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Letter To The Editor: Regarding The Nuisance Code

on September 12, 2017 - 7:40am
Los Alamos

Perhaps the problem isn't the ordinance, but its enforcement.

There was a comment by a former CA highway patrol officer who said that he could easily find three violations on any new vehicle. That kind of enforcement would be considered abusive and non-productive, unless he was looking to generate revenue. The public would really prefer that he focus on issues that present a danger to the traveling public or the driver and their occupants.

The terms of the Nuisance Ordinance are not extreme, but using that ordinance to enforce petty aesthetic issues, is an abuse of

Sheriff Lucero Files Suit Against County Council

on September 11, 2017 - 3:11pm
Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero has filed a complaint for declaratory judgement in the First Judicial District Court against the Los Alamos County Council. The complaint, which has been assigned to Judge Francis Mathews, was filed Aug. 29 by Lucero’s attorney, A. Blair Dunn.

Sheriff Lucero said today that he is disappointed that things have gotten to this point.

Take Community Vision For Tourism Online Survey

on September 11, 2017 - 7:08am


Los Alamos County invites community members to participate in an online survey that is a substitute for attendance at the public forum that was held Sept. 6. Visit to access the survey link.

A recording of the public forum presentation is available within the survey providing an introduction to the plan purpose, information about current tourism, and a description of scenarios introducing ideas that create alternative futures for consideration.

Keypad polling devices were utilized in the public forum that allow for instant participant

County-Sponsored Dark Night Saturday, Sept. 16

on September 11, 2017 - 6:47am

The Pajarito Astronomers is holding a County-Sponsored Dark Night starting at 7:15 p.m. (sunset) Saturday, Sept. 16 at Spirio Soccer Field, Overlook Park in White Rock.
Weather permitting, the public is invited to come out, wander among the telescopes, and star gaze. Jupiter and its moons, Saturn with its rings and moons, Uranus and Neptune will potentially be visible during the evening.
There will be a tour of the summer and fall constellations, the Milky Way, and there will be telescope views of double stars, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies.

DWI Planning Council Meets Thursday

on September 10, 2017 - 6:47am
Los Alamos County DWI Planning Council will meet at 8:30 a.m. in Room 110 in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
The meeting is open to the public.
  • Call to Order
  • Public Comment
  • Approval of minutes from previous meeting: Aug. 10
  • Coordinator’s Report
a. Health Fair sign up – still need people!
b. Summer Concert Safe Ride report
c. New DFA LDWI Program Manager
  • Introductions
  • Business
a. District Attorney Marco Serna visit
b. LAPD funding request
  • Prevention Specialist Report
  • LAPD Report
  • Probation Report
  • Council Chair’s Report
  • Next Scheduled Meetings:

Board Of Adjustment Meets Monday

on September 10, 2017 - 6:40am


The Los Alamos County Board of Adjustment meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, in Room 110 in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. 

The meeting is open to the public. 


  •  PUBLIC COMMENT This section of the agenda is reserved for comments from the public on items that are not otherwise included in this agenda.

A. Board of Adjustment- July 17, 2017 Meeting Minutes with Transcript​



Historic Preservation Advisory Board Meets Sept. 13

on September 9, 2017 - 12:06pm
​The Los Alamos County Historic Preservation Advisory Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, in Room 110 in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. 
​The meeeting is open to the public. 
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 of Aug. 2. Recommendation: Review and approve the minutes of the HPAB meeting Aug. 2. Presenters: Mark Rayburn 
D.  Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda

Fans Make A Fuss About Russ At His Final Concert

on September 9, 2017 - 6:53am
A huge crowd turned out Friday night to bid farewell to concert promoter Russ Gordon at his final concert and the final Summer Concert of the season. Gorden is retiring after 28 years of providing great music to Los Alamos every summer. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Daughter Annie Rose surprised her parents by flying in from Seattle for Friday's final concert. She gets a hug from her mom Deborah Gordon as her dad, Russ Gordon is at left. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Russ Gordon holds aloft the Los Alamos County Council proclamation declaring Sept.

County Dedicates ‘Carry The Light’ Sculpture

on September 8, 2017 - 5:15pm

A dedication for Albuquerque artist Doug Czor’s sculpture ‘Carry The Light’ was held Thursday afternoon at the Los Alamos County Golf Course Community Building. Members of the Arts in Public Places Board (APP), County Council and County staff took part in the ceremony. From left: Former APP Board Chair Steve Foltyn, Board Chair Susie Schillaci, Board Member Britton Donharl, Czor, County Councilor and APP Laision James Chrobocinski, APP Board Vice Chair Jeremy Smith and Senior Management Analyst Libby Carlsten take part in the festivities. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ 


Russ Gordon’s Final Summer Concert Tonight!

on September 8, 2017 - 8:13am

Metales M5, The Mexican Brass, performs Sept. 8 at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo



Metales M5, The Mexican Brass, perform at 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond Park in the final Los Alamos County Summer Concert of the season and producer Russ Gordon's last show as he retires after 28 years!

The free concert is a joint presentation the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series and the Los Alamos Concert Association.

“Russ Gordon, the summer concert impresario and I have been trying to figure out how to collaborate for several years,” LACA Artistic Director Ann McLaughlin

Council Proclaims Sept. 17-23 As Constitution Week

on September 8, 2017 - 7:19am

County Councilor Chris Chandler, left,  presents Roberta Day Izdorek with a proclamation that recognizes Sept. 17-23 as 'Constitution Week' during Tuesday's Council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ 



Los Alamos County Councilor Chris Chandler presented a proclamation that recongnizes Sept. 17-23 as "Constitution Week" during the regular County Council meeting Tuesday night. The proclamation was given to Roberta Day Izorek of the Valles Grande Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. 


WHEREAS: September 17, 2017, marks the two

Boy Scout Troop 122 Leads Pledge Of Allegiance

on September 7, 2017 - 11:18pm

Los Alamos County Councilor James Chrobocinski distributes gifts to members of Boy Scouts Troop 122 during the regular County Council meeting Tuesday night in Council Chambers. The Boy Scout troop lead the pledge of allegiance at the start of the meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

LAPD Records Division Is Well-Oiled Machine

on September 7, 2017 - 4:40pm

Los Alamos Police Department Records Division Manager Teresina Berg in the Department's file vault. Photo by Maire O'Neill/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Information is the lifeblood of any organization and Los Alamos Police Department is no exception. Keeping accurate records that comply with local, state and federal laws becomes even more important when your organization happens to be responsible for the protection of life in the community as well as the rights and guarantees of both residents and visitors.

Teresina Berg has managed the

LAC Tourism Work Group Meets Friday

on September 7, 2017 - 3:35pm

Trinity Drive Lane Closure Scheduled For Next Week

on September 7, 2017 - 3:21pm


As part of the 20th Street Extension Project, construction crews will be locating existing underground utilities on Trinity Drive at the intersection of 20th Street followed by placement of new underground conduit via subsurface boring. 

This work requires temporary lane and sidewalk closures on Trinity Drive near 20th Street scheduled as follows, weather permitting:

  • Sept. 11 westbound right lane;
  • Sept. 12 westbound right lane; and
  • Sept. 13 westbound right lane.

For more information or questions, you may contact the Public Works Department at 505.662.8150 or send an email to

Exhibit: ‘100 Years Of Los Alamos Ranch School – The Boys And Their Books’ Opens At Mesa Library Today

on September 7, 2017 - 12:07pm

Big House Library. Courtesy photo

Library News:

A new exhibit in the Upstairs Art Gallery at Mesa Public Library opens at 6 p.m. today, Sept. 7, with a talk by Bathtub Row Press publications director Sharon Snyder.

Bathtub Row Press publications director Sharon Snyder

Entitled “100 Years of Los Alamos Ranch School – The Boys and Their Books”, the exhibit includes books by authors who attended the Ranch School from Snyder’s personal collection. Also included in the exhibit are works of art and books from the Library’s “local author” collection, which is comprised of nearly 500 items.

