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Los Alamos Police Department: 2018 Awards Banquet

on February 3, 2019 - 5:26pm

Los Alamos Police Sgt. Daniel Roberts receives the Supervisor of the Year award from Chief Dino Sgambellone Saturday, Jan. 26 during the LAPD 2018 Awards Banquet. Photo by Kateri Morris

Los Alamos Police Det. Matt Lyon receives the Detective of the Year award from Chief Dino Sgambellone Saturday, Jan. 26 during the LAPD 2018 Awards Banquet. Photo by Kateri Morris

Los Alamos Police Cpl. Jay Eakins receives the Officer of the Year award from Chief Dino Sgambellone Saturday, Jan. 26 during the LAPD 2018 Awards Banquet. Photo by Kateri Morris

Lisa Gonzales receives the Civilian of the Year

Tourism Implementation Task Force Meets Wednesday

on February 3, 2019 - 3:17pm

Los Alamos County Finance Department Earns Continued Excellence Award

on February 3, 2019 - 8:08am

From left, Los Alamos County Deputy Manager Steve Lynne, Senior Budget Analyst Reese Chavarria-Quam, Budget and Performance Manager Karen Kendall and County Manager Harry Burgess hold up the New Mexico Counties Audit and Accountability Award for Continued Audit Excellence Tuesday at the regular County Council meeting. The state auditor's office developed the award program to recognize local government efforts and performance with respect to annual audits. To earn an award, governments need to have few or no audit findings.

Marvin Mueller Leaves Lasting Gift In Community

on February 2, 2019 - 12:15pm
Police Chief Dino Sgambellone
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Former Los Alamos resident Marvin Mueller bestowed many significant gifts to the local community. During the Jan. 29 regular Los Alamos County Council meeting, Police Chief Dino Sgambellone reported that one of these gifts is the Marvin Martin Mueller Endowed Memorial Scholarship, which was established for the Los Alamos Police Department employees and their families.

The memorial scholarship, which totals $1,000, also is open to other applicants with a financial need and a desire to support

Los Alamos County Officials Day At The Roundhouse ... Senate Finance Committee Passes ‘Lab Tax Bill’

on February 2, 2019 - 7:35am
Los Alamos County Councilor David Izraelevitz, Councilor Chair Sara Scott, County Manager Harry Burgess and Councilor Vice Chair Pete Sheehey at the Roundhouse. Photo by Morrie Pongratz
 
Councilors Sara Scott and David Izraelevitz smiling at the 'Do Pass' recommendation from the Senate Finance Committee. Photo by Morrie Pongratz
 
A Day at The Roundhouse
By MORRIE PONGRATZ
Los Alamos
 
Jan. 31, four of us from Los Alamos traveled to Santa Fe to support Senate Bill 11 (SB11), the bill to not allow 501C(3) exemptions from New Mexico Gross Receipts Taxes for National Labs.
 
I was

Los Alamos County Council Commends Sgt. Chris Ross

on February 1, 2019 - 9:12pm
Sgt. Chris Ross, left, and Police Chief Dino Sgambellone hold up a recognition declaration Tuesday night during the Los Alamos County Council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Police Sgt. Chris Ross helped save a man’s life Jan. 11 and the County Council took the opportunity to recognize and commend his actions Jan. 29 during the regular council meeting.

“…The County Council wishes to recognize a special life-saving event and the response of an individual in the Los Alamos Police Department …

Planning For 2019 Summer Concert Series Gets Under Way In February

on February 1, 2019 - 4:12pm

COUNTY News:

Programming for the free 2019 Summer Concert Series is under contract, and planning for another season of musical acts will be getting under way in February.

“We are excited to bring great music to Los Alamos again this summer,” said Brian Brogan, Community Services Director for Los Alamos County, adding that the music lineup is being negotiated with a variety of artists offering family-friendly, fun, high-energy performances sure to please crowds at Ashley Pond Park on Friday evenings this summer.

Weekly concerts begin in May and continue through September.

The Daily Post Loves Los Alamos!

on February 1, 2019 - 3:35pm

Los Alamos Daily Post reporters Kirsten Laskey, left, and Bonnie Gordon with Punxsutawney Phil show their love today at the Post headquarters for Los Alamos because 'It's filled with such fascinating people'! The County is encouraging residents and visitors to show their love for Los Alamos throughout February by taking a selfie with one of many heart-themed frames or posters available at various County and other participating facilities and sharing the post on social media with the hashtag #lovelosalamos.

