By Kristin Henderson
Candidate for Los Alamos County Council
Since I am running for a seat on the County Council, I would like to clarify my position about projects that have already gone through the community vetting process and been approved by Council, as my attendance at a recent Ashley Pond project meeting was noted in a recent front page article in the Monitor.
I am in favor of moving forward with projects that have already had public input and then are approved by Council. That includes this one.
The meeting I attended was about the Ashley Pond project, which includes improving ADA access, Read More
George Padnovich of Sites Southwest reviews the 30 percent design plan for the Ashley Pond Park project during a public meeting Thursday in the Community Building. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com
About 26 members of the public gathered at a meeting Thursday, Sept. 20 in the Community Building at 20th Street and Central Avenue to learn more about upcoming improvements to Ashley Pond Park.
The meeting announcement stated that improvements to Ashley Pond Park are coming soon and that the project is “currently at the 30 percent design stage, with plans to complete Read More
Photo: County Councilor Michael Wismer
I read in today’s Los Alamos Daily Post, Councilor Vincent Chiravalle’s response to my concern over his decision to disclose information discussed in closed session.
I must say that I am deeply disappointed in his response, both on a personal and a professional level.
He says the allegation is “unfounded and absurd;” I had hoped he would admit his mistake and take responsibility for his actions. Obviously I misjudged him.
The issue of the NADG assignment of developer responsibilities was discussed over the course of a number of closed Read More
Photo: Councilor Vincent Chiravalle
In a statement to the Los Alamos Daily Post, Los Alamos County Councilor Vincent Chiravalle responds to claims that he has spoken publicly about confidential matters under discussion by the Los Alamos County Council.
Councilor Michael Wismer asserted at Tuesday’s County Council meeting that Chiravalle has twice breached the confidentiality of issues discussed by Council in closed meetings – most recently last week’s revelation that NADG is pulling out of the Trinity Site project.
Chiravalle announced the pullout Read More
Bass/Baritone Javier Ortiz Joins ‘Music of Faith, Grace & Love’ Sept. 30 at Immaculate Heart of Mary
The public is invited to a free screening of “Education is Hope” about Kenya by William O’Donnell and Dylan Westfall at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Reel Deal Theater. Courtesy/RD
REEL DEAL News:
Former Los Alamos High School student William O’Donnell, produces the film Education is Hope, tracing the impact of education in Kenya on students, their family, and their community.
There will be a free public screening at the Reel Deal Theater at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29.
Education is Hope is a grassroots Read More
The “Smokey River Quilt” is this year’s Donation Quilt. Courtesy/LAPQG
LA PIECEMAKER’S QUILT GUILD News:
Saturday, Sept. 29 is the 2012 Quilt Market co-sponsored by the Los Alamos Piecemaker’s Quilt Guild and Jemez Mountains Bear Paw Quilting Guild.
This year the Quilt Market will be presented from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road in Los Alamos.
Members have made quilted “treasures” that will be for sale. Bed quilts, table runners, placemats, wall hangings and wearable items are just a few of the items that will be featured.
There is a huge selection Read More
There was once a belief that if Western settlers tilled the soil, it led to more rain, i.e., “rain follows the plow.”
That was in large part false causation, because some of the plowing was done during wet climate periods.
One could almost rephrase that Charles Dana Wilber quote in the context of the Trinity Site economic development discussion:
God speed the developer … By this wonderful provision, which is man’s mastery over the economy, the malls Read More
Technicians are installing a piece of tooling in the workstand for further dismantlement operations during W56 dismantlement training. Courtesy/NNSA
Science-based Stockpile Stewardship Program Ensures Safety, Security, Reliability of American Nuclear Weapons
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Twenty years ago, on Sept. 23, 1992, the United States conducted its last underground nuclear explosive test.
Since then, the United States has developed the capability to ensure the safety, security, and reliability of its stockpile through the use of state-of-the-art technology and research Read More
JEMEZ RANGER DISTRICT News:
A fire was discovered today on the Jemez Ranger District three miles west of La Cueva.
Smoke from the Cebollita Fire is visible to residents from La Cueva and Jemez Springs. Fuels on the ground are creating a fair amount of smoke.
The Cebollita Fire is at two acres and holding. An incident commander is on scene and two engines are enroute.
Cebollita Fire, Jemez Ranger District
Fire Name: Cebollita Fire
Time/Date Reported: 2:05 p.m. Sept. 21
Location: Approximately 3 miles west of La Cueva
Legal Description: 19N, 3E, Sec 19
Fuels: Ponderosa Read More
ON THE MESA FACING NORTH
It sounds as though North American Development Group [NADG], the current developers for the Trinity Site, have become discouraged by the results of their attempts to secure lease agreements with other retailers and restaurants to lease the many available pads spaces planed for the Trinity Site development.
NADG seems to have become so discouraged that in fact, they are saying “adios muchachos” to the entire Trinity Site Project by requesting that it be handed over to Smith’s/Kroger. Council will discuss the request to transfer Read More
VALLES CALDERA News:
The Valles Caldera Trust will implement a prescribed burn project that will begin Monday, Sept. 24 and possibly run through Wednesday, Sept. 26 if weather and associated conditions permit.
The prescribed burn will be on the Valles Caldera National Preserve, south of N.M. 4 near mile marker 30.
Because of the location and elevation, smoke from the burn will be visible from all directions coming into the Jemez Mountains area.
The burn is the final stage of a project to reduce fire hazard and improve forest health.
The area has been thinned and most of the Read More
The White Rock Visitor Center Complex illuminated at sunset sits on approximately 5.4 acres adjacent to N.M. 4, just west of Fire Station 3. The Complex consists of three components: a 3,281 square foot Visitor Center building, a 16 space RV parking area and a transit/transfer hub. Los Alamos County Council approved a $2,197,000 budget for the project. The Certificate of Occupancy for the building was acquired Aug. 8. Council and staff are hosting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28 at the project site. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com Read More
Coach Marco V. Lucero reports that Monday Sept. 17, the Los Alamos High School Hilltoppers Football C-team traveled to Moriarty to take on the Pintos. Despite the the fact that the Toppers lost their first string quarterback in the beginning of the third quarter, the Toppers went on to win 40-20. Cory Schramm went out with a head injury. Topper running back Marcos Vigil led all scorers with four touchdowns. Lane Saunders had two touchdowns to his credit. The defense also showed up and had tree turnovers. Defensive corner Alex Delamarter had two interceptions in the game. This brings the C-team Read More
Lloyd Hunt gets a trim from barber Julian Ortiz at the Esquire Barber Shop in White Rock Thursday. Ortiz celebrated his 49th year barbering this month. He was the first barber in White Rock and has been cutting hair for 32 years in the village. His shop at 13 Sherwood Blvd., is the yellow building directly east of Bandelier Grill. Walk around to the east side of the building to find his door and a great view of the new White Rock Visitor Center. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com Read More