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Los Alamos County Community Development Advisory Board Conducts Outreach At Summer Concert Series

on May 30, 2019 - 8:49am
The Los Alamos Community Development Advisory Board (CDAB) is sponsoring information booths at the Secret City Summer Concert Series and the Los Alamos Farmers Market as part of its outreach efforts.
“The CDAB hopes to gather public input from a broad cross-section of the community to support its efforts to improve the County’s nuisance ordinance and code enforcement activities,” CDAB Chair Catherine Ozment said.
The schedule for CDAB outreach booths at the Summer Concerts is June 7, July 19 and Aug.

Secret City Summer Concerts Strive For Zero Waste

on May 30, 2019 - 8:49am
From left, Environmental Services Division Senior Office Specialist Joshua Levings, Zero Waste Team member and Environmental Sustainability Board member Dorothy Brown, Zero Waste Team Member Julia Ying and Los Alamos County Councilor James Robinson man one of the Zero Waste stations during the concert May 24. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

People don’t often think about garbage once they toss it into a trash can.

Although the thought of that wrapper, plastic water bottle or Styrofoam plate disappears from

Environmental Sustainability Board Meets May 31

on May 30, 2019 - 6:21am

County Crews Work To Restore Water To Two Areas

on May 29, 2019 - 4:31pm


Crews with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities are working to restore water to two areas of town.

Customers on 37, 36 and 35 streets south of Villa Street have little to no water pressure due to a water main break on 37 Street at the bend where 37 Street becomes 35 Street.

Water crews estimate that water will be restored by 7 p.m. today.

Additionally, customers on Alamo Road and Capulin Road, Tsankawi Street and Oro Court have little to no water pressure. Water crews are repairing a broken water valve and estimate water will be restored by 5 p.m. today.


Law Enforcement Torch Run For Special Olympics

on May 29, 2019 - 10:49am

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department will be running the torch to Jemez Springs to raise money and awareness for Special Olympic athletes in Los Alamos and New Mexico.

This is the 51st year of Special Olympics and the Law Enforcement Torch Run that occurs each May.

LAPD will begin shorlty after 7 a.m. Thursday running the torch about 42 milesto Jemez Springs. There will be minor traffic delays at about 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. on Trinity Drive and West Jemez Road as runners mke their way out of Los Alamos.

NMSP Launch Police Sobriety Checkpoints And Saturation Patrols Across New Mexico In June

on May 29, 2019 - 10:39am
Sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols. File photo
NMSP News:
New Mexico State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols and registration, insurance and driver's license checkpoints in every county across the state during the month of June.
NMSP is bringing awareness to these events in an effort to reduce alcohol related fatalities through continued media attention and intensive advertising. These checkpoints are helping to change society's attitude about drinking and driving.
Hundreds of lives could be saved each year if every driver had the

Secret City Concert Producers Explain Extra Security

on May 28, 2019 - 6:15pm
Scene from the first summer concert of the season Friday night at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Secret City Concert Series kicked off May 24 at Ashley Pond Park with several new additions to the annual concert series.

These additions include Nonprofit Row, the New Mexico Craft Distillery Garden and added security.

The site of security personnel and a fence in front of the stage and distillery garden sparked debate and questions from the public as to why these measures were necessary for

What Is Wish-Cycling And Why it’s Always A Bad Idea

on May 28, 2019 - 6:30am
We have all been there. You’re standing in front of the recycle bin with something in hand – a beverage cap, a greasy pizza box, the tinfoil lid from a sour cream container or a crinkly cellophane wrapper. You don’t completely know whether or not you can recycle it. You want to do your part for the environment by recycling more, so you throw it in the recycle bin and assume the recycling facilities will sort it out. No harm, no foul – right? Wrong!
“Wish- Cycling” is a term recycler’s use when referring to this kind of well-intended, but ultimately harmful behavior.

Daily Postcard: Bandelier Shuttle In White Rock

on May 27, 2019 - 5:38am

Daily Postcard: A stream of visitors exists the Bandelier Shuttle Sunday afternoon near the White Rock Visitor Center on N.M. 4. Bandelier National Monument is a big draw for tourists and locals alike during Memorial Day Weekend. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

On The Job In Los Alamos: Hanging Baskets On Central

on May 24, 2019 - 3:36pm

On the job in Los Alamos is Daniel Escarcega of Los Alamos Landscape and More installing hanging baskets filled with flowers this morning along Central Avenue. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Canceled: BPU Closed Session Scheduled For May 24

on May 24, 2019 - 9:18am


The Los Alamos County Board of Public Utilities closed session scheduled for May 24, 2019 has been canceled.

Traffic Alert: Two Vehicle Crash At Trinity Drive & Central Avenue Along Construction Zone

on May 23, 2019 - 4:35pm

Traffic Alert:

Los Alamos Police report a two-vehicle crash with unknown injuries has occurred in the construction zone near the Trinity Drive and Central Avenue area.

Eastbound traffic on Trinity Drive is down to one lane. There is no westbound traffic on Trinity Drive at this time ... ALL westbound traffic is being diverted onto Central Avenue.

Motorists are urged to proceed with extreme caution and if at all possible to avoid the area altogether and seek alternate routes. 


Environmental Services/Sustainability Board Thank Community For Successful Clean Up Los Alamos Day

on May 23, 2019 - 4:30pm


Los Alamos County Environmental Services and the Environmental Sustainability Board would like to thank all the volunteers that participated in the 16th annual Clean Up Los Alamos Day Saturday, May 18.

Volunteers helped pick up trash from all over the county including school grounds, parks and trails. More than 100 participants registered to volunteer in 15 groups. With their help, 600 pounds of trash was collected around the community. A volunteer appreciation lunch was held at Ashley Pond Park following the cleanup.

