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Update On Services Impacted By Winter Storm

on December 28, 2018 - 4:16pm

COUNTY News:

The winter snowstorm is impacting several Los Alamos County services:

  • Los Alamos Teen Center is closing at 7 p.m. today.
  • Los Alamos County Ice Rink will not have public skating today however, this evening's hockey tournament is scheduled to occurr.
  • Los Alamos History Museum is CLOSED
  • Fuller Lodge Art Center is CLOSED
  • Los Alamos Nature Center is CLOSED
  • Los Alamos & White Rock Visitor Centers are CLOSED
  • Bradbury Science Museum is open
  • Atomic City Transit routes are running on schedule, with minor delays but check the ACTracker for up-to-the-minute updates on bus locations. Visit

Councilors Chandler, Pongratz And Reiss Say Goodbye

on December 27, 2018 - 9:20am
At the final meeting of the year, Council Chair David Izraelevitz presents an engraved plaque to outgoing Council Vice Chair Christine Chandler who has been elected to serve Dist. 43 in the state legislature. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
Councilor Morris Pongratz, left, receives an engraved plaque from Council Chair David Izraelevitz. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
Council Chair David Izraelevitz, left, presents outgoing Councilor Rick Reiss with an engraved plaque. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

County Council Passes State Legislative Agenda

on December 27, 2018 - 8:28am
Council Vice Chair and Dist. 43 Rep.-Elect Christine Chandler
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Los Alamos County’s 2019 state legislative agenda was approved during the Dec. 18 regular meeting.
 
Council passed the agenda 5-0, Council Vice Chair Christine Chandler abstained.
 
County Manager Harry Burgess highlighted some of the items on the state legislative agenda:
  • Efforts towards maintaining the tax revenues from the managing entities that operate the national laboratories in New Mexico so that state and regional revenues are not negatively

Pink Panther Screens At Mesa Public Library Jan. 3

on December 27, 2018 - 8:08am
 
MPL News:
 
The Pink Panther screens at Mesa Public Library Jan. 3.
 
The Pink Panther (1963, not rated, 1 hr, 55 min) was intended as a comedy about a jewel thief, centering on David Niven in that role. As filming progressed, director Blake Edwards realized that Peter Sellers was stealing each scene. As a result, Inspector Clouseau’s role was extended through the sequels.
 
A princess (Claudia Cardinale), who owns the largest diamond in the world; the diamond has a flaw, in the shape of a pink panther.

UPDATE: Main Hill Road And Truck Route Open

on December 26, 2018 - 7:18pm

Traffic Alert News:

Both the Main Hill Road and the Truck Route are opened and traffic is moving along smoothly.

LAPD reminds motorists driving in winter conditions to:

  • Maintain a safe following distance;
  • Slow down;
  • Watch for black ice; and
  • Brake slowly.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Dec. 19 To Dec. 22, 2018

on December 26, 2018 - 3:30pm

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.

NICOLE BORREGO

Dec. 19 at 11:14 pm. / Police arrested Nicole Borrego, 28, of Albuquerque in Santa Fe District Court on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 

 

KYLE D. NEWELL

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Dec. 22, at 10:03 p.m. / Police arrested Kyle D. Newell, 19, of Las Cruces on Trinity Drive and charged him with possession of marijuana.

Traffic Alert: Main Hill Road Temporarily Closed

on December 26, 2018 - 10:04am

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department has announced that the Main Hill Road is temporarily closed due to snow.

Both west and eastbound lanes will be closed until the roadway has been cleared.

 N.M. 501, the Truck Route, is open at this time.

LAPD issues the following reminders to motorists driving in winter conditions:

  • Maintain a safe following distance;
  • Slow down;
  • Watch for black ice; and
  • Brake slowly.

Historic Preservation Advisory Board Meets Jan. 2

on December 26, 2018 - 9:13am

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Dec. 12 To Dec. 17, 2018

on December 22, 2018 - 8:53am

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.

