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Los Alamos Police Blotter: April 27 To May 3, 2016

on May 4, 2016 - 10:47am

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.

April 27 at 7:07 a.m. / A 32-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he is the victim of larceny. The estimated loss is less than $2,500.

April 27 at 9:23 a.m. / A 56-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone burglarized his car parked on Arkansas Street. The estimated loss is unknown.

April 27 at 6:01 p.m.

Los Alamos County Council Adopts $186 Million FY 2017 Budget

on May 2, 2016 - 7:38pm

Los Alamos County Council this evening unanimously adopted the $188,398,147 proposed FY 2017 budget and budget options. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Council Approves Changes To Financial Policies

on May 2, 2016 - 7:08pm

County Council voted 4-3 this evening to approve financial policy changes to the general fund, including dropping general fund reserves to 20 percent from 25 percent, moving the warning for reserves to 15 percent and consolidating those funds into one fund. Councilors James Chrobocinski, David Izraelevitz, Pete Sheehey and Chair Rick Reiss voted for the measure. Council also approved 7-0 a general fund move of $1 million to the Economic Development Fund and $500,000 to the Capital Improvement Project fund.

Council Approves Change To Assessor's Office Budget

on May 2, 2016 - 6:36pm

Deputy County Manager Steven Lynne and Budget and Performance Manager Karen Kendall brief Council this evening on the Los Alamos County's FY 2017 proposed budget. Council voted 7-0 to approve the removal of $45,000 in incentive pay and $9,989 in associated benefits from the Assessor's Office proposed FY 2017 budget and revisit it at the end of the year. This will allow staff time to review salary structure details. Tonight is the final special session on the FY 2017 proposed budget, of which Council is expected to consider final changes and tentatively adopt this evening. Photo by Carol A.

Signs Of The Season

on May 2, 2016 - 8:28am

The political season is gearing up in Los Alamos County and campaign signs are sprouting up around the community in preparation for the June 7 Primary Election. Signs spotted Sunday along Sherwood Boulevard in White Rock include those for Democratic County Councilors Kristin Henderson and Pete Sheehey who are seeking re-election and Democrats Chris Chandler and Antonio Maggiore (got Antonio?) running for Council. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Campaign signs along Sherwood Boulevard Sunday feature Democratic County Councilors Kristin Henderson and Pete Sheehey seeking re-election

County Bids Farewell To Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider

on May 1, 2016 - 12:00pm

At Friday's official farewell event in Council Chambers, Los Alamos County Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider who retired last month, receives a custom hand-made ax from Firefighter and Honor Guard Commander William Nackers. From left, Battalion Chief Steve Dewald, Battalion Chief Joseph Candaleria, Firefighter Honor Guard Commander William Nackers, Retired Deputy Chief Justin Grider, Acting Deputy Chief Paul Grano and Battalion Chief Wendy Servey. Photo by Cori Grider

Retired Los Alamos County Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider, center, with Fire Chief Troy Hughes and his wife Jodi Highes.

Los Alamos Certified As Wildlife Habitat Community

on April 28, 2016 - 9:31pm
Community Wildlife Habitat presentation Saturday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Luisa Grant, senior coordinator of community programs for the National Wildlife Federation and County Councilor Pete Sheehey at Saturday's ceremony. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Luisa Grant, senior coordinator of community programs for the National Wildlife Federation traveled to Los Alamos from Reston, VA to officially present the Community Wildlife Habitat certification to Los Alamos
Los Alamos County was

County Launches Telephone Survey Friday

on April 28, 2016 - 10:37am

COUNTY News:

During the next few weeks, residents in Los Alamos County may be receiving a phone call asking for their feedback on County government.

The County has been regularly conducting these citizen satisfaction surveys every other year since 1996. The purpose of the citizen survey is to gather public opinion on a variety of subjects, including satisfaction with County services and programs. Whenever possible, the County uses the information for reporting on performance measures for service improvements.

The firm under contract to conduct the County’s phone survey is Research &

Los Alamos Police Blotter: April 20 To April 26, 2016

on April 27, 2016 - 10:40am

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.

April 20 at 7:05 p.m. / A 60-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that someone used her credit card on Diamond Drive without permission. The estimated loss is less than $300.

April 21 at 10 a.m. / Police charged a 14-year-old Espanola boy with the unlawful possession of switchblades at 2101 Hawk Dr., and referred him to the juvenile probation officer.

