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County Gets Serious On Updating Comprehensive Plan

County Manager Harry Burgess briefs Council on the background of the comprehensive paln. Photo by Carol A.Clark/ladailypost.com

New County planner Tamara Baer proposes an approach for updating the comprehensive plan. Photo by Carol A.Clark/ladailypost.com

CEDD Director Anne Laurent discusses the comprehensive plan. Photo by Carol A.Clark/ladailypost.com

Local attorney George Chandler speaks to Council about the flaws he sees in the process underway to update the Comprehensive Plan saying the Plan belongs to the people and the process should begin by soliciting comment from the


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Arts in Public Places Board Chair Briefs Council

Arts in Public Places Board Chair Steve Foltyn, with County Liaison Libby Carlsten, briefs Council this evening detailing the accomplishments of his committee and future planned activities. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Council and members of the public listen to this evening’s presentation by Arts in Public Places Board Chair Steve Foltyn detailing the accomplishments of his committee and future planned activities. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Council Vice Chair David Izraelevitz chairs this evening’s Council meeting. Photo by Carol A.


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Environmental Class ‘Learning On The Links’ Held At Los Alamos County Golf Course

Los Alamos Golf Course. File photo

COUNTY News:

In collaboration with the Teen Center, Pajarito Environmental Education Center, the Department of Utilities and the Los Alamos Golf Course, Matthew Allen, Golf Course superintendent, recently completed a new educational class with teens.

“Learning on the Links” was designed to introduce teens to environmental concerns and how they relate to various types of facilities in Los Alamos County. Classes were held for six weeks during the spring school semester and 17 students participated.

A wide variety of classes introduced teens to environmental


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Los Alamos County Library System Checkout History

LIBRARY News:
 
Welcome to the second in a series of stories outlining tips and tricks for using the new Library catalog, Checkout history.
 
Checkout history is a feature that allows you to save a list of everything that you check out from the library. The system will start saving this list AFTER you set this up. Anything that you checked out before you started saving your history will NOT be on the list.
 
To set up your checkout history:
  • Log in to your account and click on the My Account link.
  • Under the Personal Information tab choose Preferences
  • Check the boxes

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Rodent; Faulty Line Cause Power Outages Saturday

DPU News:

Two separate power outages affected Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities customers last Saturday.

The first outage occurred in the early morning and was caused by a rodent, while the second occurred mid-day due to a faulty underground line.  

At approximately 12:47 a.m. Saturday, a rodent came into contact with an underground switch near the airport, knocking out power to more than 600 customers. The area affected included residential customers north on Canyon and Rim Road, and east to East Gate. Power was restored to the area by 1:40 a.m. by DPU lineman.

In the second


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Road Crew Restripe Central In Downtown Los Alamos

Workers restripe the center line on the roadway Monday from 15th Street along Central Avenue to the Central/Trinity intersection. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Workers restripe the roadway along Central Avenue from 15th Street to the Central/Trinity intersection Monday afternoon in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


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More Scenes From Los Alamos ChamberFest 2015

With dark skies looming on the horizon Saturday morning, children stay busy on the sand pile provided by Los Alamos National Bank, an annual sponsor of ChamberFest in downtown Los Alamos. A storm finally closed down the event at about noon Saturday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The crowd on Central Avenue begins to thin Saturday as thunder and lightning fill the sky. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A trio passes out goodies at the LANB booth. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The Del Norte Credit Union mascot was busy giving out hugs during Saturday’s event.


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Scenes From Safety Town Underway At Mountain School

Los Alamos Police Sgt. Jordan Redmond instructs kindergarteners in ways to manage anger as part of this week’s Safety Town program underway until noon today at Mountain Elementary School. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
LAPD Sgt. Jordan Redmond also shares a video on managing anger featuring McGruff the Crime Dog. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Cpl. Robert Stephens organizes a trip to Safety Town, where the students are taught how to follow traffic lights, stop signs, and how to get to their destination safely. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

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Scenes From Saturday’s Los Alamos ChamberFest

The community braves wind, rain and chilly weather, which closed Saturday’s Chamberfest at about noon in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
Ling Sullivan at the Positive Solar Energy booth at Chamberfest Saturday in Central Park Square. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
Dawn Marie Maldonado and her son, Ray, of Victors Lawns Landscaping  provide information about their business during Chamberfest. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
Participants at Chamberfest visit the Exterior Solutions

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Co+op Market Is 2015 Business Recycler Of The Year!

