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Historic Preservation Advisory Board Meets Dec. 13

on December 10, 2017 - 7:08am
COUNTY News: 
 
The Historic Preservation Advisory Board meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13 in the Throne Room at Fuller Lodge.
 
The meeting is open to the public. 
 
Agenda:
 
ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS

A.  Call to Order/Introductions
B.  Approval of Today's Agenda
C.  Review/Approval of Meeting Minutes
  • Minutes from the Historic Preservation Advisory Board Meeting Nov. 1.
 
D.  Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda

II.  HISTORIC PRESERVATION BUSINESS (Items for Discussion and Possible Action)
 
A.  Chairman's Report
  • Discussion of the Maintenance and Care of the Light

Planning & Zoning Commission Meets Wednesday

on December 10, 2017 - 7:02am
COUNTY News:
 
The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, in Council Chambers in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. 
 
The meeting is open to the public.
 
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 AGENDA
4. PUBLIC HEARING(S)
  • A Special Use Permit to permit the placement of an Accessory Apartment, located at 196 El Rayo Street and a Waiver to allow the accessory building to be built to 16 feet

Letter To The Editor: I Applaud The County Council ...

on December 9, 2017 - 11:22am
By TERRY GOLDMAN
Los Alamos

I applaud the County Council for finally approving improvements at the aquatic center that are not directly related only to exercise or athletics. (My surprise at the voting pattern notwithstanding!)

Some years ago, I served on a CIP citizen's committee that explored how to use an expected GRT windfall to improve the quality of life in Los Alamos. The proposals were very similar to what the Council has recently made decisions about.

Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz Delivers ‘State of the County’ Address Wednesday

on December 9, 2017 - 6:47am

Council Chair David Izraelevitz

COUNTY News:

The community is invited to join Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz for the “State of the County” address noon Wednesday, Dec. 13 at Betty Ehart Senior Center.

Izraelevitz will discuss highlights and accomplishments from 2017, as well as touch on potential news for the coming year.

Arts In Public Places Advisory Board Meets Dec. 14

on December 9, 2017 - 4:59am
COUNTY News: 
 
The Arts in Public Places Advisory Board will hold its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14 in Council Chambers in ther Los Alamos County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. 
 
The meeting is open to the public. 
 
Agenda:
  • 1. CALL TO ORDER
  • 2. PUBLIC COMMENT
  • 3. APP BOARD BUSINESS
    • Approval of Minutes from Nov. 16 meeting
  • 5. CURRENT AND FUTURE PROJECTS
    • Project overview for the proposed underpass for Hwy 502 near the Canyon Rim Trail head​ Presenters: Eric Martinez
    • WR Pottery Project - update on educational plaque Presenters: Libby Carlsten
    • Update on Selig artwork

North, South Bound Lanes On Diamond Drive Near Fire Station Closed 1-3 p.m. Today

on December 8, 2017 - 12:14pm
COUNTY News:
 
Los Alamos County Traffic & Streets Division will close both the north and south bound lanes 1-3 p.m. today on Diamond Drive at the Los Alamos County Fire Department.
 
Crews will be installing new firetruck crossing signs. 
 
Proceed with caution through these work zones.
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County Snips Ribbon On 20th Street Extension

on December 8, 2017 - 7:01am
County Councilors, County staff and the public gather Thursday afternoon to help snip the ceremonial red ribbon on the 20th Street Extension Project. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 

 

Director Philo Shelton speaks at Thursday's ribbon cutting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Council Chair David Izraelevitz speaks during Thursday's ribbon cutting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Councilors, County staff and the public gather Thursday afternoon to help snip the ceremonial red

LAFD Wildland Fire Team Deployed To Assist With California Wildfires

on December 7, 2017 - 2:45pm

LAFD News:

Three members of the Los Alamos Fire Department Wildland Fire team have been deployed to California to assist with Fire Suppression. 

Captain Tim Johnson, Driver Engineer Van Leimer and Firefighter Brian Palmer will travel in Brush I a Type V Wildland Engine (which is one of two County owned, Wildland Firefighting apparatus), to California as part of a task force comprised of NM Fire Agencies. This is the third deployment for LAFD in the past four months.  

