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2017 RPLA Biennial County Convention Jan. 12

on December 28, 2016 - 7:31am

GOP News:

Letter To The Editor: Petition And Rhetoric Misses Mark

on December 28, 2016 - 7:30am
By JOEL M. WILLIAMS
Los Alamos

It absolutely amazes me about what can be presented at a County Council meeting to defeat something. A case in point: the petition and rhetoric of a group at the Dec.  20, 2016, County Council meeting who spoke about the location of additional tennis courts in the area next to the current Los Alamos High School tennis courts (i.e., ‘Mesa Meadow’).

The action by this group of people demonstrates a complete lack of understanding of the status of the tennis issue and the location of the new courts that the consultants were presenting to council to be included in

Dial A Ride On Local Buzz Bus This Weekend

on December 27, 2016 - 10:24am

Artwork by local student Lewis Harvey. Courtesy photo

DWI-PC News:

The Los Alamos County DWI-Planning Council (DWI-PC) has worked hard this year and with the help of Atomic City Transit (ACT), they aren’t done quite yet.

As a way to improve safety in the community, the DWI-PC is offering safe rides to and from home with the “Buzz Bus.” If you are concerned about the roads during the holiday weekend, free transportation is available.

ACT will accept reservations for free transportation starting at 7 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 29. Rides can be scheduled for Friday, Dec. 30 and Saturday, Dec.

GOP Ward/Precinct Caucuses And Biennial County Convention Jan. 12

on December 26, 2016 - 2:01pm

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County Council Takes Action On Recreation Projects

on December 22, 2016 - 12:24pm
A crowd packs Los Alamos County Council Chambers Tuesday evening, many weighing in on the discussion of a recreation project list up for consideration by Los Alamos County voters in a May 2017 bond election. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By County Council Vice Chair Susan O’Leary, and
County Councilor James Chrobocinski

We’re pleased to share that the County Council voted Tuesday to finalize a list of recreation projects for consideration by Los Alamos County voters in a May 2017 bond election.

2016 LAPD Awards Banquet Honorees Announced

on December 21, 2016 - 8:16pm

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone, left, with 2016 Supervisor of the Year Det. Sgt. James Rodriguez. Photo by Kateri Morris

2016 Dispatcher of the Year Roberto Lujan with his parents. Photo by Kateri Morris

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department held its 3rd annual awards banquet Dec. 10.

Approximately 60 people attended the event where more than 70 awards were presented to individuals who stood out in their actions and efforts this year. Included in these awards were three for lifesaving incidents and six “of the year” awards.

“It is always a privilege to recognize

Nine Residents File For School And UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Boards

on December 21, 2016 - 6:55pm
UNM-LA Advisory Board Position 2: Michelle Hall (Ballot Position 1). Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
UNM-LA Advisory Board Position 1: Michael Redondo (Ballot Position 1). Watch for columns from each of the candidates in upcoming editions of the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
UNM-LA Advisory Board Position 1: David Sutton (Ballot Position 2). Watch for columns from each of the candidates in upcoming editions of the Los Alamos Daily Post. Courtesy photo
 
UNM-LA Advisory Board Position 5: James Robinson (Ballot Position 1). Read Robinson's

Quorum Notice For Grand Re-Opening Of Los Alamos History Museum

on December 21, 2016 - 4:55pm

COUNTY News:

Members of the Los Alamos County Council may attend the grand re-opening of the Los Alamos History Museum Dat 10 a.m. Dec. 30 at Fuller Lodge.

A quorum may be present. No action will be taken.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Dec. 15 – Dec. 20, 2016

on December 21, 2016 - 4:48pm

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. 15 at 6:23 a.m. / A 46-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that someone damaged her property on Bryce Avenue. The estimated damage is less than $1,000.

JOE MEDRANO

Dec. 15 at 11:15 a.m. / Police arrested Joe Medrano, of Fairview at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant and again at 12:41 p.m. Dec.

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján Meets With Elected Officials

on December 21, 2016 - 3:26pm

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, right, at a meeting this afternoon outside El Parasol Restaurant in downtown Los Alamos with newly elected and re-elected officials from left, County Councilor Chris Chandler, House Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, County Councilor Antonio Maggiore and current County Council Vice Chair Susan O'Leary. Courtesy photo

Scenes From Canyon Rim Trail Pedestrian Bridge Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

on December 21, 2016 - 3:00pm

Officials gather early this afternoon to cut the ribbon on the Canyon Rim Trail Pedestrian Bridge. The Canyon Rim Trail is an asphalt-surfaced 7,600-foot trail south of N.M. 502 between the guard tower and the East Road Fire Station. A parking area at the east trailhead accomodates 10 vehicles. Reach the trailhead by traveling east on East Road (N.M. 502)  about 1.8 miles from downtown Los Alamos. The trailhead is on the south (right) side of the road about 200 yards before you reach the entrance to the Pajarito Cliffs Site, Entrada, and the Holiday Inn Express.

Quorum Notice For Members Of Transportation Board

on December 21, 2016 - 10:10am

COUNTY News:

Members of the Los Alamos County Transportation Board may attend today's 1 p.m. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Canyon Rim Trail Pedestrian Bridge.

A quorum may be present. No action will be taken.

