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2017 Special Election Update

on May 19, 2017 - 4:30pm


The Los Alamos County Clerk's Office is providing an update to the special election for the recreation bond. On May 2, there were 13,484 ballots mailed to registered voters, to date, the Los ALamos County Clerk's Office has received 6,025 returned ballot envelopes and five unsigned ballot envelopes.

There are still a few more opportunities to return your voted ballot to the County Clerk. You may hand deliver your voted ballot in the proper signature envelope until 5 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Ballots must be physically received

County Names Helen Perraglio As New CFO

on May 19, 2017 - 11:26am

Members of the Los Alamos County Finance Department. Courtesy photo


Helen Perraglio will be the new County Chief Financial Officer (CFO) replacing Joe D’Anna who will retire in July.

New County CFO Helen Perraglio

Perraglio was born and raised in northern New Mexico and comes to Los Alamos from the small town of Ojo Caliente.  She graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors from the University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in 2004.

She started her career in public accounting while becoming a Certified Public

NMAMA Names David Ploeger Of Los Alamos ‘Airport Manager Of The Year’

on May 19, 2017 - 10:54am

The New Mexico Airport Managers Association names David Ploeger of Los Alamos, center, Airport Manager of the Year. Courtesy photo


RUIDOSO—At the 2017 Annual Meeting of the New Mexico Airport Managers Association (NMAMA) May 10-12 in Ruidoso, Los Alamos County Airport Manager David Ploeger was named New Mexico Airport Manager of the Year.  

This award goes to the airport manager who does an outstanding job in managing the airport and advancing aviation safety at his/her airport.

Bike To Work Day Canceled

on May 19, 2017 - 10:30am


This afternoon’s Bike to Work Day events have been canceled due to the weather.

The future date will be announced.


Letter To The Editor: Clarification Of Rec Bond Funding Options

on May 19, 2017 - 9:17am
By Edward Birnbaum
Los Alamos
I attended Tuesday’s “Lunch With A Leader” at Mesa Public Library in which the proponents and opponents of the $20 million Recreation Bond (deadline to vote: Tuesday, May 23) presented their arguments for and against and answered questions. My thanks to Karyl Ann Armbruster and the League of Women Voters for arranging this opportunity to hear from both sides.

Both sides seemed to agree that the improvements and new recreational facilities proposed would benefit many children and adults in the community.

Letter To The Editor: Rec Bond ... Facts Not Factions

on May 19, 2017 - 9:00am
Los Alamos

I found it an interesting curiosity that Tony Fox and Darren Meadows accused me of Falsehoods without providing any factual counter-arguments. (link)

In my prior letter, I voiced my concern that the County’s proposed Recreation Center would probably result in small business failures because the County would be competing unfairly with existing small businesses. My expressed concerns were rooted in the City of Santa Fe data that shows numerous business closures occurred when the Genoveva Chavez Community Center was created.

My observations are based on the

Council Green Lights Traffic Calming Measures

on May 19, 2017 - 5:46am
County Traffic and Streets Manager Dan Erickson addresses County Council on traffic calming issues. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Daily Post

In an effort to resolve  traffic speed concerns along North Road in front of Mountain Elementary School, the Los Alamos County Council voted unanimously during its regular meeting Tuesday night to proceed with the County’s plan get drivers to slow down.

This plan includes painting striping on the road, installing permanent digital signs and monitoring traffic habits on the road.