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County Library Program Specialist Katy Korkos Retires

on July 1, 2019 - 11:03am

Friends and colleagues dropped by during a span of several hours to honor longtime resident Katy Korkos, center left in green and aqua blue blouse, and celebrate her retirement Sunday at her White Rock home. This group happened to be gathered around 7 p.m. in the kitchen with Korkos who officially retired Saturday from her career as program specialist for the Los Alamos County Library System. Read more details in this week's print edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post, which due to the 4th of July holiday will be delivered Wednesday to every home and business in Los Alamos and White Rock.

MPL: Life Along The Rio Grande Exhibit Opens July 1

on June 30, 2019 - 9:15am

On the Rio Grande by Nicole Dunn. Courtesy/LAC

Life Blood II by Char. Courtesy/LAC

LIBRARY News:

Life Along the Rio Grande is the title of an exhibit of art quilts by members of the Studio Art Quilt Associates. It will be shown at Mesa Public Library during the month of July.

Life Along the Rio Grande was conceived as an opportunity for artists living in states where the Rio Grande flows to express their thoughts and feelings about the river- its place in their lives and in the grander scheme of life in the land along its banks.

The resulting showcase of contemporary art quilts reflects

Scenes From Katy P And The Business Concert

on June 30, 2019 - 8:54am

Katy P and The Business rock out at Ashley Pond Park during the Friday night Secret City Summer Concert Series. The band is fronted by Katy Palmier and backed by a tight trio of musicians, according to a press release, and as lead singer, Palmier is known for her vocal gymnastics. Singing soul, funk and rock and roll, Palmier knows how to pull every ounce of oomph from a song and deliver it up steaming to her audience. Katy P and the Business is the most high-energy dance band in New Mexico.

County: 2019 Zero Waste Champions Of The Year

on June 30, 2019 - 8:18am
COUNTY News:
 
To promote recycling and zero waste in the community as well as to encourage more businesses to participate in the recycling program, the Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division and the Environmental Sustainability Board sponsored the Zero Waste Champion of the Year award.
 
This award was previously known as the Business Recycler of the Year Award; however, the award program was expanded to include other sustainability initiatives such as water and energy conservation and overall waste reduction.
 
To become eligible, an organization is nominated by a member

Los Alamos County Council Weighs In On Animal Shelter Advisory Committee Recommendations

on June 29, 2019 - 7:55am
Animal Shelter Advisory Committee Char Wendee Brunish presents the committee's report to Los Alamos County Council June 25. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

A great animal shelter is dedicated to the welfare of its pets, Animal Shelter Advisory Committee Chair Wendee Burnish told Los Alamos County Council during its regular meeting June 25. She also said a great shelter is dedicated to public service, has a clear vision of state-of-the-art care, has ongoing strategic planning and clear goals with objective measures.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At LAPSA Training Session

on June 29, 2019 - 7:50am

On the job in Los Alamos is Centerra Los Alamos General Manager Lennie Upshaw greeting Alice Bodelson PhD who spoke June 20 to First Responders gathered at the Los Alamos Public Safety Association meeting in the Fire Administration Training Room on identifying and working with people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Photo by Jennifer Bartram/ladailypost.com

On the job in Los Alamos is Alice Bodelson PhD speeking June 20 to First Responders gathered at the Los Alamos Public Safety Association meeting in the Fire Administration Training Room on identifying and working with people with Autism

2019 Fair & Rodeo Parade Registration Opens

on June 29, 2019 - 7:18am
Scene from the 2018 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo Parade on Central Avenue. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

 

Los Alamos MainStreet News:

 

The 2019 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo Parade will march up Central Avenue beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10.

 

This is an opportunity for businesses and organizations to promote their services and products by participating in the parade. Registration to participate in the parade is free and now open via the Los Alamos MainStreet website at LosAlamosMainStreet.com or directly via Eventbrite. Participants must register by Aug. 2.

 

Cone Zone: Week Of July 1

on June 28, 2019 - 4:25pm

COUNTY News:

Public Works/Traffic Division projects:

Central Avenue Closure for Independence Day events:

Pedestrians and motorists are to be advised that Central Avenue from Oppenheimer to 15th will be closed the morning of July 4 for the Y adult 5K run and then the children’s firecracker parade. Farmer’s Market will be OPEN at the library overflow lot July 4; market-goers are asked to use Rose or Canyon and access Farmer’s Market from the north side.

Council Hears Presentation On Trinity Drive Projects

on June 27, 2019 - 5:13pm
The future location of  The Hill Apartments. To accomodate the new development, County staff are considering a road diet  project from east of Diamond Drive near Los Alamos Medical Center entrance to west of Oppenheimer Drive. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

One of the main thoroughfares in Los Alamos could see a few transformations. Los Alamos County Council was updated on projects planned for Trinity Drive and N.M. 502 during its meeting Tuesday night.

Work to construct a roundabout as well as improvements on

Abandoned Campfires Frustrate Crews

on June 27, 2019 - 5:06pm
SFNF crews discovered more than 45 still-burning campfires abandoned last weekend. Courtesy photo
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Last weekend, fire prevention staff on the Santa Fe National Forest discovered more than 45 still-burning abandoned campfires ... not including one last week on the Jemez Ranger District that grew into a 2-acre wildfire before three engine crews finally doused it.

Frustrated crews on patrol Saturday and Sunday came across 35 abandoned campfires on the Jemez District and another 10 on the Pecos/Las Vegas side of the forest.

Scenes From Los Alamos Deputy Chief Assessor Joaquin Valdez Retirement Party

on June 27, 2019 - 4:51pm

From left, former Los Alamos County Assessor JoAnn Johnson, Chief Deputy Assessor Joaquin Valdez and Assessor Ken Milder gather together during Valdez's retirement party Thursday afternoon in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building. Valdez worked for Los Alamos County since 2000. He started as a senior appraiser and was promoted to Chief Deputy Assessor in 2008. Regarding his time working in the County, Valdez said, 'It's been a great experience.

Los Alamos Deputy Fire Chief; Fire Marshal Complete National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program

on June 27, 2019 - 8:12am

Deputy Fire Chief Steve Dawald

LAFD News:

The Los Alamos Fire Department congratulates Deputy Fire Chief Steve Dawald and Division Chief-Fire Marshal Wendy Servey on their graduation from National Fire Academy (NFA) and completion of the Executive Fire Officer Program (EFO).

Division Chief-Fire Marshal Wendy Servey

NFA’s Executive Fire Officer Program is a 4-year program that provides senior fire officers with a broad perspective on various facets of fire and emergency services administration.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: June 23, 2019

on June 26, 2019 - 12:00pm

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.

NADINE SANCHEZ

June 23 at 5:32 p.m. / Police arrested Nadine Sanchez, 36, of Espanola on an outstanding Magistrate Court Warrant.

LAPD Seeks Public’s Assistance Identifying Man

on June 26, 2019 - 11:26am

Recognize this man? Contact Det. Ryan Wolking at ryan.wolking@lacnm.us, 505.662.8222 or Crime Stoppers at 505.662.8282. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the male subject pictured here.

He may possess information relating to an incident that recently occurred in Los Alamos County that is under investigation.

Anyone with information about this man is asked to contact Los Alamos Police Det. Ryan Wolking at ryan.wolking@lacnm.us, 505.662.8222 or Crime Stoppers at 505.662.8282 and callers may remain anonymous.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Medical Advisory Committee

on June 26, 2019 - 8:56am
On the job in Los Alamos during a recent meeting of the Medical Advisory Committee seated from left, Senior Office Specialist Ana Martinez, Los Alamos Retirement Community Executive Director Linda Bullock, Emergency Room Director Debbie Maes and Los Alamos Fire and Dispatch Medical Director Dr. Justin Hazen. Standing from left, LAFD EMS Training Coordinator Donna McHenry and Los Alamos County Assistant Emergency Manager Cody Ulrich. The Medical Advisory Committee meets at at 9:30 a.m., the second Wednesday of each month in the 3rd floor conference/training room of the Los Alamos Fire

Katy P & The Business Headline Secret City Summer Concert At Ashley Pond Pavilion June 28

on June 26, 2019 - 6:51am

Katy P and The Business plays Friday night at Ashley Pond Pavilion. Courtesy photo

SUMMER CONCERT News:

Fronted by Katy Palmier and backed by a tight trio of musicians, Katy P and The Business has been one of Taos’ real crowd-pleasers since it was formed years ago. 

