County Government

FY 2016 Budget Presentation To BPU Wednesday

DPU News:

The Los Alamos County Board of Public Utilities is set to meet at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday in Council Chambers at the Municipal Buildinh, 1000 Central Ave. The meeting is open to the public.

Items on the agenda include:

  • Approval of Department of Public Utilities Budget for Fiscal Year 2016, presented by Deputy Utilities Manager Bob Westervelt (Finance/Administration);
  • Approval of the revised Energy and Water Conservation Plan presented by Water & Energy Conservation Coordinator Christine Chavez;
  • How the Board of Public Utilities should move forward with Council to discuss

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Pet Of The Week: Penelope The Dilute Tortie

Penelope the cat. Courtesy/FOS

SHELTER News:

Penelope is a 2-year-old, dilute tortie, shorthaired cat, surrendered due to owner allergies. She is exceptionally friendly and affectionate. Penelope would be love to have an attentive home again, so she can show people affection.

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 505.662.8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets; see the Petfinder website for photos here. For information about volunteering, adopting and donating and learning more about special needs animals and cats and dogs in foster care, visit www.lafos.org


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Los Alamos Police Blotter: March 5 To March 11, 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.

AMY JUSTICE

March 5 at 8:59 a.m. / Police arrested Amy Justice, 43, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.

 

 

KRYSTI HERNANDEZ

March 5 at 11:51 a.m. / Police arrested Krysti Hernandez, 44, at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

March 6 at 9:14 a.m. / Police charged a 14-year-old Los Alamos boy on Arkansas


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Mountain Elementary Student Yunseo Kim Wins DPU/PEEC Water Festival Logo Contest

DPU’s Conservation Coordinator Christine Chavez presents ‘Every Drop Counts’ logo contest winner Yunseo Kim with an award today at the County Municipal Building. Courtesy/LAC

DPU News:

Yunseo Kim, a fourth grade student from Mountain Elementary School was recognized today as the winner of the “Every Drop Counts” logo contest held by the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities and Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC). The contest was open to fourth grade students throughout Los Alamos Public Schools.

Yunseo Kim’s  ‘Every Drop Counts’


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Chief Deputy Clerk Adrianna Ortiz Recognized

Los Alamos County Clerk Sharon Stover, left, presents Chief Deputy Clerk Adrianna Ortiz with an award during the March 3 County Council meeting. Ortiz served as treasurer and secretary of the Clerks Affiliate and was recognized by her peers for her service to the organization. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


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DOE Opens EM Los Alamos Office

DOE News:

The Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management has launched its Environmental Management Los Alamos (EM-LA) Office.

EM’s Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Waste Management Christine Gelles has been named acting manager.

“Christine has been engaged in the radioactive waste management challenges at Los Alamos and is actively involved in all aspects of transition planning,” EM’s Acting Assistant Secretary Mark Whitney said. “Christine’s significant managerial expertise in all aspects of the EM legacy cleanup mission will enable a smooth transition


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New Library Catalog Coming To Los Alamos County

A patron accesses a new library catalog. Courtesy photo

LIBRARY News:

Get ready for a great new library catalog, with features you’ve been asking for:

  • Mobile compatibility – search from your phone
  • Simple single-box searching, as in search engines
  • Searching all formats – books, downloadables, audiobooks, DVDs – simultaneously
  • Integration of e-books and e-audiobooks into the catalog
  • Fuzzy logic – gives good results even with spelling errors
  • Separate kids and teens catalogs

With great advances in technology comes the increasing rush to keep up with these advances. Libraries are great users


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Additional Traffic Control On West Road For Passage Of 12 Large Film Trucks Afternoon-Evening March 11

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County has approved a flagging operation on the section of West Road between Diamond Drive and the top of Los Alamos Canyon (by the ice rink) to allow passage of 12 large filming trucks that require both lanes to safely negotiate the turns in the road.

This flagging operation will be conducted by a certified contractor and monitored by the County’s Traffic Division. Temporary lane closures are scheduled to occur between 6-10 p.m., Wednesday, March 11 after filming is completed along Camp May Road. While only short delays are anticipated, travelers are advised to use West


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REMINDER: Traffic Control March 10-11 On Camp May Road For Filming

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County, in cooperation with Pajarito Mountain Ski Area, will facilitate intermittent traffic control on Camp May Road between West Road and Pajarito Mountain to accommodate filming in Los Alamos County beginning at 6 a.m. Tuesday, March 10 through 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 11. 

Intermittent traffic control will be conducted by a certified contractor and monitored by the County’s Traffic Division to include a flagging operation to safely guide traffic through the staging area where film vehicles will be parked along Camp May Road. Only short delays are anticipated


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Pet Of The Week: Dakota The Dog

Dakota the dog. Courtesy/FOS

SHELTER News:

Dakota is a 3-and-a-half year-old blonde lab/terrier mix who was surrendered for being just a bit more active than what her owners could handle.

She’s house-broken and crate trained. Dakota loves to run and play and she would be a great addition to an active home. No cats, please. For more information on Dakota, contact one of her sponsors: Carolyn at  505.231.3624 or Patti at 505.709.0651.

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 505.662.8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets; see the Petfinder website for photos 


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Los Alamos Golf Course Now Open

Los Alamos Golf Course. Courtesy/LACC

LAGC News:

The Los Alamos Golf Course reopended Friday and today the Golf Shop is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the first tee time is 10 a.m. and the range closes at 3:30 p.m.

