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Family Escapes Injury Following Lightning Strike At Los Pueblos Home This Evening

on June 6, 2017 - 11:15pm

Staff Report

Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes told the Los Alamos Daily Post a few moments ago that everyone in the home struck by lightning this evening on Los Pueblos got out without injury.

Chief Hughes said the fire is now out, adding that the home has sustained some damage due to the fire that broke out in the attic from the lightning strike and investigators are on scene.

Lightning Strikes Home On Los Pueblos Tonight

on June 6, 2017 - 10:17pm

Los Alamos Firefighters are on the scene of a home hit by lightning this evening on Los Pueblos. An update will be published as soon as details are available. Photo by Hope Jaramillo for the Los Alams Daily Post

Woman Injured On Atomic City Bus This Morning

on June 6, 2017 - 9:12pm

An Atomic City Transit bus driver braked abruptly at the intersection of Diamond Drive and 38th Street to avoid a collision this morning causing a female passenger to fall forward and hit her head on a pole inside the bus. Los Alamos Police Department and Fire Department personnel responded to the scene. According to Cdr. Oliver Morris, the woman sustained a cut to her head. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Letter To The Editor: To Los Alamos County Council

on June 6, 2017 - 7:26pm
Los Alamos

Open Letter to the Los Alamos County Council:

I am asking the County Council to please consider using Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) funds to construct a multigenerational pool.

Although the bond did not pass, nearly half the voters supported the Council’s proposal to provide healthy recreational alternatives. Even those who opposed the bond were not necessarily opposing the rec facilities. Their main concern was not to have their property taxes increased.

One of the most vocal opponents of the bond actually signed the petition two years ago supporting the

Notice Of Possible Quorum: Board Of Public Utilities

on June 6, 2017 - 7:25pm

LAFD: Safety And Use Of Fireworks

on June 6, 2017 - 4:59pm

Courtesy/National Fire Protection Association

LAFD News:

July 4th is only a few short weeks away! Fireworks have been a part of many of our families’ Independence Day celebrations throughout the years. Let’s make sure our community is safe during this holiday season.

People can enjoy fireworks safely if they follow a few simple safety tips.

  • Never let children handle, play with or light any fireworks.
  • Never place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse. Backup to a safe distance immediately after lighting fireworks.
  • Buy only legal fireworks read the

Community Invited To ‘Denizens Of The Deep’ Dedication At Aquatic Center June 15

on June 6, 2017 - 4:06pm


The community is invited to attend the Art in Public Places Board’s dedication of ‘Denizens of the Deep’ by metal artist Richard Swenson.

The special event is 2 p.m., June 15 at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center. Light refreshments will be served.

County: ‘Wayfinding’ Program Public Meeting June 15

on June 6, 2017 - 8:51am


Los Alamos County is embarking on the development of a new wayfinding program that will direct visitors and residents to various attractions and amenities around town.

Wayfinding encompasses a variety of tools that help guide people to their destination, this includes signage, maps and digital tools. Wayfinding programs also help to establish an identity and reinforce a sense of place. Regions, cities, towns and communities of all sizes are establishing wayfinding programs to provide a better experience for their visitors.

The County has hired MERJE, a nationally recognized

County Bike Flow Trail Project Update Thursday

on June 6, 2017 - 8:33am


The community is invited to attend the regularly scheduled Los Alamos County Parks, Recreation, Open Space meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 8, in Room 110 of the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

Open Space Specialist Eric Peterson is presenting aan update on the Bike Flow Trail Project.

Letter To The Editor: Nuisance Ordinance

on June 6, 2017 - 6:17am
Los Alamos

“Sometimes, ordinances and regulations are passed with the support of the majority of folks in a community...” (LA Daily Post, Vol. III, No. 21) (link).

And sometimes they're not. They are passed because the only ones who showed up are the ones who supported the proposal. What happened to those who might have opposed the ordinance? It could have been apathy, it could have been personal situations, which prevented an appearance, or a host of other reasons.

