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Despicable Me 3 Dive-In Movie Dec. 8

on December 5, 2017 - 8:29am

County Transportation Board Meets Thursday

on December 5, 2017 - 8:13am
COUNTY News: 
 
The Los Alamos County Transportation Board meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 in Room 110 at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. 
 
The meeting is open to the public.
 
Agenda: 
 
1. CALL TO ORDER / ROLL CALL
2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
3. PUBLIC COMMENT
4. LIAISONS' REPORTS
5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
  • Approval of the November 2, 2017 Transportation Board Minutes
  • Presenters: Brian O'Neil, Chair of the Transportation Board
6. OLD BUSINESS
7. NEW BUSINESS
  • Approval of the 2018 Transportation Board Meeting Schedule Presenters: Brian O'Neil, Chair of the Transportation Board

Update: County Responds To Chrobocinski Letter To Fellow Councilors On Code Woes

on December 4, 2017 - 6:18pm

Council Chair David Izraelevitz

UPDATE: At the time the news story at the bottom of this page was published this morning, the Los Alamos Daily Post had not contacted the County for a response. Immediately below are statements from Council Chair David Izraelevitz and County Manager Harry Burgess.

Statement from Council Chair David Izraelevitz:

Speaking as an individual Councilor, I feel it is appropriate to respond to the recent letter that James Chrobocinski sent to the Council about his private business interactions with Community Development Department staff and the County’s Fire

First Half Of Property Taxes Due In One Week

on December 4, 2017 - 4:14pm

COUNTY News:

The first half of Los Alamos County property taxes are due in one week. Payment will become delinquent next Monday, Dec. 11.

Payment must either be made in person by 5 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Customer Care Center or postmarked by midnight that same day to avoid late payment penalty and interest charges.

The Customer Care Center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Municipal Building lobby at 1000 Central Ave.

Payments should be mailed to P.O. Box 99, Los Alamos, NM 87544. Payments also are accepted through a property tax lockbox at Los Alamos National Bank.

Quorum Notice: Transportation Board

on December 4, 2017 - 2:52pm

COUNTY News: 

Members of the Los Alamos County Transportation Board may attend the ribbon cutting for the 20th Street Extension Improvement Project at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Dec. 7.

A quorum may be present but no action will be taken. 

The community is invited to attend this ribbon cutting event.

 

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Scenes From County Holiday Tree Lighting

on December 3, 2017 - 6:47am

The public gathers Saturday evening inside the lobby of the Los Alamos County Municipal Building on Central Avenue to watch the annual lighting of the holiday tree, this year a 32-foot Douglas Fir. Holiday songs were performed as part of the event by the Los Alamos High School Schola Cantorum choir and Mountain Elementary School choir and refreshements were served to the large crowd. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Members of the Mountain Elementary School choir prepare to perform for a large crowd Saturday evening at the Municipal Building. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Council Meets Tuesday

on December 3, 2017 - 6:28am
COUNTY News: 
 
Los Alamos County Council meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. 
 
The meeting is open to the public. 
 
Agenda: 
1. OPENING/ROLL CALL
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. PUBLIC COMMENT
4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
5. PUBLIC COMMENT FOR ITEMS ON CONSENT AGENDA
6. CONSENT AGENDA
A. Incorporated County Of Los Alamos Resolution No.

Grinch Spotted At County Municipal Building

on December 3, 2017 - 6:17am

This gloomy Grinch is spotted Saturday evening cozying up to community members in the lobby of the Municipal Building as they gathered for the annual lighting of the holiday tree. Here, the Grinch puts on a smile as he poses for a photo with Victoria Rygh, a Certified Nursing Assistant at Los Alamos Medical Center. Courtesy photo

Mesa Library Features Holiday Book Tree

on December 3, 2017 - 6:08am

A Christmas tree made out of books to celebrate the holiday season is on display outside the Friends of the Library used book store inside Mesa Public Library. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 

