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Letter To The Editor: The Business Of Being Unfriendly

on November 1, 2018 - 10:19am
Republican Candidate
Los Alamos County Council

On Oct. 16, 2018, I attended the County Council working session in White Rock.

Doug Hintze, Manager of DOE’s Environmental Management Field Office (DOE EM-LA) and Frazer Lockhart of N3B gave an informative presentation about the clean-up of legacy wastes on Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) land.

Last year, DOE EM-LA awarded the cleanup contract to N3B. While facing the challenges of successfully starting up a new company, N3B has also shown their commitment to Los Alamos County and the surrounding community.

One of their

Canceled: County Library Board Meeting On Nov. 5

on November 1, 2018 - 7:36am


The Los Alamos County Library Board meeting scheduled for Nov. 5 is canceled due to lack of quorum.

The next meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., Dec. 3 at the White Rock Branch Library.

The meeting is open to the public.

Christine Chandler Receives Top Three Newspaper Endorsements For House District 43 Seat

on October 31, 2018 - 3:53pm

The Albuquerque Journal, Santa Fe New Mexican and Santa Fe Reporter join more than 20 other organizations endorsing Christine Chandler of Los Alamos for House Dist. 43. Courtesy/Christine4nmhouse

From the Christine4nmhouse Campaign:

  • Albuquerque Journal, Santa Fe New Mexican And Santa Fe Reporter endorse Christine Chandler for New Mexico House Dist. 43

Democrat Christine Chandler from Los Alamos has been endorsed by all three papers participating in legislative endorsements this election cycle for House District 43.

Along with more than 20 other organizations, the Albuquerque Journal, the

County Senior Management Team Appear As Ghostbusters At Employee Appreciation Luncheon

on October 31, 2018 - 3:05pm

Members of the Los Alamos County Senior Management Team appear as the Ghostbusters at this year's Halloween employee appreciation luncheon today at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo

Izraelevitz: Proud Of Service Among The Best People

on October 30, 2018 - 4:40pm
Los Alamos County Council Chair
Candidate for reelection

What makes for good government? Is it being responsive to local needs and expectations? Is it being fiscally responsible and a good steward of tax dollars? Or strategic planning that moves a community forward? Yes, all these things, but as the campaign season ends and my continued service is in the hands of you, the voters of Los Alamos, I want to talk about the most important component of government, and one that I have been most proud to serve with. We have some of the best people working for the County.


Robinson: Thank You For Being Engage In The Issues

on October 30, 2018 - 7:58am
Democratic Candidate
Los Alamos County Council

It is hard to believe that we are down to the last week of this election cycle, and I want to thank everyone for their patience during this long campaign.

Elections seem to come earlier and earlier, but the people of Los Alamos have been fantastic in inviting me, and my fellow candidates to speak to as many different groups as we possibly could.

For me, it seems like yesterday that me and my fellow candidates were all crammed in the municipal building after declaring our candidacies, patiently waiting for our ballot position

Democrats Host Booth At Trick Or Treat On MainStreet

on October 30, 2018 - 7:01am

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján has become a regular at Trick or Treat on MainStreet and brought along his little monster sidekick to help distribute candy to the massive crowd Friday on Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Democratic candidates distributing candy to trick-or-treaters Friday, from left, Council candidates James Robinson in his Spider-Man costume, Randall Ryti and Sara Scott, Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler, Council candidate David Izraelevitz and Municipal judge candidate Elizabeth Allen. Courtesy photo

Wonder Woman, AKA Andrea Determan poses with a powerful

Letter To The Editor: Sara Scott Will Serve Interests, Well-being Of Our Residents

on October 29, 2018 - 8:09am
Los Alamos

I have coached Sara Scott’s children in soccer; I am her neighbor; and I have worked with her in LANL’s Russian programs. Sara is approachable, inclusive and makes decisions based on a carefully considered consensus of all stakeholders.

Sara has lived, worked, built friendships, recreated, and raised a family here over the past 30 years. She loves this community and will serve the interests and well-being of its residents.

