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County Council To Discuss Old Smith's Building

on October 7, 2017 - 4:51am

County Council Vice Chair Susan O’Leary




A discussion of the former Smith’s building at 535 Central Ave., is being placed on the agenda of a Los Alamos County Council meeting in November.

During the Sept. 26 council meeting, Council Vice Chair Susan O’Leary asked that the topic be put on a future agenda.

“I would like to ask that a council item be added that has a discussion that might be a work session topic about the old Smith’s location and I would suggest that the item include a review by the county manager on the partnership between the County, the public schools

Los Alamos County Council Meets Tuesday

on October 7, 2017 - 3:34am


The Los Alamos County Council will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10 in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

The meeting is open to the public. 



  • Update on the Manhattan Project National Historical Park from Charlie Strickfaden, Los Alamos Site Manager of Manhattan Project National Historical Park. Presenters: Linda Matteson, Assistant to the County Manager

County: Trinity Drive Lane Closure Update

on October 6, 2017 - 4:31pm


As part of 20th Street Extension Project, the utility connections on Trinity Drive that were scheduled for this week have had to be postponed due to heavy rainfall received at the project site.

This work will require the existing eastbound right lane temporary lane closure to stay in place through the weekend and into next week. Weather permitting, the temporary lane closure on Trinity Drive should be removed by Friday, Oct. 13.

For more information or questions, contact the Public Works Department at 505.662.8150 or email

Thank you for your continued

Los Alamos County Files Petition For Cease And Desist Against Sheriff

on October 6, 2017 - 2:58pm
Los Alamos Daily post 

Los Alamos County has asked the First Judicial District Court to issue a temporary restraining order requiring local Sheriff Marco Lucero to cease and desist from enforcing state law and County ordinances.

In a verified petition for a temporary restraining order, preliminary injunction and permanent injunction filed Oct.

DWI Planning Council Meeting Oct. 12

on October 6, 2017 - 2:17pm

Section Of NM 4 To Close For 24 Hours Near Tsankawi

on October 6, 2017 - 10:03am


The  Department of Public Utilities is drilling a new water well in Los Alamos Canyon and is extending the new water transmission line across N.M. 4 to tie into the existing line that takes water to White Rock.

As a result, DPU needs to completely close a section of N.M. 4 for a period of 24 hours (near Tsankawi), however, East Jemez Road (Truck Route) will remain open.

The plan is to complete this work beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20 through 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. While work is underway Sunday, Oct. 22, the road will be open for two-way traffic.

County: Parks & Recreation Board Set To Discuss Capital Projects At Oct. 12 Meeting

on October 6, 2017 - 9:43am


Capital projects for Golf Course Improvements, Ice Rink Improvements, Pinon Park Splash Pad and a Kiddie Pool that were moved forward by County Council at its Aug. 8 meeting will be discussed by the Parks and Recreation Board next Thursday, Oct. 12.

This will be the public's opportunity to see what is now being considered for these four projects, and the public is welcome to attend the meeting at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. No action will be taken; the Oct. 12 meeting is for Board discussion only and public comments will be accepted.

The next step in the process will

County Council Files Motion In Email Suit

on October 6, 2017 - 8:47am
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Council has filed a motion asking the First Judicial District Court to conduct an in camera in chambers review of Council Vice Chair Susan O’Leary’s emails held on her personal account from May 15 to determine if they are “public record” and subject to review under the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA).

Los Alamos resident Lisa Brenner and her son, Patrick Brenner, filed a complaint for declaratory judgment ordering production of copies of emails sent or received May 15 by Council members.

LWVLA Lunch With A Leader: County Clerk Naomi Maestas And Elections Manager Gloria Maestas Oct. 17

on October 6, 2017 - 8:24am

Los Alamos County Clerk Naomi Maestas


The League of Women Voters presents its monthly community event, Lunch with a Leader at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17 in Mesa Public Library.

The speakers this month are County Clerk Naomi Maestas and Elections Manager Gloria Maestas from the Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office.  They will discuss the voting process.

Los Alamos County Elections Manager Gloria Maestas

County Clerk Naomi Maestas moved to Los Alamos 15 years ago when her husband, Sammy, accepted a job offer from Los Alamos County. She began her career in local government in

NBC Series ‘The Brave’ Filming On Pajarito Mountain

on October 5, 2017 - 2:58pm

Filming underway on Aspen Run and other parts of Pajarito Mountain, which has become Mongolia as the backdrop for the eighth episode of the new NBC series, 'The Brave', airing at 8 p.m. Mondays. Courtesy photo

Rain pouring down Wednesday at the intersection of Camp May Road. Courtesy photo


Filming underway on Aspen Run and other parts of Pajarito Mountain, which has become Mongolia as the backdrop for the eighth episode of the new NBC series, 'The Brave', airing at 8 p.m. Mondays.

This fresh, heart-pounding journey into the complex world of America's elite undercover military

County Council Litigation Subcommittee Nixed

on October 5, 2017 - 10:15am

Los Alamos County Council, from left, Chair David Izraelevitz, Chris Chandler, James Chrobocinski, Rick Reiss, Pete Sheehey, Vice Chair Susan O’Leary and Antonio Maggiore. Photo by Leslie Bucklin/LAC


Los Alamos Daily Post

An announcement by Los Alamos County Council Chair David Israelevitz at the end of the Sept. 26 Council meeting prompted a lengthy discussion with his fellow councilors and has ultimately been nixed.

Under the Council Chair’s Report item on the agenda, Israelevitz announced that a subcommittee was being started to work with

Group Discusses Dissatisfaction With Code Enforcement

on October 5, 2017 - 10:10am

Los Alamos County Councilor Antonio Maggiore contemplates complaints voiced Monday evening by 25 people in attendance at a meeting on County code enforcement issues. Photo by Maire O'Neill/


Los Alamos Daily Post

A two-hour public meeting was held Monday evening in White Rock to address issues with enforcement of Chapter 18 of the Los Alamos Municipal Code entitled Environment. The meeting was hosted by residents Helen Milenski and Heather Ortega.

County Council Accepts Wayfinding Report

on October 5, 2017 - 10:09am

John Bosio, principal of Merje and Senior Designer Jess Church present the wayfinding schematic design and analysis report during the Sept. 26 County Council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/



Los Alamos Daily Post 


Consistent signage that reflects the Los Alamos County brand and directs visitors and locals to their destinations is one step closer to becoming a reality after the Los Alamos County Council unanimously accepted the wayfinding analysis report and schematic design.


The action occurred during the regular County

County Celebrates Customer Service Week

on October 5, 2017 - 10:08am

Los Alamos County Public Information Officer Julie Habiger participates in the Customer Service Week celebration held Wednesday in the lobby at the Municipal Building. A number of County departments setup informational booths to discuss various projects, programs and services. The event was sponsored by the Customer Care Center. Customer Service Week began Monday and will continue through Friday. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Customer Care Center Specialist Marty Leal and Department of Public Utilities Manager James Alarid hosted a booth during the Customer Service Week celebration

What's All This Hoopla At The Library?

on October 5, 2017 - 8:14am
Beginning Oct. 10, the Los Alamos County Library System will roll out a new service called hoopla, which provides a whole new set of delicious digital offerings to its patrons.
The library is adding about 30,000 new items to its digital library. Now library cardholders will be able to stream music and videos, read books and browse comics in electronic formats. The hoopla library is in addition to Overdrive, not a replacement.
“It’s more access to more titles,” Librarian Gwen Kalavaza said.
She talked to other libraries around the country and to the other

Lane Closures Planned Near Trinity Drive Intersection At Diamond Saturday

on October 5, 2017 - 8:04am


Starting at 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, the concrete curb will be replaced between the eastbound and westbound lanes on Trinity Drive at the intersection of Diamond Drive east of Trinity Drive.

This work will require the closure of one of the two westbound left turn lanes on Trinity to Diamond. The eastbound through lane on Trinity Drive immediately east of Diamond Drive will be closed for approximately 200 feet, requiring the closure of the southbound Diamond left turn lane. 

All traffic will be detoured to Canyon Road, so drive cautiously and follow all advanced warning

County: 100 Days Of Summer Declared A Success!

on October 5, 2017 - 8:01am

This photograph is an entry in the 100 Days of Summer Photo Contest. Courtesy photo

Sarah Matthews is the winner of Los Alamos County's 100 Days of Summer Photo Contest. Courtesy photo


The Los Alamos County Community Services Department would like to thank the community of Los Alamos for making the inaugural 100 Days of Summer program a great success.