Los Alamos Co+op Market Interim General Manager Triny Vigil, center, receives the news that the Co+op is named the 2015 Business Recycler of the Year from Environmental Sustainability Board Chair Stephen Boerigter as Environmental Services Manager Angelica Gurule presents the award today in Central Park Square during ChamberFest. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladaily/post.com

From left, Environmental Services Manager Angelica Gurule, Co+op Interim General Manager Triny Vigil and Environmental Sustainability Board Chair Stephen Boerigter. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladaily/post.com


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Storm Cuts Short Los Alamos ChamberFest

Today’s storm drives ChamberFest participants under tents and into cars and ultimately causes the event to close down at about noon. (Check back for scenes from the event). Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 

A family squeezes under a small unbrella during the rainstorm today at ChamberFest in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 

Participants huddle under tents as dark and rainy skies cover Central Park Square today during ChamberFest in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 


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State Tourism Officials Tour Los Alamos; Share Marketing Insights

Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Heather McClenahan shares Los Alamos history with visitors from the New Mexico Tourism Department Thursday, from left, Audry Herrera-Castillo, Heather Briganti, Maggie Nation of Talweg Creative and NMTD Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Latham. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
NMTD Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Latham speaks to the audience Friday morning at the Los Alamos County Council Chambers. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Tourism Secretary Rebecca Latham and the


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New Cover Photo For LA Vision 2020 Facebook Group

Los Alamos County Council Vice Chair David Izraelevitz just selected this as his cover photo for his Los Alamos Vision 2020 Facebook Group. He explained that he decided to use a current photo of Ashley Pond (snapped Friday by Los Alamos resident Karen Kendall).‘showing it as the jewel of a park enjoyed by every resident of Los Alamos, juxtaposed with the iconic picture of the pond as the center of wartime Los Alamos.’ He also is using an older photo of the pond. ‘I think the metamorphosis of Ashley Pond from a fire-fighting water reservoir during a desperate effort to end a global


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Open Forum: What Do You Think The County Should Do About ADA Access To The Fuller Lodge Second Floor?

COUNTY News:

Early this morning, Los Alamos County issued a new Open Forum topic: What do you think the County should do about ADA access to the Fuller Lodge second floor?

The current elevator at Fuller Lodge does not meet ADA standards, cannot accommodate wheelchairs, and is quite small. With the anticipated increase in visitors to Los Alamos due to the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, the County wants to explore options to provide access to the second floor of the Lodge to all visitors.  

Log into the Open Forum topic, read the discussion and provide your input here.

Open Forum


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Governor Appoints Los Alamos Sheriff Marco Lucero To State Search And Rescue Review Board

Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero to the State Search and Rescue Review Board.

Lucero has been a law enforcement officer since 1988, he attended the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and is serving his second term as sheriff of Los Alamos County.

When the Search and Rescue Act was put into law in 1978, the Act created the New Mexico Search and Rescue Review Board. A Governor-appointed board that evaluates the operation of the New Mexico Search and


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Cone Zone: Week Of June 15

COUNTY News:

Here is the Road Construction Update in Los Alamos County for the coming week.

For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us, call 505.662.8150, or visit the “Projects” link at www.losalamosnm.us. Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones. Please note the below information is based on a schedule provided by the contractors and may change due to weather or other delays.

Western Area Improvements Phase 3:

40th Street at UNM-LA from the roundabout to the Western parking lot will be open on Wednesday, June 17.  Work


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Second Public Meeting On Plastic Bag Ban Petition Is At Fire Station 3 In White Rock Thursday

COUNTY News:

This is a reminder that the Environmental Sustainability Board will hold its second public meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 18 at Fire Station #3 in White Rock to review the plastic bag ban petition proposed to Los Alamos County Council during an April Council meeting.

The Board has asked one member of the supporting and opposing parties to present at the meeting. Each presenter will provide a 15 minute structured presentation regarding how the plastic bag ban would align with County Council’s Strategic Leadership Plan.

The Board will then present the results of its local


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County Mulls Elevator For Historic Fuller Lodge

County Project Manager Wayne Kolrust explains that this image of an elevator adjacent to Fuller Lodge is intended as a starting point for discussion only and is by no means a final design. Courtesy/LAC 

Courtesy/LAC 

Staff Rport

Kohlrust reiterated that the elevator depicted in presentation slides is intended as a starting point for discussion and by no means is a final design. He explained that the County is still pursuing other options, including the current elevator’s location inside to see if it can work.

He added that the County has steered away from that as it has always


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Community Encouraged To Attend Tourism Secretary’s Presentation About Los Alamos 9-11 A.M. Friday

COUNTY News:

The public is enthusiastically invited to hear the New Mexico’s Tourism Cabinet Secretary at a presentation 9-11 a.m., Friday, June 12 at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.

Secretary Rebecca Latham and her New Mexico True Team will present their impressions from their tours of Los Alamos today.and discuss how Los Alamos can effectively tie into the Tourism Department’s international advertising campaign.

Officials from Los Alamos County in Los Alamos, New Mexico are preparing to showcase the area’s historical, recreational and scenic offerings


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Los Alamos Subway Breaks Opening Day Record!

Subway owner Larry Singh with the giant scissors cut the ribbon this morning on his new Subway store in downtown Los Alamos. Singh is joined by staff, community members and county officials including, front row from center to right, Chamber Manager Nancy Partridge, business owner LeAnne Parsons and County Council Chair Kristin Henderson. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

The Los Alamos Subway opened its doors at 7 a.m. Wednesday and the eatery conducted 786 transactions – making it the largest opening day ever for a traditional Subway of the 400 stores in this region.

The line


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