County Government

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

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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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Cone Zone: Week of Oct. 21

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.

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

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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

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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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