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CONE ZONE: Road Construction for Week of Aug. 13

on August 12, 2012 - 9:56pm

Public Works Projects:

For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail, call 662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at

School Flasher Testing

The Public Works Traffic Division staff will be testing the school flashers throughout the community on Monday, Aug 13, and Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012 in preparation for the beginning of school on Wednesday, August 15, 2012.If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Public Works Department.

Pavement Preservation Program

Crews will be working on Range Road starting Monday, August 13,

LANB Float Takes Top Prize

on August 12, 2012 - 1:14pm


Los Alamos National Bank's float won First Place in Saturday's 2012 Fair & Rodeo parade on Central Avenue. Photo by Katy Korkos

Los Alamos National Bank employees pass out candy to the kids watching the parade. Photo by TK Thompson/

Shriners garnered second place. Photo by TK Thompson/

Shriners put on a show for the crowd. Photo by TK Thompson/

The Tin Lizzies, complete with period costumed people, won third in the 2012 Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo Saturday. Photo by TK Thompson/

Katy Korkos

2012 County Fair & Rodeo Parade Fills Central Avenue

on August 12, 2012 - 6:15am

The parade passes a large crowd at Central Avenue and Main Street. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

The Los Alamos High School Marching Band gathers to join the parade. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

The parade winds its way down Central Avenue. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

A young boy runs a hand siren on an old auxiliary fire truck. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

Parade bystanders watch as the Los Alamos Daily Post news van passes by. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

Sharon Stover, fourth from left, with her supporters pose for a picture

Pie Eaters Win Ribbons at Brewer Field

on August 12, 2012 - 5:20am

Rep. Jim Hall and County Council Chair Sharon Stover with winners from Saturday's pie eating contest at Brewer Field. Photo by TK Thompson/

Fun Ran Rampant at Friday Night Concert!

on August 11, 2012 - 8:01am

State Rep. Jim Hall challenges Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Member Services Coordinator Katy Korkos to a race on the bouncy slide at the County's Summer Concert at Ashey Pond Park. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

Jim Hall and Katy Korkos "race for pinks" on the bouncy slide. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

Amanda Stoddard waits patiently for her balloon animal, created by Josh Lawyer. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

Adam Wall draws a cactus with blue sky for a chalk art contest during the Gordon Summer concert. The contest was sponsored by Daniel's Cafe. Photo

County Fair Exhibits on Display at Mesa Public Library

on August 11, 2012 - 7:12am

Lynzee Clay won First place and Grand Champion for her award winning Jalapeños and tomatoes. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

06. Laura Johnstone takes home the Award of Merit for her apple mint. The Award of Merit was given to the horticulture entry that displayed no disease or damage and was at the peak of maturity. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

Rachel Norman poses with her Lego creation "King Kong vs. Godzilla." Rachel won first prize and the Ribbon for Reserve Grand Champion for her age group. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

There were dozens of entries for

County Line: It's County Fair & Rodeo Weekend!

on August 11, 2012 - 6:46am


2012 Fair & Rodeo Weekend

Check out all the fun events downtown at Ashley Pond Park this Saturday - music, food, exhibits, parade, bouncy toys for the children - plus a great Arts & Crafts Show on the lawn at Fuller Lodge and a grand rodeo in the afternoon!

Get details here:

Public Meeting on Sign Code Ordinance on Monday

Find out more about the proposed changes moving forward for the Sign Code at a 6:30 p.m.


Trinity Drive Curb and Gutter Work Begins Aug. 13

on August 11, 2012 - 6:31am


The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) crews will begin work on a curb and gutter replacement project on westbound Trinity Drive Monday, Aug. 13.

The work area will extend from mile marker 0.0 to mile marker 1.0, or from the intersection of Diamond Drive and Trinity Drive to the Ashley Pond area.

Pedestrian sidewalks along westbound Trinity Drive will be closed as crews remove and replace crumbling and damaged curb and gutters.

The project is scheduled for completion within three weeks, weather permitting.

Motorists may encounter temporary lane drops and minor

Los Alamos County Princess Honors Horses for Heroes

on August 11, 2012 - 3:50am

Julia Montoya, 2012 LA County Rodeo Princess, carries the flag of New Mexico into Brewer Arena at the start of the Los Alamos County Horse Show. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

After relocating to New Mexico from Maryland in 2010, the incoming Los Alamos County Princess, Julia Montoya, continued to pursue her passion for horses and interest in horsemanship with the Turquoise Trail Wranglers 4-H Club. 

The club leaders, Rick Iannucci and Nancy DeSantis, also operate the non-profit Horses for Heroes - New Mexico Inc. Cowboy Up! program for wounded veterans.

One of the program's

Appeals Hearing Held Today for Former County Supply Manager Terminated in June

on August 10, 2012 - 11:51am


Former Los Alamos County Supply Manager Charles Pacheco, foreground, waits for his appeals hearing to begin this morning before the Los Alamos County Personnel Board in Council Chambers inside the Community Building at 20th Street and Central Avenue. Pacheco is appealing his termination in June surrounding criminal charges he is facing related to alleged credit card fraud. Pacheco's brother Tim sits next to him reviewing documents. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Hearing Officer Tony Ortiz speaks with Employee Services Manager Valerie Park prior to the start of this morning's

County Issues Spectator Directions for Rodeo at Brewer Arena

on August 10, 2012 - 11:01am



Be advised that spectators attending the Los Alamos County Rodeo at Brewer Arena this weekend will be directed to the Spectator Entrance off of San Ildefonso Road through the South Gate to the Rodeo grounds.

The Recreation Division’s goal is to limit traffic through the North Mesa Stables for the safety of the North Mesa Stable Lot users and their animals.


