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Las Cruces Rock And Roll Americana Band Dusty Low Headlines Summer Concert Friday Night At The Pond!

Dusty Low. Courtesy photo

By Sancre Productions:

The 2023 Los Alamos Summer Concert Series presented by Toyota of Santa Fe will bring in a Las Cruces band that performed in 2021 in the COVID-19-Shortened season in White Rock.

There were not many attendees due to the pandemic, but the people who did show up had a blast and saw just how talented this band was with their originals and awesome covers. Come on out on Friday for the FREE show!

Across the sun-drawn sands of the Southwest, a group of modern-day troubadours has formed. By combining alternative country influences with dashes of folk, Americana Read More

LANL: Guidance For Tourists Visiting Los Alamos

The Bradbury Science Museum in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory, the town and the county — have received unprecedented tourist attention thanks to the movie “Oppenheimer”. But the Laboratory is a unique place with special restrictions, many of which visitors have never heard of.

Here’s a list of common questions and what to know before you go:

Can I get a badge? I want to tour the Lab!

While we appreciate your enthusiasm and understand why you’d want to tour such an interesting place, Los Alamos National Laboratory is a working national security laboratory Read More

Cone Zone: Week Of Aug. 14, 2023


Public Works Projects

Los Alamos County Public Works staff manages the projects listed in this section through contractors.

For more information, email, call 505.662.8150, or visit the Public Works Project webpage at

Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones.

Note: The below information is based on a schedule provided by the contractors and may change due to weather or other delays.

Public Works officials thank the community in advance for their cooperation and patience.

33rd/34th Street Road and Utility Read More

Los Alamos Mainstreet & Creative District Announces 2023 Los Alamos County Fair And Rodeo Parade Winners

Los Alamos High School Marching Band wins first place in the 2023 County Fair & Rodeo Parade today on Central Avenue. ‘Their containment of the many instruments, flags and musicians was a feat to behold and they pulled out all the stops during their many songs along the route.’ Photo by Nate Limback/

Los Alamos Stable Owner’s Association garners one of three Honerable Mentions awarded today in the 2023 County Fair & Rodeo Parade. Courtesy/Los Alamos MainStreet and Creative District

The Hill Stompers garners one of three Honerable Mentions awarded today in the 2023 Read More

Los Alamos County Council Proclaims August Bear Month

From left, Pajarito Environmental Education Center Director of Interpretation Kristen O’Hara, Los Alamos County Councilor Randall Ryti and Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation Board Secretary James Robinson hold up a proclamation, which declares August as ‘Bear Month’ during the regular council meeting Tuesday. Courtesy/LAC


Los Alamos County Council proclaimed August as “Bear Month” during its regular meeting Tuesday. In the proclamation, it is noted that the annual Bear Festival will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Aug. 26 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

Councilor Randall Read More

Fourth Annual ‘Stroll The Stables’ 2023 Sunday Aug. 13!

The community is invited to paint some ponies Sunday, Aug. 13 at the North Mesa Stables. Courtesy photo

The community is invited to visit the stables then head over to the Rodeo Sunday. Courtesy photo


The community is invited to attend the fourth annual “Stroll the Stables” 2023, 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Aug. 13 at the North Mesa Stables.

Get up close and personal with horses, ponies, donkeys, goats, lamas, and maybe chickens and geese. Learn about the animals, paint some ponies, learn about Scout Troup 22 and learn about Lemonade Living.

Visit the stables then head over to the Rodeo Read More

County Council Action Taken Aug. 8, 2023

Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Council voted unanimously to proceed with a temporary fix for the County ice rink’s chiller system during its regular meeting Tuesday night.

The motion that was passed agreed to contract American Arena for $450,000 to install the temporary chiller system.

A temporary fix was pushed to ensure a reliable chiller system in time for the 2023-2024 season. According to the staff report, the current system, which is more than 20 years old, is no longer reliable and makes it difficult to maintain ice. It has caused problems Read More

Community Greenhouse Gas Emissions Study Kicks Off


Los Alamos County’s Sustainability Manager Angelica Gurule has announced that a study to determine the community’s greenhouse gas baseline kicked off in June.

Gurule plans to present an overview to councilors at the Aug. 22 council meeting on how this project will proceed, including the public and stakeholder feedback piece. She adds that these findings will then be incorporated into a subsequent climate action plan. The Aug. 22 meeting begins at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

According to Gurule, this study is the first step of a more Read More

MainStreet & Creative District Fair & Rodeo Parade Saturday!

