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County Discoveries Action Team Meets Feb. 20

Welcome to Los Alamos! Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

The next monthly meeting of the Discoveries Action Team (DAT) is 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 at Pajarito Cliffs Site, Building 1, Conference Room.

This month, the only item on the agenda is for the Place-Making and Place-Marketing subgroups to gather and work on their projects.

New members interested in joining the team are invited to come to the meeting and observe the work of the subgroups. Project champions will be available to network with new members and help them learn more about the projects in progress.


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County Manager’s Presentation Draws Packed House

County Manager Harry Burgess presents his annual report to a full house Thursday at UNM-LA. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess

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Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess delivered his annual report to a packed house during the February Chamber Breakfast Thursday at UNM-LA.

His presentation was originally scheduled for Jan. 16 but postponed by a snowstorm.

Burgess said that 2019 has been a year that has brought many positive changes and exciting new paths forward for the community.

He explained that one of the biggest highlights was an advancement in the number


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Community Weighs In On North Mesa Housing Study

An open house held Jan. 30 for the North Mesa Housing Study drew a large turnout of community members. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Council Chambers featured a full house Jan. 30. Residents filled the room to learn more about the North Mesa Housing Study.

Many participants expressed their skepticism toward the project, which is exploring the possibility of constructing homes on land owned by the Los Alamos Public Schools on North Mesa, and their concerns that they haven’t had an active role in it.


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P&Z OKs Site Plan & Waivers For New Research Building

Rendering of the new research building that will be built in the Los Alamos Research Park. Courtesy/LAC

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com

When the New Mexico Consortium sold its building on Entrada Drive to Pebble Labs, it needed a new home. It turns out, the consortium will return to where it originated – at the Los Alamos Research Park.

It may be an old location, but it will be in a new building. The Planning and Zoning Commission approved a site plan and two waivers for the Los Alamos Commerce Development Corporation (LACDC) to construct a new research and development


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Customer Care Center & DPU Opening 10 a.m. Feb. 12

DPU News:

Officials with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities advise that its office, including the Customer Care Center, will be closed for two hours Wednesday morning, Feb. 12.

The office will open at 10 a.m. instead of 8 a.m. at 1000 Central Ave., Suite 130 in the Municipal Building, as DPU holding its annual all-hands meeting for employees to review with senior management the department’s mission and strategy for the upcoming year.

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The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) operates the county-owned electric, gas, water & wastewater systems under the jurisdiction


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Utilities Department Clears Up Cloudy Water Issue In White Rock

DPU News:

Last week some White Rock customers of the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities noticed that their drinking water looked cloudy or white.

Department officials indicate that this discoloration is due to trapped air in the water pipes. While it is aesthetically unpleasant, the water is safe and poses no health risk.

DPU’s water crews were repairing a major water main break on the shoulder of N.M. 4 for several weeks in January. Repairs were completed Jan. 27 and the newly repaired line was recharged with water Jan. 28 and introduced into the White Rock water distribution system.

According

Video Reveals Curious Pup Causes Los Alamos Home Fire

Video clip of the start of a home fire in Los Alamos. Courtesy/LAC

Kahuna, who declined to comment on this incident is expected to be enrolled in Youth Firesetting Prevention and Intervention classes soon! Courtesy/LAC

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The Los Alamos Fire Department (LAFD) responded to a structure fire Jan. 29, where two pets had evacuated safely.

Members of the Los Alamos fire investigation team consisting of Lead Investigator Capt. Michael Lewis, Driver Engineer Van Leimer and assisted by Sr. Fire & Life Safety Coordinator Stephen Rinaldi, began their work to identify the origin and cause

Lane Closure: NM502/Trinity Drive Tuesday Feb. 4

COUNTY News:

Geo-Test, Inc. will perform two asphalt cores 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4 in the slow lane on the eastbound lane of NM 502/Trinity Drive.

The slow lane will be closed during this time. The lane closure will include signs and barrels to allow for continuous travel through the area.

Motorists are urged to slow down in the construction zone and obey all traffic control devices.

 

 

 

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