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Los Alamos County Library Board Meets Monday

on January 7, 2017 - 11:22am


The Los Alamos County Library Board is meeting at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 9 at Mesa Public Library, 2400 Trinity Dr. The meeting is open to the public.


  1. Call to order
  2. Public comment/correspondence (for items not on the agenda)
  3. Board business

A. Review and approval of the minutes of Dec. 5, 2016 meeting.

B. Discussion and possible motion regarding CY2017 Library Board meeting dates.

C. Review of Work Plan process and potential activities for FY2018.

  1. Chair and Board Member Reports

A. Chair’s report

B. Friends of Los Alamos County Library liaison report

  1. Board/Staff

Scenes From Thursday's Broomball At Ice Rink

on January 6, 2017 - 9:36am

Players wear tennis shoes and push the ball down the ice with brooms during Thursday's broomball game at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. Photo by John McHale/

Scene from Thursday's broomball game at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. Photo by John McHale/

Score! Photo by John McHale/


Players gathered Thursday evening for a rousing game of broomball at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink.

Broomball is a game that incorporates some hockey and soccer strategies.

Letter To The Editor: It's Time To Reclaim Our Streets, Parks And Trails!

on January 6, 2017 - 9:33am

SRO Crowd Gathers For Grand Re-opening Of Los Alamos History Museum And New National Park Affiliation

on January 5, 2017 - 10:21pm

A standing room only crowd turns out for Friday’s grand re-opening of the Los Alamos History Museum. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Clifton Truman Daniel, grandson of President Harry S Truman is the guest speaker at Friday’s grand re-opening of the Los Alamos History Museum. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The ribbon is cut Friday, Dec. 30, officially re-opening the newly renovated Los Alamos History Museum on Bathtub Row. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Daily Post

It was standing room only at Friday’s grand re-opening of the Los Alamos

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Dec. 28, 2016 To Jan. 3, 2017

on January 5, 2017 - 8:59pm
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.
Dec. 28 at 9:25 a.m. / Police arrested Louisa Archuleta-Trujillo, 34, of Fairview at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

Dec. 28 at 9:30 p.m. / Police arrested Quentin Dimick, 18, of Los Alamos on N.M. 4 and charged him with possession of drug paraphernalia and issued him a summons to appear in court.

County’s Community Services Director Charlie Kalogeros-Chattan Retires Jan. 13

on January 5, 2017 - 10:48am

Los Alamos County Community Services Director Charlie Kalogeros-Chattan in her office Tuesday is retiring Jan. 13 after 15 years of service. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post  

Charlie Kalogeros-Chattan retires Jan. 13 after working 15 years for Los Alamos County. She began as library manager in 2001 in charge of Mesa Public Library and the White Rock Branch Library. She was promoted in 2011 to acting director of the Community Services Department for a year before being appointed to the position in June 2012.

“I am happy and sad all at the

Los Alamos County Ice Rink Skate Lessons Begin

on January 5, 2017 - 8:50am
The second session of ice skating lessons begins this month at the Ice Rink. Saturday classes begin Jan. 7 and the Tuesday and Wednesday classes begin the week of Jan. 8. Space is limited so register now.
Beginning youth ice skating lessons (Snowflakes) will introduce skaters to the basic skills of properly lacing skates, skating forwards and backwards, how to properly fall and stop.
Advanced youth ice skating lessons (Polar Bears) will work on improving your skating skills and introduce new moves.

Los Alamos County Parks, Recreation And Open Spaces Take Over Nature Center

on January 4, 2017 - 4:17pm

Kids and adults enjoy games and putt-putt at the nature center last year. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The Los Alamos County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Division is taking over the Los Alamos Nature Center and putting up a putt-putt course for the evening. The pulic is invited to putt-putt through the Los Alamos Nature Center 6-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 2600 Canyon Road.

Play through the nature center and win prizes, including free passes to the pool or ice rink and more. It is a great way to learn about the latest news on local trails and enjoy a fun, free evening.

