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CDD Gets Innovative With Building And Home Inspections

Los Alamos County CDD employee David Martinez tests out the new Skype tool his department will roll out in March. Martinez and his colleagues will use Skype to conduct re-inspections for residents and contractors. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

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

Attending an International Code Council’s national conference last year in Nevada gave Los Alamos County Chief Building Official Michael Arellano an idea: Why not use Skype to re-inspect buildings and homes?

After going through the training at the conference, Arellano


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Council Honors Los Alamos Head Golf Pro Michael Phillips

From left, Los Alamos Golf Course Manager Mike Lippiatt, Interim CSD Director Linda Matteson, Head Golf Pro Michael Phillips, County Councilor Randall Ryti and Parks and Recreation Division Manager Dan Erickson show off Phillips’ two Top 50 Kids Coach awards. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 

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

Los Alamos County Head Golf Professional Michael Phillips is a multi-award winner. Not only does Phillips hold numerous awards but he is a two-time recipient of the Top 50 Kids Coach by U.S. Golf, which is the highest distinction


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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Feb. 21 To Feb. 25, 2020

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

 

JOHN P. KELLEY

Feb. 21 at 3:40 p.m. / Police arrested John P. Kelley, 50, of Los Alamos at 2360 A 37th St. and charged him with Sexual Exploitation of a Child: Possession of Child Pornography.

 

 

 

MARTIN PALACIOS-ARREOLA AKA JORGE RODRIGUEZ

Feb. 25 at 10:55 p.m. / Police arrested Marti Palacios-Arreola AKA Jorge Rodriguez, 44, of Española at 2500 Trinity Dr.,


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Firefighter John P. Kelley Has Resigned Effective Today

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Firefighter John P. Kelley has submitted his resignation from the Los Alamos Fire Department effective today, Feb. 25, 2020.

Kelley was arrested Friday, Feb. 21 and charged with sexual exploitation of a child/possession.

Kelley had been placed on inactive duty status and placed on leave without pay, pending the outcome of the ongoing investigation and in accordance with personnel policy.

Because this is an ongoing criminal investigation, the County will have no other comment at this time.


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Traffic Alert: Utility Work On 43rd Street Thursday

Traffic Alert:

Water crews with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities will close a small section of 43rd Street north of Urban in North Community Thursday, Feb. 27 to replace a water service line.

The road closure and work are scheduled for one day only.

Crews will close this small section of road near the property at 2164 43 St. beginning at 7:30 a.m. and reopen by 7 p.m. Thursday.

DPU crews will maintain access to residents’ homes at all times. No water service interruption is anticipated.

Drivers are urged to observe the speed limit and traffic control signs.

Direct questions or concerns


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Los Alamos County Ranks Healthiest In New Mexico

SMARTASSET News:

Purchasing life insurance can seem like a costly addition to your monthly bills.

Of course, this cost varies significantly depending on age, lifestyle and overall health.

To help find the healthiest places in New Mexico, SmartAsset analyzed county level data, including length of life, health behaviors and healthcare access.

Check out the table to see the top counties in New Mexico:

 

For more information on the study, including the methodology and interactive map, visit: https://smartasset.com/life-insurance/life-insurance-quotes#newmexico


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County Issues Statement On Firefighter John P. Kelley Arrest

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Firefighter John P. Kelley was arrested Friday, Feb. 21 and charged with sexual exploitation of a child/possession.

Pending the outcome of the ongoing investigation and in accordance with personnel policy, Kelley has been placed on inactive duty status and placed on leave without pay.

The County will be monitoring the situation closely and taking further administrative action as appropriate. 

Because this is an ongoing criminal investigation, the County will have no other comment at this time.


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