County Government

ACT Announces Detour, Bus Stop Closure Route 6 Villa Lp

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COUNTY News:

Atomic City Transit has been notified that a portion of Villa and 33rd Street and 34th Street near Aspen Elementary School will not be serviced.

Bus stops #547 and #545, as well as #546 will not be serviced due to emergency water repairs.    

Delays are expected due to traffic congestion.

Direct questions to 505-661-RIDE (7433) or the ACT Tracker to locate bus routes. For  specific route service schedules, click here Read More

Emergency Road Closure: 33rd/34th Streets For Repairs

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COUNTY News:

A stretch of 33rd and 34th streets will be closed to through traffic 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Wednesday for emergency water repairs.

The affected portion of the streets is 34th and Villa to 33rd and Walnut Street.

Department of Public Utilities water crews will be repairing a leak and restricting traffic in the neighborhood to only those residents who live on that stretch of road. Read More

Chart 656: Los Alamos Test Positivity Rate At All Time High

This chart shows the test positivity rate versus date in Los  Alamos. The test positivity rate is above 20 percent for the first time. Since the start of the pandemic, 5.8 percent of about 62,000 COVID-19 tests in the county were positive. Source: New Mexico Department of Health. Created by Eli Ben-Naim
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County Eco Station/Convenience Center Closed July 4

The County Eco Station and Overlook Convenience Center will be closed Monday July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Additionally, there will be no residential or commercial trash and yard trimming collection service provided Monday, July 4. If the observed date falls on your normal collection day place your materials out Wednesday, July 6. Courtesy/LAC Read More

Council Chair Randall Ryti Interviewed On BBC About Los Alamos Ranking Healthiest County In United States

Council Chair Randall Ryti during BBC interview

COMMUNITY News:

As the United States is easing COVID restrictions throughout the country, Los Alamos County has been ranked as the healthiest county in the United States for the third year in a row.

Los Alamos County Council Chair Randall Ryti was interviewed about the top ranking Thursday by the BBC’s Nuala McGovern.

Watch the interview here.

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Clerk’s Office Completes Canvass Process To Certify And Finalize Los Alamos County 2022 Primary Election Results

Canvass attendees from left, Canvass Board Member James Rickman, Chief Deputy Clerk Adrianna Ortiz, Canvass Board Member Heath Davis, standing, Canvass Board Member Betty Ann Gunther and Canvass Board Member Cameron Counters. Photo by County Clerk Naomi Maestas

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office has completed the required canvass process to certify and finalize the results of the 2022 Primary Election, held Tuesday, June 7, 2022.

The Canvass Board met at 1 p.m. Monday, June 13, in the Municipal Building. The Canvass Board consisted of Cameron Counters (Democrat), Betty Read More

NACo: Metropolitan County Leaders To Provide Update On American Rescue Plan & Pandemic Response

LUCC Chair John O’Grady

NACo News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Elected leaders from major urban counties with over 4.2 million residents this week outlined how they are deploying resources from the American Rescue Plan to respond to urgent community needs.

Leaders of the National Association of Counties (NACo) Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) hosted a Capitol Hill briefing to describe how they are investing in pandemic recovery, including efforts to address the nation’s growing mental health and homelessness crises.

“Counties are leading our nation’s recovery through strategic investments Read More

Cone Zone: Week Of June 27, 2022

COUNTY News:

Public Works Projects:

The projects listed in this section are being managed by County Public Works staff through contractors.

For more information, email lacpw@lacnm.us, call 505.662.8150 or visit the “Projects/Public Works” link.

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.

Sherwood Boulevard and Aztec Avenue

Sherwood Boulevard will be closed to through traffic at the intersection of Aztec Avenue and Grand Canyon Drive. Read More

On The Job In White Rock: WRVC Volunteer Debbie Baker

On the job in White Rock Wednesday is volunteer Debbie Baker at the White Rock Visitor Center (WRVC) at 115 N.M. 4. Baker has volunteered since 2018. The Visitor Center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For information, call 505.672.3183. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com Read More

Scenes From Sister Hazel At Los Alamos Summer Concert

Headliners Sister Hazel on stage Friday night at Ashley Pond Park. Their song ‘All for You’ topped the adult alternative charts during the summer of 1997 and the success propelled their album to platinum status. Since then, the band has become firmly established not only in rock and alternative music, but now in country with four back-to-back Billboard Top Country Album Chart entries. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Sister Hazel lead vocalist Ken Block at the Summer Concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Who says Gen Xers are jaded! Super fans raise their hands for Read More

Pajarito Astronomers Dark Sky/Night Program Tonight!

