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Good Weather And Great Results Characterize Jemez Mountain Trail Runs

on May 24, 2017 - 6:44pm
Dwight Rabe of Holloman AFB is the first runner of the day to cross the finish-line in Saturday's Jemez Mountain Trail Runs. Photo by RJ Montaño/ladailypost.com​
 
Top three female finishers of the 15-mile race, from left, Amber Dagel, Madeleine Carey and Kay Ulrich. Photo by RJ Montaño/ladailypost.com
 
By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
A Friday filled with cold weather, wind, and a morning snow storm lead to near perfect conditions for the 12th annual Jemez Mountain Trail Runs Saturday.

Letter To The Editor: Rec Bond Plea To County Council - Can't We Compromise?

on May 24, 2017 - 11:58am
By LAUREN GRIFFITH
Los Alamos

Following the recent recreation bond election outcome, I wondered if there is a possible compromise that we could look at. 

From discussions with and reading opinions by ‘no’ voters, it sounds like there were two main issues with the bond (I realize there were others, but these seemed to be the biggest):

a) it was ‘all or nothing’ and many of them might have been happy with some of the projects, but not all of them; and

b) it was going to increase property taxes, resulting in debt for us and future generations. 

I have to say, I wholeheartedly agree with the

‘100 Days Of Summer’ Kicks Off Friday!

on May 24, 2017 - 11:37am

COUNTY News:

“100 Days of Summer” kicks off Friday on Los Alamos County.

Get out. Get active. That's the theme for this new collaborative program from Community Services, with lots of fun things to see and do in this community all summer long.

Check out the full booklet of information on the Community Services webpage here, and learn how to win prizes.

Also, booklets are availble Friday night at the Community Services table at the summer concert at Ashley Pond Park along with other free promotional items celebrating all the days of summer in Los Alamos.

Los Alamos Young Guns Compete In Raton

on May 24, 2017 - 8:52am

Los Alamos Young Guns Youth Shotgun Team members, from left, Chris Garcia, Michael Patchett, Kevin Dors, Derek Laintz, Sam Bond, Cade Pimentel and Alison Pimentel competed in the New Mexico High School Amateur Trap Association Championships May 6-7 in Raton. Alison Pimentel placed second in the 16 yards handicap event, second in the 19 yards handicap event and third overall for the year. Kevin Dors placed second overall for junior varsity and Derek Laintz placed third overall for junior varsity. Photo by Kathryn Smith

Tristan Johnson Has Perfect Prediction In Pace Race

on May 24, 2017 - 7:42am

Runners in Tuesday's Pace Race gather in Rendija Canyon. Courtesy/ACRR

SPORTS News:

 
Tristan Johnson, 4, had a perfect prediction in the 1 mile race, recording a time of 14:30 in the Atomic City Road Runners weekly Pace Race Tuesday in Rendija Canyon.
 
Other accurate predictors include:
  • Heidi Bjorklund at 15 seconds off;
  • 6-year-old Julian Ortiz with a 36 second difference;
  • Jackie Marr at 51 seconds off; and
  • Nikol Strother with a  69 second difference.
 
On the 1 mile course, 7-year-old Diego Leonard was the top finisher recording 8:00 and 9-year-old Savanna Strother was the best female

Voters Reject Recreation Bond By 486 Votes

on May 23, 2017 - 10:54pm
Scene this evening in Council Chambers as community members wait for election results. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos County Clerk Naomi Maestas announces election results this evening in Council Chambers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
​Los Alamos Daily Post
 

The results were close but in the end Los Alamos voters did not pass the $23 million general bond election question.

 

The ballot question failed by 486 votes. There were 3,446 ballots for the bond and 3,932 ballots against it.

Voters Defeat Los Alamos Recreation Bond

on May 23, 2017 - 8:19pm

Los Alamos County voters defeat the Recreation Bond in the 2017 Special Election. The vote is 3,446 for to 3,932 against. Slightly more than half of the 13,484 registered voters cast ballots in this election, according to Senior Deputy Clerk Adrianna Ortiz. The Los Alamos Daily Post will publish the full story at ladailypost.com. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Crowd watches this evening in Council Chambers as the election results are announced. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Watch Live Streaming On LA Daily Post Facebook Page

on May 23, 2017 - 7:53pm

Staff Report

Watch live streaming of the 2017 Recreation Bond Election returns on the Los Alamos Daily Post Facebook page and click video.

Voting Closes For 2017 Recreation Bond Election

on May 23, 2017 - 7:08pm

Voting has closed this evening at 7 p.m. in the 2017 Special Election on the Recreation Bond. The lobby of the Los ALamos County Municipal Building is empty at the moment. The results are expected to be announced by the County Clerk between 7:30 and 8 p.m. so check back at ladailypost.com for updates. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Letter To The Editor: Walk/Drive Your YES Vote On Rec Bond To County Clerk's Office By 7 p.m. Today

on May 23, 2017 - 8:35am
By RAO GARIMELLA
Los Alamos

Today is the last day to vote on the Rec Bond. It's too late to mail it in but you can hand carry it to the County Clerk's Office.

