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County Council Candidate Marc Clay

on June 5, 2012 - 8:25pm

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Scenes From Tonight's Primary Election

on June 5, 2012 - 8:12pm

County Council Candidate Pete Sheehey discusses the issues with the Los Alamos Daily Post in the lobby of the Justice Center this evening. Photo by Salvador Zapien


Jeff Casados and his wife Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados check out the early returns posted in the Justice Center lobby by County Clerk Janet Foster. Photo by Salvador Zapien

A crowd begins to gather as returns come in for the 2012 Primary Election. Photo by Salvador Zapien

County Council Chair Sharon Stover talks about her run for Los Alamos County Clerk. Photo by Salvador Zapien

Los Alamos County Clerk Janet Foster
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County Council Chair Sharon Stover

on June 5, 2012 - 8:00pm

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Los Alamos County Council Candidate, Pete Sheehey

on June 5, 2012 - 7:40pm

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Magistrate Judge, Pat Casados

on June 5, 2012 - 7:29pm
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Los Alamos County Councilor, David Izraelevitz

on June 5, 2012 - 7:20pm
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Los Alamos County Clerk, Janet Foster

on June 5, 2012 - 7:12pm
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Dave Sutton, KRSN AM 1490 Owner at the Justice Center

on June 5, 2012 - 7:03pm

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Local Boy Confesses to Lighting Stable Fires

on June 5, 2012 - 7:02pm

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Police report that three local boys ranging in age from 10 to 12 are implicated in three small fires started today at the Los Alamos Horse Stables on North Mesa.

One of the boys has confessed and all three boys have been referred to the juvenile probation officer.

Police began investigating the fires that broke out within minutes of each other this afternoon.

"It seems too much of a coincidence in the way the fires broke out and the close proximity to each other," Capt. Randy Foster said earlier today.

Watch NASA live with Transit of Venus

on June 5, 2012 - 6:49pm

View the live feed from NASA as they watch the Transit of Venus on a large screen.

http://venustransit.nasa.gov/transitofvenus/

Los Alamos Daily Post Live News Coverage Now Underway at the Justice Center [Photos & Video]

on June 5, 2012 - 6:36pm

The Los Alamos Daily Post news team is set up in the lobby of the Justice Center to bring the community live coverage of today's Primary Election. Greg Kendall has the video camera ready to upload candidate interviews beginning in a few minutes. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Marti Griego, left, and Summer Sandoval are big Alfredo Montoya supporters. They just stopped by the ladailypost.com booth inside the Justice Center lobby to see if race results were in for the District 5 Senate race in which Montoya is running against incumbent Sen. Richard Martinez.

Police Probe Suspicious Fires at Horse Stables

on June 5, 2012 - 5:59pm

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Police are investigating three small fires that broke out within minutes of each other this afternoon at the Los Alamos Horse Stables on North Mesa.

"It seems too much of a coincidence in the way the fires broke out and the close proximity to each other," Capt. Randy Foster said. "The largest of the three fires grew to about 10 feet by 10 feet in size."

Foster added that the fires were put out quickly and no animals or property were harmed.

 

Campaigners in Los Alamos

on June 5, 2012 - 2:36pm

Today is Primary Election Day.  Here is a view of a couple of campaigners in Los Alamos. We aren't sure what the Los Alamos County sign code (or future sign code) says about this type of mobile sign, but it draws your attention.

Submitted by Lynn Strauss on her iPhone.

Bear Springs Fire Update June 5 (Noon)

on June 5, 2012 - 1:05pm

The Los Alamos Daily Post spoke to the Santa Fe National Forest Public Affairs Office to obtain an update on the Bear Springs Fire.

As of 10:20 a.m. today, the fire has grown to 200 acres. Forest Road 266 is being used as a barrier.

The fire is burning hottest at the north east portion of the fire. There are some forest service unused historic structures in the area.

Protection has been provided to these resources. Firefighters are making progress, but the fire is still at 0 percent contained.  

Paul Delmerico’s Northern New Mexico Type 3 Incident Management Team assumed command of the fire

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In Honor of Today's Transit of Venus...

on June 5, 2012 - 11:43am

Bananarama from the 80s: Venus

Don't forget to vote today. Join the Los Alamos Daily Post this evening for up to the minute election results and live (well, nearly live) candidate and news-maker interviews from the Los Alamos County Justice Center.

View the Transit of Venus starting at 4:30 p.m. from the Bradbury Museum, UNM-Los Alamos and PEEC. 

Special protective sunglasses may be purchased to view the Sun from Otowi Station Bookstore and PEEC. 

Missing today's event means waiting 100 plus years for the next one ... that's a long wait.

DPU Explains Brief Power Outages

on June 5, 2012 - 11:22am

DPU News:

A burned jumper at West Diamond Drive and Trinity Drive caused a power outage at 4:15 p.m. Monday for about 100 customers in the Western area, according to officials at the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities. 

Elsewhere on the circuit, recloser activity caused momentary power blinks, which were reported from customers at the Ski Hill, Mesa Public Library and other sites.

Power was restored at 5 p.m. to those areas

At 4 a.m. today, an underground line fault caused a power outage on Cheryl and Connie streets in White Rock, affecting about 40 people.