County Holiday Tree Lighting At Ashley Pond

on December 2, 2017 - 9:23pm

The Los Alamos County holiday tree lighting Saturday night at Ashley Pond Park. Nancy Ann Hibbs

The Los Alamos County holiday tree lighting Saturday night at Ashley Pond Park. Nancy Ann Hibbs

Scenes From Mesa Library WinterFest Activities

on December 2, 2017 - 4:36pm

Eileen Zhang and her son, Derek, create holiday crafts this morning at Mesa Public Library while Zhang's mother looks on. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

A group works on holiday arts and crafts today at Mesa Public Library. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Youngters playing with water beads; or tiny beads that expand in water. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Kiley McNeel does beadwork with her father Stephen this morning at the library. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Kelly Dolejsi and her daughter Jocelyne participate in arts and crafts activities at the

Quorum Notice: 20th Street Extension Ribbon Cutting

on December 2, 2017 - 7:40am

COUNTY News: 

Members of the Los Alamos County Council may attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for the 20th Street Extension project at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at the 20th Street construction site.

A quorum may be present but no action will be taken.

The community is invited to attend this ribbon cutting ceremony.

DPU To Work On NM 502 And Airport Road

on December 1, 2017 - 5:25pm

COUNTY News: 

The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities announced that crews with its electric distribution division will begin construction activities on the northwest corner of N.M. 502 and Airport Road. 

Weather permitting, work will begin as soon as Monday, Dec. 4 and continue through Friday, Dec.15.

Working from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, crews will upgrade equipment in the area to improve electric reliability for the adjacent neighborhoods. The project footprint is limited to the inside of the curb and should have minimal impacts on traffic.

Motorists are urged

Community Invited To Ribbon Cutting Ceremony For 20th Street Extension Project

on December 1, 2017 - 4:48pm

COUNTY News:

The public is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the completion of construction on the 20th Street Extension Project.

Los Alamos County will host the celebration at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at this newest portion of 20th Street south of Trinity Drive.

“We are extremely excited to complete this project and look forward to future economic development projects” Public Works Director Philo Shelton said.

Improvements include all major utilities for future service, a paved roadway with curb and gutter, sidewalks, a multi-use trail for future connection to the Canyon

Los Alamos Utility Water Main Tap And Service To Median Landscape Enhancement Begins Monday Dec. 4

on December 1, 2017 - 2:57pm

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities crews will begin working on the corner of 36th Street and Arizona Street, to run a water supply line for beautification of the median.  

The County Council aproved $18,000 in the FY18 budget for water service, site development and landscaping materials for this project. The water-wise design will include drip irrigation to the specific plantings and have the same theme that the existing medians in town now showcase.

Utility work is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Monday, Dec. 4.

Direct questions to the Parks, Recreation and Open Space

Old History, New Stories

on December 1, 2017 - 8:46am
Genevieve Ranger, nurse for the Los Alamos Ranch School, sits on the portal of her infirmary. The building may be older than historians first believed. Courtesy photo

By HEATHER MCCLENAHAN
Los Alamos Historical Society

Many years ago, someone at Los Alamos High School penciled on the fore edge of a history book on the teacher’s desk, “In case of flood, grab this. It’s dry.”

Perhaps many of us had the kind of high school history classes in which textbooks spewed forth dates and names for dead people—“Memorize these for the test!”— and listed names of battles that seemed far away.

Council Approves Changes To Rules And Procedures

on December 1, 2017 - 8:05am
County Attorney Alvin Leaphart discusses proposed changes to the Council's rules and procedures at Tuesday's council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY 
Los Alamos Daily Post 
 
After some deliberation, Los Alamos County Council approved changes in its rules and procedures during Tuesday night's regular council meeting in Council Chambers. Although the changes were approved; they will not go into effect until after Jan. 1.
 
Council approved the changes 5-1 with Council Vice Chair Susan O’Leary casting the opposing vote.
 

