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Safety Town Registration Now Open

on March 19, 2017 - 7:42am

Safety Town fire safety instruction. Courtesy/LAC

Safety Town bicycle safety instruction. Courtesy/LAC

Safety Town crosswalk safety instruction. Courtesy/LAC

COUNTY News:

Safety Town is returning to Mountain Elementary School 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, June 19-30. This free safety program is open to all children entering Kindergarten in the Fall or who will be five years of age by Sept. 1, 2017.

The program is limited to 80 participants and registration is being accepted at the Walkup Aquatic Center front desk or register online via WebTrac on the PROS Division’s main page

On The Job In Los Alamos: Rosalie Valdez At Cooperative Extension Office

on March 19, 2017 - 7:09am

Rosalie Valdez on her first day on the job Thursday as administrative assistant in NMSU's Los Alamos County Cooperative Extension Office with County Extension Agent Carlos Valdez. The Cooperative Extension Office on 20th Street in downtown Los Alamos provides the community with practical, research-based knowledge and programs to improve their quality of life, including horticulture and plant problems, health and family issues and food and nutrition programs. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Scenes From St. Patrick's Day Luncheon At White Rock Senior Center

on March 17, 2017 - 4:51pm

Community members gather at the White Rock Senior Center today for the annual St. Patrick's Day luncheon. Photo by Derrick Key/ladailypost.com

Photo by Derrick Key/ladailypost.com

Photo by Derrick Key/ladailypost.com

 

Library's Authors Speak Presents Melissa Savage

on March 17, 2017 - 4:16pm
Cover of 'Rio: a Photographic Journey down the Old Rio Grande' by Melissa Savage. Courtesy photo

LIBRARY News:

The author of “Rio: a Photographic Journey down the Old Rio Grande,” Melissa Savage, will speak 7 p.m. March 23 at Mesa Public Library. Savage is a conservationist, geographer, professor emerita with UCLA, and director of the Four Corners Institute in Santa Fe. The book is published by UNM Press and contains an introduction by William de Buys, along with essays by Rina Swentzell, G. Emlen Hall, Juan Estevan Arellano, Estella Leopold, Norma Elia Cantu, Jan Reid and Dan Flores.

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It’s Sunshine Week All Year Long At Los Alamos County’s Records Department

on March 17, 2017 - 9:05am

Los Alamos County's lean and mean records team, from left, Records Management Specialist Virginia Maestas, RIM Project Manager/Custodian of Records Barb Ricci and Technical Support Specialist Matt Valdez in front of the County's records room, which they are responsible for maintaining throughout the year. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Sunshine Week wraps up today in New Mexico and across the nation.

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Citizens Needed For County Board Vacancies

on March 17, 2017 - 8:26am

Senior Management Analyst Libby Carlsten encourages community members to apply for a vacancy on one of the County boards or commissions. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County is facing many issues from water rate hikes to selecting the next public art piece, and to make the right decisions the County needs its citizens’ help.  

There are a number of openings on County boards and commissions that citizens can volunteer for.

Los Alamos County Celebrates 25 Years Of Financial Reporting Excellence

on March 16, 2017 - 5:09pm
Los Alamos County Finance Team, front row from left, Zhengyan Liu (Accountant), Yvette Atencio (A/P Coordinator), Karen Kendall (Budget & Performance Mgr.), Beatrice Odezulu (Sr. Mgmt. Analyst), Joe D’Anna (Chief Financial Officer), Helen Perraglio (Deputy CFO). Not pictured: Margot Liberty (Acctg. Operations Mgr). Back row from left, David Griego (Sr. Mgmt Analyst), Nicholle Cordova (A/P Specialist), Thomas Vigil (Acctg. Operations Mgr), Julie Brothers (Accountant), Patricia Olivas (Payroll Specialist). Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Twenty

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Funding For REDI Net Manager Position Fails

on March 16, 2017 - 4:52pm

Councilors Rick Reiss, left, and Pete Sheehey motion to approve funding for REDI Net to hire a general manager during Tuesday's County Council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
​Los Alamos Daily Post
 

A memorandum of agreement (MOA) failed to receive approval from the Los Alamos County Council to provide funds to REDI Net to hire a new general manager. REDI Net is the public organization which provides broadband network services in Northern New Mexico.

