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Halloween Buzz Bus Offers Free Rides Saturday!

on October 23, 2017 - 10:59am

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos DWI Planning Council and Atomic City Transit (ACT) are partnering once again to provide free safe ride services this Saturday, Oct. 28 in Los Alamos.

Ride service will be available 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Reservations will be accepted starting at 7 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27 and from 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28.

Call 661-RIDE(7433) to request a ride. First come, first served, so call early!

Police: Burglary Threat In Los Alamos; White Rock

on October 23, 2017 - 9:06am

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department Criminal Investigations Section has received credible information that residences in Los Alamos County, to include White Rock, may soon be targeted for burglaries.

“We are stepping up our presence in the area,” Cmdr. Preston Ballew said.

Police are cautioning residents to take appropriate precautions: lock doors, leave lights on when appropriate, and notice and report suspicious persons, vehicles or activities in the neighborhood.

Direct questions or concerns, or anything to report, to Crime Stoppers at 505.662.8282 or LAPD Dispatch at

National Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-31

on October 23, 2017 - 5:20am

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos DWI Planning Council would like to remind the community that Oct. 23 through 31 is National Red Ribbon Week.

Community members can support the effort to bring attention to putting an end to alcohol and drug use by wearing red or a red ribbon.

Los Alamos County Council Meets Tuesday

on October 23, 2017 - 5:07am
COUNTY News: 
 
The Los Alamos County Council meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, 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. PRESENTATIONS, PROCLAMATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS
  • A. Proclamation celebrating Oct. 25 as "Atomic City Transit Day" in Los Alamos County (accepted by employees of Atomic City Transit) Presenters: County Council 
6. PUBLIC COMMENT FOR ITEMS ON CONSENT AGENDA
7. CONSENT AGENDA
  • A.

Sheriff Lucero Seeks To File Amended Complaint Against Los Alamos County Council

on October 23, 2017 - 4:59am

Staff Report

 

Attorney A. Blair Dunn has asked the First Judicial District Court for permission to file an amended complaint against the Los Alamos County Council on behalf of Sheriff Marco Lucero.

The original complaint was filed Aug. 29 as an emergency petition for writ of mandamus and complaint for declaratory judgment.

The motion to amend the complaint, filed Oct.

County Council Holds Closed Session Tuesday

on October 23, 2017 - 4:48am
COUNTY News: 
 
The Los Alamos County Council will hold a closed session at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24 in Council Chambers at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave. 
 
Agenda: 
1. OPENING
2. BUSINESS
  • Discussion of the Purchase, Acquisition or Disposal of Real Property: NMSA 1978, Section 10-15-1(H) (8). Presenters: County Council 
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
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Reminder: Los Alamos County’s First Ever Guns To Gardens Gun Buyback Event Oct. 28

on October 22, 2017 - 8:14am

LAPD News:

The community is invited to join the New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence (NMPGV) and Los Alamos Police Department 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 for the first ever Guns To Gardens Gun Buyback event.

Following a successful fundraising effort by NMPGV, Oct. 28 will mark the fourth statewide gun buyback to safely get unwanted working guns out of homes and off the streets.

Over the coming year, RAWtools, in partnership with Santa Fe Community College welding and sculpture students, will forge unwanted, dismantled guns into garden tools and public art projects and

Scenes From County's Dr. Seuss Halloween Carnival

on October 22, 2017 - 5:46am
Donut bobbing during the Los Alamos County Dr. Seuss Halloween Carnival Saturday at the Larry Walkup Aquatic Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
A youngster plants a star on a sneetch during the Carnival. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
How many fish? Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Snacking on popcorn. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Ball goes into the hat for a prize. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Scenes From 'Only The Brave' Premiere Friday

on October 22, 2017 - 5:42am

​Los Alamos County Fire Chief Troy Hughes, right, addresses the audience Friday evening at one of several showings of 'Only the Brave' at the Reel Deal Movie Theater. Following his comments, Division Chief Jeff Wetteland read they names of the 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots who died June 20, 2013 in the Yarnell Hill Fire. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Firefighter Mike Paxson shows the features of Los Alamos Fire Department's Brush Truck 4 prior to the showing of 'Only the Brave' Friday evening at the Reel Deal. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

