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Night Scene At Secret City Summer Concert Friday

on July 7, 2019 - 7:38am

Night falls on the Secret City Summer Concert featuring three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning band Ozomatli, which performed Latin, hip-hop and rock music before a massive crowd Friday night at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Judy Walsh

Traffic Alert: N.M. 502 Closed At Main Hill Due To Wreck

on July 6, 2019 - 2:39pm

LAPD News:

N.M. 502 at the Main Hill is closed due to a traffic accident.

Santa Fe County Sheriff Deputies are on scene investigating.

LAPD will send out further updates as they receive them.

P&Z Public Hearing Wednesday, July 10

on July 6, 2019 - 7:32am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, in Council Chambers at the Los Alamos Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.

Agenda:

Scenes Of 2019 Kiwanis Club Fireworks Extravaganza!

on July 5, 2019 - 5:27pm

The massive crowd cheered as the spectacular 2019 Fireworks Extravaganza hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos got underway Thursday, July 4th at Overlook Park in White Rock. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Fireworks in the sky Thursday night above Overlook Park hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Fireworks in the sky Thursday night above Overlook Park hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Fireworks in the sky Thursday night above Overlook Park hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos.

Family Fun At Los Alamos Nature Center Tuesday

on July 5, 2019 - 4:27pm

Join PEEC for an evening of family fun Tuesday, July 9 at the nature center. The Family Star Party starts at 5:30 p.m. and Family Night begins at 6 p.m. Both programs are free to attend. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Head to the Los Alamos Nature Center on Tuesday, July 9 for an evening of fun and free programming for the whole family.

The evening begins with a Family Star Party at 5:30 p.m. in the planetarium. Astronomer Galen Gisler will show the audience constellations, planets and more. Then, join Melissa Mackey outside at Family Night to enjoy games, activities or crafts.

County: Herbicide Spraying At Barranca Mesa Park And Guaje Pines Cemetery July 10, 11 & 12

on July 5, 2019 - 4:14pm

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos Parks Division crews will be spraying herbicide for weed control Wednesday July 10, Thursday July 11 and Friday July 12.

Notices will be posted in and around the areas to be sprayed at least 24 hours prior to spraying  and will remain posted until spraying has been completed.

Areas will be sprayed with Trimec Broad Leaf Herbicide.

Direct questions to the Parks Division at 505.662.8159.

 

Scenes From Family Fireworks Fun At Overlook Park

on July 5, 2019 - 3:58pm

Families get a head start on the annual Kiwanis Club fireworks show Thursday at Overlook Park. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Waving sparklers in the air. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

This really wasn't as terrifying as it looks! Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scenes Of Preparations For Kiwanis Fireworks Show

on July 5, 2019 - 3:14pm

Scene of preparation activities Thursday for the 2019 Fireworks Extravaganza hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos at Overlook Park. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene of preparation activities Thursday for the 2019 Fireworks Extravaganza hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos at Overlook Park. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene of preparation activities Thursday for the 2019 Fireworks Extravaganza hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos at Overlook Park. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Cone Zone: Week Of July 8, 2019

on July 5, 2019 - 11:41am

COUNTY News:

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

Manhole Repairs - Ponderosa Estates in Los Alamos:

Crews continue adjusting manholes in Ponderosa Estates along Aspen Drive, Sumac Lane and Maple Drive. Work is scheduled to continue through the end of July. The concrete being used is a high strength mix and requires a cure time; therefore, residents are urged to avoid driving over these manholes for the first few days after they are poured.

Former Councilor Pongratz Changes Political Party

on July 5, 2019 - 11:11am

Former Los Alamos County Councilor Morrie Pongratz switching his voter registration to Independent this morning at the County Clerk’s Office. Courtesy photo

POLITICAL News:

Former Los Alamos County Councilor Morrie Pongratz registered as an Independent this morning at the County Clerk’s Office.

“I changed my voter registration from Republican to Independent. My wife asked me why? I replied, ‘Two words: Donald Trump’,” Pongratz said.

“I like the Republicans’ philosophy of subsidiarity – look for solutions at the level of government close to the people, but I can’t support this egotistical,

Scenes From July 4th Festivities At Overlook Park

on July 5, 2019 - 10:06am

Blowing bubbles is just one of many fun activities spotted during the 4th of July celebration Thursday at Overlook Park in White Rock. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Temporary tattoos are another of the many fun activities spotted during the 4th of July celebration Thursday at Overlook Park in White Rock. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

And then there are the mighty bouncy houses available to kids at the 4th of July celebration Thursday at Overlook Park in White Rock. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Wow this is all so amazing ... and the fireworks haven't even started

Sun Sets As Crowd Awaits Fireworks At Overlook Park

on July 4, 2019 - 8:44pm

The sun is setting as a large crowd awaits the start of the annual fireworks extravaganza hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos at Overlook Park in White Rock. Photo by Lorraine Hartway

Buses Shuttle Spectators To Fireworks Extravaganza

on July 4, 2019 - 7:44pm

Atomic City Transit drivers in the Sullivan Field parking lot prepare to take spectators down to the annual Kiwanis Club Fireworks Extravaganza set to get underway as the sun goes down this evening at Overlook Park in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Carloads of people are parking in the Sullivan Field parking lot and boarding Atomic City Transit buses for the ride down to the Kiwanis Club Fireworks Extravaganza at Overlook Park in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

No parking allowed on N.M.

Los Alamos Fire Department Issues July 4th Safety Tips

on July 4, 2019 - 1:17pm
LAFD News:
 
Fireworks have been a part of many of our families’ Independence Day celebrations throughout the years.
 
In 2017, eight people died and over 12,000 were injured badly enough to require medical treatment after fireworks-related incidents. Of these, 50% occurred with children and young adults under the age of 20. Additionally, fireworks start an average of 18,500 fires each year, including 1,300 structure fires, 300 vehicle fires and nearly 17,000 other fires. People can enjoy fireworks safely if they follow a few simple safety tips.
  • Only use legal fireworks.

RayLee Homes Lottery For Lots Closes Sunday

on July 3, 2019 - 7:15pm

Scene of a RayLee Mirador Construction Training Tuesday with partners ready to begin work the week of July 8. Pictured are Jeff Grady, owner and head of construction and RayLee Trade Partners. Courtesy photo

View of finished lots Tuesday at Mirador near N.M. 4 in White Rock. Courtesy photo
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
After five years of work, RayLee Homes is ready to start offering people their dream homes.
 
These homes will be in the Mirador development next to the White Rock Visitor Center off N.M.

Los Alamos County Sheriff Warns Of Phone Scam

on July 3, 2019 - 6:26pm

Los Alamos County Sheriff Joe Granville

LOS ALAMOS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE News:

The Los Alamos County Sheriff’s Office is warning the community of recent phone scams local residents are receiving.

The Sheriff’s Office, or any law enforcement agency, will never call citizens requesting money to pay fines or for any other reason.

In the event you are contacted by these individuals and requested to pay fines for any offense, contact the Los Alamos Police Department immediately at 505.662.8222.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: June 26 To July 2, 2019

on July 3, 2019 - 5:25pm

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.

MAYRA ALEJANDRA LERMA

June 26 at 9:09 p.m. / Police arrested Mayra Alejandra Lerma, 20, of Los Alamos at San Ildefonso Road and Camino Redondo and charged her with speeding, driving without proof of insurance and for an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.

 

SENTI SUNA

June 27 at 12:a.m.

Los Alamos County Dedicates Jim Billen Trail

on July 3, 2019 - 8:29am
Los Alamos County Council Chair Sara Scott speaks during the dedication of the Jim Billen Trail Friday afternoon at East Park. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
Jim Billen's friends and family listen to his wife, Mary, say a few words during the dedication ceremony. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Friday’s clear, sunny skies made it the perfect day to go for a hike on the newly dedicated Jim Billen Trail.

