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Letter To The Editor: Response To Mr. White

on August 4, 2017 - 4:32pm
Los Alamos
Response To Mr. White (link).
For starters, Tommy Rodella, the former Sheriff of Rio Arriba County, is not hyperbole. 
Neither is former Mora County Sheriff Thomas Garza who was convicted of tampering with public records by having deputies (patronage employees) falsify reports. Nor is Sheriff Joe Arpaio down in Phoenix who was just convicted of obstruction of justice.
Perhaps I’m just paranoid, but let me explain to you where I’m coming from. I grew up in Springfield, Illinois.

Jim Lauderdale Performs Summer Concert In Fuller Lodge

on August 4, 2017 - 4:06pm

Jim Lauderdale performs tonight at the Summer Concert. Courtesy photo
UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, the concert will be held at 7 p.m. in Fuller Lodge. 


The great singer-songwriter-performer Jim Lauderdale returns to Los Alamos for tonight's Summer Concert at 7 p.m. sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank.

Lauderdale performs country, bluegrass, roots rock and R&B. He is the winner of the Americana Association's Lifetime Achievement Award and host of the Music City Roots TV show.

Get On The Bus! Free Summer Concert ACT Rides

on August 4, 2017 - 8:40am

County Council Notice Of Possible Quorum Aug. 12

on August 4, 2017 - 5:54am


QUORUM NOTICE: Members of the Los Alamos County Council may attend the Los Alamos County Fair.

The County Council is hosting a booth 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 12 at Ashley Pond Park.

A quorum may be present but no action will be taken.

LAFD Responds To Oven Fire At El Viento Home

on August 4, 2017 - 5:49am

The Los Alamos Fire Department responded to an oven fire Thursday evening at 100 El Viento off Barranca Road. There were no injuries and there was only minor damage to the home. The Los Alamos Police Department controls traffic on Barranca Road during the operation. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Firefighters at the home where an oven fire occured Thursday on El Viento Road. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Firefighters clean up after an oven fire Thursday evening at 100 El Viento. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Los Alamos Police Sgt.

Letter To The Editor: Response To Mr. Nebel

on August 3, 2017 - 10:59am

Los Alamos

I really enjoy debating with people but that requires facts and all Mr. Nebel offers is hyperbole about corrupt police as well as deputies (link).

And he's apparently oblivious to the fact that New Mexico has been far and away the state leading the nation in violent crime as well as all other crime since long before 1980. Yes, I suppose now you'll dig up some FBI stats to disprove this - just make sure you adjust for per capita population.

I'm surprised he says he backs our police as he seems to be afraid and distrustful of law enforcement in general.

Los Alamos County, LANL And Summer Interns Partner To Test Cutting Edge Technology

on August 3, 2017 - 8:17am

From left, UNM student Ben Narushof, UNM post-doctorate Ali Ozdagli, UNM Assistant Professor Dr. Fernando Moreu, LANL Engineering Institute's Dr. David Mascarenas, first year doctoral student JoAnn Ballor from Michigan, University of California in San Diego student Miranda Mellor, Southern University and AM College student Oscar McClain and County Engineer Eric Martinez are partnering to test hololens, which are being modeled by Moreu. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


UNM Assistant Professor Dr. Fernando Moreu demonstrates how hololens work. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Chrobocinski Hosts Meeting On County Nuisance Code

on August 3, 2017 - 7:55am
Los Alamos County Councilor James Chrobocinski
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Councilor James Chrobocinski has set a meeting for 10 a.m. Friday with local residents unhappy with the manner in which the Los Alamos Municipal Code addresses non-compliance issues for maintenance of property and structures within the County.

The meeting, which will be held at Chrobocinski’s office at 1475 Central Ave., Suite 220, was scheduled by local resident Heather Ortega and Chrobocinski after he joined in a discussion of complaints about enforcement

Transportation Board Meeting Thursday

on August 3, 2017 - 6:46am


The Transportation Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3 in Room No. 110 at the Municipal Building, located at 1000 Central Ave.

3. PUBLIC COMMENT This section of the agenda is reserved for comments from the public on items that are not otherwise included in this agenda.

  • Please Limit Public Comment to 3 Minutes.


