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Pet of the Week: Mildred the Lab Mix

on April 8, 2013 - 8:03am


Mildred is ayoung lab mix with a bundle of energy. She has a wonderful time running around the dog park, and despite her small size, enjoys the company of large dogs more than small dogs.

She is a very sweet girl who wants to please everyone.

Mildred and other adoptable pets are available at the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, (505) 662-8179.

Visit the Friends of the Shelter website at  for information about volunteering, adopting and donating.

Also check out the Petfinder page for photos and to learn more about the adoptable pets at

Groves Portrait Now Permanently Displayed in Los Alamos

on April 7, 2013 - 2:24pm
The Los Alamos High School NJROTC presents the nation's colors at the Betty Ehart Senior Center during a community celebration of Los Alamos National Laboratory's 70 years of service. Highlighting the event was the unveiling of the official military portrait of Gen. Leslie Groves donated to the Los Alamos Historical Museum by the Groves family. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Listening to Los Alamos WWII Historian Nancy Bartlit, from left, LANL Director Charlie McMillan, Los Alamos County Council Chair Geoff Rodgers and Lt. Col. Antoinette Gant, commander, U.S.

Los Alamos Animal Shelter Helps Santa Fe With Space Issue From Dog Hoarding Case

on April 7, 2013 - 12:04pm

Jacinta Leston with 5-year-old Bandalario and 4-year-old Poncio Saturday at the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter. The male Chihuahuas were transferred from the Santa Fe Shelter recently to make room for 48 dog hoarding victims. Contact the Los Alamos Shelter to adopt Bandalario or Poncio. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Ruby, a 2-year-old pit bull and Heath, a 3-year-old shepherd mix take time out from playing to eat treats Saturday at the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter. Ruby and Heath transferred in from the Santa Fe Shelter. Contact the Los Alamos Shelter to adopt Ruby or Heath.

Letter to the Editor: Roundabout Announced on Day of Jokes

on April 7, 2013 - 11:21am
Los Alamos

After six years of County-caused delay, the state will now begin to redo N.M. 502, if only for the segment from Knecht Street to Canyon Road.

I am sure the experienced state designers will produce a fine working design from the conceptual one.

It was appropriate that NMDoT's press release, which indicated that the County Council's desired roundabout at Central Avenue be included, should be made on April Fool's Day - a day of jokes.


Councilor Kristin Henderson Attends Open House

on April 6, 2013 - 8:44am

Los Alamos County Councilor Kristin Henderson with County Information Technology Project Manager Estevan Gonzales with a pilot from New Mexico Airlines in front of the new commuter plane during Friday's open house at the Los Alamos County Airport. Courtesy photo

Pancakes and Canine Kisses on Sunday's Menu

on April 6, 2013 - 7:33am

JJAB: 'Opiate Addiction - No Exceptions' April 17

on April 6, 2013 - 5:51am
JJAB News:
This month's Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting is 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 in Building 1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site ... note the change in time.
Jennifer Weiss, executive director of the Heroin Awareness Committee (HAC), will present "Opiate Addiction - No Exceptions," a presentation and discussion regarding the current reality of drug addiction in New Mexico and the prevalence of prescription drug abuse among youth.  
The public is welcome to attend this discussion.

Community Tours New Commuter Plane at Los Alamos County Airport

on April 5, 2013 - 10:45am

The community is invited to stop by the Los Alamos County Airport until 1 p.m. today to check out the new commuter airplane, which begins air service to Albuquerque Monday, April 8. Take a look inside the plane, ask questions and get a few photos with the plane and pilots. Watch for an exclusive video in the Los Alamos Daily Post of an actual flight experience this morning as well as photos from today's media event at the airport. Photo by Greg kendall/

Pajarito Astronomers Hosts Dark Night April 13

on April 5, 2013 - 9:25am

PA News:

The Pajarito Astronomers will hold a County-sponsored Dark Night starting at 7:45 p.m. (sunset), Saturday, April 13 at Spirio Soccer Field, Overlook Park in White Rock.