Letter To The Editor: County Council Vs. Sheriff

on June 6, 2017 - 5:47am
Los Alamos
The insatiable efforts made by many past and present members of the Los Alamos County Council to eliminate the duly elected office of the sheriff should be a concern to all citizens in this county. 
The sheriff is accountable to the people by vote. The office of police chief is accountable to the county council by appointment. Sheriff Lucero has served honorably in Santa Fe and Los Alamos counties for over 29 years. 
We the people have voted to retain the office of sheriff as stated in the New Mexico constitution yet certain members of the county

Letter To The Editor: Do We Want Or Need A Bicycle Flow Trail (Part 2)

on June 5, 2017 - 2:04pm
Los Alamos
In early May, I wrote a letter to the Los Alamos Daily Post notifying the public of a plan to build a bicycle flow trail in one of our canyons (probably Bayo Canyon) and the reasons I thought it is a bad idea. If you didn't see this letter, it can be read here.
There was no response from the public to this letter, possibly because it was published during the furor over the Rec Bond issue. It is also possible that some readers thought the flow trail was part of the Rec Bond. It was not, and is a separate initiative funded by the County Council.

Helen Milenski Appointed Acting Chair Of Los Alamos County Affiliate Of Libertarian Party Of New Mexico

on June 4, 2017 - 7:36am
Helen Milenski visits the Los Alamos Daily Post world headquarters Friday to announce that she has been appointed acting chair for the Los Alamos County affiliate organization of the Libertarian Party of New Mexico, which has just qualified as a major political party in the state. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Just as the Libertarian Party of New Mexico announced it now meets the requirements to qualify as a major political party in the state, beginning with the 2018 election cycle, Helen Milenski announced that she has been appointed

Scenes From Friday's Summer Concert

on June 4, 2017 - 6:57am
The Coral Creek Band performs at the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Friday night at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Young dancers. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Houdini's serves up popcorn. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Summer Concert crowd Friday evening. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Young ladies follow a path in Ashley Pond. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Build A Better World This Summer At The Library!

on June 3, 2017 - 6:32am

Courtesy Image


The circus troupe, Clan Tynker, will peform at 6 p.m. Monday at Ashley Pond. Courtesy image 




As school lets out for summer, now is the perfect time for parents, caregivers, children, and teens to come to the Los Alamos County Library System and participate in all the fun of our Summer Library Club.

“We’re so happy that our Summer Library Club is back,” said Angie Manfredi, head of Youth Services. “We have worked to make the program engaging and active.

Letter To The Editor: Give Duties, Funding Back To Sheriff

on June 3, 2017 - 6:17am
By Concerned Citizen
Los Alamos

I would like to thank the County Council for the reconciliation of the Sheriff's duties and funding. There seems to be a debate of how much funding the County should return to the Sheriff's Office. It seems that individuals responsible for trying to drive out this elected position are now in charge of determining what the Sheriff's duties should be. This seems to be a bit of a conflict of interest, a pick and choose as you will, of those obligations the Sheriff has to the citizens of Los Alamos County. 

George Chandler raised some interesting points.

Behind The Scenes At Local GOP Meeting

on June 2, 2017 - 7:15pm
Nominee Bill McKerley, left, congratulates John Bliss, the newly elected chairman of the Republican Party of Los Alamos County during Thursday's GOP meeting at UNM-LA. Photo by Maire O'Neill/
A small group of Republican Central Committee members attend Thursday's meeting at UNM-LA. Photo by Maire O'Neill/
Staff Report

Members of the Republican Party of Los Alamos County Central Committee elected John Bliss as their new chairman Thursday evening during a meeting at UNM-LA.

Letter To The Editor: What Do We Gain From This Chaos? Let's Think About It For A Minute...

on June 2, 2017 - 6:49pm
Los Alamos

Well, I do have to apologize to Pete Sheehey, he caught me. I made a mistake when I said he wanted to give the jail to the Sheriff. I guess I was confused - what he actually wants to do is give prisoner transport to the Sheriff, or more accurately, to allow the Sheriff to “assist” in prisoner transport.

