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'Women, Science And Project Y' Exhibit At Los Alamos County Municipal Building

on January 24, 2018 - 7:52am
Frances Dunne setting an explosives point in the spring of 1945 at R Site or Two Mile Mesa. Courtesy/Los Alamos Historical Society Photo Archives

Dorothea Hermann, left, and Lyda Speck in their crowded Women’s Army Corps barracks in 1945. An unknown WAC is moving in the background. Courtesy/Vieira Collection, Los Alamos Historical Society Photo Archives
 
By AIMEE SLAUGHTER
Los Alamos Historical Society
 
The next time you’re in the Los Alamos County Municipal Building, be sure to check out the new exhibit from the Los Alamos History Museum, “Women, Science, and Project Y.”
 
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County Tourism Work Group Meeting Friday

on January 24, 2018 - 7:24am

Joint Council & Utilities Board Meeting Thursday

on January 23, 2018 - 2:29pm

Community Playdate Set For Feb. 3

on January 23, 2018 - 9:23am

COMMUNITY News:

The Los Alamos County Library children’s librarians and Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) invite children and their parents or caregivers to a community playdate 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 3 at Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Ave., Youth Services Zone.

This free, drop-in event is being hosted to launch the Los Alamos County Library’s new board book collection and continue to introduce the Los Alamos Affiliate of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. In addition to providing families with opportunities to peruse the board book collection and sign up for

Arts In Public Places Advisory Board Meets Thursday

on January 23, 2018 - 7:19am
COUNTY News:
 
The Arts in Public Places Advisory Board meets 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 in Council Chambers in the Los Alamos County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
 
The meeting is open to the public.
 
Agenda:
 
1. CALL TO ORDER
 
2. PUBLIC COMMENT
 
3. APP BOARD BUSINESS
  • 10349-18 Approval of Minutes from Dec. 14, 201
  • 10350-18 Collect Conflict of Interest Form
4. CURRENT PROJECTS
  • 10351-18 Project update for the proposed underpass for Hwy 502 near the Canyon Rim Trail head - Presenters: Catherine Ozment
  • 10352-18 WR Pottery Project - update on cost of educational

Court Hearing Held On O'Leary Emails

on January 22, 2018 - 6:00pm

Los Alamos County Attorney Alvin Leaphart, right, and Attorney Tony F. Ortiz who is representing the Los Alamos County Council in a lawsuit alleging violations of the Inspection of Public Records Act filed by former Los Alamos resident Patrick Brenner. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Attorney Blair Dunn, left, and his client Patrick Brenner await a hearing Friday afternoon in Brenner's case against the Los Alamos County Council. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

First Judicial District Judge Greg Shaffer directed

Chandler Participates in Womens March, Supports Immigrants Rights

on January 22, 2018 - 11:25am

Los Alamos County Council Vice Chair Chris Chandler, second from left, participating in the Womens March Sunday in Santa Fe in support of justice for immigrants. Courtesy photo

Helen Milenski Announces Bid For County Council

on January 21, 2018 - 8:44am
Helen Milenski
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Helen Milenski told the Los Alamos Daily Post that she has decided to run for a seat on the Los Alamos County Council.

“I’ve heard it said that the best person for the job of a politician is the one who doesn’t want it and I’ve had to have my arm twisted pretty hard to get me to do this,” Milenski said. “I get emails every week from people who have seen what I’ve done and ask me to run for County Council. I get stopped in the grocery store and while sitting at Subway with my family.

Most Of Bandelier Closed During Government Shutdown

on January 20, 2018 - 7:35am

Most of Bandelier National Monument is closed to visitor use due to the current situation with the budget of the federal government. Courtesy/NPS

BANDELIER News:

As of today, Saturday, Jan. 20, most of Bandelier National Monument will be closed to visitor use due to the current situation with the budget of the federal government.

