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DPU Notes Increase In Gas Leak Reports

on August 20, 2017 - 2:39pm
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

A spike in suspected gas leaks reported to the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities and Los Alamos Fire Department last week was mostly related to leaking appliances, according to the County’s Deputy Utilities Manager Jack Richardson.

There was a total of six calls Aug. 17 alone but Richardson said his supervisors were not really surprised.

“As we head into fall weather, people are relighting furnaces and using more gas, so we get more calls than we typically do.

Letter To The Editor: Response To Mr. Nebel & Citizens

on August 19, 2017 - 9:52am
By GREG WHITE
Los Alamos
 
Yes Mr. Nebel, the free way to know the law is to READ the law for yourself as opposed to having a patronage politician like the AG read it for you (link). Which by the way the AG, a patronage politician (by your definition) does not testify in court and legally only issues guidance for state and local government bodies. I would welcome the county to request such an opinion from the patronage AG since the council, patronage politicians, refuse to believe their own attorney, a patronage position, and the AG's already investigating my criminal complaints anyway.
 

Public Shares Thoughts On Local Trails

on August 18, 2017 - 3:15pm

From left, Open Space Specialist Eric Peterson and Parks, Recreation and Open Space Division Manager Chris Wilson host a meeting Wednesday night at the North Mesa Stables area regarding Los Alamos County's trails. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Approximately 20 people attended the trails meeting Wednesday near the stables. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post 
 

Trail users were invited to give their thoughts and input on Los Alamos’ trails during an informal gathering Wednesday night at the North Mesa

Los Alamos Sarov Sister City Initiative Needs Community Support

on August 18, 2017 - 11:16am
Middle from left, former Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider, former County Council Chair Geoff Rogers, Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes and County Manager Harry Burgess visited Los Alamos' sister city, Sarov, Russia in 2013. Courtesy photo
 
Students from Sarov, Russia pay a visit to UNM-LA in 2011. Courtesy photo
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post 
 

National news reports daily on the ongoing drama between Russian and American politicians.

Reminder: Community/Economic Development Training, Strategic Planning - Mid-Central SET Aug. 19

on August 18, 2017 - 9:44am
COUNTY News:
 
Community input is requested at a community/economic development training and strategic planning session for the Mid-Central Rural Corridor and South-Eastern New Mexico regions.
 
Breakfast is 8:30 a.m. and the session is 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 19 at the Jemez Pueblo Community Center.
 
The purpose is to provide feedback on what is important to the community of Los Alamos and surrounding areas; how to partner together within the SET region with the other communities to leverage assets and set goals; and how the SET proposal should be drafted.
 
Background: In May USDA

Brazilian Jazz & Flamenco Guitar Master Diego Figuerido Plays Summer Concert At Ashley Pond Tonight

on August 18, 2017 - 9:19am
Brazilian guitarist Diego Figuerido performs at 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo
 
By RUSS GORDON
Concert Producer

We are really excited to bring back the fantastic Brazilian guitarist, Diego Figuerido to Los Alamos! The show is free and starts at 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond Park. We won’t be changing the venue, we’ll wait it out if we have any rain. This is a mountain town and the weather changes often. Bring a chair, some warm clothes and an umbrella. The show is going to be wonderful!

Tonight’s concert will be Los Alamos Medical Center Night.

County Planning And Zoning Meets Aug. 23

on August 18, 2017 - 7:21am

COUNTY News:

Planning and Zonning Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23 in Council Chambers at 1000 Ave. 

The meeting is open to the public.

Agenda

  • CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
  • PUBLIC COMMENT This section of the agenda is reserved for comments from the public on items that are not otherwise included in this agenda.
  • APPROVAL OF AGENDA
  • PUBLIC HEARING(S)
    • A. P&Z Staff Report for Case No. REZ-2017-0007 Entrada Rezone 
  • PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION BUSINESS
    • A. Minutes from the Planning And Zoning Commission Meeting July 12, 2017
  • COMMISSION/DIRECTOR COMMUNICATIONS
    • A. Department Report
    • B.

County Council Holds Work Session Tuesday

on August 18, 2017 - 6:55am

COUNTY News: 
 
Los Alamos County Council will hold a work session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the White Rock Fire Station.
 
The meeting is open to the public.

