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County Linemen Rescue Cat Stranded 4 Days In Tree

on October 25, 2017 - 6:19pm

County linemen rescue a cat today that has been stranded 40-feet up in a ponderosa tree for four days without food or water near 41st and Sycamore. Photo by Dave Guenther


Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities linemen Randy and Wayne responded today to the scene of a cat stranded without food or water for four days some 40 feet up in a tall ponderosa tree, near 41st Street and Sycamore.

The linemen traveled in the bucket of their truck up the 40 feet to rescue the weakened cat. Their mission was accomplished in about 10 minutes, according to a neighbor.

The cat

Davey Trees To Audit DPU Pole Attachments

on October 25, 2017 - 10:50am

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Beginning next week, Davey Tree Service Inc, under contract with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, will audit all utility pole attachments and identify potential powerline hazards in the Los Alamos townsite and White Rock area. This includes auditing attachments from telecom and cable utility companies.

DPU officials ask for customer cooperation, in permitting the contractor to access DPU poles located in customer back yards. Davey Trees’ crew will knock on the front door prior to entering a back yard to access a DPU pole.

Flat Jack Spotted On Central Avenue Promoting Halloweekend In Downtown Los Alamos Oct. 27-28

on October 25, 2017 - 10:36am

Flat Jack promotes Halloweekend. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos MainStreet and Creative District News:

Flat Jack was spotted Tuesday on Central Avenue near CB FOX Kidz, in front of the Teen Center on 20th Street and in front of Fuller Lodge. The skeleton is created from chalk and painted on the local roads using sewer grates for his rib cage.

Los Alamos Creative District Curator Ryn Herrmann made the Flat Jack template to promote Halloweekend Friday Oct. 27 and Saturday Oct. 28 in downtown Los Alamos.

For the complete Halloweekend schedule, visit

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Atomic City Transit Celebrates 10 Years!

on October 25, 2017 - 10:09am

Atomic City Transit personnel are handing out cookies and water today at Los Alamos Transit Center to celebrate its 10th anniversay of servng the Los Alamos community. Employees at this morning's celebration, from left, Annet Acomb, Amy Danforth and Nanett De La Torre. Photo by Chris Clark/

Cookies and bottles of water for community members in celebration of the Atomic City Transit's 10 years of service in Los Alamos. Photo by Chris Clark/

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Oct. 18 - Oct. 24, 2017

on October 25, 2017 - 8:33am

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.


Oct. 18 at 3:13 p.m. / Police arrested Thea Medina, 39, of Los Ranchitos near Sandia and Diamond Drive on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.



Oct. 18 at 4:40 p.m. / Police arrested Adrian Trujillo, 29, of Los Alamos in Espanola on an outstanding District Court warrant.




Oct. 24 at 1:57 p.m.

Help Needed For Acid Canyon Clean-up Day Oct. 28

on October 25, 2017 - 5:43am
Photo of White Rock Canyon near the Blue Dot Trailhead before and after the last clean-up day in 2016. Courtesy photo
PEEC News:
Calling all volunteers! Pajarito Environmental Education Center and Los Alamos County Open Space and Trails need help Saturday to remove the last bits of fence from Acid Canyon and restore this great, little canyon to a more natural state.
The goal is to clean up the old chain-link fence that mars the steep slope below the nature center in Acid Canyon.

Los Alamos County Assessor’s Office: State Evaluation Finds 100 Percent Compliance

on October 24, 2017 - 3:25pm

The dream team at the Los Alamos County Assessor’s Office, from left, Assessor Ken Milder, Chief Deputy Assessor Joaquin Valdez, Appraiser Marty Martinez, Chief Appraiser Lucas Fresquez, Assessment Specialist Nerio Gurule, Senior Assessment Specialist Betty Martinez and Appraiser Apprentice Curtis Valencia. Courtesy photo



Each year, the New Mexico Property Tax Division conducts a performance evaluation of every County Assessor’s Office in the state.

