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County Notice Of Possible Quorum Nov. 13

on November 11, 2019 - 7:51am

Parks & Rec Reviews Recreation Capital Projects Nov. 14

on November 9, 2019 - 6:03am
The public is invited to attend the Parks and Recreation Board meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 in Room 110 at the Municipal Building. 1000 Central Ave.
The board will review designs for three recreation facility projects that include the Kiddie/Multigenerational Pool at the Aquatic Center, Piñon Park Splash Pad and Golf Course Irrigation Improvements.
For those unable to attend the meeting, presentations will be available for viewing Nov. 14 on the Public Works Projects webpage:

ESB To Consider Tabling ‘Save As You Throw’

on November 7, 2019 - 4:25pm
Los Alamos Daily Post

Work on the proposed Save As You Throw Program might halt; however, Los Alamos County’s focus to reduce the amount of waste trucked to the landfill remains strong.

During a special meeting Oct. 30, members of the Environmental Sustainability Board (ESB) agreed to vote on a recommendation during their regular meeting Nov. 21, which proposes to table the Save As You Throw options and look at food composting to help curb waste in the County.

Environmental Services Manager Angelica Gurule said, “The Save As You Throw program, in

Meet Public Works New Project Manager Chris Sanchez

on November 7, 2019 - 8:26am
Public Works Department Project Manager Chris Sanchez. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Streets and roads have been long-time fixtures in Chris Sanchez’s career. He has worked on them throughout the state while employed by the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) and Public Regulation Commission (PRC).

Now Sanchez is focusing on the streets in Los Alamos County as a project manager in the Public Works Department. 

Sanchez started his new job Sept. 23.

Sanchez was born and raised in Santa Fe.

On The Job In Los Alamos: County Clerk And Staff

on November 6, 2019 - 4:24pm

On the job in Los Alamos working the election Tuesday night, front row, Los Alamos County Clerk Naomi Naomi Maestas, left, and Chief Deputy Clerk Adrianna Ortiz, and back row, Deputy Clerk Victoria Martinez and Elections Manager Gloria Maestas. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/

Correction: Discoveries Action Team Meets Nov. 21

on November 6, 2019 - 2:33pm


The next monthly meeting of the Discoveries Action Team (DAT) is 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 in Council Chambers at 1000 Central Ave.

This month, the only item on the agenda is for the Place-Making and Place-Marketing subgroups to gather and work on their projects.

New members interested in joining the team are invited to come to the meeting and observe the work of the subgroups. Project champions will be available to network with new members and help them learn more about the projects in progress. Participants are asked to bring their own lunch.

Those who attend

2019 Unofficial Election Results For Los Alamos School Board, School Bond And UNM-LA Advisory Board

on November 5, 2019 - 8:54pm

Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus this evening at the Municipal Building thanks Los Alamos for supporting better schools and brighter futures by passing the School Bond in today's election and by a large margin. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

The Los Alamos County Clerk has issued the 2019 Los Alamos County Unofficial Election results for School Board in Districts 3, 4, and 5, UNM-LA Advisory Board Positions 3 and 4 and the School Bond.

Los Alamos School Board Election Results

  • Dist. 3 Christine Bernstein (Aspen) 576 Winner
  • Dist.

Small Group Gathers To Await Election Returns

on November 5, 2019 - 8:33pm

A small group is gathered this evening in Council Chambers awaiting election results in the 2019 school board, school bond and UNM-LA Advisory Board elections. From left, Maslyn Locke, Meagan Green, Carrie Walker, Democratic Party Chair Cat Ozment and PED Commissioner Karyl Ann Armbruster. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Clerk Reports 31 Percent Of Eligible Voters Cast Ballots

on November 5, 2019 - 8:07pm

Preliminary numbers in the 2019 election are trickling in this evening on this screen in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

Preliminary numbers in the 2019 election are trickling in this evening at election central inside the Los Alamos County Municipal Building.

The County Clerk's Office reports that 4,432 people cast ballots in this election out of the 14,496 eligible to vote or 31 percent.

2019 Election Polls In Los Alamos County Have Closed!

on November 5, 2019 - 7:18pm

The 2019 election polls closed at 7 p.m. for Los Alamos School Board, LAPS School Bond and UNM-LA Advisory Board. Election volunteers from left, Republican Election Judge Mark Strong, Declined to State Election Judge Ysabel Meana, Democratic Election Judge Zoe Robles, Democratic Presiding Judge Linda Fox, Democratic Election Clerk Lynn Jones and Student Election Clerk Luc Chavez gather for a photo as the polls close in the Municipal Building. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Vehicle Accident Near Trinity Drive And Knecht

on November 5, 2019 - 6:48pm

Scene of an accident that occured about 6 p.m. at the intersection of Trinity Drive and Knecht Street near McDonald's. Police report that there appear to be no injuries. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Scenes From Los Alamos County Vote Centers Today

on November 5, 2019 - 4:50pm

Scene today inside the Vote Center at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building. Voters are electing members to the UNM-LA Advisory Board and Los Alamos School Board. The polls remain open until 7 p.m. today. The Los Alamos Daily Post news team will be reporting this evening as elections results come in at Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Residents cast their ballot today inside the Vote Center at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building. The polls remain open until 7 p.m. today. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Christi and Frank Gac voting today inside the

Election Day Is Here ... Polls Open Until 7 P.M. Today

on November 5, 2019 - 10:42am


Today is Election Day 2019 and all Los Alamos County Vote Centers are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at locations in Los Alamos and White Rock.

