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County And Community Honor Pierotti’s Clowns

on August 18, 2018 - 6:04am

A crowd gathered Tuesday in the Los Alamos County Council Chambers to honor, congratulate and reminisce about the Pierotti's Clowns. The community turned out for the opening of the exhibit about the five-man softball team, which is featured in the lobby of the Municipal Building. The amateur softball team started in 1953 and played for 25 years. All the money they raised from games went to charities.

Newly Formed Community Development Advisory Board Holds First Meeting Monday

on August 18, 2018 - 4:58am
The newly formed Community Development Advisory Board will meet for the first time at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20 in Boards & Commissions Room #110 at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
The meeting is open to the public.
A. Call to Order/Introductions
B. Approval of Today's Agenda
C. Review/Approval of Meeting Minutes
D. Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda


A. Election of Chair and Co-Chair

Big Move Underway At Mesa Public Library

on August 17, 2018 - 6:03pm

Project Manager Wayne Kohlrust, second from left, checks out the area where cement will be poured for a new air intake shaft in front of Mesa Public Library. Photo by Katy Korkos


In order to accommodate the renovation project at Mesa Public Library, the Library will be closed Monday, Aug. 20 and reopen Tuesday, Aug. 21.

The road between the two library parking lots also will be closed intermittently Monday in order for cement to be poured.  The White Rock Branch will be open normal hours, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m.

Community Rates County Services

on August 16, 2018 - 4:24pm
Los Alamos Daily Post

Citizens graded Los Alamos County government in a variety of areas during a recent independent survey conducted by Southwest Planning and Marketing.

Managing partner Chris Cordova said 401 residents were randomly selected to participate in the survey, which began May 9. The survey was conducted by telephone with follow-up email and intercept surveys over the span of two weeks.

A scale of one to four was used to evaluate the County government and respondents gave an average rating of 3.3 for overall quality of life in Los

ESB Meets Thursday

on August 16, 2018 - 4:01pm
The Environmental Sustainability Board meets at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 22 in Suite 110 at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
The meeting is open to the public.
2. PUBLIC COMMENT This section of the agenda is reserved for comments from the public on items that are not otherwise included in this agenda.
4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approval of the July 19, 2018, Environmental Sustainability Board Minutes Presenters: James Robinson
Presentation - Instituting a

Notice Of Possible Quorum: Arts In Public Places Advisory Board Aug. 17 & 21

on August 15, 2018 - 6:49am

Police Officers Issue Back To School Safety Reminder

on August 14, 2018 - 4:09pm

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department would like to take a moment and remind motorists that school starts Thursday, Aug. 16.

Police officers will be out in school zones for traffic enforcement to ensure that all students, parents and staff are safe as the community transitions into another school year. 

LAPD also reminds motorists to stop for school buses when their red lights are flashing, and students are loading and unloading. This pertains to traffic traveling in both directions.

Let’s work together to ensure this school year is not only safe but fun.

NNMP Calls For AG Probe Of RCLC Audit Findings

on August 14, 2018 - 3:43pm

NNMP Vice President David Neal, right, speaks to Santa Fe County Manager Katherine Miller at a February RCLC meeting in Pojoaque. Photo by Maire O'Neill/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Officers of the non-profit group Northern New Mexico Protecting Land, Water Rights also known as NNM Protects (NNMP) has formally asked Attorney General Hector Balderas to conduct a criminal investigation of the findings of “three recent audits” involving the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC), Andrea Romero Consulting, Inc., JLH Media, Inc., and

Special County Council Meeting Set For Sept. 6

on August 14, 2018 - 11:16am


The Los Alamos County Council will meet in Special Session on Thursday, Sept. 6 regarding the findings of the Adams+Crow report titled “Independent Investigation of Improper Use of Public Funds by the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities,” which was released last week. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers and will be streamed live as well as broadcast on PAC-8.

Prior to the meeting, County staff will be preparing a response to the Adams+Crow report, which will be sent to the Council to review no later than Tuesday, Aug.

