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Sheriff Marco Lucero Takes on Fire Officials in Saucy Chicken Cook-Off at 3 p.m. July 4

on July 3, 2013 - 10:04pm

Sheriff Marco Lucero

LAOG News:

With Police Chief Wayne Torpy on sick leave and staffing issues at the police department, Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero has accepted the invitation to step in and compete in the "Thrill of the Grill" Chicken Challenge 3-5 p.m. July 4 at Overlook Park.

Sheriff Lucero, assisted by his wife Sandy, will take on Los Alamos Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider, assisted by Fire Chief Troy Hughes.  

Fire Chief Troy Hughes

Their culinary skills will be determined by a trio of esteemed judges including County Councilor Kristin Henderson, Superintendent Gene

Asphalt Removal Underway on 15th Street

on July 3, 2013 - 12:28pm

A large machine grinds up old asphalt along 15th Street near Central Avenue Tuesday and deposits it into the bed of a nearby truck. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Photo by Leland Lehman/


Los Alamo Firefighters Rescue American Flag

on July 3, 2013 - 11:33am

When members of American Legion Post 90 on Trinity Drive attempted to lower their flags to half staff early Tuesday morning to honor the firefighters who lost their lives in Arizona, they discovered fierce winds had hooked one of the flags over the top of the pole. Los Alamos firefighters responded to the scene with a ladder truck, which Firefighter Robert Ortiz used to climb and unhook the flag. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Firefighter Robert Ortiz climbs up to unhook the flag from its flagpole at the American Legion early Tuesday morning, assisted by Firefighter Matt Williams at

Thrill of the Grill Cook-Off July 4 at Overlook

on July 3, 2013 - 6:55am

Los Alamos Firefighters Collect Donations for Families of Granite Mountain Hot Shot Crew

on July 2, 2013 - 9:33am

LAFD News:

The Los Alamos Fire Department is collecting donations for the families of the 19 firefighters in the Granite Mountain Hot Shot crew who tragically lost their lives Sunday, June 30 in the Yarnell Wildfire in Prescott, Ariz.

The firefighters defended Los Alamos and Los Alamos National Laboratory from the Las Conchas Fire of June 2011, and more recently from the threat of the Thompson Ridge Fire in the Jemez Mountains west of Los Alamos.

Visit the LAFD table at the Fourth of July event at Overlook Park Thursday to sign a banner for the families with your condolences, or to make


Dispennette: Speed Kills

on July 2, 2013 - 7:51am
By Abe Dispennette

Add another concern to the reason learning to drive is so risky: Speed kills.

In fact, speeding is a primary culprit in a third of fatal crashes involving teen drivers, according to a new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). The report was funded through a grant from State Farm®.

"Speeding-Related Fatal Crashes Among Teen Drivers and Opportunities for Reducing the Risks," authored by Dr.