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on June 24, 2012 - 8:38am

County Events:

Los Alamos County Council meets Tuesday evening...

The Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers in Los Alamos - one of the items includes the public hearing on the Charter election resolution for the November ballot. The County will also begin using a NEW video streaming service that allows the public to better follow along with the meeting agenda. The meeting also is broadcast on cable PAC-8. See the agenda at http://www.losalamosnm.us/gov/council/Pages/default.aspx

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The Return of Glass Recycling...

You asked, we listened.

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Massive Crowd Attends County's Summer Concert

on June 23, 2012 - 9:55am
Not only does Guy Forsyth sing and play guitar, he also played a musical saw on the "Summertime" ballad for nearly 3,000 people who packed Ashley Pond for the County's Summer Concert Series with Russ Gordon Friday Night. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
The Guy Forsyth Trio from Austin, Texas entertained the crowd with their cowboy blues style music Friday. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
Friday's summer concert was sponsored by the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Karen Kendall/ladailypost.com
Victoria Rygh of Los Alamos shows off her new ballon pet at Friday's concert at Ashley

Police Stand Prepared to Find Missing Persons

on June 22, 2012 - 1:37pm

Investigations Division Supervisor Sgt. Oliver Morris, right, and Det. Daniel Roberts display a tracking antenna during Project Lifesaver training at Los Alamos Police Department Headquarters Wednesday. The antenna is used to track the frequency of transmitting bracelets worn by people who tend to wander off and become lost. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

Los Alamos Police Officers took part in an all-day training program at Police Headquarters Wednesday, specifically geared toward adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer’s, autism, Down syndrome, dementia

County's Sandra Quintana Honors Husband's Memory

on June 22, 2012 - 12:31pm

Sandra Quintana, left, is surrounded by friends and colleagues from Los Alamos County this morning as she rededicates the elk sculpture at the entrance to Los Alamos in the memory of her husband Julian Quintana. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Longtime Los Alamos Police Department Records Specialist Sandra J. Quintana lost her husband Julian eight years ago.

Julian Quintana was killed by a drunk driver Feb. 9, 2004, on his way to work at the County's Abiqui plant. He had worked for Los Alamos County for 27 years.

County employees Darryl Tabor and Darryl Hastings embrace Sandra

Local Golf Pro Plays Around the Clock for Charity

on June 22, 2012 - 9:05am

PGA Golf Pro Donnie Torres is raising money for golfing programs for youth and the Rotary Club of Los Alamos in his "Longest Day Longest Play" fundraiser. He teed off at 5:30 a.m. Thursday and continued playing until sunset. Torres' daughter Samantha drove him around the golf course and kept his score throughout the event. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Golf Course Pro Donnie Torres prepares to tee off on his 12th 1st Hole of the day. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Donnie Torres midway through Hole #7. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Samantha Torres

Hikes, Talks & Walks on Tap at Bandelier

on June 22, 2012 - 1:05am
BANDELIER News:
 
An opportunity for anyone looking for a day of challenging volunteer trail work is set for Sunday, June 24 at Bandelier National Monument.
 
Volunteers, along with the Bandelier trail crew, will hike about 1.5 miles out along the trail from the Visitor Center toward mid-Alamo Canyon to reset water bars and do other needed work.
 
Be sure to call ahead to the Visitor Center, 505-672-3861 x 517, to sign up. Volunteers must be at least 13, but no experience is needed.
 
Bring at least a gallon of water, as well as lunch, sunscreen, hat, and good boots.

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Friday is Los Alamos Daily Post Night at Los Alamos County Concert Series at Ashley Pond!

on June 21, 2012 - 11:19am
By Russ Gordon
 
This Friday night, June 22 is Los Alamos Daily Post Night. This fantastic new website that specializes in local news is a new sponsor to our Series.
 
Please check out their site www.ladailypost.com and come and meet their staff Friday.
 
This Friday we’ll be at Ashley Pond with one of the great Texas entertainers of our time. Guy Forsyth is known for his great live shows.
 
He’s outrageously funny, as well as raucous, rowdy, gritty and full of hope. Guy plays folk, country, rock, blues, Americana and Tin Pan Alley.
 
Check out his website at www.guyforsyth.com

Contractor's High Pressure Hose Breaches Power Line

on June 20, 2012 - 10:40am

A Department of Public Utilities lineman’s hands measure outputs from each phase while wearing protective safety gear during the power outage on North Mesa Tuesday afternoon. Courtesy/DPU

Power was interrupted to North Mesa beginning at 11:18 a.m. Tuesday when a contractor digging with a high pressure hose and vacuum exposed and breached one wire of three phase direct bury electric lines on the east end of North Mesa, according to officials at the Department of Public Utilities (DPU.)

