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Delbert Romero Arrested Following Police Chase

on December 21, 2017 - 5:00am
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Delbert J. Romero, 35, of Los Alamos has been charged with reckless driving, careless driving, resisting an officer by refusing to bring a vehicle to a stop and three other charges following a Dec. 15 incident where he led police in a low speed chase through the downtown area.

Court documents filed by Los Alamos Police Cpl. Ben Irving indicate that at around 2:45 p.m., he was dispatched to investigate a reckless driver in a 1997 black Mustang bearing the registration plate ZIONDNA.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Dec. 15 – Dec. 19, 2017

on December 20, 2017 - 2:56pm

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 against them.

MELODY LOPEZ

Dec. 15 at 11:07 a.m. / Police arrested Melody Lopez, 33, of San Juan Pueblo at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding District Court warrant.

 

 

CHRISTOPHER PORTER

Dec. 15 at 1:43 p.m.

Inmate Receives High School Equivalency Credential

on December 20, 2017 - 7:57am

Anthony Lambson shows some of the books he used to study for his High School Equivalency Credential while incarcerated in the Los Alamos Detention Center. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Anthony Lambson, 21, just received his High School Equivalency Credential from the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA). While this would be a cause for celebration for anyone, it is particularly significant for Lambson who will be leaving the Los Alamos Detention Center Thursday after almost 18 months in custody.

Lambson said

Police Investigate Pop-Up Camper Theft

on December 19, 2017 - 3:24pm

Surveillance image shows suspect vehicle and stolen camper. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department Investigations Section is investigating the theft of a pop-up camper.

Contact Crime Stoppers at 505.662.8282 if you observe the stolen camper described below or if you know suspect vehicle information.

LAPD is offering a reward of up to $400 for anyone who has information that leads to the arrest of any suspect(s). Reporting individuals may remain anonymous.

The stolen camper displays New Mexico Registration 27423RVB and the VIN is 47CC10E13W3023905. It is described as a

County: Holiday Closures Notice

on December 19, 2017 - 3:16pm

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Administration offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 25 and Monday, Jan. 1 for the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays.

Other County facilities and bus services may have modified hours of operation on or around the holidays.

A complete list of hours and closures is available on the County’s website: https://www.losalamosnm.us/bottom_page_quick_links/holiday_hours_of_operation

East Bound Trinity Drive Lane & Median Closure

on December 19, 2017 - 8:23am

COUNTY News:

Road construction and traffic diversion begins at 7:30 a.m. Dec. 21 and continues through Dec. 26 while crews adjust manholes.

The Los Alamos County Traffic & Streets Division of Public Works will close the eastbound inside lane and median between 15th and 20th Street.

The closure will remain in place over the Holiday weekend to allow for concrete to set.

The County asks motorists to slow down and be mindful of workers in the traffic control zone.

Environmental Sustainability Board Meets Thursday

on December 19, 2017 - 7:20am
COUNTY News:
 
The Los Alamos County Environmental Sustainability Board meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, in Room 110 in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
 
The meeting is open to the public.
 
Agenda:
 
1. CALL TO ORDER - ROLL CALL
2. PUBLIC COMMENT
3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Approval of the November 16, 2017, Environmental Sustainability Board Minutes Presenters: John Blis
5. BOARD BUSINESS
Election of Chair and Vice-chair Presenters: John Bliss
Approval of the Environmental Sustainability Plan Presenters: John Bliss
Approval of the 2018 ESB

Tourism Work Group Meets Noon Wednesday

on December 19, 2017 - 6:44am

COUNTY News:

The Tourism Work Group meets at noon Wednesday, Dec. 20 in Room 110 in the Los Alamos County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

The meeting is open to the public.

Agenda

1. Call to order
2. Review of draft Tourism Strategic Plan
3.  Schedule for comments and future meetings
4. Adjourn

 

Buzz Bus To Offer Services New Year's Eve

on December 18, 2017 - 9:08pm

Friends Of Los Alamos County Libraries Hold Sale

on December 18, 2017 - 12:51pm

FRIENDS OF LOS ALAMOS COUNTY LIBRARIES News:

The Friends of Los Alamos County LIbraries in Mesa Public Library on Central Avenue, is running a sale for 50 percent off of everything in the bookstore.

