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Public Weighs In On Wayfinding Plan

on June 23, 2017 - 3:50pm

John Bosio of MERJE discusses one of the design options during the public meeting held June 15. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/



Los Alamos Daily Post 


As part of its effort to build up its tourist industry Los Alamos County contracted MERJE, a nationally recognized design firm, to produce a County-wide Wayfinding plan.


This recommendation came from the Manhattan Project Park Advisory citizen committee and Council approved funding for the effort for this fiscal year.


Planning And Zoning Meets June 28

on June 23, 2017 - 7:07am


The next Los Alamos County Planning And Zoning Commission meeting is set for 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 28 in Council Chambers at 1000 Central Ave.

The meeting is open to the public.



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.


4. PUBLIC HEARING(S): Staff Report For Planning and Zoning Commission Case No. SUP-2017-0010 

5. PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION BUSINESS: Minutes from the Planning And Zoning Commission Meeting(s)


County's Revised Stage II Fire Restrictions

on June 22, 2017 - 4:52pm


By order of the Los Alamos Fire Department effective immediately, Los Alamos County is under Stage II Fire Restrictions per the County Fire Prevention Code, Title 22. The Kiwanis Fireworks Show for the 4th of July is still scheduled.

The following acts are prohibited under Stage II Restrictions until further notice:

  • Building or maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, or stove fire on public or private land. Propane grills can be used.
  • Smoking.  Smoking is allowed in vehicles, homes, and on paved/cleared surfaces only.
  • Using fireworks, explosives or other

Los Alamos Police Blotter: June 18-20, 2017

on June 22, 2017 - 4:32pm

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 filed against them.​


June 18 / Carlos L. Trujillo, 20, of Santa was arrested on a warrant from another jurisdiction.

June 18 / Paul F. Geisik, 23, of Los Alamos was arrested and charged with aggravated assault.





June 19 / Coleman Smith, 60, of Los Alamos was arrested on a Municipal Court warrant.




County Council Holds Closed Session June 27

on June 22, 2017 - 4:02pm


Los Alamos County Council will meet in closed session June 27 to discussed limited personnel matters regarding the County's contract employees compensation pursuant to Section 10-15-1 (H) (2) NMSA 1978).


County Provides Bus Services For Friday Concerts

on June 22, 2017 - 6:40am
​Los Alamos Daily Post 

The newly-initiated Summer Concert Bus service was created to fulfill a need in the community.


DWI Program Coordinator Kirsten Bell explained the County’s DWI Planning Council presented to County Council a strategic plan last year.


The plan looked at the community’s needs and what residents seemed to be saying loud and clear was there wasn’t a way to get around town in the evenings and weekends.

Public Addressing: Can Emergency Responders Find You In An Emergency?

on June 21, 2017 - 4:37pm


It’s a serious matter facing communities across the country - and Los Alamos is no different: numerous homes and businesses are poorly marked or not marked at all with their street address, making it a real challenge for emergency services to answer a call for assistance.

The Los Alamos Fire and Police Departments are working together to provide the community with education that can help remedy the situation this summer, while the weather is nice and property owners are making outdoor improvements.

Think your home is already marked adequately? Try this simple test:

Stand at

Los Alamos Public Schools And County Partner In Duane Smith Auditorium Renovations

on June 21, 2017 - 3:39pm
From left, Deputy County Manager Steven Lynne, Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz, Los Alamos School Board President Jenny McCumber, Vice President Andrea Cunningham and Los Alamos Public Schools Dr. Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus hold up a check for $1.2 million Tuesday afternoon, which is the County’s contribution toward the renovation project at Duane Smith Auditorium. The school district is providing $925,000. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post
Duane Smith Auditorium may be a 55-year-old building but it is getting some

Highly Anticipated 2017 ScienceFest Celebrates 100th Anniversary Of Los Alamos Ranch School

on June 20, 2017 - 4:01pm
The highly anticipated annual event, Los Alamos ScienceFest returns this year from July 13–16 and features events packed full of science, adventure, learning, and fun.
This year’s theme celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Los Alamos Ranch School and features special events that allow participants to step back into the past and experience the fun of old-fashioned Ranch School days and summer camps, as well as informative tours and events for the entire family.
The Los Alamos Ranch School started in 1917 as a boys’ school that combined academic studies and

Author Lenton Malry At Mesa Public Library Thursday

on June 20, 2017 - 7:40am

Courtesy image


“Let’s Roll This Train” is a memoir by one of New Mexico’s leading educators and public servants, Dr. Lenton Malry. Malry will give a talk at Mesa Public Library, 7 p.m. Thursday, in the Upstairs Rotunda.

Malry is a great storyteller, and he has an inspiring story to tell, having been raised in the segregated South at a time when access to housing, education, employment and even recreation were limited for Black people.  His family prized education and public service and he has combined those two aspects of his upbringing in everything he has accomplished.


Los Alamos Police Respond To Call Of Man With Gun At Smith's ... Arrest Gary Johnson Of Arizona Covered In Hate Group Tattoos

on June 19, 2017 - 4:56pm

Los Alamos Police arrest Gary Johnson of Arizona this afternoon after responding to a call that a man had a gun at Smith's Marketplace. Johnson had left Smith's in his black pickup and police spotted him and pulled him over near 15th Street and Trinity Drive. From left, Cpl. David Boe, Chief Dino Sgambellone and Det. Daniel Roberts speak with Johnson and determine that he possessed a pellet gun and was driving on a suspended license.

