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NPS And DOE Officials Visit Los Alamos To Discuss Manhattan Project National Historical Park

Victor Knox, NPS point person for the Manhattan Project National Historical Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Officials from the National Park Service (NPS) and the Department of Energy (DOE) were in town Thursday to discuss the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, which will be partially located In Los Alamos.

NPS Assistant Director for Partnerships Jeff Reinhold described the local group working on the Park as “amazing.”

“This is an amazing group. Their commitment and knowledge is impressive and they have an


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LAPD Arrests Motorist Suspected Of Crashing Into Three Vehicles And A Pedestrian On Main Hill Road

Marcos Ortiz

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Police arrested Marcos Ortiz, 44, of Santa Fe Thursday following several accidents on the Main Hill Road.

LAPD Det. Sgt. James Rodriguez reported that he observed a vehicle traveling westbound in the eastbound lane on the Main Hill Road/N.M. 502. Los Alamos Police immediately responded, however three vehicles were reported being struck or had crashed as a result of the vehicle traveling in the wrong direction in Santa Fe County.

Los Alamos Police also received a report of a pedestrian struck by the same motorist just inside the Los Alamos County line. Eventually,


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LAPD Asks Public’s Help Identifying Suspects In Theft

Camera surveillance photo of the two suspects involved in a theft case at a local business in Los Alamos. Courtesy/LAPD

News Alert:

The Los Alamos Police Department is asking citizens to help identify two suspects involved in a theft case at a local business in Los Alamos. 

“We are offering up to a $200 reward for anyone who has information that leads to identity of two young males in the surveillance video,” Cmdr. Oliver Morris said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cmdr. Oliver Morris at 505.662.8281 or the LA Crime stoppers hotline at 505.662.8282.


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Los Alamos Police Blotter: July 9 To July 15, 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 9 at 4:04 p.m. / A 43-year-old Espanola woman reported that she is the victim of fraud on Trinity Drive. The estimated loss is less than $2,500.

July 10 at 9:27 a.m. / A 67-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she is the victim of fraud on Cheryl Avenue. The estimated loss is less than $2,500.

July 10 at 7:05 p.m. / A 70-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone damaged his property


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Cone Zone: Week Of July 20

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County road construction update for the week of July 20.

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


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Los Alamos Utilities Board Unanimously Approves San Juan Generating Station Settlement Agreement

Giving a presentation this evening to the Utilities Board, from left, Deputy Utilities Manager – Finance/Administration Bob Westervelt, Deputy Utilities Manager – Electric Steve Cummins and environmental attorney Richard Virtue from Santa Fe. Screen Shot/LAC

Utilities Manager Tim Glasco discusses the San Juan Generating Station Settlement Agreement. Screen Shot/LAC

Resident Robert Falco raises concerns of potential liability from contamination by the plant into the San Juan River and mine. He encouraged the board to exit the agreement: ‘Cut your losses when it’s


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BPU Accepts Final Report From Future Energy Resources Ad Hoc Citizen’s Advisory Committee

Robert Gibson, chair of the Future Energy Resources Ad Hoc Citizen’s Advisory Committee presents the committee’s final report this evening to the Board of Public Utilities. Screen Shot/LAC

 

Former Congressman Bill Redmond commended the FER final report but said he hasn’t seen the public impact to surrounding communities such as to the Navajo Nation and to area neighbors mentioned anywhere. He asked that the impact be considered. Screen Shot/LAC

 

Staff Report

Following a presentation this evening by Robert Gibson, chair of the Future Energy Resources Ad Hoc Citizen’s


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Zoo To You Event At Mesa Public Library Is Cancelled

LIBRARY News:

Zoo to You from Albuquerque has cancelled their visit to Mesa Public Library in Los Alamos scheduled for Thursday, July 16. They’re unable to staff the event.

The library has some fun special programming over the next few weeks. Thursday July 16, 6-7 p.m. is Dino Night, Monday July 20 at 3 p.m. is Diary of a Wimpy Kid event and the last Meet the Music program for summer is 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 22.

