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Los Alamos County Little League Postseason Wrap-up For Age 9-11 Division

on July 21, 2017 - 5:32pm

Los Alamos Little League District 1 Champion All-stars for the 9-11 Age Division, front row from left, Zack Stidham, Ian Swavely, Maddox Martines, Brandon Walker and Malachi Laskie. Middle row from left, JJ Chrobocinski, Gavin Mitchell, Raven Naranjo, Sal Crochet, Cohen McKown, Tanner Noakes, Zachary Moore and Wyatt Guffee. Back row from left, Coaches James Chrobocinski, Dave Swavely and Jason Martines. Courtesy photo

SPORTS News:

The Los Alamos Little League District 1 Champion All-stars for the 9-11 Age Division wrapped up their season over the weekend in Carlsbad with a loss to Noon

Public Weighs In On County Branding Effort

on July 21, 2017 - 5:03pm

James Glover of The Idea Group makes a presentation on the Los Alamos County's branding campaign during a public meeting Wednesday night at Fuller Lodge. Glover encouraged participants to join the effort to make Los Alamos a great place to live, work, stay and play by taking part in the Discovery Action Team. The team will be task to do a number of things such as encouraging local entities to particpate in the brand. He noted that Metzger's Do It best has already jumped in by selling a number of products that advertise Los Alamos and its logo.

Los Alamos County Personnel Board Meets Tuesday

on July 21, 2017 - 7:55am
COUNTY News:
 
The Los Alamos County Personnel Board meeting is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 25, in Room 110 of the Municipal Building.
 
A copy of the agenda may be accessed on the Los Alamos County website by clicking here.

Izraelevitz: Sheriff Investigate Corruption? Makes Absolutely No Sense

on July 21, 2017 - 7:05am
By DAVID IZRAELEVITZ, Chair
Los Alamos County Council

Corruption: dishonest or illegal behavior especially by powerful people (such as government officials or police officers) (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)

My fellow councilor Pete Sheehey has proposed a Council resolution to more expansively define the roles and responsibilities of the Los Alamos County Sheriff’s Office.

County Tackles Affordable Housing

on July 20, 2017 - 9:45pm

A worker applies stucco to a Los Alamos home. The work was provided through the Los Alamos Housing Partnership, which offers deferred payment loans for a variety of home improvement and repairs to those who qualify. Photo by Vint Miller

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
​Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com

Homeownership is part of the American Dream. Owning their own home is among many people’s goals, but accomplishing this aspiration is a whole other story. Affording a mortgage or a down payment on a house can be a major obstacle in the path to homeownership.

Affordable housing seems to be a major

LAPD Dispatchers Are The Thin Gold Line

on July 20, 2017 - 11:11am

Consolidated Dispatch Center Shift Supervisor Wendy Strain goes through medical instructions Tuesday morning during a 911 call. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

LAPD Dispatcher Ruben Garcia sends emergency responders to the home of a 911 caller. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
  • “There’s the thin blue line for police officers and the thin red line for firefighters ... dispatchers are the thin gold line …” –CDC Supervisor Kate Stoddard

 

When visitors stand in front of the small dark window in the foyer of the Los

A Functional But Limited Sheriff’s Office For Los Alamos

on July 20, 2017 - 10:05am
By PETE SHEEHEY
Los Alamos County Councilor
 
The County Council will consider the role of the Sheriff in Los Alamos in a Special Session at 6 p.m., Wednesday, July 26 at the Los Alamos Municipal Building.
 
The Council, not including myself, called an election last November to eliminate the office. After a contentious campaign, Los Alamos voted to keep an elected Sheriff. I believe a majority on Council now accepts that our citizens want a functional Sheriff’s Office. We need to agree on what the Sheriff’s functions will be.
 
I am proposing a Resolution: (

Los Alamos County Looks To Residents To Maintain Overlook Collection Center

on July 20, 2017 - 10:01am
Tanner Kennedy deposits brush material into one of the bins Tuesday at the Overlook Collection Center. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
​Los Alamos Daily Post

 

The Overlook Collection Center looked immaculate this week. No paint cans, fluorescent bulbs or containers of chemicals littered the ground. The roll off metal bins were not overflowing with material. The Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division is working to ensure the collection center stays that way.

