Public Safety

Traffic Alert UPDATE: N.M. 502/N.M. 4 Westbound Now Open At Totavi Hill

Los Alamos County has announced that N.M. 502/N.M. 4 westbound, which was closed by the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) at Totavi Hill near the Tewa Gas Station earlier this morning due to inclement weather is now reopened.

NMDOT was able to make two passes of sand. Use extreme caution, as there are several unattended vehicles on the shoulder. Motorists should stay in the sanded travel lanes. ALL travel is heavily discouraged until conditions improve.

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Road Conditions This Morning In Los Alamos & White Rock

Road conditions this morning on Central Avenue looking west from 15th Street. Courtesy/LAC webcam 

Road conditions this morning on Central Avenue looking south from 15th Street. Courtesy/LAC webcam 

View of the road conditions this morning on Diamond Drive near Trinity Drive. Courtesy/LAC webcam

Road conditions this morning on Diamond Drive along the Los Alamos County Golf Course. Courtesy/LAC webcam

View of road conditions this morning on N.M. 502 along the Los Alamos County Airport looking east. Courtesy/LAC webcam

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Common Cause Report Documents Influence Of Alcohol Industry On New Mexico Decision Makers

CCNM News:

ALBUQUERQUE — Common Cause New Mexico (CCNM) released a new report  Wednesday examining the influence of the alcohol industry on New Mexico politics, government and legislation.

“Still Under the Influence” is the second in a series of “Follow the Dots” reports on the alcohol industry by the non-partisan organization. The first was published in 2004.

The report’s release comes on the heels of the veto of last year’s small tax increase on alcohol and in advance of another attempt at an excise tax increase in the 2024 legislative session. The larger context includes New Mexico’s ranking Read More

Alert: Police Urge Caution As Winter Storm Approaches Los Alamos County

LAPD News:

As Los Alamos County braces for a winter storm forecast to begin this evening, Nov. 29, the Los Alamos Police Department is urging motorists to use caution when traveling in winter weather.

LAPD Urges Motorists To Follow These Tips:

  • Decrease your speed – Speed is a leading factor among winter crashes.
  • Increase the distance between you and the next vehicle – Additional distance will allow for the extra time needed to stop.
  • Check the tread on your tires – Good tire tread should be 6/32 or deeper. Consider replacing older tires or rotating your tires.
  • Replace worn windshield
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New Mexico Governor Establishing Advisory Council To Implement Missing And Murdered Indigenous Persons State Response Plan


SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is establishing an advisory council to support the state’s ongoing work to implement the New Mexico State Response Plan released in 2022.

The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons (MMIP) Advisory Council will be led by tribal and state leadership, law enforcement agencies, advocates and family members who have experienced the loss of a missing and murdered person.

Gov. Lujan Grisham appointed Pueblo of Pojoaque Gov. Jenelle Roybal and Picuris Gov. Craig Quanchello to lead the Advisory Council. Govs. Roybal and Quanchello are in the final Read More

LAPS: Planned Oversized Load Transport Wednesday Evening From Chamisa Elementary School

This oversized portable classroom will be transported at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, from Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock to Albuquerque. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Desert Wind Transport is working with Los Alamos Public Schools to transport an oversized portable classroom at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, from Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock to Albuquerque.

The planned route is from Chamisa Elementary School on Meadow Lane to Rover Boulevard to N.M. 4 and continuing to Albuquerque.

Commuters are asked to avoid this route during this time.

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FEMA Claims Office: Simple Process To Request Extension

FEMA News:

If you filed a Notice of Loss (NOL) but not all of your supporting documents are readily available, you may need to ask for an extension.

Claimants can submit a written deadline extension request before the due date explaining why they need more time, such as if they are unable to submit the supporting documents (i.e., an NRCS plan) prior to the deadline due to circumstances beyond their control. you will miss either the Proof of Loss (POL) or Release and Certification (R&C) deadline, contact your Navigator before the deadline to request an extension either by letter or email.

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