Sidewalk Obstruction Removal Program
By Thomas Roach, Pavement Division Manager, Los Alamos County
Los Alamos County would like to solicit the cooperation of property owners to voluntarily remove vegetation along sidewalks. Invasive weeds will be a problem this summer, so the county asks everyone to pull, spray, or otherwise control weeds and grass on their property and adjacent to sidewalks.
The idea behind this program is to create a clear zone – a clear walking path for at least two people to walk side by side along a sidewalk. Property owners are responsible for clearing the sidewalk that runs adjacent to Read More
County Council to Hold Special Session Monday
LOS ALAMOS COUNTY COUNCIL News:
The Los Alamos County Coucil will hold a special session at noon Monday, June 4 in Council Chambers.
The agenda for the special session includes:
- Public Comment
- Approval of Agenda
A. Approval of County Administrator’s Selection of Charlie Kalogeros-Chattan as Community Services Director. Presented by Harry Burgess, County Administrator
B. Possible Council Action on Appointment of County Attorney and Possible Approval of Employment Agreement. Presented by Council Read More
Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Entertain Los Alamos
Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum play to a large crowd during the County’s Summer Concert at Ashley Pond Friday. Photo by Salvador Zapien
Concert Promoter Russ Gordon, right, with Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum. Photo by Salvador Zapien
Tara Key, Melissa Duke, Rita Brake, and Jamie Duke (members of the 1st Baptist Church of Los Alamos) offer free cotton candy at the Summer Concert on Friday. Photo by Salvador Zapien
Tom Rozum plays the mandolin. Photo by Salvador Zapien
Laurie Lewis plays the violin. Photo by Salvador Zapien
Laurie Lewis takes some time between sets to chat and sign autographs. Photo Read More
BREAKING NEWS: EEOC Finds in Favor of Former Assistant County Administrator Diana Stepan
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission rendered its decision late Thursday in the case of former Assistant County Administrator Diana Stepan’s charges against Los Alamos County.
The EEOC found the County guilty of sex discrimination as well as retaliation against Stepan who was fired Jan. 3, 2011 after filing a grievance against former County Administrator Tony Mortillaro.
Attorney Sam Bregman spoke to the Los Alamos Daily Post a short time ago about the EEOC ruling in his client’s favor.
“We are very pleased and not surprised with the decision of the EEOC,” Read More
“Health Speak Out” Town Hall Seeks Public Comment
The Los Alamos Community Health Council (LACHC) is sponsoring a “Health Speak Out” Town Hall Meeting noon to 1:30 p.m., Monday June 11 in the Los Alamos Community Building on the corner of 20th Street and Central Avenue.
The goal of the Town Hall is to gather information from a wide range of health care consumers about their needs, health care experiences and recommendations.
LACHC will also share a summary of its 2011-2012 LACHC Los Alamos County Health Profile.
Bring your own brown bag lunch. Drinks will be supplied.
Seating is limited. RSVP to email@example.com by Friday June 8. Read More
Santa Fe National Forest, Valles Caldera and Los Alamos County Fire Restrictions
UPDATED FIRE RESTRICTIONS
Los Alamos County Fire and Smoking Restrictions
Effective June 1, 2012
Building, maintaining or using an open fire is prohibited on all Los Alamos County lands except within developed campsites (concrete pad with metal fire ring), metal grills using charcoal or propane are acceptable on North Mesa campgrounds, at Overlook Park and at any park within Los Alamos County.
Smoking is prohibited except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least 3-feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials. Read More
County Invites Public to View Election Results
Committee Favors Naming Trail After Satch Cowan
County Sends Letter Supporting Manhattan National Park
Los Alamos County has sent a letter of support for the proposed Manhattan National Park to three congressional leaders.
Clear HERE to view the letter.
For more information on the status of the potential Manhattan National Park, read the newsletter story from the Atomic Heritage Foundation:
MP National Historical Park Legislation Moves Ahead
Free Shuttle Service Transports Visitors to Bandelier
Benches and canopies have been installed in a parking area on Rover Boulevard near N.M. 4 in White Rock for visitors to park their vehicles and wait in the shade for Atomic City Transit to transport them to Bandelier this summer. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
A free shuttle service operated by Atomic City Transit is the only way in which visitors will have access to Bandelier National Monument this summer through November, Park Superintendent Jason Lott said.