Canyon Rim Trail Pedestrian Bridge Ribbon Cutting Today!

on December 21, 2016 - 8:17am

Council Bids Farewell To Henderson And Girrens

on December 21, 2016 - 7:49am

In the Los Alamos County Council's final meeting of 2016, Council presents outgoing Councilors Kristin Henderson and Steven Girrens with engraved Nambe plaques Tuesday evening and thanked them for their service over the past four years. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Council Chair Rick Reiss, center, roasts’ Councilors Kristin Henderson and Steven Girrens during a spoof of the councilors Tuesday evening on their final night on council. At the end of his spoof, Reiss presents each councilor with a rump roast to take home. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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Council Oks List Of Rec Projects For Bond Election

on December 20, 2016 - 9:43pm

The Los Alamos County Council this evening voted 5-2 to approve a list of recreation projects and directed staff to develop a ballot question in the amount of $20 million for a May 2017 all mail ballot. The list includes Ice Rink improvements, Softball Field improvements at Overlook Park, a new Recreation Center with Ice Rink, a new Multi-generational pool and a Splash Pad at Pinon Park in White Rock. Council also voted to direct staff to develop a plan for advertising and promoting the bond. Councilors David Izraelevitz and Steven Girrens voted against the measure. Photo by Carol A.

Final Los Alamos County Council Meeting Of 2016 Underway ... Recreation Topic Draws Huge Crowd

on December 20, 2016 - 7:08pm

Recreation enthusiasts of all ages pack Los Alamos County Council Chambers this evening for the final Council meeting of the year. Council is considering eight recreation projects for a 2017 bond election and members of the community have turned out to speak on the various projects. The meeting is about to open up for public comment. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Community members fill Council Chambers this evening for the final Council meeting of the year. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Local hockey players turn out for this evening's meeting. Photo by Carol A.

LAFD Offers Winter Heating Safety Tips

on December 20, 2016 - 3:48pm

LAFD News:

Brrr! Do the chilly temperatures have you dreaming of cozy gatherings around a brightly lit fire? Or maybe your home’s heating systems are working double time to keep you warm this winter. Los Alamos Fire Department says safety must be a top priority regardless of the type of heat source you are utilizing. Heating is the second leading cause of home fires. Follow Los Alamos Fire Department’s suggestions to keep your home warm and safe.

Space Heaters

“The biggest mistake is putting something too close to a heating source,” says Division Chief Ramon Garcia.

Ellen Ben-Naim Files For School Board

on December 20, 2016 - 3:46pm

Ellen Ben-Naim filed this afternoon in the Los Alamos County Clerk's Office to run for a seat on the Los Alamos School Board. She is from the Pinon School area. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

James Robinson Files For UNM-LA Advisory Board

on December 20, 2016 - 12:09pm

The first candidate to make it official - James Robinson files this morning in the Los Alamos County Clerk's Office for Position 5 on the UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board. Watch for a column by Robinson in Thursday's print edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post in which he details his interest in serving on this board. Three seats are open on the UNM-LA Advisory Board and two on the Los Alamos School Board. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Golf Course Club House Holiday Schedule

on December 20, 2016 - 6:46am

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Golf Course Club House announces its holiday schedule:

Cottonwood on the Greens Restaurant hours:

  • Dec. 24 - open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Dec 25 - closed.
  • Dec. 31 - open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Jan. 1 - closed.

The Golf Shop will be closed:

  • Dec. 23 to Jan. 3.

Notice Of Quorum For Arts in Public Places Board

on December 20, 2016 - 6:22am
COUNTY News:
 
Notices of a possible quorum of the Arts in Public Places Board at tonight's County Council meeting and Wednesday's Canyon Rim Trail Ribbon Cutting Ceremony have been published and are available online at: http://losalamos.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.
 
No action will be taken by the board at these events.

Los Alamos Magistrate Court Closed Beginning At Noon Thursday Until 8 a.m. Jan. 3

on December 19, 2016 - 10:39pm
MAGISTRATE COURT News:
 
Due to a staff shortage, the Los Alamos Magistrate Court will be closed noon Thursday, Dec. 22, until 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3.
 
The court apologizes for the inconvenience and advises that anyone who has a court date set during that time or has a payment due, should contact the court after Jan. 3, to set up arrangement's.
 
First Judicial District Court also will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 21 and Dec. 28. District court will be open in Santa Fe and Tierra Amarilla on those dates. District Court in Los Alamos will be open for business Wednesday, Jan.

True Tennis Players Even In 20 Degree Weather!

on December 19, 2016 - 7:43pm

Avid tennis players from left, Merete Nieto, John Gregory, Richard Henderson and Bob Nolan brave 20 degree weather Monday morning to play at Pinon Courts in White Rock. Courtesy photo

SPORTS AND RECREATION News:

If there is any question about the seriousness of tennis in Los Alamos, just see that four local players, Bob Nolen, Richard Henderson, John Gregory and Merete Nieto, played Monday morning in 20 degree weather at Pinon Courts in White Rock.

There are about 25 retired adults who play three times a week. They alternate between Los Alamos and White Rock.

The Los Alamos Tennis Club

Los Alamos County Council To Review Final Report On Eight Proposed Capital Improvement Projects Tuesday

on December 19, 2016 - 4:55pm
COUNTY News:
 
The Dekker Perich Sabatini (DPS) team, the group contracted to scope, develop concepts and put together cost estimates for the County’s proposed recreation projects, will give its final presentation at the Los Alamos County Council Tuesday, Dec. 20 meeting.
 
The DPS team will give detailed opinions of probable costs as well as projected operations and maintenance costs for the eight proposed recreation projects.

The report the County Council will review and discuss is available at: losalamosbondprojects2017.com/newsroom/

The Dec. 20 County Council meeting is 6 p.m.

New Banners Installed Along Central Avenue

on December 19, 2016 - 8:17am

Workers install new banners last week on the poles along Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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