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Utility Tree Trimming In Western Area

on February 20, 2018 - 3:17pm


Starting this week Allied Tree Services, under contract with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, will begin trimming trees from around power lines in the Western Area neighborhood of Los Alamos. 

Crews will start on Trinity Drive, Fairway and Sandia, working through the Western Area.

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.

Trimming trees coupled with an aggressive operation and maintenance program supports the

Public Meeting: Camp May Water Pipeline March 1

on February 20, 2018 - 10:51am



Officials with Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities invite interested persons and organizations to a public meeting on the proposed Camp May Water Pipeline project as part of the environmental assessment process.

The meeting is 6 p.m. March 1 in Room 230, Building 2, at UNM-Los Alamos, 4000 University in Los Alamos.

Representatives from Los Alamos County will explain the project and answer questions.

Designed to extend potable water service to the facilities at the Pajarito Mountain Ski area, the project will provide sufficient water for recreational snow

On The Job In Los Alamos: Friends Of MPNHP Board

on February 20, 2018 - 6:24am

On the job in Los Alamos is the Board of the Friends of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park - Los Alamos, from left, Treasurer Ron Wilkins, Metzger’s General Manager David Jolly, Facilitator Felicia Orth, Vice President Rick Reiss, Karen Henderson, Bradbury Science Museum Director Linda Deck and President Kristin Henderson. Board members not pictured, former Councilor Fran Berting, Shannon Corporation owner Shannon C’de Baca, Los Alamos Daily Post Publisher/Editor Carol A. Clark who is taking the photo, Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Heather McClenahan, Dr.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Feb. 7 To Feb. 13, 2018

on February 19, 2018 - 7:51am

LAPD News:

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 against them.


Feb. 7 at 11:08 a.m. / Police arrested Krista E. Wilhelm, 32, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant and charged her with two counts of conspiracy, forgery and possession of drugs.




Feb. 7 at 11:59 a.m.

Hungrytown Comes To Los Alamos

on February 18, 2018 - 10:13am

Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson make up the celebrated acoustic duo Hungrytown. Courtesy photo


The Los Alamos County Library System presents the celebrated acoustic duo Hungrytown, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge, 2132 Central Ave. in Los Alamos.

This is a free concert sponsored by the Los Alamos County Library System and the Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries.

Last July, Hungrytown returned from a successful six-and-a-half-month tour of the US, UK and New Zealand, covering over 16,000 miles in the US alone.

Mutschlecner Reads From New Work At Library Feb. 22

on February 18, 2018 - 7:09am

Poet David Mutschlecner


Poet David Mutschlecner will read from his latest book of poetry “Icon” as the latest offering in Mesa Public Library’s Authors Speak series. The reading starts at 7 p.m., Thursday, .Feb. 22, in the Upstairs Rotunda of Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Ave. in Los Alamos.

Mutschlecner’s published work includes the poetry books “Esse,” “Sign” and “Enigma and Light” from Ahsahta Press, and “Veils” from Stride Press.

LAPD Releases Details Of Officer-Involved Shooting

on February 17, 2018 - 2:41pm

LAPD News:


Officers with the Los Alamos Police Department were involved in an overnight shooting that occurred around 3:45 a.m. Saturday, LAPD Cmdr. Preston announced this afternoon. No officers were injured in the incident.

The officers were investigating suspicious circumstances at a Los Alamos County facility located at the Pajarito Cliffs site, Ballew said.

“During this investigation shots were fired by police and a pursuit ensued out of Los Alamos County and into the Espanola/Rio Arriba County area,” Ballew said.

News Alert: Officer Involved Shooting In Los Alamos

on February 17, 2018 - 10:58am

News Alert:

An officer involved shooting occurred this morning in Los Alamos. No injuries have been reported at this time.

New Mexico State Police have been called in to investigate. Details on what led up to the shooting have not yet been released.

Check back for more on this developing story.


