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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Sept. 20 To Sept. 22, 2017

on September 27, 2017 - 12:47pm

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.


Sept. 20 at 4 p.m. / Police arrested Gerald Espinoza, 35, of Espanola at 2500 Trinity Dr., at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.





Sept. 21 at 1:37 p.m. /Police arrested Tabatha Annjoyce Jones, 34, of White Rock at 2500 Trinity Dr., and charged her with embezzlement of between $2,500 and $20,000.




Celebrate The Arts This October!

on September 27, 2017 - 11:20am
County Councilor Antonio Maggiore, left,  presents Los Alamos Arts Council Executive Director Patrick Neher with a proclamation recognizing October as Arts and Culture Month at Tuesday's meeting in Council Chambers. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ 
Los Alamos Daily Post 
Los Alamos County and local arts organizations are kicking convention to the curb.

Police Seek Public’s Assistance In Los Alamos Youth Football And Cheerleading League Embezzlement Case

on September 27, 2017 - 11:00am

LAPD News:

Based on the continuing investigation of embezzlement from the Los Alamos Youth Football and Cheerleading League, Los Alamos Police Det. Ryan Wolking is seeking information from participants of the league, businesses or individuals who donated to the league, or anyone from whom the league would have received cash, checks, or some other form of payment.

Specifically, LAPD is requesting information relating to financial transactions being processed or handled by the league’s former president Tabatha Jones of White Rock.

All information should be directed to Det. Wolking LA-93 at

Letter To The Editor: Keeping A Tidy Yard Is More Than Just Appearances Sake

on September 27, 2017 - 10:50am

Los Alamos

I understand people are upset by the County Codes calling for people to maintain the weeds in their yard, or minimize the rotting carcasses of cars, and just the general tidiness of one’s yard.

While I do understand I cannot sympathize, nor excuse this risky behavior. Keeping a tidy yard is more than just appearances sake, it is about the real pressing issue of Public Health for the Community.  We live in a part of the country where Bubonic Plague, Hantavirus and Mosquito Borne Illnesses are a continuous concern.

Labor Board Dismisses Prohibitive Practices Complaint Against LAPD

on September 27, 2017 - 10:20am

Sgt. Monica Salazar-Casias, president of the International Union of Police Associations, Local No. 14 and Vice President Cpl. Ben Irving chat prior to Monday's prohibited practices complaint hearing. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Los Alamos County Labor Management Relations Board members, from left, Eppie Trujillo, Felicia Orth and Trey Frazier discuss a prohibited practices complaint against the Los Alamos Police Department Monday at the Municipal Building. Photo by Maire O'Neill/
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos

County: Trinity Drive Lane Closures Oct. 2-6

on September 27, 2017 - 9:18am


As part of 20th Street Extension Project, construction crews will be connecting new water and gas lines to existing underground utilities on Trinity Drive at the intersection of 20th Street.

This work requires temporary lane and sidewalk closures on Trinity Drive near 20th Street, scheduled as follows, weather permitting:

  • Monday, Oct. 2 through Friday, Oct. 6, eastbound right lane.

For more information or questions, contact the Public Works Department at 505.662.8150 or email

The County thanks the community for its continued patience and cooperation.

Los Alamos County Clerk Registers New Voters

on September 27, 2017 - 7:52am

Los Alamos County Clerk Office staff members take part in National Voter Registration Day Tuesday in the lobby at the Municipal Building. The event was part of a massive 50-state effort to register thousands of voters. In addition to being at the Municipal Building, clerk staff went to Starbucks and Los Alamos High School. Here Office Specialist Jordan Duran, Deputy Clerk Victoria Martinez, seated, Election Manager Gloria Maestas and County Clerk Naomi Maestas stand ready to register new voters. As of noon Tuesday, Clerk Maestas reported that 10 people had registered to vote.

