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Council Approves New Address & Street Naming Code

on December 1, 2018 - 5:42am
Los Alamos County Council hears a presentation on the new code for addressing and road naming during the Nov. 27 regular council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Council unanimously approved an ordinance creating a new County code for addressing and road naming during the Nov. 27 regular council meeting.

Los Alamos County Planning Manager Tamara Baer explained staff recommended changes and clarifications to the original ordinance, first introduced Aug. 9 to council.

Mesa Public Library Reopens On Schedule Tuesday

on November 30, 2018 - 9:33am

Mesa Public Library reopens Tuesday, Dec. 4. Courtesy photo

LIBRARY News:

Crews and staff are preparing to reopen Mesa Public Library on schedule Tuesday, Dec. 4. The heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system will be in operation allowing for public occupancy.

Note: Crews will still be performing work to replace light fixtures, fine tuning the HVAC system and cleaning. Some areas of the library will be temporarily restricted to allow for light replacement but should only affect a few aisles per day.

Other areas will remain closed to the public including the 3rd floor meeting rooms

Community Invited To Holiday Tree Lighting Dec. 8

on November 29, 2018 - 2:42pm

COUNTY News:

The public is invited to join the Los Alamos County Council as they light up the holiday tree in the Municipal Building lobby at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8.

The event is part of the Main Street Association’s Winterfest and there will be free refreshments in the lobby along with a free “selfie” photo booth with a winter scenic backdrop and fun photo props provided inside Council Chambers.

Coro de Camara will be providing holiday tunes when doors to the lobby open at 5 p.m. and the lobby will remain open until 6 p.m. when the light parade begins on Central Avenue.

JJAB Co-founder/Chair Alan Kirk Steps Down

on November 29, 2018 - 9:58am

JJAB Co-founder/Chair Alan Kirk and JJAB Coordinator Lisa Zuhn at Kirk's last JJAB Board meeting Wednesday night at UNM-LA. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

From left, JJAB Co-founder/Chair Alan Kirk, LAPS Healthy Schools Program Director Kristine Coblentz and JJAB Co-founder/County Councilor Morrie Pongratz chat at Kirk's last JJAB Board meeting Wednesday night at UNM-LA. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Municipal Court Judge Alan S.

Zero Waste Gift Ideas: Thinking Outside The Gift Box

on November 29, 2018 - 9:00am

By THE ZERO WASTE TEAM:

Los Alamos, New Mexico— It’s November, and that means the seasonal food- and gift-based holidays are right around the corner! Every year at this time, I walk through stores crammed with festive lights, oversized toys, and decorated conifers, and it reminds me of the extent of consumerism.

Many of us are unaware of how much our gifts cost – not to our wallets, but to our planet. Manufacturing and transporting goods has become so efficient that most of us are blind to it. Things magically appear at the store for us to buy and take home.

BPU Approves Smart Meters Recommendation

on November 29, 2018 - 8:38am
DPU Deputy Manager Bob Westervelt
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

After three years of research and planning, the Board of Public Utilities approved a recommendation to move forward on the smart meter project or advanced metering infrastructure (AMI).

The motion to recommend Council approve the contract to purchase and install AMI, as well as an option for customers to opt out of having a smart meter installed at their residence, passed 4-1 during the Nov. 20 regular BPU meeting. Board member Stephen McLin opposed the measure.

Council will consider

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 21 To Nov. 27, 2018

on November 28, 2018 - 12:31pm

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 filed against them.

AUSTIN LEE COX

Nov. 21 at 12:18 p.m. / Police arrested Austin Lee Cox, 26, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant and charged him with possession of a controlled substance.

 

 

ELLIOTT JOHN CHEE

Nov. 23 at 5:17 p.m.

Asphalt Repair Work On Iris Moved To Wednesday

on November 27, 2018 - 4:01pm

Update: Due to unforeseen circumstances with the asphalt plant, the repair on Iris Street is re-scheduled for Wednesday.

