Sparky the Fire Dog. Courtesy/LAC
As wildfire season begins, residents are urged to attend an informational event called “Wildfire 2014” 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19 in Fuller Lodge.
The event is sponsored by the Los Alamos Fire Department, in partnership with several local agencies:
- National Park Service
- U.S. Forest Service
- Valles Caldera National Preserve
- Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Los Alamos County Emergency Management
- National Weather Service
- Interagency Wildfire Management Team
Other displays and information include:
- Sand table demonstration of the 2011
County Public Safety Fire
Beginning Monday, April 21, the Council will hold budget hearings on the proposed FY 15/16 budget. Hearings will continue Tuesday, April 22 and then again the following Monday and Tuesday, April 28 and 29. The agenda for discussions will be:
Introduction, Overview & Budget Summary
Long Range Financial Projection
Elected Officials’ & County Department Budgets Discussion, in this order:
- County Council
- Municipal Court
- County Assessor
- County Clerk
- Probate Court
- County Sheriff
- County Attorney
- County Administrator
- Community Services
- Community & Economic
- Pool fun and adventures are kicking off at the Walkup Aquatic Center
Beginning Monday, April 7 through Friday, April 11, the Aquatic Center kicks off with the Spring Fling at the pool.
The obstacle course will be up and running 1-3 p.m. each day. The Aquatic Center also offers a discount for youth 1-4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19, the Aquatic Center is launching a new program: an in-pool egg hunt. Admission is $2.50/child, and all youth – ages 16 and under – are invited to hunt for colorful eggs in the water. The limit is 150 youth, and all participants
Community County Politics
Los Alamos – nominate your favorite local burrito! Which will it be? Violas? Chili Works? El Parasol? Morning Glory? Fusion Cafe? Ruby K’s? Other? Pick one! Go to newmexico.org/burrito and get Los Alamos on the tourism map!
Community County State Dining
A ‘Ribbon Cutting, Rededication and Celebration of Ashley Pond Park Improvements’ is set for 4 p.m. Friday, May 9 at the park. This special event is hosted by the County Council and the Parks & Recreation Division, with special guests and performances as part of a community celebration program planned to take place at the new concert stage. The dedication plaque also will be revealed during the ceremony. Photo by Robert Beberniss
Photo by Robert Beberniss
Photo by Robert Beberniss
Photo by Robert Beberniss
The deadline for applications for the Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries annual scholarships has been extended to 5 p.m. Monday, April 14.
The Friends will award up to four scholarships of $2,500 again this year and also will administer the June Ettinger Memorial Scholarship.
Any senior enrolled and in good standing at Los Alamos High School, a local private high school, or an approved home study program, who plans to continue his or her education at a recognized institution by September of the year following graduation may apply.
Only LAHS graduates are eligible for the
Today through Monday, April 7, crews are filming a portion of a Lifetime network, made-for-television movie titled “Jubilee,” starring Tony Goldwyn (from the popular ABC series, Scandal), at a private residence at 155 S. Monte Rey Dr. in Pajarito Acres.
A temporary wall has been constructed on the property near the road, which will be dismantled after filming is completed. Film trucks, trailers, cars and equipment will be staged on site at the residence, as well as on the vacant lot at the corner of N.M. 4 and Rover Boulevard.
Film activity will occur at both sites between
Los Alamos County has published its FY15 & FY16 proposed budget. Citizens may access the document from the County’s website at www.losalamosnm.us on the Office of Management and Budget webpage.
Reference copies also are available at the Mesa and White Rock public libraries, at the 311 Customer Care Center inside the Municipal Building lobby or at the Office of the County Administrator in the Municipal Building, Suite 350.
Budget hearings are set for April 21, 22, 28 and 29. All hearings will be 7 p.m. in Chambers. Until the Council adopts the budget, it is still open for discussion
If you live in Los Alamos, your pick up starts Monday, April 7 (Monday or Tuesday trash service) or Monday, April 14 (Wednesday, Thursday or Friday trash service).
For those living in White Rock, the start date is April 28 (Friday trash service) or May 5 (Tuesday trash service).
Items that WILL be picked up:
- mattresses; and
- large appliances.
Note: All leaves and pine needles should be placed in paper yard bags to allow the County to send them to composting and not the waste stream.
Items that will NOT be picked up:
- construction material;
The Los Alamos County Council has called a Special Meeting for 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15 in Council Chambers, 1000 Central Ave.
The purpose of the meeting is for Council to address County Charter items pertaining to the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, whether or not to have a full time County Clerk, and discussion about a path forward for an Election Resolution in order to send these charter items to a vote in the November general election.
The meeting is open to the public.
County Public Safety
The Lifetime made-for-TV movie “Jubilee” will be filming in Pajarito Acres March 31 through April 7.
Los Alamos County will post announcements regarding the film production at www.losalamosnm.us under “News & Alerts.”
Filming is scheduled to begin Monday, March 31 through Friday, April 4th, as well
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is collaborating with Los Alamos County to build a nature center on Canyon Road, scheduled to be finished by Earth Day 2015.
The contractor, Klinger Construction, took possession of the construction site for the Nature Center Friday. Starting next week, residents or motorists in the area may see them mobilizing their equipment, setting up their work site trailer, taking down or setting up fences and other project set up activities.
Klinger Construction will not be performing any earth work until the 15-day period
Sho the dog. Courtesy/FOS
Sho is a 4-year-old neutered male. Volunteers guess that he is a pit/husky mix – one look at his stunning blue eyes and you’ll see why volunteers think that he has some husky in him.
Sho came to the shelter with his son Pounce, who has since been adopted, and Sho really hopes that it’s his turn next. He is a very easy going dog who would make a great family dog.
Sho would love to show you his training – he knows how to “sit” and also is learning how to “lie down.” He is crate-trained and housebroken, but he will need a secure fence since he likes to go on occasional adventures.
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.
March 20 at 1:47 p.m. / A 60-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she was assaulted on North Mesa Road. The matter is under investigation.
March 20 at 3:12 p.m. / A 69-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone damaged his property on Monte Rey Drive South. The estimated loss is more than $1,000.
March 21 at 10:44 a.m. / A 55-year-old Santa Fe woman reported that she was harassed on West Road.
County Public Safety Police
Results of the County Health Rankings were released Wednesday and Los Alamos County ranked at the top of the list. Los Alamos has been at the top of this list since 2010.
The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program is a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.
We believe America can become a nation where getting healthy, staying healthy, and making sure our children grow up healthy are top priorities. We have a vision of an America where we all strive together to build a national culture of health that
Los Alamos County has announced the interview panels for the post of Utility Manager.
The interviews will take place April 1.
- The Utilities Board Panel is comprised of all five Utilities Board members including Chair David Powell, Vice Chair Timothy Neal, Kevin Anderson, Chris Ortega and Stephen Tenbrink, County Administrator Harry Burgess and Council Vice Chair Kristin Henderson.
- The Citizen Panel is comprised of Felicia Orth, Harry Ettinger, Wendy Skidmore and John Wolfe.
- The Staff Panel is comprised of DPU Manager John Arrowsmith, County Attorney Becky
The County Council is seeking interested volunteers to represent Los Alamos County on economic development boards that have current openings on their Board of Directors.
Both the Regional Development Corporation (RDC) and the North Central New Mexico Economic Development District (NMNMEDD) have vacancies and have asked the Council to forward recommendations to them.
The RDC Board opening is restricted to applicants working in the private sector in Los Alamos or White Rock.
The RDC is a regional economic development organization for Northern New Mexico, focused