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County Council Receives Update On MPNHP

on October 16, 2017 - 8:59am

Los Alamos Site Manager of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park Charlie Strickfaden provides an update on the park during the Oct. 10 County Council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

​Work is progressing on the Manhattan Project National Historical Park (MPNHP), the Los Alamos County Council learned during its regular meeting Oct. 10. The park's Site Manager Charlie Strickfaden gave a short presentation to the Council about the park. 

​In his presentation, Strickfaden identified the draft version of the park's purpose:  “Managed in partnership by the

Lodger's Tax Advisory Board Meets Tuesday

on October 16, 2017 - 8:15am
COUNTY News: 
 
The Lodger's Tax Advisory Board will meet at noon Tuesday, Oct. 17. The meeting will begin in Council Chambers but at 1:30 p.m. it will move to Room # 110 in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
 
The meeting is open to the public.
 
Agenda: 
  • I.  PRESENTATION/DISCUSSION (From 12:00-1:30 LTAB Will Attend this Session in Council Chambers.)
    • A.  Tourism Strategic Plan Update (1) 10007-17 Becky Zimmerman, Design Workshop and Tourism Work Group
  • II.  ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS 1:30 pm (5 min)
    • A.  Call to Order/Introductions
    • B.  Approval of Agenda
    • C.

Council Hears Code Enforcement Program Details

on October 16, 2017 - 6:41am
Los Alamos Resident Helen Milenski updates the County Council on Citizens in Action's survey regarding the County's enforcement program. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
​Los Alamos Daily Post 
 

Code enforcement continues to be a hotly debated and discussed issue. During the regular County Council meeting Oct. 10, both County staff and members of the public spoke about the issue.

During public comment, Los Alamos resident Helen Milenski updated County Council on a community survey she and other members of the group, Citizens in

County Council Holds Work Session Tuesday

on October 16, 2017 - 6:30am
COUNTY News: 
 
The Los Alamos County Council will hold a work session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the White Rock Fire Station. 
 
The meeting is open to the public.
 
Agenda:
1. OPENING/ROLL CALL
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. PUBLIC COMMENT
4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
5. PRESENTATIONS, PROCLAMATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS
  • A. Briefing to Council by Leslie Geyer, Chair of the Personnel Board.
    • Presenters: Leslie Geyer, Chair of the Personnel Board
  • B. Regional Development Corporation (RDC) To Present An Annual Update Including a Briefing On The General Mission And The REDI Initiative.
    • Presenters: Joanie

Scenes From An Evening Of Arts And Culture

on October 15, 2017 - 8:25am

Los Alamos High School's Schola Cantorum performs during the Evening of Arts and Culture event Friday night at Fuller Lodge. The event spanned nine locations throughout the downtown area and featured 20 presentions from poetry and sculpture to jazz music and Broadway showtunes. An Evening of Arts and Cultures kicked off October as Arts and Culture Month and it orginated from the Arts Forum, a collection of local art entities spearheaded by the Los Alamos Arts Council. The forum is made up of  Los Alamos Community Winds, Fuller Lodge Art Center, the Los Alamos Little Theater, Hillstompers, Los

Officials Paint Domestic Violence Awareness Rock

on October 13, 2017 - 5:06pm

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone and others turn out this morning to paint a Domestic Violence Awareness Month message on the rock on N.M. 4 in White Rock. ‘You are a hero, because you are changing the world by saying no to abuse.’ –A domestic violence abuse victim. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kurt Steinhaus helps paint a Domestic Violence Awareness Month message this morning on the rock on N.M. 4 in White Rock. Courtesy photo

The White Rock rock shares the message that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Los Alamos County Library System Announces Winners Of ‘Design A Bookmark’ Competition

on October 13, 2017 - 4:24pm

Blayne Bingham's entry to the Design a Bookmark competition. Bingham won in the sixth grade category. Courtesy photo 

Ellery Rathburn's entry to the Design a Bookmark competition. Rathburn won honorable mention in the third grade category. Courtesy photo 

LIBRARY News: 

In May, the Los Alamos County Library System revived its Design a Bookmark competition for students.

“We were so excited to bring this program back after a few year hiatus,” said Head of Youth Services Angie Manfredi. “It’s a fun activity for the kids and the library gets some cool new bookmarks to hand out!”

The library

County: Tourism Work Group Meets Tuesday

on October 13, 2017 - 7:27am

COUNTY News: 

The Tourism Work Group will meet at noon Tuesday, Oct. 17 in Room # 330 in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

The meeting is open to the public.

