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Los Alamos County Council To Hear Animal Shelter Recommendations Tuesday Nov. 26

Los Alamos County Council will hear Councilor James Robinson’s recommendations for the animal shelter Nov. 26. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com

To improve and enhance the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter, Animal Shelter Ad-Hoc Committee Liaison James Robinson is offering several recommendations.
 
His suggestions are:

In the short term, or within a year, increase the shelter staff by two full time employees who will solely work in shelter operations and animal welfare. Furthermore, the Los


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Overview Of Tuesday Night Council Meeting

From left, candidates for the state senate seat formerly held by Sen.Carlos Cisneros Gabriel Montoya, Kristina Ortez, Daniel Barrone and Roberto “Bobby” Gonzales explain to Los Alamos County Council why they are best suited for the job. Ultimately, council voted to recommend Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham appoint Ortez to fill Cisneros’ unexpired term. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Council held its regular meeting Tuesday night and below is a summary of actions taken.


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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 8, 2019

LAPD News:

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.

MARSHALL MERLE SANCHEZ

Nov. 8 at 12:34 a.m. / Police arrested Marshall Merle Sanchez, 36, of Los Alamos at Central Avenue and 4th Street on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant and charged him with possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

 

 

NAOMI RAE GONZALES

Nov. 8 at 4:18 a.m. / Police arrested Naomi Rae Gonzales, 19, of Los Alamos at 2025 East Jemez Road and charged


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Council Proclaims Nov. 4-9 LAHS Key Club Week

From left, Past Kiwanis President Philo Shelton, Don Casperson, Key Club Mentor Shelley Clark, Morris Pongratz, Key Club President Victoria Nisoli and Los Alamos County Councilor James Robinson hold up a proclamation that designates Nov. 4-9 as Key Club Week. The proclamation was made during the Tuesday night council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News: 

 
Los Alamos County Council proclaimed Nov. 4-9 as Los Alamos High School Key Club Week during its Tuesday night meeting.
 
Proclamation:
 
WHEREAS: Key Club International, under the guidance

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Los Alamos County Finance Department Honored 28th Time With Highest Form Of Recognition From GFOA

Members of the Los Alamos County Finance Department display their awards received from the Government Finance Officers Association. Staff members from left, Zhen Liu, Beatrice Odezulu, Karen Kendall, Julie Brothers, Mauricia Chavarria-Quam, Sonya Ortiz, Deputy Chief Financial Officer Melissa Meyer and Chief Financial Officer Helen Perraglio. Not pictured, Nicholle Cordova, Nicole Avila, David Griego and Yvette Atencio. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

COUNTY News:

 

The Los Alamos County Council recognized the County Finance Department during Turesday’s


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Zero Waste Team: Turn Leaves Into Gardener’s Gold

Fall leaves can be used in a variety of ways including mulch, leaf mold and compost. Courtesy/ZWT

ZERO WASTE TEAM News:

  • Zero Waste Tip: The recommended ratio for compost is one part green/nitrogen material and three parts brown/carbon material.

Now is the best time to start planning for spring gardens.

Composting in the fall allows time to create healthy compost by spring. Compost is vital to creating healthy soil to nourish plants. Healthy soil increases plant yields by enhancing aeration, water retention, nutrient availability, and resistance to soilborne disease.

Fall leaves can be used


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Self Help Begins Annual Bell-Ringing Fundraiser

Morrie Pongratz of Los Alamos is a bell-ringer in 2018. Courtesy/Self Help

SELF HELP News:

Did you know?

Los Alamos County has its very own Salvation Army outpost—Self Help, Inc, a longstanding local nonprofit serving people in need.

The Salvation Army contracts with Self Help to implement an emergency assistance program for Los Alamos County. This means that all Salvation Army funds raised locally stay local, and are used by Self Help to help people in Los Alamos County who are struggling with needs such as food and shelter!

Red-clad Salvation Army bell-ringers raising money for those in need


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Parks & Rec Reviews Recreation Capital Projects Nov. 14

COUNTY News:
 
The public is invited to attend the Parks and Recreation Board meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 in Room 110 at the Municipal Building. 1000 Central Ave.
 
The board will review designs for three recreation facility projects that include the Kiddie/Multigenerational Pool at the Aquatic Center, Piñon Park Splash Pad and Golf Course Irrigation Improvements.
 
