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LAFD Warns Of Phony Fundraiser Phone Scam

on March 8, 2017 - 7:09pm

LAFD News:

Los Alamos Fire Department is warning citizens of a telephone scam. Several local residents have contacted LAFD inquiring if the department is conducting a fundraiser, or trying to attempt to collect a debt, after receiving calls this week from a phone number that registers in Caller ID as belonging to the fire department.

Such calls are a phone scam and attempts to gain personal or financial/credit card information.

LAFD does not solicit funds by telephone and does not attempt to collect debts by telephone, nor does the Ambulance Billing service, on LAFD's behalf.

Ryan Barnes Cited For Assault On Local Bus Driver

on March 8, 2017 - 5:15pm

Ryan Keith Barnes

Staff Report

Ryan Keith Barnes, 39, of Los Alamos was cited for assault on an Atomic City Transit bus driver March 1 after police were called to the transit center at the intersection of Diamond Drive and East Jemez Road.

The driver reported that after he took over his route for his shift, Barnes rode the bus for several hours without getting off but never caused a problem.

When the driver told Barnes that when he arrived at the transit center, he intended to get off the bus to take a break, Barnes asked if he could smoke a cigarette on the bus.

Preliminary Hearing For Daniel Merrill March 20

on March 8, 2017 - 3:17pm

Daniel Merrill

Staff Report

A 29-year-old Los Alamos man was arrested Feb. 24 at Los Alamos Medical Center on charges of assault on a police officer and battery on a police officer during an incident in the hospital’s emergency room.

According to police incident reports, three LAPD officers responded to a report that Daniel Merrill had allegedly checked himself into the emergency room and was treated by hospital staff who reportedly gave him a prescription to be filled at a pharmacy.

No Hiring Freeze At Los Alamos County

on March 8, 2017 - 2:13pm


County Responds To Queries About Hiring Freeze

Spokeswoman Julie Habiger responded this morning to queries about whether Los Alamos County has enacted a hiring freeze. The questions arose after a press release addressing a specific upcoming vacancy in the County Manager’s office stated that vacant positions were being considered as part of budget development for the upcoming fiscal year.

“The ‘vacant positions’ statement in the press release was made in the context of budgets going into effect when the new fiscal year begins on July 1. This is a typical part of our budget


Los Alamos Police Blotter: Feb. 7 To Feb. 27, 2017

on March 8, 2017 - 7:50am

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.

Feb. 7 / Police arrested Danielle Staley, 27, of Los Alamos on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant. Police booking photo unavailable.

Feb. 7 / Police arrested Clay Staley, 36, of Los Alamos on an outstanding Municipal Court warrant.

Feb. 9 / Police arrested Christopher R. Carmichael, 46, of Los Alamos on an outstanding District Court warrant.

Community Packs Ambassador Huddleston's Talk

on March 8, 2017 - 6:15am

This is a pic from  the AAUW talk tonight. The library was packed. More chairs had to be brought in!! Will send you via email some info that you can out with the pic if you want to. Ambassador Vicki Huddleston presents, 'Our Woman in Havana', Tuesday evening to an overflow crowd  at Mesa Library. Several of the women and men in the audience are Cuban Americans. In her talk sponsored by the American Association of University Women, Ambassador Vicki Huddleston discusses the political  realities of the relationship between various U.S. presidents and the United State's relationship with Cuba.

Committee Delays GRT For Non-profit National Labs

on March 6, 2017 - 8:55pm

Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard and Los Alamos County Councilor Pete Sheehey address the New Mexico Legislature Friday as the House Taxation and Revenue Committee takes up HB 332. Courtesy/ScreenShot


Los Alamos Daily Post

A bill designed to protect state and local governments from a potential multimillion dollar cut in gross receipts taxes hit a bump Friday afternoon, as it was temporarily tabled pending further discussions with the House Taxation and Revenue Committee.

