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Art Quilts On Display At Mesa Public Library

on January 12, 2018 - 7:32am

Ann Anastasio hangs the quilt ‘Tangled Web’ by Mary Olivea in the On the Grid: Off the Grid show on display in the Upstairs Art Gallery at Mesa Public Library. Photo by Katy Korkos


Young viewers enjoy the quilt ‘From the Back Portal’ by Mary Jo Stipe in the Upstairs Art Gallery at Mesa Public Library on Thursday. Photo by Katy Korkos

A new exhibition entitled “On the Grid: Off the Grid” has been installed in the Upstairs Art Gallery at Mesa Public Library, courtesy of the Art Quilt Group of the Northern New Mexico Quilt Guild.

More than 20 artists from all over Northern New

Newly Elected Council Leadership Shares Vision

on January 11, 2018 - 8:25am

Council Chair David Izraelevitz
Los Alamos Daily Post

At its regular meeting Tuesday evening in Council Chambers, the Los Alamos County Council voted 5-1 to re-elect David Izraelevitz chair and elect Councilor Chris Chandler vice chair. Chandler replaces Susan O’Leary who did not seek re-election and was not at the meeting. Councilor James Chrobocinski cast a vote for Antonio Maggiore for chair and Pete Sheehey for vice chair.

Council Vice Chair Chris Chandler

Izraelevitz thanked his fellow councilors for re-electing him and shared his vision

Hintze And Glasco Present Talk On Chromium Plume

on January 11, 2018 - 8:24am

DOE EM Los Alamos Field Office Manager Doug Hintze discusses the Chromium Plume issue during Tuesday’s County Council meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

DPU Manager Tim Glasco discusses the Chromium Plume issue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/



Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Council members heard two messages Tuesday evening from Doug Hintze, manager of the Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office and Tim Glasco, County Utilities manager during a presentation on the chromium plume issue

The first from Glasco

Los Alamos County Garners Another Clean Audit

on January 11, 2018 - 7:48am

Los Alamos County Chief Financial Officer Helen Perraglio, left, and independent auditor Janet Pacheco Morton discuss County's financial operation at Tuesday’s Council meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/




Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Council voted 6-0 Tuesday evening to accept the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017. Councilor Susan O’Leary was absent.

During the meeting in Council Chambers, Los Alamos County Chief Financial Officer Helen Perraglio briefed Council on

Council Approves Land Donation For Affordable Housing Project: Canyon Walk Apartments On DP Road

on January 11, 2018 - 7:44am

From left, Economic Development Administrator Joan Ahlers, Bethel Development, Inc. President Daniel N. Terlecki and Community Development Department Director Paul Andrus. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos County Council at its meeting Tuesday evening approved 6-0 the adoption of Ordinance No. 676, which states that the County is authorized to grant financial assistance to affordable housing, including land donation and support for infrastructure improvements.

The 4.2 acre land parcel donation is

Council Proclaims Diversity Week Jan. 14-20

on January 11, 2018 - 7:19am

Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz presents Ryn Herrmann, left, and Elena Giorgi of One Los Alamos with a proclamation Tuesday evening on behalf of the Council declaring Jan. 14-20, 2018 as Diversity Week. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Juvenile Justice Advisory Board Meets Jan. 17

on January 10, 2018 - 5:30pm
JJAB News:
The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board's next meeting is 6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 17, in Building #1, Camino Entrada Road at the Pajarito Cliffs Site. 
The public is welcome to attend.

Quorum Notice: Legislative Dinner

on January 10, 2018 - 4:57pm


Members of the Los Alamos County Council may attend the Legislative Dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12 at El Nido, 1577 Bishop's Lodge Road in Tesuque.

A quorum may be present, however, no action will be taken.


Los Alamos Police Blotter: Dec. 10, 2017 – Jan. 5, 2018

on January 10, 2018 - 2:02pm

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department. Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges against them.


Dec. 10 at 12:01 a.m. / Police arrested James T. Evans, 50, of Los Alamos on 36th Street and charged him with disorderly conduct.




Jan. 3 at 2:24 a.m. / Police arrested Steven A. Stock, 40, of Los Alamos at 3000 Trinity Dr., and charged him with aggravated battery.



Jan. 3 at 8:06 a.m. / Police arrested Veronica A.

Top Ten Aha-Adventures For 2018 In Los Alamos ... Where Discoveries Are Made

on January 10, 2018 - 8:02am


Los Alamos — the place where discoveries are made — is the perfect out-of-the-box, affordable destination for 2018. It is a frequent destination for curious minds interested in history, science, high altitude recreation, and unique adventure.

“As travelers are planning their 2018 vacations, we invite them to discover Los Alamos,” said Kelly Stewart, marketing specialist for Los Alamos County. “Los Alamos is not only home to the national lab that has made groundbreaking advances, but it is also the place with rich history and culture for visitors to explore.

Council Elects David Izraelevitz To Second Term As Chair And Chris Chandler As Vice Chair For 2018

on January 9, 2018 - 6:39pm

Moments after the vote this evening, County Council Chair David Izraelevitz who was elected to a second term, welcomes Councilor Chris Chandler who was elected to serve as vice chair to sit next to him through 2018. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post
At its regular meeting this evening in Council Chambers, the Los Alamos County Council voted 5-1 to re-elect David Izraelevitz chair and elect Councilor Chris Chandler vice chair.

LA County Manager Harry Burgess Presents 2017 Annual Report At Chamber Business Breakfast Jan. 11

on January 9, 2018 - 3:43pm

Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess




Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess will present the 2017 Annual Report at the Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast, Thursday, Jan. 11.


The Chamber Business Breakfast is 7:30-9 a.m. in Building 2, Room 230 at UNM-LA, 4000 University Dr. Breakfast is catered so register on the Chamber website events page at


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


The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce

Advanced Metering Coming To Los Alamos

on January 9, 2018 - 11:22am



The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) will be seeking approval in January from the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to award a contract for the purchase and installation of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) for all of Los Alamos County.

AMI is a method of using communication technology to read meters remotely without having to physically access the meters on customers’ properties.

DPU will take the contract to the BPU at 5:30 p.m., Jan. 17 in Council Chambers at 1000 Central Ave. The contract will then go to the Los Alamos County Council Jan.

County Offers Free Christmas Tree Recycling

on January 8, 2018 - 2:03pm


Los Alamos County is offering free curbside recycling of Christmas trees. Place the tree curbside anytime today through Jan. 19, and it will be collected on the regular trash and recycling collection day for that neighborhood.

Please maintain four feet of distance between the roll-cart and the tree.

Once collected, trees will be recycled into mulch.

Anyone who misses these dates may bring their tree to the Eco Station for free disposal or call 505.662.8163 to schedule a special collection for $25.

Environmental Services would like to remind residents of the roll-cart

County P&Z Commission Meets Jan. 10

on January 7, 2018 - 6:44am

County DWI Planning Council Meets Jan. 11

on January 7, 2018 - 6:33am

Reservoir And Access Road Closed To Public Monday

on January 6, 2018 - 11:26am

Los Alamos Canyon Reservoir. Courtesy/LANL


Pedestrian access to the Los Alamos Canyon Reservoir and surrounding areas west of the Ice Rink off West Road, will be closed Monday, Jan. 8 through the summer of 2018.

The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities will construct a new 10-inch non-potable water pipeline from the reservoir along the reservoir access road and connect to the townsite’s non-potable water system.

Department officials warn that construction crews with heavy equipment will be utilizing and working on the single dirt road rendering it and the surrounding

Historic Preservation Advisory Board Meets Jan. 10

on January 6, 2018 - 7:37am


The Historic Preservation Advisory Board meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10 in the Throne Room at historic Fuller Lodge.

The meeting is open to the public.

The purpose of the Historic Preservation Advisory Board is to make recommendations to the Planning and Zoning Comission, Board of Adjustment and County Council regarding the protection, preservation and enhancement of places, sites, areas, buildings, structures and other objects within the corporate boundaries of the incorporated County of Los Alamos having a special character or special historic, architectural or

Pajarito Acres/La Senda Shoulder Work Begins Jan. 8

on January 5, 2018 - 8:52am


Starting Monday, Jan. 8, Los Alamos County Traffic & Streets Division crews will start work in La Senda and Pajarito Acres in White Rock.

Crews will be repairing shoulders in the neighborhoods where asphalt on the side of the roadways has started to degrade and crumble. Crews will be adding fill to these damaged areas to support the roadway.

It is expected that work should last approximately two weeks.

Motorists are urged to exercise caution when driving near the construction zone.

Any questions can be directed to the Los Alamos County Traffic & Streets office at

Utility Tree Trimming Begins On Orange Street

on January 4, 2018 - 3:03pm


Starting this week Allied Tree Services, under contract with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, will begin trimming trees around power lines on Orange Street in Los Alamos. 

In subsequent weeks, crews will work through the Denver Steels neighborhood.

According to DPU officials, the tree trimming effort is to reduce power outages by removing branches and trees that are either too close to power lines or pose a risk of falling on power lines.

African Queen To Air At Mesa Public Library Tonight!

on January 4, 2018 - 10:20am

African Queen movie poster. Courtesy image

Library News:

The classic 1951 movie African Queen will air at 6:30 p.m. today, Jan. 4, in the Upstairs Meeting Rooms at Mesa Public Library.

The film, starring Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart, is set in Africa during World War I. The film is the latest offering in Mesa Public Library’s Free Film Series, which takes place on the first Thursday of each month.

The film is full of drama, and full of lively banter.

Bike Flow Trail Regains Momentum

on January 4, 2018 - 8:55am
Hogan Koesis of Pajarito Receation updates Council on plans to construct new bike trails on Pajarito Mountain. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post
When the single bid to construct a bike flow trail in Bayo Canyon came in over budget, the project skidded to a stop. However, work is underway to push the project back into motion.
Open Space Specialist Eric Peterson said he will give an update about the project during the Jan. 11 Parks and Recreation Board meeting.
“The County will be preparing a new Request for

Sheehey: Fiscally Responsible vs. ‘Fiscally Conservative’

on January 4, 2018 - 8:36am
Los Alamos County Councilor

The recent letter “Save for the Lean Years” (link) is full of inaccuracies that demand a response. Of course during years of plenty, we should keep some funds in reserve. That is why I have always supported our county policy to maintain over $10 million (15 to 20 percent of general fund revenues) in an uncommitted reserve, above and beyond the 8 percent (for us ~$4.5 million) required of all counties. In my five years on County Council, when more funds have been available, I have worked to invest those funds in growing our local economy.

New or

Los Alamos P&Z Commission Recruiting Members

on January 3, 2018 - 12:45pm


The Los Alamos Planning & Zoning Commission, or P&Z, is actively recruiting new members. 

The Commission is a nine-member citizen committee appointed by the County Council to hear and make final decisions on most development applications, including Subdivisions, Site Plans and Special Use Permits. P&Z also makes recommendations to Council on planning policy, Rezoning cases, and the development of and amendments to the Comprehensive Plan.

The Commission was instrumental in the development and approval of the new Comprehensive Plan in 2016.

In the past year P&Z reviewed and

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Dec. 27, 2017-Jan. 2, 2018

on January 3, 2018 - 9:41am

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department. Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges against them.


Dec. 27 at 4:42 p.m. /Police arrested Aaron B. Koetter, 41, of Los Alamos at the Pajarito Brew Pub on an outstanding Municipal Court warrant.





Dec. 28 at 9:35 a.m. / Police arrested Anthony Raymond Martinez, 32, of Los Alamos in Apt. 3 at 1203 9th St., on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant for a charge of reckless driving.