County Government

Main Hill Road Lane Closure Planned For Saturday



To enable the safe de‐electrification and demolition of a water booster station along the Main Hill Road (N.M. 502), a lane of traffic will be closed 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8.

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities officials announce that, weather permitting, electric crews will bring down power poles and power lines, which traverse the Main Hill Road just west of the White Rock Y. Crews will need to close a lane to do this. The electric linemen will arrange for advance signage to warn motorists of the lane closure and maintain two‐way traffic with a flagging

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Los Alamos Elects New County Councilors

Republican James Chrobocinski


In Tuesday’s General Election, voters selected two Republicans and two Democrats to fill the four vacancies on the Los Alamos County Council. In January they will join Democrats Kristin Henderson and Pete Sheehey and Republican Steven Girrens on the seven person council.


Democrat David Izraelevitz

David Izraelevitz and Rick Reiss were appointed within the last three years to fill vacancies and successfully ran for their seats. James Chrobocinski and Susan O’Leary are relatively new to Los Alamos and new to the local political

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Los Alamos Magistrate Judge Pat Casados Expresses Thanks

Los Alamos Magistrate Court

Thank you, voters of Los Alamos. It is an honor and privilege to serve as the Los Alamos County Magistrate Judge. 

I thank you for your vote of confidence. I promise to uphold the law and pursue fairness, understanding, honesty and integrity as I humbly serve as your Magistrate Judge

I would also like to thank my family, their support and guidance has been unwavering. Thank you to Nan Holmes, your hard work and ready smile has been wonderful. I don’t know what I would have done without them. Friends, thank you for all the encouragement. To all those

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Dispennette: Wow What A Journey

Los Alamos

Wow what a journey. When I was approached to run for County Assessor, being such a newcomer to the community, I had no idea I would attract so many votes. I honestly am deeply humbled for everyone’s vote and the trust you all placed in me to oversee the county tax assessment.

Yet even more, I am grateful for Ken Milder for running a civil race. It is a pleasure to be a part of a community where you can run on an idea, a belief system, and a resume as opposed to battling lies and misdirection. What a great example we lead! So thank you Ken and thank you Los Alamos. 


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Izraelevitz: Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Los Alamos

And Thank you!

I very much appreciate the support expressed by the community last night. I am delighted and honored to be able to serve Los Alamos as your councilor for another four years. If you voted for me, one last thank you. If you didn’t, I will do my best to earn your trust!

During the campaign, I got a chance for many in-depth discussions with Susan O’Leary, Andrea Cunningham and Michael Redondo, and was impressed by their thoughtfulness and love for Los Alamos. I am looking forward to working with Susan as a fellow councilor, and I am sure that Andrea

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Los Alamos County Unofficial Results Are In

A crowd of candidates and supporters gather in Council Chambers to watch the results come in. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Staff Report:

Results will be official Thursday but here are the unofficial results from the Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office for Tuesday’s 2014 General Election:

Winners in purple

US Senate

Allen Weh  3,522

Tom Udall 4,399

US Representative District 3

Jefferson Byrd 3,564

Ben Lujan 4,279

Governor and Lt. Governor

Susana Martinez and John Sanchez 4,755

Gary King and Debra Haaland 3,099

Secretary of State

Dianna Duran 4,116

Maggie Toulouse

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Long Lines Delay Los Alamos County Election Results

Results are delayed because lines remain at both the Los Alamos Golf Course voting center and the White Rock Fire Station. County Clerk Sharon Stover just announced that 8,035 votes have been cast so far in the 2014 General Election. She added that 3,411 votes have been cast so far today. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

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Los Alamos County Chief Appraiser Lucas Fresquez Tapped For Nat’l. Institute For Newly Elected Officials

Lucas Fresquez

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Chief Appraiser Lucas Fresquez has been accepted to attend the NALEO Educational Fund’s 2014 National Institute for Newly Elected Officials. Fresquez works in the Los Alamos County Assessor’s Office and is president of the Espanola Public School Board.

“We received a number of applications for the Institute this year and we have strived to assemble a group that reflects the great diversity of Latino elected officials. While at the Institute, you will be joined by other newly elected Latino education policymaker, municipal officials,

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Last Call To Register For County Science And Engineering Fair

LAPS News:

Registration ends Nov. 21 for the annual Los Alamos County Science and Engineering Fair.

The Fair is Saturday, Jan. 24 in the Los Alamos High School Commons Area. Protocol Forms are available at all Los Alamos Public Schools.

LAPS students, home school students and teachers in grades K-12 will display projects in 4/5th grade individual elementary, K-6th grade elementary class, 6-8th grade junior division  and 9-12th grade senior division.

