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2020 Primary Election Night Results Process Changes Due Pandemic

ELECTION News:

After the Governor announced May 15 that the ban on mass gatherings would remain in place for the foreseeable future (which the Governor again affirmed June 1, 2020), the Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office made the decision to forgo election night reporting in the Boards and Commission Room, to help mitigate the spread of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Rather than congregating and waiting for results to be posted, the Clerk’s office will email candidates, local party chairs and media, a PDF document of the results, as they become available from each of the Vote Centers.

The Clerk’s


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Los Alamos County Moves To Level II Fire Restrictions

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Los Alamos Fire Department Fire Marshal Wendy Servey announced today that she is proceeding to Level II Fire Restrictions for Los Alamos County, effective immediately.

Servey said the decision was made in partnership with LAFD’s Wildland Division after reviewing the potential threat of wildfire.

“While Los Alamos has enjoyed a few rain showers in the past week, there is still a significant threat from wildfire, coupled with ongoing drought conditions and an increase in dry lightning strikes in forested areas,” Servey said, noting that there are currently active fires burning


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2020 Primary Election Day Is Here … Polls Open Until 7 P.M.

Today is 2020 Primary Election Day, local polls open until 7 p.m. at 3 locations. Courtesy/image

ELECTION DAY News:

Today is 2020 Primary Election Day and local Vote Centers at open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in three locations:

Los Alamos County Municipal Building – Council Chambers at 1000 Central Ave.;
White Rock Town Hall – Conference Training Room at 139 Longview Dr.; and
Los Alamos County Golf Course Community Building – Multi-Purpose Room at 4250 Diamond Dr.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Ballots must physically be received by 7 p.m. today to count!

For more information on Elections, visit the Los Alamos County


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases At 7,800 With 6 More Deaths And 2,888 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 113 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 6 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 6 additional deaths reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases:

  • 12 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 3 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Curry County
  • 10 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 2 new cases in Eddy County
  • 35 new cases in McKinley County
  • 1 new case in Rio Arriba County
  • 2 new cases in Roosevelt

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New Mexico Secretary Of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver Provides Primary Election Day Information For Voters

Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver

From the Office of the Secretary of State:

SANTA FE – Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver is providing the following information for voters and media outlets ahead of tomorrow’s Primary Election. 

Secretary Toulouse Oliver and the state’s county clerks have been encouraging voters to vote using an absentee ballot for the Primary Election and have seen an incredible response from voters.

As of today, 201,409 New Mexicans who are eligible to vote in the Primary have voted using an absentee ballot. In-person voting has been utilized by an additional


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Traffic Alert: Concrete Repair On Urban/North Road Tuesday

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Traffic & Streets Division will begin concrete repair work Tuesday, June 2 on Urban Street and North Road. Crews will be removing and replacing curb & gutter and sidewalk in select locations.

Crews will be working 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Weather permitting, work should be completed by mid-June.

The contractor will set up a traffic control to allow for the flow of traffic. Vehicle traffic is urged to slow down and obey all traffic control devices.

Pedestrian traffic should be aware of equipment in the area. Please watch for crews working within the right-of-way.


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Los Alamos County Chief Of Police Dino Sgambellone Commends Community For Peaceful Demonstration At Pond

By Chief Dino Sgambellone
Los Alamos Police Department

I am writing to recognize and thank those in attendance at yesterday’s protest for maintaining peace while exercising their right to demonstrate against the tragic events involving the death of George Floyd while in police custody.

While I hesitate to judge any circumstance prior to all the facts being known, in viewing the video it is hard to see how any set of circumstances would justify such a restraint technique.

I want to assure the citizens of Los Alamos that your Police Department receives regular training on all manners of Police/Citizen


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Los Alamos County Offering Free Face Masks Wednesday

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County has a limited supply of free face masks available for those who cannot make their own or are having difficulty obtaining or purchasing masks.  

The County is offering one package per request. Each package contains five cloth masks.

Beginning Wednesday, June 3, Los Alamos citizens or businesses can stop by and pick up their package of free masks outside the closed customer service windows at the Customer Care Center, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, located on the first floor of the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. 

Those unable to pick up a free mask are


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