LARSO: Free COVID Boosters, Shingles Shots, Pneumonia Vaccines Friday June 9 At Betty Ehart Senior Center


The Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization is offering a variety of shots to seniors at no charge 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, June 9 at Betty Ehart Senior Center at 1101 Bathtub Row:

Free Shots Include:

  • Free COVID Boosters, Shingles Shots, 65+ and Pneumonia Vaccines;
  • COVID Booster Shots will be offered to everyone Free of Charge; and
  • Free Shingles and Pneumonia Vaccines will also be available.
    (requires presentation of insurance cards)

“Don’t miss this chance to stay healthy!” –LARSO

Direct questions to 505.662.8920. Read More

Scenes From LAHS 2023 Senior Appreciation Night

Scene from Senior Appreciation Night at Fuller Lodge. A Los Alamos Firefighter demonstrates various water pressures while filling the dunk tank. Photo by VaLynn Purvis

YMCA Operations Manager George Marsden is the first to take the plunge during Senior appreciation Night festivities. Photo by VaLynn Purvis

Scene from the Los Alamos High School 2023 Senior Appreciation Night Saturday at Fuller Lodge. Photo by VaLynn Purvis

LAHS graduates wait their turn for a LAPD drunk driving course that shows students how it feels to drink and drive. Photo by VaLynn Purvis

A LAHS graduate participating Read More

Weekly Fishing Report: May 30, 2023

Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

The heavy spring runoff continues this week. The major rivers like the Rio Grande, Rio Chama and Pecos are all running well-above normal, making fishing conditions difficult. 

Trout can still be .caught under these conditions. Fish the edges of the stream out of the main current. Bait, especially worms, is probably your best choice. Lures and flies should have some flash to them and need to be heavy enough to sink quickly.

Lakes are offering some of the best fishing right now. Water levels are way up at many of our reservoirs. Going out on a Read More

Leadership Los Alamos Honors Class Of 2023 Graduates, Distinguished Alumna Ryn Herrmann And Distinguished Leader Philip Kunsberg

Leadership Los Alamos Class of 2023. Photo by Kateri Morris

LLA Board Chair Kirsten Bell welcomes graduates and guests. Photo by Kateri Morris

LLA News:

Leadership Los Alamos (LLA) congratulates the Class of 2023, who completed their nine-month program Friday, May 19.

Following an evening reception and dinner, the graduates and guests participated in the graduation ceremony. The audience had the pleasure of hearing from Keynote Speaker Communication Director Matthew Maez of the New Mexico Environment Department. Maez shared his personal growth in leadership throughout his education 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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2023 Splash & Dash Begins Wednesday May 31!

Scene from the 2022 Splash & Dash events. Courtesy/Los Alamos Triatomics Multisport Club

Los Alamos Triatomics Multisport Club News:

Los Alamos Triatomics Multisport club announces the 2023 Splash & Dash event! 

FREE 2023 Splash & Dash events are scheduled Wednesdays at the Aquatic Center:

  • May 31
  • June 14 and 28
  • July 12 and 26
  • Aug. 2

The Splash & Dash is family friendly event, and community members of all ages and fitness levels are encouraged to participate! 

Free registration* is required and begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Aquatic Center rear doors.

Swimmers start at 7 p.m. with

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BLM New Mexico Oil And Gas Lease Sale Nets $78,844,369

BLM News:

SANTA FE — The Bureau of Land Management New Mexico State Office has conducted a lease sale offering 45 parcels totaling 10,123 acres within Cheyenne County, Kansas and Eddy, Lea, and Chaves counties in New Mexico, on public lands managed by the Roswell Field Office, Carlsbad Field Office and Oklahoma Field Office.

In total, 37 parcels totaling 8,596.25 acres sold for a total of $78,844,369.

Links to the environmental assessment, maps, parcel lists, Notice of Competitive Lease Sale, and proposed lease stipulations are available at the BLM ePlanning website.

This BLM lease sale includes Read More

More Scenes From LAMS Hawks To Hilltoppers Event

Los Alamos Middle School (LAMS) graduating 8th graders covered in shaving cream at the Hawks to Hilltoppers event Friday outside the school. The graduates were treated to lunch and enjoyed bounce houses, bubbles and more courtesy of Party To Go! LAMS hosts this event for the graduating 8th graders every year on the last day of school. Photo by VaLynn Purvis

The Los Alamos Fire Department arrives on the scene to rinse shaving cream off the LAMS graduating 8th graders during their Hawks to Hilltoppers event Friday outside the school. Photo by VaLynn Purvis

Scene of LAMS graduating 8th graders covered Read More

Periodic Monitoring Report For 2022 Vapor-Sampling Activities At Material Disposal Area C Added To LANL Electronic Public Reading Room

LANL News:

Per regulatory requirements, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) announces new documents have been added to the Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract Electronic Public Reading Room.

All legacy cleanup documents required to be posted after April 30, 2018, are available on the site linked above.