Agenda

  • OPENING/ROLL CALL
  • PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  • PUBLIC COMMENT
  • APPROVAL OF AGENDA
  • BUSINESS
    • Action to Suspend Council Rules for Work Session Presenters: County Council
    • Incorporated County of Los Alamos Resolution No. 17-18 to authorize the application to Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for a Bus and Bus Facilities 5339(b) Discretionary Program 2017 Funding
    • Opportunity for the 2017 Federal Fiscal Year; committing to the local match

LAFD Responds To Gas Leak At Duplex Near Urban

on August 17, 2017 - 7:57pm

Los Alamos Fire Department and County Utilities responded to a suspected gas leak early this evening at a residence at 41st Street and Urban Street. The homeowner reportedly smelled gas when he arrived home from work and called the County. A gas leak was found somewhere underneath the home and gas has been shut off to both sides of the duplex until State inspectors check the system. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos firefighters check for a gas leak early this evening at a residence at 41st Street and Urban Street. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Firefighters leave

County Council To Hold Closed Session Aug. 22

on August 17, 2017 - 2:59pm

COUNTY News: 

The Los Alamos County Council will hold a closed session at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22 at the White Rock Fire Station. 

Agenda

  • OPENING/ROLL CALL
  • BUSINESS A. 9827-17 Discussion of the Purchase, Acquisition or Disposal of Real Property: NMSA 1978, Section 10-15-1(H) (8). Presenters: County Council - Closed Session
  • ADJOURNMENT

If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the hearing or meeting, please contact the County Human Resources

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Letter To The Editor: A New Low In Los Alamos Politics, Again

on August 17, 2017 - 8:08am
By Anonymous and incredulous
Los Alamos
 
This letter responds to Lisa Brenner’s self-congratulatory narrative about how the bogus ethics charges she filed against County Councilors James Chrobocisnki and Susan O’Leary were really a brilliant political masterstroke. (See link http://ladailypost.com/ content/letter-editor-ethics- complaint-dismissal)
 
When reasonable people see a newspaper like the Los Alamos Monitor run big photos and bold headlines that scream ETHICS COMPLAINT FILED, they naturally think that somebody must have done something wrong.

Top 2017 County Fair Exhibit Winners

on August 17, 2017 - 7:41am
Courtesy photo
 
ARTS News:
 
Exhibits ranging from finely sewn quilts to fruits and vegetables were exhibited during the County Fair.
 
This year, four individuals were awarded the “Best of the Best” award – a beautiful hand crafted glass dish created by local glass artist David F. Schuster. Claire Swinhoe, received the “Fiber Arts – Best of the Best Award” for her Alaska Quilt. Claire Swinhoe, received the “Culinary Arts – Best of the Best Award” for her Traditional English Cake. Samantha Grow received the “Creative Arts Best of the Best Award” for her “Peacock” photograph.

Council Approves Water, Sewer Rate Increases

on August 17, 2017 - 6:52am
DPU Manager Tim Glasco discusses rate increases for water and sewer during the Aug. 8 County Council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
​Los Alamos Daily Post 

Starting Aug. 30, Los Alamos County residents will start seeing a change on their utility bills for water and sewer rates.

 

During the regular County Council meeting Aug. 8, council unanimously approved to raised each rate 8 percent.

County Personnel Board Meets Aug. 22

on August 17, 2017 - 6:51am

COUNTY News: 

The Los Alamos County Personnel Board will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, in Room 110 at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.

Agenda

I.  CALL TO ORDER - ROLL CALL
II. CHAIR'S REPORT
III. HR MANAGER'S REPORT HR Manager's Report Presenters: Denise Cassel
IV. PUBLIC COMMENT This section of the agenda is reserved for comments from the public on items that are not otherwise included in this agenda; please limit your comments to 4 minutes.
V. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approval of Minutes from July 25, 2017 Personnel Board Meeting.9802-17 Presenters: Leslie Geyer
VI.

County: Tourism Strategic Plan Meeting Sept. 6

on August 16, 2017 - 2:27pm

​COUNTY News: 

 

Los Alamos County is hosting a public meeting regarding the Tourism Strategic Plan. The meeting is 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6 in the UNM-LA Student Center on the upper level of Building 2. 

