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History Nuts Column: What Makes Our Historic District a Special Place?

on October 31, 2012 - 10:37am

Column by Janie O'Rourke

History is an integral part of the landscape that surrounds us. The lives and actions of those who have come before us have created, layer upon layer, the places in which we live. 

Historic districts are special areas set aside to protect pieces of these layers: historic and archaeological sites, historic buildings, and even viewsheds or cultural landscapes without manmade structures.  

Here in Los Alamos we are fortunate to have a historic district located in our downtown.

If you have attended a lecture or concert at Fuller Lodge or strolled across the Fuller

New County Attorney to Talk at Lunch with a Leader

on October 30, 2012 - 8:41am

County Attorney Rebecca W. Ehler. Courtesy photo

LWV News:

The League of Women Voters will host its monthly Lunch with a Leader event at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 at Mesa Public Library.

The leader for November is new Los Alamos County Attorney Becky Ehler.

After working in Alamogordo for 19 years as the city attorney and as the legal advisor to the City's Department of Public Safety, Ehler came to Los Alamos in June 2012 with her husband of 34 years.

They purchased a house in White Rock where they live with the animals the kids left behind when they moved out.

She has worked in

Utilities Board to Hold Special Meeting

on October 30, 2012 - 8:30am

DPU News:

The Utilities Board will hold a special meeting at noon, Nov. 1 in the Department of Public Utilities Conference Room, 170 Central Park Square.


Call to Order

II. Public Comment

III. New Business

A. Approval of Change Order No. 2 & Revision of Project Budget for the Los Alamos Canyon Dam Modification Project

IV. Adjournment

DPU Board:

  • Chair Glenn Woodwell
  • Vice Chair Timothy R. Neal
  • Member Kevin Anderson
  • Member D. Christopher Ortega
  • Member David Powell
  • Utilities Manager John Arrowsmith

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Presentation: Financial Incentives for Historic Preservation

on October 30, 2012 - 8:14am



Residents who either own historic property or who may be considering securing a historic listing for their property are invited to attend a special presentation next week being sponsored by the Fuller Lodge/Historic Districts Advisory Board (FL/HDAB.)

Harvey Kaplan from the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division will present a slide show and talk focusing on “Financial Incentives for Historic Preservation” 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 in the Training Room of the Community Building, 475 20th St.

Kaplan will provide information about the Division’s financial

Making the Arts Accessible to People with Dementia

on October 30, 2012 - 8:12am


Meet Me at Mesa - Making the Arts Accessible to People with Dementia

As director of the Betty Ehart Senior Center and as a music therapist, Pauline Schneider sees both the difficulties dementia sufferers and their caregivers face daily and also how music and the arts can help people connect and enjoy the arts’ beauty and energizing effects.

“I have worked with people in all phases of dementia and even  those who seem to have stopped relating to the world around them  remarkably respond to music.

Superintendent Unveils Draft Strategic Plan

on October 28, 2012 - 11:55pm

County Chief Financial Officer Steve Lynne provides an update to school board members on the Trinity Site project. He explained since the Kroger Company received the lease for the development from the North American Development Group, they have been very active in the project. The Kroger Company has met to do pre-planning and has begun geo-tech and survey work. The next big step, Lynne said, is to submit a site plan for approval: "So they are plowing straight ahead."  Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

By Kirsten Laskey

“The future of Los Alamos is very bright,” Los Alamos Public

Road Work Closing Myrtle Street Next Week

on October 27, 2012 - 10:50am


The Eastern Area Phase 2 Project is inching toward completion.

RMCI will begin paving Monday, Oct. 29 on Myrtle Street, followed by 9th Street, Canyon Road and 5th Street.

Paving operations should be completed on or before Friday, Nov. 2, assuming there are no weather or mechanical delays.

Work is anticipated to start at 8:30 a.m. each day and the County is asking residents to refrain from parking vehicles in these street in the active construction areas.

RMCI staff will be on hand to assist motorists with vehicular access while paving is ongoing; however, there may be