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Resolution Passes Requesting Local Citizens Vaccinate Against Childhood Illnesses When Medically Possible

on March 5, 2015 - 4:18pm

County Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to adopt a resolution proposed by Vice Chair David Izraelevitz requesting the citizens of Los Alamos County to vaccinate against childhood illnesses when medically possible to do so. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Public Health Nurse Andrea Cunningham and Dr. Michael Nichols present vaccination data to Council during Tuesday's meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

STAFF REPORT

Los Alamos County Council voted 7-0 Tuesday night to adopt a resolution proposed by Vice Chair David Izraelevitz requesting the

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Feb. 27 To March 4, 2015

on March 5, 2015 - 2:56pm

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.

REBECCA REDONDO

Feb. 27 at 3:49 a.m. / Police arrested Rebecca Redondo, 29, of Los Alamos at 2455 Trinity Dr., and charged her with battery upon a police officer.

 

 

SAMUEL NASISE

Feb. 27 at 3:49 a.m. / Police arrested Samuel Nasise, 45, of Los Alamos at 2455 Trinity Dr., and charged him with battery upon a police officer.

 

 

 

BRANDI ORTIZ‑MERRIFIELD

Feb.

Sheriff's Department Announces Newly Registered Sex Offender In Los Alamos County

on March 5, 2015 - 12:24pm

Byron Keith Henderson

COUNTY News:

Sheriff Marco Lucero advises Los Alamos County residents that a newly registered sex offender is residing in the community.

Byron Keith Henderson registered Tuesday, March 3 with the Los Alamos County Sheriff’s Office. Henderson was convicted of sexual assault in 2000 in Houston, Texas.

The Los Alamos Sheriff’s Office is unable to enter Mr. Henderson onto it “Offender Watch System” at this time. The department is waiting for the release information from Henderson's previous jurisdiction. 

For information regarding other registered convicted sex

Los Alamos Board Of Registration Reviews List Of 1,259 Inactive Voters For Removal

on March 5, 2015 - 10:42am

Los Alamos County Board of Registration members from left, Kim Thomas, George Chandler and Audra Short. Courtesy/Sharon Stover

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Board of Registration (the board) met Tuesday and Wednesday to review the list of inactive voters (1,259) to ascertain whether they meet the criteria to be purged from the voter rolls.  

The list of voters was compiled through efforts of the the New Mexico Secretary of State and the federal National Voter Registration Act of 1993, (NVRA). The board, consisting of Audra Short, George Chandler and Kimberly Thomas, was appointed by

Police Release Details Of N.M. 4 Mobile Home Incident

on March 4, 2015 - 4:55pm

The driver hauling a moblie home Tuesday attempted a U-turn on N.M. 4 and in the process, broke two axels and wheels and the hitch attached to his trailer, causing a massive traffic backup during rush hour. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAPD News:

Commander Oliver Morris of the Los Alamos Police Department released details of Tuesday's incident regarding the single-wide mobile home bocking N.M. 4 at approximately mile marker # 66:

The call came in at 4:56 p.m. of a semi-truck “broke down” on N.M. 4 just south of the intersection of the Truck Route.

Los Alamos Police Have Unionized

on March 4, 2015 - 12:50pm
Labor Management Relations Board members monitoring Tuesday's election include Eppie Trujillo, standing and Trey Frazier. LMRB member Felicia Orth also was in attendance. Courtesy photo
 
The official secret ballot used in Tuesday's election. Courtesy photo
 
STAFF REPORT
 
Voters sent an overwhelming message to unionize the local police department during Tuesday's International Union of Police Associations (IUPA) Bargaining Unit election held 4-7 p.m., in the Boards & Commissions Room at the County Municipal Building.
 
Nineteen voters cast yes ballots and one voter cast a no ballot.

Bella Robertson Wins Dog Jog Logo Contest

on March 4, 2015 - 12:10pm
Bella Robertson's 2015 Dog Jog logo design. Courtesy image

LAFS News:

The 18th annual Dog Jog is April 25 in White Rock and as part of the annual festivities, the Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter holds a logo contest for children in grades 3-6.  
 
Bella Robertson and her dog Jake. Courtesy photo
 
The competition is always fierce! This year, after careful consideration, the judges chose the original artwork of Bella Robertson, a fifth grader at Aspen Elementary School. Bella Robertson chose her dog, Jake, as her subject.

