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County Granted Presidential Disaster Declaration

Wearing his hat as Los Alamos County Emergency Management coordinator as opposed to acting police chief, Philmont Taylor announced at tonight’s County Council meeting that Los Alamos has been granted a Presidential Disaster Declaration for last month’s flood damage. A Presidential Disaster Declaration is an action by the President, pursuant to the Compact of Free Association, to make U.S. federal funding available for emergency relief and reconstruction assistance. Taylor explained that the County will now begin the process. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


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Sarov Sends Gifts to Los Alamos County

County Council Chair Geoff Rodgers holds a statue of Saint Seraphim of Sarov, a Russian ascetic who lived at the Sarov Monastery in the 18th century, and is considered a wonder-worker. Officials from the Sister City of Sarov presented the statue alonq with Russian candy as a good will gesture to Rodgers, County Administrator Harry Burgess, Fire Chief Troy Hughes and Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider during their trip to the Sisiter City last week. The contingent returned to Los Alamos Saturday and presented the gifts to the County during this evening’s Council meeting in Council


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Update on Condition of Los Alamos Trails

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Open Space Specialist Craig Martin has completed his assessment of trail conditions following the Friday the 13th storms.

Trail Conditions as of Oct. 17:

Due to flooding and construction work on the Los Alamos Reservoir, the road to the reservoir is currently closed.

Floods damaged a section of the Pueblo Canyon Rim Trail near the Los Alamos Cooperative Market. Look for trail detour signs that lead across an entry road to the New Mexico Consortium Building to avoid the damaged and hazardous section of trail.

Floods washed away most of the canyon bottoms sections


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Los Alamos Police Blotter Sept. 25 to Oct. 23, 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.

Sept. 25 at 8:48 p.m. / A 29-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she was battered by a household member on Alabama Avenue

Oct. 6 at 11:34 a.m. / A 56-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone stole his credit card.

Oct. 16 at 1:51 p.m. / A 15-year-old Espanola boy reported that he was assaulted on Central Avenue.

Oct. 17 at 12:40 p.m. / A 15-year-old Los Alamos boy was charged with possession


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County Rink Offers Ice Skating Lessons Free Day

Courtesy/LAC

COUNTY News:

Have you ever been curious about ice skating lessons? Los Alamos County Ice Rink is giving you the chance to meet our skating instructors and staff to try a free mini-skating lesson. Instructors will also be doing skills testing so students will know at what level of lesson to register.

Skating lessons begin at 1 p.m., Saturday Nov. 16 for all skaters 10 years of age and under and 1:45 p.m. for skaters 11 through adult. Be sure to get there early to try on skates and meet with instructors prior to going out on the ice.

Tickets are available at the Aquatic Center or contact the


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Los Alamos Launches 20 New Businesses Since June

Staff Report

Los Alamos County has issued 20 new business licenses since June:

SCRIBBLE WORKS, LLC

188 PIEDRA LOOP
NAFTALI BURAKOVSKY –
VIDEO PRODUCTION SERVICES
6/10/2013

ALMOND CONSULTANTS, LLC

468 PRUITT AVE
COLIN MACARTHUR – OWNER
Web Designer
6/10/2013

CATENA COMICS

3200 CANYON ROAD
TRACEY BAILEY –
FREELANCE ART AND CONCEPTUAL DESIGN FOR COMICS.
6/18/2013

DAN JUDGE, LLC

1048 OPAL
DANIEL JUDGE, JR –
GRAPHIC DESIGNER
6/25/2013

QUIVIRA CLEANING

71-B PARK LANE
MATTHEW VILLAREAL – SOLE PROPRIETOR
COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL CLEANING
6/26/2013

ROBERT


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Los Alamos and Sarov Officials Meet as Part of Sister City Program

From left, Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes, County Administrator Harry Burgess and County Council Chair Geoff Rodgers meet with leaders of Sarov, Russia. Courtesy photo

From left, LASSCI Board Member Paul White, interpreter Tatiana Klimov, Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes, County Administrator Harry Burgess, County Council Chair Geoff Rodgers and at far right, Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider, meet with leaders of Sarov, Russia. Courtesy photo

 

By GEOFF RODGERS
Los Alamos County Council Chair

A delegation of Los Alamos leaders is meeting in Sarov, Russia, the Sister City of Los


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15th Street Lane Closures Starting Oct. 28

The week of Oct. 28, RMCI will be repairing an existing storm drain that has failed under 15th Street near Nectar. This work will require lane closures and flagging operations.

