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Celebrate Earth Day By Improving Local Trails

on April 16, 2019 - 5:42pm

Join PEEC and Los Alamos County for a trail workday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20. Volunteers will be planting willows and shrubs in arroyos along the Perimeter Trail. Registration is requested at peecnature.org. Photo by Thomas Graves

 

PEEC News: 

 

Join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center and Los Alamos County this Saturday, April 20 for a spring trail workday on the Perimeter Trail.

 

This volunteer project runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and participants will focus on planting willows and shrubs in arroyos along a section of the trail.

Annual Spring Vendor Blender May 4

on April 16, 2019 - 5:32pm

Los Alamos Pride Planning Meeting Thursday

on April 16, 2019 - 5:31pm
The local Pride Celebration is June 14. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
The next all-community Los Alamos Pride Planning meeting is 7 p.m. Thursday at the Unitarian Church, 1738 N. Sage St. 
 
Friends of Los Alamos Pride (FLAP) is committed to kicking off a week-long Pride Celebration. The celebration will culminate with the family-friendly Pride Festival 4-7 p.m. Friday, June 14 at the grassy area in Central Park Square, adjacent to Unquarked Wine Bar. The Los Alamos County Summer Concert at 7 p.m., June 14 will be sponsored by Pride, too.

Other events include: Hella Bella, an
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County Council Tentatively Approves Its Budget

on April 16, 2019 - 5:04pm

Los Alamos County Council Chair Sara Scott listens to the discussion on the council's budget during the annual hearing Monday evening in Council Chambers. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Council unanimously voted to tentatively approve the council's $419,546 budget during the Monday night budget hearing.

Council discussed several budget adds-on but they were not included in the tentative approval. They were placed as “parking lot” items and will be discussed later in the hearings as part of funding for Progress through Partnering.

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Council Tentatively Approves County Manager Budget

on April 16, 2019 - 5:01pm

Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess during the presentation on his office budget Monday night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Council unanimously voted to tentatively approve the approximately $17.8 million budget for the Los Alamos County Manager’s Office Monday night during the budget hearing.

Additionally, they tentatively approved several budget add-ons:

  • $744,777 in the general fund and $423,710 from various funds outside the general fund for the County employee salary plan maintenance
  • $542,000 for economic development programs
  • $190,400 for a

Marg Ellison Speaks At Democratic Party Meeting

on April 16, 2019 - 4:59pm

New Mexico Democratic Party President Marg Ellison spoke recently at the monthly Democratic Party meeting. She was accompanied by her husband, former U.S. Sen. Fred Harris. Courtesy photo

Council Tentatively Approves Assessors Office Budget

on April 16, 2019 - 4:57pm

Los Alamos County Chief Deputy Asesssor Joaquin Valdez, left, and Assessor Ken Milder discuss their budget as County Deputy Manager Steve Lynne and Budget and Performance Manager Karen Kendall listen Monday evening during the annual budget hearings. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Council voted unanimously to tentatively approve the budget for the County Assessor’s Office Monday night during the budget hearing.

They also tentatively approved the $57, 669 budget ad-on to double fill the Chief Deputy Assessor position.

Council Tentatively Approves Attorney's Office Budget

on April 16, 2019 - 4:55pm

Assistant County Attorney Katie Thwaits presents her department budget Monday night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Council unanimously voted to tentatively approve the $726,699 budget for the Los Alamos County Attorney’s Office Monday night during the budget hearing.

Assistant County Attorney Katie Thwaits presented a few highlights of the attorneys office budget:

  • Budget supports delivering the highest quality legal services in an efficient and economical manner.
  • The staff of the County Attorney's Office is dedicated to providing superior public

Council Tentatively Okays Sheriff Office Budget

on April 16, 2019 - 4:42pm

Sheriff Joe Granville presents his budget Monday night as County Deputy Manager Steve Lynne and Budget and Performance Manager Karen Kendall listen Monday evening during the annual budget hearings. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Council unanimously voted to tentatively approve the Sheriff Department $15,510 budget Monday night during the budget hearing.

Sheriff Joe Granville highlighted some of his department’s budget items:

  • The Sheriff’s Office primary function is to maintain the sex offender registry in Los Alamos County and to ensure all sex

NMHU Receives Indigenous Pottery, Basket Donation

on April 16, 2019 - 4:30pm
Victor Ramirez, a Highlands anthropology graduate student, examines a Hopi pottery piece that was donated to Highlands. Photo by Rick Loffredo/University Relations
 
NMHU News:
 
LAS VEGAS, NM Anthropology students at New Mexico Highlands are learning first-hand about Indigenous Southwest pottery and baskets, thanks to the generosity of two sisters.
 