There has been a healthy, vigorous debate on the issue but in the end I urge you to keep in mind the saying that “PERFECT IS THE ENEMY OF GOOD!” 

So I encourage you to vote YES or we will all be waiting for another decade before the community has the energy to organize such a campaign again.

Letter To The Editor: Let's Support The Amenities That Make Our Community Better For Everyone!

on May 22, 2017 - 6:51pm
By Andrea and Greg Cunningham
Los Alamos

As Recreation Bond ballots are due tomorrow, we want to remind everyone to get their ballots in and encourage you to vote “Yes” on the bond.

Those opposed to the bond seem to have two main arguments against it:

  • Need: they state there is not a need for the projects that are proposed; and
  • Cost: our taxes and the cost are too high.

We feel that both arguments are incorrect as we look to the future of our community.

Pajarito Mountain Announces Upcoming Events

on May 22, 2017 - 6:39pm

PAJARITO MOUNTAIN News:

Pajarito Mountain Ski Area has announced several upcoming events:

  • The Pajarito Mountain Cafe re-opens for business 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and will be open at that time every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and on event days throughout the summer.
  • The Bike and Hike event of the season is 1-6 p.m., Saturday.
  • Summerfest is Saturday, June 10, with live music, bike races, a dozen New Mexico craft breweries and more. Details are available at skipajarito.com.
 

Pinon Park Pool Prepares For May 27 Opening Day!

on May 22, 2017 - 12:34pm

Pinon Park Pool staff gather Saturday for Orientation Day. Courtesy photo

PINON PARK POOL News:

Pinon Park Pool is ready for swimmers to jump in and start the 2017 swim season this Saturday, May 27, at 104 Bryce Ave., in White Rock.

Pool Manager and lifeguard, Jeremy Goettee reports, “The water looks fantastic. It’s going to be an awesome swim season this year. The new pool pump installed in 2016 is producing crystal-clear water.”

Pool members held a work party over the weekend to complete final tasks in preparation for a fun-filled summer.

Letter To The Editor: Walk Your Rec Ballot In Today Or Tomorrow ... And Please Vote Yes!

on May 22, 2017 - 11:42am
By KRISTIN HENDERSON, J.D.
Los Alamos

You can still vote on the Rec Bond if you walk your ballot in today or tomorrow. I am voting yes and i hope you do, too.

In a small town like ours, a Bond question can be won - or lost - by just one vote, or a small handful of votes. Your vote will make a difference.
 
You can turn your ballot in, in person at this point, at the Municipal Building at 10th & Central, on the 2nd floor, in the County Clerk’s Office. It has to be in the Clerk’s Office before 7 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday.
 
While it’s true that property taxes would go up by about $18/

Public Invited To Los Alamos County Municipal Building To View Election Night Results Tuesday

on May 22, 2017 - 9:15am

COUNTY News:

Members of the public are invited to gather Tuesday evening at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave., to view election results on the Recreational Bond.

Council Chambers and the lobby will be open. Results are not expected to be posted until after 7:30 p.m. Once available, the unofficial results will be projected onto the screen in Council Chambers and the LCDs in the lobby. Printouts also will be made available.

Unofficial results also will be posted to the Clerk’s webpage and Facebook.

For additional information, contact the County Clerk’s office at

More Scenes From LAAC's 2017 Kite Festival

on May 21, 2017 - 4:40pm

A young kite flyer gets some assistance during the Los Alamos Arts Council's Kite Festival Saturday in Overlook Park. Photo by Mairen Hoch

A kite enthusiast works to get her kite to take flight. Photo by Mairen Hoch

A kite gets a colorful design put on it during the kite building workshop Saturday at Overlook Park. The workshop was part of Los Alamos Arts Council's annual Kite Festival. Photo by Mairen Hoch

The kite workshop was busy Saturday. Photo by Mairen Hoch

Vivian Sintay flies her kite high during the Kite Festival Saturday. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Yuma Wang runs

Pro And Anti Rec Bond Advocates Make Case At League Of Women Voters Of Los Alamos Forum

on May 20, 2017 - 7:43pm
Darren Meadows speaks for the rec bond during Tuesday's League of Women Voters forum at Mesa Public Library. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Lisa Shin speaks against the rec bond and shares her time with Lisa Brenner who also is against the rec bond. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Lisa Brenner speaks against the rec bond. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Advocates for and against the $20 million recreation bond currently in the hands of voters, spoke at the Los Alamos League of Women Voters meeting Tuesday at Mesa

Los Alamos County Head Golf Pro Donnie Torres Retires

on May 20, 2017 - 10:54am

Los Alamos County Golf Club Head Pro Donnie Torres retires this week after 33 years at the course. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Few people retire having done exactly what they wanted to do from when they were 14 years old. Los Alamos County Golf Club head golf professional Donnie Torres is one of those people. He retires this week after 33 years of service to Los Alamos County, all of it at the golf course.

