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More Scenes From Thursday Tree Falls

on March 14, 2019 - 11:07am

A downed tree blocks 46th street and county roads and streets crews Thursday were busy clearing a path. The Electrical crews had turned off the power to the downed lines. The electrical crew was working a list of 250 calls Thursday and all county crews were on full force to meet the needs caused by the fierce wind storm that plagued the area. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene from a downed tree removel operation underway Thursday on 46th Street. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene from a downed tree removel operation underway Thursday on 46th Street. Photo by John

NM 4 Remains Closed Until Further Notice

on March 13, 2019 - 5:46pm

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department reports that the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) has advised that N.M. 4 will remain closed until New Mexico State Police opens it.

NMDOT also stated they will not send crews into the Jemez until Thursday.

Utilities Department: Updates On Power Outages

on March 13, 2019 - 5:29pm

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities reports the following updates on various power outages:

  • WESTERN AREA: As of 5:10 p.m. today, power is restored to the Western Area with the exception of Fairway, 44th and 45th street and a small section of Trinity Drive. Crews are removing trees to restore power to these remaining area. Estimated time to restore power to remaining areas is unknown at this time.
  • PONDEROSA ESTATES: As of 5:10 p.m. power is restored to Ponderosa Estates.
  • SYCAMORE: DPU has received reports that Sycamore area is without power. Crews are investigating.

Watch Video Of Blowing Snowstorm On NM 4 Today

on March 13, 2019 - 4:49pm

To view video of severe weather conditions earlier today along N.M. 4, click here. Courtesy/LAC

Update On Power Outage In Western Area

on March 13, 2019 - 4:48pm

COUNTY News:

Update: Electric linemen indicate that the Western Area should be restored by 5 p.m. today with the exception of 44th and 45th streets. Power will be restored to 44th and 45th streets once crews are able to clear trees from that area.

The Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities is reporting a power outage that is affecting all of the Western Area.

The outage began at around 2:30 p.m. and electric linemen have responded.

The estimated time as to when power will be restored is unknown at the moment.

Power Outage Affects All Of Western Area

on March 13, 2019 - 3:53pm

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities is reporting a power outage that is affecting all of the Western Area.

The outage began at around 2:30 p.m. and electric linemen have responded.

The estimated time as to when power will be restored is unknown at the moment.

County: Wind Advisory, Tree And Power Line Alert

on March 13, 2019 - 3:45pm
COUNTY News:
 
The Los Alamos County Emergency Management Department has issued a wind advisory, fallen tree and power line alert.
 
Large trees are continuing to fall throughout Los Alamos County. Citizens are cautioned to avoid parking, walking and driving near large trees and power lines.
 
The Emergency Management Department is instructing citizens to report emergencies to the Los Alamos Police Department and avoid non-emergency calls at this time.

Scenes From Fallen Trees At Urban And 45th Street

on March 13, 2019 - 3:09pm

Strong winds today have knocked down large trees all over the area including this tree at Urban and 45th Street. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Wind knocked down this tree today at Urban and 45th Street. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Fallen trees today at Urban and 45th Street. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Traffic Alert Update: NM 4 To Remain Closed Westbound From West Jemez Road At LANL Back Gate

on March 13, 2019 - 3:00pm

Traffic Alert Update:

Due to an extremely high volume of downed trees that continue to fall and pose a severe public safety risk as a result of today’s high winds event, LAPD will continue to keep N.M. 4 CLOSED westbound from West Jemez Road (at the LANL “back gate”) until further notice.

Access eastbound on N.M. 4 at West Jemez Road at the back gate remains open to Bandelier and White Rock.

LAPD successfully extracted several motorists on N.M. 4 earlier today when multiple tree-fall events occurred, clearing a path to trapped cars that were traveling on the highway.

More Scenes From Road Conditions On NM 4

on March 13, 2019 - 2:46pm

Scene of hazardous road conditions this afternoon along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Scene of fallen tree making for hazardous road conditions this afternoon along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Scene of hazardous road conditions this afternoon along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Scene of hazardous road conditions this afternoon along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Scenes From Hazardous Road Conditions Along NM 4

on March 13, 2019 - 12:38pm

Ice and snow and fallen trees make for hazardous driving conditions today along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Fallen tree blocking roadway today along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Truck stuck in snow today along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Traffic Alert Update: Fifty To 100 Trees Down On N.M. 4 Between Back Gate And Valles Caldera

on March 13, 2019 - 12:02pm

Traffic Alert Update:

The Los Alamos Police Department is asking motorists to avoid driving roadways adjacent to large forested areas because of high winds and the danger of falling trees.

Fifty to 100 trees are down on N.M. 4 between the back gate and the Valles Caldera National Preserve.

LAPD and the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) are cutting a path through for stranded motorists. Large snow drifts also are present on areas of the roadway.

Traffic crews are receiving multiple reports of downed trees falling into roadways around Los Alamos County, especially those

Downed Trees Throughout Los Alamos Pose Safety Risk

on March 13, 2019 - 9:54am

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos Police Department is asking motorists to avoid driving roadways adjacent to large forested areas because of high winds and the danger of falling trees.

