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County Council Commends Community Development Department; Tentatively Approves Proposed Budget

on April 18, 2017 - 7:22am

Community Development Department Director ​Paul Andrus presents his proposed budget during the budget hearings Monday night in Council Chambers. The department’s budget totals $1,819,685. Council commended the work of the Community Development Department. Councilor Rick Reiss said the department had undergone a cultural shift and he described the shift as almost being historic. It seems, he added, that Los Alamos has turned a corner in becoming homeowner, business owner and contractor friendly.
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Council Tentatively Approves Municipal Court Budget

on April 18, 2017 - 6:58am

Judge Alan Kirk and Administrative Assistant Juanita McNiel present the proposed budget for Los Alamos County Municipal Court during the budget hearings Monday night in Council Chambers. Council passed 7-0  to tentatively approved the base budget, which totals $564,832. They also approved an additional $9,000 to increase a 3/4 time clerk position to a fulltime position and approved removing $20,000 from the budget and allocating those funds to the Los Alamos Police Department for courtroom security. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

County Opens Survey, Releases Draft Bike Plan To Acquire Public Input

on April 18, 2017 - 6:54am

COUNTY News:

The County opened a brief survey April 13, 2017 on Open Forum requesting information regarding residents’ bicycle use. The information obtained from the survey will be instrumental in helping to further shape the Bicycle Transportation Plan.

To take the survey, use the following link: www.peakdemocracy.com/portals/119/Issue_4829. The public comment period closes May 8, 2017.

The Public Works Department also released a first draft of the Bicycle Transportation Plan, the next step in the County’s efforts to help make Los Alamos a more bicycle friendly community.

Letter To The Editor: Office Of The Sheriff – Let’s Work On This Now

on April 18, 2017 - 6:39am
By LISA BRENNER
Los Alamos

The following are my comments to County Council April 17, 2017.
 
Councilors:
 
I am here to comment on the Office of Sheriff and the Sheriff’s budget. I have to admit that I am dismayed that the budget for the Sheriff has not been reinstated since YOUR Question 1 ballot measure failed. The people of Los Alamos have spoken. We want the Office of Sheriff.  
 
The duties which were in place at election time in 2014 are the duties that the people elected the Sheriff to perform.

Council Tentatively Approves Los Alamos County Sheriff's Office Proposed FY 2018 Budget

on April 17, 2017 - 8:28pm

Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero presents his proposed budget this evening to the County Council. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene from this evening's County Council meeting in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Sheriff Marco Lucero addresses Council this evening in Council Chambers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero presented his proposed FY 2018 budget this evening to the County Council.

Eight Cats Abandoned Behind Animal Shelter

on April 17, 2017 - 7:24pm

LAPD News:

Sometime Wednesday April 5, someone dropped off / abandoned eight cats behind the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter near near Aspen Ridge Retirement Center.

Seven of the cats have been contained and impounded at the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter. Two of which are microchipped and staff is attempting to research the previous owners associated with those microchips.

All of the cats contained have been examined by a local veterinary clinic, they all have conditions that require medical attention, with treatment already started.

Los Alamos County Police Department PSA Officers

Fleming: Urban Bike Path Update

on April 17, 2017 - 10:58am
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By BRENDA FLEMING
Los Alamos
 
Last May, after attending a few county meetings on the plan of this town, I was a little depressed thinking about all the people making decisions about this town that don't actually live here. 
 
With a spark of activism, I wrote to the Los Alamos Daily Post what I wanted as a local mom and business owner – which was an urban bike path to connect the town's historical landmarks, small businesses and residential areas – the "oh-so-needed vein of the town" is how I phrased it – for tourists and locals alike. (read article here)
 
I emailed my

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