Torres began picking up golf balls at the course when he was 12 years old.

2017 Special Election Update

on May 19, 2017 - 4:30pm

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Clerk's Office is providing an update to the special election for the recreation bond. On May 2, there were 13,484 ballots mailed to registered voters, to date, the Los ALamos County Clerk's Office has received 6,025 returned ballot envelopes and five unsigned ballot envelopes.

There are still a few more opportunities to return your voted ballot to the County Clerk. You may hand deliver your voted ballot in the proper signature envelope until 5 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Ballots must be physically received

Letter To The Editor: Clarification Of Rec Bond Funding Options

on May 19, 2017 - 9:17am
By Edward Birnbaum
Los Alamos
 
I attended Tuesday’s “Lunch With A Leader” at Mesa Public Library in which the proponents and opponents of the $20 million Recreation Bond (deadline to vote: Tuesday, May 23) presented their arguments for and against and answered questions. My thanks to Karyl Ann Armbruster and the League of Women Voters for arranging this opportunity to hear from both sides.

Both sides seemed to agree that the improvements and new recreational facilities proposed would benefit many children and adults in the community.

Letter To The Editor: Rec Bond ... Facts Not Factions

on May 19, 2017 - 9:00am
By TOM TIERNEY
Los Alamos

I found it an interesting curiosity that Tony Fox and Darren Meadows accused me of Falsehoods without providing any factual counter-arguments. (link)

In my prior letter, I voiced my concern that the County’s proposed Recreation Center would probably result in small business failures because the County would be competing unfairly with existing small businesses. My expressed concerns were rooted in the City of Santa Fe data that shows numerous business closures occurred when the Genoveva Chavez Community Center was created.

My observations are based on the

Jemez Mountain Trail Runs Are Saturday May 20

on May 18, 2017 - 8:22am
Runners in the Jemez Mountain Trail Race climb up the Camp May Road Trail. This year's races are Saturday, May 20, with more than 600 runners taking to the local trails. Courtesy/JMTR

The runner’s ‘drop bags’ are transported from the Posse Lodge, where the Jemez Mountain Trail Races begin, out to the half-way point for the 50 mile runners to have access to extra gear such as rain coats and warm clothes. Courtesy/JMTR
 
By MARGIE STOCKTON
JMTR

The Jemez Mountain Trail Runs are a wonderful community event that start and finish at the Posse Lodge and take full advantage of our beautiful mountain

Letter To The Editor: Using One’s Vote On Rec Bond As Revenge For Unrelated Issue Is Not Rational

on May 17, 2017 - 3:24pm
By JANINE TULENKO
Los Alamos

 

I too found Patrick Brenner's email to County Councilors regarding the Rec Bond issue to be quite disturbing. I seldom feel the need to respond, and I do not know Patrick Brenner, but his verbal attack on County Councilors, etc. truly seemed like the rantings of a genuinely unstable individual. I am so relieved that he was not elected to County Council when he ran.
 
During my nearly 20 years in Los Alamos I have voted for County Councilors on both sides of the political aisle - so this comment is in no way a partisan issue, nor a reflection of my opinion

Duane Marr And William Strothers Best Predictors In This Week’s Atomic City Roadrunner’s Pace Race

on May 17, 2017 - 12:55pm
Duane Marr and William Strothers are the best predictors in Tuesday's 1-mile pace race. Courtesy photo
 

SPORTS News:

 
Duane Marr and William Strothers are the best predictors in the 1-mile pace race, being 2.3 and 8 seconds off their predictions in Tuesday's pace race on paved roads in Pajarito Acres that started on Acoma Lane.
 
In the 2.8-mile race, Zach Medin was 2.4 seconds off and Ted Romero was 6 seconds off. Gayle Cunningham was 37 seconds off for 29:53 on the 2.05-mile course.
 
Other good predictors for the 1-mile course (and the times that they were off their prediction)

Community Invited To Chat With Two Councilors At Los Alamos Farmers Market 9-11 a.m. Thursday

on May 17, 2017 - 10:57am

COUNTY News:

Two members of the Los Alamos County Council will host a booth 9-11 a.m. Thursday at the Farmer’s Market. 

This is an informal setting open to residents who would like to stop by with comments, concerns or questions. Voter Information Booklets for the upcoming May 23 Recreation Bond Election will be available at the booth.

Other Council-hosted booth dates include:

  • June 15;
  • July 20;
  • Sept. 14; and
  • Oct. 19.

The Council also hosts a booth during the County Fair, which is Saturday, Aug. 12.

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