Rio Grande Norte Chapter Of The 99s Paint Compass Rose At Los Alamos County Airport Saturday

on September 27, 2017 - 7:39am

Members of the Rio Grande Norte Chapter of the 99's organization painted a compass rose Saturday morning on the runway of the Los Alamos County Airport. It was explained that the compass is used by pilots to calibrate in their aircrafts. This particular compass is 42 feet in diameter. The 99's is an international organization of women aviators. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Daniel Lind of Albuquerque helps paints the compass rose Saturday morning at the Los Alamos County Airport. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Connie Smith of Santa Fe helps paint the compass rose Saturday

Two Vehicle Crash At 15th And Central

on September 26, 2017 - 3:47pm

Both drivers are fine but this Nissan car owned by Los Alamos resident Becky Shankland, left, sustained some major damage from a collision with a truck this afternoon in the intersection at 15th Street and Central Avenue. No injuries were reported at the scene and the driver of the truck was cited for running a red light. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

This Nissan truck sustained minor damage this afternoon from a two vehicle crash at 15th Street and Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Police on scene to sort out the situation following this afternoon’s crash

LAFD Bike Team Demonstrates Safety To Girl Scouts

on September 26, 2017 - 9:46am

The Los Alamos County Fire Department Bike Team over the weekend discuss and demonstrate bicycle safety with local Girl Scouts. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos County Fire Department Bike Team discuss and demonstrate bicycle safety with local Girl Scouts. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos County Fire Department Bike Team discuss and demonstrate bicycle safety with local Girl Scouts. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos County Fire Department Bike Team discuss and demonstrate bicycle safety with local Girl Scouts. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos County Fire Department Bike Team discuss and demonstrate bicycle safety

County Celebrates Customer Service Week With Community Event In Municipal Building Lobby Oct. 4

on September 26, 2017 - 8:49am


In celebration of Customer Service Week, Oct. 2-6, the Los Alamos County Customer Care Center will sponsor an informational event 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4 in the Municipal Building lobby at 1000 Central Ave.

Members of the public are welcome to drop by for refreshments. Various County departments will host tables in the lobby with information on projects, programs and services during the event.

The U.S. Congress created national Customer Service Week in 1992, and it is traditionally held the first week in October.

Representatives of the Customer Care Center will receive a

Letter To The Editor: It’s Not About The Weeds, Ms. Austin

on September 26, 2017 - 8:05am
Los Alamos
Like Michelle Austin (link), I grew up in a rural New York State community. In  my case, it was in the sixties.
Like Michelle, we grew up where there  were no fences and our acre and a half lot merged with all the other lots on the street. That made for great pickup softball and football games as we could overrun several lots with outfields and goalposts. 
People had a lot of tolerance for each other's idiosyncrasies.

Letter To The Editor: Time Los Alamos Bans All Food For Humans

on September 26, 2017 - 7:32am
Los Alamos
I think it time that Los Alamos ban all food for humans. We all know that most food offered here is, well, expensive, and of questionable quality anyway.
Everyone can periodically leave the hill for meals, and leave our money and waste food outside the county. Then we will have fewer bears, squirrels, deer, crows, etc. Cut down and burn all fruit trees, plow under all backyard crops, keep all pets on leash or indoors at all times.
If no one eats here, it is less of a burden to keep our rolling trash carts in the house so as not to allow any unpleasant

Join The EcoChallenge Oct. 11-25

on September 26, 2017 - 6:45am


When you hear about the fires in the Northwest, or watch pictures of the flooding that has killed thousands of people from Nepal to Florida, when you watch refugees fleeing drought-enhanced conflicts all over the world, do you wonder if there are changes you can make in your daily life that would make a difference?  

Are you looking for ways you can live more sustainably, reduce your impact, and improve your life, your community and the planet?

Tourism Work Group Meets Wednesday

on September 26, 2017 - 5:58am


The Tourism Work Group will meet noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the Building 1 conference room at the Pajarito Cliff Sites. 

The meeting is open to the public. 


I. Call to Order
II. Review of Public Meeting/Survey results
III. Review of Strategic Directions
IV. Next Steps
V. Public Comment
VI. Next Meeting Scheduled: Oct. 17, 2017 at noon, location: TBD
VII. Adjourn Meeting

County Council Holds Regular Meeting 6 p.m. Today

on September 26, 2017 - 5:35am


The Los Alamos County Council will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. today, Sept. 26, in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave. 

