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Community Invited To Celebrate Completion Of Construction Project At Mesa Public Library Saturday

on April 5, 2019 - 9:30am

Los Alamos County Project Manager Wayne Kohlrust stands by the new HVAC system at Mesa Public Library. To celebrate the project's completion and the library's reopening, Mesa Public Library is hosting a party Saturday. Courtesy photo

LIBRARY News:

The Library is hosting a party, Saturday at Mesa Public Library, to celebrate the end of the construction project that began last August and to thank all the patrons for their support.

There will be stories, hard hats, music and cake! Also, the Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries will host a big Bag Sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

County Approaches Budget Hearings With Optimism

on April 4, 2019 - 1:16pm
Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

After passing a flat budget in FY2019 and preparing to do the same for FY2020, Los Alamos County received a pleasant surprise: Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed SB 11, which states prime contractors operating a laboratory facility in New Mexico are indeed subject to gross receipt taxes (GRT).

This means Triad, which operates Los Alamos National Laboratory, will pay GRT to Los Alamos County.

Sheehey: Setting Infrastructure Priorities -- Community Needs And Wants

on April 4, 2019 - 1:05pm

By PETE SHEEHEY
Los Alamos County Councilor

I will be hosting a Town Hall meeting with Councilors Katrina Schmidt and James Robinson 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 in Council Chambers.

We want to discuss with the community two of the seven priorities in the 2019 Strategic Leadership Plan:

  • Protecting, maintaining and improving our open spaces, recreational, and cultural amenities.
  • Investing in infrastructure.

Most of us would consider it a basic community need that our county utilities, roads, and facilities will be functional and well maintained.

Traffic Alert: Utility Work On Rover Saturday April 6

on April 4, 2019 - 11:22am

Traffic Alert:

Weather permitting, water crews with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities will replace a section of water line on Rover Boulevard between N.M. 4 and Meadow Lane.

Work is scheduled for one day only beginning at 8 a.m. and wrapping up by 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6.

Traffic control devices will be erected on the east side of the road and will block the south driveway for Del Norte Credit Union. The north driveway will remain open for ingress and egress to the credit union. Northbound traffic on Rover Rover Boulevard will be shifted to the center lane around the

County Summer Concert Series Vendor Meeting April 11

on April 3, 2019 - 3:21pm

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County PROS Division invites any and all potential Summer Concert Series vendors to sign up Thursday April 11 at the front desk at the Aquatic Center for the 2019 Summer Concert Series.

PROS Division is hosting an open community meeting 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 to go over the schedule for this summer’s concert series. The meeting will start with an introduction to the Summer Concert Series and how to sign up, then move in to changes that have taken place from the previous year and answer questions.

Council Proclaims Crime Victims’ Rights Week April 7-13

on April 3, 2019 - 3:03pm

Los Alamos County Councilor Katrina Schmidt presents Sgt. Chris Ross with a proclamation at Tuesday's Council meeting recognizing April 7-13 as Crime Victims' Rights Week. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Councilor Katrina Schmidt presented Sgt. Chris Ross with a proclamation during Tuesday night's regular council meeting recognizing April 7-13 as Crime Victims' Rights Week.

The proclamation:

WHEREAS: President Ronald Reagan first proclaimed “Victim’s Rights Week” in 1981, observing that “we need a renewed emphasis on, and an enhanced sensitivity to,

Los Alamos Police Blotter: March 28 To March 31, 2019

on April 3, 2019 - 9:41am

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.

JASON MICHAEL MIERA

March 28 at 10:47 a.m. / Police arrested Jason Michael Miera, 30, of Albuquerque on Central Avenue on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 

 

CARMEN GONZALES

March 29 at 4:54 p.m. / State Police arrested Carmen Gonzales, 34, of Chimayo on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 

 

KATIE E. PECOS

March 31 at 12:49 a.m.

Los Alamos County Council Calls For Letters Of Interest To Fill Probate Judge Vacancy

on April 3, 2019 - 8:46am

Probate Judge Anne Nobile

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Council was informed March 15 that Probate Judge Anne Nobile would resign effective June 1, 2019. Nobile was elected to the position in the November 2018 General Election.  

