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Los Alamos County Hires Cameron ‘Cam’ Humphres To Manage Airport

on October 17, 2017 - 5:07pm

New Airport Manager Cameron ‘Cam’ Humphres

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County has hired a new manager for the airport. Los Alamos native Cameron “Cam” Humphres will begin his new job Nov. 6 with the County.

Humphres most recently worked as the airport manager for the City of Santa Fe. Prior to that he worked for eight years as executive director of South Dakota’s Rapid City Regional Airport.

In addition to his experience in airport management, Humphres brings accreditation from the American Association of Airport Executives, a commercial pilot’s license with multi-engine and instrument ratings,

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Councilors Host Booth At Farmer’s Market Thursday

on October 17, 2017 - 4:37pm

COUNTY News:

Two members of the Los Alamos County Council will host a booth Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Farmer’s Market on Central Avenue.

This is an informal setting open to residents who would like to stop by 9-11 a.m. with comments, concerns or questions.

County Settles Tort Claim For $4,000

on October 17, 2017 - 3:56pm
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

A suit filed against the Los Alamos County Council, Police Chief Dino Sgambellone, Ofc. David Bradshaw and Ofc. Joseph Ortega seeking damages for assault, battery and false imprisonment under the New Mexico Tort Claims Act has been dismissed and the County has agreed to pay Andrew Abeyta $4,000 in settlement.

Under the terms of the agreement, which was executed in September, Abeyta will pay all his own attorney’s costs and the County will not admit to any fault or wrongdoing.

The alleged incident occurred Dec.

Aquatic Center Hosts Pumpkin Splash Oct. 21

on October 17, 2017 - 3:44pm

COUNTY News:

This Saturday, Oct. 21, the public is invited to join in on the Annual Pumpkin Splash and Halloween Carnival 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Walkup Aquatic Center.

This year’s  theme pays tribute to Dr. Seuss. To kick off the festivities, the bounce house will be set up outside the pool, and various carnival games with great prizes will entertain the kids. Pumpkins will float in the pool, allowing participants to swim around and find just the right one to take home with them. The pumpkin retrieval itself starts at 11 a.m.

Tickets are on sale at the front desk of the Aquatic Center,

Response Filed In IPRA Suit Against County Council

on October 17, 2017 - 7:06am
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Court documents filed Oct. 10 on behalf of Patrick Brenner and his mother Lisa Brenner state that there is no “win-win” in a proposal by Los Alamos County Council unless the Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA) is complied with in a case involving emails in a personal account belonging to County Council Vice Chair Susan O’Leary.

The Brenners had asked the County through its Custodian of Public Records Barb Ricci to release every email by every Councilor from May 15 but O’Leary has maintained that she has a privacy interest

Pajarito Astronomers Host County-Sponsored Dark Night Oct. 21

on October 17, 2017 - 7:01am
COMMUNITY News: 
 
The Pajarito Astronomers will hold a County-Sponsored Dark Night at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at Spirio Soccer Field, Overlook Park. Weather permitting, the public is invited to come out, wander among the telescopes, and star gaze.  
 
A crescent moon, Mercury, Saturn with its rings and moons, Uranus, Neptune and some Orionid meteors 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.

Future Aviators Attend Young Eagles Flight Rally

on October 17, 2017 - 5:44am
All smiles for Hannah Hsu and pilot Amy Ross as they return to the terminal. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
Finley Ingle, 11, is very excited to finally get a ride in a W10 Tail Wing home built plane, built by pilot Logan Ott's grandfather. Finley said the W10 Tail Wing is his favorite airplane and he had done a lot of reading about it and to get to take a flight on it was a dream come true. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
By TINA ANDRES
Experimental Aircraft Association
 
There were big smiles on the faces of 39 children at the Young Eagles Flight Rally Saturday morning at

County Green Team Hosts Informational Event Tuesday

on October 16, 2017 - 4:29pm

County Council Receives Update On MPNHP

on October 16, 2017 - 8:59am

Los Alamos Site Manager of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park Charlie Strickfaden provides an update on the park during the Oct. 10 County Council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

​Work is progressing on the Manhattan Project National Historical Park (MPNHP), the Los Alamos County Council learned during its regular meeting Oct. 10. The park's Site Manager Charlie Strickfaden gave a short presentation to the Council about the park. 

