County: Drive With Caution On NM 502 This Weekend
Drivers are asked to exercise caution this weekend as emergency utility work along New Mexico State Road 502 may hinder traffic, according to officials from the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU).
DPU contractor Dub-L-EE Construction will be boring alongside N.M. 502 to replace a section of line that failed early Thursday morning. Traffic control devices will be in the westbound lane from Eastgate Drive to Main Gate Park.
Due to public safety concerns, this work needs to be completed as soon as possible and will take place during daylight hours on Saturday Read More
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Los Alamos Federated Republican Women Recognize Police
Los Alamos Federated Republican Women (LAFRW) members Mary Wilhoit, Linda Bullock, Patricia Granich, Cheryl Sedlacek, Jennifer McKerley, Valerie Fox and Cathy Walter presented a Gift Basket to Cmdr. James Rodriguez on Thursday morning, May 18, in front of the police station in recognition of the department’s outstanding service to the community of Los Alamos. This gift was presented during National Police Appreciation Week. Courtesy/LAFRW Read More
PAC 8 Students Create ‘Duckumentary’ On Ed The Goose
PAC 8 summer video camp students are creating a documentary this week on Ed the goose. Courtesy/PAC 8
PAC 8 News:
Summer video camp started at PAC 8 this week and students chose to do a documentary on Ed the goose. Students learned videography, audio and editing in the first class of the season at PAC 8.
Openings remain in classes for students aged 9-14. Class size is limited to six students per teacher. Sessions cost $125. Scholarships are available for families with two students in the same class.
Visit the PAC 8 website at http://pac8cmc.com/classes.html for a complete schedule of classes. Read More
Cleaning & Fog Sealing At Municipal Building Parking Lot Friday And Saturday June 2-3
GM Emulsion along with Los Alamos County Traffic and Streets Division will be cleaning the Municipal Building parking lot 8 a.m. to noon this Friday, June 2, in preparation for fog sealing. This will not impact parking Friday.
Saturday, June 3, weather permitting, the Municipal Building lot, as well as the diagonal spots along Iris Street will be closed for fog sealing. Signs will be posted.
All vehicles will need to be out of the parking lot by close of business Friday, June 2. This includes the diagonal spots along Iris Street. The County will be moving all department, motor pool Read More
Manhattan Project National Historical Park Gives Visitors A Glimpse ‘Behind The Fence’
Manhattan Project National Historical Park Interpreters Samantha Linford and J.T. Stark discuss the cavates, the remains of the ancestral Pueblos behind them, during the May 11 ‘behind the fence’ tour in Pajarito Canyon, which included members of the media and Los Alamos County representatives. Courtesy/LANL
Manhattan Project National Historical Park Interpreter Jeremy Brunette discusses Ashley Pond’s cabin during the May 11 ‘behind the fence’ tour. Courtesy/LANL
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County’s Draft Short-term Rental Program Available For Public Review And Comment Through June 18, 2023
On May 17, Los Alamos County Community Development Department (CDD) hosted a public meeting at White Rock Fire Station 3 to present the latest information about its proposed Short-term Rental (STR) Program.
The purpose of the meeting was for CDD staff and contractor Wilson & Company (Wilson) to meet in person with the community, present the draft STR Program and explain how the public input process has thus far been incorporated. Those in attendance had an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.
Short-term rentals, also known as vacation rentals, are now a mainstay Read More
Update: All Lanes Now Open On Truck Route
Update: All Lanes Now Open On Truck Route.
The Los Alamos Police Department (LAPD) reports that all lanes are now open on the Truck Route following the shutdown that occurred this morning.
The cause of the shutdown was a dump truck that overturned at the bottom of the Truck Route (East Jemez) at mile marker # 9.
One person was transported for injuries.
There was also a diesel spill that LANL Hazmat had to clean up.
Traffic is now flowing smoothly. Read More
Couts: Agreement With Mr. Devolder On Bicycle Safety
I’d like to add a little bit to Mark Devolder’s article, which could be subtitled with a paraphrase from his text: “Why you couldn’t pay me enough to ride a bicycle in Los Alamos County.” (link)
Mr. Devolder hits many nails on the head, but I’d like to add a few more. In the spirit of his article, applying makeup with the aid of the rear-view mirror while in motion in morning rush-hour traffic is also double-plus uncool. Mr. Devolder mentions his motorcyclist friend. That’s my theme here, but the hazards are the same for bicyclists, too.
In decades past I was an avid motorcyclist, Read More
Scene Of Overturned Dump Truck At Bottom Of Truck Route
Scene of a vehicle crash this morning in which this dump truck overturned at the bottom of the Truck Route (East Jemez) at mile marker # 9. One person was transported for injuries. There is also a diesel spill. Los Alamos Police, Santa Fe Sherriff’s Office, Los Alamos Fire Department and LANL Hazmat are on the scene. The Truck Route is now closed in both directions … with the western roadblock on East Jemez just east of Elk Ridge Mobile Home Park to allow residents to access Elk Ridge. Driver’s are instructed to please avoid the area and seek alternate routes. A notification will be provided Read More
Traffic Crash At Bottom Of Truck Route Closes Roadway
UPDATE: The road closure on Truck Route is still in effect; however, the western roadblock on East Jemez is just east of Elk Ridge Mobile Home Park to allow residents to access Elk Ridge.
