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Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo 2015 Underway!

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COUNTY News:

The annual Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo weekend is underway.

Saturday, Aug 8:

  • Festival & Fair at Ashley Pond Park 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Arts & Crafts Show at Fuller Lodge 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Parade on Central Avenue at 10 a.m.
  • County Fair Exhibits at Mesa Public Library 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Rodeo at Brewer Arena 2-5 p.m.
  • Cowboy Dinner at Posse Lodge at 5 p.m.
  • Band at Posse Lodge 7 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 9 

  • Rodeo at Brewer Arena 1-3 p.m.

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The Derailers Are Rocking The Crowd At Pond Tonight

The Derailers Band from Austin, Texas is rocking the crowd this evening at Ashley Pond Park as part of the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

People of all ages dance this evening to the sounds of The Derailers Band from Austin, Texas at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com


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Manhattan Project National Historical Park Update

COUNTY News:

Several committee members will be at the Los Alamos County Council’s Fair booth Saturday to visit with the public about the new Park coming in 2016.

The public is invited to stop by 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and visit with them at their tent near Central Avenue.

The Committee met Aug. 6 to discuss the Memorandum of Agreement that has been released by the National Park Service. The deadline for comments to NPS is Aug. 28, 2015.

A council discussion about a temporary visitor’s center for the new Park is on the agenda for the Council meeting at noon Friday, Aug. 14 in Council Chambers.


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The Derailers From Austin Play Pond 7 p.m. Today

The Derailers from Austin, Texas. Courtesy photo

SUMMER CONCERT News:

The Derailers from Austin, Texas play the Los Alamos County Fair Concert portion of the Los Alamos County Summer Concert tonight at Ashley Pond Park.

The show starts at 7 p.m. and is free of charge. The band plays a lot of the Bakersfield country sound. Think Dwight Yoakam and Merle Haggard. They also remind me of Roy Orbison. Great dance concert.

This is a big weekend for Los Alamos entertainment with the tonight’s concert plus all the County Fair activities. There’s a lot going on today, all day and night Saturday and more Rodeo


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County Clerk And Staff To Visit With Citizens At Ashley Pond Park After Parade Saturday

Los Alamo County Bureau of Elections Manager Gloria A. Maestas, left, and Clerk Sharon Stover during the 2014 election season. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

  • 2016 Elections … Closer than you think!

Los Alamo County Clerk Sharon Stover and staff invite citizens to stop by and visit their booth following the parade until 2 p.m. Saturday at Ashley Pond Park.

Stover and staff will be on hand to talk about the upcoming 2016 Elections and offer voter registration services. With the 2016 Elections right around the corner, the Clerk’s Office also will have a voting machine


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Los Alamos Police Blotter: July 29 To Aug. 5, 2015

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.

July 29 at 6:42 p.m. / A 51-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone stole his firearm on Grand Canyon Drive. The estimated loss is less than $2,500.

July 30 at 8:10 p.m. / Police arrested McKenna Archuleta, 18, of Albuquerque on west Jemez Road with possession of marijuana and issued her a summons to appear in court.

HOLLY BATES

July 30 at 3:18 p.m. / Police arrested Holly Bates, 45,


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County Encourages Residents To Register For CodeRED

LAPD News:

A degree of confusion occurred last Friday when a juvenile thought to be armed was running from police in White Rock and the County initiated its CodeRED notification system to alert residents to stay in their homes until the individual was apprehended.

Some individuals received the CodeRED telephone call and thought it was a telemarketer and hung up – never realizing the possible danger looming outside their home. Someone else posted an “all clear” on a social media website, stating that the juvenile was in custody when in fact police did not have him in custody


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County Begins Testing School Zone Flashing Lights

COUNTY News:

Technicians from the Los Alamos County Traffic and Streets Division will test school zone flashers across the community the two days immediately prior to the new school year, which starts Aug. 13.

The flashing beacons will activate at school zones Tuesday, Aug. 11 and Wednesday, Aug. 12, according to their programed schedules, which are based on each school’s normal schedule.

Direct questions or concerns to the Traffic and Streets Division at 505.662.8113 or send an email to lacpw@lacnm.us.


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Library System: More Tips For Using New Catalog

LIBRARY News:

The Los Alamos County Library System has released its seventh in a series of posts outlining tips and tricks for using the new Library catalog

To search for an author in the catalog:

  • Choose Library Search in the first box
  • Choose “Author” in the second box
  • Type the author’s last name, first name or type the first name followed by the last name. The results will be the same.

