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Police Chief Commends Officers, Schools For Rapid Response Following Bank Robbery In White Rock

on November 22, 2017 - 8:05am

Los Alamos Police Det. Sgt. Daniel Roberts, left, and Deputy Chief Jason Wardlow Herrera at the scene of the bank robbery Tuesday at Los Alamos National Bank on Rover Boulevard in White Rock. Citizens are reminded to stay alert and call 911 if they observe any suspicious activity. Any suspects should be considered armed and dangerous. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAPD Cmdr. Preston Ballew, center, Det. Joey Robinson, third from left, and Deputy Police Chief Jason Wardlow Herrera, second from right, at the scene of Tuesday's bank robbery at LANB on Rover Boulevard in White Rock.

Regional Coalition Urges GRT Change

on November 22, 2017 - 7:44am

Los Alamos County Councilors Chris Chandler and Pete Sheehey at Tuesday’s meeting on the LANL GRT issue in the State Capitol. Courtesy photo

North Central Regional Transit District Executive Director Anthony J. Mortillaro chats with Los Alamos County Councilor Chris Chandler at Tuesday’s meeting on the LANL GRT issue in the State Capitol. Courtesy photo
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities Board is concerned that if a not-for-profit such as the University of California or the University of Texas is selected by to

Los Alamos County Council Approves Land Sale

on November 22, 2017 - 7:42am
Vice President of LAH Investors Peter Kerwick discusses the housing development project with County Council Tuesday, Nov. 14 during its regular meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY 
​Los Alamos Daily Post 
 
In passing an ordinance during its regular meeting Nov. 14, the Los Alamos County Council is took another step toward achieving its number one goal: provide more housing.
 
The approved ordinance authorized the sale of site A-13-2 and A-12 to LAH Investors, LLC.

County Officials Express Thanksgiving Wishes

on November 22, 2017 - 7:40am
Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County offices are closed Thursday and Friday in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Several County officials expressed their Thanksgiving wishes for the community.

The Thanksgiving holiday is a time to reflect on the blessings our lives bring. Among those blessings for me is being a member of this wonderful community in Los Alamos,” County Council Chair David Izraelevitz said. It is a safe, welcoming community, where education and healthy living is valued,

LAFD Offers Safety Tips For Thanksgiving

on November 22, 2017 - 7:36am
LAFD News: 
 
Los Alamos Fire Department would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. During this holiday season Los Alamos Fire Department wants to keep you and your loved ones safe.
 
Keep in mind the potential dangers of home cooking fires:
 
  • Turkey fryers can easily tip over spilling hot oil across a large area. Use your turkey fryer only outdoors on a sturdy, level surface well away from things that can burn. Make sure to have a “3- foot kid- and pet free zone” around your turkey dryer to protect against burn injuries.
  • An overfilled cooking pot will cause oil to spill

County: Updated Long-Range Water Supply Plan

on November 22, 2017 - 7:33am

Amy Ewing of Daniel B. Stephens and Associates, Inc., presents the updated County Long-Range Water Supply Plan Monday, Nov. 13 during a public meeting in Council Chambers. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 

 

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY

Los Alamos Daily Post 

kirsten@ladailypost.com

 

The good news about Los Alamos County’s water supply is there is a lot of it. However, the County still needs a plan to consider a number of factors such as climate change, potential risks to the water such as hexavalent chromium and future water demand.

Amy Ewing of Daniel B.

County: FBI Has Taken Over Search For Robber

on November 21, 2017 - 3:24pm

Los Alamos Police have turned the search for a man who robbed LANB earlier today to the FBI. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County just released a statement that the Los Alamos Police Department has turned the search for the suspect who robbed Los Alamos National Bank today in White Rock over to the FBI who is now on scene.

LAPD officers are present at the two schools in White Rock as students are being picked up by parents under the controlled LAPS release

Residents in White Rock should continue to limit moving around White Rock and keep their doors and

Tree Trimming Around Power Lines Underway

on November 21, 2017 - 11:11am

Courtesy photo

COUNTY News:

Starting this week, Allied Tree Services, under contract with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, will begin trimming trees around power lines.

This work will begin on North Road and Urban Street. In subsequent weeks, crews will move around neighborhoods in the North Community.

According to DPU officials, the tree trimming effort is to reduce power outages by removing branches and trees that are either too close to power lines or pose a risk of falling on power lines.

