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Scenes From Today's Los Alamos County Triathlon

on July 30, 2016 - 9:46am

The atmosphere is buzzing with energy this morning as competitors gather for their race numbers and set up their gear. Los Alamos County Clerk Sharon Stover writes a race number on the arm of School Board President Jim Hall and assists other triathletes to prepare for this morning's 42nd Annual Los Alamos County Triathlon. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Public Schools is represented in this morning's competition by triathletes, from left, LAPS Board Vice President Jenny McCumber, Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus and LAPS Board President Jim Hall.. Courtesy photo

Power couple Mike Engelhardt and

P&Z Comprehensive Plan Meeting Canceled For July 30

on July 29, 2016 - 12:45pm

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Planning and Zoning Commission meeting scheduled for Saturday, July 30 to discuss the Comprehensive Plan has been canceled due to a notification error.

A meeting to discuss the plan on Aug. 6 will proceed as scheduled. A second or possibly third meeting will be rescheduled in the future to discuss the draft land use maps and draft format of the Comprehensive Plan document.

The department thanks the community and apologizes for any inconvenience caused by the cancellation of the July 30 meeting.

Cone Zone: Week Of Aug. 1

on July 29, 2016 - 11:10am

COUNTY News:

The County has issued the lastest uppdate on road construction underway around the community. Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones. Note: Children are attracted by activity and heavy equipment. For safety reasons, please keep children away from construction areas, since they cannot always be seen by workers concentrating on their jobs. 

The below information is based on a schedule provided by the contractors and may change due to weather or other delays.

Public Works Projects:

Canyon Rim Trail

  • Construction on the west leg of Canyon Rim Trail

Summer Concert Features Blues At Rover Park Tonight

on July 29, 2016 - 8:53am
The Peterson Brothers play the blues at 7 p.m. today at Rover Park in White Rock. Photo by Robert Clark/Stagelight Productions

SUMMER CONCERT News:

Today's free Summer Concert features “The Peterson Brothers” at 7 p.m. at Rover Park in White Rock.

The Peterson Brothers were born and raised deep in the “Lost Pines” of Bastrop, Texas. Alex, 16, on bass and violin and vocals; and Glenn Jr., 18 on guitar and lead vocals are two brothers, one sound. Their music combines the classic blues sounds of legends with their own unique blend of soul-infused inspiration.

In just a few short years they

Navigating Central Avenue Improvements Phase 2

on July 28, 2016 - 4:50pm

Public Works Project Manager Ernesto Gallegos, left, and County Engineer Eric Martinez during a meeting Tuesday with the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

DPU Project Manager Clay Moseley, left, with Public Works Project Manager Ernesto Gallegos Wednesday afternoon at the project site at 15th Street and Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

A critical point in the Central Avenue Improvements Project Phase 2 lies underground.

Safety Personnel Learn Mountain Bike Skills

on July 28, 2016 - 4:40pm
Los Alamos Police Sgt. Chris Ross is teaching an International Police Mountain Bike Association course this week to public safety personnel. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Chapman: On Survivorship Of New Businesses In Los Alamos, With Notes On Signage And Inspections

on July 28, 2016 - 8:56am
By RALPH E. CHAPMAN, Bon Vivant Paleontologist
Los Alamos
©2016 Ralph E. Chapman

This is the second of an anticipated group of columns applying quantitative methods to the problems of economics and life here in Los Alamos County. I figured that, perhaps, at least here in brain-land we might do some County self-examination using analytical methods that can give us insight into the source of our problems and, perhaps, suggest solutions.

The first column with a nice comment later by George Chandler discussed the complexities and consequences of changing zoning philosophies related to our

BPU To Hear Proposed Natural Gas Rate Decrease

on July 28, 2016 - 8:34am

COUNTY News:

 

The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) will bring to the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) a draft ordinance to decrease natural gas rates, as well as remove language related to the "sunset clause" associated with the pass-through rate. Open to the public, the hearing on the proposed rate is scheduled for:

The meeting is 5:30 p.m., Aug. 17 in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building.

