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Letter To The Editor: Endorsement For David Izraelevitz

on October 9, 2018 - 6:32am
By CHERYL AND MORRIE PONGRATZ
Los Alamos
 
We urge the Los Alamos County voters to vote for our friend, David Izraelevitz, for County Council. David and his wife, Terry, have lived in Los Alamos for 23 years.
 
David has served our county well during his seven years on the County Council. As council chair David has promoted transparency and communication with his media reports. David is a LANL Retiree. The members of the New Mexico Municipal League demonstrated their respect for and confidence in David by voting him in as the President-Elect of the League.

Letter To The Editor: We Need Randall Ryti’s Calm, Level-headed Reasoning And Approach To Decision-making On Council

on October 8, 2018 - 6:44pm
By JANE LIN
Los Alamos

I encourage Los Alamos residents to vote for Randall Ryti for County Councilor. Randy has the stamina, drive, and sense of service required of councilors. Already he has been attending open council meetings to familiarize himself with current issues and how the council works.

As one of the early board members of PEEC, he knows it takes dedication, creative thinking, and working with others to make things happen.

Candidates For Sheriff Square Off At League Forum

on October 8, 2018 - 6:27pm
Republican James Whitehead takes his turn at the podium while the other candidates for Los Alamos County Sheriff, from left, Democrat Joseph F. Granville, Libertarian Christopher B. Luchini, and Independent Greg White listen during the LWV Forum Oct. 3 at UNM-LA. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Sheriff candidates Democrat Joseph F. Granville, Libertarian Christopher B.

County Judicial Candidates Share Background and Philosophy With Citizens at LWV Forum

on October 8, 2018 - 6:10pm
Candidates for Magistrate Judge, James Rickman and Pat Casados, take their turns at the podium during the LWV Forum Oct. 3 at UNM-LA. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Municipal Judge Candidates Alan Kirk and Elizabeth Allen make their case to voters. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
ladailypost.com

Two sets of judicial candidates appeared before voters at the League of Women Voters Candidate Forum Oct. 3 at UNM-Los Alamos.

Incumbent Democrat Pat. A. Casados and Libertarian James E.

House Dist. 43 Candidates Share Their Backgrounds And Ideas At Recent League Of Women Voter Forum

on October 8, 2018 - 11:16am
Democratic candidate for House Dist. 43 Christine Chandler, left, speaks to the audience as Republican candidate Lisa Shin prepares for her turn Wednesday evening  at the League of Women Voters Candidate Forum at UNM-Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
An overflow crowd turned out for the League Forum and listened to candidates for House Dist. 43, sheriff and Magistrate and Municipal judge share their views. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Democrat Christine Chandler is running on her

Pajarito Conservation Alliance Interviews Helen Milenski

on October 8, 2018 - 8:12am
Helen Milenski
 
PCA News:
 
Pajarito Conservation Alliance interview of Helen Milenski (L), candidate for Los Alamos County Council:
 
PCA: What do you believe makes Los Alamos County special?
 
Milenski: We were a manufactured community to begin with. Our history goes back to a specific point more recent than a lot of towns that you might find of the same size or the same feel.
 
If you go to the Midwest or the East Coast, they have roots that go way back. Ours go back to about the ’40s.

Pajarito Conservation Alliance Interviews James Robinson

on October 7, 2018 - 8:36am
James Robinson/Courtesy photo
 
PCA News:
 
Pajarito Conservation Alliance interview of James Robinson (D), candidate for Los Alamos County Council:
 
PCA: What do you believe makes Los Alamos County special?
 
Robinson: It’s our mix of nature and science, education, and just a small town feel. Even though we are bigger than what some might call a small town, we still are a very community-centered area, where we have a huge amount of people willing to go out and spend their days helping out others in the community. That gets us to be really special.
 
PCA: How should we grow while

Pajarito Conservation Alliance Announces Candidate Interview Series

on October 7, 2018 - 8:10am
PCA Secretary Reid Priedhorsky interviewing Los Alamos County Council candidate Sara Scott. Photo by Wendy Caldwell, PCA President
 
PCA News:
 
The Pajarito Conservation Alliance is proud to announce its candidate interview series for the 2018 general election.
 
