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Helicopter Hovering Overhead is Taking Aerial Surveys of Townsite

on June 12, 2012 - 11:01am

In response to concerned calls coming in today to the Los Alamos Daily Post about possible fires in Los Alamos, Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider has confirmed that there are no fires burning anywhere in Los Alamos County. The helicopter heard flying overhead is taking aerial photos of the townsite and will continue to do so for the next day or two. Courtesy photo

Police Fans Will Love Friday's Summer Concert

on June 12, 2012 - 7:21am

By Russ Gordon

Hope you’ve been enjoying the 2012 LA County Summer Concert Series because we’re not stopping.

This Friday night, 7 p.m., Ashley Pond, we’ll be paying a tribute to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band, the Police.

Our band will be the Police Experience. Like the Police, our guys play internationally and nationally and deliver a high energy show.

The incredible drummer for the Police, Stewart Copeland says “…every nuance, all the drum parts, and the singer has Sting down to a tee…”

Check out the Police Experience on www.policeexperience.com or on youtube and you’ll agree

Public Invited to Draft Airport Master Plan Open House

on June 11, 2012 - 4:49pm
COUNTY News:
Los Alamos County Airport runway in 2008. Photo by Sean Slemmons
The public is invited to drop by an informal open house regarding the draft Airport Master Plan from 5:30-7 p.m., Wednesday June 20, in Council Chambers at 475 20th St.
Delta Airport Consultants is the County's contractor for this project and will be on hand to answer questions during the open house.
The draft Master Plan is available to review prior to the open house on the County’s website at www.losalamosnm.usunder the “Projects/Airport Master Plan” link.
The webpage provides ways for residents to comment,
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Golf Course Dedication Ceremony Honors Ed Griggs

on June 10, 2012 - 11:40am
All the carts are loaded and ready to go at the start of the tournament. At the go signal everyone goes dashing off to their assigned tee - the official start is called a "shotgun" start, which is now a horn blast. The Ed Griggs Memorial Strong Kids Classic held at the Los Alamos Golf Course Saturday honors noted golfer Ed Griggs who passed away last year. He played his final round of golf in the Strong Kids Classic tournament last year. It is the second major fundraiser of the year for the Los Alamos Family YMCA. There were 28 foursome teams entered in the best ball scramble tournament.

Annual ChamberFest Packs Downtown Los Alamos

on June 10, 2012 - 11:04am

Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan with his wife Janet McMillan strolled throughout the downtown area taking in the sights as Eddie and the Nomads performed during ChamberFest Saturday. Photo by Salvador Zapien

Eddie and the Nomads play their brand of Rock and Roll at ChamberFest. Photo by Salvador Zapien

Barbara Casados dances with "Jack the Dog" (Brittany Valdez) to the music of Eddie and the Nomads during ChamberFest. Photo by Salvador Zapien

Los Alamos ChamberFest includes the annual Classic Cars and Corvettes car show. Photo by Salvador Zapien

Ken Uher of White

N.M. 4 Paving Work Moves North

on June 10, 2012 - 8:03am

Paving was underway on the north side of N.M. 4 last week as the roadway project begins to wind down. Photo by TK Thompson

Downtown Concert Kicks Off ChamberFest

on June 10, 2012 - 6:01am

Greg Abate (saxophone) and the Pete Amahl Trio play jazz for Los Alamos County's Gordons Concert Series Friday night in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Salvador Zapien

Concert goers listen to the bebop of Greg Abate and the Pete Amahl Trio. Photo by Salvador Zapien

Andrew Justus and Ronnie Bell take in the smooth sounds of Greg Abate and the Pete Amahl Trio. Photo by Salvador Zapien

Greg Abate takes a brief pause from playing his saxophone. Photo by Salvador Zapien

Denise Lane, owner of Dixie Girl, passes out sample menus to concert goers from the window sill of her restaurant.

Portable Building Moves Smoothly Through Town

on June 8, 2012 - 10:46pm

A new portable building made its way up the truck route and through the town to Los Alamos Middle School today. Traffic interruptions were minimal due to the efficient planning and skill of the over size load crew and Los Alamos County Traffic Engineering personnel, police said. Photo by N.S. Mills

Crews guided the portable building up Diamond Drive and onto San Ildefonso Road as it headed toward the middle school. Los Alamos Public Schools will bring in about five more portable buildings throughout the summer. Photo by N.S. Mills

The portable moves up Hawk Drive, coming to rest in its new

BREAKING NEWS: Los Alamos Fire Department Imposes Local Restrictions Effective this Evening

on June 8, 2012 - 4:55pm

LAFD News:

Effective this evening, the Los Alamos Fire Department will be posting signs and taping off fire rings and grills in locations throughout Los Alamos County.

Some locations in specific parks that are yet to be determined may remain open due to the location of such device in relation to safety distances from combustible and flammable material.

