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Transportation Board Meets 5:30 p.m. Thursday

on September 6, 2017 - 7:01am

COUNTY News: 

The Transportation Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in room 110 in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

This meeting is open to the public.

Agenda

  • CALL TO ORDER / ROLL CALL
  • APPROVAL OF AGENDA
  • PUBLIC COMMENT This section of the agenda is reserved for comments from the public on items that are not otherwise included in this agenda. Please Limit Public Comment to 3 Minutes.
  • LIAISONS' REPORTS
  • APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approval of the Aug. 3, 2017 Transportation Board Minutes Presenters: Brian O'Neil, Chair of the Transportation Board 
  • OLD BUSINESS - Possible Action
    • Complete

Council Proclaims September Voter Registration Month

on September 6, 2017 - 6:31am

Los Alamos County Clerk Naomi Maestas, left, accepts a proclamation recognizing September as Voter Registration Month from Councilor Chris Chandler. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 

COUNTY News: 

During the regular Los Alamos County Council meeting Aug. 29, Council presented Los Alamos County Clerk Naomi Maestas with a proclamation that recognizes September as Voter Registration Month and Tuesday, Sept. 26 as Voter Registration Day. County Councilor Chris Chandler read and presented the proclamation. 

The proclamation states: 

WHEREAS: Registering to vote empowers eligible

Home Renewal Program Cycle 1 & 2 Update

on September 5, 2017 - 7:18pm

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County’s Community Development Department and the Los Alamos Housing Partnership (LAHP) provided an update today on the Home Renewal Program, including close out of construction projects completed in the first cycle, and financial assistance awards being offered for those who applied and were eligible for the second cycle.

Residents who meet low-income qualifications and require financial assistance to make repairs or improvements are eligible to apply for this subsidized loan program. Homeowners are not required to make payments until the home is sold or vacated.

Los Alamos County’s First Ever Guns To Gardens Gun Buyback Event Oct. 28

on September 5, 2017 - 6:50pm

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

Council Opts To Send Letter Of Support To NMDOT On N.M. 126 Paving Project Proposal

on September 5, 2017 - 5:43pm

Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz listens to Councilor Chris Chandler make a motion regarding a citizen's petition presented at the Aug. 29 Council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 

Economic Development Administrator Joan Ahlers discusses Dave Fox's petition with council during its regular meeting Aug. 29. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

COUNTY News: 

 

In an effort to get the remaining 8-mile stretch of N.M. 126 paved from La Cueva to Cuba, Los Alamos businessman Dave Fox presented a petition to Los Alamos County Council during its regular

Los Alamos County Council To Meet 6 p.m. Today

on September 5, 2017 - 10:47am

COUNTY News: 

The Los Alamos County Council meets at 6 p.m. today in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

The meeting is open to the public.

Agenda

  • OPENING/ROLL CALL
     
  • PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE A. 9871-17 Boys Scout Troop 122 will be Leading the Pledge of Allegiance
     
  • PUBLIC COMMENT This section of the agenda is reserved for comments from the public on items that are not otherwise included in this agenda.
     
  • APPROVAL OF AGENDA
     
  • PRESENTATIONS, PROCLAMATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS
A. Proclamation declaring Friday, Sept.
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Quorum Notice: Art Dedication And Ribbon Cutting

on September 5, 2017 - 6:31am

COUNTY News:

Members of the Arts in Public Places Advisory Board may attend the art dedication and ribbon cutting for "Carry the Light" by artist Doug Czor at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Los Alamos County Golf Course Community Building.

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

The public is invited to attend this event.

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Quorum Notice: Arts In Public Places Advisory Board

on September 5, 2017 - 6:11am

COUNTY News:

Members of the Arts in Public Places Advisory Board may attend the Tourism Strategic Plan Public Visioning meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6 at UNM-LA Student Center.

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

The meeting is open to the public.

 

 

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County Council Hosts Closed Session Tuesday

on September 5, 2017 - 6:02am

COUNTY News: 

The Los Alamos County Council will hold a closed session at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5 to discuss threatened or pending litigation.

This discussion is closed pursuant to NMSA 1978, 10-15-1 (H)(7).

If you are an individual with a disability who is 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, please contact the County Human Resources Division at 505.662.8040 at least one week prior to the meeting or as soon as possible.