JUSTIN HARWOOD

April 21 at

Letter To The Editor: Wow!

on April 27, 2016 - 8:52am

By GEORGE CHANDLER
Los Alamos

In February of 2014 and again in May of 2015 we were surprised by a knock on our door. A utilities crew told us they were coming into our yard to find a leak. Looking over our back fence, each time we discovered a river of the county’s water emanating from our yard and washing across our neighbors’ yards and into the street.

The water main runs through our neighbor’s backyard and connects to our delivery line there.

Los Alamos County Council Tentatively Green Lights Utilities Department's $71.4 Million FY17 Budget

on April 26, 2016 - 8:40pm

Deputy Utility Manager Robert Westervelt, left, and DPU Manager Tim Glasco present their proposed budget to Council this evening in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Council members unanimously vote to tentatively approve the DPU's proposed FY2017 budget at this evening's meeting. Councilors from left, Kristin Henderson, Steven Girrens, Vice Chair Susan O'Leary, Chair Rick Reiss, David Izraelevitz, Pete Sheehey and James Chrobocinski. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

The Los Alamos County Council approved 7-0 the

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Pet Of The Week: Tyler The Dog

on April 24, 2016 - 11:15am

Tyler is interested in living in a quiet, kid-free home. Photo by Helga Carter

 

SHELTER News:

How can anyone resist this sweet, smiling face?

Tyler is a Chihuahua mix (with perhaps a bit of Italian greyhound) who is sad to be back at the Los Alamos County Shelter for a second time.

He was originally surrendered due to a new baby in the house, and most recently for not getting along with kids. But who can blame him? Kids definitely aren’t for everyone.

Tyler would definitely prefer a quiet, kid-free home.

Central Avenue Road Work Begins Monday

on April 23, 2016 - 8:36am

COUNTY News:

Monday, April 25 Century Club Construction will begin construction warranty work on Central Avenue from Oppenheimer Drive to 20th Street. 

This work includes the replacement of a sidewalk ramp at Ashley Pond Park. The crosswalk will be closed through Wednesday, April 27. Pedestrians are to follow the pedestrian detour to a crosswalk at Bathtub Row.

Beginning April 28, an asphalt patch will be placed on the westbound lane of Central Avenue, west of the crosswalk at the corner of 20th Street and Central Avenue. Century Club Construction will have a flagging operation from 20th

Bad Clowns Is Topic At Authors Speak With Benjamin Radford Thursday

on April 22, 2016 - 4:16pm

Benjamin Radford

LIBRARY News:

The Authors Speak presentation at Mesa Public Library, 7 p.m., April 28, will feature Benjamin Radford, author most recently of Bad Clowns, published by UNM Press.

Radford is the deputy editor of Skeptical Inquirer science magazine, a research fellow for the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, the author of eight books and more than a thousand articles on a variety of topics including urban legends, the paranormal, critical thinking and media literacy.

Bad Clowns. Courtesy/LAC

Corrales residentRadford has built a career in “myth-busting” – finding those urban

Volunteers Invited To Clean Up Broken Branches April 30

on April 21, 2016 - 9:31am

During this week's snow storm, a resident in Western Area was awakened at 3 a.m. by a loud snap and discovered that about a fourth of his large tree had broken off and landed on his fence. Courtesy photo

COUNTY News:

Following Monday's recent ice/snow storm, the Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division has issued a call for volunteers to help collect and dispose of branches in those areas that have already received bulk item collection on the quarterly pick up schedule.

Residents are encouraged to help with branch clean up and ask others to help in neighborhoods.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: April 13 To April 19, 2016

on April 20, 2016 - 4:45pm

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.

April 13 at 12:45 p.m. / Police charged a 13-year-old Los Alamos boy at 2101 Hawks Dr., with criminal damage to property and referred him to the juvenile probation officer. The estimated loss is less than $1,000.

JONATHAN MONTOYA

April 13 at 11:08 p.m.

DA Dismisses Charges Against Jordan Redmond

on April 20, 2016 - 3:34pm
Former LAPD Sgt. Jordan Redmond
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
The District Attorney's Office has dismissed the charges Tuesday against former Los Alamos Police Sgt. Jordan Redmond. The charges were dismissed with prejudice, which means the case cannot be re-filed.

Redmond, 33, was arrested Oct. 8 and charged under the Governmental Conduct Act, section 10.16.4.1, Honoraria prohibited, for accepting money for conducting a public duty as a police officer.

Pet Of The Week: Nala The Dog

on April 20, 2016 - 3:11pm
Nala the dog. Courtesy/Paulina Gwaltney Photography
 
SHELTER News:
 
Nala is a 2.5-year-old Sharpei-Lab mix. Her Sharpei wrinkles sometime give her a bit of a “worried” look, but don’t be fooled – Nala is one sweet pup.
 
