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LWV Lunch With A Leader Features Dan Ungerleider Jan. 20

County Economic Development Administrator Daniel Ungerleider

LWV News:

The Los Alamos League of Women Voters (LWV) next community event, Lunch with a Leader, is noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20 via Zoom.

This month’s leader is Los Alamos County Economic Development Administrator Dan Ungerleider.

Ungerleider is a certified city planner with more than 30 years experience in public and private sector planning. Since earning his BS Degree in Community and Regional Planning at Iowa State University, Ungerleider has been an active member of the community and economic development planning community. Read More

Eastbound Right Lane Closure On Diamond Wednesday

COUNTY News:

Wednesday Jan. 19, Los Alamos County traffic electricians will repair a streetlight damaged due to a vehicle accident at the corner of 36th Street and Diamond Drive.

The eastbound right lane will be closed between 39th and 38th streets to just past 36th Street.  

Motorists will be directed to merge to the left eastbound lane on Diamond Drive at 38th Street. Please follow all traffic devices and slow down in the work zone.

Work is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. and should be completed by 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Direct questions to Traffic Electrician Lead Chris Montoya at 505.662.8113, 505.690.9023 Read More

Chart 572 Reflects COVID-19 Hospitalizations In New Mexico March 17, 2021 – Jan. 17, 2022

This chart displays the number of COVID-19 related hospitalizations versus date. The Hospitalization Index compares the current level of hospitalizations with the daily levels since the start of the pandemic. The higher this index is, the more severe the pandemic is at present. The number of hospitalizations today is higher than 86 percent  of the preceding days. Source: New Mexico Department of Health. Created by 
Eli Ben-Naim
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Mesa Library Author Talk Features Former State Sen. Dede Feldman ‘Ten More Doors: Politics And The Path To Change’

Former New Mexico State Sen. Dede Feldman will discuss her new memoir ‘Ten More Doors: Politics and the Path to Change’  7-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27 via Zoom. Courtesy image

COUNTY News:

Mesa Public Library presents an author talk with former New Mexico State Sen. Dede Feldman based on her new memoir “Ten More Doors: Politics and the Path to Change”.

This timely event, that coincides with the 2022 New Mexico Legislative Session, will be livestreamed via Zoom 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27.

Feldman’s book charts an inspirational path for anyone who wants to make a difference, start a campaign, advance Read More

SFCC Visual Arts Gallery Exhibition ‘Paintings And Poetry: The Center Cannot Hold’ Opens Feb. 3

Jane Shoenfeld’s ‘The Center Cannot Hold’ (in response to phrase from ‘The Second Coming’, WB Yeats,) Pastel on Tinted, Sanded Paper, 28 1/8” X 20 1/8”. Courtesy/SFCC

  Bill Sortino’s ‘Possibilities’, Acrylic on Canvas, 36” x 48”. Courtesy/SFCC 

SFCC News:

SANTA FE — Santa Fe Community College’s (SFCC) Visual Arts Gallery presents the exhibition, ‘Paintings and Poetry: The Center Cannot Hold,’ 5-7 p.m. Thursday,  Feb. 3 in the gallery at 6401 Richards. Ave.  

The exhibition features the work of artists Jane Shoenfeld and Bill Sortino. Proof of vaccination will be required for attendance at Read More

Community Members Asked To Help Local Dogs And Cats During National Betty White Challenge Monday

Monday would have been beloved actress and animal lover Betty White’s 100th birthday. She died Dec. 31. There is a movement sweeping the nation to honor her life on Monday: The Betty White Challenge, a social media challenge that encourages fans to donate to their local animal shelter. The Los Alamos Animal Shelter at 226 East Road is always in need of canned dog and cat food. Monetary donations may be made out to ‘For the Animals’ a local (501c3), and mailed to PO Box 160, Los Alamos NM 87544. One hundred persent of the money raised will go directly to the card of the dogs and cats at the Los Alamos Animal Read More

County Manager Presents Annual Report Preview

County Manager Steven Lynne

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

COVID-19 continued to play a starring role in 2021.

“Certainly, overlaying everything has been the County’s and the community’s response to the pandemic … we really very much appreciate the community’s effort and the partnerships we have with the community to help us through the pandemic,” Los Alamos County Manager Steven Lynne said during his Annual Report preview presentation Jan. 13 at the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast.

Lynne credited the “excellent” County staff for maintaining Read More

Deadline Approaches To Submit Letters Of Interest To Fill Vacancy On Los Alamos County Council

COUNTY News:

The deadline for Los Alamos citizens to submit a Letter of Interest to fill the council seat vacated by James Robinson is fast approaching.

Interested candidates must submit letters no later than 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20 to County Manager Steven Lynne at 1000 Central Ave. 350, Los Alamos, NM 87544 or by email to lacmanager@lacnm.us.

Per the Charter for the Incorporated County, Article II, 200.1, eligible candidates must be qualified voters who reside in the County and are not otherwise employed by the County.