For those unable to attend the meeting, presentations will be available for viewing Nov. 14 on the Public Works Projects webpage: https://www.losalamosnm.us/government/departments/public_works/public_works_projects

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On The Job In Los Alamos: County Clerk And Staff

On the job in Los Alamos working the election Tuesday night, front row, Los Alamos County Clerk Naomi Naomi Maestas, left, and Chief Deputy Clerk Adrianna Ortiz, and back row, Deputy Clerk Victoria Martinez and Elections Manager Gloria Maestas. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/ladailypost.com


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Correction: Discoveries Action Team Meets Nov. 21

COUNTY News:

The next monthly meeting of the Discoveries Action Team (DAT) is 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 in Council Chambers at 1000 Central Ave.

This month, the only item on the agenda is for the Place-Making and Place-Marketing subgroups to gather and work on their projects.

New members interested in joining the team are invited to come to the meeting and observe the work of the subgroups. Project champions will be available to network with new members and help them learn more about the projects in progress. Participants are asked to bring their own lunch.

Those who attend will hear


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2019 Unofficial Election Results For Los Alamos School Board, School Bond And UNM-LA Advisory Board

Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus this evening at the Municipal Building thanks Los Alamos for supporting better schools and brighter futures by passing the School Bond in today’s election and by a large margin. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

The Los Alamos County Clerk has issued the 2019 Los Alamos County Unofficial Election results for School Board in Districts 3, 4, and 5, UNM-LA Advisory Board Positions 3 and 4 and the School Bond.

Los Alamos School Board Election Results

  • Dist. 3 Christine Bernstein (Aspen) 576 Winner
  • Dist. 3 Morrie

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Small Group Gathers To Await Election Returns

A small group is gathered this evening in Council Chambers awaiting election results in the 2019 school board, school bond and UNM-LA Advisory Board elections. From left, Maslyn Locke, Meagan Green, Carrie Walker, Democratic Party Chair Cat Ozment and PED Commissioner Karyl Ann Armbruster. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


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Clerk Reports 31 Percent Of Eligible Voters Cast Ballots

Preliminary numbers in the 2019 election are trickling in this evening on this screen in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Preliminary numbers in the 2019 election are trickling in this evening at election central inside the Los Alamos County Municipal Building.

The County Clerk’s Office reports that 4,432 people cast ballots in this election out of the 14,496 eligible to vote or 31 percent.


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2019 Election Polls In Los Alamos County Have Closed!

The 2019 election polls closed at 7 p.m. for Los Alamos School Board, LAPS School Bond and UNM-LA Advisory Board. Election volunteers from left, Republican Election Judge Mark Strong, Declined to State Election Judge Ysabel Meana, Democratic Election Judge Zoe Robles, Democratic Presiding Judge Linda Fox, Democratic Election Clerk Lynn Jones and Student Election Clerk Luc Chavez gather for a photo as the polls close in the Municipal Building. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


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Scenes From Los Alamos County Vote Centers Today

Scene today inside the Vote Center at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building. Voters are electing members to the UNM-LA Advisory Board and Los Alamos School Board. The polls remain open until 7 p.m. today. The Los Alamos Daily Post news team will be reporting this evening as elections results come in at www.ladailypost.com. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Residents cast their ballot today inside the Vote Center at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building. The polls remain open until 7 p.m. today. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Christi and Frank Gac voting today inside


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Election Day Is Here … Polls Open Until 7 P.M. Today

COUNTY News:

Today is Election Day 2019 and all Los Alamos County Vote Centers are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at locations in Los Alamos and White Rock.

Election Day Vote Center Locations:

  • Los Alamos County Municipal Building – Boards & Commissions Room;
  • White Rock Town Hall – Conference Training Room;
  • Los Alamos County Golf Course – Multi-Purpose Room;
  • Betty Ehart Senior Center – Downstairs Classroom; and
  • University of New Mexico-Los Alamos – Room 631 in Building 6.

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Superintendent Kirby Meets With Friends Of Manhattan Project National Historical Park – Los Alamos

Manhattan Project National Historical Park Superintendent Kris Kirby, right, traveled from Denver to meet late Monday afternoon with local Board President Rick Reiss, left, and members of the Board of the Friends of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park – Los Alamos. During the meeting, held in the Nambe Room at Fuller Lodge, Superintendent Kirby discussed a variety of topics including the formation of a stakeholder engagement project to encompass all three parks, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge and Hanford. She also mentioned digital infrastructure work underway and the updating of the


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