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ZeroWaste Team: Bumper Crop Of Fruit? Eat it! Share it! Preserve it! Donate it! Compost it!

on August 18, 2019 - 8:40am



ZeroWaste Team News:

Fruit abounds in Los Alamos County this summer! Both White Rock and Los Alamos have trees loaded with cherries, apricots, and plums—and soon the peaches, pears, and apples will be coming in. For apricots, not only has it been a super-abundant year, but the first year in many that we’ve had apricots at all!

Many residents with fruit trees cannot use it all. Some don’t even pick any—they’re just too busy, don’t care for fruit, it’s too much trouble, they physically can’t harvest, the house is unoccupied, or owners are away.

County Council Work Session Aug. 20

on August 18, 2019 - 7:47am

RCLC Finalizing Turnaround Efforts

on August 18, 2019 - 7:38am
During a RCLC meeting Friday in Taos, Neptune’s Paul Black (together with Paul Black) discusses a stakeholder engagement and community outreach program the company is launching soon. Courtesy photo
DOE-EM Field Office Manager Doug Hintze at the RCLC meeting Friday in Taos. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) met Friday in Taos where they heard from an auditor contracted to complete six years of back audits in order to bring the organization into compliance following past mismanagement issues.

RCLC board members, staff and representatives from Los Alamos

Scenes From Youth Performance And Opening Band At Secret City Summer Concert Series Friday Night

on August 17, 2019 - 7:30pm

St. Michael's High School seniors Gabriel Biadora, left, and Justin Sanchez wow the crowd during the youth performance Friday evening at the Secret City Summer Concert Series at Ashley Pond Pavilion. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Austin Van helps kick off the concert Friday evening at Ashley Pond Pavilion. According to a Sancre Productions press release, Van has a deep-rooted love and appreciation for country music. He showed that appreciation during the concert, playing covers of songs by music legends such as Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Scenes From Jimmy Stadler Playing Summer Concert

on August 17, 2019 - 9:57am
Los Alamos welcomed back Jimmy Stadler for a solo show Friday night at Ashley Pond Pavilion. The show was part of the Secret City Summer Concert Series. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Retired and beloved concert promoter Russ Gordon listens back stage to Jimmy Stadler perform. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Pretty ladies having fun. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ 
Awesome music, beautiful summer evening, pure joy! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Two steppin'. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
On the dance floor.

BPU Ponders Solar Power Purchase Agreement Aug. 22

on August 17, 2019 - 9:16am
Members of the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) will consider at the August meeting whether to approve a 1.32-megawatt (MW) solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) on the East Jemez Road landfill.
Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) staff will present the PPA at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 at the scheduled meeting in Council Chambers.
If approved, the PPA will be forwarded to the Los Alamos County Council for consideration.
The proposed 1.32-MW photovoltaic solar array would be installed adjacent to the existing 1MW array on the closed landfill owned by

Crews Continue Work On Diamond Drive Project

on August 16, 2019 - 2:51pm

Crews continue work on the Diamond Drive project including pouring concrete Thursday near the intersection at Canyon Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Cone Zone: Week Of Aug. 19, 2019

on August 16, 2019 - 12:39pm


The Public Works/Traffic Division provides the latest updates on the following projects:

Diamond Drive Paving

Star Paving is wrapping up manhole adjustments and will be pulling the steel plates on Diamond Drive between the Omega Bridge and the Sandia/Orange Intersection by early next week, completing this road work in front of the high school.

Milling and paving operations from the Sandia/Orange intersection northbound continue during daytime hours Monday through Friday and may include Saturdays.

Scenes From Event For Rep. Christine Chandler

on August 15, 2019 - 1:55pm

Assistant Speaker and U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján addresses the crowd at a fundraiser held for Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler of Los Alamos Sunday afternoon hosted by Brian and Sara Scott. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

New Mexico House Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler of Los Alamos thanks the crowd gathered for a fundraiser in her honor Sunday afternoon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Several friends and colleagues gather for a photo with Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler, 4th from left, Sunday afternoon during a fundraiser in her honor. Photo by Carol A.