The sale is just in time for any last minute gift shopping. The sale will run through Christmas Eve, Sunday, Dec. 24. The store will be closed Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25.

Open seven days a week, 52 weeks a year and entirely staffed by volunteers, the bookstore gives all its proceeds to programs, services, special events and additions to the collections at all three libraries in Los

Reservoir, Access Road Closed Beginning In January

on December 18, 2017 - 10:47am

COUNTY News:

Pedestrian access to the Los Alamos Canyon Reservoir and surrounding areas west of the Ice Rink off West Road will be closed in early January through the summer of 2018. 

The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities will construct a new 10-inch non-potable water pipeline from the reservoir along the reservoir access road and connect to the townsite’s non-potable water system.

Department officials warn that construction crews with heavy equipment will be utilizing and working on the single dirt road rendering it and the surrounding area unsafe for hikers and/or cyclists.

Firefighters Assemble 26 Bicycles For Needy Children

on December 18, 2017 - 8:47am

Los  Alamos Fire Department members, from left, Driver/engineer Daniel Archuleta, Firefighter Robert Sanchez, Capt. Gerard Coriz, Firefighter Kenny Martinez, Firefighter Matt Austin and Firefighter Zach Shriver put together 26 bicycles for kids, which will be distributed in Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties. The bicycles were paid for with the proceeds of the Rumble in Rio under the Jim Franklin Bike Giveaway that was the primary charity selected by Rumble in Rio this year. Jim Franklin was an evidence technician in the Rio Rancho Police Department.

County Council Meets 6 p.m. Tuesday

on December 17, 2017 - 5:16am
COUNTY News:
 
Los Alamos County Council will hold a regular meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19 in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
 
The meeting is open to the public.
 
Agenda:
1. OPENING/ROLL CALL
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. PUBLIC COMMENT
4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 
5. PRESENTATIONS, PROCLAMATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS
Recognition - League of American Bicyclists recognized Los Alamos County with a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community Presenters: Philo Shelton, Public Works Director and Eric Martinez, County Engineer
Presentation of Draft Tourism Strategic

Zia Credit Union Donates $500 To Los Alamos 4-H

on December 16, 2017 - 12:24pm

Zia Credit Union presents a check for $500 Thursday afternoon to the Los Alamos 4-H Club. Top row from left, Zia representatives Sonya Chacon, Tanisha Rivera, Natalia, Tretiak, Annitte Lujan, 4-H shotgun and archery leader Mike O'Neill, 4-H rifle and meeting leader Sha-Marie Reid, 4-H reporter Monica Smith and Albanita Romero of Zia. Bottom row from left, 4-H Activities Director Isaac Romero, Michael Lujan, 4-H President Kelsey Decker, Kara Moss and 4-H Secretary Christopher Garcia. Photo by Riley Arnoudeille

Council Chair Delivers State Of County Address

on December 15, 2017 - 7:59am

County Council Chair David Izraelevitz provides a State of the County Address Wednesday afternoon at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Izraelevitz touched on a number of highlights the County experienced in 2017. These included renovating Fuller Lodge and the Los Alamos History Museum as well as dedicating several pieces of public art including 'Denizens of the Deep' at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center and 'Carry the Light' at the Los Alamos Golf Course Clubhouse.

Lodger's Tax Advisory Board Meets Tuesday

on December 15, 2017 - 7:37am
COUNTY News: 
 
The Lodger's Tax Advisory Board meets noon Tuesday, Dec. 19 in Room 110 in the Los Alamos County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
 
The meeting is open to the public.
 
Agenda:
 
I.  ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS

A.  Call to Order/Introductions
B.  Approval of Agenda
C.  Review/Approval of Meeting Minutes
D.  Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda
 
II.  REPORTS

A.  Inter-Board-Commission Liaisons Update

1.  Art in Public Places Board - Ryn Herrmann
2.  Historic Preservation Advisory Board - Linda Deck
3.  Library Board - Katie Bruell
4.  Parks and Recreation

LAPD Responds To Group Brawl At Smith’s Marketplace

on December 14, 2017 - 10:33pm

One of two young men detained this evening by Los Alamos police officers sits on the ground as the other is handcuffed. Los Alamos police officers stopped the white pickup with the two men inside at around 6 p.m. in the Smith’s Marketplace parking lot. Both men were detained and transported to the Los Alamos Detention Center and reportedly released. Witnesses say before police arrived there was a brawl involving some 15 people and that when they saw police vehicles arriving they scattered, some on foot and others jumping quickly into cars and trucks to flee the scene.

