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Jemez Ranger District to Start Fall Burning Program

on September 15, 2012 - 6:58am

JEMEZ RANGER DISTRICT News:

Santa Fe – The Jemez Ranger District will begin implementing two prescribed burns including the Guacamalla Pile burn located near the Ponderosa Camp Ground and the Vallecitos Broadcast Burn located off N.M. 4 nearer to the Valle Caldera southwest corner.

These projects will be implemented after Sept. 17, conditions permitting. Due to the location and elevation it will be visible from all directions coming into the Jemez Mountain area.

The burns are being implemented to manage hazardous fuels, to provide community protection along with maintaining forest and

Police Investigate Collision at Trinity and Diamond

on September 13, 2012 - 6:37pm

Los Alamos Fire and Rescue crews work to remove the driver from a car involved in this mornings accident. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Firefighters help lift a driver from her car following an accident near Trinity Drive and Diamond Drive today. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

By Greg Kendall

A two-car collision occured at approximately 11:15 a.m. today, at the corner of Trinity Drive and Diamond Drive. 

The driver of a small black vehicle told the Los Alamos Daily Post that he had been driving behind a red car at the corner of Trinity Drive and Oppehiemer Street

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Remembering Sept. 11, 2001

on September 11, 2012 - 8:40am

Staff report

Solemn ceremonies are taking place around the community and throughout the nation today; remembering lives lost and heroes who rose up when terrorists attacked America 11 years ago.

At 8:45 a.m. on the clear Tuesday morning of Sept. 11, 2001, an American Airlines Boeing 767 loaded with 20,000 gallons of jet fuel crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City.

The impact left a gaping, burning hole near the 80th floor of the 110-story skyscraper, instantly killing hundreds of people and trapping hundreds more in higher floors.

As the evacuation of

Breaking News: 27 Los Alamos Firefighters Fall Sick Saturday Night Following Roast Pork Dinner

on September 9, 2012 - 5:53pm

Los Alamos Elks Lodge. File photo

By Carol A. Clark

The New Mexico Environment Department is investigating the source of an intestinal sickness that struck 27 Los Alamos Firefighters Saturday night.

The firefighters fell ill after eating a roast pork dinner provided to them by the Los Alamos Elks Lodge #2083 at 1601 Trinity Dr.

"The Elks invited firefighters and police officers as a way to thank us for the work we did during the Las Conchas Fire," Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider said in an interview today with the Los Alamos Daily Post.

Los Alamos Fire Department Bids Lt. Larry Romero Farewell at Friday Ceremony

on September 3, 2012 - 11:57am

Lt. Larry Romero with farewell gifts he received during his retirement ceremony Friday honoring his dedication and service to the Los Alamos Fire Department, Los Alamos community and Los Alamos National Laboratory. "These 22 years came in the blink of an eye," Romero said. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 Lt. Larry Romero and from left, his daughter Miranda and his wife Melissa listen as Fire Chief Troy Hughes and Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider speak of Romero's important contributions to the Los Alamos Fire Department during his 22 years of service. Photo by Carol A.
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Candidates React to Firefighters' Union Endorsement

on September 1, 2012 - 12:14pm

ELECTION 2012 News: 

By Carol A. Clark

Incumbent County Council candidate Vincent Chiravalle and Council candidate Pete Sheehey have responded to request for comment from the Los Alamos Daily Post following Friday's announcement by the Los Alamos Firefighters Association - IAFF Local 3279, that its membership elected to endorse them as well as House Dist. 43 candidate Stephanie Garcia Richard for the November General Election:

Vincent Chiravalle

"I am happy and honored to receive the endorsement of our firefighters.

BREAKING NEWS: Gas Leak Sparks Middle School Evacuation / Causes 2-Hour Delay Tuesday for LAMS Only!

on August 20, 2012 - 4:41pm

Students and staff are evacuated from Los Alamos Middle School today after a contractor punctured a gas line. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com.

By Greg Kendall

Students and staff were evacuated from Los Alamos Middle School today after a contractor operating a backhoe nicked a gas line.

"The call about the gas leak came in at 1:17 p.m. and LAFD and LAPD were on scene within four minutes," said Los Alamos Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider. "The contractor did shut off the gas prior to our arrival. Everybody was evacuated from the school in a safe and secure manner per protocol."

The gas

Help Firefighters Give MD the Boot!

on August 18, 2012 - 12:43pm

Los Alamos Fire Department is collecting donations today at the Smith's in Los Alamos for the fight against Muscular Dystrophy. 

