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NWS Issues Winter Storm Warning Through Tuesday

on February 1, 2016 - 10:47am

Morning snow settles on the branches of this tree on Walnut Street in Los Alamos. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

NWS News:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE ISSUED FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE:
 
A STRONG UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT IS PASSING OVER NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO TODAY AND TONIGHT. EXPECT HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW THROUGH TONIGHT ...
 
SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS WITH LESSER AMOUNTS OVER THE WESTERN HIGHER TERRAIN AND THE SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS.

LANL Closing Early Due To Snow Packed, Icy And Treacherous Roads

on February 1, 2016 - 10:21am

LANL News:

LANL's Emergency Management has issued the following information to employees this morning:

Due to the current weather and road conditions, employees who have not arrived at the Lab are asked to turn around and return home. Roads are snow packed, icy and treacherous in many areas. Consequently, the  Lab will be closing early today.

Please note the following:

  • Employees who have children in the Los Alamos Public School system will be dismissed at 10 a.m.  
  • All other Lab employees will be dismissed at 10:45 a.m.  

Please do not leave before these announced times, as crews are

Schools And LANL To Begin Early Release Today

on February 1, 2016 - 9:10am

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus has announced that the schools are letting out early today due to the storm.

Here is today’s early release schedule:

  • Busses will start at the Los Alamos Middle School with pick-up at about 10 a.m.; 
  • Los Alamos High School at 10:15 a.m.; and
  • Los Alamos Elementary Schools as close to 10:30 a.m. as possible.

"As always, we are coordinating with the Lab. Their release will begin at 11 this morning," Steinhaus said. "The Mental Health Design Team Community Meeting scheduled at 5:30 this evening has been cancelled.

Smart People Are Easy To Teach At EMS Conference

on February 1, 2016 - 8:51am

Dr. Mike Hudson presents a talk at the 2016 EMS Conference Saturday at UNM-LA. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Dr. Mike Hudson discusses the latest innovations in patient treatments during Saturday's conference at UNM-LA. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

First responders and Emergency Management personnel at Saturday's portion of the 2016 EMS Conference at UNM-LA. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Area first responders and emergency management personnel participated in the 2016 EMS Conference last week at UNM-Los Alamos.

Classic Air Medical and Los

Defense Nuclear Facility Safety Board Eyes Area G

on January 31, 2016 - 12:53pm

Canisters with profiles similar to the one that erupted at WIPP are kept in LANL's Dome 375 at Area G in a controlled environment under careful surveillance. Courtesy/DOE
 
By ROGER SNODGRASS
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Defense Nuclear Facility Safety Board plans to perform a comprehensive review of emergency preparedness and response programs at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the next few weeks.

“We’ve been informed by the DNFSB that they’re planning on holding some hearings out here sometime in the March time frame associated with Area G,” said Doug Hintze, Environmental Management

Mental Health Design Team Calls On Community To Help Deal With Issues Facing Students

on January 31, 2016 - 12:51pm
Dr. Marvel Harrison addresses the Jan. 21 Community Leaders Breakfast organized by Los Alamos School Public Schools to present findings of its Mental Health Design Team. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Community leaders discuss mental health issues facing Los Alamos youth. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Employing the idea that it takes a village to raise a child, Los Alamos Public Schools is calling on the community to help implement improvements in the mental health of youth.

At a Community Leaders Breakfast Jan.

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