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County DWI Planning Council Meets Thursday

on September 9, 2015 - 7:56am
The DWI Planning Council meets at 8 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 10, in Room 110 at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.
I. Call to Order
II. Approval of minutes from previous meeting: Aug. 27 (Minutes are available upon request to Kirsten Bell at or 505.662.8241)
III. Coordinator’s Report
a. Reversion Grant Application
b. MRT Program Update
IV. Council Chair’s Report
V. Business
a. High School Dive-in Movie – Nov. 13
b. Health Fair – Sept. 26
c. New council member application questions
VI. Next Scheduled Meetings: Oct. 8 and Nov. 5.

Los Alamos Arms Control Group Supports Iran Arms Deal

on September 8, 2015 - 9:05am

U.S. negotiators, left, face Iranian negotiators during the March 17 Iran Nuclear Discussions morning meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry in Lausanne with Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif. Under Secretary Wendy Sherman and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz participated in the meetings. Copyright Creative Commons/Credit: U.S. Mission / Eric Bridiers


Los Alamos Daily Post

An independent arms control group in Los Alamos strongly endorsed a recommendation in favor of the recently negotiated weapons reduction agreement with Iran.

In a public meeting Friday, members of

Examples Of Driving While Intoxicated

on September 7, 2015 - 2:37pm

An intoxicated driver Saturday night in Las Cruces struck the front of a New Mexico State Police vehicle. Courtesy/NMSP

Sobriety checkpoints underway across the state. Courtesy/NMSP

NMSP News:

D.W.I. is still a real problem across the State of New Mexico.

The Chief of the New Mexico State Police addressed the state prior to the start of the Labor Day Weekend in reference to Drinking and Driving and the message was clear: “If you drink, Do Not Drive!”   

A few incidents have occurred this weekend and the Department of Public Safety wants to get the message out.

NM Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Cucumbers

on September 5, 2015 - 10:51am

NMED News:

15 Cases Reported In New Mexico

SANTA FE The New Mexico Department of Health is investigating 15 confirmed cases of Salmonella Poona infection in New Mexico that appear to be linked to eating garden variety cucumbers grown in Mexico.

The department is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the New Mexico Environment Department, the Albuquerque Environmental Health Department, and multiple state health departments as a part of an ongoing investigation of 285 confirmed cases nationally from 27 states.


Rodent Causes Friday Power Outage

on September 5, 2015 - 10:37am

Rodents wreck havoc on electrical wires. Courtesy/


A rodent caused a power outage affecting 537 Department of Public Utilities customers late Friday morning.  

The outage began at approximately 10 a.m. when the animal got inside an electric switch cabinet at the Airport entrance and damaged a switch.

Parts of the Los Alamos business area on Trinity Drive blinked, while customers North of Central to Canyon and east toward the airport lost power for a longer duration of time.  Electric linemen were able to restore power by 10:22 a.m. to East Gate, Entrada and

Prescribed Burn Planned On Santa Fe National Forest

on September 4, 2015 - 3:01pm

SFNF News:

Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are planning to conduct a prescribed burn in the Santa Fe Watershed on the Española Ranger District. 

The prescribed burn was postponed last spring due to high winds and ”red flag” weather conditions, which could have resulted in extreme fire behavior. 

Fire managers would like to complete the Santa Fe Watershed burn by the end of September, but that window is dependent on favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, and may be extended further into the fall months. 

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