Scenes From Friday's Red Elvises Concert

on June 19, 2017 - 3:26pm
The Red Elvises rocked Los Alamos on Los Alamos Daily Post Night Friday at the Summer Concert. Tim Hayn on keyboards rocking it with a Los Alamos fan. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Everybody bellydance! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
The Red Elvises on stage Friday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Firefighters enjoy the show. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
A huge crowd came out for the concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Igor Yuzov, lead singer and guitarist of the Red Elvises. Photo by Bonnie J.

County Update On Cajete Fire Evacuated Animals

on June 19, 2017 - 10:10am


Los Alamos County just issued an update on evacuation efforts for animals displaced by the Cajete Fire burning in the Jemez.

Several dogs have already been reunited with their owners and housing continues for a variety of other animals.

Owners are asked to stop by the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter and pick up their animals if they are able to return home at this point, or, to call the Animal Shelter 505-662.8179 and give the staff an anticipated pick up time.

Los Alamos Tourism Group Meets Wednesday

on June 19, 2017 - 8:36am

Notice Of Possible Quorum: County Council Tuesday

on June 19, 2017 - 7:33am

Leadership Los Alamos Accepting Registrations Through June 30 For Class Of 2017-18

on June 18, 2017 - 9:31am

KayLinda Crawford is a graduate of the 2016-17 Leadership Los Alamos program. Photo by Martha Katko

LLA News:

Leadership Los Alamos is accepting applications for its 2017-18 program, which gets underway in September.

To date, LLA has graduated more than 250 leaders who are making a difference in this community. LLA is seeking to fill this year’s class with approximately 24 committed individuals who want to learn more and continue this fine tradition.

The program begins with a two-day orientation Sept. 8-9. The deadline to apply for the program is June 30.

What recent graduates are saying:


Letter To The Editor: Wayfinder Meeting Takeaway

on June 18, 2017 - 8:14am
Los Alamos

Here are my take aways from the June 15 Los Alamos County Wayfinder presentation.

Attendance at the 95 percent design phase - two Project people (County rep and Merje consultant), one County Councilor (David Izraelevitz) as a citizen, one stakeholder and two citizens, me and another woman.

Wayfinder: Wayfinding encompasses all of the ways in which people (and animals) orient themselves in physical space and navigate from place to place, according to  Wikipedia. According to the project folks, the idea was floated around earlier in the year.

Sean Rowe At Fuller Lodge June 28

on June 17, 2017 - 5:27pm

ProjectY Cowork Celebrates First Year Anniversary!

on June 17, 2017 - 8:18am

projectY cowork Director Lauren McDaniel, right, gives a group from Leadership Los Alamos a recent tour of the coworking space. Courtesy photo

projectY cowork Director Lauren McDaniel speaks about the Los Alamos coworking space during the National Main Street Conference in Pittsburgh earlier this year, highlighting how the private, non-profit space got started as part of a community collaboration between the Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation, Los Alamos County, LANL Feynman Center for Innovation and Community Partnerships Office, and Central Park Square’s Philip Kunsberg.

Arts In Public Places Board Meets 5:30 p.m. Thursday

on June 17, 2017 - 7:31am



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. APP BOARD BUSINESS A. 9574-17 Minutes from the Arts in Public Places Board Meeting May 25, 2017 A - Draft Minutes from May 25, 2017Attachments:

4. CURRENT PROJECTS Update on the Golf Course Hanging Glass Sculpture A. 9606-17 Presenters: Susan Schillaci WR Pottery Project - educational plaque and brochure report B. 9576-17 Presenters: Libby Carlsten Update on re-location of Smart House ArtworkC.

Canceled: County Personnel Board Meeting

on June 17, 2017 - 7:09am


The County Personnel Board Meeting scheduled for June 27 is canceled.

Daily Postcard: Firetruck Hangs United States Flag

on June 17, 2017 - 6:34am

Daily Postcard: A Los Alamos County firetruck hangs the United States flag Friday morning in preparation for the Los Alamos Fire Department Cadet Academy Class #27 graduation at the White Rock Baptist Church on N.M. 4. This picture pretty much says it all about our town and our country... Photo by Christine Peters

County Update And Scenes From Cajete Fire

on June 16, 2017 - 7:00pm

The fire plume of the Cajete Fire in the Jemez. Photo by John McHale/ 

A large helicopter making water drops today, makes a turn and disappears into the cloud of smoke. Photo by John McHale/

Fire Marshal Jeff Wetteland talks to Capt. Tracy Stidham and Danny Archuleta. The LAFD's presence at the Cajete Fire is to provide backup to the Forest Service, should it be needed, to fight structure fires if any occur and provide help with mop up. Photo by John McHale/  


Los Alamos County has issued an update on the number of evacuated

Undersheriff John N. Horne Has Died

on June 16, 2017 - 6:43pm

Undersheriff John N. Horne

From Sheriff Marco Lucero:

It is with deep regret and sadness that I announce the passing of Los Alamos County Undersheriff John N. Horne.

Undersheriff Horne was found by his father early this afternoon in his home.

Undersheriff Horne was an honorable man who serve the community. His Christian faith was his anchor, and we know that he is being welcomed into the Kingdom.

I ask for your good thoughts and prayers for his surviving father John L. Horne to help him in his grief.

Scenes From Art Dedication At Aquatic Center

on June 16, 2017 - 3:36pm

County staff, members of the Art in Public Places (APP) Board and members of the community turned out for the dedication ceremoney for the artwork 'Denizens of the Deep' Thursday at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center. The artwork, created by local artist Richard Swenson, features sea creatures forged out of discarded machinery parts. Swenson donated the pieces to the aquatic center.