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LAPD Asks Assistance In Identifying Two Thieves

on April 19, 2018 - 2:21pm

Suspected thief wanted in connection with residential burglaries in Los Alamos is caught on video at Target in Albuquerque where stolen credit cards were used. Courtesy/LAPDwhere

Suspected thief wanted in connection with residential burglaries in Los Alamos is caught on video at Target in Albuquerque where stolen credit cards were used. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department Criminal Investigations Section is investigating several residential burglaries that occurred in Los Alamos.

In the last two weeks there have been three residential burglaries reported that

Council Approves Public Works Department FY 2019 Proposed Budget

on April 17, 2018 - 7:57pm

Los Alamos County Public Works Director Philo Shelton presents his department's FY2019 proposed budget of $34,871,948. The department consists of nine divisions; Administration, Airport, Custodial, Environmental Services, Engineering and Project Management, Facilities, Fleet, Traffic & Streets and Atomic City Transit. Council tentatively approved the Public Works budget 6-0, Council Vice Chair Christine Chandler had to leave early. Photo by Carol A. Clarkladailypost.com

Second Night Of County Budget Hearings Underway

on April 17, 2018 - 6:49pm

The second night of the Los Alamos County FY2019 Budget Hearings are underway in Council Chamber at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. Council is listening to Community Development Department Director Paul Andrus present his department's proposed budget as County Budget and Performance Manager Karen Kendall looks on at right. Council tentatively approved 6-1 the proposed budget for the CDD of $1,878,307. Councilor James Chrobocinski cast the no vote. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The second night of the Los Alamos County FY2019 Budget Hearings are underway in Council

Council Approves County Clerk’s Proposed Budget

on April 17, 2018 - 6:14pm

Los Alamos County Clerk Naomi Maestas, left, and Chief Deputy Clerk Adrianna Ortiz presented Monday evening the County Clerk's Office proposed budget of $597,078 for FY 2019. Council tentatively approved the budget 7-0. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Council Approves County Attorney’s Office FY 2019 Proposed Budget

on April 17, 2018 - 6:08pm

Los Alamos County Attorney Alvin Leaphart at the County Budget Hearings Monday evening presented his proposed budget of $703,539 for FY2019. Council tentatively approved his budget 7-0. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

April Is Underage Drinking Prevention Month

on April 17, 2018 - 4:00pm

COUNTY News:

April is Underage Drinking Prevention month and April 21 is highlighted as a reminder to parents to talk with their kids about alcohol.

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, young people who drink are:

  • More likely to be victims of crime, to be in accidents, and to struggle in school;
  • More likely to be sexually active; and
  • Four times more likely to become dependent on alcohol.

Despite the data on the effects of early alcohol use, many parents still believe drinking in the home is a safe alternative.

County: Applications Close Thursday For Tourism Implementation Task Force

on April 17, 2018 - 1:44pm

COUNTY News:

Residents are reminded that the deadline for letters of interest to apply for the Tourism Implementation Task Force is 5 p.m. Thursday, April 19.

The task force will be appointed by the Los Alamos County Council at its May 1 meeting.

To apply, send a one- or two-page letter to lacmanager@lacnm.us with your name, address, phone number and email address, the name of your employer (if applicable), along with any civic organizations you belong to, or any relevant tourism or economic development background that you possess.

Explain why you would like to serve on the Task Force,

Fire Chief Commends DPU Linemen For Quick Action On West Road Fire

on April 17, 2018 - 5:58am
Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities Electricity Distribution Division lineman Julian Suazo, left, and Wayne Valdez discovered a loose connection that caused a small fire Thursday, made the area safe for firefighters and repaired the connection. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
Scene Thursday afternoon of firefighters responding to small fire in LA Canyon near the Ice Rink. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes has commended two local linemen for their quick response to

Environmental Sustainability Board Meets Thursday

on April 17, 2018 - 5:49am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Environmental Sustainability Board meets at 5:30 p.m., Thursday in Suite 110 in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

The public is invited to the meeting.

Agenda:

1. CALL TO ORDER - ROLL CALL
 
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. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
 
4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
 
5. BOARD BUSINESS
  • Review and Discuss Revised FY19 ESB Work Plan Presenters: Angelica Gurule
  • Tourism Task Force Liaison Volunteers Presenters: James Robinson
  • Review

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

BPU Meets Wednesday

on April 16, 2018 - 8:56am
COUNTY News:
 
Los Alamos County Board of Public Utilities will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 in Council Chambers in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
 
The meeting is open to the public.
 
Agenda:
 
Complete Board of Public Utilities agenda packets, past agendas, videos, legislation and minutes can be found online at http://losalamos.legistar.com/Calenar.aspx. Learn more about the Board of Public Utilities at http://www.losalamosnm.us/gov/bcc/utilitiesboard.