For legacy cleanup documents that were posted prior to April 30, 2018, please visit the LANL electronic public reading room:

  • Submittal of the Periodic Monitoring Report for 2022 Vapor-Sampling Activities at Material Disposal Area C, Solid Waste Management Unit 50-009, at Technical Area
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Scenes From Memorial Day 2023 Celebration Remembrance Today At Guaje Pines Cemetery

Scene this morning from the Memorial Day 2023 Celebration Remembrance at Guaje Pines Cemetery hosted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8874. Photo by John McHale/

Commander Roger Anaya of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8874 welcomes everyone this morning to the Memorial Day 2023 Celebration Remembrance at Guaje Pines Cemetery. VFW Trustee Corina Gonzales served as Master of Ceremonies. During the ceremony, Robert Staudhammer sang the National Anthem and ‘America the Beautiful’. Photo by John McHale/

March of the Colors by members of the Los Alamos High Read More

NNSA Proposes Backup Power System For DARHT

NNSA News:

The U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) proposes to install a new battery bank to provide backup power to the Dual Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test (DARHT) facility in the event that maintenance is needed.

Triad proposes to install up to four 8-megawatt-hour (MWh) batteries approximately 100 yards from the main DARHT facility (total of 32 MWh).

This work would require excavating in a previously disturbed area along the access road just before the turnoff for DARHT to create a level area to build a concrete base. Excavation and trenching Read More

LARSO & BESC Close Celebration Marking 25th Anniversary

Attending her first state Area Agency on Aging meeting, incoming LARSO Executive Director Jacci Gruninger accepts a plaque on behalf of LARSO from Neil Segotta of the Area Agency on Aging and the Aging and Long Term Services Department, marking 25 years of service. Gruninger begins her new position on June 1. Courtesy/LARSO

Executive Director

As the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization (LARSO) and Betty Ehart Senior Center close out a 5-month long celebration, each celebrating 25 years in 2023, some great stories need to be shared about the events.

First, Read More

LAPS Notice Of Possible Quorum At NMSBA Law Conference

Public Notice:

Members of the Los Alamos School Board may attend the New Mexico School Boards Association (NMSBA) Law Conference June 1-3, 2023, at the Embassy Suites in Albuquerque.

A Quorum may be present; however no action will be taken. Read More

Rotary Recognizes LAHS Interact Club Graduating Seniors

From left, Rotary Club President Alison Pannell, Interact Vice President Sam Perisi, Secretary Sadie Evans, Historian and Publicist Gyasi Atta-Fynn, Treasurer John Kang, Rotary Mentor Rob Metcalf, former president and graduating senior Yunseo Kim, Presidemt Alyssa Sun and Rotary Mentor Sandy Tobin. Photo by Linda Hull


Members elected to the board of the incoming 2023-2024 LAHS Interact Club were honored at the May 23 meeting of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos at Cottonwood on the Greens.

Interact is the youth service organization sponsored by the local Rotary Club. Among its Read More

Governor Honors 3,635 New Mexicans Who Died Defending Freedom

From the Office of the Governor:

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued the following statement today, Memorial Day:

“Today we honor the 3,635 New Mexicans who died defending our freedom, as well as the families they left behind. We owe it to each of them to reflect daily upon their sacrifice: as we attend a religious service, as we cast a vote, as we peacefully protest in our streets without fear of violence or retribution.

“Each of these men and women died so that we may be free, and for that we are eternally grateful.

“To every fallen hero: We can never repay the debt that you are owed for your service, but Read More

Life After 50: Got Hats?

A hat crafted by a friend for a friend diagnosed with skin cancer on the top of her head. Courtesy/Bernadette Lauritzen

Los Alamos

Recently, I went to schedule a physical appointment, only to find out that a great practitioner at MANNM is moving away. A year ago, I had the pleasure of seeing some great medical personnel, so why send a thank you when heralding people in the media is so much more fun!

Shenika Carter is a Family Nurse Practitioner and may have provided the most pleasant annual physical I have ever had. Her bedside manner, sense of humor and kind disposition made Read More

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

Master Gardeners To Host Plant Sale During ChamberFest

The Master Gardeners are hosting a plant sale 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 3 during ChamberFest. The Master Gardeners offer this plant sale in order to provide an opportunity for the community to purchase plants that have been proven successful growing here in Los Alamos. The plants either come directly from a Master Gardener’s garden or have been raised from seed by a Master Gardener. Proceeds from the sale help the Master Gardeners to fund projects within the Demo Garden and other activities throughout the year. The sale starts promptly at 9 a.m. and will be set up under the pergola at the Demo Read More

The Hour Of The Wolf(Man): A Retrospective By Michael Andryc Opens June 7 In Step Up Gallery At Mesa Library

Michael Andryc


The Opening Reception for “The Hour of the Wolf(Man)” is 2:30-4 p.m. Saturday, June 10. At 3 p.m. the artist will give a short Gallery Talk.

Wolves will yodel, howl and prowl June 7 – July 5, 2023 during “The Hour of the Wolf(Man),” a 50-year retrospective by Michael Andryc. The pack will gather in Step Up Gallery on the top level of Mesa Public Library in historic downtown Los Alamos. Highlighting both released and heretofore unreleased acrylic paintings and illustrated manuscripts, the exhibit will span Andryc’s career as a self-taught “outsider/insider” Read More

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