Los Alamos County Discovery Action Team Seeks Public Input On ‘Little Shops Marketplace’ Concept

on July 3, 2019 - 8:24am
An example of what the Little Shops Marketplace could be, if it becomes a reality. Courtesy image
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
When Discovery Action Team members were tasked with generating ideas on how to make Los Alamos a good place to visit and live, it got team member Diana Martinez’s mind flying.
 
She suggested the Discovery Action Team pursue Little Shops Marketplace, a connected gathering place for small-business startups, hobbyists and food vendors to sell products and services under one roof with flexible options for renting

ScienceFest 2019 Kicks Off Tuesday July 9

on July 3, 2019 - 7:57am
LACD News:
 
The time of year has arrived when we celebrate the hard work and innovation of a community of educators, with ScienceFest 2019.
 
Los Alamos MainStreet and the Creative District with the duo of Kate Cleveland and Jennifer Loveless, unofficially dubbed Loveland, have gotten things off to a great start.
 
Cleveland, along with the rest of the LACDC squad have formed a team effort behind the planning and execution of this year’s events. Their tireless crews are eager to energize visitors, vendors, and patrons to partake of their six-day event.

Katy Korkos Retires; Shares Plans For Future

on July 3, 2019 - 7:55am
Friends and colleagues dropped by during a span of several hours Sunday to honor Katy Korkos, center left, and celebrate her retirement at her White Rock home. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Longtime resident Katy Korkos retired Saturday from her work with the Los Alamos County Library System.

“In retirement, I want to keep on doing what I have always loved … making art, writing, cooking for friends, spending time with dogs and traveling,” Korkos said. “I'm looking at possibly doing some artist-in-residence programs.”

Prior

LAFD Fire Marshal Addresses Fireworks Within County

on July 2, 2019 - 4:02pm

Fire Marshal Wendy Servey

LAFD News:

As July 4th approaches, thoughts turn to outdoor events and of course fireworks. Make sure your Independence Day activities do not turn tragic by following some simple rules and guidelines. The County is under Moderate Fire Danger, and with certain precautions will allow the Fireworks Display show at Overlook Park. The best way to enjoy the holiday is to attend this professional display at Overlook Park on July 4th.

The County of Los Alamos, has not adopted by ordinance the regulation of certain permissible fireworks.

Logistical Changes For Farmers Market Thursday!

on July 2, 2019 - 10:37am

Fatima Quezada mans the booth for her mother Estella Alcantar last month at the Farmers Market. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

Because of scheduled Independence Day events proceeding on Central Avenue the morning of Thursday, July 4, those attending the Farmer’s Market at the Mesa Public Library overflow lot are asked to use Rose Street or Canyon Road and park at the Betty Ehart Senior Center on Bathtub Row.

Central Avenue will be closed that morning between Oppenheimer and 15th Street for YMCA-sponsored adult and children’s events.

Three-Time Grammy Award Winning Ozomatli Debuts In Los Alamos At Secret City Summer Concert Friday

on July 2, 2019 - 6:58am
Ozomatli is an American band playing Latin, hip-hop, and rock music. Courtesy photo
 
MUSIC News:
 
It’s official, there’s something special happening each Friday night this summer in Los Alamos and New Mexico is abuzz. Continuing their ground breaking and historic line-up, the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series, Sancre Productions, Los Alamos County and Pebble Labs bring you Ozomatli this Friday, July 5.
 
The three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning, Los Angeles six-piece band consistently breaks boundaries with an uplifting and uniquely multi-cultural American world style.

RCLC Hears Talk On Nuclear Fuel Storage Facility

on July 1, 2019 - 3:12pm

Members of the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) gathered Thursday afternoon in Council Chambers at Española City Hall at 405 N. Paseo De Onate. From left, RCLC Executive Director Eric Vasquez, Española Mayor Javier Sanchez, Española City Councilor Peggy Sue Martinez, Chair Henry Roybal, Los Alamos County Councilor David Izraelevitz and Rio Arriba County Commissioner Leo Jaramillo. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Program Director Ed Mayer of Holtec International discusses a plan for a consolidated interim storage facility for nuclear fuel in southeast New Mexico during

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