From left, Keith Garcia, Bert Quintana, Matt Cionek, Robert Ortega and Ed Hunter. Photo by Karen Kendall/ladailypost.com

 

Los Alamos Police Douse Local Firefighters!

on August 17, 2012 - 7:11pm

With a final score of 13-11, Los Alamos Police officers reined victorious today over Los Alamos Firefighters in a baseball game played at Overlook Park. The game was a continuation of a Fourth of July matchup that ended abruptly when a fire broke out at the New Beginnings Church on East Road. Fire Chief Troy Hughes, far left, and Police Chief Wayne Torpy, third from left, congratulate the players for giving it their best effort. Photo by Kateri Morris

Police Lt. Jason Wardlow Herrera smacks a fly ball as Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider holds his catchers mitt and watches the ball sail away.

Church Fire Deemed Accidental

on August 14, 2012 - 2:50pm

Courtesy photo

CHURCH News:

The New Mexico Fire Marshal's Office has determined that the cause of the fire at the New Beginnings Church July 4 was electrical and accidental.  

 

Police Halt Jail Fight This Morning

on August 14, 2012 - 9:30am

Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

LAPD News:

A fight between inmates broke out this morning at the Los Alamos County Detention Center.

Police officers stepped in and stopped the fight quickly.

Los Alamos Fire Department EMTs were called to the scene and are transporting this 24-year-old inmate to the Los Alamos Medical Center as a precaution.

Medic 3 considers this a non-emergency transport.

The cause of the fight is not readily known.

 

 

Fire Hydrant Testing Underway

on August 13, 2012 - 10:30am

Los Alamos Firefighters test the water pressure in area fire hydrants Sunday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Off to the next hydrant... Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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Aspen Fire Burning Northeast of Santa Fe

on August 11, 2012 - 12:06am

SFNF News:

The Aspen Fire is burning on the Espanola Ranger District half a mile south of the Medio Trail, northeast of Santa Fe.

The Aspen Fire is half an acre and putting up smoke visible to residents of Santa Fe.

One crew is on scene.

Aspen Fire, Espanola Ranger District:

  • Fire Name: Aspen Fire
  • Time/Date Reported: Afternoon of Aug. 10
  • Time/Date Discovered: Afternoon of Aug. 10
  • Location: Approximately half a mile south of Medio Trail
  • Legal Description: 18N, 10E, Section 11
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Fuels: Ponderosa Pine
  • Size: 1/2 acre
  • Containment: 0 percent
  • Resources Committed: One crew on scene
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Fire and Police Host Final 'Movie in the Park' Event

on August 10, 2012 - 7:41am

A little girl holds the hand of a large firefighter during Wednesday's final Movie in the Park event. The Los Alamos Fire and Police Departments sponsored the final Movie in the Park with the Los Alamos County Recreation Department Wednesday. The movie, “Firehouse Dog,” began at sundown. Prior to the movie, police and firefighters hosted fun activities for children including relay races, a chance to check out a police car and a fire engine from the inside out, and more.

BREAKING NEWS: Injured Hiker Rescued

on August 9, 2012 - 3:31pm

Los Alamos firefighters, assisted by Los Alamos police officers, located and rescued an adult male with injuries who had fallen near the area at the bottom the Main Hill Road near the wastewater treatment plant a few minutes ago. Battalion Chief Paul Grano explained at the scene that the man had what initially appears to be minor injuries, adding that LAFD transported the man to Los Alamos Medical Center. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Fire Battalion Chief Paul Grano, white shirt, debriefs firefighters following their successful rescue of an injured man near the
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Udall, Bingaman & Luján Announce Federal Assistance for Santa Clara Pueblo

on July 28, 2012 - 9:14pm
Sen. Tom Udall, right, tours the Santa Clara Pueblo burn area one year after the Las Conchas Fire. Courtesy photo
 
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tom Udall, Jeff Bingaman and Rep. Ben Ray Luján announced Friday that more than $11 million in federal assistance relief is being made available for Santa Clara Pueblo following recent flooding in the area.
 
On July 13, the New Mexico officials wrote a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, FEMA Administrator William Fugate and Assistant Secretary of the Army Jo Ellen Darcy, asking that federal funding dedicated for flood mitigation and

New Beginnings Church Fire Still a Mystery

on July 25, 2012 - 3:38pm

LAFD News:

As of Tuesday, July 24, the Los Alamos County Fire Department, New Mexico State Fire Marshal Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms are still in the process of conducting an investigation into the origin and cause of the July 4 fire, which destroyed the chapel at the New Beginnings Church, 112 East Road.

