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Los Alamos Police Blotter: June 4 To June 10, 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.

ZACHARY JONES

June 4 at 2:55 p.m. / Police arrested Zachary Jones, 29, of Santa Fe near Rover Boulevard and N.M. 4 and charged him with driving on a revoked or suspended license. 

 

 

JOSHUA HOVDA

June 7 at 3:42 a.m. / Police arrested Joshua Hovda, 30, of Albuquerque near Camp May Road and West Road and charged him with DUI.

June 7 at 5:46 a.m. / Police responded to the unattended


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Aquatic Center Hosts World’s Largest Swimming Lesson

COUNTY News:

  • Walkup Aquatic Center is serving as an Official Host Location

Largest Swim Lesson in 24 Hours Sends the Message: Swimming Lessons Save Lives™ to millions around the globe.

Thursday, June 18, tens of thousands of kids and adults at aquatic facilities around the world will unite for the sixth year in a row to set a new Guinness World Record™.

The global record attempt for The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL), is 10 a.m. wherever you are. Team WLSL holds the current Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson, which stands at 36,564 participants representing


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Faulty Cable Causes Barranca Mesa Power Outage

DPU News:

A faulted underground cable was the cause of Wednesday afternoon’s power outage. 

Approximately 95 Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities’ (DPU) customers lost power at about 3 p.m. east of San Juan Road on Barranca Mesa. DPU electric linemen located the fault, made repairs and restored power by 5:35 p.m. to the affected residences.

DPU officials remind Los Alamos citizens of a helpful tool during outages.  Updates to power outages affecting approximately 100 or more customers are provided on DPU’s Twitter handle @DPUalerts and Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DPU1968


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It Was A Craig Martin Experience At The Pond Tuesday

The Craig Martin Experience performed at the weekly Tuesdays at the Pond event at Ashley Pond Park. The horn section from left, Quinn Marksteiner on alto sax, Carl Hagelberg on trumpet and Craig Martin on tenor sax. Other band members are Mike Rogers on guitar, Aaron Anderson on keyboards, Rob Heineman on bass and John Frary on drums. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Quinn Marksteiner blows the sax. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Aaron Anderson on keyboards, with bassist Rob Heineman in the back. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
A young fan

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Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Meets June 12

RCLC News:
 
Regional Coalition of LANL Communities meets 9-11 a.m., June 12, at the Rio Arriba County Chambers, 1122 Industrial Park Road in Espanola.
 
Agenda:
 
Call to Order by Espanola Mayor Alice Lucero – 9 a.m.
 

Discussion/Action Items (1hr 20 min.) 9:15-10:40 a.m.

 
NM Congressional Delegation Updates (5 mins) 9:15-9:20 a.m.
 
Presentation by Christine Gelles, Acting Manager of the Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office, DOE (30 mins) 9:20-9:50 a.m.
 
Presentation by Albert Jirón, IT Program Manager at Los

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Council OKs FY16 Compensation & Classification Plan

Los Alamos County Human Resources Manager Denise Cassel, right, briefs Council on the proposed FY16 Compensation and Classification Plan during this evening’s Council meeting. Screen Shot/LADP

County Manager Harry Burgess discusses the proposed FY16 Compensation and Classification Plan during this evening’s Council meeting. Assistant County Attorney Katie Thwaits listens at left. Screen Shot/LADP

Los Alamos County Assessor Ken Milder speaks in favor of the proposed FY16 Compensation and Classification Plan. Screen Shot/LADP

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Council


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Council Approves Fee Increase To Cover Costs For Waste Handling And Disposal

Philo Shelton and Angelica Gurule present reasons for the need to increase the County’s refuse recycling and solid waste facility fees during this evening’s Council meeting. Screen Shot/LADP
 
Staff Report

Los Alamos County Council voted 6-0 at this evening’s meeting to adopt Incorporated County of Los Alamos Code Ordinance No. 02-257; an ordinance amending Chapter 32, Section 32-18, refuse recycling and solid waste facility fees. Councilor Rick Reiss was absent.

The proposed fee changes are based upon recommendations from the Environmental Services


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Police Officer And Residents Honored For Bravery

Los Alamos resident Olivero Acosta is honored for his bravery in helping police save a man from a burning home in May on Cheyenne Court. Council Chair Kristin Henderson, Police Chief Dino Sgambellone and Fire Chief Troy Hughes present the award during this evening’s County Council meeting underway in Council Chambers. Screen Shot/LADP

 Kevin Albright is honored for his bravery in helping police to rescue a man from a burning home. Shot/LADP

Fire Chief Troy Hughes presents a medal to local resident Kevin Albright for his bravery. Hughes also presented a medal to resident Olivero


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Los Alamos County Library System: Zero Searching

LIBRARY News:

Welcome to the first in a series of stories outlining tips and tricks for using the new Library catalog.

