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UPDATE: County Shares Letters of Interest

on August 30, 2012 - 8:17am

UPDATE: The Los Alamos County Administrator's Office has made available the Letters of Interest submitted by seven local residents who want to be considered to fill a vacancy on the Los Alamos County Council.  Click HERE to view the letters.

Staff report: 

The following Los Alamos County residents submitted letters of interest to fill a vacancy on the Los Alamos County Council created earlier this month by the resignation of Ron Selvage:

  • Edward R. Birnbaum - Former NMSU Faculty/Former LANL Employee - Democrat;
  • John L. Bliss - Works at LANL - Republican;
  • Stephen T.

County Responds to LANL's Technetium 99 Incident

on August 29, 2012 - 2:57pm


Los Alamos County officials participated in a briefing this morning with DOE officials regarding last week’s incident involving the inadvertent spread of Technetium 99 by lab employees and contractors working at the Lujan Neutron Scattering Center at LANSCE.

After several days of interviews, measuring, surveying and assessment, the DOE’s Radiological Assistance Program (RAP) has been able to successfully identify all individuals and report on their whereabouts since the incident occurred.

About a dozen people had been reportedly involved in the incident, many of whom live

Workshops Prepare Participants for Los Alamos Trash Fashion Contest Sept. 15

on August 29, 2012 - 10:31am

Los Alamos County Environmental Services Specialist Tom Nagawiecki and artist Nancy Judd assist a workshop participant affixing a CD to her recycled fashion garment. Courtesy photo


Hot glue guns, old CDs, fabric scraps and aluminum cans were scattered around the Fuller Lodge Art Center classroom as residents of all ages worked on creating recycled fashion for the Los Alamos Trash Fashion Contest coming uo Sept. 15.

Under the tutelage of Nancy Judd, an internationally recognized artist and educator known for creating couture fashion from trash, participants molded trash into


Census: Los Alamos Lacks Young Adults, Has Plenty of Middle-agers

on August 29, 2012 - 10:03am

Updated (12/08/30-9:30 A.M.) with 65-plus age group by county data.

By Greg Kendall

The 2010 federal census shows that Los Alamos is lacking in its level of 20 to 34 year olds compared to the rest of the United States and has an abundance of 35 to 49 year olds and 50 to 64 year olds.

With a County population of 17,950 in 2010, Los Alamos was ranked against 3,141 counties and Independent Cities (IC) across the nation. (A higher ranking means a larger percentage of population in an age grouping.)

According to the Commerce Department, 20 to 34 year olds constitute 20.3 percent of the U.S.

Democrats Elect Redondo to Replace Johnson in Council Race

on August 28, 2012 - 7:53pm

Newly elected Council candidate Michael Redondo. Photo by Greg

By Carol A. Clark

The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County Central Committee tonight unanimously elected Michael Redondo to replace Ken Johnson who officially withdrew his name from the Los Alamos County Council race Aug. 17.

Redondo, 32, has lived in Los Alamos since the age of 3. He earned his master's degree a little over a year ago in community and regional planning. He is the owner/director of Michael Redondo, LLC, a Biodiversity Planning, Outreach and Education company.

"I decided to run for

Downtown Without Power Monday

on August 28, 2012 - 11:01am

DPU News:

Los Alamos businesses on the south side of Trinity Drive from 20th Street to the end of DP Road were briefly without power yesterday morning.

Around 10 a.m. a contractor severed an underground electric line while removing a section of sidewalk.

Electric line crews with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities responded and rerouted power around the damaged section to restore power in less than 30 minutes.

Permanent repairs will be scheduled in the near future.


CONE ZONE: Road Construction Week of Aug. 27

on August 26, 2012 - 10:00am


Public Works Projects: For more information about the projects listed below, e-mail, call 662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at

Pavement Preservation – Fog Sealing on Barranca Mesa and North Community starts Aug. 28

Fog sealing operations will occur Tuesday and Wednesday on Chamisa, El Gancho, Andanada, Barranca Road from Chamisa to Barranca Road, Tunyo, Paseo Peñasco and El Corto. Expect lane closures and slight delays at intersections as the fog seal material dries.

On Wednesday and Thursday, fog sealing will occur on Canyon Glen and