Weather permitting, the public is invited to come out, wander among the telescopes and star gaze.

A crescent moon will be visible, as will the planets Jupiter and Saturn. There will be a tour of the winter and spring constellations, and there will be telescope views of double stars, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Viewing will end before midnight.

County Officials Visit With Los Alamos Housing Partnership Board

on April 3, 2013 - 1:58pm

Community and Economic Development Department Director Anne Laurent and County Housing Manager Paul Andrus, at center, met in the fourth floor conferance room of Los Alamos National Bank Tuesday evening with members of the Los Alamos Housing Partnership Board of Directors, from left, Karl Hjelvik, Bob Fuselier, Pearl White, Denise Terrazas and Anne Nobile. The group discussed affordable housing issues within the community. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Test Drive New Commuter Plane at County Airport Open House Friday

on April 3, 2013 - 7:56am



Come check out the plane that could be your next ride to Albuquerque!

The Los Alamos County Airport is hosting an open house 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 5.

The open house will feature tours of the Cessna Caravan, a nine-seat turbopropaircraft—one of the New Mexico Airlines’ fleet that will be providing commercial air service between Los Alamos and Albuquerque beginning Monday, April 8.

“Once people see the plane and gain an understanding of how reliable it is, they will not be able to resist choosing a $49, 20-minute flight to the Sunport over a two-hour


Los Alamos Historical Sculptures Master Plan - The Details

on April 2, 2013 - 11:44am
Oppenheimer and Groves statues on Central Avenue in front of Fuller Lodge adorned with flowers during the 2012 County Fair. Photo by Greg Kendall/

By Greg Kendall
Los Alamos Daily Post


The Historical Sculptures Master Plan

The Historical Sculptures “Master Plan” proposes 18 bronze lifelike statues representing five eras of Los Alamos History be placed in multiple locations in the downtown Los Alamos area. 

The historical eras are the Manhattan Project, Ranch School, Homestead, Cold War and Ancestral Pueblo.

Nancy Bartlit, a former county councilor and past president of

Summer Concert Series Benefit Dance April 12

on April 2, 2013 - 9:05am

County Notice of Possible Quorum

on April 2, 2013 - 7:57am


County's Server/Webpage Down for Several Hours Beginning 5 p.m. April 5

on April 1, 2013 - 4:29pm


As part of the upcoming move to the new Municipal Building, the County’s Information Management staff will be bringing down the server that hosts the County’s webpage.

The server will be down at 5 p.m. Friday and the webpage will be temporarily unavailable for a few hours while the server is physically moved to its new location in the new building.



NMDOT Selects Roundabout Alternative for NM 502–Trinity Drive

on April 1, 2013 - 4:02pm


Santa Fe – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will move forward with plans to develop a roundabout at the N.M. 502-Trinity Drive/Central Avenue intersection in Los Alamos.

Construction will begin in the summer of 2014, and according to NMDOT, the roundabout will improve traffic flow and safety at this intersection.

Based on recent comments received from the public, the majority of commenters supported the roundabout, NMDOT said.

During the past decade, NMDOT and Los Alamos County developed and evaluated several alternatives to reconstruct N.M.

Open House April 5 Celebrating Los Alamos Airport’s New Air Service Launch

on April 1, 2013 - 6:38am


Los Alamos County and New Mexico Airlines will host an open house 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 5 at the Los Alamos County Airport—or LAM as it’s referred to by booking agents, pilots and travelers alike in anticipation of the service launch on Monday, April 8.

Chief Pilot Dave Jones will fly into LAM first thing Friday morning and will be giving tours of the plane and a limited number of flights for members of the media and other community officials. 

Attendees will be able to enter a drawing for a roundtrip flight for two.

