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Two Men Die Saturday in Jemez Mountains

on November 4, 2012 - 9:48am

A Black Hawk helicopter on its way to the accident site where a Sierra De Los Pinos man fell to his death Saturday. Courtesy/LAFD

By Carol A. Clark

Tragedy struck the Jemez Mountains Saturday as two men died in separate accidents.

Thomas A. Ilg, 54, a Technical Staff Member at Los Alamos National Laboratory fell to his death while hiking near Forest Road 10 and Forest Road 269.

A Sierra De Los Pinos man in his mid-fifties fell to his death while cutting a tree on a hillside in Cochiti. His name is being withheld pending notification of his next of kin. 

"We received a call for

Who Calls the Shots When it Comes to Vaccines?

on November 3, 2012 - 8:04am

Local moms discuss parental rights with Rep. Jim Hall. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner

By Mandy Marksteiner

Kristy Mack had concerns about giving her son the chicken pox vaccine when she was eight months pregnant because she didn’t want to risk harming her unborn child.

The doctor agreed to delay the shot. Her son eventually received all of his shots. But if he had been attending preschool, he would have had to file a vaccination exemption with the State Department of Health.

If his waiver had been denied, he wouldn’t be able to go to preschool.

The waiver forms have been changed.

Breaking News: Main Hill Road Closed Due to Accident

on November 2, 2012 - 1:51pm

Accident on Main Hill Road. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

UPDATE 2:35 p.m. - Main Hill Road is now open for traffic in both directions.

The Main Hill Road is closed due to an accident involving an overturned car.. Early reports indicate there are no serious injuries. The Los Alamos Police Department anticipates reopening the road around 2:30 p.m. today. Police informed the Los Alamos Daily Post at the scene that witnesses said the female driver lost control, hit the side wall and rolled her vehicle while driving aggressively and passing a car.

Early reports indicate there are

Teen Loses Control of Vehicle on Canyon Road

on November 2, 2012 - 10:32am
Skid marks map the trail traveled by an out-of-control vehicle driven by a teenager involved in a one-car crash this morning on Canyon Road. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

By Greg Kendall

At approximately 8 a.m. this morning, Friday Nov. 2, a white honda accord driven by a 17-year-old Los Alamos boy hit a guard-rail while heading southbound on Canyon Road. 

No injuries were reported in the one-car accident in which the teen's vehicle reportedly skidded across the two-lane road approximately 100 yards before spinning around and coming to a stop in front of the United Church of Los

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