County: Drive With Caution On NM 502 This Weekend



Drivers are asked to exercise caution this weekend as emergency utility work along New Mexico State Road 502 may hinder traffic, according to officials from the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU).

DPU contractor Dub-L-EE Construction will be boring alongside N.M. 502 to replace a section of line that failed early Thursday morning. Traffic control devices will be in the westbound lane from Eastgate Drive to Main Gate Park.

Due to public safety concerns, this work needs to be completed as soon as possible and will take place during daylight hours on Saturday Read More

Rep. Chandler: New Mexico Has Much To Celebrate This Pride Month

By Rep. Christine Chandler (D-Los Alamos)
Dist. 43
New Mexico House of Representatives

Like many people, I have watched with growing alarm as state legislatures in places like Texas, Florida, and Nebraska pass laws rolling back hard-fought freedoms and rights for the LGBTQ+ community. As a New Mexico lawmaker, I knew my colleagues and I had a responsibility to prevent the same thing from happening here.

Over the last several months, we have heard from constituents, community members, and advocates worried that they or someone they love might suddenly lose access to life-saving healthcare Read More

Bandelier Mandatory Summer Shuttle Service Starts June 14

Bandelier begins free mandatory summer shuttle service to Frijoles Canyon June 14. Post file photo


After a brief delay, Bandelier National Monument is beginning its free summer shuttle service to Frijoles Canyon on June 14, 2023.  

“We are pleased to offer this service to our visitors as in past summers,” Superintendent Patrick Suddath said. “This is one of our busiest times of the year. Parking and traffic congestion in Frijoles Canyon is a chronic issue and the shuttle service helps us to alleviate that. Atomic City Transit and Los Alamos County have been invaluable partners Read More

Cleaning & Fog Sealing At Municipal Building Parking Lot Friday And Saturday June 2-3


GM Emulsion along with Los Alamos County Traffic and Streets Division will be cleaning the Municipal Building parking lot 8 a.m. to noon this Friday, June 2, in preparation for fog sealing. This will not impact parking Friday.  

Saturday, June 3, weather permitting, the Municipal Building lot, as well as the diagonal spots along Iris Street will be closed for fog sealing. Signs will be posted. 

All vehicles will need to be out of the parking lot by close of business Friday, June 2. This includes the diagonal spots along Iris Street. The County will be moving all department, motor pool Read More

LRG Hosts First Tuesday Breakfast June 6

LRG News:

Lab retirees (and potential retirees) are invited to drop in at the LRG monthly breakfast between the hours of 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 6 at the Morning Glory Restaurant, 1377 Diamond Drive across from Los Alamos High School.

Morning Glory serves a full breakfast and pastries.

Retirees buy their breakfast; LRG will pay for coffee or tea.

Contact or 505.672.3497 for more information. More information about the LRG can be found here. Read More

Update: One Lane Open On Truck Route … Expect Delays

The dump truck that rolled over this morning at the bottom of the Truck Route. One person was transported for injuries. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department (LAPD) has just announced that one lane is now open on the Truck Route following the rollover of a dump truck this morning. One person was transported for injuries.

Intermittent traffic will now be allowed to travel in both directions but one lane still needs to be closed to mitigate hazardous material spillage.

Expect Delays. Read More

Scene Of Overturned Dump Truck At Bottom Of Truck Route

Scene of a vehicle crash this morning in which this dump truck overturned at the bottom of the Truck Route (East Jemez) at mile marker # 9. One person was transported for injuries. There is also a diesel spill. Los Alamos Police, Santa Fe Sherriff’s Office, Los Alamos Fire Department and LANL Hazmat are on the scene. The Truck Route is now closed in both directions … with the western roadblock on East Jemez just east of Elk Ridge Mobile Home Park to allow residents to access Elk Ridge. Driver’s are instructed to please avoid the area and seek alternate routes. A notification will be provided Read More

Traffic Crash At Bottom Of Truck Route Closes Roadway

UPDATE: The road closure on Truck Route is still in effect; however, the western roadblock on East Jemez is just east of Elk Ridge Mobile Home Park to allow residents to access Elk Ridge.

LAPD News:

A vehicle crash occurred this morning in which a dump truck overturned at the bottom of the truck route (East Jemez) at mile marker # 9. One person has been transported for injuries.

There is also a diesel spill.

Los Alamos Police, Santa Fe Sherriff’s Office, Los Alamos Fire Department and LANL Hazmat are on the scene.

The truck route is now closed in both directions.

Driver’s are instructed to please avoid Read More

Devolder: Bicycle Safety

Los Alamos

Los Alamos County/Public Works has requested input to a POLCO survey on bicycles. 

As a long-time motor vehicle driver in Los Alamos County, you could never pay me enough to ride a bicycle in Los Alamos County.

The following are a variety of vehicular issues which affect bicycle safety:

  1. It is a poor driving decision to pull into an oncoming traffic lane in order to pass a bicycle.
  2. Many minivan drivers are typically distracted with cell phones or disciplining kids in the back seat.  The driver’s focus may not be on bicycle traffic.
  3. Los Alamos County drivers are notorious
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Cone Zone: Week Of May 29, 2023


Public Works Projects: 

The projects listed in this section are being managed by County Public Works staff through contractors.

For more information, please e-mail, call 505.662.8150 or visit the “Projects/Public Works” link 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.

Two Days Left to Take the Survey!

We want to hear from you! Please take the Los Alamos County Public Works Bike Mobility Read More

United Church: ‘Monday Night At The Pit’ Begins June 5

Scene from a previous ‘Monday Night At The Pit’  volleyball game at 2525 Canyon Road. Courtesy/UCLA

United Church of Los Alamos News:

This summer, The United Church of Los Alamos continues the 75-year tradition of offering a place where young Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) interns, graduate students and the like meet, eat and play volleyball at “Monday Night at the Pit”.

Beginning at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 5, students are invited to meet and greet, enjoy a tail-gate picnic and play volleyball at The United Church’s sand volleyball court.

Each Monday in summer, the congregation and friends Read More

County Zipper Merge Signage Being Added To N.M. 502

Drivers in the right lane shown here are encouraged to continue to the ‘Merge Point’ just west of the Crossroads Bible Church driveway, where drivers in both lanes should alternate in ‘zipper’ fashion into the single lane. Courtesy/LAC


The evening commute heading east out of Los Alamos townsite via Main Hill (N.M. 502) has been extra congested lately.

Public Works has been investigating ways to help alleviate some of the congestion that starts east of the roundabout and backs up through Trinity Drive and Central Avenue generally between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Read More

Posts From The Road: Unique Nine Pin Fischer Bowling Club

Fischer Bowling Club: Bowlers arrive to compete in nine pin bowling at the Fischer Bowling Club in Fischer, Texas. The club is more than 100 years old. Photo by Gary Warren/

Four Lanes: The Fischer Bowling Club facility consists of four lanes, which look similar to any other bowling alley except for one difference; there are no pins set in any of the lanes. This photo was taken before bowling began and the pin setters had not yet set the pins. The pin setters are not electronic but the task is handled manually by local teens employed by the club. Photo by Gary Warren/ Read More

Fr. Glenn: The Light Of Truth

By Fr. Glenn Jones:

A blessed (and safe!) Memorial Day weekend to all. Please remember reverently those for whom Memorial Day is dedicated—those who have given their lives in the service of our nation. As mentioned here last week, there are few better descriptions of the ideal of dedicated service men and women than in General Douglas MacArthur’s last speech to the cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. If you want to have more of an “immersion” experience of Memorial Day, listen to the general’s speech, watch the video of Chris Stapleton’s national anthem from this year’s Superbowl, Read More

Free Bike Repair Clinic For Kids Saturday June 3

Courtesy/Los Alamos Chinese Christian Fellowship


Members of the Los Alamos Chinese Christian Fellowship are holding a community service free Bike Repair Clinic for Kids 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 3 at First Baptist Church of Los Alamos, 2200 Diamond Dr.

Community members are invited to bring their child’s worn-out bikes to the parking lot of First Baptist Church of Los Alamos where the team will fix them up for free.

Bike mechanics interested in volunteering for the Bike Repair Clinic are encouraged to stop by to help. Read More

LAF&SF To Sponsor Lectures By John Haught May 30-31

John Haught, PhD
Emeritus Faculty
Distinguished Research Professor
Theology Dept. Georgetown University

LAF&SF News:

The Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum (LAF&SF) is honored to sponsor two lectures by John Haught based on his latest two books, God after Einstein (Yale University Press, 2021); and The Cosmic Vision of Teilhard de Chardin (Orbis Press, 2022), at 6:30 p.m. May 30-31 at Fuller Lodge.

Professor Haught has participated in numerous lectures and panels discussing the meaning behind the writings of Teilhard de Chardin. His books and lectures focus on a vision of reality Read More

Public Meeting On Loma Linda Road Improvements June 1


Thursday, June 1, the Transportation Board and Public Works Department will hold a public meeting to discuss the reconstruction improvements on the Loma Linda Road Improvements Project.

The project consists of the following streets: Loma Linda Drive, La Tierra Road, and La Mirada Circle. These are local roadways in Los Alamos County and can be accessed via NM 502 (East Road/Trinity Avenue) to Diamond Drive to the intersection of North Mesa Road and Loma Linda Drive. The scope of work includes removal and replacement of asphalt surface, new curb and gutter, valley gutters, sidewalk, Read More

Houck: More Downsizing Considerations

Qualifying Broker
Atomic Realty

Downsizing for retirement takes planning, hard work, time and usually expense.

Let’s assume you’ve decided to move and downsize. Now it’s time to start, but how do you start? It isn’t a simple process, but it is a process. People have created careers helping other people through the process of downsizing.

Be realistic. Take a hard look at each item in your home. Identify the things that are most useful or loved. If you haven’t used something in more than a year, consider giving it to family or friends, donating it, or throwing it away.


  • Where
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NMDOT Partnership Provides Safe Rides Home During Memorial Day Weekend


ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) and its partners are promoting a safe ride home program to combat drunk driving in New Mexico.

Since 2017, NMDOT in partnership with Bernalillo County, Sandoval County, the city of Albuquerque, Cumulus radio stations and Uber have provided nearly 28,000 safe rides home by supporting the “Take a Ride on Us” program for people living in and around the Albuquerque metro area.

For celebratory events surrounding Memorial Day weekend, the program is offering 2,000 riders, an Uber credit of up to $10, two rides per person Read More

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