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Pet of the Week: Turbo the Dog

on March 15, 2013 - 10:22am

Turbo the 2-year-old dog. Courtesy/FOS

SHELTER News:

Pet of the Week: Handsome and friendly 2-year-old Turbo arrived at the Los Alamos County Animal shelter because his owner moved to a place that would not allow dogs.

Turbo likes adult humans, female dogs and some male dogs. He does not know any cats.

His size and energy are not conducive to children, and it is not known how he relates to them.

Turbo loves tennis balls and wants to retrieve them for you. Turbo has recently been diagnosed with thyroid issues.

The medication is inexpensive and easy to administer.

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DPU Charter Review Committee Holding First Meeting

on March 15, 2013 - 10:10am

COUNTY News:

The Department of Public Utilities Charter Review Committee will hold its first meeting 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27 in the Community Building’s Training Room, 20th Street and Central Avenue.

This will primarily be an organizational meeting to appoint a chair and vice-chair and review the scope of work.

This is an open meeting and the public is welcome to attend.

 

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County Officials Cook for Winning Firefighters

on March 14, 2013 - 2:27pm

Lunching today on meatballs over polenta in red sauce, from left, Los Alamos County Deputy Administrator Brian Bosshardt, Firefighter Robert Fuselier, Fire Cadet Nick Bever, County Environmental Specialist Tom Nagawiecki, Fire Chief Troy Hughes, Capt. James Pepe, Firefighter Sean Henry, Firefighter Michael Lewis and County Administrator Harry Burgess. Bosshardt prepared the meal, assisted by Burgess as a way to reward the firefighters at Station 4 on Diamond Drive near the golf course for being the top energy savers in the County's Energy Conservation Competition over the last six months. 
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Electric Upgrades Underway on Deacon Street

on March 14, 2013 - 9:30am

DPU Work

The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities’ electric linemen will begin trenching on Deacon Street today, March 14, to install new electric lines to upgrade circuit 14.

This circuit services the eastern portion of the Los Alamos townsite.

Crews will trench 120 feet at the intersection of Deacon Street and 17th Street to install the new lines.

Work will continue for several days. No interruption of power is required at this time. Motorists and pedestrians are encouraged to be attentive to the work zone, as work proceeds.

The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) operates the

Los Alamos Police Set to Host 'Prescription Drug Take Back Day' April 27

on March 12, 2013 - 9:52am

Courtesy/DEA

LAPD News:

Det. Sgt. Oliver Morris and his team at the Los Alamos Police are set to host a "Prescription Drug Take Back Day" between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., April 27 in the east parking lot of Los Alamos Medical Center, 3917 West Road.

The local event is being conducted as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration's national "Prescription Drug Take Back Day."

This is a great opportunity for citizens who have accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.

In the four previous Take-Back events, DEA in conjunction with state, local and

Los Alamos County Fire Stations Significantly Reduce Energy Usage as a Result of Energy Conservation Competition

on March 12, 2013 - 9:20am

Los Alamos Fire Department Flyer: An example of one of the fliers posted in the participating fire stations to promote energy conservation. Courtesy/LAC

Fire Energy Competition Scoreboard: The scoreboard that was posted in each fire house, from early in the competition. Courtesy/LAC

COUNTY News:

After a six-month fire department energy conservation competition that approached the heat and intensity of a five-alarm fire the winner is ... Fire Station 4!

Fire Station 4 on Diamond Drive near the Los Alamos County Golf Course, reduced its electricity usage an average of 30 percent per month.

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Help Plan Senior Appreciation Night

on March 12, 2013 - 9:11am
COUNTY News:
Individuals and volunteers interested in helping to plan a safe, fun-filled, drug free, all-night celebration for Los Alamos High School and home school graduating seniors are invited to a Senior Appreciation Night (SAN) planning meeting set for 1-2 p.m., Thursday, March 14 at the Aquatic Center Training Room, 2760 Canyon Road. 
Parents, organization representatives, community service groups and business owners are especially invited to attend.
SAN is a cooperative effort between parent volunteers, Los Alamos County Recreation Division, The Family YMCA, and approximately 40

Fuller Lodge Transformer Installation Set For March 16-17

on March 12, 2013 - 8:55am

DPU and County Facilities crews conduct preliminary work Monday afternoon for the installation of a new transformer on the Fuller Lodge grounds to correct a long-standing problem with the main power feed to the building. Photo by Carol A Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A Clark/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

This weekend, March 16-17 Fuller Lodge, the adjacent Art Center, the Community Building and Ashley Pond Park will be without electricity as County crews begin the first phase of major improvements planned for Fuller Lodge over the summer.

