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No Bites On Former Smith’s Building

on September 14, 2017 - 2:23pm
The leasing agent reports that there have been no firm offers on the former Smith’s Food and Drug store at 535 Central Ave. in the three years it has been vacant in the Mari Mac Plaza shopping center. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
The former Smith’s Food and Drug store at 535 Central Ave., has been available for lease for three years. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post 


The former Smith’s Food and Drug store at 535 Central Ave. in the Mari Mac Plaza shopping center is like a blank canvas.

Group Meets On Possible Rodeo & Fair Committee

on September 14, 2017 - 2:10pm

A group of community members meets at dusk Sept. 13 outside the Posse Lodge to discuss forming a fair and rodeo committee and increasing 4-H activity in Los Alamos County. Photo by Maire O'Neill/
Los Alamos Daily Post

More than 25 people attended a meeting Sept. 13 evening at the Posse Lodge to discuss the formation of a rodeo and fair committee and to determine if there is community interest in 4-H and livestock showing.

The meeting was organized by Daniel and Kirsty Archuleta and included Brendan Tuning of Los Alamos Parks and

Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero Endorses Jeff Apodaca For Governor Of New Mexico

on September 14, 2017 - 11:20am
By Sheriff Marco V. Lucero
Los Alamos County
As the Sheriff of Los Alamos County, I would like to express my strong support of Jeff Apodaca in his bid to be the next Governor of New Mexico.  
I grew up with Jeff and have known him, his values, and his character since we were 12 years old. Together we attended junior high through our college days at the University of New Mexico. Jeff was presented with some very difficult circumstances while he was young, and his unwavering faith and strength helped him overcome cancer. This is a true testament to his character.

Council Corner: The ‘Why’ Of Code Enforcement

on September 13, 2017 - 12:56pm
Los Alamos

Editor’s note: This is Part 1 of a 3-part series on code enforcement

Recently, I have read many negative comments on social media and, more recently, letters to the editor regarding the County’s stepped-up Code Enforcement activities. I would like to step back from the fray for a minute to share with you some context relevant to this discussion.

County Files Motion In Stimmel Case

on September 13, 2017 - 12:42pm

Staff Report


Los Alamos County Associate Attorney Kevin J. Powers has filed a motion in Los Alamos Municipal Court asking for the revocation of a suspended sentence for Jay Stimmel in four cases related to the roof of a home on Kayenta Drive in White Rock. The charges in all four cases were for having a roof in disrepair.

The motion states that at an Aug. 14 hearing before Municipal Judge Alan Kirk, the court found Stimmel guilty in each of four cases and imposed a fine of $500 in each case.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Sept. 6 To Sept. 12, 2017

on September 13, 2017 - 12:36pm

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department. Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges against them.


Sept. 6 at 8:33 a.m. / Police arrested Dustin D. Nelson, 28, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding District Court warrant.




Sept. 6 at 9:58 a.m. / Police arrested Marissa D. Sparks, 25, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding District Court warrant.




Sept. 6 at 3:47 p.m.

Council Proclaims 2017-2018 Year Of Asset Building

on September 13, 2017 - 3:12am

From left, LACDC Executive Director Patrick Sullivan, LARSO Pauline Schneider, Councilor Rick Reiss, Bernadette and Chad Laurtizen of Champions of Youth Ambitions with a proclamation that declares 2017-2018 as a 'Year of Asset Building' and Sept. 8 as 'College Day/Military Day'. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


Los Alamos County Councilor Rick Reiss presented a proclamation Sept. 5 that declares 2017-2018 as a "Year of Asset Building" as well recognizing Sept. 8 as "College Day/Military Day." 

The proclamation reads:

WHEREAS: The Search Institute's 40 Developmental