Agenda:

I. Call to Order
II. Branding Implementation Information
III. Community Indicators
IV. Preview of Public Meeting
V. Public Comment
VI. Next Public Meeting Scheduled: Nov. 8, 2017 at 6 p.m. in Fuller Lodge
VII. Adjourn Meeting

 
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An Evening Of Arts & Culture Friday!

on October 12, 2017 - 3:44pm

LAFD Elite Combat Challenge Team Reaches High

on October 12, 2017 - 9:00am

Los Alamos Fire Department Driver-Engineer Gregg Hecathorn opens the hood on the Department's burn car prop while demonstrating how firefighters extinguish vehicle fires during a training demonstration Monday for the community. Hecathorn normally drives and runs the truck's pump panel but opted to ‘play’ a little. He is a member of the LAFD Firefighter Combat Challenge Team. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Fire Department Firefighter Combat Challenge Team members, from left, Aron Williams, Kevin Kamplain, Gregg Hecathorn, David Apodaca and John Bialy after taking third

Public Input Requested For ADA Transition Plan

on October 12, 2017 - 7:54am

The Los Alamos County Public Works Department is developing an ADA transition plan. The plan's initial focus includes sidewalks and curb ramps. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY

Los Alamos Daily Post 

kirsten@ladailypost.com 

 

The Los Alamos County Public Works Department is seeking the public’s input on its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan.

 

In March, Wilson & Company, an engineering firm from Albuquerque, was hired by the County to assemble the plan. A first draft of the plan was presented to the Transportation Board during its Oct.

Scenes From LAFD Station 4 Open House

on October 12, 2017 - 7:28am

Daisy Scouts from Troop 10074 participate in activities planned for them at an open house Wednesday evening at Los Alamos Fire Department Station 4 on Diamond Drive. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Iris Polski tries the driver's seat for size in a fire truck Wednesday evening at LAFD Station 4. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Two and a half year old Robby Minotti gets busy pulling rope at the open house Wednesday evening at LAFD Station 4 on Diamond Drive. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

LAFD Firefighter Dwight Williams, his wife Anna and daughter Ginny at Wednesday's

Los Alamos 4-H Registers 2017-2018 Participants

on October 12, 2017 - 7:13am

Los Alamos 4-H volunteer chief rifle instructor Sha-Marie Arnaudville registers Caleb and Rebecca Moss for 4-H shooting sports Wednesday evening at Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club as their mother, Angela Moss looks on. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Extension Agent Carlos Valdez, left, and Michael O'Neill, youth activities coordinator for Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club and 4-H archery and shotgun coach were on hand Wednesday to explain 4-H opportunities at the open house. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Maria Smith and Jolene Vigil sat down to chat after they each

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Oct. 10, 2017

on October 11, 2017 - 1:37pm

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 against them.

DESIREE NITZ

Oct. 10 at 12 a.m. / Los Alamos police arrested Desiree Nitz, 27, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding District Court warrant.

 

 

TYSON M. COLLINS

Oct. 10 at 9:04 p.m. / Los Alamos police arrested Tyson M. Collins, 24, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

County: Community Services Survey On Open Forum

on October 11, 2017 - 12:40pm
COUNTY News:
 
The Los Alamos County Community Services Department is soliciting feedback from community members regarding the level of service provided by the department.
 
Your feedback is very important to us and will help to shape our future efforts in providing safe, engaging, high-quality, cost-effective programs, services and special events for our citizens in a responsive and courteous manner.
 
Thank you for taking the time to share your input!
 
Click here to take the survey.

Los Alamos Police Hire Victim Assistant

on October 11, 2017 - 12:39pm
By Chief Dino Sgambellone
Los Alamos Police Department

As the Los Alamos Police Department participates in bringing recognition to October’s Domestic Violence Awareness month, we would also like to extend our welcome to our newest addition to the department, the Victim Assistant.

The Victim Assistant acts as a liaison for victims, providing services to support victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, harassment, dating violence and other related issues. The Victim Assistant provides support to the victims of crimes with information about the options available to them.

LAPD Releases Sketch Of Robbery Suspect

on October 11, 2017 - 11:14am

Anyone who recognizes this man is asked to call L.A Crime Stoppers at 505.662.8282 or LAPD dispatch at 505.662.8222 and ask to speak to Det. Joey Robinson. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department Investigations Section is seeking the identity of a male suspect in a robbery that occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at Smith’s Marketplace, 751 Trinity Dr. 

