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Ponyo Screens At Mesa Public Library Feb. 7

on January 30, 2019 - 3:30pm

Ponyo will be shown Feb. 7 at Mesa Public Library. Courtesy/MPL

LIBRARY News:

Ponyo (2008, rated G, 1 hr., 41 min.), written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, will be shown Feb. 7 at Mesa Public Library.

This was Miyazaki’s 10th animated film, and it won several Japanese film awards. Miyazaki himself drew part of the animation.

The story involves Sosuke, a young boy who lives near the sea, and finds a goldfish trapped in a jar. The jar breaks and cuts him, but Ponyo the goldfish licks his wound and heals it.

Council Appoints Katrina Schmidt To Fill Open Seat

on January 30, 2019 - 12:26pm
Applicants for the open seat on Los Alamos County Council answer questions during the regular meeting Tuesday night in Council Chambers. Questions ranged from the applicants' leadership experience to what they believe are key priorities for the County. Council voted 4-2 to appoint Katrina Schmidt to fill the seat left vacant by Christine Chandler now serving as Dist. 43 State Representative. Councilor James Robinson and Council Vice Chair Pete Sheehey voted for John Bliss while Council Chair Sara Scott and Councilors Antonio Maggiore, David Izraelevitz and Randall Ryti voted for Schmidt.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Jan. 26 To Jan. 28, 2019

on January 30, 2019 - 11:00am

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.

ZACHARY DAVID MARTINEZ

Jan. 26 at 3:46 p.m. / Police arrested Zachary David Martinez, 26, of Espanola on Sombrillo Court and charged him with driving on a suspended or revoked driver’s license.

 

 

MICHAEL S. KOWALCZYK

Jan. 28 at 4:15 p.m. / Police arrested Michael S.

Meet & Greet Joe Granville & Sara Scott Feb. 2

on January 30, 2019 - 8:19am

Los Alamos County Announces Utility Billing Issues

on January 29, 2019 - 6:51pm

COUNTY News:

Officials with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities acknowledge that a problem occurred with the presentation of multiple utility bills that ran in January. These bills are displaying incorrect information as to the previous balance and the amount due.

The department is suspending bill processing activities for the rest of this week to work with its vendor to correct the issue.

“We apologize for this inconvenience,” Deputy Utilities Manager Bob Westervelt said. “Staff is committed to work with the vendor to correct this matter as expeditiously as possible.” 

In the

Diamond Drive Striping Project Starts Thursday

on January 29, 2019 - 5:11pm

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Traffic and Streets Division will begin striping Diamond Drive at approximately 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

The crew will only be striping the center white line and certain areas with yellow pain, commencing at the Omega Bridge and working toward the round-a-bout at San Ildefonso Road, then heading back to the Omega Bridge.

Note: The paint will take longer to dry with the colder weather temperature. Motorists are advised to try not to cross on the fresh striping as paint will be disrupted and may get on vehicles and mark up other sections of the road.

Also,

Los Alamos Finishes Strong In Eco Challenge

on January 29, 2019 - 12:26pm
Members of the Chamisa Elementary School Green Team with their trophy earned during the Eco Challenge. The trophy was presented Jan. 17 during the Los Alamos County Environmental Sustainability Board meeting. Courtesy photo
 
The top individual scorers during the Eco Challenge with their certificates, from left, Heather Ward, Environmental Sustainability Division Manager Angelica Gurule and Susan Hettinga. Courtesy photo
 
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

In just 21 days, Los Alamos residents aided the environment in a variety of ways.

