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People & Community

Deadline Approaches To Submit Letters Of Interest To Fill Vacancy On Los Alamos County Council


The deadline for Los Alamos citizens to submit a Letter of Interest to fill the council seat vacated by James Robinson is fast approaching.

Interested candidates must submit letters no later than 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20 to County Manager Steven Lynne at 1000 Central Ave. 350, Los Alamos, NM 87544 or by email to lacmanager@lacnm.us.

Per the Charter for the Incorporated County, Article II, 200.1, eligible candidates must be qualified voters who reside in the County and are not otherwise employed by the County.

Letters should include the interested candidate’s background, experience Read More

Mountain Elementary Moving To Temporary Remote Learning

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools has announced that the number of positive COVID-19 cases among staff and students at Mountain Elementary School over the past 14 days is nearing the 5 percent threshold.

The decision has been made to transition to temporary remote learning beginning 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18 and extending through Monday, Jan. 24.

All in person classes, meetings or activities must be held remotely or rescheduled during this window, this includes after school clubs and YMCA.

Mountain Principal Brian Grass has sent a message to all students, staff and families with guidance Read More

Los Alamos MainStreet And Chamber Programs Help New Businesses Transition To Community

County Councilor David Izraelevitz among shoppers at Inspired Jewelers. Courtesy/Mainstreet

Customers browse the wares for purchase at Little Studio on the Mesa. Courtesy/Mainstreet


Inspired Jewelers, Samizdat Bookstore and Little Studio on the Mesa, three local businesses that were temporarily located at 174 Central Park Square during the holiday season mid-November through December 2021, have now vacated the space for more permanent locations.

Little Studio on the Mesa will soon open a business in White Rock at 113 Longview Dr., with the exact date still to be announced, Read More

Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing In White Rock Begins Jan. 17


Officials with the Los Alamos County Emergency Manager’s office announced today that a second COVID-19 testing site for the Los Alamos community will be available starting Monday, Jan. 17.

Located in White Rock at Overlook Park, Pathology Consultants of New Mexico (PCNM) will offer drive-through PCR-NAAT testing between the hours of 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Tests will be administered on a first-come, first-serve basis (no appointments).

Emergency Manager Beverley Simpson explains that tests are at no cost to the individual. PCNM employees will ask for insurance Read More

Atomic City Transit Suspends Route 5 Due To Staffing Issue


Los Alamos County Atomic City Transit (ACT) Route 5 will be suspended starting at 11:35 a.m. today, Jan. 14 through the remainder of the day due to a staffing shortage. 

Dial-A-Ride Service for the Barranca Mesa area will be provided on a space basis for the remainder of the day.   

ACT apologizes for the inconvenience this staffing shortage issue may cause.

Direct questions to ACT at (505).661.RIDE (7433) for any additional information or use the ACTracker to locate bus routes in real-time. 

For specific route service schedules, visit the ACT website. Read More

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas Urges Citizens To Beware Of COVID-19 Test Scams

Attorney General Hector Balderas

From the Office of the Attorney General:

ALBUQUERQUE — Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas issued a consumer alert warning New Mexicans about COVID-19 test scams.

With more and more people seeking tests, scammers may be exploiting this demand to steal personal, financial, or medical information.

New Mexicans should also be aware of reports that certain testing sites are issuing illegitimate “negative” test results without actual testing taking place.

Attorney General Balderas asks New Mexicans to remain vigilant when requesting a COVID-19 test—both Read More

Morning Glory Closed Today For Employee COVID Testing

Morning Glory Bakery at 1377 Diamond Dr., announced this morning that it will be closed today. ‘With Los Alamos High School students testing positive, we are testing all employees…’ owner Kevin Albright said, adding that Morning Glory Bakery hopes to reopen Saturday. Courtesy photo  Read More

Los Alamos County Atomic City Transit Route 2M (Main Hill), Route 6 Peak & Dial-A-Ride Services Suspended Today


Los Alamos County Atomic City Transit Route 2M (Main Hill) and Dial-A-Rice Services will be suspended starting at 11:25 a.m. today through the remainder of the day due to a staffing shortage.

Route 2M passengers should utilize Route 2T for service to White Rock. Route 6 Peak service will end at 5:05 p.m. so riders should use the regular hourly Route 6 bus service.

ACT apologizes for the inconvenience this staffing shortage issue may cause.

Direct questions to ACT at (505).661.RIDE (7433) or use the ACTracker to locate bus routes in real-time. For specific route service schedules, Read More

Military Order Of The World Wars Features Presentation By Bob Hull On Havana Syndrome Tuesday Jan. 18

Bob Hull

MOWW News:

The Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) will feature a talk by Bob Hull of Los Alamos on the Havana Syndrome – “Anomalous Health Incident” or Government Personnel Under Attack at its monthly meeting Tuesday, Jan. 18.

In his talk, Hull will present background information on what the U.S. government initially referred to as “an anomalous health incident” in 2016 that has since become known as the “Havana Syndrome”.

