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Board of Public Utilities Agenda for Wednesday, May 16th

on May 8, 2012 - 8:38pm

BOARD OF PUBLIC UTILITIES News

Agenda for Wednesday, May 16, 2012 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Meeting will be held at 170 Central Park Square in the DPU Conference Room. 

I. Call to Order

II. Public Comment

III Chair’s Report

IV. Board Member Reports

V. Manager’s Report

VI. County Administrator’s Report

VII. Council Liaison’s Report

VIII. Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes

IX. New Business

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In Her Own Voice: Doña Teresa de Aguilera y Roche Takes on the Spanish Inquisition

on May 8, 2012 - 8:22pm
MESA PUBLIC LIBRARY News
 
Mesa Public Library’s Authors Speak Series presents Frances Levine speaking on a fascinating topic of  colonial New Mexico’s history. In this New Mexico Centennial year, Dr. Levine will touch briefly on the one hundred years of New Mexico’s statehood and then explore Governor’s wife Doña Teresa’s role in the state’s colonial past. New Mexicans and visitors alike will be sure to find the topic engaging and intriguing. The Authors Speak is on Thursday, May 24th at 7:00 p.m. in the Upstairs Rotunda at Mesa Public Library.
 
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Kiwanis Democratic Candidates Debate [Audio]

on May 8, 2012 - 4:18pm

Candidates at right of table, Nathan Hjelm, Pete Sheehey, Ken Johnson and Kristin Henderson listen to a question from Kiwanis member and Teen Center Program Director, Michelangelo Lobato (far left).

Pre-Primary forum at the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos New Mexico recorded May 8, 2012. Los Alamos Council Candidates Kristin Henderson, Ken Johnson and Pete Sheehey. Los Alamos County Clerk Candidate Nathan Hjelm. (22 Min.) Kiwanis will host Republican local candidates at their meeting next Tuesday (May 15th).

 

P&Z Hearing on Bandelier Shuttle Facility is Wednesday

on May 8, 2012 - 10:20am

P&Z News:

A Planning and Zoning Commission hearing is set for 5:30 p.m., Wednesday May 9 in the Training Room at Pajarito Cliffs Building 1, 101 Camino Entrada, on a request for approval of a site plan for a shuttle service facility for Bandelier National Monument with mobile vendor spots to be located at 40 and 50 Rover Blvd. near the corner of N.M. 4 and Rover Boulevard.

The meeting is open to the public.

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Firefighters Promoted During Special Ceremony

on May 7, 2012 - 10:08pm

During a special ceremony Monday at Fire Administration on East Road, three firefighters were promoted. From left, Battalion Chief Paul Grano will supervise the C Shift, Battalion Chief Kelly Sterna will oversee training and exercises related to Los Alamos National Laboratory. Newly promoted Deputy Fire Chief Glenn Trehern is a second generation firefighter. He worked in LANL's Fire Protection Division for 13 years and has been with LAFD for 22 years. He will be in charge of operations and will supervise all three fire shifts at LAFD.

Flower Baskets Hang Along Central Avenue

on May 7, 2012 - 8:07pm

County workers draped downtown Los Alamos in colorful cascading flower baskets Monday ... a sure sign that spring is in full swing. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Flower baskets in the back of this truck will soon hang along Central Avenue for the season. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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Pedestrian Sidewalk Detour in Place Downtown

on May 7, 2012 - 7:45pm

Shoppers have easy access to all downtown businesses despite a temporary pedestrian detour on Central Avenue along the UPEX side of the street. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A Ditch Witch works along the sidewalk further down Central Avenue near 15th Street Monday.  Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

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Iris Street Offsite Work Winding Down

on May 7, 2012 - 7:09pm

The offsite work on Iris Street from the Municipal Building Complex Project is on-going and is anticipated to be completed in mid to late May. County officials explain that this schedule has slipped some compared to last month’s projections due to unforeseen complications with existing utility infrastructure located beneath Iris Street. Curb and gutter has been installed along the south side of Iris Street and work on drive pads is anticipated to start within the next two weeks.
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Welders Work on Muni Complex

on May 7, 2012 - 12:23am

Welders were busy working along the top steel beams of the County Municipal Complex construction site last week. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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Mitchell Trailhead Work Session Set for Monday

on May 4, 2012 - 9:42pm

TRAIL WORK News:

IMBA's local chapter, the Los Alamos Singletrack Association (L.A.S.A) is holding a trail work session from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Monday May 7 at the Mitchell Trailhead.

