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Board Of Public Utilities To Consider Advanced Metering

on November 16, 2018 - 6:23pm


The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) is seeking approval from the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to award a contract for the purchase and installation of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) for all of Los Alamos County.

AMI is a method of using communication technology to read meters remotely without having to physically access the meters on customers’ properties.

Traffic Alert: Utility Work On Iris Street Monday

on November 16, 2018 - 6:02pm

Traffic Alert:

Natural gas crews with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities will repair a gas line on Iris Street, just west of the 9th Street intersection behind the Los Alamos County Municipal Building.

Work is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and wrap up by 4 p.m. Monday.

Crews will excavate a section of road to repair the gas line on the south side of Iris behind the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

Iris will be blocked to all traffic between the tennis courts and Aspen Apartments, just west of 9th Street.

County Eco Station Announces Thanksgiving Closures

on November 16, 2018 - 3:58pm

‘100 Days Of Winter’ Kicks Off Today!

on November 16, 2018 - 3:20pm


Go Play LA! The Community Services Department 100 Days of Winter Programming Guide is now available.

Pick up a free booklet or download a digital copy from the County website at

Keep up with the fun on the Community Services Department Facebook page at

Los Alamos Airport Projects Nearing Completion

on November 15, 2018 - 8:47am
Los Alamos County Airport Manager Cameron Humphres shows off the new County-owned hangar expected to be available for occupancy in December or January. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
The interior of the new hangar at Los Alamos County Airport. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Posts are being installed for the new fence along N.M. 502 adjacent to the airport. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post
If you have driven past the Los Alamos County Airport on N.M.

Traffic Alert: Intermittent Lane Closure / Flagging Operations / Sidewalk Closure Nov. 19-21 at 614 Trinity

on November 14, 2018 - 10:47am

Traffic Alert:

Flagging operations will commence 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday Nov. 19 to Wednesday Nov. 21, while crews close lanes of traffic for underground utility work and repairs at 614 Trinity Dr.

Motorists and pedestrians are urged to slow down and proceed through the work zones with caution.

Sign-up Underway To Participate In Annual Los Alamos WinterFest Holiday Lights Parade!

on November 14, 2018 - 10:25am

A spectacular float created by Zia Credit Union entered in the 2017 Los Alamos MainStreet Holiday Lights Parade on Central Avenue. Courtesy/LA MainStreet

Los Alamos MainStreet News:

The annual Los Alamos MainStreet Holiday Lights Parade, this year with a “Candyland” theme, will glide down Central Avenue at 6 p.m.  Saturday, Dec. 8.

Businesses and organizations interested in participating in this year’s parade can register free here. Registration closes Friday, Nov. 30.

The official Tree Lighting Ceremony will follow the parade at 7 p.m. around Ashley Pond.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 9 To Nov. 11, 2018

on November 14, 2018 - 9:21am

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. 9 at 4:17 a.m. / Police arrested Melinda M. Madrid, 37, of Hernandez at the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant and an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.




Nov. 9 at 4:36 a.m.

Quorum Notice: Environmental Sustainability Board

on November 13, 2018 - 3:47pm


Members of the Environmental Sustainability Board may attend the Recycle Fair and Fashion Show, 1-8 p.m. Wedensday, Nov. 14 at Chamisa Elementary School, 301 Meadow Lane in White Rock.

A quorum may be present, however, no business will be conducted.

First Half Of County Property Taxes Due Dec. 10

on November 13, 2018 - 1:57pm


2018 property tax bills were mailed earlier in November. The first half of property taxes will become delinquent after Monday, Dec. 10.

Payment must either be made in person at the Customer Care Center by 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10 or postmarked by midnight that same day to avoid late payment penalty and interest charges.

The Customer Care Center is in the Municipal Building lobby at 1000 Central Ave. They are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Payments should be mailed to P.O. Box 99, Los Alamos, NM  87544.

Payments also are accepted through a property tax lockbox at

Just 13 Days To Shop Small And Win Big In Los Alamos And White Rock!

on November 13, 2018 - 12:47pm


As the holiday season kicks off, shoppers in Los Alamos and White Rock will have an opportunity to start their holiday shopping with special deals at local businesses on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24.

Shoppers also can compete in a scavenger hunt for a chance to win local gift cards, as well as get entered into a Los Alamos National Bank Blue Bucks cash-raffle drawing for every $25 spent at participating businesses. The raffle begins Nov. 23, with the scavenger hunt beginning Nov. 24. Both run through Dec. 6, with winners being announced Saturday evening, Dec.

Environmental Sustainability Board Meets Thursday

on November 13, 2018 - 4:50am

Quorum Notice: Arts In Public Places Board Nov. 15

on November 12, 2018 - 6:03am

Recycle Fair And Fashion Show Nov. 14

on November 12, 2018 - 6:01am

Scenes From Veterans Day Event At American Legion

on November 11, 2018 - 2:43pm

Members of the Los Alamos High School NJROTC during the opening salute today at the Veterans Day ceremony at the American Legion Post 90 at 1325 Trinity Dr. Organizational Color Guards include Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Elks, Knights of Columbus, American Legion, DAR, MOWW and VFW. Photo by Leland Lehman/

LAHS NJROTC during the March on Colors at the Veterans Day ceremony today at the American Legion Post 90. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Scene from the Veterans Day ceremony today at the American Legion Post 90. Photo by Leland Lehman/

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Poetry Reading With Lauren Camp, David Mutschlecner

on November 10, 2018 - 10:26am

Turquoise Door book cover. Courtesy image

Santa Fe poet Lauren Camp


Santa Fe poet Lauren Camp and Los Alamos poet David Mutschlecner will read from their work at the White Rock Branch Library, 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17.

