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County Workers Raise Colorful Banners Downtown on Tuesday’s First Day of Spring

Spring street banners go up along Central Avenue Tuesday marking the first day of spring. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Tuesday marked the first day of spring – the vernal equinox – when day and night are each approximately 12 hours long (with the actual time of equal day and night, in the Northern Hemisphere, occurring a few days before the vernal equinox.)

This is when the Sun crosses the celestial equator going northward; it rises exactly due east and sets exactly due west, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac.

Spring brings increasing daylight, warming temperatures, and the rebirth


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Lots of Filing Day Action at Clerk’s Office

ELECTION 2012 News:

By Carol A. Clark

By 10 a.m. this morning, Republican candidates for county council had all paid their $50 fee and filed to run for one of three available seats.

Roger Waterman arrived first followed by Marc Clay and Vincent Chiravalle filed third.

County Council Chair, Sharon Stover was unable to file in person, but sent a proxy, her husband Steve Girrens. She is seeking the position of County Clerk.

The Clerks Office will draw for ballot position immediately after the filing closes at 5:00 pm.

Check back throughout the day for more news on this developing story.


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Wireless @ Mesa Public Library-All over the Place!

MESA PUBLIC LIBRARY News

Mesa Public Library has several multiuse spaces: meeting rooms, art gallery, Southwest Room, upstairs and downstairs rotundas, as well as many quiet nooks with fabulous views. So what’s been missing? Wireless! Now, instead of clustering only in the periodicals area and delving deeply into connection menus on wireless devices to find the correct network, patrons may access the internet from just about anywhere in the library, on any floor, any time during regular hours, and without an access code. While both White Rock Branch library and Mesa have had free, wireless


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Local governments to Discuss Funding for LANL, Environmental Liabilities, Jobs

WHAT: Press conference to discuss funding for Los Alamos National Laboratory and the impacts on jobs, environmental cleanup and national security.

Proposed funding cuts are resulting in a reduction of jobs at LANL, missed environmental cleanup deadlines, and significant changes in LANL’s nuclear mission.

WHO: Mayor Alice Lucero, City of Espanola; Council Chair Sharon Stover, Los Alamos County; Commissioner Alfredo Montoya, Rio Arriba County; Commissioner Danny Mayfield, Santa Fe County; Mayor David Coss, City of Santa Fe; Commissioner Andrew Chavez, Taos County; Elmer Torres, San


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Los Alamos Police Blotter: March 8 to March 14, 2012

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.

 

BENJAMIN BACA

March 8 at 12:45 p.m. / Police arrested Benjamin Baca, 38, of Los Alamos on Trinity Drive on an outstanding Magistrate Court Warrant for unknown charges.

March 8 at 2:49 p.m. / Los Alamos National Laboratory – Technical Area 50, Building 0001 reported being the victim of larceny at 683 Crossroads. The estimated loss is more than $500.

March 8 at 6:19 a.m. / Police issued a citation


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Oversight Committee Gives Collective Order of Preference to CIP Phase II Projects

County News:

On Thursday evening, the CIP Evaluation and Oversight Committee reviewed the list of CIP Phase 2 projects that have applied to proceed to Council for Design/Build consideration, and gave a collective “order of preference” listing. The result is shown below.

The list was developed by first taking input from each member of the Committee on their personal order of preference, and then discussing and adjusting the listing to reach and average the total number of points per project.

This exercise was conducted twice in order to work on gaining committee consensus as members listened


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Friday’s Leadership Los Alamos Session Focused on Regional Issues

Rep. Nick Salazar and Rep. Jim Trujillo take a lunch break during Friday’s Leadership Los Alamos regional issues meeting at Fire Station 3 in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


By Carol A. Clark


The 2012 class of Leadership Los Alamos participants met at Fire Station 3 in White Rock Friday to learn about issues impacting the region.


“The purpose of this session is to increase knowledge and understanding of our neighboring communities including their accomplishments and challenges,” said County Council Chair/Leadership Los Alamos cofounder Sharon Stover. “We’ll


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Mesa Public Library’s Authors Speak Series presents G. Emlen Hall and Fred Phillps: Reining in the Rio Grande

 
Authors Speak Series presents G. Emlen Hall and Fred Phillips
 
Authors of Reining in the Rio Grande: People, Land, and Water

Thursday, March 22, 2012   7:00 PM   Upstairs Rotunda    Mesa Public Library

“ Reining in the Rio Grande has brought many benefits to those who live in its valley, but the benefits have come at a price. The following chapters…examine the long span of river between its headwaters and where it reaches the borders of Texas and New Mexico, exploring what is gained, what is lost, and what possibilities remain for a desert river

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Drinking and Driving? Nope, Get on the Bus!

ATOMIC CITY TRANSIT News

Don’t take chances driving on Saturday if you’re doing any St. Patrick’s Day celebrating – ride the bus instead! Atomic City Transit will provide FREE bus service to and from any location in Los Alamos and White Rock on March 17th from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. – just call 661-RIDE (7433) anytime to request a ride. Don’t drink and drive – dial-a-ride!

Visit the Atomic City Transit webpage http://www.losalamosnm.us/transit/Pages/default.aspx


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Building a Downtown Creative Community Moves Closer to Fruition

LACDC News:

Following is a trip report from last week’s visit by PLACE representatives:

Welcome to PLACE, and to our first communication about Los Alamos. We will use this communication tool to keep you up-to-date on our efforts to build a new Creative Community in downtown Los Alamos.

We just returned from a very successful site visit. We were there to determine if the necessary ingredients were in place for us to build a successful new multi-use, sustainable community within the downtown, and more specifically, the downtown Creative District.

Here is a very brief overview of our findings:


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