County Government

Appointed Councilor David Izraelevitz Will Seek Election

Councilor David Izraelevitz discusses his candidacy this morning on KRSN. Photo by Nancy Coombs
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Councilor David Izraelevitz announced this morning on KRSN that he will seek election to the council seat he was appointed to three years ago after Gov. Susanna Martinez appointed Jim Hall to fill a vacancy in House Dist. 43. That seat was held by Rep. Jeannette Wallace who died from an illness.

“It has been an honor to represent the people of Los Alamos County for the last three years,” Izraelevitz said. “This is where


Tags:
Read More »

Los Alamos Ski Club Passes Motion to Investigate Transferring Assets and Debt to Third Party

With the intent that the Club will continue to operate in the meantime and will and will proceed with the intention to open Pajarito Mountain for the 2014-2015 season, the Los Alamos Ski Club tonight passed the motion 206-21: ‘Resolved, that the membership supports the Board’s efforts to ensure continued skiing in Los Alamos County by investigating transferring some, or all, of the Los Alamos Ski Club assets and debt to a third party, such as Los Alamos County, with the understanding that any final decision to transfer all, or substantially all, assets may only be made at a subsequent


Tags:
Read More »

Los Alamos Ski Club Board President Fields Questions From Floor

Los Alamos Ski Club President Philip Rae answers questions from the audience at Cross Roads Bible Church this evening. Audience members suggest various scenarios that might keep the operation going. The board has considered most but one audience member asked that a poll be taken of the membership whether they would buy enough season passes to keep the Ski Hill going to until next Christmas. Rae said he would draw up that question to the membership. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Council Vice


Tags:
Read More »

Pajarito Mountain Needs A Miracle

Pajarito Mountain Ski Hill General Manager Tom Long says there have been just 18 days of skiing this year. “We do not believe the Los Alamos Ski Club can continue as it has done … the number of ski passes have been declining over the years and expenses continue to increase.” Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

President of the Board of the Los Alamos Ski Club Philip Rae says it costs $17,000-$18,000 per month in fixed costs just to exist, adding that the operation will be insolvent in 4.5 months unless “something extraordinary happens.” Photo by Carol


Tags:
Read More »

Los Alamos Ski Club Decides Fate Tonight

A PowerPoint presentation is set up at Cross Roads Bible Church for tonight’s special meeting of the Los Alamos Ski Club. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A crowd is gathering for tonight’s special meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Beginning at 6 p.m., today, President of the Board of the Los Alamos Ski Club Philip Rae and Pajarito Mountain General Manager Tom Long will begin a 30-minute presentation of the situation that has led to tonight’s board meeting at Cross Roads Bible Church on East Road to decide whether to dissolve the group


Tags:
Read More »

Los Alamos Police Chief Releases 2013 Crime Statistics

Police Chief Dino Sgambellone

POLICE News:

Los Alamos Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone released calls for service and crime statistics for 2013, compiled by the Records Division of the Los Alamos Police Department.

Offenses reported as crime statistics are determined by the FBI Uniform Crime Report Program and are classified as crimes against persons (violent crime) and crimes against property. The offenses of murder (homicide), rape, robbery and assault make up the violent crime category. The offenses of arson, burglary, larceny, and auto theft make up the property crime category. Both


Tags:
Read More »

Possible Quorum for Art in Public Places Board

COUNTY News:

Members of the Art in Public Places Board will participate in a tour of the Los Alamos County art collection at 3 p.m., Thursday in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. 

A quorum may be present, however, no board action will be taken.


Tags:
Read More »

Breaking News: Los Alamos Council Chair Geoff Rodgers Announces Candidacy for House District 43

House Dist. 43 candidate Geoff Rodgers
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Council Chair Geoff Rodgers today announced his candidacy for New Mexico’s House of Representatives District 43.

“I’m a pragmatic, problem solving elected official with a proven track record of reaching across the aisle,” Rodgers said during an interview with the Los Alamos Daily Post.

Rodgers, 52, is in his second term on the Los Alamos County Council. He served 2001 to 2004, was elected again in November 2010 and last month his peers elected him to a second consecutive


Tags:
Read More »

Column: Why Not Fly, Los Alamos?