The presentation will begin at 6:10 p.m. with the community's input provided via keypad polling devices, which will offer instant results. An online survey will be provided following the meeting for those who are unable to attend. 

The community's insight is being sought to deepen the understanding of community values regarding tourism. The meeting will: 

  • ​Educate the public about

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Aug. 10 To Aug. 14, 2017

on August 16, 2017 - 1:11pm

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.

JOHNNY LOWANCE

Aug. 10 at 2:14 a.m. / Johnny Lowance, 46, of Los Alamos was arrested in Rio Arriba County on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant and an out of state warrant.

 

DANIEL G. ARCHULETA

Aug. 10 at 3 p.m. / Daniel G. Archuleta, 35, of Espanola was arrested on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 

 

JACOB ROMERO

Aug. 11 at 12:33 p.m.

Secretary Of State Dismisses Brenner Complaint Against Los Alamos Future PAC

on August 15, 2017 - 7:23pm

POLITICAL News:

New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver announced today that her office has dismissed a complaint filed in May by Los Alamos resident Lisa Brenner against the Los Alamos Future PAC.

The Secretary of State letter:

New Mexico Attorney General Opinion:

Environmental Sustainability Board Meets Thursday

on August 15, 2017 - 3:23pm

COUNTY News: 

The Environmental Sustainability Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 110 in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

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. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approval of the June 15, 2017 and July 20, 2017, Environmental Sustainability Board Minutes Presenters: John Bliss 
5. BOARD BUSINESS
How Jemez House Thrift Store Contributes to Sustainability in a Mighty Way Presenters: John

Letter To The Editor: Response To Experience Rational Citizen

on August 14, 2017 - 2:49pm
By RICHARD NEBEL
Los Alamos
 
First of all, I don’t have a personal beef with the Sheriff. I don’t even doubt that he’s a swell guy. Most patronage politicians are. What I don’t like is his behavior of trying to expand his office at our expense and threatening people with lawsuits if he doesn’t get his way.
 
If you really want to resolve this issue, here’s how to do it. The first step is to find out what the law says. There is an easy (and FREE) way to do that.

Letter To The Editor: It's The Law ... Period

on August 14, 2017 - 2:39pm
By GREG WHITE
Los Alamos

 

The lawsuit can be easily legally avoided by abolishing the LAPD and transferring all the officers, duties and responsibilities to the LA Sheriff Dept. Maintaing the basic command structure. This is the ONLY LEGAL way to solve the issue AND make everyone happy as well as save $206,000 in salaries (except the police chief and deputy chief who will be out of a job and the county council who enjoy breaking the law). This would solve Mr. Chapmen's concerns as well as Mr. and Mrs. Chandler and Mrs. O'leary's.

 
To Mr./Ms.

LAPD: Let's Work Together To Make School Year Safe

on August 14, 2017 - 2:17pm

LAPD News:

With school starting this Thursday, Aug. 17, the Los Alamos Police Department will be stepping up its presence in designated school zones throughout the communty.

While all drivers have a responsibility of adjusting their driving habits during school hours, parents of school children have a responsibility as well in keeping kids safe. Please pay attention to your speed and watch for children at cross walks.

Also be mindful of school busses loading and unloading children. Give yourself extra time if you are taking children to school and buckle everyone up.

Traffic is always

Letter To The Editor: Where To Find Duties Of Sheriff

on August 14, 2017 - 10:45am
By DELIA CRUZ-MURPHY
Los Alamos

I am sure concerned citizens in Los Alamos are well aware of the growing concern regarding the position of the Sheriff. It is probably in the best interest of the people in the community to know where to find where the duties of the Sheriff are outlined. They are listed in Los Alamos County Code of Ordinances, Part I – Charter, Article III, Section 304.4: 

It also is in the best interest of the community to understand that it is not up to the Sheriff to

Quorum Notice: Board Of Public Utilities Aug. 19

on August 14, 2017 - 9:40am

2017 Los Alamos County Fair And Rodeo: Brewer Arena

on August 13, 2017 - 4:22pm

The 2017 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo at Brewer Arena. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene from 2017 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo at Arena Arena. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene from 2017 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo at Brewer Arena. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene from 2017 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo at Brewer Arena. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene from 2017 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo at Arena Field. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene from 2017 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo at Brewer Arena.

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