Scene from 2022 Fair and Rodeo Parade. The Legendary Longhorns will make another appearance in this year’s Fair and Rodeo Parade, which begins at 10 a.m. this Saturday on Central Avenue. Courtesy/LACDC

MainStreet and Creative District News:

Los Alamos MainStreet and Creative District are excited to delight the community with this year’s Fair and Rodeo Parade.

Kicking off at 10 a.m. Saturday on Central Avenue, the Grand Marshal, Dr. Kurt Steinhaus will lead a parade with bands, horses, goats and more. Be sure to see the final ‘float’ by the Legendary Longhorns!

The following weekend, on Aug. Read More

County Accepting Applications For Personnel Board


Los Alamos County is accepting applications for eligible candidates for an immediate appointment to complete the term of a vacant seat on the Personnel Board.

This vacancy will expire March 31, 2024. Interested Los Alamos County residents who do not hold public office and are not employed by the County may submit an online application by visiting the County’s Boards and Commissions webpage and selecting “apply.” Applications will be accepted now until the vacancy is filled.

The Personnel Board, comprising five members, serves in an appellate and advisory capacity in the administration Read More

Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo Means Country Music Night At Friday’s Summer Concert Starring Brandon Saiz

This Friday night’s Summer Concert begins at 6 p.m. with a New Mexico Country Youth Talent Showcase followed at 8 p.m. by The Brandon Saiz Band. Courtesy/Sancre Productions

Sancre Productions News:

The 2023 Los Alamos Summer Concert Series presented by Toyota of Santa Fe will continue its annual tradition of bringing a Country music rising star in honor of the Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo with The Brandon Saiz Band, Friday night at Ashley Pond Park.

Northern New Mexico’s own, Saiz will kick off the 2023 Los Alamos Rodeo! The Brandon Saiz Band is a Country Music variety band that knows how to Read More

Scenes From 2023 Atomicon Costume Contest

It’s all well and good to want to be a superhero but sometimes it is fun to be bad! Here, contestants in the 2023 Atomicon costume contest compete for the best villain costume. The costume contest was held Saturday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Participants could compete in multiple categories and winners were able to select a prize. Contestants could get their photograph taken by Los Alamos photographer Minesh Bacrania, too. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Marq Purdy not only won one of the costume contest categories, but she won it with finesse! Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ Read More

Library To Host Performance Of Aldo Leopold’s Journey: A Living History Portrayal Of The Famed Conservationist Aug. 12



The Los Alamos Public Library will host a special outdoor Chautauqua portrayal of Aldo Leopold. The performance “Aldo Leopold’s journey: a living history” will be performed 7-8 p.m., Saturday Aug. 12 on the stage at Ashley Pond Park.

Leopold, the father of wildlife ecology and our national wilderness system, was a forester, philosopher, educator and writer. His book, The Sand County Almanac, is one of the most widely read on conservation, and his words—written 100 years ago—are even more relevant today than when he wrote them.

Landscape architect Steve Morgan will Read More

Los Alamos County Airport Supporting Firefighting Efforts In Northern New Mexico

A Chinook Helicopter and associated equipment is now staged at the Los Alamos County Airport in support of  firefighting efforts underway in Northern New Mexico. Courtesy/LAC

View of equipment now staged at the Los Alamos County Airport in support of firefighting efforts underway in Northern New Mexico. Courtesy/LAC


Los Alamos County Airport Manager Bobbi Huseman received a phone call from the crew of Chinook Helicopter 948CH requesting the use of the Los Alamos Airport in support of the fires in Northern New Mexico. The Chinook Helicopter and associated equipment is now staged Read More

Scenes From 2023 Atomicon In Downtown Los Alamos


Will Parry-Jones aka a wondering magician shows off his card tricks Saturday during the Los Alamos County Library System’s Atomicon. The second annual local comic-con spread out throughout the downtown area including Mesa Public Library, Fuller Lodge, Ashley Pond Park and the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The event featured face-painting, vendor booths, an outdoor screening of the Lego Batman movie and a costume contest. Photo by Connor Hoch/

STEAM Lab co-owner Lisabeth Lueninghoener, left, and employee Mila Gelfand help young Atomicon participants test their Read More

County: Black Feather Fire Smoke Visible From Los Alamos Poses No Threat

View of smoke plume taken near Tea Kettle Rock off FR103 in San Pedro Parks Wilderness on Cuba Ranger District. Courtesy photo

View of smoke plume from the north parking lot of Central Parks Square. Photo By Dixon Wolf 


Los Alamos Fire Department (LAFD) reports that smoke seen in the Los Alamos County area is from the Black Feather fire burning in the Rio Arriba/Sandoval County near the San Pedro Wilderness. While LAFD is monitoring this fire that is approximately 25 miles from the community and has burned 100 acres, the fire currently poses no threat to the Los Alamos community.

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