Love Los Alamos Campaign Launches Today!

on February 1, 2019 - 7:42am

Courtesy/LAC

COUNTY News:

Residents and visitors are encouraged to show their love for Los Alamos throughout February by taking a selfie with one of many heart-themed frames or posters available at various County and other participating facilities and sharing the post on social media with the hashtag #lovelosalamos.

Participants are encouraged to state “why” they love Los Alamos along with posting their photo.

Frames and posters are available starting today – just in time for the Creative Crawl kickoff this afternoon around the community.

Those who participate with public posts will be

On The Job In Los Alamos: Road Striping On Diamond

on January 31, 2019 - 5:02pm

On the Job in Los Alamos are County crews conducting road striping today along Diamond Drive. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

County Addresses Summer Concert Series Comments On New Vendor Selection

on January 31, 2019 - 12:09pm

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County officials responded today to comments from the public questioning possible award of the contract for the popular Summer Concert Series to a new vendor.

Last year, the concerts were produced under a contract with Gordon’s Concerts LLC operated by Abe Gordon and Kara Robertson. However, as in all previous years, the County released a competitive-bid Request For Proposal (RFP) to call for interested, qualified vendors to produce the Summer Concert Series.

Newly Appointed Los Alamos County Councilor Katrina Schmidt Seeks To Serve Retirees And Young Families

on January 31, 2019 - 9:27am
Municipal Judge Elizabeth Allen, left, swears in Katrina Schmidt as the newest County Councilor while Schmidt's partner, Neal Martin, holds the Bible. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Good ideas and diversity characterized the crop of applicants who applied for the open seat on Los Alamos County Council.

Several councilors commented it was a difficult choice but in a 4-2 vote, they appointed Barranca Elementary School teacher Katrina Schmidt to fill the vacancy.

The decision was made during the regular council

Ponyo Screens At Mesa Public Library Feb. 7

on January 30, 2019 - 3:30pm

Ponyo will be shown Feb. 7 at Mesa Public Library. Courtesy/MPL

LIBRARY News:

Ponyo (2008, rated G, 1 hr., 41 min.), written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, will be shown Feb. 7 at Mesa Public Library.

This was Miyazaki’s 10th animated film, and it won several Japanese film awards. Miyazaki himself drew part of the animation.

The story involves Sosuke, a young boy who lives near the sea, and finds a goldfish trapped in a jar. The jar breaks and cuts him, but Ponyo the goldfish licks his wound and heals it.

Council Appoints Katrina Schmidt To Fill Open Seat

on January 30, 2019 - 12:26pm
Applicants for the open seat on Los Alamos County Council answer questions during the regular meeting Tuesday night in Council Chambers. Questions ranged from the applicants' leadership experience to what they believe are key priorities for the County. Council voted 4-2 to appoint Katrina Schmidt to fill the seat left vacant by Christine Chandler now serving as Dist. 43 State Representative. Councilor James Robinson and Council Vice Chair Pete Sheehey voted for John Bliss while Council Chair Sara Scott and Councilors Antonio Maggiore, David Izraelevitz and Randall Ryti voted for Schmidt.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Jan. 26 To Jan. 28, 2019

on January 30, 2019 - 11:00am

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.

ZACHARY DAVID MARTINEZ

Jan. 26 at 3:46 p.m. / Police arrested Zachary David Martinez, 26, of Espanola on Sombrillo Court and charged him with driving on a suspended or revoked driver’s license.

 

 

MICHAEL S. KOWALCZYK

Jan. 28 at 4:15 p.m. / Police arrested Michael S.

Meet & Greet Joe Granville & Sara Scott Feb. 2

on January 30, 2019 - 8:19am

Los Alamos County Announces Utility Billing Issues

on January 29, 2019 - 6:51pm

COUNTY News:

Officials with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities acknowledge that a problem occurred with the presentation of multiple utility bills that ran in January. These bills are displaying incorrect information as to the previous balance and the amount due.

The department is suspending bill processing activities for the rest of this week to work with its vendor to correct the issue.

“We apologize for this inconvenience,” Deputy Utilities Manager Bob Westervelt said. “Staff is committed to work with the vendor to correct this matter as expeditiously as possible.” 

In the

Diamond Drive Striping Project Starts Thursday

on January 29, 2019 - 5:11pm

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Traffic and Streets Division will begin striping Diamond Drive at approximately 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

The crew will only be striping the center white line and certain areas with yellow pain, commencing at the Omega Bridge and working toward the round-a-bout at San Ildefonso Road, then heading back to the Omega Bridge.

Note: The paint will take longer to dry with the colder weather temperature. Motorists are advised to try not to cross on the fresh striping as paint will be disrupted and may get on vehicles and mark up other sections of the road.

Also,

Los Alamos Finishes Strong In Eco Challenge

on January 29, 2019 - 12:26pm
Members of the Chamisa Elementary School Green Team with their trophy earned during the Eco Challenge. The trophy was presented Jan. 17 during the Los Alamos County Environmental Sustainability Board meeting. Courtesy photo
 
The top individual scorers during the Eco Challenge with their certificates, from left, Heather Ward, Environmental Sustainability Division Manager Angelica Gurule and Susan Hettinga. Courtesy photo
 
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

In just 21 days, Los Alamos residents aided the environment in a variety of ways.

During its

Scenes Of County Snow Clearing On 37th Street

on January 29, 2019 - 8:03am

Scenes of snow clearing Monday by Los Alamos County on 37th Street. Photo by Kathryn Willcutt

Scenes of snow clearing Monday by Los Alamos County on 37th Street. Photo by Kathryn Willcutt

Scenes of snow clearing Monday by Los Alamos County on 37th Street. Photo by Kathryn Willcutt

Scenes of snow clearing Monday by Los Alamos County on 37th Street. Photo by Kathryn Willcutt

Scenes of snow clearing Monday by Los Alamos County on 37th Street. Photo by Kathryn Willcutt

Scenes From Second Annual Leadership Los Alamos FOCUS Session Thursday Night At UNM-Los Alamos

on January 28, 2019 - 10:20am

Leadership Los Alamos hosted its second annual FOCUS Session Thursday evening at UNM-Los Alamos with Keynote Speaker Haydn Shaw who presented a talk on Resolving Generational Differences in the Workplace. Shaw is noted as a renowned speaker and author hailed as a 'leadership guru' by the Washington Post. He has helped managers and organizations for more than 25 years raise their generational IQ so they can deal with the multigenerational workforce.

Scenes From Regional Coalition Retreat Saturday

on January 28, 2019 - 9:15am
The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) held a retreat Saturday at the Espanola City Hall. More than 20 members of its regional communities and elected officials gathered together to review the organization's mission and plan for next steps. Santa Fe County Manager Katherine Miller presents proposed language changes to the Joint Powers Agreement that governs the RCLC. Courtesy photo
 
Scene from the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) retreat Saturday at the Espanola City Hall. Courtesy photo
 
Scene from the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) retreat

Daily Postcard: Colorful Sky Over Mesa Public Library

on January 28, 2019 - 7:58am

Daily Postcard: The sun begins to set early Sunday evening casting a colorful sky over Mesa Public Library in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scenes From County Plows Clearing Walnut Street

on January 26, 2019 - 7:45am

Los Alamos County snow removal crews spent time Friday clearing Walnut Street. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Scene from Los Alamos County snow removal crews Friday clearing Walnut Street. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Scene from Los Alamos County snow removal crews Friday clearing Walnut Street. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Scene from Los Alamos County snow removal crews Friday clearing Walnut Street. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Scene from Los Alamos County snow removal crews Friday clearing Walnut Street. Photo by Robert Beberniss

County Council Works To Identify Key Priorities

on January 25, 2019 - 3:21pm
Los Alamos County Council Chair Sara Scott participates in the strategic planning session Tuesday in Council Chambers. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 
 
County officials from left, Karen Kendall, Denise Cassel, Julie Habiger, Philo Shelton and Council Vice Chair Pete Sheehey at the strategic planning session. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

What should Los Alamos County Council focus on? Councilors tackled this question during a strategic planning session Tuesday in Council Chambers.

During the

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