These will be marked accordingly.

State Restriction Notice:

SMOKING, FIREWORK, CAMPFIRE, AND OPEN FIRE RESTRICTIONS FOR NORTHWEST, NORTH CENTRAL, CENTRAL, SOUTHWEST, AND PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO.

Due to abnormally warm

Leadership Los Alamos Takes Working Hiatus

on June 8, 2012 - 11:46am

 

 

By Kirsten Laskey

The Leadership Los Alamos organization is taking the year off to update its program.

Leadership Los Alamos has operated for more than 10 years and things have changed, Chair-elect Mike Wismer said. The community, the economy has evolved, he said, and Leadership Los Alamos is looking at possibly retooling.

It’s something that has already begun. Under LLA Chair Wayne Torpy’s leadership, the recent graduating class was given homework assignments with regard to how leadership compares in today’s world – what worked and what did not.

“That was a good start and we need

'Get Green' Poster Competition Winners Announced

on June 8, 2012 - 10:07am

COUNTY News:

Courtesy/LAC

In the "Get Green" poster competition, grade school students in Los Alamos County showed off their artistic ability and understanding of sustainability. 

The resulting entries provide insight into why preserving our environment is so important, and what actions we can all take to help create a more sustainable community. 

The Environmental Sustainability Board was given the difficult task of determining the four best entries. 

After careful consideration, entries by the following four students were selected:

  • Titus De Jong, first grade student from Canyoncito
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Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview - June 7, 2012

on June 8, 2012 - 8:53am

The Los Alamos Daily Post's events calendar webcast, "Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview."

Carol A. Clark and Greg Kendall co-host this weekly program, which previews each upcoming weekend's events scheduled for Los Alamos, White Rock and beyond.

To compile the list of events, the Los Alamos Daily Post checks the event calendars found in the right hand sidebar of ladailypost.com and samples posters on the front window at Aspen Copies.

Coverage includes those events of interest to the general public.

Here is this week's raw calendar information:

Los Alamos Summer Concert Series presented by

County Line is Filled with Activities

on June 8, 2012 - 7:28am

LOS ALAMOS COUNTY News:

It's Chamberfest Weekend and that means lots of festivities downtown kicking off at 7 p.m. today with Greg Abate, beebop sax-man from Rhode Island and the Pete Amahl Trio performing live on Central Avenue at Main Street.

Eddy & the Nomads perform in concert 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on the same stage Saturday.

It's all part of the Summer Concert Series, sponsored by Los Alamos County and brought to you by Russ Gordon.

Also Saturday, Bandelier is hosting a "Fee Free Day." The event includes a guided family hike starting at 8 a.m.

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Eudora - Pet of the Week

on June 7, 2012 - 11:51pm

Pet of the Week

Eudora is a very loving and friendly petite female kitty. orange and white long-haired kitty found by the airport. She enjoys playtime and attention from her visitors and will follow you around once she decides she belongs to you! She gets along well with other cats as well. Since we are currently offering two cats for the price of one, Eudora would be thrilled to come with a fellow shelter resident.

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!

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Friday Night Out Events at the Library

on June 7, 2012 - 11:07pm

MESA PUBLIC LIBRARY News:

Kick off a summer full of programs and events at the library during its special Summer Faire Friday June 8.

All ages are welcome to stop by Mesa Public Library from 3-9 p.m. for full library services and a wide variety of activities and events. 

  • Learn about the library’s new eBooks and eAudiobook selections. Bring in your eReader or other mobile device to have library staff walk you through checking out digital media. 
  • Stop by the gallery opening for Henry C. Finney’s new exhibit, Images for the Fire Gate Poems.

Cone Zone: Road Construction Week of June 11

on June 7, 2012 - 10:57pm

Public Works Projects:

There are no changes in traffic conditions expected next week. 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
Canyon Rd between East Road (NM502) and the Myrtle Green continues to be closed to through traffic.

Residential access to this area will be maintained; however, residents who park on Canyon Road are asked to park off-street or on a nearby side street.

Residents can expect flagging operations on

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Scenes of Movies in the Park and Farmers' Market

on June 7, 2012 - 11:15am

A crowd gathers Wednesday for the first night of "Movies in the Park" put on by the Los Alamos County Recreation Department. The first movie was "Tangled" and it was shown at Rover Park in White Rock. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Onions and radishes from Rodriguez S&J Farms are in ample supply at today's Los Alamos Farmers' Market. Several Los Alamos County Councilors will be at the Farmers' Market from 9-11 a.m., Thursday June 14 to visit with citizens about current projects, issues and other topics.
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Ideas Sought for White Rock Visitor Center's Artwork

on June 6, 2012 - 11:55am
The “Strange Trio” sculpture by Tommy Hicks may be moved from Ashley Pond to White Rock. Courtesy photo
 
APPB News:
 
The Art in Public Places Board (APPB) is beginning to research and discuss possible artwork for the new White Rock Visitor Center.
 
