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Leadership Los Alamos Welcomes Class Of 2018

on November 13, 2017 - 6:09am
Leadership Los Alamos Class of 2017-18. Photo by Martha Katko
 
LLA News:
 
Question: What do you get when you mix together people from non-profits, Starbucks, LANL, UNM-LA, LA County, Bandelier, Zia and Del Norte Credit Unions, Project Y, the Family Y, TechSource, Zhennovate and the Methodist Church? Answer: This year’s emerging leaders in the Leadership Los Alamos (LLA) program.
 
Twenty-five individuals began their LLA journey in September with a workshop facilitated by Phil Bryson from On The Edge Productions.

Council Holds Closed Session Tuesday

on November 12, 2017 - 6:07am
COUNTY News: 
 
Los Alamos County Council will hold a closed session at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. 
 
1. OPENING/ROLL CALL
2. BUSINESS
  • Discussion Regarding Threatened or Pending Litigation - Closed Pursuant to NMSA 1978, 10-15-1 (H)(7).Presenters: County Council - Closed Session
3. ADJOURNMENT
 
Individuals with a disability who are in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the hearing or meeting, should contact the County Human Resources

County Council Holds Regular Meeting Tuesday

on November 11, 2017 - 10:26pm
COUNTY News: 
 
Los Alamos County Council meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in Council Chambers in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
 
The public is welcomed to attend.
 
Agenda:
 
1. OPENING/ROLL CALL
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  • A. Cub Scout Pack 27 will Lead the Pledge of Allegiance
3. STATEMENT REGARDING CLOSED SESSION Nov. 14, 2017 Closed Session Motion
4. PUBLIC COMMENT
5. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
6. PRESENTATIONS, PROCLAMATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS
  • A. Proclamation declaring Saturday, Nov.

UT Regents Postpone Vote On LANL Contract Proposal

on November 11, 2017 - 4:56pm

University of Texas News:

University of Texas System Board of Regents has postponed until Nov. 27 a vote on whether to submit a proposal to the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to manage and operate Los Alamos National Laboratory.

In September the Board voted to spend $4.5 million to pursue the contract and when the final request for proposals was published Oct. 26, Deputy Chancellor David E. Daniel issued a statement that the UT team was “deeply engaged in developing the most responsive thoughtful plan possible” for future management of the Lab.

UT representatives have

LTAB Shares Good News With County Council

on November 11, 2017 - 7:37am

Ryn Herrmann, chairman of the Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board, reports good news to the Los Alamos County Council during its regular Tuesday night meeting. A few accomplishments highlighted in her board update include: the Lodger's Tax Advisory Board is completely full, lodgers' tax revenue and social media/website goals have been exceeded and social media trending is up.  Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Parks & Recreation Board Presents Recommendations On Tennis Courts Plan

on November 11, 2017 - 7:29am

Parks and Recreation Board Chair Melanee Hand presents the board's recommendation regarding the local tennis courts to Los Alamos County Council Tuesday night in Council Chambers. Council requested in January the board evaluate issues and form recommendations for the following items: a location for a tennis court facility, the appropriate number of courts and appropriate community support.

Lane Closure At North Mesa/San Ildefonso Roads

on November 10, 2017 - 6:42am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Traffic and Streets crews will begin patching a road Monday, Nov. 13, at the intersection of North Mesa Road and San Ildefonso Road.

Motorists can expect a single lane closure 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a flagging operation and the County will work to minimize the impact of this road construction.

Direct questions regarding the road closure to the Traffic & Streets Department at 505.663.1762.

 

County Offices Closed Friday

on November 9, 2017 - 4:37pm
COUNTY News:
 
Los Alamos County Offices are closed Friday in observance of the Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
 
Find a full schedule for all facilities here.
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Hall: The Power of Government

on November 9, 2017 - 4:02pm
By MICHAEL L. HALL
Los Alamos

Government has a monopoly on force, transferred to it by the citizens. I don’t seek revenge on a murderer, I rely on government to do it in my stead. I don’t incarcerate those who break laws to harm me, I rely on government to do it in my stead. I don’t retrieve my stolen goods, I rely on government to do it in my stead. Government uses force to carry out the will of the people, and can potentially remove life, liberty, or property from its citizens.

This transferred force is a sacred power, and should not be used lightly.