We interviewed candidates for County Council and State House District 43 on a variety of topics related to conservation and natural resource issues. We held these conversations outdoors on the east lawn of Fuller Lodge. The Los Alamos Daily Post will publish the results over the coming days in the order we did the interviews.

Council Candidates Speak At Los Alamos Kiwanis

on October 7, 2018 - 7:57am
All eight County Council candidates attended the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos Oct. 2 meeting to participate in a forum showcasing their views on major issues facing the county. At the end of the meeting, they posed for a photo together. From left, Republicans Brady W. Burke, John L. Bliss and Dawn C.  Trujillo Voss; Democrats David Izraelevitz, Sara C. Scott and Randall T. Ryti; Libertarian Helen M. Milenski and Democrat James N. Robinson. Four will be elected in the November General Election. Photo by Don Casperson
 
By CHARMIAN SCHALLER
For Los Alamos Kiwanis

All eight of the candidates

County Proclaims October Eco Challenge Month

on October 5, 2018 - 9:12am

Community Services Department Senior Management Analyst Kirsten Bell, left, Environmental Services Division Manager Angelica Gurule and Los Alamos County Councilor Pete Sheehey hold up a proclamaition announcing October Eco Challenge Month. The proclamation was made Tuesday during the regular County Council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

The Eco Challenge has officially begun. The Los Alamos County Council presented a proclamation recognizing October as Eco Challenge Month Tuesday night during the regular Council meeting.

Councilor Pete Sheehey presented

Animal Shelter Ad Hoc Committee Holds First Meeting

on October 4, 2018 - 4:11pm

Sgt. Daniel Roberts at the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Review of the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter’s organizational structure as well as its policies and procedures began Wednesday, Sept. 26, during the Animal Shelter Ad Hoc Advisory Committee’s first meeting.

County Council Vice Chair Christine Chandler proposed forming the committee and Council approved formation of the committee in July and selected its members in August.

“I am pleased to see that the Animal Shelter

Council Proclaims Oct. 7-13 Fire Prevention Week

on October 4, 2018 - 6:07am

Los Alamos County Councilor Morris Pongratz, left, presents a proclamation to LAFD Wildland Fire Chief Kelly Sterna Tuesday night during the County Council meeting recognizing Oct. 7-13 as Fire Prevention Week. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
COUNTY News:
 
Los Alamos County Council presented a proclamation recognizing Oct. 7-13 as Fire Prevention Week Tuesday night during the Los Alamos County Council meeting.
 
Councilor Morris Pongratz presented the proclamation.
 
Proclamation:
 
WHEREAS: Los Alamos County is committed to ensuring the safety and security of all who

Chamisa Elementary School Green Team Wins Award

on October 4, 2018 - 5:19am
Chamisa Elementary School's Green Team gets recognized for its Zero Waste lunch program. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
Chamisa Elementary School Teacher Megan Lee speaks Friday during the assembly. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Chamisa Elementary School Green Team’s Zero Waste lunch program has received state-wide attention. The program earned an award for Innovative Project of the Year from the regional chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America.

Council Celebrates Scout Troop 22 Centennial

on October 4, 2018 - 4:59am

From left, Los Alamos County Councilor Antonio Maggiore, Boy Scout Timothy Rousculp and Scoutmaster James Kuropatwinski hold up a proclamation celebrating Troop 22's Centennial Anniversary. The proclamation was presented Tuesday night during the Los Alamos County Council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Council presented a proclamation recognizing the Boy Scout Troop 22's Centennial anniversary Tuesday night during the regular Council meeting in Council Chambers.

Councilor Antonio Maggiore presented the proclamation.

It read:

WHEREAS:

Scenes From Customer Service Celebration Wednesday

on October 4, 2018 - 4:25am

Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izrealevitz, center, presents a proclamation Wednesday afternoon for Customer Service Week in the lobby of the Municipal Building. The celebration featured various County departments and their services and programs offered in the community. Courtesy/LAC

Customer Care Center Supervisor Lisa Romero and Department of Public Utilities Deputy Manager James Alarid greet people Wednesday afternoon in the lobby of the Municipal Building. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

County Public Information Officer Julie Habiger.

LAPD Joins DEA Drug Take-Back Initiative Oct. 27

on October 3, 2018 - 4:28pm

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department has announced that it will once again host a collection site 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s drug take-back day initiative.

