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Community Invited To Birthday Party For Library Sunday

on October 25, 2014 - 11:17am

Mesa Public Library is the Los Alamos branch of the Los Alamos County library. The library started in 1943 as a subscription library, after the donation of $5 by 70 families living in Los Alamos. In 1945 it became free and open to all. In 1981 the White Rock Branch Library opened in White Rock. In 1994 the library moved into its new building at 2400 Central Ave., west of Fuller Lodge. The library collection has more than 160,000 items, which include books, CDs, videotapes and other. Courtesy/wikipedia

MPL News:

It was just 20 short years ago this month that volunteers from all over town

Watch Video Of Debate Between Los Alamos Sheriff Candidates

on October 24, 2014 - 12:34pm

Supporters gather in the Los Alamos Daily Post newsroom Wednesday to watch the debate between incumbent Sheriff Marco Lucero and challenger Jaret McDonald. From left, John Horne Jr, John Horne Sr, Chris Clark, Jennifer McDonald, Sandra Lucero, Jim Leach and Jean Gindreau of PAC 8, who filmed the debate. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Incumbent Sheriff Marco Lucero, left, and challenger Jaret McDonald shake hands before Wednesday's debate. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


The Los Alamos Daily Post hosted a debate Wednesday at its downtown headquarters for the

White Rock Complex Remodel Meeting

on October 24, 2014 - 9:22am


Los Alamos County Community Economic Development Department staff will host a public meeting 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27 at the White Rock Senior Center to discuss the White Rock Complex Remodel Project.

In May 2012, Council approved a reduced project scope and the associated funding of $8.4 million to be included in the FY13 budget. The project returned to Council with a redefined scope including a smaller 10,500-square-foot new Library at Piñon Park, remodeling the existing Youth Activity Center and remodeling the existing Municipal Complex.

The Municipal Complex remodel

Pet of the Week: Zed The Dog

on October 24, 2014 - 7:13am

Zed the dog. Courtesy/LAC


Zed is a 7-year-old neutered male tricolor shepherd/Aussie mix who is medium sized at about about 40 pounds.

He is housebroken, leash-trained and crate trained. In fact, Zed’s leash manners are exemplary. He enjoys the company of other gentle dogs, but does not get along with cats or children.

He has a slight aversion to loud noises. While Zed is learning who his new family is, he will need a tall, climb-proof fence. For a personalized introduction to Zed, call his sponsor at 505.660.1648.

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 505.662.8179,

Last Day For Shuttle Buses To Bandelier This Year Is Monday

on October 24, 2014 - 6:59am
One of the Atomic City Transit shuttles at the Bandelier Visitor Center. The last day of shuttle service to the park this year is Monday, Oct. 27. Courtesy/NPS
  • Shuttles carried more than 45,500 passengers to Bandelier between May and October
Monday, Oct. 27, will be this year's last day of shuttle bus service from White Rock to Bandelier National Monument. 

Now that the busy summer season has passed, park visitors will again be welcome to drive down to the Visitor Center area throughout the day.

Many visitors, those local and from far away, wonder why the shuttles are needed.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Oct. 16 to Oct. 22, 2014

on October 23, 2014 - 11:12pm

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.

Oct. 16 at 9:38 a.m. / An 18-year-old Espanola woman reported that she is the victim of larceny on Trinity Drive. The estimated loss is less than $250.  

Oct. 17 at 9:13 a.m. / A 13-year-old Los Alamos girl reported that she is the victim of child solicitation by electronic communication device.

Oct. 17 at 8:43 p.m.

Nominations Open For Los Alamos County Business Recycler Of The Year Award

on October 22, 2014 - 9:09am


Do you know of a local business that goes above and beyond when it comes to recycling?

Los Alamos County Environmental Services is calling for nominations for the second annual Business Recycler of the Year Award. The contest is open to Los Alamos County businesses of all sizes. Nominate your own businesses, your employer, or your favorite local sustainable retailer/restaurant. Send the business name and a brief description explaining the nomination to

Recycling is a big step businesses can take to create a more sustainable operation, but it can take a

Los Alamos Fire Department Ready For Ebola

on October 21, 2014 - 9:41am

LAFD News:

How have the County’s first responders prepared for a possible Ebola epidemic?

The Los Alamos County Fire Department has been working diligently to unify efforts across Northern New Mexico to prepare for any possible Ebola cases. The Emergency Medical Services Division and the Safety division for the department has sent out the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) interim guidance for first responders and dispatchers to follow in the case of a possible outbreak.

