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DPU Issues Drinking Water Quality Report

on June 23, 2019 - 5:51am
COUNTY News:
 
Water customers in Los Alamos County should expect to receive a copy of the 2018 Drinking Water Quality Report from the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities by mail prior to July 1.
 
The Annual Drinking Water Quality Report describes drinking water sources, testing conducted on the water, substances detected and other information of interest.
 
“We consider it a tremendous responsibility and honor to provide Los Alamos County with high-quality drinking water,” Utilities Manager Tim Glasco said.

Scenes From Save-As-You-Throw Open House

on June 22, 2019 - 1:14pm

Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division Manager Angelica Gurule and ESD staff assist members of the public in responding to questions in an online survey about the proposed Save-As-You-Throw (SAYT) progam. The survey was held during an open house Thursday evening in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building. The Environmental Sustainability Board’s (ESB) SAYT Research Subcommittee is considering new options that could not only reduce the amount of waste trucked to the landfill but also allow for more equity and control over residents’ trash collection fees.

DOI: $40.2 Million To New Mexico For Vital Services Including $92,880 For Los Alamos County

on June 22, 2019 - 12:18pm
DOI News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced that 32 local governments in New Mexico including Los Alamos County are receiving a total of $40.2 million under the 2019 Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program, demonstrating the Trump Administration’s commitment to local communities.
 
“Payments in lieu of taxes are made to local governments to help offset their inability to tax federal property,” Secretary Bernhardt said. “These payments are one example of the United States striving to be a good neighbor to local communities.

Community AED Dedication At Summer Concert Friday

on June 20, 2019 - 9:56pm

LAFD provides Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to the community and LANL. The department has six ambulances that respond to 911 medical calls. All firefighters in the department are required to have an EMS license. EMS response is available 24 hours a day, every day. Courtesy/LAFD 

LAFD News:

Please The community is invited to join the Los Alamos Fire Department (LAFD) at 6 p.m. Friday, June 21, at the Summer Concert Series, as it recognizes the Station 6 B-shift crew, including Capt.

Scenes From Summer Solstice Festival At Pajarito

on June 20, 2019 - 9:18pm

Scene from the Summer Solstice Festival 4-8 p.m. today at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area. The event is part of the Los Alamos County’s 100 Days of Summer promotion and included lift-served biking and hiking, live music from Eddie and the Nomads and beer from Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op. Photo by Robert McClees MD

Scene from the Summer Solstice Festival 4-8 p.m. today at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area. Photo by Robert McClees MD

Attending the Summer Solstice Festival today, from left, Sheila McClees, Ethan Aulwes and Natalie Aulwes at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area. Photo by Robert McClees MD

Eddie and

LAPD Warns Public Of Phone Scam

on June 20, 2019 - 5:12pm

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department is warning the public of a recent scam.

Citizens are receiving calls from a person or persons claiming to be with the Los Alamos County Sheriff’s Department. The callers are advising citizens that they need to pay sums of money for missing jury duty.

A link is provided to citizens that looks like an authentic website for the sheriff and it contains a PO Box for the citizens to mail their money orders to.

Anyone contacted by individuals requesting they pay fines for any offense are urged to contact the Los Alamos Police Department immediately

County Personnel Board Meets June 25

on June 20, 2019 - 9:26am

Ad-Hoc Committee Recommends Moving Animal Shelter Operations Under Community Services Department

on June 20, 2019 - 9:18am
The Los Alamos County Animal Shelter at 226 East Road. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos County Council will discuss at its June 25 meeting the possible transfer of the animal shelter operations to the Community Services Department.

Animal Shelter Ad-Hoc Committee Chair Wendee Brunish

The Animal Shelter Ad-Hoc Committee will present the recommendation.

Ponderosa Estates Manhole Project Runs July 1-31

on June 20, 2019 - 7:57am
Why are manhole covers round? A manhole cover is round because it won’t fall through the opening on which it sits, it can simply be rolled to reach a destination much faster, while applying relatively little effort. Courtesywww.scienceabc.com
 

COUNTY News:

 
Beginning Monday, July 1, crews will be adjusting manholes in the Ponderosa Estates area.
 
This work will begin on Aspen Drive at Range Road and continue along Aspen Drive, Sumac Lane and Maple Drive before finishing back at Aspen Drive.
 
Since there a dozens of manhole adjustments in this sub-division, construction is

LAPD Aces First Annual Accreditation Review

on June 18, 2019 - 5:36pm

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone announced today that the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) has successfully completed the first annual review of the advanced law enforcement accreditation program.

The Los Alamos Police Department (LAPD) completed the week long review at the end of May.

LAPD began working toward its accreditation in 2015 and was accredited in 2018. The Los Alamos Police Department is one of three law enforcement agencies nationally accredited within New Mexico.

LAPD Seeks Help Identifying Female Shoplifter

on June 18, 2019 - 9:20am

Anyone who recognizes this woman is urged to call Los Alamos Police Det. Matthew C. Lyon at 505.663.1795 or crime stoppers at 505.662.8282. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department is seeking information leading to the identification of a female shoplifter who recently stole several items from a local store in White Rock.

Anyone who recognizes this woman, or her tattoos is urged to contact Los Alamos Police Det. Matthew C. Lyon at 505.663.1795 or crime stoppers at 505.662.8282.

Callers can remain anonymous.

Anyone who recognizes the woman sporting this tattoo is urged to

Manzanares & The Max Pack Band Perform At Los Alamos Summer Concert At Ashley Pond Friday

on June 18, 2019 - 8:07am

Led by brothers David and Michael Manzanares and accompanied by some of the best musicians in the industry, Manzanares has been labeled one of the hottest Latin acts to hit the music scene gaining both national and international attention. Manzanares performs Friday at the Ashley Pond Park Pavilion. Courtesy photo

SUMMER CONCERT News:

Manzanares has been labeled one of the hottest Latin acts to hit the musical scene. They will be performing live for the fifth concert in the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series Friday, June 21 at Ashley Pond Park.

The Concert is sponsored by Enterprise Bank &

LAFD Tests Fire Hydrants In Tsikumu Village

on June 17, 2019 - 8:16pm

Los Alamos Firefighters are out today testing fire hydrants in Tsikumu Village. Photo by Delbert Romero/ladailypost.com

News Alert: Water Main Break On San Ildefonso Road

on June 17, 2019 - 8:04pm

News Alert:

A water main break has occurred on San Ildefonso Road on North Mesa and customers east of Camino Uva may experience little to no water pressure.

Department of Public Utilities crews estimate water will be restored by midnight.

Department officials offer the following consideration to customers once water is restored:
 
  • Water may at first appear murky due to entrained air. This problem will resolve itself in a day or so;
  • For a day or two there may be a small amount of sediment or rust in the water that has been stirred up from the bottom of the water main.

Environmental Sustainability Board Subcommittee Open House: Save-As-You-Throw 5:30 P.M. Thursday

on June 17, 2019 - 7:09pm
 
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Every year the cost to collect and transport trash in Los Alamos County to the landfill rises, and the annual price tag is already pretty hefty. As the cost rises so does the amount of waste filling up the landfill.

The Environmental Sustainability Board’s (ESB) Save-As-You-Throw (SAYT) Research Subcommittee is considering new options that could not only reduce the amount of waste trucked to the landfill but also allow for more equity and control over residents’ trash collection fees.

The SAYT proposal will be

County BPU Holds Closed Session June 19

on June 17, 2019 - 9:59am

Scenes From Secret City Summer Concert Featuring Shamarr Allen And The Underdawgs Friday Evening

on June 16, 2019 - 9:07am

Musician Shamarr Allen greets the Secret City Summer Concert crowd gathered Friday evening at the Ashley Pond Park Pavilion. Allen is the definition of New Orleans, according to a press release, and has influences in jazz, hip-hop, rock, funk rhythms, blues and country. In addition to performing with his band, The Underdawgs, Allen has collaborated with many renowned artists around the world such as Willie Nelson, Patti LaBelle, Galactic, Harry Connick Jr, and Lenny Kravitz. Allen and The Underdawgs are sought-after artists for festivals and venues around the world.

Hill Stompers Light Up Ashley Pond Park Friday Evening

on June 15, 2019 - 1:35pm
Hill Stompers in the house! The band makes its way to the stage Friday evening at Ashley Pond Park Pavilion. The band was one of the opening acts for the Secret City Summer Concert sponsored by Los Alamos Pride. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
On the downlow. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Cuddling up. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Clap your hands! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
A gaggle of girls plus one guy dance to the Hill Stompers. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
In a ring. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Quorum Notice: DPU Board At Employee Picnic Tuesday

on June 15, 2019 - 10:14am

County: Save-As-You-Throw Open House June 20

on June 15, 2019 - 9:49am

Philo Shelton III Selected To Lead Los Alamos County Department Of Public Utilities Pending Council Approval

on June 14, 2019 - 7:48pm

Philo S. Shelton III 

Staff Report

Philo S. Shelton III has been selected to lead the Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities (DPU). His name now goes before the Los Alamos County Council for final approval.

Operating under the jurisdiction and control of the Board of Public Utilities, the DPU is a customer service oriented municipal utility that provides electric, gas, water and sewer services for County residents and businesses and provides wholesale electric and water services to Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Shelton went to work for the County in June 2012 and is director

Cone Zone: Week Of June 17

on June 14, 2019 - 5:18pm

COUNTY News:

The Public Works/Traffic Division provides the latest updates on the following projects:

Road Striping - Los Alamos & White Rock:

Traffic and Streets Division crews continue striping local roadways to replace faded markings for traffic safety. Crews are working east on Trinity and east on Canyon/Central to East Road at the edge of Los Alamos. Once they have completed striping in Los Alamos, they will move to White Rock. Work will continue until main roadways are finished; all work is expected to wrap up mid-July. Work is weather dependent.

Scenes From DNCU 65th Anniversary Celebration

on June 14, 2019 - 8:37am

Celebrating the 65th anniversary of Del Norte Credit Union Thursday evening at 1000 Trinity Dr., from left, Los Alamos County Council Chair Sara Scott, DNCU President/CEO Chuck Valenti and Councilor David Izraelevitz, holding three of the Financial Institution of the year awards DNCU has received including in 2019. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

DNCU Vice President Anne Kain of Business Services and Development with the history of Del Norte Credit Union logos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene from the 65th anniversary celebration of DNCU Thursday evening at the Los

Cmdr. Oliver Morris Chosen For FBI National Academy

on June 13, 2019 - 7:34am

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris is interviewed at the Los Alamos Daily Post Wednesday about being chosen to attend the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By Carol A. Clark
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris has been chosen to attend the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.

With the critical issues facing the policing profession today, the FBI National Academy is a professional course of study for U.S. and international law enforcement leaders.

Los Alamos County Council Green Lights Pebble Labs Plan To Advance Business

on June 13, 2019 - 7:30am
Council Chambers is filled with Pebble Labs employees Tuesday night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Tuesday night, employees from Pebble Labs filled Los Alamos County Council Chambers to state their case on why council should support the budding biotech research company.

Pebble Labs employees’ efforts were successful. Los Alamos County Council unanimously approved an ordinance adopting an economic development project for public support of Pebble Labs.

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