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Traffic Alert: Construction Mishap Closes Meadow Lane

on October 28, 2019 - 4:39pm

Meadow Lane in White Rock is closed in both directions at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church due to a construction mishap. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department has just advised the Los Alamos Daily Post that a construction crew hit a live wire this afternoon on Meadow Lane in White Rock.

The Utility Department and police are on the scene.

Meadow Lane is closed at about Hacienda near St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in both directions.

Police are asking motorists to use Rover Boulevard while the utility crew repairs the broken wire on Meadow Lane.

Meadow Lane is expected to

RTD Holds Public Meeting Tuesday

on October 28, 2019 - 1:17pm

County Employee Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair Nov. 2

on October 28, 2019 - 10:23am

Scenes From 2019 Trick Or Treat On MainStreet

on October 27, 2019 - 7:32am

Massive crowds fill the streets Friday in downtown Los Alamos for the 2019 Trick or Treat on MainStreet. The annual event celebrates Halloween with a variety of activities across two days, from pumpkin carving and haunted houses, to a masquerade recital, scarecrow contest, costume climb, pet costume parade, High Tech Halloween at the Bradbury Science Museum and much more. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene from 2019 Trick or Treat on Main Street Friday in downtown Los Alamos for the 2019 Trick or Treat on MainStreet event. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene from 2019 Trick

Weather Puts White Rock Fog Seal Project On Hold

on October 26, 2019 - 8:41am
COUNTY News:
 
Due to upcoming weather concerns Monday, Oct. 28, the fog seal project in White Rock has been put on hold.
 
Door hangars were placed in the neighborhoods where the fog sealing was to occur ... residents should disregard those notices.
 
Originally GM Emulsion was supposed to fog seal beginning on Rover Boulevard starting at N.M. 4 and continue toward Grand Canyon Drive. They will continue down Grand Canyon Drive, starting at N.M. 4 to Meadow Lane. They also will work on Bryce Avenue starting at Rover Boulevard to Meadow Lane.
 
Crews will be working 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

BPU Recommending Water & Sewer Rate Increases

on October 25, 2019 - 3:53pm
DPU Deputy Manager Robert Westervelt
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

It was a tough pill to swallow but the Board of Public Utilities agreed to recommend that Los Alamos County Council approve two ordinances that would give multi-year rate increases to water and sewer rates.

The ordinances were passed during the BPU meeting Oct. 16.

The ordinance for raising sewer rates was passed unanimously but the water rate ordinance passed 4-1. Board member Stephen McLin cast the opposing vote.

Now, the ordinances will be introduced Oct. 29 to council.

Cone Zone: Week Of Oct. 28, 2019

on October 25, 2019 - 10:40am

COUNTY News:

The Public Works/Traffic Division provides the latest updates on the following projects:

Traffic Alerts for Large Transports This Weekend/Expect Delays Saturday/Sunday  in White Rock, Truck Route, Diamond, Arkansas, North Communty

Desert Wind Transport will be transporting two modular buildings from Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock. The move will proceed down Meadow Lane West to Rover North, NM 4 East and up West Jemez Road (Truck Route), across the Omega Bridge, on Diamond Drive to Arkansas and to Mountain Elementary.

Animal Shelter Ad Hoc Meeting Moved To Oct. 30

on October 25, 2019 - 7:05am
COUNTY News:
 
The Los Alamos County Animal Shelter AdHoc Committee has postponed its meeting until next week. 
 
The meeting has been rescheduled to 5:30-7:30 p.m., Oct. 30 in the Nambe Room at Fuller Lodge.
 
The meeting is open to the public.
 
 

Canceled: Arts In Public Places Board Tonight

on October 24, 2019 - 4:07pm

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Arts in Public Places Board meeting scheduled for this evening is canceled due to lack of quorum.

Los Alamos Department Of Public Utilities Customers Can Save Up To $3,500 On New Electric Vehicle

on October 24, 2019 - 1:26pm

COUNTY News:

The American Public Power Association (APPA) has teamed up with Nissan to offer rebates to public power communities on the all-electric 2019 Nissan LEAF.

Los Alamos is a public power community through its County-owned Department of Public Utilities (DPU). Customers and employees of the DPU are eligible for a $3,500 rebate when purchasing the 2019 LEAF standard edition and $2,500 when purchasing the ePlus edition. The offer ends Jan. 2, 2020.

In addition to the public power rebate, customers can also get up to $7,500 in federal electric vehicle (EV) tax credits.

To claim the

HPAB Tours Los Alamos History

on October 24, 2019 - 1:04pm
Members of the Historical Preservation Advisory Board begin a walking tour of Los Alamos' history Monday afternoon outside the Los Alamos History Museum. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos History Museum volunteer Carolyn Shipley, left, shows a historic photo to a member of the Historic Preservation Advisory Board. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Every town has a unique history.

Improvements To Graduation Canyon Are Unveiled To County, Public During Tour

on October 24, 2019 - 12:36pm
Los Alamos County staff, officials and members of the public gathered Tuesday afternoon at East Park to view the restoration project in Graduation Canyon. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
Keystone Restoration Ecology President Steve Vrooman shows off the improvements made to Graduation Canyon. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

A big source of pride for Los Alamos is its open spaces.

Los Alamos Police Conduct DEA Drug Take Back Day

on October 23, 2019 - 8:08pm

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department is conducting its biannual DEA Drug Take Back Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, in the north parking lot of the police station off Central Avenue.