House Bill 32 would amend a portion of New Mexico state law that currently exempts non-profit

Transportation Board Learns About 20th Street Construction Project During Thursday's Meeting

on March 3, 2017 - 3:23pm

Los Alamos Transportation Board learns about the construction project for 20th Street during Thursday's regular meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/



Los Alamos Daily Post


In an effort to increase economic development, the Los Alamos County Public Works Department is improving a section of 20th Street.


Senior Engineer Bryan Aragon, County Engineer Eric Martinez and Public Works Director Philo Shelton discussed the project during the County Transportation Board meeting Thursday night at the Municipal Building.


The focused section is 600 feet of

County Manager Addresses Deputy County Manager Vacancy And Upcoming Proposed FY18 Budget

on March 3, 2017 - 9:09am

Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess


Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess addressed questions this week about filling the position of Deputy County Manager – a position that will be vacant once current manager Brian Bosshardt departs for a new job as City Manager in Bedford, Texas. Bosshardt’s last day with the County will be Friday, March 31.

Burgess said any hiring decision will be made with respect to his development of the proposed FY18 budget, an effort that is currently underway.

“We are working diligently on budget development for the new fiscal year right now,”

Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Picks Up Some Good News In Washington, D.C.

on March 2, 2017 - 8:58pm

At the Los Alamos County Council meeting Tuesday night, Santa Fe City Councilor Peter Ives discusses the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities' recent trip to Washington, D.C. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/




Los Alamos Daily Post


‘Folks were talking up to $1 billion coming to Los Alamos…’. –Santa Fe City Councilor Peter Ives


The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities got a bit of good news during the organization’s trip Feb. 20-24 to Washington, D.C.


Throughout various meetings, prospects for more funding seemed strong although the nominee for

Home Buying In Los Alamos Just Got Easier

on March 2, 2017 - 4:49pm
This vacant Denver Steel home is the type of home being considered for the County’s Affordable Homebuyer Assistance Program. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
By Kirsten Laskey
​Los Alamos Daily Post

Home ownership may be easier to achieve for all Los Alamos residents, not just ones with high incomes, due to Los Alamos County Council unanimously approving an ordinance to establish an Affordable Homebuyer Assistance Program.


Council approved the ordinance during Tuesday’s regular meeting in Council Chambers.


Here’s how the program will work: The County, or its

DPU’s Environmental Compliance Specialist Katelyn Mahoney Digs County Infrastructure

on March 2, 2017 - 10:13am
Los Alamos County DPU Environmental Compliance Specialist Katelyn Mahoney in her office Tuesday at the Municipal Building. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

After being employed by a contractor in Albuquerque and focusing on air quality, Katelyn Mahoney returned to familiar territory at Los Alamos County.

Nine months ago Mahoney, a Los Alamos native, was hired as the Environmental Compliance Specialist in the County’s Department of Public Utilities.

Public Notice: March 7 Council Meeting Canceled

on March 1, 2017 - 2:46pm

Public Notice:

The Los Alamos County Council regular session scheduled for Tuesday, March 7 in Council Chambers at 6 p.m. has been canceled.

The Council’s Tuesday, March 14 work session will instead be a regular session. An agenda will be provided 72 hours before the March 14 regular session, which will be held at 6 p.m in White Rock Fire Station 3.

It will be broadcast live on PAC 8 cable television as well as streamed on the County’s website at


Community Resiliency Committee Meets March 13

on March 1, 2017 - 8:02am
The Community Resiliency Committee meets 10-11 a.m., March 13, at the Los Alamos Teen Center.
Their motto is, "Well-being Through Awareness," with a goal of highlighting issues and resources in and around the community.
To get a free newsletter or additional information, call 505.470.0841.

Los Alamos County Recreation Bond Election Website Updated With Latest Renderings And Costs

on February 28, 2017 - 3:43pm


To provide voters information, Los Alamos County has updated the recreation bond website ( with project information, project costs, a calculator to figure out homeowner’s property tax increase, and renderings of the proposed projects. 

