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PLACE Makes Two Offers on Properties in Los Alamos

on August 21, 2012 - 3:51pm

The WAV project in Ventura, California.  Courtesy Photo.

Staff report

PLACE has made two separate offers on sites in downtown Los Alamos. Both site owners are considering the offers. 

PLACE is a nonprofit development organization that builds creative urban villages for cities.  PLACE plans to build an Urban Village project for Los Alamos. 

PLACE expects to enter into a single-source supplier of services agreement with the County once a site has been acquired.

For more information about PLACE, click HERE.

What's at Thursday's Los Alamos Farmers Market?

on August 21, 2012 - 7:02am

FARMERS MARKET News:

Courtesy/LAFM

This week's Los Alamos Farmers Market in the Mesa Public Library parking lot is open 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and packed by 1 p.m.

What’s at Market:

Salad greens / Kale / Chard / Bell peppers / Shishito peppers / Potatoes of every color / Green beans / Waxed beans / Carrots / Tomatoes / Cucumbers all types / Okra Beets / Squash / Diakon Radish / Green Onions / Parsley / Basil both types / Corn / Green Tomatoes / Squash Blossoms / Patty pan squash / Chinese Red noodle beans / Egg Plant / Celery / Heads Lettuce / Fennel / Dill / Yellow Hot Peppers / Roasted

No Dog Should Be Alone During Golden Years

on August 21, 2012 - 7:01am

Nanny, 9, is an orphan living at the shelter. Photo by Don Taylor

Staff report

Nanny is a 9-year-old hound mix looking for someone with whom to share her golden years. 
 
She is brown and white with black-rimmed eyes brimming with sad wisdom.

Nanny resides at the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter where she exhibits polite indoor manners.

She enjoys rawhide chews and belly rubs, children and friendly dogs and cats.

Most of all Nanny seems to crave someone who will take her home and give her a family again.

Call Mary at 920-8203 for more information.

Longtime Los Alamos photographer Don Taylor

BREAKING NEWS: Gas Leak Sparks Middle School Evacuation / Causes 2-Hour Delay Tuesday for LAMS Only!

on August 20, 2012 - 4:41pm

Students and staff are evacuated from Los Alamos Middle School today after a contractor punctured a gas line. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com.

By Greg Kendall

Students and staff were evacuated from Los Alamos Middle School today after a contractor operating a backhoe nicked a gas line.

"The call about the gas leak came in at 1:17 p.m. and LAFD and LAPD were on scene within four minutes," said Los Alamos Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider. "The contractor did shut off the gas prior to our arrival. Everybody was evacuated from the school in a safe and secure manner per protocol."

The gas

Join Council for Golf Course Building Groundbreaking

on August 20, 2012 - 2:15am

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LOS ALAMOS COUNTY News:

The public is invited to join the Los Alamos County Council at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24 for the groundbreaking of the new Golf Course Community Building.

Refreshments will be served.

Physiocartography, Author's Speak & New Databases at Mesa Public Library

on August 20, 2012 - 2:11am

MESA PUBLIC LIBRARY News:

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Bill Gilbert’s Physiocartography exhibit opens Tuesday, Aug. 21  at Mesa Public Library Art Gallery.

Gilbert, Lannan Chair of Land Arts of the American West program at UNM, will show his multimedia works created by walking predetermined grids, using a GPS, and recording his journey.

The exhibit consists of digital prints, photographs, and audio/video. Open during regular library hours. Reception and panel discussion on Saturday, Sept. 15, part of the Next Big Idea festival and ISEA2012 events.

Authors Speak Series presents Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board Agenda for Aug. 21

on August 19, 2012 - 10:05pm

Los Alamos County Lodgers’ Tax Advisory Board Agenda
1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, Chamber Conference Room
109 Central Park Square  

I.       ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS                                                                         

A.      Call to Order/Introductions
B.      Review of the Statement of Antitrust Policy
C.      Approval of Today’s Agenda
D.      Public Comment
E.       Boards & Commissions Luncheon:  Sept. 20

II.      PRESENTATION/Q&A: County’s Economic Vitality Update 
           Speaker:  Greg Fisher, Los Alamos County Economic Vitality Administrator

III.

