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DPU CRC Seeks Public Feedback Aug. 12

COUNTY News:

At its next meeting Monday, Aug. 12, the Department of Public Utilities Charter Review Committee will present an overview of its findings regarding possible charter language changes or other recommendations to the public and then open the floor to public comment.

The meeting will be 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the new Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave. This public meeting Monday will wrap up five months of Committee work and more than a dozen meetings that have been held to allow members to explore options and possible solutions for a variety of suggested changes to the


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Shelter Holding Mobile Adoption at County Fair

SHELTER News:

Adopt a dog or cat at the Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter Mobile Adoption 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 near the Community Building at Ashley Pond.

Brighten your life and theirs! 

Friends of the Shelter is sponsoring a Mobile Adoption as part of the County Fair. Stop by the tent to see some terrific dogs who are really hoping to find a home. 

There will also be posters of adoptable feline friends on display. If you fall in love with their photo, they would love to meet you in person at the shelter.


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Local Firefighters Train in High Angle Rescue

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Firefighters with the Los Alamos Fire Department spent several hours Monday training with experts from a private Arizona company in advanced high angle rescue.

The training was conducted in White Rock Canyon. High angle rescue operations involve unique hazards and require special training and equipment to be able to perform them safely. Rope rescue operations are frequently defined in terms of the type and steepness of the terrain they are to be performed in.

The steeper the ground, the more difficult


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Standing Water and Mud Disrupt Work on 15th Street

Monday’s heavy rain made a muddy mess at the 15th Street road construction site in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Crew cleans up mud and standing water Monday at 15th Street road constuction site. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com


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Los Alamos Police Blotter: July 24–July 30, 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.

July 24 at 12:45 a.m. / Police arrested Teresa Rice, 37 of Los Alamos on 42nd Street and charged her with possession of drug paraphernalia. She was issued a summons to appear in court.

HEATHER DOMINGUEZ

July 24 at 1:25 p.m. / Police arrested Heather Dominguez, 30, of Los Alamos on Gold Street on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

July 24 at 5:05 p.m. / A 12-year-old Los Alamos boy reported that


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Smith’s Brings Renegade Mountain Band to County Fair

The Renegade Mountain Band. Courtesy photo

COUNTY News:

Smith’s Food and Drug is sponsoring live music at the 2013 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo at Ashley Pond Park. The store is sponsoring an appearance by the Renegade Mountain Band from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. next Saturday, Aug. 10.

The Renegade Mountain Band (RMB) is a northern New Mexico country band that specializes in representations of classic country artists such as Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings, up-tempo interpretations of dance classics like those performed by Dwight Yokum and Brooks & Dunn, and original country rock.

RMB consists


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Cone Zone: Week of Aug. 5

COUNTY News:

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 http://www.losalamosnm.usPlease 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 four-way or all-way STOP controlled intersection. Be extremely cautious when approaching


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Sustainability Tip: Recycle Glass to Take Green Step Forward

Weekly Sustainability Tip:

Recycle Your Glass to Take a Green Step Forward in Your Household

Participate in the local glass drop-off recycling program by collecting your glass at home and dropping it off at one of the four yellow dumpsters located around town at Sullivan Field, the Co-op, Overlook Park Convenience Center, or the Eco Station. 

Remember glass bottles and jars only, any color. All of the glass recycled is pulverized at the Eco Station creating small pebbles known as glass cullet. Glass cullet is given away for free at the Eco Station to County residents and can be used for landscaping


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UNM-LA Special Election Town Hall Wednesday

UNM-LA News:

The staff and faculty of the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA), invite the community to attend a Town Hall meeting 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7 at the White Rock Baptist Church sanctuary, 80 N.M. 4 in White Rock.

The Town Hall meeting will give the community an opportunity to learn more about the upcoming special election being put before the voters Sept. 17.

The meeting will start with a brief presentation by UNM-LA Dean of Instruction Dr. Cynthia Rooney, highlighting the reasons why passage of the mil levy is critical to UNM-LA.

A Town Hall question and answer session will


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Revised Completion for Ashley Pond is November

The waterfall stairs and landing have been formed and concrete will soon be poured at Ashley Pond. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com
 
The new pond liner has been installed at Ashey Pond. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com
 
COUNTY News:

Work continues on improvements to Ashley Pond Park.