At the present time, the fire is still classified as "under investigation" and information is still being gathered and processed.

The process of fire investigation is complex and takes time and resources to come to a conclusion of what took place before and

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Bingaman Talks About Reducing Forest Fire Threat

on July 20, 2012 - 2:34pm

In June, Sen. Jeff Bingaman attended the groundbreaking for the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Ptoject, which will bring water to more than 250,000 people and create more than 450 jobs through its construction. Courtesy photo

By U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman:

New Mexico has just experienced one of the worst wildfire seasons in the state’s history.

Just weeks into fire season, firefighters were hard at work battling both our largest fire, Whitewater-Baldy, and most destructive fire ever, Little Bear.

With the arrival of monsoon season, we all hope the worst of the fire season is over.

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Bandelier Reduces Fire Restrictions to Stage I

on July 12, 2012 - 8:58pm

BANDELIER News:

Courtesy/Bandelier

Bandelier National Monument Superintendent Jason Lott has announced that effective this evening, Stage II Fire Restrictions no longer apply for Bandelier National Monument.

These restrictions are reduced to Stage I in light of the increase in moisture and reduction of fire danger.

Under Stage I Fire Restrictions, smoking outside of vehicles, open campfires outside of developed campsites, and fireworks are prohibited.

The use of campfires or charcoal grills is allowed in developed sites only, but not in the backcountry; in addition to vehicles, smoking is

Santa Fe National Forest Lifts Fire Restrictions

on July 11, 2012 - 4:59pm

SFNF News:

Effective at 8 a.m., Thursday July 12, the Santa Fe National Forest will go from Stage 2 Fire Restrictions to no fire restrictions forest-wide, to include the Valles Caldera National Preserve.

Current monsoon rains and favorable weather forecasts are allowing for the complete lifting of fire restrictions.

“We’ve experienced some of the driest conditions this forest has seen in many years,” said Santa Fe National Forest Supervisor, Maria T. Garcia.

Community Reaches Out to Church Following Fire

on July 7, 2012 - 5:03pm

New Beginnings Fellowship Church at 112 East Road lost its chapel to fire on the 4th of July. Los Alamos Police were at the church early Thursday evening. Los Alamos Fire Investigators, the New Mexico Fire Marshal and an agent from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms are searching for the cause of the fast spreading blaze. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

Los Alamos residents and members of the local faith-based community are rallying around the New Beginnings Fellowship Church, 112 East Road, after a fire destroyed its chapel on the 4th of July.

Calls of

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Local Fire Restrictions Relax at Noon Today!

on July 6, 2012 - 4:20pm

COUNTY News:

 

The Los Alamos County Fire Department will relax its fire restrictions at noon today to Stage I in Los Alamos County.

 

This relaxation of fire restrictions is based upon:

  • Local weather improvement, including:
  • Recent regular rainfall
  • The local (7) day forecast that reflects the apparent onset of the monsoon season
  • Rising humidity values in the weather
  • Fuel condition improvements, including:
  • Reduction in Fire Danger Level, from Extreme to High
  • Reduction in Ignition Potential, from 100% to 70%
  • Increase in the Dead Fuel Moistures to double-digit levels.
  • Daily fire occurrence
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Ranger's Son Intends to Fight Fires From Sky

on July 6, 2012 - 10:28am

Chief Ranger Tom Betts of Bandelier National Monument with his son Drew Betts, 14, at Wednesday's naturalization ceremony in Frijoles Canyon. Drew Betts has learned to fly planes from his skilled bush pilot father and said that as a career, he intends to become a helicopter pilot to fight forest fires from the sky. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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Domestic Dispute Leads to Possible Self-injury

on July 5, 2012 - 11:35am

Scene in front of Los Alamos County Detention Center this morning. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Police responded to a possible domestic dispute around 10:45 a.m. today in White Rock. 

A man was transported to the Los Alamos Detention Center. 

Capt. Randy Foster said the man became animated in the police car on the way to the jail, thrashing his head against the interior of the vehicle. 

Upon arrival at the jail, police called Los Alamos Fire Department EMT personnel as a pecaution to check out the man's potential injuries. 

More information will be available later on this

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