LOS ALAMOS COUNTY TRANSPORTATION BOARD MEETING AGENDA
5:30 p.m. Aug 9, 2012 in Public Works Conference Room
2101 Trinity Drive Suite A2
I. Call to Order
II. Public Comment (for items not on the agenda)
III. Approval of Transportation Board Minutes
IV. New Business
A. Chair Elections
B. Discussion of NM4 / Truck Route / Tsankawi Intersection Alignment
V. Old Business
A. Alternative Fleet Fuels: Continued Discussion
B. Planning, Adopting Building and Transportation Energy Greenhouse Gas
Emission Reduction Standards: Continued Discussion
VI. Staff Report
A. NM502 / Trinity Design Update Read More
Photo: Paleontologist Ralph Chapman at a recent event at the Bradbury Science Museum. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
The public is invited to attend a free presentation by paleontologist Ralph Chapman titled, Virtualizing Dinosaurs: Problems, Strategies and Solutions, (from dinosaur bones to images and models.
The talk is hosted Jointly by LAEN (Los Alamos Entrepreneurs’ Network) and The Hive (community hacker space.)
- When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9
- Where: The Hive, 134 State Road 4 in White Rock (just east of the Metzger’s gas station.)
Chapman is an owner/partner Read More
Dave Fox of CB FOX welcomes customers into his new mattress store Saturday. The store has opened temporarily in the space recently vacated by the flower shop adjacent to the CB FOX Department store on Central Avenue. The mattress store is designed to accommodate customers who have trouble using the stairs in the department store as well as allow more space for the large variety of mattress available at CB FOX. The mattresses will remain on display until the space is leased. Photo by Katy Korkos Read More
Column by Elena Yang
People always lament that change is very difficult, especially in an organization.
They usually don’t mean that they themselves would resist all changes, as long as they are reasonable.
So, what’s reasonable? That, right there, begins the messy process of change.
In a crude manner, I break organizational change into three categories:
(1) Change for the sake of making changes. It strikes me that a lot of new managers when taking on their new title feel the need to demonstrate that they are doing something different. They feel compelled to make a few changes Read More
From left, Catherine Euler, Cathie Sullivan, Janet Greenwald, Benjamin (Summer) Abbott, Barbara Grothus and Pamela Gilchrist have been released on their own recognizance from the Los Alamos County Detention Facility after being issued criminal citations to appear in court. The six protesters were arrested this morning at Los Alamos National Laboratory and charged with trespassing, failure to obey a lawful order and obstructing traffic. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com
Security lined the parking structure at Los Alamos National Laboratory this morning in preparation Read More
Protesters marched from Los Alamos National Laboratory this morning to the Los Alamos County Detention Center to chant and show solidarity for six of their members arrested earlier today for blocking traffic near the entrance to LANL. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com Read More
Barbara Grothus is arrested this morning along with five other protesters after blocking traffic near the entrance to Los Alamos National Laboratory. Grothus is the daughter of longtime Los Alamos activist Ed Grothus who died from cancer. Following this morning’s arrest, several more protesters entered the street near the same location and blocked traffic for about five minutes. No arrests were made during that action. The protesters have now left LANL property and are marching across the Omega Bridge heading toward the Los Alamos County Detention Facility. They said that they intend Read More
Protesters demonstrate at Los Alamos National Laboratory this morning on the 67th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
Six protesters were arrested a few minutes ago at Los Alamos National Laboratory for blocking morning commuter traffic near the entrance to the complex.
Maria Brazil of (Un)occupy Albuquerque said at the scene that those arrested were from a mixture of groups including No Nukes Now, Pax Christi and she thought she recognized someone from CARD (Citizens for Read More
LANL News: and Tweets:
Effective 6 a.m. today, Los Alamos National Laboratory will be open to LANL and Department of Energy badge holders only.
Badges will be physically checked at the Laboratory’s vehicle access points. Those without badges will be directed around the Laboratory via N.M. 4.
“This is a precautionary measure for the safety and security of our employees, our facilities and the general public,” said Mike Lansing, LANL’s associate director for safeguards and security. “We respect everyone’s right to express themselves peacefully Read More
NASA’s Curiosity rover has landed on Mars. Curiosity is a car-size, one-ton rover that touched down on Mars at 11:31 a.m. Monday. The landing marks the beginning of a two-year prime mission to investigate.