If approved, the draft ordinance will be introduced to the Los Alamos County Council on August 30 to be scheduled for a public hearing on Sept.

BPU Hears Proposed Water Rate Increase Aug. 17

on July 28, 2016 - 8:10am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos Police Blotter: July 20 - July 26, 2016

on July 27, 2016 - 11:00pm

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.

NICHOLAS ROYBAL‑MARTINEZ

July 20 at 3:15 p.m. / Police arrested Nicholas Roybal-Martinez, 22, of Medanales at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 

 

 

 

JEREMIAH DYSON

July 20 at 3:39 p.m. / Police arrested Jeremiah Dyson, 41, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 

 

 

MELANIE MAXEY

July 20 at 9:32

San Ildefonso Road Pedestrian Tunnel Closed Friday

on July 27, 2016 - 7:20pm

COUNTY News:

Crews from Cisneros Concrete will be removing and replacing a small section of concrete inside the San Ildefonso Road pedestrian tunnel.

The tunnel will be closed all day Friday, July 29 and re-open Saturday, July 30.

Direct questions or concerns about the work to the Public Works Department at 505.662.8150 or send an email to lacpw@lacnm.us.

The County thanks the community for its continued patience and cooperation.

Quorum Notice For UbiQD Grand Opening Friday

on July 26, 2016 - 10:05am

Members of the Los Alamos County Council may attend the grand opening of the UbiQD laboratory, 3-5 p.m., Friday at 134 Eastgate Dr. A quorum may be present, however, no council action will be taken. Courtesy photo

State Police Announce Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols

on July 26, 2016 - 9:45am

STATE POLICE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico State Police will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols and Registration, Insurance and Drivers’ License Checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during August 2016.

State Police are bringing awareness to this endeavor, in an effort to reduce alcohol related fatalities, through continued media attention and intensive advertising. These checkpoints are helping to change society’s attitude about drinking and driving.

People are choosing to not drink and drive.

Quorum Notice For DNCU Grand Opening Friday

on July 26, 2016 - 8:49am

Members of the Los Alamos County Council may attend the grand opening ceremony of the new Del Norte Credit Union branch at 2 p.m., Friday at the corner of N.M. 4 and Rover Boulevard. A quorum of councilors may be present at this event, however, no council action will be taken. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

DWI Awareness & Prevention In Los Alamos County

on July 23, 2016 - 7:08am

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County DWI Planning Council is seeking the public's input related to DWI in the community.

Residents may have seen banners, posters and coasters from the DWI Planning Council as it steps up to take a more active role in the community. Given that, the DWI Planning Council wants to hear from residents about it should spend State of New Mexico grant funds in Los Alamos.

Would residents participate of the DWI Planning Council offered a designated driver type of incentive (wear a bracelet, get free non-alcoholic drinks at a local bar that evening)? What about a taxi

County’s Citizen Survey Results Now Available

on July 22, 2016 - 5:24pm

COUNTY News:

The County’s bi-annual citizen survey results are now available for the public to review. The report can be downloaded from the County’s website

http://www.losalamosnm.us/Pages/SunshineWebpage.aspx

A printed copy also is available to review in the west vestibule of the Los Alamos County Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave., or at the reference desk of either public library.

The firm under contract to conduct the County’s survey was Research & Polling, Inc. in Albuquerque. They randomly selected approximately 400 County residents to participate in a short phone survey.

Cone Zone: Week Of July 25

on July 22, 2016 - 11:52am
COUNTY News:
 
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. 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; please contact the Public Works Department at 662.8150 for meeting information. Children are attracted by activity and heavy equipment.

Pet Of The Week: Milton The Chihuahua

on July 22, 2016 - 11:51am
Milton the Chihuahua. Courtesy/Paulina Gwaltney Photography
 
SHELTER News:
 
Milton is the most petite Chihuahua that shelter staff and volunteers have seen in a while.
 
He is a bit underweight, so he hopes that his new owners will help him get to a healthier weight. He needs a fun, playful home where he will get lots of attention. He loves learning new tricks and is very treat and food motivated, so he would likely be easy to train.
 
