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White Rock Senior Center Flooded

on September 13, 2013 - 10:03am

WRSC News:

The White Rock Senior Center is flooded.

Their pot luck and birthday party scheduled for today are cancelled.

Breaking News Update: Flooding, Debris Close Roadways - Police Urge Motorists to Take Extreme Caution

on September 13, 2013 - 9:22am

Staff Report:

The Los Alamos Police Department just announced the following road closures due to the torrential rainstorm plaguing the area:

  • N.M. 4 toward Bandelier;
  • Truck Route;
  • West Road;
  • East Jemez; and
  • West Jemez.

"N.M. 502 is open but there is debris on the road and while the Main Hill Road is open, there is a danger of falling debris," Commander Preston Ballew told the Los Alamos Daily Post moments ago.

Also, a citizen reported a boulder, debris and river-like conditions along the hairpin curves heading to the Jemez this morning.

"We urge citizens to stay home if at all possible and to

Prescribed Burns Taking Place This Fall

on September 13, 2013 - 8:46am

USFS News:

Fall provides good prescribed burning conditions—warm days, cool nights and good ventilation for smoke. 

Fire managers on the Española Ranger District plan to use this time to treat 260 acres of hazardous fuels in the Borrego Mesa area, approximately two miles east of Cordova and three miles south of Truchas. They will look for suitable conditions beginning Sept. 8-Oct. 4 to conduct prescribed burning activities.

Prior to actual ignition, fire managers will be considering many factors including:  fuel moisture levels, weather forecasts current and projected, fire personnel


LDS Church Hosts Preparedness Fair Sept. 21

on September 13, 2013 - 8:08am

LDS News:

The Santa Fe Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which includes three wards in Los Alamos County (Los Alamos, Pajarito and White Rock Wards) is sponsoring a Preparedness Fair, titled "Oil in Your Lamp."

The Fair is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at the White Rock Building of the LDS Church, 366 Grand Canyon Dr. in White Rock. The event is free and open to everyone.

The Preparedness Fair will include demonstrations, information booths and displays. The Los Alamos Fire Department will be present with a fire engine and LAFD employees demonstrating first

NMED Issues Recall Notice for Chobani Greek Yogurt

on September 12, 2013 - 12:06pm

NMED News:


DATE: Sept. 12, 2013


PRODUCTS: Chobani Greek Yogurt with “Best By” date codes between Sept 11-13 and Oct 07-13 (see list of products and UPC codes below)
RECALLED BY: Chobani, Inc
DISTRIBUTION: Distributed nationwide from its Twin Falls, Idaho facility and delivered to consumers through retail and club stores

REASON: The product containers displayed bloating and swelling, and there have been unconfirmed reports of illness associated with the product.

Help With The Hard Stuff: Managing Student Loans Part 2

on September 12, 2013 - 11:50am

Help With The Hard Stuff: Managing Student Loans

Part 2 (of 5) What are the Kinds of Loans Students (and their Co-Signers) Can Get?

By Gini Nelson, JD, MA

I referred in my last column to “the new normal” – how much more difficult life is coming to be for many because of the massive changes to the global and our own economy, and more but I think calling it “the new reality” is more accurate.