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Los Alamos Fire Department Wildfire Fuels Reduction Mitigation Project Gets Underway

on April 22, 2019 - 6:43pm

Map of the project area. Courtesy/LAFD

LAFD News:

Los Alamos Fire Department will begin work this week on an important wildfire fuels reduction project that will provide much-needed mitigation in several areas of Los Alamos.

LAFD has received grant funding for the project, which will include the following areas: Ponderosa Estates Range Road, North Horse Stable Bench, Walnut Bench, Villa Bench, Lower Loma Linda, Camino Redondo and Camino Uva.

Starting Tuesday, April 23, LAFD crews will begin mitigation work in the Camino Uva area, which includes marking trees to be thinned, chainsaw work

Scenes From 2019 Los Alamos County Little League Season Opening Day At Lou Caveglia Field Saturday

on April 22, 2019 - 10:48am

Saturday marked the Opening Day for the Los Alamos County Little League baseball and softball 2019 season. Players, families, and community members kicked off the season at Lou Caveglia Field on North Mesa. Riley Hernandez sings the national anthem during the ceremony, while Little League President James Chrobocinski looks on. Photo by Nate Limback

Topper player Luke Kirkland throws out one of the opening pitches. Members of the boys varsity baseball and girls varsity softball teams took the field to show their support. Photo by Nate Limback

Players run out onto the field as their team’s

Public Invited To ‘Kites Of Many Colors’ Art Dedication

on April 22, 2019 - 8:47am

One of eight woven glass kites to be installed next week over the fireplace in the White Rock Branch Library. Photo by Kevin Allen

Another of the eight woven glass kites to be installed next week over the fireplace in the White Rock Branch Library. Photo by Kevin Allen

APPB News:

The newest artwork in the Los Alamos County’s art collection, “Kites of Many Colors” in the White Rock Branch Library, will be dedicated at a ceremony at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 28.

Artists Eric Markow and Thom Norris will be present for the ceremony, hosted by the Arts in Public Places Board.

The APPB

Scenes From 2019 LAFD Wildfire Days At Pond

on April 21, 2019 - 7:50am

Terry Beery, a PEEC volunteer, helps a group of young children 'build' a healthy forest. She explains that trees need to be spaced apart rather than clumped together, which can increase the danger for wildfires. PEEC was among many organizations that participated in Wildfire Day, which the Los Alamos Fire Department held in collaboration with the Elks Lodge #2083 annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

From left, Los Alamos Fire Department Firefighters Shane Grano, Joseph Baca, Jaden Eads and Colorado Cordova host a booth about fire

Arts In Public Places Advisory Board Meets Thursday

on April 21, 2019 - 7:24am

County Board Of Public Utilities Meets April 25

on April 21, 2019 - 7:15am

Robinson: A Glimpse Behind The Fence...

on April 20, 2019 - 9:36am
By JAMES ROBINSON
Los Alamos County Councilor
 
If Robert Oppenheimer suddenly appeared at your home or college campus and asked you to go work on a project that he could not tell you about in a place that he could not elaborate, would you?
 
Recently, that question was asked of myself, Councilor Sara Scott, Councilor Randall Ryti and other fellow tourist as we had the wonderful opportunity to peek into some of the wonderful attractions that are part of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, or MPNHP for short.
 
Our tour began at the Bradbury Science Museum.

Ribbon Officially Cut On Los Alamos Visitor Center

on April 19, 2019 - 11:05am

Los Alamos Visitor Center Manager Melanie Pena cuts the ribbon Tuesday on the relocated Los Alamos Visitor Center at the Community Building at 475 20th St. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

County and business leaders and community members turned out Tuesday for the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday of the Los Alamos Visitor Center at its new location, 475 20th St., Suite A, on the north side of the Community Building next to the Teen Center.

The Los Alamos Visitor Center has been closed since Jan.

