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Large Crowd Gathers For ScienceFest Concert At Pond

on July 12, 2019 - 7:24pm
A large crowd is gathered for the ScienceFest Concert underway at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

2019 Los Alamos ScienceFest Discovery Day Activities Schedule, Trolley And Parking Map

on July 12, 2019 - 6:29pm

ScienceFest Trolley and Parking Map. Courtesy/LACD

ScienceFest  News:

The community is welcome to attend ScienceFest fun, all weekend long, as Discovery Day kicks off 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

You may have seen some fun promotional tickets, but organizers want to make sure everyone knows that the large event in Los Alamos downtown area is free, no ticket needed! A small number of activities require fees or pre-registration to participate. You can see the entire list at

This weekend includes a variety of food vendors, inflatables, photo booths,

County Tree Trimming Underway In White Rock

on July 12, 2019 - 6:15pm


Allied Tree Services, under contract with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, began this week trimming trees from around power lines on Meadow Lane and intersecting streets between Rover Boulevard to Overlook Park in White Rock.

Crews will work through this neighborhood until mid-August and then move to the Grand Canyon Drive area. 

According to DPU officials, the tree trimming effort is to reduce power outages by removing branches and trees that are either too close to power lines or pose a risk of falling on power lines.

Trimming trees coupled with an aggressive

Chevel Shepherd Has Arrived In Los Alamos!

on July 12, 2019 - 4:56pm

Singer Chevel Shepherd arrived in Los Alamos this morning. The 17 year old was the Season 15 winner of The Voice. She will take the stage at 8 p.m. today at the Ashley Pond Pavilion as part of the Secret City Summer Concert Series. In addition to Shepherd, the show will feature singer-songwriter Eryn Bent as well as Gabriella Salazar, a 14 year old native Taoseña. Salazar will perform at 6 p.m. and Bent will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Despite being hours before the start of the concert, the lawn around Ashley Pond is already covered by camping chairs

Cone Zone: Week Of July 15, 2019

on July 12, 2019 - 4:37pm


The Public Works/Traffic Division provides the latest updates on the following projects: 

Mesa Public Library West Parking Lot Closure:

The Mesa Public Library West Parking Lot will be closed July 15-17, while County crews repave the lot. Work hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Manhole Repairs - Ponderosa Estates in Los Alamos: 

Crews continue adjusting manholes in Ponderosa Estates along Aspen Drive, Sumac Lane and Maple Drive. Work is scheduled to continue through the end of July.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Canopies For ScienceFest

on July 12, 2019 - 4:06pm

On the job in Los Alamos are crews setting up canopy boothes Thursday evening at Ashley Pond Park in preparation for 2019 Los Alamos ScienceFest activities. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ 

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

PEEC Celebrates ScienceFest Discovery Day!

on July 12, 2019 - 8:21am
Come see the Electric Vehicle Show at Discovery Day 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13. PEEC is organizing this event, which is made possible by the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities. PEEC also is hosting the July New Mexico PBS Science Café 2-4 p.m. Stop by to watch a segment of 'NOVA Wonders: What’s the Universe Made Of?' and hear from a panel of experts. Courtesy photo
Photo by Thomas Graves
PEEC News:
Join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center for two special events this Saturday, July 13 for Los Alamos ScienceFest’s Discovery Day.
PEEC is organizing the

Community Development Advisory Board Meets July 15

on July 12, 2019 - 8:17am

Pebble Labs In Los Alamos Receives $4 Million Grant From State; Announces Scientific Breakthroughs

on July 11, 2019 - 3:52pm

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham told the crowd gathered for a press conference Tuesday at Pebble Labs in Los Alamos that she is proud to be supporting homegrown businesses like Pebble Labs that are driving innovation and cutting-edge scientific research right here in New Mexico. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announcing that the state is pledging $4 million in LEDA funds to help expand Pebble Labs. Seated from left, Pebble Labs CEO Michael Harrison, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess.

Public Invited To Enter Unmanned Aerial Vehicles In 2019 Los Alamos ScienceFest Drone Zone Competition!

on July 11, 2019 - 3:16pm

Public invited to bring drones out to Fuller Lodge Lawn 11:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13 during ScienceFest Discovery Day. Courtesy/LACD


ScienceFest News:


The public is encouraged to bring their drones out to Fuller Lodge Lawn 11:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13 during ScienceFest Discovery Day for an opportunity to fly in a competitive drone course and have a chance to win up to $150 in Chamber checks, good at dozens of businesses and restaurants in Los Alamos and White Rock.


Two courses will be available to the public, a Beginner and Advanced, and four prizes awarded.

Los Alamos County Council Agrees To Investigate Ways To Curb Use Of Plastic, Styrofoam

on July 11, 2019 - 7:58am
Los Alamos resident Ann LePage presents her petition to ban the use and distribution of plastic bags, plastic straws and Styrofoam containers during Tuesday's County Council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Aven Heavner, a student at Barranca Elementary School, asks councilors to support the ban on plastic bags, straws and Styrofoam containers. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

While Los Alamos County Council did not approve to implement a ban on the use and distribution of plastic bags, plastic

ScienceFest Activities Through Sunday July 14

on July 10, 2019 - 5:14pm

A chemistry experiment from the American Chemical Society was on display Tuesday at the ScienceFest Kickoff Party at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy/Los Alamos Creative District

Stilt walkers and hoolahoopers get active Tuesday at the ScienceFest Kickoff Party at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy/Los Alamos Creative District

A couple takes a selfie with the fractal hot air balloon, Infinitude, from The Fractal Foundation provided Tuesday as part of the ScienceFest Kickoff Party at the pond. Courtesy/Los Alamos Creative District


Los Alamos Creative District News:

Tuesday’s ScienceFest Kickoff

Quorum Notice: Utilities Manager Retirement Party

on July 10, 2019 - 3:49pm


The Board of Public Utilities may attend a retirement party for Department of Public Utilities Manager Tim Glasco at 2 p.m., Thursday at the Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road.