Power was restored by

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Craig Martin Experience Jazzes Up Mission Fundraiser

on June 5, 2012 - 11:11am
Even the youngest set grooves on good jazz. Gloria Marksteiner watches her dad, Quinn Marksteiner, left, of the Craig Martin Experience, take a solo during a jazz concert Saturday night at White Rock Baptist Church. Carl Hagelberg, center, and Craig Martin perform along with, not in photo: John Frary, Rob Heineman and Mike Rogers. The event was a fundraiser for the Church's mission work with the Tarahumara Indians of the Copper Canyon area in Mexico. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost
John Frary on the drums. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost
Rob Heineman on bass.

County Economic Vitality Administrator Speaking at Lunch with a Leader

on June 5, 2012 - 10:27am

LWV News:

The League of Women Voters will have Greg Fisher, Los Alamos' Economic Vitality Administrator as their speaker for Lunch with a Leader at 11:45 a.m., Thursday June 14.

The luncheon is at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St. (small building across from the back of the high school).

Food will be provided by Ruby K's. When you RSVP, you will be able to order the sandwich or salad you would like to have. Chips, pickles, and cookies will accompany the meal and water will be provided. The cost is $12, which includes tax and gratuity.

Fisher has worked in
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Ryan Finn Quartet Performs at Coffee Booth

on June 5, 2012 - 10:08am
Ryan Finn on trombone during Friday night's concert at the Coffee Booth. Finn is a native of Los Alamos and has returned after spending seven years living in the Caribbean. The Ryan Finn Quartet is an infusing of jazz standards with a calypso twist, or infusing calypso with american jazz depending upon what the original tube was. It made for a very interesting evening of Jazz in Los Alamos. These musicians are good and have a new take on America's original music. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
Andy Zadrozny plays the "baby bass." Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Loren Bienvenu
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DEA Administrator Receives Rare Honor

on June 5, 2012 - 9:32am

DEA News:

DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart became one of the first foreign officials in history to receive Mexico’s Merit of Honor from President Felipe Calderon for her leadership and commitment in supporting the Mexican Federal Police (SSP) in combating organized crime.

The ceremony took place June 2 in Iztapalapa, Mexico.

SSP holds this event every year to recognize Federal Police sacrifices and achievements as well as new capabilities of this rapidly transforming institution.

County Council to Review EEOC Ruling in Closed Session

on June 5, 2012 - 9:20am

COUNTY News:

County Council Chair Sharon Stover said that Council will review in closed session June 12, last week's Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruling regarding 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.

Stepan filed a grievance against former County Administrator Tony Mortillaro. She was fired Jan. 3, 2011. 

Attorney Sam Bregman spoke to the Los Alamos Daily Post about the EEOC ruling in his client's favor.

"We are very pleased and not

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Fuselier Shares Stories From Afghanistan

on June 5, 2012 - 9:09am

Students at a school in Afghanistan. Photo by Dr. Mohammad Khan Kharoti

Letter from Afghanistan by Bob Fuselier

The following story of my trip to Afghanistan is one of many to follow. For the security of those we leave in Kabul, names of places and people will often be avoided.

Even now, as I prepare to return to the U.S., my mind is still taking in Afghanistan.

The Afghan people and their code of hospitality have allowed my colleague, Blake Batten and I to feel welcomed and at home.

I still remain alert on ventures beyond the multi-layered security of our hotel, but the

Local Dancers Rank Well at Ireland Competition

on June 5, 2012 - 8:28am

Los Alamos dancers Maria Jones and Natalie Smith both placed at the CRN World Open Championships in Wexford, Ireland last weekend.

Facing extremely tough competition from some of the world's best Irish dancers, Maria placed 7th in the under-16 age group and Natalie placed 8th in the under-18 age group.

Santa Fe dancer Shannon Kossmann placed 9th in her age group. Maria's dress (at right) was made by Los Alamos dance mom Carolyn Bossert.

The girls dance with Belisma Irish Dance, under the direction of Adrienne Bellis.

For information on the group, go to www.belisamairishdance.com

June 4-8 is National CPR/AED Awareness Week

on June 5, 2012 - 7:58am
Lee Bussolini, RN demonstrating CPR training at a presentation for CPR/AED Awareness Week in 2009. Courtesy photo
 
LOS ALAMOS HEART COUNCIL/FAMILY YMCA News:
 
As part of National CPR/AED Awareness Week, Leeanne Sanchez and Melanie Chapman will present the latest information related to learning to use CPR and an AED.
 
Sanchez is a longtime trainer with the American Red Cross and Chapman is the Wellness Director at the Family YMCA.
 
This informative review of what people need to know in order to assist someone experiencing Sudden Cardiac Arrest or other heart-related emergencies is at 1 p.m.

Upcoming County Meetings & Events

on June 5, 2012 - 7:24am
COUNTY News:
 
JUNE 2012 Meetings:
 
  • 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 6 – PLACE follow up public meeting on results of their March visit, UNM LA Lecture Hall
  • 9 a.m., Saturday, June 9 - Los Pueblos Park Improvements (dog park), at the park
  • 6 p.m., Monday, June 11 – White Rock MP Implementation Committee, WR Town Hall
  • 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 20 - Airport Master Plan – Public Mtg #1, Council Chambers
  • 9:30-11 a.m., Thursday, June 21 – Councilors at Farmer’s Market
  • 5:15 p.m, Thursday, June 21 - CIP Business Mtg, Council Chambers
  • 5:30 p.m., Thursday, June 21 – Environmental Sustainability Board Evening
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