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Council Unanimously Approves Redefined White Rock Civic Center

on July 10, 2012 - 8:41pm

Councilor Geoff Rodgers asked for assurance that the rocket ship at Pinon Park will be retained. Anne Laurent, Community & Economic Development Director assured Council the rocket ship would be kept. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com from PAC8 Internet Broadcast.

Los Alamos County Council unanamously the proposed White Rock Civic Center (WRCC) Phase 2 CIP Project in accordance with reduced project scope Option 1 (Distributed Functions on County Property) by using the County-owned Piñon Park site for construction of a new White Rock Branch Library, for in-place renovation and improvement

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Council Considers White Rock Civic Center

on July 10, 2012 - 7:54pm

Anne Laurent, Community & Economic Development Director addresses Council on the issue of the White Rock Civic Center. A committee worked for six weeks to redesign the White Rock Civic Center complex. Option 1 is being recommended for approval. This includes a new library building located near the existing skate park in White Rock. This option also assumes repurposing the existing library and the existing Senior Center for a redesigned Senior Center which would include a commercial kitchen. Laurent noted that Option 3 did not receive a lot of support among the stakeholders.
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Council Approves Consent Items

on July 10, 2012 - 7:27pm

County Administrator Harry Burgess briefs County Council on the specifics of the items in the Consent Agenda. Council pulled Item H for discussion at the end of the evening. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com from PAC8 Internet Broadcast

Council approved the Consent Agenda with a vote of 6 to 1, with Councilor Vincent Chiravalle casting the dissenting vote. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com from PAC8 Internet Broadcast
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July 11th Fuller Lodge/Historic Districts Advisory Board

on July 10, 2012 - 6:37pm

FULLER LODGE / HISTORIC DISTRICTS ADVISORY BOARD - AGENDA
Fuller Lodge – Curtis Room
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm

1.       Call to Order / Roll Call / Introduction of guests

2.       Public Comment – topics not on the agenda

3.       Approval of Minutes: June 6, 2012

4.       Items for discussion and possible action:
          A.      Proposal to site an historic sign in the FLHD
          B.      Consider proposal to County Council to improve care of the FLHD
          C.      Historic Homestead Tour update
          D.      Post Office NHR Listing and Subcommittee members

5. 

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July 11th Arts in Public Places Board Meeting

on July 10, 2012 - 6:26pm

LOS ALAMOS COUNTY ARTS IN PUBLIC PLACES BOARD
AGENDA
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
4:30 to 6:00 p.m. – Mesa Public Library Upstairs Meeting Room #3

I. CALL TO ORDER

II. PUBLIC COMMENT (This section on the agenda is reserved for questions and comments from the public on items that are not otherwise included in this agenda. Speakers will be limited to 4 minutes each.)

III. APP BOARD BUSINESS

A. Approval of Minutes from June 12, 2012

IV. CURRENT PROJECTS

A. Overview of the Utilities Department “Smart House” project and possible artwork (Julie Williams-Hill)
B.
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Thursday's DWI Checkpoint Nets Zero Arrests

on July 10, 2012 - 4:14pm

As part of its crackdown on motorists driving in Los Alamos County under the influence of alcohol or drugs, local police officers set up a DWI Checkpoint Thursday evening by the airport near the entrance to town. The Los Alamos Police Department reported that 174 vehicles were checked between 7-11 p.m., during which two field sobriety tests were conducted. Those tests turned out to be negative for substance abuse and the end result of Thursday's checkpoint operation was zero arrests and zero citations. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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The Law is Clear for Motorists and Bicyclists

on July 10, 2012 - 9:36am

Los Alamos Police Capt. Randy Foster, left, and bicycling safety expert Khal Spencer at police headquarters talk about roadway safety for motorists and bicyclists. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

In the last few months, there have been two crashes on Diamond Drive that occurred when a right turning motorist crossed the new bike lanes in close proximity to a bicyclist riding in the bike lane.

