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Los Alamos Police Blotter: April 17 To April 22, 2014

on April 24, 2014 - 12:39pm

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.

 

ERIC RICHARDSON

April 17 at 12:03 a.m. / Police arrested Eric Richardson, 28, of Los Alamos on San Ildefonso Road and charged him with possession of marijuana.

April 17 at 6:01 p.m. / A 70-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he is the victim of larceny on Canyon Glen. The estimated loss is less than $500.

April 17 at 6:58 p.m.

Aquatic Center Hosts Dive-in Movie Friday

on April 24, 2014 - 10:21am
Viewers watch a Dive-in Movie at the Aquatic Center. Courtesy/LAC

AQUATIC CENTER News:

The Walkup Aquatic Center is hosting a movie party in the pool 7-9 p.m. Friday. The film is “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.”

The water will be warmed up for viewers to enjoy a theater-like experience while in the pool. Popcorn, treats, beverages, and glow sticks for everybody are included in the admission fee.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the Aquatic Center. The event is limited to 125 participants, so get your tickets early.

Earth Day Marks Nature Center Groundbreaking

on April 23, 2014 - 9:47pm

PEEC Board President Terry Foxx and Los Alamos County Council Chair Geoff Rodger welcome the crowd to Tuesday's groundbreaking ceremony for the new Nature Center on Canyon Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

U.S Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, left, with Council Chair Geoff Rodgers congratulates the collaboration of the County and PEEC to bring the 14 year dream of the Nature Center to reality. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Community members, PEEC staff and board members, local, state and national

DPU To present Budgets Monday Evening

on April 23, 2014 - 7:30pm

From left, incoming Department of Public Utilities Manager Tim Glasco, current DPU Manager John Arrowsmith who is retiring this summer and Deputy Utility Manager of Finance and Administration Bob Westervelt listen intently to the budget hearings at Tuesday's Council meeting. They are scheduled to be first in line Monday evening to present their department's FY2015-FY2016 budgets to County Council. Administrative Services also is scheduled to be heard Monday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost 
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Public Works Director Philo Shelton Presents FY2015-FY2016 Budgets

on April 23, 2014 - 7:12pm

Los Alamos County Public Works Director Philo Shelton presented his FY2015-FY2016 budgets to County Council Tuesday evening in Council Chambers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Airport Manager Peter Soderquist, left, with Public Works Director Philo Shelton. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Public Works Director Philo Shelton presented Council Tuesday evening with his FY2015 proposed budget of $22,614,254 and his projected FY2016 budget of $22,923,067. The Public Works Department’s FY2014 Adopted Budget is $21,924,891.

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Ground Is Broken On New Nature Center

on April 23, 2014 - 12:30pm

During a special ceremony Tuesday, current and past county councilors, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan and officials from the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, broke ground on the County's new Nature Center on Canyon Road. PEEC will operate the new center. Read the full story and see more photos from the event later today in the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Community members turned out for Tuesday's groundbreaking ceremony for the new Nature Center on Canyon Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Registration Opens For Los Alamos County Recreation Summer Camp Programs

on April 23, 2014 - 10:23am

Los Alamos County Bear Camp activities. Courtesy/LAC

COUNTY News:

Registration for the Los Alamos County Parks, Recreation & Open Space Division’s Summer Camp Programs will begin at 7 a.m. Saturday, April 26.

The lobby of the Walkup Aquatic Center will be opened at midnight for parents to wait inside.

The Bear Camp program is for youth entering Kindergarten through 6th grade and Bear Camp Unplugged is back and this traveling program is geared toward older campers and designed to be in a more independent atmosphere. Both programs will be 7:30 a.m.

CED Director Presents FY2015-FY2016 Budgets

on April 22, 2014 - 10:00pm

Community & Economic Development Director Anne Laurent presents her budgets to Council. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Economic Vitality Administrator Greg Fisher and Community & Economic Development Director Anne Laurent. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Community & Economic Development Director Director Anne Laurent presented her departmen's FY2015-FY2016 budgets to Council this evening in Council Chambers.

