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Bandelier Superintendent Addresses Energy Community Alliance Saying Manhattan Project Sites Will Have to be Clear with Visitors

Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott addresses members of the Energy Community Alliance this morning in Richland, Wash. He cautioned that the park service is in the business of telling stories, and it may tell stories that some in the community don’t want told. That could include Nagasaki and the environmental contamination left by plutonium production, Lott said, adding that the park service also can discredit the bad information that circulates. The Manhattan Project sites will have to be clear with visitors about what they will experience in facilities such as B Reactor before


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Latest Developments on Trinity Site Project

Courtesy/Los Alamos County

By Carol A. Clark

Work is underway on making contacts and seeking interest from potential additional retail tenants for the Trinity Site Revitalization Project to complement the Smith’s Marketplace store.

“It remains a somewhat difficult retail environment owing to the continuing effects of the 2008 recession, but we do have the positive of the Smith’s Marketplace desire to expand into Trinity,” said Bob Feinberg of Grubb & Ellis New Mexico.

Feinberg is leading the retail recruitment effort for the Trinity Site developer, North American Development


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Sheriff Files Proposed Amendment to Charter

Sheriff Marco Valentino Lucero filed in the Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office Thursday a proposed amendment to Los Alamos County Charter 304.3 “Duties of the Sheriff and Police.”

Current Charter Reading:

Duties of the Sheriff, Police department and Peace Officers. The Council shall establish as a department of the County, [sic] a Police Department to be charged with conserving the peace and enforcing the laws of the State and the enforcing the laws of the State and the ordinances of the County. The Sheriff Shall have those powers and duties assigned to sheriffs by state statutes, including


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Springtime 2012: 50 Hikes in the Los Alamos Area

COUNTY News:
 

Many years ago, Frances Arnold, Carol Carlson and Maxine Ellis created a 50 Hikes trail list for friends who wanted to explore our beautiful mesas, canyons, and mountains. The Santa Fe National Forest later adopted the list as a convenience for visitors.
 

Despite subsequent publication of a number of hiking books for the area, the list still serves its purpose as a quick introduction to the east side of the Jemez Mountains. As years go by, changing conditions require that the list be revised periodically.

This edition of 2012, updated by Dorothy Hoard and Craig Martin,


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Stacio – Pet of the Week

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, (505) 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home! Others are currently off-campus in loving foster homes.

Be sure to visit the Friends of the Shelter website: www.lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting, and donating. Also check out our Petfinder page for pictures and to learn more about all of our adoptable pets.

http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html

Stacio is the Friends of the Shelter’s Pet of the Week

Stacio is a German Shepherd


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Historic Homestead Markers Tour Event is May 18

LOS ALAMOS COUNTY NOTICE:

FRIDAY – MAY 18

Romero Cabin  2-2:30 p.m.

Reception 2:30-3 p.m. at Fuller Lodge

 

 

Members of the Los Alamos County Council May Attend the

HISTORIC HOMESTEAD MARKERS TOUR EVENT

CELEBRATING THE COMPLETION OF INSTALLATION OF THE MARKERS and START OF NEW DRIVING and BIKING TOUR

Sponsored by: County Council in cooperation with Fuller Lodge/Historic Districts Advisory Board and the Historical Society

 

No Council Action Will Be Taken

A Quorum May Be Present

The Public Is Invited To Attend

 

 


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Next Big Idea Coming Downtown Sept. 14-15

Los Alamos MainStreet News:

A useful robot showed its stuff during last year’s Next Big Idea event. Courtesy photo

What is it that differentiates Los Alamos from other communities?

It is a place of big, world changing ideas.The Next Big Idea: A Festival of Discovery, Invention, and Innovation is an annual signature event that highlights Los Alamos’ unique creative heritage while providing an opportunity for inspiring young people from throughout the state about possible futures in science, technology,engineering, math, and innovation.

The Next Big Idea is brought to you by Los Alamos


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Energy Community Alliance Members Tour B Reactor

The local contingent of community, business and civic leaders visiting Richland, Wash., this week as part of the Energy Alliance Committee conferance discussing the possible inclusion of Los Alamos, Oak Ridge and Hanford as a unit in the national park system had an opportunity to tour the B Reactor at Hanford today. Photo by Kevin Holsapple

The B Reactor is one of the most historic buildings at Hanford. It was given the code name, “105-B” during World War II. The B Reactor was the world’s first, full-scale nuclear reactor and produced the plutonium used in the “Fat Man” bomb dropped


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Fuller Lodge Gets New Sidewalk