Hours change Sunday when the Pro Shop will open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., the first tee time is 10 a.m., frost permitting, and driving range hours will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The unpredictable weather conditions that occur this time of year will probably have the golf course opened for a few days and then closed for a few days. Golfers are encouraged to check out the Los Alamos County’s Facebook page, golf course website


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Los Alamos Public Servants Among 44 Awarded Professional Training Certificates Across New Mexico

From left, Los Alamos County Engineering Project Manager Bryan Aragon, NMAC Vice President Sharon Stover and Los Alamos County Councilor Rick Reiss. Courtesy photo

COUNTY News:

SANTA FE – A graduating class of 44 public servants received certification in their fields in January through an education program administered by New Mexico State University’s Cooperative Extension Service.

Through the years,10 Los Alamos County employees or elected officials have graduated with certifications from this program including recent graduates, County Councilor Rick Reiss who earned his Certified


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Izraelevitz Featured At Lunch With A Leader March 17

County Council Vice Chair David Izraelevitz

LWVLA News:

County Council Vice Chair David Izraelevitz is the guest speaker at the League of Women Voters of Los Alamos (LWVLA) Lunch with a Leader program at 11:45 a.m., March 17 at Mesa Public Library. This event is open to the entire community.

His talk will address the subject, “Ask not what your county can do for you, ask what you can do for your county.” County government, the local business community and citizen philanthropy have complementary assets, constraints and roles that can be harnessed to move the community forward. Izraelevitz,


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Letter To The Editor: Apology To Snow And Ice Crew

BY KYLE ZIMMERMAN
Los Alamos

Last week I wrote a letter to the editor about snow on the sidewalks.

My letter was written partly in jest and partly in frustration. I was remembering the times, as Los Alamos County Public Works director, when I would be criticized for things that were out of my control by residents who did not have all of the facts. 

I did the thing that I hate. I wrote a letter without getting the facts. The sidewalk plows were broken down. The plows are from Canada and very difficult to get parts. I remember when parts would be taken from one broken plow to


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Resolution Passes Requesting Local Citizens Vaccinate Against Childhood Illnesses When Medically Possible

County Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to adopt a resolution proposed by Vice Chair David Izraelevitz requesting the citizens of Los Alamos County to vaccinate against childhood illnesses when medically possible to do so. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Public Health Nurse Andrea Cunningham and Dr. Michael Nichols present vaccination data to Council during Tuesday’s meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

STAFF REPORT

Los Alamos County Council voted 7-0 Tuesday night to adopt a resolution proposed by Vice Chair David Izraelevitz


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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Feb. 27 To March 4, 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.

REBECCA REDONDO

Feb. 27 at 3:49 a.m. / Police arrested Rebecca Redondo, 29, of Los Alamos at 2455 Trinity Dr., and charged her with battery upon a police officer.

 

 

SAMUEL NASISE

Feb. 27 at 3:49 a.m. / Police arrested Samuel Nasise, 45, of Los Alamos at 2455 Trinity Dr., and charged him with battery upon a police officer.

 

 

 

BRANDI ORTIZ‑MERRIFIELD

Feb.


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Sheriff’s Department Announces Newly Registered Sex Offender In Los Alamos County

Byron Keith Henderson

COUNTY News:

Sheriff Marco Lucero advises Los Alamos County residents that a newly registered sex offender is residing in the community.

Byron Keith Henderson registered Tuesday, March 3 with the Los Alamos County Sheriff’s Office. Henderson was convicted of sexual assault in 2000 in Houston, Texas.

The Los Alamos Sheriff’s Office is unable to enter Mr. Henderson onto it “Offender Watch System” at this time. The department is waiting for the release information from Henderson’s previous jurisdiction. 

For information regarding other registered convicted


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Los Alamos Board Of Registration Reviews List Of 1,259 Inactive Voters For Removal

Los Alamos County Board of Registration members from left, Kim Thomas, George Chandler and Audra Short. Courtesy/Sharon Stover

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Board of Registration (the board) met Tuesday and Wednesday to review the list of inactive voters (1,259) to ascertain whether they meet the criteria to be purged from the voter rolls.  

The list of voters was compiled through efforts of the the New Mexico Secretary of State and the federal National Voter Registration Act of 1993, (NVRA). The board, consisting of Audra Short, George Chandler and Kimberly Thomas, was appointed


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Police Release Details Of N.M. 4 Mobile Home Incident

The driver hauling a moblie home Tuesday attempted a U-turn on N.M. 4 and in the process, broke two axels and wheels and the hitch attached to his trailer, causing a massive traffic backup during rush hour. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAPD News:

Commander Oliver Morris of the Los Alamos Police Department released details of Tuesday’s incident regarding the single-wide mobile home bocking N.M. 4 at approximately mile marker # 66:

The call came in at 4:56 p.m. of a semi-truck “broke down” on N.M. 4 just south of the intersection of the Truck Route. Officers arrived within 3 minutes


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Los Alamos Police Have Unionized

Labor Management Relations Board members monitoring Tuesday’s election include Eppie Trujillo, standing and Trey Frazier. LMRB member Felicia Orth also was in attendance. Courtesy photo
 
The official secret ballot used in Tuesday’s election. Courtesy photo
 
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Voters sent an overwhelming message to unionize the local police department during Tuesday’s International Union of Police Associations (IUPA) Bargaining Unit election held 4-7 p.m., in the Boards & Commissions Room at the County Municipal Building.
 
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