Los Alamos First Responders Assist Motorist

on February 17, 2018 - 10:09am

Los Alamos Firefighters respond to the scene of a car stopped on Central Avenue after smoke began billowing from its engine Tuesday afternoon. The driver lifts the hood. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Firefighters assess the situation. A bystander's initial diagnosis is that the vehicle blew a gasket. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Police arrive on the scene. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Police begin directing traffic around the vehicle with engine trouble parked on Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos

County Workers Replace Light Cover On Central

on February 17, 2018 - 9:09am

A County worker installs a new lamp cover Friday afternoon on the light pole across the street for the Los Alamos Daily Post on Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scene from light repair Friday on Central. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scene from light repair Friday on Central. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scene from light repair Friday on Central. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

All fixed! Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Art In Public Places Board Meets Thursday

on February 17, 2018 - 7:34am
The Arts in Public Places Board meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 in Council Chambers in the Los Alamos 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.
A Welcome new APPB Member Michelle Mittrach

A WR Pottery Project - update on cost of educational plaque
B Update on Selig artwork in front of the

Lodger's Tax Advisory Board Meets Tuesday

on February 17, 2018 - 7:23am
The Lodger's Tax Advisory Board meets at noon Tuesday, Feb. 20 in Suite 110 in the Los Alamos County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
The meetinig is open to the public.
A.  Call to Order/Introductions
B.  Approval of Today's Agenda
C.  Review/Approval of Meeting Minutes (1) 10438-18 Minutes from the Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board Meeting on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Presenters: Loryn 'Ryn' Herrmann
D.  Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda

II.  NEW/PENDING PROJECTS for possible action
  1.  FY

Security Tightens At Pajarito Cliffs Site

on February 16, 2018 - 8:19pm
Los Alamos Daily Post

Representatives of Los Alamos County Departments housed at the Pajarito Cliffs Site east of the airport met Wednesday with Los Alamos Police Department officials to discuss ways to improve security at County facilities located there.

County Manager Harry Burgess told the Los Alamos Daily Post Thursday that new security measures have already been introduced and others are in the works in response to recent burglaries at County facilities and the theft of a truck last week.

Hugh Rich Enters Los Alamos County Sheriff Race

on February 15, 2018 - 11:39am
Hugh Rich announces bid for sheriff. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Hugh Rich stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post Wednesday to announce that he is running for Los Alamos County Sheriff.

Rich, a registered Republican, works at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He has worked in computer security at LANL for eight years and recently moved to the Chief Information Office. He has more than 20 years of experience in system administration and computer security.

Rich served as a police officer for the Los Alamos Police

Chandler: My Gig At The Legislature

on February 15, 2018 - 9:15am
Los Alamos

I have been privileged to work for the New Mexico Legislature over the last several sessions. I was a legislative analyst for the Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Los Alamos’ Sen. Richard Martinez.

This committee comprises some of the most experienced Senators and is known for its critical consideration of bills based on sound policy, consistency with existing statutes, and constitutionality.

What does an analyst do? Not all are attorneys, some are subject matter experts.

Reforming Code Enforcement Takes Step Forward

on February 14, 2018 - 7:17pm
Citizens in Action member Heather Ortega with her son, Isaac, provide their thoughts about the County code enforcement program during the regular County Council meeting Tuesday night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ 
Residents gather in Council Chambers to share their thoughts on the code enforcement program. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post
Reforming the Los Alamos County code enforcement program took a step forward Tuesday night during the County Council meeting.
The Council voted 5-0 to direct staff to

Environmental Sustainability Board Meets Thursday

on February 14, 2018 - 8:06am
The Environmental Sustainability Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15 in Suite 110 at the Muncicipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
The meeting is open to the public.

1. Call to Order – Roll Call

2. Public Comment

3. Approval of Agenda

4. Approval of Minutes

  • Approval of the Jan. 18, 2018, Environmental Sustainability Board Minutes Presenters: James Robinson

5. Board Business  

  • Review and Approve FY19 ESB Work Plan Presenters: James Robinson
  • Discuss the 2018 Business Recycler of the Year Presenters: Angelica Gurule
  • Update from County Council Work

County Council Holds Closed Session Thursday

on February 14, 2018 - 7:30am


The Los Alamos County Council will hold a closed session at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15 in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

The purpose of the closed meeting is to discuss threatened or pending litigation.


