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Diamond Drive Asphalt/Pothole Repairs Begin Monday

on March 21, 2019 - 3:33pm

COUNTY News:

Weather Permitting, Los Alamos County Traffic and Streets crews will continue to patch potholes on Diamond Drive beginning Monday March 25. 

Work will begin at Trinity Drive and Diamond Drive and continue toward the San Ildefonso Road round-a-bout on the north bound lanes.

Motorists should expect a moving single lane closure indicated by a digital arrow board. Please slowdown in the work zone and follow all temporary construction signage. It is anticipated work will be completed by Friday March 29.

Residents with questions are asked to call the County’s Traffic & Streets

County Offers Complimentary Brush Collection

on March 21, 2019 - 3:31pm

Los Alamos County Environmental Services is offering a complimentary collection service to help collect broken tree branches and brush debris from affected residents March 27-April 10. Courtesy photo

COUNTY News:

After the wind storm last week many residents have been left with broken trees branches. Los Alamos County Environmental Services is offering a complimentary collection service to help collect broken tree branches and brush debris from affected residents.

Anyone who experienced hardship due to the wind storm and would like to request a complimentary pick up should contact

Los Alamos County Council Proclaims March 18-24 Community Theatre Week

on March 21, 2019 - 2:29pm

Los Alamos County Councilor James Robinson, left, presents a proclamation to Los Alamos Little Theatre Board Member Eric Bjorklund Tuesday night during the regular council meeting. The proclamation recognizes March 18-24 as Community Theatre Week. Los Alamos Little Theatre will host the American Community Theatre Festival and Conference Thursday through Sunday. During the event a theatre company will be selected to attend the Region 6 conference May 2-5 in Midland, Texas. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
COUNTY News:
 
A proclamation recognizing March 18-24 as Community Theatre

Council Approves Raises For County Employees

on March 21, 2019 - 1:36pm
Los Alamos County Councilors approved salary adjustments for general County employees Tuesday night. Courtesy/LAC
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

General Los Alamos County employees haven’t seen pay raises since 2017 but that changed during Tuesday night’s County Council meeting.

Council voted 6-0 to implement a 2 percent increase for merit-based salary adjustments as well as a 2 percent increase for step structure-based salary adjustments. Council Vice Chair Pete Sheehey was absent from the meeting.

Additionally, Council approved 6-0 to have a 2

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Council To Consider Water Rate Increase April 2

on March 21, 2019 - 1:32pm

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Council will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 2 in Council Chambers in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave., to consider adoption of a proposed ordinance to increase water rates by 6.25 percent.

The ordinance was approved by the Board of Public Utilities at the Feb. 20 public hearing. If Council adopts the ordinance, the new water rates take effect immediately.

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) seeks to increase wholesale, non-potable and retail water rates to recover costs necessary to maintain reliable water services

Los Alamos County Zero Waste Team Turns One!

on March 21, 2019 - 12:37pm

The Zero Waste Team celebrates its first year anniversary Wednesday at the Municipal Building. Team member Sue Barnes said it was a successful year in setting up a webpage on the Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division website, establishing a Facebook page, hosting numerous talks and participating in various events including the Bear Festival at the Los Alamos Nature Center. As the team proceeds into its second year, Barnes said the team is focusing on food waste across the County. She added that the community's response to the Zero Waste Team's work has been excellent.

Study: Property Taxes In Los Alamos County Offer Big ‘Bang for Buck’

on March 21, 2019 - 11:53am

SmartAsset News:

SmartAsset recently released its fifth annual study on property taxes, and Los Alamos ranked among the New Mexico counties getting the most ‘bang for their buck.’ The study analyzed metrics including quality of local schools and local crime rates compared to property taxes to find where people were seeing the most value for their tax dollars.