Volunteers will work on some maintainanece items on the Perimeter Trail toward the cemetary, and are asked to wear long pants and sturdy shoes.

It will be a relatively short and easy trail work session and it will be led by Craig Martin, local trail guru and trailmaster.

L.A.S.A's goal is to help promote the Los Alamos trail community and welcome all types of trail enthusiasts.

Volunteers don't have to be a

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18 Volunteers Sought for Senior Appreciation Night

on May 4, 2012 - 8:38pm
By Diana L. Martinez
Senior Program Director
The Family YMCA
 
Volunteers are needed for the community-sponsored graduation celebration event known as Senior Appreciation Night (SAN), including someone to wear a monkey suit.
 
Numerous parents have volunteered, but 18 volunteers are still needed to fill two or three-hour shifts from 6 p.m. until 2:30 a.m., Saturday May 26.
 
A henna tattoo artist also is needed.
 
SAN is an all-night, safe, supervised downtown graduation celebration sponsored by several business and community organization.
 
 
The alcohol and drug free event

Los Alamos Daily Post's Candidates Forum Spotlights Council Candidates During Thursday's Live Broadcast

on May 4, 2012 - 3:30pm

Part 1 (49 mins):

 

Part 2 (30 mins):

 

County Council Candidates from left, Ken Johnson-D, Roger Waterman-R, Pete Sheehey-D, Marc Clay-R, Vincent Chiravalle-R, and Kristin Henderson-D, at Thursday's Los Alamos Daily Post Forum broadcast live in PAC 8 Television. The forum is now podcast on www.ladailypost.com and will remain accessible on the news site through the November General Election. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

County Council Candidate Roger Waterman-R. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Council Candidate Ken Johnson-D. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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Shoppers Turned Out for Season's First Farmers Market

on May 4, 2012 - 9:49am

Plant vendor Sierra Cook from El Rito, peers through her wares at Thursday's Farmers Market in the Mesa Public Library East parking lot in downtown Los Alamos, which was the first outdoor market of the season. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Fresh salad greens and radishes were a hot seller at Mr. G's booth. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Joel Daeschel shows a customer his selection of plants at the Farmers Market. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Jessica Martinez explains to Collin Sorah what surprises the menu holds at the Coffee Booth Kitchen at Thursday's Farmers Market.
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Grant Homestead Plaque Installed at Guaje Pines

on May 4, 2012 - 9:42am

Dignitaries at the dedication of the Grant Homestead plaque during a ceremony at Guaje Pines Thursday. From left, Dorthy Hoard, Isabel "Belle" Grant Hill, Joe Gutuerrez, the chair of the committee and Colleen Olinger. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
Joe Gutierrez and Isabel "Belle" Grant Hill look over the back fence at Guaje Pines Cemetary. A year around creek used to flow down this arroyo when her Grandfather homesteaded this piece of land. She remembered that the creek even had trout in it back then. Gutierrez is the past president of the Parajito Plateau Homesteaders Association.
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Council Focuses on Six CIP Projects Next Week

on May 4, 2012 - 8:20am

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Council will hold two special Capital Improvement Project meetings at 6 p.m., Tuesday May 15 and 6 p.m., Wednesday May 16 in Council Chambers, 475 20th St.

At the May 15 meeting, no action will be taken. The focus will be limited to six Phase 2 projects:

  • Ashley Pond Park Improvements
  • Golf Course Improvements
  • Ice Rink Cover and Improvements
  • Nature Center
  • Teen Center
  • White Rock Civic Center

Because of the large number of projects that must be presented in one evening, there will be no public comment at the beginning, during, or close of the meeting; instead, the

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Cone Zone Road Construction Update: Week of May 7

on May 3, 2012 - 11:09pm
COUNTY News:
Public Works Projects:
For more information about the projects listed below, e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us, call 662-8150 or visit the “Projects” link atwww.losalamosnm.us.
 