2012 Los Alamos County Triathlon Results

on August 19, 2012 - 9:57am

2012 Los Alamos County Triathlon Results:

Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Elite Men

1. Chip Cooper, 33:06, 6:34, 18:35, 59:47;

2. Jimmy Archer, 33:07, 6:17, 19:03, 1:00:25;

3. Scott Archer, 34:08, 7:13, 19:27, 1:02:25;

4. Steve Morley, 35:25, 8:42, 18:49, 1:05:16;

5. Mark Wald-Hopkins, 35:27, 8:42, 18:49, 1:05:16;

6. Tim Gallegos, 42:43, 9:42, 26:09, 1:21:17.

Elite Women

1. Liz Miller, 38:42, 7:19, 21:27, 1:09:30;

2. Amy Regan, 37:40, 8:03, 21:49, 1:10:05;

3. Kim Katko, 39:34, 7:10, 22:29, 1:11:23;

4. Sanna Sevanto, 40:11, 10:22, 22:39, 1:15.54;

5. Jeri Sullivan, 42:24,

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Rainwater Harvesting Workshop Offered Sunday Aug. 18 at PEEC

on August 18, 2012 - 10:47pm

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES & PEEC News:

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The Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities is sponsoring a talk on rainwater harvesting at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEECP from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19.

The talk is free and open to the public, with advance registration requested at www.PajaritoEEC.org. 

Walk-ins are also welcome. The DPU will provide a free water conservation kit for each participant.

Is your garden thirsty for days, and then overwhelmed by a short cloudburst?

Road Closure Sunday for 19th Annual Kids Triathlon

on August 18, 2012 - 10:22pm

LOS ALAMOS RECREATION DIVISION News:

The Los Alamos Recreation Division will be holding the 19th annual Kids Triathlon Sunday, Aug. 19.

The following road closure will be in effect: Canyon Road will be closed from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 15th Street to Central Avenue.

Canyon Road will reopen at 3 p.m. from 15th Street to Central Avenue.


 

 

Tree Trimming to Prevent Power Outages Starts Monday

on August 18, 2012 - 10:01pm

Preventing power outages and unsafe fire hazards by trimming trees too close to power lines is a safety and reliability priority for the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU).

The DPU has engaged Allied Tree Service to trim around the overhead power lines in White Rock and Los Alamos starting Monday.

The tree trimming project is anticipated to last two to three months with work beginning at the Ski Hill, then moving to White Rock, then the Los Alamos townsite.

The tree trimming is necessary to prevent trees from coming into contact with power lines and touching un‐insulated

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CONE ZONE: Road Construction Week of Aug. 20

on August 18, 2012 - 9:32pm

LOS ALAMOS COUNTY News:

Public Works Projects:

For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us, call 662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at www.losalamosnm.us.

Eastern Area 2 Concrete, Paving & Utility Project – Phase 1
Work continues on Myrtle between 9th Street and 15th Street. This section of Myrtle is closed to through traffic with flagging operations during the day and two-way traffic at night.

The work zone on Canyon Road will be extended to between NM502 to just south of Nugget.

Fire Stations Compete in New Green Team Energy Challenge

on August 18, 2012 - 9:20pm

LOS ALAMOS COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County’s employee-based “Green Team” has launched a competition between Fire Stations 3, 4 and 6 to challenge them to reduce their electricity and natural gas usage for the next six months -- from August through January 2013.

Green Team members launched the competition earlier this month after meeting with firefighters and brainstorming ways that they could save energy.

Ideas included such simple steps as turning off lights when leaving a room or better managing AC/heating usage.

“There was definitely some enthusiasm and competiveness that came out

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County Line Highlights Dedication & Groundbreaking

on August 18, 2012 - 12:34pm

LOS ALAMOS COUNTY News

Council Meeting on Tuesday

What's on the agenda? A discussion about management options for the new Creative District is likely to be the main discussion when the meeting begins in Chambers at 7 p.m. - streamed live on our Council webpage and broadcast on PAC-8 television, too! Download the agenda here: http://www.losalamosnm.us/gov/council/Pages/default.aspx

Art Dedication at the Justice Center on Wednesday

Have you seen it yet? The "Scale of Justice" will be formally dedicated by the Arts in Public Places Board at 3 p.m. in front of the Justice Center.

Los Alamos Police Douse Local Firefighters!

on August 17, 2012 - 7:11pm

With a final score of 13-11, Los Alamos Police officers reined victorious today over Los Alamos Firefighters in a baseball game played at Overlook Park. The game was a continuation of a Fourth of July matchup that ended abruptly when a fire broke out at the New Beginnings Church on East Road. Fire Chief Troy Hughes, far left, and Police Chief Wayne Torpy, third from left, congratulate the players for giving it their best effort. Photo by Kateri Morris

Police Lt. Jason Wardlow Herrera smacks a fly ball as Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider holds his catchers mitt and watches the ball sail away.