Recycling: Quality Over Quantity

on September 3, 2017 - 9:06am

COUNTY News:

Environmental Services would like to remind residents to be mindful when separating their recyclables. It is important to avoid placing non-recyclables into the blue roll-cart or dumpster.

Contamination results in extra work for everyone down the recycling chain and if contamination is too excessive, it may lead to sending an entire load of recyclables collected to the landfill.

Recyclables from the blue roll-carts and blue dumpsters in Los Alamos are transported to Friedman Recycling in Albuquerque.

Girl Scouts Lead Pledge Of Allegiance At Council Meeting

on September 3, 2017 - 8:35am

Members of Girl Scout Troop 116 lead the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of the Los Alamos County Council regular meeting Tuesday evening in Council Chambers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz presents lightbulbs to members of Girl Scout Troop 116 after they lead the Pledge of Allegiance Tuesday evening in Council Chambers as leaders Ryn Herrmann and Nan Holmes look on at right. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 

Hey I have an idea... Courtesy photo

 

The Paladins Play The Pond At 7 p.m. Today!

on September 1, 2017 - 6:15pm
The Paladins play the pond at 7 p.m. today. Courtesy photo
 
By RUSS GORDON
Concert Promoter

At 7 p.m. today, we’ll be at Ashley Pond and the show is free and you should bring your own chairs and maybe an umbrella.

The Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series show will be Smith’s Marketplace Night. Our band is the great San Diego act, The Paladins (www.paladinsband.com, www.rockabilly.net/paladins and, you can hear lots of their music on www.youtube.com.)

The Los Angeles Times say the Paladins are “…one of the most powerful roots-rocking groups in the nation.

County Administration Offices Closed Monday

on September 1, 2017 - 9:31am

COUNTY News:

County Administration offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 4 for the Labor Day Holiday.

Residents who typically have trash and recycling pick up on Monday should place roll carts at the curb on Wednesday instead.

Atomic City Transit buses will not be operating on Monday.

For other facility information, click here.

Council Unanimously Passes Immigration Proclamation Celebrating Contributions And Just Treatment Of Immigrants And Refugees In Los Alamos County

on September 1, 2017 - 9:13am

 

Members of the Los Alamos County Council listen as some 20 residents take turns expressing passionate views on the proposed immigration proclamation 'Celebrating the Contributions and Just Treatment of Immigrants and Refugees in the County of Los Alamos', which Council ultimately passed 7-0 during Tuesday's meeting in Council Chambers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Residents line up to express their view on the County's immigration proclamation Tuesday in Council Chambers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

County Councilor Pete Sheehey explains why he brought the

LANL Director Briefs Los Alamos County Council

on September 1, 2017 - 9:11am

LANL Director Charlie McMillan briefs Council on the lab during Tuesday's regular meeting in Council Chambers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

LANL Director Charlie McMillan discusses the lab during Tuesday's regular council meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Community members and County staff listen to LANL Director Charlie McMillan present an update on the lab during Tuesday's regular council meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

Video of LANL Director Charlie McMillan's briefing to Council: https://youtu.be/7nr8AW7zHtQ

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY

Los

LAPD Launches Community Survey Friday

on August 31, 2017 - 9:00pm
LAPD News:
 
Beginning Friday, Sept. 1, in an effort to better serve and partner with the community, the Los Alamos Police Department will roll out a Community Survey.
 
This survey can be taken anytime an individual interacts with any member of the Los Alamos Police Department. The survey responses are completely anonymous.
 
The survey will acquire feedback in the following areas:
  • Community Involvement;
  • Safety;
  • Procedural Justice;
  • Performance;
  • Contact; and
  • Satisfaction.
 
There also is a voluntary portion for demographics.

Joel Martin Remains In Jail Until Sept. 28 Hearing

on August 31, 2017 - 8:18pm

Joel Martin is led into First Judicial District Court Thursday by Los Alamos Detention Center staff. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

One of two men charged with aggravated assault on a police officer appeared in the First Judicial District Court today for a dangerousness hearing to determine whether he should be held without bond until his release is addressed by the District Court.

Joel Martin, 30, of Albuquerque, also was charged Aug.

Quorum Notice: Art In Public Places Dedication Sept. 7

on August 31, 2017 - 10:13am

COUNTY News:

A quorum notice for the Art in Public Places dedication “Carry the Light” has been published here.