Letter To The Editor: Thank You Morning Glory For Kindness To County Crews, Dispatchers And Police

on March 3, 2015 - 10:47am
By SGT. DANIEL ROBERTS
Los Alamos Police Department

I would like to extend a thank you to the owners and employees of Morning Glory / Daylight Doughnuts. Los Alamos has seen a lot of snow these past few days. The snow and ice made very dangerous roads conditions and caused several crashes. The Los Alamos County road crews worked hard to keep up with the prevailing weather; working long hours without stop.  

Noticing the road crews, plows, sand trucks and police on the streets, Morning Glory stopped by the Los Alamos Police Department Dispatch Center with boxes filled with doughnuts.

Pet of the Week: Charlie The Main Coon Cat

on March 3, 2015 - 8:28am

Charlie the cat. Courtesy/FOS

SHELTER News:

Charlie is a 9-year-old neutered male Maine coon cross who is reportedly good with adults, gentle children and cats. He might be fine with gentle dogs also, as he is a mellow cat.

Charlie loves to be petted and interact with people. He will receive a veterinary update and will become available for adoption. Charlie’s long, lovely coat requires frequent brushing.

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 505.662.8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets; see the Petfinder website for photos here. For information about volunteering,

Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board Special Meeting Thursday

on March 2, 2015 - 12:25pm

COUNTY News:

There will be a special meeting of the Lodgers’ Tax Advisory Board at 3 p.m., Thursday in Suite 150 (CEDD Conference Room) at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building.

Agenda:

  • I. ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS 3:00 p.m. ( 5 min)
  • A. Call to Order/Introductions All
  • B. Review of the Statement of Antitrust Policy All
  • C. Approval of Today’s Agenda All
  • D. Public Comment
  • II. DISCOVER LOS ALAMOS INSERT FOR BANDELIER SHUTTLE
  • DISTRIBUTION DISCUSSION/APPROVAL Kelly/All 3:05 p.m. (10 min)
  • III. JAN-FEB 2015 OCCUPANCY RATES/ADRs FOR HOLIDAY INN
  • AND COMFORT INN Agatha/Felicia 3:15 p.m. (10 min)
  • IV.
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Teen Center Remodel Gets Underway Monday

on March 1, 2015 - 10:52pm

The Teen Center Remodel project in the Community Building gets underway Monday and workers have installed temporary fencing around the perimeter on 20th Street. The project is scheduled for completion in September. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The public parking lot at the corner of Trinity Drive and 20th Street, on the southeast corner of Ashley Pond Park is enclosed with temporary fencing and will be closed to public parking beginning Monday.

Los Alamos Plastic Bag Survey: 64.65% Against Ban

on March 1, 2015 - 4:05pm

Survey results graph. Courtesy/Survey Monkey

Community Survey:

Results from the community survey conducted in the Los Alamos Daily Post reveal that 64.65 percent of the 1,027 respondents are against a County-wide ban of plastic bags and 35.44 percent are for it.

The banning of disposable plastic bags, such as those used at grocery stores has been a hot topic in Los Alamos County.

Survey Comments:

What a stupid idea. Recycle them! You can take them back to Smith's or put them in your recycle container.

2/28/2015 7:13 AM

I think we should be free to choose which kind of bags to use.

Ice Rink And Aquatic Center Closed

on February 28, 2015 - 8:33am

COUNTY News:

The Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Division anounces that the Aquatic Center and Ice Rink are closed today due to the weather.

County Facilities Closed Today Due To Storm

on February 28, 2015 - 7:52am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County facilities that would typically be open today are closed due to the volume of snow accumulation from the winter storm.

The County reports that crews are working hard just to keep the main roads clear and is discouraging travel unless absolutely necessary.

Los Alamos Police Release 2014 Crime Stats

on February 27, 2015 - 10:50pm

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Traffic Control Set For Filming On Camp May Road

on February 27, 2015 - 2:12pm

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County, in cooperation with Pajarito Mountain Ski Area, will facilitate intermittent traffic control March 2, 10 and 11 on Camp May Road between West Road and Pajarito Mountain to accommodate filming in Los Alamos County. 