With more than 100 participants, the County was pleased with the level of excitement and involvement. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, residents were encouraged to “Get Out.

Daily Postcard: Flowers Near Airport Runway

on October 5, 2017 - 7:51am

Daily Postcard: Flowers grow near the runway at Los Alamos County Airport. Photo by Chris Clark/

Photo by Chris Clark/

Man Charged In Alleged Incident At Camp May

on October 4, 2017 - 8:28pm
Police arrest Sachin Pandey, 31, of Los Alamos Tuesday morning near LANB and charged him with aggravated battery, false imprisonment and attempt to commit a felony – sexual assault stemming from an incident Sept. 24 at Camp May. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

Sachin Pandey, 31, of Los Alamos was taken into custody Tuesday by the Los Alamos Police Department and charged with aggravated battery, false imprisonment and attempt to commit a felony – sexual assault.

An arrest warrant was issued by Los Alamos Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Sept. 29 - Oct. 3, 2017

on October 4, 2017 - 7:57pm

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 filed against them.​



Sept. 29 at 10:09 a.m. / Police arrested Jeremiah Morris, 26, of Los Alamos at Mesa Verde on an outstanding Municipal Court warrant.


Sept. 29 at 1:19 p.m. / Santa Fe Sheriff's Office arrested Russell Trujillo, 42, of Espanola on an outstanding Municipal Court warrant.


LAFD Fire Prevention Week: ‘Every Second Counts … Plan 2 Ways Out!’

on October 4, 2017 - 6:01pm

LAFD News:

You and your family are fast asleep when the smoke alarm sounds: Do you know what to do?

Consider this scenario: It’s 2 o’clock in the morning. You and your family are fast asleep when you awaken to the smoke alarm sounding and the smell of smoke. What do you do? If you and your family don’t have a plan in place, it could jeopardize your safety, or even prove deadly.

In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. That’s why home escape planning is so critical in a fire situation.

Los Alamos County Dedicates Smart House Artwork

on October 3, 2017 - 5:27pm

From left, Arts in Public Places (APP) Board Chair Susie Schillaci, Artist Alexander Scheinker, Photographer Minesh Bacrania, APP Board Member Britton Donharl and APP Vice Chair Jeremy Smith cut the ribbon this afternoon to officially dedicate the artwork that was formerly in the Smart House and now resides in an alcove on the second floor of the Los Alamos County Municipal Building. Other artwork featured in the alcove was created by artists Kevin Box and Umi Raby who were unable to attend today's dedication. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Arts in Public Places Board Member Britton

Compass Rose Painting Completed On Runway At Los Alamos County Airport

on October 3, 2017 - 8:01am

Members of the Rio Grande Norte Chapter of the 99's organization have completed their project of painting a compass rose on the runway of the Los Alamos County Airport. They explained that the compass is used by pilots to calibrate their aircrafts. This particular compass is 42 feet in diameter. The 99's is an international organization of women aviators. Photo by Chris Clark/

The compass rose painting is now completed on the runway of the Los Alamos County Airport. Photo by Chris Clark/

County Libraries Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month

on October 3, 2017 - 7:22am



It’s a fiesta! Join Los Alamos County Libraries to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month starting Tuesday.

Observed annually from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 as a way to celebrate the heritage and culture of Hispanic and Latinx Americans, the libraries will celebrate with a week of bilingual programs for children.

This includes music and movement programs and storytimes in Spanish and English for children 0-6 and a special afterschool event for kids 6-12 with a story and activity in Spanish and English. 

Programs will happen in White Rock and Los Alamos and there will be

County: Transportation Board Meets Thursday

on October 2, 2017 - 1:26pm
The Transportation Board meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in  Room 110 in the Los Alamos County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. 
The public is invited to attend the meeting. 
3. PUBLIC COMMENT This section of the agenda is reserved for comments from the public on items that are not otherwise included in this agenda.
  • Please Limit Public Comment to 3 Minutes.
  • Approval of the Sept.