Council Considers Land Donation For Hotel Aug. 27

on August 15, 2019 - 10:34am
Los Alamos County Council will consider donating 3 acres of land located on 20th Street to TNJ during its regular meeting Aug. 27. TNJ has plans to build a 86-room hotel and conference center. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Council Considers Land Donation For Hotel Aug. 27

If Los Alamos County Council approves an ordinance to donate approximately 2.5 acres of County-owned land parcels on 20th Street to TNJ, an Albuquerque-based business, the hope is the County would further progress on achieving its goals for

First Home Framed In Mirador Subdivision (A-19-A)

on August 15, 2019 - 10:30am

The first home is framed Wednesday in the Mirador Subdivision (A-19-A) under development along N.M. 4 in White Rock. The developer is Site A-19-A-1 Acquisition Group LLC with Principal Adam Thornton, a Los Alamos native, his RayLee Homes partners and their representatives. Photo by John McHale/

Another angle of the first home framed Wednesday in the Mirador Subdivision (A-19-A) under development along N.M. 4 in White Rock. Photo by John McHale/

Los Alamos School Bond Election Will Fund Remodeling Of White Rock Schools If Passed By Voters

on August 15, 2019 - 8:49am
Los Alamos School Board President Ellen Ben-Naim updates the Board on the upcoming school bond election during Tuesday's School Board Meeting. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Bonnie J. Gordon
Los Alamos Daily Post

During the summer, the Los Alamos School Board passed a motion to go forward with a School Bond Election on Nov. 5, the day of the election for School Board and the UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board.

According to School Board President Ellen Ben-Naim, cost was an important reason.

LAFD Co-Sponsors Third Annual Resuscitation Academy

on August 14, 2019 - 12:15pm
LAFD News:
The Los Alamos Fire Department along with New Mexico Resuscitation Academy (RA) has announced that they are conducting two consecutive one-day Resuscitation Academies.
These full day RAs are Friday, Sept. 6 and Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave. in Santa Fe.
The Academy is a one-day academy, and people need only to register for Friday or Saturday. This course is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and includes a continental breakfast and working lunch.

Road Striping Underway On Diamond Drive

on August 14, 2019 - 8:44am

Road striping underway on Diamond Drive. Photo by John McHale/

Jimmy Stadler Band Plays Ashley Pond Pavilion Friday

on August 13, 2019 - 9:27pm

The Jimmy Stadler Band plays the Secret City Summer Concert Friday at Ashley Pond Pavilion. Courtesy photo


The 2019 Los Alamos Summer Concert Series welcomes The Jimmy Stadler Band, Country Opener Austin Van and youth performer Justin Sanchez Friday, Aug. 16, to the Ashley Pond Pavilion.

Stadler is from Columbus, Ohio and some noteworthy musicians he has performed with include Texas Fiddle/Mandolin legend Johnny Gimble, America's #1 Singing Cowboy Michael Martin Murphy, Grammy Award Winning Singer Lynn Anderson and Lloyd Maines (Dixie Chicks).

Band bass guitarist Dave

LAPD: Temporary Protocol For Victim Assistant Needs

on August 13, 2019 - 2:57pm

LAPD News:

The Victim Assistant position at the Los Alamos Police Department is vacant.

While the position is being advertised and filled, anyone needing assistance can leave a message at 505.663.3511 that will be fielded and routed as necessary.

Anyone needing non-emergency officer assistance can contact the non-emergency Dispatch line at 505.662.8222. As always, in an emergency, call 911.

Scenes From 2019 Los Alamos County Rodeo

on August 13, 2019 - 8:42am

The cowboys arrive at Brewer Arena Saturday afternoon for the start of the 2019 Los Alamos County Rodeo, a two-day event hosted by the County of Los Alamos Parks and Recreation Department. Photo by John McHale/

The colors mark the opening of the 2019 rodeo. Photo by John McHale/

Cowboys pause to offer a prayer for a safe rodeo. Photo by John McHale/

A cowboy throws a rope to catch a calf and after caught the cowboy releases the rope and calf. Photo by John McHale/

Another cowboy throws a rope to catch a calf.

