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Power Outage Affects 1,600 Residents Sunday

on July 17, 2017 - 9:58am

COUNTY News:

Approximately 1,600 customers experienced a power outage Sunday in Western Area (circuit 13).

The outage started at 10:08 p.m. and all power was restored by 11:10 p.m. The rest of the town may have experienced a "blink" during that time as power was being restored.

The cause appears to have been a lightning strike to a pole on Trinity Drive and 47th Street.

Community Invited To Take Tennis Court Survey

on July 17, 2017 - 8:04am

LATC News:

The Los Alamos Tennis Club (LATC), is conducting a tennis court survey and working with the Los Alamos County Park’s and Recreation Board to determine tennis court requirements as noted by the tennis public.

LATC also wants to help the Los Alamos High School and Junior Varsity teams in addition to the USTA League teams get the number of courts in one location that are required.

The Survey Monkey survey has 10 questions. Anyone wishing to take the survey should send an email to directors@losalamostennis.org and they will receive an invitation to take the survey.

County Council Holds Closed Session July 18

on July 16, 2017 - 7:27am

COUNTY News: 

Los Alamos County Council will hold a closed session at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, at the White Rock Fire Station. 

The meeting is closed to the public.

Agenda:

1. OPENING/ROLL CALL

2. BUSINESS
Closed Session Pursuant to NMSA 1978, 10-15-1 (H) (2) Discussion of Limited Personnel Matters, Discussion Regarding Threatened or Pending Litigation.

3. ADJOURNMENT
 

ScienceFest Schedule Of Events Today!

on July 15, 2017 - 8:41pm

ScienceFest News:

Schedule of ScienceFest events for Sunday, July 16:

FLIGHT OF THE ORIGAMI CRANES!
Los Alamos History Museum
Each year the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum receive thousands of donated paper cranes from around the world. Create YOUR crane to send to Japan at Culture and Collaboration: The Los Alamos/Japan Project, an exhibit on display at the Los Alamos History Museum until July 20. The Los Alamos History Museum will deliver community cranes to Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August.

Scenes From ScienceFest 2017 At Ashley Pond Park

on July 15, 2017 - 8:30pm
Los Alamos celebrated ScienceFest today at Ashley Pond Park. The event had a Ranch School theme. Canoe rides were part of the fun. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
These recent Los Alamos High School graduates competed in the Colorado Kinetic Sculpture Race in June. Their sculpture was The Manhattan Project and had a mad scientist theme. They won First Place in the Virgin (first time in the race) catagory. They plan to compete again next year. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Building molecules with marshmallows at the UNM-Los Alamos booth. Photo by Bonnie J.

Santa Fe Mayor Elected Chair Of Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities During Meeting In Los Alamos

on July 15, 2017 - 2:47pm
Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales, left, was elected the new chair of the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities Committee (RCLC), taking over from Rio Arriba County Commissioner Barney Trujillo, right, who was elected vice-chair. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
RCLC Executive Director Andrea Romero listens as LANL Deputy Director of Acquisition Services Warren Finch speaks about dollars spent with New Mexico businesses. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities Committee met Friday in the

Scenes From Los Alamos Summer Concert

on July 15, 2017 - 5:54am

A young spectator listens to the music of the Peterson Brothers Band Friday night at Ashley Pond Park. The Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series kicks off the weekend festivities for Sciencefest. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

The community relaxes by Ashley Pond to enjoy the music performed by the Peterson Brothers Band Friday night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Penelope and John Johnson cut a rug on the dance floor during the concert Friday night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

The audience boogies to the Peterson Brothers Band.

County Council Holds Work Session July 18

on July 15, 2017 - 4:53am

COUNTY News: 

The Los Alamos County Council work session is 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 18 at White Rock Fire Station No. 3 on N.M. 4.

The meeting is open to the public.

Agenda:

  • OPENING/ROLL CALL
  • PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  • PUBLIC COMMENT
  • APPRVAL OF AGENDA
  • PRESENTATIONS, PROCLAMATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS
  • Briefing to Council by Mark Rayburn, Chair of the Historic Preservation Advisory Board. 
  • BUSINESS 
  • Presentation of Integrated Resource Plan
  • Presenters: Steve Cummins, Deputy Utilities Manager 
  • PUBLIC COMMENT
  • ADJOURNMENT

ScienceFest Schedule Of Events: Saturday July 15

on July 14, 2017 - 7:11pm

ScienceFest News:

ScienceFest Schedule for Saturday July 15:

This major event celebrates the science in everyday life in hands-on, interactive experiences. Great for millennials, families and kids, ScienceFest highlights the groundbreaking science that still happens in Los Alamos. This year’s theme is “100th Anniversary of the Ranch School.” Discover Ranch School Days – without the Ranch School, the Manhattan Project would not have been located here.