The County Council is responsible for filling the vacancy left by Nobile’s resignation. Based on the past approach for appointment of a Probate Judge, Council has asked the County Manager to advertise for letters of interest, to be submitted to the Council for consideration. The successful applicant would finish Nobile’s term, which will end Dec. 31, 2022.

The Votes Are In – Let The Singing Begin!

on April 3, 2019 - 6:59am
Broadway performer DS Nagid and Library Programs Coordinator Katy Korkos Tuesday during an interview at KRSN. Photo by Nancy Coombs
 
LIBRARY News:
 
Everyone is invited to a Community Singalong, 7 p.m. Friday, April 5 at Fuller Lodge. Broadway performer DS Magid and the Los Alamos County Library System have teamed up to present an evening of songs from classic Broadway musicals of the ‘40s,‘50s, and ‘60s.
 
The top vote-getters in the survey to pick the songs are: Oh What a Beautiful Morning, Getting to Know You, June is Bustin’ Out all Over, Seventy-Six Trombones and Oklahoma, More

Town Hall Meeting For Businesses 5:30 p.m. Today

on April 3, 2019 - 6:01am
CHAMBER News:
 
Business owners are invited to attend a Town Hall meeting with Los Alamos County Council Chair Sara Scott and Councilor Randall Ryti at 5:30 p.m. today, April 3 in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building.
 
The meeting will focus on one of seven goals adopted in the 2019 Strategic Leadership Plan: Enhancing support and opportunities for the local business environment. This includes appropriate support for existing businesses, growing new businesses, and supporting technology start-ups and spin-offs.
 
During the first 10 minutes, Chair Scott and Councilor Ryti will

News Alert Update: Water Line Temporarily Repaired

on April 2, 2019 - 4:42pm

News Alert Update:

Water crews with Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities have completed temporary repairs to the water line in Rover Boulevard between N.M. 4 and Meadow Lane. 

All traffic control devices have been demobilized and the southbound lane is open.

A permanent replacement of this section of water line is scheduled to occur Saturday, April 6. 

 

LAFD: New Mexico Gas Inline Inspections Begin Today

on April 1, 2019 - 9:33am

LAFD News:

New Mexico Gas is conductung its DOT required In-line Inspection on the Los Alamos DOE 12” Transmission Pipeline.

This project consists of running a tool, normally called a pig, inside the pipeline to assess the integrity of the pipe itself. The project starts at Los Alamos West, near the Quemazon community, down to Los Alamos East, which is right off N.M. 502 and Camino Entrada.

At some point during this project, blowing down small amounts of gas at Los Alamos West is required to put the tool inside the line and gas venting will be necessary at the Los Alamos East station for a

Los Alamos County Releases Results Of Economic Vitality Strategic Plan Priorities Survey

on April 1, 2019 - 9:22am

Read the entire report on the County website. 

Tourism Implementation Task Force Meets April 3

on April 1, 2019 - 7:51am

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Mesa Public Library

on March 31, 2019 - 8:01am

On the Job in Los Alamos Saturday at Mesa Public Library are employees from left, David Jolley, Eileen Sullivan and Gabriel Garcia. Mesa Public Library at 2400 Central Ave., is the Los Alamos branch of the Los Alamos County Library System. The library collection has more than 160,000 items, which include books, CD’s, DVD's, original paintings, and material in several foreign languages. The library is open seven days a week including 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

County Transportation Board Meeting Canceled

on March 31, 2019 - 7:47am

Los Alamos Police Blotter: March 21 To March 26, 2019

on March 30, 2019 - 10:23pm

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.

STEPHEN JAYMES MONTANO

March 21 at 3:33 p.m. / Police arrested Stephen Jaymes Montano, 23, of Grants at the Grants Police Department on an outstanding District Court warrant.

 

RENEE CHAVEZ

March 21 at 4:39 p.m. / Police arrested Renee Chavez, 36, of Santa Cruz in Albuquerque and charged her with the unlawful taking of a motor vehicle.

