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Triad’s Beierschmitt On Connecting Road Concept

on October 17, 2019 - 8:36am
Triad Deputy Director of Operations Kelly Beierschmitt discusses LANL idea of developing a connecting road from Albuquerque to Santa Fe during the Tuesday night Council work session. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

After years of being on a shelf, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) officials have blown the dust off the idea of having a connecting road from Albuquerque to Santa Fe.

During a presentation Tuesday night to Los Alamos County Council, Triad National Security Deputy Director of Operations Kelly

Fog Seal Project Date Changed To Thursday Oct. 24

on October 17, 2019 - 7:45am
COUNTY News:

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the fog seal project in White Rock has been changed to Thursday, Oct. 24.
 
A GM Emulsion crew will start fog sealing beginning on Rover Boulevard starting at N.M. 4, continue toward Grand Canyon Drive and down Grand Canyon Drive starting at N.M. 4 to Meadow Lane. The crew 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. daily. Weather permitting, work should be completed by Oct. 24.
 
The contractor will set up a flagging operation allowing traffic to flow.
 
The

DPU Hosts Public Meeting On Proposed Water And Sewer Rate Increases

on October 16, 2019 - 5:14pm
Department of Public Utilities Deputy Manager James Alarid, left, and DPU Manager Philo Shelton attend the public meeting Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Corroded pipes, pinhole punctures, crumbling sewer manholes, lift stations in need of upgrades- these are just a few of the items the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) faces to maintain its water and sewer systems.

While DPU reinvested during the past 10 years close to $16 million in water infrastructure and

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County DWI Planning Council Meeting Oct. 17

on October 16, 2019 - 3:26pm

Los Alamos Firefighters Honor Donna McHenry

on October 15, 2019 - 5:06pm

Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes, back row at left, firefighters and administrative staff gather today at Fuller Lodge to honor their own Donna McHenry who is retiring after being on the job since 2009. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Change Of Seasons: Flower Baskets Coming Down

on October 15, 2019 - 3:42pm
Workers from Los Alamos Landscaping take down the flower baskets Monday that graced the town throughout the summer, including these on Central Avenue, signaling the change of seasons. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Community Development Advisory Board Strives To Gather Public Input On County Code Enforcement

on October 15, 2019 - 10:10am
Los Alamos County Housing and Special Project Manager Andrew Harnden, left, speaks to KRSN Chief Operating Officer David Sutton during the Community Development Advisory Board open house Monday night in Council Chambers. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

To get a clearer picture of what the public would like to see in the Los Alamos County’s code enforcement program, the Community Development Advisory Board (CDAB) hosted an open house Oct. 7.

The purpose of the open house was to collect feedback on the nuisance

Scene Of Deacon Street Milling And Pothole Repair

on October 15, 2019 - 9:15am

Scene of preparation Saturday for the milling and pothole repair work scheduled for Monday on Deacon Street. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Oct. 3 To Oct. 7, 2019

on October 14, 2019 - 8:14am

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.

BRANDON DEAN HAHN

Oct. 3 at 1:40 p.m. / Police arrested Brandon Dean Hahn, 26, of Rapid City, S.D. on Canyon Road on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.

 

 

WILLIE J. HARRISON

Oct. 7 at 2:30 p.m. / Police arrested Willie J. Harrison, 45, of Albuquerque at 2500 Trinity Dr. on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.

More Scenes From 2019 Evening Of Arts And Culture

on October 13, 2019 - 11:14am
Evening of Arts and Culture drew hundreds to 11 Los Alamos venues where more than 23 individuals and groups waited to to entertain them Friday night. The Clay Club held a sale and fundraiser in the pottery studio at Fuller Lodge Art Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
These perky pets were one of the items for sale at the pottery studio. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Some preferred the tasty treats to other items on sale. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Actors Eric Bjorklund and Amelia Dolejsi discuss wrinkles, homework and wisdom in a scene

