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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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O’Leary: Council Approves MOU With NCRTD

on November 16, 2017 - 5:58am

By Vice Chair Susan O’Leary

Los Alamos County Council

In our consent agenda during Tuesday's Council meeting, we approved a request to provide North Central Regional Transit District with $350,000. This transit district serves a number of counties in Northern New Mexico and this funding is in addition to county funding for the county's Atomic City Bus service.

The Council agreed to this specific action in April as part of our budget process and tonight’s action was merely fulfilling that agreement. Reading tonight’s agenda documents, I was reminded that Los Alamos County has provided $7

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 8–14, 2017

on November 15, 2017 - 12:49pm

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.

LISA CHAVEZ

Nov. 8 at 10:45 a.m. / Police arrested Lisa Chavez, 32, of Espanola in Santa Fe on an outstanding Municipal Court warrant.

 

 

 

 

CHRISTINA M. MARTINEZ

Nov. 8 at 12:52 p.m. / Police arrested Christina M. Martinez, 37, of Santa Cruz at 15th Street and Trinity Dr. and charged her with DWI.

 

 

 

 

KELLY DARLENE SNOW

Nov. 8 at 5:19 p.m.

Lane Closures At All Diamond Intersections Nov. 17

on November 15, 2017 - 12:05pm

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos, New Mexico—

The Los Alamos County Traffic Sign Crew will be installing “Yield to Pedestrian” signs on traffic signal arms  8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17 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 will be lane closures as they install these signs on each traffic signal.

Arts In Public Places Advisory Board Meets Thursday

on November 15, 2017 - 5:35am
COUNTY News: 
 
Arts in Public Places Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
 
The public is welcome to attend the meeting. 
 
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. APP BOARD BUSINESS
  • Approval of Minutes from Oct. 26, 2017
  • Review and approve APPB meeting calendar for 2018
 
4. CURRENT PROJECTS
  • WR Pottery Project - cost for educational plaque
  • Update on Selig

Homebuyer Assistance Program Launches Tomorrow

on November 14, 2017 - 2:56pm

COUNTY News:

Income-qualified homebuyers needing assistance to make a down payment on a home are invited to apply for Los Alamos County’s new Homebuyer Assistance Program (HAP) starting Wednesday, Nov. 15.

The County has contracted with Los Alamos Housing Partnership (LAHP) to oversee the program, which is funded by the County Council for $150,000 for the first year.

HAP is designed to help income-qualified homebuyers purchase a home by providing a loan for a down payment using County funds, without adding to monthly mortgage costs.

Law Enforcement Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment From Los Alamos Community

on November 14, 2017 - 2:19pm

LAPD News:

Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone announced today that a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®), will arrive Nov. 27 in Los Alamos to examine all aspects of the Los Alamos Police Department policy and procedures, management, operations and support services.

Verification by the team that the LAPD meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation—a highly prized recognition of public safety professional excellence, he said.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Housing Partnership Board

on November 14, 2017 - 7:22am

On the job in Los Alamos Monday night during a meeting in the New Mexico Bank & Trust Building, from left, Los Alamos Housing Partnership Executive Director Steve Brugger, LAHP Board Member Lesley Harelson who is vice president and Banking Center manager at NMB&T, Board Secretary Craig Wehner who owns Los Alamos Landscaping, Board President Karl Hjelvik who is an internal auditor manager with Zia Credit Union, Board Treasurer Carol A.

County Crew Prepares Holiday Lights Around Pond

on November 14, 2017 - 7:14am

A County crew works on the tree lights Monday night at Ashley Pond Park in preparation for the holiday season that is just around the corner. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Division Chief Ramon Garcia And Battalion Chief Justin Cassel Retire From Los Alamos Fire Department

on November 13, 2017 - 9:25pm

Retired Los Alamos Fire Department Deputy Chief Justin Grider, left, traveled from Washington to speak at the retirement event for his longtme colleagues Division Chief Ramon Garcia, center, and Battalion Chief Justin Cassel Thursday in Council Chambers at the Los Alamos Municipal Building. Photo by Marisol Padilla

Family, friends and coworkers gather Thursday in Council Chambers for the retirement of LAFD Division Chief Ramon Garcia and Battalion Chief Justin Cassel. Photo by Marisol Padilla

LAFD Capt.

