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Local Democratic Party Holds Combined Ward Meetings And County Convention Saturday April 6

on March 28, 2019 - 9:30pm


The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County (DPLAC) will hold combined ward meetings and county convention at 9:30 a.m  Saturday, April 6, 2019 in Fuller Lodge.

Free on-site childcare for ages 2+ will be provided so parents can attend the convention and participate in choosing DPLAC leadership. For childcare, RSVP to

Each Ward will elect a Ward Chair, Ward Vice Chair, and additional delegates to represent the Ward on the County Central Committee, which also includes current party officers and certain elected officials.

Immediately after the ward elections,

News Alert: Another Water Break In White Rock

on March 28, 2019 - 3:40pm

News Alert:

Water crews with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities are responding today to a another water break in White Rock.

The break is on Rover Boulevard between N.M. 4 and Meadow Lane. Crews will be working in the middle of the road dropping the center lane north of Meadow to repair the water distribution line.

Motorists are asked to obey the speed limit and traffic control devices. It was not necessary to shut off water services for customers. They are backfilling and cleaning up the site. Crews estimate that by 5 p.m. they will complerte the work.

Los Alamos has

State Shows Desire To Enhance Public Health Office

on March 28, 2019 - 9:41am

LAHS students Sophia Vandenkieboom, Gracie Swensen and Isabella Hodges speak to council about the need to extend hours at the local health office. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County may once again have a fully-functioning Public Health Office.

County Manager Harry Burgess provided an update on the state funding of the public health office during the March 19 Los Alamos County Council meeting.

He said Rep.

Town Hall Meeting With Businesses Set For April 3

on March 28, 2019 - 9:34am


Business owners are invited to attend a Town Hall meeting with Los Alamos County Council Chair Sara Scott and Councilor Randall Ryti at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3 in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.

The meeting will focus on one of seven goals adopted in the 2019 Strategic Leadership Plan:

  • Enhancing support and opportunities for the local business environment. 

This includes appropriate support for existing businesses, growing new businesses, and supporting technology start-ups and spin-offs. 

During the first 10 minutes, Chair Scott and

Public Invited To Meet Los Alamos Golf Course Staff

on March 28, 2019 - 8:59am
The public is invited to the 2019 Los Alamos Golf Course (LAGC) staff meet & greet gathering 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4 at Cottonwood on the Greens at 4244 Diamond Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

More Scenes From Spring Cleanup At Ashley Pond

on March 28, 2019 - 8:44am

More scenes from the spring cleanup underway at Ashley Pond. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Photo by Robert Beberniss

Photo by Robert Beberniss

Photo by Robert Beberniss

Photo by Robert Beberniss

LAFD Issues Wildfire Day 2019 Call For Vendors

on March 27, 2019 - 6:44pm

Seen here at LAFD’s Wildfire Day 2018, Smokey Bear, Elroy the Elk, Sparky the Fire Dog and the Easter Bunny may attend Wildfire Day 2019 Saturday, April 20 at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy/LAFD

LAFD News:

The Los Alamos Fire Department (LAFD) is seeking vendors interested in hosting food or other informational booths at Wildfire Day 2019, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20 at Ashley Pond Park.

Wildfire Day is a fun event for the entire family with Easter Egg hunt, bicycle safety course, LAPD bomb truck, public safety vehicles, Smokey Bear, Sparky the Fire Dog and much more.

Wildfire Day is a

Repair Work Completed On NM 4 Water Main Break

on March 27, 2019 - 4:57pm

County crews on the job completing repairs to a water main break this afternoon on N.M. 4. The work is done but the cones will remain in place until the soil dries. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scene this afternoon of County crews completing repairs to a water main break on N.M. 4. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Water crews with the Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities have finished repairing a water main break on N.M. 4 approximately one mile south of East Jemez Road (Truck Route).

Orange cones remain around the area where the break occurred

Final Chance To Weigh In On EVSP On Open Forum

on March 27, 2019 - 4:56pm


Only two days remain to review and comment on the County’s Economic Vitality Strategic Plan 2019 (EVSP19) using Open Forum, the County’s on-line survey instrument.

