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CIP Public Hearing: White Rock Civic Center; Ashley Pond Park Improvements

County News:

Los Alamos County’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee will hold two public hearings at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 and ThursdayMarch 8 in Council Chambers for those applicants who have indicated that they are ready to move from Phase 1 (Study) to Phase 2 (Design/Construction).

The CIP Committee will consider Phase 2 applications on these dates for these projects:

  • March 6 – Golf Course Improvements
  • March 8 – White Rock Civic Center & Ashley Pond Pk Improvements

The applicant will present their Phase 2 applications to Read More

March 8: White Rock Civic Center & Ashley Pond Park Improvements

Los Alamos County’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee will hold two public hearings at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 and ThursdayMarch 8 in Council Chambers for those applicants who have indicated that they are ready to move from Phase 1 (Study) to Phase 2 (Design/Construction).

The CIP Committee will consider Phase 2 applications on these dates for these projects:

  • March 6 – Golf Course Improvements
  • March 8 – White Rock Civic Center & Ashley Pond Pk Improvements

The applicant will present their Phase 2 applications to the Committee, Read More

March 8: White Rock Civic Center & Ashley Pond Park Improvements

Los Alamos County’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee will hold two public hearings at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 and Thursday, March 8 in Council Chambers for those applicants who have indicated that they are ready to move from Phase 1 (Study) to Phase 2 (Design/Construction).

The CIP Committee will consider Phase 2 applications on these dates for these projects:

  • March 6 – Golf Course Improvements
  • March 8 – White Rock Civic Center & Ashley Pond Pk Improvements

The applicant will present their Phase 2 applications to the Committee, Read More

Teen Center and Nature Center Move to Phase 2

 
The County’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee held a public hearing Thursday in Council Chambers for those applicants who have indicated that they are ready to move from Phase 1 (Study) to Phase 2 (Design/Construction). The committee passed unanimously Phase 2 applications for both the Teen Center and the Nature Center for the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.
 
The CIP Committee’s recommendations for approval will be forwarded to County Administrator Harry Burgess. Burgess could then take
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CIP Committee Considers Nature Center and Teen Center Thursday

 

The Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Committee will meet in Council Chambers at 5:15 p.m. Thursday to consider Phase 2 applications for a new nature center and a new teen center.
 
The nature center has three possible designs, all from Catalyst Architecture. The preferred site (based on community input at a public meeting in November) is on Canyon Road, formerly the skate park location just up the road from the Aquatic Center.
 
 
In addition, as a close-to-net-zero energy use building, it becomes a model for environmental sustainability.
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Library Hosts ‘Every Child Ready to Read’ Workshop

 

Talking, singing, reading, writing and playing: Fun and simple steps to help get every child ready to read @ your library.

The Los Alamos County Library System has an exciting series of workshops underway designed to help get Every Child Ready to Read®. Mesa Public Library will present the second Every Child Ready to Read workshop for parents and caregivers from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3.

(Note: This workshop is for adults only; children will benefit from what their parents or caregivers learn – but not during this session; the last workshop in the series will be for both children Read More

New White Rock Visitor Center Takes Shape

Membership Coordinator Katy Korkos of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce walks with her dog Socs near the construction site of the White Rock Visitor Center on N.M. 4., which is beginning to take shape in the background. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com Read More

New White Rock Visitor Center Takes Shape

Membership Coordinator Katy Korkos of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce walks with her dog Socs near the construction site of the White Rock Visitor Center on N.M. 4., which is beginning to take shape in the background. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com Read More

Firefighters Rescue Injured Woman Hiker

Los Alamos Firefighters carry the stokes litter used to transport an injured woman to an awaiting ambulance on Piedra Loop after she fell on Red Dot Trail this afternoon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

Los Alamos Firefighters rescued a hiker who had fallen on Red Dot Trail in White Rock this afternoon while walking with friends. Shortly after noon, a member of her hiking party called out to a passing trail runner and asked him to call emergency dispatch to request help for the injured woman.

“She is a 69-year-old who fell down on the trail and apparently hit her head on a rock,” Read More

County’s Sign Code Issue Resurfaces

County Planner Gary Leikness briefed local businesses in council chambers Thursday on data gathered at public meetings over a lengthy period. The intention is to move proposed sign changes through the process for final presentation to the county council this spring or summer. Photo by Katy Korkos Read More

County’s Sign Code Issue Resurfaces

County Planner Gary Leikness briefed local businesses in council chambers Thursday on data gathered at public meetings over a lengthy period. The intention is to move proposed sign changes through the process for final presentation to the county council this spring or summer. Photo by Katy Korkos Read More

Five LAFD Firefighters Promoted

The Los Alamos Fire Department held a special ceremony Friday at Station 3 in White Rock to honor five firefighters who were promoted earlier this month. Seated from right, Justin Grider promoted to deputy fire chief, Steven Dawald promoted to captain, Chris Bartlit promoted to captain, Dan Duval promoted to captain and Adrian Martinez promoted to driver engineer. Standing at right, Fire Chief Troy Hughes congratulated each firefighter. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com Read More

NM 4 Road Work In Full Swing

A pair of tractors remove rocks and sidewalk cement along N.M. 4 in front of the Hive in White Rock Tuesday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Road work is underway along N.M. 4 between Rover Boulevard and Sherwood Boulevard. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Road work is underway along N.M. 4 between Rover Boulevard and Sherwood Boulevard. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A tractor removes rubble from N.M. 4 and places it in a large truck that hauls it away. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com Read More

Council Explores County’s Employee Pay Structure

Sharing a laugh before the start of Tuesday’s county council work session in White Rock, from right, County Attorney Brian James, County Administrator Harry Burgess, Acting Assistant County Administrator/Chief Financial Officer Steve Lynne and Human Resources Manager Denise Cassel. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

It was universally agreed at Tuesday’s county council work session that Los Alamos County employees are at the higher end of the market in terms of pay structure. But there are some glitches that need to be addressed.

The meeting focused Read More

New Dog Park Coming to FEMAville Area

County News:

Los Alamos County Parks Division Manager Dick McIntyre and the Parks Division crews will soon begin working on installing the next dog park over at the old “FEMAville” site on North Mesa (the abandoned volleyball courts.)

If the weather holds out, they should wrap up the North Mesa playground installation (near the tennis courts) and then move over to the new dog park location in a few weeks.

Some preliminary site work already took place there last fall. Read More

Wrecked Airplane Leaves Airport on Final Journey


Disassembled 36V plane at Los Alamos County Airport. Photo by Robert Gibson

Motorists passing the Los Alamos County Airport recently may have noticed an airplane being disassembled. Some people stopped to watch the unusual activity Wednesday, Feb. 1, as the plane’s wings and tail were removed and its fuselage hoisted onto a large trailer.

“The plane’s road trip to an aircraft salvage yard in Colorado marked an ignominious end to a 30-year journey in the skies over an estimated half million miles between the Arctic Ocean and Mexico,” said one of its owners, Robert Gibson.

 

Co-owner Lori

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Torpy Gets Hugged

 

 

 

 

 

Longtime Los Alamos resident Colleen Hanlon hugs Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy at the county council meeting Tuesday night in appreciation for his coming to her aid and moving her car, which he noticed was parked in a precarious location on Central Avenue.

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com Read More

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