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Sharon Stover Completes Term As NMAC President

on June 30, 2016 - 9:38am

NMAC President Sharon Stover addresses the group during the President’s Luncheon. Seated on the dais from left, Sen. Peter Wirth, NMAC Executive Director Steve Kopelman, Legislative Director Deborah Cox of the National Association of Counties, NMAC Executive Committe member and and Taos County Commissioner Gabe Romero and NM Municipal League President and Cloudcroft Mayor David Venable. Courtesy photo

NMAC Executive Director Steve Kopelman thanks Sharon Stover for her service. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News: 

  • Stover praised for logging more than 10,000 miles and meeting with every county

Pet Of The Week: Frank The Tank

on June 30, 2016 - 7:33am
Frank the Tank seeks a new home. Courtesy/Paulina Gwaltney Photography
 
SHELTER News:
 
Frank (affectionately known as Frank the Tank) is a 4-year-old Labrador retriever mix who came into the shelter as a stray.
 
Repeated attempts to track down his owner using the contact information in his microchip proved futile, so now he’s ready for a new home.
 
Frank is a sweet boy who is house trained and knows some basic obedience commands.
 
Shelter hours are noon to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays and noon to 3 p.m., Sundays.

Los Alamos ScienceFest Brings Science, History To Life

on June 30, 2016 - 7:06am
A participant in ScienceFest 2015 prepares his drone for flight. File photo
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ScienceFest News:


Now in its ninth year, the Los Alamos ScienceFest is unlocking the mysteries behind the enigmatic Manhattan Project with three days of spy themed tours and activities, fascinating STEM exhibits, live music and entertainment, drone competitions, a rare hike on LANL property and much more July 14-17 in Los Alamos.

The once “secret city” of Los Alamos will unleash the mystery surrounding the Manhattan Project of World War II, beginning at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 14 with the guided New Mexico True

Los Alamos Police Blotter: June 22 To June 28, 2016

on June 29, 2016 - 1:13pm

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.

DANIELLE PADILLA

June 22 at 8:32 a.m. / Police arrested Danielle Padilla, 20, of San Juan at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.

June 22 at 9:02 p.m. / Police arrested Jodie Frye, 57, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., and charged her with failure to vaccinate dogs and cats and issued her a summons to appear in court.

LAHS Band Practices For Parade Wednesday

on June 28, 2016 - 6:26pm
COUNTY News:
 
To prepare for their participation in a parade coming up in Washington, D.C., the Los Alamos High School Band will be practicing their marching skills 9:30-10 a.m. Wednesday, June 29 on county roadways.
 
The band will be led by police escort, and the students will march down Nectar Street, continue on to Rose Street, then travel down Canyon Road to the high school.
 
Motorists can expect a moving operation and should use caution in these areas during this Wednesday morning time frame.

No Streaming Broadcast Of Council Meeting Tonight

on June 28, 2016 - 9:05am

COUNTY News:

Because of a technical repair and replacement needed for Los Alamos County’s video streaming equipment, there will be no streaming broadcast of tonight’s County Council meeting in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building.

This malfunction only relates to streaming - there will still be a televised broadcast on PAC 8 television, and video capture for later playback on demand should still be available and posted on the County’s website after the meeting.

County, MainStreet Offer Help To Los Alamos Businesses To Attract Summer Tourists

on June 25, 2016 - 9:52am

Manhattan Project window display at CB FOX on Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Manhattan Project window display at Finishing Touch in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

Manhattan Project flag window display at Finishing Touch in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County and Los Alamos MainStreet are offering local businesses the opportunity to become Manhattan Project National Historical Park attractions July 14-17 during this year’s Los Alamos ScienceFest.

Businesses including CB FOX and Finishing Touch have adorned their street-facing

Pet Of The Week: Maggie The Cat

on June 25, 2016 - 7:46am
Maggie the cat. Courtesy photo
 
SHELTER News:
 
Maggie is a 13-year-old gray tabby recently surrendered to the shelter.
 
She’s hanging out in a larger kennel, since the kittens are a bit too rambunctious for her, but she loves company from visitors and volunteers. Maggie just wants a quiet home with someone to snuggle with. This sweet kitty is declawed, so she will need to be an INDOOR ONLY cat (as we prefer that all of our cats be, declawed or not). 
 
Shelter hours are noon to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays and noon to 3 p.m., Sundays.

Los Alamos ScienceFest Brings Science And History To Life With Spy Activities, Drones And Rockets July 14-17

on June 25, 2016 - 7:42am
SCIENCEFEST News:
 
Now in its ninth year, the Los Alamos ScienceFest is unlocking the mysteries behind the enigmatic Manhattan Project with three days of spy themed tours and activities, fascinating STEM exhibits, live music and entertainment, drone competitions, a rare hike on LANL property and much more July 14–17 in Los Alamos.

