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Council Chair Delivers State Of County Address

on December 15, 2017 - 7:59am

County Council Chair David Izraelevitz provides a State of the County Address Wednesday afternoon at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Izraelevitz touched on a number of highlights the County experienced in 2017. These included renovating Fuller Lodge and the Los Alamos History Museum as well as dedicating several pieces of public art including 'Denizens of the Deep' at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center and 'Carry the Light' at the Los Alamos Golf Course Clubhouse.

Lodger's Tax Advisory Board Meets Tuesday

on December 15, 2017 - 7:37am
COUNTY News: 
 
The Lodger's Tax Advisory Board meets noon Tuesday, Dec. 19 in Room 110 in the Los Alamos County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
 
The meeting is open to the public.
 
Agenda:
 
I.  ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS

A.  Call to Order/Introductions
B.  Approval of Agenda
C.  Review/Approval of Meeting Minutes
D.  Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda
 
II.  REPORTS

A.  Inter-Board-Commission Liaisons Update

1.  Art in Public Places Board - Ryn Herrmann
2.  Historic Preservation Advisory Board - Linda Deck
3.  Library Board - Katie Bruell
4.  Parks and Recreation

LAPD Responds To Group Brawl At Smith’s Marketplace

on December 14, 2017 - 10:33pm

One of two young men detained this evening by Los Alamos police officers sits on the ground as the other is handcuffed. Los Alamos police officers stopped the white pickup with the two men inside at around 6 p.m. in the Smith’s Marketplace parking lot. Both men were detained and transported to the Los Alamos Detention Center and reportedly released. Witnesses say before police arrived there was a brawl involving some 15 people and that when they saw police vehicles arriving they scattered, some on foot and others jumping quickly into cars and trucks to flee the scene.

County Pursues Affordable Housing Development

on December 14, 2017 - 9:49am
A view of the Bethel Development, Inc. affordable housing complex in Farmington similar to a proposed complex in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Another scene fom the affordable housing complex in Farmington. Courtesy photo

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post 

Housing is a hot topic in the County; increasing the housing stock and making it affordable are big focuses for the local government.

With a housing development in White Rock and an apartment complex in Los Alamos progressing forward, the amount of housing in the County is set to increase.

County Issues RFP For 20th Street Parcels

on December 14, 2017 - 7:37am

The County has issued a request for proposals for six parcels on 20th Street with the hope that local developers will be interested in purchasing the lots. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

​By KIRSTEN LASKEY 
​Los Alamos Daily Post 

The Los Alamos County is selling the six, half acre lots on 20th Street and hoping to attract local buyers.

“The RFP (request for proposals) is written in the way that you can propose on just one lot, multiple lots or the entire parcel,” County Economic Development Administrator Joan Ahlers said.

She added that the RFP is tailored to

Homebuyer Assistance Program Draws Interest

on December 14, 2017 - 7:30am

County Housing and Special Project Manager Andrew Harnden

 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post 

It just kicked off last month but already the Homebuyer Assistance Program has garnered a lot of interest.

The Homebuyer Assistance Program is funded by the County and the Los Alamos Housing Project (LAHP) administers the program. Funds for the program became available Nov. 15 and so far, there has been 17 people who have met with LAHP Program Manager Steve Brugger.

Housing and Special Project Manager Andrew Harnden said the program has enough money to assist eight to 10

County Board of Adjustment Meets Monday

on December 14, 2017 - 7:18am
COUNTY  News: 
 
The Los Alamos County Board of Adjustment will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18, in Suite 110 at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. 
 
The public is invited to attend. 
 
Agenda: 

1. CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

2. PUBLIC COMMENT

3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

5. PUBLIC HEARING(S) - QUASI JUDICIAL

A.

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Quorum Notice: Environmental Sustainability Board

on December 14, 2017 - 6:54am

COUNTY News: 

Members of the Environmental Sustainability Board may attend the special Los Alamos County Council meeting at noon Friday, Dec. 15, in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

A quorum may be present however no action will be taken.

The meeting is open to the public.

 

Letter To The Editor: County Council Meeting About Open Space Use Friday

on December 13, 2017 - 3:25pm
By BRUCE WARREN
Los Alamos

In case you missed the announcement, the Los Alamos County Council will hold a special meeting at noon Friday, Dec. 15, in Council Chambers in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

Topics of discussion are the proposed bicycle flow trail and the disposition of the Ski Hill.

If you care about what the County does with our open spaces, you should attend.

 

 

Letter To The Editor: Pajarito Mountain Ski Area

on December 13, 2017 - 3:08pm
By ELAINE JACOBS
Los Alamos

I am writing concerning the upcoming potential transfer of Pajarito Mountain Ski Area to Pajarito Recreation LLC, which will be discussed at a special County Council meeting at noon Friday, Dec. 15. (Link to the agenda is here.

It is the current intention of the Los Alamos Ski Club (LASC) to transfer 100 percent of their property to Pajarito Recreation LLC due to the need for the ski club to get out from under a large debt  of $1.25 million (based on ski club memo posted here

Based on the LA County GIS system, the 534 acres of the Pajarito Mountain Ski Area

Water Main Repaired On San Ildefonso Road

on December 13, 2017 - 2:42pm

COUNTY News:

The water main break on San Ildefonso Road has been repaired and water services fully restored to the affected area.

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities water crews responded to the break around 12:30 p.m. today. Water services to the apartment complexes on the northside of San Ildefonso Road near North Mesa Road and homes on Broadview were the most impacted. 

Direct any questions to the Department of Public Utilities at 505.662.8333 or by email at CustomerCare@lacnm.us.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Dec. 6 – Dec. 12, 2017

on December 13, 2017 - 11:38am

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.

RICHARD MATHEW VOSS

Dec. 6 at 11:47 a.m. / Police arrested Richard Mathew Voss, 25, of Los Alamos at 700 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 

 

VICTORIA ESPINOZA

Dec. 7 at 12:47 a.m. / Police arrested Victoria Espinoza, 26, of Chimayo at in Los Alamos on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 

 

TILLIE TRUJILLO

Dec. 7 at 11:21 p.m.

Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes Graduates From CHDS Master’s Degree Program

on December 13, 2017 - 7:07am

Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes

LAFD News:

Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes graduates in a special ceremony this week from The Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) Naval Postgraduate School Master’s Degree Program (MA). The CHDS Master’s Degree Program is an 18-month program, geared towards:

  • Developing policies, strategies, plans and programs to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, and reduce America’s vulnerability to terrorism and catastrophic events;
  • Building the organizational and interagency arrangements needed to strengthen homeland security; and
  • Helping

County Council Special Meeting Noon Friday

on December 12, 2017 - 9:22pm
COUNTY News:
 
The Los Alamos County Council will hold a special meeting at noon Friday, Dec. 15, in Council Chambers in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
 
The meeting is open to the public. 
 
Agenda: 
 
1. OPENING/ROLL CALL
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. PUBLIC COMMENT
4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
5. BUSINESS
  • County Council Minutes for Nov. 28. Presenters: Naomi Maestas, County Clerk
  • Discussion of Ski Hill Land Transfer Plans. Presenters: Council Vice-Chair Susan O'Leary and Councilor James T. Chrobocinski
  • Discuss Mountain Bike Flow Trails.

LAPD Seeks Publics Help Finding Shoplifter Suspects

on December 12, 2017 - 3:15pm

Anyone who recognizes the female and male shoplifting suspects in this surveillance video is asked to call L.A. Crimestoppers at 505.662.8282. Reporting individuals can remain anonymous. Courtesy/LAPD

Female shoplifting suspect. Courtesy/LAPD

Shoplifting suspect’s vehicle. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department Investigations Section is seeking the identities of two suspects in a local shoplifting case. 

LAPD is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the female and male suspects as seen in the surveillance footage. 

The suspect’s vehicle also is depicted in

Pete Sheehey Announces Bid For House Dist. 43

on December 12, 2017 - 12:14pm

Pete Sheehey visited the Los Alamos Daily Post this morning to discuss his decision to run the House Dost. 43. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Councilor Pete Sheehey has announced his candidacy for state representative in New Mexico Dist. 43, which includes Los Alamos and portions of Santa Fe, Sandoval and Rio Arriba counties.  

Sheehey garnered the largest number of votes in the 2016 election when he ran for re-election to Council. He said he is not daunted by the larger population in Dist.

Jon Davis Reads Poetry At Mesa Library Thursday

on December 12, 2017 - 10:40am

Poet Jon Davis reads poetry at 7 p.m. Thursday at Mesa Public Library. Courtesy/Jon Davis

The poet Chuck Calabreze often appears in place of Jon Davis at readings. Courtesy/Jon Davis

Library News:

Santa Fe poet Jon Davis will read from his work at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Upstairs Rotunda at Mesa Public Library.

Davis is the author of four full-length poetry collections—Improbable Creatures (Grid Books, 2017), Preliminary Report (Copper Canyon Press, 2010), Scrimmage of Appetite (University of Akron, 1995), and Dangerous Amusements (Ontario Review Press, 1987); five chapbooks; and

Environmental Services Holiday Closure Schedule

on December 11, 2017 - 3:05pm

COUNTY News: 

The Eco Station and Overlook Convenience Center will be closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Additionally, there will be no residential or commercial trash and recycling collection service provided on the days denoted below. If the observed date falls on your normal trash day, place your materials out on the Wednesday of that same week.