DWI Planning Council, ACT Report Successful Buzz Bus Service For New Year's Eve

on January 4, 2017 - 3:49pm


The Los Alamos DWI Planning Council and Atomic City Transit (ACT) are very pleased with the number of people who chose to take advantage of the free safe ride services this past New Year’s Eve holiday.

A total of 89 trips were provided (nine Friday, Dec.30 and 80 Saturday, Dec. 31). The New Year’s Eve number is a growth of 98 percent from last year’s total. ACT reported that they did not have to deny anyone a ride this year for lack of a bus to serve them, and the average scheduled time compared to requested time was less than one minute.

County Finance Office Publishes FY16 PAFR

on January 4, 2017 - 2:38pm


The Los Alamos County Finance Office announced today that the FY2016 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) has been issued and is available on the County’s webpage here

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) established the PAFR Program to encourage and assist state and local governments to extract information from their comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) to produce high-quality popular annual financial reports.

These reports are specifically designed to be readily accessible and easily understandable to the general public and other interested parties


Bear Resistant Dumpsters Delivered To LAMC

on January 4, 2017 - 11:53am

Los Alamos County Environmental Services Manager Angelica Gurule and NMG&F Assistant Chief of Private Land Programs Bob Osborn in front of the three new bear resistant dumpster delivered Dec. 29 to LAMC. Courtesy photo

NMG&F Assistant Chief of Private Land Programs Bob Osborn places a Bear Aware decal on the new bear resistant dumpster at LAMC. Courtesy photo


Three bear resistant dumpsters were delivered Dec. 29 to Los Alamos Medical Center.

These dumpsters are a safety measure in an effort to deter bears from feeding at these dumpsters and to minimize human-bear

Public Meeting: Carbon Free Power Project ... The Next-generation Nuclear Facility 6 p.m. Jan. 12

on January 4, 2017 - 11:11am


The Los Alamos community is invited to a presentation on the Carbon Free Power Project, a next-generation nuclear facility that utilizes small modular reactors. 

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) is holding the public meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 12 at Fuller Lodge, at 2132 Central Ave. in Los Alamos.

At the direction of the Board of Public Utilities, DPU is exploring whether or not to add the Carbon Free Power Project to the County’s energy generation portfolio to meet a 2040 goal to be carbon neutral.  Specifically, through DPU’s membership in the Utah Associated

UAMPS Honors Los Alamos County Department Of Public Utilities With System Improvement Award

on January 4, 2017 - 10:40am

From left, UAMPS  CEO Doug Hunter, DPU Utilities Manager Tim Glasco, Deputy Utilities Manager–Electric Production Steve Cummins and UAMPS Board Chair Jackie Flowers. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos County and its Department of Public Utilities received a System Improvement Award at the recent 2016 Member Meeting of the Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) in Salt Lake City.

DPU Manager Tim Glasco and Deputy Utilities Manager–Electric Production Steve Cummins accepted the award, which was presented by UAMPS Board Chair Jackie Flowers and UAMPS CEO Doug Hunter.

The System

County's Community Development Department Wants To Hear From Los Alamos Homeowners

on January 4, 2017 - 7:32am
Community Development Director

The County’s Community Development Department has expanded its efforts to reach out to contractors and homeowners about building safety and the role that building codes and permits play in everyday life, as well as to provide information about the County’s building permitting process.

Currently, Contractors Meetings are held 11 a.m. to noon every third Tuesday of the month at Fuller Lodge.

Library Film Series Resumes With 'Grizzly Man' Jan. 6

on January 4, 2017 - 6:57am
Bear-lover and amateur naturalist Timothy Treadwell. Courtesy photo
Mesa Public Library shows the film “Grizzly Man” at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 5 in the Upstairs Meeting Rooms.
This is the first in a year-long series of free films that will be shown on the first Thursday of each month. The films for January, February and March have been chosen to reflect “The Best of the 2000s.”
Communing with nature takes on a whole new meaning in the hands of expert filmmaker Werner Herzog, who has nearly 70 films to his credit.

