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Los Alamos County 41st Annual Triathlon Needs Volunteers

Volunteers ready to work. Courtesy photo
 
TRIATHLON News:
 
As summer begins to wind down, the Los Alamos County Recreation Department is gearing up once again for the 41st Annual Triathlon to be held Saturday, Aug. 15, as well as the 22nd Annual Kids’ Triathlon taking place Sunday, Aug. 16.
 
These amazing events rely heavily on the generous support of community volunteers to guide and support racers along the course.
 
If you are interested in participating as a helper for either of these days, stop by the Walkup Aquatic Center

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Los Alamos Community To Rank Brand Straplines

COUNTY News:

Beginning at 5 p.m. today, Los Alamos residents will be able to choose their top two choices from a list of five brand straplines presented by branding consultant Atlas Advertising out of Denver, Colo.

The five brand strapline options are:

  1. All the Elements of Imagination (Atlas Advertising)
  2. Limitless Horizons (Atlas Advertising)
  3. Never Stop Questioning What’s Possible (North Star Destination Strategies (Brand Study Consultant, original list of options) 
  4. Peak Experience (Atlas Advertising)
  5. Where Discoveries Are Made (current community slogan) 

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Pets Of The Week: Pete And Stevie Nicks The Dogs

Pete and Stevie Nicks are looking for a family to adopt them or an individual who woud like some faithful company. Courtesy/LAC

SHELTER News:

Pete and Stevie Nicks, a neutered male and spayed female 7-year-old Chihuahua crosses transferred to Los Alamos when the shelter in Taos had to lay off 17 employees due to insufficient funding. Both dogs are good with quiet adults and very gentle, quiet, older children. Both ignored the cats when given a tour of the cat room.

For their safety, they should not be left alone with larger dogs, whose play can become unintentionally rough.

The Los Alamos Animal


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Los Alamos Police Blotter: July 23 to July 29, 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.

STEVEN  KOWALCZYK

July 23 at 8:10 a.m. / Police arrested Steven Kowalczyk, 53, of Los Alamos at 77 Rover Blvd., and charged him with providing false evidence for vehicle title.

July 23 at 2:41 p.m. / The Los Alamos County Bomb Squad was called out to Potrillo Drive on a false alarm.

July 23 at 4:05 p.m. / A 13-year-old Los Alamos girl reported that she was abused on Trinity Drive. The


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Cone Zone: Week Of Aug. 3

COUNTY News:

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.

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:

Roadway and utility work continues on 43rd Street (north and south) and 44th Street (north and south) which includes water line tie ins and concrete work. Sidewalks from cul-de-sacs (43rd south and 44


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New Bus Shelter Built At White Rock Visitor Center

A Bandelier/County partnership project includes construction of a wooden shelter adjacent to the White Rock Visitor Center on N.M. 4, which will replace the tent shelter currently used by people waiting to take the bus to Bandelier. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The new wooden bus shelter is designed with the look and feel of Bandelier in mind. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
A Bandelier Preservation crew has built a wooden bus shelter adjacent to the White Rock Visitor Center on N.M. 4.

Bandelier Superintendent Jason


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From Robotics To Preserves And Quilts Get Exhibits Ready For 2015 Los Alamos County Fair And Rodeo

Courtesy photo

By CARLOS VALDEZ
Los Alamos Cooperative Extension

If you’re into robotics here is an opportunity to exhibit your favorite robot as well as your home preserves, garden produce and those lovely quilts.

Attention gardeners, bakers, quilters and artists – you have two weeks to get your entries ready for the Los Alamos County Fair.

The County Fair and Rodeo runs Aug. 6-9. Anyone living or working in Los Alamos County is eligible to enter. 

Exhibit categories include: 

  • Culinary (baked items);
  • Preserved Foods;
  • Hobbies & Crafts;
  • Fine Arts;
  • Photography;
  • Quilts;

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Kids Programs At New White Rock Library Start Friday

Lego Club is a popular program, which will come to the White Rock branch as part of a full week of programs for kids of all ages. Courtesy photo

LIBRARY News:

Los Alamos County Library System will be wrapping up the 2015 Summer Library Club during the grand opening of the new White Rock Branch Library.

“We can’t wait. It’s going to be two amazing parties in one. We’re especially excited because WiseFool Puppets is putting on a show for us,” Youth Services Coordinator Angie Manfredi said.

WiseFool and their giant puppets will present A Look Insideat 1:30 p.m., Friday at White Rock Branch Library,


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Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo Weekend Aug. 7-9

2014 the Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Participants have just two days left to register for the Rodeo Parade. Get ready for some fun … the Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo is Aug. 7-9.

The Rodeo Parade will march up Central Avenue beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. Don’t miss this opportunity to promote your business or organization by participating.

