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Small Red Car Crashes Into Light Pole Near Library

Los Alamos police and firefighters arrive on the scene of a one car crash this afternoon in the parking lot of Mesa Public Library next to the skate park. A small red car crashed into a light pole in the middle of the parking lot damaging the front portion of the vehicle. Details are not yet available on injuries, if any, sustained in the mishap or its cause. Courtesy photo


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2020 AFRL Fellow Advances Nation’s Space Technology

Air Force Research Laboratory senior engineer Dr. Michael Starks standing in front of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket that carried AFRL’s Demonstration and Science Experiments (DSX) satellite into orbit on Jun. 25, 2019. DSX was designed and built at AFRL, and is successfully conducting new research to advance understanding of the Van Allen radiation belts and their effect on spacecraft components. Courtesy/AFRL

AFRL News: 

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE – The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) commander, Brig. Gen. Heather Pringle, recently announced the sought-after annual AFRL Fellow


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 669 New Cases, Total Now At 39,377 With 3 New Deaths And 20,562 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 669 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 40 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 3 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases:

  • 185 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 31 new cases in Chaves County
  • 12 new cases in Cibola County
  • 1 new case in Colfax County
  • 30 new cases in Curry County
  • 97 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 46 new cases in Eddy County
  • 1 new case in Grant County
  • 1 new case in Guadalupe

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Robinson: Continuing The Conversation…

By JAMES ROBINSON
Los Alamos County Councilor

Happy fall Los Alamos,

As many may have seen, the Los Alamos School Board and County Council will be holding a joint session on the 29th of October to discuss the draft North Mesa Housing Feasibility Study.

The purpose of this discussion is to review the finding of the draft study, evaluate possible alternatives, address previous public comments, and to lastly to continue obtaining additional public comment.

To conduct this study, the Council hired Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, who are also conducting our Downtown Master Planning effort. The goal


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New Mexico Absentee Ballot Count By Party, Absentee Early Vote And Same Day Voter Registration Counts As Of 10-22-20

Data in this ‘Absentee Count by Party’ document represents the total number of absentee ballot requests received in New Mexico as of today. Note: Oct. 20 was the last day for voters to request an absentee ballot. Courtesy/New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office.

Data in this ‘Absentee Early Vote Count’ document shows vote counts since Oct. 6 (the start of early in-person voting at clerks’ offices) broken down by party and county and method of voting. Wider early voting locations opened Oct. 17 and run through Oct. 31. Polling places are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3. Courtesy/New


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Los Alamos County Council Candidates Speak To Voters

POLITICAL News:

The Los Alamos Daily Post invited Los Alamos County Council candidates to each write a column speaking directly to the voters.

Here are their columns:

Derkacs: Help Los Alamos Plan For Growth And Embrace The Future

By DENISE DERKACS
Democratic Council Candidate

I’m running for County Council because I want to help Los Alamos County plan for growth and embrace the future while preserving the past and the amenities that make the County a great place to live.

Issues: I recognize three overarching issues facing the County: (1) housing development, especially for low- and middle-income


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Be A Part Of Small Business Saturday 2020 In Los Alamos

Pet Pangaea Owner Cyndi Wells in her store during last year’s Small Business Saturday brought the event to Los Alamos 10 years ago. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

CHAMBER News:

Save the Date
More than ever the Chamber and MainStreet will promote small businesses for Small Business Saturday and how shoppers can safely make purchases at local business.

This year Small Business Saturday is Nov. 28 and there is a lot planned. Organizers are trying to spread the shopping period out and capture early shoppers. Participants do not have to be a Chamber Member and can do as much or as little of Small


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N3B: LANL Individual Permit Status Meeting Oct. 28

N3B News:

The Department of Energy’s Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office (EM-LA) and its cleanup contractor Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B) will host the required semi-annual meeting for the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Individual Permit.

This meeting is 5:30-7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, and will be conducted virtually.

The Individual Permit authorizes the discharge of storm water from LANL sites where historical industrial activities occurred.

Discussion topics for the meeting include:

  • Draft Permit Update
  • 2020 Storm Water Season
  • Overview of Maintenance

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Los Alamos County Enters Level 1 Fire Restrictions

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos Fire Department’s Fire Marshal Wendy Servey announced today that she is enacting Level 1 Fire Restrictions for Los Alamos County, effective Friday, Oct. 23.

Servey said the decision was made in partnership with LAFD’s Wildland Division today after reviewing the potential threat of wildfire, especially in light of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic emergency.

“We’ve had a very dry summer and never received the expected moisture we typically see from the monsoons,” Servey said, “Even though it may be unusual to have fire restrictions in place in the Fall, it’s a necessary


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