Wildfire Day & Elks Annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday

on April 19, 2019 - 10:40am
Sparky the Fie Dog greets visitors during Wildfire Day 2018. Courtesy photo

From left, Smokey Bear, Elroy the Elk, Sparky the Fire Dog and the Easter bunny are expected to be on hand at the annual Elk’s Easter Egg Hunt and Wildfire Day 2019 Saturday at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
Central Avenue between Oppenheimer and 20th Street will be closed 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 20 in support of the combined efforts of the Fire Department, Los Alamos Elks Lodge and many more to present the community with a safe and fun event – the annual Elk’s Easter Egg Hunt

The Cone Zone: Week Of April 22

on April 19, 2019 - 9:48am

COUNTY News:

Public Works/Traffic Division projects:

Pothole Patching on Diamond Drive at Trinity/Canyon/Diamond intersections

Weather permitting, Traffic and Streets Division crews will continue to patch potholes Thursday on Diamond Drive. Work will focus on the Diamond southbound lane at the intersection with Trinity and requires a short detour to accomplish the work. From 10-11 a.m. Thursday, the left turn lane (east bound turn lane) on Diamond Drive that permits southbound vehicles to turn left onto Trinity will be closed for pothole repairs.

County Notice Of Possible Quorum At Tour Today

on April 19, 2019 - 8:27am

Crime Victims’ Rights Week Provides Empowerment

on April 18, 2019 - 9:39am
Los Alamos Police Cpl. Adele McKenzie discusses Crime Victim's Rights Week. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

The mission of Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 7-13, was to give empowerment. So those suffering from abuses reach for assistance and others provide help to individuals who need it.

Crime Victim’s Rights Week is a national program but locally it was recognized through a proclamation presented by the Los Alamos County Council as well as informational cards posted on Atomic City Transit buses and 14 New

Anne Hillerman’s ‘The Tale Teller’ Mesa Library April 24

on April 18, 2019 - 8:39am
Anne Hillerman
 
LIBRARY News:
 
Santa Fe author Anne Hillerman will speak 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 at Fuller Lodge, presented by the Los Alamos Public Library’s Authors Speak Series.
 
She also will show slides that illustrate the themes in her latest book, The Tale Teller.
 
Hillerman has just released the latest book in her series set in Navajo Country, featuring the detectives Joe Leaphorn, Jim Chee and Bernie Manuelito.
 
After the death of Hillerman’s famous father, the writer Tony Hillerman, she found herself wanting to hear more stories about the people who had come to

Letter To The Editor: Wireless Metering Bad Idea...

on April 18, 2019 - 8:32am
By MIKE DEMPSEY
Los Alamos
 
Dear Los Alamos Board of Public Utilities and Los Alamos County Council. First, I would like to thank the Los Alamos Utilities Department for the Excellent Reliability and Quality of their service. For many reasons, everyday I think about how VERY THANKFUL that my family and I have electric power, clean water, natural gas and a flush toilet 24/7/365. Thank you! You are doing an excellent job!
 
I travel extensively, and have been following the issue of wireless metering of our utilities by long distance.

Council Tentatively Okays Community Services Budget

on April 17, 2019 - 3:39pm

Community Services Department Director Brian Brogan presents his department budget Tuesday night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Council unanimously voted to tentatively approve the Community Services Department’s approximately $13.7 million budget during Tuesday night’s hearing.

Additionally, they also tentatively approved all the suggested budget add-on options, which included:

  • $20,000 for quads and tracks for trail building and maintenance
  • $80,000 for the Public Health Office
  • $35,000 for open space improvements
  • $79,802 to hire a park maintenance

Council Tentatively Approves Public Works Budget

on April 17, 2019 - 3:36pm

Public Works Department Director Philo Shelton presents his department's budget during Tuesday night's hearing. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Council unanimously voted to tentatively approve the Public Works Department’s approximately $34.1 million budget during Tuesday night’s hearing.

Additionally, they tentatively approved all the budget add-on options, which included:

  • $365,655 for major facilities maintenance
  • $680,000 budgeted in the general fund and $320,000 from non-general funds for increase in interdepartmental charges
  • $16,000 to staff

Los Alamos Police Blotter: April 13 To April 16, 2019

on April 17, 2019 - 11:09am

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.

TAYLOR ROSE ORTEGA

April 13 at 3:39 p.m. / Police arrested Taylor Rose Ortega, 18, of Los Alamos near Rose Street and Central Avenue and charged her with careless driving, failure to maintain traffic lane, operating a vehicle under the influence of a drug and driving with an open container of alcohol.

 

BRIDGID MARTINEZ

April 16 at 12:45 p.m.

