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DOE To Assess Groundwater At LANL

on July 3, 2015 - 7:03am

DOE News:

In an Environmental Assessment (EA), the Department of Energy proposes to further evaluate, characterize and address chromium contamination in the groundwater beneath Mortandad Canyon at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

The proposed action consists of two activities:

  • Chromium Plume Control Interim Measure, would hydraulically control the downgradient migration of the chromium groundwater plume in the regional aquifer.
  • Chromium Plume-Center Characterization, would identify and evaluate the feasibility of potential long-term actions to fully remediate the chromium plume.


Udall, Heinrich Announce $365,000 to Prevent Drunk Driving, Improve Traffic Safety

on July 3, 2015 - 6:59am


WASHINGTON D.C. Thursday, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced more than $365,000 for the New Mexico Department of Transportation to help prevent drunk driving and improve safety on New Mexico roads.

The funds will support local safety efforts including sobriety checkpoints, seat belt safety education and enforcement, and ignition interlock programs.

The department will receive four grants funded through the U.S.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: June 25 To July 1, 2015

on July 2, 2015 - 5:11pm

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 25 at 5:57 p.m. / A 44-year-old Los Alamos woman reported she was a victim of criminal damage-deprivation of property on North Mesa Road. The estimated loss is unknown.

June 26 at 1:26 a.m. / A 20-year-old woman Los Alamos reported she was battered by a household member on 9th Street.


June 26 at 2:11 a.m.


Holiday Weekend Monsoon Surge With Heavy Rainfall

on July 2, 2015 - 4:11pm
NOAA News:

The National Weather Service has announced a monsoon moisture surge with flash flooding possible over the holiday weekend.

Timing - Moisture will surge into the area today and significantly increase the coverage of showers and storms with heavy rainfall through Independence Day.
Location - The heaviest rainfall is expected to impact Central and Eastern NM Thursday and Friday, then over the Rio Grande Valley and Continental Divide Saturday.
Key Impacts:
  • Thunderstorms will produce frequent cloud-to-ground lightning stikes and gusty outflow winds, elevating

MADD And AG Urge: Plan Ahead For 4th Of July

on July 2, 2015 - 12:30pm

  • Use Safe Ride Services

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas and Mothers Against Drunk Driving New Mexico (MADDNM) are teaming up to urge New Mexicans to plan ahead for 4th of July celebrations and not drive after drinking.

“As tens of thousands of New Mexicans head out to celebrate the 4th of July holiday this weekend, I am asking all New Mexicans to plan ahead and not drive after drinking,” Attorney General Hector Balderas said. “Plan ahead by finding a designated driver, scheduling a taxi or car, or using Safe Ride Home services in your area.

Police: TAG YOUR TOTS At Overlook Park July 4

on July 2, 2015 - 9:23am

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department will be issuing wristbands to children this Saturday at overlook park for the 4th of July festivities as a part of the TAG YOUR TOTS initiative.

Parents may come to the LAPD information tent that will be set up in the south west corner of the Paul Spirio soccer fields at overlook park. 

“We want to encourage Los Alamos residents and visitors to take a brief moment to stop by the tent and get wristbands for their children so that, in the event they are separated from their families, they can be reunited with them quickly and easily,” Cmdr.