Register Now For Regional Tourism Economic Summit

on October 24, 2017 - 7:56am

The Los Alamos Regional Tourism Economic Summit is 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at historic Fuller Lodge, 2132 Central Ave. Courtesy/LAC


The community is invited to learn about how tourism trends are impacting the Los Alamos economy and what tourism stakeholders and leaders are planning at the Los Alamos Regional Tourism Economic Summit, 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25 at historic Fuller Lodge.

To register, click here and then click “Register Now.” The meeting is free and open to the public.

The Los Alamos summit is one of series of 10 meetings being convened throughout the state by the

Road Paving Underway On NM 4 Through Wednesday

on October 24, 2017 - 7:24am


Final paving of N.M. 4 between East Jemez Road and Hwy 502 is scheduled for today and Wednesday.

To minimize traffic disruption, the Department of Public Utilities' contractor will coordinate paving of lanes to occur at times with the least traffic.

Paving of southbound lanes are scheduled for this afternoon (two-way traffic will be maintained). Late Wednesday morning, paving of the northbound lane will occur and should be completed before 3:30 p.m. with two-way traffic again will being maintained.​

Robinson: Eco Station Saving Energy

on October 23, 2017 - 4:16pm
Eco Station on East Jemez Road. Photo by James Robinson
Environmental Sustainability Board

In July, I was reappointed to the Los Alamos County Environmental Sustainability Board by the County Council. Although this board is mainly known for the Plastic Bag Ban and the recent Wildlife Ordinance discussion, this board, and Los Alamos County Environmental Services, has done a lot of work to make Los Alamos more sustainable, and save our citizens money.

Halloween Buzz Bus Offers Free Rides Saturday!

on October 23, 2017 - 10:59am


The Los Alamos DWI Planning Council and Atomic City Transit (ACT) are partnering once again to provide free safe ride services this Saturday, Oct. 28 in Los Alamos.

Ride service will be available 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Reservations will be accepted starting at 7 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27 and from 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28.

Call 661-RIDE(7433) to request a ride. First come, first served, so call early!

Police: Burglary Threat In Los Alamos; White Rock

on October 23, 2017 - 9:06am

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department Criminal Investigations Section has received credible information that residences in Los Alamos County, to include White Rock, may soon be targeted for burglaries.

“We are stepping up our presence in the area,” Cmdr. Preston Ballew said.

Police are cautioning residents to take appropriate precautions: lock doors, leave lights on when appropriate, and notice and report suspicious persons, vehicles or activities in the neighborhood.

Direct questions or concerns, or anything to report, to Crime Stoppers at 505.662.8282 or LAPD Dispatch at

National Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-31

on October 23, 2017 - 5:20am


The Los Alamos DWI Planning Council would like to remind the community that Oct. 23 through 31 is National Red Ribbon Week.

Community members can support the effort to bring attention to putting an end to alcohol and drug use by wearing red or a red ribbon.

Los Alamos County Council Meets Tuesday

on October 23, 2017 - 5:07am
The Los Alamos County Council meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. 
The meeting is open to the public. 
  • A. Proclamation celebrating Oct. 25 as "Atomic City Transit Day" in Los Alamos County (accepted by employees of Atomic City Transit) Presenters: County Council 
  • A.

Sheriff Lucero Seeks To File Amended Complaint Against Los Alamos County Council

on October 23, 2017 - 4:59am

Staff Report


Attorney A. Blair Dunn has asked the First Judicial District Court for permission to file an amended complaint against the Los Alamos County Council on behalf of Sheriff Marco Lucero.

The original complaint was filed Aug. 29 as an emergency petition for writ of mandamus and complaint for declaratory judgment.

The motion to amend the complaint, filed Oct.

County Council Holds Closed Session Tuesday

on October 23, 2017 - 4:48am
The Los Alamos County Council will hold a closed session at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24 in Council Chambers at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave. 
  • Discussion of the Purchase, Acquisition or Disposal of Real Property: NMSA 1978, Section 10-15-1(H) (8). Presenters: County Council 

Individuals with a disability who are in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the hearing or meeting should contact the

Reminder: Los Alamos County’s First Ever Guns To Gardens Gun Buyback Event Oct. 28

on October 22, 2017 - 8:14am

LAPD News:

The community is invited to join the New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence (NMPGV) and Los Alamos Police Department 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 for the first ever Guns To Gardens Gun Buyback event.