Join me in supporting Sara Scott for the Los Alamos County Council. Here are others that I know support Sara as well:

Laura and Roy Bohn,

Letter To The Editor: The Lab, The County, And GRT

on October 28, 2018 - 2:37pm
Los Alamos


I think the county has been looking at the Lab GRT issue as the glass being half empty verses being half full.

If the government would have closed down the Lab after WWII and moved out of town, Los Alamos would most likely now be a one horse town at the end of the road. The major employer would most likely be a seasonal boys ranch. Because the Lab stayed in business the county has over 18,000 population with about 8,000 households and a proportionate number of businesses/commercial properties to service this population.

The population pays sales taxes on

Kiwanians Perform Community Service At Eco Station

on October 27, 2018 - 9:40am

Today is ‘Kiwanis One Day’ in which Kiwanis organizations perform community service. The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos is fulfilling that commitment and at the same time helping Los Alamos High School Key Club members complete their ‘Single Service Project. The group is gathered this morning to fill recycled bottles at the Los Alamos Eco Station, which are then stacked into wire cages called ‘gabion baskets’ that aid in erosion prevention at the local landfill site. Courtesy/Kiwanis

State Police Announces Checkpoints And Saturation Patrols In Counties Across State In November

on October 26, 2018 - 4:20pm

NMSP News:

STATEWIDE  – State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints; saturation patrols; and registration, insurance and driver's license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of November 2018

We are bringing awareness to these events in an effort to reduce alcohol related fatalities through continued media attention and intensive advertising. These checkpoints are helping to change society's attitude about drinking and driving.

Hundreds of lives could be saved each year if every driver had the courage to make the right decision not to drink and drive.

  • Who: New

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Oct. 17 To Oct. 23, 2018

on October 26, 2018 - 2:24am

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.


Oct. 17 at 4:46 p.m. / Police arrest Mathew T. Ruybal, 27, of Santa Fe in Santa Fe on an outstanding District Court warrant.



Oct. 19 at 12:03 p.m.

Canceled: Arts In Public Places Board For Tonight

on October 25, 2018 - 4:15pm


The Arts in Public Places Board meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m., today is canceled due to a lack of quorum.

Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Votes To Support Continued Funding For Blue Bus Service

on October 25, 2018 - 4:05pm

RCLC News:

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) voted last Friday, during its monthly board meeting, to formally acknowledge how important it is to continue funding for the North Central Region Transit District (NCRTD), and passed a resolution expressing its support for the reauthorization of the 1/8 of 1 percent increment in local gross receipts taxes in Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Rio Arriba and Taos counties.

The measure is on this year’s ballot in all four counties.

Judge Rules In Favor Of Los Alamos County Councilor Susan O’Leary In Public Records Case

on October 25, 2018 - 2:19pm
County Councilor Susan O’Leary
Los Alamos Daily Post
‘What we have learned is that IPRA cannot be used as a tool for harassment.’ –Attorney Kate Ferlic

District Court Judge Stephen T. Pacheco has ruled in favor of Los Alamos County Councilor Susan O’Leary in the suit brought forth by former Los Alamos resident Patrick Brenner and his mother Lisa Brenner seeking release of O’Leary’s private emails sent and received May 15, 2017.

This case stems from an email Plaintiff Patrick Brenner sent May 15, 2017 to Los Alamos County Council members at

Implementation Of White Rock Master Plan And Mirador Subdivision

on October 25, 2018 - 1:10pm

County Community Development Director Paul Andrus and White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee charter member and long-time chair Denny Erickson stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post Monday to discuss the Mirador Subdivision underway in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post

White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee charter member and long-time chair Denny Erickson and County Community Development Director Paul Andrus stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post to discuss the status of the Mirador

Council Candidate John Bliss Intends To Fix Things

on October 25, 2018 - 12:33pm

Council Candidate John Bliss during an interview Friday at the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Carol A Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Longtime Los Alamos resident John Bliss is running for a seat on the County Council and he is no stranger to holding leadership positions.