Governmental force should only be

Council Hears From Public On Code Enforcement

on November 9, 2017 - 7:35am
Helen Milenski, left, and Heather Ortega make a presentation to Council regarding the code enforcement program Tuesday night in Council Chambers. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 
 

It was a full house during the County Council work session Tuesday night. Attendees included Community Development Department Director Paul Andrus and Chief Building Official Michael Arellano, seated in the middle of the front row. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post 
 

While there was support shown for a code enforcement program

Los Alamos-Japan Project Conversation At Mesa Public Library Thursday

on November 8, 2017 - 6:04pm

Hiroshima Museum Director Kenji Shija, Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation Chairperson Yasuyoshi Komizo, Los Alamos Historical Museum Director Judith Stauber and Los Alamos Historical Society board member Michael Redondo. Courtesy/Los Alamos Historical Museum

LIBRARY News:

The public is invited to a conversation at the Library, 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, about the Los Alamos Japan Project that has been initiated by Los Alamos History Museum director Judith Stauber. An exhibit about the Project is on display in the Upstairs Art Gallery at Mesa Public Library through Nov. 21.

‘Peace’s New

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 3 – Nov. 4, 2017

on November 8, 2017 - 10:44am

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.

VICTORIA ESPINOZA

Nov. 3 at 3:31 p.m. / Police arrested Victoria Espinoza, 26, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.

 

 

 

ANDREA R. RIVERA

Nov. 4 at 11:29 a.m. / Police arrested Andrea R. Rivera, 30, of Los Alamos at the Gold Street Apartments on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

DPU Public Meeting On Revised Water Supply Plan

on November 7, 2017 - 9:58am

COUNTY News:

Officials with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) invite the public to a presentation on its revised Long-range Water Supply Plan.

he meeting is scheduled at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.

Copies of the Plan are available on the DPU website https://rebrand.ly/DPUWaterSupplyPlan.

DPU contracted with Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc. (DBS&A) for support in revising the Plan. Using the original format and data from the council-adopted 2006 Long-range Water Supply Plan, DBS&A updated the Plan to:

 

LAPD Releases 2017 Third Quarter Crime Statistics

on November 7, 2017 - 6:43am

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone

LAPD News:

Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone has released crime statistics for the third quarter of 2017, which were compiled by the Records Section of the Los Alamos Police Department.

Offenses reported as crime statistics are determined by the FBI Uniform Crime Report Program and are classified as crimes against persons (violent crime) and crimes against property.  The offenses of murder (homicide), rape, robbery and aggravated assault make up the violent crime category.

‘Come Write In!’ At The White Rock Branch Library

on November 7, 2017 - 6:05am

The word count across the world so far in the National Novel Writing Month evennt. Courtesy image

LIBRARY News:

The Los Alamos County Library System is hosting the NaNoWriMo program (short for National Novel Writing Month) in November, joining libraries and writing groups around the world to support and stimulate writers.

Writing sessions begin at 6 p.m. each Tuesday in the White Rock Branch Library. Writers will be encouraged to write a 50,000-word novel during the month - but all writers are welcome to attend, whether their writing takes the form of a novel or something shorter.

Library

News Alert: Crash On Truck Route Near LANSCE

on November 6, 2017 - 5:00pm

Los Alamos police and firefighters are responding to a two vehicle crash on the Truck Route. Courtesy photo

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos police and firefighters are responding to a two vehicle crash on the Truck Route near the LANSCE turn off.

Travel is down to one lane each direction. Commuters are asked to avoid the truck route this evening and be prepared for delays.

No other information is available at this time about those involved or any injuries.

LAPD Sgt. Chris Ross Graduates From Northwestern University Center For Public Safety

on November 6, 2017 - 12:22pm

From left, Deputy Director of the Center for Public Safety at Northwestern University Michelle Camden, LAPD Sgt. Chris Ross, Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden and U.S. Magistrate Judge Gregory J. Fouratt. Sgt. Chris Ross recently graduated from the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Police Sgt. Chris Ross recently graduated from the Northwestern University, Center for Public Safety, class #420 of the School of Police Staff and Command.

The School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) is an intensive 10-week program that prepares law

Parks & Rec Board Reviews Capital Projects Thursday

on November 6, 2017 - 12:08pm

COUNTY News:

Capital projects for Golf Course Improvements, Ice Rink Improvements, Pinon Park Splash Pad and a Kiddie Pool that were moved forward by County Council at their Aug. 8 meeting will be discussed by the Parks and Recreation Board this Thursday, Nov. 9.

The Board is expected to make recommendations about the projects that will be forwarded to the Council to consider at their Council meeting Dec. 5.

The public is welcome to attend and give public comments to the Board this Thursday. The meeting is 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers.

For additional background, visit

LAPD Property Auction Slated For Nov. 21

on November 6, 2017 - 11:08am

LAPD News:

 

A 1994 Ford Taurus Wagon, bikes, tools, a guitar and jewelry are among the items to be auctioned 9-10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 21 by the Los Alamos Police Department.

“All items to be sold are found or unclaimed property that has been in the possession of the Department for more than 90 days. By law, anything valued at more than $50 has to be auctioned. If not sold, it has to be destroyed,” Crime Scene/Evidence Tech Anthony Lucero said.

The auction will be cash only and government-issued identification will be required to bid.

Letter To The Editor: What Is A Weed?

on November 6, 2017 - 7:58am
By LYNN HANRAHAN
Los Alamos

We went to the County Code Enforcement presentation last Thursday at UNM-LA sponsored by the local Republican Party because we had recently received a notice from the county. Our garden is big, so we thought it might be a good idea to see what didn’t comply to county standards. It is easier to move “offensive” plants now when they are getting ready for their winter slumber. At least I think it is – my son has the green thumb.let

Gardens can be both cost and labor intensive so it’s good to get things right the first time.

DWI Planning Council Meets Thursday

on November 6, 2017 - 6:31am

COUNTY News: 

The Los Alamos County DWI Planning Council meets at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 in Room #110 in the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.

The meeting open to the public. 

Agenda: 

  • II. Public Comment
  • III. Approval of minutes from previous meeting: Oct.12
  • IV. Business
    • a. Project A Presentation
    • b. New DWI web page content ideas
    • c. Future presentations – need ideas
  • V. Coordinator’s Report
    • a. LDWI Grant Council meeting recap
    • b. DWI Coordinators Affiliate meeting recap
  • VI. LAPS Report
  • VII. LAPD Report
  • VIII. Probation/Court Report
  • IX. Council Chair’s Report
  • X.

County Council Work Session At Muni Building Tuesday

on November 5, 2017 - 6:42am
COUNTY News:
 
The Los Alamos County Council work session is 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7 in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
 
The meeting is open to the public.
 
Agenda:
 
1. OPENING/ROLL CALL
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. PUBLIC COMMENT
4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
5. PRESENTATIONS, PROCLAMATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS
  • Briefing to Council 
    • Presenters: Loryn 'Ryn' Herrmann, Chair of the Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board
  • Presentation of Recommendation Regarding Tennis Courts Evaluation
    • Presenter: Melanee Hand, Chair of the Parks and Recreation Board
6. BUSINESS
  • Action to Suspend

LAPD Makes Drug Arrest Friday

on November 4, 2017 - 8:07am

Victoria Espinoza arrested Friday. Courtesy/LAPD
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Victoria Espinoza of White Rock was arrested Friday afternoon on an arrest warrant issued by Los Alamos Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados.

Espinoza was charged with possession of methamphetamine; possession of heroin; selling, disposing, possessing dangerous drugs; possession of marijuana; and two counts of drug paraphernalia for possessing 53 hypodermic needles and a broken glass methamphetamine pipe.

According to the request for issuance of an arrest filed by Los Alamos

Temporary Lane; Sidewalk Closures On Trinity Drive

on November 4, 2017 - 7:32am

COUNTY News:

As part of 20th Street Extension Project, construction crews will be performing paving operations next week on 20th Street at the intersection of Trinity Drive.

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

  • Tuesday, Nov. 7 through Friday, Nov. 10, eastbound right lane.

For more information or questions, contact the Public Works Department at 505.662.8150 or email lacpw@lacnm.us.

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

Los Alamos Police Department Announces Newest Academy Graduate: Ofc. David Randleman

on November 3, 2017 - 4:46pm

New LAPD Ofc. David Randleman, center, at his Oct. 27 graduation from the Police Academy with LAPD Cmdr. Oilver Morris, left, and Sgt. Daniel Roberts. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department’s newest Police Academy graduate Ofc. David Randleman graduated Oct. 27 as class Valedictorian.

New LAPD Ofc. David Randleman graduated the Police Academy as class Valedictorian. Courtesy/LAPD

Ofc. Randleman was one of 34 cadets from around the State of New Mexico who became certified police officers last Friday.

During the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy’s 195th class, Ofc.

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