 

 

GUSTAVO SALAIZ

March 22 at 4:29

More Scenes From Ashley Pond Spring Cleanup

on March 30, 2019 - 10:45am

A County worker prepares a foundation for the installation of a 40-foot flag pole next to the pavillion during spring cleanup and maintenance activities Thursday at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Ken Hanson

The waterfowl at the pond are doing their own spring cleaning. This goose is spotted Thursday going through weird contortions to bathe itself - it's difficult to throw water on one's back without hands. Photo by Ken Hanson

Omega Fire In Los Alamos Canyon 100% Contained

on March 29, 2019 - 7:51pm

Los Alamos Deputy Fire Chief Steve Dawald, right, and Battalion Chief Jeff Wetteland at the scene of the Omega Fire that consumed four acres this afternoon in Los Alamos Canyon. The fire is now 100 percent contained. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene this afternoon of the Omega Fire that consumed four acres today in Los Alamos Canyon. The fire is now 100 percent contained. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos firefighters on scene this afternoon have now completely contained the Omega Fire. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos Fire

Blaze In Los Alamos Canyon Now Called Omega Fire

on March 29, 2019 - 5:26pm

Firefighters are on scene of a 4 acre fire burning in Los Alamos Canyon. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos Fire Department has 25 firefighters responding to a 4 acre fire down in Los Alamos Canyon now known as the Omega Fire burning near the Canyon Rim Trailhead - eastern edge of Los Alamos, south side, across N.M. 502 and the Los Alamos Co+op Market and Holiday Inn Express.

LAFD reports there is no crowning at this time and the fire line is moving east in the canyon with 50 percent containment and making positive progress, however, smoke is still visible.

Fire In Los Alamos Canyon Consumes 3-5 Acres

on March 29, 2019 - 5:16pm

Scene of fire burning in Los Alamos Canyon. Photo by Delbert Romero/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos Fire Department has 25 firefighters responding to a 3 to 5 acre fire down in Los Alamos Canyon near the Canyon Rim Trailhead - eastern edge of Los Alamos, south side, across NM502 and the LA Co-Op and Holiday Inn Express.

LAFD reports there is no crowning at this time. The fire line is moving east in the canyon. No containment. Smoke is visible. Please avoid this area - N.M. 502 eastbound is not closed at this time but this is an active fire fighting scene.

Update On Fire Underway In Los Alamos Canyon

on March 29, 2019 - 4:28pm

Update - Los Alamos firefighters are working a fire down in the canyon near the Canyon Rim Trailhead on the eastern edge of Los Alamos and the southside of N.M. 502 across from the Los Alamos Co+op Market. Caution: N.M. 502 eastbound is not closed at this time but this is an active fire fighting scene so motorists and hikers are urged to avoid the area. Check back for more on this developing story. Photo by James Liberty
Photo by James Liberty

Firefighters Battle Blaze In Los Alamos Canyon

on March 29, 2019 - 4:00pm

Los Alamos firefighters are working a fire that erupted this afternoon in Los Alamos Canyon west of the Canyon Rim Trail parking lot. Deputy Fire Chief Steve Dawald asks everyone to avoid the area if at all possible until further notice. Check back for more on this developing story. Photo by Delbert Romero/ladailypost.com

Scene from fire underway in Los Alamos Canyon west of the Canyon Rim Trail parking lot. Los Alamos Firefighters are pouring water in the blaze. Check back for more on this developing story. Photo by Delbert Romero/ladailypost.com

Scene from fire underway in Los Alamos

News Alert: Water Break On Trinity Drive

on March 29, 2019 - 3:03pm

COUNTY News:

Crews with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities have responded at about 11:30 a.m. today to a water break on Trinity Drive, west of 20 Street and across from Ashley Pond Park.

Mobilization of traffic control devices and excavation equipment was expected to occur around noon.

East bound traffic will be affected. For the safety of the crews and public, motorists are advised to slow down and obey traffic signs.

It is unknown at this time if water services will need to be temporarily turned off to customers when crews initiate repairs.

‘Kites Of Many Colors’ Coming To White Rock Library

on March 29, 2019 - 8:06am

A sample of a woven glass kite that is part of the ‘Kites of Many Colors’ project being installed over the fireplace in the White Rock Branch Library. Courtesy photo

ART News:

An exciting project is nearing completion in the White Rock Branch Library on Sherwood Boulevard. 

Installation will begin April 25 for “Kites of Many Colors”, a project consisting of woven glass kites that will be installed over the fireplace in the branch library. 

This project is by Markow and Norris who are nationally renowned glass artists.

A dedication ceremony is being planned for Sunday, April 28 with the

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