Library Board Meeting Agenda for Aug 6

5:30 p.m. August 6 at Mesa Public Library

1.     Call to order

2.     Public comment/correspondence (for items not on the agenda)

3.     Presentation on Library Drive and Central/Oppenheimer Intersection Improvements

4.     Board Business

A.   Review and approval of the minutes of July 2, 2012

5.     Chair and Board Members’ Reports

A.   Chair’s Report

i.       Update on filling of upcoming vacancies

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Valles Caldera Workshop and Campout, Aug. 17-19


Los Amigo de Valles Caldera News:

The final of three workshops planned on the tributaries of San Antonio Creek this summer is on the Santa Rosa Creek Aug. 17-19.

Santa Rosa Creek ia a major tributary to San Antonio Creek and is being severely impacted by increased runoff from adjacent slopes burned by the Las Conchas Fire. 

During a July workshop,  Los Amigo de Valles Caldera members and  volunteers completed an array of 26 stone structures that were severely tested in a flood that Saturday evening. The structures came through in flying colors.

Los Amigos is again Read More

County Issues Advisory to Protect Animals During Fair & Rodeo

Photo: Horses with vesicular stomatitis show blanched raised or broken vesicles around the upper surface of the tongue, surface of the lips and around nostrils, corners of the mouth and the gums. Courtesy/Horsetalk



The New Mexico Livestock Board (NMLB) is reporting that New Mexico is currently experiencing a significant outbreak of Vesicular Stomatitis (VS.) 

VS is classified as a Foreign Animal Disease (FAD), and, as such, cases are required to be reported nationally and internationally. 

To minimize the spread Read More

Column: Knitwit

Column by Bonnie J. Gordon


I’m obsessed with knitting. I read piles of knitting books and magazines and have nifty knitting equipment, such as a tape measure shaped like a sheep.

This is not even mentioning my garage full of yarn. The thing is, that even though I’ve been knitting for a while now, I’m a lousy knitter.

I’m barely past knit and purl and only recently learned to make cables. I make endless mistakes that I have to take out or choose to ignore.

I’m probably the least detail-oriented person I know. I have ADD, so paying attention over an extended period is a definite challenge. Read More

Local Actors Perform in Missoula Children’s Theatre Production

Members of a cast of local actors performed in a dress rehearsal July 25 for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of Beauty Lou and the Country Beast held July 28 at Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road. Missoula Children’s Theatre is sponsored by the Los Alamos Arts Council and is funded in part by Los Alamos County. The theater group comes to town with the set, lights, costumes, props and make-up—everything it takes to put on a play. The team holds open auditions and casts 50–60 local students, who rehearse throughout the week and present a public performance. Housing was
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County Council Chair Remarks on Selvage Resignation

Photo: County Council Chair Sharon Stover. Photo by Carol A.

By Carol A. Clark

Los Alamos County Council Chair Sharon Stover received a letter of resignation Thursday evening from Vice Chair Ron Selvage.

Selvage’s resignation followed his apology published in the Los Alamos Daily Post Tuesday for an indiscretion he had with a woman from Los Alamos while on an official visit to Moscow and Sarov, Russia last September.

Stover issued a statement to the Los Alamos Daily Post this morning regarding Selvage’s resignation.

“I have enjoyed working with Read More

LAHS Cheerleaders Offer Car Wash Today

Los Alamos High School cheerleaders wash a Los Alamos County fire truck this morning. The cheerleading squad will be washing cars until 2 p.m. today (Aug. 4) at the Shell Gas Station at Oppenheimer and Trinity Drive. Photo by Greg Kendall/

Los Alamos High School cheerleaders are washing cars for a $5 donation until 2 p.m. today at the Shell Gas Station at Oppenheimer and Trinity Drive. Photo by Greg Kendall/


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County Hosts Recycled Fashion Workshops & Trash Fashion Show



By Tom Nagawiecki
County Environmental Services Specialist

Nancy Judd, an internationally recognized artist and educator known for creating couture fashion from trash, will host two free recycled fashion workshops in Los Alamos. These workshops will help participants in The Next Big Idea’s Trash Fashion Contest design and prepare garments for Los Alamos’ first Trash Fashion Contest.


The first workshop, which is geared to people new to sewing and design, will be 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25.  A second advanced workshop will be 1-5:30 Read More

9th Street Road Work Underway

There’s a lot of road work underway on 9th Street near Canyon Road this week. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ Read More

Facebook Reportedly Has Millions of Fake Accounts

BBC correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones says suspected fake profiles have prompted some marketers to become wary of Facebook adverts. Courtesy/NT

News Technology:

Facebook has said it believes there are now more than 83 million illegitimate accounts on the social network.

In company filings published this week, it said 8.7 percent of its 955 million active accounts broke its rules.

Duplicate profiles – belonging to already registered users – made up 4.8 percent of its membership figure.