Joint Statement From U.S. Department Of Energy And Los Alamos Department Of Public Utilities On Chromium Plume Issue

on November 13, 2017 - 4:55pm

DOE/DPU News:

Recent reports in the media about the presence of a chromium plume in the regional Pajarito Plateau aquifer has led to some confusion and misinformation about the safety of the drinking water in the Los Alamos community.

This joint statement by the Department of Energy’s Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office and the Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities is to provide assurances to the public that the drinking water in Los Alamos County is safe and meets all Safe Drinking Water Act standards.

These wells are highly monitored by Los Alamos County and the

Tune In Tonight To NBC’s ‘The Brave’ And See Pajarito Mountain Filmed As Mongolia

on November 13, 2017 - 12:15pm

NBC’s ‘The Brave’ TV series poster. Courtesy image

 

COUNTY News:

  • Tune in to NBC tonight at 8 p.m. to watch the ninth episode of the NBC series, “The Brave.” All scenes featuring the field operatives in Mongolia were shot on Pajarito Mountain!

More about “The Brave” … This fresh, heart-pounding journey into the complex world of America's elite undercover military heroes follows Captain Adam Dalton (Mike Vogel) and his heroic Special Ops squad of highly trained undercover specialists as they carry out each mission on the ground. His team is armed with incredible sniper Sgt.

100 Days Of Winter Kicks Off This Week!

on November 13, 2017 - 10:19am

COUNTY News:

“Get Out. Get Active.” That's the continuing theme for this collaborative program from Los Alamos County Community Services, with lots of fun things to see and do in the community all winter long.

Check out the full booklet of information on the Community Services webpage here, and learn how to win prizes from local retailers every week.

Pick up a booklet at County facilities, including Mesa Public Library, White Rock Library, Ice Rink, Aquatic Center, Golf Course and the Customer Care Center in the Municipal Building lobby, as well as any of the local visitor centers and

LAFD ‘Movember’ Fundraiser Going Strong

on November 13, 2017 - 6:16am

Los Alamos Fire Department Driver/Engineers Adrian Carbajal, left, and Matt Muniz show off the stylish ‘Movember’ mustaches they are growing to raise funds and awareness of men’s health issues such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and poor mental health. The goal of ‘Movember’ is to stop men from dying too young. Anyone wishing to make a donation can stop by any local fire station or contribute online at https://moteam.co/lafd-inter-mo-s. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Leadership Los Alamos Welcomes Class Of 2018

on November 13, 2017 - 6:09am
Leadership Los Alamos Class of 2017-18. Photo by Martha Katko
 
LLA News:
 
Question: What do you get when you mix together people from non-profits, Starbucks, LANL, UNM-LA, LA County, Bandelier, Zia and Del Norte Credit Unions, Project Y, the Family Y, TechSource, Zhennovate and the Methodist Church? Answer: This year’s emerging leaders in the Leadership Los Alamos (LLA) program.
 
Twenty-five individuals began their LLA journey in September with a workshop facilitated by Phil Bryson from On The Edge Productions.

Council Holds Closed Session Tuesday

on November 12, 2017 - 6:07am
COUNTY News: 
 
Los Alamos County Council will hold a closed session at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. 
 
1. OPENING/ROLL CALL
2. BUSINESS
  • Discussion Regarding Threatened or Pending Litigation - Closed Pursuant to NMSA 1978, 10-15-1 (H)(7).Presenters: County Council - Closed Session
3. ADJOURNMENT
 
Individuals with a disability who are in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the hearing or meeting, should contact the County Human Resources

County Council Holds Regular Meeting Tuesday

on November 11, 2017 - 10:26pm
COUNTY News: 
 
Los Alamos County Council meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in Council Chambers in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
 
The public is welcomed to attend.
 