The CEDD encompasses Facilities, Capital Project Management, Economic Development, Building, Planning, Custodial, Lodgers’ Tax and Housing.

The FY2014

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Community Services Director Presents Her Budgets to Council

on April 22, 2014 - 9:11pm

Community Services Director Charlie Kalogeros-Chattan presents her FY2015-FY2016 budgets to Council. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Social Services Division Manager Kim Gabaldon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Community Services Director Charlie Kalogeros-Chattan presented her budgets to Council this evening.

The Community Services Department encompasses Social Services, Cultural Services, Libraries, Parks, Recreation and Open Space, Health Care Assistance, Recreation Programs, Cemetery, Golf Course, Ice Rink and Aquatic Center.   

Community Services 2014

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Chief Presents Police Department Budgets

on April 22, 2014 - 8:19pm

Los Alamos County Police Chief Dino Sgambellone presents his FY2015-FY2016 budgets to Council this evening as Deputy County Administrator/CFO Steven Lynne looks on. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Police Chief Dino Sgambellone presented his budgets to Council this evening. He has reduced the Police Department's FY2015 proposed budget by 2 percent from the 2014 Adopted Budget of $7,208,239 to $7,078,355. His FY2016 projected budget is $7,314,197.

Sgambellone briefed Council on the significant changes and impacts in his department and commended his

Probate Court Judge Presents FY2015-FY2016 Budgets

on April 22, 2014 - 7:10pm

Probate Court Judge Christine Chandler presents her FY2015-FY2016 budgets and laughs together with Budget and Grants Manager Gina Torpy and Deputy County Administrator/CFO Steven Lynne as she said her budget is likely the smallest in the County to which Council Chair Geoff Rodgers joked, 'And tonight it will be cut in half.' Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Probate Court Judge Christine Chandler presented her FY2015-FY2016 budgets to County Council this evening in Council Chambers.

The Probate Court Adopted Budget for 2014 is $5,747 and Chandler was able to tighten up

Which Businesses and Restaurants Do You Want In Trinity Site Development?

on April 22, 2014 - 9:49am

COUNTY News:

The firm hired to bring additional businesses to the Trinity Site development where the new Smith’s Marketplace is being built would like public feedback regarding the kinds of retail stores (services or products) and restaurants that individuals think would be a good “fit” for Los Alamos.

Visit www.losalamosnm.us and click on the “Open Forum” link to take the survey ... responses must be entered before May 9.

LAPD Dispatcher Ulises Nieto Graduates Academy's Telecommunication Course

on April 22, 2014 - 9:39am

Los Alamos County Police Dispatch Supervisor Kate Stoddard, Dispatcher Ulises Nieto and Police Chief Dino Sgambellone. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department is proud to announce that Dispatcher Ulises Gabriel Nieto graduated April 18 from the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy Telecommunication Course.

Dispatcher Nieto has been employed with the Los Alamos Police Department for one year and continues to be a great asset to the department.

Chief Presents Fire Department's Budgets

on April 21, 2014 - 10:32pm

Fire Chief Troy Hughes presents his department's proposed budgets including $27,395,633 for FY2015 and $28,380,385 for FY2016, up from the FY2014 Adopted Budget of $26,210,761. Hughes explained the increase is primarily a result of the 10-year contractual agreement his department recently received from DOE for fire services. Council commended Chief Hughes and his staff and firefighters for their service to the community. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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Council Hears FY2015-FY2016 County Clerk's Office Budgets

on April 21, 2014 - 10:29pm

Los Alamos County Clerk Sharon Stover presents her department's budget to Council. She requested a FY2015 budget of $482,773 and FY2016 of $499,990 from the FY2014 Adopted Budget of $510,057. Council will make its final approval of the budgets after hearing from each of the County departments. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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County Administrator Presents FY2015-FY2016 Budgets