Los Alamos Ashley Pond Park
10am-3pm

FREE admission

MAIN GATE PARK FESTIVAL INFORMATION BOOTH & PHOTO OPP
Main Gate Park
9am-2pm

ASHLEY POND PARK

LAPD Officers In High Speed Chase

on July 14, 2017 - 6:45pm
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Los Alamos Police Officers were involved in a high speed pursuit Thursday afternoon, which ended in a Colorado man being apprehended in Nambe. Carl Johann Black, 37, of Colorado Springs faces several charges in connection with the chase.

It began around 1:45 p.m. when LAPD Dispatch notified Cpl. David Boe of a possible reckless driver in a silver mini-van traveling along Diamond Drive toward  the mesas.

Summer Concert: Peterson Brothers Band Tonight

on July 14, 2017 - 3:03pm
 
By RUSS GORDON
Summer Concert Producer

Playing at 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond in downtown Los Alamos will be the Peterson Brothers Band. It’s another of the free Concert Series presented by the sponsors of the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series (www.gordonssummerconcertseries.com.) The band played last summer at Rover Park in White Rock and were fantastic.

Tonight is the LA Science Fair Night that goes on all weekend. Please check out www.losalamossciencefestival.com for info. Check out www.petersonbrothersband.com and www.youtube.com to listen and read about the Brothers.

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Highly Anticipated Annual Los Alamos County Triathlons Return With New Junior Triathlon

on July 14, 2017 - 2:57pm

COUNTY News:

Two long-standing Los Alamos County races—the 43rd Annual Los Alamos Triathlon and the 24th Annual Kids Triathlon—return Saturday, July 29 with the addition of a brand new for 2017 race, the 1st Annual Junior Triathlon.

The Los Alamos Triathlon is one of the oldest, continuously-running sprint triathlons that has a unique format of Bike-Swim-Run. It offers a challenging bike course with rolling hills, surrounded by beautiful mountain vistas. The bike leg is followed by a pool swim and ends with a run that heads north on Diamond Drive and ends at the Aquatic Center.

County Councilors At Farmer’s Market July 20

on July 14, 2017 - 2:46pm

COUNTY News:

Two Los Alamos County Councilors will be at the Farmer’s Market 9-11 a.m. next Thursday, July 20 to meet market-goers.

The public is welcome to stop by and visit with them about any comments or concerns.

 

ScienceFest Curiosity Challenge Goes Live!

on July 14, 2017 - 10:57am

ScienceFest News:

This year ScienceFest attendees will have the chance to compete with one and other in an exciting and interactive scavenger hunt.

Participants can accumulate points by completing challenges and experiencing all of the entertainment ScienceFest has to offer. The person or team with the most points at the end of the challenge will win a brand new Yeti cooler!

Joining the challenge is easy.

LAFD Ends Stage 1 Fire Restrictions At Noon Today

on July 14, 2017 - 10:23am

COUNTY News:

Fortunately, recent precipitation and milder temperatures have produced a decrease in the fire danger for Los Alamos County. The Los Alamos County Fire Department (LAFD) will lift Stage 1 restrictions today at noon.

The previous fire restrictions were based on dry conditions and higher-than-normal temperatures. Several criteria are utilized to determine when to impose or lift fire restrictions, which include current and predicted weather, fuel moisture, fire activity levels and available firefighting resources.

ScienceFest Schedule: Friday July 14

on July 14, 2017 - 9:07am

ScienceFest News:

Today's shedule of activities for ScienceFest 2017:

LOS ALAMOS COUNTY SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
SCIENCEFEST CONCERT: The Peterson Brothers Band
Ashley Pond Park Stage
7-10pm

FREE admission

 
FULLER LODGE LAWN FAMILY CAMP OUT
Fuller Lodge Lawn
Bring your family tent and sleeping bags to take advantage of this once in a life-time opportunity to camp at Fuller Lodge Lawn. Art & crafts, snacks, campfire songs and S’mores Wars!
7pm-7am
FREE admission

FLIGHT OF THE ORIGAMI CRANES!
Los Alamos History Museum
Each year the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum receive