 

The MOA was discussed during the regular County Council meeting Tuesday at the White Rock Fire

Atomic City Hotel Inches Toward Eventual Opening

on March 16, 2017 - 9:35am
Atomic City Hotel at 400 Trinity Dr. moves slowly toward an evental opening date. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

While it may not look like anything is happening at the former Hilltop House these days, a spokesman for Atomic City Investments who bought the property in July 2015 said Tuesday that there is lots going on behind the scene.

The property at 400 Trinity Dr., which has been renamed Atomic City Hotel, went into foreclosure in the fall of 2012. During a public auction in March 2013, LANB entered a cash bid of $2.9 million and

Public Meeting: North Road Traffic Calming Concerns

on March 16, 2017 - 8:30am

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Public Works Traffic and Streets Division is hosting a Public Meeting regarding Traffic Calming Concerns on North Road.

The Public Meeting is 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 22 at Fuller Lodge. The public is encouraged to attend this meeting.

For questions regarding the meeting, call the Traffic and Streets Division office at 505.662.8113 or email lacpw@lacnm.us.

Community Development Department Shares Goals

on March 15, 2017 - 4:42pm

Community Development Director Paul Andrus, front, and Chief Building Official Michael Arellano discuss updates to building permitting and code enforcement during the Los Alamos County Council regular meeting Tuesday night at the White Rock Fire Station. Andrus said he was excited to present these changes to the Council. "Our department is in transition and it's going in a good direction," he said.
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P&Z Discusses Projects With County Council

on March 15, 2017 - 1:58pm

Planning and Zoning Comission Chair Philip Gursky, left, and Vice Chair Michael Redondo present the Fiscal Year 2018 Planning and Zoning Work Plan and Fiscal Year 2018 Commission Work Plan to the Los Alamos County Council during its regular meeting Tuesday night at the White Rock Fire Station. According to the Planing and Zoning Workplan, activities the commission were involved during the past year include completion of the comprehensive plan update, site plans for condominiums in Quemazon and O'Reilly's Auto Parts and rezoning on Bathtub Row.
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Officials Brief County Council On Library System

on March 15, 2017 - 11:27am

Library Board Chair Jennifer Baker and Library Manager Steven Thomas present the board's Fiscal Year 2017 work plan and details about the County library system and board to the Los Alamos County Council during its regular meeting Tuesday night at the White Rock Fire Station. During the presentation, Baker reported that in FY 2017, more than 391,000 items were checked out of the libraries and the library system had more than 333,000 visitors. Councilor Antonio Maggiore commended the library board for its work. ''ou guys run some fantastic libraries here," he said.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: March 1 To March 13, 2017

on March 15, 2017 - 11:23am

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.

ROBERT J. GARCIA

March 1 / Police arrested Robert J. Garcia, 23, of Espanola on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 

 

 

 

DOLORES MONTANO

March 1 / Police arrested Dolores Montano, 66, of Espanola on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 

 

 

JOSEPH CHAVEZ

March 2 / Police arrested Joseph Chavez, 27, of Hernandez on an outstanding Municipal Court warrant.

 

Letter To The Editor: Concerns With County Financial Disclosure Forms And Public Access Procedures

on March 15, 2017 - 9:35am
By EDWARD BIRNBAUM
Los Alamos

The Feb. 3 issue of the Los Alamos Daily Post had a story (link), which caught my eye regarding the violation of the Code of Ethics in Hobbs as reported by State Auditor Tim Keller. Apparently, Hobbs public officials were not filing the required financial disclosures and perhaps more importantly, were not recusing themselves from voting on official business issues when their personal financial interests were involved.