The elementary projects are divided into three categories:

  • Physical;
  • Earth; and
  • Life Sciences.

The students in junior and senior divisions

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Scenes From Saturday’s County Employees Arts & Crafts Fair

Artists display their wares at the annual Los Alamos County Employees Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Recently retired County employee Sandra Quintana displays her creations at Saturday’s fair. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Anthony Baca stands by his artwork Saturday at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Vita Henerson displays her wares at the arts and craft fair. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Artist Cindy Boe. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

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Work Underway On ‘Fiber Meet Point’ In White Rock

Work got underway Tuesday on a REDI Net ‘fiber meet point’ on Bonnie View near N.M. 4 in White Rock. The County hosted an event Oct. 17 to mark the start of construction on this project with a ceremonial groundbreaking. County Administrator Harry Burgess explained that this is the first of a proposed eight ‘fiber meet point’ sites to be installed in business districts around Los Alamos and White Rock. The County Council approved a $250,000 general services contract with REDI Net to provide research, design, engineering and construction services for the fiber

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Pet of the Week: Sinatra The Cat

Sinatra the cat. Courtesy/FOS


Sinatra is a mellow, friendly adult cat who will sing for you and talk with you.

He is a dignified gentleman who always dresses in his tuxedo. Sinatra is good with adults, gentle children and most other cats. He would be safest in an indoor home.

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 505.662.8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets; see the Petfinder website for photos here. There are 18 kittens at the shelter right now that need good homes. For information about volunteering, adopting and donating and learning more about special

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Traveling Around Thanksgiving? Why Not Fly?


New Mexico Airlines has added two flights to the daily schedule between Nov. 24 and Dec. 1 (with the exception of Thanksgiving Day).

Take the 11:22 a.m. flight from ABQ and arrive at 11:42 a.m. at LAM – or leave LAM at noon and arrive in ABQ at 12:20 p.m. Spend more time with loved ones this Thanksgiving and less time driving in traffic.

Tickets start at $49 each way. Visit to view the full schedule and book a flight.


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Central Avenue Traffic Control Update


In addition to the traffic control currently in place, starting Sunday, Central Avenue at 15th Street will be Closed to Through Traffic with a complete closure of Central just west of the Post Office driveway and closure of 20th Street at Central.

Library driveway will remain accessible from eastbound Central. Bathtub Row at Central remains closed and should be accessed from the north.

This traffic control is necessary for the contractor to begin roadbed preparations between west of Bathtub Row and 20th Street. The prep work should take two to three days at the most.

The Atomic

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Lines Forming For Early Voting Today

Lines are forming at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building this afternoon and 270 voters have cast their ballots so far today. The polls here and at Fire Station 3 in White Rock are open until 6 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Courtesy photo

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Los Alamos Deputy Fire Chief Becomes A Cop

Looking like the meanest, badest cop in town, Los Alamos Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider dressed up as one of the community’s finest for the County’s annual Halloween party today at Fuller Lodge. Grider may have just realized his lifelong dream … or not. Photo by Katy Korkos

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Road Closure On Sherwood Drive Begins Monday


The Los Alamos COunty Community Economic Development Department would like to let the public know that there will be a road closure on Sherwood Boulevard between Longview Drive and N.M. 4 beginning Monday, Nov. 3 thru Friday, Nov. 7.

The closure is to allow for the installation and tie in of a new water line at the middle drive along Sherwood to serve the new White Rock Library. 

Access to Smith’s Shopping Center will be maintained through the end drive closest to Longview as well as closest to N.M. 4 near by Bandelier Grill. 

The tie-in will occur at the middle drive.

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Community Has Cast 3,293 Votes So Far – Public Invited To Gather At Municipal Building Election Night


The public is invited to gather at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building after the polls close at 7 p.m. Tuesday to await results from the County Clerk’s Office.

Updated results will be displayed on a large screen in Council Chambers throughout the evening. The public also may watch election night results streamed live to their computers or use the County Council meeting link at

Los Alamos County Clerk Sharon Stover said that as of 11 a.m. today, 3,293 votes have been cast. Any outstanding absentee ballots voters received in the mail must be received

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Pajarito Astronomers Host Year’s Final Dark Night Nov. 15

PA News:

The Pajarito Astronomers will hold its final 2014 County-Sponsored Dark Night starting at 5 p.m. (sunset) Saturday, Nov. 15 at Spirio Soccer Field, Overlook Park in White Rock.

Weather permitting, the public is invited to come out, wander among the telescopes, and star gaze. The planets Mars, Neptune and Uranus will be visible. There will be a tour of the fall and winter constellations, and there will be telescope views of double stars, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies. 

The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Viewing will end before midnight.Call Steve Becker at 505.662.3252,

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