PUBLIC COMMENTS:
Please submit written comments to the Board at bpu@lacnm.us. Oral
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County Council To Hold Closed Session Tuesday

on April 16, 2018 - 7:42am

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Council will hold a closed session to discuss pending or threatened litigation.

The closed session is 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

Agenda:

1. OPENING/ROLL CALL
2. BUSINESS A. 10709-18 Discussion Regarding Threatened or Pending Litigation - Closed Pursuant to NMSA 1978, 10-15-1 (H)(7). Presenters: County Council - Closed Session
3. ADJOURNMENT

Individual with a disability who need a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or

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Chamber Business Breakfast: Commercial Code Enforcement And Building Permits/Licenses April 19

on April 15, 2018 - 6:36am

CHAMBER News:

 

The next Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast is 7:30- 9 a.m. Thursday, April 19 in Room 230, Building 2 at UNM-LA, 4000 University Dr.

 

Chief Building Official Michael Arellano and Fire Marshall Jeff Wetteland will discuss the County’s commercial code enforcement, as well as building licenses and permits, with a focus on how these may affect the business community.

 

The Chamber Business Breakfasts are sponsored by the LANL CPO’s office and attendance at the breakfasts is a benefit of Chamber Membership.

Council Budget Hearings May Continue Tuesday

on April 15, 2018 - 5:55am
COUNTY News:
 
Los Alamos County Council may continue budget hearings at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, in Council Chambers in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave., unless the hearings are completed Monday.
 
Should the hearings occur Tuesday, they are open to the public.
 
Agenda:

1. OPENING/ROLL CALL
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. STATEMENT REGARDING CLOSED SESSION April 17, 2018  Closed Session Motion
4. PUBLIC COMMENT - Council will reserve up to the first 30 minutes of each session for public comment on any portion of the proposed budget.

Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board Will Meet Tuesday

on April 14, 2018 - 2:29pm

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board will meet at noon Tuesday, April 17, in Suite 110 in the Municipal Building located at 1000 Central Ave.

The meeting is open to the public.

Agenda:

I.  ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS
A.  Call to Order/Introductions
B.  Approval of Today's Agenda
C.  Review/Approval of Meeting Minutes 1. 10682-18 Minutes from the Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board Meeting on March 20, 2018. Recommendation: I move that the Board approve the Minutes for March 20, 2018. Presenters: Loryn 'Ryn' Herrmann A - March 20 Minutes DRAFTAttachments:
D.  Board Updates
E.

Earth Day At Los Alamos Nature Center April 21

on April 14, 2018 - 6:11am

Courtesy/PEEC

COUNTY News:

There are many actions each of us can take to reduce our environmental impact and support a clean community. One of the easiest actions to take every day is to recycle. That’s why Environmental Services invites residents of Los Alamos to join them and Pajarito Environmental Education Center to celebrate Earth Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at the Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road.

Environmental Services will be hosting an educational booth.

New Details On West Road Fire; LAFD Sends Truck To Bluewater Fire Near Grants

on April 14, 2018 - 5:33am
A loose connection on a powerpole near the Los Alamos Ice Rink on West Road caused a small fire Thursday afternoon, which was quickly extinguished by Department personnel. Courtesy photo
 
Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities Electricity Distribution Division lineman Julian Suazo, left, and Wayne Valdez discovered a loose connection that caused a small fire Thursday, made the area safe for firefighters and repaired the connection. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

New details have been released about a small fire

Aquatic Center Invites Community To Share Memories Of Pool For 30th Birthday Wednesday, April 25

on April 13, 2018 - 4:07pm

COUNTY News:

The Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center is celebrating its 30th birthday Wednesday, April 25, and the community is invited to get involved in the festivities.

Recreation staff is seeking pool users and residents who would like to share memories of the pool during the last 30 years.

The public, past and present staff, County Councilors, coaches, swimmers and stakeholders are invited  to the 1:30 p.m. cake cutting and share random flashback memories of the last 30 years, the ones that make you stop and just smile.

County Council Begins 2018 Budget Hearings Monday

on April 13, 2018 - 4:04pm
COUNTY News:
 
Los Alamos County Council will hold a special session for budget hearings at 6 p.m. Monday, April 16, in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
 
The meeting is open to the public. 
 
Agenda:

1. OPENING/ROLL CALL
 
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
 
3. PUBLIC COMMENT - Council will reserve up to the first 30 minutes of each session for public comment on any portion of the proposed budget. Once all comments have been provided, or after this time has expired, budget presentations and discussions will continue.
 
4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
 
5. BUSINESS
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