Agenda:
 
1. OPENING/ROLL CALL
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  • A. Cub Scout Pack 27 will Lead the Pledge of Allegiance
3. STATEMENT REGARDING CLOSED SESSION Nov. 14, 2017 Closed Session Motion
4. PUBLIC COMMENT
5. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
6. PRESENTATIONS, PROCLAMATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS
  • A. Proclamation declaring Saturday, Nov.

UT Regents Postpone Vote On LANL Contract Proposal

on November 11, 2017 - 4:56pm

University of Texas News:

University of Texas System Board of Regents has postponed until Nov. 27 a vote on whether to submit a proposal to the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to manage and operate Los Alamos National Laboratory.

In September the Board voted to spend $4.5 million to pursue the contract and when the final request for proposals was published Oct. 26, Deputy Chancellor David E. Daniel issued a statement that the UT team was “deeply engaged in developing the most responsive thoughtful plan possible” for future management of the Lab.

UT representatives have

LTAB Shares Good News With County Council

on November 11, 2017 - 7:37am

Ryn Herrmann, chairman of the Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board, reports good news to the Los Alamos County Council during its regular Tuesday night meeting. A few accomplishments highlighted in her board update include: the Lodger's Tax Advisory Board is completely full, lodgers' tax revenue and social media/website goals have been exceeded and social media trending is up.  Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Parks & Recreation Board Presents Recommendations On Tennis Courts Plan

on November 11, 2017 - 7:29am

Parks and Recreation Board Chair Melanee Hand presents the board's recommendation regarding the local tennis courts to Los Alamos County Council Tuesday night in Council Chambers. Council requested in January the board evaluate issues and form recommendations for the following items: a location for a tennis court facility, the appropriate number of courts and appropriate community support.

Lane Closure At North Mesa/San Ildefonso Roads

on November 10, 2017 - 6:42am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Traffic and Streets crews will begin patching a road Monday, Nov. 13, at the intersection of North Mesa Road and San Ildefonso Road.

Motorists can expect a single lane closure 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a flagging operation and the County will work to minimize the impact of this road construction.

Direct questions regarding the road closure to the Traffic & Streets Department at 505.663.1762.

 

County Offices Closed Friday

on November 9, 2017 - 4:37pm
COUNTY News:
 
Los Alamos County Offices are closed Friday in observance of the Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
 
Find a full schedule for all facilities here.
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Hall: The Power of Government

on November 9, 2017 - 4:02pm
By MICHAEL L. HALL
Los Alamos

Government has a monopoly on force, transferred to it by the citizens. I don’t seek revenge on a murderer, I rely on government to do it in my stead. I don’t incarcerate those who break laws to harm me, I rely on government to do it in my stead. I don’t retrieve my stolen goods, I rely on government to do it in my stead. Government uses force to carry out the will of the people, and can potentially remove life, liberty, or property from its citizens.

This transferred force is a sacred power, and should not be used lightly.

Governmental force should only be

Council Hears From Public On Code Enforcement

on November 9, 2017 - 7:35am
Helen Milenski, left, and Heather Ortega make a presentation to Council regarding the code enforcement program Tuesday night in Council Chambers. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 
 

It was a full house during the County Council work session Tuesday night. Attendees included Community Development Department Director Paul Andrus and Chief Building Official Michael Arellano, seated in the middle of the front row. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post 
 

While there was support shown for a code enforcement program

Los Alamos-Japan Project Conversation At Mesa Public Library Thursday

on November 8, 2017 - 6:04pm

Hiroshima Museum Director Kenji Shija, Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation Chairperson Yasuyoshi Komizo, Los Alamos Historical Museum Director Judith Stauber and Los Alamos Historical Society board member Michael Redondo. Courtesy/Los Alamos Historical Museum

LIBRARY News:

The public is invited to a conversation at the Library, 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, about the Los Alamos Japan Project that has been initiated by Los Alamos History Museum director Judith Stauber. An exhibit about the Project is on display in the Upstairs Art Gallery at Mesa Public Library through Nov. 21.

‘Peace’s New

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