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DPU To Begin Assessing Late Fees Jan. 1

on December 12, 2018 - 12:28pm

COUNTY News:

After the Department of Public Utilities implemented new utility billing software last July, the Department waived all late fees while it worked through billing delays and problems with the bill presentation. 

Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, however, unpaid balances that are delinquent by more than 30 days, will be assessed a late fee of 1.5 percent.

Department officials encourage customers with unpaid, delinquent balances to contact its office prior to Jan. 1.

“We can process your payment, direct you to financial assistance programs, and/or arrange a payment plan to help you avoid

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Dec. 5 To Dec. 11, 2018

on December 12, 2018 - 12:17pm

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.

AUSTIN LEE COX

Dec. 5 at 11:55 a.m. / Police arrested Austin Lee Cox, 26, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., and charged him with criminal sexual penetration of a child 13-16 years of age, trafficking a controlled substance and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.  

 

 

RICHARD SISNEROS

Dec. 7 at 5:31 a.m.

County: Discoveries Action Team Meets Dec. 20

on December 11, 2018 - 9:50am

COUNTY News:

The next monthly meeting of the Discoveries Action Team is Thursday, Dec. 20 in the Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge.

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.

More Scenes From 2018 Holiday Lights Parade

on December 10, 2018 - 1:28pm

First place winner in the 2018 WinterFest Holiday Lights Parade is the Immaculate Heart of Mary float. The annual parade Saturday night illuminated Central Avenue with many brightly colored lights and ornaments displayed on the 35 floats participating this year. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Dominic Dinkel and a contingent of angels walk with the IHM float down Central Avenue in the 2018 WinterFest Holiday Lights Parade. Photo by Maria Dinkel

The New Beginnings Fellowship float is the runner-up in the 2018 Holiday Lights Parade. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene from the

Update: County Manhole Adjustment Project Has Been Canceled And Rescheduled For Spring

on December 10, 2018 - 8:08am

Manhole Project sheduled for spring. Courtesy photo

COUNTY News:

A manhole adjustment project originally scheduled to begin today, Dec. 10, has been rescheduled for spring.

The Los Alamos County Traffic and Streets Division will be working with contractor Cisneros Concrete to adjust manholes in the following locations:

Los Pueblos: 

  • 1830 Los Pueblos
  • 1875 Los Pueblos

Sumac Lane:

  • Intersection of Sumac and Maple
  • 27 Sumac Lane
  • 48 Sumac Lane

Maple Drive                                               

  • Intersection of Maple & Aspen
  • 103 Maple Dr.
  • 119 Maple Dr.
  • 127 Maple Dr.
  • 151 Maple Dr.
  • 152 Maple

Scenes From County Holiday Tree Lighting Saturday

on December 9, 2018 - 8:34am

The public gathers Saturday night at the Municipal Building to watch the County's annual holiday tree lighting. The festive event included a photo booth, refreshments and holiday music performed by Coro de Camara. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

It was a full house Saturday night at the Municipal Building. The crowd waits to see the lights shine on the holiday tree. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Incoming Los Alamos County Councilors Randall Ryti and Sara Scott, right, join Council Vice Chair Christine Chandler, who recently was elected Dist.

County Notice Of Possible Quorum Dec. 19

on December 9, 2018 - 8:33am

IHM Places First In WinterFest Holiday Lights Parade

on December 8, 2018 - 10:22pm

The Immaculate Heart of Mary Church float is the winner of the 2018 Holiday Lights Parade. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The New Beginnings Fellowship float is the runner-up of the 2018 Holiday Lights Parade. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The 2018 Los Alamos MainStreet Holiday Lights Parade judges are Los Alamos County Economic Development Administrator Joanie Ahlers, left, and Los Alamos Daily Post Publisher Carol A. Clark. County Councilor Morrie Pongratz announces the floats. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

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Police And Firefighters Ensure Safety Of Potentially Suicidal Man On Omega Bridge Tonight

on December 7, 2018 - 10:39pm

Police and firefighters assist a potentially suicidal male subject tonight on the Omega Bridge. Courtesy photo

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos police officers and firefighters responded tonight to the scene of an adult male subject who was potentially suicidal on the Omega Bridge.

