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Home Efficiency Expo Shares Ideas Saturday

on September 25, 2016 - 8:39am
Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities' James Alarid and Angelica Gurule show off energy saving goodies at their booth at the Home Efficiency Expo Saturday at UNM-Los Alamos. DPU sponsored the event, which showcased ways to be more energy efficient at home. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
A representative from SunPower talks with a visitor about solar power. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
A vender shares information at the Expo. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Council Candidate Chris Chandler Hosts Chats

on September 25, 2016 - 8:37am

More Scenes From Canyon Rim Trail Bridge Installation

on September 25, 2016 - 8:34am
The new pedestrian bridge being installed Sept. 16 on the Canyon Rim Trail in Los Alamos. The project invloved three cranes and some 50 workers. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
The new pedestrian bridge being installed Sept. 16 on the Canyon Rim Trail in Los Alamos. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
The new pedestrian bridge being installed Sept. 16 on the Canyon Rim Trail in Los Alamos. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
The new pedestrian bridge being installed Sept. 16 on the Canyon Rim Trail in Los Alamos. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
The new pedestrian

County Council Notice Of Possible Quorum

on September 24, 2016 - 8:29am

COUNTY News:

Members of the Los Alamos County Council may attend a data presentation at the New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency (NM-YRRS) Roadshow, 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28 in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.

A quorum of the council may be present, however no council action will be taken.

The NM-YRRS is a tool to assess the health risk behaviors and resiliency (protective) factors of New Mexico high school and middle school students. The NM-YRRS is part of the national CDC Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), but the survey results have

Meet Top County Attorney Candidates Oct. 6

on September 24, 2016 - 7:57am

COUNTY News:

Members of the public are invited to meet the top candidates vying for the position of Los Alamos County Attorney at a reception hosted by the County Council at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 in the Community Room at the Golf Course. Refreshments will be served.

Becky Ehler recently retired as the County Attorney. The position is appointed by the Council.

Los Alamos County Council Work Session On Capital Improvement Projects Draws Crowd

on September 23, 2016 - 1:11pm

COUNTY News:

The Dekker Perich Sabatini (DPS) team participated in a Los Alamos County Council work session Tuesday on the 11 capital projects being considered for a possible bond election next May.

The team spoke before a packed house with approximately 50 members of the public and County staff. Will Gleason, Principal with DPS, gave an overview of the 11 projects and initial probable cost estimates for each project.

The Council then asked questions and received clarification on each of the projects.

Cone Zone: Week Of Sept. 26

on September 23, 2016 - 10:21am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County has issued the following Road Construction Update for the week of Sept. 26.

For more information about the projects listed below, 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. Please note the below information is based on a schedule provided by the contractors and may change due to weather or other delays.

The public is welcome to attend any of the Public Works weekly project meetings; contact the Public Works Department at 505.662.8150 for

Sheriff's Office Announces New Registered Sex Offender Todd Frederick App In Los Alamos County

on September 22, 2016 - 12:56pm

Todd Frederick App

PUBLIC SAFETY News:

Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero is advising the community of a newly registered sex offender.

Todd Frederick App registered with the local sheriff’s office today. He was convicted July, 14, 1993 in the Superior Court of Pinal County, State of Arizona of 1 count of “Aggravated Sexual Assault, 1st Degree (Child Under 15).”  He also was convicted of 1 count of “Attempted Kidnapping, 2nd Degree”.

App is residing at 143 Monte Rey South in White Rock.

For further information regarding registered convicted sex offenders, review the Los Alamos County

P&Z Considers New Development In Quemazon

on September 22, 2016 - 6:57am
At its Sept. 28 meetiing, the P&Z Commission will consider an amendment to allow development of eight homes at 4725 Quemazon. Courtesy/LAC
 
COUNTY News:
 
The Los Alamos County Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a meeting at 5:30 p.m., Sept. 28 in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Park Square.
 
Under consideration is an amendment to allow development of eight homes at 4725 Quemazon.

Free Home Efficiency Expo UNM-LA Saturday

on September 21, 2016 - 5:10pm

COUNTY News:

Home owners and renters alike are invited to attend the second annual Home Efficiency Expo on Saturday, Sept. 24.

Hosted by the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, this free event will focus on saving energy, water and money. Citizens are encouraged to drop in between the hours of 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at UNM-Los Alamos, Student Center, Building 2 located at 4000 University Dr. in Los Alamos.