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Former LAFD Capt. John Snyder Honored Today

on October 21, 2017 - 9:44pm

The Los Alamos Fire Department held a memorial service this afternoon at Griffith Gymnasium to honor former Capt. John H. Snyder who died Oct. 14 after battling cancer for several months. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The LAFD Honor Guard assembles this afternoon at the entrance to Griffith Gymnasium as the body of former Capt. John H. Snyder arrives to be honored at a memorial service attended by family, LAFD personnel and community members. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

During his career, Capt. John Snyder was a paramedic-captain and support officer.

Scenes From County's Annual Pumpkin Splash

on October 21, 2017 - 8:42pm
Kids score future jack-o-lanterns during Los Alamos County's Annual Pumpkin Splash today at the Larry Walkup Aquatic Center on Canyon Road. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from the County's Annual Pumpkin Splash. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from today's annual County Pumpkin Splash. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from the County's Annual Pumpkin Splash. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from today's County Pumpkin Splash at the Aquatic Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from the

NM 4 Re-Opens To All Traffic

on October 21, 2017 - 8:25pm

COUNTY News: 

N.M. 4, which was closed Friday evening, between East Jemez Road and Highway 502 is open to all traffic as of 4:30 p.m. today.   

Quorum Notice: For Los Alamos County Council

on October 21, 2017 - 8:58am

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Council may attend the 18th Annual County Employee Appreciation Luncheon 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31 at Fuller Lodge.

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

 

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Arts In Public Places Advisory Board Meets Tuesday

on October 21, 2017 - 7:52am
COUNTY News: 
Los Alamos Arts in Public Places Board meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, in Suite 110 in the Los Alamos County Municipal Building located at 1000 Central Ave. 
 
The meeting is open to the public. 
 
Agenda:
1. CALL TO ORDER
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 Sept. 28
4. CURRENT PROJECTS WR Pottery Project - cost for educational plaque
  • Update on Selig artwork for the front area of the Community Building Presenters:

DPU To Conduct Automated Telephone Survey

on October 20, 2017 - 4:35pm

COUNTY News: 

 

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) customers may receive an automated telephone survey sometime between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. the week of Oct. 23.

 

The purpose is to assess the effectiveness of the DPU’s public awareness program designed to promote natural gas safety for all stakeholders, including customers without gas heaters or appliances.  Survey duration is approximately five minutes long.  

As a natural gas provider, DPU is committed to safely delivering gas to the community.

Personnel Board Meets Tuesday, Oct. 24

on October 20, 2017 - 8:02am
COUNTY News: 
 
The Personnel Board meets at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24 in Suite 110 in the Los Alamos County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. 
 
The meeting is open to the public.
  • I. CALL TO ORDER - ROLL CALL
  • II. CHAIR'S REPORT
  • III. HR MANAGER'S REPORT HR Manager's Report Presenters: Denise Cassel
  • IV. PUBLIC COMMENT
  • V. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approval of Minutes from August 22, 2017 Personnel Board Meeting. Presenters: Leslie Geyer
  • VI..  DISCUSSION AND/OR POSSIBLE ACTION ITEMS
    • A.  Discussion on Recruitment Efforts for Personnel Board
    • B.  Update on Significant HR Projects
  • VII.

Single Vehicle Crash Near High School

on October 19, 2017 - 5:12pm

A single vehicle crash, reported to be minor, occurred late this afternoon in front of Los Alamos High School on Diamond Drive. Courtesy photo

Reminder: NM 4 Full Road Closure Begins 9 p.m. Friday For 24 Hours

on October 19, 2017 - 3:33pm

Courtesy/DPU

COUNTY News:

Officials with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) will close a section of N.M. 4 between East Jemez Road and N.M. 502 (main hill) to all traffic.

