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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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Cone Zone: Week of Oct. 21

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Public Works Projects:

For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us, call 662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at www.losalamosnm.us. Please slow down and use caution as you travel through these construction areas.

Drainage Improvements:

A short term small drainage improvement project will start Thursday, Oct. 24. Myrtle at 9th Street will be closed for the installation of a drainage grate across the full width of Myrtle at 9th. Detours will be posted. Myrtle will reopen by end of day Tuesday, Oct. 29.

Eastern Area 2 Concrete, Paving


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Police Alert Community of Stolen Checks

POLICE NEWS:

The Los Alamos Police Department has recently become aware of numerous cases where outgoing mail containing checks in residential mailboxes have been stolen. 

The checks are then altered by the suspect, and cashed at local financial institutions. We are aware of mail that has been stolen in White Rock, Espanola and Santa Fe. Although the police department is currently working on leads in these cases, we urge community members to place outgoing mail into large post office mail drops or pay bills online. 

If you have been a victim in a similar case, notify Det. Paige Early


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Finalists Selected for Los Alamos Business Recycler of the Year

COUNTY News:

At the Environmental Sustainability Board (ESB) meeting Thursday, Oct. 17, the three finalists for the Los Alamos Business Recycler of the Year were selected.

The ESB was presented with nine businesses that were nominated by the community. The nine businesses nominated were:
 

  • Chapel Apartments
     
  • CB FOX
     
  • Enterprise Computing Systems
     
  • Jemez House Thrift Store
     
  • Los Alamos Cooperative Market
     
  • Los Alamos Daily Post
     
  • Los Alamos Lock and Key
     
  • Los Alamos Monitor
     
  • The United Church Thrift Shop

“We had nine great businesses nominated


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White Rock’s Cañada del Buey Trail Officially Opens

Los Alamos Council Vice Chair David Izraelevitz talks to Pinon and Chamisa Elementary School students during Friday’s ribbon cutting ceremony of the Cañada del Buey Trail in White Rock. The Cañada del Buey Trail Project involves about 2,100 feet of trail, beginning just south of N.M. 4 east of Sherwood Boulevard and ends just west of Rover Boulevard. The project includes a 10-foot wide asphalt multi-use path along the north side of the Cañada del Buey from the existing N.M. 4 multi-use path to Bonnie View Drive. Between Bonnie View and Rover, along Longview Drive,


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Sunset Hayrides 4-6 p.m. Posse Lodge Today

COUNTY News:

The community is invited to participate in two sunset hayrides today starting out at the Los Alamos Posse Lodge.

The Los Alamos County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Division coordinates the event, which is supported by the Los Alamos County Sherriff’s Posse Lodge, the Los Alamos Stable Owner’s Association, the Los Alamos Pony Club and the Los Alamos 4-H Club.

Date: Saturday Oct. 19

Time: 4-6 p.m.

Location: Sheriff Posse Lodge

Notes: Two Hay Ride Sessions

… First ride is 4-5 p.m.
… First ride is 5-6 p.m.

Ticket Fees: $5 / adult, 18 & over
$2 / youth, 4 – 17
$1 /


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County Housing Survey Opens Monday

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Community and Economic Development Department invites residents and individuals commuting to/from work in Los Alamos to participate in a housing survey that opens on Monday.  

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

Paper copies of the surveys are also available at County facilities,


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Update on Fall Brush and Bulk Item Collection

Courtesy photo

COUNTY News:

The Fall Brush and Bulk Item Collection started Monday, Oct. 7. The Environmental Services Division has been receiving a high volume of calls concerning the collection and this piece is meant to address many of the questions and comments received, and provide an update on collection progress.

The 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


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Rural Action Caucus Steering Committee Visits Northern New Mexico

Los Alamos County Utilities Manager John Arrowsmith provides an overview of the Los Alamos Smart Grid and Smart House collaboration to the members of the Rural Action Caucus. Photo by Sharon Stover
 
Rural Action Caucus members learn about the unique history of Los Alamos from the ancient pueblos to the atomic age during the Los Alamos Historic Society Walking Tour. Photo by Sharon Stover
 
By SHARON STOVER
Los Alamos County Clerk

More than 50 elected officials from around the nation attended the Rural Action Caucus (RAC) Steering Committee meeting in Santa Fe, Oct. 10-12.