More than a dozen exhibitors will highlight water- and energy-efficient tips, retrofits and upgrades to improve the efficiency of one’s home and landscaping.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Sept. 14–Sept. 20, 2016

on September 21, 2016 - 2:03pm

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.

JOHN LERMA

Sept. 14 at 7:38 a.m. / Police arrested John Lerma, 42, of Albuquerque at 2500 Trinity Dr., and charged him with conspiracy and issued him a summons to appear in court.

 

 

SHAWN TRUJILLO

Sept. 15 at 7:45 a.m. / Police arrested Shawn Trujillo, 19, of Chimayo at 1695 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

Sept. 15 at 1:35 p.m.

Tips To Manage Waste To Minimize Bear Encounters

on September 21, 2016 - 11:41am

One of Dr. Kathleen Ramsey’s bear cubs enjoying delicious fruit donated from Los Alamos residents. Courtesy/LAC

COUNTY News:

Bears have been making their way into residential areas in Los Alamos because of lack of food in the wild and ease of getting it out of trash roll carts.

Here are some safe practices for managing waste to minimize encounters with bears:

  • Avoid luring bears on to your property by maintaining any fallen fruit; bring it here to the ECO Station and help donate to Dr. Kathleen Ramsay’s bear cubs at her rehab center.
  • Stock up for the winter and preserve fruit by canning or

Range Road Improvement Work Begins Sept. 26

on September 21, 2016 - 10:41am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Public Works Department crews are scheduled to start work Sept. 26 on a bus turn-a-round on Range Road just north of the intersection at Aspen Drive.

The work will primarily be limited to the east shoulder of Range Road, however, motorists and pedestrians should watch for increased heavy equipment in the area. The work is anticipated to last approximately one month, weather permitting.

The Project consists of a paved bus turn-a-round off Range Road, which will provide transit service to Ponderosa Estates.

MPNHP Advisory Committee Meets Thursday

on September 21, 2016 - 7:29am
COUNTY News:
 
The Manhattan Project National Historical Park Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet at noon Thursday, Sept. 22 in Room 330 of the Los Alamos County Municipal Building.
 
The meeting is open to the publc.
 
Agenda:
 
I. Call to Order
 
II. Introductions
 
III. Update on Civic Group sign
 
IV. Final report from ScienceFest
 
V. Possible Recommendation of RV Park on DP Road
 
VI. Reports from subcommittees
A. Transportation
B. Signage
C. Other Attractions/Amenities
 
VII. Next Meeting Scheduled: TBD
 
VIII. Adjourn Meeting

Artist’s Statement By Kirsten Stromberg

on September 20, 2016 - 8:18am
Paintings by Kirsten Stromberg are on display through Oct. 12 in the upstairs gallery at Mesa Public Library. Courtesy photo
 
By KIRSTEN STROMBERG
Artist’s Statement
 
Many of my earliest memories are of drawing; are those of having artistic materials in my hands.
 
I love to look out at the world while keeping my hands moving. I have always wished to pursue what it is that the eye sees, and how our minds synthesize direct sensory perceptions into images that convey our humanity at the point of its intersection with the natural world.
 
Whether wild animal that would never pose,

Pet Of The Week: Juan The Cat

on September 20, 2016 - 7:59am
Juan the Cat, left, with a small friend, is waiting to be adopted to a good home. Courtesy photo
 
SHELTER News:
 
Juan is a distinguished 4- to 5-year-old male tabby with white markings. He was a stray living outdoors, with no known previous owner.
 
Juan is afraid if people approach him too closely, but he loves cats and kittens. He would like a home where he can maintain his distance until he is ready to come closer. Of course, he would love to have cat or kitten companions, too.
 
At the shelter, Juan has started becoming more comfortable with people who have spent time near him

County Council Work Session On 11 Capital Improvement Projects Tomorrow

on September 19, 2016 - 11:01am
LAC News:
 
At 6 p.m., Tuesday Sept. 20, at White Rock Fire Station 3, the County consultant team from Dekker Perich Sabatini (DPS) will be at the County Council work session to present updates on the 11 capital improvement projects.
 
Updates will include feedback that has been collected by residents, development of pre-conceptual schematic designs, cost estimates and site selection information.
 