A quorum of the board may be present, however, no action will be taken.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: July 5, To July 8, 2019

on July 10, 2019 - 1:17pm

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.


July 5 at 1:01 p.m. / Police arrested Matthew C. Pelofske, 49, of Los Alamos on Alabama Avenue on an outstanding Municipal Court warrant.



July 6 at 1:30 p.m. / Police arrested David R. Martinez, 33, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., on a Municipal Court Order of Commitment.




July 8 at 4:14 p.m.

Scenes From ScienceFest Kick Off Event At Pond

on July 10, 2019 - 8:54am

This year's ScienceFest had an impressive start during its kick off event Tuesday at Ashley Pond Park. Los Alamos Creative District hosted the event, which featured ‘Infinitude', a digitally printed fractual hot air balloon. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

‘Infinitude', a digitally printed fractual hot air balloon was featured during the kick off event Tuesday for ScienceFest. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

‘Infinitude' draws a crowd at the kick off event Tuesday for ScienceFest. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

The Hillstompers provide lively music during the kick

Los Alamos ScienceFest 2019 Is Underway!

on July 10, 2019 - 7:48am
Los Alamos ScienceFest began Tuesday and continues for six days in a row, with a variety of highlights throughout the week.
Friday is themed, “Health Day,” as the events will include many based on, "Fitness in the Great Outdoors". Several local instructors, of a variety of different backgrounds, have teamed up to teach free outdoor classes that will pop up at different spots around town.
The entire schedule is posted on the website, and on the ScienceFest Facebook page.

Community Development Advisory Board Members To Canvass Neighborhoods For Resident Input

on July 9, 2019 - 7:15am


The Community Development Advisory Board (CDAB) is tasked with making recommendations to the County Council about the County's code enforcement program. 

To ensure these recommendations reflect the needs and interests of the community, the board needs as much input from the public as possible.

During the next couple of months, members of CDAB will go out into the community and canvass neighborhoods to get input directly from people who live here. 

Board members will knock on doors to ask a few questions about experiences with and opinions on code enforcement issues. 

If you

NMED Quarterly Meeting Underway In Los Alamos

on July 8, 2019 - 6:16pm

Cabinet Secretary James Kenney addresses the audience gathered to discuss the mission and work of NMED’s Department of Energy Oversight Bureauat this evening at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

The New Mexico Environment Department is holding its first quarterly public meeting in Los Alamos until 7 p.m. today in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge.

NMED Cabinet Secretary, NMED Resource Protection Division Director Stephanie Stringer and NMED Administrative Services Director Michelle Desmond spoke on the primary topic of the event, which is the mission and work of the Environment

Notice Of Possible Quorum For NMED Meeting Tonight

on July 8, 2019 - 6:15pm


Upcoming Secret City Summer Concerts Announced

on July 8, 2019 - 10:06am

County Councilors Schmidt And Robinson At Farmers Market To Chat With Community Thursday Morning

on July 8, 2019 - 6:58am


Los Alamos County Councilors Katrina Schmidt and James Robinson will be at the Farmer’s Market 9-11 a.m. Thursday, July 11 in the Mesa Public Library overflow lot.

Market-goers are invited to stop by their booth and chat with them about current issues, events and programs in Los Alamos County.

Scenes From Ozomatli At Summer Concert

on July 7, 2019 - 9:01am

Los Alamos Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann, Joe D'Anna and Erick LeBrun, vice president of research, parallax division at Pebble Labs, introduces Ozomatli to an enthusiastic crowd Friday night at Ashley Pond Park. The concert was part of the Secret City Summer Concert series and sponsored by Pebble Labs. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Members of the band Ozomatli perform for a large crowd Friday night. Ozomatli, according to a press release, is a three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning, Los Angeles six-piece band. Ozomatli is an American band playing Latin, hip-hop, and rock music.

Scenes From Nosotros Show At Summer Concert

on July 7, 2019 - 9:00am

The band Nosotros performs for a large crowd Friday night at Ashley Pond Park during the Secret City Summer Concert series. Nosotros, according to a press release, is one of the most recognizable Latin bands in the Southwest United States. They have twice been featured on NPR’s Alt Latino, twice been named winners in the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Competition, been awarded 12 NM Music Awards and have shared the stage with some of the biggest names in music. This 9-piece, Latin music powerhouse, seamlessly combines Latin rhythms with elements of Rock, Salsa, Jazz and Cumbia.

Tourism Implementation Task Force Meets Wednesday

on July 7, 2019 - 7:48am


Los Alamos County Tourism Implementation Task Force meets at noon Wednesday, July 10 in Room 330 at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.

The meeting is open to the public.


I. Call to Order

II. Review of Council June Work Session (6/18/19) focused on Tourism and Economic Development

III. FY2020 Tourism Projects

IV. Public Comment

V. Next Meeting Scheduled: Aug. 7, 2019 at Noon; Room 330

VI. Adjourn Meeting