“Zero searching” – what’s that?

With the new catalog you can simply click on Search, without entering anything in the search box, and get a list of every single item in the library – all 149,354 of them!  I can’t think of a single reason why anyone would want to look through a list this long but when you apply some of the search limits located to the left of the screen you get useful results. 

As an example, do a “zero search” and then under Collection click Biography and then Include


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County Launches ‘Keep Sidewalks Clear’ Public Education Campaign For Summer

COUNTY News:

In 2014, the County updated Chapter 18 of the County Code (the Nuisance Code) to address property maintenance issues. Specifically, Sec. 18-42. parts (a), (b) and (d) address weeds and brush piles.

Please read the code excerpts below and survey your property to see if any of these issues exist. This time of year, it is especially important to trim vegetation away from sidewalks for pedestrians – our sidewalks receive heavy use in the summer months with many residents enjoying the warm weather. Thanks in advance for your support to “keep sidewalks clear!”


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Tourism Department Cabinet Secretary to Conduct ‘NM True Tour’ Of Los Alamos June 11-12

COUNTY News:

Officials from Los Alamos County in Los Alamos, New Mexico are preparing to showcase the area’s historical, recreational and scenic offerings to the New Mexico Tourism Department Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Latham and her team, as part of a New Mexico True Tour June 11-12.
 
“We are truly excited for the opportunity to share our unique history to the NM Tourism Department who will be experiencing the highlights of Los Alamos County,” said Los Alamos County’s Economic Development Division Marketing Specialist, Kelly Stewart. “We’re looking forward to using this event as a


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Fuller Lodge Historic Districts Advisory Board Meets In Pajarito Room Wednesday

COUNTY News:

The community is invited to attend the Fuller Lodge Historic Districts Advisory Board (FLHDAB) meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, at Fuller Lodge in the Pajarito Room.

The main item on the agenda is an update regarding the ongoing design for the Fuller Lodge Renovations Phases 2-4 and the Historical Museum Renovations. Display boards will be available starting at 5 p.m. for review. The FLHDAB chair will call the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend, listen to the presentation and provide comments.

Fuller Lodge Phases 2-4 Renovation includes


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DPU Releases Performance Report

DPU News:

The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) released its Performance Report for the 4th Quarter of Fiscal Year 2012 describing DPU’s activities April 1 through June 30, 2012.

The performance report details:

  • DPU’s CIP construction project progress;
  • LA Scores measures;
  • Financial status of operations;
  • Commodity consumption levels (gas, water, electricity, wastewater collection);
  • Energy and water conservation; and
  • Public relations’ outreach activities.

Hard copies are printed out for the public and available in the lobby of the 311 Customer Care


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MPNHP Field Team ‘Clearly Saved Best Site For Last’

MPNHP Field Team leader Arthur Knox wowed the crowd Tuesday at Fuller Lodge when he said, ‘This is our team’s third stop on the tour of the Manhattan Project National Historic Park sites … it is clear that we saved the best for last.’ Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Council Chair Kristin Henderson, center, presents the Keys to the County to MPNHP Field Team leader Arthur Knox and DOE Under Secretary Laurie Morman. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Manhattan Project National Historical


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No Injuries Reported In Friday’s Two-Vehicle Crash

No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle accident around 3:30-4:30 p.m. Friday that bogged down traffic near the Los Alamos County Airport. Police said that the driver of a red BMW fell asleep and drifted into the oncoming traffic lane and collided with a Toyota truck. Flying debris from the accident also caused some damage to a third vehicle. Police cited the driver of the BMW with careless driving. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


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Cone Zone: Week Of June 8

COUNTY News:

Road Construction Update: Week of June 8

For more information about the projects listed below, 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:

Work on 40th Street at UNM-LA from the roundabout to the Western parking lot continues. The parking lot will remain closed until June 24th. Alternate parking


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Two Local Jazz Bands Play The Pond Today

Craig Martin Experience. Courtesy/CME
 
By RUSS GORDON
Promoter, Los Alamos Summer Concert Series

The Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series presents two local jazz bands at 7 p.m., today at Ashley Pond Park. The show is free and features many of Los Alamos’ best musicians.

Opening the concert will be the Craig Martin Experience. You may know some of these cats: Craig Martin plays tenor sax and clarinet. John Frary plays drums, Carl Hagelberg – trumpet, Quinn Marksteiner – alto sax, Mike Rogers – guitar, Aaron Anderson – keyboards and Rob Heineman plays the standup bass. The band plays a


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