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Pongratz: A Bit Of Nit Picking

on December 21, 2017 - 1:54pm
Former Los Alamos County Councilor
I think that the term “windfall” is not appropriate to describe the gross receipts taxes paid by LANL contractors. Merriam-Webster defines “windfall” as:
1: something (such as a tree or fruit) blown down by the wind;
2: an unexpected, unearned, or sudden gain or advantage.
The term is not correct for two reasons: first, the term refers to a “one-time” event. Once all the apples are off the tree you can expect no more apples to fall.

PEEC Announces Nature Center Holiday Hours

on December 21, 2017 - 8:47am
PEEC News:
The Los Alamos Nature Center will be closed Dec. 24, Dec. 25, and Jan. 1 and open all other days in December and January. The nature center is free, and offers a great place to bring family to orient to the Pajarito Plateau before venturing outside or to the neighboring national parks and preserve.
People of all ages enjoy exploring the nature center's interactive exhibits, watching the local wildlife, discovering more about the geology of our area, and exploring the unique collection of nature-inspired items in their gift shop.
The Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600

County Facilities To Operate On Holiday Schedules

on December 21, 2017 - 5:09am
Due to the holidays, several Los Alamos County facilities will operate on a modified schedule. This is includes the County Administrative Offices, which will be closed Christmas Day, Dec. 25 and New Year’s Day, Jan. 1.
Additionally, the Eco Station and Overlook Convenience Center will be closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Also, there will be no residential or commercial trash and recycling collection service provided on those days. If the observed date falls on your normal trash day, place your materials out on Wednesday of that same week.

Delbert Romero Arrested Following Police Chase

on December 21, 2017 - 5:00am
Los Alamos Daily Post

Delbert J. Romero, 35, of Los Alamos has been charged with reckless driving, careless driving, resisting an officer by refusing to bring a vehicle to a stop and three other charges following a Dec. 15 incident where he led police in a low speed chase through the downtown area.

Court documents filed by Los Alamos Police Cpl. Ben Irving indicate that at around 2:45 p.m., he was dispatched to investigate a reckless driver in a 1997 black Mustang bearing the registration plate ZIONDNA.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Dec. 15 – Dec. 19, 2017

on December 20, 2017 - 2:56pm

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.


Dec. 15 at 11:07 a.m. / Police arrested Melody Lopez, 33, of San Juan Pueblo at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding District Court warrant.




Dec. 15 at 1:43 p.m.

Inmate Receives High School Equivalency Credential

on December 20, 2017 - 7:57am

Anthony Lambson shows some of the books he used to study for his High School Equivalency Credential while incarcerated in the Los Alamos Detention Center. Photo by Maire O'Neill/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Anthony Lambson, 21, just received his High School Equivalency Credential from the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA). While this would be a cause for celebration for anyone, it is particularly significant for Lambson who will be leaving the Los Alamos Detention Center Thursday after almost 18 months in custody.

Lambson said

Police Investigate Pop-Up Camper Theft

on December 19, 2017 - 3:24pm

Surveillance image shows suspect vehicle and stolen camper. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department Investigations Section is investigating the theft of a pop-up camper.

Contact Crime Stoppers at 505.662.8282 if you observe the stolen camper described below or if you know suspect vehicle information.

LAPD is offering a reward of up to $400 for anyone who has information that leads to the arrest of any suspect(s). Reporting individuals may remain anonymous.

The stolen camper displays New Mexico Registration 27423RVB and the VIN is 47CC10E13W3023905. It is described as a