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Manhattan Project Historical Park Site Bill Moves Through Congress

on June 14, 2012 - 7:22pm

Chairman Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) today introduced legislation that would designate Manhattan Project sites around the country as a National Historic Park. 

Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Tom Udall (D-NM) and Patty Murray (D-WA) are cosponsors of S. 3300

In the House of Representatives, Natural Resources Chairman Doc Hastings (R-WA) said today that he will introduce a similar bill when the House returns to session next week.

As an expert panel of historians reported in 2001, the top-secret program to create an atomic bomb during World War II centered in Los

LA Skateboard Competition Set for June 23

on June 14, 2012 - 9:01am

The Los Alamos County Recreation Division is hosting the LA Skateboard Competition at 11 a.m., Saturday June 23 at the Los Alamos Skate Park. 

The competition consists of Two 90-Second Runs in the Park and an Ollie Competition. 

Following the events will be a demonstration from the BZ Skate Team from Beyond Waves in Albuquerque.

Fees are $5 pre-registration and $8 on-site registration the day of the competition. 

Registration forms are available at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center or online at www.losalamosnm.us

Contact the Recreation Division at 662-8173 or lacrec@nm.us for

Russian Delegates Visit State Capitol

on June 13, 2012 - 9:26pm

The Russian delegates visiting Los Alamos from Sarov this week listen as Rep. Jim Hall of White Rock talks about the workings of state government with Lt. Gov. John Sanchez at the State Capitol in Santa Fe Wednesday. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Rep. Jim Hall, R-Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Sandoval counties receives a small token of gratitude from the Russian delegates on the House floor. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

The delegates take a tour of the Capitol building. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Maura Shelden takes a picture of the group as they tour the

Committee to Hear Project Re-caps at Public Meeting

on June 13, 2012 - 4:32pm
Los Alamos County’s Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee will hold its monthly business meeting at 5:15 p.m., Thursday June 21 in Council Chambers in the Community Building at 475 20th St.
 
The Committee will hear a re-cap of the Council’s May meetings regarding selection of CIP projects and discuss how it relates to the Committee and the overall CIP process.
 
All Committee business meetings are open to the public and agendas are posted 72 hours in advance of the meeting.
 
Public comment is accepted at the beginning and close of each meeting.
 
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County Announces Movies in the Park: 2012 Series

on June 13, 2012 - 12:40pm

Enjoy a summer evening in the park with a fun, family movie. Bring your blankets, pajamas, and snacks to watch a movie under the stars.

Showtime is 7:45 p.m.

Weather cancellations are made an hour before show time. all showings are FREE and open to the public.

June

6/13 Dolphin Tale (PG), Ashley Pond

6/20 Cars 2 (G), Urban Park (Sponsored by "Bandelier National Monument")

6/27 Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (PG), East Park

June Rain-out Date: Thursday, June 28, Ashley Pond

July

7/11 Chicken Run (G), Barranca Mesa Park

7/18 Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil (PG), Rover Park

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County Council Takes Action on CRC Recommendations

on June 13, 2012 - 9:47am

Los Alamos County Councilors listen to members of the Charter Review Committee during Tuesday's mCouncil meeting held in Council Chambers. Councilors from left include Fran Berting, Mike Wismer, Vice Chair Ron Sevage, Chair Sharon Stover, Vincent Chiravalle, David Izraelevitz and Geoff Rodgers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

During its meeting in Council Chambers Tuesday, the Los Alamos County Council took action on the following items researched and reported on by members of the Charter Review Committee.

Sheriff and Police:

Councilor Berting moved, seconded by Councilor Wismer

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Brief Power Outage in White Rock Identified

on June 13, 2012 - 9:21am

DPU News:

Half of White Rock customers serviced by the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities lost electricity at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The DPU explained that a contractor replacing utility poles in the area inadvertently caused the outage, which was restored 15 minutes later.

A jumper burned while the primary riser was being attached to the new pole structure.

Work procedures require that overhead protective devices be placed on non-reclosing mode when work is being conducted on live electric lines.

This is to avoid further damage to the electric system and for worker safety.

As a

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County Council Welcomes Russians from Sarov

on June 13, 2012 - 8:59am

During Tuesday evening's County Council meeting in Council Chambers, Councilor Vice Chair Ron Selvage and Councilor Fran Berting, at right, welcome and present gifts to the Russian delegation visiting Los Alamos this week from the Sister City of Sarov. Nora Arbuckle of the Sister Cities Initiative, left of Selvage, translated for the group. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Watching closed-circuit TV from an adjacent conference room, the Russian delegates discussed County Council action occuring Tuesday evening in Council Chambers. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

 

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Call for Exhibitors for White Rock's Art & Artisans Market

on June 12, 2012 - 9:27pm

The Los Alamos Creative District is now accepting applications for exhibitors/ vendors from throughout the area to display and sell their work at the White Rock Art and Artisans Market.

The market will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Sunday from June 17 until Oct. 21 and is free to the public.

The location will be an outdoor space at the Hive at 134, N.M. 4 in White Rock where about 40 tents and tables can be accommodated.

The Hive is close by the parking and shuttle stop for the Bandelier National Monument shuttle which begins in June – all visitors going to Bandelier will be

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Council Recognizes KRSN Owners for State Award

on June 12, 2012 - 9:26pm

KRSN Owners David and Gillian Sutton are recognized by the County Council at this evening's meeting in Council Chambers for winning the 2012 Broadcasters of the Year award from the New Mexico Broadcasters Association. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
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Russian Delegates Take in Los Alamos Life

on June 12, 2012 - 9:18pm

Russian delegates from the Los Alamos Sister City of Sarov wait for tonight’s County Council meeting to begin in Council Chambers. Photo by Salvador Zapien

Photo by Salvador Zapien

 

 

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Los Alamos Friday Night Out? Lend Us Your Ears! Drop by to Hear Locals Reading Poetry in June!

on June 12, 2012 - 9:05pm

MESA PUBLIC LIBRARY News:

As part of the Los Alamos Friday Night Out events, Mesa Public Library is hosting a series of poetry readings each Friday night in June featuring local poets.

On June 15, Mike Katko and David Schiferl will read their work. Katko will read new work as well as poems from his recently published book, Skies and Other Poems.

David Schiferl will read his recent work. Along with others featured in the Friday poetry readings, Schiferl has participated in Mesa Public Library’s Poetry Gatherings facilitated by Jane Lin who also teaches poetry at UNM LA.

On June 22, the

Council Zips Through Charter Review Items

on June 12, 2012 - 8:07pm

Kyle Wheeler served on the Charter Review Committee and is here in Council Chambers this evening along with John Hopkins who served as CRC chair to present recommendations on items in the Charter. Council appointed nine citizens to the Charter Review Committee in November 2009. The eight that served (four citizens left the Committee and Council appointed three to back fill the positions) include Chris Chandler, Harry Ettinger, Richard Dunn, Ralph Phelps, John Hopkins, Morrie Pongratz, Larry Warner and Kyle Wheeler, The Chairman was John Hopkins. Vice Chairman was Larry Warner.
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Council Votes For No Change to Sheriff's Office

on June 12, 2012 - 7:49pm

After listening to comments and recommendations from members of the Charter Review Committee, which studied the issue at length, Councilors voted 5-2 to retain present language in the Charter stating that the duties of the Los Alamos Sheriff do not include law enforcement. During the discussion period, Councilor Fran Berting suggested doing away with the Office altogether since Los Alamos County does not have unincorporated land in which a sheriff's department normally operates.
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Diving into the Recycling Stream

on June 12, 2012 - 1:02pm

Los Alamos County Environmental Services Specialist Tom Nagawiecki dumping residential recycling roll carts by hand in the Western Area recently. Courtesy/LAC

Column by Tom Nagawiecki

As the Environmental Services Specialist I spend a fair deal of my time working on recycling program planning and education and outreach. 

What I do not get the opportunity to do very often is get my hands dirty and see the recycling stream up close and personal. 

That opportunity presented itself recently when we were down two collection vehicles and needed additional staffing to get the recyclables

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Helicopter Hovering Overhead is Taking Aerial Surveys of Townsite

on June 12, 2012 - 11:01am

In response to concerned calls coming in today to the Los Alamos Daily Post about possible fires in Los Alamos, Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider has confirmed that there are no fires burning anywhere in Los Alamos County. The helicopter heard flying overhead is taking aerial photos of the townsite and will continue to do so for the next day or two. Courtesy photo

Police Fans Will Love Friday's Summer Concert

on June 12, 2012 - 7:21am

By Russ Gordon

Hope you’ve been enjoying the 2012 LA County Summer Concert Series because we’re not stopping.

This Friday night, 7 p.m., Ashley Pond, we’ll be paying a tribute to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band, the Police.

Our band will be the Police Experience. Like the Police, our guys play internationally and nationally and deliver a high energy show.

The incredible drummer for the Police, Stewart Copeland says “…every nuance, all the drum parts, and the singer has Sting down to a tee…”

Check out the Police Experience on www.policeexperience.com or on youtube and you’ll agree

Public Invited to Draft Airport Master Plan Open House

on June 11, 2012 - 4:49pm
COUNTY News:
Los Alamos County Airport runway in 2008. Photo by Sean Slemmons
The public is invited to drop by an informal open house regarding the draft Airport Master Plan from 5:30-7 p.m., Wednesday June 20, in Council Chambers at 475 20th St.
Delta Airport Consultants is the County's contractor for this project and will be on hand to answer questions during the open house.
The draft Master Plan is available to review prior to the open house on the County’s website at www.losalamosnm.usunder the “Projects/Airport Master Plan” link.
The webpage provides ways for residents to comment,
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Golf Course Dedication Ceremony Honors Ed Griggs

on June 10, 2012 - 11:40am
All the carts are loaded and ready to go at the start of the tournament. At the go signal everyone goes dashing off to their assigned tee - the official start is called a "shotgun" start, which is now a horn blast. The Ed Griggs Memorial Strong Kids Classic held at the Los Alamos Golf Course Saturday honors noted golfer Ed Griggs who passed away last year. He played his final round of golf in the Strong Kids Classic tournament last year. It is the second major fundraiser of the year for the Los Alamos Family YMCA. There were 28 foursome teams entered in the best ball scramble tournament.

Annual ChamberFest Packs Downtown Los Alamos

on June 10, 2012 - 11:04am

Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan with his wife Janet McMillan strolled throughout the downtown area taking in the sights as Eddie and the Nomads performed during ChamberFest Saturday. Photo by Salvador Zapien

Eddie and the Nomads play their brand of Rock and Roll at ChamberFest. Photo by Salvador Zapien

Barbara Casados dances with "Jack the Dog" (Brittany Valdez) to the music of Eddie and the Nomads during ChamberFest. Photo by Salvador Zapien

Los Alamos ChamberFest includes the annual Classic Cars and Corvettes car show. Photo by Salvador Zapien

Ken Uher of White

N.M. 4 Paving Work Moves North

on June 10, 2012 - 8:03am

Paving was underway on the north side of N.M. 4 last week as the roadway project begins to wind down. Photo by TK Thompson

Downtown Concert Kicks Off ChamberFest

on June 10, 2012 - 6:01am

Greg Abate (saxophone) and the Pete Amahl Trio play jazz for Los Alamos County's Gordons Concert Series Friday night in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Salvador Zapien

Concert goers listen to the bebop of Greg Abate and the Pete Amahl Trio. Photo by Salvador Zapien

Andrew Justus and Ronnie Bell take in the smooth sounds of Greg Abate and the Pete Amahl Trio. Photo by Salvador Zapien

Greg Abate takes a brief pause from playing his saxophone. Photo by Salvador Zapien

Denise Lane, owner of Dixie Girl, passes out sample menus to concert goers from the window sill of her restaurant.

Portable Building Moves Smoothly Through Town

on June 8, 2012 - 10:46pm

A new portable building made its way up the truck route and through the town to Los Alamos Middle School today. Traffic interruptions were minimal due to the efficient planning and skill of the over size load crew and Los Alamos County Traffic Engineering personnel, police said. Photo by N.S. Mills

Crews guided the portable building up Diamond Drive and onto San Ildefonso Road as it headed toward the middle school. Los Alamos Public Schools will bring in about five more portable buildings throughout the summer. Photo by N.S. Mills

The portable moves up Hawk Drive, coming to rest in its new

BREAKING NEWS: Los Alamos Fire Department Imposes Local Restrictions Effective this Evening

on June 8, 2012 - 4:55pm

LAFD News:

Effective this evening, the Los Alamos Fire Department will be posting signs and taping off fire rings and grills in locations throughout Los Alamos County.

Some locations in specific parks that are yet to be determined may remain open due to the location of such device in relation to safety distances from combustible and flammable material.

These will be marked accordingly.

State Restriction Notice:

SMOKING, FIREWORK, CAMPFIRE, AND OPEN FIRE RESTRICTIONS FOR NORTHWEST, NORTH CENTRAL, CENTRAL, SOUTHWEST, AND PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO.

Due to abnormally warm

Leadership Los Alamos Takes Working Hiatus

on June 8, 2012 - 11:46am

 

 

By Kirsten Laskey

The Leadership Los Alamos organization is taking the year off to update its program.

Leadership Los Alamos has operated for more than 10 years and things have changed, Chair-elect Mike Wismer said. The community, the economy has evolved, he said, and Leadership Los Alamos is looking at possibly retooling.

It’s something that has already begun. Under LLA Chair Wayne Torpy’s leadership, the recent graduating class was given homework assignments with regard to how leadership compares in today’s world – what worked and what did not.

“That was a good start and we need

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