 

Office Specialist Tiffany Pegoda said a pilot program is kicking off in which an

DPU Investigates Energy Alternatives To Coal

on July 20, 2017 - 9:59am

From left, Department of Public Utilities' Power Scheduler and Energy Manager Jordon Garcia, Deputy Manager/Power Production Steve Cummins and Department Manager Tim Glasco answer questions during the public meeting to discuss the Integrated Resource Plan  July 12 at the White Rock Branch Library. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 

 

The public learns about the Integrated Resource Plan during the July 12 meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY

Los Alamos Daily Post 

 

With Los Alamos County preparing to walk away from the San Juan coal plant in 2022

Sheriff Lucero: To The Citizens Of Los Alamos County … Regarding Resolution 17-08

on July 20, 2017 - 9:52am
By MARCO V. LUCERO  
Los Alamos County Sheriff

As your elected sheriff for the past six and a half years, I have done my best to provide services that hold true to my faith, the Office of the Sheriff and my passion to enhance public safety. With little or no resources provided by local government I have done my best to provide services. 

I know that life pits us with those who do not agree with what we try to do. I know that despite our good intentions, some people are going to smear us. I realize that is part of holding public office.

Update: Police Dispatch Phones Are Back In Service

on July 20, 2017 - 9:43am

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department Dispatch reports that its telephones are back in service.

The phones were out of service for a short time this morning.

Police radios were not impacted by the outtage.

Police Dispatch Phones Temporarily Out Of Service

on July 20, 2017 - 8:16am

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department Dispatch is reporting that its telephones are temporarily out of service.

Radios are not impacted.

Residents can call 505.412.0735 for Dispatch. Service should be restored in approximately one hour.

Public Hearings On Proposed Water And Sewage Rate Increases Moved To Aug. 8 In Council Chambers

on July 20, 2017 - 7:27am

COUNTY News:

The public hearings for water and sewage rate increases scheduled for July 25 have been moved to 6 p.m., Aug. 8 in Council Chambers at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.

Public comments will be accepted through Open Forum until 11:59 p.m., Aug. 6: click here.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: July 13 To July 17, 2017

on July 19, 2017 - 10:25am

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.

CELSO I. RAMOS

July 13 at 7:52 a.m. / Police arrested Celso I. Ramos, 37, of Santa Cruz at 2500 Trinity Dr., on outstanding District Court and Magistrate Court warrants.

 

 

MALCOM R. TORRES

July 13 at 7:40 p.m. / Police arrested Malcom R. Torres, 23, of Santa Cruz in Los Alamos and charged him with driving on a suspended or revoked license.

 

 

 

GAYLE ORTEGA

July 17 at 11:46

Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board Meets Noon Today

on July 19, 2017 - 9:33am

COUNTY News: 

The Los Alamos County Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board meets at noon today in Room 110 at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

The meeting is open to the public.

Agenda:

I.  ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS
A.  Call to Order/Introductions
B.  Approval of Agenda
C.  Review/Approval of Meeting Minutes (1) 9689-17 Minutes from Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board Meeting June 20, 2017
D.  Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda

II.  PRESENTATION/DISCUSSION
Facebook 101 and New Strategy David Empey and Jamie Dickerman, Griffin and Associates Presenters: David Empey
 
III.

Los Alamos County Horse Show July 22

on July 19, 2017 - 6:41am
 
COUNTY News:
 
It’s time for all riders to showcase their equestrian talents in Western and English categories at the annual Los Alamos County Horse Show at Brewer Arena at 9 a.m., Saturday, July 22.
 
The Los Alamos County Horse Show offers four age categories (9 & Under), 10-13, 14-18 and Adult and many different horsemanship class categories. The fees range from $5 per youth class entry, $8 per adult class entry, and $30 per family (four or more participants from immediate family living in the same household).
 
Prizes include place ribbons, horse show t-shirts and buckles.
 

Driver In Single-Vehicle Rollover Pleads Not Guilty

on July 19, 2017 - 6:10am

Staff Report

A 21-year-old Hernandez man involved in a July 9 single-vehicle rollover on Diamond Drive pleaded not guilty to charges of driving under the influence, speeding and open container Monday before Municipal Judge Alan Kirk.