For more safety information, contact Wildland Division Chief Kelly Sterna at the Los Alamos Fire Department at 505.662.8301. ​

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Quorum Notice: Board Of Public Utilities Dec. 15

on December 7, 2017 - 10:11am

Shin: $7 million Kiddie Pool With $34 Million Cash Cow

on December 7, 2017 - 9:41am
By LISA SHIN
Los Alamos

Earlier this year, Councilor Chris Chandler told us that what the voters would decide in the REC Bond election, would become the “Council’s marching orders.”

So I ask, was a $5 million or a $7 million kiddie pool the voters’ “marching orders”? A $5 million pool was questionable. But $7 million? Citizens voiced their opinions and made their voices heard on May 23, 2017. We had hoped that our County Council would vote on what the majority wanted. Democracy in action. Apparently, that was asking too much.

Further, Councilor Susan O’Leary told us that “if the bond fails, $7

County Council Approves Four Recreation Projects

on December 7, 2017 - 9:40am
Bonnie Olsen and daughter Avery showing support for recreation projects during Tuesday’s Council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post 

After hearing the Los Alamos County Council’s decision on the recreation Capital Improvement Project (CIP) for the pool, long-time advocate for the project Shelby Redondo said, “I want to sob with relief. It’s the right thing for kids.”

Council approved all four proposed recreation CIPs during its regular meeting Tuesday night in Council Chambers.

Letter To The Editor: Awakened By Hideous Noise

on December 7, 2017 - 9:00am
Editor's Note: The County's response to this issue is published below this letter.
 
By JAMES RICKMAN
Los Alamos

Dear Councilors,

I was awakened from sleep sometime around 4 a.m. by a hideous metallic scraping and rumbling noise. Thinking that Russian tanks might have been invading the County as the result of some kind of deal hatched by our president, I sprang out of bed in alarm just in time to hear my dogs barking furiously at the din.

I quickly realized the sound wasn't from an enemy invasion, but instead was the sound of a metal snowplow blade scraping along dry asphalt.

‘Coffee With A Cop’ Provides Relaxed Forum

on December 7, 2017 - 7:54am

Los Alamos Police Department Community Liaison Sgt. Chris Ross, in background, and Cmdr. Oliver Morris meet with members of the public Wednesday morning during 'Coffee with a Cop' at Rose Chocolatier in Central Park Square. LAPD hosts the program to advance the practice of community policing through improving relationships between police officers and community members one cup of coffee at a time. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Letter To The Editor: Thankful For The Council

on December 6, 2017 - 2:45pm
By SHELBY REDONDO
Los Alamos
 
I would like to thank each member of the County Council for their dedication and commitment in deciding how to best use the current CIP funds during last
night’s council meeting.
 
Through your hard work and creative thinking you were able to stretch limited dollars into much needed recreational facilities. Now our community can look forward to improvements to the golf
course and ice rink. Young children can enjoy a splash pad in White Rock geared for them.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 30 - Dec. 5, 2017

on December 6, 2017 - 10:55am

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.

EMILIO LUJAN-DELAFUENTE

Nov. 30 at 2:08 a.m. / Police arrested Emilio Lujan-Delafuente, 28, of Santa Fe at the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office on an outstanding District Court warrant.

 

GERALD F. HECK

Dec. 1 at 10:32 a.m. / Police arrested Gerald F. Heck, 39, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding District Court warrant.

 

 

BOBBY GURULE

Dec. 1 at 6:41 p.m.

Letter To The Editor: An Open Letter To County Council

on December 5, 2017 - 8:39am

By SHELBY REDONDO
Los Alamos

Dear County Councilors,

I can only imagine how difficult your job must be. I am sure that each decision brought before you is weighed carefully. I am asking you to consider carefully the proposed leisure/kiddie pool that is being considered and why it is important to do it right. 