The reading is free and open to the public.

Lauren Camp is the author of four books of poetry: Turquoise Door (3: A Taos Press, 2018); One Hundred Hungers (Tupelo Press, 2016), winner of the Dorset Prize; The Dailiness, winner of the National Federation of Press Women Poetry Prize and a World Literature Today “Editor’s Pick;” and This Business of Wisdom.

County Releases Official 2018 General Election Results

on November 10, 2018 - 7:13am

Canvass Committee members from left, Cathy Walters, Robyn Schultz and Jeff (Scott) Brown Friday afternoon at the at the County Municipal Building. Courtesy photo

County Clerk Naomi Maestas, Chief Clerk Adrianna Ortiz, Elections Manager Gloria A. Maestas, Senior Deputy Clerk Francella Montoya, Deputy Clerk Victoria L. Martinez and Office Specialist Jordan Duran on election day at the Municipal Building. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


The Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office has completed the required canvass process to certify and finalize the results of the Nov.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 1 To Nov. 6, 2018

on November 9, 2018 - 11:58am

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. 1 at 5:41 p.m. / Police arrested Joel Andrew Martin, 31, of Albuquerque in California on an outstanding District Court warrant.





Nov. 3 at 9:22 p.m. / Police arrested Scott R.

Letter To The Editor: Congrats To County Clerk’s Office

on November 9, 2018 - 7:03am
Los Alamos
Congratulations to the Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office for an outstanding job on Election Day.
I went to the Golf Course about 8 a.m. At that time, there were more than 20 voters in line. Because the voting place was well staffed and had plenty of voting booths it still only took 15 minutes to cast my vote.
Thanks to our County Clerk Naomi Maestas and her staff for a job well done.

County: Discoveries Action Team Meets Nov. 15

on November 9, 2018 - 6:58am
The next monthly meeting of the Discoveries Action Team is Thursday, Nov. 15 in the Pajarito Cliffs Site (PCS) Building 1 Conference Room.
Participants will meet 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and continue discussing ideas suggested by the Place-Making and Place-Marketing subgroups. Participants are asked to bring their own lunch. PCS is located just east of Entrada Business Park on N.M. 502 at the eastern edge of Los Alamos. The conference room inside Building 1 is on the south side of the main road just after entering the PCS site.
The Discoveries Action Team is a volunteer

Friends' Bookstore Volunteers Check In With Community

on November 8, 2018 - 5:33pm

Friends' Bookstore volunteers gather Oct. 7 at North Mesa Picnic Grounds to share great food, exceptional conversation and fellowship. Courtesy photo  


The temporary closure of Mesa Public Library and the Friends’ Bookstore to install an HVAC system and all new LED lighting throughout has really changed the dynamics of visiting downtown Los Alamos, especially for the Bookstore volunteers.

"Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries (FLACL) appreciate that folks are holding their book and media donations until the reopening sometime in December, one volunteer said.

Democrats Dominate Los Alamos County Midterms

on November 8, 2018 - 10:47am
Winning candidates celebrate their election victory Tuesday night at UnQuarked in Central Park Square. From left, James Robinson and Randall Ryti (County Council), Elizabeth Allen (Municipal Judge), Christine Chandler (House Dist. 43) Sara Scott (County Council) and Pat Casados (Magistrate Judge). Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Voter turnout for the 2018 midterm election Tuesday in Los Alamos County neared the 2016 Presidential election year level.

New Mexico Statewide 2018 Midterm Absentee, In-Person And Election Day Voter Turnout Results

on November 8, 2018 - 7:15am
The New Mexico Secretary of State's Office has released the statewide Absentee, In-Person and Election Day voter turnout results for Tuesday's 2018 Midterm Elections.
Key to Abbreviations:
  • DEM = Democratic Party of New Mexico
  • DTS = Decline to State (i.e. “Independents”)
  • LIB = Libertarian Party of New Mexico
  • REP = Republican Party of New Mexico
  • OTH = All other minor political parties
2018 Statewide Absentee, In-Person, and Election Day Voter Turnout
In Person
Election Day
Total Voted

Sheehey: In Support Of NM Health Security Act

on November 7, 2018 - 2:56pm

Los Alamos County Councilor

The Health Security Act (“HSA”, is a legislative proposal that has been developed over many years to ensure that all New Mexicans will have comprehensive, affordable and quality health coverage. LANL employees and retirees enjoy good health care insurance, but many in Los Alamos still struggle with the cost of health care.

Continually increasing costs are a serious problem that impacts our state and local government budgets as well as family finances.

Los Alamos Elects New Sheriff: Joe Granville

on November 7, 2018 - 10:56am

Democrat Joseph Granville filing in March for the position of Los Alamos County Sheriff has won the office by a large margin in the 2018 General Election.