People & Community

Hall: Speaking From Experience With Code Enforcer

By JIM HALL
Business Owner
Los Alamos

The Post recently published an article by Councilor (Randall) Ryti, titled UnQuarked Board Of Appeals Decision (link).

In the article, a reported accusation against Mr. Michael Arellano, the County Chief Building Official, was that he was “arbitrary, capricious, or not in accordance with the law”. As a citizen who had numerous interactions with Mr. Arellano during the past two years, this characterization is completely at odds with the County employee that I know and respect.

I have found Mr. Arellano to be extremely knowledgeable about building codes


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Life After 50: Honoring Triple Digits…

Today is George Best day! he turns 100 today! This is the first round of morale boosting bags given this morning in George’s name go to Behive Homes in White Rock in honor of his birthday. Courtesy/LARSO

George Best

By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN
Executive Director
LARSO

One year ago, I was approached at the Betty Ehart Senior Center by Ruth Lier.

“Someone is turning 99 tomorrow,” she said.

She told me it was George Best, my first 99! I ran home baked some cookies and piped little 99’s on them. I asked the chef if I could serve lunch and he said yes.

As George approached, I said, “A little bird tells me, that today


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New Mexico Launches COVID-19 Emotional Support Helpline

STATE News:

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Human Services Department, Behavioral Health Services Division and the New Mexico Crisis and Access Line are announcing a campaign to raise awareness about the availability of a 24/7 statewide emotional support helpline to assist New Mexicans who are experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Talk Helpline,1-855-NMCRISIS (662-7474), provides immediate assistance, referrals, and someone to talk to in times of overwhelming feelings. Professionally trained staff are available to help a person manage stress,


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Final Performance Of 2020 Tuesdays NOT At The Pond Features Country Blues Revue 5 p.m. Aug. 4

Los Alamos Creative District News:

Join the Los Alamos Creative District at 5 p.m. Aug. 4 for the final music performance for the 2020 Tuesdays NOT at the Pond event.

The Country Blues Revue takes the blues to new territory, weaving multiple music styles into a unique aesthetic of country and blues tunes.

Watch this video https://youtu.be/426U0kDzJ-Y to get discounts on beer to go from Bathtub Row Brewery, only on Tuesday.

This musical performance is only available through the Los Alamos Creative District Facebook page and website, www.creativelosalamos.com.


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Los Alamos Family Council Youth Activity Centers Resume Operations Practicing COVID-19 Safe Practices Aug. 13

Youth Activity Centers News:

The Youth Activity Centers (YACs) in Los Alamos and White Rock will resume operations on the first day of school for the Los Alamos Public Schools.

The Youth Activity Centers operate afterschool 3-6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays.

Los Alamos Family Council (LAFC) understands that students will not be attending school in person at the beginning of the school year – but seeks to be of assistance by providing supervised activities for youth for part of the day.

As COVID Safe Practices restrict the number of youth we will be


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Prepare To Care Ultimate Caregiver Course 2-4 p.m. Tuesday

David Davis

COMMUNITY News:

Prepare to Care, the ultimate caregiver course, is 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4 and continues every Tuesday in August.

The course is free and open to all current and potential caregivers. The course focuses on education, understanding and empowerment.

Class size is limited. For information, contact David Davis at Memory Care Alliance for Northern New Mexico at 505.310.9752 or info.memorycarealliance@gmail.com.


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Scene Of Trailer Flipping; Debris On N.M. 4 Earlier Today

Scene earlier this morning where a vehicle pulling a trailer with construction sheet rock flipped over spilling debris and blocking the lanes on N.M. 4 between the truck route (East Jemez Road) and the community of White Rock, at mile marker 66. The roadway is now clear and traffic is moving smoothly. Courtesy/LAPD

Scene earlier this morning where a vehicle pulling a trailer with construction sheet rock flipped over spilling debris blocking the lanes on N.M. 4 between the truck route (East Jemez Road) and the community of White Rock, at mile marker 66. The roadway is now clear and traffic is moving


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BPU And Council Discuss Carbon Free Power Project

  • Carbon Free Power Project To Be Discussed At Town Hall Meeting 6 p.m. today

DPU Deputy Manager Steve Cummins

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com

The deadline for Los Alamos County Council to decide whether to continue with the Carbon Free Power Project (CFPP) is approaching.