A vehicle crash occurred this morning in which a dump truck overturned at the bottom of the truck route (East Jemez) at mile marker # 9. One person has been transported for injuries.
There is also a diesel spill.
Los Alamos Police, Santa Fe Sherriff’s Office, Los Alamos Fire Department and LANL Hazmat are on the scene.
The truck route is now closed in both directions.
Driver’s are instructed to please avoid Read More
Coffis Brothers Headline Summer Concert Friday At Pond
The Coffis Brothers, Jamie and Kellen Coffis set to perform Friday night at Ashley Pond Park in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
From Sancre Productions:
- The Coffis Brothers Perform Friday in celebration of the 2023 Los Alamos ChamberFest
- The American Legion is the Official Afterparty Spot
After last week’s record breaking crowd of 8,500 attendees for Billy Bob Thornton and The Boxmasters, Sancre Productions and Los Alamos County Community Services Department started off the season with a huge bang!
Special thanks to TechSource, Longenecker and Associates, Merrick, SMSI and the Pueblo Read More
Volunteers Sought For National Trails Day Woodland Trail Work Project On Saturday June 3
Los Alamos County Open Space and Trails is working to maintain Woodland Trail and seeking volunteers to assist. The volunteers will work in small groups to fix sections of eroded trail, hauling fill dirt and building drain dips.
- 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 3.
- Woodland Trailhead at Arizona Avenue and Woodland Road.
What To Bring:
- Please wear boots, gloves, long pants, long sleeved shirt and eye protection and bring water and snacks for the day.
- Los Alamos County will provide all the tools necessary for the project, including hard hats.
Scenes From Memorial Day 2023 Celebration Remembrance Today At Guaje Pines Cemetery
Scene this morning from the Memorial Day 2023 Celebration Remembrance at Guaje Pines Cemetery hosted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8874. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
Commander Roger Anaya of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8874 welcomes everyone this morning to the Memorial Day 2023 Celebration Remembrance at Guaje Pines Cemetery. VFW Trustee Corina Gonzales served as Master of Ceremonies. During the ceremony, Robert Staudhammer sang the National Anthem and ‘America the Beautiful’. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
March of the Colors by members of the Los Alamos High Read More
Cone Zone: Week Of May 29, 2023
Public Works Projects:
The projects listed in this section are being managed by County Public Works staff through contractors.
For more information, please e-mail email@example.com, call 505.662.8150 or visit the “Projects/Public Works” link at www.losalamosnm.us.
Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones.
Please note the below information is based on a schedule provided by the contractors and may change due to weather or other delays.
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County Zipper Merge Signage Being Added To N.M. 502
Drivers in the right lane shown here are encouraged to continue to the ‘Merge Point’ just west of the Crossroads Bible Church driveway, where drivers in both lanes should alternate in ‘zipper’ fashion into the single lane. Courtesy/LAC
The evening commute heading east out of Los Alamos townsite via Main Hill (N.M. 502) has been extra congested lately.
Public Works has been investigating ways to help alleviate some of the congestion that starts east of the roundabout and backs up through Trinity Drive and Central Avenue generally between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Read More
Girl Scouts Deliver Cookies To Los Alamos Animal Shelter
Los Alamos Animal Shelter Manager Paul Sena receives the gift of donated cookies on behalf of the shelter, from members of Girl Scout Troop 10762 of Los Alamos. While delivering the cookies, the Girl Scouts had the opportunity to hold and snuggle some of the residents Friday afternoon at 226 East Road. To learn more about the shelter and cats and dogs available for adoption, click here. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
Los Alamos Animal Shelter Manager Paul Sena creates balloon pets for members of Girl Scout Troop 10762 during their visit Friday afternoon to the shelter. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com Read More
Billy Bob Thornton Draws Massive Crowd To Opening Of 2023 Summer Concert Series Friday Night At Ashley Pond
Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters kick off the 2023 Summer Concert Series drawing a massive crowd Friday night to Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Nate Limback/ladailypost.com
A massive crowd turns out for Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters on opening night of the 2023 Summer Concert Series Friday at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Nate Limback/ladailypost.com
DK & The Affordables rock the crowd as they open for Billy Bob Thornton & the Boxmasters Friday evening at Ashley Pond. Photo by Nate Limback/ladailypost.com
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LAFD Celebrates Fire Recruit Academy Class #31 Graduation And Honors Retiring Training Division Chief Benjamin Stone
The Los Alamos Fire Department (LAFD) Recruit Academy Class #31 graduation ceremony was held this morning at Crossroads Bible Church at 97 East Road. The 14 graduates include Michael Antonio Archuleta, Jevon Baker, Nathan Blim, Andrew Brooks, Cameron Conway, Jace Cundiff, Gage Dain, Carlos Duran, Tobin Harold, Ray Macias, Adam Steven Paz, Jr., Dante Quintana, Matthew Brian Sanchez and Ryas Wilson. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes speaking during the graduation ceremony this morning. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
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