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"Chungking Express" Screening at Mesa Public Library

on April 29, 2012 - 10:18pm

Review by Kelly Dolejsi

On Thursday, the library will screen writer/director Kar Wei Wong's "Chungking Express," a nineties movie that feels like a nineties movie. Having "come of age" in the nineties, I mean that as a compliment. I like flannel shirts mixed with impressionistic psychotic love. And, it turns out - no offense to my Seattle-born (go figure) Anglo husband - I sometimes like Chinese men.

This is a great movie, but to be honest, it took me a long time to realize it. I was well into the film before I started to understand and care about its very messed up characters.

In some

Police Win Money for Special Olympics during Benefit Basketball Game

on April 28, 2012 - 5:30pm

Los Alamos Police were up 37-29 at half time in today's exhibition basketball game against Espanola Police but the final score ended at Espanola Police 71, Los Alamos Police 65. The game was played in the gymnasium at Northern New Mexico College in Espanola and raised $288 for Special Olympics. "It was a great game that raised money to benefit a very worthy cause ... we had a good crowd and everyone had a good time so it was a very successful event," said Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy, adding that next year's game will be played in Los Alamos. Cell phone photo by Wayne Torpy 

Local Police Up 37-29 Against Espanola Police at Half Time in Benefit Basketball Game

on April 28, 2012 - 3:14pm

 Los Alamos Police Lt. Jason Wardlow Herrera, #9, during half time in the benefit basketball game between Los Alamos Police and Espanola Police taking place now at Northern New Mexico College in Espanola. Check ladailypost.com a little later for the final score. Cell phone photo by Wayne Torpy 

Los Alamos Police Sgt. Monica Salazar, at right, during half time in today's benefit game. LAPD has designated the Special Olympics as the recipient of proceeds raised from this game. Check ladailypost.com a little later for the final score. Cell phone photo by Wayne Torpy

 Los Alamos Police Det.

County Concludes Brush and Bulk Item Collection in Townsite

on April 28, 2012 - 2:08pm

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County has concluded its Brush and Bulk Item collection service for the Los Alamos townsite.

Disposal of any material remaining at the curb in the townsite is the responsibility of the home owner.

This weekend, (April 28-29) there is free disposal at the County Eco Station in order to help residents beautify the community and prepare for wildfire season.

Also, a special pickup can be arranged at a charge of $65 per hour by calling 662-8163.

White Rock collection service has begun, but is running more than a week behind schedule due to the high volume of

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Muni Complex Crane Shines Above Construction Site

on April 28, 2012 - 9:24am

A tall crane lined with white lights towers above the Municipal Complex construction site along Central Avenue Thursday evening. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
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Manhattan National Park Conference Serves Atomic Pretzels

on April 28, 2012 - 8:13am

Members of the Energy Community Committee, including several people from Los Alamos, attending a Manhattan National Park conference in Richland, Wash., this week toured the B Reactor in Handford and were treated to an "atomic pretzel." Photo by Kevin Holsapple

Bandelier Superintendent Addresses Energy Community Alliance Saying Manhattan Project Sites Will Have to be Clear with Visitors

on April 27, 2012 - 1:22pm

Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott addresses members of the Energy Community Alliance this morning in Richland, Wash. He cautioned that the park service is in the business of telling stories, and it may tell stories that some in the community don't want told. That could include Nagasaki and the environmental contamination left by plutonium production, Lott said, adding that the park service also can discredit the bad information that circulates.

Latest Developments on Trinity Site Project

on April 27, 2012 - 11:05am

Courtesy/Los Alamos County

By Carol A. Clark

Work is underway on making contacts and seeking interest from potential additional retail tenants for the Trinity Site Revitalization Project to complement the Smith's Marketplace store.

“It remains a somewhat difficult retail environment owing to the continuing effects of the 2008 recession, but we do have the positive of the Smith’s Marketplace desire to expand into Trinity,” said Bob Feinberg of Grubb & Ellis New Mexico.

Feinberg is leading the retail recruitment effort for the Trinity Site developer, North American Development Group.

“As

Sheriff Files Proposed Amendment to Charter

on April 27, 2012 - 8:46am

Sheriff Marco Valentino Lucero filed in the Los Alamos County Clerk's Office Thursday a proposed amendment to Los Alamos County Charter 304.3 “Duties of the Sheriff and Police.”

Current Charter Reading:

Duties of the Sheriff, Police department and Peace Officers. The Council shall establish as a department of the County, [sic] a Police Department to be charged with conserving the peace and enforcing the laws of the State and the enforcing the laws of the State and the ordinances of the County.

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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