Workers guide cement pouring from a truck onto a new sidewalk formation in front of Fuller Lodge Tuesday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A worker signals the truck driver to shut off the spicket and give them time to spread the cement piled at their feet. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 


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Trees Now Line White Rock Roadway

N.M. 4 along several blocks through White Rock is now lined with trees. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A new sidewalk winds along the N.M. 4 area from Rover Boulevard as well. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 


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Opposing Party’s Embrace

Regardless of the fact that Council Vice Chair Ron Selvage, left, is a Republican and Councilor David Izraelevitz is a Democrat and as such may not always agree on the issues, they clearly get along fine as seen during a break in Tuesday night’s County Council meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 


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County Council Tables Amending LAPS Leases

Councilor Vincent Chiravalle proposed an ordinance amending and restating both the Master Ground Lease Agreement and the Airport Basin Lease Agreement between the County and Los Alamos Public Schools. If approved, the changes would result in some $200,000 annually to the schools. Council voted 6-1 to table the measure until the Trinity Site Project is solidified. Chiravalle voted against tabling the measure. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

School Board member Melanie McKinley spoke in support of an ordinance to amend the lease agreements between the County and LAPS. Photo by


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Council Unanamously Passes Creative District Plan

Associate Director Jay Johnson of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Maintenance and Infrastructure Planning spoke in support of the Los Alamos Creative District Plan. Council appoved the plan 6-0 and asked the Creative District Committee to work with the County Administrator and staff and to return to Council with a detailed path forward in 90 days. Sharon Stover was absent and arrived shortley after the vote. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Local resident Eric Fairfield spoke against the Creative District Plan saying the details are unclear and that he thinks that it will


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Creative District Plan Adoption is Under Discussion

Executive Director Kevin Holsapple of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation and the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Kelly Stewart of the County’s Economic Development Department and County Senior Planner Martha Perkins presented information about the  Los Alamos Creative District, which was designated in the downtown area in 2009. The designation brings Los Alamos into a statewide network of six cultural districts organized through the New Mexico Arts and Cultural District Program. The goal of the program is to assist the community to turn its vision into commerce,


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NNSA/DOE Deputy Director Juan Griego of LASO Discusses Rendija Canyon Property

Los Alamos Site Office Deputy Manager Juan Griego addressed the Los Alamos County Council this evening ragarding the Departments of Energy’s 885 acres of land in Rendija Canyon slated to be conveyed to Los Alamos County within  a year’s time. Griego explained that a portion of the property is leased to the Los Alamos Sportsman’s Club. Much of the area in that area dubbed “the Poorman’s Shooting Range,” has been littered by tresspassers and the area has been used for illegal shooting practice. Griego said that Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy


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Local Detectives Collecting Unused Prescription Drugs Saturday

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. April 28 in the Los Alamos Medical Center Parking lot, detectives from the Los Alamos Police Department will participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) fourth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

The event provides a safe way for the general public to deposit expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs and also to prevent pill abuse and theft.

“This is a great opportunity for those who missed last year’s event, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those


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Contestants Sought for Queen’s Court Competition

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Recreation Division is hosting the Queen’s Court Competition on Thursday, May 10, 2012.

The competition will determine the Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo Queen, Princess and Sweetheart.

Categories include:

 

  • Queen Contestants (Ages 17-25)
  • Princess Contestants (Ages 14-16)
  • Sweetheart Contestants (Ages 10-13)

Entries must be submitted by Monday, May 7.

For more information, contact the Recreation Division at 505-662-8173 or visit www.losalamosnm.us/rec.
 


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Gear Up for Hershey’s Track & Field and Pickleball

COUNTY RECREATION DIVISION News:



Hershey’s Track & Field Program

The Los Alamos County Recreation Division is hosting the Hershey’s Track & Field Program from 10 a.m.–noon, Wednesday June 6 at Sullivan Field (NO SPIKE SHOES).

For all who like to run, jump, or throw, join with friends and sign up now … No special equipment or uniform is needed.

Local meet winners will advance to the state final meet.

Qualifiers may earn an opportunity to attend an all expense paid trip to the National Hershey Track and Field Meet in Hershey, PA.

The Hershey Track and Field Youth Program is open to boys


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CIP Evaluation and Oversight Committee Meets Thursday

COUNTY News:

The County’s Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee will hold its monthly business meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, April 26 in Council Chambers, located inside the Community Building at 475 20thSt.

The Committee will continue discussions about the CIP criteria and overall CIP process, as well as discuss the update about CIP discussions at the recent budget meeting held by the County Council.

All Committee business meetings are open to the public and agendas are posted 72 hours in advance of the meeting.

Public comment is accepted at the beginning


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