Scenes From 2019 Evening Of Arts And Culture

on October 13, 2019 - 10:13am

Members of the Los Alamos Jazz Project perform Friday night at the Los Alamos Nature Center. The performance was part of the Evening of Arts and Culture, which is spearheaded by the Los Alamos Arts Council. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

The Los Alamos Jazz Project wows the crowd in the Los Alamos Nature Center's planetarium. The audience packed the house to hear the young musicians, which includes elementary, middle and high school students. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Jazz Project musicians perform Friday night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

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Volunteers Assist Voters In Local Election

on October 13, 2019 - 9:59am

From left, election volunteers Isabel Brackbill, Jan Michel and Linda Fox, assist voters in the Los Alamos Public Schools Board and UNM-LA Advisory Board elections Thursday afternoon in the Municipal Building. Early voting started Tuesday and will continue through Nov. 2. If interested in voting in person, individuals can go 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Municipal Building or 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting Oct. 19 in the White Rock Town Hall. Election day is Nov. 5 and voting centers will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Cone Zone: Week Of Oct. 14, 2019

on October 11, 2019 - 10:58am

COUNTY News:

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

North Mesa: Alamo Road - Milling, Pothole Repair

Traffic and Streets crews will be milling and repairing potholes on Alamo Road beginning on Monday. Work hours are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Flagging operations will be in place. 

White Rock: Fog Sealing Friday On Rover, Grand Canyon, Bryce

On Friday, Oct. 18, GM Emulsion will begin fog sealing Rover at SR4 and continue toward Grand Canyon Drive, then sealing Grand Canyon from N.M. 4 to Meadow Lane.

Fog Seal Project Begins In White Rock Oct. 18

on October 11, 2019 - 7:58am
COUNTY News:

 

GM Emulsion will start fog sealing Friday, Oct. 18, beginning on Rover Blvd starting at N.M. 4 and continue toward Grand Canyon Drive.

 
Fog sealing is a light application of a diluted slow-setting asphalt emulsion to the surface of an aged (oxidized) pavement surface. Fog seals are used to restore flexibility to an existing surface.
 
The fog sealing will continue down Grand Canyon Drive starting at N.M. 4 to Meadow Lane. Crews also will work on Bryce Avenue starting at Rover Boulevard to Meadow Lane. Crews will working 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

DPU To Increase Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

on October 10, 2019 - 1:47pm
A row of electric vehicle charging stations outside the Municipal Building and DPU plans to add six more charging stations throughout the County. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

To support the replacement of petroleum-based vehicles, the Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities (DPU) is working to add more electric vehicle charging stations to various public facilities throughout the County.

DPU Engineering Associate Ben Olbrich said the project includes six chargers at four different sites.

Hilltop House Hotel Now Under Contract

on October 10, 2019 - 1:40pm
The former Hilltop House Hotel at 400 Trinity Dr. is currently under contract. It went on the market the first week of May. It is owned by Atomic City Investments. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By Kirsten Laskey
Los Alamos Daily Post

After three months with a for sale sign posted in front of it, the former Hilltop House Hotel the Hilltop House Hotel is now under contract.

The current owners, Atomic City Investments, owned the property at 400 Trinity Dr. for four years before deciding to abandon the goal of reopening the hotel.

During the Oct.

County Councilors To Meet Market-Goers Oct. 17

on October 10, 2019 - 8:34am

COUNTY News:

Two Los Alamos County Councilors will be available to meet with market-goers 9-11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 at the local Farmer’s Market in the Mesa Library Overflow Lot.

This will be the final Council booth for the season as the Farmers’ Market winds down at the end of October.

Residents are invited to stop by and chat with Councilors at their booth.

County Council Proclaims October ‘Archives Month’

on October 10, 2019 - 8:05am

From left, Los Alamos Historical Society Board President Roger Waterman, Curator Don Cavness, Historical Society Executive Director Liz Martineau and Los Alamos County Councilor James Robinson hold up a proclamation, which declares October ‘Archives Month’. The proclamation was presented during the Oct. 1 County Council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Staff Report:

Los Alamos County Council proclaimed October as Archives Month during its Oct. 1 meeting .