Margaret Hermann and Kathleen Walz have donated their mother’s collection of Southwest Native American pottery and baskets as well as Guatemalan Mayan huipiles, embroidered women’s blouses, to the Highlands anthropology program.   
 

VOLA: Chandler Recaps 2019 Legislative Session

on April 16, 2019 - 4:02pm
State Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler will speak at the Voices of Los Alamos meeting April 22. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
State Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler will speak on the major legislative initiatives that occurred in the session, such as criminal justice reform, ethics and elections as well as her interest in tax reform 6:30-7:30 p.m., April 22 at the Voices of Los Alamos meeting at the Unitarian Church, 1738 N. Sage Loop.
 
Also during the meeting, Sue Barns with the Environmental Sustainability Board (ESB) will present the ESB's consideration of implementing a

Plein Air Painters Host ‘Jemez Spring Paintout & Show’

on April 16, 2019 - 3:59pm
ART News:
 
JEMEZ SPRINGS — For the second year, the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico (PAPNM) will host a “Spring Paintout and Show” April 26-May 1 at various locations in and around the beautiful Village of Jemez Springs.
 
An exhibition will follow, May 4-23 with an opening reception and awards ceremony.
 
Plein air painting is a French word which literally translates "open air.” New Mexico’s love affair with plein air painting began with the Taos Masters, Santa Fe Cinco Pintores, Georgia O’Keefe and many more artists. There are 370 PAPNM members in the state.
 
“The paint out is

Council Tentatively Approves Municipal Court Budget

on April 16, 2019 - 3:33pm

Municipal Court Judge Elizabeth Allen, left, and Court Administrator Juanita McNiel present the Municipal Court Judge's budget Monday night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Council unanimously voted to tentatively approve the $589,322 budget for the Municipal Court during the budget hearing Monday night.

Municipal Judge Elizabeth Allen highlighted the following items in her presentation:

  • Maintain a flat budget from previous years –but transition the community service coordinator from an independent contractor to a .50 FTE in order to comply with IRS

SF Chamber Music Festival Presents 47th Season

on April 16, 2019 - 3:31pm
SFCMF News:
 
It’s a summer of several exciting firsts for the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, which presents its 47th season July 14–August 19, 2019.
 
From a brand-new series and highly anticipated artist debuts to premieres of Festival-commissioned works, this season’s 40-plus concerts are filled with can’t-miss musical moments that reflect the dynamic programming of the Festival’s Artistic Director, the composer and pianist Marc Neikrug.
 
Here are just a few highlights of the Festival’s 2019 season:
  • Violinist Ida Kavafian and pianist Peter Serkin perform—for the first time in

Council Tentatively Approves LAFD Budget

on April 16, 2019 - 3:28pm

Fire Chief Troy Hughes, center, presents his department budget along with Senior Management Analyst Norma Jean Valdez and Management Analyst Xavier Anderson. County Deputy Manager Steve Lynne and Budget and Performance Manager Karen Kendall listen Monday evening at left, during the annual budget hearings. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Council unanimously voted to tentatively approve the approximately $32.7 million budget for the Los Alamos Fire Department during the Monday night budget hearing.  

The tentative budget approval includes an add-on

Rent-A-Shelter-Dog Returns To Los Alamos Dog Jog

on April 16, 2019 - 3:24pm
‘Bunny’ the dog is ready to be adopted at the Espanola Valley Humane Society just in time for Easter. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Friends of Shelter and Companion Animals is proud to announce that in partnership with the Espanola Valley Humane Society and the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter, it will again offer dogs to rent and run or walk at this year’s Dog Jog April 27 at Rover Park in White Rock.

Of course, if participants want to adopt their running partner after the race, EVHS can help with that, too.

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SFCC To Close For Spring Holiday April 19-21

on April 16, 2019 - 3:24pm
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center will close April 19-21 for Spring Holiday.
 
All campus facilities will be closed, including the college’s child care center Kids Campus and the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center. No classes or activities will be held and no other student services will be available. The SFCC main campus (6401 Richards Ave.) and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center (1950 Siringo Road) will reopen on Monday, April 22.
 