The Fire department has also been in close contact with Los Alamos Emergency Management, Santa Fe County and City Fire

Kyoto University To Explain Demand Response Research In Los Alamos

on October 21, 2014 - 9:34am

DPU News:

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities invites the public to attend a special presentation on preliminary results of the Mesa Smart Meter Study. 

Researchers from Japan's Kyoto University, the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), and Toshiba Corporation will provide an update and explain the continuing research being conducted at 6:30 p.m. this Thursday in Los Alamos in the New Golf Course Community Building, 4250 Diamond Dr.

For the past year and a half, Los Alamos volunteers in North and Barranca Mesas participated in three of the four Mesa

Important Community Talk On Drugs And Drug Abuse In Los Alamos Wednesday

on October 21, 2014 - 8:22am

LAPD Chief Dino Sgambellone

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone and other community members will present a talk designed to raise awareness of drugs and drug abuse within the local community.

"I would like to see this presentation act as a catalyst for a more open discussion about drugs in Los Alamos County and what we can do as a community about it," Sgambellone said.

The presentation is 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22 in Duane Smith Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

Los Alamos County Prepares Parks For Winter

on October 21, 2014 - 8:05am


The Los Alamos County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Division will stop issuing park reservations and field permits Nov.1 through April 1 as the water and restrooms are shut down and closed in preparation for winter weather. 

The parks and fields will remain open but this means that utilization of shelters and fields in the parks will be on a first-come, first-served basis without services.

These winter preparations will also impact Ashley Pond and Camp May. At Ashley Pond, the stage cover and lights will be removed and placed into storage over the winter.


Fly Los Alamos Adds Flights Around Thanksgiving Holiday To Meet Demand

on October 20, 2014 - 3:39pm

New Mexico Airlines. Courtesy photo


Expecting increased demand for flights before and after the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, the Los Alamos Airport announced today that two additional flights have been added to the New Mexico Airlines flight schedule for the time frame of Monday, Nov. 24 through Monday, Dec. 1 (no extra flights on Thanksgiving day Nov. 27).

Flight 101 will depart Albuquerque at 11:22 a.m.

Pet of the Week: Gandalf The White Cat

on October 19, 2014 - 4:38pm

Gandalf the white cat. Courtesy/FOS


If you remember the white cat whose owner we were looking for a couple of weeks ago, here he is with a remake. We named him Gandalf. The county and Friends of the Shelter collaborated to take care of any outstanding veterinary issues.

This is now a plush, contented cat of about nine years. Gandalf is polite and friendly with adults and very gentle children. He seems to tolerate the gentle, respectful cats in the cat room. He has yet to share with us his opinion about dogs.

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 505.662.8179, has a

Pajarito Astronomers Holds Dark Night Oct. 25

on October 19, 2014 - 4:32pm


The Pajarito Astronomers will be holding a County-Sponsored Dark Night starting at 6:30 p.m. or sunset, Saturday, Oct. 25 at Spirio Soccer Field at Overlook Park in White Rock.

Weather permitting, the public is invited to come out, wander among the telescopes and star gaze. The planets Mars, Saturn (and its rings), Neptune and Uranus will be visible. There will be a tour of the 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: Road Construction Week of Oct. 20

on October 19, 2014 - 11:58am

Road Construction Update: Oct. 20

This will be the last update of the season. Further information regarding traffic control will be distributed through press releases.

For more information about the projects listed below, e-mail, call 505.662.8150, or visit the “Projects” link at Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones. Please note that the below information is based on schedule information provided by the contractors and may change due to weather or other delays.

Central Avenue Improvements Project:

The library driveway was

Officials Break Ground On First 'Fiber Meet Point'

on October 18, 2014 - 10:12am

Friday's REDI Net 'meet point site' ceremony on N.M. 4 near Bonnie View, from left, County Administrator Harry Burgess, Chief Information Officer Laura Gonzales, REDI Net General Manager Duncan Sill, LABi President Andy Andrews, Councilor David Izraelevitz, Councilor Rick Reiss, Economic Vitality Administrator Greg Fisher, Council Chair Geoff Rodgers, Councilor Fran Berting, Attack Research CFO Tadeusz Raven, LABi Vice President Ralph Chapman and Attack Research  staff member Mark Lorinc, partner David Sayre and CEO Anthony Clark. Attack Research is a computer security business on Bonnie View

Reported Gas Leak At LAHS Was False Alarm

on October 17, 2014 - 9:12am


Los Alamos Fire Department reports no gas leak found at Los Alamos High School this morning.