For a look at how the leaders in New Mexico performed, check out the table below:

The full study results, methodology, and interactive map can be found here: https://smartasset.com/taxes/new-mexico-property-tax-calculator#map

 

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich To Introduce Legislation To Establish Bandelier National Park And Preserve

on March 21, 2019 - 10:42am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), announced at a press conference Wednesday afternoon at Bandelier National Monument his intent to introduce legislation to establish the Bandelier National Park and Preserve. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos County Councilor David Izraelevitz, left, and Council Chair Sara Scott with Sen. Martin Heinrich Wednesday at the Bandelier press conference to express the Los Alamos community's endorsement of the proposed legislation. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Tribal leaders, wildlife advocates, and northern New Mexico

County Planning Zoning Commission Meets March 27

on March 21, 2019 - 10:25am

Leadership Los Alamos Participants Learn About LANL Economic Development Impact

on March 20, 2019 - 3:28pm
The 2019 Leadership Los Alamos class recently held its Economic Development Session where they heard presentations from LANL Associate Directors about LANL's economic impact. At the table is LeAnne Stribley, LANL Associate Director for Business Management and Kathye Segala, Associate Director for Capital Projects. The session was chaired by LANB Market President Liddie Martinez.

Catchy Tunes At Community Singalong At Fuller Lodge

on March 20, 2019 - 1:26pm

Broadway performer DS Magid

LIBRARY News:

Everyone is invited to a Community Singalong, 7 p.m., April 5 at Fuller Lodge.

Broadway performer DS Magid and the Los Alamos County Library System have teamed up to present an evening of songs from classic Broadway musicals of the ‘40s,‘50s, and ‘60s.

The Singalong will be fun for everyone, with no solos, no rehearsals and no special skills needed.

DS Magid’s enthusiasm for all things theatrical has never waned, from her early career singing on Broadway, right through stints as a director, producer, musical director, and award-winning

On The Job In Los Alamos: Firefighter Mike McElyea

on March 18, 2019 - 6:11pm

On the job in Los Alamos is LAFD Firefighter Mike McElyea training the Los Alamos County Chaplain Corps and the LANL Behavior Health Response Team on the national program, Stop the Bleed, March 12 at Los Alamos County Fire Administration. McElyea explains it is the same as putting your oxygen mask on first before assisting others and trained how to self administer a tourniquet. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Firefighter Mike McElyea trains Los Alamos Dispatcher Cari Mace, Chaplain Lindsay Baca, Vanessa Martinez and Rev.

Scott And Ryti Host Community Town Hall Meetings

on March 18, 2019 - 8:29am
County Councilor Randall Ryti and Council Chair Sara Scott host a town hall meeting March 12 at the Municipal Building. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

What would the public like to see the Los Alamos County Council address? This question was posed during a town hall meeting March 12 at the Municipal Building and the answers ranged from vacant commercial space and housing to open space, recreation and social services.

Former County Councilor Morris Pongratz urged the new County Council to strive to create a

Tourism Implementation Task Force Meets March 20

on March 16, 2019 - 10:07am

County Cone Zone: Week Of March 18

on March 15, 2019 - 2:51pm
COUNTY News:
 
New Mexico Department of Transportation(NMDOT) and Star Paving Company will begin roadway reconstruction on N.M. 502 from mile post 1.257 to mile post 2.053 in Los Alamos. The contractor will begin construction and preparation for detour paving.
 
Starting this week: N.M. 502 will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Motorists can expect minor delays 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and short duration temporary closures during non-peak hours at the east end of the project in the existing 2-lane section of the roadway using flagging operation.
 
This project will

Businesses Hear Update On NM 502 Roundabout Construction At Monthly Chamber Breakfast

on March 15, 2019 - 2:20pm
During the Chamber Business Breakfast Thursday at UNM-LA, Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities Engineering Project Manager Dennis Segura, left, and Los Alamos County Public Works Director Philo Shelton updated business members on road construction mitigation to take place during the creation of a roundabout N.M. 502 and DP Road. Several of those who have businesses on DP Road expressed concern about loss of business during the construction. The presenters assured them that there would always be access to DP Road and signage would explain alternative routes.

