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Springtime 2012: 50 Hikes in the Los Alamos Area

on April 27, 2012 - 7:06am

COUNTY News:
 

Many years ago, Frances Arnold, Carol Carlson and Maxine Ellis created a 50 Hikes trail list for friends who wanted to explore our beautiful mesas, canyons, and mountains. The Santa Fe National Forest later adopted the list as a convenience for visitors.
 

Despite subsequent publication of a number of hiking books for the area, the list still serves its purpose as a quick introduction to the east side of the Jemez Mountains. As years go by, changing conditions require that the list be revised periodically.

This edition of 2012, updated by Dorothy Hoard and Craig Martin,

Stacio - Pet of the Week

on April 26, 2012 - 10:19pm

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, (505) 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home! Others are currently off-campus in loving foster homes.

Be sure to visit the Friends of the Shelter website: www.lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting, and donating. Also check out our Petfinder page for pictures and to learn more about all of our adoptable pets.

http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html

Stacio is the Friends of the Shelter's Pet of the Week

Stacio is a German Shepherd
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Historic Homestead Markers Tour Event is May 18

on April 26, 2012 - 9:22pm

LOS ALAMOS COUNTY NOTICE:

FRIDAY - MAY 18

Romero Cabin  2-2:30 p.m.

Reception 2:30-3 p.m. at Fuller Lodge

 

 

Members of the Los Alamos County Council May Attend the

HISTORIC HOMESTEAD MARKERS TOUR EVENT

CELEBRATING THE COMPLETION OF INSTALLATION OF THE MARKERS and START OF NEW DRIVING and BIKING TOUR

Sponsored by: County Council in cooperation with Fuller Lodge/Historic Districts Advisory Board and the Historical Society

 

No Council Action Will Be Taken

A Quorum May Be Present

The Public Is Invited To Attend

 

 

Next Big Idea Coming Downtown Sept. 14-15

on April 26, 2012 - 5:24pm

Los Alamos MainStreet News:

A useful robot showed its stuff during last year's Next Big Idea event. Courtesy photo

What is it that differentiates Los Alamos from other communities?

It is a place of big, world changing ideas.The Next Big Idea: A Festival of Discovery, Invention, and Innovation is an annual signature event that highlights Los Alamos’ unique creative heritage while providing an opportunity for inspiring young people from throughout the state about possible futures in science, technology,engineering, math, and innovation.

The Next Big Idea is brought to you by Los Alamos MainStreet.

Energy Community Alliance Members Tour B Reactor

on April 26, 2012 - 2:59pm

The local contingent of community, business and civic leaders visiting Richland, Wash., this week as part of the Energy Alliance Committee conferance discussing the possible inclusion of Los Alamos, Oak Ridge and Hanford as a unit in the national park system had an opportunity to tour the B Reactor at Hanford today. Photo by Kevin Holsapple

The B Reactor is one of the most historic buildings at Hanford. It was given the code name, "105-B" during World War II.

Fuller Lodge Gets New Sidewalk

on April 26, 2012 - 9:38am

Workers guide cement pouring from a truck onto a new sidewalk formation in front of Fuller Lodge Tuesday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A worker signals the truck driver to shut off the spicket and give them time to spread the cement piled at their feet. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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Trees Now Line White Rock Roadway

on April 25, 2012 - 5:59pm

N.M. 4 along several blocks through White Rock is now lined with trees. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A new sidewalk winds along the N.M. 4 area from Rover Boulevard as well. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

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Opposing Party's Embrace

on April 25, 2012 - 7:18am

Regardless of the fact that Council Vice Chair Ron Selvage, left, is a Republican and Councilor David Izraelevitz is a Democrat and as such may not always agree on the issues, they clearly get along fine as seen during a break in Tuesday night's County Council meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 
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County Council Tables Amending LAPS Leases

on April 24, 2012 - 10:04pm

Councilor Vincent Chiravalle proposed an ordinance amending and restating both the Master Ground Lease Agreement and the Airport Basin Lease Agreement between the County and Los Alamos Public Schools. If approved, the changes would result in some $200,000 annually to the schools. Council voted 6-1 to table the measure until the Trinity Site Project is solidified. Chiravalle voted against tabling the measure. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

