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Historic Preservation Advisory Board Meets Jan. 10

on January 6, 2018 - 7:37am

COUNTY News:

The Historic Preservation Advisory Board meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10 in the Throne Room at historic Fuller Lodge.

The meeting is open to the public.

The purpose of the Historic Preservation Advisory Board is to make recommendations to the Planning and Zoning Comission, Board of Adjustment and County Council regarding the protection, preservation and enhancement of places, sites, areas, buildings, structures and other objects within the corporate boundaries of the incorporated County of Los Alamos having a special character or special historic, architectural or

Pajarito Acres/La Senda Shoulder Work Begins Jan. 8

on January 5, 2018 - 8:52am

COUNTY News:

Starting Monday, Jan. 8, Los Alamos County Traffic & Streets Division crews will start work in La Senda and Pajarito Acres in White Rock.

Crews will be repairing shoulders in the neighborhoods where asphalt on the side of the roadways has started to degrade and crumble. Crews will be adding fill to these damaged areas to support the roadway.

It is expected that work should last approximately two weeks.

Motorists are urged to exercise caution when driving near the construction zone.

Any questions can be directed to the Los Alamos County Traffic & Streets office at

Utility Tree Trimming Begins On Orange Street

on January 4, 2018 - 3:03pm

COUNTY News:

Starting this week Allied Tree Services, under contract with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, will begin trimming trees around power lines on Orange Street in Los Alamos. 

In subsequent weeks, crews will work through the Denver Steels neighborhood.

According to DPU officials, the tree trimming effort is to reduce power outages by removing branches and trees that are either too close to power lines or pose a risk of falling on power lines.

African Queen To Air At Mesa Public Library Tonight!

on January 4, 2018 - 10:20am

African Queen movie poster. Courtesy image

Library News:

The classic 1951 movie African Queen will air at 6:30 p.m. today, Jan. 4, in the Upstairs Meeting Rooms at Mesa Public Library.

The film, starring Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart, is set in Africa during World War I. The film is the latest offering in Mesa Public Library’s Free Film Series, which takes place on the first Thursday of each month.

The film is full of drama, and full of lively banter.

Bike Flow Trail Regains Momentum

on January 4, 2018 - 8:55am
Hogan Koesis of Pajarito Receation updates Council on plans to construct new bike trails on Pajarito Mountain. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
When the single bid to construct a bike flow trail in Bayo Canyon came in over budget, the project skidded to a stop. However, work is underway to push the project back into motion.
 
Open Space Specialist Eric Peterson said he will give an update about the project during the Jan. 11 Parks and Recreation Board meeting.
 
“The County will be preparing a new Request for

Sheehey: Fiscally Responsible vs. ‘Fiscally Conservative’

on January 4, 2018 - 8:36am
By PETE SHEEHEY
Los Alamos County Councilor

The recent letter “Save for the Lean Years” (link) is full of inaccuracies that demand a response. Of course during years of plenty, we should keep some funds in reserve. That is why I have always supported our county policy to maintain over $10 million (15 to 20 percent of general fund revenues) in an uncommitted reserve, above and beyond the 8 percent (for us ~$4.5 million) required of all counties. In my five years on County Council, when more funds have been available, I have worked to invest those funds in growing our local economy.

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Los Alamos P&Z Commission Recruiting Members

on January 3, 2018 - 12:45pm

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos Planning & Zoning Commission, or P&Z, is actively recruiting new members. 

The Commission is a nine-member citizen committee appointed by the County Council to hear and make final decisions on most development applications, including Subdivisions, Site Plans and Special Use Permits. P&Z also makes recommendations to Council on planning policy, Rezoning cases, and the development of and amendments to the Comprehensive Plan.

The Commission was instrumental in the development and approval of the new Comprehensive Plan in 2016.

In the past year P&Z reviewed and

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