The EVSP19 presents a 10-year vision of what is desired for the Los Alamos community’s future, within the context of the current and predicted economic environment.

This plan was created by the members of the County Manager’s Economic Vitality Action Team (EVAT), and advisory group comprised of County department representatives, as well as members of relevant industries who are committed to the economic prosperity of Los

The Isle Of Dogs Screens At Mesa Public Library April 4

on March 27, 2019 - 4:50pm



The Isle of Dogs (2018, rated PG-13, 1 hr., 41 min.), written by Wes Anderson (along with Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman and Kunichi Nomura), directed by Wes Anderson and with voices by Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin and Edward Norton, will be shownApril 4 at Mesa Public Library. 

The film is a stop-motion-animated science fiction comedy.

In the film, dog flu threatens not just dogs but the populace of a town in Japan, and the mayor sends all the town’s dogs to an island.  Atari, a boy searches the island for his dog Spots, with the help of other dogs.

Isle of

Tsikumu Village Improvements Project Begins April 1

on March 27, 2019 - 10:06am


Construction activities begin Monday, April 1 on the Tsikumu Village Improvements Project in Los Alamos. Albuquerque Asphalt Inc. will conduct the work.

Proposed improvements include:

  • mill existing asphalt pavement surface;
  • overlay with new asphalt; and
  • concrete valley gutters.

Proposed improvements also include limited concrete replacement (approximately 5 percent) of sidewalks, valley gutters, curb and gutter, fillets, drive pads and ADA curb ramps at designated locations on the following streets:

  • Sioux;
  • Cheyenne;
  • Seminole;
  • Iroquois;
  • Yuma; and
  • Ute.

Residents are asked to move

News Alert: Second Water Break On NM 4

on March 27, 2019 - 10:02am

Map depicting water break location. Courtesy/DPU


The Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities is reporting this morning that another water break has occurred on N.M. 4 approximately 1 mile south of East Jemez Road (Truck Route).

DPU water crews are working in the shoulder on the east side of the road. Traffic traveling north toward N.M. 502 are encouraged to slow down near the construction footprint.

DPU said that water service to the White Rock community will not be impacted.

Crews estimate that repairs will be completed by 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. today.

Los Alamos County At #2 In Healthiest Communities Survey Published In U.S. News & World Report

on March 27, 2019 - 8:00am
Los Alamos County has been recognized as No. 2 nationally in the latest Healthiest Communities survey published by U.S. News & World Report.
The County also was ranked No. 2 in the Peer Group Ranking, Urban High-Performing Category.
Healthiest Communities is an interactive platform developed by U.S. News & World Report, in collaboration with the Aetna Foundation. Accompanied by news, analysis and in-depth reporting, the platform features rankings drawn from an examination of nearly 3,000 counties and county equivalents on 81 metrics across 10 categories.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Cleaning Ashley Pond

on March 26, 2019 - 4:11pm
On the job in Los Alamos today is a County crew spotted doing a little spring clean up at Ashley Pond. They pulled all sorts of disgusting things out of the water, including a sizable dead carp (goldfish?). #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Ken Hanson
A County crew on the job today removing debris from Ashley Pond. Photo by Ken Hanson

Equine & Livestock Subcommittee Meets Thursday

on March 26, 2019 - 9:54am


The Equine & Livestock Advisory Subcommittee meets 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the training room at the Aquatic Center.

The meeting is open to the public.

Meeting Agenda:

Old business

  • Update on plan for use of rodeo arena pens for roping stock.  Jake Trujillo
  • Update on meeting with the New Mexico State Livestock Inspector – Jake Trujillo

New business

  • Access trail from stable to roundabout
  • Fire Mitigation Plan for North side
  • Community Outreach
  • Fair & Rodeo Planning/Involvement
  • Indoor arena rules
  • Formal sign at back gate of jump arena
  • County needs to replace sign on bulletin board with

New Mexico State Police Conducting Sobriety Checkpoints; Saturation Patrols Across State In April

on March 26, 2019 - 9:13am

NMSP News:

STATEWIDE – New Mexico State Police (NMSP) will be conducting sobriety checkpoints; saturation patrols and registration, insurance and driver's license checkpoints during the month of April in all counties across the state.

