in order to receive certification. Pre-register by Thursday, Nov. 6. Cost is $110 and prices are set by Red Cross. Class will meet at the


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