The Board has scheduled a special meeting in White Rock from 7-9 p.m., Tuesday June 12 in the White Rock Town Hall.
 
The public is invited to attend the meeting at which the APPB will be asking for input and suggestions for appropriate artwork for the new tourist center.
 
The board also is exploring the possibility of re-locating
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Pete Amahl Trio Plays Downtown Friday

on June 6, 2012 - 11:43am

Greg Abate jazz saxophonist, flutist, composer. Courtesy

By Russ Gordon

Things are happening this summer in Los Alamos. You haven’t noticed? Well, just follow me a minute.

The Friday night concerts have been having great crowds. Our first show was May 18 at the Kite Fest and we had about 600 folks out there.

The Red Elvises concert on May 25 drew around 2,500 people and last week’s Laurie Lewis bluegrass/folk concert drew about 1,500 folks. OK? We got more.

Last Friday was the start of what is called on Facebook as “Los Alamos Friday Night.” Check out the site.

Some businesses are

In Honor of Today's Transit of Venus...

on June 5, 2012 - 11:43am

Bananarama from the 80s: Venus

Don't forget to vote today. Join the Los Alamos Daily Post this evening for up to the minute election results and live (well, nearly live) candidate and news-maker interviews from the Los Alamos County Justice Center.

View the Transit of Venus starting at 4:30 p.m. from the Bradbury Museum, UNM-Los Alamos and PEEC. 

Special protective sunglasses may be purchased to view the Sun from Otowi Station Bookstore and PEEC. 

Missing today's event means waiting 100 plus years for the next one ... that's a long wait.

DPU Explains Brief Power Outages

on June 5, 2012 - 11:22am

DPU News:

A burned jumper at West Diamond Drive and Trinity Drive caused a power outage at 4:15 p.m. Monday for about 100 customers in the Western area, according to officials at the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities. 

Elsewhere on the circuit, recloser activity caused momentary power blinks, which were reported from customers at the Ski Hill, Mesa Public Library and other sites.

Power was restored at 5 p.m. to those areas

At 4 a.m. today, an underground line fault caused a power outage on Cheryl and Connie streets in White Rock, affecting about 40 people.

Power was restored by

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County Council to Review EEOC Ruling in Closed Session

on June 5, 2012 - 9:20am

COUNTY News:

County Council Chair Sharon Stover said that Council will review in closed session June 12, last week's Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruling regarding former Assistant County Administrator Diana Stepan's charges against Los Alamos County.

The EEOC found the County guilty of sex discrimination as well as retaliation against Stepan.

Stepan filed a grievance against former County Administrator Tony Mortillaro. She was fired Jan. 3, 2011. 

Attorney Sam Bregman spoke to the Los Alamos Daily Post about the EEOC ruling in his client's favor.

"We are very pleased and not

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Upcoming County Meetings & Events

on June 5, 2012 - 7:24am
COUNTY News:
 
JUNE 2012 Meetings:
 
  • 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 6 – PLACE follow up public meeting on results of their March visit, UNM LA Lecture Hall
  • 9 a.m., Saturday, June 9 - Los Pueblos Park Improvements (dog park), at the park
  • 6 p.m., Monday, June 11 – White Rock MP Implementation Committee, WR Town Hall
  • 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 20 - Airport Master Plan – Public Mtg #1, Council Chambers
  • 9:30-11 a.m., Thursday, June 21 – Councilors at Farmer’s Market
  • 5:15 p.m, Thursday, June 21 - CIP Business Mtg, Council Chambers
  • 5:30 p.m., Thursday, June 21 – Environmental Sustainability Board Evening
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PLACE to Report Back to Community

on June 4, 2012 - 7:43pm

LACDC News:

Imagine a place in our downtown designed to address housing and other needs of our early career "idea people" ... scientists, technologists, artists and innovators of all type ... and entrepreneurs.

What would it look like? Where might be a good location? What related amenities would benefit both the residents and the larger community?

The Los Alamos Creative District Steering Committee facilitated by Los Alamos MainStreet has been putting thought and effort into these and other questions.

An early outcome from this work was a visit to Los Alamos in March by representatives

Summerfest Kicks Off Pajarito Mountain's Summer Season

on June 4, 2012 - 6:44pm

 

Nearly perfect weather along with the music of the Blue Hornets helped make Pajarito Mountain Summerfest 2012 a huge success Saturday. The event included beers from 15 New Mexico microbrewers, a meadery and a nano distiller, as well as a microbrewer from Colorado. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 

Throngs of partygoers took advantage of the free Atomic City shuttles departing every 30 minutes from Sullivan Field to the Pajarito Mountain Summerfest 2012 event Saturday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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