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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Aug. 15–Aug. 19, 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.

Aug. 15 at 8:09 a.m. / A Los Alamos man reported that he is the victim of larceny on Canyon Road. The estimated loss is less than $250.

Aug. 16 at 5:58 p.m. / A 94-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone took his vehicle without permission on Monte Rey Drive North. The estimated loss is less than $2,500.

GALEN MARTINEZ

Aug. 16 at 11:07 p.m. / Police arrested Galen Martinez, 47, of Santa Fe on North


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Cone Zone: Week of Aug. 26

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.

Reminder: There have been a number of lightning strikes causing traffic signal outages in our region. If you approach a traffic signal with none of the signal lights working, you are required to STOP as if it was a 4-way or all-way STOP controlled intersection. Be extremely cautious when approaching and maneuvering through


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Crowd Boogies to Bluegrass at the Pond Friday

Claire Lynch sings a soulful tune during Friday night’s County’s Summer Concert Series at Ashley Pond. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
All together now: The Claire Lynch Band harmonizes on stage at Ashley Pond Park Friday night. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Ashley Pond Park filled with people who turned out the hear the Claire Lynch Band Friday night. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 


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Pet of the Week: Sheila the Dog

Sheila the dog. Courtesy photo

SHELTER News:

Sheila is a friendly two-year-old tan female who is housebroken, crate trained, has some obedience training, and loves to play and go for hikes.

She behaves very nicely on a leash and in a car. Sheila wants adult companionship, because children frighten her. She also needs a good fence for those times alone, so she doesn’t exercise her climbing, excavation or agility jumping skills. 

For a personalized introduction to this sweet dog, call her sponsor at (505) 231-1744.

The Los Alamos County Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, (505) 662-8179, has


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Swing to Claire Lynch Band Friday

The Claire Lynch Band. Courtesy photo

By RUSS GORDON

This Friday, the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series is thrilled to present the Claire Lynch Band. The show is part of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. The show begins at 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond.

The show is free of charge and it will be incredible. Claire Lynch is a singer/songwriter and was a rare woman’s voice in the bluegrass field when she first led the Front Porch String Band in the 1970s. The Band was very successful, but stopped touring in 1981.

Claire became an in-demand session vocalist backing people like Dolly Parton on her


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Co+op Board Adopts Canyon Rim Trail

The Los Alamos Co+op Market Board of Directors and Los Alamos County Open Space Specialist Craig Martin recently dedicating the new trail sign celebrating the Board’s adoption of the Canyon Rim Trail directly across from the Co+op Market. From left, Cecile Hemez, Karen Kendall, Melinda Fuller, Ed Santiago, Gale Zander-Barlow, Nancy Savoia, Tracy McFarland, Craig Martin and newly appointed Co+op Board Member David Fellenz. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Co+op Market General Manager Steve Watts installs the trail adoption sign on the Canyon Rim Trail prior to the dedication ceremony.


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Council Hears Comment on San Juan/Chama Water System, Gas Rates and White Rock Water Wells

No action was taken at Tuesday’s County Council work session at the White Rock Fire Station on N.M. 4. The meeting drew a large audience because it focused on discussion of the potential use and disposition of the San Juan/Chama water system as well as gas rates. Members of the public also were given the opportunity to comment on the proposed water well project in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Board of Utilities Chair David Powell briefs Council during Tuesday’s work session. Once a year, each board and commission chair is asked to make a presentation to Council


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Letter to the Editor: Comments About White Rock Water Wells

Comments About White Rock Water Wells
By Russell T Pack

Water is by far the most valuable resource in the West. I hope that everyone understands that, when the term San Juan-Chama is used, it does not mean that the water in question has ever been in the San Juan or Chama or Rio Grande rivers.

Water trading has a long history. If I have rights to a certain amount of water in the Rio Grande, and you have rights to a certain amount of water, I can take mine higher up, so long as I let your amount of water come down to you. The whole object of the proposed wells is to take our water out just before it gets into the Rio Grande.


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Aquatics Center Pool Maintenance Progresses

The pool at the Larry Walkup R. Walkup Aquatic Center is draining for annual maintence and will reopen at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3. For additional information, call the Aquatic Center at 662-8170. Photo by Denise McCoy

Relamping was completed Monday night. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

The pump has been removed and is scheduled to be replaced this week. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Main pumps for the pool. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com


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Lightning Knocks Out Power to Hundreds of Los Alamos Homes

DPU News:

Lightning damaged two electric overhead wires at the intersection of Trinity Drive and Diamond Drive late Tuesday afternoon. 

