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Area Leaders Contemplate Local Support of Teen Center

on April 13, 2012 - 12:41pm

YMCA News:

State Rep. Nick Salazar spoke of the difficulty to secure funding from the state for community programs in these economic times. Family YMCA Executive Director Linda Daly. standing, and Rep. Debbie Rodella listen at right. Courtesy/YMCA

ESPAÑOLA–Business leaders, YMCA board members, and elected officials, including U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, met at the Española YMCA Teen Center Wednesday, April 4, to discuss sustaining the center’s $155,100/year budget.  

“When I was last here, I visited with a group of teens and I asked them what they would be doing if the Center was not here,”

A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That

on April 13, 2012 - 11:47am

Wildfire 2012 - Tomorrow!

Don't forget to drop by the Community Building on 20th Street to check out all of the information tables - lots of information about creating defensible space around your home, and much more! It's open from 1 to 5 p.m. and hosted by LAFD. There will not be a panel discussion but the public can ask lots of questions of the officials in attendance. Read the list of exhibits and learn more here:

It's Spring! Must be time for Budget Season, too!

The County Council will begin holding budget

Los Alamos Ranked Among Nation's Top Hunting and Fishing Spots

on April 13, 2012 - 11:10am


Los Alamos is ranked 28 among the "35 Best Hunting and Fishing Towns in the U.S.," according to OutdoorLife magazine.

The publication says about Los Alamos: "Stay close to home for walleyes, catfish, bass and trout, in waters like Abiqui Lake, Rio Chama and Rio Grande. The nearby Valles Caldera National Preserve runs a lottery program for monster elk."

Now in its fifth year, the annual “Best Towns for Sportsmen” feature is an OotdoorLife institution: "Readers love to argue the merits of their burgs based on our rankings; local newspapers crow about the inclusion

New Developments in Glass Recycling

on April 13, 2012 - 10:37am

Column by Tom Nagawiecki

During the question and answer session of every presentation given over the last two years, I have been asked why Los Alamos does not recycle glass. Up to this point my answer has always been the same; there are no local markets, thus making glass recycling a high cost and high environmental impact activity. 

In a recent visit to the Village of Angel Fire, New Mexico County staff was exposed to a local glass recycling system that is successfully diverting glass from the landfill in a financially and environmentally responsible manner. 

In Angel Fire, they are

Underground Line Fault Causes Power Outage in Canyon St. Neighborhood

on April 13, 2012 - 9:55am

An underground line fault Thursday morning resulted in a power outage for 75 Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities customers on Canyon Street, Quartz and Rim Road.

The outage began at 5:45 a.m. and electric linemen isolated the fault and restored power at 6:30 a.m. to 21 homes and 9:10 a.m. to the remaining 54 homes.

The fault occurred in an area that DPU has scheduled for electric line replacement this summer.
The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) operates the county-owned electric, gas, water & wastewater systems under the jurisdiction of the Board of Public Utilities.

DPU Meets Thursday - May Award Smart House Construction Contract

on April 13, 2012 - 9:52am

Department of Public Utilities News:

The Board of Public Utilities will hold its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19 in the DPU Conference Room at 170 Central Park Square.


I. Call to Order

II. Public Comment

III Chair’s Report

IV. Board Member Reports

V. Manager’s Report

VI. County Administrator’s Report

VII. Council Liaison’s Report

VIII. Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes

IX. New Business

A. Review of Draft Resolution to Endorse the 2030 Challenge for Planning, Adopting, Building and Transportation Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Standards


Environmental Sustainability Board Meets April 19

on April 13, 2012 - 8:50am

County News:

The Environmental Sustainability Board is meeting at 7 a.m. April 19 at the Eco Station Administration Building on East Jemez Road. 