Friends Of Manhattan Project National Historical Park – Los Alamos To Hold Annual Meeting Noon April 11

on March 15, 2019 - 1:07pm

Members of the Board of the Friends of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park – Los Alamos, from left, Treasurer Ron Wilkins, President Kristin Henderson, Dr. Ben Neal, Park Ranger Alecks Pitt, David Jolly, Heather McClenahan, Vice President Rick Reiss and Carol A. Clark (taking the photo) gathered to set a work plan Thursday afternoon in the Nambe Room at Fuller Lodge. The Board’s annual meeting with a potluck meal is scheduled for noon, April 11 in the Nambe Room at Fuller Lodge.

County Community Services Department Hosts Putt-Putt Golf And Other Activities At Nature Center March 19

on March 15, 2019 - 12:12pm
The community is invited to join PEEC and the Los Alamos County Community Services Department for a night of putt-putt, games, prizes and more, at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
The Los Alamos County Community Services Department is taking over the Los Alamos Nature Center 6-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 19 and will be setting up putt-putt golf stations, playing a planetarium film, making s’mores over a campfire and setting up a velcro golf game for the evening.
 
This family-friendly event is open to all ages.
 
There will be trivia questions

County Board Of Public Utilities Meets March 20

on March 15, 2019 - 10:35am

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Feb. 27 To March 5, 2019

on March 15, 2019 - 9:24am

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.

 

ANGELINA C. NARANJO
Feb. 27 at 2:52 a.m. / Police arrested Angelina C. Naranjo, 36, of Santa Fe on 2500 Trinity Drive on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.
 
 
 
 
 
 
ELLIS R. NEVAREZ
Feb. 27 at 4:07 a.m. / Police arrested Ellis R. Nevarez, 35, of El. Rito on Trinity Drive and charged him with DUI.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DOMINIC ISAAC VALLEJOS
Feb.

Public Works Director Briefs County Council On Roads

on March 15, 2019 - 8:46am
Public Works Department Director Philo Shelton presents the status of local road conditions during the County Council meeting Tuesday night at the White Rock Fire Station. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
From potholes to roundabouts, the streets around Los Alamos have recently received a lot of attention. As a result, Public Works Department Director Philo Shelton reported on various efforts for road maintenance during Tuesday night’s Los Alamos County Council work session at the White Rock Fire Station.
 

Los Alamos Children's Dentistry Donates $1,800 To Art Council Kite Festival

on March 14, 2019 - 4:36pm

Christine Monteith with Los Alamos Arts Council and Dr. Bill Nichols, owner of Los Alamos Children's Dentistry, hold up a $1,800 check Tuesday at Nichol's office, 751 Trinity Dr. The money will be used to purchase t-shirts for the arts council's Kite Festival. The festival is May 18-19 at Overlook Park in White Rock. Nichols has supported the Kite Festival for three years. 'We enjoy how it's an event for all the little kids in the community .... it's just a really fun, cool event,' he said. Monteith said the arts council appreciates his longtime support.

NM 4 Has Reopened

on March 14, 2019 - 4:34pm

Traffic Alert Update:

N.M. 4 has reopened to traffic.

A stretch of the roadway was closed Wednesday due to an extremely high volume of downed trees that continued to fall and pose a severe public safety risk as a result of high winds.

The County reminds motorists to continue to use caution when traveling the roadway and to watch for fallen trees and icy conditions.

County Lineman Repairs Power Line In Western Area

on March 14, 2019 - 3:14pm

A Department of Public Utilities lineman repairs a power line Wednesday knocked down near a residence in the Western area by high winds. Photo by Ray Laskey

Sancre Productions Announces Partial Lineup For 2019 Summer Concert Series

on March 14, 2019 - 11:22am
Igor and the Red Elvises are coming back to town! The band will perform Aug. 2 during the Summer Concert Series. Courtesy photo 
 
COMMUNITY News: 
 
Sancre Productions, producer of the 2019 Los Alamos Summer Concert Series at Ashley Pond, announces Big Head Todd And The Monsters, Chevel Shepherd and the return of Igor & The Red Elvises in this year’s concert series happening 7-10 p.m. each Friday, May 24 to Aug 30.
 
Starting at 6 p.m., each concert will have a  food truck court, concert opening music and dance performances from area youth and a Nonprofit Row.
 
“We are thrilled

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