County Government

Los Alamos County Assessor Ken Milder Provides Residents With Paperless Option For Obtaining Notice Of Value

COUNTY News:

Notices of Property Value (NOV) were mailed March 31, 2021. This notice informing residents of the current ownership, legal description, applicable exemptions, and valuation assigned to their property for taxation purposes is now available in a paperless option through eNotices Online.

Using this service is convenient, easy to use and completely optional. To register to receive future Notices of Value electronically, simply visit eNotices Online at enoticesonline.com. Here residents will be asked to provide the confirmation number provided with their most recent Notice


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Traffic Alert: Pavement Preservation Work On Canyon Road

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Traffic & Streets Division crews begin today, April 7, to conduct pavement preservation work along Canyon Road, from 15th Street to Diamond Drive, and Central Avenue from Oppenheimer to Canyon Road.  

This work is scheduled to continue through April  21. Work hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on days when the weather and temperature are favorable.

A flagging operation will be used and pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle traffic are urged to use caution while traveling through this work zone.

Direct questions County Streets Superintendent Scott Halder at 505.662.8113


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 181 New Cases, Total 192,773 With 8 Deaths And 174,338 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials today announced 181 new COVID-19 cases.

Los Alamos County reports zero new case today so the total remains 503 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. (County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.)

Today’s update includes 8 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reports today’s most recent cases:

  • 81 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 3 new cases in Chaves County
  • 4 new cases in Cibola County
  • 3 new cases in Curry

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County Re-advertises Human Resources Manager Position

Staff Report

Los Alamos County is looking for a new human resources manager following the departure of recently hired Jennifer Dorian.

County Manager Harry Burgess told the Los Alamos Daily Post today that the position is being re-advertised.

Dorian worked for the County from Jan. 11 to March 29, filling the vacancy created with the retirement of longtime HR Manager Denise Cassel.

Burgess issued an email to all County employees on March 30 with the following message:

Jennifer Dorian, our HR Manager hired in January to replace Denise Cassel upon her retirement, submitted her resignation to


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County, Nambe Drugs Host Mass Vaccination Clinic April 25

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County is partnering with Nambe Drugs to conduct a large-scale vaccination clinic 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 25 at Griffith Gymnasium on the Los Alamos High School campus.

The event is open to anyone to register for an appointment with the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH), according to County Emergency Manager Beverley Simpson.

Simpson said she anticipates several hundred youth ages 16 to 18 may be able to get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the event.

“Now that the State of New Mexico has opened the availability of the vaccine up to all phases, we have enough supply


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PAC 8 Annual Online Auction Fundraiser Underway

Gadgets Gift Package: Einstein scientist stress reliever, vest with LANL logo, mug and travel tumbler. Courtesy/PAC 8

Jasper bib pendant strung with multi-colored seed beads donated by Jill Arps. Courtesy/PAC 8

PAC 8 News:

Looking for a gift for someone? Or maybe something for yourself? PAC 8 is holding its annual online auction fundraiser.

PAC 8 is a non-profit organization and community media center. The money raised by this auction will go to scholarships for students, PAC 8 Internships and other worthy programs. 

The auction runs until April 12. To bid on an item, email bids to pac8@losalamos.com


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PEEC Hosts DPU Manager Philo Shelton In Live-Streamed Talk Reviewing County Sustainability Goals For Community

Join PEEC and DPU Manager Philo Shelton for a live-streamed presentation 7 p.m. Wednesday to review Board of Public Utilities FY22 Environmental Sustainability Goals, including community survey results. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The community is invited to hear the latest updates on Los Alamos County’s sustainability goals at a live-streamed talk hosted by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Utilities Manager Philo Shelton will give this presentation and review the Board of Public Utilities FY22 Environmental Sustainability Goals, including the


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 96 New Cases, Total 192,595 With Zero Deaths And 174,339 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials today announced 96 new COVID-19 cases.

Los Alamos County reports 1 new case today bringing the total 503 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. (County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.)

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

The New Mexico Department of Health reports today’s most recent cases:

  • 49 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Chaves County
  • 3 new cases in Cibola County
  • 1 new case in Curry

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Council Taps Racial Equity & Inclusivity Task Force Members

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post 
kirsten@ladailypost.com

With its charter approved and members selected, the Racial Equity, and Inclusivity Task Force can now get to work. 

Los Alamos County Council unanimously approved the task force’s charter and appointed nine individuals to serve on the task force during its regular meeting March 30. 

Task force members include:

  • Lisabeth Lueninghoener;
  • Ashley Naughton;
  • James Hall;
  • Erin Green;
  • John Nash;
  • Oral Saulters;
  • James Hogue;
  • Kenneth Lee; and
  • David Holtkamp.

According to the staff report, the task force will operate for one year and report


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Scenes Of Curative COVID-19 Testing Site At Overlook Park

Curative’s COVID-19 testing crew members exercise to pass the time between patients Thursday at Overlook Park in White Rock. Testing is conducted 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Make an appointment online or just drop by to be registered and tested. Photo by Shari Mills

A community member stops by Overlook Park Thursday for a quick COVID-19 test. Photo by Shari Mills


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Cone Zone: Week Of April 5, 2021

COUNTY News:

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 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.  

Public Works Projects: 

Canyon Rim Trail Underpass 

AUI, Inc. of Albuquerque will continue work to construct the Canyon Rim Trail Underpass.


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Limited In-Person Customer Care Service Begins Monday

COUNTY News:

While Los Alamos citizens can conduct most county business with the Customer Care Center (CCC) via phone or email 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the work week, limited in-person transactions will now be possible.

Starting Monday, April 5, a Customer Care representative will open one window in the Municipal Lobby 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Due to this change in operation, lemon lot permits will be processed in person only at the Municipal Building and Customer Care representatives will resume the collection of the associated fee ($10) for the inspection of documents and issuance


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LARES Task Force Seeks Members For Subcommittees

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Resiliency, Energy and Sustainability Task Force (LARES) is seeking letters of interest to appoint up to 15 community members to serve on the following subcommittees:

  • Natural Gas Reduction
  • Electrical Demand & Supply
  • Transportation & Mobility
  • Community Planning & Zoning
  • Waste, Consumption & Natural Resources

There are five subcommittees with two – three task force members on each subcommittee. There will be a representative of the main Task Force, chairing each subcommittee and providing a report back to the main Task Force.


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Zero Waste Team: Don’t Throw Away Those Food Scraps! Upcycle Them!

ZERO WASTE News:

What do you think when you hear the word upcycle? What does upcycle mean? What does it have to do with food?

Upcycle or upcycling is a practice of creating a useable product from unwanted items or adding value to existing product in some way.

To reduce waste and improve efficiency of resources we use is the purpose of upcycling.

Why is it a good idea to upcycle leftover food or food scraps? To put it simply, no amount of food waste is too small. When we upcycle food scraps, we help lower the amount of food waste in America.

In 2020 in the United States alone 80 billion lbs. of food was thrown


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 218 New Cases, Total 192,152 With 7 Deaths And 173,981 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials today announced 218 new COVID-19 cases.

Los Alamos County reports zero new cases today so the total remains at 501 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. (County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.)

Today’s update includes 7 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reports today’s most recent cases:

  • 70 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 6 new cases in Chaves County
  • 3 new cases in Cibola County
  • 2 new cases

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