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County Council Hears DWI Strategic Plan

on February 16, 2017 - 7:49am

DWI Planning Council Coordinator Kirsten Bell briefs County Council on DWI Strategic Plan during Tuesday's meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Staff Report

DWI Planning Council Coordinator Kirsten Bell gave a presentation Tuesday evening to the Los Alamos County Council on the Los Alamos County DWI Strategic Plan. The Council approved the motion to participate in the local DWI Grant and Distribution Program 7-0.

The plan was developed by the Los Alamos County DWI Planning Council.

Los Alamos Deputy County Manager Brian Bosshardt Accepts Top City Job In Bedford, Texas

on February 15, 2017 - 4:43pm
Deputy County Manager Brian Bosshardt in his office today at the Municipal Building has taken a new job in Texas. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

After almost seven years working as the Deputy County Manager Brian Bosshardt is moving on in his career. Bosshardt has accepted a position as city manager for Bedford, Texas. He will begin his new job in April.

“It’s a natural progression in my career; it’s the next step,” Bosshardt said.

He added he has a defined set of colleagues and friends in the Dallas area.

Webelos Cub Scouts From Pack 422 Learn Role Of County Councilors In Local Government

on February 15, 2017 - 4:28pm

Los Alamos County Councilor James Chrobocinski meets with Webelos Cub Scouts from Pack 422 this afternoon in Council Chambers to discuss the role of a Councilor in County government, which is a requirement for their Citizenship Badge. Courtesy photo

Tourism Commission Meeting Underway At Fuller Lodge

on February 15, 2017 - 2:40pm

‘Uncommon Valour: The Battle For Iwo Jima’ Sunday

on February 15, 2017 - 6:47am

World War II historian and author Historian Nancy Bartlit


Historian Nancy Bartlit and Manhattan Project National Historical Park interpretive ranger Kirk Singer will host a showing of the Canadian documentary Uncommon Valour: The Battle for Iwo Jima at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, which is the anniversary of the invasion of Iwo Jima.

The late Bill Hudson, a former Marine and Los Alamos High School swim coach, is featured in the film. Hudson made a practice of showing this film each year at the Library.

Ice Melts As Season Draws To Close At Local Rink

on February 14, 2017 - 4:47pm

As the days grow warmer the ice is beginning to melt at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. This happens each year around this time explains Parks, Recreation and Open Space Division Manager Chris Wilson. The rink typically closes for the season near the Presidents Day weekend or the week after. 'The user groups work with us very well this time of year. It is always safety first certainly, and sometimes we reschedule activities for later in the day as needed,' Wilson said. Photo by James Chrobocinski

Los Alamos ice rink. Photo by James Chrobocinski

Los Alamos ice rink.

Community Development Dept. Remodel Underway

on February 14, 2017 - 1:14pm

Workers with Santa Fe Specialties are renovating the Community Development Department's front office today inside the Los Alamos County Municipal Building. CDD Director Paul Andrus decided to launch the remodel to enhance customer access to the permitting section in the front of the office. The work is expected to be completed this week. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Library Announces Spring Book Club Hillermania

on February 14, 2017 - 11:35am
Author Anne Hillerman at a previous book signing. Courtesy photo


Wouldn’t it be fun to be able to talk to someone about the latest book you’re reading? The Los Alamos County Library System is coordinating just such an event with its Spring Book Club. The library is taking the opportunity to catch up on Anne Hillerman mysteries, Spider Woman’s Daughter and Rock With Wings, so that when Hillerman comes out with her newest book they will be ready to roll.

The libraries have gotten several copies of the first two mysteries, in all kinds of formats, including large print, audiobook

Environmental Sustainability Board Presents Brush/Bulk Recommendations To Council 6 p.m. Today

on February 14, 2017 - 6:52am


The Environmental Sustainability Board is presenting its recommendation for the Brush/Bulk Item quarterly collection program to the Los Alamos County Council at the 6 p.m. Council meeting today in Council Chambers.

The members of the ESB and staff from Los Alamos County Environmental Services spent more than a year collecting data and community input to put this proposal together for the County Council to review.

The intent of this plan is to satisfy the challenges presented to the ESB board, while addressing concerns about the current program and its future.

