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  • Update 07-30-14

    Fundraiser

    Youth Fundraiser. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Rover Park in White Rock. Water slide and bounce house, $3 for five minutes. Donations are appreciated.

    Downtown Dogs

    Downtown Dogs. A weekly walking group for dogs and humans. The walk starts from Pet Pangaea at 6 p.m. on Thursday nights for a stroll around downtown Los Alamos.

    Farmers Market

    Los Alamos Farmers Market. 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Mesa Public Library parking lot. This week is double tickets, for every $5 spent at a booth, receive two tickets. Double chances to win in the next contest. County Council will also be at the market.

    Auditions

    Auditions for Agatha Christie’s play “And Then There Were None.” 2-4 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Sunday at the Los Alamos Little Theater.  

  • Council approves final charter ordinances

    On Tuesday, the Los Alamos County Council passed four ordinances that will place the final proposed changes to the county charter before voters in November. The revised ordinances are based on recommendations from the Charter Review Committee.
    Three ordinances related to structure of government will appear as one ballot question. Those are:
    • An amendment strengthening the leadership responsibilities of the council chair.
    • An amendment changing the title of “county administrator” to “county manager” and clarifying the duties of the position.
    • An amendment clarifying council’s authority to create standing boards and commissions by ordinance, ad hoc advisory committees by council action and to appoint members of standing boards and commissions and ad hoc advisory committees.
    The final ordinance delineates proposed changes to Article V, which governs county utilities. The ordinance passed by a 4−1 vote following heated public comment from both supporters and detractors. Read Thursday’s Los Alamos Monitor for more on that story.
     

  • Assisting LA County's low-income seniors

    No age demographic is immune to poverty in Los Alamos County. For low-income seniors, the Betty Ehart Senior Center fills some of the gaps.
    Many seniors on a fixed income struggle to meet everyday expenses or to pay for medications.
    “What I hear often is, ‘I’m living longer than I thought I would,’ and that scares people. It’s really hard to project what your expenses are going to be as an older person,” said senior center Executive Director Pauline Schneider.
    Schneider and others working with that population have also noticed a growing trend in recent years: children and grandchildren moving in with parents and tilting the financial balance.
    Most of the center’s programs are not specifically geared toward low-income populations, but are accessible to every senior regardless of income.
    “All of our services are on a suggested donation basis. So any senior that doesn’t feel they can pay the suggested donation still gets the service at whatever donation they would like to make or at no cost at all,” Schneider emphasized.
    “Even if a senior wanted to take one of our trips where we by tickets, say to the opera, if they really wanted to go and couldn’t afford a ticket, we would find a way to see that they go.”

  • Rains pummel LA area

    As a result of continued rainy weather conditions this week and the potential for flash flooding in Los Alamos Canyon, Philmont Taylor, LAPD Emergency Management has ordered the county’s Bear Camp program to vacate the Ice Rink in the canyon for the remainder of the summer camp season.
     Atomic City Transit busses transported approximately 30-35 campers out of the canyon and were safely back to the aquatic center’s training room.
    Camp will continue for one more week at this alternate location at the aquatic center, which should be adequate because of the limited enrollment this time of year.
    The rain caused some flooding in Los Alamos neighborhoods and also closed West Road down to the Ice Rink.
    The National Weather Service also issued a flash flood warning for Southern Los Alamos County early this morning.
    According to its Facebook page, Bandelier National Monument reported the creek that runs through Frijoles Canyon was at the top of its channel during the afternoon thunderstorm.
    The county, meanwhile, said in a memo that Central Avenue will be fully closed between 15th and the Post Office.

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  • Bear Camp closes at Ice Rink

    As a result of continued rainy weather conditions this week and the potential for flash flooding in Los Alamos Canyon, Philmont Taylor, LAPD Emergency Management has ordered the County’s Bear Camp program to vacate the Ice Rink in the canyon for the remainder of the summer camp season.

    Atomic City Transit busses are transporting approximately 30-35 campers out of the canyon now. They will be shuttled safely back to the Aquatic Center’s training room. Staff is contacting parents to let them know of the change and asking them to pick up their children at the Aquatic Center.

    Camp will continue for one more week at this alternate location at the Aquatic Center, which should be adequate because of the limited enrollment this time of year.
      

  • Complete list of Spanish Market winners

     

    TRADITIONAL SPANISH MARKET ADULT AWARD

     

    GRAND PRIZE—BEST OF SHOW

    Sponsored by:             Elizabeth Boeckman, The Boeckman Family Foundation

    Artist Name:            Andrew Garcia

    From:                        Peñasco

    Title of piece:            Credenza de Cruces

    Art Form:            Furniture and Furnishings

     

    MASTERS AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACIEVEMENT

    Sponsored by: Rey Móntez - Móntez Gallery, Tony Foltman and Terese Lyons

    Artist Name:            Debbie Carrillo

    From:                        Santa Fe, NM