Los Alamos County voters will have the opportunity to vote on the $20 million general obligation bond, to be repaid from property taxes for the purpose of designing, acquiring, constructing, purchasing and improving recreation facilities including a multi-generational pool, splash pad and a recreation center with a

State Police Checkpoints And Saturation Patrols Across New Mexico In March

on February 27, 2017 - 8:45am


STATEWIDE -- State Police are conducting Sobriety Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols and Registration, Insurance and Drivers' License Checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during March.

We are bringing awareness to this, in an effort to reduce alcohol related fatalities, through continued media attention and intensive advertising. These checkpoints are helping to change society's attitude about drinking and driving.

People are choosing to not drink and drive. This is the biggest step in keeping impaired drivers from crashing into our friends and families.

Hundreds of lives could

Study: Los Alamos County Tops List Of Most Paycheck Friendly Places In New Mexico

on February 26, 2017 - 6:34am
SmartAsset News:
Who doesn’t love payday? The influx of cash makes people ecstatic. SmartAsset, a financial technology company, set out to find the most paycheck friendly places in New Mexico, and Los Alamos County tops the list:
Semi-Monthly Paycheck
Purchasing Power
Unemployment Rate
Income Growth
Paycheck Friendliness Index
Los Alamos
De Baca
Santa Fe

Community Celebrates White Rock Municipal Complex

on February 24, 2017 - 3:44pm

At Thursday's ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly renovated White Rock Municipal Complex, from left, Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz, White Rock Senior Center Coordinator Annie Bard, Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization Executive Director Pauline Schneider and County Councilor Chris Chandler along with other county officials and residents. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Residents relax Thursday in the reading room at the new White Rock Senior Center. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


​Los Alamos Daily Post
Los Alamos County

LAFD Prepares Six New Fire Units For Service

on February 23, 2017 - 11:39pm

Los Alamos Fire Department personnel prepare six new trucks for service. Photo by Chris Clark/

LAFD firefighters train on new fire apparatus at the facility on DP Road. Photo by John McHale/


Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Fire Department is in the process of preparing six new fire apparatus for service. 

The six units include:

  • Two Pumper Trucks capable of 1,500/gpm capacity;
  • One Heavy Rescue Truck;
  • One Light Rescue Truck;
  • One Type Four Wildland Engine; and
  • One Type Five Wildland Engine.

The pumpers and rescue trucks are replacements

Democratic Party Of Los Alamos Holds County Convention March 20 At UNM-LA

on February 23, 2017 - 9:37am

DPLA News:

The Democratic Party of Los Alamos will hold its Democratic County Convention at 6 p.m. Monday, March 20, 2017 at UNM-Los Alamos, Building 5 (Wallace Hall), 4000 University Dr. in Los Alamos, NM.

Each Ward will elect a Ward Chair, Ward Vice-Chair and additional County Central Committee members.

The County Central Committee will elect the County Chair, County Vice-Chair and two State Central Committee members. State Central Committee (SCC) members will attend the SCC meeting Saturday, April 29, 2017 in Albuquerque.

The County Credentials and Rules Revision Committee meets before

Update On Pursuit Of USS Los Alamos

on February 22, 2017 - 11:00pm

James Nesmith testifying Dec. 15, 2015 to Los Alamos County Council. Courtesy photo


On Dec. 15, 2015, the Los Alamos County Council unanimously passed and adopted a resolution endorsing the naming of a United States Navy Submarine as the U.S.S. Los Alamos. 

That was the beginning of an intensive yearlong effort by the USS Los Alamos Commissioning Committee to gather documentation from across the state substantiating the wide spread support for our effort.

In that year, memorials were passed by both houses of the State legislature, and letters of support were obtained from

Councilor Rick Reiss At Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Meeting In Washington, D.C.

on February 22, 2017 - 5:00pm

From left, Santa Fe City Councilor Peter Ives, Los Alamos County Councilor Rick Reiss and Santa Fe County Commissioner Robert Anaya at today's Regional Coalition of LANL Communities Federal Legislative Agenda meetings in Washington, D.C.Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Golf Shop Hours Announced

on February 22, 2017 - 3:36pm

Arts In Public Places Advisory Board Meets Thursday

on February 22, 2017 - 1:30pm