The meeting is

Juvenile Justice Advisory Board Meets Wednesday

on February 13, 2017 - 10:25am
JJAB News:
The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board's next meeting is 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15, in Building #1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site.
Victoria Mahand, M.S.W., National Training Specialist with One Circle Foundation will provide an overview of Los Alamos Girls Circle Training
The public is welcome to attend.

Pet Of The Week: Gretchen The Dog

on February 12, 2017 - 7:28am
Gretchen the dog. Courtesy/Paulina Gwaltney Photography
Gretchen is a young and petite pit mix who needed to have one of her rear legs amputated due to a severely fractured femur.
She certainly doesn’t let that slow her down though! She loves to relax and give kisses, she’s very comfortable in new places, and she thinks that treats make everything better!
Gretchen is in foster care – call the shelter for information on how to meet Gretchen.
Shelter hours are noon to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays and noon to 3 p.m., Sundays.

2017 Los Alamos School Board Election Results Official

on February 10, 2017 - 6:33pm


The Los Alamos County (LAC) Clerk’s Office completed the required canvass process to certify and finalize the 2017 School Board Election results for the Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) and the University of New Mexico - Los Alamos (UNM-LA) School Board.

The Canvass Board met at 1 p.m. today in the Los Alamos County Municipal Building. The board consisted of Dr. Kurt Steinhaus, LAPS Superintendent, Dr. Cynthia Rooney, UNM-LA Chief Executive Officer, the Honorable Pat A. Casados Los Alamos County Magistrate Judge and County Clerk Naomi D. Maestas.

During the canvass process,

New Los Alamos County Community Services Director Brings Love Of Recreation And Outdoors To Job

on February 10, 2017 - 4:38pm

New Los Alamos County Community Services Director Brian Brogan. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


​Los Alamos Daily Post

For new Los Alamos County Community Services Director Brian Brogan, public service has been a lifelong career. He joined the County Jan. 17, following the retirement of Charlie Kalogeros-Chattan.


“I’ve always been attracted to recreation activities and the outdoors and getting people involved in the outdoors,” Brogan said during an interview today with the Los Alamos Daily Post.


In fact, he said, “I visited here a bunch” due to

Scenes From County Science & Engineering Fair

on February 9, 2017 - 10:15pm

LAHS 9th grader Lillian Petersen is awarded the CB FOX Overall Best of Show Award for her project on Climate Change during Saturday's County Science & Engineering Fair in the Duane Smith Auditorium at Los Alamos High School. Photo by Derrick Key/

LAHS 9th graderJake Werner with his Tesla Coil. Photo by Derrick Key/

Science and Engineering Fair awards ceremony Saturday in the Duane Smith Auditorium. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

K-5th grade Science and Engineering Fair projects fill the Dance and Drama classroom Saturday at Los Alamos High School

2017 LAPS And UNM-LA Board Election Results

on February 9, 2017 - 8:59pm
Winners of the 2017 School Board and UNM-LA Advisory Board races, from left, Sheila Schiferl Position 5 and David Sutton Position 1 on the UNM-LA Advisory Board. Michelle Hall (not pictured) ran unopposed for re-election to Position 2. Stephen Boerigter District 2 and Ellen Ben-Naim District 1 were elected to positions on the Los Alamos Public Schools Board. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Daily Post

Elections were held Tuesday for the Los Alamos School Board and the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Advisory Board.

A total of 1,432 votes were cast.

New Exhibit At Mesa Public Library: Artist Livy Snyder

on February 9, 2017 - 4:54pm
Courtesy photo
Los Alamos artist Livy Snyder is the featured artist of the new exhibit in the Upstairs Art Gallery at Mesa Public Library, which runs through Feb. 28.
The exhibit presents a series of documentary photography that serves as evidence for the essay Form, Content, Style written by art historian Ernst Gombrich (1968), discussing the evolution of aesthetics through sociology.
As stated in the essay, “The distinctive way an act is performed or an artifact made is likely to remain constant as long as it meets the needs of the social group.

LAFD: Preventing Burns In Your Home

on February 9, 2017 - 6:33am
LAFD News:
The Los Alamos County Fire Department would like to bring awareness of preventing burns in the home during this National Burn Awareness Week (Feb. 5-11, 2017.)
Each year there are more than 450,000 burn injuries that occur in the United States serious enough to require medical treatment. Many of these burns are preventable, here are some tips to help prevent these types of injuries.
One of the leading causes of burns to children is hot water scalds. These burn injuries are preventable:
  • Test water before bathing children.