Intermittent traffic control will be conducted by a certified contractor and monitored by the County’s Traffic Division to include a flagging operation to safely guide traffic through the staging area where film vehicles will be parked along Camp May Road.

Trash And Recycling Pickup Operating Today

on February 27, 2015 - 8:28am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County has announced that today's trash and recycling pickup will take place as scheduled.

Atomic City Transit also is operating as scheduled.

The County, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Los Alamos Public Schools are all on two hour delays today due to the overnight snowfall around the area.

Survey: Should Los Alamos County Ban Plastic Bags From Local Stores?

on February 26, 2015 - 9:59pm

Courtesy photo

Community Survey

The banning of disposable plastic bags, such as those used at grocery stores has been a hot topic in Los Alamos County.

Do you think they should be banned? Take our survey and weigh in on this issue HERE. There is a place for comments, too.

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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Feb. 19 To Feb. 25, 2015

on February 26, 2015 - 11:08am

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.

ELIJAH MEASON

Feb. 19 at 10:05 a.m. / Police arrested Elijah Meason, 25, of Los Alamos on Trinity Drive and charged him with operating a vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor.

Feb. 19 at 1:41 p.m. / Police arrested a 16-year-old Hernandez boy at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding District Court warrant.

Feb. 19 at 2:46 p.m.

Parking Lot At Trinity And 20th Closing March 2

on February 25, 2015 - 9:19pm

COUNTY News:

The public parking lot at the corner of Trinity Drive and 20th Street, on the southeast corner of Ashly Pond Park will be closed effective Monday, March 2.

The Teen Center Remodel contractor, R&M Construction, will be using this parking lot as a staging area while the community building is remodeled. Toward the end of the remodel project, this parking lot will be reconfigured and reconstructed.

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P&Z Holds Public Hearings For Dog Day Care; Assisted Living Facility At 5:30 P.M. Today

on February 25, 2015 - 10:00am

Proposed site for an Assisted Living Facility in Sherwood Village in White Rock. Courtesy/LAC

P&Z News:

The Planning and Zoning Commission is scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. today in Council Chambers in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

Public hearings on the agenda include:

  • Approval of a Special Use Permit for a “Dog Day Care” at 127 East Gate Dr., Suite #114 in East Gate Park.
  • Approval of a Special Use Permit to operate an Assisted Living Facility at 106 Longview Dr., (new address 110 Longview), in Sherwood Village Office Park in White Rock.
  • Approval of a Site Plan to construct
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Workers Install Glass Wall At White Rock Library

on February 24, 2015 - 7:11pm

Workers were busy today installing glass panels along the east wall at the new White Rock Branch Library on Sherwood Boulevard and N.M. 4. The building is scheduled to be completed and open to the public in July. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Letter to the Editor: Make Leisure Pool Next Capital Improvement Project

on February 23, 2015 - 11:33am
By SHELBY REDONDO
Los Alamos

 As the County once again examines opportunities for funding various capital improvement projects, I implore the County Council to consider resurrecting the Leisure Pool Project.
 
In a survey conducted in May of last year by the American Red Cross, 54 percent of Americans could not swim or were unable to perform basic water competency skills, skills that include the ability to step or jump into water over your head, bob to the surface and float or tread water for one minute, turn a full circle while treading water and locate an exit, swim 25 yards,
and finally be

Letter to the Editor: Point Is Moot

on February 23, 2015 - 10:35am
By GERALD ANTOS
Los Alamos

Actually Mr. Birnbaum's (letter) point is moot because at every gas and electric rate hike hearing for the last (many) years, the Utilities Department head has been quizzed about why the hikes were so high, why aren't they doing better planning, etc.

Often hikes were returned for further consideration. Apparently this Council believes what they hear rather than delving into the issue. That does not speak well for the County in the future.

My guess is that there's more to this than meets the eye.

Congressional Delegation Shares Los Alamos Celebration Of Manhattan Project National Historical Park

on February 22, 2015 - 1:17pm

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall speaks to the importance of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park as Council Chair Kristin Henderson and Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Heather McClenahan listen at left. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

From left, former Councilor Fran Berting, paleontologist Ralph Chapman and his wife Linda Deck, director of the Bradbury Science Museum listen to Sen. Tom Udall. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Members of the New Mexico Congressional Delegation including Sen. Tom Udall, Sen.

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