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Top Ten Aha-Adventures For 2018 In Los Alamos ... Where Discoveries Are Made

on January 10, 2018 - 8:02am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos — the place where discoveries are made — is the perfect out-of-the-box, affordable destination for 2018. It is a frequent destination for curious minds interested in history, science, high altitude recreation, and unique adventure.

“As travelers are planning their 2018 vacations, we invite them to discover Los Alamos,” said Kelly Stewart, marketing specialist for Los Alamos County. “Los Alamos is not only home to the national lab that has made groundbreaking advances, but it is also the place with rich history and culture for visitors to explore.

Council Elects David Izraelevitz To Second Term As Chair And Chris Chandler As Vice Chair For 2018

on January 9, 2018 - 6:39pm

Moments after the vote this evening, County Council Chair David Izraelevitz who was elected to a second term, welcomes Councilor Chris Chandler who was elected to serve as vice chair to sit next to him through 2018. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
At its regular meeting this evening in Council Chambers, the Los Alamos County Council voted 5-1 to re-elect David Izraelevitz chair and elect Councilor Chris Chandler vice chair.

LA County Manager Harry Burgess Presents 2017 Annual Report At Chamber Business Breakfast Jan. 11

on January 9, 2018 - 3:43pm

Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess

 

CHAMBER News:

 

Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess will present the 2017 Annual Report at the Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast, Thursday, Jan. 11.

 

The Chamber Business Breakfast is 7:30-9 a.m. in Building 2, Room 230 at UNM-LA, 4000 University Dr. Breakfast is catered so register on the Chamber website events page at www.losalamoschamber.com/events.

 

The Chamber Business Breakfasts are sponsored by the LANL CPO’s office and attendance at the breakfasts is a benefit of Chamber Membership.

 

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce

Advanced Metering Coming To Los Alamos

on January 9, 2018 - 11:22am

 

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) will be seeking approval in January from the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to award a contract for the purchase and installation of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) for all of Los Alamos County.

AMI is a method of using communication technology to read meters remotely without having to physically access the meters on customers’ properties.

DPU will take the contract to the BPU at 5:30 p.m., Jan. 17 in Council Chambers at 1000 Central Ave. The contract will then go to the Los Alamos County Council Jan.

County Offers Free Christmas Tree Recycling

on January 8, 2018 - 2:03pm

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County is offering free curbside recycling of Christmas trees. Place the tree curbside anytime today through Jan. 19, and it will be collected on the regular trash and recycling collection day for that neighborhood.

Please maintain four feet of distance between the roll-cart and the tree.

Once collected, trees will be recycled into mulch.

Anyone who misses these dates may bring their tree to the Eco Station for free disposal or call 505.662.8163 to schedule a special collection for $25.

Environmental Services would like to remind residents of the roll-cart

County P&Z Commission Meets Jan. 10

on January 7, 2018 - 6:44am

County DWI Planning Council Meets Jan. 11

on January 7, 2018 - 6:33am

Reservoir And Access Road Closed To Public Monday

on January 6, 2018 - 11:26am

Los Alamos Canyon Reservoir. Courtesy/LANL

COUNTY News:

Pedestrian access to the Los Alamos Canyon Reservoir and surrounding areas west of the Ice Rink off West Road, will be closed Monday, Jan. 8 through the summer of 2018.

The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities will construct a new 10-inch non-potable water pipeline from the reservoir along the reservoir access road and connect to the townsite’s non-potable water system.

Department officials warn that construction crews with heavy equipment will be utilizing and working on the single dirt road rendering it and the surrounding

Historic Preservation Advisory Board Meets Jan. 10

on January 6, 2018 - 7:37am

COUNTY News:

The Historic Preservation Advisory Board meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10 in the Throne Room at historic Fuller Lodge.

The meeting is open to the public.

The purpose of the Historic Preservation Advisory Board is to make recommendations to the Planning and Zoning Comission, Board of Adjustment and County Council regarding the protection, preservation and enhancement of places, sites, areas, buildings, structures and other objects within the corporate boundaries of the incorporated County of Los Alamos having a special character or special historic, architectural or

Pajarito Acres/La Senda Shoulder Work Begins Jan. 8

on January 5, 2018 - 8:52am

COUNTY News:

Starting Monday, Jan. 8, Los Alamos County Traffic & Streets Division crews will start work in La Senda and Pajarito Acres in White Rock.

