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NMDOT Selects Roundabout Alternative for NM 502–Trinity Drive

on April 1, 2013 - 4:02pm

NMDOT News:

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

COUNTY News:

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

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Plant Trees, Grow Awareness During Earth Week

on March 31, 2013 - 8:17am

COUNTY News:

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

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

on March 30, 2013 - 11:50am
Column by CAROL MEINE
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

COUNTY News:

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.

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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
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County Eco Station Closed Sunday March 31

on March 29, 2013 - 11:57am

COUNTY News:

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.

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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/ladailypost.com

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/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Council Chair Geoff Rodgers accepts a gift from the Russian
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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/ladailypost.com
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Doggie Kissing Booth Returns to Friends of the Shelter Benefit Breakfast

on March 28, 2013 - 8:02am

FOS News:

The Posse Lodge Breakfast Sunday, April 7, will benefit Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter, a local non-profit organization.

It’s more than a Breakfast:

  • Bid on gift baskets;
  • register early for the 2013 Dog Jog;
  • enter a raffle for a $400 gift certificate for a 16x20 pet photograph by Don Taylor;
  • Josephine Boyer will do glitter tattoos (on face and hands); and
  • meet some lovely shelter dogs at a mobile adoption.

Bring your family and friends and enjoy the fun. We will also have a Doggie Kissing Booth again this year!

Open 7-11 a.m., the cost is $7 for adults and $4 for

Council Honors LANL's 70 Years with Proclamation

on March 27, 2013 - 2:37pm
LANL Director Charlie McMillan presents and an update on Los Alamos National Laboratory to the Los Alamos County Council. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Staff report

LANL Director Charlie McMillan, left, with Los Alamos County Vice Chair David Izraelevits. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

The Los Alamos County Council Tuesday evening presented a proclamation to Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Charles McMillan honoring the Laboratory on its 70th Anniversary.
 
Proclamation:
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Proclamation Honoring Los Alamos National Laboratory on its 70th Anniversary and an Update

County Officials Attend Council Meeting

on March 27, 2013 - 2:18pm

Los Alamos County Assessor JoAnn Johnson and County Administrator Harry Burgess greet each other before the start of Tuesday's County Council meeting in the Community Building downtown. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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Los Alamos County Sheriff’s Office Announces New Software for Tracking Convicted Sex Offenders

on March 27, 2013 - 1:54pm

Sheriff Marco Lucero

LACSO News:

The Los Alamos County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce added software capabilities that will help residents of Los Alamos County find updated information regarding convicted sex offenders.

This new site provides viewer tracking capabilities, alert notifications, sharing abilities and school notifications.

"As Sheriff, I would encourage all to review the new web page and take advantage of the services provided at www.sheriffalerts.com/nm/losalamos," Sheriff Marco V. Lucero said.

For more information, contact the Los Alamos County Sheriff's Office

DPU Employees Earn 2013 'Operator of the Year' Awards

on March 27, 2013 - 12:40pm

Three Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities employees garnered “Outstanding Operator of the Year” awards at a recent awards banquet of the New Mexico Water and Wastewater Association. Pipefitter Jeff Romero of the Gas, Water, Sewer Division earned “Water Distribution System Operator of the Year,” Senior Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Jennifer Baca earned “Wastewater Operator of the Year” in the Laboratory Technician category while Senior Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Chris Lopez earned “Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator of the Year.” Courtesy/LAC
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Rotarians Present Life Saving AED at Council Meeting

on March 27, 2013 - 9:03am

Rotary Club of Los Alamos President Linda Hull, center, with Rotarian Alison Walters and Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider at the podium during Tuesday's County Council meeting in the Community Building. The local Rotary Club purchased an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for the community from proceeds raised during the annual Crab Fest last month. The AED will be dedicated at 1 p.m. today, March 27, at Fuller Lodge will it will be installed - the community is invited to attend the event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Council Approves Community Building For New Teen Center

on March 26, 2013 - 9:15pm

Los Alamos Teen Center Director Michelangelo Lobato and County Community & Economic Development Director Anne Laurent address Council on new Teen Center details. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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Los Alamos County Council this evening unanamously approved the Teen Center to be located at the Community Building, 20th Street and Central Avenue, and directed County staff to pursue design and development documents for the construction of this project.

During the Phase 2 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) public meetings in May 2012, Council approved a reduced program idea to

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Sneak Peek at Upcoming Summer Concert Series

on March 26, 2013 - 8:05am

The crowd chants along to the Red Elvises 'Disco Dancer' last summer. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

COUNTY SUMMER CONCERT News:

By Russ Gordon

This is what we have so far for the Los Alamos County Gordons Summer Concert Series. I think this will be our best Series yet (our 24th.)

Hope to go to print with the concert fliers in next two weeks. Almost all acts can be found on “Google” and “Youtube.”

  • 5/17 TBA Kite Fest at Overlook Park
  • 5/24 Red Elvises Ashley Pond Siberian rock- LA’s favorite band
  • 5/31 Los Pinguos TBA Argentina’s great traditional & folk-rock band
  • 6/7 Warren Hood

Los Alamos Police Blotter: March 14–March 20, 2013

on March 25, 2013 - 10:37am

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.

 

MOSES SALAZAR

March 14 at 3:45 a.m. / Police arrested Moses Salazar, 27, of Los Alamos in the 3900 block of Alabama Avenue and charged him with battery against a household member and criminal damage to property. 

March 15 at 8:45 p.m.

Registration Now Open for 10th Annual Clean Up Los Alamos Day

on March 25, 2013 - 8:13am

COUNTY News:

Residents can now register for the 10th Annual Clean Up Los Alamos Day scheduled to occur on Saturday, April 27. 

Log on to the County Clean Up Los Alamos Day webpage to register online or print out a registration form. 

Get your group or neighborhood involved in beautifying our community and preparing for wildfire season.

All community members who register to clean up a public space will receive trash bags, gloves and a participation prize. 

This year’s participation prize will be shoe bags.

Ribbon Cut on New Multi-Use Covered Arena

on March 24, 2013 - 9:24am

Molly Blair enjoys a cookie at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new multipurpose arena Friday. Molly's miniature horse Bella hopes for a bite of Molly's cookie. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com
County Council Chair Geoff Rodgers and Los Alamos Pony Club Leader Lisa Reader prepare to cut the ribbon for the new arena. Photo by Greg Kendall/Ladailypost.com

By GREG KENDALL
Los Alamos Daily Post

A crowd gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday afternoon, March 22 for the newly completed multi-use covered arena in the North Mesa neighborhood of Los Alamos.

Designed as a place to ride

School Board Schedules Three Meetings

on March 23, 2013 - 8:30am

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos School Board has scheduled an Executive Session at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 28 at Mountain Elementary School.

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss personally identifiable information about an individual student per Section 10-15-1-H(4) of the Open Meetings Act and collective bargaining negotiations per per Section 10-15-1-H(5) of the Open Meetings Act.

The Board also has scheduled a work session at Mountain Elementary School  at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28.

The agenda items include a discussion of Board meeting schedules and protocol and a presentation on

Pet of the Week: Cessna the German Shepherd/Lab Mix

on March 22, 2013 - 12:06pm

Cessna

SHELTER News:

Cessna is a German Shepherd/Lab mix found wandering near the Los Alamos County Airport last summer.

He has spent the past few months as a mostly-outdoor dog and would love to find a new family to take him out for long walks so he can regain the svelte figure he once had.

Cessna is a really nice dog who will give his owner lots of licks and tail wags in return.

Cessna 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 www.lafos.org for information about

Letter to the Editor: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love Los Alamos

on March 22, 2013 - 8:33am
By Joel M. Williams
Los Alamos

What's the chance that the "Branding of Los Alamos" will be some version of "Virginia is for Lovers"?

I like "How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love Los Alamos."

We could use a Los Alamos/Rio Grande landscape in the background with one of our local councilors (updated every year to give max visibility to the elected) astride.

"Get to know" Los Alamos, where discoveries are made!" is touted by BuffaloTours LA.

Los Alamos County Clerk Says Same-Sex Marriage Not Yet Legal in New Mexico

on March 21, 2013 - 9:16am
By GREG KENDALL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Santa Fe Mayor David Coss announced that he believes same-sex marriage is legal in New Mexico and is encouraging city and county clerks to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. 

Santa Fe City Attorney Geno Zamora and City Councilor Patti Bushee also voiced their support for gay marriage.

“Marriage law in New Mexico is gender-neutral and does not define marriage as between a man and a woman," Zamora said.

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