Courtesy Photos. First photos sent to NASA from Curiosity within minutes of landing on Mars.Read More
BOARD OF PUBLIC UTILITIES News
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
5:30 p.m. Aug 15, 2012 at DPU Conference Room
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. Environmental Sustainability Board Liaison Report
IX. Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes
X. New Business
A. Approval of Budget Carry-overs for Fiscal Year 2012 – Janet Bettinger
B. Approval of Department of Energy (DOE) – Los Alamos County (LAC)
Resource Pool Budget for Fiscal Years 2013-2014 Read More
Live ducks are coming 6:30 p.m. Tuesday August 7 to PEEC!
Sallye Sibbitt of the Duck Buddies comes to PEEC to talk about ducks: what they eat, how their anatomy helps them swim, their lifespan, their place in the environment and more. She’ll also tell all about the ducks that live at Ashley Pond, and she’ll have hands-on items and projects, and live ducks, too.
Free to member families, $5 donation to Duck Buddies for non-member families. Read More
LOS ALAMOS COUNTY ARTS IN PUBLIC PLACES BOARD
Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012
4:30 to 6 p.m. – Mesa Public Library Upstairs Meeting Room #3
I. CALL TO ORDER
II. PUBLIC COMMENT (This section on the agenda is reserved for questions and comments from the public on items that are not otherwise included in this agenda. Speakers will be limited to four minutes each.)
III. APP BOARD BUSINESS
A. Approval of Minutes from July 11, 2012
IV. CURRENT PROJECTS
A. Discuss the Utilities Department “Smart House” Project and Possible Selection of Artwork (Nebel and Bossert)
B. Discussion and Possible Selection of Read More
LOS ALAMOS COUNTY News
Council Meeting on Tuesday
What’s on the agenda? An update on Economic Development projects, budgets and priorities, plus a discussion of options for the Valles Caldera National Preserve’s visitor access…and much more! Attend the meeting at 7 p.m. in Chambers (inside the Community Building), watch it on PAC-8, or stream it live from our webpage. Download the agenda:
A Vacancy on County Council
Councilor Ron Selvage resigned on August 2, which leaves a vacancy on the Council. Under Read More
A small crowd gathered Sunday afternoon at Ashley Pond for the kick off of two days of Anti-Nuclear protests. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com.
Sunday Aug. 5 in Los Alamos:
- Rally in Ashley Pond Park, Los Alamos, speakers, music, teach-ins and information
- Audio link to the sounding of the Peace Bell in Hiroshima, Japan (5:15 p.m.)
- “Sackcloth and Ashes” peace march to LANL led by Pax Christi, New Mexico (5:20 p.m.)
- Floating of peace lanterns on Ashley Pond (following peace march)
Monday Aug. 6 in Los Alamos:
- A full day of non-violent direct action in Los Alamos beginning at 7 a.m. with
The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos meets noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at the Masonic Lodge on Sage, near the intersection of 15th Street and Canyon Road. Guests are always welcome!
Aug 7 – First Vice President Don Casperson will give a detailed report on the Kiwanis International Convention held in late June in New Orleans.
Aug 14 – Debbie Maes and her search-and-rescue dog – one of four Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) certified dogs in the state of New Mexico – will be Kiwanis guests.
Aug 21 – Heather McClenahan, executive director of the Los Alamos Historical Society, will Read More
THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR
* A PORTION OF NORTH AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO…INCLUDING THE
FOLLOWING AREAS…CHUSKA MOUNTAINS…FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS…
JEMEZ MOUNTAINS…LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY…NORTHWEST
HIGHLANDS…NORTHWEST PLATEAU…SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS…WEST CENTRAL
HIGHLANDS…WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU.
* FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING
* A BACK DOOR COLD FRONT THAT MOVED THROUGH WESTERN NEW MEXICO
THIS MORNING WILL INCREASE MOISTURE AND ENHANCE THE POTENTIAL
FOR HEAVY RAIN PRODUCING Read More