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Chief Sgambellone Releases Crime Statistics For 2016

on February 1, 2017 - 12:29pm

Los Alamos Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone

 LAPD News:

Today, Los Alamos Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone released calls for service and crime statistics for the 12 months of 2016, which were compiled by the Records Section of the Los Alamos Police Department.

Offenses reported as crime statistics are determined by the FBI Uniform Crime Report Program and are classified as crimes against persons (violent crime) and crimes against property. The offenses of murder (homicide), manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault make up the violent crime category.

Get On The Super Bowl Buzz Bus Feb. 5

on February 1, 2017 - 12:02pm

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Jan. 25 – Jan. 31, 2017

on February 1, 2017 - 11:27am

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


Jan. 25 at 3:17 p.m. / Police arrested Vincent Paul, 44, of Los Alamos near Deer Trail and North Mesa Road and charge him with aggravated DWI.





Jan. 26 at 11:05 a.m. / Police arrested Tillie Trujillo, 38, of Espanola on 20th Street and charged her with driving on a revoked or suspended license.






LAHS Students Win DWI Awareness Poster Contest

on January 31, 2017 - 11:32am
These top three winning posters are created by students at Los Alamos High School. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos

The DWI Planning Council is celebrating success with their DWI awareness poster contest and some great plans for February.

Three members of the Los Alamos High School class of 2019 were the top three vote getters after 70 entries were submitted for review, during DWI Awareness Week. Those winners will now have their posters displayed Feb. 17 for “DWI Day at the Roundhouse” at the Round House.

The first place entry by Jade Portillos, featured a drawing of

Local Authors Book Fair Features 'The Perils And Pleasures Of Publishing' Feb. 4

on January 31, 2017 - 10:31am
Tom (T. Jackson) King. Courtesy photo
Writing a book seems like a huge task, doesn’t it? Authors have discovered, to their dismay, that writing the book is only half the battle: once the book is written you have to get it published.
The Local Authors Book Fair Saturday, Feb. 4 at Mesa Public Library will feature several authors who have figured out a way to get their books published, and the Fair also will feature a panel discussion by three experts in the field. The Book Fair is 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and the panel discussion is 1 p.m.
Tom (T.

Alert: Lane Closures At Diamond And West Road; Diamond And Trinity Feb. 1-3

on January 31, 2017 - 9:23am


The Los Alamos County Traffic Division will be setting up for lane closures at Diamond Drive and West Road as well as at Diamond Drive and Trinity Drive Wednesday, Feb. 1 through Friday, Feb. 3 to allow for installation of illuminated hospital signs.

The work will begin at 9 a.m. and shut down for the lunch hour starting at 11:30 a.m. through 1:15 p.m. and end work at 3:30 p.m. each day.

Motorists are urged to proceed carefully through these project zones.

Direct questions or concerns regarding this project to Traffic and Streets Division Manager Daniel Erickson at

Save The Date For Local Authors Book Fair Feb. 4

on January 30, 2017 - 11:11am

Loacal Authors Book Fair Saturday at Mesa Public Library. Courtesy/LAC


The Library is proud to feature local authors 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 4 in a Local Authors Book Fair in the Upstairs Meeting Rooms at Mesa Public Library.

The Book Fair will appeal to people who love books, people who enjoy shopping locally and aspiring authors themselves.

There will be books on many different topics (such as Searching for Dark Matter with Cosmic Gamma Rays by Dr. Andrea Albert and The Origins and Components of Behaviorology by Dr.

