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County DWI Planning Council Meeting Thursday

on November 7, 2018 - 8:31am

Unofficial Results: 2018 General Election - Los Alamos

on November 6, 2018 - 9:49pm

House District 43:
  • Democrat Christine Chandler 6,110
  • Republican Lisa Shin 3,945

County Council:

  • Democrat Sara Scott 5,614
  • Democrat David Izraelevitz 4,999
  • Democrat James Robinson 4,536
  • Democrat Randall Ryti 4,235
  • Republican John Bliss 4,016
  • Republican Dawn Trujillo Voss 3,876
  • Republican Brady Burke 3,750
  • Libertarian Helen Milenski 3,486


  • Democrat Joseph Granville 4,405
  • Republican James Whitehead 2,413
  • Libertarian Chris Luchini 1,472
  • Independent Greg White 1,242

Municipal Judge:

  • Democrat Elizabeth Allen 5,269
  • Republican Alan Kirk 4,641

Magistrate Judge:

  • Democrat Pat Casados 5,944

Watch Live Streaming Of Election Returns At Municipal Building On The Los Alamos Daily Post Facebook Page

on November 6, 2018 - 8:40pm

Screen shot of County Council candidate Brady Burke being interviewed with live streamimg on the Los Alamos Daily Post Facebook page. Council candidate Sara Scott will be interviewed next followed by incumbent Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados and other candidates.

Scenes From Election Night At Municipal Building

on November 6, 2018 - 8:19pm

Los Alamos County Clerk Naomi Maestas tapes early voting totals to a board in the Municipal Building. Total absentee and early voting ballots cast in the 2018 General Election is 10,423. The Clerk's Office is tallying absentee and today's votes. The early returns show the ranking in the Council race with Sara Scott in the lead followed by incumbent David Izraelevitz, James Robinson and Randall Ryti. In the sheriff's race Joe Grandville has the early voter lead followed at quite a distance by James Whitehead, Chris Luchini and Greg White. In the early returns for Dist.

Election Day Scenes Around Los Alamos Today

on November 6, 2018 - 6:25pm

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 are all smiles this afternoon and ready for election night at the Municipal Building. The polls close at 7 p.m. today. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Poll workers Ysabel Meana and Paul Grubel and Presiding Judge Linda Fox on the job this afternoon at the Vote Center in Council Chambers at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building where voter turnout has been steady. Photo by Carol A.

Police Chief Releases Third Quarter 2018 Crime Stats

on November 6, 2018 - 5:36pm

Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone

LAPD News:

Today, Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone released crime statistics through the third quarter of 2018, which were compiled by the Records Section of the Los Alamos Police Department.

Offenses reported as crime statistics are determined by the FBI Uniform Crime Report Program and are classified as crimes against persons (violent crime) and crimes against property. The offenses of murder (homicide), rape, robbery and aggravated assault make up the violent crime category.

Mesa Public Library Closed Wednesday Afternoon

on November 6, 2018 - 1:16pm


Mesa Public Library will be closed 1:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7 due to a power switch over as part of the HVAC and Lightning Improvements Project.

The County apologizes for the inconvenience. As a reminder, the White Rock Branch Library will be open regular hours during this time.

Direct questions or concerns to the Public Works Department at 505.662.8150 or email

New County-Wide MainStreet Program Expands To White Rock

on November 6, 2018 - 1:06pm

Aerial map of the new boundaries in White Rock. Courtesy/L.A. MainStreet

Los Alamos MainStreet News:

New Mexico MainStreet (NMMS) has recently announced that Los Alamos MainStreet, run by Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) through a contract with Los Alamos County, has approved their joint request to expand the program into White Rock. NMMS has now re-classified the Los Alamos MainStreet program serving downtown Los Alamos as a “County-wide” program.

“New Mexico MainStreet will begin working with LACDC to identify Economic Transformation Strategies and a plan of work

Canceled: County Parks & Recreation Board Meeting

on November 6, 2018 - 6:59am
The Los Alamos County Parks & Recreation Board meeting scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 8 has been canceled.
Next meeting is Dec. 13 and is open to the public.

Election Day 2018 Is Here - Polls Open 7 a.m. To 7 p.m.

on November 6, 2018 - 6:20am

Today is Election Day 2018 and four Vote Centers are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Los Alamos County. The three Vote Centers in Los Alamos include Council Chambers at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave., in the Downstairs Classroom at the Betty Ehart Senior Center at 1101 Bathtub Row and in the Multi-purpose Room at the Los Alamos County Golf Course, 4244 Diamond Dr. In White Rock the Vote Center is in the Conference Training Room at the White Rock Town Hall, 139 Longview Dr. Vote Centers are open to any registered voter of Los Alamos County regardless of assigned precinct.

Crews Prepare Holiday Lights At Ashley Pond

on November 5, 2018 - 10:05pm

Crews are preparing the holiday lights in the trees tonight at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LAPD Seeks Assistance Identifying Female Suspect

on November 5, 2018 - 1:21pm

Anyone who knows this woman is asked to call L.A. crime stoppers at 505.662.8282. Reporting individuals can remain anonymous. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a female suspect wanted in a local shoplifting case.

She is described as having brown hair and a tattoo on her right shoulder, as seen in the surveillance footage.

LAPD is offering a reward of up to $150 to anyone who has information to help identify the suspect.

Anyone with information can call L.A.

‘New Mexico For All Tour’ Gathers Crowd In Los Alamos

on November 4, 2018 - 9:45pm

An enthusiastic crowd turns out late this afternoon for a meet & greet with members of the New Mexico for All 2018 Tour led by incumbent U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, U.S. Rep. and gubernatorial candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham and incumbent U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján at the Democratic Party of Los Alamos campaign headquarters at 1362 Trinity Dr., Suite B. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The crowd cheers as members of the New Mexico for All 2018 Tour arrive late this afternoon at the Democratic Party campaign headquarters in Los Alamos.