Letters should include the interested candidate’s background, experience Read More

Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing In White Rock Begins Jan. 17

COUNTY News:

Officials with the Los Alamos County Emergency Manager’s office announced today that a second COVID-19 testing site for the Los Alamos community will be available starting Monday, Jan. 17.

Located in White Rock at Overlook Park, Pathology Consultants of New Mexico (PCNM) will offer drive-through PCR-NAAT testing between the hours of 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Tests will be administered on a first-come, first-serve basis (no appointments).

Emergency Manager Beverley Simpson explains that tests are at no cost to the individual. PCNM employees will ask for insurance Read More

Atomic City Transit Suspends Route 5 Due To Staffing Issue

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Atomic City Transit (ACT) Route 5 will be suspended starting at 11:35 a.m. today, Jan. 14 through the remainder of the day due to a staffing shortage. 

Dial-A-Ride Service for the Barranca Mesa area will be provided on a space basis for the remainder of the day.   

ACT apologizes for the inconvenience this staffing shortage issue may cause.

Direct questions to ACT at (505).661.RIDE (7433) for any additional information or use the ACTracker to locate bus routes in real-time. 

For specific route service schedules, visit the ACT website. Read More

Los Alamos County Atomic City Transit Route 2M (Main Hill), Route 6 Peak & Dial-A-Ride Services Suspended Today

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Atomic City Transit Route 2M (Main Hill) and Dial-A-Rice Services will be suspended starting at 11:25 a.m. today through the remainder of the day due to a staffing shortage.

Route 2M passengers should utilize Route 2T for service to White Rock. Route 6 Peak service will end at 5:05 p.m. so riders should use the regular hourly Route 6 bus service.

ACT apologizes for the inconvenience this staffing shortage issue may cause.

Direct questions to ACT at (505).661.RIDE (7433) or use the ACTracker to locate bus routes in real-time. For specific route service schedules, Read More

Atomic City Transit Closed For MLK Day Monday Jan. 17

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Atomic City Transit (ACT) will be closed Monday, Jan. 17, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

Fixed Route service will resume Tuesday, Jan. 18.

Direct questions to (505).661.RIDE (7433) or the ACTracker to locate bus routes.

For specific route service schedules, visit the ACT website. Read More

New Mexico COVID-19 Update Jan. 13, 2022: 5,547 New Cases, Totaling 393,736 With 36 Deaths & 321,858 Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE — New Mexico state health officials announced 5,547 new COVID-19 cases today.

Los Alamos County reported 15 new cases today, bringing the total to 1,439 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.)

This update includes 36 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19 and a 7-Day positivity rate of 27.8 percent.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 1513 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 5 new cases in Catron County
  • 244
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Los Alamos County Atomic City Transit Suspends Route 2M (Main Hill), Route 6 Peak, Dial-A-Ride Effective Immediately

COUNTY News:

Effective Immediately Atomic City Transit (ACT) Route 2M (Main Hill), Route 6 Peak and Dial-a-Ride services are suspended through the remainder of the day due to a staffing shortage.

Riders should plan to use Route 2T (Truck Route) and fixed Route 6, which will continue to operate on regular schedule 5:55 a.m. until 6:58 p.m. Monday through Friday.

ACT apologizes for the inconvenience this may cause. 

Direct questions to ACT at (505) 661-RIDE (7433) or use the ACTracker to locate bus routes in real-time.  For specific route service schedules, visit: https://www.losalamosnm.us/government/departments/public_works/atomic_city_transit Read More

On The Job In Los Alamos: Kelly Williams At Mesa Library

On the job in Los Alamos Tuesday is Senior LIbrary Specialist – Acquisitionist Kelly Williams at Mesa Public Library. Williams has been with the library at 2400 Central Ave. for more than 3 years. For access to the library catalog and date information on services and events, call 505.662.8250 or visit www.losalamoslibrary.org.  #worklosalamos, #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Senior Library Specialist – Acquisitionist Kelly Williams on the job Tuesdat at Mesa Public Library. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com Read More

Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office To Limit In-Person Services As COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Continues

Los Alamos County Clerk Naomi Maestas

From the Office of the County Clerk:

Due to growing COVID-19 concerns, and in continuing to align with directives from the Los Alamos County Manager’s Office, County Clerk Naomi Maestas will be taking proactive measures to ensure the safety of citizens and employees.

Beginning today, the County Clerk’s Office will suspend all in-person services and transactions, not made by appointment, for the next two weeks.

Additional updates will be issued dependent upon information that presents itself during the next two weeks.

At this time, the County Clerk Office Read More

Utilities Department Striving To Reduce Power Outages

DPU electric linemen in December repair damaged power lines in the canyon behind the golf course. Courtesy/LAC

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

It might be a bit of a shock when a power outage occurs. The thing that people rely on is no longer available. As a result, it may feel like eternity till the power clicks back on.

The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) is striving to reduce the number of power outages experienced in Los Alamos.

While some outages are out of the department’s control such as those caused by the weather, other outages are due to failing infrastructure, Read More

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