Department of Public Utilities and

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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Feb. 28 To March 6, 2013

on March 11, 2013 - 10:18am

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.

ROWENA MACDONALD

Feb. 28 at 3:10 p.m. / Police arrested Rowena MacDonald, 46, of Los Alamos on Trinity Drive on an outstanding warrant from the State of Missouri.

 

 

LARRY BOBO

Feb. 28 at 2:47 p.m. / Police arrested Larry Bobo, 37, of Los Alamos near Diamond Drive and Ridgeway Drive and charged him with driving without headlights, driving with an obstructed windshield and DUI.

 

 

Community Broadband Network Business Plan Presentation Tuesday

on March 11, 2013 - 9:42am

COUNTY News:

Tuesday March 12, Los Alamos County Council will hear a presentation on the Community Broadband Network project; a last-mile, open-access, fiber optic network project under consideration by Los Alamos County.

The project team will focus the presentation on the business plan and its recommendations, including a proposed increase in gross receipts tax to finance the project.

Digital copies of the presentation and handouts are available at the Los Alamos County Council website under the Agenda and Minutes section.

In addition, an Open Forum is available at www.losalamosnm.us for

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Russian Delegation to Visit Los Alamos March 25

on March 10, 2013 - 10:32am

LASSCI News:

Los Alamos–Sarov Sister City Initiative (LASSCI) is preparing to host a Russian Delegation from its Sister City of Sarov March 25 through April 3

The visit will involve a VNIIEF Group Leader who is also an elected member of the Sarov Duma (analog of a U.S. County Council), a local journalist, an English teacher, and two persons involved with human resources in Sarov and VNIIEF.

The delegation will have opportunities during their visit to meet with media representatives including those from the Los Alamos Daily Post to learn how media work in a community like Los Alamos –

Work Continues Along East Road

on March 10, 2013 - 9:13am

Workers were busy recently digging holes near the Fire Station on East Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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Community Broadband Network Project Team to Make Presentation to Council March 12

on March 9, 2013 - 10:06am

COUNTY News:

The Community Broadband Network project team will make a presentation to the Los Alamos County Council at its work session at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 at Fire Station # 3 in White Rock.

The presentation will be informational only. If you are unable to attend the meeting, you can listen to it live on KRSN AM1490.

The meeting is open to the public.

Helpful Links

  • The CBN project website can be found here…
  • The staff report, presentation and supporting documentation can be found by clicking here…
  • An Open Forum is available for County citizens to express their opinion on the
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EGGSTRAVAGANZA Rolls Out March 31 at Golf Course!

on March 9, 2013 - 9:14am

Sheer bliss ensued as kids took off to collect Easter eggs scattered across the Los Alamos Golf Course during last year's Eggstravaganza. Courtesy photo

Staff report

It is that time of year again and everyones invited to the annual EGGSTRAVAGANZA at the Los Alamos Golf Course!

Over the past several years, the popular event has grown from participation of 500 kids to well over 800 last year.

It has become a huge community event, with participation from surrounding cities.

Last year 10,000 goody-filled plastic eggs were spread over the Los Alamos Golf Course and more than 800 kids ages 12

County Line: March 8

on March 9, 2013 - 7:14am

COUNTY News:

Remember ... Daylight Saving Time begins 2 a.m. Sunday - SPRING your alarm clock forward one hour!

Council Meeting Tuesday

It's a Work Session in White Rock (7 p.m. at Fire Station #3 on N.M. 4.) What's on the agenda? The discussion is likely to focus on the business plan for the proposed Community Broadband Network.
http://www.losalamosnm.us/gov/Pages/PublicCommentForum.aspx or download the agenda for Tuesday night here: http://www.losalamosnm.us/gov/council/Pages/default.aspx

Looking for volunteers

The Police Department put out the call this week for anyone who might be

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Burgess Delivers ‘State of the County’ Address

on March 8, 2013 - 11:20am
Attendees listen to County Administrator Harry Burgess discuss the 'State of the County' during Thursday's Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast at UNM-LA. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Administrator Harry Burgess delivers his 'State of the County' report to Chamber of Commerce members at Thursday's breakfast meeting. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/losalamosdailypost.com.