We need a pool that serves the community, one with a large enough capacity to accommodate large groups of children of all ages. I believe there is no argument against the fact that Los Alamos needs a facility that is neither too deep nor too cold for children to learn to swim. 

A case in

Despicable Me 3 Dive-In Movie Dec. 8

on December 5, 2017 - 8:29am

County Transportation Board Meets Thursday

on December 5, 2017 - 8:13am
COUNTY News: 
 
The Los Alamos County Transportation Board meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 in Room 110 at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. 
 
The meeting is open to the public.
 
Agenda: 
 
1. CALL TO ORDER / ROLL CALL
2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
3. PUBLIC COMMENT
4. LIAISONS' REPORTS
5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
  • Approval of the November 2, 2017 Transportation Board Minutes
  • Presenters: Brian O'Neil, Chair of the Transportation Board
6. OLD BUSINESS
7. NEW BUSINESS
  • Approval of the 2018 Transportation Board Meeting Schedule Presenters: Brian O'Neil, Chair of the Transportation Board

Update: County Responds To Chrobocinski Letter To Fellow Councilors On Code Woes

on December 4, 2017 - 6:18pm

Council Chair David Izraelevitz

UPDATE: At the time the news story at the bottom of this page was published this morning, the Los Alamos Daily Post had not contacted the County for a response. Immediately below are statements from Council Chair David Izraelevitz and County Manager Harry Burgess.

Statement from Council Chair David Izraelevitz:

Speaking as an individual Councilor, I feel it is appropriate to respond to the recent letter that James Chrobocinski sent to the Council about his private business interactions with Community Development Department staff and the County’s Fire

First Half Of Property Taxes Due In One Week

on December 4, 2017 - 4:14pm

COUNTY News:

The first half of Los Alamos County property taxes are due in one week. Payment will become delinquent next Monday, Dec. 11.

Payment must either be made in person by 5 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Customer Care Center or postmarked by midnight that same day to avoid late payment penalty and interest charges.

The Customer Care Center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Municipal Building lobby at 1000 Central Ave.

Payments should be mailed to P.O. Box 99, Los Alamos, NM 87544. Payments also are accepted through a property tax lockbox at Los Alamos National Bank.

Quorum Notice: Transportation Board

on December 4, 2017 - 2:52pm

COUNTY News: 

Members of the Los Alamos County Transportation Board may attend the ribbon cutting for the 20th Street Extension Improvement Project at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Dec. 7.

A quorum may be present but no action will be taken. 

The community is invited to attend this ribbon cutting event.

 

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Scenes From County Holiday Tree Lighting

on December 3, 2017 - 6:47am

The public gathers Saturday evening inside the lobby of the Los Alamos County Municipal Building on Central Avenue to watch the annual lighting of the holiday tree, this year a 32-foot Douglas Fir. Holiday songs were performed as part of the event by the Los Alamos High School Schola Cantorum choir and Mountain Elementary School choir and refreshements were served to the large crowd. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Members of the Mountain Elementary School choir prepare to perform for a large crowd Saturday evening at the Municipal Building. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Council Meets Tuesday

on December 3, 2017 - 6:28am
COUNTY News: 
 
Los Alamos County Council meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. 
 
The meeting is open to the public. 
 
Agenda: 
1. OPENING/ROLL CALL
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. PUBLIC COMMENT
4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
5. PUBLIC COMMENT FOR ITEMS ON CONSENT AGENDA
6. CONSENT AGENDA
A. Incorporated County Of Los Alamos Resolution No.

Grinch Spotted At County Municipal Building

on December 3, 2017 - 6:17am

This gloomy Grinch is spotted Saturday evening cozying up to community members in the lobby of the Municipal Building as they gathered for the annual lighting of the holiday tree. Here, the Grinch puts on a smile as he poses for a photo with Victoria Rygh, a Certified Nursing Assistant at Los Alamos Medical Center. Courtesy photo

Mesa Library Features Holiday Book Tree

on December 3, 2017 - 6:08am

A Christmas tree made out of books to celebrate the holiday season is on display outside the Friends of the Library used book store inside Mesa Public Library. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 

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