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LAPD And Friends Of The Shelter Part Ways

on June 26, 2017 - 5:57pm
A dog at the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter looking dapper in a snazzy bowtie. Courtesy/Don Taylor Photography
Los Alamos Daily Post


The Board of Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter late last week announced the indefinite suspension of its volunteer program in support of the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter.

A statement released to local media says the Board feels this is an appropriate time for the Friends to “focus exclusively on assisting privately-owned companion animals and their families and private rescue organizations, including groups such as Dew Paws

Council To Consider 8 Percent Increases To Water, Sewer

on June 26, 2017 - 4:54pm
BPU Member Stephen McLin reads the motion to approve an 8 percent increase in sewer rates during Wednesday's regular BPU meeting. The County Council will consider the increase, along with an 8 percent increase to water rates at its July 25 meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
​Los Alamos Daily Post 


As result of two motions passed at the June 21 Board of Public Utilities (BPU) meeting, County Council will decide whether or not to increase water and sewer rates.


The board unanimously passed motions recommending council approve the rate increases

Metzger’s 70th Anniversary Festivities Embrace ‘Where Discoveries Are Made’ Brand

on June 26, 2017 - 4:07pm

Metzger's General Manager David Jolly showing off 70th Anniversary memorabilla. Courtesy photo 


Metzger's Hardware 70th Anniversary Memorabilia. Courtesy photo





Metzger’s Do It Best Hardware is celebrating its 70th anniversary of serving the Los Alamos Community. As part of the festivities, Metzger’s is incorporating the “Where Discoveries Are Made” brand into its company mindset, upcoming anniversary events and 70th anniversary promotional materials.

“Metzger’s has been actively involved in the Los Alamos branding initiative since its inception and we truly

Los Alamos County Under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

on June 26, 2017 - 3:50pm

LAFD News:

By order of the Los Alamos Fire Department and effective immediately, Los Alamos County is under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions.

These restrictions are slightly less restrictive than Stage 2, which went into effect last week due to extreme fire danger. Weekend rainfall has helped ease the wildfire threat; however, LAFD will continue to monitor fire weather conditions and adjust as needed. Restrictions may increase or decrease, depending upon weather conditions developing over the next week.

Under Stage 1, the following acts are prohibited until further notice:

  • Building,

Letter To The Editor: Restore Office Of Sheriff Duties

on June 26, 2017 - 8:23am
Los Alamos

Open letter to the Council and all citizens of Los Alamos County concerning the illegal activity of the Council from last year until now in regard to the Office of Sheriff of Los Alamos County, giving the Council chair until Monday close of business to postpone the scheduled meeting until Thursday night so as to be able to revise the agenda to include the Sheriff's budget and meet the required 72 hour notice for agenda publication, as well as leave the County one business day before the new fiscal year starts Saturday to make the necessary changes to comply with

Letter To The Editor: Sewer Rate Increase Warranted

on June 26, 2017 - 7:25am
Los Alamos

I went to the BPU meeting. There were about 15 people there and I was the only one that stood up to speak out against the increase on the sewer rate increase. I would have spoken out against the potable water increase, but they had a 45 page powerpoint presentation on power sources by some outside consultant where I could not understand her accent. That presentation was going to take hours and the Potable water issue was somewhere after that. My condolences to the BPU for having to stay.

My first comment to the folks that don't go to these meetings is that you

Los Alamos County Council Meets Tuesday

on June 25, 2017 - 6:29am


The Los Alamos County Council meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

The meetin is open to the public.






5. PRESENTATIONS, PROCLAMATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS A. 9581-17 Presentation by Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus on Proposed CIP Projects Presenters: Harry Burgess, County Manager A - CIP Information from Los Alamos Public Schools



June 27,


Los Alamos County Where's Waldo Day

on June 24, 2017 - 7:41am

Los Alamos County Chief Surveyor Jason A. Romero, right, spots Waldo, (Recreation Specialist Eric Peterson) Friday wandering around Ashley Pond during the County's 100 Days of Summer Fun! Courtesy photo

County Hosts Wayfinding Survey

on June 24, 2017 - 6:21am



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 encompass 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

Public Weighs In On Wayfinding Plan

on June 23, 2017 - 3:50pm

John Bosio of MERJE discusses one of the design options during the public meeting held June 15. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/



Los Alamos Daily Post 


As part of its effort to build up its tourist industry Los Alamos County contracted MERJE, a nationally recognized design firm, to produce a County-wide Wayfinding plan.


This recommendation came from the Manhattan Project Park Advisory citizen committee and Council approved funding for the effort for this fiscal year.


Planning And Zoning Meets June 28

on June 23, 2017 - 7:07am


The next Los Alamos County Planning And Zoning Commission meeting is set for 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 28 in Council Chambers 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.


4. PUBLIC HEARING(S): Staff Report For Planning and Zoning Commission Case No. SUP-2017-0010 

5. PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION BUSINESS: Minutes from the Planning And Zoning Commission Meeting(s)


County's Revised Stage II Fire Restrictions

on June 22, 2017 - 4:52pm


By order of the Los Alamos Fire Department effective immediately, Los Alamos County is under Stage II Fire Restrictions per the County Fire Prevention Code, Title 22. The Kiwanis Fireworks Show for the 4th of July is still scheduled.

The following acts are prohibited under Stage II Restrictions until further notice:

  • Building or maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, or stove fire on public or private land. Propane grills can be used.
  • Smoking.  Smoking is allowed in vehicles, homes, and on paved/cleared surfaces only.
  • Using fireworks, explosives or other

Los Alamos Police Blotter: June 18-20, 2017

on June 22, 2017 - 4:32pm

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.​


June 18 / Carlos L. Trujillo, 20, of Santa was arrested on a warrant from another jurisdiction.