The suspect is described as Hispanic, approximately 5’8” to 5’10” tall, and possibly 25-30 years of age.

A witness observed the male suspect leave in a vehicle that was a dark colored full-size 4-door pickup that

PCA Expresses Concern With Pajarito Mountain Land Privatization Arrangement In The Works

on October 11, 2017 - 9:41am

PCA News: 

The Pajarito Conservation Alliance, (PCA) a 501(c)4 non-profit community organization focusing on information, advocacy, and volunteer work to protect the ecosystems and outdoor experience of the Pajarito Plateau, is concerned about a new arrangement in the works that would completely privatize Pajarito Mountain, contrary to citizens’ prior understanding. See https://pajarito.org/news/201 7/10/4/pajarito-mountain-land- privatization.

PCA members sent the following letter to the Los Alamos County Council Oct. 2 expressing that concern:

Dear Dr. Izraelevitz and Councilors:

I

Firefighter Eric Gallegos Earns 5-Year Service Award

on October 11, 2017 - 8:52am

Los Alamos Fire Department Firefighter Eric Gallegos receives his five-year service award Monday from Battallion Chief Steve Saiz, left, and Deputy Chief Steve Dawald. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County 4-H Open House Today

on October 11, 2017 - 8:31am

Code Enforcement Topic Placed On Nov. 7 Agenda

on October 11, 2017 - 8:23am

County Councilor James Chrobocinski

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY

Los Alamos Daily Post

kirsten@ladailypost.com

 

The County's code enforcement has been a hot topic of conversation within the community. The Los Alamos County Council will join the conversation during its upcoming work session at 6 p.m., Nov. 7 in Council Chambers.

 

Councilor James Chrobocinski requested during the Sept. 26 council meeting that the issue be included on an upcoming.

 

He told the Los Alamos Daily Post, “There’s been a lot of discussion around the community about code enforcement since the department started

COUNTY: Wildfire Science On Tap Thursday

on October 10, 2017 - 12:26pm
COUNTY News:
 
This week is Fire Prevention Week and next Friday, Oct. 20, the Reel Deal Theater will join the nation in opening the film, “Only the Brave,” the story of the heroes who battled the Yarnell Hill Fire, one of the deadliest wildland fires in history, located outside Prescott, Ariz., which claimed the lives of 19 of the 20 hotshots June 30, 2013.
 
In recognition of this focus on fire prevention and protection, the Los Alamos Creative District is hosting a special “Wildfire Science On Tap” 5:30-7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12 at UnQuarked – The Wine Room in Los Alamos.
 
LAFD

Los Alamos Japan Project Exhibition Opens At Mesa Public Library Today

on October 10, 2017 - 7:04am

Cranes in the exhibit at Mesa Public Library. Photo by Katy Korkos

Panel from Los Alamos Japan project display. Courtesy/Los Alamos History Museum

LIBRARY News:

The Los Alamos/Japan Project exhibition in the Upstairs Art Gallery at Mesa Public Library, which will be on display through Nov. 21, will celebrate its opening with a reception 4-6 p.m. today.

This exhibit at the Mesa Public Library tells the ongoing story of the Los Alamos/Japan Project—an expansive, long-term project to develop dialogue with international museum colleagues and pursue understanding between Los Alamos, Hiroshima,

Citizens Group Issues Survey On Code Enforcement

on October 9, 2017 - 4:31pm

COMMUNITY News:

The Los Alamos Citizens in Action Group led by local residents Heather Ortega and Helen Milenski is conducting an independent survey on Survey Monkey to gauge the community's response to the Los Alamos County's enforcement of the Municipal Code.

The survey was launched Monday on local online newspapers and social media.

“We are hoping to get a large number of responses on both sides of the code enforcement issue,” Milenski said. “That way we can have a broad indication of the current sentiment in Los Alamos and White Rock.” 

Milenski stressed that the survey is completely

Countywide Road Striping Begins Wednesday

on October 9, 2017 - 9:00am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Traffic and Streets Division will be working with contractor San Bar Construction, which will be striping various roadways throughout the county beginning Wednesday, Oct. 11.

The striping will begin on Diamond Drive and proceed to side streets from there. The work should be completed by Friday, Oct. 13, depending on weather conditions.

San Bar will not be striping during morning and evening commute hours.

Note: Be mindful of the striping equipment, follow all traffic control signs/cones and please DO NOT drive on the freshly painted stripes.

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