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LANL And LAFD Respond To Bulging Drum At Sigma Facility

on April 16, 2018 - 10:27pm

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory personnel and Los Alamos Fire Department responded to a report of a bulging drum at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Sigma facility, according to a LANL spokesman.

“The drum has been rendered safe, and there is no threat to workers or the public. Full access to the facility has been restored,” the spokesman said.

The Sigma complex was built in the 1950s and 1960s and houses extensive laboratory areas for materials synthesis and processing, characterization, and fabrication.

Council Approves Sheriffs Office Proposed Budget

on April 16, 2018 - 8:57pm

Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero presents a proposed budget to restore his department to its previous level and requests additional funding. Council rejected his request and tentatively approved $15,510 for the Sheriff's Office. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Council Oks Assessor's Office Proposed Budget

on April 16, 2018 - 8:30pm

Los Alamos County Assessor Ken Milder, right, and Deputy County Assessor Joaquin Valdez present their proposed budget this evening during the budget hearings in Council Chambers. Council tentatively approved the Assessor's Office proposed budget of $647.649. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Assessor Ken Milder, left, Deputy County Assessor Joaquin Valdez and County GIS Administrator Mike Smith discuss the need for a high altitude drone to photograph area properties for the Assessor's Office. GIS Services is part of the Information Technology Division at the County.

Council Oks Municipal Court Proposed Budget

on April 16, 2018 - 8:04pm

Municipal Court Judge Alan Kirk and Administrative Assistant Juanita McNiel present the court's FY2019 proposed budget this evening in Council Chambers. Council tentatively approved the proposed budget of $549,892 for the Municipal Court. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County FY-19 Budget Hearings Underway

on April 16, 2018 - 7:27pm

County Budget and Performance Manager Karen Kendall and Deputy County Manager Steven Lynne present an overview of the proposed budget to Council members as the FY2019 budget hearings get underway this evening in Council Chambers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

County Manager Harry Burgess, left, and County Attorney Alvin Leaphart listen to presentations at this evening's budget hearings. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Council members at this evening's budget hearings from left, James Chrobocinski, Rick Reiss, Vice Chair Christine Chandler, Chair David

New Mexico Environment Department Accepts 2016-2017 Los Alamos Airport Landfill Report

on April 16, 2018 - 4:13pm
Los Alamos County Airport. Courtesy/LAC
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

The New Mexico Environment Department has accepted the 2016-2017 report on the Los Alamos County Airport evapotranspiration landfill cover, which states that the cover is in excellent condition and is performing as designed.

The report, prepared by Stephen F. Dwyer of Dwyer Engineering, LLC., indicated that there was no methane emission and no water percolation through the cover into the underlying waste but rather that moisture is migrating upward from the waste.

Los Alamos Fire Chief Releases 2017 Annual Report

on April 16, 2018 - 3:46pm

LAFD training exercise. Courtesy/LAFD

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

“The hard-working men and women of our Department are very dedicated to the ideal of ‘continuous improvement’ which you will clearly see throughout this report,” Chief Hughes said.

H said in spite of losing some key people to retirement or seeking new adventures, LAFD is still chocked full of great people who will continue to help LAFD improve on the delivery of services to Los Alamos County residents and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

“The great services we provide would not be

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