Bobbyray Sisneros was arrested after Los Alamos Police and Fire Department personnel responded at 8 p.m. to the scene of the crash. Sisneros and his two passengers were transported to Los Alamos Medical Center where they were treated for minor injuries.

Judge Kirk allowed Sisneros to remain free on conditions of release, which included reporting to the

Author Stephen Ledoux At Mesa Public Library Thursday

on July 18, 2017 - 1:22pm

Stephen F. Ledoux

LIBRARY News:

The Authors Speak series of lectures continues Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Upstairs Rotunda at Mesa Public Library with author Stephen F. Ledoux, who will talk about his book “Beautiful Sights and Sensations.”

With this book, Ledoux shares his passion for beautiful objects. Ledoux, who is also an expert in the emerging natural science of behaviorology, has travelled and taught extensively. He has held positions in Australia and in China, as well as at the State University of New York at Canton.

He and his wife Nelly Case, also an author, now make their home

County: Tips To Be Bear Aware

on July 18, 2017 - 1:04pm
COUNTY News:
 
Bears have been making their way into residential areas because of lack of food in the wild and ease of getting it out of trash roll carts.
 
  • Since garbage stored outside is the biggest attractant, storing garbage in a secure garage or shed until the morning of collection will virtually eliminate the chances of a bear visit*. If a bear does not find a food source, it will move on. Here are some safe practices for managing waste to minimize encounters with bears:
  • Avoid luring bears on to your property by maintaining any fallen fruit; stock up for the winter and preserve fruit

A Grateful Citizen Says Thanks

on July 18, 2017 - 12:41pm
Courtesy photo
 
By A Grateful Citizen
Los Alamos
 
I would like to take a minute to thank all of the first responders, County line crew staff, and emergency operations for their actions and responses during Sunday night's power failure.
 
The arc flash in the western area was impressive. It lit the sky like daylight for blocks. All that arrived on scene were focused and very professional. They listened to the concerns for our neighbors and verified that the situation was safe.
 
For a one inch feed line to arc on a clear dark night, it was most impressive.

Letter To The Editor: LA MainStreet Shouts Out Big THANK YOU To Community For ScienceFest Success

on July 18, 2017 - 7:36am

By Los Alamos MainStreet

Los Alamos MainStreet would like to shout out a big THANK YOU for the wonderful support that the community, volunteers, partners and sponsors offered throughout this year's ScienceFest. It takes a village to make ScienceFest a success!

Staff is collecting data on attendance numbers from programming and percentage of sales increase from last year at this time. That data as well as photos will be shared shortly.

Save the date for next year: July 11-15. ScienceFest will celebrate the 75th anniversary of Los Alamos National Laboratory and Los Alamos County’s

LAPD Releases 2017 Second Quarter Crime Statistics

on July 17, 2017 - 7:54pm
Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Crime statistics for Los Alamos County for the second quarter of 2017 were released today by Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone. The report contains crimes against persons such as murder/homicide, rape, robbery and aggravated assault as well as crimes against property such as arson, burglary, larceny and auto theft.

This quarter’s report reflects two rapes and one aggravated assault. According to Cmdr. Preston Ballew, the two rape cases are still under investigation and no arrests have been made.

Council Approves Trash And Recycling Rate Increase

on July 17, 2017 - 5:25pm

​During the regular County Council meeting July 11, Los Alamos resident Brady Burke, left, speaks during the public comment period regarding the proposed rate ordinance that would result in increased refuse, recycling and solid waste facility fees for commercial and residential customers. Environmental Services Division Manager Angelica Gurule and Public Works Director Philo Shelton listen to Burke, who opposed the proposed rate increases and advised sending the ordinance back for further review.

Environmental Sustainability Board Meets Thursday

on July 17, 2017 - 5:21pm

COUNTY News:

Final Agenda for the Environmental Sustainability Board meeting set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 20 in room 110 the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

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

5. BOARD BUSINESS 
Food Waste Composting Presentation by Walter Dods

Discuss Bear Issues Regarding Trash Collection and Bear Resistant Containers 

6. REPORTS
A. Chair's Report - John Bliss

B.

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