Preparing For COVID Vaccine: What You Need To Know


The following information was released by Los Alamos County’s Public Information Office today, working in conjunction with the Office of Emergency Management for the County, in an effort to better inform and educate residents about registering for future COVID-19 vaccine clinics. Many questions are coming up about the vaccine and there are still many aspects about future vaccine clinics that remain to be worked out. Given the pandemic emergency and frequent updates or changes from the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH), this information shown below may continue to change


Scenes At COVID Drive-Through Testing Clinic At Overlook

Scene of the first Curative COVID-19 testing clinic today at Overlook Park in White Rock. This is now the permanent drive-through testing site for the community. Photo by John McHale/

Scene of the drive-through testing clinic today at Overlook Park. Photo by John McHale/

Scene of the drive-through testing clinic today at Overlook Park. Photo by John McHale/

Scene of the drive-through testing clinic today at Overlook Park. Photo by John McHale/


County Library System: Compassionate Conversations About Public Health In Northern New Mexico Feb. 4

Gilberto-Romero (left), Jerrold-Salazar. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos County Library System presents Oral History Collection about Public Health in Northern New Mexico at 7 p.m., Feb. 4 via zoom HERE.

Their Heart Is To Serve; Compassionate Conversations about Public Health in Northern New Mexico, features personal and professional stories from physician’s assistants, nurse practitioners, community elders, doulas, family members coping with substance use disorder and addiction, and community health workers and activists.

This oral history collection is produced by


RE/MAX First Raises $8,300 For Self Help Inc.

Self Help Executive Director Maura Taylor, left, accepts a check of fundraising proceeds from Chris Ortega and Megan Ortega at RE/MAX First. Courtesy/SHI


RE/MAX First and the residents of Los Alamos stepped up for their neighbors this holiday season, raising $8,300 to help local non-profit organization Self Help, Inc.

The fundraising came as a critical time for Self Help, which made the decision to forgo its annual Salvation Army bell-ringing fundraiser last year due to COVID-19 concerns. In a typical year, holiday bell-ringing would have provided emergency aid for


DPU Shares Environmental Survey Results With Board


Results of a survey conducted by Triton Polling & Research on behalf of the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) were shared with the Board of Public Utilities at the Wednesday, Jan. 20 monthly meeting.

A sample of Los Alamos citizens were asked to indicate their level of either support for or opposition to DPU’s environmental goals.

The survey concludes that the majority of respondents support all environmental goals adopted by the Board in October 2020.

Seventy-seven percent of citizens express support for DPU’s goal to be a carbon-neutral electric provider


New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 494 New Cases, Total Now 169,696 With 12 New Deaths And 95,848 Patients Recovered


SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials announced this afternoon 494 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County reports 1 new cases today bringing the total to 425 people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 12 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reports today’s most recent cases:

  • 143 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 14 new cases in Chaves County
  • 8 new cases in Cibola County
  • 14 new cases in Curry County
  • 68 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 11 new cases in Eddy County
  • 5 new cases in Grant County
  • 3 new cases


Construction On New Waste Water Treatment Plant In White Rock Expected To Get Underway This Year

Aerial view of the wastewater treatment plant that has run its course in White Rock. Courtesy/LAC

Los Alamos Daily

The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) worked to keep it operational, but the White Rock Wastewater Treatment Plant has outlived its usefulness.

Residents learned about the treatment plant’s replacement during a virtual public hearing Thursday night.

“The current White Rock wastewater plant was built in 1960s,” DPU Engineering Project Manager Clay Moseley said. “It’s served its functional life. I think we gotten everything


Change In International Travel Takes Effect Tuesday


Los Alamos County residents should be aware of a recent change in international travel that takes effect Tuesday, Jan. 26.

A COVID-19 test will be required no more than three days ahead of a departing international flight back into the United States, in order to show negative test results to the airline prior to boarding.

Anyone with coming up international travel should review the information on the CDC website here.


Los Alamos Police Now Cross Commissioned As Special Deputies For Santa Fe County … Authorized To Assist/Enforce Traffic/Criminal Laws In Surrounding Area

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Police Department officers have been cross commissioned as Special Deputies for Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza.

LAPD officers now have authority to assist and enforce traffic and criminal laws outside the County of Los Alamos.

LAPD encourages commuters to drive at a safe speed dependent upon the weather in the upcoming months as officers will be enforcing traffic offenses in Los Alamos and neighboring Santa Fe County.