County: First Half Of Property Taxes Due Dec. 11

on November 21, 2017 - 8:47am
COUNTY News:
 
2017 property tax bills were mailed earlier in November. The first half of property taxes will become delinquent after Monday, Dec. 11.
 
Payment must either be made in person at the Customer Care Center by 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11 or postmarked by midnight that same day to avoid late payment penalty and interest charges. The Customer Care Center is located in the Municipal Building lobby at 1000 Central Avenue.
 
They are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Payments should be mailed to P.O. Box 99, Los Alamos, NM 87544.
 
Payments are also accepted

Council Members Conduct Annual Jail Inspection

on November 21, 2017 - 7:01am

Los Alamos County Councilors, from left, Antonio Maggiore, Rick Reiss and Chris Chandler chat with Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone and Detention Center Administrator Hilario 'Eli' Salinas following their inspection of the Detention Center, which included speaking with a couple of randomly selected inmates. Under New Mexico law, the governing body of a county has to conduct an annual detention center site visit to inspect the overall conditions at the facility. Following the visit, an inspection report has to be presented at regular meeting of the governing body.

Atomic City Spy Tour Wins Best New Experience Award

on November 20, 2017 - 6:17pm

From left, Los Alamos MainStreet Executive Director Suzette Fox, Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation Communications Director Ryn Herrmann and Los Alamos County Marketing Specialist Kelly Stewart hold the ‘Atomic City Spy Tour’ Best New Experience Award. The trio attended the New Mexico Hospitality Association annual Top Hat Awards Nov. 14 in Albuquerque. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos MainStreet News:

The New Mexico Hospitality Association annual Top Hat Awards were presented Tuesday, Nov. 14 at the Hotel Albuquerque and the New Mexico True Atomic City Spy Tour was a big winner.

County Flagging Operation/Lane Closure At 999 Central Ave. Tuesday

on November 20, 2017 - 11:35am

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Traffic & Streets Division will be closing a section of road headed East Bound at 999 Central Ave.

A flagging operation will commence 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, while crews close a section of road for repairs.

Please slow down and proceed through work zones with caution.

Lane Closures On All Diamond Drive Intersections Extended Through Nov. 28

on November 20, 2017 - 10:45am

COUNTY News:

The project is taking longer than anticipated so lane closures on all Diamond Drive intersections have been extended through Nov. 28.

The Los Alamos County Traffic Sign Crew is installing “Yield to Pedestrian” signs on traffic signal arms at the following intersections:

  • Diamond Drive at West Road (all traffic signals);
  • Diamond Drive at 38th Street and Arkansas (all traffic signals);
  • Diamond Drive at Trinity (all traffic signals);
  • Diamond Drive at Canyon Road (all traffic signals); and
  • Diamond Drive at Orange Street and Sandia (all traffic signals).

There are lane closures as the

Left Turning Lane Closure Diamond At Trinity Drive

on November 20, 2017 - 9:30am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Traffic and Streets crews will be closing the left turn lane at Diamond Drive onto Trinity Drive to install quick curb panels.

Expect the temporary lane closure to occur 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21.

The County advises mortorists to slow down and proceed with caution while work is underway in this area.

RCLC To Address Revenue Stabilization And Tax Policy Committee On Lab Prime Contractor GRT Issue

on November 19, 2017 - 3:50pm

RCLC News:

The Revenue Stabilization and Tax Policy Committee of the New Mexco Legislature is meeting Monday and Tuesday in room 322 at the State Capitol.

An important item for Los Alamos County, on the agenda at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, is related to excluding prime contractors that operate national laboratories in New Mexico from paying Gross Receipts Tax (GRT).

Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) Chair and Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales and RCLC Executive Director Andrea Romero are scheduled to present information on a proposal to exclude prime contractors that operate national

Quorum Notice: Council At Holiday Tree Lighting

on November 19, 2017 - 6:06am

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Council may attend the holiday tree lighting event at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

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

Eco Station And Overlook Convenience Center Closed For Thanksgiving Holiday Nov. 23 And Nov. 24

on November 16, 2017 - 9:39am

COUNTY News:

The Eco Station and Overlook Convenience Center will be closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after Thanksgiving.

There will be no residential or commercial trash and recycling collection service provided Thursday, Nov. 23 or Friday, Nov. 24.

Residents whose normal trash day falls on one of those days should place their materials out Wednesday, Nov. 22.