BRANDEN R. GARCIA

Dec. 12 at 1:18 p.m. / Police arrested Branden R. Garcia, 26, of Fairview at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Municipal Court warrant.

 

 

JESUS ANTONIO VELAZCO

Dec. 13 at 12:11 p.m. / Police arrested Jesus Antonio Velazco, 46, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., and charged him with assault and disorderly conduct.

 

FERNANDO JOSE RODRIGUEZ

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Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office Closed Dec. 24-25

on December 21, 2018 - 4:42pm
COUNTY News:
 
The Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office will be closed Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25.
 
The office will reopen with normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Friday.
 
The Clerk’s Office wishes all residents a wonderful holiday season.
 
For more information about the office, click here. Direct any questions/concerns to 505.662.8010 or via email at clerks@lacnm.us.

Scenes From County Officials Swearing-In Ceremony

on December 20, 2018 - 4:58pm

Eight newly elected County officials participate in the swearing-in ceremony Wednesday evening in the Los Alamos County Council Chambers. Friends and family filled the room to recognize the new officials. From left, Probate Judge Anne Nobile, Municipal Judge Elizabeth Allen, County Councilor David Izraelevitz, County Councilor James Robinson, County Councilor Randall Ryti, County Councilor Sara Scott, County Assessor Ken Milder and County Sheriff Joseph Granville. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

County Clerk Naomi Maestas, left, and Chief Deputy Clerk Adrianna Ortiz, right, swear in

White Rock Senior Center Kitchen Gets Upgrade

on December 20, 2018 - 11:15am
White Rock Senior Center Chef Michael Mason shows where some of the new equipment will go in the senior center's kitchen. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

That saying, the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach, is certainly true. For instance, the meal program at the White Rock Senior Center is important to many of its diners. Not only does the program provide many seniors with their sole meal for the day but it gives them an opportunity to socialize and connect with friends.

Los Alamos Retired Senior

LAFD Offers Tips For Safe & Happy Holiday Season

on December 20, 2018 - 11:11am
 

 
LAFD HOLIDAY SAFETY News:
 
The Los Alamos Fire Department offers tips for a Safe and happy holiday season:
 
Facts about home holiday fires
  • One of every four home Christmas tree fires is caused by electrical problems.
  • Although Christmas tree fires are not common, when they do occur, they are more likely to be serious. On average, one of every 32 reported home Christmas tree fires results in a death compared to an average of one death per 143 total reported home fires.
  • A heat source too close to the tree causes one in every four Christmas tree fires.
  • The top three days for home

New Year, New Home For Los Alamos Visitor Center

on December 20, 2018 - 10:39am
Assistant to the County Manager Linda Matteson discusses relocating the Los Alamos Visitor Center during the Tuesday County Council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Visitor Center is getting a new home in 2019. It will be relocated from 109 Central Park Square to space occupied by the NMSU Cooperative Extension Office in the Community Building near Ashley Pond.

Los Alamos County Council approved the relocation when it unanimously passed a motion to award the $682,690.26 contract to

Los Alamos Dispatcher Cari Mace Graduates As Valedictorian Of Public Safety Telecommunicator Class

on December 19, 2018 - 5:14pm

Police Chief Dino Sgambellone with Dispatcher Cari Mace. Courtesy/LAPD

Consolidated Dispatch Center Manager Kate Stoddard, left, with Dispatcher Cari Mace. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department has announced that Dispatcher Cari Mace graduated Dec. 14 as valedictorian of Public Safety Telecommunicator Class #141.

Dispatcher Mace was one of 25 students from 17 different agencies in Class #141, and she had an average exam rate of 99.75 percent.

New Mexico Statue Chapter 29 Article 7C outlines the qualifications for certification as a Public Safety Telecommunicator.

Possible Quorum At Elected Officials Swearing In Today

on December 19, 2018 - 8:30am

County Assessor's Office Closed Dec. 24-25

on December 18, 2018 - 3:26pm

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Assessor’s Office will be closed Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25.