Los Alamos County Animal 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.

Focus Groups Scheduled For Library System Planning

on July 22, 2016 - 10:29am

LIBRARY News:

The library’s strategic planning process enters its next public phase with a series of six upcoming focus groups, which will be held throughout the month of August.

Each session will be led by a Library Board member and provide community members with an opportunity to explore and discuss one element of library services in depth.

“I think it's important for people to participate in the focus groups,” Library Board Chair Michelle Griffin said. “This process will help the library gain many perspectives and make the best choices for moving forward.

Guitar Concert Feaures Los Alamos Native July 26

on July 22, 2016 - 7:19am
Classical guitarist Mohit Dubey. Courtesy photo

LIBRARY News:

The sounds of classical guitar will waft through Mesa Public Library at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, as Los Alamos native Mohit Dubey presents a live concert in the Upstairs Rotunda and Art Gallery.

Dubey is a young classical guitarist and physicist-in-the-making. A student of Roberto Capocchi at New Mexico School for the Arts and Stephen Aron at Oberlin Conservatory, Mohit has played concerts across the world - from Santa Fe to Italy to Jordan.

Alert: Temporary Glitch In 911 Phone Lines At Los Alamos Police Department’s Dispatch Center

on July 21, 2016 - 9:26pm

UPDATE: LAPD's Dispatch Center 911 phone lines are now working properly again.

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department’s Dispatch Center is reporting that its 911 phone lines are not operating properly.

Phone calls coming in on 911 are forwarding to Santa Fe’s police dispatch center as an interim solution, and Santa Fe dispatch is then working the calls made to 911 back to LAPD dispatch using cell phones to relay information.

Phone technicians are on their way to the Dispatch Center to try and resolve the issue and Century Link is also investigating the phone line.

Road Closures July 30 For 42nd Annual Los Alamos County Triathlon

on July 21, 2016 - 9:16am

Cyclists in previous Los Alamos County Triathlon. Courtesy/LAC

Swimmers in previous Los Alamos County Triathlon. Courtesy/LAC

COUNTY News:

Join the Los Alamos County Recreation Division for the 42nd annual Los Alamos Triathlon July 30.

The race starts with a 20K bike ride that includes challenging climbs and great scenery, then into the pool (feet first) for a 400-meter swim and ends with a 5K run from the Aquatic Center to the First Baptist Church on Diamond Drive and back.

The following road closures will be in effect for this race:

  • Canyon Road will be closed 5 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: July 14 - July 19, 2016

on July 20, 2016 - 10:50am

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.

KAYLA GOMEZ

July 14 at 11:25 a.m. / Police arrested Kayla Gomez, 29, of Santa Fe at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding District Court warrant.

 

 

 

CHANTELLE CHAVEZ

July 18 at 9:09 p.m. / Police arrested Chantelle Chavez, 26, of Santa Fe at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Municipal Court warrant.

July 13 at 3:14 p.m.

Los Alamos ScienceFest HUGE Success!

on July 20, 2016 - 10:18am
LACDC News:
 
Los Alamos MainStreet would like to shout out a big THANK YOU for the wonderful support that the community, volunteers, partners and sponsors offered throughout ScienceFest. It takes a village to make ScienceFest a success!
 
Currently, staff is collecting data on attendance numbers from programming and percentage of sales increase from last year at this time. We will share that data as well as photos shortly.
 
Save the date for next year: July 13-16, 2017. ScienceFest will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Ranch School!
 
Again, thank you so much to our sponsors

MPNHP Committee Meets At Noon Thursday

on July 20, 2016 - 10:02am

COUNTY News:

The Manhattan Project National Historical Park Advisory Committee will meet at noon, Thursday in Room 110 of the Los Alamos County Municipal Building.

The public is welcome to attend all meetings of the Committee. The agenda has been posted on line and can be found at: http://www.losalamosnm.us/projects/council/Pages/mpnhpcommittee.aspx.

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