School Board member Melanie McKinley spoke in support of an ordinance to amend the lease agreements between the County and LAPS. Photo by Carol A.
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Council Unanamously Passes Creative District Plan

on April 24, 2012 - 9:28pm

Associate Director Jay Johnson of Los Alamos National Laboratory's Maintenance and Infrastructure Planning spoke in support of the Los Alamos Creative District Plan. Council appoved the plan 6-0 and asked the Creative District Committee to work with the County Administrator and staff and to return to Council with a detailed path forward in 90 days. Sharon Stover was absent and arrived shortley after the vote. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Local resident Eric Fairfield spoke against the Creative District Plan saying the details are unclear and that he thinks that it will cost the
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Creative District Plan Adoption is Under Discussion

on April 24, 2012 - 8:16pm

Executive Director Kevin Holsapple of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation and the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Kelly Stewart of the County's Economic Development Department and County Senior Planner Martha Perkins presented information about the  Los Alamos Creative District, which was designated in the downtown area in 2009. The designation brings Los Alamos into a statewide network of six cultural districts organized through the New Mexico Arts and Cultural District Program.
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NNSA/DOE Deputy Director Juan Griego of LASO Discusses Rendija Canyon Property

on April 24, 2012 - 7:38pm

Los Alamos Site Office Deputy Manager Juan Griego addressed the Los Alamos County Council this evening ragarding the Departments of Energy's 885 acres of land in Rendija Canyon slated to be conveyed to Los Alamos County within  a year's time. Griego explained that a portion of the property is leased to the Los Alamos Sportsman's Club. Much of the area in that area dubbed "the Poorman's Shooting Range," has been littered by tresspassers and the area has been used for illegal shooting practice.
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Local Detectives Collecting Unused Prescription Drugs Saturday

on April 24, 2012 - 5:06pm

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. April 28 in the Los Alamos Medical Center Parking lot, detectives from the Los Alamos Police Department will participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) fourth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

The event provides a safe way for the general public to deposit expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs and also to prevent pill abuse and theft.

"This is a great opportunity for those who missed last year's event, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications," Sgt. Det.

Contestants Sought for Queen’s Court Competition

on April 24, 2012 - 4:25pm

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Recreation Division is hosting the Queen’s Court Competition on Thursday, May 10, 2012.

The competition will determine the Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo Queen, Princess and Sweetheart.

Categories include:

 

  • Queen Contestants (Ages 17-25)
  • Princess Contestants (Ages 14-16)
  • Sweetheart Contestants (Ages 10-13)


Entries must be submitted by Monday, May 7.

For more information, contact the Recreation Division at 505-662-8173 or visit www.losalamosnm.us/rec.
 

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Gear Up for Hershey's Track & Field and Pickleball

on April 24, 2012 - 9:02am

COUNTY RECREATION DIVISION News:



Hershey’s Track & Field Program

The Los Alamos County Recreation Division is hosting the Hershey’s Track & Field Program
from 10 a.m.–noon, Wednesday June 6 at Sullivan Field (NO SPIKE SHOES).

For all who like to run, jump, or throw, join with friends and sign up now ... No special equipment or uniform is needed.

Local meet winners will advance to the state final meet.

Qualifiers may earn an opportunity to attend an all expense paid trip to the National Hershey Track and Field Meet in Hershey, PA.

The Hershey Track and Field Youth Program is open to

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CIP Evaluation and Oversight Committee Meets Thursday

on April 24, 2012 - 8:16am

COUNTY News:

The County’s Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee will hold its monthly business meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, April 26 in Council Chambers, located inside the Community Building at 475 20thSt.

The Committee will continue discussions about the CIP criteria and overall CIP process, as well as discuss the update about CIP discussions at the recent budget meeting held by the County Council.

All Committee business meetings are open to the public and agendas are posted 72 hours in advance of the meeting.

Public comment is accepted at the

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'HATS ON' Effort Gains Momentum in Support of Creative District

on April 24, 2012 - 8:10am

Seven Los Alamos Historical Society staff and board members, from left, Rafi Andonian, Kathy Ankeny, Sharon Snyder, Ron Wilkins, Heather McClenahan, Judith Stauber and Schnitzel wear creative hats in support of the Los Alamos Creative District. Well, Schnitzel forgot his, but they let him be in the photo anyway. Courtesy Photo

David Yeamans put on an especially creative hat to support the Los Alamos Creative District plan. Courtesy Photo

Steve Romero dons a sporty hat in support of the Creative Distrct and his 18-month-old son Donovan Romero joins in with a colorfully artistic shirt.

