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Officials Break Ground on Golf Course Community Building

on August 25, 2012 - 10:58am

Breaking ground at a ceremony Friday morning for the new Golf Course Community Building at the Los Alamos County Golf Course are from left, contractor Cameron Cheney, project architect Ross Small, County Council Vice Chair Geoff Rodgers, citizen Jason Rodgers, project sponsor Dennis McCloskey, Councilor Fran Berting, Councilor David Izraelevitz, former Councilor Mike Wheeler, golf pro Donnie Torres, golf champion Evie Griggs and Community & Economic Development Director Anne Laurent. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com  

A crowd gathers at the golf course Friday for the groundbreaking

'The Scale of Justice' Dedication Held Thursday

on August 25, 2012 - 10:57am

Los Alamos County Council Chair Sharon Stover and artist Troy Williams at Thursday's dedication of Williams' "The Scale of Justice" sculpture now standing in front of the Justice Center, 2500 Trinity Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Rain forced the crowd gathered in front of the Justice Center for the "The Scale of Justice" dedication ceremony Thursday afternoon to continue the ceremony inside the building. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Council Chair Sharon Stover introduces judges from around the area who attended Thursday's ceremony.
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Deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday to Submit Letters of Interest for Vacancy on Los Alamos County Council

on August 24, 2012 - 10:18am

COUNTY News:

So far two letters of interest have been submitted to the County Administrator's Office with regard to the open vacancy on the Los Alamos County Council.

The deadline to apply is quickly approaching. Letters of interest must be received in the County Administrator’s Office by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28. The County Administrator's Office is at 133 Central Park Square.

To qualify for consideration, an applicant must be a resident and registered voter of Los Alamos County and not be employed by the County.

The letter of interest should explain the person's background, experience

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County Libraries Promote Visual Literacy

on August 24, 2012 - 7:11am

Artist Jerry Joslin created the bronze sculpture whose subject celebrates reading entitled, “The Legacy." Courtesy/LAC 

COUNTY LIBRARY News:

Los Alamos County Libraries have many different collections: diverse genres of books, different book formats, books using new technologies for reading and listening, periodicals, music, movies, and much, much more. But did you know that the libraries also have art collections and galleries?

Permanent Art Collection

Los Alamos County Libraries have a permanent art collection of paintings, sculpture, weavings, pottery and works in other media.

Public Scoping Underway for Bandelier Transportation Plan

on August 23, 2012 - 1:43pm

Bandelier NP News:

The National Park Service has initiated the process to complete a Transportation Plan/Environmental Assessment to improve transportation conditions at Bandelier National Monument.

Over three decades, a number of studies and workshops have documented transportation and congestion management challenges at Bandelier National Monument, including traffic congestion at the park entrance and a lack of adequate parking in Frijoles Canyon.

Recent fires and flooding have reduced available parking in Frijoles Canyon, creating more challenges to transportation at the park.

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The Charter Review Committee ... How it All Got Started

on August 23, 2012 - 12:17pm
Column by Mike Wismer
County Councilor

With the election on the horizon, most are aware of the fact that there will be four questions on the ballot that relate to potential changes to the Charter for the County of Los Alamos, New Mexico. 

Specifically, the questions for consideration for the November 2012 election deal with the provisions for Initiative, Referendum and Recall. 

I believe it would be helpful to provide a little background on why the Charter Review Committee was formed and outline exactly what the Council tasked the Committee to do. 

In 2009, amid an environment where a variety of

New County Signs Reflect Recycling Program

on August 23, 2012 - 9:23am

The signs on Los Alamos County trash trucks have been updated to promote the upcoming glass drop-off recycling program expected to start in mid to late September. The program will accept glass bottles and jars of all colors, and the drop-off will be at the Eco Station. Remember glass cannot be placed in residential blue curbside recycling roll carts. Courtesy/LAC

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No Arrests During Wednesday's DWI Checkpoint

on August 23, 2012 - 7:23am

Local police officers conducted a DWI checkpoint Wednesday night as part of their ongoing effort to keep drunk drivers off the streets of Los Alamos.

The operation occurred between 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., on East Road near the Los Alamos County Airport, during which 175 vehicles passed through the checkpoint. No arrests were made.

Sgt. Jeremy Duran reported that two vehicles were pulled into a secondary location. Field sobriety tests were administered to each driver, they passed and were released at the scene.