Members of the Los Alamos County Council may attend this dedication at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7 at the Golf Course Community Building on Diamond Drive.

A quorum may be present, however, no action will be taken.

The communiy is invited to attend this event.

Labor Management Board Meeting Sept. 5

on August 31, 2017 - 9:02am

COUNTY News: 

The Labor Management Relations Board meets at 11:30 a.m., Sept. 5 in Room #110 at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. 

The meeting is open to the public.

Agenda:

I. Call to Order

II. Public Comment

III. Discussion and/or Possible Action Items
A. Announcement of LMRB members - Term Sept. 12, 2017 until Aug. 31, 2018.  
B. Election of Officers  
C. Approval of Minutes – June 6, 2017
 
IV. Informational Items
A. Next B&C Luncheon: Sept. 21, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Council Chambers
B. Next Regular Meeting: Dec. 5, at 10:30 a.m.
 
V. Adjournment
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Jurisdiction Questioned In Sherman Dogs Case

on August 31, 2017 - 7:16am

Los Alamos County Attorney Alvin Leaphart, right, chats with Deputy Police Chief Jason Wardlow Herrera Wednesday as Public Safety Aide Robert Aragon looks on. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

By MAIRE O’NEILL

Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Los Alamos Magistrate Judge Pat Casados opted to maintain jurisdiction in a civil “dangerous dog” case Wednesday against Leslie Sherman of White Rock despite opinions from Los Alamos County Attorney Alvin Leaphart and Sherman’s attorney Aaron Boland.

The case pertains to a March 29 incident in which Sherman’s dogs allegedly

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Aug. 24-29, 2017

on August 30, 2017 - 6:49pm
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 filed against them.
 
GARRETT ECKHART
Aug. 24 at 10:08 a.m. / Police arrested Garrett J. Eckhart, 36, of Los Alamos on a Magistrate Court Bench Warrant.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
DANIEL ARCHULETA
Aug. 24 at 3:27 p.m. / Police arrested Daniel Archuleta, 35, of Espanola on an outstanding Municipal Court Warrant.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
STEPHEN JAYMES MONTANO
Aug. 26 at 12:31 a.m.

County: Gas Leak On Central Avenue

on August 30, 2017 - 4:51pm

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities is responding to a natural gas leak detected on Central Avenue across from the Municipal Building.  

To repair the main, crews are closing the east bound lane on Central Avenue between Knecht Street and 9th Street. East bound traffic will be rerouted to Trinity Drive at Knecht Street.  

Crews on scene indicate that repairs will continue into the evening and that the road will be open before Thursday morning. 

Ethics Complaint Investigation Fully Exonerates Councilors Susan O’Leary And James Chrobocinski

on August 30, 2017 - 1:19pm

Council Vice Chair Susan O’Leary

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County released this morning the final report received from John B. Pound, who was under contract to investigate the ethics complaint filed against Council Vice Chair Susan O’Leary and Councilor James Chrobocinski by former Los Alamos resident Patrick Brenner.

Councilor James Chrobocinski

In this report, sent Tuesday afternoon to the Los Alamos County Council, Pound’s findings completely exonerate O’Leary and Chrobocinski of any wrongdoing.

“I’m gratified by the total

LAPD Conducts Taser Training

on August 30, 2017 - 10:09am

Los Alamos Police Department Det. Joey Robinson, far left, assists Detention Center staff Tuesday during taser training. In order to be certified to use a taser, officers must first experience its effects. The trainee is guided to the ground as he falls. Trainees describe being shot as feeling like you are being microwaved or having a full-body Charlie Horse. Command staff and fellow officers cheered the four trainees on at the training session Tuesday, having been through the not so pleasant experience themselves. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

LAPD Public Safety Aide Supervisor

Airport Manager David Ploeger Retires Nov. 30

on August 30, 2017 - 8:12am
Los Alamos County Airport Manager David Ploeger will retire Nov. 30. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post 

Los Alamos County Airport Manager David Ploeger is closing the door Nov. 30 on his 45-year career in aviation. He will officially retire on this day although Ploeger’s last day on the job is Oct. 6.

Ploeger has worked a total of seven years in the County. Ploeger moved to Los Alamos County in 2005 and worked as the airport’s manager from 2005-2009. Then Gov.

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