Regular Meeting

I. Call to Order/Roll Call
II. Public Comment
III. Approval of Minutes
IV. Committee/Subcommittee Reports
1. Chair Report
2. Liaison Reports
(1). Utility Board – Steve Tenbrink
(2). Planning and Zoning – Walter Tuzel, Deb Gill
(3). Transportation – Larry Warner, Skip Dunn
(4). Parks and Recreation – Brooke Davis, Mary Barr
(5). County Council – Fran Berting
3. Subcommittee Reports
(1). Holistic downtown parking – Mark Jones, Deb Gill,


'HATS ON' in support of the Los Alamos Creative District!

on April 13, 2012 - 7:38am
Kelly Stewart, Marlane Hamilton and Ken Nebel encourage you to support adoption of the Creative District Plan to be considered by the Los Alamos County Council April 24. Learn more about this initiative on the web at You too can support the Creative District. Send in a photo of you or your family and friends wearing your creative hats to, and we'll publish it in an upcoming edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post! Courtesy Photo

Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview - April 12, 2012 [AUDIO]

on April 12, 2012 - 11:08pm

The Los Alamos Daily Post's events calendar broadcast, "Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview" debuted today. Carol A. Clark and Greg Kendall co-host this weekly program, which previews each upcoming weekend's events scheduled throughout Los Alamos and White Rock.

Today's Weekend Preview ran about 35 minutes in length because there is so much going on around the community this weekend and beyond that was covered in this opening broadcast.

Future Weekend Previews will run about 15 minutes in length.


Look Who’s Having a Great Conversation

on April 12, 2012 - 11:04pm

Great Conversations is an afternoon of appetizers and desserts and an in-depth conversation with a subject area expert. The 3rd Annual Great Conversations will take place April 22 from 2-4:30 p.m. at Los Alamos High School in the new building. Tickets are $50 per person and can be obtained by filling out a registration form available at

Look who’s talking:

Morrie Pongratz. Courtesy Photo

What’s your spark? According to Los Alamos, Morrie Pongratz is both a Living Treasure and the Voice of the Hilltoppers. 

Let’s discuss “why vetting is

Scholarships Available for Summer Art Camp

on April 12, 2012 - 10:31pm

Courtesy/Fuller Lodge Art Center

Fuller Lodge Art Center has an opportunity to provide several students with scholarships for its Summer Art Camp program.

Youth between ages 4 and 18 who have a financial need and an interest in art are eligible to apply.

For more information, call 662-1635 or email

New Section Added to Los Alamos Daily Post

on April 12, 2012 - 9:56pm

The Los Alamos Daily Post has launched a new section under the menu item labeled "Focus." 

This new section is devoted to continuing coverage of a particular topic.

It features a topic overview, FAQs, all related news stories, photo galleries and background information.

The "Los Alamos Youth Food Project" is the first topic covered in this new section.

Check it out by clicking on "Focus" in the menu above!


LAHS Graduate Makes Good in Hollywood: Catch his Film Tonight at the Reel Deal

on April 12, 2012 - 9:18pm

Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods. Courtesy/IMDb

By Carol A. Clark

Drew Goddard is a writer and director in Hollywood who was raised in Los Alamos and graduated from Los Alamos High School.

His latest film, The Cabin in the Woods launches in theaters around the country Friday April 13 – including the local Reel Deal Theater.

Goddard’s mother, Colleen Goddard, will introduce the film at 6:50 p.m.

Youth Co-op Conversation - Build Your Own Mini Greenhouse!

on April 12, 2012 - 12:38pm

(Free Series) 

Do you want to grow your own food?

Do you want to make your own mini greenhouse?

Come by the Co-op Tuesday, April 24 from 6 to 8 p.m and join the Los Alamos Youth Food Project (LAYFP), the JJAB and The Family YMCA by creating a miniature greenhouse. Kids of all ages can stop by the Co-op and learn about the LAYFP, sponsored by a grant from the State Farm Youth Advisory Board, and receive free supplies and instructions to get them going and growing. We can all help create a Healthy Community and Healthy Youth!

This is a FREE opportunity for members and non-members alike (no

Local Golf Course Gets Innovative

on April 12, 2012 - 11:45am

The 16th green at Los Alamos Golf Course was protected by a turf cover last winter and this shot shows the dramatic difference between covered verses noncovered following removal of the cover Feb. 22. Courtesy/LAGC

By Carol A. Clark

As springtime comes alive with bright sunshine, colorful flowers and grass growing greener throughout the community, the PGA Professionals at Los Alamos Golf Course are welcoming novice and seasoned players to enjoy the local links.

Course Manager Steve Wickliffe is excited about this year’s opening season because of an experiment conducted on the course last

KRSN Radio to lunch with Donny Osmond and Bob Uecker in Las Vegas

on April 12, 2012 - 11:35am

From top left to bottom right, David Sutton with News 13 cameraman during the Las Conchas Fire, Donny Osmond, Nancy Coombs and Gillian Sutton in the KRSN studios, Bob Uecker. Courtesy

Los Alamos radio station KRSN AM 1490 is a finalist for the National Association of Broadcasters' Crystal Radio Awards for the station's coverage of the Las Conchas Fire.  Crystal Radio Award finalists are chosen by a panel of judges representing broadcasting, community service organizations and public relations firms.