​In his presentation, Strickfaden identified the draft version of the park's purpose:  “Managed in partnership by the

Lodger's Tax Advisory Board Meets Tuesday

on October 16, 2017 - 8:15am
COUNTY News: 
 
The Lodger's Tax Advisory Board will meet at noon Tuesday, Oct. 17. The meeting will begin in Council Chambers but at 1:30 p.m. it will move to Room # 110 in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
 
The meeting is open to the public.
 
Agenda: 
  • I.  PRESENTATION/DISCUSSION (From 12:00-1:30 LTAB Will Attend this Session in Council Chambers.)
    • A.  Tourism Strategic Plan Update (1) 10007-17 Becky Zimmerman, Design Workshop and Tourism Work Group
  • II.  ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS 1:30 pm (5 min)
    • A.  Call to Order/Introductions
    • B.  Approval of Agenda
    • C.

Council Hears Code Enforcement Program Details

on October 16, 2017 - 6:41am
Los Alamos Resident Helen Milenski updates the County Council on Citizens in Action's survey regarding the County's enforcement program. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
​Los Alamos Daily Post 
 

Code enforcement continues to be a hotly debated and discussed issue. During the regular County Council meeting Oct. 10, both County staff and members of the public spoke about the issue.

During public comment, Los Alamos resident Helen Milenski updated County Council on a community survey she and other members of the group, Citizens in

County Council Holds Work Session Tuesday

on October 16, 2017 - 6:30am
COUNTY News: 
 
The Los Alamos County Council will hold a work session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the White Rock Fire Station. 
 
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. Briefing to Council by Leslie Geyer, Chair of the Personnel Board.
    • Presenters: Leslie Geyer, Chair of the Personnel Board
  • B. Regional Development Corporation (RDC) To Present An Annual Update Including a Briefing On The General Mission And The REDI Initiative.
    • Presenters: Joanie

Scenes From An Evening Of Arts And Culture

on October 15, 2017 - 8:25am

Los Alamos High School's Schola Cantorum performs during the Evening of Arts and Culture event Friday night at Fuller Lodge. The event spanned nine locations throughout the downtown area and featured 20 presentions from poetry and sculpture to jazz music and Broadway showtunes. An Evening of Arts and Cultures kicked off October as Arts and Culture Month and it orginated from the Arts Forum, a collection of local art entities spearheaded by the Los Alamos Arts Council. The forum is made up of  Los Alamos Community Winds, Fuller Lodge Art Center, the Los Alamos Little Theater, Hillstompers, Los

Officials Paint Domestic Violence Awareness Rock

on October 13, 2017 - 5:06pm

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone and others turn out this morning to paint a Domestic Violence Awareness Month message on the rock on N.M. 4 in White Rock. ‘You are a hero, because you are changing the world by saying no to abuse.’ –A domestic violence abuse victim. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kurt Steinhaus helps paint a Domestic Violence Awareness Month message this morning on the rock on N.M. 4 in White Rock. Courtesy photo

The White Rock rock shares the message that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Los Alamos County Library System Announces Winners Of ‘Design A Bookmark’ Competition

on October 13, 2017 - 4:24pm

Blayne Bingham's entry to the Design a Bookmark competition. Bingham won in the sixth grade category. Courtesy photo 

Ellery Rathburn's entry to the Design a Bookmark competition. Rathburn won honorable mention in the third grade category. Courtesy photo 

LIBRARY News: 

In May, the Los Alamos County Library System revived its Design a Bookmark competition for students.

“We were so excited to bring this program back after a few year hiatus,” said Head of Youth Services Angie Manfredi. “It’s a fun activity for the kids and the library gets some cool new bookmarks to hand out!”

The library

County: Tourism Work Group Meets Tuesday

on October 13, 2017 - 7:27am

COUNTY News: 

The Tourism Work Group will meet at noon Tuesday, Oct. 17 in Room # 330 in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

The meeting is open to the public.

