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Why is the Water in Ashley Pond Still Murky?

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COUNTY News:

Inquiring minds want to know: Why is the water in Ashley Pond still murky?

Michael Northway of Oasis Aquatic Services, who is the County’s contractor working on the ecology of the pond, offered the following response:

The pond is cloudy due to suspended clay within the water column. This happened during the heavy rains that washed the clay down into the rain water that had accumulated. The clay poses no harm to the eco-system in fact the opposite is true. The clay is helping to purify the water. As awful as it looks right now, the water is actually very healthy.


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Council Tables Vote on Environmental Sustainability Plan

Tim Neal. Photo/Printscreen

Staff Report

Utilities Board Vice Chair Tim Neal advised Council this evening that the water usage portion of the Environmental Sustainabilty Plan is incorrect.

Council voted 7-0 to table the vote on the plan and directed staff to review and update the plan and bring back the modified plan to Council as soon as possible.


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Council Hears Further Details of Environmental Sustainability Plan

Management Analyst Tom Nagawiecki. Photo/Printscreen

Staff Report:

Management Analyst Tom Nagawiecki of Los Alamos County Environmental Services and Public Works Director Philo Shelton are presenting to Los Alamos County Council further details of the Environmental Sustainability Plan this evening in Council Chambers. Council heard part of the briefing at its last Council meeting.

The Environmental Sustainability Board has recommended that the County approve the Environmental Sustainability Plan and Council is expected to vote on the plan this evening.

Public Works Director


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It’s Official: Dino Sgambellone Is New Los Alamos Police Chief

New Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone

COUNTY NEWS:

Los Alamos County Administrator Harry Burgess announced this evening that Dino Sgambellone has accepted his offer to be the next Police Chief of Los Alamos County.

His first day in the office will be Tuesday, Nov. 12. Sgambellone was selected from the top five finalists who traveled to Los Alamos last month to interview for the position. He is currently the Police Chief in Mansfield, Ohio.

“I am very pleased that Dino will be our next Police Chief,” Burgess said, “We look forward to welcoming him and his family to Los Alamos next month.”

Because


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Susan O’Leary and CRC Committee Highlight Lunch With A Leader Oct. 15

LWV News:

This month, the League of Women Voters Lunch with a Leader will feature Susan O’Leary and the Department of Public Utilities Charter Review Committee. The event will take place at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15 at Mesa Public Library.

To order a lunch from the Co-op for $10, contact Karyl Ann Armbruster at 661-6605 or kaskacayman@gmail.com before Oct. 13. You do not need to purchase lunch to attend. Everyone is welcome.

The talk will center on the Department of Public Utilities Charter Review Committee that  was created early in 2013 to evaluate  the


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Golf Course Clubhouse Construction Zone Tour Thursday

COUNTY News:

Members of the Art in Public Places Board may attend a tour of the Golf Course Clubhouse construction zone at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct 10.

No Board Action will be taken. A quorum may be present. All attendees must notify the Community Services Administrative office in advance at 662-8241.


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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Sept. 21 to Oct. 2, 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. 21 at 7:19 p.m. / A 66-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she was battered by a household member on Yucca Street.

IRENE QUINTANA

Sept. 26 at 9:21 a.m. / Police arrested Irene Quintana, 49, of Chamita on Trinity Drive on an outstanding District Court warrant.

 

 

ELSIE FERNANDEZ

Sept. 27 at 2:05 a.m. / Police arrested Elsie Fernandez, 34, of Ojo Caliente in Santa Fe on an outstanding


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Underground Work on 15th Street Completed

The underground work on 15th Street between Central Avenue and Iris Street is now complete and  the trenches are covered over. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


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Cone Zone Update: Week of Oct. 7

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: Paving operations will begin Monday. Driveway accesses to business parking areas on 15th Street are 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


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Sunset Hay Rides UN-CANCELLED … The Popular Event Is Back On!

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Division’s Sunset Hayrides are back on!

The event is moved from Friday to Saturday, Oct. 19 and 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.

Advanced tickets can be purchased at the Larry Walkup Aquatic Center for the 4 p.m. or 5 p.m. rides.

Fees: $5 / adult, 18 & over
$2 / youth, 4 – 17
$1 / child, under 4
Limit: 100 participants per hour

Contact the Recreation Division at 662-8170 for additional information.


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Clark & Kendall’s Weekend Preview: Oct. 4

Oppenheimer and Groves show Topper spirit. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

 

Clark & Kendall’s Weekend Preview
Sponsored by www.fyila.com

Friday, Oct. 4

LAHS Homecoming Parade 2:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 4 downtown Los Alamos

Homecoming Football Game 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 4 at Sullivan Field (Varsity Boys vs. Albuquerque Academy)

Los Alamos Visiting Nurses Birthday Barbeque 4-6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 LAVN (2202 Canyon Road)
Admission is free! All donations go to the organ fund. Forty years of community caring. More information at 662-2525

Expressions in Book Art Exhibit


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Dino Sgambellone Offered Los Alamos Police Chief Position!

Dino P. Sgambellone

COUNTY News:

County Administrator Harry Burgess announced this morning that he has extended an offer to Dino Sgambellone to be the next Police Chief of Los Alamos County.

“We had an excellent pool of candidates,” Burgess said, “All five of the top candidates who were in Los Alamos two weeks ago for interviews were well-qualified to be the next Police Chief.”

Burgess said he intends to finalize the offer within the next few days. The next step would be Council approval of the candidate, possibly as soon as the upcoming Council meeting on Tuesday evening. Sgambellone met with


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Power Outage at North Mesa Resolved

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities officials report that power was interrupted in the Sioux Street area of North Mesa about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. 

DPU linemen were deployed to investigate. An underground line fault was determined to be the cause of the outage and by about 3:45 p.m., the affected residents had power restored to their homes.

“This particular line segment, up to Cheyenne, has been identified and prioritized for replacement with funds budgeted to replace the section,” said DPU’s Deputy Utilities Manager Rafael De La Torre.  


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Community Invited to Public Art Dedication

COUNTY News:

The community is invited to attend the dedication at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 of the new public art at the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter, 226 East Road.

A quorum of Art in Public Places board members may be present at the dedication, however, no action will be taken.


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Seven Workers Gather in Large Hole

How many men can you fit in one hole? These seven workers were spotted in a large hole on 15th Street Monday afternoon. Photo by Katy Korkos


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Ashley Pond Park Improvements Take Shape

The contractor for the Ashley Pond Park Improvements Projects has completed the concrete work next to the pond, filled the pond to the designated water level and has all systems in place and functional. By Oct. 18, the ADA sidewalk leading to the pond and landscaping with irrigation systems also should be completed. The contractor has until Nov. 4, to complete any repair work, punch list items, clean up, and demobilization. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

All park benches removed during the Ashley Pond Improvement Project are stored and will be reinstalled once the project is completed.


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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Sept. 19 to Sept. 25, 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. 19 at 3:04 p.m. / A 36-year-old Santa Fe woman reported that she is the victim of identity theft on Bikini Atoll Drive.

Sept. 20 at 10:15 a.m. / A 41-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that someone trespassed on her property on 36th Street.

Sept. 20 at 11:06 a.m. / A 50-year-old Santa Fe man reported that he is the victim of larceny on Pueblo Canyon Road. The estimated loss is less than $250.

ANGELO


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Cone Zone: Week of Sept. 30

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: Work on 15th Street will primarily consist of earthwork and placement of base material. Driveway accesses to business parking areas on 15th Street have been closed in order to place valley gutters and drive pads at this intersection. This closure


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