Fuller Lodge Board Meeting Jan. 4 Is Canceled

on January 3, 2017 - 12:35pm


The Fuller Lodge Board Meeting schedueld for Wednesday evening has been canceled due to lack of a quorum.


Future Trails Discussion At Nature On Tap Thursday

on January 2, 2017 - 7:38am

PEEC News:

Open Space Specialist Eric Peterson will discuss the proposed flow trail for Los Alamos County and the future of the local trail network at the first Nature on Tap presentation of 2017.

Peterson's talk is 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5 at UnQuarked in Central Park Square.

Nature On Tap is part of a series of conversations about art, history, nature and science.

Peterson oversees the County's open space and trails systems.

Top County Stories For 2016

on January 1, 2017 - 6:33am
Officials unveil the new National Register of Historic Places plaque for the US Post Office in downtown Los Alamos. From left, Councilor Pete Sheehey, Museum Director Emeritus Hedy Dunn, Fuller Lodge Historic Districts Advisory Board Chair Mark Rayburn, Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Heather Reed McClenahan and Los Alamos Historian Nancy R. Bartlit. Photo by Chris Clark/

Staff Report:

The Los Alamos County Council’s direction in March to move ahead with conceptual design and probable estimates of cost for the eight recreation projects and three economic


New Year’s Eve Daytime Fun At Local Libraries!

on December 30, 2016 - 4:10pm
Ring in 2017 a little earlier in the day while your kids are awake! Saturday, Dec. 31, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Mesa Public Library will celebrate Noon Year’s Eve with games, crafts, a photo booth and a countdown to noon with balloon drops.
White Rock Branch Library will celebrate Unwrapped: New Year’s Eve in Cairo 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31 with games, crafts and a countdown to 3 p.m. aka midnight in Cairo, Egypt.
Both events are family events and all ages are welcome to join in the fun.
Call 505.662.8258 or email with questions.

Chamber Breakfast: State Of County Address Jan. 12

on December 30, 2016 - 8:15am
County Manager Harry Burgess will present the County’s Annual Report at the Jan. 12 Chamber Breakfast. He will be reviewing the County’s accomplishments in the past year and looking forward to the coming year. The breakfast is 7:30-9 a.m. in room 230, building 2, at UNM-LA, 4000 University Dr. in Los Alamos. Reserve a seat online

Letter To The Editor: Rebuttal Of Letter By Fairbanks And West

on December 29, 2016 - 7:34pm
Los Alamos

In response to the Letter to the Editor by Tom Fairbanks and Elizabeth West (link):

Firstly, the Mesa Meadow presentations were completely out of order. Tennis courts at Mesa Meadows was NOT in the Bonding package. Tennis courts at JFK-Mesa Field was the ONLY venue in it! No other.
Next, several years ago, I had determined that courts could be built in Mesa Meadows without being on pool land. This was confirmed by the consultants more recently. Mesa Meadows is county land and not these residents' backyards.

Letter To The Editor: An Inquiry Into The Future Of The Office Of Sheriff

on December 29, 2016 - 7:11pm
Los Alamos


Now that the ugly smear campaign against the Office of Sheriff and our fantastic Sheriff Marco Lucero is over, will the Los Alamos County Council restore the duties to the Office that we elected Sheriff Lucero to perform?


A number of duties were assigned to the Office at the time of Sheriff Lucero's election. The majority of these duties have since been transferred to the Police Department for reasons that the Council hasn't made clear. Now that we again have an answer to whether Los Alamos wants a Sheriff (and the people responded "yes, we want a

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Dec. 21 – Dec. 27, 2016

on December 28, 2016 - 5:19pm

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.


Dec. 21 at 3:45 a.m. / Police arrested Alejandro Gonzalez, 21, of Espanola near Diamond Drive and University Drive and charged him with trafficking a controlled substance.




Dec. 21 at 8:51 p.m.

LAFD Issues Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

on December 28, 2016 - 5:15pm