Councilor Steven Girrens
 
Why Not Fly, Los Alamos?
By STEVEN GIRRENS
Los Alamos County Councilor

By the time you read this column, I hope you will have seen advertising and banners circulating in our community promoting commercial airline service between our airport (LAM) and Albuquerque’s Sunport (ABQ.) Our new “Why Not Fly” ad campaign is urging residents to give New Mexico Airlines a chance to get you quickly, conveniently and safely between our community and Albuquerque, whether you fly for business or pleasure.

The service was launched last April with the assistance of federal


Tags:
Read More »

Letter to the Editor: A Step In The Right Direction!

KayLinda Crawford
Los Alamos

Thank you Councilors for recently passing the new property maintenance standards for Los Alamos! As a new resident who moved to Los Alamos from Austin, Texas about 18-months ago, I feel new property maintenance standards are badly needed and your passage of this measure is a first step in the right direction for this community.

I appreciated how Council Vice-Chair Kristin Henderson stepped up and explained in plain English why the measure is good for Los Alamos. I agree with her that improving our personal properties in Los Alamos is a step in the right direction toward


Tags:
Read More »

Los Alamos Airport Launches Community Survey

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos Airport has launched a brief survey polling the public about their knowledge and use of the new commercial airline service, provided by New Mexico Airlines between Los Alamos Airport and Albuquerque’s Sunport.

Visit www.losalamosnm.us and click on “Open Forum” to take the survey. There is no deadline to take the survey – County officials are using it to gain feedback about ways to improve service and marketing efforts for the next few months.


Tags:
Read More »

Power Interrupted on Sioux, Cheyenne, Seminole Streets as Replacement Work Proceeds

DPU News:

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities officials reported a power outage affecting about 120 customers in North Mesa’s Tsikimu Village neighborhood beginning at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday. Power was restored to all but six customers at 11:30 a.m. and to the remaining six at 12:10 p.m., the DPU said.

Trenching work on the Sioux Street Underground Electric Cable Replacement Project caused the line failure which affected a transformer. The permanent repair work included the replacement of the affected transformer. Sioux Street’s underground electric system has failed numerous times


Tags:
Read More »

Los Alamos Police Blotter Jan. 24 to Jan. 29, 2013

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.

Jan. 24 at 9:28 a.m. / A 78-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that someone damaged her property on Maya Lane. The estimated loss is less than $1,000.

Jan. 28 at 10:41 a.m. / A 62-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he is the victim of harassment on Trinity Drive. 

GAVIN CATA

Jan. 28 at 4:26 p.m. / Police arrested Gavin Cata, 20, of San Juan Pueblo at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Magistrate


Tags:
Read More »

Is This Your Cat?

SHELTER News:

This big black cat was found roaming in a neighbor’s yard on Rover Boulevard in White Rock Sunday, Jan. 26.

He was transported to the Los Alamos Animal Shelter, where he is now safe. While he has been made comfortable, but this is clearly not to his liking. He would greatly appreciate it if his family would pick him up.

Call the shelter at 505.662.8179.


Tags:
Read More »

Council Tables Broadband Decision Until February

Because tonight’s meeting ran past 11 p.m. and much discussion remained before a decision might be reached, the Los Alamos County Council voted 7-0 to table the Community Broadband Network issue until a meeting sometime in February. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


Tags:
Read More »

Council Briefed on Community Broadband Network

Deputy County Administrator/Chief Financial Officer Steven Lynne, left, and Information Management Project Manager Estevan Gonzales discuss the community broadband Network Study with Council at this evening’s meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


Tags:
Read More »

County Receives Financial Excellence Award

County Councilor Pete Sheehey, left, presents Los Alamos County Deputy Chief Financial Officer Joe D’Anna with an award the County earned for Audit Accountability from the New Mexico Association of Counties (NMAC) at the 2014 NMAC Legislative Conference Jan. 23 in Santa Fe. The award signifies a sustained excellence for three years; however, Los Alamos has actually been awarded sustained excellence for the last 22 years in a row. NMAC is a non-profit, nonpartisan professional association of County officials and employees working to advance the public’s vital interest in effective,


Tags:
Read More »

Council Approves FY2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

Janet Pacheco Morton of the independent public audit firm of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP and Deputy Chief Financial Officer Joe D’Anna during this evening’s briefing to Council on the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR.) The CAFR documents the County’s financial position at the end of the fiscal year and the results of its operations for that full 12-month period. The County’s CAFR for fiscal year 2013 was submitted Nov. 27, 2013 to the Office of the State Auditor where it was reviewed and approved. The audit opinion is an unqualified ‘clean’


Tags:
Read More »

Advertisements