At the Eco Station approximately 150 residents utilized the

Los Alamos County Strategic Tourism Plan Earns 2019 National American Planning Association Award

on May 23, 2019 - 7:56am
Jury Chair Wendy Shabay, left,  presents Assistant to the Los Alamos County Manager Linda Matteson, center, and Anna Laybourn of Design Workshop their award during the American Planning Association award ceremony. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos County’s tourism strategic plan is a little older than one year but it already has garnered national attention.

Sheehey: County Encouraging Housing Options

on May 23, 2019 - 7:54am
By Vice Chair Pete Sheehey
Los Alamos County Council

One of the County Council’s Strategic Priorities for 2019 is: “Increasing the amount and types of housing options … for all segments of the community, from affordable, entry level, and live-work housing to new options for those interested in downsizing or moving closer to central areas of the community.”

How is the County working to increase our housing options?

The County and Los Alamos Public Schools each own vacant land available for housing.

County: Vote For Zero Waste Champion Of The Year

on May 23, 2019 - 7:51am


To promote recycling and zero waste in the community as well as to encourage more businesses to participate in the recycling program, the Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division and the Environmental Sustainability Board is sponsoring the Zero Waste Champion of the Year award

To become eligible, a business is nominated by a member of the community for contributing to sustainability, recycling and waste reduction.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: May 15 To May 19, 2019

on May 23, 2019 - 7:47am

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.


May 15 at 8:33 p.m. / Police arrested Terrance H. Steck, 33, of Los Alamos at 505 Oppenheimer Dr. and charged him with one count of aggravated battery against a household member: great bodily harm and one count of aggravated battery against a household member.




May 16 at 5:54 p.m.

DWI Planning Council Reminds Drivers Plan Ahead To Be Safe During Summer Concerts; Holiday Weekends

on May 23, 2019 - 7:32am
Atomic City Transit and the DWI Planning Council want you to be safe during the upcoming summer concert series and holiday weekends.
Donna Casados, the Social Services Director, DWI Planning Council Coordinator and her staff, invite the community to learn more about the work of the DWI-PC. The Council meets monthly and is open to community members.
“The hope is for the community to enjoy a night where they plan ahead and practice safe and responsible drinking habits,” Casados said. “ACT is a great way to do that, the ACT staff are extraordinary and professional.

Study Finds Los Alamos County Among Best In New Mexico For Living On Social Security

on May 21, 2019 - 5:26pm
Relying heavily on Social Security as your main source of income in retirement can make budgeting difficult - especially when it comes for housing, which may be the largest category in your spending.
There are, however, places where Social Security goes further than others and in a new study, SmartAsset has delved into the data to find out where. In its fifth annual study, SmartAsset analyzed Social Security income, cost of living data, and taxes across all counties to determine where people are getting the most mileage out of Social Security, and Los Alamos County

More Scenes From Emergency Management Active Shooter Based Full-Scale Exercise At UNM-LA Saturday

on May 20, 2019 - 9:35pm

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) hosted an active shooter based full-scale exercise Saturday, May 18 at UNM-Los Alamos. Los Alamos Police, Fire, Emergency Management and Classic Air Medical all participated in preparing for and responding to an active shooter event. The exercise provided valuable rescue task force training for those involved and gave each entity several ideas on how to improve their preparation and response. Photo by Jenn Bartram

Scene from the OEM hosted active shooter based full-scale exercise Saturday at UNM-LA. Photo by Kateri Morris

Scene from the OEM hosted

Scenes From Emergency Management Active Shooter Based Full-Scale Exercise At UNM-LA Saturday

on May 20, 2019 - 6:56pm

Scene from the OEM hosted active shooter based full-scale exercise Saturday at UNM-LA. Photo by Jenn Bartram

Scene from the OEM hosted active shooter based full-scale exercise Saturday at UNM-LA. Photo by Kateri Morris

Scene from the OEM hosted active shooter based full-scale exercise Saturday at UNM-LA. Photo by Jenn Bartram

From the Office of Emergency Management:

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) hosted an active shooter based full-scale exercise Saturday, May 18 at UNM-Los Alamos.

Los Alamos Police, Fire, Emergency Management and Classic Air Medical all participated in

NMDOH Confirms First Measles Case In State

on May 20, 2019 - 5:23pm
SANTA FE The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) announced Friday that it has confirmed a case of measles in a one-year-old child from Sierra County. This is the first measles case in New Mexico since December 2014.
Measles is highly contagious and is easily transmitted person-to-person via droplets or through the air. Early symptoms of measles include: fever, red eyes, runny nose, and cough. Within a few days following the cough and runny nose, a rash will typically begin on the face and spread down the body.

Zia Waste Participates In Clean Up Los Alamos Day

on May 20, 2019 - 7:28am

Zia Waste Owner Tiffany Pegoda and her daughter Tabitha clean up around Aspen Elementary School Saturday during Clean Up Los Alamos Day. Courtesy photo

Scenes From 2019 White Rock Kite Festival

on May 20, 2019 - 7:23am

The skies over the weekend above Overlook Park in White Rock were filled with kites for the annual Kite Festival sponosred by the Los Alamos Arts Council. The Arts Council has been sponsoring fun events in Los Alamos for the past 52 years. To learn more about the Arts Council, visit their open meeting at 6 p.m., June 1, at Fuller Lodge. There will be food, music and other fun stuff at the meeting. Photo by John McHale/

Melia Arbuckle is delighted to get her kite air born. Photo by John McHale/

A young attendee is running after the shadow of a very large kite.

County Board Of Public Utilities Meets May 24

on May 20, 2019 - 6:04am