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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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Pet of the Week: Owl the Cat

Owl the cat. Courtesy photo

SHELTER News:

Owl is a two-year-old female calico that is very bonded to her friend Sarabi, who just left on a trial adoption. Owl hopes she is next! She definitely enjoys playtime more than cuddle time, and she’ll be your best friend if you have a toy for her to play with.

She does well with adults, older children, and she would absolutely love a buddy to play with and keep her company. Owl has been trained to use a scratching post rather than furniture, so be sure to provide some scratching posts for her.

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 505.662.8179, has


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Smith’s Marketplace Construction Progresses

Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Construction for the future Smith’s Marketplace is underway, and with it comes preparation of the building site, which requires the infill of dirt so the store’s foundation may be laid. 

Completion of the Trinity Site Revitalization Project in the vacant property on Trinity Drive, across the street from Mari Mac Plaza in Los Alamos is one of the County’s top economic goals, intended to promote economic diversity, increase jobs, and bring additional


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JJAB Will Discuss Teen Center

JJAB News:

The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board’s next meeting is at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.16 in Building #1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site.

Sylvan Argo will give  an update on the Teen Center. The public is welcome to attend.


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Why is the Water in Ashley Pond Still Murky?

File photo

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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