Approximately 700 Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities’ customers lost power when the two wires blew. 

Boundaries of the outage included the ski hill, Western Area, Denver Steels and neighborhoods around Los Alamos High School. Additionally, several small sporadic outages due to Tuesday’s storm also were reported on Chamisa, Andanada, Barranca and Urban streets.

DPU’s electric linemen responded, made repairs, and restored


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Los Alamos County Probate Judge Christine Chandler Sworn Into Office

First District Court Judge Sylvia LaMar administers the oath of office to Probate Judge Christine Chandler with her husband George Chandler holding her new robe Monday afternoon in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Newly sworn Probate Judge Christine Chandler is applauded by First District Court Judge Sylvia LaMar and husband George Chandler along with a roomful of County officials, community members and friends who attended Monday’s ceeremony. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Probate Judge Christine


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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Aug. 7–Aug. 13, 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.

Aug. 7 at 2:20 p.m. / Police charged a 17-year-old Los Alamos girl at 535 Central Ave., with forgery. She was referred to the juvenile probation officer and released to her parents.

Aug. 8 at 7:04 a.m. / A 66-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that someone damaged her property on Lejano Drive. The estimated damage is less than $1,000.

Aug. 9 at 2:32 a.m. / A 17-year-old Los Alamos girl reported that


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Swearing In Ceremony Today at Municipal Building for New Probate Judge

Christine Chandler

COUNTY News:

The public is invited to attend the official “swearing in” ceremony for newly-appointed Los Alamos Probate Judge Christine Chandler at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19 in Council Chambers at the new Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.

First District Court Judge Sylvia LaMar will administer the oath of office. The County Clerk’s office will provide light refreshments after the ceremony.

“We are pleased to have the Probate Judge position appointed by Council, and we look forward to working with Christine Chandler,” County Clerk


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Triathlon Results Are In

Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

SPORTS News:

Chip Cooper is the overall winner of Saturday’s 39th annual 2013 Los Alamos Triathlon. Cooper completed the event in 1:01:11. Clay Mosley came in a close second at 1:02:32.

The Los Alamos Triathlon is a tough, hilly course with a unique format consisting of mass bike starts in waves with the swim in the middle. The event consists of a 20k bike race, a 400 meter pool swim and a 5k run.

See full results here.

Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

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Update: Chuchu the Dog is Back Home Again!

Update: The family of Chuchu the dog has notified the Los Alamos Daily Post that the wandering rascal is back home – again!
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
Chuchu the dog is on the run again. He was spotted in Quemazon Thursday night and possibly seen near the Los Alamos Baptist Church.  
 
He is probably trying to get back to his original home on North Mesa where he was found a few days ago and given back to his adopted family.
 
Chuchu escaped while on a walk, so he has a leash attached— a worrisome factor this time. He is a Rhodesian Ridgeback mix, medium-sized with a short brown coat. 

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DWI/Sobriety Checkpoints Launched in Los Alamos County

PUBLIC SAFETY News:

Throughout the months of August and September 2013, the Los Alamos Police Department will be conducting DWI/Sobriety Checkpoints. 

Officers will be targeting impaired drivers on the roadways and at checkpoints in the County of Los Alamos.


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Cone Zone: Week of Aug. 19

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Road Construction Update

Public Works Projects:

For more information about the projects listed below, 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.

Reminder: There have been a number of lightning strikes causing traffic signal outages in our region. If you approach a traffic signal with none of the signal lights working, you are required to STOP as if it was a 4-way or all-way STOP controlled intersection. Be extremely cautious when approaching and


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Aquatic Center Closed for Maintenance

The therapy pool and the Walkup Aquatic Center, drained and ready for cleaning. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

The Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center is closed for public swimming for Annual Pool Maintenance and will re‑open at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3. 

For additional information, call the Aquatic Center at 662-8170 or go to www.losalamosnm.us/rec.


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‘The Disappearing Art Show:’ Check it Out Before it’s Gone

‘Cooke’s Peak’ by Benjamin Harry. Courtesy photo

LIBRARY News:

Los Alamos County Library presents “The Disappearing Art Show,” featuring more than 175 framed prints, paintings and photographs, all free to borrow from your library. The show will be on display Aug. 30 to Sept. 25, or until there is no art left. Visit the Mesa Public Library Art Gallery on the second floor to see the show.

‘Cholla and Saguaro’ by Gustave Baumann. Courtesy photo

 Los Alamos County Library System has collections in many different formats: magazines, large print books, foreign


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