Some of the law is not exactly clear with regard to sharing roads with bike lanes and turning across bike lanes, but the law on changing lanes is crystal clear.

When

Cone Zone: Update for Week of July 9

on July 9, 2012 - 7:29pm

COUNTY News:

Public Works Projects:

N.M. 4 Improvements Project
Traffic continues to be switched to one lane of traffic on each side of the road. Expect traffic control changes as the contractor prepares to place the last layer of pavement treatment, which will depend on weather. The speed limit within the construction area is 30 mph. Please drive defensively and watch for construction vehicles.
 
Pavement Preservation Program
Starting on Monday, work will begin on Cheryl Court, followed by Cheryl Avenue, and then Connie Avenue. Each street should take 2-3 days, depending on weather.
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County Hosts Ponderosa Putt-Putt Tournament

on July 9, 2012 - 1:07pm

The Los Alamos County Recreation Division will present the Ponderosa Putt-Putt Tournament at 6 p.m., Wednesday July 25 at East Park.

Putt-Putt registration forms are available at the Aquatic Center and must be returned to the Aquatic Center.

The deadline for pre-registration is 5 p.m., Monday July 23.

Registration is limited to 20 participants per age category.

Age categories are separated as follows:

  • 5-7 Years
  • 8-11 Years
  • 12+ Years

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

 

Public Invited to T-Board Meeting Thursday

on July 9, 2012 - 12:43pm

T-BOARD News:

The public is invited to attend the Los Alamos County Transportation Board meeting at 5:30 p.m., Thursday July 12 in the Public Works Conference Room, 2101 Trinity Dr. Suite A2.

Agenda

I. Call to Order

II. Public Comment (for items not on the agenda)

III. Approval of Transportation Board Minutes

A. June 7, 2012

IV. New Business

A. Continued Discussion of Alternative Fleet Fuels; and, Test Drive of a Compressed Natural Gas Bus from Santa Fe Trails

B. 2030 Challenge for Planning, Adopting Building and Transportation Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Standards

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No County Council Meeting July 31

on July 9, 2012 - 10:42am

The Los Alamos County Administrator's Office reports that the Regular Session of the County Council that was scheduled for 7 p.m., July 31 in Council Chambers has been canceled.

Any item tentatively set for that date has been moved to the Aug. 7 Council meeting.

 

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Joe King Carrasco Plays the Pond

on July 7, 2012 - 8:51pm

Joe King Carrasco and the Crowns perform as part of the Gordon Summer Concert Series at Ashley Pond. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Joe King Carrasco and keyboardist Kris Cummings head into the crowd during their concert at Ashley Pond. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Keyboardist Kris Cummings runs back to the stage to take up her instrument during the Joe King Carrasco concert at Ashley Pond. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Joe King Carrasco continues to play his Fender Telecaster while out amongst the crowd during his concert at Ashley Pond.

Get Ready for 38th Annual Los Alamos Triathlon

on July 7, 2012 - 11:46am

Join the Los Alamos Recreation Division Saturday, Aug. 18, as it presents the 38th Annual Los Alamos Triathlon in all its glory.

The 20k bike ride is back to its old course of challenging climbs and beautiful scenery; then jump in the pool (feet first) for a 400 meter swim; and conclude with the 5K run from the Aquatic Center to the First Baptist Church on Diamond Drive and then turning around and running back to the Aquatic Center.

The Los Alamos triathlon was organized by Bill and Maureen Hudson in 1975 and is the longest running continuous triathlon in the country.