Traffic crews are receiving multiple reports this morning of downed trees falling into roadways, especially those areas near heavily forested lands with large trees such as West Jemez Road, N.M. 502, N.M. 501 and Camp May Road.

Traffic Alert: N.M. 4 Is Closed Near Back Gate!

on March 13, 2019 - 8:37am

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos Police Department has CLOSED N.M. 4 at the Laboratory “back gate” in both directions because of downed trees in the roadway.

N.M. 4 is closed for about a two mile stretch in either direction from the T intersection of W. Jemez Road/N.M. 4 from mile marker 47 to 49. However, the State is highly discouraging any travel along N.M.4 from White Rock to Jemez Springs because of blowing and drifting snow and zero visibility.

Check back to ladailypost.com for updates:

Police Investigate Graffiti Near Justice Center

on March 10, 2019 - 7:49pm

Sunday afternoon Los Alamos police investigate graffiti sprayed on the wall outside the Justice Center. The Los Alamos Daily Post will publish more details when they are available. Photo by Greg Kendall

More graffiti was spotted Sunday near Fuller Lodge in Los Alamos. Photo by Greg Kendall

Council OKs Execution Of Smart Meters Contract

on March 10, 2019 - 6:37am
Department Of Public Utilities Manager Tim Glasco
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
In a 6-0 vote, Los Alamos County Council authorized Utilities Manager Tim Glasco to execute a contract for the purchase and installation of advanced metering infrastructure equipment, which includes smart meters during its regular meeting Tuesday night.
 
Councilor David Izraelevitz was absent at the meeting.
 
Council had approved the contract with Ferguson Incorporated for Advanced Meter Infrastructure (AMI) during its Dec.

Scenes From Joe Dudziak’s Retirement Party Friday

on March 10, 2019 - 6:00am

Joe Dudziak retired Friday from the building division in the Los Alamos County Community Development Department. In recognition of his work, Dudziak’s colleagues threw him a party at Fuller Lodge. Dudziak worked for Los Alamos County for 18 years. ‘It feels excellent,’ he said. ‘It’s a great day to retire.’ Dudziak may be retired but he plans to drive in mid-May to Alaska. He also plans to continue volunteering at Pete’s Place, a homeless shelter in Santa Fe where he has volunteered for seven years. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Joe Dudziak’s colleagues in the building department

Los Alamos County Opens Application Process To Fill One Board Of Public Utilities Vacancy

on March 10, 2019 - 5:59am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County is accepting applications until April 11 to fill one position on the Board of Public Utilities (BPU).

Comprising five voting members, the BPU governs the Department of Public Utilities (DPU), a county-owned utility that provides Los Alamos with electric, water, natural gas and wastewater services.

The selected individual will fill a position to be vacated July 1 due to an expiring term. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Thursday, April 11.

Interested parties can complete the online application at https://rebrand.ly/BPUApplication. All applications

County Notice Of Possible Quorum March 13

on March 9, 2019 - 8:20am

COUNTY News:

Members of the Los Alamos County Council may attend the N.M. 502 Roundabout Public Meeting, 5-6:30 p.m. Monday, March 13 in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge.

A quorum may be present, however, no action will be taken.

Los Alamos Golf Course Spring Opening!

on March 6, 2019 - 4:05pm

Seet: Renewable Energy Options For Los Alamos

on March 6, 2019 - 2:00pm

The Kit Carson Electric Co-op in Taos. Courtesy/Nic Seet
By NICHOLAS SEET
Renewable Los Alamos

Turning on the light is such a trivial event that we barely consider how the energy must travel great distances from where powerful turbines – spun by the steam of boiling water, heated by burning coal – generate the power we need to live a comfortable, modern life.  

While this convenience has existed since the industrial revolution, the bill is finally coming due as our  global climate warms.

There was a meeting March 3 in Taos about the energy decisions the communities in the Kit Carson Electric Co-op

Residents, Commuters, Urged To Sign Up For Cone Zone Alerts Prior To Road Construction

on March 5, 2019 - 4:43pm

COUNTY News:

Road construction will soon begin on several key projects within the County. One State of New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) project of particular interest to many motorists will begin March 18 when Star Paving Company starts work on the N.M. 502 Reconstruction Project that includes installation of a roundabout at Trinity and Central near the former Hilltop House.

The NMDOT project includes utility installation and roadways reconstruction from Tewa Loop to DP Road, and pavement preservation from DP Road to Knecht Street.

Los Alamos County Council Seeks Community Feedback On 2019 Strategic Leadership Plan

on March 5, 2019 - 4:26pm

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Council is seeking community feedback about the 2019 Strategic Leadership Plan unanimously adopted at the Council meeting held February 12, 2019. There will be two Town Hall sessions to collect feedback that will be hosted by Council Chair Sara Scott and Councilor Randall Ryti:

Saturday, March 9 from 9 to 10 a.m. in White Rock Fire Station 3
or
Thursday, March 14 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Municipal Building, Room 200

Residents are welcome to attend either session.
The sessions will start with about 10 minutes of introduction and context and then allow for about

HPAB Board Meeting For March 6 Canceled

on March 5, 2019 - 3:32pm

COUNTY News:

The Historic Preservation Advisory Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 6 is canceled.

 

County Council Holds Closed Session March 5

on March 4, 2019 - 7:14am

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