To register, visit: losalamosmainstreet.com.

 

Fair & Rodeo Schedule of Events

 

Thursday, August 6

County Fair Exhibits Check-In: Mesa Public Library 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

 


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White Rock Branch Library Soft Opening Tomorrow!

The new White Rock Branch Library is having a soft opening at 10 a.m., Wednesday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The information desk at the new White Rock Branch Library. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Library System Manager Steve Thomas during a tour last week of the new White Rock Branch Library. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LIBRARY News:

The White Rock Branch Library on Sherwood Boulevard is holding a soft opening at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 29. Children’s programs at the new branch will start next week.

“Everything is mostly done and we’re


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State Police Checkpoints/Saturation Patrols In Counties Across State In August

NMSP News:

SANTA FE — New Mexico State Police will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols and Registration, Insurance and Drivers’ License Checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month August.

Our efforts continue to show a significant reduction in alcohol related fatalities. This is attributed to the continued media attention and intensive advertising. These checkpoints are helping to change society’s attitude about drinking and driving. People are choosing to not drink and drive. This is the biggest step in keeping impaired drivers from crashing into our


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Letter To The Editor: San Juan Generating Station Context

By Andrew M. Fraser and David Izraelevitz
Los Alamos

At its regular meeting Wednesday July 15, the Los Alamos County Board of Public Utilities voted unanimously to approve and forward to the County Council for its approval the following five agreements related to the San Juan Generating Station (SJGS):

  • The San Juan Project Restructuring Agreement;
  • The Amended and Restated Mine Reclamation and Trust Funds Agreement;
  • The San Juan Decommissioning and Trust Funds Agreement;
  • The Restructuring Amendment Amending and Restating the Amended and Restated San Juan Project Participation Agreement;

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Griffin & Associates Makes Inc. 5000 List For 2015

BUSINESS News:

Griffin & Associates, one of New Mexico’s largest communications firms, has made the Inc. 5000 list for 2015 of the fastest growing privately held companies in the U.S.

Joanie Griffin, the company’s CEO, got official word this morning and will receive the award at the Inc. 5000 conference in Orlando in October. Griffin & Associates handles tourism marketing for Los Alamos County.

“I am thrilled to receive this award, especially coming out of the tough economic times that has plagued all small businesses,” Griffin said. “We’ve been in business for 25 years, and this award


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Sewer Line Replacement Underway On Rim Road

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities’ contractor began work last week to replace a sewer line at the far east end of Rim Road. 

The existing steel sewer line is visible at the mesa’s edge and drops down into Pueblo Canyon. Crews will remove this line and install a new line underground that will extend to a manhole at Graduation Canyon. 

Work is primarily located at the project footprint at the top of the mesa at the end of Rim Road and the bottom of Graduation Canyon where the directional drilling will take place. At times work may occur on adjacent county land at East Park


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White Rock Senior Center Makes Temporary Move

Annie Ellen Bard displays the new sign for the White Rock Senior Center, which has moved to the former Hive Building in the parking lot next to Metzger’s on N.M. 4. The temporary quarters will serve as home until renovations are completed on the White Rock Senior Center in 2016 at 137 Longview Dr. Courtesy photo


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Cat Found Roaming On 45th Street

SHELTER News:

This cat was brought to the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter Saturday, July 25.

The cat has been roaming on 45th Street and a concerned citizen brought it to the shelter. Someone must be missing the cat, as it seems well groomed and loved.

Anyone with information about this cat is asked to call the animal shelter at 505.662.8179 or stop in at the shelter at 226 E. Road.

 

 


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Final Week Of Summer Reading Challenge

LAPS News:

On June 20, the Los Alamos School Board announced additional student incentives to help address the “summer slide” in reading skills.

This is the final week for participation.

The idea began at an Aspen Elementary School kickoff when Gov. Susana Martinez announced a statewide reading challenge encouraging students to read more books over the summer break. 

Reading is the foundation for learning and when students read well, they are better positioned to succeed academically, in the workplace, and in life. 

Los Alamos Public Schools, Los Alamos County, Los Alamos Commerce


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Open Forum On Dogs In Parks Closes Noon Monday

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County’s Open Forum question for “Rules About Dogs in Parks” will close at noon Monday.

Residents can read the proposed rules and weigh in with their comments here.

The Los Alamos County Parks & Recreation Board plans to discuss the rules and public feedback at its next meeting Aug. 13.


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Cone Zone: Week Of July 27

COUNTY News:

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.

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:
Roadway and utility work continues on 43rd Street (south) and 44th Street (north and south) which includes water line tie ends and concrete work. Sidewalks from cul-de-sacs (43rd south and 44th south)


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