Environmental Sustainability Board Meets Aug. 15

on August 13, 2019 - 7:29am

Rotary Youth Exchange Student Gabriel Dufal Of France Experiences Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo Parade

on August 12, 2019 - 10:16pm

Rotary Youth Exchange student Gabriel Dufal from Lyon, France sits next to the Rotary Club inflatable as Rotarians Linda Hull, President Phil Dabney, Mike Katko and LeAnne Parsons wait to begin Saturday morning for the Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo Parade. Dufal is registered as a junior at Los Alamos High School during his year of study here. Photo by Rotarian and float driver Bob Hull

Community Development Staffers Walk Citizens Through Permitting Process During Chamber Breakfast

on August 12, 2019 - 5:11pm
A panel from the Los Alamos County Community Development Department walked the audience through the County permitting processes at the Chamber Business Breakfast Aug. 8 at UNM-Los Alamos. From left, Principal Planner Ryan Foster, Community Development Director Paul Andrus and Building Safety Manager Michael Arellano. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post
The Los Alamos County Community Development Department strives to make the permitting process fast and painless, but it's not always easy, Director Paul Andrus

Scenes From 2019 County Fair & Rodeo Parade

on August 11, 2019 - 9:36pm

Of the 33 entries in the 2019 Los Alamos Fair & Rodeo Parade, first place winner is the Los Alamos Hill Stompers, which always exemplifies this year's theme, Off the Beaten Path ... this wild and crazy band has been off the beaten path for all of its 19 years. Band leader Jeff Favorite plays the  drum at center. The parade is produced by Los Alamos MainStreet and sponsored by Los Alamos County, Enterprise Bank & Trust and Del Norte Credit Union.  Photo by John McHale/
In 2nd place is the Shrine of North America is perhaps best known for its colorful parades, circuses and

County Discoveries Action Team Meets Aug. 15

on August 11, 2019 - 10:33am
The next monthly meeting of the Discoveries Action Team (DAT) is 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 in Council Chambers at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.
This month, the only item on the agenda is for the Place-Making and Place-Marketing subgroups to gather and work on their projects. New members interested in joining the team are invited to come to the meeting and observe the work of the subgroups.
Project champions will be available to network with new members and help them learn more about the projects in progress.

League Of Women Voters March In 2019 County Fair & Rodeo Parade To Honor Passage Of 19th Amendment

on August 11, 2019 - 10:19am

Members of the League of Women Voters of Los Alamos march in the 2019 County Fair and Rodeo Parade Saturday morning on Central Avenue to honor the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, passed by Congress June 4, 1919, and ratified Aug. 18, 1920. Courtesy photo

The League of Women Voters has been informing Los Alamos voters since 1947. Courtesy photo

Community Shows Off Skills At 2019 County Fair

on August 11, 2019 - 7:52am
The County Fair takes place over two days during the Los Alamos Fair and Rodeo Weekend at Mesa Public Library. Prize-winning flowers and preserves are on display here. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Grand Champion photo. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Checking out the 4-H displays. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
First place quilt. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Extra special spuds! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Fabric arts on display. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Wood and fiber. Photo by Bonnie J.

Scenes Of Booths At Ashley Pond Park Saturday

on August 11, 2019 - 7:42am

From left, Los Alamos County Deputy Clerk Victoria Martinez, County Clerk Naomi Maestas and Elections Manager Gloria Maestas man a booth Saturday at Ashley Pond Park during the annual Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo weekend festivities. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Saturday at Ashley Pond Park, Los Alamos Arts Council Board Members Steve Bublitz and Jenn Best publicize the organization's intent to make history. They announced that this fall the organization will attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the most pumpkins carved simultaneously.