Hull will discuss similar incidents reported by CIA, State Department and military personnel across six continents and the reported health symptoms, results Read More

Senators Luján, Cassidy, Trahan Introduce TLDR Act To Inform Consumers And Increase Online Transparency

U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) Thursday introduced the Terms-of-service Labeling, Design and Readability (TLDR) Act to require commercial websites and mobile apps to create a simple and readable summary of their terms-of-service agreements in order to make them more accessible, transparent, and understandable for consumers.

“Consumers deserve the ability to make informed decisions online for themselves and their families,” Sen. Read More

Office Of Justice Programs On Combating Human Trafficking


OJP News:

Human trafficking is a crime that involves the exploitation of a person for the purpose of compelled labor or a commercial sex act.

Through program funding, research projects and more, the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and its program offices are working to provide information and resources related to human trafficking.

OJP’s Office for Victims of Crime, for example, manages the largest amount of funding across the Federal Government dedicated to providing services to victims of human trafficking.

Topical resources:

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New Mexico District 5520 Rotarians Travel To Tulsa For 2022 South Central Youth Exchange Conference

From left, New Mexico Rotarians from District 5520 attended a youth exchange conference in Tulsa, Okla., last weekend, from left, District Governor-nominee Richard Haas of Las Cruces, Los Alamos Rotarians Melissa and Rob Metcalf and Laura Gonzales, Cassidy Gardner of Albuquerque, Rotex (Rotary Youth Exchange intermediaries between Rotarians and exchange students), and District 5520 Country Coordinators Bianca and JP Cheney of Roswell. Courtesy photo

Vice President
Rotary Club of Los Alamos

Los Alamos Rotarians Rob and Melissa Metcalf and Laura Gonzales have just returned Read More

Family Friendly New Mexico Names Los Alamos National Laboratory Among 2022 Platinum-Level Employers

Courtesy photo

LANL News:

Albuquerque-based nonprofit Family Friendly New Mexico has just given Los Alamos National Laboratory  (LANL) a 2022 Platinum Award for the Lab’s commitment to paid leave, health support, work schedules, economic support, pay equity, diversity/inclusion and community investment.

This year marks the third consecutive year LANL has received this honor.

Award selection is based on a businesses’ integration of several laws that aim to promote and protect the rights of women and mothers in the workplace, including the Job-Protected Leave, Domestic Violence and Read More

Atomic City Transit Closed For MLK Day Monday Jan. 17


Los Alamos County Atomic City Transit (ACT) will be closed Monday, Jan. 17, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

Fixed Route service will resume Tuesday, Jan. 18.

Direct questions to (505).661.RIDE (7433) or the ACTracker to locate bus routes.

For specific route service schedules, visit the ACT website. Read More

Updated Chart: 568 Reflecting Latest COVID Cases At LAPS

This chart shows the percentage of the population (students + staff) who tested positive for COVID-19 over the past 11 days for all Los Alamos Public Schools and for the entire school district (rightmost column). Schools are expected to transition to remote instruction for 10 days if 5% of the school population tests  positive during a 14-day period. The table at the bottom shows the number of additional positive tests that would cause each school to reach the 5% threshold. Mountain Elementary, Los Alamos Middle School, and Los Alamos High School are temporarily transitioning to remote learning Read More

Chadwick: Better Together – Los Alamos National Laboratory Employees Collaborate With Area Nonprofits

Staff Director
Los Alamos National Laboratory

New Mexicans count their blessings and find ways to help their friends and neighbors in need. Employees of Los Alamos National Laboratory are no different.

Los Alamos employees are integral to the communities of Northern New Mexico. Not only do they live in the cities, villages, and pueblos from Albuquerque to the northern New Mexico border, they are active participants in those communities, providing support for nutritional, educational, and economic development, and, in doing so, serving as a guidepost for the Laboratory’s Read More

Los Alamos Family Council CountUP! Week 10


The Los Alamos Family Council operates the Youth Activity Centers in Los Alamos and White Rock.  The centers serve youth in grades 3rd through 8th in after school programs from 3-6 p.m. all weekdays, excluding Wednesdays. The center is open noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays  due to early dismissal at the elementary schools.

During the summer, however, the hours at the Los Alamos Youth Activity Center explode to 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. That’s 50 hours a week of free, supervised activities for the entire 10-week summer break period.

The Youth Activity Center provides more hours of operation during Read More

Los Alamos County Atomic City Transit Suspends Route 2M (Main Hill), Route 6 Peak, Dial-A-Ride Effective Immediately


Effective Immediately Atomic City Transit (ACT) Route 2M (Main Hill), Route 6 Peak and Dial-a-Ride services are suspended through the remainder of the day due to a staffing shortage.

Riders should plan to use Route 2T (Truck Route) and fixed Route 6, which will continue to operate on regular schedule 5:55 a.m. until 6:58 p.m. Monday through Friday.

ACT apologizes for the inconvenience this may cause. 

Direct questions to ACT at (505) 661-RIDE (7433) or use the ACTracker to locate bus routes in real-time.  For specific route service schedules, visit: https://www.losalamosnm.us/government/departments/public_works/atomic_city_transit Read More