Los Alamos County Administrator Harry Burgess presented his “State of the County” report at a Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast

Which Norris and Lois Bradbury Sculpture Should Be Placed at New Municipal Building?

on March 8, 2013 - 8:06am

See all three sculpture proposal options below:

COUNTY News:

The Art in Public Places Advisory Board has posted a new question on the County’s “Open Forum” webpage: Which Norris and Lois Bradbury sculpture should be recommended to the County Council for fabrication and installation at the new Los Alamos County Municipal Building?

The Board is seeking public comment on proposals received for this next set of historical sculptures.

Community Invited to Grand Opening for Multi-Purpose Covered Arena

on March 7, 2013 - 10:23am

COUNTY News:

The construction of the new Multi-Purpose Covered Arena near the North Mesa Stables is now complete.

The community is invited to join the Los Alamos County Council as they host a Grand Opening event for the new arena at 4 p.m., March 22 at Brewer Arena, 750 North Mesa Road.

A project website has been established to provide updates about this project at www.losalamosnm.us and click on “Projects.” The website will be updated whenever new information becomes available.  

The public may e-mail questions or comments to cpfd@lacnm.us.

The Los Alamos Pony Club submitted a Capital

Underground Cable Short Caused Tuesday Power Outage

on March 7, 2013 - 9:21am

DPU News:

An underground cable termination caused Tuesday afternoon’s power outage that lasted nearly two hours and affected a portion of North Mesa.

Reported at 2:05 p.m., approximately one third of the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities’ customers were without power on San Ildefonso Road beginning at and including the Del Norte/Del Sol neighborhoods and continuing east out to Big Rock Loop. DPU’s electric line crew repaired the cable and restored electricity by 3:50 p.m. Tuesday.

The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) operates the county-owned electric, gas, water & wastewater

LAPD Seeks Citizen Volunteers

on March 7, 2013 - 8:09am

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department (LAPD) is looking for citizens for a variety of tasks, as they seek to expand a successful existing volunteers program into new police administration areas.

The goal of the department is to call upon citizen volunteers to help with daily non-emergency response tasks in order to allow police officers more time in the field concentrating on police enforcement and pro-active community outreach programs or services.

LAPD is seeking volunteers to assist in three areas:

  • Fingerprinting services;
  • Data entry; and
  • Food preparation in the detention

LAPS Board Meets Tuesday, March 12

on March 7, 2013 - 6:44am

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos School Board will hold its Regularl School Board Meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 in the Los Alamos High School Speech Theatre.

The agenda for the meeting will be posted at the District Office the Thursday before the meeting.

If special accommodations are required, notifiy the secretary to the superintendent 72 hours before the meeting at 663-2230.

Governor Calls Out Rep. Garcia Richard

on March 7, 2013 - 1:29am

Gov. Susana Martinez
By GREG KENDALL
Los Alamos Daily Post

This morning on the KRSN AM 1490 morning show, Gov. Susana Martinez accused Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard of breaking her campaign promise to voters in Los Alamos with regard to driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants (House Bill 606.)

Garcia Richard is on record during her campaign for favoring the repeal of the current law, which grants driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants, saying “It’s a bad law that needs to be changed.”

It appears Garcia Richard was trying to do just that through her vote yesterday.

Shelter Searching for Owner of Cat Found at Ski Hill

on March 6, 2013 - 7:43am

Council Creates DPU Charter Review Committee

on March 5, 2013 - 9:45pm

From left, Councilors Fran Berting, Steve Girrens, David Izraelevitz and Council Chair Geoff Rodgers in Council Chambers discuss the DPU Charter Review Committee during this evening's County Council meeting. Print Screen Photo

Staff report

With a series of motions, the Los Alamos County Council appointed five people to the Department of Public Utilities Charter Review Committee.

The new DPU Charter Review Committee members are David Powell (DPU Board Member), Councilor Steve Girrens, Susan O'Leary, Kirk Christensen and Ed Birnbaum.

The Committee is tasked with looking into the issues of

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Council Approves Fire Administration Move to 999 Central

on March 5, 2013 - 9:29pm

Fire Chief Troy Hughes answers Council Council questions about the new lease. Print Screen Photo

Staff report

County Council approved a new lease for Los Alamos County Fire Administration at 999 Central Ave. effective May 1.

Councilor Rick Reiss recused himself due to being a party to the lease. The Fire Department has been at its current location in the TRK Building (195 East Road) since 1994.

Reiss is the managing member and has a 25 percent ownership interest in 999 Central Ave.

Both the County Procurement Code and the New Mexico Governmental Conduct Act recognize that conflicts of

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