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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.

ALERT: Important Message From Los Alamos County Emergency Management

on June 16, 2017 - 2:50pm


We are aware of individuals who are organizing various food and water drives for firefighters working at the Cajete fire in the Jemez Mountains. The number of phone calls and offers to assist them, as well as your response to help Los Alamos County with the evacuated animals we are receiving at the local shelter has been truly overwhelming both yesterday and today.

With the Cerro Grande and the Las Conchas fires in our history, we understand the trauma and impact that a wildfire can have on families, friends and neighbors. We all want to help.

However, we must ask for your

Cajete Fire: Los Alamos County Responds To Request From Sandoval County For Help With Displaced Animals

on June 16, 2017 - 11:18am


Los Alamos County’s Animal Shelter staff are responding to a request received overnight from the Sandoval County emergency response team to assist Animal Amigos with evacuation of animals being impacted by the Cajete Fire burning in the Jemez Mountains.

Animal Shelter staff relocated animals that were being housed in the County’s shelter to the Santa Fe animal shelter this morning in preparation for intake of these evacuated animals, which are expected to be small domesticated dogs, cats, rabbits or chickens rather than large animals such as horses; however, the local stable

Take A Free Ride On Summer Concert Bus Tonight!

on June 16, 2017 - 10:56am


Don’t forget! You can catch a ride to and from the Summer Concerts using the extended services provided by the DWI Planning Council and Atomic City Transit. Save the hassle and stay safe.

Route schedules and maps can be found on the ACT website:

Remember – regular weekday service runs until 7 p.m., so check those schedules if you want to get there early.

Lisa Brenner And Son File Suit Against County

on June 16, 2017 - 8:11am
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos resident Lisa Brenner and her son, Patrick Brenner, filed a complaint for declaratory judgment ordering production of copies of emails sent or received May 15 by Los Alamos County Councilors. The suit is against Los Alamos County Council and its Designated Custodian of Public Records Barb Ricci.

The Brenners’ attorney is A. Blair Dunn of Western Agriculture, Resource and Business Advocates and the case has been assigned to First Judicial District Judge Sarah Singleton. The suit indicates Patrick Brenner emailed Ricci at 5:30 p.m.

Los Alamos Daily Post Sponsors Red Elvises Tonight!

on June 16, 2017 - 7:58am
Igor and the Red Elvises play Ashley Pond at 7 p.m. today. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Concert Producer

The Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series presents Igor and the Red Elvises at 7 p.m. today and we’re proud and happy to tell you it is “Los Alamos Daily Post Night!”

A whole lot of Los Alamosians have seen the Red Elvises and I imagine that many of them will be at the Pond Friday. I think they’ve played for us 17 times and I’ve reserved a date with them for next year. If you haven’t caught this band, I suggest you join their fans. This is Los Alamos’ favorite band!

Science Of The Solstice Talk At Nature Center June 20

on June 16, 2017 - 7:33am

Celebrate the longest day of the year with a talk on the Science of the Solstice June 20 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Want to learn more about the longest day of the year? Come to the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium for a presentation on the Science of the Solstice at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 20.

Dr. Rick Wallace will discuss the astronomical significance of the sun, summer solstice, and its resulting seasons. If weather holds, he will also bring out his solar telescope.

Wallace has a Ph.D.

Los Alamos County Hosts Community Bike Ride

on June 16, 2017 - 6:57am

A group of cyclists take part in Thursday's Los Alamos County community bike ride. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/




About 20 people strapped on their bicycle helmets and climbed on their bikes Thursday to take part in Los Alamos County’s community bike ride.


The 3-mile ride was originally scheduled for May 19 but needed to be rescheduled due to the weather. The new date coincided with the 12th Annual National Dump the Pump Day.

Daily Postcard: Huey Helicopter Refuels At Airport

on June 16, 2017 - 6:26am

Daily Postcard: A Huey helicopter takes off Thursday afternoon to return to the fire in the Jemez after refueling at Los Alamos County Airport. Photo by Marc Bailey

Bike Flow Trail By No Means A Done Deal

on June 15, 2017 - 10:32am
The June 8 Parks and Recreation Board meeting was crowded with community members waiting to give their input on the proposed bike flow trail. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Los Alamos Daily Post

Members of the public packed the room Thursday night for the Los Alamos County Parks and Recreation Board meeting and even spilled out into the hallway. The turnout seemed to suggest recreation is a prized commodity by this community.

“We want to have recreational opportunities for everyone,” said a member of the public.

The hot topic was the proposed bike flow trail that

Council Approves A-19 Housing Development

on June 15, 2017 - 10:30am
Los Alamos County Councilor Pete Sheehey moves to approve the A-19 development agreement during the regular Council meeting June 6. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Los Alamos Daily Post

Although Los Alamos County Council approved amendments to the development agreement for the A-19-A-1 site in White Rock, it was not an unanimous decision.

During the regular County Council meeting Tuesday, June 6, in Council Chambers, Council voted five to one to approve the amendments; Councilor Chris Chandler cast the opposing vote and Councilor James Chrobocinski was absent from the

Update: Police Seek Help Locating Ramon Acosta

on June 15, 2017 - 8:53am

Ramon Manuel Acosta

UPDATE: Ramon Acosta was located by the Espanola Police Department last night and taken into custody.