This drug diversion program is part of a national initiativeby of the DEA. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means to dispose of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

Direct questions to Det. Joseph Robinson 505.663.1888.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Oct. 19 To Oct. 22, 2019

on October 23, 2019 - 7:17pm

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

JAMES PERRY CLINE

Oct. 19 at 1:34 p.m. / Police arrested James Perry Cline, 49, of Los Alamos at West Jemez Road and Anchor Ranch and charged him with reckless driving.

 

 

 

SALVADOR EDUARDO SALAIZ

Oct. 19 at 8:40 p.m. / Police arrested Eduardo Salaiz, 26, of Los Alamos at 1247 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Municipal Court warrant.

 

 

 

VICENTE ADRIAN REYES-ROSAS

Deacon Street Milling And Pothole Repair Completed

on October 23, 2019 - 8:37am

The milling and pothole repair work on Deacon Street is now completed. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Fog Seal Project Start Date Changed To Oct. 28

on October 22, 2019 - 8:10am
COUNTY News:
 
Due to upcoming weather concerns Thursday, Oct. 24, the fog seal project in White Rock has been changed to Thursday, Oct. 28 and Friday Oct. 29.
 
GM Emulsion will start fog sealing beginning on Rover Boulevard starting at N.M. 4 and continue toward Grand Canyon Drive.
 
Crews will continue down Grand Canyon Drive starting at N.M. 4 to Meadow Lane. They also will work on Bryce Avenue, starting at Rover Boulevard to Meadow Lane. Crews will work 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Weather permitting, work should be completed by Friday, Oct. 29.
 
The contractor will set up a

Public Notice: Possible Council Quorum 3 P.M. Today

on October 22, 2019 - 6:32am

County: Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons Installed At Los Alamos Golf Course Crosswalk

on October 21, 2019 - 7:07pm

The newly installed Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFB) on Diamond Drive at the Golf Course Crosswalk. Courtesy/LAC

COUNTY News:

Traffic & Streets Division crews have completed the installation of the Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFB) on Diamond Drive at the Golf Course Crosswalk.

The RRFBs are push button activated amber LEDs that supplement the warning signs at the crosswalk. They use an irregular flash pattern that is similar to emergency flashers on police vehicles. This flash pattern has shown to elicit a greater response from drivers than traditional flashers.

Push

Canceled: Personnel Board Meeting Tuesday Oct. 21

on October 21, 2019 - 6:03pm

COUNTY News:

The regular Personnel Board Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 21 has been canceled. 

The next regular meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 3 and will include the annual anti-harassment training with the Labor Management Relations Board.

The meeting is open to the public.

Registration Is Open ... Now Let’s Play Hockey!

on October 19, 2019 - 10:00am

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Oct. 9 To Oct. 15, 2019

on October 18, 2019 - 11:03am

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

HALLIE MAY SCHWENK

Oct. 9 at 12:48 a.m. / Police arrested Hallie May Schwenk, 21, of Grants in Grants on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 

 

 

ISAIAH LEE EDWARD AYLMER

Oct. 11 at 1:53 p.m. / Police arrested Isaiah Lee Edward Aylmer, 19, of White Rock at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding District Court warrant.

 

 

ELIJAH J. MEASON

Oct. 15 at 11:21 p.m.

County Notice Of Possible Quorum: HPAB Oct. 21

on October 18, 2019 - 10:23am

COUNTY News:

Members of the Historic Preservation Advisory Board (HPAB) may attend a tour at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, of the Historic Fuller Lodge District.

A quorum may be present, but no business will be conducted.

Cone Zone: Week Of Oct. 21, 2019

on October 18, 2019 - 9:50am

COUNTY News:

The Public Works/Traffic Division provides the latest updates on the following projects:

Traffic Alerts for Large Transports Next Week/ Expect Delays in these areas

Thursday Oct. 24: Barranca Mesa, Diamond Dr, Arkansas Ave, North Community:

Desert Wind Transport will be transporting a modular building from the Los Alamos Middle School down San Ildefonso Road to Diamond Drive to Arkansas and to Mountain Elementary on Thursday, Oct. 24. The move will occur starting at 10:30 a.m. and is anticipated to be finished by 11:30 p.m.

Council Approves Ordinance To Grant 20th Street Parcels For New Hotel & Conference Center To TNJLA

on October 17, 2019 - 5:20pm

In a 5-2 vote, Los Alamos County Council approved an ordinance adopting an economic development project for public support, which is a grant of 6 parcels of land totaling approximately 2.6 acres on 20th Street, to TNJLA LLC during its Tuesday night work session. TNJLA LLC plans to build an 86-room extended-stay hotel on the land as well as a conference center that will accommodate between 250-300 people. Councilors Randall Ryti and Antonio Maggiore cast the opposing votes.

County Ice Rink Improvements Public Meeting Oct. 23

on October 17, 2019 - 3:33pm

COUNTY News:

The public is invited to attend a public meeting Wednesday, Oct. 23 at Mesa Public Library (meeting rooms 1-3 – upper level) to review and comment on preliminary designs for Ice Rink Improvements Project.

The presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by a question and answer period.

Improvements include new locker room and restroom improvements to the existing building.

Residents can provide written comments the night of the meeting. Public comment will continue to be accepted through Wednesday, Oct. 30 and shared with the design team.

For those unable to attend the

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