on April 21, 2014 - 10:10pm

County Administrator Harry Burgess discusses his department's budget. He is proposing a budget for FY2015 of  $13,056,066 and $13,499,949 for FY2016 from his FY2014 Adopted Budget of $12,394,558. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ldailypost.com
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Council Commends County Attorney and Staff

on April 21, 2014 - 9:54pm

Councilors commended County Attorney Rebecca Ehlers, here with County Administrator Harry Burgess, for the job she and her staff has done in carrying out their duties. Ehlers explained that her junior attorney has gained the necessary skills to be promoted to an assistant attorney and asked Council for approval to do so. Her office has made adjustments and cost saving measures to keep her department's budget flat for FY2015-FY2016. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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Council Hears County Assessors Office Budget

on April 21, 2014 - 9:36pm

Deputy County Assessor Joaquin Valdez presents is department's budget, proposing a FY2015 budget of $519,851, which is down from the FY2014 Adopted Budget of $523,440. He also presented a proposed budget for FY2016 of $537,143. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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County Sheriff Requests Official Vehicle Be Added to His Budget

on April 21, 2014 - 9:24pm

Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero is asking Council for a budget increase of $26,900 of which $26,000 is for an official truck for the sheriff's use and a $900 increase to his $5,880 annual salary. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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County Council FY2015-FY2016 Budgets Reduced

on April 21, 2014 - 8:31pm

As appears to be the case in most Los Alamos County department budgets for FY2015-FY2016 across the board, the County Council's proposed budget is reduced by 3 percent in FY2015 and 2 percent in FY2016 from the FY2014 Adopted Budget of $389,311. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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70 Percent of County's FY 2015 General Fund Revenue Comes From Gross Receipts Taxes

on April 21, 2014 - 7:54pm

Deputy County Administrator/Chief Financial Officer Steven Lynne with Budget & Grants Manager Gina Torpy presents an overview of the proposed FY2015-FY2016 budget to County Council tonight in Council Chambers. Lynne explained that 70 percent of the FY2015 General Fund Revenue comes from Gross Receipts Taxes. He said the GRT high point was $58 million in 2009 and the low point is 2014 with $40 million. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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First of Four Nights of County Budget Hearings Now Underway

on April 21, 2014 - 7:42pm

The first of a projected four nights of FY2015-FY2016 budget hearings is underway in Council Chambers at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. Officials from each department will present their budget to the County Council for approval and each department was instructed to keep their budget flat. County Administrator Harry Burgess told Council that a 2 percent increase for employee salaries is in the proposed budget.
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Regional Coalition of LANL Communities Meets Friday

on April 21, 2014 - 6:13pm

RCLC News:

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities is set to hold its Regular Business Meeting 9-11 a.m. Friday, April 25 in Los Alamos County Chambers, 1000 Central Ave., Suite 350.

Presenters for the April 25 meeting:

  • Charlie McMillan, LANL Laboratory Director
  • Ryan Flynn, Secretary of the State Environmental Department
  • Joe Franco, WIPP Management and Operating Contractor

For more information, visit the Regional Coalition website at http://regionalcoalition.org.

If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any

Nature Center Groundbreaking 4 p.m. Tuesday

on April 21, 2014 - 5:02pm

Los Alamos Team 4-H Plants 49 Ponderosa Pine Seedlings at North Mesa Stables

on April 21, 2014 - 9:15am

Courtesy/Los Alamos Team 4-H

Courtesy/Los Alamos Team 4-H

4-H News:

Los Alamos Team 4-H planted 49 Ponderosa Pine seedlings Saturday at the Los Alamos County Stables on North Mesa as part of their community service project for 2014.

The group obtained the seedlings from the New Mexico State Forestry Conservation Seedling Program.

For more than 40 years, the Division has offered low cost seedlings to landowners to plant for reforestation, erosion control, windbreaks or Christmas tree plantations.

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