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State Police Checkpoints And Saturation Patrols Across New Mexico In March

on February 27, 2017 - 8:45am

PUBLIC SAFETY News:

STATEWIDE -- State Police are conducting Sobriety Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols and Registration, Insurance and Drivers' License Checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during March.

We are bringing awareness to this, in an effort to reduce alcohol related fatalities, through continued media attention and intensive advertising. These checkpoints are helping to change society's attitude about drinking and driving.

People are choosing to not drink and drive. This is the biggest step in keeping impaired drivers from crashing into our friends and families.

Hundreds of lives could

Study: Los Alamos County Tops List Of Most Paycheck Friendly Places In New Mexico

on February 26, 2017 - 6:34am
SmartAsset News:
 
Who doesn’t love payday? The influx of cash makes people ecstatic. SmartAsset, a financial technology company, set out to find the most paycheck friendly places in New Mexico, and Los Alamos County tops the list:
 
Rank
County
Semi-Monthly Paycheck
Purchasing Power
Unemployment Rate
Income Growth
Paycheck Friendliness Index
1
Los Alamos
$1,618
3.22x
4.8%
1.1%
63.94
2
De Baca
$1,618
1.27x
5.2%
6.4%
51.63
3
Lea
$1,618
1.85x
9.7%
5.2%
50.67
4
Eddy
$1,618
1.70x
6.7%
2.9%
49.80
5
Catron
$1,618
1.31x
7.0%
5.3%
48.72
6
Curry
$1,618
1.38x
5.5%
1.9%
46.99
7
Sandoval 
$1,618
1.80x
7.1%
0.1%
46.96
8
Santa Fe
$1,618
1.59x
5.5%
0.0%
46.67
9

Community Celebrates White Rock Municipal Complex

on February 24, 2017 - 3:44pm

At Thursday's ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly renovated White Rock Municipal Complex, from left, Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz, White Rock Senior Center Coordinator Annie Bard, Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization Executive Director Pauline Schneider and County Councilor Chris Chandler along with other county officials and residents. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Residents relax Thursday in the reading room at the new White Rock Senior Center. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
​Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Los Alamos County

LAFD Prepares Six New Fire Units For Service

on February 23, 2017 - 11:39pm

Los Alamos Fire Department personnel prepare six new trucks for service. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

LAFD firefighters train on new fire apparatus at the facility on DP Road. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Fire Department is in the process of preparing six new fire apparatus for service. 

The six units include:

  • Two Pumper Trucks capable of 1,500/gpm capacity;
  • One Heavy Rescue Truck;
  • One Light Rescue Truck;
  • One Type Four Wildland Engine; and
  • One Type Five Wildland Engine.

The pumpers and rescue trucks are replacements

Democratic Party Of Los Alamos Holds County Convention March 20 At UNM-LA

on February 23, 2017 - 9:37am

DPLA News:

The Democratic Party of Los Alamos will hold its Democratic County Convention at 6 p.m. Monday, March 20, 2017 at UNM-Los Alamos, Building 5 (Wallace Hall), 4000 University Dr. in Los Alamos, NM.

Each Ward will elect a Ward Chair, Ward Vice-Chair and additional County Central Committee members.

The County Central Committee will elect the County Chair, County Vice-Chair and two State Central Committee members. State Central Committee (SCC) members will attend the SCC meeting Saturday, April 29, 2017 in Albuquerque.

The County Credentials and Rules Revision Committee meets before

Update On Pursuit Of USS Los Alamos

on February 22, 2017 - 11:00pm

James Nesmith testifying Dec. 15, 2015 to Los Alamos County Council. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

On Dec. 15, 2015, the Los Alamos County Council unanimously passed and adopted a resolution endorsing the naming of a United States Navy Submarine as the U.S.S. Los Alamos. 

That was the beginning of an intensive yearlong effort by the USS Los Alamos Commissioning Committee to gather documentation from across the state substantiating the wide spread support for our effort.

