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Around the Area

  • Council accepts Probate Judge Bill McKerley’s resignation
  • LAPD to assume process serving responsibilities

    The Los Alamos County Council passed a resolution on Tuesday that transfers process serving duties from the Los Alamos Sheriff’s department to the Los Alamos Police Department. The sheriff will continue to monitor sex offenders as delegated by statute.
    The motion passed 4−1, with Councilor Pete Sheehey opposed. Councilors David Izraelevitz and James Chrobocinski were not present.
    Follow the Los Alamos Monitor for more on this story.

  • 15th Street Road Closure Friday and Saturday

    Los Alamos, NM – There will be a road closure on 15th Street between Myrtle & Iris on April 29th and 30th from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. J.B. Henderson Construction will be closing off this section of road so that a rooftop air conditioning and heating unit may be replaced at 125 Central Park Square. Traffic will be detoured onto 9th Street through Myrtle Street. Contact the Traffic & Streets Division at 662-8113 or lacpw@lacnm.us with any questions or concerns.

  • Wendy Laird exits clerk’s race

    Wendy Laird announced at the Republican forum on Thursday that she was withdrawing from the Los Alamos County clerk’s race and would support the other Republican candidate, Naomi Maestas. Read more about the forum in Sunday’s Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Candidates file for county offices

    Candidates running for local offices are filing today at the Los Alamos County clerk's office. The county is seeking to fill three council seats and the offices of county clerk and probate judge.

    Jaret McDonald is running for county council on the Republican ticket. The Los Alamos Monitor was unable to get a photo of him.

    Read Wednesday's Los Alamos Monitor for the full story.

  • Council discusses CIP projects Tuesday

    On March 1, the Los Alamos County Council will discuss the public input received over seven meetings held in the last two months regarding capital projects, and determine a path forward for selection and funding.

    Council has considered over 14 hours of public comment on a variety of topics and needs related to Quality of Life, Parks & Recreation, Economic Development and Infrastructure.

    The format for Tuesday’s meeting (6 p.m., council chambers) will focus upon creating a final list of projects. That list – which will be created in real time with a spreadsheet calculating spending as projects are selected – will be displayed on the large screen in council chambers for the public to view. Viewers streaming the meeting will also be able to see the screen updated as council makes changes.

    The Council will consider new requests that were brought forward in the last two months, as well as the projects that were already on the list as of the Dec. 8, 2015 council meeting.

    Project supporters are strongly encouraged to have at least one representative available at the March 1 meeting to answer any clarifying questions that council might have during discussions and prioritization of the list.

  • Correction on CIP meeting time

    In “Residents lobby for recreation projects” in the Feb. 17 edition, it was incorrectly stated that the final CIP listening session was Thursday at 6 p.m. The final session will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 23 in council chambers. There is no meeting Thursday.

  • Paul Andrus selected as Community Development Department director

    Los Alamos County just announced that Paul Andrus has been chosen to fill the Community Development Department director vacancy left by Anne Laurent, pending council approval at their Jan. 26 meeting. Andrus has been serving as acting director since Laurent left in September. Follow the Los Alamos Monitor for more on this story.

  • Artists-in-Residence showing at Bandelier

    Even those intimately familiar with Bandelier National Monument may find unexpected insights in “Three Visions of the Landscape,” a Pop-Up show featuring photographs from three of Bandelier’s first Artists-in-Residence.
    This was Bandelier’s first year hosting an Artist-in-Residence program. David Halpern (davidhalpern.com), one of “Three Visions’” featured artists, helped to develop the program.
    With 11 previous national park artist-in-residencies under his belt, Halpern was the logical choice to help launch Bandelier’s program.
    “The more understanding one develops of a place overtime, the more likely it will be that one’s photography will define the character of that place,” Halpern said.
    All Artists-in-Residence are volunteers. In exchange for the opportunity to spend two weeks to a month in a park, artists share a portion of what they create, usually by donating a single piece of work for educational and interpretive use.
    “We get our benefits, but it’s not in terms of a salary,” Halpern said.

  • The Force awoke

    The much-anticipated Star Wars: “The Force Awakens” opened Thursday night, beginning with a 7 p.m. show at the Reel Deal in Los Alamos.