Bliss is chair of the Republican Party of Los Alamos County. He served 22 years in the U.S. Army, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel, Medical Service Corps.

Walking A Day In A Firefighter's Shoes

on October 25, 2018 - 12:32pm
Los Alamos Daily Post Reporter Kirsten Laskey, center, with other participants during the LAFD's Firefighter for a Day program. LAFD/Courtesy
Los Alamos Daily Post

It’s amazing what can be learned when you put your feet in another person’s shoes. Particularly if those shoes are thick-soled, rubber black boots. Just trying to shove your feet down into them requires a good deal of stamina. Once your feet fit in, however, where those shoes can take you will astound and amaze.

Early Saturday morning about 20 people ranging from laboratory

Curb & County Owned Parking Lot Striping Oct. 29

on October 25, 2018 - 9:12am

Curb and County owned parking lot striping begins Monday. Courtesy image


The Los Alamos County Traffic and Streets Division is working with contractor Accu-stripe who will be painting curbs and County owned parking lots starting 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29 and ending by 5 p.m. each day.

The project will take approximately two weeks to complete.

Streets and parking lots:

STREETS                                                       PARKING LOTS

35th St                                                             Aquatic Center

40th/41st St. Loop off Sandia Dr.

Notice Of Possible Quorum At County Luncheon Oct. 31

on October 24, 2018 - 8:45am

Authors Speak With Peter Pesic At Ghost Ranch Nov. 8

on October 24, 2018 - 7:57am

Peter Pesic


Peter Pesic, a multi-faceted author whose latest book is entitled Polyphonic Minds - Music of the Hemispheres, will speak 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 at the Ghost Ranch Library as part of the Los Alamos Public Library’s Authors Speak Series. The talk had been previously announced as being Oct. 25 or Oct. 26.

Pesic is a writer, pianist and educator. He is director of the Science Institute at St. John's College in Santa Fe, where he is also Musician-in-Residence and Tutor Emeritus.

Council Candidates Offer Economic Dev. Strategies

on October 23, 2018 - 1:56pm
County Council hopefuls, from left, Republicans John Bliss and Brady Burke, Democratic incumbent David Izraelevitz, Libertarian Helen Milenski, Democrats Randall Ryti and Sara Scott and Republican Dawn Trujillo Voss, participate in a Chamber of Commerce breakfast forum recently at UNM-Los Alamos. The topic was economic development. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Local business people listen as the candidates present their ideas.

Letter To The Editor: Thomas Bowles Shares Support For County Council Candidate Sara Scott

on October 23, 2018 - 10:20am
Los Alamos

Voters can support a vibrant future for Los Alamos by electing Sara Scott to the County Council.

Sara provides strong leadership skills along with a genuine interest in what residents think by going door to door and through chat sessions. Her focus on affordable housing, supporting businesses growth and recreational activities and tourism are precisely the issues the County needs to address.

What makes Sara special is she considers all aspects in developing a comprehensive plan for our future.

Letter To The Editor: Dist. 43 Candidate Christine Chandler Works Well With Others

on October 23, 2018 - 10:11am
Los Alamos County Councilor

As we reach the end of another campaign season, it has become uncommon for a candidate to demonstrate a simple characteristic that is lacking in politics in all levels of government. That characteristic is the ability to work well with others. Christine Chandler has stuck to the issues and never spoke divisively about other candidates.

Working well with others is a skill we need in government. With many opinions, it is important to have a representative that listens, explores alternatives to other opinions and does not denigrate them.

Microseal Project In White Rock Begins Thursday

on October 23, 2018 - 9:53am
IPR, Limited crews will start the microseal project beginning Thursday on Rover Boulevard at Grand Canyon Drive heading toward Meadow Lane in White Rock.
They will continue down Meadow Lane looping toward Grand Canyon Drive. The project stops at Grand Canyon on Meadow Lane. Crews will be working 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily. All work should be completed by Oct. 29, weather permitting.
During the application, one lane will be closed allowing for one way traffic via a flagging operation.