Estate Of Diana Mariani-Stepan To Receive $2.249 Million In Whistleblower Case

on September 7, 2017 - 11:48am
Diana Mariani-Stepan
Los Alamos Daily Post

The estate of the late Diana Mariani-Stepan, former Los Alamos County assistant manager and Indigent Healthcare administrator, will receive $2.249 million following an agreement reached in a case involving alleged violations of the False Claims Act.

According to the Department of Justice, CHRISTUS St.

Who’s Watching You? ... What Are Those Los Alamos Cameras Looking For?

on September 7, 2017 - 11:30am

The view from behind the computers in the Los Alamos County Traffic Center. In the background is the video wall where incoming video from all 18 cameras installed around town may be viewed. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

The video wall at Los Alamos County's Traffic Center showing traffic at 12 locations Tuesday. Photo by Maire O'Neill/


Los Alamos Daily Post

If you have ever been in your car waiting at a traffic signal in Los Alamos and wondered who is looking at you through the camera pointing down at you, the answer

Customers Give DPU Good Marks On Survey

on September 7, 2017 - 11:26am

Electric Linemen replace a utility pole​. On the Department of Public Utilities' recent customer survey, residential and commerical customers gave high marks to the department's field employees. They scored a 3.4 out of four. Courtesy Photo/DPU



Los Alamos Daily Post 


The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) recently published its 2017 customer survey and the survey results look positive.


Overall, DPU’s residential customers deemed the county utilities as good, giving it a 3.3 on a four-point scale.

Longview Properties Red-Tagged As Unsafe

on September 7, 2017 - 11:21am

A wood beam over a walkway outside a Longview Drive property in White Rock shows obvious signs of deterioration and was red-tagged Tuesday for unsafe conditions. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Two of the buildings at the Longview complex in White Rock that were taped off and red-tagged Tuesday by Los Alamos County and Fire Department officials. Photo by Maire O'Neill/


Los Alamos Daily Post


Los Alamos County Chief Building Official Michael Arellano and Fire Marshall Jeffrey Wetteland red-tagged buildings Tuesday on

Council Proclaims Sept. 15-24 As Welcoming Week

on September 7, 2017 - 9:09am

The Family YMCA board members and staff, including Executive Director Linda Daly, right, receive a proclamation Tuesday evening from County Councilor Pete Sheehey, right, that recognizes Sept. 15-24 as 'Welcoming Week'. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


Los Alamos County Councilor Pete Sheehey presented a proclamation during the regular County Council meeting Tuesday night that honors Sept. 15-24 as "Welcoming Week."

The proclamation was presented to the staff and board members of The Family YMCA.


WHEREAS: Welcoming Week is a national celebration of a

County Councilors At Farmer’s Market Sept. 14

on September 7, 2017 - 8:49am


Two Los Alamos County Councilors will be at the Farmer’s Market 9-11 a.m. next Thursday, Sept. 14, to meet market-goers.

The public is welcome to stop by with comments or concerns.

Los Alamos County Council Honors Russ Gordon

on September 6, 2017 - 6:13pm

Councilor Antonio Maggiore, center, presents a proclamation to Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series organizer Russ Gordon who accepted it together with his wife Deborah, son Abe and his girlfriend Tuesday night in Council Chambers. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


The Los Alamos County Council paid its respects to Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series Organizer Russ Gordon during its regular meeting Tuesday night in Council Chambers. After 28 years of providing concerts to the community, Gordon is retiring and Friday will be his final concert.

Councilor Antonio

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Aug. 30 To Sept. 4, 2017

on September 6, 2017 - 4:15pm

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.


Aug. 30 at 4:37 a.m. / Police arrested Heather R. Dominguez, 34, of Los Alamos at 1203 9th St., Apt. 5 on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.




Aug. 30 at 9:24 a.m. / Police arrested Casandra Rose Ruybal, 28, of Los Alamos at 4408 Sycamore St., on an outstanding Municipal Court warrant and an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.