“About 250 customers were affected, initially,” said DPU’s associate engineer for electric distribution

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North Mesa Power Outage - UPDATE

on June 19, 2012 - 1:52pm

DPU News:

A power outage on North Mesa began at 11:18 a.m. today due to contractor digging activities, which contacted with an underground utility line.

About 250 or one third of customers on North Mesa's eastern end were affected.

Department of Public Utilities electric linemen repaired the line and by 4:30 p.m. had restored power to the area.

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Work Continues on Pajarito Canyon/Nail Trail Loop

on June 19, 2012 - 11:25am

Ten volunteers worked on the Pajarito Canyon Trail Monday evening and stabilized about a quarter mile of the trail. Photo by Craig Martin

Volunteers are needed for a half-day work session to continue post-Las Conchas fire stabilization of the Pajarito Canyon/Nail Trail loop.

The work needs to be completed before the monsoon season begins or sections of the trail will wash away.

  • When: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday June 23
  • Where: Pajarito Canyon Trailhead
  • Plan: Hike in about one mile and work the eroded side slope section before the entire trail washes away
  • What to Wear: Sturdy shoes, long pants,
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White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee Wrestles With Funding Reduction

on June 19, 2012 - 11:04am

Los Alamos County Capital Projects & Facilities Department Director Anne Laurent speaks to members of the White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee during a meeting at the White Rock Townhall Monday evening. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

County Council voted to slice the $16 million in funding recommended by the White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee in half and gave members six weeks to come up with a new plan.

The committee wrestled with Council's request during a meeting at the White Rock Townhall Monday evening.

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Eco-Tourism Bonanza: Make LA America’s Zip-line Capital

on June 18, 2012 - 12:31pm

Multiple zip-line example. Courtesy photo

By William T. Sellers

As a recent Los Alamos resident returning to New Mexico after 17 years, the lab was a major business client of mine during the 1980s and 1990s.

Compared with those days, Los Alamos has come a long way.

Yet, from attending the latest capital improvement projects meeting I must confess: the end result was a bit of a disappointment.

I have long heard from local business and community interests, going back to my early days and then today, on the need for local investments that “create their own synergies.”

From my perspective,

Concert Series Entertains Community for 22 Years

on June 17, 2012 - 12:20pm

Concert Promoter Russ Gordon of the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series at Friday's concert featuring The Police Experience. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

By Bonnie J. Gordon

Summer’s here and every Friday night, big hunks of the population of Los Alamos can be found at the current Los Alamos Summer Concert Series show of the week, also known as the Gordon’s Concert.

Russ Gordon, father of the Concert Series, has been providing great free concerts in Los Alamos for 22 years.

Gordon didn’t start out to be a concert promoter. It just sort of happened.

Gordon was exercising his fanatical

DWI Checkpoints Conducted by Los Alamos Police are Underway Throughout the County

on June 17, 2012 - 12:18pm

Throughout the remainder of June, the Los Alamos Police Department will be conducting DWI Checkpoints.

Officers will be targeting impaired drivers on local roadways and at DWI Checkpoints within Los Alamos County.

CONE ZONE: Road Construction Week of June 18

on June 16, 2012 - 4:18pm

COUNTY News:

Public Works Projects:
Eastern Area 2 Concrete, Paving & Utility Project – Phase 1
Canyon Road between East Road (N.M. 502) 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 Canyon Road during the day time, and two-way traffic at night. Minor delays may be experienced. Pedestrians must use the provided pedestrian detours. All through traffic must seek alternate routes.

Locals Participate at Albuquerque Summerfest Event

on June 16, 2012 - 2:02pm

Melanie Pena and Claire Roybal of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) represent Los Alamos at today's Albuquerque Summerfest at which more than 50,000 people are expected to attend. Photo by Kevin Holsapple

Los Alamos area artists are well represented at Summerfest today in Albuquerque. Nine area artists are exhibiting and selling at the event. The participation was organized by the Los Alamos Creative District. Photo by Kevin Holsapple

Hope Surrounds Ashley Pond's Relay for Life

on June 16, 2012 - 1:23pm

Dennis McLain, left and Scott Mills, members of the Order of Thisle Piples and Drums, lead a procession around Ashley Pond as part of the Relay for Life event Friday night. Photo by Salvador Zapien.ladailypost.com

Luminarias are placed along the edge of Ashley Pond as part of the Relay for Life. Photo by Salvador Zapien.ladailypost.com

Gloria Martinez (center) of the American Cancer Society poses with Sue and John Hofmann, Chair for the Relay for Life. Photo by Salvador Zapien.ladailypost.com

Betty Myers, left, and Sheila Riedel of the Hospital Auxiliary sell baked goods Friday at Ashley