Her two favorite things are running and cuddle time. Nala would prefer to be the only dog in her household, so that she can get all of the love and exercise that she wants.
 
For more information about Nala, call her sponsor Kelli at 802.730.5913. For information about volunteering, adopting and donating and learning more about special needs animals and cats and dogs in foster

Environmental Sustainability Board Meets Thursday

on April 20, 2016 - 3:07pm
COUNTY News:
 
The Envrionmental Sustainability Board will meet at 5:30 p.m.,Thursday at 1000 Central Ave., suite 110 in the Municipal Building.
 
Agenda:
 
1. CALL TO ORDER - ROLL CALL
 
2. PUBLIC COMMENT
 
This section of the agenda is reserved for comments from the public on items that are not otherwise included in this agenda.
 
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
 
8210-16  Approval of the March 17, 2016 and March 31, 2016 Environmental Sustainability Board Minutes
Presenters: Environmental Sustainability Board
 
4. BOARD BUSINESS
 

2016 Summer Concert Series Line Up

on April 20, 2016 - 10:24am
By RUSS GORDON
Concert Promoter

Dear friends of the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series,

Been working on the 2016 Series and I’m almost ready to go to print. What I really need now ,besides a few more band confirmations is some more financial support.

This is what we have so far and once again, this will be our best year (I say this every year). This is our 27th year. All shows are 7-10 p.m., Fridays. Everything could change including bands and venues but this is pretty much it:

  • May 20 Overlook Park, Eric McFadden Band. Rock & funk from San Francisco/Alb LA Kite Fest
  • May 27 Ashley

Science On Tap Explores Plasma Physics Thursday

on April 20, 2016 - 7:34am

COMMUNITY News:

Science On Tap happens every third Thursday of the month, featuring a new topic each time. This month Glen Wurden, with the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Plasma Physics Group, will briefly outline the work he’s been doing in conjunction with the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator in Germany. Part of that work has been to design systems to peer into the roiling world of superhot plasmas to test a promising alternative approach to harness fusion energy.

Join the group to chat about plasma physics at 5:30 p.m.

Council Tentatively Approves Community Services Department's Proposed $11.8 Million FY2017 Budget

on April 19, 2016 - 10:22pm

Community Services Department Director Charlie Kalgeros-Chattan breaks down her department's proposed budget during this evening's council meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

The Los Alamos County Council voted 7-0 this evening to tentatively approve the Community Services Department's proposed $11,883,895 FY2017 budget.

The Community Services Department (CSD) includes Library; Parks, Recreation and Open Space; and Social Services Divisions, and certain cultural services contracts with outside agencies such as the Arts Center, the Arts Council, and the Historical

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Council Tentatively Approves Community Development Department's $1,624,425 FY2017 Proposed Budget

on April 19, 2016 - 9:24pm

Los Alamos County Community Development Department Director Paul Andrus discusses with the council his department's proposed budget of $1,624,425 for FY2017. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

The Los Alamos County Council tentatively approved 7-0 this evening the Community Development Department's proposed budget of $1,624,425 for FY2017.

The Community Development Department, CDD, consists of four divisions:

  • Administration;
  • Housing;
  • Planning; and
  • Building Safety.

CDD serves as staff liaison to the Planning and Zoning Commission, Board of Adjustment, Fuller Lodge/Historic

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Council Tentatively Approves County Manager's Proposed $17 Million FY2017 Budget

on April 19, 2016 - 8:50pm

Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess briefs council this evening during the second night of budget hearings on details of his proposed budget of $17,166,687 for FY2017. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Economic Vitality Administrator Greg Fisher briefs council on economic development endeavors within the county. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation Executive Director Patrick Sullivan discusses a proposed partnership between the LACDC, LANL and Central Park Square, and asked the county to participate in what he
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Council Tentatively Approves County Assessor's Office Proposed Budget Of $608,682 For FY2017

on April 19, 2016 - 7:33pm

Los Alamos County Council voted 5-2 this evening to tentatively approve the County Assessor's Office proposed budget of $608,682 for FY2017. Councilors from left, Kristin Henderson, Steven Girrens, Vice Chair Susan O'Leary, Chair Rick Reiss and councilors David Izraelevitz, Pete Sheehey and James Chrobocinski. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Aamos County Assessor Ken Milder, left, and Chief Deputy Assessor Joaquin Valdez brief the County Council on the Assessor's Office Budget during this evening's second night of budget hearings. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff

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