Public Receives Update On Tourism Strategic Plan

on November 16, 2017 - 8:06am

  

The public weighs in on the County's strategic tourism plan during a meeting Nov. 8 at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 
Assistant to the County Manager Linda Matteson speaks during the public meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post 
 
Los Alamos is at a crossroads; Assistant to the County Manager Linda Matteson reported during the tourism public meeting Wednesday, Nov. 8 at Fuller Lodge.
 
With two newly installed national parks: the Valles Caldera National Preserve and the Manhattan Project

PAC 8 TV Schedule: Week of Nov. 17

on November 16, 2017 - 7:56am
PAC 8 News:
 
Friday, Nov. 17
 
06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
11:00 AM County Council Meeting –Replay 11-14-17
01:00 PM Democracy Now!
02:00 PM United in Christ
03:00 PM Road to Recovery
04:00 PM Uprising
05:00 PM Democracy Now!
06:00 PM Chamber Business Breakfast – Tourism Strategic Plan
07:00 PM Los Alamos History – James B. Conant
08:00 PM Los Alamos High School Graduation
10:00 PM League of Women Voters – Nuclear Waste Storage
12:00 AM Free Speech TV
 
Saturday, Nov. 18
Free Speech TV
 
Sunday, November 19, 2017
06:00 AM FSTV
05:00

Environmental Sustainability Board Meets Tonight

on November 16, 2017 - 7:45am
COUNTY News: 
 
The Environmental Sustainability Board meets at 5:30 p.m. today in Suite 110 in the Los Alamos County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. 
 
The meeting is open to the public.
 
Agenda: 
 
1. CALL TO ORDER - ROLL CALL
 
2. PUBLIC COMMENT
 
3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
 
4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
  • Approval of the Oct. 19, Environmental Sustainability Board Minutes Presenters: John Bliss
 
5. BOARD BUSINESS
  • Eco Challenge Presentation of Award Winners Presenters: Susan Barns
  • Review and Discuss the Environmental Sustainability Plan Presenters: Philo Shelton
  • Discuss Collection

Council Proclaims Nov. 25 Small Business Saturday

on November 16, 2017 - 7:29am

Councilor James Chrobocinski presents a proclamation to LACDC Executive Director Patrick Sullivan during Tuesday's Council meeting, recognizing Nov. 25 as Small Business Saturday. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

COUNTY News: 

 

Los Alamos County Council presented a proclamation to recognize Saturday, Nov. 25, as being Small Business Saturday. Councilor James Chrobocinski presented to proclamation to Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation Executive Director Patrick Sullivan during the meeting.

 

The proclamation read: 

 

WHEREAS: Small, locally-owned businesses in

Cub Scouts Participate In County Council Meeting

on November 16, 2017 - 6:38am

Local Cub Scout Pack 27 participate in Tuesday's County Council meeting in Council Chambers. The Cub Scouts lead the Pledge of Allegiance. Here, they hang out with Councilor Antonio Maggiore who gave them a few insights about Council meetings and a quick tour of Council Chambers. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Cub Scout Pack 27 members salute the flag while leading the Pledge of Allegiance during the County Council meeting Tuesday night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Former Los Alamos Residents File IPRA Complaint Against County

on November 16, 2017 - 6:34am
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Former Los Alamos residents John and Cindy Fraser have filed a complaint against Los Alamos County Council and County Custodian of Records Barb Ricci in First Judicial District Court seeking to enforce the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA).

The complaint, filed Oct.

County Council Honors Youth Activity Center

on November 16, 2017 - 6:04am

Councilor Chris Chandler, center, presents a proclamation to Youth Activity Center Director Jordan Redmond during Tuesday's Council meeting in Council Chambers. Redmond was joined by representatives from the YAC including Executive Director Joy Beery, third from right. The proclamation recognized November as the 35th anniversary of the Youth Activity Center. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News: 

The Los Alamos County Council presented a proclamation to recongnize November as the 35th anniversary of the Youth Activity Center during its regular meeting Tuesday night in

Parks And Rec Board Makes Recommendation On Recreation CIPs

on November 16, 2017 - 6:00am
Public Works Director Philo Shelton presents the proposed recreation capital improvement projects to the Parks and Recreation Board during its meeting Nov. 9. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post 
 
Enhancing recreational opportunities in Los Alamos took one step forward during the Parks and Recreation Board meeting Thursday, Nov. 9.
 
The Board unanimously recommended Los Alamos County Council approve several recreation capital improvement projects (CIP): a new splash pad in White Rock as well as improvements to
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