User-misclassified accounts amounted to 2.4 percent – including personal profiles Read More

Update: Get Tickets Ahead for High Tea and a Fashion Show!


Local ladies enjoy a delicious spread. Photo by T.K. Thompson/

TOTH News:

Purchasing tickets in advance is strongly encouraged for the High Tea and Fashion Show because this event has sold out the last two years.

The House of Hope ladies’ mission team and the co-ed Trinity Builders team warmly invite the community to join them again this year for a sumptuous tea, followed by a stylish fashion show.

The afternoon’s activities are intended to raise funds for house-building mission trips to Juárez, Mexico.

Smiling faces, beautiful shoes and clothes at Read More

Flash Flood Warning Issued

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Los Alamos County until 3 p.m. Aug 3.  Avoid flood areas. Read More

Bobby Keys and the Attitudes Gave a Rockin Show

A large crowd gathers for the Bobby Keys and the Attitudes concert sponsored by the Los Alamos National Bank last Friday, July 27. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

Concert promoter Russ Gordon, right, with Singer Julie Stewart of The Attitudes. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

Los Alamos National Bank employees, from left, Eden Weinbrecht, Corrie Hanavan, Jennifer Corpion and Amy Armstrong. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

Andrea Palounek (left) and Charles Langley take a moment to enjoy the mobiles handed out by LANB. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ Read More

LANL Family Day Delivers Tons of Fun

Ronnie Bell sings the national anthem at the 2012 LANL Employee Picnic at Overlook Park Saturday, July 28. LANL Director Charlie McMillan stands with his hand over his heart at left. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

Fun was to be had for all who attended the 2012 LANL Employee Picnic. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

Players get ready to toss bean bags as part of the fun during the 2012 LANL Employee Picnic. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

Flavored syrups were flowing as Sno-Cones were handed out all day at the 2012 LANL Employee Picnic. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ Read More

Will Our Grandchildren Live as Well in Los Alamos?

Column by Robert Gibson

Los Alamos is an extraordinary community. Our quality of life is among the very best in the nation. 

A major component of that quality is our economic wealth, also at the top. Why are we so fortunate? Can future generations enjoy a similar, or better, life here?

Los Alamos is a unique combination of world-renowned science, small town atmosphere, and beautiful natural environment. 

That formula is not for everyone, but it works for most of us. 

The root of our good fortune is the concentration of challenging, important, rewarding work at the Laboratory.  Read More

BREAKING NEWS: Council Vice Chair Ron Selvage Resigns

Los Alamos County Council Vice Chair Ron Selvage seen here speaking with Chair Sharon Stover during a May 8 Council meeting has resigned his post effective immediately. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos County Council Vice Chair Ron Selvage submitted a letter of resignation to Council Chair Sharon Stover Thursday evening.

The County is in the process of adding an agenda item to its Tuesday, Aug. 7 agenda for County Council to discuss the vacancy and how to proceed.

Selvage’s resignation comes on the heels of his apology published in the Los Alamos Daily Post Read More

New Mexico Municipal League Chief Appears Sunday on Report From Santa Fe

Executive Director Bill Fulginiti of the New Mexico Municipal League with host Lorene Mills of Report From Santa Fe. Courtesy Photo

This week’s guest on Report From Santa Fe is Bill Fulginiti, Executive Director of the New Mexico Municipal League. Fulginiti serves as the Vice Chair of the New Mexico Finance Authority and the Water Trust Board.

Recipient of the Governor’s Distinguished Public Service Award and the New Mexico Distinguished Public Administration Award, Fulginiti’s public service experience also extends nationally with his two terms on the Board of the powerful Read More

Full Moon and Lightning Brighten Stormy Sky

A full moon and lightning illuminating the sky over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains was captured on camera during an evening walk along the Canyon Rim Trail across from the Los Alamos Cooperative Market Thursday. Photo by Karen Kendall Read More

Lone Ranger Movie Shoots Scenes at Valles Caldera

The Lone Ranger film set stretches along the main road into the Valles Caldera Preserve Thursday. The visitor center is off the picture to the right. Photo by TK Thompson/

A mock Indian Village, complete with Teepees is barely visible in the History Grove of Ponderosa Pines on the far side of the Valles Grande. Photo by TK Thompson/

Johnny Depp as Tonto. Tweet photo

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer tweeted the first official picture of Disney’s The Lone Ranger.

The Lone Ranger’s struggles have been well documented: after shuffling from studio to studio Read More

Tony Chan Brings Home Senior Olympic Gold

Tony Chan of the Los Alamos Rotary Club with the Gold and Silver medals he won at the Senior Olympics in Las Cruces during two gruling days of table tennis competitions. Chan won the gold in mens doubles and the silver in mens singles. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Dave Jones, steward of The Hive presented a talk to the Los Alamos Rotary Club gathered Tuesday at the Dixie Girl about the unique facility he operates in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Santa Fe CEO John R. Rice, left, speaks with Dave Jones of The Hive in White Rock following Jone’s Read More

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