N.M. 4 Improvements Project
Construction continues on the north side. The work zone provides one lane in each direction, with a westbound left turn lane at Rover Boulevard.
Westbound NM4 traffic wishing to turn right onto Pajarito Road will have to obey the traffic signal at the NM4/Grand Canyon/Pajarito Road intersection.
Delays will occur when traffic has to stop for a red light, please allow additional
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Three Seats, Six Candidates, Who Will Best Serve Los Alamos...

on May 3, 2012 - 9:38am

The Los Alamos Daily Post is sponsoring a County Council Candidates Forum live from 6-7:30 p.m. today on PAC 8 television (Comcast Cable Channel 8 and streamed online at www.pac8.org.)

The 90-minute Forum is designed to introduce the community to the six candidates running for the three seats coming vacant at the end of this year.  

Marc Clay, Vincent Chiravalle, Kristin Henderson, Ken Johnson, Pete Sheehey and Roger Waterman will speak about their backgrounds, experience and motivations for seeking such an important position in County government.

The candidates also will reveal where they

Clean Up Los Alamos Day a Great Success!

on May 2, 2012 - 11:11pm

Photo by County Environmental Services Specialist Tom Nagawiecki
 

By Tom Nagawiecki

Los Alamos County Environmental Services would first like to thank the other event sponsors that make this wonderful community event possible; Los Alamos National Bank, Los Alamos County Community Wildfire Protection, and Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Santa Fe.

Photo by County Environmental Services Specialist Tom Nagawiecki

For nine years, the residents of Los Alamos County have been coming together to beautify our community and help prepare for wildfire season. 

This year we had around 600 participants.

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Los Alamos Daily Post - Candidates Forum Live on PAC 8 at 6 p.m. Thursday

on May 2, 2012 - 8:30pm

John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon participate in a 1960 presidential debate.

Tune into PAC 8 (on Comcast cable TV channel 8 or online) 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday May 3 for the live "Los Alamos Daily Post - Los Alamos County Council Candidates Forum."

All six council candidates, including Pete Sheehey, Ken Johnson, Kristin Henderson, Marc Clay, Vincent Chiravalle and Roger Waterman will answer questions on a range of critical topics. 

This forum will afford local citizens an opportunity to learn where each candidate stands on the issues.

The broadcast will be digitally recorded and available

Sunset Over Ashley Pond During Council Meeting

on May 1, 2012 - 9:58pm

Tonight during the County Council meeting, the sunset illuminated both the sky and the water at Ashley Pond. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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County Council Adopts FY 2013 Budget

on May 1, 2012 - 9:48pm

County Budget & Grants Manager Gina Coluzzi and Assistant County Administrator Steve Lynne present Council with a summary of changes to the proposed $198 million FY 2013 County Budget. Council adopted the budget by a vote of 7-0. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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Council Passes Measure to Improve Communication with Boards and Commissions

on May 1, 2012 - 9:36pm

County Management Analyst briefs Council regarding Board and Commission communication with the County Council. Council approved 7-0 recommendations to more effectively link with the prime volunteers of the community who serve on boards and commissions. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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Council Candidate Roger Waterman Advocates for Streamlining Code Processes

on May 1, 2012 - 9:29pm

Speaking from a position of experience as both a business person and a former county councilor, council candidate Roger Waterman briefs Council on his first hand knowledge of code and permitting issues he's aware of that should be streamlined. Council voted 6-0 to make changes that will improve those processes. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

County Council candidate Roger Waterman addresses Council at tonight's meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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Council Approves Adoption of Changes to Special Plan (SP) District and General Code Cleanups and Process Improvements

on May 1, 2012 - 9:13pm

County Planners Gary Leikness, left, and Martha Perkins join Steve Brugger of the Community Development Department who is briefing Council on the highlights of text amendments relating to the Special Plan (SP) as well as highlights of text amendments relating to general code cleanups and process improvements. Council approved the amendments 6-1 with Councilor Vincent Chiravalle, who is attending tonight's meeting by telephone, cast the no vote. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Highlights of Text Amendments Relating to the Special Plan (SP) District:
 
* Allows site development
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County Council Presents Proclamations and Recognitions

on May 1, 2012 - 8:36pm

Councilor David Izraelevitz presented on behalf of the Council a proclamation to members of the Los Alamos Homestead Tour Planning Committee declaring the week of May 13-20 as "Homestead Commemoration Week" in Los Alamos and in celebration of the kick-off for the Los Alamos Homestead tour. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Members of the Los Alamos Homestead Tour Planning Committee address the Council. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Councilor Vice Chair Ron Selvage, right, on behalf of the Council, presents a proclamation to Ron Wilkins of the Los Alamos Historical Society
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