Election Day Vote Center Locations:

  • Los Alamos County Municipal Building – Boards & Commissions Room;
  • White Rock Town Hall – Conference Training Room;
  • Los Alamos County Golf Course – Multi-Purpose Room;
  • Betty Ehart Senior Center – Downstairs Classroom; and
  • University of New Mexico-Los Alamos – Room 631 in Building 6.

Superintendent Kirby Meets With Friends Of Manhattan Project National Historical Park – Los Alamos

on November 5, 2019 - 9:11am

Manhattan Project National Historical Park Superintendent Kris Kirby, right, traveled from Denver to meet late Monday afternoon with local Board President Rick Reiss, left, and members of the Board of the Friends of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park – Los Alamos. During the meeting, held in the Nambe Room at Fuller Lodge, Superintendent Kirby discussed a variety of topics including the formation of a stakeholder engagement project to encompass all three parks, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge and Hanford.

Daily Postcard: Crews Begin Preparing Holiday Lights

on November 5, 2019 - 6:46am

Daily Postcard: Los Alamos County crews are busy Monday evening preparing the colorful lights that decorate the trees at Ashley Pond Park ahead of the fast approaching holiday season. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Update: SOS Releases Voter Turnout; Same Day Voter Registration Numbers Through End Of Early Voting

on November 4, 2019 - 1:58pm

From the Office of the Secretary of State:

Same Day Voter Registration Used by more than 2,000 New Mexicans

New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver today released the voter turnout and same day voter registration numbers through the end of early voting for the regular local election.

These are unofficial numbers that reflect absentee and in-person voting for the 2019 regular local election from the start of early voting Oct. 8, 2019 through the date specified on the table below.

The “Same Day Registration” column reflects the number of people who utilized the same day

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Oct. 23 To Oct. 26, 2019

on November 4, 2019 - 12:19pm

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.


Oct. 23 at 4:26 a.m. / Police arrested Suna Senti, 49, of Rio Rancho in Rio Rancho on two outstanding Magistrate Court warrants.





Oct. 23 at 11:59 p.m.

Letter To The Editor: Sierra Club Endorses Kristina Ortez To Fill Sen. Carlos Cisneros Unexpired Term

on November 4, 2019 - 8:50am
Chair, Pajarito Group of the Sierra Club

When New Mexico Sen. Carlos Cisneros died Sept. 17, White Rock lost a legislator who knew his district, was informed on the issues and expert on process, and stood with a strong voice for his constituents in his committees.

He was available to meet with us to discuss issues, was responsive to our concerns and feedback, and although sometimes he didn’t vote on a bill the way I’d hoped, he would tell us why he took the positions he did.

Now our Los Alamos County Councilors get to nominate a person to fill Cisneros’ unexpired term.

Tourism Implementation Task Force Meets Wednesday

on November 4, 2019 - 7:35am

Scenes From County Employee Halloween Luncheon

on November 1, 2019 - 8:50pm

Road construction can be a real horror show. In honor of the roundabout project underway on N.M. 502, Los Alamos County officials dressed as contruction workers during the Halloween-themed employee luncheon Thursday afternoon at Fuller Lodge. Here, County Manager Harry Burgess, left, and Fire Chief Troy Hughes show off their yellow vests. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Human Resources Manager Denise Cassel and County Attorney Alvin Leaphart participate in the luncheon. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Los Alamos County employee Enrique Guillen dresses as a domino.

Scenes From LAPS Leaders Breakfast Thursday

on October 31, 2019 - 5:30pm
Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Thom Mason, left, and Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes were among those attending the Leaders Breakfast hosted by Los Alamos Public Schools this morning at UNM-Los Alamos. The event updated community leaders on the most recent developments at LAPS and solicited input from the guests on how to reach the District's goals. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Community leaders divided into small groups to discuss three questions posed by LAPS staff: How can we foster civility in our schools and our community?

Call For Letters Of Interest: Replacement For Unexpired Term Of Sen. Carlos Cisneros Deadline Nov. 7

on October 30, 2019 - 4:57pm


The Los Alamos County Council is seeking Letters of Interest from those interested in filling the unexpired term of State Senator Carlos Cisneros, who passed away recently.

The Council, together with the Commissions of Santa Fe, Rio Arriba and Taos Counties, has the responsibility of providing the Governor with the name of a recommended individual for the position.

They plan to take action on this matter at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 at their Council meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers.

Lane Closures On 3055 Trinity Drive Lane Friday

on October 29, 2019 - 5:45pm


Los Alamos County Traffic and Streets Division of Public Works will be closing the interior west and east bound lanes in the location of 3055 Trinity Dr. Friday, Nov. 1.

Work will commence at 8:30 a.m. and should be completed by 4 p.m. Friday.

Crews will be repairing a re-occurring pothole in that location. 

Vehicle traffic is urged to slow down and follow all traffic control devices. Pedestrian traffic should be aware of equipment in the area. 

Please watch for crews working within the roadway. 

Any concerns or questions should be directed to Scott Halder, Streets

Meadow Lane In White Rock Has Reopened

on October 28, 2019 - 8:44pm

Meadow Lane has reopened this evening. Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities electric linemen completed repairing a damaged power pole after a construction vehicle snapped a guy wire this afternoon and broke the upper portion of the pole near Hacienda Drive on Meadow Lane. Courtesy/LAPD