LAHS Key Club Participates In ‘Single Service Project Day’ Filling Gabion Baskets At County Landfill

on November 4, 2018 - 2:41pm

Some 36 Key Club members spent the club’s annual ‘Single Service Project Day’ Saturday, Oct. 27, working at the Los Alamos County Landfill. They spent almost three hours filling ‘gabion baskets’ with recycled glass and fastening the baskets together into a long line designed to prevent soil erosion at the top of a hill. Later, County Environmental Services Manager Angelica Gurule sent an email to Kiwanis youth liaisons Morrie Pongratz and Don Casperson complimenting the young people and their work. ‘The students were terrific to work with.

County Parking Lot Closed For Striping Project Today

on November 4, 2018 - 2:41pm

Striping is underway today in the parking lot at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building. All three entrances to the lot are closed during this process. Photo by Carol A.

Council Candidate Randall Ryti Plays In New Mexico Senior Olympics Basketball Tournament

on November 4, 2018 - 9:03am
Los Alamos County Council candidate Randall Ryti, left, is playing in the New Mexico Senior Olympics basketball tournament in Albuquerque. His team is the Scorvettes and includes Mike Benelli, Charles Bradshaw, Leroy Gonzales, Chris Ortega, John Valencia and Victor Valenzuela. Courtesy photo

Council Works To Revise Role In Regional Coalition

on November 4, 2018 - 4:51am
RCLC Executive Director Eric Vasquez speaks to the Los Alamos County Council during its regular meeting Oct. 30 at the White Rock Fire Station. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post
The Los Alamos County Council began reshaping and redefining its role in the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) Oct. 30 during its regular meeting in the White Rock Fire Station.
Councilor Susan O’Leary requested the item be put on the agenda and several motions were presented for council’s consideration.

Council Approves PID For Mirador Development

on November 4, 2018 - 4:42am
Adam Thornton of A-19-A-1 Acquisition Group, LLC speaks to Los Alamos County Council Oct. 30 during its regular meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post
A resolution to form the Mirador Public Improvement District narrowly passed Oct. 30 during the Los Alamos County Council’s regular meeting in the White Fire Station.
The resolution passed 4-3, with Council Chair David Izraelevitz, Council Vice Chair Christine Chandler and Councilor Antonio Maggiore opposed.

County Council Holds Closed Session Nov. 5

on November 4, 2018 - 4:40am

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Oct. 26 To Oct. 28, 2018

on November 3, 2018 - 6:05am

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. 26 at 2:12 a.m. / Police arrested Troy A. Martinez, 23, of Santa Fe at the Espanola Police Department on two outstanding Magistrate Court warrants and two warrants from other jurisdictions.



Oct. 26 at 3:03 a.m. / Police arrested Tamara L.

Equality New Mexico Endorses House Dist. 43 Candidate Christine Chandler … Names Her A Champion For Every New Mexican

on November 2, 2018 - 4:54pm

Equality New Mexico News: 

Equality New Mexico, the largest and oldest LGBTQ+ political advocacy organization in the state, has endorsed 24 equality champions for the New Mexico House of Representatives – including Democrat Christine Chandler for House Seat 43.

“When Lisa Shin writes things like ‘I am the self-righteous one who views homosexuals with disgust,’ and tells fellow evangelicals to support Trump because he would support ‘biblical marriage’ and strike down marriage equality, it’s clear where her priorities lie,” EQNM Executive Director Adrian Carver said.

County Employees Show Halloween Spirit

on November 2, 2018 - 8:48am

Public Works Director Philo Shelton and Human Resources Manager Denise Cassell dress as 'Ghostbuster' characters during the Los Alamos County employee appreciation luncheon Wednesday at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

From left, the State Puff Marshmellow Man aka Los Alamos County Deputy Manager Steve Lynne, Ghostbuster and Chief Financial Officer Helen Perraglio and Community Development Department Director Paul Andrus disguised as a green slimey ghost take part in the luncheon. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

The Joker or Andrew Romero from the Los Alamos

Early Voting For 2018 General Election Ends Nov. 3

on November 2, 2018 - 7:34am
Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver
SANTA FE Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver reminds all eligible New Mexico voters that Saturday, Nov. 3, is the final day to participate in early voting for the 2018 general election.
A list of early voting locations by county is available at
“Better voter participation leads to better representation in government and I’m proud to see so many of my fellow New Mexicans making their voices heard by voting early in this election,” Secretary Toulouse Oliver said.

Zero Waste Committee: Feast! But Don’t Waste

on November 1, 2018 - 11:43am


Holidays are the time for sharing our bounty with family and friends. Unfortunately, all that generosity can lead to waste.

Over Thanksgiving last year, Americans wasted about 204 million pounds of turkey alone, and it’s estimated that we will toss over 5 million tons of food between Thanksgiving and New Year’s.

 Food waste is a year-round problem: In the U.S., we waste roughly 40 percent of the food we produce, enough to feed 2 billion people every year.

Letter To The Editor: Proud Of Our Party & Candidates

on November 1, 2018 - 10:59am
Democratic Party of Los Alamos County

How sad it is that we live in a time when partisan politics means partisan news and partisan beliefs. Extreme partisans on the right and on the left tend to live in an echo chamber that only reflects their beliefs. That is why I felt I must respond to Mr. Kerr’s opinion letter of Oct. 31, 2018 (link).

I won’t bother making a point by point critique of his letter. Let’s just say that the “once proud” Democratic Party is still very proud. And I am extremely proud of our local Democratic candidates and elected officials.