Painters Restripe Canyon Road and Central Avenue

on April 24, 2012 - 7:52am

COUNTY News:

Along with the many residents busy sprucing up their yards throughout the community this spring, Los Alamos County crews are out in force doing the same. This crew applied fresh paint to the traffic lane stripes along Canyon Road and Central Avenue Monday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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Property Tax Bills Due May 10

on April 23, 2012 - 5:56pm

COUNTY News:

The second-half installment of the 2011 Property Tax Bills became due Tuesday, April 10 and will be considered delinquent after Thursday, May 10. 

Payment must either be made in person at the 311 Customer Care Center by 5 p.m. on May 10 or postmarked by midnight that same day to avoid late payment penalty and interest charges.

The 311 Customer Care Center is located at 150 Central Park Square and open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

Payments also can be mailed to P.O. Box 99, Los Alamos, NM  87544.

 

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'HATS ON' Adds Colorful Support for Creative District

on April 22, 2012 - 12:15pm

Jeff Favorite models his creative hat in support of adoption of the Creative District Plan to be considered by the Los Alamos County Council Tuesday night. Learn more about this initiative on the web at www.creativenm.org. You too can support the Creative District. Send in a photo of you or your family and friends wearing your creative hats to lacreative.nm@gmail.com, and we'll publish it in an upcoming edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post! Photo by Katy Korkos

Parks Manager Seeks Public Input on Younger, Older and Tired Dog Safety Issues

on April 22, 2012 - 10:50am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Parks Manager Dick McIntyre will meet with users of the east side dog park at 6 p.m. Thursday.

The meeting is in regard to recent requests to add space at the park for younger, older and tired dogs to play safely.

To meet these requests would require adding more fencing, at a relatively minor expense, to the existing dog park located inside East Park.

The public is invited to stop by East Park at 6 p.m. Thursday and visit with McIntyre and share any dog-related concerns.

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Perfect Weather, Large Crowd, Loads of Fun Surrounded PEEC's Earth Day 2012

on April 21, 2012 - 10:24pm

Community members of all ages soaked in the sunshine, activities and music at today's Earth Day Festival at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center on Orange Street. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The Ever-Changing Land of Enchantment is this year's Earth Day theme. PEEC's Earth Day logo connects people to the land they live in and its changes over the past 100 years since New Mexico's Centennial. It also reminds people that they must live gently on this beautiful and vulnerable land. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos National Bank employees Keely Garrity and

N.M. 4 Project Moves into New Phase

on April 21, 2012 - 9:40pm

New lane changes on N.M. 4 in White Rock took place April 19. Motorists are now to use the south two lanes, which have been finished. The reduced speed limit remains at 30 mph. Construction work has started on the north two lanes of the roadway. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
 

Large Volume of Brush and Bulk Items Puts Collection Efforts Behind Schedule

on April 21, 2012 - 8:59pm

COUNTY News:

An old couch and large tree branch cuttings piled on the curb of a residence near 20th Street and Rose Street are among items ready for pick up by the County Collection Service throughout the community. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Due to the large volume of material placed out for collection, the spring pickup is running a week or so behind schedule. The County appreciates the public's patience and ask that they feel free to call 662-8163 with any questions.

Brush and Bulk Item Collection

A program offered to residents with curbside refuse collection four times a

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Author Speaks: Nye and Barco Reveal What Happens When Books are Banned

on April 21, 2012 - 9:14am

By Kirsten Laskey

The written word packs a good punch. It sparks inspiration and sometimes exasperation even to the point where people want to ban it.

The desire to ban books can also pack quite a punch, particularly for public and school libraries.

During the upcoming Author Speaks lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday at Mesa Public Library, librarians Valerie Nye and Kathy Barco will reveal what has happened when people demand books be removed from public reading shelves.

Nye and Barco wrote “True Stories of Censorship Battles in America’s Libraries,” a compilation of essays on how librarians

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