Following a successful fundraising effort by NMPGV, Oct. 28 will mark the fourth statewide gun buyback to safely get unwanted working guns out of homes and off the streets.

Over the coming year, RAWtools, in partnership with Santa Fe Community College welding and sculpture students, will forge unwanted, dismantled guns into garden tools and public art projects and

Scenes From County's Dr. Seuss Halloween Carnival

on October 22, 2017 - 5:46am
Donut bobbing during the Los Alamos County Dr. Seuss Halloween Carnival Saturday at the Larry Walkup Aquatic Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
A youngster plants a star on a sneetch during the Carnival. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
How many fish? Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Snacking on popcorn. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Ball goes into the hat for a prize. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Scenes From 'Only The Brave' Premiere Friday

on October 22, 2017 - 5:42am

​Los Alamos County Fire Chief Troy Hughes, right, addresses the audience Friday evening at one of several showings of 'Only the Brave' at the Reel Deal Movie Theater. Following his comments, Division Chief Jeff Wetteland read they names of the 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots who died June 20, 2013 in the Yarnell Hill Fire. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Firefighter Mike Paxson shows the features of Los Alamos Fire Department's Brush Truck 4 prior to the showing of 'Only the Brave' Friday evening at the Reel Deal. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

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Former LAFD Capt. John Snyder Honored Today

on October 21, 2017 - 9:44pm

The Los Alamos Fire Department held a memorial service this afternoon at Griffith Gymnasium to honor former Capt. John H. Snyder who died Oct. 14 after battling cancer for several months. Photo by John McHale/

The LAFD Honor Guard assembles this afternoon at the entrance to Griffith Gymnasium as the body of former Capt. John H. Snyder arrives to be honored at a memorial service attended by family, LAFD personnel and community members. Photo by John McHale/

During his career, Capt. John Snyder was a paramedic-captain and support officer.

Scenes From County's Annual Pumpkin Splash

on October 21, 2017 - 8:42pm
Kids score future jack-o-lanterns during Los Alamos County's Annual Pumpkin Splash today at the Larry Walkup Aquatic Center on Canyon Road. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Scene from the County's Annual Pumpkin Splash. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Scene from today's annual County Pumpkin Splash. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Scene from the County's Annual Pumpkin Splash. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Scene from today's County Pumpkin Splash at the Aquatic Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Scene from the

NM 4 Re-Opens To All Traffic

on October 21, 2017 - 8:25pm


N.M. 4, which was closed Friday evening, between East Jemez Road and Highway 502 is open to all traffic as of 4:30 p.m. today.   

Quorum Notice: For Los Alamos County Council

on October 21, 2017 - 8:58am


The Los Alamos County Council may attend the 18th Annual County Employee Appreciation Luncheon 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31 at Fuller Lodge.

A quorum may be present but no action will be taken.



Arts In Public Places Advisory Board Meets Tuesday

on October 21, 2017 - 7:52am
Los Alamos Arts in Public Places Board meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, in Suite 110 in the Los Alamos County Municipal Building located at 1000 Central Ave. 
The meeting is open to the public. 
2. PUBLIC COMMENT This section of the agenda is reserved for comments from the public on items that are not otherwise included in this agenda.
3. APP BOARD BUSINESS  Approval of Minutes from Sept. 28
4. CURRENT PROJECTS WR Pottery Project - cost for educational plaque
  • Update on Selig artwork for the front area of the Community Building Presenters:

DPU To Conduct Automated Telephone Survey

on October 20, 2017 - 4:35pm



Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) customers may receive an automated telephone survey sometime between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. the week of Oct. 23.


The purpose is to assess the effectiveness of the DPU’s public awareness program designed to promote natural gas safety for all stakeholders, including customers without gas heaters or appliances.  Survey duration is approximately five minutes long.  

As a natural gas provider, DPU is committed to safely delivering gas to the community.