The Rural


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Paper Yard Waste Bags Best For County Collection Program

Residents on Taos Avenue in Los Alamos are doing their part to help reduce waste by placing leaves and pine needles in paper yard waste bags. The County is encouraging the use of paper yard waste bags during the Brush and Bulk Item Collection program to enable the materials to be composted instead of sent to the landfill. Paper yard waste bags are available for purchase at the local hardware stores and the Los Alamos County Eco Station. For more information, contact Environmental Services at 662-8163. Courtesy/LAC


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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Sept. 21 to Oct. 9, 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. 29 at 7:19 p.m. / A 66-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she was the victim of battery by a household member on Yucca Street.

JARROD ROMERO

Oct. 3 at 12:04 a.m. / Police arrested Jarrod Romero, 33, of Santa Fe at Trinity Drive and Oppenheimer Drive on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

Oct. 3 at 9:09 a.m. / Police arrested Jonathan Briggle, 25, of Los Alamos on Trinity Drive on three


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Power Outage on Bryce and Connie Saturday

DPU News:

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities officials reported a power outage Saturday affecting 32 customers in the neighborhood near Bryce and Canyon in White Rock.

The outage began at approximately 10:49 a.m. and full power was restored by 12:05 p.m., by rerouting power. Permanent repairs are underway today.


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Regional Coalition of LANL Communities Cancels October Meeting

RCLC News:

 

The October meeting of the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities is cancelled.

 

The next meeting of the Board of Directors is scheduled for Nov. 7 in the Council Chambers of the City of Española, 405 N. Paseo de Oñate.

 

For more information,  visit the Regional Coalition website at http://regionalcoalition.org.

 

About the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities:

 

The Regional Coalition is comprised of eight cities and counties surrounding the Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Founded in 2011, the Regional

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Breaking News: Los Alamos Firefighters Rescue Teen From 100-Foot Fall into White Rock Canyon

High angle rescue experts from the Los Alamos Fire Department lift a 15-year-old Los Alamos girl up from a 100-foot fall into White Rock Canyon today. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Rescuers carry the girl to an awaiting ambulance. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

A 15-year-old Los Alamos girl was airlifted to an Albuquerque hospital with unknown injuries today after falling 100 feet into White Rock Canyon.

Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes did confirm that the girl was able to communicate with her rescuers.

“She fell in a difficult


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15th Street Now Paved

Work is winding down on 15th Street, which is now paved. Valley gutters and drive pads are now in place but driveway accesses to business parking areas along 15th Street remain closed. This closure will last for 15 days to allow time to place forms, concrete, and cure time for the fresh concrete. During the closure, the contractor will place blue ‘business access’ signs to provide motorists direction to alternate driveways. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com


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Cone Zone: Week of Oct. 14

COUNTY News:

Public Works Projects:

For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us, call

662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at www.losalamosnm.us. Please slow down and use caution as you travel through these construction areas.

Eastern Area 2 Concrete, Paving & Utility Project – Phase 2:

15th Street: Driveway accesses to business parking areas on 15th Street remain closed; valley gutters and drive pads have been placed. This closure will last for 15 days to allow time to place forms, concrete, and cure time for the fresh concrete. During the closure,


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Canopy Erected Over New Stage at Ashley Pond

The canopy over the new permanent stage at Ashley Pond was installed last week. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

The Ashley Pond Improvements Project is expected to be completed in November with a dedication ceremony held in the spring. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com


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Los Alamos County Business Recycler of the Year Nominations Close Thursday Oct. 17

 

COUNTY News:

Nominations close for the first annual Los Alamos County Business Recycler of the Year Award this Thursday, Oct. 17.

Send in your nominations today to Tom Nagawiecki at the Environmental Services Division at tom.nagawiecki@lacnm.us. Include the business name and a brief description explaining the nomination.  

The award is sponsored by the Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division and the contest is open to Los Alamos County businesses of all sizes. Nominate your own business, your employer, or your favorite local sustainable retailer/restaurant.


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