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White Rock's Fierce Rainstorm Topples Tall Tree

on August 5, 2013 - 10:06pm
Amid flash flood warnings from the weather service throughout the day, this evening's fierce rainstorm toppled a large Spruce tree growing at a residence on Garver Lane in White Rock. Photo by Greg Hanson

Los Alamos Police Blotter: July 24–July 30, 2013

on August 5, 2013 - 9:52am

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.

July 24 at 12:45 a.m. / Police arrested Teresa Rice, 37 of Los Alamos on 42nd Street and charged her with possession of drug paraphernalia. She was issued a summons to appear in court.


July 24 at 1:25 p.m. / Police arrested Heather Dominguez, 30, of Los Alamos on Gold Street on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

July 24 at 5:05 p.m.

Cone Zone: Week of Aug. 5

on August 4, 2013 - 7:18am


Road Construction Update

Public Works Projects:

For more information about the projects listed below, e-mail, call 662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at http://www.losalamosnm.usPlease slow down and use caution as you travel through these construction areas.

Reminder: There have been a number of lightning strikes causing traffic signal outages in our region. If you approach a traffic signal with none of the signal lights working, you are required to STOP as if it was a four-way or all-way STOP controlled intersection.

Governor Issues State of Emergency Due to Storms and Flooding

on August 2, 2013 - 6:58am

Gov. Susana Martinez


SANTA FE - Gov. Susana Martinez has issued an executive order declaring an emergency throughout New Mexico due to the severe storms and flooding across the state in July. 

Executive Order 2013-029 was signed by the Governor July 30 and the state of emergency will continue until the day the Governor’s authorized representative determines the end of the emergency period.

The Governor has directed the Department of Finance and Administration to make available emergency financial resources in an amount not to exceed $500,000 to the Department of Homeland

Firefighters Douse Blaze Near TA-54

on August 1, 2013 - 4:38pm

LAFD News:

Los Alamos Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider has confirmed that a fire broke out a short time ago in the area near TA-54 at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

"We're checking on the cause, which may have been a squirrel because it broke out near the powerlines," Grider said. "The fire is completely out now."

Grider described the fire as burning an area about 5 feet wide by 60 feet long.

TA-54 was not affected.