County Council Tentatively Approves LAPD Budget

on April 17, 2019 - 8:14am

Deputy Chief Jason Wardlow Herrera, left, and Cmdr. Oliver Morris present their department budget Tuesday night during the annual hearing before the County Council. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Council unanimously voted to tentatively approve the Los Alamos Police Department approximately $8.8 million budget Tuesday night during the budget hearing.

Additionally, council tentatively approved the following budget add-on options:

  • $35,224 for overtime pay
  • $33,000 for lifecycle purchases
  • $231,300 for a expanded consolidated dispatch center

Deputy Chief

County Council Tentatively Approves CDD Budget

on April 17, 2019 - 8:09am

CDD Director Paul Andrus presents his department budget as County Deputy Manager Steve Lynne and Budget and Performance Manager Karen Kendall listen Tuesday evening during the annual budget hearings. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Council unanimously voted to tentatively approve the Community Development Department’s (CDD) approximately $1.9 million budget during Tuesday night’s budget hearing.

All the suggested budget add-on options also were tentatively approved save for $10,000 for the clean and lien program.

Proposed Jim Billen Trail: Last Week To Comment; Public Hearing Set For April 25

on April 17, 2019 - 7:56am
Map with highlighted section in yellow shown on the existing Pueblo Canyon Rim Trail details the proposed segment of the trail to be re-named Jim Billen Trail. Courtesy/LAC
 
COUNTY News:
 
Individuals have one more week to submit comments “for” or “against” a citizen petition to re-name a segment of the Pueblo Canyon Rim Trail as the “Jim Billen Trail.” Billen passed away April 14, 2018.
 
Under County Code, a public hearing must be held prior to naming or re-naming any County facility – or in this case, a trail – after a deceased individual, and such a request can only be considered

Celebrate Earth Day By Improving Local Trails

on April 16, 2019 - 5:42pm

Join PEEC and Los Alamos County for a trail workday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20. Volunteers will be planting willows and shrubs in arroyos along the Perimeter Trail. Registration is requested at peecnature.org. Photo by Thomas Graves

 

PEEC News: 

 

Join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center and Los Alamos County this Saturday, April 20 for a spring trail workday on the Perimeter Trail.

 

This volunteer project runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and participants will focus on planting willows and shrubs in arroyos along a section of the trail.

County Council Tentatively Approves Its Budget

on April 16, 2019 - 5:04pm

Los Alamos County Council Chair Sara Scott listens to the discussion on the council's budget during the annual hearing Monday evening in Council Chambers. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Council unanimously voted to tentatively approve the council's $419,546 budget during the Monday night budget hearing.

Council discussed several budget adds-on but they were not included in the tentative approval. They were placed as “parking lot” items and will be discussed later in the hearings as part of funding for Progress through Partnering.

Los Alamos County

Council Tentatively Approves County Manager Budget

on April 16, 2019 - 5:01pm

Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess during the presentation on his office budget Monday night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Council unanimously voted to tentatively approve the approximately $17.8 million budget for the Los Alamos County Manager’s Office Monday night during the budget hearing.

Additionally, they tentatively approved several budget add-ons:

  • $744,777 in the general fund and $423,710 from various funds outside the general fund for the County employee salary plan maintenance
  • $542,000 for economic development programs
  • $190,400 for a

Council Tentatively Approves Assessors Office Budget

on April 16, 2019 - 4:57pm

Los Alamos County Chief Deputy Asesssor Joaquin Valdez, left, and Assessor Ken Milder discuss their budget as County Deputy Manager Steve Lynne and Budget and Performance Manager Karen Kendall listen Monday evening during the annual budget hearings. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Council voted unanimously to tentatively approve the budget for the County Assessor’s Office Monday night during the budget hearing.

They also tentatively approved the $57, 669 budget ad-on to double fill the Chief Deputy Assessor position.

Council Tentatively Approves Attorney's Office Budget

on April 16, 2019 - 4:55pm

Assistant County Attorney Katie Thwaits presents her department budget Monday night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Council unanimously voted to tentatively approve the $726,699 budget for the Los Alamos County Attorney’s Office Monday night during the budget hearing.

Assistant County Attorney Katie Thwaits presented a few highlights of the attorneys office budget:

  • Budget supports delivering the highest quality legal services in an efficient and economical manner.
  • The staff of the County Attorney's Office is dedicated to providing superior public

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