Golf Course Water Main Repaired Sunday Evening

on February 8, 2017 - 4:56pm


A water leak in a 16-inch water main that was discovered at the golf course on Friday evening was repaired by the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities crews late Sunday evening. 

Initially, DPU reported that repairs would be delayed until Monday, Feb. 6, after safety became a concern Friday night. The water main proved to be deeper in the ground than anticipated and additional safety equipment was needed to prevent unstable soil from collapsing on crews.  DPU expected to receive the additional shoring equipment by Monday.

ESB Presents Recommendation Regarding Brush & Bulk Item Collection Program To County Council Feb. 14

on February 8, 2017 - 9:29am

Example of a bulky brush pile ready for pickup. Courtesy image


At the Feb. 14 Los Alamos County Council meeting, the Environmental Sustainability Board (ESB) will present its findings and recommendation regarding the Brush and Bulk Item Collection Program.

The following recommendations will go before County Council for review and approval:

Final Recommendation:

  • Collect brush only utilizing an “Organic Yard Trimming Roll-Cart,” and offer a paid scheduled collection for bulk items.

Alternative A:

  • Collect brush only on a quarterly basis and offer a paid scheduled collection of

Sheehey: Trump’s Executive Order On Immigration

on February 8, 2017 - 7:52am
Los Alamos County Councilor

Editor’s note: Councilor Pete Sheehey delivered the following statement at Tuesday’s County Council work session in White Rock:

President Trump’s Jan. 27 Executive Order suspending visits or immigration to the US from seven Muslim-majority countries for three months, and stopping processing or entry of any refugees for four months, has caused tremendous controversy.

The courts will decide whether or not this order violates anyone’s rights to due process or equal protection under the US Constitution and law. I am compelled to speak on this today.

2017 LAPS And UNM-LA Advisory Board Election Unofficial Results

on February 7, 2017 - 9:20pm
Final vote totals posted at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Los Alamos County Municpal Building. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost
Los Alamos School Board District 1
Ellen Ben-Naim               307
James W. Hall                  241
Total Votes                       548
Los Alamos School Board District 2
Stephen T. Boerigter    277
Darryl Mathew Sugar     60
Total Votes                    337
UNM-LA Advisory Board Position 1
David Sutton                 656
Michael D. Redondo     631
Total Votes                  1,287

2017 LAPS And UNM-LA Board Election Results

on February 7, 2017 - 6:03pm

Winners of the 2017 School Board and UNM-LA Advisory Board races, from left, Sheila Schiferl Position 5 and David Sutton Position 1 on the UNM-LA Advisory Board. Michelle Hall ran unopposed for re-election to Position 2. Stephen Boerigter District 2 and Ellen Ben-Naim District 1 were elected to positions on the Los Alamos Public Schools Board. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Vote Until 7 p.m. In LAPS & UNM-LA Board Election

on February 7, 2017 - 5:26pm

Poll workers assist voters obtain ballots for the 2017 LAPS and UNM-LA Advisory Board Election late this afternoon in the Municipal Building. Los Alamos County Elections Manager Gloria Maestas told the Los Alamos Daily Post that as of about 4:45 p.m. today, 311 votes were cast at the Municipal Building in Los Alamos and 489 were cast at the library in White Rock. The County Clerk's Office also has received 352 early/absentee ballots delivered in person and another 19 sent in by mail. The polls close at 7 p.m. today.

Alert: Lane Closures At Diamond & Canyon Feb. 8-10

on February 7, 2017 - 9:16am


The Los Alamos County Traffic Division will be setting up for lane closures at Diamond Drive and Canyon Road Wednesday, Feb. 8 through Friday, Feb. 10 to allow for installation of illuminated hospital signs.

The work will begin at 9 a.m. and shut down for the lunch hour starting at 11:30 a.m. through 1:15 p.m. and end each day at 3:30 p.m. Friday.

Drivers are urged to proceed carefully through this project zone.

Direct questions or concerns regarding this project to County Traffic and Streets Division Manager Daniel Erickson at 505.662.8113.