The area around Ashley Pond has been fine graded and the pond liner (30 mil geomembrane) has been installed. The contractor is completing the shotcrete process and placement of cobble stone over the pond liner around the perimeter of the pond.

The waterfall stairs and landing have been


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Gulfstream G550 Jets Land at Los Alamos Airport

These two Gulfstream G550 jets were spotted parked at Los Alamos County Airport most of the day Friday and taking off around 5:15 p.m. Both planes are registered to Chevron USA. Photo by Jeff Humpton

Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Photo by Jeff Humpton

Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

 

 


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Guy Forsyth Plays Summer Concert Friday

Guy Forsyth

By RUSS GORDON

One of the absolute best concerts that the Los Alamos County Summer Series has ever produced was last summer’s Guy Forsyth show.

This cat and his band are terrific. They play 7-10 p.m. this Friday, Aug. 2 at Del Norte Credit Union. The show is presented free of charge for you, your family and friends, by the sponsors of the Summer Series. This Friday Night is Del Norte Credit Union* LA Schools Credit Union* Zia Credit Union Night.

Guy Forsyth’s latest album is “Freedom to Fail”. It is a message for us and his new born daughter. Guy plays electric and acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin,


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Fire Restrictions Relaxed Across Los Alamos County Thursday

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Fire Department will relax its Fire Restrictions in Los Alamos County effective 8 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1.

This relaxation of fire restrictions is based upon:

  • Local weather improvement, including:
  • Seasonal Monsoon pattern with recent regular rainfall
  • Rising humidity values in the weather
  • Fuel condition improvements, including:

o    Reduction in Fire Danger Level, from Extreme to Moderate and Low for several weeks

o    Reduction in Ignition Potential

o    Steady increase in the Dead Fuel Moistures to double-digit


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Los Alamos Triathlon Weekend Aug. 17-18

COUNTY News:

Join the Los Alamos County Recreation Division Aug. 17, for the oldest continuously running triathlon, the 39th Annual Los Alamos Triathlon.

The race consists of a 20K bike with challenging climbs and great scenery. Then into the pool (feet first) for a 400 meter swim; and finish with a 5K run from the Aquatic Center to the First Baptist Church on Diamond Drive and back.

The event is around the corner, just three weeks away, so sign up now and bring along a friend or two. After the event there will be awards, food and lots of give-a-ways. Participants can download the registration form


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Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo ‘100 Years of Homesteading’ Aug. 9, 10, 11

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Recreation Division will host the Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo, “100 Years of Homesteading,” Aug. 9, 10 and 11.

For a full list of events, times, places, vender information and parade information, click here.

For more information, contact the County Recreation Division at 505-662-8173, or lacrec@lacnm.us.

 


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Sustainability Tip: Switch to Reusable Shopping Bags

Weekly Sustainability Tip:

Switch to Reusable Shopping Bags

Switch to reusable shopping bags. Americans are addicted to plastic bags with approximately 380 billion bags used annually, which is more than 1,200 bags per year per person. 

This is a dangerous addiction that results in the use of 12 million barrels of oil, and negatively affects 267 species of marine wildlife. 

Do your part to end this national addiction by using reusable bags on your errands. And remember to recycle that pile of plastic bags you have at home at the entrance of Smith’s. 

Don’t be the cause of pollution,


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Los Alamos Police Blotter: July 17–JuLy 24, 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.

 

DANIEL DESCHAMP

July 17 at 10:47 p.m. / Police arrested Daniel Deschamp, 29, of Los Alamos on Questa and charged him with DUI.

July 18 at 11:36 a.m. / A 42-year-old Santa Fe woman reported that she was assaulted and the victim of attempted battery on Sherwood Boulevard.

July 18 at 11:36 a.m. / Police arrested a Michelle Schaedel, 43, of Albuquerque at 31 Sherwood Blvd., and charged her with


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Cone Zone: Week of July 28

COUNTY News:

Road Construction Update

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


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Limited Access to Fuller Lodge Begins Aug. 1

A portable construction office is installed near Fuller Lodge during the upgrades project underway. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost com

COUNTY News:

The main portion of Fuller Lodge will be closed to the general public Aug. 1 through Sept. 30 to allow for extensive work to occur in, under and above the Pajarito Room. 

The North Wing (Historical Society) and South Wing (Art Center and classes) and the first floor of the West Wing will remain open.

Entry will be allowed into the main lobby of Fuller Lodge and the North Wing. The Pajarito Room and all of the second floor meeting rooms in the main


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