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 courage to make the right decision not to drink and

Pot Hole Crews On The Job

on March 25, 2019 - 3:48pm

County road crews are on the job today repairing pot holes around town including the area of Trnity Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

County road crews today repairing pot holes on Trnity Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

County Survey On 2019 Priorities Closes March 31

on March 25, 2019 - 12:05pm


There is just one week remaining to take the Open Forum survey hosted by the Los Alamos County Council. Councilors are seeking community feedback about the 2019 Strategic Leadership Plan unanimously adopted at the Council meeting held Feb. 12, 2019.

The survey will close at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 31. Results will be given to the Council in a report generated by the Open Forum software, for them to consider before the budget hearing process begins April 15.

Seven priorities have been identified as focus areas this year:

Increasing the amount and types of housing options. 

Los Alamos Police Blotter: March 6 To March 19, 2019

on March 25, 2019 - 7:49am

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.


March 6 at 8:19 p.m. / Police arrested Oscar A. Duarte-Fierro, 25, of Los Alamos in Espanola on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.






March 7 at Police arrested Mark Allen Sisneros, 24, of Santa Fe in Central Park Square and charged him with battery against a household member.




March 8 at 5:05

Arts In Public Places Advisory Board Meets March 28

on March 24, 2019 - 7:22am

Los Alamos Golf Course Summer Hours Saturday!

on March 22, 2019 - 3:57pm

News Alert: Water Break On NM 4 North Of Rover

on March 22, 2019 - 3:39pm


Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities water crews are responding to a water break on N.M. 4 just north of Rover Boulevard in White Rock.

Crews are mobilizing traffic control devices to drop a lane affecting eastbound traffic heading toward N.M. 502.

Customers in White Rock may experience low water pressure and there may be air in the lines.

Estimated time of repairs is unknown at this time.

Draft Environmental Assessment For LANL Photovoltaic System Available To Public

on March 22, 2019 - 8:03am

LANL News:


The Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze  the proposed construction and operation of a 10 megawatts (MW) ground-mounted solar photovoltaic system (PV) and associated power transmission line within an existing power transmission line corridor. The EZ will also  analyze the No Action Alternative of not constructing the PV.


The proposed PV location is on approximately 55-60 acres of which around 50 acres are within a previously disturbed area that was used as a borrow pit at

Council Proclaims March 29 Vietnam War Veterans Day

on March 22, 2019 - 7:57am

Regent of the Valle Grande Chapter NSDAR Roberta Day Idzorek accepts a proclamation from Los Alamos County Councilor David Izraelevitz  Tuesday night during the regular Council meeting. The proclamation recognizes Friday, March 29, as Vietnam War Veterans Day in Los Alamos. Day Idzorek said NSDAR will host a reception for Vietnam War veterans and their families 6-8 p.m. March 26 at the VFW Post 8874. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
A proclamation recognizing Friday, March 29, as Vietnam War Veterans Day was presented Tuesday night during the regular Los Alamos

LAPSA Members Gather For Meeting At UNM-LA

on March 22, 2019 - 6:12am
Members of the Los Alamos Public Safety Association gather for a group photo during their meeting Jan. 17 at UNM-LA, front row from left, Treasurer Sgt. Daniel Roberts, President Deputy Fire Chief Steve Dawald, Vice President Centerra General Manager Lennie Upshaw and LASO-SM and member Adolfo Meana. Center row from left, members LANL Psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Maines, LANL Psychologist/BHRT Coordinator Dr. Alice Bodelson, Centerra Director of Operations Jesse Galvan and N3B Lisa La-Pointe Tafoya. Back row from left, Ex Officio Cmdr.