Know Your Role On Super Bowl ... Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk

on January 30, 2017 - 10:47am


Planning to host a Super Bowl Party this year? You’re the Team Captain! Here are some helpful tips to win the night & ensure your guests get home safe:

  • Ask your guests to designate their sober drivers in advance, or help them coordinate with other partygoers’ designated drivers.
  • Encourage your guests to reserve a ride on the Buzz Bus ahead of time. Reservations can be made starting oat 7 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3. CALL THE DIAL-A-RIDE BUZZ BUS! at 661.RIDE (7433). Safe rides will be offered from 2:30-9:30 p.m. Super Bowl Sunday.
  • Have plenty of alcohol-free choices available for

County Spring & Summer Field User Meeting Feb. 15

on January 30, 2017 - 10:34am
The Spring & Summer Field User meeting is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the Parks Division Conference Room, 101 Camino Entrada Bldg. 5.
Attendees should bring all schedule requests and a copy of the organization’s Liability of Insurance naming Los Alamos County as additional insured, to the meeting. Mandatory attendance is required. Anyone unable to attend should designate someone to attend in their place.
Direct questions to Kim Trujillo at 505.662.8159. Forms can be obtained on the County website at

Los Alamos County Science & Engineering Fair Feb. 4

on January 30, 2017 - 9:12am
LAPS News:
The Los Alamos County Science and Engineering Fair, canceled last weekend due to inclement weather, has been rescheduled for Saturday Feb. 4.
Project set-up is 4-5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, for students who picked up their projects at Los Alamos High School last week. For those whose projects are being stored at LAHS, the science fair committee will set those projects up Feb. 3.
Confirmation of participation is required by Jan. 31.
Students in grades 6-12 must be present 8-noon, Feb. 4 for judging. There will be just one awards ceremony for grades K-12, 4-5:30 p.m.

2017 School Board Election Information

on January 29, 2017 - 1:06pm



Absentee voting for the Feb. 7, 2017 Los Alamos Public Schools and UNM-LA Board elections ends at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, in the Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave., Suite 240.

Election Day (Feb. 7) Polling Places:

  • White Rock Library / Multi-Purpose Room at 10 Sherwood Blvd.; and
  • Los Alamos County Municipal Building / B & C Room at 1000 Central Ave.

School District - Precinct Information: Click here.





Super Bowl Buzz Bus Takes Reservations

on January 27, 2017 - 9:27am


The Los Alamos DWI Planning Council and Atomic City Transit (ACT) are partnering once again to provide free safe ride services in Los Alamos.

Super Bowl Sunday is a day when many people will attend parties with alcohol, so a Buzz Bus service is something these two groups hope community members will take advantage of.

Diane Noveroske, acting chair of the DWI Planning Council says, “The DWI Planning Council is excited to be able to offer a safe ride, the Buzz Bus, on Super Bowl Sunday.

Alert: Traffic Crash At Oppenheimer And Trinity

on January 27, 2017 - 8:29am

Crash scene this morning at Oppenheimer and Trinity Drive. Courtesy/LAPD

UPDATE: Crash scene is cleared and all traffic lanes are reopened. 

LAPD News:

Some wsestbound lanes are going to be briefly closed at Oppenheimer and Trinity Drive this morning as Los Alamos Police Officers clear a crash scene.

The crash occurred at about 7:45 a.m. and involves a semi-truck vs. a small passenger car. No injuries have been reported. The semi-truck driver has been cited for making an improper turn. 

One west bound lane is open through the turn lane. Drivers are urged to proceed with caution.


2017 LAPS / UNM-LA Special Election: Results Official

on January 27, 2017 - 1:07am

Absentee Board Members from left, David Palmer Smitherman; Kama Michel, Wendy Skidmore, Ken Thomas, Linda Fox, Dorothy Carbone, Jan Michel, sitting Kim Thomas, Presiding Judge. Courtesy/LAC

From left, Senior Deputy Clerk Francella M. Montoya, Deputy Clerk Victoria L. Martinez, Deputy Clerk  Gloria Maestas, County Clerk Naomu Maestas and Chief Deputy Clerk Adrianna Ortiz election night at the Municipal Building. Photo by Carol A Clark/


The Los Alamos County (LAC) Clerk’s Office completed the required canvass process to certify and finalize the 2017 Special Los

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Jan. 19 To Jan. 23, 2017

on January 25, 2017 - 3:28pm
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.
Jan. 19 at 8:10 p.m. / Police arrested Katie Pecos, 27, of Los Alamos at Joya Loop., and charged her with abuse of a child.
Jan. 19 at 8:30 p.m. / Police arrested Ryan Barnes, 38, of Valerde, at 9th St., and charged him with petty larceny: $500 or less. The police booking photo is not available.
Jan. 19 at 9:32 p.m.