As the lead singer, Katy Palmier is known for her big-hearted (one might even say Olympian) vocal gymnastics. Singing soul, funk and rock and roll, Palmier knows how to pull every ounce of oomph from a song and deliver it up steaming to her audience.

LAPS: Get Out & Active With Summer Challenge Card

on June 25, 2019 - 6:13pm

By KURT STEINHAUS
Superintendent of School

The Los Alamos Public Schools have been working with Los Alamos County and our community partners to promote getting out and getting active this summer.

As part of the campaign - an engaged and connected community is a thriving community - we have developed a Summer Challenge Card, which lists a number of places and events within Los Alamos County. We are inviting families to visit and engage with these community locations.

Here’s how it works: visit six or more locations listed on the card.

County Personnel Board Meets 11:30 A.M. Today

on June 25, 2019 - 7:24am

Canceled: County Board Of Adjustment Meeting July 1

on June 25, 2019 - 7:09am
COUNTY News:
 
This is notice that there are no applications for the Board of Adjustment meeting scheduled for Monday, July 1.
 
As such, there will not be a meeting.

Gallery Talk At Mesa Public Library Thursday

on June 24, 2019 - 6:33pm

LIBRARY News:

Mesa Public Library’s Upstairs Art Gallery will host a gallery talk 6-8 p.m., Thursday, featuring several of the photographers showing work in the “So Far From Heaven” exhibit, which hangs in the Gallery until Saturday.

David Halpern, Wendy Young, Kirk Gittings and Jan Pietrzak will talk about their work and answer questions about both their processes and their inspirations.

Halpern has created a series of photographs showing Colorado’s Black Canyon of the Gunnison, following years of on-site photography.

Environmental Management Cleanup Forum June 26

on June 24, 2019 - 4:56pm

RCLC Meets At Española City Hall Thursday

on June 24, 2019 - 1:38pm

RCLC News:

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities meets at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27 in City Council Chambers at the Española City Hall, 405 N. Paseo De Onate.

The meeting is open to the public.

A. Call to Order Chair Henry Roybal at 1:30 p.m.

B. Confirmation of Quorum Chair Henry Roybal at 1:32 p.m.

C. Approval of Agenda Chair Henry Roybal at 1:35 p.m.

D. Approval of Meeting Minutes Chair Henry Roybal at 1:40 p.m.
a. Draft minutes for June7meeting (Tab 1)

E. Public Comment (20 min) 1:50-2:10 p.m.

F. Treasurers ReportTreasurer Peter Ives at 2:10 p.m.
a. Treasurers

County: Public Presentation On Trinity Drive/N.M. 502 Improvements Related To Hill Apartments Tuesday

on June 24, 2019 - 11:55am

COUNTY News:

The public is invited to attend a presentation at 6 p.m., Tuesday on the Trinity Drive/N.M. 502 improvements associated with a New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) state grant for pedestrian and ADA improvements, NMDOT pavement preservation project and “The Hill” Apartments Housing Development.

This presentation will take place during the County Council meeting Tuesday in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.

The Council approved a resolution June 11 supporting an application for state funding assistance of these various projects through

Los Alamos Police Blotter: June 12 To June 15, 2019

on June 24, 2019 - 5:53am

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.

GEOFFRY MARQUEZ

June 12 at 12: 21 a.m. / Police arrested Geoffrey Marquez, 22, of Los Alamos in Santa Fe on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 

DIANNA M. OLIVAS

June 12 at 11:47 p.m. / Police arrested Dianna M.

Scenes From Manzanares Show At Summer Concert

on June 23, 2019 - 6:11am

Manzanares wows the crowd during the Friday night Secret City Summer Concert at Ashley Pond Park. Manzanares is lead by brothers David and Michael Manzanares and features the virtuosic rhythms of their Latin/Worldbeat band. David and Michael grew up in Abiquiu, according to a press release and their Nuevo Latino style delivers an aggressive approach to the very danceable Rumba Flamenca style mixed with exotic, progressive blends of Latin and Afro-Cuban rhythms. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Scene from the Friday night concert. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

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