Can’t make the meeting? Go to www.losalamosbondprojects2017.com for details, future meetings and sign up for our electronic newsletter to stay in the know.

Golf Course Closed For Maintenance Wednesday

on September 19, 2016 - 9:52am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Golf Course and driving range will be closed this Wednesday, Sept. 21 for irrigation maintenance and aerification.

The Pro Shop will be open 7 a.m. to noon. Tee times will still be available via telephone during these hours. Cottonwood on the Greens Restaurant will be open normal hours.

The Golf will resume normal operating hours Thursday Sept. 22.

For more information, contact the Golf Course Manager Sam Logan at 505.662.8139.

Public Astronomy Dark Night Saturday, Sept. 24

on September 18, 2016 - 11:48am

PAJARITO ASTRONOMERS News:

The Pajarito Astronomers is holding a County-sponsored Dark Night starting at 7 p.m. (sunset) Saturday, Sept. 24 at Spirio Soccer Field, Overlook Park in White Rock.

Weather permitting, the public is invited to come out, wander among the telescopes and star gaze.

Five planets will potentially be visible during the evening:

  • Venus;
  • Mars;
  • Saturn;
  • Uranus; and
  • Neptune.

There will be a tour of the summer and fall constellations, and there will be telescope views of double stars, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies. 

The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Cone Zone: Week Of Sept. 19

on September 18, 2016 - 11:30am

COUNTY News:

The COunty has issued the following Road Construction Update for the week of Sept. 19. For more information about the projects listed below, 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.

The public is welcome to attend any of the Public Works weekly project meetings; contact the Public Works Department at 505.662.8150 for meeting

Three Cranes And Some 50 Workers Install Canyon Rim Trail Pedestrian Bridge Friday

on September 18, 2016 - 9:02am
Installation of a pedestrian bridge Friday morning on the Canyon Rim Trail involved three cranes and about 50 workers. Photo by Edward Birnbaum
 
By EDWARD BIRNBAUM
Los Alamos

Friday morning’s installation of the pedestrian bridge for the Canyon Rim Trail was quite an operation, involving three cranes and somewhere around 50 workers. 

The photo above shows the three cranes used in what was about a two to three hour process, not counting the time needed to get the cranes in place.

Once the pieces of the bridge were bolted together, the very heavy structure (that looks strong enough to

Bridge Installed On Canyon Rim Trail

on September 17, 2016 - 12:38pm

The new bridge on the Canyon Rim Trail in Los Alamos was installed Friday. Photo by Greg Kendall

Author/Mediator Lucy Moore Speaks At Library Sept. 22

on September 16, 2016 - 12:31pm

Santa Fe author and mediator Lucy Moore. Courtesy photo

LIBRABRY News:

Santa Fe author and mediator Lucy Moore will talk about her books Into the Canyon and Common Ground on Hostile Turf at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22 at Mesa Public Library. Her talk is the latest offering in the Library’s ongoing Authors Speak Series.

Moore’s first book, Into the Canyon, was published by UNM press in 2004. It chronicles a time when Moore was fresh out of college, as she finds her place on the Navajo reservation. The book won the Best Memoir award from Women Writing the West in 2005.

Moore describes her book as

Mesa Library Counter Replacements Begin Sept. 23

on September 16, 2016 - 12:02pm

Mesa Public Library. Courtesy photo

COUNTY News:

Allied 360 Construction will begin replacing the restroom counters Friday, Sept. 23 at Mesa Public Library at 2400 Central Ave.

Crews will begin on the 3rd floor, once work is complete they will move to the main level, during the week of Sept. 26.

During the time when the contractor is working in a particular restroom, it will be closed for public use. There are restrooms on all three floors – 3rd floor by the Administrative Area, main floor in the lobby and the lower level by the children’s section also recently remodeled.

Letter To The Editor: Los Alamos County Proposals

on September 16, 2016 - 9:22am
By ALLEN COGBILL
Los Alamos
 
So, two recent proposals from the autocratic bureaucrats of Los Alamos County scream at me.
 
First, the County has established a "snitch" site, whereby neighbors can snitch on one another. Shades of the USSR! We used to make fun of the commissars of the USSR for encouraging such anti-social behavior, but evidently the Commissars of Los Alamos County have no problem with such horrible behavior. I think this website is shameful, makes the County a laughingstock, and should be taken down immediately.
 
Second, the Los Alamos County Commissars want to

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