County Government

Op-Ed: What Will Make A Great County Manager Choice?

Los Alamos

I hear that selection committees are working and that there is an applicant forum this week, so it seems like a good time for the community to reflect on the question of what the person who will become the new County Manager next spring needs to be like for the future we want to see for our community.

What am I hoping for in the choice of the next Los Alamos County Manager? Yes, I want a competent day-to-day administrator with a track record of success and a strong understanding of local government, public budgeting, finance, and the needs of their community. But I want and

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Downtown Los Alamos & White Rock Transit Center Survey 


Los Alamos County, in coordination with its transit partners (Atomic City Transit, New Mexico DOT Park & Ride, North Central Regional Transit District and Los Alamos National Laboratory), has partnered with consulting firm Stantec to evaluate locations for a potential new transit center in Los Alamos and/or White Rock.

Los Alamos County invites the local and regional community to take part in a survey regarding existing and future transit use and preferences.

The 15-question survey will take approximately 8 minutes to complete, and will be available until 5 p.m. on Friday, Read More

County Board Of Public Utilities To Hold Work Session Dec. 6


The Los Alamos County Board of Public Utilities will hold a regular session at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec.  6, in Council Chambers.

Members of the public may view proceedings online or attend and provide public comment in person or via Zoom at

The complete agenda packet for this meeting is available at Read More

Los Alamos County Accepting Applications For Two Parks And Recreation Board Openings


Los Alamos County is accepting applications for eligible candidates for immediate appointment to one of two vacant seats on the Parks and Recreation Board. These vacancies will expire December 2025.

Interested Los Alamos County residents who do not hold public office and are not employed by the County may submit an online application by visiting the County’s Boards and Commissions webpage and selecting “apply”. Applications will be accepted now until the vacancies are filled.

The Parks and Recreation Board, comprising seven members, serves as a central point of communication Read More

County Non-essential Facilities On 2-Hour Delay Friday


Los Alamos County Manager Steven Lynne has ordered a delayed opening at 10 a.m. for all non-essential County government employees Friday, Dec. 1, due to hazardous weather conditions.

Some County services and facilities may be impacted:

  • Atomic City Transit fixed route service will begin at approximately 9 a.m. Friday morning. For specific route information, visit, or check the ACTracker.
  • The Aquatic Center plans to open at 10 a.m.
  • The Ice Rink will have a delayed opening depending on weather conditions. An update will be provided Friday morning,
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County: Safety Tips For Power Outages From Big Winter Storms

COUNTY News: Big winter storms are known to result in power outages. While the Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities (DPU) is working hard to keep everyone’s power on, anyone who does lose power should make sure to be careful when using alternative heat sources and practice portable generator safety. Once everyone in the household is safe, check in with others in the neighborhood to make sure they are okay. Visit Courtesy/LAC Read More

De-stress December Programs At County Libraries


The Los Alamos Public Library System will be hosting two workshops in December to help the community face the busy season and year-end festivities with calm and focus.

Gwen Kalavaza will lead a workshop on “Being Present” 6:30-7:30 p.m., Dec. 7 at the White Rock Branch Library. Kristine Coblentz will host an evening of “Less Stress, More Ease” ” 6:30-7:30 p.m., Dec. 14 at Mesa Public Library.

Kalavaza’s workshop, “Being Present”, will explore ways to find peace amongst the chaos and to appreciate the season. Through visualization and energy awareness, participants will become Read More

County Reschedules Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day From Dec. 1 To Dec. 8


Due to anticipated inclement weather, Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division has rescheduled the monthly Household Hazardous Collection Day at the Los Alamos Eco Station from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1 to 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, 2023. 

Visit the Environmental Services website for the full household hazardous waste schedule.

For additional information, call 505.662.8163 or email Read More

County Traffic Alert: Avoid Travel If At All Possible Until Weather Conditions Improve


Due to inclement winter weather and difficult road conditions in Los Alamos County, travel is slow and roads are periodically being closed to clear accidents and snow.

The County is encouraging residents to avoid travel if at all possible until conditions improve. “All travelers should be cautious and stay off the roads until conditions improve.” Read More

Traffic Alert UPDATE: N.M. 502/N.M. 4 Westbound Now Open At Totavi Hill

Los Alamos County has announced that N.M. 502/N.M. 4 westbound, which was closed by the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) at Totavi Hill near the Tewa Gas Station earlier this morning due to inclement weather is now reopened.

NMDOT was able to make two passes of sand. Use extreme caution, as there are several unattended vehicles on the shoulder. Motorists should stay in the sanded travel lanes. ALL travel is heavily discouraged until conditions improve.

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Road Conditions This Morning In Los Alamos & White Rock

Road conditions this morning on Central Avenue looking west from 15th Street. Courtesy/LAC webcam 

Road conditions this morning on Central Avenue looking south from 15th Street. Courtesy/LAC webcam 

View of the road conditions this morning on Diamond Drive near Trinity Drive. Courtesy/LAC webcam

Road conditions this morning on Diamond Drive along the Los Alamos County Golf Course. Courtesy/LAC webcam

View of road conditions this morning on N.M. 502 along the Los Alamos County Airport looking east. Courtesy/LAC webcam

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Traffic Alert: N.M. 502/N.M. 4 Westbound Closed At Totavi Hill

COUNTY Traffic Alert:

Los Alamos County has announced that N.M. 502/N.M. 4 westbound has been closed by the New Mexico Department of Transportation at Totavi Hill near the Tewa Gas Station due to inclement weather.

The Main Hill Road remains open at this time. Read More

County: Main Hill Road Has Reopened


The Main Hill Road has reopened after being closed earlier this morning due to inclement weather.

Los Alamos police were on the scene helping vehicles in the area.

The County encourages motorists to drive safely and allow additional time for travel due to ongoing inclement weather conditions. Read More

Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions Is Possible … If Everyone Takes Part In The Effort

Los Alamos Daily Post

Achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions is possible but to do so will require the whole community’s involvement.

As a result, Los Alamos County Sustainability Manager Angelica Gurule emphasized the importance of everyone participating in the conversations, and public meetings about the Climate Action Plan and how to best protect the environment.

“One of the things people can do is be informed,” Gurule told the Los Alamos Daily Post Monday. “Come to the meetings, understand the process … understand where our greenhouse Read More

County Climate Action Plan Survey Results Now Available Online



Los Alamos County’s Sustainability Manager Angelica Gurule is sharing with the community the Climate Action Plan survey results, available now on the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Study website. The survey results will inform the first-ever County Climate Action Plan and provide input regarding how the County should direct funding.

Gurule explains that the survey, held in September 2023, asked responders to prioritize their environmental concerns, identify measures the county could implement, and how the County should approach climate mitigation. Survey results Read More

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