The meeting is open to the public. 



  • Proclamation declaring the week of October 2-6, 2017 as "Customer Service Week" in Los Alamos County (accepted by representatives of the Customer Care Center). Presenters: County Council - Regular Session
  • Proclamation declaring the Month of October as

Summer Flower Baskets Coming Down

on September 25, 2017 - 7:11am

A worker removes the summer flower baskets hanging on the pole Sept. 13 at 15th Street and Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Summer flower baskets come down from the pole at 15th Street and Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Severed Power Line Cuts Power To Western Area

on September 24, 2017 - 8:05am
Power went out briefly Saturday in the Western Area due to this severed power line at the corner of 46th Street and Sandia Drive. Photo by Daren Savage
County utility workers arrive Saturday at the scene in the Western Area to repair a severed power line. Photo by Daren Savage
Los Alamos

Saturday afternoon Los Alamos Western Area residents experienced a short blackout due to a severed power line at the corner of 46th Street and Sandia Drive.

The power went out at approximately 3:15 p.m., and was restored by 4:15 p.m.

One young resident who lives across the street

LANL Director Shares Insights At Radioactive And Hazardous Materials Committee Meeting At UNM-LA

on September 22, 2017 - 11:31am
Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan speaks to legislators at the Radioactive and Hazardous Materials Committee meeting Thursday at UNM-LA. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
From left, Sen. Carlos Cisneros, Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, Rep. Steven Smith and Sen. Richard Martinez listen to the Lab Director's presentation. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
LANL Director Charlie McMillan, left, responds to a question about Lab safety from Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, right. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily

Officials Gather For Annual REDI Summit

on September 22, 2017 - 10:07am

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) delivering the welcoming address. Courtesy/LANL CPO

From left, Los Alamos County Economic Development Director Joan Ahlers, with RDC Board members Kristin Henderson and Javier Sanchez. Photo by Eric Vasquez/

Staff Report

Officials gathered Thursday at Buffalo Thunder Resort for the Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Summit. “Navigating Our Economic Future” was the theme for this year's event.

The REDI Strategic Plan was completed nearly 10 years ago in 2008. This year, the summit featured successes and shared information on

LAC: Tourism Work Group Meeting Today

on September 22, 2017 - 8:23am

Voices Of Los Alamos Meets Monday, Sept. 25

on September 22, 2017 - 6:43am

VOLA News:

Voices of Los Alamos will hold its next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25 at the Unitarian Church.

Voices of Los Alamos is a progressive political activism group created for Los Alamos residents to voice their concerns over current political events (both at the state and at the federal level) and give people a space to gather together, discuss and form action plans.

The membership is inclusive; everyone is welcomed to attend the meeting.

Agenda items for the upcoming meeting include: 

Immigration proclamation passed, what's next? The Public Education Department has put out

Add Some Color And Adventure To Your Life This Autumn In Los Alamos

on September 22, 2017 - 6:30am
In Northern New Mexico, autumn is about more than just crisp, cool air; it’s also the time of year when visitors and locals alike flock to Los Alamos to catch site of the area’s stunning and majestic fall colors.
The fall colors are at their most vibrant during the first two weeks of October, which coincides perfectly with one of New Mexico’s most iconic events—the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

County Personnel Board Meeting Canceled Sept. 26

on September 22, 2017 - 6:10am


The Los Alamos County Personnel Board meeting at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 26 in Room 110 in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. is canceled.


County Takes Part In National Voter Registration Day

on September 21, 2017 - 4:56pm


Tuesday, Sept. 26, the Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office will host National Voter Registration Day 2017 events, as part of a massive 50-state effort to register thousands of voters.

Founded in 2012, National Voter Registration Day is designed to create an annual moment when the entire nation focuses on registering Americans to exercise their most basic right – the right to vote. More than 2 million Americans have registered to vote on this day since the inaugural National Voter Registration Day.

“With the 2018 Elections fast approaching, the goal of National Voter Registration