The closure is necessary for visitor safety and preservation of the fragile archeological and natural resources. The closure will last until the budget situation allows for park staff to return to duty.

County Personnel Board Meeting Canceled Jan. 23

on January 20, 2018 - 5:30am
COUNTY News:
 
The Los Alamos County Personnel Board meeting scheduled for Jan. 23 has been canceled.

LAPD Charges Kevin Medinger With Theft Of Gun, Cash

on January 19, 2018 - 8:37am

Kevin Medinger

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL

Los Alamos Daily Post

maire@ladailypost.com

 

Los Alamos police arrested Kevin Medinger, 32, Thursday morning and charged him with five felony counts in connection with the theft of a firearm and cash from a local residence.

According to documents filed in Los Alamos Magistrate Court, the case was originally opened by Cpl. David Boe after he received a report that a Smith & Wesson .38 special revolver was missing from an Orange Street residence where Medinger did odd jobs for the victim.

Construction On N.M. 502 Shoulder Begins Tuesday

on January 18, 2018 - 3:04pm

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities has announced that crews with its electric distribution division will begin construction activities on the north shoulder of N.M. 502, just west of Camino Entrada. 

Weather permitting, work may begin Tuesday, Jan. 23 and continue through the month of February. 

 Working 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, crews will be upgrading equipment in the area to improve electric reliability for the adjacent neighborhoods. 

The project footprint is limited to the shoulder and should have minimal impacts on traffic. 

Mysteries At The Museum Episode Features Los Alamos And Manhattan Project On Travel Channel Tonight

on January 18, 2018 - 2:25pm

COUNTY News:

At the end of October, the Travel Channel crew visited Los Alamos to film an episode of Mysteries at the Museum at Fuller Lodge.

The episode features Los Alamos and the Manhattan Project.

The producers notified the County today that the show will air at 8 p.m. today on the Travel Channel and other showings will be available.

Visit: http://www.travelchannel.com/shows/manhattan-project-mysteries-at-the-museum/episodes/manhattan-project-mysteries-at-the-museum

Horne: Los Alamos County Politics

on January 18, 2018 - 12:57pm
By JOHN L. HORNE
Formerly of Los Alamos
 
Since my departure from Los Alamos in November, I have missed so many people that I was blessed to know for the past 44 years that I lived there.
 
No place we live is perfect, but there are certain elements that seriously detract from the good. Those elected or appointed to government positions should listen to and serve the people in their community. I personally do not miss that faction of Los Alamos County.
 
I believe there are many devious, self-serving individuals who have previously and currently hold positions on the Los Alamos

Surveillance Video Shows Thieves Robbing County Facility ... Police Ask Public For Help Identifying Them

on January 18, 2018 - 12:12pm
Thief number 1 in action robbing a county facility Jan. 8 in Los Alamos. Courtesy/LAPD
 
Thief number 2 stealing a wheelbarrow full of chainsaws Jan. 8 from a county facility. Courtesy/LAPD
 
Watch video of thieves in action:
 
 
LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department Investigations Section is seeking the identities of two suspects in a local burglary case of a county facility.

LAPD is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the male suspects as seen in the surveillance footage.

LAPD is offering a

County Transportation Board Recruiting New Members

on January 18, 2018 - 10:20am

 

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Jan. 10 – Jan. 15, 2018

on January 17, 2018 - 2:45pm

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.

JACOB ROMERO

Jan. 10 at 11:55 p.m. / Police arrested Jacob Romero, 32, of Alcalde in Espanola on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 

ALLAN L. HOULE

Jan. 12 at 5:07 p.m. / Police arrested Allan L. Houle, 30, of Los Alamos in Santa Fe on an outstanding District Court Warrant.

 

CHARLES J. STERBA

Jan. 13 at 933 a.m. / Police arrested Charles J.