Los Alamos police will continue to conduct these checkpoints throughout the

Beatles Tribute Band Plays Pond Friday

on August 23, 2012 - 5:48am

Beatles tribute band, Yellow Dubmarine plays at 7 p.m. Friday at Ashley Pond. Courtesy photo

By Russ Gordon

The Beatles were the most popular and influential rock band of the 20th Century. You can’t argue too much about that and I’m not going to argue that “… we all live in a yellow submarine.”

From 1962 thru 1970, the Beatles had an amazing 54 songs that made it to #1 on the Billboard Music Charts in the U.S. and UK.

Friends of the Summer Concert Series, this Friday, Aug.

Fuller Lodge Art Center Releases Fall Class Schedule

on August 22, 2012 - 7:29am

Fuller Lodge Art Center at 2132 Central Ave., announces fall class schedule for teens and adults. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Staff report

Have you always wanted to make your friends look like flesh-eating Zombies or create a stained glass snowflake? Fuller Lodge Art Center has just the class for you.

The Art Center has released its fall class schedule for teens and adults. 

Classes include: Walking Dead Workshop, Stain Glass Snowflake, Beginning Oil Painting, Beginning Ceramics, Media Exploration, Stained Glass Basics, 3D Stained Glass, Ceramics, Latex, Masks, Sculpture

Council Unanimously Passes Visitor Centers Operations Contract with LACDC

on August 21, 2012 - 10:03pm

Member Services Coordinator Katy Korkos of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce smiles as County Council unanimously approves a $162.900 contract for general services with the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (dba Los Alamos Meeting & Visitor Bureau) plus applicable gross receipts tax for operations and management services of the Los Alamos and White Rock Visitor Centers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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County Council Approves Amendments to 2013 Compensation & Classification Plan

on August 21, 2012 - 8:20pm

Los Alamos County Human Resources Manager Denise Cassel briefs Council on proposed amendments to the FY 2013 Compensation and Classification Plan including a new job description for a Social Services Manager. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Following Los Alamos County Human Resources Manager Denise Cassel's presentation, Council voted 5-1 to approve amendments to the FY 2013 Compensation and Classification Plan including a new job description for a Social Services Manager. Councilor Vincent Chiravalle voted against the measure. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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Artwork Funding Approved for NEDO Smart House

on August 21, 2012 - 8:08pm

Carolyn Bossert of the Art in Public Places Board, left, and Libby Carlsten of Los Alamos County present their recommendations of artwork for the NEDO Smart House to Council. Council voted 6-0 to aprrove $15,000 be spent on artwork for the NEDO Smart House. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Art by Alexander Scheinker approved for Nedo Smart House. Courtesy Photo

Art by Umi Raby approved for NEDO Smart House. Courtesy Photo

Art by Kevin Box approved for NEDO Smart House. Courtesy Photo

Art by Minesh Bacrania approved for NEDO Smart House. Courtesy Photo

 

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LASO Manager Kevin Smith Updates Council on Land Transfer

on August 21, 2012 - 7:55pm

Los Alamos Site Office Manager Kevin Smith briefs Council regarding the status of the transfer of land from the Department of Energy to Los Alamos County as Vicky Loucks from his office looks on. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 
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Council Proclaims September 2012 as 'Art & Culture Month' in Los Alamos County

on August 21, 2012 - 7:42pm

During tonight's Los Alamos County Council meeting in the Community Building at 20th Street and Central Avenue, Council proclaimed September 2012 as "Art & Culture Month" in Los Alamos County. Accepting Council's proclamation from left, Executive Director Marlane Hamilton of Los Alamos Arts Council, Arts Council President Tiffany Hinojosa and Fuller Lodge Art Center Executive Director Ken Nebel who also serves on the Los Alamos Art Council Board. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

County Councilor David Izraelevitz, center, presents a  proclamation on behalf of Council proclaiming
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Public Invited to 'The Scale of Justice' Dedication

on August 21, 2012 - 6:21pm

LOS ALAMOS COUNTY News

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PLACE Makes Two Offers on Properties in Los Alamos

on August 21, 2012 - 3:51pm

The WAV project in Ventura, California.  Courtesy Photo.

Staff report

PLACE has made two separate offers on sites in downtown Los Alamos. Both site owners are considering the offers. 

PLACE is a nonprofit development organization that builds creative urban villages for cities.  PLACE plans to build an Urban Village project for Los Alamos. 

PLACE expects to enter into a single-source supplier of services agreement with the County once a site has been acquired.

For more information about PLACE, click HERE.

What's at Thursday's Los Alamos Farmers Market?

on August 21, 2012 - 7:02am

FARMERS MARKET News:

Courtesy/LAFM

This week's Los Alamos Farmers Market in the Mesa Public Library parking lot is open 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and packed by 1 p.m.