La Familia Dental Clinic, which is hosted on the SFCC campus, will maintain its normal

Rotary Distinguished Student Of Service: Natalie Aulwes

on April 16, 2019 - 11:34am
Rotary Club President Vincent Chiravalle, left, presents Los Alamos High School junior Natalie Aulwes with the Club's Distinguished Student of Service Award during its April 9 meeting. Joining Chiravalle and Aulwes are from left, her mother Sheila Aulwes, father Robert McClees and LAHS history teacher John Frost. Courtesy photo
 
ROTARY News:
 
The motto of Rotary is Service above Self. To support this, the Rotary Club of Los Alamos honors nine Distinguished Students of Service in their junior year of high school each academic year.
 
Students are first nominated by their teachers who

Inaugural Flag Raised On New Pole At Ashley Pond

on April 16, 2019 - 11:22am

Los Alamos County installed a flagpole next to the pavilion at Ashley Pond Park and Ed McDaris, left, with Jim Nesmith, was selected to raise the inaugural flag Monday afternoon during a special ceremony. The American Legion Post 90 and the VFW Post 8874 encouraged the County to erect the flagpole, which includes solar panels to illuminate the flag at night. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

American Legion Post 90 and VFW Post 8874 members Ed McDaris, right, and Jim Nesmith prepare the flag for its inaugural raising. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Ed McDaris raises the first flag

On The Job In Los Alamos: Tim Rivera, Gail Rubin And Shay Burns Kendricks

on April 16, 2019 - 9:25am

On the job in Los Alamos is Tim Rivera, owner of Rivera Funeral Home sponsoring a presentation on getting one's affairs in order April 11 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Photo by Jennifer Bartram/ladailypost.com

On the job in Los Alamos is Gail Rubin presenting a talk on final preparations April 11 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Photo by Jennifer Bartram/ladailypost.com

On the job in Los Alamos is Estate Attorney Shay Burns Kendricks presenting a talk on preparing wills April 11 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Photo by Jennifer Bartram/ladailypost.com

Council Tentatively Approves Probate Judge Budget

on April 16, 2019 - 9:16am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Council unanimously voted to tentatively approve the $5,906 budget for the Probate Court Monday evening during the first night of the annual budget hearings in Council Chambers.

County Clerk Naomi Maestas and Deputy Clerk Adriana Ortiz presented the Probate Court budget.

Highlights include:

  • Probate Court handled 41 probate cases in FY2018 and 22 docketed probate cases to date in FY2019.
  • In February 2018, the Probate Judge attended the annual Judicial Education Center Professional Development Conference for New Mexico Probate Court Judges and Staff.
  • Probate

Knights Of Columbus District And State Free Throw Competition Results

on April 16, 2019 - 8:36am
Knights of Columbus District Free Throw participants and coaches. Courtesy photo
 
Los Alamos State Champs Akesa Gartz, Jack Ammerman. Courtesy photo
 
KOC News:
 
The Knights of Columbus District Free Throw Competition was Saturday, Feb. 23, at in Griffith Gymnasium at Los Alamos High School.
 
Local champions from Los Alamos, Pojoaque and Espanola councils participated in this event. Each participant was allowed 25 free throw attempts in the contest and ties were settled by successive rounds of five free throws per contestant until a winner emerged.
 
District Results:
  • 9-year-old: Michael

Santa Fe Watershed Prescribed Burn Planned Tuesday

on April 16, 2019 - 8:25am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to take advantage of favorable conditions today, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, wind direction and weather forecasts, to conduct the previously announced prescribed burn near Nichols Reservoir in the lower Santa Fe Municipal Watershed tomorrow.
 
Up to 500 acres, including 50 acres of piles, will be treated with hand and aerial ignitions. Crews will begin hand ignitions around 10 a.m., followed by aerial ignitions between noon and 1 p.m. and operations should be completed within a day.
 

Council Tentatively Approves Clerk’s Office Budget

on April 16, 2019 - 8:06am

County Clerk Naomi Maestas, left, and Deputy Chief Clerk Adriana Ortiz discuss the Clerk's Office budget as County Deputy Manager Steve Lynne and Budget and Performance Manager Karen Kendall listen Monday evening during the annual budget hearings. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Council voted 5-2 to tentatively approve the $639,447 budget for the County Clerk’s office Monday evening during the annual budget hearing.

Additionally, Council tentatively approved a $10,000 budget add-on for filing cabinets for the office.

NWS: Today’s High Near 64, Tonight’s Low Around 40

on April 16, 2019 - 7:59am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 64 with a 20 percent chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m. and tonight’s low around 40 with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Courtesy/NWS

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