Dino Night and Wimpy Kid are for ages 6-12 with under 6 welcome with a grownup who stays. Meet the Music is aimed at 7-12 year olds. During the program, children hear the story of a famous musician,


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Utilities Drop Box Vandalized – Payments Stolen

News Alert:

Officials with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) warn customers that payments made over the weekend in the payment drop box were stolen. 

The payment drop box located at the County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave., was vandalized Saturday. Placed outside near the mailboxes, the drop box was a convenient way for customers to make payments after hours.

Customers affected are those who made payments using the drop box sometime after 3 p.m. Friday, July 10. DPU advises those customers to take precaution and call their banks to stop payment. DPU also requests


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Library System: Tips For Using New Catalog

LIBRARY SYSTEM News:

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

White Rock Branch Library will be closed next week for the big move to the new building. Concerned about getting your White Rock holds during the closure? Don’t worry! We will be holding White Rock items for pickup at Mesa during the transition. You also can change the location where you want to pick up your hold. It’s easy:

  • Log in to the catalog and go to My Account.
  • Select the Holds tab.
  • Click the checkbox(es) next to the item(s) you wish to change.
  • Click the green Edit Pickup Location(s)

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Signs Of ScienceFest Dot Downtown Los Alamos

Los Alamos ScienceFest banners line Central Avenue in preparation for welcoming community members and visitors to a varety of events kicking off Wednesday and running through Sunday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

SCIENCEFEST News:

Have you noticed the flurry of activity at the entrance to town?

Led by Fuller Lodge Art Center art instructor Olivia Snyder, her class of 12-14 year old artists are transforming Entrance Park and creating a façade of the iconic main gate from the Manhattan Project era. Entrance Park will function as an information booth for ScienceFest Saturday,


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Five Weeks Until Los Alamos Triathlon

Scene from the 2014 Los Alamos Triathlon. Courtesy/LAC

Scene from the 2014 Los Alamos Triathlon. Courtesy/LAC

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos Triathlon is almost here.

The horn will blow at 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15 and racers will begin their bike-swim-run journey to the finish line.

The Los Alamos County Parks, Recreation and  Open Space Division invites all people interested in participating to sign up for the race at the Walkup Aquatic Center or online at active.com.

For more information, visit the County’s triathlon webpage or view the triathlon Facebook profile.


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Monthly PEEC Wildflower Walk July 13

Native wildflower Scarlet Penstemon. Photo by Chick Keller

PEEC News:

With the continued rain in Los Alamos County, beautiful wildflowers abound. Join PEEC’s Jemez Mountain Herbarium Curator Chick Keller for a Wildflower Walk at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 13 to discover what some of them are and where they can be found.

This will be an easy walk to identify some of the wildflowers that can be found in and around Los Alamos. The group will meet at the Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road, and carpool to the trail that Keller will select based on what is blooming at the time. The walk is free and there is


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Pet Of The Week: Paco The Dog

Paco the dog looking for a new home. Courtesy photo
 
 
SHELTER News:
 
Paco is a 5-year-old neutered male cattle dog/bulldog cross with a red-blonde coat.
 
He is very friendly with adults. He might also be okay with older children who will not try to restrain him or to pet him when he does not want contact. Paco does not want to be grabbed by the collar while he is harnessed for a walk, but once harnessed, he really enjoys his walks. He wants his food bowl to be left alone. No dogs, please. He has never been with cats, so caution is advised.
 
The Los Alamos Animal Shelter,

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Tour de Los Alamos Bicycle Race Is Sunday

SPORTS News:

The 43rd Annual Tour de Los Alamos Bicycle Race will take place on the morning of Sunday, July 12.

This race begins on Trinity Drive in downtown Los Alamos with eight different start times, depending on the category of racer. A car will lead out each race group in a neutral parade that goes over the Diamond Drive bridge toward Los Alamos National Laboratory. Once through the Laboratory VAP, the race begins at Casa Grande Drive, when the lead vehicle leaves the group of racers.

The course loops from Jemez Road, to the T-intersection with N.M. 4 at the Back Gate, passes Bandelier National


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