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Juvenile Justice Advisory Board Meets Wednesday

on February 13, 2017 - 10:25am
JJAB News:
 
The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board's next meeting is 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15, in Building #1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site.
 
Victoria Mahand, M.S.W., National Training Specialist with One Circle Foundation will provide an overview of Los Alamos Girls Circle Training
 
The public is welcome to attend.

Pet Of The Week: Gretchen The Dog

on February 12, 2017 - 7:28am
Gretchen the dog. Courtesy/Paulina Gwaltney Photography
 
SHELTER News:
 
Gretchen is a young and petite pit mix who needed to have one of her rear legs amputated due to a severely fractured femur.
 
She certainly doesn’t let that slow her down though! She loves to relax and give kisses, she’s very comfortable in new places, and she thinks that treats make everything better!
 
Gretchen is in foster care – call the shelter for information on how to meet Gretchen.
 
Shelter hours are noon to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays and noon to 3 p.m., Sundays.

2017 Los Alamos School Board Election Results Official

on February 10, 2017 - 6:33pm

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County (LAC) Clerk’s Office completed the required canvass process to certify and finalize the 2017 School Board Election results for the Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) and the University of New Mexico - Los Alamos (UNM-LA) School Board.

The Canvass Board met at 1 p.m. today in the Los Alamos County Municipal Building. The board consisted of Dr. Kurt Steinhaus, LAPS Superintendent, Dr. Cynthia Rooney, UNM-LA Chief Executive Officer, the Honorable Pat A. Casados Los Alamos County Magistrate Judge and County Clerk Naomi D. Maestas.

During the canvass process,

New Los Alamos County Community Services Director Brings Love Of Recreation And Outdoors To Job

on February 10, 2017 - 4:38pm

New Los Alamos County Community Services Director Brian Brogan. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

 By KIRSTEN LASKEY
​Los Alamos Daily Post
 

For new Los Alamos County Community Services Director Brian Brogan, public service has been a lifelong career. He joined the County Jan. 17, following the retirement of Charlie Kalogeros-Chattan.

 

“I’ve always been attracted to recreation activities and the outdoors and getting people involved in the outdoors,” Brogan said during an interview today with the Los Alamos Daily Post.

 

In fact, he said, “I visited here a bunch” due to

Scenes From County Science & Engineering Fair

on February 9, 2017 - 10:15pm

LAHS 9th grader Lillian Petersen is awarded the CB FOX Overall Best of Show Award for her project on Climate Change during Saturday's County Science & Engineering Fair in the Duane Smith Auditorium at Los Alamos High School. Photo by Derrick Key/ladailypost.com

LAHS 9th graderJake Werner with his Tesla Coil. Photo by Derrick Key/ladailypost.com

Science and Engineering Fair awards ceremony Saturday in the Duane Smith Auditorium. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

K-5th grade Science and Engineering Fair projects fill the Dance and Drama classroom Saturday at Los Alamos High School

2017 LAPS And UNM-LA Board Election Results

on February 9, 2017 - 8:59pm
Winners of the 2017 School Board and UNM-LA Advisory Board races, from left, Sheila Schiferl Position 5 and David Sutton Position 1 on the UNM-LA Advisory Board. Michelle Hall (not pictured) ran unopposed for re-election to Position 2. Stephen Boerigter District 2 and Ellen Ben-Naim District 1 were elected to positions on the Los Alamos Public Schools Board. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Elections were held Tuesday for the Los Alamos School Board and the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Advisory Board.

A total of 1,432 votes were cast.

New Exhibit At Mesa Public Library: Artist Livy Snyder

on February 9, 2017 - 4:54pm
Courtesy photo
 
LIBRARY News:
 
Los Alamos artist Livy Snyder is the featured artist of the new exhibit in the Upstairs Art Gallery at Mesa Public Library, which runs through Feb. 28.
 
The exhibit presents a series of documentary photography that serves as evidence for the essay Form, Content, Style written by art historian Ernst Gombrich (1968), discussing the evolution of aesthetics through sociology.
 
As stated in the essay, “The distinctive way an act is performed or an artifact made is likely to remain constant as long as it meets the needs of the social group.

LAFD: Preventing Burns In Your Home

on February 9, 2017 - 6:33am
LAFD News:
 
The Los Alamos County Fire Department would like to bring awareness of preventing burns in the home during this National Burn Awareness Week (Feb. 5-11, 2017.)
 