Visitors should park in the designated lot at the intersection of N.M. 4 and Rover Boulevard in White Rock.
The Read More
Los Alamos Daily Post Launches ‘Social’ Page
Check out the new “Social” page on the Los Alamos Daily Post!
We are now showing the Post’s Tweeter and Facebook feeds. On the Post’s Tweeter feed you will find retweeted stories that are of interest to Los Alamos.
Retweets are small story blurbs from around Los Alamos, the state of New Mexico and beyond.
The staff of the Los Alamos Daily Post selects only stories to “retweet” that are likely to be of interest to past and present Los Alamos citizens.
You can click on the links within the retweets to view the full external stories that are described.
It Read More
Clark & Kendall’s – Weekend Preview – May 31, 2012
The Los Alamos Daily Post's events calendar webcast, "Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview." Carol A. Clark and Greg Kendall co-host this weekly program, which previews each upcoming weekend's events scheduled for Los Alamos, White Rock and beyond.
To compile the list of events, the Los Alamos Daily Post checks the event calendars found in the right hand sidebar and we sample the posters on the front window at Aspen Copies. We cover events that are of interest to the general public.
Here is our raw calendar information:
Friday, June 1st Bluegrass at Ashley Pond – Read More
Early Voting Ends Saturday!
2012 Primary Election Information:
Los Alamos County Bureau of Elections is reminding registered voters that Early Voting will end on Saturday.
Until then, votes can be cast from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Saturday, June 2 at the Los Alamos Community Building, 475 20th St. or White Rock Fire Station #3, 129 N.M. 4.
Absentee Voting In Person will also end on Saturday.
Until then, votes can be cast from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Friday, June 1 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday June 2 at the Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office, 2451 Central Ave., Suite D.
For more information, visit http://www.losalamosnm.us/clerk/Pages/Elections.aspx Read More
East Road/NM502 Gas Line Replacement and Reinforcement Begins this Week
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES News:
Gas line replacement and reinforcement work on East Road/NM502, from Tewa Loop to Airport Road, begins this week with most work confined to the shoulder of the roadway.
Drivers in the area are asked to use caution while this work is underway this summer.
Bluegrass to Surround Ashley Pond Friday
Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum. Courtesy/LASCS
By Russell Gordon
I was listening to the music of Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum today thinking about what I’ll write for this article.
They both grew up in the 60’s.
Tom was more of a rocker and said that he started listening to more and more Folk and American roots music after driving home to Connecticut following the infamous Woodstock Festival of August 1969.
Laurie started listening to the same in high school and college. I read that she really loved the music of the Dillards, the Greenbriar Boys, Ralph Stanley, Bill Monroe and Doc Watson.
Before I sat down Read More
Renovations Close 37th Street Play Lot
LOS ALAMOS COUNTY PARKS News
The 37th Street Play Lot near Villa Street is closed for the next two weeks so that the Los Alamos County’s contractor, LA Landscaping & More, can make renovations to the park.
- remove the sand safety zone material in the designated play areas and replace with engineered wood fiber, bringing the safety/fall zone into compliance
- add a merry-go-around with fall/safety zone material and borders (similar to the one at Community Park or North Mesa Park)
- replace the asphalt entry walk with concrete and an approach that is not as steep as the
Friends of the Shelter Pet of the Week
LOS ALAMOS ANIMAL SHELTER News:
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 foster homes.
Visit the Friends of the Shelter website: www.lafos.org, to obtain information about volunteering, adopting and donating.
Also check out the FOS Petfinder page for pictures and to learn more about adoptable pets.
All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and come microchipped. Read More
Libraries Offer Hands On Clinics for Downloadable Books
- Tuesday May 29, 4-6 p.m.
- Thursday May 31, 4-6 p.m.
Tonight’s Public Hearing Venue on Satch Cowan Nature Trail Changed to Fuller Lodge
No Trash or Recycling Collection Today [Memorial Day]!
In observance of Memorial Day, there will be no trash or recycling collection today.
If today is your normal pickup day, place your trash and recycling out by 8 a.m. Wednesday May 30 for collection. Read More