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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/ladailypost.com

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

COUNTY News:

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

COUNTY News:

  • 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

COUNTY News:

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.

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 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

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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/ladailypost.com
 

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/ladailypost.com

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/ladailypost.com

APP Board - Notice Of Possible Quorum June 15

on June 11, 2017 - 6:37am
COUNTY News:
 
Notice of a possible quorum of the Art in Public Places Board at the Dedication of "Denizens of the Deep" by Richard Swenson at Aquatic Center June 15 has been published and is available online at: http://losalamos.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.

Scenes From Friday's Summer Concert At Pond

on June 11, 2017 - 6:34am
A big crowd turned out for Friday's Summer Concert at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Western Centuries from Seattle perform on stage Friday night at the Summer Concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Queen of the night. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Mother-daughter waltz. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
On the dance floor. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
A perfect evening for the weekly Summer Concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Utilities Department

on June 11, 2017 - 6:28am

On the job in Los Alamos: Senior Building/Service Specialist Tracey Alarid is always a friendly face at the Los Alamos Public Utilities counter at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Chamberfest Draws Mobs To Downtown Los Alamos

on June 10, 2017 - 5:31pm

Youngsters fish for rubber duckies during today's Chamberfest in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Mairen Hoch/ladailypost.com

CB FOX's spinner offers customers discounts in the store during Chamberfest today in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Mairen Hoch/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos National Bank provides its gigantic sandpile for the kids, which is a staple feature during the annual Chamberfest. Photo by Mairen Hoch/ladailypost.com

KRSN showcases its antique car during Chamberfest. Photo by Mairen Hoch/ladailypost.com

Rebecca Burg gets into her 'Trolls' costume at the Children's Dentistry

County To Host Community Bike Ride

on June 9, 2017 - 5:02pm

Route Map: ‘Dump the Pump Day’ celebrates bicycle transportation, starting at 11:30 a.m., Thursday from the Ashley Pond Pavilion. Courtesy/LAC

COUNTY News:

More than 150 public transit systems and organizations are celebrating the 12th Annual National Dump the Pump Day Thursday, June 15. Los Alamos County will take it one step further by asking its residents to Dump the Pump and Bike It, Walk It or Bus it.

Invite your family, bring your friends and join us on a three-mile Community Ride. The ride was originally scheduled for Bike to Work Day May 19, but was postponed due to snow.

Maggiore: Safety And Security Don’t Come Cheap

on June 9, 2017 - 2:11pm
Los Alamos County Councilor Antonio Maggiore, right, and Khal Spencer of Los Alamos at Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board meeting Wednesday night in Santa Fe. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com 
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Councilor Antonio Maggiore told members of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board meeting Wednesday night in Santa Fe that all safety and security requirements for future plutonium operations at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) must be fully funded.

“It’s crystal clear that safety and security don’t come cheap,”

LAFD Cadets Cleaning Up At Overlook Park Monday

on June 9, 2017 - 1:54pm
COUNTY News:
 
The Los Alamos Fire Department Cadet Class #27 will be doing a community project at Overlook Park in White Rock on Monday, June 12 beginning at 9 a.m., and ending later in the afternoon the same day.
 
The class will be doing a general clean-up of trash and conducting wildland fire mitigation. The activities are being conducted to enhance the safety of the area in preparation for the upcoming July 4th fireworks display sponsored annually by the Los Alamos Kiwanis Club. 
 
Each LAFD cadet class is required to complete a community improvement project during their 24-week

County's Great American Campout Is Canceled

on June 8, 2017 - 2:43pm

COUNTY News:

The Great American Campout event scheduled June 10 at Overlook Park has been canceled due to low participation numbers.

It is an unfortunate turn of events, yet with so many other community events occurring this weekend – Chamberfest, SummerFest, the Family Camp Out at Mesa Public Library, Tuff Riders Bike and Outdoor Gear Swap, and Bike and Hike Pajarito Mountain – it appears that people are double, triple, and quadruple booked!

The PROS Division plans on holding this event in 2018 on a date that isn’t jam packed with other exciting community activities.

Notice Of Possible Quorum Historical Preservation Advisory Board June 15

on June 8, 2017 - 2:28pm

Nothing To Do? ... So Not True! Los Alamos County Hosts 100 Days of Summer Program

on June 8, 2017 - 10:29am
The 100 Days of Summer kicked off May 26 and runs through Sept. 8. Los Alamos County Image
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

“There’s nothing to do” is a commonly stated phrase, especially in small towns. The Los Alamos County Community Services Department is striving to prove this statement wrong through its 100 Days of Summer Program.