In that year, memorials were passed by both houses of the State legislature, and letters of support were obtained from

Councilor Rick Reiss At Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Meeting In Washington, D.C.

on February 22, 2017 - 5:00pm

From left, Santa Fe City Councilor Peter Ives, Los Alamos County Councilor Rick Reiss and Santa Fe County Commissioner Robert Anaya at today's Regional Coalition of LANL Communities Federal Legislative Agenda meetings in Washington, D.C.Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Golf Shop Hours Announced

on February 22, 2017 - 3:36pm

Arts In Public Places Advisory Board Meets Thursday

on February 22, 2017 - 1:30pm

Community Invited To Grand Re-Opening Of White Rock Municipal Complex 3 p.m. Thursday

on February 22, 2017 - 10:55am
COUNTY News:
 
The County of Los Alamos celebrates the grand re-opening of the White Rock Municipal Complex with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 3 p.m., Thursday.
 
The community is invited to come revel in one of White Rock’s finest assets now improved with several upgrades made over the past 10 months to be unveiled at this celebration. An open house and ribbon cutting ceremony begins at 3 p.m., in the courtyard of the Municipal Complex at 133 Longview Dr. Refreshments will be provided.
 
“We are extremely excited to open up this beautiful expansion,” County Project Manager Anthony

Authors Speak: Claude Phipps Still Wondering…. Mesa Public Library Feb. 23

on February 21, 2017 - 6:13pm

LIBRARY News:

“Why is the day sky blue? Why is the night sky black?” These are just two of the many questions explored by Dr. Claude Phipps in his book “No Wonder You Wonder!” published by Springer International in 2016. Phipps will speak at Mesa Public Library, 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23 in the Upstairs Rotunda. The talk will be followed by a book-signing.

Dr. Claude Phipps

Phipps has degrees from MIT and Stanford, and has spent his career in plasma physics and lasers, working for the national laboratories and then founding his own company, Photonics Associates LLC.

Los Alamos Police Offer Reward For Bealls Break-In

on February 21, 2017 - 5:21pm

Bealls Manager Valerie De Mello shows damage to the front window from a break-in early Monday morning at the store. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

Burglar shatters glass early Monday morning to gain access inside Bealls in Mari-Mac Shopping Center. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Police Department Investigative Unit is offering $250 for any information leading to the arrest of a suspect or suspects involved in a break-in early Monday morning at Bealls Department Store in Mari-Mac Shopping Center.

Bealls Manager

Ice Rink Closes For Season At 5 p.m. Today

on February 21, 2017 - 3:20pm

Illustration of a meltng ice rink. Courtesy image

COUNTY News:

Due to the warm and sunny weather of late, the Los Alamos County Ice Rink is closing today for the season.

Public skating will run until 5 p.m. today and then the 2016-2017 Ice Rink season will be over. Staff will be working at the Rink over the next couple of weeks taking out the ice and preparing the facility for spring and summer activities.

Direct questions to the PROS Administrative Offices at 505.662.8170.

Local Officials Lunch With State Tourism Commission

on February 19, 2017 - 12:27pm

Members of the New Mexico Tourism Commission and the Tourism Department lunching Thursday at the Blue Window Bistro with Secretary Rebecca Latham, County Council Vice Chair Susan O'Leary, County Economic Development Administrator Joan Ahlers, Los Alamos MaintStreet Executive Director Suzette Fox and LACDC Marketing Director Ryn Herrmann, before the quarterly New Mexico Tourism Commission meeting at Historic Fuller Lodge in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Residents Express Thanks For Super Bowl Buzz Bus

on February 18, 2017 - 7:54am

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos DWI Planning Council and Atomic City Transit (ACT) provided safe ride services once again to Los Alamos residents. Although the ridership was not as high during this year's Super Bowl as in past events, those who did take advantage of the free ride expressed their appreciation. 

“The service worked like a charm; Armando at dispatch and Jonathan the driver were just wonderful,” Los Alamos resident Tina Sibbitt said. “I changed my return pick up time about three times due to having too much fun, and they were absolutely ok with that.

Notice Of Possible County Council Quorum Feb. 23

on February 18, 2017 - 7:19am

Pet Of The Week: Bingley The Cat

on February 18, 2017 - 7:12am
Bingley the Cat. Courtesy/Paulina Gwaltney Photography
 
SHELTER News:
 
Bingley is a soft and sweet gray and tan cat that just wants someone to snuggle with. She has the sweetest meow that she uses to get attention when she wants some snuggles. When she’s not snuggling, she can be found curled up in a cat bed.
 
This 10-year-old, petite girl would probably do better with older children, since young children can be a bit too loud for her.