What’s at Market:

Salad greens / Kale / Chard / Bell peppers / Shishito peppers / Potatoes of every color / Green beans / Waxed beans / Carrots / Tomatoes / Cucumbers all types / Okra Beets / Squash / Diakon Radish / Green Onions / Parsley / Basil both types / Corn / Green Tomatoes / Squash Blossoms / Patty pan squash / Chinese Red noodle beans / Egg Plant / Celery / Heads Lettuce / Fennel / Dill / Yellow Hot Peppers / Roasted

No Dog Should Be Alone During Golden Years

on August 21, 2012 - 7:01am

Nanny, 9, is an orphan living at the shelter. Photo by Don Taylor

Staff report

Nanny is a 9-year-old hound mix looking for someone with whom to share her golden years. 
 
She is brown and white with black-rimmed eyes brimming with sad wisdom.

Nanny resides at the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter where she exhibits polite indoor manners.

She enjoys rawhide chews and belly rubs, children and friendly dogs and cats.

Most of all Nanny seems to crave someone who will take her home and give her a family again.

Call Mary at 920-8203 for more information.

Longtime Los Alamos photographer Don Taylor

BREAKING NEWS: Gas Leak Sparks Middle School Evacuation / Causes 2-Hour Delay Tuesday for LAMS Only!

on August 20, 2012 - 4:41pm

Students and staff are evacuated from Los Alamos Middle School today after a contractor punctured a gas line. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com.

By Greg Kendall

Students and staff were evacuated from Los Alamos Middle School today after a contractor operating a backhoe nicked a gas line.

"The call about the gas leak came in at 1:17 p.m. and LAFD and LAPD were on scene within four minutes," said Los Alamos Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider. "The contractor did shut off the gas prior to our arrival. Everybody was evacuated from the school in a safe and secure manner per protocol."

The gas

Join Council for Golf Course Building Groundbreaking

on August 20, 2012 - 2:15am

Courtesy/LAC

 

LOS ALAMOS COUNTY News:

The public is invited to join the Los Alamos County Council at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24 for the groundbreaking of the new Golf Course Community Building.

Refreshments will be served.

Physiocartography, Author's Speak & New Databases at Mesa Public Library

on August 20, 2012 - 2:11am

MESA PUBLIC LIBRARY News:

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Bill Gilbert’s Physiocartography exhibit opens Tuesday, Aug. 21  at Mesa Public Library Art Gallery.

Gilbert, Lannan Chair of Land Arts of the American West program at UNM, will show his multimedia works created by walking predetermined grids, using a GPS, and recording his journey.

The exhibit consists of digital prints, photographs, and audio/video. Open during regular library hours. Reception and panel discussion on Saturday, Sept. 15, part of the Next Big Idea festival and ISEA2012 events.

Authors Speak Series presents Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board Agenda for Aug. 21

on August 19, 2012 - 10:05pm

Los Alamos County Lodgers’ Tax Advisory Board Agenda
1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, Chamber Conference Room
109 Central Park Square  

I.       ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS                                                                         

A.      Call to Order/Introductions
B.      Review of the Statement of Antitrust Policy
C.      Approval of Today’s Agenda
D.      Public Comment
E.       Boards & Commissions Luncheon:  Sept. 20

II.      PRESENTATION/Q&A: County’s Economic Vitality Update 
           Speaker:  Greg Fisher, Los Alamos County Economic Vitality Administrator

III.

2012 Los Alamos County Triathlon Results

on August 19, 2012 - 9:57am

2012 Los Alamos County Triathlon Results:

Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Elite Men

1. Chip Cooper, 33:06, 6:34, 18:35, 59:47;

2. Jimmy Archer, 33:07, 6:17, 19:03, 1:00:25;

3. Scott Archer, 34:08, 7:13, 19:27, 1:02:25;

4. Steve Morley, 35:25, 8:42, 18:49, 1:05:16;

5. Mark Wald-Hopkins, 35:27, 8:42, 18:49, 1:05:16;

6. Tim Gallegos, 42:43, 9:42, 26:09, 1:21:17.

Elite Women

1. Liz Miller, 38:42, 7:19, 21:27, 1:09:30;

2. Amy Regan, 37:40, 8:03, 21:49, 1:10:05;

3. Kim Katko, 39:34, 7:10, 22:29, 1:11:23;

4. Sanna Sevanto, 40:11, 10:22, 22:39, 1:15.54;

5. Jeri Sullivan, 42:24,

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