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Atomic City Transit Issues Detour Of Route 1 & 2M Due To Traffic Signal Repairs On Central

Atomic City Transit Route 1 and 2M inbound will initiate a detour due to traffic signal repairs on Central. Courtesy/ACT

ACT News:

Due to traffic signal repairs on Central Avenue, Route 1 and 2M inbound will initiate a detour; left on Knecht, right on Trinity and right on 20th, returning to Central Ave. 

Bus stops inbound #116, Central and 15th St., #119 Central Ave & 20th St. have been closed.  As well as bus stop outbound # 145 Central Ave & 20th St., # 146 Central Ave and 15th St. have been closed. The maps below display the re-route.  This closure is expected through the end of the day.  

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Update: Central Remains Closed For Traffic Signal Repair

Los Alamos County Traffic and Streets crews are on the job repairing a damaged traffic signal following an accident earlier this morning at Central Avenue and 15th Street. Photo by Clara Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene of crews on the job repairing a damaged traffic signal following an accident earlier this morning at Central Avenue and 15th Street. Photo by Clara Clark/ladailypost.com

Update: Central Avenue closure likely to remain in place all day.

COUNTY News:

Central Avenue from Knecht to 20th Street remains closed tp traffic today while Los Alamos County Traffic and Streets crews repair Read More

Traffic Alert: Central Avenue Closed Due To Vehicle Accident

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Traffic and Streets crews have closed Central Avenue due to a traffic accident that knocked down a traffic signal.

The closure includes Knecht Street to 20th Street.

Vehicle and pedestrian traffic is being detoured to Trinity Drive and to Canyon Road at 4th or 6th Streets.

The intersection of Central Avenue at 15th Street is closed. The accident occurred in this vicinity.

The intersection of Iris Street and Central also is closed.

Vehicle traffic is urged to avoid the area if possible and if not, then to slow down in this location and watch for detour signs, crews Read More

Angelica Gurule Strives To Achieve Environmental Stewardship As Los Alamos County Sustainability Manager

County Sustainability Manager Angelica Gurule. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

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

Los Alamos County has made a lot of commitments to environmental sustainability – whether it is reaching carbon neutrality by 2040, implementing a municipal food compost program or installing electric vehicle charging stations. As the County’s new Sustainability Manager, Angelica Gurule is helping to make good on these commitments.

Gurule was promoted to the position last year. Previously, she served as Environmental Services Read More

Council Action Taken Jan. 24, 2023

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

The Community Development Advisory Board (CDAB) sunsetted, but it may rise up again – in a different form.

Los Alamos County Council voted 6-1 Tuesday night to direct the County Manager to develop and return Feb. 7 to council with a draft charter for a task force focusing on Chapter 18 of the Los Alamos County Code, which addresses nuisances. Council Chair Denise Derkacs cast the opposing vote.

Additionally, council agreed to discuss later other proposed boards recommended by the Los Alamos Resiliency Energy and Sustainability Read More

County Council Presents LARSO With Proclamation

Councilor Lepsch presents a proclamation to LARSO Director Bernadette Lauritzen. Photo by Julie Williams-Hill

LARSO News:

The Los Alamos County Council presented a proclamation to the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization (LARSO) during the Tuesday night meeting in Council Chambers.

LARSO is celebrating 25 years running the local senior centers. Councilor Lepsch presented the proclamation to Director Bernadette Lauritzen.

Lauritzen spoke on behalf of the previous three directors who are still living.

“It was their honor to serve the community elders,” Lauritzen said.

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County: Public Land Solutions To Hold Stakeholder Meeting

COUNTY News:

Public Land Solutions is coming to Los Alamos to host a stakeholder meeting 5:30 p.m. Jan. 31, at Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op in Central Park Square.

They will be conducting stakeholder outreach and collecting input on how and where people are recreating in New Mexico.

With this information, combined with their research and expertise, they will  develop recommendations for improving existing recreation assets and create new ones to meet  community goals regarding the local quality of life, outdoor access and economic development in the state. 

Public Land Solutions is a non-profit Read More

CSD Leadership Team Kicks Off Community Tour Jan. 28

COUNTY News:

The leadership team for the Los Alamos County Community Services Department (CSD) is kicking off a rotating Community Tour over the next six months beginning Jan. 28.

Attending a different county facility each month, the leadership team will avail themselves to citizens for one-on-one discussions and questions on various CSD projects and initiatives.

Community Services Director Cory Styron encourages individuals to drop in at these informal events; no registration or appointment is necessary. Styron states that even though each meeting will have a topical theme, for example Read More

New Mexico Counties Board Of Directors Elect New Reps

WIR Representatives Curry County Commissioner Seth Martin, left, and Union County Commissioner Clay Kiesling. Courtesy/NMC

NMC News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Counties (NMC) Board of Directors elected new national and local representatives at the Board meeting held Tuesday, Jan. 17, during the 2023 NMC Legislative Conference.