  • Approval of the July 6, 2017 Transportation Board Minutes
  • Presenters: Brian O'Neil, Chair of the Transportation Board 


  • Possible Action: North Road and

County Contracts With Santa Fe Attorney To Investigate Ethics Complaint Filed Against Two Councilors

on August 3, 2017 - 6:42am
Attorney John B. Pound
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County has contracted with Santa Fe trial and appellate attorney John B. Pound to conduct an investigation into an ethics complaint filed against County Councilors Susan O’Leary and James Chrobocinski. The complaint was filed by former resident Patrick Brenner in connection with the two Councilors involvement with a Political Action Committee during the recent Recreation Bond Election.

County officials said total compensation of the contract is not to exceed $12,000 and the term of the

Letter To The Editor: County Councilors Should Not Be Swayed By Bullying

on August 2, 2017 - 3:54pm
Los Alamos

In light of the threat of lawsuits against the County made at the July 26 council meeting, it seems ill-advised to discuss further the resolution to expand the Sheriff’s duties and authorities until the legal matters are resolved. Similarly, efforts to modify the County charter under the cloud of legal challenges should be postposed pending a resolution of those issues. The County should not be swayed by the bullying of a few county residents.


Furthermore, when Los Alamos citizens voted for the current Sheriff, they did so knowing the position

Los Alamos Police Blotter: July 27 To Aug.1, 2017

on August 2, 2017 - 1:31pm

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.


July 27 at 5:23 p.m. / Police arrested Cynthia S. Campos, 24, of Santa Fe at the Tierra Amarillo District Court on an order of commitment.





July 29 at 1:28 p.m.

Los Alamos County Rodeo Parade: Register By Friday

on August 2, 2017 - 11:42am

Courtesy photo


The Rodeo Parade will march up Central Avenue beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12. Don’t miss this opportunity to promote your business or organization by participating! To register, visit: by this Friday, Aug. 4.

This year’s theme is “Legends of the Ranch School”.

Fair & Rodeo Schedule of Events

Thursday, Aug. 10

  • County Fair Exhibits Check-In: Mesa Public Library 2-6 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 11

  • Pool Tournament: Betty Ehart Senior Center 8 a.m.
  • County Fair Exhibits: Mesa Public Library Viewing for Handicapped 4-5 p.m.,
  • General Public 5-8

News Alert: Water Line Break Impacts East Jemez Road

on August 2, 2017 - 11:17am

A water line break has impacted the roadway on East Jemez near the Los Alamos Transit Mix station. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

A water line break has impacted the roadway on East Jemez near the Los Alamos Transit Mix station. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

UPDATE: The break in the eight-inch line was discovered after water was observed on the roadway this morning.

Council Invites Organizations To Serve As Color Guard

on August 1, 2017 - 2:45pm


With school resuming in the middle of August, the Los Alamos County Council would like to remind residents that there is an open invitation to Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, along with other local organizations, to serve as Color Guard at any Council Regular or Work Session.

Presentation of the flags by a Color Guard can occur at the beginning of any Council meeting at 6 p.m. on a Tuesday in either Council Chambers or White Rock Fire Station 3.

The presentation is followed by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Los Alamos County Animal Shelter New Hours Aug. 14

on August 1, 2017 - 2:32pm


In an effort to better serve the public, the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter is altering its business hours.

Effective Monday, Aug. 14, the Shelter will increase hours open to the public on weekends, while closing a half hour earlier through the week and all day Thursday.

The weekend is the busiest time for the Shelter and by increasing weekend hours, the Shelter Staff anticipate better customer service opportunities and increased availability to the public.

The Shelter will close to the public Thursdays as an opportunity for facility maintenance, deep cleaning, animal

Candidate Jeff Apodaca Shares Vision With Los Alamos Audience If Elected Governor Of New Mexico In 2018

on July 31, 2017 - 10:25pm

Gubernatorial candidate Jeff Apodaca shares his vision for New Mexico during a campaign rally Sunday afternoon at Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op in Central Park Square. The Democrat spoke about his plan for turning New Mexico around. Learn more, visit Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Community members listen as Gubernatorial candidate Jeff Apodaca shares his vision for New Mexico during a campaign rally Sunday afternoon at Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scene from Sunday's campaign rally for gubernatorial candidate Jeff Apodaca at Bathtub

Chiefs Voice Support For Battle Of Badges Blood Drive

on July 31, 2017 - 5:34pm

Los Alamos Daily Post


In a joint statement today, Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone and Fire Chief Troy Hughes encouraged the community to support the 2nd Annual Battle of the Badges blood drive.