Agenda:

I. Call to Order
II. Branding Implementation Information
III. Community Indicators
IV. Preview of Public Meeting
V. Public Comment
VI. Next Public Meeting Scheduled: Nov. 8, 2017 at 6 p.m. in Fuller Lodge
VII. Adjourn Meeting

 
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An Evening Of Arts & Culture Friday!

on October 12, 2017 - 3:44pm

LAFD Elite Combat Challenge Team Reaches High

on October 12, 2017 - 9:00am

Los Alamos Fire Department Driver-Engineer Gregg Hecathorn opens the hood on the Department's burn car prop while demonstrating how firefighters extinguish vehicle fires during a training demonstration Monday for the community. Hecathorn normally drives and runs the truck's pump panel but opted to ‘play’ a little. He is a member of the LAFD Firefighter Combat Challenge Team. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Fire Department Firefighter Combat Challenge Team members, from left, Aron Williams, Kevin Kamplain, Gregg Hecathorn, David Apodaca and John Bialy after taking third

Public Input Requested For ADA Transition Plan

on October 12, 2017 - 7:54am

The Los Alamos County Public Works Department is developing an ADA transition plan. The plan's initial focus includes sidewalks and curb ramps. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY

Los Alamos Daily Post 

kirsten@ladailypost.com 

 

The Los Alamos County Public Works Department is seeking the public’s input on its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan.

 

In March, Wilson & Company, an engineering firm from Albuquerque, was hired by the County to assemble the plan. A first draft of the plan was presented to the Transportation Board during its Oct.

Scenes From LAFD Station 4 Open House

on October 12, 2017 - 7:28am

Daisy Scouts from Troop 10074 participate in activities planned for them at an open house Wednesday evening at Los Alamos Fire Department Station 4 on Diamond Drive. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Iris Polski tries the driver's seat for size in a fire truck Wednesday evening at LAFD Station 4. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Two and a half year old Robby Minotti gets busy pulling rope at the open house Wednesday evening at LAFD Station 4 on Diamond Drive. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

LAFD Firefighter Dwight Williams, his wife Anna and daughter Ginny at Wednesday's

Los Alamos 4-H Registers 2017-2018 Participants

on October 12, 2017 - 7:13am

Los Alamos 4-H volunteer chief rifle instructor Sha-Marie Arnaudville registers Caleb and Rebecca Moss for 4-H shooting sports Wednesday evening at Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club as their mother, Angela Moss looks on. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Extension Agent Carlos Valdez, left, and Michael O'Neill, youth activities coordinator for Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club and 4-H archery and shotgun coach were on hand Wednesday to explain 4-H opportunities at the open house. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Maria Smith and Jolene Vigil sat down to chat after they each

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Oct. 10, 2017

on October 11, 2017 - 1:37pm

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.

DESIREE NITZ

Oct. 10 at 12 a.m. / Los Alamos police arrested Desiree Nitz, 27, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding District Court warrant.

 

 

TYSON M. COLLINS

Oct. 10 at 9:04 p.m. / Los Alamos police arrested Tyson M. Collins, 24, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

County: Community Services Survey On Open Forum

on October 11, 2017 - 12:40pm
COUNTY News:
 
The Los Alamos County Community Services Department is soliciting feedback from community members regarding the level of service provided by the department.
 
Your feedback is very important to us and will help to shape our future efforts in providing safe, engaging, high-quality, cost-effective programs, services and special events for our citizens in a responsive and courteous manner.
 
Thank you for taking the time to share your input!
 
Click here to take the survey.

Los Alamos Police Hire Victim Assistant

on October 11, 2017 - 12:39pm
By Chief Dino Sgambellone
Los Alamos Police Department

As the Los Alamos Police Department participates in bringing recognition to October’s Domestic Violence Awareness month, we would also like to extend our welcome to our newest addition to the department, the Victim Assistant.

The Victim Assistant acts as a liaison for victims, providing services to support victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, harassment, dating violence and other related issues. The Victim Assistant provides support to the victims of crimes with information about the options available to them.

LAPD Releases Sketch Of Robbery Suspect

on October 11, 2017 - 11:14am

Anyone who recognizes this man is asked to call L.A Crime Stoppers at 505.662.8282 or LAPD dispatch at 505.662.8222 and ask to speak to Det. Joey Robinson. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department Investigations Section is seeking the identity of a male suspect in a robbery that occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at Smith’s Marketplace, 751 Trinity Dr. 

The suspect is described as Hispanic, approximately 5’8” to 5’10” tall, and possibly 25-30 years of age.

A witness observed the male suspect leave in a vehicle that was a dark colored full-size 4-door pickup that

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