Councilor James Robinson read the proclamation:

WHEREAS: Much of our community’s rich and diverse history can be

Drivers Urged To Slow Down In N.M. 502 Construction

on October 10, 2019 - 7:08am
COUNTY News:
 
Los Alamos police officers are increasing enforcement efforts this week in response to safety concerns about drivers speeding through the N.M. 502 Road/Roundabout Construction Work Zone.
 
Note: Motorists are reminded that the work zone speed limit is 25 mph and fines double if a driver is ticketed within the zone.
 
Allow extra time and expect delays during peak commuter hours morning and evening, Monday through Friday.
 
Construction workers must work in very close proximity to the roadway as they wrap up work for this construction season over the next two months

Scenes From County Customer Service Week

on October 9, 2019 - 4:37pm

Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities Deputy Manager James Alarid welcomes the community to the celebration of Customer Service Week Wednesday in the Municipal Building lobby. A number of County departments hosted informational booths about the programs and services they provide. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

During the Customer Service Week celebration Wednesday, Los Alamos County Chief Deputy Clerk Adriana Ortiz encourages residents to register to vote and take part in the upcoming Los Alamos Public Schools Board and UNM-LA Advisory Board elections.

Call For Letters Of Interest To Fill Unexpired Term For Former New Mexico State Sen. Carlos Cisneros

on October 9, 2019 - 3:52pm

Los Alamos County:

The Los Alamos County Council is seeking Letters of Interest from those interested in filling the unexpired term of State Senator Carlos Cisneros, who passed away recently.

The Council, together with the Commissions of Santa Fe, Rio Arriba, and Taos Counties, has the responsibility of providing the Governor with the name of a recommended individual for the position.

The Council plans to take action on this matter at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 at its Council meeting in Council Chambers.

Letters of interest should include the individual’s name, address, job/organization if

Discoveries Action Team Meets Oct. 17

on October 9, 2019 - 9:40am

COUNTY News:

The next monthly meeting of the Discoveries Action Team (DAT) is 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 in Council Chambers inside the Municipal Building.

This month, the meeting will focus upon updates from the champions about various projects in progress within the Place-Making and Place-Marketing subgroups.

New members interested in joining the team are invited to come to the meeting. Participants are asked to bring their own lunch.

Two of the projects in progress are:

  • “Little Shops” – an indoor Mercado experience, which expects to introduce a pilot project with

Census ‘Complete Count Committee’ Members Sought

on October 9, 2019 - 7:38am
COUNTY News:
 
The US Constitution mandates (Article 1, Section 2) that a headcount occur every 10 years of everyone residing in the 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas of the United States.
 
This includes people of all ages, races, ethnic groups, citizens and non-citizens.
 
The population totals from the census determine the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives. States also use the totals to redraw their legislative and school districts.
 
The next census occurs in 2020. Census data is used in the distribution of approximately $675 billion in

Deacon Street Milling Project Begins Thursday

on October 8, 2019 - 7:13pm

COUNTY News:

Deacon Street milling and pot hole repair project begins Thursday, Oct 10 and will continue Friday and be completed Monday, Oct. 14. Work will begin at 7:30 a.m. and finish at 3:30 p.m. each day.

A flagging operation will be utilized for this project. The parking lot next to El Parasol Restaurant drive-up will be partially closed. The first row of parking next to Deacon Street will be closed for parking so vehicles and customers won’t be harmed while the milling operation commences.

Pedestrian and vehicle traffic are urged to obey all traffic devices and maintain a safe

Council: October Is ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Month’

on October 7, 2019 - 9:12am

At the Tuesday Council meeting, from left, Los Alamos residents Carla Valentine and Nancy Partridge accept a proclamation from Los Alamos County Councilor Katrina Martin declaring October ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Month’. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Council presented a proclamation during its regular meeting Oct. 1 declaring October as “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”.

Councilor Katrina Martin read the proclamation:

WHEREAS: According to the American Cancer Society, this year 271,270 people will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the

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