During a joint council and Board of Public Utilities meeting Tuesday night, Council Chair Sara Scott reported that the decision is expected to be made sometime in August.

Before a decision is made, a series of discussions are being held on the CFPP, she said. For instance, a virtual town hall on


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Traffic Alert Update: Travel Now Running Smoothly On N.M. 4

Traffic Alert Update:

Traffic is now moving smoothly in both directions between the Truck Route and White Rock on N.M. 4 following the mishap earlier this morning in which trailer flipped over and blocked the roadway.

However, the Los Alamos Police Department is utilizing the shoulder while awaiting the arrival of a wrecker to remove the flipped trailer.

There is construction debris near the scene of the accident and motorists should slow down and proceed through this area at mile marker 66 with caution.

Motorists also are advised that once the wrecker arrives, the roadway will close again to


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Traffic Alert: Trailer Blocking Roadway On N.M. 4

Traffic Alert:

A vehicle pulling a trailer with construction sheet rock has flipped over, blocking the lanes on N.M. 4 between the truck route (East Jemez Road) and the community of White Rock, at mile marker 66.

Los Alamos Police Department is asking motorists to proceed with caution and avoid the area if at all possible to allow responders to clear the scene.


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In Memory Of Lukas Lucero: 30 For 30 Fundraiser For Paws & Stripes … Donate And Walk, Run Or Bike Brazos Mountain

Lukas Lucero, his sister Lorinda Nelson and their parents Sandy and Marco Lucero. Courtesy/Lucero Family

Brazos Mountain, which Marco Lucero and his daughter Lorinda Nelson will climb to honor the life of Lukas Lucero and celebrate his 30th birthday Aug. 9. Courtesy/Lucero Family

COMMUNITY News:

On March 18, 2020, Lukas Lucero passed away at age 29. Lukas was the son of Marco and Sandy Lucero, brother of Lorinda Nelson, grandson of Cruzita Trujillo and Faustin Trujillo, owner of rescue dog Tardis and born and raised in Los Alamos. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, family and friends have been unable


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Colony Of Pinesap Spotted On Pajarito Mountain

A colony of pinesap is spotted Saturday on Pajarito Mountain. Pinesap grows throughout the United States and Canada, however, Pinesap is a rarely encountered wildflower. Pinesap is listed as endangered in Florida and threatened in Iowa. Source: www.fs.fed.us. Photo by Gretchen Mills


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Calliope Hummingbird Flits Around Wild Flower Garden

A Calliope Hummingbird flits among wild flowers in a garden spends time Sunday afternoon in White Rock. Weighing about as much as a ping pong ball, this tiny bird is named after Calliope, the muse of eloquence and epic poetry, who inspired Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey. Despite their size, these territorial birds may chase birds as large as Red-tailed Hawks during the breeding season. While hovering, Calliope Hummingbirds’ metabolic rates increase to more than 16 times resting level. The oldest recorded Calliope Hummingbird is a female, at least 8 years, 1 month old when recaptured and re-released


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David Reagor Hosts Virtual Townhall Friday Aug. 14

David Reagor, Republican candidate for Los Alamos County Council, invites the public to a Virtual Townhall at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14. Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ocuipqj8oEtVRy_zREtmMTB1OVfm6foXf or at Reagor’s website: reagor4council.org. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Daily Postcard: Summer Rains Produce Sidewalk ‘Gardens’

Daily Postcard: The summer rains have produced lovely ‘gardens’ in the cracks between the curbs and sidewalks around town and these spotted Saturday in the North Community. Photos by Kathryn Willcutt
Another‘garden’ in the cracks between the curbs and sidewalks in North Community. Photos by Kathryn Willcutt
Another‘garden’ in the cracks between the curbs and sidewalks in North Community. Photos by Kathryn Willcutt
Another‘garden’ in the cracks between the curbs and sidewalks in North Community. Photos by Kathryn Willcutt
Another‘garden’ in the cracks between the curbs and sidewalks

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