Meet New County Building Official Michael Arellano

on February 17, 2017 - 11:13am

Los Alamos County's Chief Building Official Michael Arellano began his new job Feb. 13. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
​Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Los Alamos County’s new Chief Building Official, Michael Arellano, said working as a building official wasn’t a choice ... it was fate.

 

“It was my path. I didn’t choose it. It chose me and I love it ... wouldn’t have it any other way,” Arellano said.

 

Although he just started on the job Feb. 13, Arellano praised his co-workers and other County staff. “Everyone is so friendly.

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Meet Los Alamos County's New Economic Development Administrator Joan Ahlers

on February 17, 2017 - 10:55am

Joan Ahlers is the new Economic Development Administrator for Los Alamos County. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY

Los Alamos Daily Post

 

Joan Ahlers landed her dream job. On Dec. 5, she started as the Economic Development Administrator for Los Alamos County.

 

Ahlers oversees the Economic Development Division, which addresses numerous issues including real estate and County property negotiations, housing and rehabilitation of existing housing issues, the new branding initiative, tourism and attractions and contracts with the local Chamber of Commerce

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Feb. 1 To Feb. 14, 2017

on February 17, 2017 - 8:48am
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.
 
VALENTINE OROZCO-ALMANZA
 
Feb. 1 at 1:34 p.m. / Police arrested Valentine Orozco-Almanza, 30, of Espanola on San Ildefonso Road on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.
 
 
 
 
 
BYRON HENDERSON
 
Feb. 3 at 12:28 p.m. / Police arrested Byron Henderson, 49, of Los Alamos at Diamond Drive and Range Road and charged him with possession of a controlled substance.
 
 
 
 
 
 
JOSHUA

Notice Of Possible Quorum: APP Board

on February 17, 2017 - 6:29am

COUNTY News:

A notice of a possible quorum of members of the Art in Public Places Board at the White Rock Municipal Complex Ribbon Cutting Ceremony has been published and is available online here.

The event is 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 at the White Rock Municipal Complex at 139 Longview Dr.

Members of the Arts in Public Places may attend this ribbon cutting ceremony and a quorum may be present but no action will be taken by this board.

The public is invited to attend.

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Council Okays Special Election For Recreation Bond

on February 16, 2017 - 3:46pm

County Councilor James Chrobocinski makes a motion to approve the special election for the $20 million recreation bond, which passed unanimously. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos County Council unanimously passed the resolution to hold a special election for a $20 million recreation bond during its regular meeting Tuesday night. The special election will be held May 23.

If voters approve the bond, Council anticipates utilizing up to $13.5 million of Capital Improvement Project funds in order to supplement the bond proceeds

Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Heads To Washington, D.C. Next Week

on February 16, 2017 - 10:16am

RCLC News:

SANTA FE — The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) is traveling next week to Washington, D.C. The RCLA will attend the Energy Communities Alliance (ECA) meeting and other meetings with Congressional offices and Department of Energy (DOE) government officials Feb. 20-24 to discuss matters relating to LANL’s upcoming management and operations contract, workforce priorities, mission diversification and legacy waste cleanup.

Members of the RCLC Board of Directors attending  the D.C.

Council Approves Brush & Bulk Collection Changes

on February 16, 2017 - 9:47am

From left, Environmental Sustainability Board Chair John Bliss, Environmental Services Manager Angelica Gurule and Public Works Director Philo Shelton answer Council questions about the board's recommendation for the brush and bulk collection program during Tuesday's meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

During its meeting Tuesday night, the Los Alamos County Council unanimously approved changing the way brush and bulk items are collected in this community.

Council approved the Environmental Sustainability Board's (ESB)

Judge Denies Release To Man Accused Of Taking Deadly Weapon Into Los Alamos County Detention Center

on February 16, 2017 - 8:09am

Jeremiah Colson awaits his status hearing Monday in District Court in Santa Fe. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost

 

By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

A man accused of taking a deadly weapon into the Los Alamos County Detention Center Dec. 29, was denied release Monday in First Judicial District Court in Santa Fe.

Jeremiah Colson, 36, of Albuquerque had been conditionally released on bond in November pending the outcome of a drug trafficking charge from July 2016 in Los Alamos. He was arrested Dec.

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