Gordons Concert Draws Record Crowd

on June 16, 2012 - 1:14pm

The Police Experience play Ashley Pond as part of the Friday Night Concert Series where an esitmated 2,500 people turned out to hear the band play. Many people also participated in the Relay for Life walk around Ashley Pond. Photo by Salvador Zapien.ladailypost.com

The Police Experience start their first set for the Friday Night Concert Series at Ashley Pond. Photo by Salvador Zapien.ladailypost.com

Pat Cherry, guitarist for The Police Experience. Photo by Salvador Zapien.ladailypost.com

DJ Paddy Mac mans the KTAO table at the Friday Night Concert series at Ashley Pond. Photo by Salvador

Open World Delegation from Sarov Emmerses in Los Alamos Business and Economic Development Culture

on June 15, 2012 - 10:42am

Los Alamos National Laboratory Technology Transfer Division Leader David Pesiri talks with Open World Russian delegation members from Sarov Thursday about the Lab's program during meetings at the Small Business Development Center. Photo by Katy Korkos

Los Alamos Economic Vitality Administrator Greg Fisher educates Open World delegation from Sarov on the County's economic development strategy. Photo by Katy Korkos

Executive Director Kevin Holsapple of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation speaks with the Russian delegation about his organization's mission. Photo by Katy Korkos

Baby Goats and Councilors Invigorate Farmers' Market

on June 15, 2012 - 8:18am

A baby goat draws attention in front of the Old Windmill Farms booth at Thursday's Farmers' Market. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Joyce Nichols and her grandson Ean chat with County Council Chair Sharon Stover. County  Council members were at the Farmers' Market Thursday morning greeting residents and answering questions. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
Andrea Anderson of Los Alamos feeds a baby goat underneath the Old Windmill Farms tent at the Farmer's Market. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
Mike Lyon of Los Alamos engages Councilor Frances Berting and Council

Manhattan Project Historical Park Site Bill Moves Through Congress

on June 14, 2012 - 7:22pm

Chairman Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) today introduced legislation that would designate Manhattan Project sites around the country as a National Historic Park. 

Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Tom Udall (D-NM) and Patty Murray (D-WA) are cosponsors of S. 3300

In the House of Representatives, Natural Resources Chairman Doc Hastings (R-WA) said today that he will introduce a similar bill when the House returns to session next week.

As an expert panel of historians reported in 2001, the top-secret program to create an atomic bomb during World War II centered in Los

LA Skateboard Competition Set for June 23

on June 14, 2012 - 9:01am

The Los Alamos County Recreation Division is hosting the LA Skateboard Competition at 11 a.m., Saturday June 23 at the Los Alamos Skate Park. 

The competition consists of Two 90-Second Runs in the Park and an Ollie Competition. 

Following the events will be a demonstration from the BZ Skate Team from Beyond Waves in Albuquerque.

Fees are $5 pre-registration and $8 on-site registration the day of the competition. 

Registration forms are available at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center or online at www.losalamosnm.us

Contact the Recreation Division at 662-8173 or lacrec@nm.us for

Russian Delegates Visit State Capitol

on June 13, 2012 - 9:26pm

The Russian delegates visiting Los Alamos from Sarov this week listen as Rep. Jim Hall of White Rock talks about the workings of state government with Lt. Gov. John Sanchez at the State Capitol in Santa Fe Wednesday. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Rep. Jim Hall, R-Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Sandoval counties receives a small token of gratitude from the Russian delegates on the House floor. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

The delegates take a tour of the Capitol building. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Maura Shelden takes a picture of the group as they tour the

Committee to Hear Project Re-caps at Public Meeting

on June 13, 2012 - 4:32pm
Los Alamos County’s Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee will hold its monthly business meeting at 5:15 p.m., Thursday June 21 in Council Chambers in the Community Building at 475 20th St.
 
The Committee will hear a re-cap of the Council’s May meetings regarding selection of CIP projects and discuss how it relates to the Committee and the overall CIP process.
 
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 beginning and close of each meeting.
 
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County Announces Movies in the Park: 2012 Series

on June 13, 2012 - 12:40pm

Enjoy a summer evening in the park with a fun, family movie. Bring your blankets, pajamas, and snacks to watch a movie under the stars.

Showtime is 7:45 p.m.

Weather cancellations are made an hour before show time. all showings are FREE and open to the public.

June

6/13 Dolphin Tale (PG), Ashley Pond

6/20 Cars 2 (G), Urban Park (Sponsored by "Bandelier National Monument")

6/27 Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (PG), East Park

June Rain-out Date: Thursday, June 28, Ashley Pond

July

7/11 Chicken Run (G), Barranca Mesa Park

7/18 Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil (PG), Rover Park

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