During its

Scenes Of County Snow Clearing On 37th Street

on January 29, 2019 - 8:03am

Scenes of snow clearing Monday by Los Alamos County on 37th Street. Photo by Kathryn Willcutt

Scenes of snow clearing Monday by Los Alamos County on 37th Street. Photo by Kathryn Willcutt

Scenes of snow clearing Monday by Los Alamos County on 37th Street. Photo by Kathryn Willcutt

Scenes of snow clearing Monday by Los Alamos County on 37th Street. Photo by Kathryn Willcutt

Scenes of snow clearing Monday by Los Alamos County on 37th Street. Photo by Kathryn Willcutt

Scenes From Second Annual Leadership Los Alamos FOCUS Session Thursday Night At UNM-Los Alamos

on January 28, 2019 - 10:20am

Leadership Los Alamos hosted its second annual FOCUS Session Thursday evening at UNM-Los Alamos with Keynote Speaker Haydn Shaw who presented a talk on Resolving Generational Differences in the Workplace. Shaw is noted as a renowned speaker and author hailed as a 'leadership guru' by the Washington Post. He has helped managers and organizations for more than 25 years raise their generational IQ so they can deal with the multigenerational workforce.

Scenes From Regional Coalition Retreat Saturday

on January 28, 2019 - 9:15am
The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) held a retreat Saturday at the Espanola City Hall. More than 20 members of its regional communities and elected officials gathered together to review the organization's mission and plan for next steps. Santa Fe County Manager Katherine Miller presents proposed language changes to the Joint Powers Agreement that governs the RCLC. Courtesy photo
 
Scene from the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) retreat Saturday at the Espanola City Hall. Courtesy photo
 
Scene from the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) retreat

Daily Postcard: Colorful Sky Over Mesa Public Library

on January 28, 2019 - 7:58am

Daily Postcard: The sun begins to set early Sunday evening casting a colorful sky over Mesa Public Library in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scenes From County Plows Clearing Walnut Street

on January 26, 2019 - 7:45am

Los Alamos County snow removal crews spent time Friday clearing Walnut Street. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Scene from Los Alamos County snow removal crews Friday clearing Walnut Street. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Scene from Los Alamos County snow removal crews Friday clearing Walnut Street. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Scene from Los Alamos County snow removal crews Friday clearing Walnut Street. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Scene from Los Alamos County snow removal crews Friday clearing Walnut Street. Photo by Robert Beberniss

County Council Works To Identify Key Priorities

on January 25, 2019 - 3:21pm
Los Alamos County Council Chair Sara Scott participates in the strategic planning session Tuesday in Council Chambers. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 
 
County officials from left, Karen Kendall, Denise Cassel, Julie Habiger, Philo Shelton and Council Vice Chair Pete Sheehey at the strategic planning session. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

What should Los Alamos County Council focus on? Councilors tackled this question during a strategic planning session Tuesday in Council Chambers.

During the

County Manager Harry Burgess Delivers Annual ‘State Of The County’ Address At Chamber Business Breakfast

on January 25, 2019 - 9:13am
County Manager Harry Burgess delivers his annual ‘State of the County’ address Thursday at UNM-LA. Photo by Bonnie J.Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess presented the annual “State of the County” address at the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast Thursday at UNM-Los Alamos.

His talk comes in conjunction with the release of the County’s 2018 Annual Report.

Burgess called 2018 “an eventful year”. Nervousness over the fate of gross receipts taxes from Los Alamos National Laboratory if

Jonah Boudreau Photography At Library Saturday

on January 25, 2019 - 8:25am
Photographer Jonah Boudreau. Photo by Katy Korkos
 
LIBRARY News:
 
An exhibit of photographs by Jonah Boudreau opens to the public Saturday, Jan. 26, with an opening reception 3 to 5 p.m. at Mesa Public Library’s Upstairs Gallery.
 
Boudreau has created a body of work that speaks to his love of the natural world, and his grief about the death of that world. The photographs are dark and moody, to reflect Boudreau's feelings.
 
“The planet’s expiration date is currently set at 2060,” Boudreau says in his artist statement.

County: Walnut Residents Asked To Move Cars Off Street Friday To Help With Snow Removal Efforts

on January 24, 2019 - 8:51pm

COUNTY News:

Walnut Street residents are asked to move vehicles off the street Friday, if possible.

County snow removal crews are wrapping up in the Denver Steels and Ridgeway area today, then heading to the Walnut Street area Friday and can more effectively clear or remove snow if vehicles are parked off-street.