 

The program kicked off May 26 during the Los Alamos County Summer Concert; its purpose is to educate locals on the multitude of  local programs and activities in town so they will stay in the County rather than venture elsewhere in search

Los Alamos Police Department Seeks Identities Of Two Female Suspects In May 31 Shoplifting Case

on June 8, 2017 - 9:19am

Shoplifting suspect number one. Courtesy/LAPD

Shoplifting suspect number two. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying two female suspects seen in video surveillance footage from a shoplifting incident May 31 at a store on Central Avenue.

LAPD is offering a reward of up to $150 to anyone who has information on the identity of the two suspects.

Anyone with information can call L.A. crime stoppers at 505.662-8282. Reporting individuals can remain anonymous.

A secondary view of shoplifting suspect number one.

Los Alamos County's David Ploeger Named Airport Manager Of The Year In New Mexico

on June 8, 2017 - 7:30am
Los Alamos County Airport Manager David Ploeger honored as Airport Manager of the Year in New Mexico. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
​Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Los Alamos County Airport Manager David Ploeger is retiring later this year and his career is ending on a high note. Ploeger was awarded Airport Manager of the Year during the Annual State Aviation Conference May 11 in Ruidoso.

 

Ploeger said the award came as a complete surprise. He added, “It’s quite an honor; we have just over 50 airports in New Mexico so I was really honored by the selection.”

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Get On The Bus! ACT Offers Free Rides During Summer Concert Series Every Friday

on June 8, 2017 - 7:17am

COUNTY News:

Don’t forget! The DWI Planning Council is partnering with Atomic City Transit (ACT) to provide bus service Friday nights to ensure residents get to and from the Summer Concerts at Ashley Pond Safely. This service extends the regular weekly fixed route service provided by ACT. Service areas will include White Rock, North Mesa, and North Community. Dial-a-Ride service will be available for any location in Los Alamos not serviced via the fixed routes. Reservations can be made one day in advance. Call 661.RIDE (661.7433). Plan ahead and take the bus to and from Ashley Pond.

Summer And Fall Field User Meeting June 28

on June 8, 2017 - 6:38am
COUNTY News:
 
The Summer and Fall Field User Meeting is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 28 at the Parks Division Conference Room in Building 5 at 101 Camino Entrada.
 
Bring all schedule requests and a copy of the organization’s Liability of Insurance naming Los Alamos County as additional insured to the meeting. Mandatory attendance is required. Anyone unable to attend, should designate someone to attend in their place.
 
Direct questions to Kim Trujillo at 505.662.8159. Forms can be obtained on the County website www.lacnm.us.

Dichroic Glass Sculpture Installed At Golf Course

on June 7, 2017 - 3:57pm

A suspended dichroic glass sculpture, ‘Carry the Light’, made by Albuquerque artist, Doug Czor is now hanging in the entry hallway of the Los Alamos County Golf Course building on Diamond Drive. Courtesy/LAC

A suspended dichroic glass sculpture, ‘Carry the Light’, is now hanging in the entry hallway of the Los Alamos County Golf Course building. Courtesy/LAC

COUNTY News:

The Art in Public Places Board is pleased to announce the installation of a suspended dichroic glass sculpture (“Carry the Light”) made by Albuquerque artist, Doug Czor.

Council Approves 20th Street Extension Project

on June 7, 2017 - 7:27am

Los Alamos County Economic Development Administrator Joan Ahlers and Public Works Director Philo Shelton answer Councilor's questions regarding the 20th Street Extension Project during Tuesday's Council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
​Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Council unanimously approved to move forward with the 20th Street extension project during its regular meeting Tuesay night in Council Chambers. The Council approved to award $998,068 to Gandy Dancer, LLC for the project and set a budget of $1.3 million for the project.

Efforts For Local Recreational Facilities Continue

on June 7, 2017 - 7:17am

During the public comment period at Tuesday's County Council meeting, Shelby Redondo urges Councilors to use exisiting Capital Improvement Project funds to proceed with a multi-generational pool. The pool was one of the projects proposed in the recreation bond that voters failed to pass during last month's special election. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

STAFF REPORT

​The recreation bond may have failed to pass during May's special election, but the effort to bring recreational facilities to the County persists.

Letter To The Editor: A Responsibility And Opportunity For Los Alamos

on June 7, 2017 - 7:11am
By ROBERT A. PELAK
Los Alamos
 
With the recent withdrawal from the Paris agreement on climate change, cities and towns around the country are developing independent plans to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. As our community's very existence is predicated on science, we should be among them. A very simple and effective way that we can reduce our carbon footprint would be to use a portion of the now available CIP funds to install solar panels on our larger county facilities.
 
The Municipal Building, White Rock library, Pajarito Cliffs site, even the Nature Center are situated so that they

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