The officers and firefighters ensured the subject was safe and cleared the scene.

LAPD Cmdr.

TV Series ‘Our Lady LTD’ Filming In Los Alamos

on December 7, 2018 - 4:00pm

COUNTY News:
  • “Our Lady LTD” Crews At Main Gate Park, Airport, LANB, DP Road

Starting Friday morning, December 7, Los Alamos County residents will begin to see the familiar signs of a film production entering the townsite area where the MGM Television series “Our Lady, LTD” will be filming through Tuesday, December 11.

Gold signs with black letters “LOCS” will be posted along NM502, Trinity Drive and Central Avenue to direct film crew in vehicles of all sizes to the Los Alamos Main Gate Park, Los Alamos County Airport and Los Alamos National Bank (LANB).

Friday, December 7 and Sunday,

Scenes From Holiday Lights Along Central Avenue

on December 7, 2018 - 3:53pm

Scene Thursday night of the colorful holiday lights COunty crews have laced in the trees lining Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost,com

Colorful holiday lights laced in the trees lining Central Avenue viewed Thursday night in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost,com

Colorful holiday lights laced in the trees lining Central Avenue viewed Thursday night in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost,com

Celebrate National Cotton Candy Day At Aquatic Center

on December 7, 2018 - 9:59am

Courtesy photo

COUNTY News:

Today is National Cotton Candy Day and the community is invited to stop by the Aquatic Center for a sweet treat noon to 4 p.m. to and celebrate at the Walkup Aquatic Center 2760 Canyon Road.

Dentist William Morrison and confectioner John C. Wharton are credited for the invention of machine-spun cotton candy in 1897.

Dating all the way back to the 1400’s when it was first called spun sugar, cotton candy has been a favorite treat for young and old alike at carnivals, fairs and the circus. Dentist William Morrison and confectioner John C.

SOS Reminder: Campaign Finance Reports Due Today

on December 6, 2018 - 11:11am

Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver

From the Office of the Secretary of State:

SANTA FE – Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver reminds all candidates, campaign committees, and political committees that they are required to submit their Fourth General Election Report by 11:59 p.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 6.

This is the final report of this calendar year and covers the reporting period Oct. 31, 2018 to Dec. 1, 2018.

Current candidates and registered political committees subject to the Campaign Reporting Act (CRA) are required to file their Fourth General Election Report, or a

Mesa Public Library Is Back In Business

on December 6, 2018 - 9:45am
Library Manager Eileen Sullivan and County Project Manager Wayne Kohlrust check out the new landscape in front of Mesa Public Library. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Tuesday, Mesa Public Library reopened its doors to the community after months of closure.

With a new HVAC system installed and some of the new LED lighting, patrons should notice the beginnings of a brighter, more comfortable space. In an interview with the Los Alamos Daily Post Nov.

Los Alamos County Chaplain Corp … A Ministry Of Presence During A Crisis

on December 6, 2018 - 9:31am
Los Alamos Firefighters from left, Evan Pulliam, Justin Wright, Mike Cayton and Mike McElyea with newly ordained Senior Chaplain Lindsay Baca at Firestation 3 in White Rock. Courtesy/Chaplain Corp
 
Senior Chaplain Lindsay Baca chats with LAPD Ofc. Dominic Perez at the police station. Courtesy/Chaplain Corp
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

What is a chaplain? Well, the Los Alamos County Volunteer Chaplain Corp acts as a ministry of presence during a crisis. They are a non-sectarian group dedicated to helping those who need them when they are called.