Work is expected to be completed within the week. The County thanks you in advance for your patience and understanding. Direct questions to the Public Works Department office at 662-8150.


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Smart House Tours Underway

Department of Public Utilities employees are briefed this morning by Heath Hill about the Smart House at 1925‐D Trinity Dr. Tours of the $52 million state‐of‐the‐art, international, smart grid project can be scheduled for individuals and groups by emailing dpu@lacnm.us or contacting DPU’s Public Relations Office at 505.662.8002. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Also, this morning, Suzette Fox who manages Los Alamos MainStreet visited the Smart House. New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) partnered in the collaborative demonstration


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Enthusiastic Response to County’s Fall Brush and Bulk Item Collection

Residents such as this one in White Rock are placing a large volume of material out for the Fall Brush and Bulk Item Collection and therefore collection is taking closer to two weeks for each designated area. The County’s  Environmental Services Division Brush and Bulk Item Collection program is offered to residents with curbside refuse collection four times a year in order to assist with the disposal of bulky items and brush (branches, leaves, pine needles, etc.) The program is limited to brush, furniture, mattresses and large appliances. These materials should be set


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Pumpkin Splash and Halloween Carnival Saturday

COUNTY News:

Join the Los Alamos County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Division 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 for the wizard and witch themed Pumpkin Splash and Halloween Carnival at the Walkup Aquatic Center.

This fun family event includes wizard and witch themed carnival games, face painting, a bounce houses, jumping into the pool and finding your pumpkin, decorating your pumpkin, and watching movies.

 The cost for the event is $7 per person. Sign up today at the Aquatic Center, as the event is limited to 150 participants. Volunteers are still needed for this event. If you are interested


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Public Weighs in on Historic Sculptures

Members of the public line up for their turn to express to Council their opinions about some 18 new historic sculptures proposed for downtown Los Alamos. Members of the Arts in Public Places Board as well as Chair Ron Wilkins of the Los Alamos Historical Society also spoke before Council. Wilkins told Council that his board voted at its October meeting to support the APPB in its desire to place the sculptures around town. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

This citizen asked the Council not to fund any more sculptures and to put the money to other uses. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


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Personnel Board Chair Briefs County Council

Personnel Board Chair Terry Priestly briefs members of the Los Alamos County Council this evening at the White Rock Fire Station as County HR Manager Denise Cassel looks on. County leadership has requested that each board/commission chair make a presentation to the Council once a year focused on what has been completed and what they are currently working on, and what challenges or opportunities they see coming up in the future. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 


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County Conducts Housing Survey

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Community and Economic Development Department invites residents and other interested parties to participate in the Los Alamos Housing Survey. The purpose of the survey is to collect information regarding housing needs and priorities within the county and assist staff in the formulation of housing programs and activities.

The Housing Survey will be available to the public for three weeks from Oct. 21 through Nov. 8.

Online Surveys:

The Housing Survey is available online via Survey Monkey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Los_Alamos_Housing_Survey


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Don’t Worry … White Rock ‘Rock’ Move Only Temporary!

Russian youth visiting in June from Sarov as part of the Los Alamos-Sarov Sister Cities Initiative joined in the tradition of painting the White Rock Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

The White Rock rock at the corner of N.M. 4 and Rover Boulevard has been temporarily moved in order to allow Century Link to safely raise a nearby manhole cover up to the existing grade.

Once Century Link completes this work, the rock will be moved back to its longtime location. County Council Vice Chair David Izraelevitz said that the work is expected to be completed and the rock returned to


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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Sept. 28 to Oct. 16, 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.

Sept. 28 at 2:23 p.m. / A Santa Fe woman reported that she was battered on Trinity Drive.

Oct. 6 at 11:34 a.m. / A 56-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone stole his credits card. The estimated loss is unknown.

Oct. 10 at 12:45 p.m. / Police arrested Aaron Gonzales, 42, of Santa Fe at 2500 Trinity Dr., and charged him with battery. Police are issuing him a summons to appear in court.

Oct. 11 at


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Historic Sculptures Master Plan – The Details

Oppenheimer and Groves statues on Central Avenue in front of Fuller Lodge adorned with flowers during the 2012 County Fair. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Editor's Note: This story appeared in the April 2 edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post and provides background to the upcoming Los Alamos County Council work session discussion of the "Plans for Historic Sculptures" set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the White Rock Fire Station. Minor changes to the plan may have been made since April.

By GREG KENDALL
Los Alamos Daily Post

 

The Historical Sculptures Master Plan


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