The office will reopen with normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Friday.  The Assessor’s Office wishes all residents a wonderful holiday season.

Direct questions or concerns to the Assessor’s Office at www.losalamosnm.us/assessor or 505.662.8030.

Scenes From Luminaria Walkabout At Stables

on December 18, 2018 - 9:02am

Warren and his dad Alex Parga get acquainted with Stella during the annual Luminaria Walkabout Sunday at the North Mesa Stables. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Sydnee Etuk leads Lola around the stables. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Hanna Stedham on Prince and Sage Wilcox on Shorty show off their Holiday Lights. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

It just does not look quite like Rudolph, but it has a red nose. Actually it is Cheryl Lucero's miniature horse. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Gerry and Georgia Strickfaden tend to their luminaro outside of the barn.

Street Lights Off For Farolito Viewing At These Locations

on December 17, 2018 - 4:43pm

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Traffic & Streets Division will be turning off the power to various streetlights to enhance the viewing of holiday farolitos.

The streetlights will be turned off Monday, Dec. 24 and will be restored on Wednesday, Dec. 26

For safety purposes, the Traffic & Streets Division requests that all vehicles and trailers be moved to off street parking during the full period that lights will be off. If this is not possible, it is recommended that the vehicles and trailers be silhouetted by farolitos.

Due to the limited sight visibility during the viewing, drivers

County Board Of Public Utilities Meets Wednesday

on December 17, 2018 - 7:57am

County: Discoveries Action Team Meets At Pajarito Cliffs Site Conference Room - Not Fuller Lodge - Dec. 20

on December 14, 2018 - 7:00am

COUNTY News:

The next monthly meeting of the Discoveries Action Team is Thursday, Dec. 20 at the Pajarito Cliffs Site, Building 1 Conference Room—not Fuller Lodge as previously announced. Participants will meet 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and continue discussing ideas suggested by the Place-Making and Place-Marketing subgroups. Participants are asked to bring their own lunch.

The Discoveries Action Team is a volunteer group open to all County residents, businesses and organizations.

Responding To Today’s Nationwide Bomb Threat Campaign ... Los Alamos Bomb Squad Stands Ready To Handle Any Threats To County Or Laboratory

on December 13, 2018 - 7:53pm

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department released a statement this evening saying it is aware of the bomb threat campaign that is happening across the country.

The Los Alamos Bomb Squad stands ready to handle any and all threats to this County including the National Laboratory. Cmdr. Preston Ballew said LAPD is communicating with the FBI and getting updates as they develop.

Any suspicious activity should be reported to Los Alamos Police Dispatch at 505.662.8222 immediately.

The Los Alamos Daily Post looked into the situation and finds that this afternoon dozens of institutions and

Two Affordable Housing Projects Planned For DP Road

on December 13, 2018 - 9:52am
A rendering of the affordable apartment complex planned for development on DP Road. Courtesy image
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Los Alamos may be a small community, but its housing needs are large and varied. One of those needs is to have affordable housing. As a result, two housing projects are being pursued for development on DP Road.
 
One, a 70-unit apartment complex called the Canyon Walk Apartments, was given the green light and is expected to begin construction in August 2019. Construction on the other, a 64-unit apartment complex called

Council To Consider Advanced Metering Dec. 18

on December 13, 2018 - 8:35am
COUNTY News:
 
The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) is seeking approval from the Los Alamos County Council to award a contract for the purchase and installation of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) for all of Los Alamos County.
 
AMI is a method of using communication technology to read meters remotely without having to physically access the meters on customers’ properties. AMI infrastructure includes electric smart meters, and communication modules that attach to the natural gas and water meters. Councilors will consider the request at a council meeting at 6 p.m.,

County DWI Planning Council Meets 8:30 a.m. Today

on December 13, 2018 - 7:36am

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