The drive is at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall, 3700 Canyon Road in Los Alamos:

  • Noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3; and
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4.

“Personnel from our two departments will attend the event and donate blood which will be used to save the lives of patients at medical facilities throughout our area,” the statement

Letter To The Editor: About The Sheriff's Office

on July 31, 2017 - 10:52am
Los Alamos
Reading Richard Nebel's attack on the idea of a functional sheriff's office left me wondering two things (link). One, whether discourse in Los Alamos has been reduced to ad hominem attacks and two, whether Mr. Nebel has any sense of history.
Apparently the mere appearance of less than innocuous guns on a LEO in Santa Fe rattled Mr. Nebel, because it does not appear these weapons were brought into play.

County To Conduct Functional Exercise Thursday

on July 31, 2017 - 10:16am


Los Alamos County’s law enforcement, first responders, emergency management, as well as various County departments will participate Thursday, Aug. 3 in a functional emergency exercise. Developed by the Department of Public Utilities, the exercise simulates a threat to the Los Alamos Canyon Dam.

The exercise will test the viability of the County’s Emergency Operations Plan and the Emergency Action Plan for the Los Alamos Canyon Dam.

Pajarito Conservation Alliance Interviews New Board Of Public Utilities Member Dr. Carrie Walker

on July 30, 2017 - 12:30pm
Dr. Carrie Walker. Photo by Henrik Sandin

The Pajarito Conservation Alliance (PCA) is a 501(c)4 non-profit community organization focusing on information, advocacy, and volunteer work to protect the ecosystems and outdoor experience of the Pajarito Plateau. We take action now and plan ahead for seven generations.

From time to time, we publish opinion columns on conservation issues of interest to the citizens of Los Alamos, White Rock, and surrounding communities. This column is an interview with Dr.

Jacob Romero Enjoys Spoils After Kids Triathlon

on July 29, 2017 - 9:00pm

Jacob Romero, 5, enjoys the spoils after the kids triathlon earlier today at the Los Alamos Aquatic Center. Both he and his brother Noah, 8, participated in the event. Courtesy/Jason Romero

Historic Preservation Advisory Board Meets Wednesday

on July 29, 2017 - 5:25pm


The Historic Preservation Advisory Board​ will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2 in the Throne Room at Fuller Lodge. 

A.  Call to Order/Introductions
B.  Approval of Today's Agenda
C.  Review/Approval of Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the Historic Preservation Advisory Board Meeting on June 7, 2017. Presenters: Mark Rayburn 
D.  Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda

II.  HISTORIC PRESERVATION BUSINESS (Items for Discussion and Possible Action)
A.  Presentations/Discussions
(1) Overview of Fuller Lodge Interpretive Planning Project Heather

Council Approves $325,000 LEDA Loan For UbiQD

on July 29, 2017 - 8:16am

Dr. Hunter McDaniel, CEO and founder of UbiQD, a local technology company, points out his colleagues in the audience during Tuesday night's regular County Council meeting. Council approved for UbiQD to receive a $325,000 LEDA loan to help with the purchase of the building it occupies  at 134 East Gate Dr.  Photo by Kirsten Laskey/



Los Alamos Daily Post


UbiQD, a local startup company, received financial assistance from the Los Alamos County Council to purchase the building it is currently headquartered in.

Council approved a

County Council Tables Sheriff's Office Resolution, Considers Appointing Charter Review Committee

on July 29, 2017 - 7:26am

Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero speaks with County Council during its special meeting Wednesday night. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


A line of Los Alamos County residents wait their turn Wednesday night in Council Chambers to give feedback on the proposed resolution to restore the duties of the Sheriff's Office. Photo by Carol A. Clark/



Los Alamos Daily Post


After engaging in a lengthy discussion and hearing an abundance of comments from the public, the County Council ultimately decided to table a