COUNTY News:

Crews with the Los Alamos County Public Works Department will repair asphalt displaced during recent utility work on Iris Street.

Work is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Note: Parking on Iris Street is prohibited until work is complete.

Full access to Iris Street will be restored by late afternoon Tuesday.

Direct questions or concerns to the Public Works Department at 505.662.8150 or email lacpw@lacnm.us.

Schultz: Setting The Record Straight

on November 27, 2018 - 2:35pm
By ROBYN SCHULTZ, Chair
Democratic Party of Los Alamos County

The Los Alamos Monitor got it wrong in their article of 11/18/18, “Tarin Nix: Local strategist helps turn LA Blue”.

It appears that the Monitor is looking for a reason that local Democratic Party Candidates swept all the Los Alamos races. This article seems to point to a political strategist as the reason.

Tarin Nix has run Stephanie Garcia Richard’s campaigns since the final weeks of her 2012 campaign. And she has been successful, including Stephanie’s latest win in her race for State Land Commissioner.

Izraelevitz: We Are All Part Of Los Alamos County...

on November 27, 2018 - 7:53am
By DAVID IZRAELEVITZ
County Council Chair
 
Dear Friends and Neighbors:
 
Although the campaigning is over and we are getting ready for the holiday season and the New Year, I wanted to give a final thank you to all my friends who supported me through this, my last campaign for public office. I look forward to a productive next four years with my new partners on Council, Sara Scott, James Robinson and Randy Ryti.
 
I also want to acknowledge the generosity of those who provided financial support to my campaign.

Author Hampton Sides At Fuller Lodge Tuesday Dec. 4

on November 27, 2018 - 6:50am
Hampton Sides. Photo by Gary Oakley
 
Author Hampton Sides will speak about his latest book On Desperate Ground - the Marines at the Reservoir, the Korean War’s Greatest Battle, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy/hamptonsides.com
 
LIBRARY News:
 
Hampton Sides, the author of the bestselling histories In the Kingdom of Ice, Hellhound on His Trail, Blood and Thunder and Ghost Soldiers, will speak about his latest book On Desperate Ground - the Marines at the Reservoir, the Korean War’s Greatest Battle, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Fuller Lodge.
 
Sides’ talk is

Save The Date: Hampton Sides At Fuller Lodge Dec. 4

on November 23, 2018 - 7:39am

Hampton Sides. Photo by Kurt Markus 2018

LIBRARY News:

Mesa Public Library presents renowned author, historian and journalist Hampton Sides at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4 in Fuller Lodge.

As part of the Library’s Authors Speak program, Sides will talk about his new book “On Desperate Ground – the Marines at the Reservoir, the Korean War’s Greatest Battle”.

Sides is the award-winning author of Ghost Soldiers, Blood and Thunder and In the Kingdom of Ice, and dozens of articles and essays. He has been hailed by critics as one of the best nonfiction writers of his generation.

Tis The Season To Recycle ... Cardboard Boxes!

on November 22, 2018 - 6:50pm

COUNTY News:

Toys and clothes and boxes oh my! With the holidays upon us and shopping sprees in full swing, Environmental Services anticipates an increase in cardboard boxes.

To help accommodate the extra cardboard, the staff have added more cardboard recycling locations throughout Los Alamos County.

As a friendly reminder, please flatten the cardboard boxes.

Cardboard Recycling Locations:

  • Los Alamos Ice Rink at 4475 West Road;
  • Los Alamos County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.;
  • North Mesa Ball Fields on North Mesa Road;
  • Sullivan Field Recycling Center in the Sullivan Parking Lot;

Water Pipe Bursts Early This Morning In Western Area

on November 22, 2018 - 8:18am
A water pipe burst this morning on the water tank in Western Area and water runs down across West Road near the Los Alamos Ice Rink. A utility department spokesperson reports that an investigation is underway to determine whether the pipe actually burst or the tank just overflowed. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com
 
Water from the burst pipe this morning on the water tank in Western Area. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

A water pipe burst this morning on the tank directly behind the homes where Fairway and 47th Street meet off of the Trinity Drive side of

East Jemez Road/NM 4 Intersection May Be Modified

on November 22, 2018 - 7:52am
Conceptual design plan of one of the options for the intersection at East Jemez Road and N.M. 4. Courtesy image
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Traffic accidents and long lines of cars alternating between shuffling forward and braking are a common occurrence at the intersection of East Jemez Road and N.M. 4.
 
