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Andrea S. Cunningham Makes Case to Council

on September 6, 2012 - 7:47pm

Andrea S. Cunningham - Works at LANL/Serves on LAPS Foundation Board - Democrat. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Stephen T. Boerigter Makes Case to Council

on September 6, 2012 - 7:38pm

Stephen T. Boerigter - Works at LANL/Serves on UNM-LA Advisory Board - Declined to State Political Party. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

John L. Bliss Makes Case to Council

on September 6, 2012 - 7:25pm

John L. Bliss - Works at LANL - Republican. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Edward R. Birnbaum Makes Case to Council

on September 6, 2012 - 7:19pm

Council Candidate Edward R. Birnbaum - Former NMSU Faculty/Former LANL Employee - Democrat. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

County Council to Appoint New Member Tonight

on September 6, 2012 - 6:53pm

County Administrator Harry Burgess speaks with some of the candidates under consideration to fill a vacancy on council. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The Los Alamos County Council is preparing to publicly interview, in Council Chambers this evening, the following local residents who submitted letters of interest to fill a vacancy on Council created by the resignation of Ron Selvage in August:

  • Edward R. Birnbaum - Former NMSU Faculty/Former LANL Employee - Democrat;
  • John L. Bliss - Works at LANL - Republican;
  • Stephen T.

Public Invited to Saturday Book Fair at Fuller Lodge

on September 6, 2012 - 8:45am

LAHM News:

The Los Alamos Historical Museum and its publishing arm, Bathtub Row Press, are sponsoring a book fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 in Fuller Lodge.

More than 20 book publishers and authors from throughout the state are participating.

These book publishers and authors are excited about coming to Los Alamos because of its reputation as an intellectual community where people read books.

The Los Alamos Historical Museum and Bathtub Row Press hopes to make this an annual event and to eventually include writing and publishing workshops and other book-related pursuits.

Los Alamos Little Theatre Grand Re-Opening Sept. 14

on September 6, 2012 - 7:31am



The public is invited to join the Los Alamos County Council and County staff at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14 for the Grand Re-Opening of the Los Alamos Little Theatre, 1670 Nectar Dr. 

Refreshments will be served and community members will be able to view a brief showing of the Performing Art Center's latest play, "Dead Man's Cell Phone."


Several years ago, County staff was approached about replacing the roof due to leaks. The LALT roof and siding were constructed during the 1970’s.

Facilities staff performed some temporary repairs at that time.

Utilities Board Possible Quorum and Meeting Dates

on September 6, 2012 - 7:14am

DPU News:

Members of the Los Alamos County Board of Public Utilities may attend the following events:

Los Alamos Smart Grid & Smart House ribbon cutting ceremony
2 p.m. Sept. 17 at Smart House, 1925-D Trinity Dr.; and

Los Alamos Smart Grid & Smart House reception
4:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at Fuller Lodge, 2132 Central Ave.

No board action will be taken. A quorum may be present.

Board of Public Utilities Regular Meeting Agenda
5:30 p.m. Sept. 19, 2012
DPU Conference Room @ 170 Central Park Square

I. Call to Order

II. Public Comment

III Chair’s Report

IV. Board Member Reports

V. Manager’s Report



Reception/Gallery Walk for Physiocartographies Sept. 15

on September 6, 2012 - 6:58am

Bill Gilbert: Physiocartographies @ Mesa Public Library Art Gallery through Sept. 27.

Started in 2003 in the field with the Land Arts of the American West mobile studio, the physiocartographies series combines the abstraction of cartographic maps with the physical act of walking the surface of the planet to create portraits of place.

Bill Gilbert follows prescribed paths across the landscape using a GPS unit to navigate and record points, a camera to shoot images and a  digital recorder to capture sounds.

The final works appear as reconstructed maps, videos and installations.

Join the


North Mesa Loses Gas

on September 5, 2012 - 6:38pm


More than 1,000 Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities’ customers on North Mesa lost natural gas just before noon today.

Gas construction work in the Kwage Mesa area, specifically a pipeline tie-in, unexpectedly depressurized the gas line feeding the North Mesa neighborhood.

DPU crews began an extensive restoration effort around 12:30 p.m., which includes shutting gas valves to each North Mesa customer, pressurizing the line, and revisiting each customer to turn gas back on and relight appliances.