Each year there are more than 450,000 burn injuries that occur in the United States serious enough to require medical treatment. Many of these burns are preventable, here are some tips to help prevent these types of injuries.
 
One of the leading causes of burns to children is hot water scalds. These burn injuries are preventable:
  • Test water before bathing children.

Golf Course Water Main Repaired Sunday Evening

on February 8, 2017 - 4:56pm

COUNTY News:

A water leak in a 16-inch water main that was discovered at the golf course on Friday evening was repaired by the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities crews late Sunday evening. 

Initially, DPU reported that repairs would be delayed until Monday, Feb. 6, after safety became a concern Friday night. The water main proved to be deeper in the ground than anticipated and additional safety equipment was needed to prevent unstable soil from collapsing on crews.  DPU expected to receive the additional shoring equipment by Monday.

ESB Presents Recommendation Regarding Brush & Bulk Item Collection Program To County Council Feb. 14

on February 8, 2017 - 9:29am

Example of a bulky brush pile ready for pickup. Courtesy image

COUNTY News:

At the Feb. 14 Los Alamos County Council meeting, the Environmental Sustainability Board (ESB) will present its findings and recommendation regarding the Brush and Bulk Item Collection Program.

The following recommendations will go before County Council for review and approval:

Final Recommendation:

  • Collect brush only utilizing an “Organic Yard Trimming Roll-Cart,” and offer a paid scheduled collection for bulk items.

Alternative A:

  • Collect brush only on a quarterly basis and offer a paid scheduled collection of

Sheehey: Trump’s Executive Order On Immigration

on February 8, 2017 - 7:52am
By PETE SHEEHEY
Los Alamos County Councilor

Editor’s note: Councilor Pete Sheehey delivered the following statement at Tuesday’s County Council work session in White Rock:

President Trump’s Jan. 27 Executive Order suspending visits or immigration to the US from seven Muslim-majority countries for three months, and stopping processing or entry of any refugees for four months, has caused tremendous controversy.

The courts will decide whether or not this order violates anyone’s rights to due process or equal protection under the US Constitution and law. I am compelled to speak on this today.

2017 LAPS And UNM-LA Advisory Board Election Unofficial Results

on February 7, 2017 - 9:20pm
Final vote totals posted at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Los Alamos County Municpal Building. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost
 
2017 LAPS AND UNM-LA BOARD ELECTION TOTALS
 
Los Alamos School Board District 1
Ellen Ben-Naim               307
James W. Hall                  241
Total Votes                       548
 
Los Alamos School Board District 2
Stephen T. Boerigter    277
Darryl Mathew Sugar     60
Total Votes                    337
 
UNM-LA Advisory Board Position 1
David Sutton                 656
Michael D. Redondo     631
Total Votes                  1,287
 
UNM-LA

2017 LAPS And UNM-LA Board Election Results

on February 7, 2017 - 6:03pm

Winners of the 2017 School Board and UNM-LA Advisory Board races, from left, Sheila Schiferl Position 5 and David Sutton Position 1 on the UNM-LA Advisory Board. Michelle Hall ran unopposed for re-election to Position 2. Stephen Boerigter District 2 and Ellen Ben-Naim District 1 were elected to positions on the Los Alamos Public Schools Board. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

Vote Until 7 p.m. In LAPS & UNM-LA Board Election

on February 7, 2017 - 5:26pm

Poll workers assist voters obtain ballots for the 2017 LAPS and UNM-LA Advisory Board Election late this afternoon in the Municipal Building. Los Alamos County Elections Manager Gloria Maestas told the Los Alamos Daily Post that as of about 4:45 p.m. today, 311 votes were cast at the Municipal Building in Los Alamos and 489 were cast at the library in White Rock. The County Clerk's Office also has received 352 early/absentee ballots delivered in person and another 19 sent in by mail. The polls close at 7 p.m. today.

Alert: Lane Closures At Diamond & Canyon Feb. 8-10

on February 7, 2017 - 9:16am

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Traffic Division will be setting up for lane closures at Diamond Drive and Canyon Road Wednesday, Feb. 8 through Friday, Feb. 10 to allow for installation of illuminated hospital signs.