Buildings have been turned back over to LAPS and students have returned to class after being evacuated as a precaution.

The report of the odor of gas was called in at about 8 a.m. to the Department of Public Utilities. DPU crews and LAFD investigated and determined that it was a false alarm.


Los Alamos Police Blotter: Oct. 9 to Oct. 15, 2014

on October 16, 2014 - 11:42am

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.

Oct. 9 at 3:09 p.m. / Police arrested Darren Martinez, of Velarde in Espanola on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant. Police booking photo not available.

Oct. 12 at 5:17 a.m. / A 22-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone damaged his property on Arkansas Street. The estimated loss is less than $1,000.

Oct. 12 at 1:22 p.m. / A 54-year-old Los Alamos man reported that

County Posts New Open Forum Question Today

on October 16, 2014 - 9:59am


Los Alamos County has opened a new question on its Open Forum, asking residents to weigh in about a proposed change in the length of time required that must pass before Council could consider a request to name a County facility after a deceased person.

Current code requirements are six months after the person’s death, but the proposal would increase that time frame to five years. Comments will be collected on the forum until 4 p.m., Oct. 28, the date that the public hearing on the ordinance has been set for the regular Council meeting at 7 p.m.

Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Meets Friday

on October 16, 2014 - 8:28am

RCLC News:

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities will hold its regular business meeting 9-11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 17 in the Los Alamos County Chambers at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave., Suite 350.

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities is comprised of eight cities, counties and pueblos surrounding the Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).   Founded in 2011, the Regional Coalition works in partnership to create one voice to ensure national decisions incorporate local needs and concerns.

Los Alamos Police Chief Releases 3rd Quarter Crime Statistics

on October 15, 2014 - 4:11pm

Police Chief Dino Sgambellone

LAPD News:

Today, Los Alamos Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone released crime statistics through the third quarter of 2014, which were compiled by the Department's Records Division.

Offenses reported as crime statistics are determined by the FBI Uniform Crime Report Program and are classified as crimes against persons (violent crime) and crimes against property (property crime). Both of these categories are referred to as Part I Offenses or Crimes. Violent crime is comprised of murder (homicide), rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.

County Launches New Webpage For Ordinances And Resolutions

on October 15, 2014 - 2:23pm


In its continued efforts to make it easy for citizens to find and review public notices, Los Alamos County has launched a new section on the Clerk’s webpage for published ordinances and resolutions.

When the Clerk’s Office submits the ordinance or resolution for publication to the local newspaper of record in order to meet legal posting requirements, they also will post the title and a PDF file of the ordinance or resolution being proposed for the public to download from this new webpage.

The date of introduction and public hearing also are posted for easy reference.

High Winds Cause Power Outage On 47th Street

on October 14, 2014 - 12:54pm

DPU News:

A small power outage occurred Sunday evening along 47th Street in the Western Area. 

At 5 p.m. Sunday, about eight residents along 47th St. were without power and had their power restored by 10:50 p.m. following the replacement of the affected overhead electric lines.

Officials from the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities reported that high winds caused a nearby tree to come into contact with cable TV lines and electric lines resulting in the failure. The DPU thanks 47th Street customers for their patience while electric crews worked to resolve the outage. 

LAPD Promotes Officers

on October 13, 2014 - 9:48am

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department has announced promotions for the following indivduals:

 EMployee:                     CUrrent Position:                NEw Position:

Jennie Martinez               Detention Officer I                      Detention Officer II

Jude Binion                        Detention Officer I                     Detention Officer II

Joshua Cordova               Detention Officer I                      Detention Officer II

Erika Bustos                     Detention Officer II                    Detention Supervisor

James Keane                     Officer   

Central Avenue Improvements Project Set For Completion By Oct. 31

on October 12, 2014 - 11:52am

Photo by Chris Clark/

Photo by Chris Clark/


The contractor anticipates reaching substantial completion of the Central Avenue Improvements Project on or before Oct. 31.

The project area is on Central Avenue from 15th Street to Oppenheimer and Oppenheimer from Trinity north to the library driveway, ending at the entrance to the west parking lot. Improvements include mill and overlay of asphalt, upgrade all sidewalk ramps to ADA standards, one additional crosswalk, concrete pedestrian crossings, tree removal and replacement, changes to planters, and