County Pursues Affordable Housing Development

on December 14, 2017 - 9:49am
A view of the Bethel Development, Inc. affordable housing complex in Farmington similar to a proposed complex in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Another scene fom the affordable housing complex in Farmington. Courtesy photo

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post 

Housing is a hot topic in the County; increasing the housing stock and making it affordable are big focuses for the local government.

With a housing development in White Rock and an apartment complex in Los Alamos progressing forward, the amount of housing in the County is set to increase.

County Issues RFP For 20th Street Parcels

on December 14, 2017 - 7:37am

The County has issued a request for proposals for six parcels on 20th Street with the hope that local developers will be interested in purchasing the lots. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

​By KIRSTEN LASKEY 
​Los Alamos Daily Post 

The Los Alamos County is selling the six, half acre lots on 20th Street and hoping to attract local buyers.

“The RFP (request for proposals) is written in the way that you can propose on just one lot, multiple lots or the entire parcel,” County Economic Development Administrator Joan Ahlers said.

She added that the RFP is tailored to

Homebuyer Assistance Program Draws Interest

on December 14, 2017 - 7:30am

County Housing and Special Project Manager Andrew Harnden

 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post 

It just kicked off last month but already the Homebuyer Assistance Program has garnered a lot of interest.

The Homebuyer Assistance Program is funded by the County and the Los Alamos Housing Project (LAHP) administers the program. Funds for the program became available Nov. 15 and so far, there has been 17 people who have met with LAHP Program Manager Steve Brugger.

Housing and Special Project Manager Andrew Harnden said the program has enough money to assist eight to 10

County Board of Adjustment Meets Monday

on December 14, 2017 - 7:18am
COUNTY  News: 
 
The Los Alamos County Board of Adjustment will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18, in Suite 110 at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. 
 
The public is invited to attend. 
 
Agenda: 

1. CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

2. PUBLIC COMMENT

3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

5. PUBLIC HEARING(S) - QUASI JUDICIAL

A.

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Quorum Notice: Environmental Sustainability Board

on December 14, 2017 - 6:54am

COUNTY News: 

Members of the Environmental Sustainability Board may attend the special Los Alamos County Council meeting at noon Friday, Dec. 15, in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

A quorum may be present however no action will be taken.

The meeting is open to the public.

 

Letter To The Editor: County Council Meeting About Open Space Use Friday

on December 13, 2017 - 3:25pm
By BRUCE WARREN
Los Alamos

In case you missed the announcement, the Los Alamos County Council will hold a special meeting at noon Friday, Dec. 15, in Council Chambers in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

Topics of discussion are the proposed bicycle flow trail and the disposition of the Ski Hill.

If you care about what the County does with our open spaces, you should attend.

 

 

Letter To The Editor: Pajarito Mountain Ski Area

on December 13, 2017 - 3:08pm
By ELAINE JACOBS
Los Alamos

I am writing concerning the upcoming potential transfer of Pajarito Mountain Ski Area to Pajarito Recreation LLC, which will be discussed at a special County Council meeting at noon Friday, Dec. 15. (Link to the agenda is here.

It is the current intention of the Los Alamos Ski Club (LASC) to transfer 100 percent of their property to Pajarito Recreation LLC due to the need for the ski club to get out from under a large debt  of $1.25 million (based on ski club memo posted here

Based on the LA County GIS system, the 534 acres of the Pajarito Mountain Ski Area

Water Main Repaired On San Ildefonso Road

on December 13, 2017 - 2:42pm

COUNTY News:

The water main break on San Ildefonso Road has been repaired and water services fully restored to the affected area.

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities water crews responded to the break around 12:30 p.m. today. Water services to the apartment complexes on the northside of San Ildefonso Road near North Mesa Road and homes on Broadview were the most impacted. 

Direct any questions to the Department of Public Utilities at 505.662.8333 or by email at CustomerCare@lacnm.us.

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