Following the

Rep. Jim Hall Attends Summer Concert

on July 7, 2012 - 11:40am

Rep. Jim Hall, R-Los Alamos, Sandoval and Santa Fe counties, visits with KRSN Station owner Gillian Sutton at the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series Friday evening. Hall is seeking re-election to House District 43 against Democrat Stephanie Garcia Richard. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner

Muni Complex Walls Take Shape

on July 7, 2012 - 7:38am

Workers install drywall to the steel frame of the new Municipal Complex downtown on Central Avenue. The project remains on track for completion in Fall 2013. A “topping off” public event when the last piece of steel is set into place for the building is expected later this summer. Residents or businesses with questions about the project are encouraged to contact the County’s Project Manager, Dan Erickson at cpfd@lacnm.us or call the Capital Projects Office at 662-8112. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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Local Fire Restrictions Relax at Noon Today!

on July 6, 2012 - 4:20pm

COUNTY News:

 

The Los Alamos County Fire Department will relax its fire restrictions at noon today to Stage I in Los Alamos County.

 

This relaxation of fire restrictions is based upon:

  • Local weather improvement, including:
  • Recent regular rainfall
  • The local (7) day forecast that reflects the apparent onset of the monsoon season
  • Rising humidity values in the weather
  • Fuel condition improvements, including:
  • Reduction in Fire Danger Level, from Extreme to High
  • Reduction in Ignition Potential, from 100% to 70%
  • Increase in the Dead Fuel Moistures to double-digit levels.
  • Daily fire occurrence
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House Committee to Vote July 11 on Manhattan Project Park

on July 6, 2012 - 3:36pm

U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings. Courtesy/Atomic Heritage Foundation

 

U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings, R-WA, Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources, announced July 6 that his committee will vote on the Manhattan Project National Historical Park Act Wednesday, July 11.

 

Hastings said"I expect the Committee will vote to favorably advance the bill to the full House for consideration.

Visitors Delight at Betty Ehart Statue

on July 6, 2012 - 8:52am

“Grandmother's Joy” outside the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
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King Carrasco - Friday Night - Ashley Pond

on July 5, 2012 - 3:45pm

Photos by Jay Lee 2010 Discovery Green Concert. Courtesy/ Russ Gordon via Facebook.

By Russ Gordon, Russ Gordon Summer Concerts, via Facebook.

In the late 1970’s changes came in rock/pop/punk music. It was the post-punk and disco era. One popular subgenre in rock was dubbed New Wave. Some of the stars of this scene were the Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, The Cars, Blondie, B52s, a-ha, Duran Duran, Inxs, The Cure, The Police, Bow Wow Wow, XTC, Siouxsie & the Banshees and many, many more.

Domestic Dispute Leads to Possible Self-injury

on July 5, 2012 - 11:35am

Scene in front of Los Alamos County Detention Center this morning. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Police responded to a possible domestic dispute around 10:45 a.m. today in White Rock. 

A man was transported to the Los Alamos Detention Center. 

Capt. Randy Foster said the man became animated in the police car on the way to the jail, thrashing his head against the interior of the vehicle. 

Upon arrival at the jail, police called Los Alamos Fire Department EMT personnel as a pecaution to check out the man's potential injuries. 

More information will be available later on this

Downtown Without Power Wednesday Night

on July 5, 2012 - 9:10am

DPU News:

Businesses and some residences in the Los Alamos downtown area lost power for more than three hours Wednesday night.

The outage, bounded by 20th Street to East Road and Central Avenue to Trinity Drive, was caused when a cable termination failed, according to Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities officials.

While electric lineman began receiving reports of the outage at midnight, other indicators suggest that the outage began just after 11 p.m. July 4.

Crews were dispatched, isolated the fault and repaired the cable termination and by 2:30 a.m., had restored power.

The

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Community Winds Perform First Set Ahead of Fourth of July Downpour

on July 5, 2012 - 9:00am

The Community Winds play The Star Spangled Banner as the Los Alamos Fire Department raises the flag at Overlook Park for the Kiwanis Fourth of July event. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

People were decked out in thier 4th of July finery fr the Winds concert. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

The weather became a little iffy during the Winds concert and it was raining pretty hard by the end of the last number. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

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