Airport Manager Peter Soderquist will be


Plant Trees, Grow Awareness During Earth Week

on March 31, 2013 - 8:17am


The healthiest county in the nation – Los Alamos, New Mexico – is also one of the most earth-friendly.

Los Alamos County will celebrate National Earth Week beginning April 22 and National Park Week April 20–28 with many free, family-friendly events.

There will be opportunities to replant trees destroyed in the 2011 Las Conchas Fire and a chance to “Dig Nature” with the Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s big Earth Day Festival, among other activities.

As part of a long term effort by the Forest Service, the Española Ranger District is looking for up to 50 volunteers to


A View From the Stacks: Exhibit Space Means the Library is Much More Than Just Books

on March 30, 2013 - 11:50am
Gallery Manager, Mesa Public Library

From cutting edge contemporary art installations to quilts, recycled scrap metal sculpture to World War II memorabilia, traveling museum exhibits to exhibits designed and created by university students, the Mesa Public Library Art Gallery provides the only flexible, general exhibition space in Los Alamos County.

It is a great space:  light filled and soaring, a gem tucked away on the third floor in the landmark building designed by world renowned architect Antoine Predock, dubbed by New Mexico museum professionals one of the best

County Budget Hearings Set for April 15-17

on March 30, 2013 - 9:00am

Comparison of Expenditures by Category. Courtesy/LAC


Los Alamos County Office of Management and Budget released the prosposed 2014 County Budget.

By County Charter, the proposed budget for the next fiscal year must be published each year no later than March 31.

The proposed Los Alamos County budget for FY14 is available for review at the 311 Customer Care Center in Central Park Square and at the reference desk at Mesa Public Library.

The schedule for budget hearings also was announced. The budget hearings are 7-10 p.m. April 15-17.

Public Comment is 7-7:30 p.m.


County Line: March 29

on March 30, 2013 - 8:56am

Annual Easter Egg Hunt - Sunday at the Golf Course

Get out and enjoy the spring weather with your family and friends at our local golf course - the egg-stravaganza is sponsored by the local golf association - the fun begins at 1:00 p.m.

Council takes a break from meetings

No Council meetings for the next two weeks, but after that, get ready for Councilors to dive into budget hearings for three days (April 15 through 17, starting at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers).

Publication of the Proposed County Budget for FY14

By County Charter, the proposed budget for the next fiscal year must be published

County Eco Station Closed Sunday March 31

on March 29, 2013 - 11:57am


In observance of Easter, the Los Alamos County Eco Station and Overlook Park Convenience Center will be closed Sunday March 31.

DIrect questions to the Environmental Services Division at 662-8163.


Russian Visitors Experience Life in Los Alamos

on March 29, 2013 - 10:29am

A Russian Delegation from the Sister City of Sarov are visiting Los Alamos through next Wednesday, April 3. The delegation spent time with County Administer Harry Burgess, center, and other County officials Thursday afternoon in the conference room at the County Administrator's Office. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Russian Delegation members from the Sister City of Sarov gather in Council Chambers Tuesday evening in preparation for their recognition by Council. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Council Chair Geoff Rodgers accepts a gift from the Russian

County Pavement Manager Tom Roach Retires

on March 29, 2013 - 7:38am

Los Alamos County Pavement Manager Tom Roach in the Pajarito Cliffs office of Transportation Manager Nancy Talley on his final day of work Thursday. Roach retired after 14 years of service to Los Alamos County. 'I started here without fanfare and I want to leave here without fanfare,'  Roach told the Los Alamos Daily Post. Public Works Department Director Philo Shelton said that Roach will be greatly missed and that he was completely dedicated to the County - working around the clock during snow removal efforts to ensure that everyone else in the community could travel safely.

Finishing Touches Underway on Municipal Building

on March 29, 2013 - 7:12am

A worker paints an exterior wall of the new Los Alamos County Municipal Building in preparation for next month's phased move-in of employees. Photo by Carol A. Clark/