School Board Adopts $5 Million Bond

on April 12, 2012 - 11:10am

LAHS student Holly Erickson, right, Northern New Mexico International Science and Engineering Fair Qualifier with alternate LAHS Freshman David Murphy, won an all expense paid trip for herself and her sponsor to the International Fair May 13-18 in Pittsburgh, PA. Erickson will compete against 1,500 students from across the globe for $2.5 million in prizes and awards. Photo by Art Brown

By Kirsten Laskey

The Los Alamos Public Schools Board of Education adopted a $5 million bond, the final installment of the school district’s $40 million designated bank qualified bonds for construction

LANL’s Great Garbage Grab Sweeps Townsite

on April 11, 2012 - 9:00pm

Members of the Environmental Stewardship Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory from left, Beth Norris, Libby Jones, Rebecca Clark, Jeff Treasure and Debbie-Bryan-Ricketts join other employees cleaning up the landscape this week as part of the laboratory-wide Earth Day project – the Great Garbage Grab. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Members of the Environmental Stewardship Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory picked up several bags of trash in White Rock Wednesday, separating aluminum and plastic to run through LANL's recycle program.

Vance is Top Predictor in Weekly Pace Race

on April 11, 2012 - 8:49pm
Courtesy Photo
In the weekly pace race held on the road in lower Pueblo Canyon Linda Vance was the top predictor with a 42 second differential from her predicted time and she was also the fastest runner on the 1 mile course at 7:36.
Jennifer Leon has the next best prediction at 52 seconds off and also was the fastest participant on the 3 mile course with a time of 28:22.
Other accurate predictors were:  Jim Clifford at 87 seconds off and Bob Reedy with 99 second difference.
Next week's race will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday April 17 on the Canada del Buey Trail in White Rock.

Rep. Jim Hall Attends N.M. 4 Construction Briefing

on April 11, 2012 - 7:23pm

Rep. Jim Hall speaks with Time Out 4 Pizza owners Trish and Omar Sanchez Tuesday morning during the County's weekly meeting on the N.M. 4 road construction project. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

County Engineer Kyle Zimmerman briefs Rep. Jim Hall on the N.M. 4 road project during Tuesday's public meeting. He said that the project is on time and on budget and scheduled for completion this fall. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Time Out 4 Pizza owner Trish Sanchez tells County Engineer Kyle Zimmerman that the N.M.

County Council Approves Updated Employee Compensation Plan

on April 11, 2012 - 8:27am

Gloria Maestas prepares to take the role of councilor votes for the new, updated compensation plan for county employees. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Two councilors disagreed with the motion on the table at Tuesday night’s council meeting, but in the end, the measure passed 4-2.

Councilor David Izraelevitzwas absent.

At issue was an amendment to the County’s FY2012 employee compensation and classification plan, including new and revised job descriptions and approval of the FY2013 compensation and classification plan.

Councilor Vincent Chiravalle voted no saying that he felt


Council Mulls Over County Employee Compensation

on April 10, 2012 - 9:07pm

County Councilors weigh the pros and cons of a proposed County Compensation Plan. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LAPS Creates Asset Manager Position

on April 10, 2012 - 9:01pm

Joan Ahlers introduced herself to the Los Alamos County Council explaining that she was just hired to the newly created position of Asset Manager for Los Alamos Public Schools. More details to follow. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

County has Completed its Required Compensation Comparison and Job Description Review

on April 10, 2012 - 8:41pm

Los Alamos County Human Resources Manager Denise Cassel, center, Acting Assistant County Administrator Steve Lynne and consultant Carol Mercer discuss an amendment to the FY2012 Compensation and Classification Plan including new and revised job descriptions as well as approval of the FY2013 Compensation and Classification Plan. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Council Receives REDI Net Project Briefing

on April 10, 2012 - 8:22pm

From left, REDI Net Project Coordinator Monica Abeita, Executive Director Tim Armer and board member Laura Gonzales briefed members of the County Council on the project that will bring fiber optics and connectivity to Los Alamos and other communities. Photo by Carol A. Clark/