The full road closure will be in effect for a 24-hour period beginning at 9 p.m. Friday Oct. 20 through 9 p.m. Saturday Oct. 21 to permit crews to safely install a large diameter water pipeline. East Jemez Road or the Truck Route will remain open at all times.

Friday evening and Saturday traffic traveling from Santa Fe to White Rock will be detoured through the townsite west on Trinity Drive, south on

County: Community Vision For Tourism Public Forum

on October 19, 2017 - 10:39am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County residents are invited to attend and give input at a Community Vision for Tourism Public Forum 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8 in Fuller Lodge.

The presentation begins at 6:10 p.m. with community input provided via keypad polling devices with instant results.

Purpose: Community members will learn about the Tourism Strategic Plan input direction received to date and the focus areas and goals derived from this input. Attendees will have the opportunity to provide feedback and ideas for the action items by visiting four separate stations.

Environmental Sustainability Board Meets Today

on October 19, 2017 - 6:43am
COUNTY News: 
 
The Environmental Sustainability Board meets at 5:30 p.m. today 19 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 Sept. 21, 2017, Environmental Sustainability Board Minutes Presenters: John Bliss
5. BOARD BUSINESS
  • Eco Station Night Sky Cooling Technology Presenters: Anthony Strain and John Bliss
  • Review and Discuss the Environmental Sustainability Plan Presenters: Angelica Gurule
  • Eco

County Files Petition In Sherman Dog Case

on October 19, 2017 - 6:37am

COURT News:

A petition to adjudicate two dogs belonging to Leslie Sherman of White Rock as dangerous has been filed in First Judicial Court by Los Alamos County Attorney Alvin Leaphart.

Sherman was charged in Los Alamos Magistrate Court in April with two counts of keeping an animal known to be vicious and likely to attack human beings. The charges were in connection with the Mar. 29 death of a small dog at an Acoma Lane home. At that time, Sherman’s dogs were seized and kept at the Los Alamos Animal Shelter.

In May, the criminal charges against Sherman were dismissed and a civil complaint

Parks And Rec Board Learns About Recreation CIPs

on October 19, 2017 - 5:32am

The public listens to the update on the recreation CIP projects during the Parks and Recreation Board meeting Oct. 12 in Council Chambers. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY 

Los Alamos Daily Post 

kirsten@ladailypost.com 

The Parks and Recreation Board learned about the capital improvements projects (CIP) to be added to the County’s recreational offerings during its regular board meeting Thursday, Oct. 12.

The Los Alamos County Council approved $11.4 million in County CIP funds at its Aug.

EM Manager Doug Hintze Briefs RCLC Board

on October 18, 2017 - 11:11am

Doug Hintze, head of Environmental Management at the Los Alamos Field Office addresses Regional Coalition of LANL Communities board members Friday at their quarterly meeting in Espanola. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Topping the list of main priorities for Fiscal Year 2017 is enhancing oversight and maintaining focus on safety, efficiency and transparency, said Doug Hintze, manager of the Department of Energy’s Environmental Management at the Los Alamos Field Office.

Hintze told board members at the Regional

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Oct. 11 - Oct. 16, 2017

on October 18, 2017 - 10:11am

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.

JOHN CRAVEN

Oct. 11 at 1:07 p.m. / Police arrested John Craven, 35, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding District Court warrant.

 

 

 

MARIA E. VALDEZ

Oct. 12 at 9:15 a.m. / Police arrested Maria E.

It's Easy To Be Green! County Green Team Promotes Environmental Sustainability

on October 18, 2017 - 6:19am

Chamisa Elementary School fifth graders Kylie Lavarez and Ella Miranda discuss the Chamisa Eco-Green Evolution program with the public along with fourth grade teacher Megan Lee, right, Tuesday afternoon at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building. They participated in the County Green Team's informational event, which brought together local organizations and County departments to educate the public on how to be environmentally sustainable. Lee explained Chamisa Elementary won the County's Business Recycler of the Year award; in part because of its lunchtime recycling program.

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