O’Leary And Chrobocinski: Attorney General Should Complete Los Alamos County Investigation

on August 14, 2018 - 7:49am

Los Alamos County Councilor Susan O’Leary
By Los Alamos County Councilor Susan O’Leary, and
Former County Councilor James Chrobocinski

In late February, we read about alleged financial improprieties involving the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) in the Santa Fe New Mexican. As sitting County Councilors, we were aware that Los Alamos County has provided close to $1 million to support this organization since its inception about 10 years ago.

Former County Councilor James Chrobocinski

Los Alamos County has served as the RCLC fiscal agent and our County Council has had a

LAFD Hosts Community-Driven Strategic Planning Input Sessions At Fuller Lodge Monday

on August 14, 2018 - 7:19am

As part of a community-driven strategic planning process being implemented by the Los Alamos County Fire Department, members of the community recommended by command staff , including Don Taylor and Liz Cavasos, left, were invited to attend two sessions Monday morning at Fuller Lodge to offer their input.

Former RCLC Executive Director Andrea Romero Issues Statement On Recent Audit And Investigation Results

on August 14, 2018 - 7:09am

Former RCLC Executive Director Andrea Romero

Staff Report

Democratic nominee for House Dist. 46 and former executive director of the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) Saturday issued a statement regarding the results of a recent audit by the office of State Auditor Wayne Johnson and an investigative report from the law firm of Adams+Crow, which was commissioned by the Los Alamos County Council.

In an email accompanying the statement, Romero said since the controversy over the RCLC began, there have been a lot of assumptions and finger-pointing, particularly in the media.


DPU Replaces Transmission Pipe At Golf Course

on August 13, 2018 - 9:33pm

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities crews worked continuously from Friday evening through Saturday night on a water main leak. The broken 16-inch transmission line has been replaced in an area between Woodland Road and the golf course. Gas, water and sewer crews still need to backfill the excavation area, DPU spokesperson Julie Williams Hill said today. Customers did not lose water service but did experience low water pressure. Water was restored to most customers affected by the water break by 1:30 a.m. Sunday and to the remaining affected customers by 9 a.m.

Pearce Discusses Lab, State During Los Alamos Visit

on August 12, 2018 - 10:07pm
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce and his wife Cynthia speaking with reporters Wednesday morning at the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce and his wife Cynthia were in town Wednesday to talk with county officials and business leaders about the new management contract at Los Alamos National Laboratory among other topics.

Pearce is running for governor and spent time speaking with reporters at the Los Alamos Daily Post about LANL and state issues.

Scenes From 2018 County Fair & Rodeo Weekend

on August 12, 2018 - 11:53am
The 2018 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo was filled with booths and good eats Saturday along Central Avenue and across Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Businesses and organizations share product and service information with visitors to their booths lined up Saturday during the 2018 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Saturday in the Los Alamos County booth Council Chair David Izraelevitz, left, and Councilor Morrie Pongratz express good natured joking and congratulations to County Communications

Scenes From 2018 County Fair & Rodeo Parade

on August 12, 2018 - 8:59am

The 2018 Fair and Rodeo Parade with the theme 'Back to Your Roots' marched down Central Avenue Saturday morning. The parade was a big one with 33 entries this year. Newly appointed Los Alamos County Councilor Morrie Pongratz served as Parade announcer. Photo by John McHale/

Parade judges declared the Los Alamos Historical Society the winner. Los Alamos History Museum got back to its roots with the ‘General’s Car’. In the back seat sat General Leslie Groves and Dr. J.