The once “secret city” of Los Alamos will unleash the mystery surrounding the Manhattan Project of World War II, beginning at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 14 with the guided New Mexico True Atomic City Spy Tour.

Training Reveals Marijuana Wax Lab Dangers

on June 24, 2016 - 5:19pm
Props for marijuana wax lab training Monday at the LAFD training center on DP Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Police and firefighters participated in training this week to better understand the processes and dangers associated with marijuana wax labs, following last month’s apartment explosion on Canyon Road.
 
Marijuana waxing is a relatively new and highly dangerous trend moving across the country.

Scenes From Thursday's Nexus Installation

on June 24, 2016 - 4:43pm

Workers install the Nexus statue Thursday at the Los Alamos Golf Course. The statue was moved from its previous location, at the triangle where Trinity Drive and Central Avenue diverge, to make way for a roundabout. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene from Thursday's installation of the Nexus statue at the Los Alamos Golf Course. Photo by Hope Jaramillo/ladailypost.com

Scene from Thursday's installation of the Nexus statue at the Los Alamos Golf Course. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene from Thursday's installation of the Nexus statue at the Los Alamos Golf Course.

Councilor Column: About Our Incorporated County

on June 24, 2016 - 4:09pm

By DAVID IZRAELEVITZ
Los Alamos County Councilor

What aspect of Los Alamos County makes us different from the city of Santa Fe and the city of Albuquerque, yet similar to the cities of San Francisco, Nashville, Denver, Philadelphia and Anchorage?

The cities of Santa Fe and Albuquerque reside on a portion of Santa Fe and Bernalillo counties, but San Francisco, and the rest of the list are combined city-counties, as is Los Alamos County.

‘Prince Of Bebop’ Greg Abate Plays Pond 7 p.m. Today!

on June 24, 2016 - 12:04pm
‘Prince Of Bebop’ Greg Abate Plays Pond 7 p.m. Today! Courtesy photo
 
By RUSS GORDON, Promoter
Summer Concert Series

A traveling jazz master, Greg Abate returns to Ashley Pond at 7 p.m. today.

Greg plays around about 225 shows a year, all over the world. He’s been dubbed the “Prince of bebop” by the Washington Post and is one of the top saxophonists in the world. His music is mostly bebop and modern jazz fusion; the sound made famous by his early influences, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane and Paul Desmond.

After high school in Rhode Island, Greg studied and graduated from the famed

Cone Zone: Week Of June 27

on June 24, 2016 - 11:03am

COUNTY News:

Road Construction Update:

For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us, call 505.662.8150, or visit the “Projects” link at www.losalamosnm.us. Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones. Note: the below information is based on a schedule provided by the contractors and may change due to weather or other delays.

To attend any of the Public Works weekly project meetings, contact the Public Works Department at 505.662.8150 for meeting information.

Children are attracted by activity and heavy equipment.

Scenes From Thursday's Solar Tree Dedication

on June 24, 2016 - 9:27am
Local officials and artist Eric Thelander cut the ribbon Thursday to dedicate the new Solar Tree sculpture in the west plaza of the Los Alamos County Municipal Building on Central Avenue. Blustery weather added to the excitement of the event. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Community members begin gathering at Thursday's dedication ceremony of the Solar Tree sculpture recently installed in the west plaza of the Los Alamos County Municipal Building. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

The Solar Tree sculpture created by artist Eric Thelander is now completely installed in the west

Public Input Sought For Community Wildfire Protection Plan

on June 23, 2016 - 8:52pm
Dan McCarn
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
As some of you know, I was asked by Wildlands Fire Chief Ramon Garcia to be part of the Core Team in the update of the Los Alamos County Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP).
 
The Forest Stewards Guild through Matt Piccarello has put together an online questionnaire for Los Alamos County, and I would appreciate your help in distributing this throughout the Los Alamos community.
 
Please Distribute This Questionnaire To Your Neighbors & Friends In Los Alamos
 
Los Alamos County is in the process of updating the 2009 Community Wildfire Protection Plan

Chandler: Los Alamos’ Unique Form Of Government

on June 23, 2016 - 4:35pm
By CHRIS CHANDLER
Los Alamos County Council Candidate
Former Charter Review Committee Member

People often refer to Los Alamos as unique. I sometimes think that the “uniqueness” adjective is overused. But there is one area where Los Alamos is truly unique – the structure under which we govern ourselves. The county is a H class, incorporated home rule county. By constitutional and statutory design there is no other community in the state like us.

