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Los Alamos Fire Department Bids Lt. Larry Romero Farewell at Friday Ceremony

on September 3, 2012 - 11:57am

Lt. Larry Romero with farewell gifts he received during his retirement ceremony Friday honoring his dedication and service to the Los Alamos Fire Department, Los Alamos community and Los Alamos National Laboratory. "These 22 years came in the blink of an eye," Romero said. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 Lt. Larry Romero and from left, his daughter Miranda and his wife Melissa listen as Fire Chief Troy Hughes and Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider speak of Romero's important contributions to the Los Alamos Fire Department during his 22 years of service. Photo by Carol A.
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Fuller Lodge/Historic Districts Board Meets Wednesday

on September 3, 2012 - 8:16am

The Fuller Lodge/Historic Districts Board meets 5:30–7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5 in the Curtis Room in Fuller Lodge.

The meeting is open to the public.

AGENDA:

Call to Order / Roll Call / Introduction of guests

Public Comment – topics not on the agenda

Approval of Minutes: Aug. 1

Items for discussion and possible action:
Signage for historic area – Greg Fisher
Ashley Pond briefing and update – Dick McIntyre

Historic Homestead Tour closeout
Historic Sculptures Master Plan related activities
Post Office NHR Listing
Planning for lecture on tax benefits of historic preservation

Working Group

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Madame Marie Curie to Visit Los Alamos

on September 2, 2012 - 12:02pm

LOS ALAMOS HISTORICAL SOCIETY News:

In a series of performances from Sep. 11 through 14, storyteller Susan Marie Frontczak will portray perhaps the most famous of women scientists, Madame Marie Curie (née Maria Skłodowska.)

Madame Curie changed the world in which we live through her discovery of radium and radioactivity. Through collaboration with the medical community, she and her husband Pierre discovered and established the first successful radiation treatments of cancer. 

Simply through her own passion and perseverance, Marie Curie opened the doors of science to women worldwide.

County Council and Staff Complete Busy August

on September 2, 2012 - 11:20am

County workers near 15th Street in late August. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Council, staff and road and construction crews worked on the following list of projects throughout August:

  • Covered Rodeo Arena: contract was awarded Aug. 7;
  • Golf Course Community Building: ground breaking held Aug. 28;
  • NEDO Smart House: exterior stucco started - ribbon cutting is Sept. 17;
  • Municipal Building Complex: interior stud framing is nearly complete on all floors. Store fronts and glazing are underway;
  • White Rock Visitor Center: Contractor is starting punch list -
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Bandelier Visitor Center and Atomic City Transit Shuttle Go To Fall Hours

on September 2, 2012 - 9:39am

BANDELIER News:

Bandelier National Monument Superintendent Jason Lott has announced fall and winter hours for the Bandelier Visitor Center and the Atomic City Transit shuttle service.

"The days are getting shorter, and Labor Day weekend is traditionally the end of our summer hours," Lott said. "Starting Tuesday Sept. 4, the Bandelier Visitor Center will be closing at 5:30 p.m., and then on Oct. 1 it will be closing at 4:30 p.m."

New Hours:

  • Sept. 4 through Sept. 30, the Atomic City Transit shuttle service will run 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from White Rock to Bandelier National Monument.
  • Oct.
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Library Board Meets Monday Sept. 4

on September 2, 2012 - 9:08am

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Library Board will hold its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 4.

The will be at the White Rock Branch Library, 133 Longview Dr., in White Rock.

Agenda:

Call to order
Public comment/correspondence (for items not on the agenda)
Appreciation for Outgoing Chair

 

Board Business
Welcome new and returning Board members
Election of officers
Review and approval of the minutes of Aug. 6, 2012

 

Chair and Board Members’ Reports
Friends of Los Alamos County Library Liaison Report
White Rock Plan Implementation Committee Liaison Report
Fuller Lodge Historic

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Transportation Board Meets Sept. 6

on September 2, 2012 - 9:07am

COUNTY News:

The Transportation Board will hold its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 6 at the Public Works Conference Room, 2101 Trinity Dr. Suite A2.

AGENDA:

Call to Order

Public Comment (for items not on the agenda)

Approval of Transportation Board Minutes
Aug. 9, 2012

New Business
Villa Street Traffic Calming Discussion
Transit Five Year Update and Presentation to include Computer Aided Dispatch System and Potential Ski Hill Service

Old Business
Alternative Fleet Fuels: Continued Discussion

Staff Report
N.M. 502/Trinity Design Update
B. Eastern Area Project
C. NM4 Construction Update

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Candidates React to Firefighters' Union Endorsement

on September 1, 2012 - 12:14pm

ELECTION 2012 News: 

By Carol A. Clark

Incumbent County Council candidate Vincent Chiravalle and Council candidate Pete Sheehey have responded to request for comment from the Los Alamos Daily Post following Friday's announcement by the Los Alamos Firefighters Association - IAFF Local 3279, that its membership elected to endorse them as well as House Dist. 43 candidate Stephanie Garcia Richard for the November General Election:

Vincent Chiravalle

"I am happy and honored to receive the endorsement of our firefighters.

Animal Shelter's Pet of the Week: 2 Step

on September 1, 2012 - 11:28am
Pet of the Week: "2 Step" is a 1-year-old, neutered male brindle boxer/shepherd mix. Described as a "really, really nice dog," 2 Step seems to love the dog park and is friendly, active and good with people. The Los Alamos County Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, has a large selection of on-site adoptable pets available. Check out www.petfinder.com/shelters/nm07.html to view photos of available pets. Contact the Shelter at (505) 662-8179. Courtesy/LACAS
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Golden Acrobats Perform Sept. 15 in Los Alamos

on September 1, 2012 - 8:46am

The Golden Acrobats perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 in Duane Smith Auditorium at Los Alamos High School. The event is a fundraiser for the 2013 Gordons' Summer Concert Series. The Los Alamos Daily Post is sponsoring the event. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children under 16. Tickets go on sale Sept. 5 at CB FOX, Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Del Norte Credit Union offices in Los Alamos, White Rock and Espanola. For more information, visit russ@gordonssummerconcerts.com Courtesy/RG

County Line Highlights Plenty of Sunshine

on August 31, 2012 - 11:08pm

COUNTY News:

County Council Special Session set for Thursday

There won't be a regular County Council session Tuesday evening; however, the County Council does plan to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6. The only item on the agenda will be to fill the existing councilor vacancy.

The County received seven letters of interest by the Aug. 28 deadline. The candidates must be at the meeting and be ready for an interview with the Council, which is expected to make a decision that evening.

Download the agenda to review the list of candidates and letters of interest:

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CONE ZONE: Traffic Conditions Week of Sept. 3

on August 31, 2012 - 11:00pm

LOS ALAMOS COUNTY News:

Public Works Projects:

For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us, call 662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at www.losalamosnm.us.

Pavement Preservation – Fog Sealing Moves to North Community and Quemazon

Fog sealing operations will occur Tuesday and Wednesday on North Community streets including 45, 46, 47, 48, White, Urban – North Road to 48, and Sycamore.

Crews will then move to Quemazon on Wednesday and Thursday on streets south of Brisa del Bosque: Tranquillo, Hermosura, Sereno, Sonrisa, and Solana.

Los Alamos Historical Museum Prepares Exhibit 'Jack Aeby: His Life and Work Beyond the Blast'

on August 31, 2012 - 10:21am

A new exhibit is going up today in the Changing Exhibit Room of the Los Alamos Historical Museum: "Jack Aeby: His Life and Work Beyond the Blast." Aeby took the only color photograph of the Trinity test. His daughter has been working together with a museum specialist and an archivist to prepare the extraordinary exhibit for a special public opening from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7. Courtesy/LAHM

Los Alamos County Launches Sunshine Webpage

on August 31, 2012 - 9:25am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County has added a new “Sunshine” webpage to its County website.

The new feature can be accessed by clicking on the sun icon on the County's home page.

The Sunshine webpage addition is another step toward the County’s goal to build citizen trust by being open and transparent.

The new webpage makes more government documents available on-line and offers a more direct way to navigate to key documents that are already offered on the website.

For example, the Sunshine webpage offers new information to residents through a County “checkbook register” that shows

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Los Alamos Golf Course Community Building Construction Begins Tuesday

on August 31, 2012 - 7:52am

COUNTY News:

The start of construction for the Golf Course Community Building begins Tuesday, Sept. 4.  

Contractor Gerald Martin will be fencing off the southern half of the parking lot.

Patrons to the golf course will be allowed to park in a single row of angled spaces in the main lot and in the overflow parking lot on the west side of the driving range.  

There is existing signage directing traffic to the overflow parking lot. The contractor will be using a portion of the overflow parking lot as a staging area for their equipment. 

The contractor is required to abide by the county

No Trash Collection Monday, Sept. 3

on August 30, 2012 - 8:29am

COUNTY News:


In observance of Labor Day, there will be no trash or recycling collection Monday, Sept. 3 in Los Alamos or White Rock.

If Monday is your normal pickup day, please place your material out at the curb by 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5 for collection.

 

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UPDATE: County Shares Letters of Interest

on August 30, 2012 - 8:17am

UPDATE: The Los Alamos County Administrator's Office has made available the Letters of Interest submitted by seven local residents who want to be considered to fill a vacancy on the Los Alamos County Council.  Click HERE to view the letters.

Staff report: 

The following Los Alamos County residents submitted letters of interest to fill a vacancy on the Los Alamos County Council created earlier this month by the resignation of Ron Selvage:

  • Edward R. Birnbaum - Former NMSU Faculty/Former LANL Employee - Democrat;
  • John L. Bliss - Works at LANL - Republican;
  • Stephen T.

County Responds to LANL's Technetium 99 Incident

on August 29, 2012 - 2:57pm

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County officials participated in a briefing this morning with DOE officials regarding last week’s incident involving the inadvertent spread of Technetium 99 by lab employees and contractors working at the Lujan Neutron Scattering Center at LANSCE.

After several days of interviews, measuring, surveying and assessment, the DOE’s Radiological Assistance Program (RAP) has been able to successfully identify all individuals and report on their whereabouts since the incident occurred.

About a dozen people had been reportedly involved in the incident, many of whom live

Workshops Prepare Participants for Los Alamos Trash Fashion Contest Sept. 15

on August 29, 2012 - 10:31am

Los Alamos County Environmental Services Specialist Tom Nagawiecki and artist Nancy Judd assist a workshop participant affixing a CD to her recycled fashion garment. Courtesy photo

COUNTY News:

Hot glue guns, old CDs, fabric scraps and aluminum cans were scattered around the Fuller Lodge Art Center classroom as residents of all ages worked on creating recycled fashion for the Los Alamos Trash Fashion Contest coming uo Sept. 15.

Under the tutelage of Nancy Judd, an internationally recognized artist and educator known for creating couture fashion from trash, participants molded trash into

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Census: Los Alamos Lacks Young Adults, Has Plenty of Middle-agers

on August 29, 2012 - 10:03am

Updated (12/08/30-9:30 A.M.) with 65-plus age group by county data.

By Greg Kendall

The 2010 federal census shows that Los Alamos is lacking in its level of 20 to 34 year olds compared to the rest of the United States and has an abundance of 35 to 49 year olds and 50 to 64 year olds.

With a County population of 17,950 in 2010, Los Alamos was ranked against 3,141 counties and Independent Cities (IC) across the nation. (A higher ranking means a larger percentage of population in an age grouping.)

According to the Commerce Department, 20 to 34 year olds constitute 20.3 percent of the U.S.

Democrats Elect Redondo to Replace Johnson in Council Race

on August 28, 2012 - 7:53pm

Newly elected Council candidate Michael Redondo. Photo by Greg Kendall.ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County Central Committee tonight unanimously elected Michael Redondo to replace Ken Johnson who officially withdrew his name from the Los Alamos County Council race Aug. 17.

Redondo, 32, has lived in Los Alamos since the age of 3. He earned his master's degree a little over a year ago in community and regional planning. He is the owner/director of Michael Redondo, LLC, a Biodiversity Planning, Outreach and Education company.

"I decided to run for

Downtown Without Power Monday

on August 28, 2012 - 11:01am

DPU News:

Los Alamos businesses on the south side of Trinity Drive from 20th Street to the end of DP Road were briefly without power yesterday morning.

Around 10 a.m. a contractor severed an underground electric line while removing a section of sidewalk.

Electric line crews with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities responded and rerouted power around the damaged section to restore power in less than 30 minutes.

Permanent repairs will be scheduled in the near future.

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CONE ZONE: Road Construction Week of Aug. 27

on August 26, 2012 - 10:00am

COUNTY News:

Public Works Projects: For more information about the projects listed below, e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us, call 662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at www.losalamosnm.us.

Pavement Preservation – Fog Sealing on Barranca Mesa and North Community starts Aug. 28

Fog sealing operations will occur Tuesday and Wednesday on Chamisa, El Gancho, Andanada, Barranca Road from Chamisa to Barranca Road, Tunyo, Paseo Peñasco and El Corto. Expect lane closures and slight delays at intersections as the fog seal material dries.

On Wednesday and Thursday, fog sealing will occur on Canyon Glen and

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‘Trashy’ Fashions That Help Save The Environment

on August 25, 2012 - 2:21pm

The Envrionmental Steward-ess: Made from the leather of discarded Delta Airlines seat cushions, safety cards, pretzel bags, airline tickets, Sky Magazines and an old pilowcase. Courtesy/ http://recyclerunway.com

By Kirsten Laskey

Flipping through fashion magazines or glancing at those recorded fashion shows in department stores can reveal some pretty wacky-looking clothes.

And while magazine articles and broadcasters will hail these creations as art, they sometimes seem more frivolous than artistic.

One designer, however, takes her unusual creations to the catwalk with a very serious

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