Public Safety

Wednesday’s Downpour Spurs Back Road Flash Flood

Looking down from Omega Bridge, a grader and front end loader work on West Road near the Ice Rink to clear debris from the flash flood Wednesday evening. The creek coming down Los Alamos Canyon from the Reservoir becomes a raging torrent that uses the roadway as a streambed in flash-flood conditions. Clean up from that flash flood got underway quickly on N.M. 501 (Back Road) following Wednesday’s downpour. Steve Stoddard of Los Alamos reported that he was returning from an excursion in the Jemez about 6 p.m. and found the Back Road closed due to debris. Stoddard had to detour through White


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Bandelier Reduces Fire Restrictions to Stage I

BANDELIER News:

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Bandelier National Monument Superintendent Jason Lott has announced that effective this evening, Stage II Fire Restrictions no longer apply for Bandelier National Monument.

These restrictions are reduced to Stage I in light of the increase in moisture and reduction of fire danger.

Under Stage I Fire Restrictions, smoking outside of vehicles, open campfires outside of developed campsites, and fireworks are prohibited.

The use of campfires or charcoal grills is allowed in developed sites only, but not in the backcountry; in addition to vehicles, smoking


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Local Man Arrested in Montana for Crimes Against Sons in Los Alamos

Photo: Thomas A. Rahn. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos resident Thomas A. Rahn was arrested at 8:42 p.m., Friday July 6 at a Homewood Suites in Bozeman, Mont., by the Bozeman Montana Police Department as a result of a warrant issued by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Rahn, 54, is charged with two counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor and two counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor under 13 years of age.

Los Alamos Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados approved the warrant for Rahn’s arrest at 6:56 a.m., July 6 after police established probable cause to believe that Rahn committed the


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Forest Reminds Public, Be Mindful of Coyotes

SFNF News:

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The Santa Fe National Forest has heard reports of coyote confrontations on some routes located in the Santa Fe area in the past week.

Forest staff reminds residents to be alert to situations for potential wildlife conflicts and learn how to avoid them.

When hiking along trails, be mindful and respectful of the coyote’s habitat by keeping your dog on a leash, which can help keep you and your pet safer.

Per Santa Fe County Ordinance, any dog or other domestic animal within a county park, trail, or open space area shall be restrained by a leash and under the control of a person,


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