Members of the County Council and the Board of Public Utilities here in Los Alamos are responsible for making decisions involving many millions of

Mesa Public Library Project Postponed

on March 15, 2017 - 8:47am
COUNTY News:
 
Due to budget constraints, the Los Alamos County Public Works Department will postpone upgrades to the Mesa Public Library heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system.
 
Project engineering and design was recently completed and originally scheduled for construction this summer. In the meantime, Public Works staff will make some improvements to the existing system to improve air flow based on the findings and recommendations provided by the design engineer.
 
Additionally, a smaller and lower cost safety project to replace the fire communications system is

County: Final Personnel Board Agenda Friday

on March 15, 2017 - 8:30am

Letter To The Editor: Significant Soil Contamination At Los Alamos Horse Stables

on March 15, 2017 - 5:40am
By OLGA CHERTKOV
Los Alamos

I have read the letter to the Los Alamos Daily Post from JoAnn Johnson, “North Mesa Stable Area Objections Are Much Ado About Nothing!”, and I see that she does not care at all about opinion of other citizens of Los Alamos, her ignorance looks like this:

... You should be happy to live next to my horse … She was there first … you have no choice … waste of time and resources … There will be no changes… .

Her argument that in the 1960’s the horse stables were considered free from contaminations holds no merit today, 50 years later.

Notice Of Possible Quorum At Boards & Commissions Luncheon Thursday

on March 14, 2017 - 5:12pm

COUNTY News:

A possible quorum notice has been published for the Boards and Commissions Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 16.

No decisions will be voted on at this event.

Los Alamos Daily Post Surpasses 7,000 FB Likes!

on March 14, 2017 - 2:59pm

Staff Report

The Los Alamos Daily Post extends its heartfelt appreciation to the local community and readers around the world for helping the Post’s Facebook page hit 7,000 “likes” this week!

Along with this latest milestone, Publisher Carol A. Clark and her team have had a lot to celebrate so far this year. On Feb. 7, they celebrated the fifth anniversary of the online newspaper and the Post becoming the official newspaper of record in Los Alamos County.

Reaching 7,000 Facebook likes is another sign that readers in the area are enjoying the instant availability of local news and certainly

Update On Bealls Shoplifting Case

on March 13, 2017 - 3:32pm

Staff Report

A statewide warrant has been issued for 23-year-old Ashley Alexanda Garcia of Hernandez, on charges of shoplifting, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and duty to give information and render aid, in connection with an incident Thursday, March 9 at Bealls Department Store at 610 Trinity Dr.

LAPD Sgt. Daniel Roberts and Cpl. Ben Henrichs responded to Bealls after two women reportedly fled the area in a silver four-door Volvo after striking a pedestrian with their vehicle to leave the area.

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Local Police Alert Residents To Latest Phone Scam

on March 13, 2017 - 3:23pm
LAPD News:
 
The Los Alamos Police Department has received multiple reports of a person calling Los Alamos citizens today claiming to be a law enforcement officer.
 
The person is lying to resident’s stating they owe court fees. The suspect also is using names of local judges and law enforcement personnel to try and persuade potential victims.
 
The Los Alamos Police Department asks residents to hang up on these types of phone calls as this method is a verified scam and Los AlamoslLaw enforcement offcials would never call citizens and demand money.

Juvenile Justice Advisory Board Meets Wednesday

on March 13, 2017 - 3:10pm
JJAB News:
 
The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board's next meeting is 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 15 in Building #1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site. 
 
Kate Kettering will provide a summary of the Youth Mental Health First Aid training. 
 
The public is welcome to attend.

Police Seek Information About Two Female Suspects

on March 13, 2017 - 9:36am

Suspected shoplifter Ashley A. Garcia of Hernandez

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department is seeking information on two females be sought

in a shoplifting incident that occurred Thursday at Bealls at 610 Trinity Dr.

The Los Alamos Police Department Investigations Section was assigned the shoplifting case that turned dangerous when a pedestrian was struck by a fleeing suspect vehicle.

Los Alamos Police Sgt. Daniel Roberts and Cpl. Ben Hinrichs were the first to arrive and begin the investigation.

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