Scenes From Ranch School Nights Celebration

on July 14, 2017 - 4:25am

A musician provides some tunes during the Ranch School Nights Celebration Thursday night at Fuller Lodge. The event, which is part of the Sciencefest festivities, celebrated the 100th anniversary of Los Alamos Ranch School. It featured dinner, drinks, music, campfire stories and songs, rootbeer floats and s’mores as well as a live auction of props from WGN’s Manh(A)ttan TV show. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Clockwise from the right: Kristin Henderson, her mother, Margaret Coel, cousin Theresa Fedel and State House Representative for District 43 Stephanie Garcia Richards enjoy the

Peterson Brothers Band Plays Ashley Pond Friday!

on July 13, 2017 - 5:13pm

The Peterson Brothers Band performs Texas blues rock at 7 p.m. Friday at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo

Take A Free Ride On Summer Concert Bus Friday!

on July 13, 2017 - 5:05pm

ScienceFest Schedule: Thursday July 13

on July 13, 2017 - 4:58pm

ScienceFest News:

 

RANCH SCHOOL NIGHTS CELEBRATION SOLD OUT!
Fuller Lodge
The most anticipated party of the year. Join us for an old fashioned Ranch School evening at Fuller Lodge and Lawn to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Los Alamos Ranch School. Dinner, drinks, music, campfire stories and songs, root beer floats and s’mores. Live auction of props from WGN’s Manh(A)ttan TV show.
6-9pm
Tickets in advance only

 

FLIGHT OF THE ORIGAMI CRANES!
Los Alamos History Museum
Each year the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum receive thousands of donated paper cranes

County Launches Free Public WiFi For Public Use At Ashley Pond Park And Fuller Lodge Area

on July 13, 2017 - 4:43pm

COUNTY News:

In support of new tourism initiatives surrounding promotion of Los Alamos as the home of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, Los Alamos County has installed free WiFi for the public to use at Ashley Pond Park and nearby Fuller Lodge, including the eastern Fuller Lodge Lawn, and the Library overflow lot (used Thursdays by Farmer’s Market). Residents and visitors can search WiFi options for “LA Discoveries” on any WiFi enabled device to access the service.

“As we begin to enhance the visitor experience with more digital technology or apps for our historic district,

Los Alamos Police Blotter: June 28 - July 11, 2017

on July 13, 2017 - 4:28pm

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 filed against them.

 
PHILIP SWAZO
 
July 5 / Philip Swazo, 28, of Santa Fe was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle under the influence, operating without a chauffeur’s license, open container and failure to display current registration.
 
 
 
 
 
SHERRY LYNN FRANCISCO 

July 5 / Sherry Lynn Francisco, 57, of Harper, Texas, was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle while

County Seeks Permanent Solution For Sheriff's Office

on July 13, 2017 - 11:05am

Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero attends Tuesday night County Council meeting to ask for his office's budget and staff to be restored. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY

Los Alamos Daily Post 

 

In regard to the issues surrounding the Los Alamos County Sheriff’s Office, the consensus during the Tuesday's regular County Council meeting was clear: everyone wants the issues resolved and a permanent solution put in place.

What exactly that solution will be is still to be decided. The County Council is holding a special meeting at 6 p.m.

COUNTY: Rocket-Fueled Family Fun Night Friday!

on July 13, 2017 - 10:53am

COUNTY News:
 
Start the ScienceFest Weekend off with a bang at the Rocket-Fueled Family Fun Night 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 14, at the Walkup Aquatic Center. 
 
The floating island will be set up in the pool and the bounce house on the patio. Other activities will include a cannonball contest in the deep end, and a coin treasure hunt in the shallow end with great prizes for the winners. There is no additional cost for this night besides your regular admission into the pool. Come join in the fun!

County Gets Jump On Algae In Ashley Pond

on July 13, 2017 - 5:28am
A County crew member recently working to fish the algae out of Ashley Pond. Photo by Greg Kendall
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
​Los Alamos Daily Post
 

With its cascading waterfall, flowering plants and swimming ducks; Ashley Pond is a picture-perfect postcard of serenity.

 

But there has been some trouble brewing beneath its waters. If walking on one of its curved wooden boardwalks, you can see the culprit to this trouble wafting lazily in the current. Algae has infiltrated the pond and the County is working to combat it.

 

Parks Superintendent Jeff Humpton said the warm summer temperatures

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