Los Alamos County Holiday Tree Arrives Today

on November 30, 2017 - 9:16pm

A 23-foot Douglas fir arrives this afternoon at the Los Alamos County Muncipal Building. The tree came from the northern part of the Jemez and soon will be bedecked in festive holiday fare in the Municipal Building's lobby. The community is invited to check out the tree during the County's holiday tree lighting event at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

County: Farolito Sand Available At Various Locations

on November 30, 2017 - 9:07pm

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Traffic and Streets Division will place sand at the following locations to fill farolito bags for community members:

  • 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.

Los Alamos County Named Bicycle Friendly!

on November 30, 2017 - 12:38pm

COUNTY News:

Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized Los Alamos County with a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly CommunitySM (BFC) award, joining more than 400 visionary communities from across the country.

With the announcement of 65 new and renewing BFCs today, Los Alamos County joins a leading group of communities, in all 50 states, that are transforming our neighborhoods.

“We applaud these communities for making bicycling a safe and convenient option for transportation and recreation,” said Bill Nesper, executive director at the League of American Bicyclists.

UC Representatives Discuss LANL Bid With RCLC

on November 30, 2017 - 5:57am

University of California representatives listen to members of the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities during a meeting Wednesday morning in Espanola. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Former U.S. Rep. Ellen Tauscher, University of California Regent for National Laboratories and Gary Valle of the UC Federal Government Relations Office at a Wednesday breakfast meeting with the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Regional Coalition of LANL Communities members met Wednesday

Chrobocinski Files Tort Claim Against County

on November 30, 2017 - 5:21am
Councilor James Chrobocinski
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Councilor James Chrobocinski, a local realtor, has filed a tort claim against Los Alamos County alleging severe abuse of power, harassment and being lied to by Los Alamos County Fire Marshall Jeff Wetteland and Chief Building Inspector Michael Arellano.

The claim is connected to a property on Sherwood Avenue in White Rock recently purchased by Chrobocinski and the future home of the Pig & Fig Café.

Chrobocinski alleges in his claim that Arellano and Wetteland came into the

North Mesa Stables Magic For The Holidays Sunday

on November 30, 2017 - 5:19am
Sunset falls on North Mesa Stables. Photo by Trisha Ancell
 
By GEORGIA STRICKFADEN
Los Alamos

Feeling already the pressures of the Holiday Season? Bundle up and take the kids and relatives for an evening stroll on the country roads of Los Alamos’ unique North Mesa Stables Park.

Many stable owners decorate in the spirit of the Holidays. The barnyard residents munch hay in their corrals and are bedding down for the night. Horses, goats, sheep, cows -- you may even see a turkey that escaped Thanksgiving. It is truly a peaceful, unhurried and hassle-free way to unwind.

Don’t be

Los Alamos County Personnel Board Meets Dec. 5

on November 30, 2017 - 4:29am

COUNTY News: 

Los Alamos County Personnel Board will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, in Room 110 in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. 

The meeting is open to the public. 

Agenda: 

 

I. CALL TO ORDER - ROLL CALL
II. CHAIR'S REPORT 
  • Presenters: Denise Cassel
III. HR MANAGER'S REPORT
  • HR Manager's Repor​t
IV. PUBLIC COMMENT
V. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
  • Approval of Minutes from October 24, 2017 Personnel Board Meeting.
  • Presenters: Leslie Geyer
VI. DISCUSSION AND/OR POSSIBLE ACTION ITEMS
  • Approval of the 2018 Personnel Board Calendar.
  •  Presenters: Denise Cassel
VII.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 16–28, 2017

on November 29, 2017 - 4:53pm

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 against them.

WAYNE CARL MOSLEY

Nov. 16 at 2:49 p.m. / Police arrested Wayne Carl Mosely, 66, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., and charged him with criminal sexual penetration of a child under 13 years of age, criminal sexual contact of a minor under 13 years f age and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

 

 

HAZEL BUCHOLZ

Nov. 17 at 3:38 a.m.

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