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Pet of the Week: Stormy the Flame Point Siamese

on April 19, 2014 - 11:29am

Stormy the Cat suffered painful bladder stones. Courtesy/FOS


Stormy is a 2.5-year-old Flame Point Siamese. A few weeks ago, he went to the vet for a routine dental cleaning, and the vet noticed that he was having difficulty urinating. It turns out that he had some pretty painful bladder stones ... poor guy.

But, Stormy is finally starting to feel better after having surgery to remove the bladder stones and getting his teeth cleaned, so he is all ready for a new home.

He needs to be on a special (but fairly low cost) diet, and he would prefer a home without kids.

2014 Primary Election Voting Machine Certification and Preparation April 23

on April 19, 2014 - 8:17am


Notice is hereby given that certification and preparation of the Absentee & Election Day Voting Machines will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 at the County Clerk Warehouse, 1000 Central Ave.

The Warehouse is on the west side of the Municipal Building, next to the loading dock area.

All candidates, party/organization representatives, media and public may attend.

New Central Avenue Street Lights Installed

on April 18, 2014 - 2:46pm

New lights go up on Central Avenue Thursday. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Staff Report

Improvements to Central Avenue are underway including changes to street and pedestrian lighting, which was being installed Thursday near 20th Street.

Improvements also include mill and overlay of asphalt, upgrade all sidewalk ramps to ADA standards, possible changes to crosswalk locations, concrete pedestrian crossings and tree removal and replacement.

Central Avenue Improvements Project runs between 15th Street to Oppenheimer Drive.

Photo by Leland Lehman/

Photo by Leland

Cone Zone: Upcoming Road Construction For Week of April 21

on April 18, 2014 - 9:49am


The Cone Zone is back for the season and here is an overview of upcoming 2014 Public Works Projects:

For more information about the projects listed below, e-mail, call 505.662.8150, or visit the “Projects” link at Please slow down and use caution in these areas as the construction work zones are established.

NM502 / Trinity Storm Drain Improvements:

Starting on approximately May 5, construction will begin on Trinity Drive between DP Road and Knecht Street.

Library Director Unveils White Rock Library Plans

on April 18, 2014 - 8:32am
Los Alamos County Library Director Steven Thomas speaks to the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

Los Alamos County Library Director Steven Thomas spoke to the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos April 8, using architectural drawings to illustrate his description of conceptual plans for a new library in White Rock at the corner of N.M. 4 and Sherwood Boulevard.

Thomas, a member of Kiwanis, brought with him Veronica Encinias, the director of the current White Rock Branch Library.

Thomas has been in the county a little over a year, and he

14 Years in the Making, Nature Center Becomes a Reality: Public Invited to Groundbreaking April 22

on April 18, 2014 - 7:59am

Rendering of the new Los Alamos County Nature Center. The groundbreaking ceremony is 4 p.m., April 22. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) has grown from humble beginnings, when a dozen citizens gathered around a dining room table to dream about ways to celebrate the natural world of Los Alamos.

PEEC’s inception took place on Earth Day in 2000 and since then, the people of Los Alamos have made PEEC a home for nature on the Pajarito Plateau.

Council Votes to Pursue Changing Statute to Make County Clerk Full Time

on April 17, 2014 - 8:45pm

Council voted 7-0 to pursue changing the New Mexico State Statute to reflect that the Clerk position really has the responsibility of a County Clerk and should be full time with a salary that reflects the position. During public comment, longtime Chief Deputy Clerk Sheryl Nichols encouraged the Council to keep the County Clerk position an elected position and not make it a staff position. She is retiring next month after 24 years of service to the County. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost

Los Alamos County Clerk Sharon Stover told Council the position of Clerk to should remain an elected