Crews will be working around the clock

West Nile Virus Cases in New Mexico to Date

on September 5, 2012 - 11:04am

OEM News:

West Nile Virus is a mosquito-borne disease. Human cases of the disease have been reported every year in New Mexico since 2003. August and September are peak times for West Nile cases in New Mexico.

New Human Cases in New Mexico by County:

Six new cases have been reported since Aug. 29, bringing the total for this year to 14 cases:

  • 78-year-old man from Dona Ana County. Uncomplicated Fever
  • 59-year-old man from Lea County. Uncomplicated Fever
  • 79-year-old man from Sandoval County. Encephalitis/Meningitis
  • 9-year-old boy from Dona Ana County. Encephalitis/Meningitis
  • 72-year-old man from

Rotarians, Guests and Candidates Hear Economic Vitality Talk by Greg Fisher of Los Alamos County

on September 5, 2012 - 9:09am

Rotarian Lewis Muir chats with Los Alamos County Economic Vitality Administratorr Greg Fisher, who delivered a talk at Tuesday's Rotary Club meeting at the Dixie Girl Restaurant. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

County Council candidates on both sides of the aisle listen to County Economic Vitality Administrator Greg Fisher speak about the progress the County has made and the challenges yet to overcome in terms of infrastructure, attracting new business, affordable housing and similar issues. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos County Economic Vitality Administrator

White Rock Visitor Center Grand Opening is Sept. 28

on September 5, 2012 - 8:24am

Los Alamos County will host a grand opening celebration at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28 at the site of the newly constructed White Rock Visitor Center on N.M. 4. The event is open to the public and also commemorates the completion of road work along N.M. 4 in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Special Poetry Gathering: Film Performance of Beowulf

on September 4, 2012 - 8:19am

J. R. Skelton's illustration in the children's book ''Stories of Beowulf'' (H. E. Marshall). Published in New York in 1908 by E. P. Dutton & Company


September is Arts and Culture Month in Los Alamos and Mesa Public Library is pleased to show a film performance of Beowulf, the heroic, epic poem dated from between 800-1100, in the original Anglo Saxon with modern English subtitles featuring Benjamin Bagby.

This special event is part of the regular library program, Poetry Gatherings, hosted by local poet and UNM LA teacher, Jane Lin, which meets the second Thursday


Los Alamos Fire Department Bids Lt. Larry Romero Farewell at Friday Ceremony

on September 3, 2012 - 11:57am

Lt. Larry Romero with farewell gifts he received during his retirement ceremony Friday honoring his dedication and service to the Los Alamos Fire Department, Los Alamos community and Los Alamos National Laboratory. "These 22 years came in the blink of an eye," Romero said. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

 Lt. Larry Romero and from left, his daughter Miranda and his wife Melissa listen as Fire Chief Troy Hughes and Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider speak of Romero's important contributions to the Los Alamos Fire Department during his 22 years of service. Photo by Carol A.

Fuller Lodge/Historic Districts Board Meets Wednesday

on September 3, 2012 - 8:16am

The Fuller Lodge/Historic Districts Board meets 5:30–7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5 in the Curtis Room in Fuller Lodge.

The meeting is open to the public.


Call to Order / Roll Call / Introduction of guests

Public Comment – topics not on the agenda

Approval of Minutes: Aug. 1

Items for discussion and possible action:
Signage for historic area – Greg Fisher
Ashley Pond briefing and update – Dick McIntyre

Historic Homestead Tour closeout
Historic Sculptures Master Plan related activities
Post Office NHR Listing
Planning for lecture on tax benefits of historic preservation

Working Group


Madame Marie Curie to Visit Los Alamos

on September 2, 2012 - 12:02pm


In a series of performances from Sep. 11 through 14, storyteller Susan Marie Frontczak will portray perhaps the most famous of women scientists, Madame Marie Curie (née Maria Skłodowska.)

Madame Curie changed the world in which we live through her discovery of radium and radioactivity. Through collaboration with the medical community, she and her husband Pierre discovered and established the first successful radiation treatments of cancer. 

Simply through her own passion and perseverance, Marie Curie opened the doors of science to women worldwide.

