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Alert: Planned Power Outage Thursday April 3

on March 30, 2014 - 9:57am
DPU News:
In order to improve electric reliability in the downtown area, the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) plans a 10 a.m. to noon power outage Thursday, April 3 on Oppenheimer, Short, Los Arboles and Loma Vista Drive south of Trinity Drive.
Thursday's outage will affect approximately 350 residents and several businesses, according to the DPU.
“The planned electric outage is needed so that our crews can safely install a new electric switch for this neighborhood," said DPU’s Associate Engineer for Electric Distribution Steve Marez. "The switch will enable us to

FBI Opens Investigation Into APD Shooting

on March 28, 2014 - 1:18pm

FBI News:

The FBI has opened an investigation into the March 16, 2014, shooting involving the Albuquerque Police Department.

The Albuquerque FBI Division wants to assure the public that a thorough and fair investigation will be conducted to determine if any civil rights were violated.

No time frame or additional details about this investigation will be provided at this time.

Comments Sought on State Transportation Improvement Program

on March 28, 2014 - 7:23am


The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) has posted a 2014-2017 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) amendment on the internet asking for public comment until April 26.

The document is posted on the NMDOT website at Email comments can be sent to the NMDOT STIP coordinator at

The Fourth Amendment is an out-of-cycle amendment to STIP. The program will serve as a four-year plan for the state’s federal aid highway program and, in accordance with federal legislation, contains proposed road and bridge projects.

DOE Initiates Recertification Process for WIPP

on March 28, 2014 - 7:13am

WIPP News:

CARLSBAD – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) submitted its third Compliance Recertification Application (CRA) for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant’s (WIPP) to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Wednesday, demonstrating continued compliance with EPA regulations for radioactive waste disposal, as required by Congress.

The recertification process is not related to recovery efforts from the recent events at WIPP, but rather a process to verify that changes at the site in the preceding five-year
period comply with EPA disposal standards for radioactive waste.

EPA first

Los Alamos Police Blotter: March 20 To March 25, 2014

on March 27, 2014 - 2:27pm

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.

March 20 at 1:47 p.m. / A 60-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she was assaulted on North Mesa Road. The matter is under investigation.

March 20 at 3:12 p.m. / A 69-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone damaged his property on Monte Rey Drive South. The estimated loss is more than $1,000.

March 21 at 10:44 a.m.

Water Work Underway at East Jemez and N.M. 4

on March 26, 2014 - 10:37am

DPU News:

Over the next two weeks, motorists may notice Department of Public Utility Water Production crews at work on the water system transmission line near Tsankawi Park at the intersection of N.M. 4 and East Jemez Road.

Crews will be installing a new water system point of entrance meter, new chlorine injection equipment and a vault to house the equipment. Water from two wells merge at this point into the main line feeding White Rock. The point of entrance meter is the site that is used for recording measurements for monthly reporting to the New Mexico Office of the State Engineer.