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Mesa Public Library Hosts Photography Exhibit

‘The Cienega’ mounted on gator-board, 70.5” x 40”. Photo by Allen Ruttenberg
 
Allen Ruttenberg

ART News:

Dr. Allen Ruttenberg is exhibiting his photography in a show titledLandscapes of the American Southwest and Photomicrographic PanoramasJan. 4-27 at the Upstairs Gallery in Mesa Public Library.

An artist’s reception is 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11.

Ruttenberg is a fine art photographer who specializes in omni-directional panoramas, a method for taking wide-angle images with telephoto lenses. The subject matter includes landscape panoramas of the four-corners states


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Los Alamos Police Free Buck Tangled In Hammock

An eyewitness at the scene of a buck tangled up in a hammock today commended Los Alamos police officers for their compassionate actions in freeing the trapped animal. ‘LAPD did a heroic job getting this thrashing buck untangled from a backyard hammock this afternoon in Los Alamos,’ he told the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Jim O’Donnell


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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Dec. 27, 2019 – Jan. 1, 2020

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.

LORETTA B. STUBBS

Dec. 27 at 8:40 p.m. / Police arrested Loretta B. Stubbs, 59, of Los Alamos near Airport Road and Nambe Loop and charged her with DWI and driving with an open container of alcohol.

 

 

STANLEE AVERY PLATERO

Jan. 1 at 4:39 a.m. / Police arrested Stanlee Avery Platero, 19, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr. and charged him with aggravated DWI: refusal to submit to


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Los Alamos County 2019 Year In Review

The setting sun casts a pastel hue to the clouds floating above the Municipal Building in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com

All in all 2019 was a productive year for Los Alamos County government. The County made advances in economic development, welcomed new faces into different leadership positions and set into motion several capital improvement projects for recreation.

Here are a few of the highlights:

2019 Welcomes In New Members To Los Alamos County Council

With the results of the November


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DPU To Undergo Billing Software Upgrade Jan. 2-3

DPU News:

An upgrade to the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities’ billing software is scheduled for noon on Thursday, Jan. 2 through close of business on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. 

As a result, customer care representatives’ ability to view customer account activity or process account changes will be limited until the upgrade has been completed. 

Los Alamos County is upgrading its enterprise resource planning software, Tyler MUNIS, to a newer version and during this time many county systems will be down, including DPU’s billing software. 

Customer care representatives


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Highlights From County Council Meeting Dec. 17

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

Dec. 17 was the final meeting for the Los Alamos County Council in 2019. Here are some of the highlights from the meeting:

 

Public Voices Concern For LAMC OBGYN Services

During public comment, several individuals expressed concern that Los Alamos Medical Center (LAMC) is at risk of losing its obstetrics and gynecology services.

Community Health Council Vice Chair and Chair of Baby Net Carie Fanning said she thought that after decades of continuous use, LAMC’s mother/baby unit is in jeopardy of closing. “Continuous local


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County Zero Waste Team Provides Sustainable Holiday And Gift Giving Guide

COUNTY News:

  • Zero Waste Tip: Give the gift of quality time to family and friends.

Americans throw away 25 percent more waste during the winter holidays than at any other time of the year.

For this holiday season, the Zero Waste Team would like to offer a few ideas to have a sustainable holiday and give gifts with a lower carbon footprint and less waste.

These suggestions can inspire a different approach to make holidays special while reducing material waste and the carbon footprint. The gift of our time and connection with family and friends is often more enjoyable than yet another item.

How to Have


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On The Job In Los Alamos: At North Mesa Stables

On the job in Los Alamos is Karla Palmer preparing her 14-year-old horse Cozi for a ride Thursday at the North Mesa Stables. ‘It’s like a crack habit – owning horses,’ said Palmer who with her husband and six children own seven horses. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

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On The Job In Los Alamos: At County Eco Station

On the job in Los Alamos Thursday is scale house operator Lucas Gomez who has been greeting customers at the Los Alamos County Eco Station for three years and said he really likes his job and Los Alamos where he describes the people as really nice’. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com


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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Dec. 5 To Dec. 18, 2019

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.

ADRIAN ZAMORA-CHAVEZ

Dec. 5 at 5:22 p.m. / Police arrested Adrian Zamora-Chavez, 28, of Belen at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding District Court warrant.

 

 

HEATHER R. DOMINGUEZ

Dec. 9 at 9:33 a.m. / Police arrested Heather R. Dominguez, 36, of Los Alamos on Diamond Drive and charged her with driving on a suspended or revoked license.

 

 

 

MELINDA MADRID


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NMSP Announces Sobriety Checkpoints In January

State Police will conduct sobriety checkpoints; saturation patrols; and registration, insurance and driver’s license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of January 2020. Courtesy photo

 
NMSP News:
 
New Mexico State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints; saturation patrols; and registration, insurance and driver’s license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of January 2020.
 
NMSP is bringing awareness to these events in an effort to reduce alcohol related fatalities through continued media attention

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County Offers New Year’s Eve Buzz Bus Dec. 31

 
LARSO News:
 
If you need a safe ride on New Year’s Eve, Los Alamos County, the DWI-Planning Council and Atomic City Transit are here to help.
 
The “Buzz Bus,” will be operating to encourage people not to drink and drive, allow residents not to weather the roads, and to put their safety first. The skilled drivers of the ACT program will transport anyone safely throughout the community.
 
The bus will operate at 6 p.m. from Tues. Dec. 31 and continue through 12:30 a.m., Jan. 1. The Dial-A-Ride program can be reached at 661-RIDE or 505.661.7433.
 
The staff will pick you up

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Amigos Bravos: Legal Action Spurs EPA To Require New Water Pollution Controls In Los Alamos

Staff Report

Amigos Bravos has issued a news release regarding the recent determination by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that it will require new water pollution controls.

In response to a lawsuit filed by clean water advocates citing extremely high water pollution in Los Alamos County – with some pollutants more than 14,000 times above public safety limits – the EPA announced this Monday it will require new water pollution controls.

EPA issued a final determination that stormwater discharges from Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Los Alamos County are contributing


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