June 18 / Paul F. Geisik, 23, of Los Alamos was arrested and charged with aggravated assault.





June 19 / Coleman Smith, 60, of Los Alamos was arrested on a Municipal Court warrant.




County Council Holds Closed Session June 27

on June 22, 2017 - 4:02pm


Los Alamos County Council will meet in closed session June 27 to discussed limited personnel matters regarding the County's contract employees compensation pursuant to Section 10-15-1 (H) (2) NMSA 1978).


County Provides Bus Services For Friday Concerts

on June 22, 2017 - 6:40am
​Los Alamos Daily Post 

The newly-initiated Summer Concert Bus service was created to fulfill a need in the community.


DWI Program Coordinator Kirsten Bell explained the County’s DWI Planning Council presented to County Council a strategic plan last year.


The plan looked at the community’s needs and what residents seemed to be saying loud and clear was there wasn’t a way to get around town in the evenings and weekends.

Public Addressing: Can Emergency Responders Find You In An Emergency?

on June 21, 2017 - 4:37pm


It’s a serious matter facing communities across the country - and Los Alamos is no different: numerous homes and businesses are poorly marked or not marked at all with their street address, making it a real challenge for emergency services to answer a call for assistance.

The Los Alamos Fire and Police Departments are working together to provide the community with education that can help remedy the situation this summer, while the weather is nice and property owners are making outdoor improvements.

Think your home is already marked adequately? Try this simple test:

Stand at

Los Alamos Public Schools And County Partner In Duane Smith Auditorium Renovations

on June 21, 2017 - 3:39pm
From left, Deputy County Manager Steven Lynne, Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz, Los Alamos School Board President Jenny McCumber, Vice President Andrea Cunningham and Los Alamos Public Schools Dr. Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus hold up a check for $1.2 million Tuesday afternoon, which is the County’s contribution toward the renovation project at Duane Smith Auditorium. The school district is providing $925,000. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post
Duane Smith Auditorium may be a 55-year-old building but it is getting some

Highly Anticipated 2017 ScienceFest Celebrates 100th Anniversary Of Los Alamos Ranch School

on June 20, 2017 - 4:01pm
The highly anticipated annual event, Los Alamos ScienceFest returns this year from July 13–16 and features events packed full of science, adventure, learning, and fun.
This year’s theme celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Los Alamos Ranch School and features special events that allow participants to step back into the past and experience the fun of old-fashioned Ranch School days and summer camps, as well as informative tours and events for the entire family.
The Los Alamos Ranch School started in 1917 as a boys’ school that combined academic studies and

Author Lenton Malry At Mesa Public Library Thursday

on June 20, 2017 - 7:40am

Courtesy image


“Let’s Roll This Train” is a memoir by one of New Mexico’s leading educators and public servants, Dr. Lenton Malry. Malry will give a talk at Mesa Public Library, 7 p.m. Thursday, in the Upstairs Rotunda.

Malry is a great storyteller, and he has an inspiring story to tell, having been raised in the segregated South at a time when access to housing, education, employment and even recreation were limited for Black people.  His family prized education and public service and he has combined those two aspects of his upbringing in everything he has accomplished.


Los Alamos Police Respond To Call Of Man With Gun At Smith's ... Arrest Gary Johnson Of Arizona Covered In Hate Group Tattoos

on June 19, 2017 - 4:56pm

Los Alamos Police arrest Gary Johnson of Arizona this afternoon after responding to a call that a man had a gun at Smith's Marketplace. Johnson had left Smith's in his black pickup and police spotted him and pulled him over near 15th Street and Trinity Drive. From left, Cpl. David Boe, Chief Dino Sgambellone and Det. Daniel Roberts speak with Johnson and determine that he possessed a pellet gun and was driving on a suspended license.

Scenes From Friday's Red Elvises Concert

on June 19, 2017 - 3:26pm
The Red Elvises rocked Los Alamos on Los Alamos Daily Post Night Friday at the Summer Concert. Tim Hayn on keyboards rocking it with a Los Alamos fan. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Everybody bellydance! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
The Red Elvises on stage Friday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Firefighters enjoy the show. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
A huge crowd came out for the concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Igor Yuzov, lead singer and guitarist of the Red Elvises. Photo by Bonnie J.

County Update On Cajete Fire Evacuated Animals

on June 19, 2017 - 10:10am


Los Alamos County just issued an update on evacuation efforts for animals displaced by the Cajete Fire burning in the Jemez.

Several dogs have already been reunited with their owners and housing continues for a variety of other animals.

Owners are asked to stop by the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter and pick up their animals if they are able to return home at this point, or, to call the Animal Shelter 505-662.8179 and give the staff an anticipated pick up time.

Los Alamos Tourism Group Meets Wednesday

on June 19, 2017 - 8:36am

Notice Of Possible Quorum: County Council Tuesday

on June 19, 2017 - 7:33am

Leadership Los Alamos Accepting Registrations Through June 30 For Class Of 2017-18

on June 18, 2017 - 9:31am

KayLinda Crawford is a graduate of the 2016-17 Leadership Los Alamos program. Photo by Martha Katko

LLA News:

Leadership Los Alamos is accepting applications for its 2017-18 program, which gets underway in September.

To date, LLA has graduated more than 250 leaders who are making a difference in this community. LLA is seeking to fill this year’s class with approximately 24 committed individuals who want to learn more and continue this fine tradition.

The program begins with a two-day orientation Sept. 8-9. The deadline to apply for the program is June 30.

What recent graduates are saying: