County Government

Historic Preservation Advisory Board To Meet Wednesday


The Los Alamos County Historic Preservation Advisory Board is meeting 5:30 p.m. Aug. 2 in the Boards and Commissions Room, Suite 110 in the County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

The meeting is open to the public.

To view the agenda, click here. Read More

Tourism Implementation Task Force To Meet Aug. 2, 2023


The Los Alamos County Tourism Implementation Task Force will meet at noon Wednesday, Aug. 2 in Room 110 at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave., and virtually on Zoom.

This meeting is open to the public.

Find the agenda to this meeting here.

Find the link to this meeting here.

Webinar ID: 856 6132 0617
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Utilities Board To Hold Work Session Aug. 2, 2023


The Los Alamos County Board of Public Utilities (BPU) will hold a work session at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 2 in Council Chambers and virtually on Zoom.

This meeting is open to the public. 

Find the agenda to this meeting here.

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Video: Councilor Melanee Hand Recaps July 25 Meeting

Los Alamos County Councilor Melanee Hand presenting highlights at the Los Alamos Daily Post newsroom Wednesday on actions taken at the Tuesday, July 25 council meeting. Video by Clara Clark/ Read More

Has Trinity Drive’s Road Diet Yielded Positive Results?

Los Alamos County Engineer Eric Ulibarri, at the podium, and Public Works Project Manager Keith Wilson, seated, discuss the road diet on Trinity Drive during the County Council work session July 18. Screenshot/LADP

Los Alamos Daily Post

Just how much has the road diet that runs eastward from 39th Street to Oppenheimer Street impacted driving times? According to Los Alamos County staff, not that much.
County Engineer Eric Ulibarri and Public Works Project Manager Keith Wilson presented an update on the road diet during the council work session July Read More

IT Pro By Day … Sci-Fi Writer By Night

Information Technology Support Specialist Ryan McHargue shows off his newly published book, ‘The Factionist Old Recruit’ in his office Tuesday at the Municipal Building. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Information Technology Support Specialist  Ryan McHargue said science-fiction stories – whether on the screen or in the pages of book – captivated his imagination while he was growing up.

Movies such as Total Recall and Blade Runner were his favorite to watch, and he was a fan of books such as Neromancer Read More

Luján Introduces Bill To Support Local Fire Departments

Congressional News:

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) introduced the Fire Department Repayment Act to amend the fire department repayment system to ensure local departments are fairly and swiftly compensated for their service.

As wildfires intensify with the extremity of climate change, the need for firefighters is at an all-time high. This legislation will address the firefighter shortage by adequately compensating fire departments for their staffing and equipment needs. U.S. Rep. Josh Harder (D-Calif.) reintroduced the House companion bill earlier this Read More

Los Alamos County: Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan Posted For Public Review And Feedback


Los Alamos County’s Emergency Management Office has released its Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) draft for public review. The draft plan can be found on the county’s Hazard Mitigation webpage Paper copies are available upon request from the Emergency Management office at 2500 Trinity Drive. After reviewing the plan, the public is encouraged to provide input in the online form also on the webpage.

The Local Hazard Mitigation Plan is a critical document that outlines the county’s strategy to mitigate the impact of various hazards, Read More

Atomicon 2023 … A Big Idea That’s Growing

Atomicon 2023 will be held Aug. 5 at four locations in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy/LAC

County Library News:

Fans of superheroes, comics, costumes, board games, art, fantasy, science fiction, and more will find dozens of activities to enjoy at Atomicon 2023, Saturday, August 5 from 10-5 pm at four locations in downtown Los Alamos.

Expanding the event beyond the main library to include the lower level of Betty Ehart Senior Center, Fuller Lodge Throne Room, and even a little space at Ashley Pond Park, library staff are set to welcome a variety of vendors, activities, lectures, exhibits and demonstrations. Read More

Arts In Public Places Board To Meet Thursday July 27


The Art in Public Places Board is scheduled to meet 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 27, in Suite 110 at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

This meeting is open to the public.

