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Firefighters Douse Small Brush and Debris Fire

on September 30, 2012 - 8:01pm

Staff report

Photo by Greg Kendall/

At approximately 6:25 p.m. this evening, firefighters responded to a small brush fire behind the apartments at 3100 Trinity Dr., west of the Reel Deal Theater. Pine needles, a rug, notepaper and other debris were found burning at the scene. The fire was quickly extinguished and the cause of the fire is being investigated. 

Firefighters extinguish the fire. Photo by Greg Kendall/

Pine needles, a rug, notepaper and debris were found burning when firefighters arrived on scene. Photo by Greg Kendall/

Los Alamos


Operation Hilltopper: Active Shooter Loose at School

on September 28, 2012 - 8:34am


Emergency first response organizations in Los Alamos County have for the past year been training personnel, polishing plans and tweaking equipment in a comprehensive effort aimed at preparing to deal with a scenario that nobody hopes will ever arise – an active shooter loose at a school. 

Operation Hilltopper, scheduled to commence at 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, is a full-scale exercise designed to test police, fire, emergency medical support, Los Alamos Medical Center and Los Alamos High School personnel and their abilities to adequately respond to just such an event. 


Trinity & Oppenheimer Intersection Operating as 4-Way Stop Tuesday Oct. 2

on September 27, 2012 - 10:04am


Tuesday Oct. 2, the Los Alamos County Public Works Traffic Division staff will replace the traffic signal control cabinet at the Trinity and Oppenheimer intersection.

Work will begin at 8:30 a.m. with an expected completion of no later than 1 p.m. the same day.

During the replacement, the traffic signal will be dark and the intersection will operate as a four-way stop. Motorists should expect minor delays.

Direct questions or concerns to the Public Works Department at 662-8150 or email

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Sept. 29

on September 27, 2012 - 9:06am
DEA News:
WASHINGTON As New Mexico continues to battle alarming prescription drug abuse rates, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., is encouraging citizens to participate in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday, Sept. 29 and turn in unused or expired medication to locations in their communities.
The event, sponsored by the New Mexico Department of Public Safety and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, will provide free, anonymous drop-off sites throughout the state for safe medication disposal.
The Los Alamos Police Department is not participating in this