Crews will be repairing shoulders in the neighborhoods where asphalt on the side of the roadways has started to degrade and crumble. Crews will be adding fill to these damaged areas to support the roadway.

It is expected that work should last approximately two weeks.

Motorists are urged to exercise caution when driving near the construction zone.

Any questions can be directed to the Los Alamos County Traffic & Streets office at

Utility Tree Trimming Begins On Orange Street

on January 4, 2018 - 3:03pm

COUNTY News:

Starting this week Allied Tree Services, under contract with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, will begin trimming trees around power lines on Orange Street in Los Alamos. 

In subsequent weeks, crews will work through the Denver Steels neighborhood.

According to DPU officials, the tree trimming effort is to reduce power outages by removing branches and trees that are either too close to power lines or pose a risk of falling on power lines.

African Queen To Air At Mesa Public Library Tonight!

on January 4, 2018 - 10:20am

African Queen movie poster. Courtesy image

Library News:

The classic 1951 movie African Queen will air at 6:30 p.m. today, Jan. 4, in the Upstairs Meeting Rooms at Mesa Public Library.

The film, starring Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart, is set in Africa during World War I. The film is the latest offering in Mesa Public Library’s Free Film Series, which takes place on the first Thursday of each month.

The film is full of drama, and full of lively banter.

Bike Flow Trail Regains Momentum

on January 4, 2018 - 8:55am
Hogan Koesis of Pajarito Receation updates Council on plans to construct new bike trails on Pajarito Mountain. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
When the single bid to construct a bike flow trail in Bayo Canyon came in over budget, the project skidded to a stop. However, work is underway to push the project back into motion.
 
Open Space Specialist Eric Peterson said he will give an update about the project during the Jan. 11 Parks and Recreation Board meeting.
 
“The County will be preparing a new Request for

Sheehey: Fiscally Responsible vs. ‘Fiscally Conservative’

on January 4, 2018 - 8:36am
By PETE SHEEHEY
Los Alamos County Councilor

The recent letter “Save for the Lean Years” (link) is full of inaccuracies that demand a response. Of course during years of plenty, we should keep some funds in reserve. That is why I have always supported our county policy to maintain over $10 million (15 to 20 percent of general fund revenues) in an uncommitted reserve, above and beyond the 8 percent (for us ~$4.5 million) required of all counties. In my five years on County Council, when more funds have been available, I have worked to invest those funds in growing our local economy.

New or

Los Alamos P&Z Commission Recruiting Members

on January 3, 2018 - 12:45pm

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos Planning & Zoning Commission, or P&Z, is actively recruiting new members. 

The Commission is a nine-member citizen committee appointed by the County Council to hear and make final decisions on most development applications, including Subdivisions, Site Plans and Special Use Permits. P&Z also makes recommendations to Council on planning policy, Rezoning cases, and the development of and amendments to the Comprehensive Plan.

The Commission was instrumental in the development and approval of the new Comprehensive Plan in 2016.

In the past year P&Z reviewed and

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Dec. 27, 2017-Jan. 2, 2018

on January 3, 2018 - 9:41am

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.

AARON B. KOETTER

Dec. 27 at 4:42 p.m. /Police arrested Aaron B. Koetter, 41, of Los Alamos at the Pajarito Brew Pub on an outstanding Municipal Court warrant.

 

 

 

ANTHONY RAYMOND MARTINEZ

Dec. 28 at 9:35 a.m. / Police arrested Anthony Raymond Martinez, 32, of Los Alamos in Apt. 3 at 1203 9th St., on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant for a charge of reckless driving.

 

Amy Woods Arrested For Embezzlement From Council On Cancer

on January 2, 2018 - 12:40pm

Amy Woods

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL

Los Alamos Daily Post

maire@ladailypost.com

Amy Woods of Los Alamos has been arrested and charged with embezzlement of $3,500 from the Los Alamos Council on Cancer. Woods was president of the Council when the theft occurred.