Site Location: Los Alamos Police Department North parking lot at 2500 Trinity Dr.

“The Los Alamos Police Department wants to encourage citizens to turn in unwanted or unused prescription medication for destruction,” Cmdr. Oliver Morris said. “This initiative is crucial to remove controlled medications that have a potential for theft or abuse.

Laura Crucet Sees The Light At Pig + Fig Café

on October 3, 2018 - 3:56pm

Co-owner Laura Crucet sees the light today at her Pig + Fig Café at 11 Sherwood Blvd., in White Rock after County utility crews repaired a fault that occured this morning in an underground line. The eatery has now re-opened for business. Courtesy photo

Power Restored At Pig +Fig Café ... Re-opening 3 p.m.

on October 3, 2018 - 1:47pm

County Utility crews have repaired a fault that occured this morning in an underground line and power is now restored to the Pig + Fig Café at 11 Sherwood Blvd., in White Rock. The eatery will re-open for business at 3 p.m. today. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Endorses Christine Chandler Of Los Alamos For New Mexico House Dist 43

on October 3, 2018 - 8:25am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich with Los Alamos County Council Vice Chair Christine Chandler. Sen. Heinrich has endorsed Chandler for New Mexico House Seat 43.

POLITICAL News:

ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich has announced his support of Los Alamos County Council Vice Chair Christine Chandler for New Mexico House Seat 43.

“Her strong stance of protecting the environment, her platform of economic development through expanding educational opportunities, and her experience in public safety and criminal justice make her the clear choice for House District 43,” Heinrich said.

Councilor

Letter To The Editor: James Robinson Will Bring Fresh, Energetic Presence To County Council

on October 2, 2018 - 3:34pm
By JoAnn Johnson
Los Alamos
 
I am voting for James Robinson for County Council.
 
James will bring a fresh, energetic presence to the County Council. He will be dedicated and interested in representing the ENTIRE community. James has been actively volunteering in many areas for many years.
 
I look forward to his serving on the Council and hope that you will join me in voting for him.

Historic Preservation Advisory Board Canceled

on October 2, 2018 - 8:00am

COUNTY News:

The meeting of the Historic Preservation Advisory Board scheduled for Wednesday is canceled due to lack of quorum.

Meet Newly Sworn Los Alamos Police Cpl. Amos Smith

on October 1, 2018 - 4:03pm

New Los Alamos Police Cpl. Amos Smith is sworn into office this morning by the Honorable Pat Casados in Magistrate Court at the Los Alamos Justice Center. Cpl. Smith joins LAPD following eight years of service with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Photo by John McHaleladailypost.com

Newly sworn Los Alamos Police Cpl. Amos Smith is surrounded by his family at his ceremony this morning in Magistrate Court at the Los Alamos Justice Center. Photo by John McHaleladailypost.com

Chamber Breakfast With Council Candidates Oct. 18

on October 1, 2018 - 7:50am

Los Alamos County DWI Planning Council Meets Oct. 11

on October 1, 2018 - 7:03am

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County DWI Planning Council Meets at 8:30 a.m., Oct. 11 in Room 330 at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.

The meeting is open to the public.

Agenda:

I. Call to Order & Roll Call

II. Public Comment

III. Approval of Agenda

IV. Approval of Minutes from Sept. 13 meeting

V. Round Table – updates/introductions

VI. Business a. Los Alamos Health Fair – Results b. Halloween Buzz Bus c. Newspaper articles/PSAs

VII. Coordinator’s Report – Donna Casados   a. Updated FY19 Budgets-Discuss FY19 funding proposals  b. YRRS Road Show – Oct. 11 3-5 p.m.

VIII.

Scenes From Trivia Night Fundraiser Hosted By Democrats SGR, Christine Chandler And Friends

on September 30, 2018 - 6:26pm
Trivia Night Fundraiser hosted by candidate for Land Commissioner Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, left, and Council Vice Chair and House Dist. 43 candidate Christine Chandler with Councilor Antonio Maggiore, Tim Morrison, Cat Ozment and Tina DeYoe, Sept. 21 at the Posse Lodge. Amy Storey, center, and friend participated in the event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Trivia Night Fundraiser co-host Council Vice Chair and House Dist. 43 candidate Christine Chandler, right, chats with constituents. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

County Council candidate Sara Scott, left, and her

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