Community Invited To Fuller Lodge Grand Re-opening

on January 25, 2017 - 11:45am


Los Alamos County is pleased to announce the completion of renovations to Fuller Lodge and the Historical Museum, aka the Guest Cottage.

The public is invited to a grand re-opening celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31. The ceremony will be followed by tours of the facilities.

As both facilities are on the State Register of Cultural Properties, the project required close coordination with the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and the Fuller Lodge Historic Districts Advisory Board.

2017 Board Of Public Utilities Meeting Calendar

on January 25, 2017 - 10:40am

Arts In Public Places Board Meets Thursday

on January 25, 2017 - 10:26am
The next meeting of the Los Alamos County Arts in Public Places Board is 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 26, in Room #110 of the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
The agenda for the meeting has been published and is available online at:

Voters Approve UNM-LA Mil Levy And LAPS Bond!

on January 24, 2017 - 8:31pm

The crowd cheers and LAPS Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus hugs UNM-LA CEO Dr. Cynthia Rooney as they hear the good news from the election this evening at the County Municipal Building. The UNM-LA Mil Levy passed 3,928 to 2,221 and the LAPS General Obligation Bond passed 4,912 to 1,322. Photo by Carol A. Clark//

A crowd gathers earlier this evening in the lobby of the Municipal Building waiting for the election results. Photo by Carol A. Clark//

From left, School Board member Jenny McCumber, UNM-LA Advisory Board member Michelle Hall, UNM-LA CEO Dr.

Los Alamos County Council Strategic Leadership Planning Session Underway At Pajarito Cliffs Site

on January 24, 2017 - 6:34pm

A special session of the Los Alamos County Council is underway at the Pajarito Cliffs Site at which the Council, County Manager Harry Burgess and County senior management staff are discussing priorities for the Strategic Leadership Plan. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

County Councilors James Chrobocinski, left, and Rick Reiss at this evening's special session underway at the Pajarito Cliffs Site. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

From left, County PIO Julie Habiger, Deputy County Manager Steve Lynne, Chief Finance Officer Joe D'Anna, Council Chair David Izraelevitz and

County Personnel Board Meets 11:30 a.m. Today

on January 24, 2017 - 10:03am

Last Day To Vote For UNM-LA Mil Levy & LAPS Bond

on January 24, 2017 - 8:09am


Los Alamos County voters have until 7 p.m. today to cast their ballot in the  UNM-LA Mil Levy and Los Alamos Public Schools Bond elections.

Ballots should be hand delivered inside the Los Alamos COunty Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave., by 7 p.m. to be counted.

Public Notice: Los Alamos Daily Post Selected ‘Official Newspaper Of Record’ For Los Alamos County

on January 23, 2017 - 5:32pm


After completing a competitive solicitation process, Los Alamos County has entered into a contract with the Los Alamos Daily Post to be its official newspaper of record for notices lawfully required to be published in a newspaper of general circulation. Examples of such notices include publications regarding elections by the County Clerk, Procurement solicitation notices, or planning and zoning notices from the Community Development Department.

Legal notices will run in the Thursday print edition of the Post, which is mailed free of charge to every household

2017 Special All-Mail Election Takes Place Tuesday

on January 23, 2017 - 4:48pm


The Los Alamos Public Schools and UNM-Los Alamos Special All-Mail Ballot Election is set to take place tomorrow, Jan. 24, 2017. Ballots were mailed to 14,168 registered voters, at the address on file with the County Clerk as of Jan. 3, 2017.

To date, the Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office has received 5,375 returned ballot envelopes, with 15 ballot envelopes unsigned and 902 envelopes undeliverable.

As done in previous all-mail elections, registrants named on undeliverable envelopes with forwarding address information from the United States Postal Service (USPS) were sent a