North Mesa Power Outage – UPDATE
A power outage on North Mesa began at 11:18 a.m. today due to contractor digging activities, which contacted with an underground utility line.
About 250 or one third of customers on North Mesa’s eastern end were affected.
Department of Public Utilities electric linemen repaired the line and by 4:30 p.m. had restored power to the area. Read More
Work Continues on Pajarito Canyon/Nail Trail Loop
Ten volunteers worked on the Pajarito Canyon Trail Monday evening and stabilized about a quarter mile of the trail. Photo by Craig Martin
Volunteers are needed for a half-day work session to continue post-Las Conchas fire stabilization of the Pajarito Canyon/Nail Trail loop.
The work needs to be completed before the monsoon season begins or sections of the trail will wash away.
- When: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday June 23
- Where: Pajarito Canyon Trailhead
- Plan: Hike in about one mile and work the eroded side slope section before the entire trail washes away
- What to Wear: Sturdy shoes, long pants,
White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee Wrestles With Funding Reduction
Los Alamos County Capital Projects & Facilities Department Director Anne Laurent speaks to members of the White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee during a meeting at the White Rock Townhall Monday evening. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
County Council voted to slice the $16 million in funding recommended by the White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee in half and gave members six weeks to come up with a new plan.
The committee wrestled with Council’s request during a meeting at the White Rock Townhall Monday evening. Of the project options Read More
Eco-Tourism Bonanza: Make LA America’s Zip-line Capital
Multiple zip-line example. Courtesy photo
By William T. Sellers
As a recent Los Alamos resident returning to New Mexico after 17 years, the lab was a major business client of mine during the 1980s and 1990s.
Compared with those days, Los Alamos has come a long way.
Yet, from attending the latest capital improvement projects meeting I must confess: the end result was a bit of a disappointment.
I have long heard from local business and community interests, going back to my early days and then today, on the need for local investments that “create their own synergies.”
From my perspective, Los Alamos Read More
Concert Series Entertains Community for 22 Years
Concert Promoter Russ Gordon of the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series at Friday’s concert featuring The Police Experience. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
By Bonnie J. Gordon
Summer’s here and every Friday night, big hunks of the population of Los Alamos can be found at the current Los Alamos Summer Concert Series show of the week, also known as the Gordon’s Concert.
Russ Gordon, father of the Concert Series, has been providing great free concerts in Los Alamos for 22 years.
Gordon didn’t start out to be a concert promoter. It just sort of happened.
Gordon was exercising his fanatical
DWI Checkpoints Conducted by Los Alamos Police are Underway Throughout the County
Throughout the remainder of June, the Los Alamos Police Department will be conducting DWI Checkpoints.
Officers will be targeting impaired drivers on local roadways and at DWI Checkpoints within Los Alamos County. Read More
CONE ZONE: Road Construction Week of June 18
Public Works Projects:
Canyon Road between East Road (N.M. 502) and the Myrtle Green continues to be closed to through traffic.Residential access to this area will be maintained; however, residents who park on Canyon Road are asked to park off-street or on a nearby side street. Residents can expect flagging operations on Canyon Road during the day time, and two-way traffic at night. Minor delays may be experienced. Pedestrians must use the provided pedestrian detours. All through traffic must seek alternate routes.
Locals Participate at Albuquerque Summerfest Event
Melanie Pena and Claire Roybal of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) represent Los Alamos at today’s Albuquerque Summerfest at which more than 50,000 people are expected to attend. Photo by Kevin Holsapple
Los Alamos area artists are well represented at Summerfest today in Albuquerque. Nine area artists are exhibiting and selling at the event. The participation was organized by the Los Alamos Creative District. Photo by Kevin Holsapple Read More
Hope Surrounds Ashley Pond’s Relay for Life
Dennis McLain, left and Scott Mills, members of the Order of Thisle Piples and Drums, lead a procession around Ashley Pond as part of the Relay for Life event Friday night. Photo by Salvador Zapien.ladailypost.com
Luminarias are placed along the edge of Ashley Pond as part of the Relay for Life. Photo by Salvador Zapien.ladailypost.com
Gloria Martinez (center) of the American Cancer Society poses with Sue and John Hofmann, Chair for the Relay for Life. Photo by Salvador Zapien.ladailypost.com
Betty Myers, left, and Sheila Riedel of the Hospital Auxiliary sell baked goods Friday at Ashley Read More
Gordons Concert Draws Record Crowd
The Police Experience play Ashley Pond as part of the Friday Night Concert Series where an esitmated 2,500 people turned out to hear the band play. Many people also participated in the Relay for Life walk around Ashley Pond. Photo by Salvador Zapien.ladailypost.com
The Police Experience start their first set for the Friday Night Concert Series at Ashley Pond. Photo by Salvador Zapien.ladailypost.com
Pat Cherry, guitarist for The Police Experience. Photo by Salvador Zapien.ladailypost.com
DJ Paddy Mac mans the KTAO table at the Friday Night Concert series at Ashley Pond. Photo by Salvador Read More
Open World Delegation from Sarov Emmerses in Los Alamos Business and Economic Development Culture
Los Alamos National Laboratory Technology Transfer Division Leader David Pesiri talks with Open World Russian delegation members from Sarov Thursday about the Lab’s program during meetings at the Small Business Development Center. Photo by Katy Korkos
Los Alamos Economic Vitality Administrator Greg Fisher educates Open World delegation from Sarov on the County’s economic development strategy. Photo by Katy Korkos
Executive Director Kevin Holsapple of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation speaks with the Russian delegation about his organization’s Read More
Baby Goats and Councilors Invigorate Farmers’ Market
A baby goat draws attention in front of the Old Windmill Farms booth at Thursday’s Farmers’ Market. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
Joyce Nichols and her grandson Ean chat with County Council Chair Sharon Stover. County Council members were at the Farmers’ Market Thursday morning greeting residents and answering questions. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
Andrea Anderson of Los Alamos feeds a baby goat underneath the Old Windmill Farms tent at the Farmer’s Market. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
Mike Lyon of Los Alamos Read More
Manhattan Project Historical Park Site Bill Moves Through Congress
Chairman Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) today introduced legislation that would designate Manhattan Project sites around the country as a National Historic Park.
Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Tom Udall (D-NM) and Patty Murray (D-WA) are cosponsors of S. 3300.
In the House of Representatives, Natural Resources Chairman Doc Hastings (R-WA) said today that he will introduce a similar bill when the House returns to session next week.
As an expert panel of historians reported in 2001, the top-secret program to create an atomic bomb during World War II centered Read More
LA Skateboard Competition Set for June 23
The Los Alamos County Recreation Division is hosting the LA Skateboard Competition at 11 a.m., Saturday June 23 at the Los Alamos Skate Park.
The competition consists of Two 90-Second Runs in the Park and an Ollie Competition.
Following the events will be a demonstration from the BZ Skate Team from Beyond Waves in Albuquerque.
Fees are $5 pre-registration and $8 on-site registration the day of the competition.
Registration forms are available at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center or online at www.losalamosnm.us.
Contact the Recreation Division at 662-8173 or email@example.com Read More
Russian Delegates Visit State Capitol
The Russian delegates visiting Los Alamos from Sarov this week listen as Rep. Jim Hall of White Rock talks about the workings of state government with Lt. Gov. John Sanchez at the State Capitol in Santa Fe Wednesday. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
Rep. Jim Hall, R-Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Sandoval counties receives a small token of gratitude from the Russian delegates on the House floor. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
The delegates take a tour of the Capitol building. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
Maura Shelden takes a picture of the group as they tour the Capitol. Read More
Committee to Hear Project Re-caps at Public Meeting
County Announces Movies in the Park: 2012 Series
Enjoy a summer evening in the park with a fun, family movie. Bring your blankets, pajamas, and snacks to watch a movie under the stars.
Showtime is 7:45 p.m.
Weather cancellations are made an hour before show time. all showings are FREE and open to the public.
6/13 Dolphin Tale (PG), Ashley Pond
6/20 Cars 2 (G), Urban Park (Sponsored by “Bandelier National Monument”)
6/27 Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (PG), East Park
June Rain-out Date: Thursday, June 28, Ashley Pond
7/11 Chicken Run (G), Barranca Mesa Park
7/18 Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil (PG), Rover Park
7/25 The Read More
County Council Takes Action on CRC Recommendations
Los Alamos County Councilors listen to members of the Charter Review Committee during Tuesday’s mCouncil meeting held in Council Chambers. Councilors from left include Fran Berting, Mike Wismer, Vice Chair Ron Sevage, Chair Sharon Stover, Vincent Chiravalle, David Izraelevitz and Geoff Rodgers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
During its meeting in Council Chambers Tuesday, the Los Alamos County Council took action on the following items researched and reported on by members of the Charter Review Committee.
Sheriff and Police:
Councilor Berting moved, seconded by Councilor Read More
Brief Power Outage in White Rock Identified
Half of White Rock customers serviced by the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities lost electricity at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The DPU explained that a contractor replacing utility poles in the area inadvertently caused the outage, which was restored 15 minutes later.
A jumper burned while the primary riser was being attached to the new pole structure.
Work procedures require that overhead protective devices be placed on non-reclosing mode when work is being conducted on live electric lines.
This is to avoid further damage to the electric system and for worker safety.
As a result, Read More
County Council Welcomes Russians from Sarov
During Tuesday evening’s County Council meeting in Council Chambers, Councilor Vice Chair Ron Selvage and Councilor Fran Berting, at right, welcome and present gifts to the Russian delegation visiting Los Alamos this week from the Sister City of Sarov. Nora Arbuckle of the Sister Cities Initiative, left of Selvage, translated for the group. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
Watching closed-circuit TV from an adjacent conference room, the Russian delegates discussed County Council action occuring Tuesday evening in Council Chambers. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com Read More