County Assembles Fair Booths at Ashley Pond Park

on August 10, 2012 - 10:55am

Pipes, fittings and white canvas tent tops fill the grassy area at Ashley Pond this morning as workers prepare to assemble booths for community organizations registered to participate in Saturday's Festival and Fair as part of this weekend's annual Fair & Rodeo event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

A worker drops a pile of rope at each booth to secure the tent tops. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Fire and Police Host Final 'Movie in the Park' Event

on August 10, 2012 - 7:41am

A little girl holds the hand of a large firefighter during Wednesday's final Movie in the Park event. The Los Alamos Fire and Police Departments sponsored the final Movie in the Park with the Los Alamos County Recreation Department Wednesday. The movie, “Firehouse Dog,” began at sundown. Prior to the movie, police and firefighters hosted fun activities for children including relay races, a chance to check out a police car and a fire engine from the inside out, and more.

LANL Protesters Plead 'Not Guilty' and Hunger Strike Continues

on August 9, 2012 - 9:59pm

Anti-nuclear peace activist, Barbara Grothus of Albuquerque, left, files a "not guilty" plea with Court Administrator Lisa Zuhn of the Los Alamos County Municipal Court. Photo by Greg Kendall/

By Greg Kendall

Not Guilty

Los Alamos County Municipal Court Judge Alan Kirk presided over this morning's arraignment of six demonstrators arrested Monday for blocking traffic during a protest at Los Alamos National Laboratory. 

Protesters Janet Greenwald, Barbara Grothus, Pam Gilchrist, Benjamin (Summer) Abbott, Catherine Euler and Cathie Sullivan each entered a written plea of "not

Summer Art Camp Ensures Artistry Never Stops

on August 9, 2012 - 9:57pm

Fuller Lodge Art Center calls its Summer Art Camp "The Best Six Weeks of Summer" for children from Los Alamos, surrounding communities and even foreign countries. Courtesy photo


This summer 80 to 100 students age 4 through 6 grade filled the classrooms at Fuller Lodge Art Center on Central Avenue each week, while teens met for classes at Village Arts on DP Road.

Whether painting, drawing, sculpting, dying yarn and knitting or creating things from recycled materials, these young artists were exploring their creativity with enthusiasm and laughter.


Board of Public Utilities Possible Quorum Notice

on August 9, 2012 - 9:43pm


Members of the Los Alamos County Board of Public Utilities may attend a Department of Public Utilities Senior Management Team Strategic Planning Workshop from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug 13 and 14, 2012 at Fuller Lodge, Nambe Room, 2132 Central Avenue.

No board action will be taken.

A quorum may be present.


Aug. 14 County Council Work Session Agenda

on August 9, 2012 - 9:08pm

7 p.m. Aug. 14 at Fire Station No. 3, 129 N.M. 4 in White Rock



This section of the agenda is reserved only for comments from the public on items that are included in this agenda.



A. 4637-12 Briefing to Council by Robert Walker, Chairman of the Parks and Recreation Board.
Presenter(s): Robert Walker

B. 4679-12 Discussion Regarding Whether or Not the County Should Have a Full-time Clerk.
Presenter(s): Rebecca Ehler, County Attorney and Steven Lynne, Deputy County Administrator


Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: County Fair & Rodeo Weekend

on August 9, 2012 - 11:24am

Mutton Bustin!!!  Photo by Greg Kendall/

The Weekend preview is sponsored by

Friday, Aug. 10

•County Classic Open Pool Tournament @ Ehart Senior Center 8 a.m.

County Fair Exhibits @ Mesa Public Library 5-8 p.m.
(Viewing for Disabled 4-5 p.m.)
County Fair Exhibits upstairs at the library-gallery, rotunda, and meeting rooms.

Summer Concert @ Ashley Pond 7 p.m. featuring Stone River Band
Country and country blues-soul dance band from Texas.

Saturday, Aug. 11

Festival & Fair @ Ashley Pond 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Arts & Crafts Fair @ Fuller Lodge 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Update to Los Alamos County Rodeo News

on August 9, 2012 - 11:16am

Los Alamos County Rodeo News:

The Los Alamos Recreation Division will be holding the Los Alamos County Rodeo on Aug.11-12 at Brewer Arena on North Mesa.

See the following information concerning parking and directions to Brewer Arena.

Rodeo Contestants: Rodeo contestants will need to bring their livestock to North Mesa Park for animal inspection. North Mesa Park is located on San Ildefonso Road South, (right lane at the roundabout). Signs will direct contestants to the inspection staging area in the park.


Fuller Lodge Art Center Celebrates Creativity, Beauty

on August 9, 2012 - 7:57am

Sacred heart silver jewelry piece by artist Gregory Segura. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

By Kirsten Laskey

In tough economic times, people scale back. They tighten their belts and trim away anything unnecessary. At first glance it may appear that being frugal is no fun; however, a closer look reveals a far different picture.

Pinching pennies can unleash creativity – just take a look at what will be on sale at the Fuller Lodge Art Center’s Summer Arts and Crafts Fair, which runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday on the lawn behind Fuller Lodge.

Paintings of horses by artist Karen

Stone River Boys Play at Ashley Pond Friday

on August 8, 2012 - 2:14pm

The Stone River Boys play country-soul music at Ashley Pond at 7 p.m. Friday. Courtesy photo

By Russ Gordon

It’s Los Alamos County Fair weekend and I’d like to tell you about the Summer Concert Series’ participation.

On Friday night, Aug.10, we’re gonna do a show of country-soul music at Ashley Pond. This means excellent country music played with soul. Sound strange? Not at all.

There’s been Ray Charles with all of his country hits in the early 60’s, Joe South, Joe Tex, Charlie Rich, Flying Burrito Bros., O.C.