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Work Underway in Rendija Canyon

on May 13, 2013 - 11:06am


The County is taking precautionary steps this week in sending Public Works crews into Rendija Canyon to blade the unimproved road that runs along the bottom of the canyon to make it passable for possible vehicular emergency access.

During the Cerro Grande Fire in May 2000, residents may recall that this road was used to evacuate motor vehicles with homes in northern Los Alamos County to help expedite the evacuation.

The actions are being taken only as a precautionary measure, as part of pro-active steps being taken for safety of the public during this active wildfire season,

Forest & VCNP Enter Stage I Fire Restrictions Tuesday

on May 13, 2013 - 9:33am

Smokey Bear. Courtesy/SFNS

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Despite recent scattered rain showers, the Santa Fe National Forest and Valles Caldera National Preserve will enter Stage 1 fire restrictions at 8 a.m. Tuesday due to extreme/exceptional drought conditions and high fire danger.


The Pecos Wilderness and San Pedro Parks Wilderness areas are exempt from Stage I fire restrictions. Devices solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuel that can be turned on and off are allowed in areas that are barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within three feet of the device.


Cone Zone: Week of May 13

on May 10, 2013 - 9:50am

Road Construction Update: Week of May 13, 2013

Public Works Projects:

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

Eastern Area 2 Concrete, Paving & Utility Project – Phase 2:

Canyon Road remains closed with a “rolling” closure between Rim Road and 15th Street; the closure shifts closer to 15th Street as work on the sewer line progresses.

Help With The Hard Stuff: 'The Goldilocks Principle'

on May 9, 2013 - 10:25am

Part 7 (of 10)“The Goldilocks Principle”

I ended my last column, promising that we’ll next consider some of the specific problems clients can have with selecting their attorney and the approach to solving their legal problem.

After this column, we’ll explore some of the newer experiments and alternatives that exist and are evolving in the provisioning of legal services.

We all know the story a lost, hungry, tired little girl finds herself lost in the forest and stumbles upon a house whose inhabitants are absent.

ALERT: Los Alamos County Moves Under Stage I Fire Restrictions

on May 9, 2013 - 10:04am


Effective immediately, and in concert with the New Mexico Forestry Division, Los Alamos County is under Stage I Fire Restrictions.

The following acts are prohibited until further notice:

  • Building, maintaining, attending or using an open fire, campfire, charcoal or wood stove on all Los Alamos County lands. (See Exemption 1 below)
  • Smoking is prohibited except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least 3-feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.

Stage I Exemptions:

  • Developed