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Police Officers are searching for a 36-year-old male named Ramon Manuel Acosta.

Acosta fled from a crash scene on foot into the canyon south of Camino Cereza at approximately 4:30 p.m. today. He has an active warrant for a probation violation stemming from a robbery charge.

Acosta also has a criminal history of armed robbery and aggravated assault. He is 5’ 6” tall and 140 lbs. with brown eyes and brown hair.

LAPD Reminds Community To Follow Dog Ordinance

on June 15, 2017 - 7:47am

Los Alamos Police Department Animal Control Division Public Safety Aide Alysha Lenderman with Santos, a dog she rescued from Honduras. Santos is available for adoption at the Animal Shelter. Photo by Maire O'Neill/


Los Alamos Daily Post

A rash of recent attacks by unleashed dogs on humans and other dogs has spurred the Los Alamos Police Department to remind people of the provisions of the Los Alamos Municipal Code and the New Mexico Dangerous Dog Act.

“We have had several incidents in the past few months and people need to recognize how dangerous it

Quorum Notice: Board Of Public Utilities Meets June 21

on June 15, 2017 - 7:22am

Black Hole And Church Cited For Disrepair

on June 15, 2017 - 6:45am


The Black Hole property on Arkansas Street has been cited by Los Alamos County for unsafe conditions due to its state of disrepair. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

The former Grace Lutheran Church on Arkansas Street has fallen into disrepair and the Grothus Family Trust, which owns the property has been cited by Los Alamos County. This is the rear view of the church building renamed the First Church of High Technology. Photo by Maire O'Neill/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Two properties on Arkansas owned by the Grothus Living Trust have been cited by Los

Los Alamos Police Blotter: June 7-12, 2017

on June 14, 2017 - 4:06pm
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 7 / Monica L. Cooper, 50, of White Rock was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

June 12 / Jesse Daniel Currie, 20, of Jemez Springs was arrested on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

New LAPD Public Safety Aide Supervisor Debra Kramer Is Sworn In Today At Magistrate Court

on June 14, 2017 - 3:03pm

New Los Alamos Police Department Public Safety Aide Supervisor Debra Kramer is sworn in this morning in Magistrate Court. Deputy Police Chief Jason Wardlow Herrera, left, and Chief Dino Sqambellone joined other officers and guests at the ceremony. Courtesy photo

Newly sworn LAPD Public Safety Aide Supervisor Debra Kramer signs documents this morning in Magistrate Court as Judge Pat Casados looks on at right. Courtesy photo

The Scoop Behind The Crane...

on June 13, 2017 - 7:37pm

A crane heads down Trinity Drive Monday toward the CenturyLink Building. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Map of the legacy clean up area. Courtesy image

Staff Report

The purpose of the large crane that made its way up the Main Hill Road Monday evening and over to the CenturyLink Building on Trinity Drive is to clean up an area of decades old contaminated dirt.

Los Alamos County Community Development Director Paul Andrus explained today that the crane has been brought it to remove legacy waste along the side of the canyon behind the Los Alamos Public Schools Administration Building

County Councilors At Farmer's Market Thursday

on June 13, 2017 - 7:06pm


Two Los Alamos County Councilors will be at the Farmer’s Market 9-11 a.m. Thursday.

Market-goers are welcome to stop by their tent to ask questions, share kudos or voice concerns.

Council Announces ‘Russ Gordon Day’ Proclamation

on June 13, 2017 - 7:05pm

Concert producer Russ Gordon. LADP/file photo


  • Community asked to join in ‘Thanks for the Musical Memories’ honoring Russ Gordon

Los Alamos County Community Services Director Brian Brogan announced today that the Council has asked County staff for a special recognition honoring long-time concert producer Russ Gordon for his thousands of hours and 28 years of service dedicated to bringing great musical acts to Los Alamos.

The County contracts with Gordon each year to produce the Summer Concert Series. Gordon recently announced that he will be retiring and moving out of state.

Environmental Sustainability Board Meets 5:30 p.m. Thursday

on June 13, 2017 - 5:52pm


The Los Alamos County Environmental Sustainability Board meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Municipal Building 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. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 9583-17 Approval of the May 25, 2017, Environmental Sustainability Board Minutes Presenters: John Bliss A - Draft ESB Minutes May 25, 2017Attachments:

5. BOARD BUSINESS 9584-17 Review and Discuss


CB FOX Polo Shirts And Caps Carry County Brand Logo

on June 13, 2017 - 3:52pm

We just spotted employee Ryan Guenther holding up polo shirts and caps with the new Los Alamos County brand logo on them now available for purchase at CB FOX on Central Avenue! Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

LAFD Cadets Hear LANL History

on June 13, 2017 - 1:04pm

Los Alamos National Laboratory Historian Alan B. Carr gives a talk on the history of the Lab Friday to members of the Los Alamos Fire Department Academy in Council Chambers at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Members of the LAFD Fire Academy listen to a talk on LANL history Friday in Council Chambers at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building. Photo by Maire O'Neill/