The Triangulum Galaxy. Photo by Jeremy Best

Pajarito Astronomers News:

Los Alamos County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Divisions have partnered up with the Pajarito Astronomers for the Dark Sky/Night program.

Anyone with an interest in star gazing and the chance to look for stars through a telescope is invited to come out tonight, June 25, to Spirio Soccer Field at Overlook Park in White Rock.

Arrive at nightfall for viewing, or around sunset for setting up. If arriving at night and approaching Spirio Field, please use parking lights.

Bring a red flashlight for safety.

This gathering is weather Read More

LAPD Addresses Citizen Concerns Over Traffic Safety

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department (LAPD) has received several inquiries from citizens concerned over traffic safety related to motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians.

Like any community issue, to effect any positive change takes collaboration and responsibility from multiple parties. Each group should take on the responsibility and ask the question, ”What can I do to promote safety?”

LAPD began 2022 with an emphasis on a traffic safety campaign called “Be Visible” in response to several serious crashes that occurred in 2021. The year saw several cyclists struck by vehicles in Read More

County Hosts Public Meeting On COVID Surge Situation

B y KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County experienced a surge in reported COVID-19 cases this month and while the reasons behind this surge remain a mystery, the number of cases seem to be decreasing, retired epidemiologist Dr. Will Athas said during a virtual community briefing Thursday.

Following a similar format to the Cerro Pelado Fire public meetings, Los Alamos County hosted the virtual meeting which, in addition to Athas, featured Children’s Clinic’s Dr. Ben Neal, Los Alamos Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Jennifer Guy, Los Alamos Read More

County Shares Details For Scheduling Appointments For June 27 COVID-19 Vaccine/Booster Clinic

COUNTY News:

It’s not too late to schedule an appointment for the vaccine/booster clinic scheduled for 3-7 p.m. Monday, June 27, according to Los Alamos County officials. 

The event is hosted by Los Alamos County and Premier Medical Group at First Baptist Church of Los Alamos, 2200 Diamond Drive. Eligible recipients, including children as young as five can receive a vaccine and/or booster of Pfizer, Pfizer 5-11, or Moderna. 

Interested individuals can schedule an appointment

Instructions on how to schedule an appointment are available on the Los Alamos County website or call the NM Department Read More

On The Job In White Rock: Specialist Monique Archbold

On the job in White Rock is Library Specialist Monique Archbold assisting Clare Montoya Valdez, 5, Wednesday at the White Rock Branch Library with the question of the week: How many steps do you take to get from where you’re standing to your favorite section of the library? Young patrons of the library are to count their steps then write the number on the paper with a foot on it and add it to the poster to get a candy or sticker. Archbold has worked at the library for seven years. Many activities are in full swing at the White Rock and Los Alamos libraries including a Summer Reading Program that runs through Read More

County: Airport Pavement Preservation Work Suspended

COUNTY News:

The Pavement Preservation Project at the Los Alamos County Airport has been suspended due to weather and the airport has reopened.

The plan is for the contractor to re-mobilize July 25 to complete the job. This will be re-assessed July 18 to confirm conditions are suitable.

The work will require closure of the airport for several days during the week of July 25.

Be aware that all runways and taxiways have temporary and non-standard markings.

The contractor was able to prepare the runway for crack sealing, but the recent rains left the runway too wet to proceed with the sealing. Temporary Read More

On The Job In White Rock: Bandelier Shuttle Bus Driver

On the job in White Rock is Atomic City Transit’s Bandelier shuttle bus driver Anthony Haven waiting for passengers to load up Wednesday at the Visitor Center on N.M. 4 a the short ride to Bandelier National Monument. The shuttle bus schedule and pay station to enter Bandelier is posted at the bus stop but best to speak with Visitor Center staff about the many sites to see throughout Los Alamos County. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photos by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Enthusiastic visitors board Atomic City Transit’s Bandelier shuttle bus Wednesday to ride to Bandelier National Read More

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