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Recycle Art Fair & Fashion Show Expresses Thanks

on December 6, 2019 - 4:38pm
Participants in the Los Alamos County Environmental Services 2019 Recycle Fashion Show. Courtesy/LAC
In celebration of America Recycles Day, Los Alamos County Environmental Services sponsored the annual Recycle Fashion Show.
Three years ago, Los Alamos Public Schools began collaborating with Los Alamos County when Environmental Services Manager Angelica Gurule invited them to bring their student entries to the County’s annual fashion show. Since then, they decided to join forces to encourage more participation from the community.
Many schools from across the

Water Main Break On Ridgeway In Denver Steels

on December 6, 2019 - 9:43am

Traffic Alert:

There is a water main break in the road on Ridgeway in the Denver Steels area. Department of Public Utilities crews are setting up traffic control devices.

Ridgeway Drive will be closed to through traffic while repairs are completed.

Residents will be allowed access to and from their homes. No disruption to water services are expected.

Crews estimate that repairs will be completed by mid-afternoon today.

Direct questions to the Los Alamos County Customer Care Center at 505.662.8333.

County Announces Peoples Ecochallenge 2019 Winners

on December 6, 2019 - 8:09am
To promote recycling and sustainability in the community as well as to encourage people to take small steps to a more sustainable life, the Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division, the Environmental Sustainability Board and the Zero Waste Team sponsored the Peoples Eco Challenge.
Environmental Services would like to congratulate Chamisa Elementary Green Team, the team winner, with 7,271 points and our individual winners, 1st place Heather Ward with 1,141 points, 2nd place Sara Thurgood-Martinez with 970 points, and 3rd place Gavin Bent with 964 points.
The Peoples

MainStreet Holiday Lights Parade 6 P.M. Saturday; Schedule Of WinterFest Activities For Dec. 6-8

on December 5, 2019 - 11:16am

First place winner in the 2018 WinterFest Holiday Lights Parade is the Immaculate Heart of Mary float. The annual parade this year begins at 6 p.m. Saturday on Central Avenue. Photo by John McHale/


Los Alamos MainStreet News:


The annual Los Alamos MainStreet Holiday Lights Parade, this year with a “Whoville on the Hill” theme, will glide down Central Avenue at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.


A beer garden will be open in front of Blue Window Bistro, and a holiday drinks area managed by UnQuarked in the Bennett’s Jewelry parking lot, will be selling Kakawa hot chocolate,

Reminder: Property Taxes Delinquent After Tuesday

on December 5, 2019 - 11:04am


Property owners are reminded that the first half of property taxes will become delinquent after Tuesday, Dec. 10.

Payment must either be made in person at the Customer Care Center by 4 p.m., Dec. 10 or postmarked by midnight that same day to avoid late payment penalty and interest charges.

The Customer Care Center is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, in the lobby of the Los Alamos County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

Payments should be mailed to P.O. Box 99, Los Alamos, NM  87544.

Chamber Breakfast On Sign Code Revisions Underway

on December 5, 2019 - 8:33am

Los Aamos Associate County Attorney Kevin Powers presents revisions to the County Sign Code this morning during the Chamber Breakfast at UNM-LA. Courtesy/Chamber

Scene from the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce  Business Breakfast underway this morning at UNM-LA with presentations on revisions to the County Sign Code. Courtesy/Chamber

County Council Briefed On Local Housing Needs

on December 5, 2019 - 8:16am
A crowd of residents waits to give their opinions on the housing market needs analysis during the Tuesday night Council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

It is a well-known fact that Los Alamos County needs housing and lots of it. The question is, how is the County going to get it?

A housing market needs analysis conducted by Sites Southwest offered several suggestions but the strongest one was to look at public lands.

During her presentation to Los Alamos County Council Tuesday night, Sites Southwest

Highlights From Nov. 26 County Council Meeting

on December 5, 2019 - 8:09am
Los Alamos County Council took action on several items during its Nov. 26 regular meeting. Courtesy photo/LAC
Los Alamos Daily Post

Water and sewer rates, recommendations for the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter and changes in the County’s library policies were among the discussion topics at the Nov. 26  council meeting.

Below are the highlights of the council’s decisions on these issues:

Increase in Water and Sewer Rates Approved
Council approved 7-0 to implement multiple rate increases over multiple years for water and sewer utilities.

On The Job In Los Alamos: County Workers Spreading Holiday Cheer This Afternoon Along Central Avenue

on December 3, 2019 - 3:07pm

On the job in Los Alamos are County workers decorating lampposts with holiday wreaths and garland this afternoon along Central Avenue. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/

Canceled: Discoveries Action Team Meeting Dec. 19

on December 3, 2019 - 2:49pm


The December Discoveries Action Team meeting scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19 has been canceled.

The next meeting will be in January. Details will be announced at a later date.

County Tourism Task Force Meets Wednesday

on December 1, 2019 - 7:43pm
The next meeting of the Los Alamos County Tourism Implementation Task Force is scheduled for noon Wednesday, Dec. 4 in Room 330 of the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
The meeting is open to the public.
  • Update on County Projects including WAC Dormitory
  • Visitation Statistics Next Steps
  • Continuation of Tourism Manager/Division recommendations
  • Follow-up on NM Tourism Dept. Rural Pathways Program Application
  • Next Meeting: Jan. 8, 2020

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 22 To Nov. 26, 2019

on November 29, 2019 - 5:52pm

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.


Nov. 22 at 1:20 a.m. / Police arrested Edward Joseph Hernandez, 30, of Rio Communities, at 2500 Trinity Dr., and charged him with disorderly conduct, boisterous/loud/profane language and resisting/evading or obstructing an officer.



Nov. 24 at 2:11 a.m. / Police arrest Heather R.

Zero Waste: New Ideas For Thanksgiving Leftovers

on November 28, 2019 - 6:47am


It happens every year: Thanksgiving sandwiches the day after the big event. Turkey soup. Dry mashed potatoes. Tired of the same old leftovers? Try some new recipes to re-use leftover Thanksgiving dinner: Empanadas (hand pies) and Shepherd’s Pie!


  • 2 pie doughs or puffed pastry, store bought or homemade
  • Small bowl with water
  • Melted butter or 1 egg beaten with 1tablespoon water
  • Filling ideas: warmed leftovers such as turkey, mashed potatoes and/or sweet potatoes, any leftover vegetables, dressing/stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce.

Preheat oven to 400° F.

County Council Considers Revising Library Policies

on November 27, 2019 - 9:25am
Los Alamos County Library System Manager Eileen Sullivan
Los Alamos Daily Post

Libraries everywhere have experienced a lot of changes from the introduction of new technologies to changes in community expectations about libraries’ roles.

The Internet and social media have had major impacts on library functions and services, more patrons are requesting e-books and e-magazines, but people still rely on libraries for information, programs, services and a sense of community

In order to ensure that library policies stay relevant and up-to-date,

Local BMX Track Is In Fast Lane For Improvements

on November 27, 2019 - 9:23am
The local BMX track will recieve some needed improvements. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post
Currently, the local BMX track features a closed sign citing safety concerns but not for long. Its circumstances are quickly changing as the result of Los Alamos County approving $100,000 for the project during its Nov. 12 meeting.
With this approval, the hopes are high that next summer, the BMX track will be back in business and hosting U.S. BMX-sanctioned events.
Parks and Recreation Manager Dan Erickson

County Issues Winter Driving Safety Tips

on November 25, 2019 - 6:22pm


Winter weather is here and Los Alamos County would like to remind residents of some important safety considerations for motorists to take in order to make their travel as safe as possible. 

Motorists are encouraged to equip their vehicles with chains and/or snow tires and carry a container of sand and a shovel in their vehicle.

Additionally, motorists should make sure their vehicle is ready for winter driving by insuring the washer fluid reservoir is topped off with washer fluid that is winter rated, the windshield wipers are functional and working properly, the defroster is

County: Community Invited To Holiday Tree Lighting

on November 25, 2019 - 3:52pm

Scene from the 2018 holiday tree lighting at the Los Alamos Municipal Building. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


As part of Winterfest activities, residents are invited to join the Los Alamos County Council for the annual lighting of the holiday tree Saturday, Dec. 7 in the main lobby of the Municipal Building in downtown Los Alamos.

Doors open at 5 p.m., the tree lighting is 5:30 p.m. and there will be free hot cocoa and cookies, plus, an opportunity to take a selfie photo with a Winterfest themed backdrop and props.

Doors close at 6 p.m.

County Releases Winter Sidewalk Clearing Guidelines

on November 25, 2019 - 9:01am

Sidewalk clear of snow. Courtesy photo


During the winter months, Los Alamos County would like to remind residents that it is important to keep sidewalks clear of snow and ice so that they remain pass­able for postal workers, children walking to school and others who need to use them.

When possible, and depend­ing upon available resources, County crews will conduct sidewalk-clearing operations by removing snow first from the adopted “safe routes to school” and then move to other selected sidewalks.

The County does not clear every sidewalk due to limited resources. 


Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 13 To Nov. 14, 2019

on November 25, 2019 - 5:49am

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.


Nov. 13 at 5:24 p.m. / Police arrested Tamra Torres, 24, of Santa Fe at the Santa Clara Apartments on an outstanding District Court warrant.





Nov. 14 at 2:34 p.m. / Police arrested Scott R. Burnworth, 28, of Los Alamos at 31 Rover Blvd. and charged him with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Cone Zone: Final Update Of 2019 Construction Season

on November 23, 2019 - 10:24am


This is the final update from the Los Alamos County Public Works/Traffic Division on road projects for the 2019 construction season.

N.M. 502 Road Construction/Roundabout:

No changes to detours – same as last week. Star Paving will not be working on Thanksgiving or the day after Thanksgiving.

Eastbound traffic will continue to use 4th Street to Central Avenue and back to N.M. 502.

Westbound traffic will continue to use Central Avenue to Knecht Street and back onto N.M. 502.

County: Library Policies Go To Council Tuesday

on November 22, 2019 - 11:06am


Los Alamos County Council will be voting to adopt revisions to library policies at the Nov. 26 Council Meeting.

The library policies have not been revised since 2010.

Over several months, the Library Board conducted a systematic review of the library policies in parallel with an internal review by library management and approved revisions to the policies at the Nov. 4 Library Board Meeting.

Key policy changes include revision of policies related to photographing or videotaping in the library, donations, public access computing including Internet use and meeting space.


Los Alamos Police Sgt. Christopher Ross Receives Prestigious Public Safety Executive Leadership Award

on November 21, 2019 - 9:29am

Los Alamos Police Sgt. Christopher Ross

LAPD News:

EVANSTON, IL – Los Alamos Police Sgt. Christopher Ross has received the prestigious Public Safety Executive Leadership Award from Northwestern University Center for Public Safety.

The award was presented Nov. 15 at the Center’s School of Police Staff and Command 468th Graduation Ceremony at the Double Tree by Hilton in Skokie, Ill.

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone nominated Sgt. Ross for the elite program.

By successfully completing the Center’s entire sequence of management programs (Supervision of Police Personnel, School of

Parks And Recreation Board Updated On CIPs

on November 21, 2019 - 8:52am
Los Alamos County Capital Projects Manager Anthony Strain, at the podium, discusses the improvements to the irrigation system at the Los Alamos County Golf Course while Jeff Stewart and Jeff Goode of MRWM Landscape Architects and Irrigation Services, LLC look on.  Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

The recreation capital improvement projects are moving closer and closer to fruition.

New Los Alamos County Public Works Director Anne Laurent Calls Return A Homecoming

on November 21, 2019 - 8:33am
New Los Alamos County Public Works Director Anne Laurent during an interview Tuesday morning in her office at the Municipal Building. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Being the new Los Alamos County Public Works Director is a homecoming for Anne Laurent.

Before officially stepping into the position Nov. 4, Laurent worked for seven years as one of the County administrators. She was the Community Economic director as well as Capital Projects and Facilities director.

Council Considers Water & Sewer Rate Hikes Nov. 26

on November 21, 2019 - 7:41am


Los Alamos County Council will consider the adoption of multi-year increases to the Department of Public Utilities’ (DPU) water and sewer rates at two public hearings. 

Beginning 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, the public hearings will be conducted during the council meeting in Council Chambers at 1000 Central Ave.

The Board of Public Utilities voted Oct. 16 to approve the rate increases, giving the green light to forward ordinances 02-299 for water rates and 02-298 for sewer rates to the Council for possible adoption.