The theft was reported to LAPD when treasurer Elida Summers was checking the balances of the non-profit organization’s accounts for year-end summaries. Summers and vice president Diane Hammon told LAPD Det. Ryan Wolking Dec. 29 that seven ATM withdrawals of $500 were made daily from Dec. 15 through Dec.

County Transportation Board Meets Thursday

on January 2, 2018 - 11:55am

Shin: Save For The Lean Years...

on January 1, 2018 - 1:27pm
By LISA SHIN
Los Alamos

Recently, one of my patients told me, “They should have saved for the lean years” as we discussed the possible change in LANL management and GRT revenues. She was referring to the Biblical account of Joseph and his rise to power from slavery. Pharaoh dreamed of seven fat cows, devoured by seven starving cows. Then he dreamed of seven ripe, healthy sheaves of wheat, devoured by seven dead, dry ones. Joseph correctly predicted the meaning of the Pharaoh’s dreams.

“Immediately ahead are seven years of great abundance in all the land of Egypt.

LAFD: 2017 Year In Review

on January 1, 2018 - 9:09am
Los Alamos County Fire Chief Troy Hughes, right, addresses the audience Oct. 20 at one of several showings of 'Only the Brave' at the Reel Deal Movie Theater. Following his comments, Division Chief Jeff Wetteland read they names of the 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots who died June 20, 2013 in the Yarnell Hill Fire. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Members of Los Alamos Fire Department are on hand 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, ready to respond to any emergency in this community.

County New Year’s Buzz Bus Begins Rolling At 6 p.m.

on December 31, 2017 - 10:00am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County is providing a New Year’s Buzz Bus beginning today at 6 p.m. and running through 1:30 a.m. Monday to area residents and guests.

Call 661.RIDE (7433) to request a ride. It’s first come – first served so call early to reserve a ride.

Do Not Drink and Drive … Dial A Ride.

Transportation Board To Meet Thursday, Jan. 4

on December 30, 2017 - 5:47am
COUNTY News:
 
The Transportation Board meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, in Room No. 110 at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
 
The meeting is open to the public.
 
Agenda:
 
1. CALL TO ORDER / ROLL CALL
2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
3. PUBLIC COMMENT
4. LIAISONS' REPORTS
5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
6. OLD BUSINESS
  • Approval of the Revised 2018 Transportation Board Meeting Schedule.
    • Presenters: Brian O'Neil, Chair of the Transportation Board.
7. NEW BUSINESS
  • Approval of the FY19 Transportation Board Work Plan.
    • Presenters: Brian O'Neil, Chair of the Transportation Board and Philo

Los Alamos County Year In Review

on December 28, 2017 - 10:09am

The public lines up to weigh in at a County Council meeting earlier this year. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY

Los Alamos Daily Post

kirsten@ladailypost.com

 

2017 was a busy year for Los Alamos County. Trying to pinpoint the top stories is no easy task but here are five issues that drew communitywide interest:

 

RECREATION CIPs

 

Los Alamos County Council approved four proposed recreation capital improvement projects (CIP) during its regular meeting Dec. 5 in Council Chambers.

2017 Cops And Courts Year In Review

on December 28, 2017 - 10:00am
At its annual banquet earlier this month, the Los Alamos Public Safety Association honored LAPD Det. Ryan Wolking in recognition of his execution of Operation Spring Cleaning, a successful drug sting that followed months of investigation. From left, LAPSA Vice Chairman and Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris, Treasurer Lisa Tafoya, Santa Clara Pueblo Fire Chief Mel Tafoya, pilot Amy Ross, Wolking, FBI agent Chris Mamula and LAPSA Secretary Donna Martinez. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

As the end of 2017 draws near,

Tourism Strategic Plan Unveiled To Council

on December 28, 2017 - 8:34am
Assistant to the County Manager Linda Matteson, left, and Becky Zimmerman of Design Workshop discuss the strategic tourism plan during the Dec. 19 County Council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 

Georgia Strickfaden of Atomic City Tours offers her thoughts on the strategic tourism plan. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Just how does Los Alamos make itself a tourist destination?

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