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Opposing Party’s Embrace

Regardless of the fact that Council Vice Chair Ron Selvage, left, is a Republican and Councilor David Izraelevitz is a Democrat and as such may not always agree on the issues, they clearly get along fine as seen during a break in Tuesday night’s County Council meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 


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County Council Tables Amending LAPS Leases

Councilor Vincent Chiravalle proposed an ordinance amending and restating both the Master Ground Lease Agreement and the Airport Basin Lease Agreement between the County and Los Alamos Public Schools. If approved, the changes would result in some $200,000 annually to the schools. Council voted 6-1 to table the measure until the Trinity Site Project is solidified. Chiravalle voted against tabling the measure. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

School Board member Melanie McKinley spoke in support of an ordinance to amend the lease agreements between the County and LAPS. Photo by


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Council Unanamously Passes Creative District Plan

Associate Director Jay Johnson of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Maintenance and Infrastructure Planning spoke in support of the Los Alamos Creative District Plan. Council appoved the plan 6-0 and asked the Creative District Committee to work with the County Administrator and staff and to return to Council with a detailed path forward in 90 days. Sharon Stover was absent and arrived shortley after the vote. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Local resident Eric Fairfield spoke against the Creative District Plan saying the details are unclear and that he thinks that it will


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Creative District Plan Adoption is Under Discussion

Executive Director Kevin Holsapple of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation and the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Kelly Stewart of the County’s Economic Development Department and County Senior Planner Martha Perkins presented information about the  Los Alamos Creative District, which was designated in the downtown area in 2009. The designation brings Los Alamos into a statewide network of six cultural districts organized through the New Mexico Arts and Cultural District Program. The goal of the program is to assist the community to turn its vision into commerce,


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NNSA/DOE Deputy Director Juan Griego of LASO Discusses Rendija Canyon Property

Los Alamos Site Office Deputy Manager Juan Griego addressed the Los Alamos County Council this evening ragarding the Departments of Energy’s 885 acres of land in Rendija Canyon slated to be conveyed to Los Alamos County within  a year’s time. Griego explained that a portion of the property is leased to the Los Alamos Sportsman’s Club. Much of the area in that area dubbed “the Poorman’s Shooting Range,” has been littered by tresspassers and the area has been used for illegal shooting practice. Griego said that Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy


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Local Detectives Collecting Unused Prescription Drugs Saturday

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. April 28 in the Los Alamos Medical Center Parking lot, detectives from the Los Alamos Police Department will participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) fourth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

The event provides a safe way for the general public to deposit expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs and also to prevent pill abuse and theft.

“This is a great opportunity for those who missed last year’s event, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those


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Contestants Sought for Queen’s Court Competition

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Recreation Division is hosting the Queen’s Court Competition on Thursday, May 10, 2012.

The competition will determine the Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo Queen, Princess and Sweetheart.

Categories include:

 

  • Queen Contestants (Ages 17-25)
  • Princess Contestants (Ages 14-16)
  • Sweetheart Contestants (Ages 10-13)

Entries must be submitted by Monday, May 7.

For more information, contact the Recreation Division at 505-662-8173 or visit www.losalamosnm.us/rec.
 


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Gear Up for Hershey’s Track & Field and Pickleball

COUNTY RECREATION DIVISION News:



Hershey’s Track & Field Program

The Los Alamos County Recreation Division is hosting the Hershey’s Track & Field Program from 10 a.m.–noon, Wednesday June 6 at Sullivan Field (NO SPIKE SHOES).

For all who like to run, jump, or throw, join with friends and sign up now … No special equipment or uniform is needed.

Local meet winners will advance to the state final meet.

Qualifiers may earn an opportunity to attend an all expense paid trip to the National Hershey Track and Field Meet in Hershey, PA.

The Hershey Track and Field Youth Program is open to boys


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CIP Evaluation and Oversight Committee Meets Thursday

COUNTY News:

The County’s Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee will hold its monthly business meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, April 26 in Council Chambers, located inside the Community Building at 475 20thSt.

The Committee will continue discussions about the CIP criteria and overall CIP process, as well as discuss the update about CIP discussions at the recent budget meeting held by the County Council.

All Committee business meetings are open to the public and agendas are posted 72 hours in advance of the meeting.

Public comment is accepted at the beginning


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‘HATS ON’ Effort Gains Momentum in Support of Creative District

Seven Los Alamos Historical Society staff and board members, from left, Rafi Andonian, Kathy Ankeny, Sharon Snyder, Ron Wilkins, Heather McClenahan, Judith Stauber and Schnitzel wear creative hats in support of the Los Alamos Creative District. Well, Schnitzel forgot his, but they let him be in the photo anyway. Courtesy Photo

David Yeamans put on an especially creative hat to support the Los Alamos Creative District plan. Courtesy Photo

Steve Romero dons a sporty hat in support of the Creative Distrct and his 18-month-old son Donovan Romero joins in with a colorfully artistic shirt. Courtesy


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