If you want to choose a video based on a book by a particular author, after entering the search you may Limit Search Results, by choosing Collection – select DVD and choose Include. The DVDs that are attached to the


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Laser Light Shows At Los Alamos Nature Center

Laser Pink Floyd: The Best of Echoes is one of 12 shows at the Nature Center. Courtesy image

PEEC News:

PEEC is hosting 30 laser light shows in the new planetarium in August..

Aug. 7 through Aug. 15 there will be at least two laser light shows per day. Attendees will have the opportuity to experience a feast for the senses in these dazzling and captivating laser light programs.

With 11 unique shows playing during the week, there is truly something for everyone. Classic music fans will love to see how laser light transforms their favorite bands, with separate shows dedicated to the music of Led Zeppelin,


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Los Alamos County Hazard Mitigation Plan Draft Now Available For Public Comment

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County is developing a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) Update to its 2006 plan.

The purpose of this LHMP Update is to assess risk to natural hazards, implement actions to reduce future losses, and maintain eligibility for federal mitigation funds in accordance with the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000. 

What is Hazard Mitigation? Hazard mitigation means any action taken to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from natural hazards. 

Why is Natural Hazard Mitigation Important? Most people who live or work in Los


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County Contracts With Boutique Air For Albq. Flights

Boutique Air’s Pilatus PC-12 is a single engine, turboprop, pressurized aircraft configured with either eight or nine passenger seats. Courtesy/Boutique Air

An interior view of Boutique Air’s Pilatus PC-12 aircraft. Courtesy/Boutique Air

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Council voted 4-3 to approve a services agreement with Boutique Air, Inc., headquartered in Sacramento, to provide scheduled air service between Los Alamos County Airport and Albuquerque Airport.

Councilor Vice Chair David Izraelevitz and councilors Susan O’Leary and Pete Sheehey voted against


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Council OKs San Juan Generating Station Agreement

PNM San Juan Generating Station. Courtesy/wikipedia

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Council voted Tuesday evening to approve San Juan Generating Station Restructuring Agreements in order to allow four partners to exit the plant.

Councilors Pete Sheehey and Susan O’Leary expressed support for the motion but Sheehey offered an alternate motion adding language to further move that Council request the Board of Public Utilities and staff to prepare a phased plan by which this generating capacity can be economically replaced with renewable carbon-minimized energy when these agreements


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Friends Of The Shelter Mobile Adoption Saturday

SHELTER News:

The Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter will be sponsoring a Mobile Pet Adoption 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, near Ashley Pond during the Los Alamos County Fair. 

Stop by the event and meet some great dogs who are hoping to find a home with a special person or family. The Friends of the Shelter will have volunteers at the event eager to speak to the public about
individual animals. 

There also will be posters and information about all the dogs and cats available at the Los Alamos Animal Shelter.


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Options Discussed For Elevator Inside Fuller Lodge

During a public meeting Wednesday evening at Fuller Lodge, members of the public hear two options to install an elevator inside the historic structure. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Fuller Lodge is a local landmark. To ensure everyone can tour and experience the historic building, the public and Los Alamos County staff are discussing ways to install an elevator inside the structure.

With the original idea to construct a glass elevator on the building’s exterior scrapped, the county, along with design consultant Mullen-Heller, presented


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White Rock Library; Youth Activity Center Now Open

Participating in Friday’s official opening of the White Rock Branch Library, from left, Library Manager Steven Thomas, County Council Chair Kristin Henderson, former Councilor Fran Berting and Los Alamos Family Council Board President Rev. Colin Kelly. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos Hill Stompers lead a Children’s Parade into the new White Rock Branch Library during Friday’s grand opening celebration. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The brand new White Rock Branch Library


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‘Let’s Play, LA!’ Musical Park Opens In White Rock

The Leadership Los Alamos Class of 2014 and members of the Leadership Board gathered Friday to celebrate the opening of ‘Let’s Play, LA!’ musical park, which was the group’s project in conjuction with Los Alamos County. The park is adjacent to the new White Rock Branch Library and Youth Activity Center and was unveiled at Friday’s grand opening of the two facilities. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
A young musician tries out the equipment at the Let’s Play LA!musical park during Friday’s opening celebration for the Park,

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New White Rock Youth Activity Center Officially Opens

The new White Rock Youth Activity Center officially opens its doors this morning, along with the new White Rock Branch Library. The White Rock YAC received 5,000 visits from youth last year. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Visitors tour the new White Rock Youth Activity Center. The new YAC is part of a complex that includes the new White Rock Branch Library. The two buildings are at N.M. 4 and Sherwood Boulevard. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Rev. Colin Kelly who heads the Los Alamos Family Council Board spoke on behalf of the Family Council, which manages

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