Pete also points out that he did not say the Sheriff could “arbitrarily” choose to interfere in police investigations, rather the resolution says if the Sheriff “reasonably believes” the “integrity” of an investigation would be compromised if carried out by the

Hop On Atomic City Transit's Free Summer Concert Bus!

on June 2, 2017 - 6:14pm


Don’t forget! The DWI Planning Council is partnering with Atomic City Transit (ACT) to provide bus service on Friday nights to ensure residents get to and from the Summer Concerts at Ashley Pond Safely. This service extends the regular weekly fixed route service provided by ACT.

Service areas will include White Rock, North Mesa, and North Community. Dial-a-Ride service will be available for any location in Los Alamos not serviced via the fixed routes. Reservations can be made one day in advance. Call 661.RIDE (661.7433). Plan ahead and take the bus to and from Ashley Pond.

Choral Creek Band Plays Ashley Pond 7 p.m. Today!

on June 2, 2017 - 6:15am
The Choral Creek Band performs at 7 p.m. today at  Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy/Elliot Siff Photography
Concert promoter

The Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series presents the excellent Colorado Front Rage group, The Choral Creek Band today, June 2 at Ashley Pond Park. The show starts at 7 p.m. and is free. The weather calls for a clear and nice night. We’re calling for rock and roll!

The Choral Creek Band play high energy shows of bluegrass, newgrass, country-rock, blues, jazz, jamband and unique renditions of traditional and Americana classics. Check them out on

John Bliss Elected New Chair Of Republican Party Of Los Alamos County

on June 1, 2017 - 9:16pm

Members of the Republican Party of Los Alamos County Central Committee this evening elected John Bliss as their new chairman during a meeting at UNM-LA. Bliss won with 6 votes over nominees Bill McKerley with 5 votes and Lisa Shin with 4 votes. Bliss has lived in Los Alamos since 1997 and worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory in several leadership positions within the safety and radiation protection programs. Bliss was raised in Detroit, Mich., and earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Nuclear Engineering from Texas A&M University before beginning his active duty career.

County Code Enforcement Seeks To Educate Public

on June 1, 2017 - 5:09pm
Weeds more than 18 inches tall are in violation of the Los Alamos Municipal Code. Photo by Maire O’Neill/
The area behind an unoccupied business in Los Alamos is being looked at by code enforcement inspectors. Photo by Maire O'Neill/
A fence in Los Alamos is leaning over and has damaged and missing boards. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Los Alamos Daily Post

Times change and sometimes the attitudes and lifestyles of a community change with them.

County Hires New Library Manager

on June 1, 2017 - 7:57am
Eileen Sullivan
​Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County has a new Library Manager, Eileen Sullivan. She will begin her new position July 3.


Sullivan takes over from Steven Thomas, who resigned in March to take a job in Seattle. She said she is excited to take the helm of a library system that exceeds national benchmarks and is among the stellar libraries in the state.


The library system not only earns top marks nationally and state-wide, but also locally.

Letter To The Editor: Checks And Balances Prevent Corruption

on June 1, 2017 - 7:12am
Los Alamos

I can’t help but wonder what the motivation is for people to give up their rights that Americans died for, like happened in the last charter changes. Worse I can understand the motivation for doing away with checks and balances in the system. It’s called corruption. Let’s be clear I’m not making any accusations against any current Councilors or County employees.

No elected treasurer allows for the good ole boys (and girls) to misappropriate funds also called embezzlement.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: May 25 To May 30, 2017

on May 31, 2017 - 3:26pm
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.
May 25 / Steven Lucero, 35, of Belen was arrested on an outstanding District Court warrant.
May 25 / Jimmy B. Romero, 35, of Espanola was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, falsely obtaining services and two charges of possession of drug paraphernalia.