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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 Santa Fe 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.

Los Alamos Resident Greg White Files Suit In New Mexico Supreme Court Against County Council

on October 17, 2017 - 5:53pm
Los Alamos resident Greg White at a council meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Los Alamos resident Greg White has filed a verified petition for a writ of prohibition against the Los Alamos County Council and the Incorporated County of Los Alamos with the New Mexico Supreme Court requesting that the Court exercise jurisdiction. The petition, filed Oct.17, lists Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero as an interested party.

White recently announced that he will be a candidate for sheriff in 2018.

The

Workers Repair Tree Lights At Ashley Pond

on October 17, 2017 - 5:53pm

Workers are repairing the strands of lights in the trees today at Ashley Pond. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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

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