To view the agenda, click hereTo make public comment, click here. Read More

County Manager Steve Lynne Announces Retirement Plans

Los Alamos County Manager Steve Lynne

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Manager Steve Lynne announced his retirement plans to the County Council during tonight’s meeting.

In an email to staff, Lynne said, “I am going to keep this one brief, for now. As you will see from the details below, I have plenty of time to gather my thoughts and properly express all of my appreciation. For tonight, I just wanted to be sure to share the news with everyone and most importantly to say THANK YOU!!

“I am still enjoying my job as much as ever and that is how I want my exit to occur,” Lynne said. “Working at the County is fantastic

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Igor And The Red Elvises Headline Friday’s Los Alamos Summer Concert At Ashley Pond Park!

Igor and the Red Elvises headline the Los Alamos Summer Concert Friday night at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy/Sancre Productions

Sancre Productions News:

The 2023 Los Alamos Summer Concert Series presented by Toyota of Santa Fe, continues to be the BEST Free Summer Concert Series in the State produced by Sancre Productions and Los Alamos County Community Services Department.

This week, the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series welcomes a hometown favorite that has been rocking the Pond for decades and has a multi-generational following in Los Alamos – Igor and the Red Elvises!

Huge thanks Read More

Allow Extra Time For Commute From Barranca Mesa July 26


Los Alamos County has announced that extra time may be needed for the Wednesday, July 26 morning commute from Barranca Mesa. Los Alamos County and its paving contractor, Albuquerque Asphalt are progressing rapidly with the pavement preservation project on North and Barranca Mesas.

Starting at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday crews will be setting up and starting paving operations just north of the roundabout. This is a difficult stretch to pave so the County is advising drivers to leave approximately 15-20 minutes earlier, to allow time to travel through the pilot-car operation. Additional Read More

Los Alamos Animal Shelter: Sweet Smoke & Tender Tank


Meet Smoke, a sweet medium haired kitten spotted wandering by a citizen who turned him over to the Los Alamos Animal Shelter July 15. Smoke is hoping someone with a good home will adopt him soon. To learn more about Smoke, click here. Photo by John McHale/

Meet Tank, a handsome 6.5-year-old Labrador Retriever who was surrendered to the Los Alamos Animal Shelter last month by his owner. Tank is hoping someone nice will adopt him soon. To learn more about Tank, click here. Photo by John McHale/ Read More

Scenes From ‘Oppenheimer’ Premiere At SALA Event Center

Folks filled the theater Thursday evening at SALA to watch the premiere of ‘Oppenheimer’. Based on the applaud, oohs and ahhs during the screening, it appears the film was a hit. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ 

The public joined a panel discussion highlighting Los Alamos: History, Present and Future, featuring: WWII Historian, and Author Nancy Bartlit, left, and, Senior Advisor for Environmental Management, DOE William I. White, along with, not pictured, Wendy Behrman, NPS Manhattan Project National Historical Park Superintendent and Moderator Don Cobb, retired from LANL. Read More

Cone Zone: Week Of July 24, 2023


Los Alamos County Construction news for the week of July 24, 2023. 

Public Works Project:

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. Please 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 Read More

Mesa Library Announces ‘Don Perkins: A Champion’s Life’ An Author Talk With Dr. Richard Melzer Thursday July 27


Los Alamos Public Library presents an author talk about famous footballer Don Perkins. Dr. Richard Melzerwill present the talk, “Don Perkins: A Champion’s Life”, 7-8 p.m. Thursday, July 27 at Mesa Public Library.

Perkins was one of the most honored athletes in the history of the Dallas Cowboys and was a Lobo All American football player at UNM. His life was complex and at times, controversial. He experienced the traumas of racial discrimination, death, divorce, football-related injuries and a never-ending search for his own identity.

He ventured into sportscasting, public Read More

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