County Council and Staff Complete Busy August

on September 2, 2012 - 11:20am

County workers near 15th Street in late August. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


The Los Alamos County Council, staff and road and construction crews worked on the following list of projects throughout August:

  • Covered Rodeo Arena: contract was awarded Aug. 7;
  • Golf Course Community Building: ground breaking held Aug. 28;
  • NEDO Smart House: exterior stucco started - ribbon cutting is Sept. 17;
  • Municipal Building Complex: interior stud framing is nearly complete on all floors. Store fronts and glazing are underway;
  • White Rock Visitor Center: Contractor is starting punch list -

Bandelier Visitor Center and Atomic City Transit Shuttle Go To Fall Hours

on September 2, 2012 - 9:39am


Bandelier National Monument Superintendent Jason Lott has announced fall and winter hours for the Bandelier Visitor Center and the Atomic City Transit shuttle service.

"The days are getting shorter, and Labor Day weekend is traditionally the end of our summer hours," Lott said. "Starting Tuesday Sept. 4, the Bandelier Visitor Center will be closing at 5:30 p.m., and then on Oct. 1 it will be closing at 4:30 p.m."

New Hours:

  • Sept. 4 through Sept. 30, the Atomic City Transit shuttle service will run 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from White Rock to Bandelier National Monument.
  • Oct.

Library Board Meets Monday Sept. 4

on September 2, 2012 - 9:08am


The Los Alamos County Library Board will hold its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 4.

The will be at the White Rock Branch Library, 133 Longview Dr., in White Rock.


Call to order
Public comment/correspondence (for items not on the agenda)
Appreciation for Outgoing Chair


Board Business
Welcome new and returning Board members
Election of officers
Review and approval of the minutes of Aug. 6, 2012


Chair and Board Members’ Reports
Friends of Los Alamos County Library Liaison Report
White Rock Plan Implementation Committee Liaison Report
Fuller Lodge Historic


Transportation Board Meets Sept. 6

on September 2, 2012 - 9:07am


The Transportation Board will hold its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 6 at the Public Works Conference Room, 2101 Trinity Dr. Suite A2.


Call to Order

Public Comment (for items not on the agenda)

Approval of Transportation Board Minutes
Aug. 9, 2012

New Business
Villa Street Traffic Calming Discussion
Transit Five Year Update and Presentation to include Computer Aided Dispatch System and Potential Ski Hill Service

Old Business
Alternative Fleet Fuels: Continued Discussion

Staff Report
N.M. 502/Trinity Design Update
B. Eastern Area Project
C. NM4 Construction Update


Candidates React to Firefighters' Union Endorsement

on September 1, 2012 - 12:14pm

ELECTION 2012 News: 

By Carol A. Clark

Incumbent County Council candidate Vincent Chiravalle and Council candidate Pete Sheehey have responded to request for comment from the Los Alamos Daily Post following Friday's announcement by the Los Alamos Firefighters Association - IAFF Local 3279, that its membership elected to endorse them as well as House Dist. 43 candidate Stephanie Garcia Richard for the November General Election:

Vincent Chiravalle

"I am happy and honored to receive the endorsement of our firefighters.

Animal Shelter's Pet of the Week: 2 Step

on September 1, 2012 - 11:28am
Pet of the Week: "2 Step" is a 1-year-old, neutered male brindle boxer/shepherd mix. Described as a "really, really nice dog," 2 Step seems to love the dog park and is friendly, active and good with people. The Los Alamos County Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, has a large selection of on-site adoptable pets available. Check out to view photos of available pets. Contact the Shelter at (505) 662-8179. Courtesy/LACAS

Golden Acrobats Perform Sept. 15 in Los Alamos

on September 1, 2012 - 8:46am

The Golden Acrobats perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 in Duane Smith Auditorium at Los Alamos High School. The event is a fundraiser for the 2013 Gordons' Summer Concert Series. The Los Alamos Daily Post is sponsoring the event. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children under 16. Tickets go on sale Sept. 5 at CB FOX, Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Del Norte Credit Union offices in Los Alamos, White Rock and Espanola. For more information, visit Courtesy/RG

County Line Highlights Plenty of Sunshine

on August 31, 2012 - 11:08pm


County Council Special Session set for Thursday

There won't be a regular County Council session Tuesday evening; however, the County Council does plan to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6. The only item on the agenda will be to fill the existing councilor vacancy.

The County received seven letters of interest by the Aug. 28 deadline. The candidates must be at the meeting and be ready for an interview with the Council, which is expected to make a decision that evening.

Download the agenda to review the list of candidates and letters of interest: