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Los Alamos County Year In Review

on December 28, 2017 - 10:09am

The public lines up to weigh in at a County Council meeting earlier this year. Photo by Carol A. Clark/



Los Alamos Daily Post


2017 was a busy year for Los Alamos County. Trying to pinpoint the top stories is no easy task but here are five issues that drew communitywide interest:




Los Alamos County Council approved four proposed recreation capital improvement projects (CIP) during its regular meeting Dec. 5 in Council Chambers.

2017 Cops And Courts Year In Review

on December 28, 2017 - 10:00am
At its annual banquet earlier this month, the Los Alamos Public Safety Association honored LAPD Det. Ryan Wolking in recognition of his execution of Operation Spring Cleaning, a successful drug sting that followed months of investigation. From left, LAPSA Vice Chairman and Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris, Treasurer Lisa Tafoya, Santa Clara Pueblo Fire Chief Mel Tafoya, pilot Amy Ross, Wolking, FBI agent Chris Mamula and LAPSA Secretary Donna Martinez. Photo by Maire O'Neill/
Los Alamos Daily Post

As the end of 2017 draws near,

Tourism Strategic Plan Unveiled To Council

on December 28, 2017 - 8:34am
Assistant to the County Manager Linda Matteson, left, and Becky Zimmerman of Design Workshop discuss the strategic tourism plan during the Dec. 19 County Council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Georgia Strickfaden of Atomic City Tours offers her thoughts on the strategic tourism plan. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Just how does Los Alamos make itself a tourist destination?

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Dec. 20 – Dec. 26, 2017

on December 27, 2017 - 10:35am

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. 20 at 11:02 a.m. / Police arrested Nichole Borrego, 27, of Chimayo at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.





Dec. 20 at 6: 36 p.m. / Police arrested Raleigh G. Whitt, 30, of Los Alamos at 156 Tunyo on an outstanding District Court warrant.





Dec. 22 at 11:23 a.m.

New Year’s Buzz Bus Reservations Open Thursday

on December 27, 2017 - 9:43am

Even With Good Bike Plan, A Lot Is Up To The Cyclist

on December 26, 2017 - 2:03pm
Los Alamos

With the Laboratory beginning work on a site-wide bike plan, the County having just received Bronze level bicycle-friendly community status, and a plethora of good road and trail riding in Los Alamos and surrounding areas, there is a lot for local bicyclists to cheer about. That said, whether one is riding for fun, utility, or both, a lot still depends on the engagement and awareness of the rider in order to get out and back with the rubber side consistently down.

A road bike in battle dress for the ride up the ski hill with appropriate gears for an old guy and a

Drugs And Paraphernalia Found On Local Inmate

on December 23, 2017 - 4:58pm
Los Alamos Daily Post

A 30-year-old Fairview woman was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance and two counts of possession or use of drug paraphernalia after she was arrested Dec. 19 in the Los Alamos County Detention Center.

Following a search at the Detention Center, Melody Lopez was found to have in her bra two orange needle caps and the barrel and plunger part of a needle, both of which had been cut to be smaller in size than normal.

Two strips consistent with Suboxone and 14 round white pills identified as Clonazepan