The

Council Discusses Youth Services In The Community

on December 6, 2018 - 9:28am
Los Alamos County Councilor Morris Pongratz listens to the presentations regarding local youth services during the Tuesday night council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 

Los Alamos Public Schools Healthy Schools Initiative Director Kristine Coblentz discusses the Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey with council. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos isn’t immune to homelessness, suicide, abuse or drug use; in fact there are a multitude of local programs and agencies working to address and

Meet Los Alamos Fire Department’s New Paramedics

on December 6, 2018 - 2:19am
Courtesy/LAFD
 
By BENJAMIN STONE and DONNA MCHENRY
LAFD EMS Division

A paramedic is a health care professional responsible for providing emergency medical assistance to patients in their homes and while transporting to a hospital. Paramedics are the first line medical personnel that treat everything from heart attacks to injuries from motor vehicle accidents.

LAFD paramedics respond to our community’s 911 calls. As the first healthcare providers at the scene of emergency situations, they collaborate with local emergency physicians and the police to evaluate critical situations.

Possible Council Quorum At Tree Lighting Dec. 8

on December 6, 2018 - 1:57am

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 28 To Dec. 2, 2018

on December 6, 2018 - 1:52am

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.

JAMES JOHNSON

Nov. 28 at 9:43 p.m. / Espanola Police arrested James Johnson, 18, of Ohkay Owingeh in an Espanola Court on an outstanding District Court warrant.

 

 

JOSEPH CHAVEZ

Nov. 29 at 5:31 p.m.

Los Alamos Police Promote Eric Wilhoit To Sergeant

on December 5, 2018 - 5:30pm
Magistrate Judge Pat Casados swears in Ofc. Eric Wilhoit as sergeant this afternoon at a promotion ceremony at the Los Alamos Justice Center. Wilhoit is accompanied by his wife Rebecca and sons Kaiden and Kaleb. Photo by Kateri Morris
 
Rebecca Wilhoit pins a new sergeant badge on her husband Eric Wilhoit this afternoon during his promotion ceremony at the Justice Center. Photo by Kateri Morris
 
Newly sworn Los Alamos Police Sgt. Eric Wilhoit signing his promotion papers this afternoon at the Justcie Center. Photo by Kateri Morris
 
Newly promoted police Sgt.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Friends Of The Libraries

on December 5, 2018 - 3:30pm

On the Job in Los Alamos: Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries volunteer Valerie Prestwood, right, and Manager Candee Haskins working Tuesday to shelve books in the Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries Bookstore at Mesa Public Library. The bookstore has been closed since August during HVAC renovations in the building. Now the bookstore is back in business. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Bear-Proof Roll Carts Really Work!

on December 5, 2018 - 10:27am
Pawprints in the snow and overturned carts at a Los Alamos residence bear witness to the fact that local bear-proof roll carts distributed to residents by the County really do work. Photo by Kathryn Willcutt
 
Bear pawprints in the snow surround this overturned cart that remained closed at a Los Alamos residence. Photo by Kathryn Willcutt
 
Bear pawprints in the snow surround this overturned cart that remained closed at a Los Alamos residence. Photo by Kathryn Willcutt
 
Bear pawprints in the snow surround this overturned cart that remained closed at a Los Alamos residence. Photo by

Forum Notices: Board Of Public Utilities Dec. 7 & 13

on December 5, 2018 - 9:02am

County: Farolito Sand Available For Holiday Season

on December 4, 2018 - 3:52pm

Farolitos mark the holiday season. Courtesy photo

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County’s Traffic and Streets Division has placed sand at the following locations to fill farolito bags for the holiday season:

  • Sullivan Field;
  • 42nd by Urban Park;
  • Deer Trap on Barranca Mesa;
  • Soccer Field parking lot on North Mesa; and
  • The parking lot by the transfer station in White Rock.

Old Fencing Coming Down At Los Alamos Airport

on December 4, 2018 - 3:04pm
Crews are on the job this morning removing the 50-year-old fencing running along the perimeter of Los Alamos County Airport  on N.M. 502. The rusty old barbed wire fencing is being replaced with a black-vinyl coated chain link fence. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
A worker snips away the 50-year-old fencing this morning running along the perimeter of Los Alamos County Airport  on N.M. 502. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Crews pile old barbed wire fencing from along the side of the airport onto a truck this morning on N.M.

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