County Government

New White Rock Visitor Center Takes Shape

Membership Coordinator Katy Korkos of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce walks with her dog Socs near the construction site of the White Rock Visitor Center on N.M. 4., which is beginning to take shape in the background. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com Read More

New White Rock Visitor Center Takes Shape

Membership Coordinator Katy Korkos of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce walks with her dog Socs near the construction site of the White Rock Visitor Center on N.M. 4., which is beginning to take shape in the background. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com Read More

Firefighters Rescue Injured Woman Hiker

Los Alamos Firefighters carry the stokes litter used to transport an injured woman to an awaiting ambulance on Piedra Loop after she fell on Red Dot Trail this afternoon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

Los Alamos Firefighters rescued a hiker who had fallen on Red Dot Trail in White Rock this afternoon while walking with friends. Shortly after noon, a member of her hiking party called out to a passing trail runner and asked him to call emergency dispatch to request help for the injured woman.

“She is a 69-year-old who fell down on the trail and apparently hit her head on a rock,” Read More

County’s Sign Code Issue Resurfaces

County Planner Gary Leikness briefed local businesses in council chambers Thursday on data gathered at public meetings over a lengthy period. The intention is to move proposed sign changes through the process for final presentation to the county council this spring or summer. Photo by Katy Korkos Read More

County’s Sign Code Issue Resurfaces

County Planner Gary Leikness briefed local businesses in council chambers Thursday on data gathered at public meetings over a lengthy period. The intention is to move proposed sign changes through the process for final presentation to the county council this spring or summer. Photo by Katy Korkos Read More

Five LAFD Firefighters Promoted

The Los Alamos Fire Department held a special ceremony Friday at Station 3 in White Rock to honor five firefighters who were promoted earlier this month. Seated from right, Justin Grider promoted to deputy fire chief, Steven Dawald promoted to captain, Chris Bartlit promoted to captain, Dan Duval promoted to captain and Adrian Martinez promoted to driver engineer. Standing at right, Fire Chief Troy Hughes congratulated each firefighter. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com Read More

NM 4 Road Work In Full Swing

A pair of tractors remove rocks and sidewalk cement along N.M. 4 in front of the Hive in White Rock Tuesday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Road work is underway along N.M. 4 between Rover Boulevard and Sherwood Boulevard. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Road work is underway along N.M. 4 between Rover Boulevard and Sherwood Boulevard. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A tractor removes rubble from N.M. 4 and places it in a large truck that hauls it away. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com Read More

Council Explores County’s Employee Pay Structure

Sharing a laugh before the start of Tuesday’s county council work session in White Rock, from right, County Attorney Brian James, County Administrator Harry Burgess, Acting Assistant County Administrator/Chief Financial Officer Steve Lynne and Human Resources Manager Denise Cassel. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

It was universally agreed at Tuesday’s county council work session that Los Alamos County employees are at the higher end of the market in terms of pay structure. But there are some glitches that need to be addressed.

The meeting focused Read More

Wrecked Airplane Leaves Airport on Final Journey


Disassembled 36V plane at Los Alamos County Airport. Photo by Robert Gibson

Motorists passing the Los Alamos County Airport recently may have noticed an airplane being disassembled. Some people stopped to watch the unusual activity Wednesday, Feb. 1, as the plane’s wings and tail were removed and its fuselage hoisted onto a large trailer.

“The plane’s road trip to an aircraft salvage yard in Colorado marked an ignominious end to a 30-year journey in the skies over an estimated half million miles between the Arctic Ocean and Mexico,” said one of its owners, Robert Gibson.

 

Co-owner Lori

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New Dog Park Coming to FEMAville Area

County News:

Los Alamos County Parks Division Manager Dick McIntyre and the Parks Division crews will soon begin working on installing the next dog park over at the old “FEMAville” site on North Mesa (the abandoned volleyball courts.)

If the weather holds out, they should wrap up the North Mesa playground installation (near the tennis courts) and then move over to the new dog park location in a few weeks.

Some preliminary site work already took place there last fall. Read More

NM4 Improvements Project – Weekly Traffic Conditions

On Monday, Mountain States Constructors will begin milling the existing road surface at the following intersections:

Monday and Tuesday-NM4 and Grand Canyon, La Vista

Tuesday and Wednesday-NM4 and Sherwood Boulavard

Wednesday and Thursday-NM4 and Bonnie View as well as the Hampton Inn and Metzger’s entrances/driveways

Thursday and Friday-NM4 and Rover Blvd.

What to expect?

Expect lane closures and flagging operations during non-peak hours. Please follow the detour signs as posted.

Traffic control restrictions for NM4 include providing a minimum of one lane of traffic in each direction Read More

Torpy Gets Hugged

 

 

 

 

 

Longtime Los Alamos resident Colleen Hanlon hugs Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy at the county council meeting Tuesday night in appreciation for his coming to her aid and moving her car, which he noticed was parked in a precarious location on Central Avenue.

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com Read More

Smith’s Fuel Center to Replace Shamrock Gas Station

Special to the Los Alamos Daily Post

On Wednesday Evening, the Los Alamos County Planning and Zoning Commission approved a site plan for a Smith’s fuel center to be built at the existing Shamrock gas station site at 1239 Trinity Dr.

Courtesy Photo
 

Smith’s will lease the property at the corner of Trinity Drive and Knecht Street from Polk JT Properties. County Council approved a lease agreement with North American Development Group (NADG) last week, paving the way for the development of Trinity Place.

Smith’s new fuel center will be adjacent to the Smith’s Marketplace store in Trinity Place. Read More

Snapshot of Upcoming Road Changes with Roundabout at Central


Courtesy/Los Alamos County

Option 1 for the N.M. 502 design option project received the green light from county council in a 6-1 vote with Councilor Vincent Chiravalle casting the sole no vote.

County Engineering Manager Kyle Zimmerman created the Option 1 compromise solution by blending the best of five possible options under consideration.

Zimmerman’s option as illustrated in the photo above, comprises one roundabout at 4th Street and Central Avenue and a single lane road in each direction with widened medians at the intersections of Airport Road and Tewa Loop designed for a travel speed Read More

Council Introduces New Economic Vitality Administrator

Greg Fisher takes the podium during his introduction to the community Tuesday. The county council introduced newly hired Economic Vitality Administrator Greg Fisher to the community at the start of Tuesday’s council meeting. Fisher officially began his work Monday.He is tasked, among other tings, with implementing the county’s Economic Vitality Strategic Plan. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com Read More

One Roundabout Included in Council’s N.M. 502 Vote

Engineering Manager Kyle Zimmerman during a previous presentation. Photo by Carol A. Clark

More than one resident and councilor speaking during public comment at Tuesday night’s county council meeting praised County Engineering Manager Kyle Zimmerman for devising a “win-win” option on the emotionally charged N.M. 502 corridor project between DP Road and Airport Road.

County council voted 6-1 to approve Option 1 for the N.M. 502 design option project. Councilor Vincent Chiravalle cast the sole no vote.

“Kyle Zimmerman really saved the day with his Option 1 compromise solution,” Read More

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