Los Alamos County was created in 1949 from lands located in Sandoval and Santa Fe Counties.

Discovery Of Suspicious Items Dispatches Los Alamos Bomb Squad To White Rock Residence

on June 23, 2016 - 3:01pm

The home where the police discovered suspicious items Wednesday at 75 Hacienda in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAPD Bomb Squad technicians, from left, Cpl. Ben Hinrichs, Sgt. Chris Ross, Cpl. Sheldon Simpson, Assistant  Bomb Squad Cmdr. Oliver Morris and Bomb Squad Cmdr. Preston Ballew. Photo by Kateri Morris

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Police Officers were dispatched at 11:15 a.m., Wednesday to conduct a welfare check on a homeowner at 75 Hacienda in White Rock.

Upon investigation, officers located the homeowner and dispatched LAFD for a medical episode.

Los Alamos Bomb Squad Handles Call In White Rock

on June 23, 2016 - 11:12am

LAPD News:

Members of the Los Alamos County Bomb Squad responded to a call late Wednesday afternoon at a residence on Hacienda in White Rock.

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Preston Ballew just told the Los Alamos Daily Post that he will release details of the call to the media later this afternoon.

Check back at ladailypost.com for the full report.

 

 

Los Alamos Police Blotter: June 15 To June 21, 2016

on June 22, 2016 - 2:23pm

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.

SONJA MARTINEZ

June 15 at 6:04 p.m. / Police arrested Sonja Martinez, 38, of Los Alamos near 46th Street and Yucca and charged her with Aggravated DWI: Refusal to submit to chemical testing.

 

 

 

RUSSELL TRUJILLO

June 15 at 8:40 p.m. / Police arrested Russell Trujillo, 41, of Hernandez near 44th Street and Sandia on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.

 

 

 

WRMPIC Has Adjourned Sine Die

on June 22, 2016 - 7:25am

Members of the WRMPIC gather June 13 at the White Rock Branch Library for their final meeting. From left,  Chair Denny Erickson, Vice Chair Tony Fox, former member Katy Korkos, Dan Saxton, standing; Laurie Hixson, standing; Vicky Carrejo and Glenn Lockhart. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

The White Rock Master Plan Implementation Advisory Committee (WRMPIC) held its final meeting June 13 at the White Rock Branch Library.

The WRMPIC served for several years as an advisory body to Los Alamos County for the purpose of achieving the economic revitalization of White Rock through implementation of

Letter To The Editor: Doubts About County Property Clean-Up Effort

on June 22, 2016 - 6:43am
By CHRISTINE WEAVER
Los Alamos
 
I love the optimistic article about county clean-up and the idea that code enforcement will actually make people comply.
 
I had a friend in town last summer for a class reunion and we drove down a street where he used to live in the 60s. It was 41st Street between Urban and Sycamore. I watched his face fall as we drove past his former home and he commented that the entire street resembled a shanty town.

Update: ‘Granite Mountain’ Film: Fire, Smoke And Loud Helicopters At Pajarito Mountain

on June 21, 2016 - 5:00pm

COUNTY News:

“Granite Mountain” is a motion picture based on the real-life Granite Mountain Hotshots, an elite group of wildland firefighters that courageously battled one of the worst wildfires in history to save an Arizona town.

The production is based at Pajarito Mountain through Wednesday, July 29 and will be producing the following special effects and impacts:

  • FIRE on Pajarito Mountain, film crews under direct supervision of the Los Alamos Fire Department’s Wildland Division, will produce controlled ground fire. Current dates for ground fire are June 21, June 27 and June 28.

For

Filming At Pajarito Mountain Producing Smoke - No Fire

on June 21, 2016 - 8:08am

COUNTY News:

Do not be alarmed if smoke appears to be coming directly from Pajarito Mountain this week. It is a special effect for a scene simulating a wildland fire for “Granite Mountain,” a motion picture based on the real-life Granite Mountain Hotshots, an elite group of wildland firefighters that courageously battled one of the worst wildfires in history to save an Arizona town.

“Granite Mountain” will be on location at Pajarito Mountain through Wednesday, June 29.

The smoke produced for all fire scenes is a natural, water-based compound that produces a vapor that looks like real

County's Solar Tree Art Dedication 2 p.m. Thursday

on June 20, 2016 - 9:51am

Artist Eric Thelander holding a model of his ‘Solar Tree’ piece. Courtesy photo

COUNTY News:

The Art in Public Places Board and members of the Los Alamos County Council will join artist Eric Thelander in the ribbon-cutting and art dedication of the County’s newest art work, “Solar Tree,” at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 23.

“Solar Tree” is located in the west plaza of the County Municipal Building in downtown Los Alamos.

The public is welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served after the ceremony.

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