Scenes From 2023 Holiday Lights Parade

A crowd waits in anticipation for the 2023 Holiday Lights Parade to begin Saturday night on Central Avenue. Los Alamos MainStreet organized the parade with year’s theme being ‘Winter Around the World’. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Los Alamos Fire Department takes part in the Holiday Lights Parade. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Los Aamos School of Gymnastics takes part in the Holiday Lights Parade. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Los Alamos County Community Services participates in the Holiday Lights Parade. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ Read More

CM Arbor Care Wins First In 2023 Holiday Lights Parade!

The ‘Trees Around the World’ float by CM Arbor Care garners first place in the 2023 Holiday Lights Parade organized by Los Alamos MainStreet Saturday night on Central Avenue. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

The ‘Christmas Island Paradise’ float by the Los Alamos Police Department wins second place in the 2023 Holiday Lights Parade Saturday night on Central Avenue. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

The ‘Christmas in Brooklyn’ float by the Elks Lodge earns third place in the 2023 Holiday Lights Parade. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

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Scenes From 2023 Santa’s Workshop At Fuller Lodge

Community members gather for fun, food and festivities at Santa’s Workshop Saturday at Fuller Lodge. At this free event Los Alamos County Recreation staff assisted children to decorate cookies, create crafts, write letters to Santa, cuddle with a 5-ft bear, and take photos with Santa. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Los Alamos County Recreation Division employees Pat Holt and Angelique Vigil help youngsters decorate Christmas cookies during the Santa’s Workshop event Saturday at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

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Op-Ed: What Will Make A Great County Manager Choice?

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I hear that selection committees are working and that there is an applicant forum this week, so it seems like a good time for the community to reflect on the question of what the person who will become the new County Manager next spring needs to be like for the future we want to see for our community.

What am I hoping for in the choice of the next Los Alamos County Manager? Yes, I want a competent day-to-day administrator with a track record of success and a strong understanding of local government, public budgeting, finance, and the needs of their community. But I want and

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Downtown Los Alamos & White Rock Transit Center Survey 


Los Alamos County, in coordination with its transit partners (Atomic City Transit, New Mexico DOT Park & Ride, North Central Regional Transit District and Los Alamos National Laboratory), has partnered with consulting firm Stantec to evaluate locations for a potential new transit center in Los Alamos and/or White Rock.

Los Alamos County invites the local and regional community to take part in a survey regarding existing and future transit use and preferences.

The 15-question survey will take approximately 8 minutes to complete, and will be available until 5 p.m. on Friday, Read More

County Board Of Public Utilities To Hold Work Session Dec. 6


The Los Alamos County Board of Public Utilities will hold a regular session at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec.  6, in Council Chambers.

Members of the public may view proceedings online or attend and provide public comment in person or via Zoom at

The complete agenda packet for this meeting is available at Read More

Los Alamos County Accepting Applications For Two Parks And Recreation Board Openings


Los Alamos County is accepting applications for eligible candidates for immediate appointment to one of two vacant seats on the Parks and Recreation Board. These vacancies will expire December 2025.

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 vacancies are filled.

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County Non-essential Facilities On 2-Hour Delay Friday


Los Alamos County Manager Steven Lynne has ordered a delayed opening at 10 a.m. for all non-essential County government employees Friday, Dec. 1, due to hazardous weather conditions.

Some County services and facilities may be impacted:

  • Atomic City Transit fixed route service will begin at approximately 9 a.m. Friday morning. For specific route information, visit, or check the ACTracker.
  • The Aquatic Center plans to open at 10 a.m.
  • The Ice Rink will have a delayed opening depending on weather conditions. An update will be provided Friday morning,
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