Backhoe Joins Search For Water Main Break

on August 12, 2018 - 12:19am

Department of Public Utilities crews brought in a backhoe close to midnight Saturday at Woodland and Arizona to help search for the source of a water main break reported at about 7 p.m. today. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Water Main Break Near Area Of Golf Course

on August 11, 2018 - 11:12pm

Department of Public Utilities crews responded to a water main break at about 7 p.m. today in the area of the golf course that is sending water into the nearby canyon. Superintendent Sammy Maestas, center, and his crew are working on Arizona Street and 35th Street to locate the source of the breakage and make repairs. DPU spokesperson Julie Williams Hill said some residents are reporting no water and others are reporting low water pressure. She added that at this time crews are unsure of when water service will be restored. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Department of Public

Mike Stinson And Band Bring Honky Tonk To Pond

on August 11, 2018 - 4:30pm
Mike Stinson and band, from left, Lance Smith (lead guitar, harmony vocals), Mark Patterson (drums), Mike Stinson (vocals, rhythm guitar) and Mark Riddell (bass, harmony vocals) on stage Friday night at Ashley Pond Park. Raised in Virginia, schooled in DC, Stinson moved to Los Angeles where 18 years made him a veteran of what he calls ‘the trenches of beer joint warfare’. The last six years have found the singer-songwriter based in Houston and barnstorming the roadhouses of Texas week in and week out. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Family fun. Photo by Bonnie J.

Independent Investigative Report Released On County Role In Regional Coalition Funds Fiasco

on August 11, 2018 - 9:51am

Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess, right, and Deputy County Manager Steve Lynn at a Regional Coalition of LANL Communities meeting in Espanola earlier this year. Photo by Maire O'Neill/


Los Alamos Daily Post

A 38-page investigative report with hundreds of pages of back-up documentation was released Thursday to Los Alamos County officials by the law firm of Adams + Crow.

Advanced Metering Coming To Los Alamos

on August 10, 2018 - 5:07pm
The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) will seek approval in August from the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to award a contract for the purchase and installation of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) for all of Los Alamos County.
AMI is a method of using communication technology to read meters remotely without having to physically access the meters on customers’ properties. DPU will take the contract to the BPU at 5:30 p.m., Aug. 15 in Council Chambers, 1000 Central Ave. The contract will subsequently go to the Los Alamos County Council for approval.

Community Celebration Of Pierotti’s Clowns Exhibit

on August 10, 2018 - 4:06pm
The original Pierotti's Clowns. Courtesy photo
The Los Alamos History Museum will host a community celebration of Pierotti’s Clowns 4-6 p.m., Tuesday in the Municipal Building lobby. This celebration coincides with the display of the Museum’s latest Municipal Building exhibit, “Pierotti’s Clowns: Creating Community.” The celebration will offer refreshments and memories of the Clowns.
At 4:45 p.m., researchers and family members will share stories of the team, its history, and its influence on the community.

Judge Grants Los Alamos County Motions To Dismiss Lawsuit Brought By Local Sheriff Candidate Greg White

on August 10, 2018 - 10:54am

Greg White, candidate for Los Alamos County Sheriff, appears pro se Friday in First Judicial Court in Santa Fe. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

First Judicial District Judge Greg Shafer announces his ruling Thursday afternoon in Santa Fe. Photo by Maire O'Neill/


Los Alamos Daily Post

First Judicial District Judge Greg Shafer Thursday afternoon dismissed all but one element of a case filed against Los Alamos County officials by local sheriff candidate Greg White.

Notice Of Possible Quorum: ESB At Ashley Pond

on August 10, 2018 - 7:52am


Members of the Environmental Sustainability Board may attend the Summer Concert/County Fair 6-8 p.m., today at Ashley Pond Park.

A quorum may be present but no action will be taken.

Utility Tree Trimming In White Rock Week Of Aug. 13

on August 10, 2018 - 7:43am

DPU News:

Allied Tree Services, under contract with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, will be conducting tree trimming commencing the week of Aug. 13. Allied Tree Services will be trimming trees from around power lines in the area of Rover Boulevard and adjacent streets in White Rock.

Crews will remain in the area for approximately three weeks.

According to DPU officials, the tree trimming effort is to reduce power outages by removing branches and trees that are either too close to power lines or pose a risk of falling on power lines.