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Balderas Takes Over The Reins Of The Law Enforcement Academy Board

on June 12, 2015 - 11:15am

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas. Photo by Roger Snodgrass/


Los Alamos Daily Post

ESPAÑOLA -- Meeting at Northern New Mexico College Tuesday, a little-known governing board with many pressing responsibilities in the state, found itself in new political territory.

It was the first meeting of the year for the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy Board and, therefore, the first occasion for newly elected Attorney General Hector Balderas, a Democrat, to hold the gavel as the ex-officio chairman.

A few minutes into Tuesday’s meeting,

NM 599 And Jaguar Drive Interchange Closures In Santa Fe Begin June 16-17

on June 12, 2015 - 10:52am
SANTA FE  Commercial Center at 599 (CC@599) continues roadway and bridge work as part of the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) access permit granted to CC@599 for a new access to NM 599 at Jaguar Drive in southern Santa Fe. 
A diamond interchange is being constructed by CC@599 as part of the requirements of an access permit issued by the NMDOT for access to NM 599 for new development located along NM 599.
Starting Tuesday, June 16, the NM 599 northbound lanes will be CLOSED 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. each day.
Traffic will be diverted to the newly built on and

Cone Zone: Week Of June 15

on June 12, 2015 - 10:21am


Here is the Road Construction Update in Los Alamos County for the coming week.

For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail, call 505.662.8150, or visit the “Projects” link at Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones. Please note the below information is based on a schedule provided by the contractors and may change due to weather or other delays.

Western Area Improvements Phase 3:

40th Street at UNM-LA from the roundabout to the Western parking lot will be open on Wednesday, June 17.  Work

Los Alamos Police Blotter: June 4 To June 10, 2015

on June 11, 2015 - 11:58am

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.


June 4 at 2:55 p.m. / Police arrested Zachary Jones, 29, of Santa Fe near Rover Boulevard and N.M. 4 and charged him with driving on a revoked or suspended license. 




June 7 at 3:42 a.m. / Police arrested Joshua Hovda, 30, of Albuquerque near Camp May Road and West Road and charged him with DUI.

June 7 at 5:46 a.m.

Faulty Cable Causes Barranca Mesa Power Outage

on June 11, 2015 - 9:31am

DPU News:

A faulted underground cable was the cause of Wednesday afternoon’s power outage. 

Approximately 95 Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities’ (DPU) customers lost power at about 3 p.m. east of San Juan Road on Barranca Mesa. DPU electric linemen located the fault, made repairs and restored power by 5:35 p.m. to the affected residences.

DPU officials remind Los Alamos citizens of a helpful tool during outages.  Updates to power outages affecting approximately 100 or more customers are provided on DPU’s Twitter handle @DPUalerts and Facebook page at

UPDATE: LANL Approximates WIPP Explosion

on June 10, 2015 - 10:53am

Drum 68660 at Panel 7 Room 7, Row 16, Column 4 in the WIPP underground photographed after the radiological release. Courtesy/DOE


In response to a query by the Los Alamos Daily Post, Los Alamos National Laboratory provided the following clarification of the experiments related to the breached LANL container at the Waste Isolation Pilot Project, noting that the experiment on an unvented drum at elevated temperatures was expected to cause a reaction.