The work will begin at 9 a.m. and shut down for the lunch hour starting at 11:30 a.m. through 1:15 p.m. and end each day at 3:30 p.m. Friday.

Drivers are urged to proceed carefully through this project zone.

Direct questions or concerns regarding this project to County Traffic and Streets Division Manager Daniel Erickson at 505.662.8113.

Los Alamos County Council Votes On Recreation Bond Election Resolution At Regular Meeting Feb. 14

on February 6, 2017 - 9:04pm

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County voters will have the opportunity to vote on a $20 million recreation bond package with a mail-in ballot this May. If the bond vote passes, the Los Alamos County Council voted at its Dec. 20 regular meeting to supplement the bond with an additional $13.4 million in County funds to build a multi-generational pool, splash pad and a recreation center with a multipurpose activity center that houses two gymnasium spaces, a running track and indoor ice arena, as well as golf course and softball field improvements.

The next step in the process is for the Council to vote

State Tourism Commission In Los Alamos Feb. 15

on February 6, 2017 - 9:03pm

COUNTY News:

The New Mexico Tourism Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the Historic Fuller Lodge (Pajarito Room) in Los Alamos. The meeting is open to the public and those interested in issues impacting tourism are encouraged to attend.

Items for presentation and discussion include a legislative update from Tourism Secretary Rebecca Latham; a report from New Mexico Hospitality Association President and CEO Jennifer Schroer; and presentation about the Los Alamos Community Engagement Project from Los Alamos County branding consultants Dave Hayduk

Sheriff Lucero Weighs In On Controversial Bills

on February 6, 2017 - 4:45pm
By Sheriff Marco V. Lucero
Los Alamos County

As most are aware, since becoming your elected sheriff here in Los Alamos, I have remained active at our state’s legislature during each session. I want to make the community is aware of my stance regarding some controversial bills that I have been supporting and opposing, and the reasons for my positions.

I will first discuss Senate Bill 22 (SB-22), which is being sponsored by Sen. Michael Padilla.

2017 LAPS And UNM-LA Board Election Is Tuesday

on February 6, 2017 - 8:00am

Campaign signs for some of the candidates vying for seats on the LAPS Board and UNM-LA Advisory Board line Rover Boulevard in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

Staff Report

Tuesday is election day for seats on the Los Alamos Board of Education and UNM-LA Advisory Board. The polls will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for registered voters to cast their ballots.

Election Day Polling Places:

  • White Rock Library / Multi-Purpose Room at 10 Sherwood Blvd.; and
  • County Municipal Building / B & C Room at 1000 Central Ave.

Sample Ballots:

DWI Planning Council Meets Wednesday

on February 5, 2017 - 10:21am

Golf Course Water Main Break To Be Repaired Monday

on February 4, 2017 - 9:12pm

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities reports this evening that repairs to the water main break discovered Friday at the Los Alamos County Golf Course will be delayed until Monday, Feb. 6. 

DPU made the call Friday evening when safety became a concern. The water main proved to be deeper in the ground than anticipated and additional safety equipment needed to prevent unstable soil from collapsing on crews would be needed.

DPU was able to secure this equipment for Monday.

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Notice: County Website Unavailable Saturday

on February 3, 2017 - 7:27pm

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County website will be unavailable Saturday, Feb. 4, due to regularly scheduled maintenance.

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Alert: Possible Disruption Of Water Service To North Mesa And Barranca Mesa

on February 3, 2017 - 3:53pm

News Alert:

Officials with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities are reporting a water line break at the Los Alamos Golf Course.

As of 3:30 p.m. today, crews are deployed and are taking immediate action.

DPU warns that North and Barranca Mesas may lose water or experience a decrease in water pressure while repairs are underway.

Crews estimate that repairs will be completed by 8 p.m. and water to North and Barranca Mesas will return to normal.

Community Celebrates Fuller Lodge's Re-Opening

on February 2, 2017 - 4:03pm

Officials prepare to perform the ceremonial cutting of the red ribbon Tuesday afternoon on the newly renovated historic Fuller Lodge in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
​Los Alamos Daily Post

Wayne Kohlrust, project manager for the Fuller Lodge renovations, described at Tuesday's re-grand opening how he felt about the project’s conclusion in one word: relieved. “I’m relieved and very proud of the work our contractors have done on this project,” Kohlrust said. “It took a lot of work from a lot of people to get this accomplished.” 

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