County Board Of Public Utilities Meets Jan. 17

on January 17, 2018 - 6:49am

Sheriff Candidate Files Second Suit Against County

on January 16, 2018 - 4:02pm

Greg White

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos resident Greg White has filed another suit against Los Alamos County Council, this time adding County Manager Harry Burgess, Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone, County Attorney Alvin Leaphart and Assistant County Attorney Katie Thwaits to the list of defendants.

A previous petition for writ of prohibition filed by White last October in the Supreme Court was denied.

Los Alamos On Forbes List Of Richest Counties In 2017

on January 16, 2018 - 1:28pm

Los Alamos is number six on Forbes list of the top 10 richest counties in America for 2017. Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County again made the Forbes annual list of the top 10 richest counties in America for 2017. This year Los Alamos has a reported median household income of $107,126 and comes in at number 6 on the list.

New Mexico is one of the poorest states in the Union, which makes Los Alamos County stand out. The affluent Los Alamos County makes it on the list thanks to Los Alamos National Laboratory, employing 10,500 of the 18,147 residents.

The median

Municipal Judge Alan Kirk Announces Re-Election Bid

on January 16, 2018 - 8:04am
Municipal Judge Alan Kirk announces his bid for re-election Thursday evening at a GOP meeting at UNM-LA. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Alex and Erin Kirk help out with their father Judge Alan Kirk's first campaign 20 years ago. Courtesy photo
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Los Alamos County Municipal Judge Alan S. Kirk announced his bid for re-election Thursday evening at a local Republican Party meeting at UNM-LA.

Kirk is serving his 20th year on the bench and spoke about his decision to seek a 6th term, during an interview Saturday

Study Names Los Alamos County A Top Place To Get Mortgages In New Mexico

on January 15, 2018 - 11:01am
SMART ASSEST News:
 
SmartAsset, a financial technology company, recently released its fourth annual study on the Best Places to Get a Mortgage.
 
The study determines top markets by comparing the likelihood of mortgage approval by county, in addition to mortgage rates, average five-year borrowing costs and property taxes. According to the study’s Best Mortgage Markets Index, Los Alamos County ranks among the top locations in New Mexico.
 
Check out the table below to see how Los Alamos County compares to the other leaders in New Mexico:
 
Rank
County
Loan Funding Rate
5 Year Borrowing

Council Meeting Focusing On Strategic Plan Jan. 23

on January 14, 2018 - 6:22am

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Council has set an agenda item for its upcoming Council session Tuesday, Jan. 23 to discuss an update to its Strategic Plan. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers.

The strategic plan was first adopted in 2011 and goals are reviewed and updated annually by the Council to provide direction to the staff, who then develop Management Action Plans (MAPs) to achieve the goals.

The vision statement adopted by the Council six years ago is:

Los Alamos is a world-renowned community where discovery and innovation are inspired by its dramatic history

Scenes From ‘On The Grid: Off The Grid’ Reception

on January 14, 2018 - 6:18am

Scene from the reception for ‘On the Grid: Off the Grid’ art quilt show Saturday at Mesa Public Library. Photo by Katy Korkos

Artist Denise Seavey with her art quilt ‘Remember’. Photo by Katy Korkos

Quilter Carolyn Castaneda with her quilt ‘Escaped! Free at Last’. Photo by Katy Korkos

Visitors look at art quilts Saturday at Mesa Public Library. Photo by Katy Korkos

Artist Carol Kleinsorge with her quilt ‘Moon Magic’. Photo by Katy Korkos 

Burgess Presents Annual Report At Chamber Breakfast

on January 13, 2018 - 8:45am

Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess discusses the 2017 Annual Report with Chamber of Commerce members Thursday morning at UNM-LA. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Chamber members gather for the County’s annual report Thursday at UNM-LA. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL

Los Alamos Daily Post

maire@ladailypost.com

 

Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess described the County’s 2017 efforts and accomplishments in the areas of promoting economic vitality as part of his annual report Thursday morning when he addressed local Chamber of Commerce members

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