The NNSA Los Alamos Field Office is addressing these issues as well as improving transportation of transuranic waste to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad.
 
A proposed option is currently being pursued by the field office.

Los Alamos County Council Approves Resolution Supporting Health Security Act

on November 22, 2018 - 7:37am
Los Alamos County Councilor Pete Sheehey
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Council joined with 16 other New Mexico counties and 20 other cities when it unanimously approved a resolution to show support for the Health Security Act.

The resolution, which was introduced by Councilor Pete Sheehey Nov. 13 during the regular council meeting, was passed 5-0. Councilors Susan O’Leary and Rick Reiss were absent.

In an interview with the Daily Post after the meeting, Sheehey said that Los Alamos adding itself to the list of entities that support

County Board Of Adjustment Meets Nov. 26

on November 22, 2018 - 7:01am

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 14 To Nov. 19, 2018

on November 21, 2018 - 5:10pm

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 filed against them.

RICHARD LYNN ROLSTON

Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. / Police arrested Richard Lynn Rolston, 58, of Los Alamos on Diamond Drive and charged him with DUI and driving with an open container of alcohol.

 

JAYLYN ASHLEY VALDEZ

Nov. 15 at 2:27 p.m. / Police arrested Jaylyn Ashley Valdez, 22, of Espanola on NM 502 on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.

 

 

CHRISTINA CARDENAS

Los Alamos Municipal Court Closes At Noon Today

on November 21, 2018 - 10:16am

MUNICIPAL COURT News:

The Los Alamos County Municipal Court is closing at noon today and will remain closed through Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

The court reopens at 8 a.m. Monday.

County: Tis The Season To Recycle!

on November 21, 2018 - 7:10am

COUNTY News:

Toys and clothes and boxes oh my! With the holidays upon us and shopping sprees in full swing, the Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division anticipates an increase in cardboard boxes.

To help accommodate the extra cardboard, more cardboard recycling locations are added throughout the County. As a friendly reminder, flatten the cardboard boxes.

Cardboard Recycling Locations:

Ice Rink                                                                               4475 West Road;

Los Alamos County Municipal Building                               1000 Central Ave.;

North

County Planning & Zoning Commission Meets Nov. 28

on November 20, 2018 - 7:45am

Community Development Advisory Board Meets Monday

on November 17, 2018 - 6:48am

Letter To The Editor: Council’s Action On Health Care

on November 17, 2018 - 5:58am
By RICHARD NEBEL
Los Alamos
 

This is a response to the County Council’s recent action on health care. I have a couple of chronic conditions that incur medical expenses that are about $3,000/month. Three years ago I didn’t have either of these problems, but when you get older medical issues can show up very quickly. Right now I have Medicare backed up by the Lab’s medical insurance. I don’t have co-pays or deductibles, so it works out well for me.

Since most people in Los Alamos do or did work at the lab, my health care benefits are pretty typical.

Board Of Public Utilities To Consider Advanced Metering

on November 16, 2018 - 6:23pm

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) is seeking approval 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.

Traffic Alert: Utility Work On Iris Street Monday

on November 16, 2018 - 6:02pm

Traffic Alert:

Natural gas crews with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities will repair a gas line on Iris Street, just west of the 9th Street intersection behind the Los Alamos County Municipal Building.

Work is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and wrap up by 4 p.m. Monday.

Crews will excavate a section of road to repair the gas line on the south side of Iris behind the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

Iris will be blocked to all traffic between the tennis courts and Aspen Apartments, just west of 9th Street.

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