Erickson Discusses County Snow And Ice Control Plan

on January 24, 2019 - 11:19am
Traffic and Streets Division Manager Dan Erickson. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Snowstorms like the one that occurred New Year’s Day used to be the norm, Traffic and Streets Division Manager Dan Erickson remembers. But things changed. He said it’s been about 30 years since Los Alamos received four feet of snow.
 
So when Los Alamos was hit with a massive storm Jan. 1, it generated a huge reaction among residents. A good deal of that attention turned to the roads.
 
Erickson explained the County’s plan of

‘Atoms and Art’ Exhibit Showcases Renowned Pueblo Artist Maria Martinez And Her Ties To Los Alamos History And Culture

on January 24, 2019 - 11:12am

COUNTY News:

Combining history, culture and art, the “Atoms and Art: The Intersecting Lives of Maria Poveka Martinez and Bernice Bidwell Brode” Exhibit is coming to the Los Alamos History Museum this February in Los Alamos.

Following a donation of Maria Martinez pottery from the family of author, Bernice Brode—known for her classic work “Tales of Los Alamos: Life on the Mesa 1943–1945”—the Los Alamos Historical Society will present historical photos, the pottery collection and Bernice’s stories. 

The exhibit, sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank, brings to life the extraordinary

County Grooms Golf Course For XC Skiing

on January 24, 2019 - 10:46am

Southwest Nordic Ski Club’s Kids’ Ski group practices on freshly groomed trails Wednesday at the Los Alamos County Golf Course. Courtesy/SNSC

Members of the Southwest Nordic Ski Kids Team practicing skate (left, facing the viewer) and classic (right, skiing away from viewer) techniques on the freshly groomed xc ski trails Wednesday on the Los Alamos County Golf Course. Courtesy/SNSC

Southwest Nordic Ski Club News:

Los Alamos County Open Space Division has responded to a multitude of requests from the community for grooming on the golf course by collaborating with Southwest Nordic Ski Club

Tonight’s CDAB Meeting Is Cancelled

on January 24, 2019 - 10:41am

On The Job In Los Alamos: Changing County Banners

on January 24, 2019 - 6:11am

On the job in Los Alamos are County crews changing the scenic banners on the light poles recently along Central Avenue. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Detention Center Reopens Ahead Of Schedule

on January 23, 2019 - 5:01pm
The roof leak and HVAC system at the Los Alamos County Detention Center have been repaired and the inmates have returned. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

After having to transfer inmates to neighboring facilities due to a roof leak and a failure in the HVAC system New Year’s Day, the Los Alamos County Detention Center was able to re-open ahead of schedule.

Originally, the plan was to have the center re-populated Monday but Police Chief Dino Sgambellone said inmates were able to return Friday.

“We were able to

LAFD’s Stephen Rinaldi Receives Prestigious Appointment To NFPA Technical Committee

on January 23, 2019 - 12:25pm

LAFD Senior Fire & Life Safety Specialist Stephen Rinaldi

Staff Report:

Senior Fire & Life Safety Coordinator Stephen Rinaldi was honored recently with an appointment to serve on a Technical Committee tasked with the revision of the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) 921 Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations.

The process to serve on one of the NFPA’s committees is a competitive selection process, with dozens of applications submitted each year by fire investigators and subject matter experts internationally.

NFPA Technical Committees serve as the principal consensus

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Jan. 16 To Jan. 22, 2019

on January 23, 2019 - 11:48am

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.

DANIEL G. ARCHULETA

Jan. 16 at 12:30 p.m. / Police arrested Daniel G. Archuleta, 37, of Espanola at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Municipal Court warrant.

 

 

LYNNE JOLEEN MCCARTHY

Jan. 19 at 11:54 a.m. / Police arrested Lynne Joleen McCarthy, 67, of Madrid at North Road and 42nd Street on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.

 

ERIK GONZALEZ-LOYA

Jan.

Community Development Advisory Board Meets Jan. 24

on January 22, 2019 - 12:14pm

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