County Settles Stepan Case

on August 17, 2012 - 5:39pm

Photo: Diana Stepan

By Carol A. Clark

Los Alamos County has settled the sex discrimination case brought by former Assistant County Administrator Diana Stepan.

The County issued the following statement today regarding the settlement: "Los Alamos County and former employee Diana Stepan reached a settlement agreement on Aug. 1, 2012. The settlement addresses a claim that Stepan had filed last year against the County and former Acting County Administrator Randy Autio after her termination of employment.

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BREAKING NEWS: Ken Johnson Withdraws from Council Race

on August 17, 2012 - 5:39pm

Ken Johnson. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

Democratic candidate Ken Johnson officially withdrew his name from the Los Alamos County Council race, filing his paperwork with the Los Alamos County Clerk's Office late this morning.

Johnson shared with the Los Alamos Daily Post his reasons for leaving the race.

"A confluence of events in recent months has made it highly likely that I will be moving away from Los Alamos in the fairly near future," Johnson said. "Consequently, if elected to the council, I would be unable to complete my term.

Los Alamos Democratic Party Opens 2012 Headquarters

on August 17, 2012 - 3:54pm

The newly leased headquarters of the Los Alamos County Democratic Party in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

UPDATE: The Democratic Headquarters will open to the public with regular hours begining Saturday, Aug. 25.

The Los Alamos County Democratic Party inked a deal this afternoon to lease a space in Central Park Square for its 2012 campaign headquarters.

"We are very excited to have a central location where we can conduct the party's business," Chair Michael Wheeler said.

The 2,700-square-foot space at 140 Central Park Square is comprised of a large open area, 5 individual offices,

Don Taylor Helps Animal Adoption Effort

on August 17, 2012 - 7:09am
UPDATE - Domino has been adopted!
 
Domino is an orphan. Photo by Don Taylor
 
FRIENDS OF THE SHELTER News:
 
Don Taylor of Don Taylor's Photography is working with the Friends of the Shelter in donating his time and talent to photograph some of the shelter's adoptable animals.
 
Taylor's recent subject, Domino, is a German Shorthaired Pointer and Boxer mix.
 
While Domino has secured temporary quarters at the Los Alamos Animal Shelter, he has high hopes of finding a permanent home.
 
Sylvia Hush of the Friends of the Shelter knows Domino and describes him as fun and energetic

'Tri Tri Tri Again' Reflects Artistic Side of Number Three

on August 16, 2012 - 8:07am

Fuller Lodge Art Center. Photo by Kirsten Laskey

By Kirsten Laskey

Fuller Lodge Art Center is celebrating the number three. For those mathematically challenged, not to worry – this is no number-crunching exhibit.

Rather, the newest gallery show features a host of diverse and beautiful interpretations of the theme – “Tri Tri Tri Again.”

As it turns out, three is not just a number.

"Hoo Doos" by Carol Kaleko. Photo by Kirsten Laskey

“Symbolism in art is as varied as the cultures and backgrounds of the artists, and we have a very diverse population represented in the ‘Tri Tri Tri Again’

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Los Alamos Police Target Impaired Drivers

on August 16, 2012 - 7:41am

LAPD News:

During August and September, the Los Alamos Police Department will conduct DWI checkpoints.

Officers will be targeting impaired drivers on the roadways and at checkpoints throughout the County of Los Alamos.

 

Blues Rocker Carolyn Wonderland Plays Rover Park Friday

on August 15, 2012 - 10:58pm

Texas blues-rocker Carolyn Wonderland performs this Friday, Aug. 17 at Rover Park in White Rock. Courtesy photo

By Russ Gordon

Summer Concert Series is thrilled to present Texas blues-rocker Carolyn Wonderland this Friday, Aug. 17 at Rover Park in White Rock.

The show starts at 7 p.m. and is free. The Series is paid for by donations from Los Alamos County and many Los Alamos businesses, professionals and friends.

You can see who these sponsors are and read about our acts at www.gordonssummerconcerts.com.

If you have any comments on the Series or if you’d like to make a request for the

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CodeRed Mobile Alert App Now Available

on August 15, 2012 - 5:26pm

COUNTY News:

An upgraded version of the CodeRED Mobile Alert app is now available as a free download for both iPhone and Android smartphones.

With this upgrade, CodeRED Mobile Alert subscribers may now view weather alerts for the entire country, with previous access limited to a 500-mile radius.

CodeRED is the notification system used by Los Alamos County to alert residents to local emergencies.

To sign up, visit http://www.losalamosnm.us/Pages/Safety.aspx and click on CodeRed in the right sidebar.

The mobile app is a free download on iTunes and Google Play.

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