Mesa Public Library Opens At 1 p.m. Feb. 23

on February 13, 2018 - 3:38pm


Mesa Public Library will open at 1 p.m., rather than the normal 10 a.m. opening Friday, Feb. 23, due to fire system testing.

The closure has been postponed one week due to fire system wiring issues.

During this time, the public will not be allowed into the building due to frequent fire alarms going off.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

The crew is working on final testing and programming through Tuesday, Feb. 20 with full functional testing occurring prior to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23.

Direct questions or concerns to the Public Works Department at 505.662.8150 or email

Pajarito Cliffs County Facilities Targeted For Theft

on February 13, 2018 - 10:35am

Los Alamos County Pajarito Cliffs Site facilities are being targeted for theft. Photo by Maire O'Neill/


Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Police Department is investigating a series of incidents involving burglary and theft at the Los Alamos County Pajarito Cliffs Site facilities at 101 Camino Entrada, east of the airport, including the theft of a County truck between 3 and 4 a.m. Thursday.

The truck, a Ford F350 with a flat bed and a dump feature has been recovered and now secured in a shop at the Pajarito Cliffs location.

Los Alamos Golf Course Opening Friday Feb. 16!

on February 11, 2018 - 1:32am

Los Alamos County Golf Course opens for play Friday. Courtesy/LAC


With this winter's unseasonably warm weather, Los Alamos County Community Services Department staff is working to open the Golf Course earlier than expected.

Beginning Friday, Feb. 16, the Golf Course is open for play (weather and course conditions permitting). The community is invited to come on out and enjoy the fresh air.

Check out the County website for more information about the Golf Course and to book tee-times here.

Lunch With A Leader: Andrew Harnden Feb. 20

on February 11, 2018 - 1:30am

County Housing & Special Projects Manager Andrew Harnden


This month’s Lunch with a Leader, an event for the community hosted by the League of Women Voters is 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20 at Mesa Public Library.

The speaker will be Andrew Harnden who has been working as the County's Housing & Special Projects manager since July 2016. He has B.A. honors and M.A. degrees in Urban Geography from Queen's University and University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Harnden moved to the Southwest in 2001 and worked in community planning and affordable housing development with the Jicarilla

County Council Holds Closed Session Tuesday

on February 11, 2018 - 1:12am


Los Alamos County Council will hold a closed session at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13 in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.



  • A. Discussion of the Purchase, Acquisition or Disposal of Real Property:   NMSA 1978, Section 10-15-1(H) (8). Presenters: County Council - Closed Session
  • B. Closed Session Pursuant to NMSA 1978, 10-15-1 (H) (2) Discussion of Limited Personnel Matters Presenters: County Council - Closed Session


Individuals with a disability who are in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign

PAC 8 Television Listings: Feb. 16-22

on February 10, 2018 - 6:46am

PAC 8 News:


PAC 8 Community Media Center weekly TV listings through Feb. 22:


Friday Feb. 16

  • 06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
  • 10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
  • 11:00 AM County Council Meeting –Replay 2-13-18
  • 01:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 04:00 PM Uprising
  • 05:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 06:00 PM Chamber Business Breakfast – Harry Burgess
  • 07:00 PM Los Alamos History – Forest & Fire History in the Jemez
  • 08:00 PM Art Fusion – Live Radio Show with Dr. Hall & Brad Smith
  • 08:30 PM The LA Times with Peter Malmgren
  • 09:00 PM Los Alamos History – Sid Hecker – Update on Nuclear North Korea
  • 12:00 AM Free Speech TV


County Council Meets Tuesday, Feb. 13

on February 9, 2018 - 5:32pm
Los Alamos County Council will host a regular meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13 in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.
The meeting is open to the public.
7. CONSENT AGENDA Feb, 13 Consent Motion:
  • A. Briefing and Approval of Incorporated County Of Los Alamos Resolution No.