County Management Analyst briefs Council regarding Board and Commission communication with the County Council. Council approved 7-0 recommendations to more effectively link with the prime volunteers of the community who serve on boards and commissions. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Speaking from a position of experience as both a business person and a former county councilor, council candidate Roger Waterman briefs Council on his first hand knowledge of code and permitting issues he’s aware of that should be streamlined. Council voted 6-0 to make changes that will improve those processes. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
County Council candidate Roger Waterman addresses Council at tonight’s meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Council Approves Adoption of Changes to Special Plan (SP) District and General Code Cleanups and Process Improvements
County Planners Gary Leikness, left, and Martha Perkins join Steve Brugger of the Community Development Department who is briefing Council on the highlights of text amendments relating to the Special Plan (SP) as well as highlights of text amendments relating to general code cleanups and process improvements. Council approved the amendments 6-1 with Councilor Vincent Chiravalle, who is attending tonight’s meeting by telephone, cast the no vote. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Councilor David Izraelevitz presented on behalf of the Council a proclamation to members of the Los Alamos Homestead Tour Planning Committee declaring the week of May 13-20 as “Homestead Commemoration Week” in Los Alamos and in celebration of the kick-off for the Los Alamos Homestead tour. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Members of the Los Alamos Homestead Tour Planning Committee address the Council. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Councilor Vice Chair Ron Selvage, right, on behalf of the Council, presents a proclamation to Ron Wilkins of the Los Alamos Historical
James Rickman spoke to Council from the perspective of one who rides a bicycle around the community. He mentioned that he has observed many motorists texting while driving and said that drivers in virtually every County vehicle that he has observed are texting while driving. He asked Council to consider some type of law with meat and teeth against texting while driving that might be equivalent to, as an example, a fourth degree felony a person would be charged with for walking around with a gun. He said that texting while driving is just as dangerous. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com.
The 2012 Friends of the Shelter Dog Jog was held Saturday, April 28th. Dog Jog sponsor Pet Pangaea has provided photos and results from this years jog. The 2012 Los Alamos Dog Jog was coordinated by the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club, Mountain Canine Corps, and the Atomic City Roadrunners as a fund raising benefit for the Friends of the Shelter.
More photos can be found at the Pet Pangaea’s Dog Jog Photos website.
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Forbes has published its list of the richest counties in the United States.
Los Alamos comes in fourth and four suburbs in Washington, D.C. comprise the other wealthiest counties on the top five list.
The top five:
- Loudoun County, Virginia: $115,574 median household income
- Falls Church City, Virginia: $114,409
- Fairfax County, Virginia: $105,416
- Los Alamos County, New Mexico: $103,643
- Howard County, Maryland: $103,273
MESA PUBLIC LIBRARY News
The J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee (JROMC) will present an exhibit of historic photos entitled “J. Robert Oppenheimer: Photographs From His Life: 1904 – 1967” at the Mesa Public Library Gallery, 2400 Central Ave. from May 2 to May 30. The public is encouraged to visit the exhibit.
An opening reception will be 4:30-6:30 p.m. May 3, at the Mesa Public Library Gallery upstairs. Refreshments will be served and members of the JROMC will be on hand to answer questions.
Oppenheimer and his mother. Courtesy Photo
The photos and their captions show the full range of Oppenheimer’s
Electric upgrades associated with REDI‐Net, the Regional Economic Development Initiative’s Broadband “Middle Mile” network, may cause brief power interruptions as 13 power poles are replaced in White Rock during May.
The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) will oversee the pole replacement project in early May, along a pole corridor extending from Sherwood Boulevard to Overlook Park, and from N.M. 4 to Piñon Elementary School.
The work will be conducted by electrical contractor SECO, Inc.
The REDINet pole replacements occurring in White Rock next month
The sidewalk at Fuller Lodge has been completely redone and can now be walked on by the public. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
New cement steps complete the sidewalk renovation project. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Volunteers gather in Cañon de Valle on Saturday to begin trail rehabilitation work in the Las Conchas fire burned area. Photo by Craig Martin
Volunteers hike to the work site on the Perimeter Trail. Photo by Craig Martin
Volunteers stabilized the Perimeter Trail on the steep slope coming out of Cañon de Valle. Photo by Craig Martin
Volunteers work on a short reroute of the Perimeter Trail build to prevent further erosion of the mesa top. Photo by Craig Martin
Residents around downtown Los Alamos may be experiencing minor affects from the drainage, lead abatement, repair and repainting underway on the community water tank above 47th Street and Trinity Drive.
The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities explained in an announcement in late March that following drainage of this tank, which serves the southern portion of the downtown area, the “twin” tank located a few hundred feet northward would be put into service for the downtown area between and around Oppenheimer Street, 9th Street and Central Avenue southward past Trinity
Review by Kelly Dolejsi
On Thursday, the library will screen writer/director Kar Wei Wong’s “Chungking Express,” a nineties movie that feels like a nineties movie. Having “come of age” in the nineties, I mean that as a compliment. I like flannel shirts mixed with impressionistic psychotic love. And, it turns out – no offense to my Seattle-born (go figure) Anglo husband – I sometimes like Chinese men.
This is a great movie, but to be honest, it took me a long time to realize it. I was well into the film before I started to understand and care about its
Los Alamos Police were up 37-29 at half time in today’s exhibition basketball game against Espanola Police but the final score ended at Espanola Police 71, Los Alamos Police 65. The game was played in the gymnasium at Northern New Mexico College in Espanola and raised $288 for Special Olympics. “It was a great game that raised money to benefit a very worthy cause … we had a good crowd and everyone had a good time so it was a very successful event,” said Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy, adding that next year’s game will be played in Los Alamos. Cell phone photo by Wayne
Los Alamos Police Lt. Jason Wardlow Herrera, #9, during half time in the benefit basketball game between Los Alamos Police and Espanola Police taking place now at Northern New Mexico College in Espanola. Check ladailypost.com a little later for the final score. Cell phone photo by Wayne Torpy
Los Alamos Police Sgt. Monica Salazar, at right, during half time in today’s benefit game. LAPD has designated the Special Olympics as the recipient of proceeds raised from this game. Check ladailypost.com a little later for the final score. Cell phone photo by Wayne Torpy
Los Alamos County has concluded its Brush and Bulk Item collection service for the Los Alamos townsite.
Disposal of any material remaining at the curb in the townsite is the responsibility of the home owner.
This weekend, (April 28-29) there is free disposal at the County Eco Station in order to help residents beautify the community and prepare for wildfire season.
Also, a special pickup can be arranged at a charge of $65 per hour by calling 662-8163.
White Rock collection service has begun, but is running more than a week behind schedule due to the high volume of residents discarding
Members of the Energy Community Committee, including several people from Los Alamos, attending a Manhattan National Park conference in Richland, Wash., this week toured the B Reactor in Handford and were treated to an “atomic pretzel.” Photo by Kevin Holsapple
County National Laboratory
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
County National Laboratory
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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