For residents and businesses whose normal pickup day is Monday, leave your recycle and trash bins out Wednesday, Dec. 27 rather than Monday, Dec. 25. Similarly, leave trash and recycle bins out Wednesday, Jan. 3 rather than Monday, Jan. 1.

Schedule Of Streetlights Going Dark Dec. 22-25 For Annual Holiday Farolito Viewing Around Los Alamos

on December 11, 2017 - 10:29am

Farolitos will line local streets Dec. 22-25. Courtesy photo

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Traffic & Streets Division will be turning off the power to various streetlights to enhance the viewing of holiday farolitos.

The streetlights will be turned off Friday, Dec. 22 and restored Tuesday, Dec 26.

For safety purposes, the Traffic & Streets Division requests that all vehicles and trailers be moved to off street parking during the full period that lights will be turned off. If this is not possible, it is recommended that the vehicles and trailers be silhouetted by farolitos.

Letter To The Editor: Splash Pools And GRT Windfalls

on December 10, 2017 - 3:10pm
By KHAL SPENCER
Los Alamos

We have elections for a reason,and as Terry Goldman recently opined, Council is empowered to make decisions on what to build and how to fund it subject to public input at regular intervals, i.e., election day, or at other critical times through referendum.

The question of whether to build a more elaborate aquatic center is one of those decisions we as a community make, either directly via a bond issue or via a vote bycouncil to spend our money.

Every community wants more stuff and ours is no exception.

Historic Preservation Advisory Board Meets Dec. 13

on December 10, 2017 - 7:08am
COUNTY News: 
 
The Historic Preservation Advisory Board meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13 in the Throne Room at Fuller Lodge.
 
The meeting is open to the public. 
 
Agenda:
 
ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS

A.  Call to Order/Introductions
B.  Approval of Today's Agenda
C.  Review/Approval of Meeting Minutes
  • Minutes from the Historic Preservation Advisory Board Meeting Nov. 1.
 
D.  Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda

II.  HISTORIC PRESERVATION BUSINESS (Items for Discussion and Possible Action)
 
A.  Chairman's Report
  • Discussion of the Maintenance and Care of the Light

Planning & Zoning Commission Meets Wednesday

on December 10, 2017 - 7:02am
COUNTY News:
 
The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, in Council Chambers in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. 
 
The meeting is open to the public.
 
Agenda:
 
1. CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
2. PUBLIC COMMENT This section of the agenda is reserved for comments from the public on items that are not otherwise included in this agenda.
3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
4. PUBLIC HEARING(S)
  • A Special Use Permit to permit the placement of an Accessory Apartment, located at 196 El Rayo Street and a Waiver to allow the accessory building to be built to 16 feet

Letter To The Editor: I Applaud The County Council ...

on December 9, 2017 - 11:22am
By TERRY GOLDMAN
Los Alamos

I applaud the County Council for finally approving improvements at the aquatic center that are not directly related only to exercise or athletics. (My surprise at the voting pattern notwithstanding!)

Some years ago, I served on a CIP citizen's committee that explored how to use an expected GRT windfall to improve the quality of life in Los Alamos. The proposals were very similar to what the Council has recently made decisions about.

Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz Delivers ‘State of the County’ Address Wednesday

on December 9, 2017 - 6:47am

Council Chair David Izraelevitz

COUNTY News:

The community is invited to join Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz for the “State of the County” address noon Wednesday, Dec. 13 at Betty Ehart Senior Center.

Izraelevitz will discuss highlights and accomplishments from 2017, as well as touch on potential news for the coming year.

Arts In Public Places Advisory Board Meets Dec. 14

on December 9, 2017 - 4:59am
COUNTY News: 
 
The Arts in Public Places Advisory Board will hold its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14 in Council Chambers in ther Los Alamos County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. 
 
The meeting is open to the public. 
 
Agenda:
  • 1. CALL TO ORDER
  • 2. PUBLIC COMMENT
  • 3. APP BOARD BUSINESS
    • Approval of Minutes from Nov. 16 meeting
  • 5. CURRENT AND FUTURE PROJECTS
    • Project overview for the proposed underpass for Hwy 502 near the Canyon Rim Trail head​ Presenters: Eric Martinez
    • WR Pottery Project - update on educational plaque Presenters: Libby Carlsten
    • Update on Selig artwork

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