They assumed their responsibilities upon adjournment of the Board meeting.

Board members elected the following individuals to serve on the National Association of Counties (NACo) Western Interstate Region (WIR) Board and the NMC Executive Committee.

All positions Read More

County: Water Main Break On Connie Avenue In White Rock

COUNTY News:

Residents on Connie Avenue may experience low water pressure due to a water main break in the neighborhood.

Traffic will be closed to through traffic from Cheryl to Aragon Street while Gas, Water & Sewer crews from the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) repair the break.

It is unknown at this time how long the repairs will take to complete, but it may be up to eight hours. Read More

Los Alamos County Receives 911 Emergency Communications Professional Standards Three-Year Accreditation

From right, the four NMC officers: President Jonathan Aragon in blue jacket, President Elect Eddy County Sheriff Mark Cage with the cowboy hat, Vice President Curry County Clerk Annie Hogland and Past President Bernalillo County Clerk Linda Stover, and Los Alamos County Intergovernmental Affairs Danielle Duran. Also, in the back is NMC Loss Prevention Manager Greg Rees. Courtesy/NMC

NMC News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Emergency Communications (NMC) Professional Standards Council (NMECPSC) awarded Los Alamos County with its first three-year Accreditation certificate for 911 Emergency Read More

County Utilities Department To Host Town Hall Meeting To Discuss Future Energy Thursday In Council Chambers

DPU Deputy Manager Jordan Garcia

COUNTY News:

Community members are invited to attend a Town Hall meeting to discuss potential methods for powering Los Alamos County in the not-too-distant future.

The meeting is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in Council Chambers at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave. Remote participation will be available through Zoom using the link ladpu.com/TownHall.

“Many factors are driving future energy decisions,” said Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Deputy Manager Jordan Garcia. “The San Juan Generating Station closed in late September, Read More

New Mexico County Insurance Authority Membership Conducts Board Elections

Grant County Manager Charlene Webb

NMC News:

SANTA FE — At its annual meeting Jan. 17, the New Mexico County (NMC) Insurance Authority (NMCIA) membership conducted elections for four geographic district directors.

Members elected Valencia County Commissioner and New Mexico Counties President Jhonathan Aragon to the Northwest district representing Cibola, Los Alamos, McKinley, Rio Arriba, Taos, Torrance and Valencia Counties. This seat was previously held by Taos County Commissioner Jim Fambro who termed out of elected office. Members re-elected Curry County Manager and NMCIA Board Read More

Los Alamos County Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Moves To Monthly Schedule

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County’s Environmental Services Manager Angelica Gurule announced today a change to the household hazardous waste program.

The existing weekly drop off schedule will move to a monthly schedule, with new hours of 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., beginning Feb. 3.

Residents who already pay for curbside collection can drop off household hazardous materials once a month at the Eco Station at 3701 East Jemez Road.

Monthly Schedule: 

Friday, Feb. 3 Friday, Mar. 3 Saturday, Apr. 8 Friday, May 5
Friday, June 2 Saturday, July 8 Friday, Aug. 4 Friday, Sep. 1
Saturday, Oct. 7 Friday, Nov. 3 Friday,
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Steven Lynne Delivers 2023 State Of County Report

Los Alamos County Manager Steven Lynne presents his State of the County report during the Chamber Business Breakfast Jan. 12 at SALA Event Center. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Chamber members listen to County Manager Steven Lynne’s presentation. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

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

2022 showcased challenges and achievements, according to Los Alamos County Manager Steven Lynne.

A report highlighting the County’s work in 2022 was presented in Lynne’s State of the County, which he shared to Los Alamos Chamber Read More

BPU Learns Of Carbon Free Power Project Cost Increase

A three-dimensional model of a proposed nuclear electric generation facility at INL. Courtesy/LAC

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

Emitting zero greenhouse gas emissions has been a big topic for a long time in Los Alamos County. In 2022, Council heard from and responded to recommendations made by the Los Alamos Resiliency, Energy & Sustainability Task Force (LARES) to achieve this objective.

Likewise, the County’s Department of Public Utilities (DPU) is exploring energy generation options that will help achieve its goal of being a carbon neutral electric Read More

County Seeks Volunteers To Test Website Navigation

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County is seeking volunteers willing to test the navigation structure for a new Los Alamos County website.

The 10-minute online test asks volunteers to perform 11 short tasks to indicate where they expect to find information on the county website. The results will assist the county project team and its consultant in better organizing data on the website to be more intuitive to the web user.

Interested individuals can take the Los Alamos County Website Navigation Test now through the end of the week at https://lacnm.com/Navigation. The County project team requests that Read More

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