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County Council Takes Action on CRC Recommendations

Los Alamos County Councilors listen to members of the Charter Review Committee during Tuesday’s mCouncil meeting held in Council Chambers. Councilors from left include Fran Berting, Mike Wismer, Vice Chair Ron Sevage, Chair Sharon Stover, Vincent Chiravalle, David Izraelevitz and Geoff Rodgers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

During its meeting in Council Chambers Tuesday, the Los Alamos County Council took action on the following items researched and reported on by members of the Charter Review Committee.

Sheriff and Police:

Councilor Berting moved, seconded by Councilor Read More

Brief Power Outage in White Rock Identified

DPU News:

Half of White Rock customers serviced by the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities lost electricity at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The DPU explained that a contractor replacing utility poles in the area inadvertently caused the outage, which was restored 15 minutes later.

A jumper burned while the primary riser was being attached to the new pole structure.

Work procedures require that overhead protective devices be placed on non-reclosing mode when work is being conducted on live electric lines.

This is to avoid further damage to the electric system and for worker safety.

As a result, Read More

County Council Welcomes Russians from Sarov

During Tuesday evening’s County Council meeting in Council Chambers, Councilor Vice Chair Ron Selvage and Councilor Fran Berting, at right, welcome and present gifts to the Russian delegation visiting Los Alamos this week from the Sister City of Sarov. Nora Arbuckle of the Sister Cities Initiative, left of Selvage, translated for the group. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Watching closed-circuit TV from an adjacent conference room, the Russian delegates discussed County Council action occuring Tuesday evening in Council Chambers. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com Read More

What’s in it for You? Attend LAEN’s Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Find Out

LAEN News:

LAEN membership elected its first board last March. From left, Vice President Richard Sayre, President Andy Andrews and Secretary Bill Sellers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Entrepreneurs’ Network (LAEN) will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14 at The Hive, 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock.

Are you an Entrepreneur in Los Alamos who is interested in networking with other local entrepreneurs?

Are you interested in educational opportunities?

LAEN provides a forum for local entrepreneurs to network, socialize and learn.

Interested parties are encouraged to attend Read More

Los Alamos Students Land in London!

Los Alamos students prepare to ride the tube during their tour of Europe this week. The London Underground is a rapid transit system in the United Kingdom, serving a large part of Greater London and some parts of Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Essex. The tube has 63 stations, which are step-free from street to platform. Photo by Lynn Ovaska

Los Alamos students near St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. Its dedication to Paul the Apostle dates back to the original church on this site, founded in AD 604. Photo by Lynn Ovaska

Los Alamos students and teachers near the platform made famous by the Read More

New Quantum Computing Algorithm Could Simulate Giant Particle Accelerators

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is a gigantic scientific instrument near Geneva, where it spans the border between Switzerland and France about 100m underground. It is a particle accelerator used by physicists to study the smallest known particles – the fundamental building blocks of all things. Courtesy/NIST

NIST News:

A trio of theorists, including one from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), have described how a future quantum computer could be used to simulate complex, high-energy collisions of subatomic particles. Given a working quantum computer—still Read More

Letter to the Editor: Thanks For Your Support

I would like to thank everyone in Los Alamos who took the time to meet with me over the past few weeks.

I truly enjoyed getting to know my neighbors on the hill, and will continue to work with you to address issues of mutual concern as a Rio Arriba County Commissioner.

I anticipate many opportunities to strengthen regional collaboration towards clean water, economic development, educational opportunities, health care and other issues we all care about over the next few years.

Thank you once again for your support and kindness to me, and to my supporters.
 
Alfredo Montoya
Senate Dist. 5 Candidate
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Call for Exhibitors for White Rock’s Art & Artisans Market

The Los Alamos Creative District is now accepting applications for exhibitors/ vendors from throughout the area to display and sell their work at the White Rock Art and Artisans Market.

The market will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Sunday from June 17 until Oct. 21 and is free to the public.

The location will be an outdoor space at the Hive at 134, N.M. 4 in White Rock where about 40 tents and tables can be accommodated.

The Hive is close by the parking and shuttle stop for the Bandelier National Monument shuttle which begins in June – all visitors going to Bandelier will be required to use this shuttle. Read More

Council Recognizes KRSN Owners for State Award

KRSN Owners David and Gillian Sutton are recognized by the County Council at this evening’s meeting in Council Chambers for winning the 2012 Broadcasters of the Year award from the New Mexico Broadcasters Association. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com Read More

Russian Delegates Take in Los Alamos Life

Russian delegates from the Los Alamos Sister City of Sarov wait for tonight’s County Council meeting to begin in Council Chambers. Photo by Salvador Zapien

Photo by Salvador Zapien

 

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Take Dad to See the Birds

PEEC News:

On Father’s Day, Sunday June 17, PEEC will be offering a free Birdscape Tour of White Rock. 

This is a chance to visit four homes that have optimized their yards for attracting birds. 

The yards will be open for visitors 1-5 p.m. This is a self-guided tour, and no registration is required.

The four yards on display this year will be at the Dunns, 107 Sierra Vista Dr.; the Walkers, 305 Donna Ave.; the Foxes, 238 Rio Bravo Dr.; and the Arendts, at 608 La Bajada. 

A map and directions are available at PEEC’s website, www.PajaritoEEC.org, and participants may visit the yards Read More

Los Alamos Friday Night Out? Lend Us Your Ears! Drop by to Hear Locals Reading Poetry in June!

MESA PUBLIC LIBRARY News:

As part of the Los Alamos Friday Night Out events, Mesa Public Library is hosting a series of poetry readings each Friday night in June featuring local poets.

On June 15, Mike Katko and David Schiferl will read their work. Katko will read new work as well as poems from his recently published book, Skies and Other Poems.

David Schiferl will read his recent work. Along with others featured in the Friday poetry readings, Schiferl has participated in Mesa Public Library’s Poetry Gatherings facilitated by Jane Lin who also teaches poetry at UNM LA.

On June 22, the evening’s poets Read More

Colorado Peak and Bear Springs Fires are History!

SFNF News:

Below you will find an evening fire update for the Colorado Peak and Bear Springs fires:

Colorado Peak: 246 acres,100 percent contained. The Colorado Peak fire is located on the Española Ranger District, Santa Fe NF; approximately 10 miles northwest of the Santa Fe Airport

Bear Springs: 622 acres, 95 percent contained. No change. The Bear Springs fire is located on the Jemez Ranger District, Santa Fe NF; 6 miles NE of Ponderosa and 6 miles SE of Jemez Springs. Read More

Council Zips Through Charter Review Items

Kyle Wheeler served on the Charter Review Committee and is here in Council Chambers this evening along with John Hopkins who served as CRC chair to present recommendations on items in the Charter. Council appointed nine citizens to the Charter Review Committee in November 2009. The eight that served (four citizens left the Committee and Council appointed three to back fill the positions) include Chris Chandler, Harry Ettinger, Richard Dunn, Ralph Phelps, John Hopkins, Morrie Pongratz, Larry Warner and Kyle Wheeler, The Chairman was John Hopkins. Vice Chairman was Larry Warner. Member David Read More

Council Votes For No Change to Sheriff’s Office

After listening to comments and recommendations from members of the Charter Review Committee, which studied the issue at length, Councilors voted 5-2 to retain present language in the Charter stating that the duties of the Los Alamos Sheriff do not include law enforcement. During the discussion period, Councilor Fran Berting suggested doing away with the Office altogether since Los Alamos County does not have unincorporated land in which a sheriff’s department normally operates. Councilor Mike Wismer seconded the motion saying it was not a reflection of current Sheriff Marco Lucero Read More

Waterman’s Wild Ride Off Main Hill Road

Roger Waterman’s Starchief lies wrecked at the bottom of the cliff below what is today known as Anderson Overlook. Photo courtesy Roger Waterman (See more photos below)

The date was Dec. 30, 1968. Roger Waterman was driving his good friend, Mike Benziger, down the main hill road, heading to Benziger’s home in Santa Fe, after both had been playing basketball in Los Alamos. 

Waterman was driving his large and powerful 1959 Pontiac Starchief. He had driven the Starchief 25 times on cross-county trips to and from Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., where he was a senior classman.

A powerful Read More

Public Invited to 2012 Opera Season Preview

SFO News:

Well known soloist Alicia Solomon of Los Alamos will present highlights of the 2012 Santa Fe Opera season at 7 p.m., Thursday June 14 at Mesa Public Library.

The 2012 season runs June 29 – Aug. 25 and will feature five new productions, including three new to the Santa Fe Opera’s repertoire.

The season opens with Tosca, featuring the American debut of renowned soprano Amanda Echalaz.

Bizet’s stunning opera The Pearl Fishers will be performed for the first time in Santa Fe.

The season also features the world premiere of the new critical edition of Rossini’s Maometto Read More

Diving into the Recycling Stream

Los Alamos County Environmental Services Specialist Tom Nagawiecki dumping residential recycling roll carts by hand in the Western Area recently. Courtesy/LAC

Column by Tom Nagawiecki

As the Environmental Services Specialist I spend a fair deal of my time working on recycling program planning and education and outreach. 

What I do not get the opportunity to do very often is get my hands dirty and see the recycling stream up close and personal. 

That opportunity presented itself recently when we were down two collection vehicles and needed additional staffing to get the recyclables Read More

Helicopter Hovering Overhead is Taking Aerial Surveys of Townsite

In response to concerned calls coming in today to the Los Alamos Daily Post about possible fires in Los Alamos, Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider has confirmed that there are no fires burning anywhere in Los Alamos County. The helicopter heard flying overhead is taking aerial photos of the townsite and will continue to do so for the next day or two. Courtesy photo Read More

Los Alamos Daily Post Launches New Food Section: ‘Food on the Hill’

“Food on the Hill” by Sue York

Hi Los Alamos,

My name is Sue York and I am going to be writing the new food section, “Food on the Hill” of the Los Alamos Daily Post.

My hope for the section is to share recipes and photos on how to make them. 

I will also have restaurant reviews and local menus posted, and maybe even some local food travel.

Just a short history on myself. I am NOT a professional chef, everything I have learned about cooking and food has been learned over years of work in the kitchen. 

I have owned two bed and breakfasts, won many food contests, and been published in three Read More

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