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County: Revised 2019 Recycling & Trimming Schedule

on January 3, 2019 - 8:12pm


Los Alamos County has issued its revised 2019 recycling and trimming schedule:

Atomic City Transit Peak Service Cancelled Today

on January 3, 2019 - 12:58pm


Atomic City Transit peak service is cancelled today – regular route service being performed with some delays due to road conditions.

Riders are asked to use the MyStop app on mobile devices for bus locations.

Year In Review: Triad Awarded M&O Contract At LANL

on January 3, 2019 - 9:39am

Council Chair David Izraelevitz speaks with Triad officials during a community meeting last fall at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post
The most significant event of the year in terms of community impact is the award of the management and operating contract for Los Alamos National Laboratory to Triad National Security, LLC.

LANL Director Thom Mason

The U.S.

2018 Los Alamos County Highlights

on January 3, 2019 - 9:36am

Los Alamos County Municpal Building at 1000 Central Ave. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ 




Los Alamos Daily Post 


2018 proved to be an interesting year for Los Alamos County. Efforts to enhance local tourism expanded, more housing projects were approved and a few members of council concluded their terms.


Here are a few highlights for the local government in 2018. 


Changes for Los Alamos County Council 


There were several changes on the dais for Los Alamos County Council throughout last year.

2018 Los Alamos Police Department Highlights

on January 3, 2019 - 9:34am

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone, third from right, and LAPD Accreditation Manager Sgt. Daniel Roberts, third from left, receive the CALEA National Accreditation Award in March in Frisco, Texas. Cmdr. Oliver Morris is second from right, and County Manager Harry Burgess, second from left. Courtesy/LAPD

Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Police Department achieved a number of milestones in 2018 including national accreditation in March from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agents (CALEA).

Police Chief Dino Sgambellone

2018 Los Alamos Fire Department Highlights

on January 3, 2019 - 9:33am
Los Alamos County Fire Chief Troy Hughes
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Fire Department was most impacted in 2018 by the unplanned retirement of three of its chiefs. Division Chief Paul Grano, Battalion Chief Joseph Candelaria and Training Division Chief Mike Gill each retired.

“They moved up their retirement after the County wasn't able to fund raises for non-union and management positions due to uncertain revenues from GRT but did fund raises for union members due to existing labor agreements,” Fire Chief Troy Hughes said.


Behind The Scenes With Incoming Rep. Chris Chandler

on January 3, 2019 - 9:27am

Dist. 43 Rep.-elect Christine Chandler
Los Alamos Daily Post

Since winning election in November, Christine Chandler of Los Alamos has been involved in a whirlwind of preparations for her new role in the New Mexico House of Representatives.

“In December I joined other newly elected representatives for a two-day orientation set up by House Speaker Brian Egolf, which included ethics and sexual harassment training, legislative processes and procedures and a bill drafting overview,” Chandler said during a lunchtime interview last Thursday at the

County Update On Atomic City Transit Service

on January 2, 2019 - 5:47pm


With the announcement that Los Alamos National Laboratory will remain closed Thursday due to weather conditions, Atomic City Transit will not offer peak bus service tomorrow – but bus routes will be back up and running otherwise.

This will allow ACT employees to continue shoveling out bus stops and shelters Thursday.

County Update On Christmas Tree Recycling

on January 2, 2019 - 3:01pm


Local Christmas tree recycling won't begin until next week.

Los Alamos County Environmental Services is asking residents not to put Christmas trees curbside before Jan. 8 because if the community gets another storm Saturday and Sunday, the discarded trees may be frozen to the ground, making it difficult for crews to collect them as the process is manual collection rather than automated.


County Update On Trash/Recycling For Los Alamos

on January 2, 2019 - 1:33pm
Residents with Tuesday as their pick up day (Western, Quemazon and Denver Steels area and other streets near those areas), Los Alamos County Environmental Services will be picking up trash Friday, Jan. 4 on those streets. This will provide snow clearing crews some additional time Thursday to clear snow back further to  curbs and sidewalks in these areas.
Residents are asked to refrain from setting put carts Thursday but rather wait until before 8 a.m. Friday.

Council Seeks Letters Of Interest To Fill Vacancy

on January 2, 2019 - 7:35am
The Los Alamos County Council is seeking Letters of Interest from those interested in filling the unexpired term of Councilor Christine Chandler, who ended her term with Council upon election as the House District 43 representative. Her term will expire Dec. 31, 2020.
Applicants must be a registered voter and resident of Los Alamos County, and cannot be employed by the County. They should submit a letter of interest explaining their background, experience and why they are interested in the position. Letters of interest must be received no later than 5 p.m., Thursday, Jan.

County Manager Announces Altered Schedules And Closures For Wednesday Due To Weather Conditions

on January 1, 2019 - 7:39pm

Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess


In light of today’s heavy snowfall, Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess announced this evening that non-essential County facilities will remain closed Wednesday in order to provide snow clearing crews the opportunity to continue to address main, collector and residential streets throughout the County.

County recreational facilities will be closed, including the Libraries, Ice Rink, Golf Course and Aquatic Center. Other County services inside the Municipal Building for the Customer Care Center/Dept.

County Snow And Roads Update

on January 1, 2019 - 7:00pm

COUNTY Snow And Roads Update:
Los Alamos County Crews have completed another pass on Camp May Road as the lifts close for today.
The road is passable but snow packed and icy. Check conditions Wednesday before heading to Pajarito Mountain.
White Rock trash pick up Wednesday in Pajarito Acres looks like it will occur. No pick up Wednesday in Western Area or Quemazon.
Check local news tomorrow for other updates on County facilities.

County Snow Update: Changes To Wednesday Services

on January 1, 2019 - 3:00pm

COUNTY Snow Update:

In light of today’s heavy snowfall event, the Public Works Department has announced the following change in services for Wednesday, Jan. 2:

Atomic City Transit: No fixed route service. Dial-a-ride will be available. Call 661-RIDE.

Trash/Recycling: Those residents in Los Alamos who did not receive pick up today (due to the holiday) who had been informed their pick up day would be Wednesday Jan. 2: Pick up tomorrow (Wednesday) is canceled for Western Area and Quemazon. No new pick up date has been set yet.

Please do not set out carts as this causes hazards for snow

County Update: Road Conditions Remain Hazardous

on January 1, 2019 - 1:56pm

COUNTY Traffic Alert Update:

Pajarito Mountain is OPEN; however, the Traffic Division staff urges residents who decide to travel on Camp May Road to be advised of nearly-impassable road conditions. 

The first section of Camp May Road is slightly more than one lane in width, which means passing oncoming traffic will be difficult.

For those who decide to head to Pajarito today, driving a vehicle with high clearance, four wheel drive and tire chains is advisable. 

For safety reasons, the County will continue to discourage traveling on Camp May Road at this time, although snow removal crews

County Snow Removal Plan And Request For Patience; Help With Snow Clearing Activities

on January 1, 2019 - 9:00am

County snowplows and sand trucks are out in force this morning clearing streets as fast as they can throughout Los Alamos and White Rock. Photo by John McHale/


Following last night’s major snowstorm and as snow continues today, the County’s Public Works Director Philo Shelton asked for the community to continue to be patient with snow-clearing crews.

“The level of service for snow removal will continue to be greatly diminished since there is no room left to push accumulated snow,” he said.

County Traffic Alert: Major Snowfall Overnight Severely Impacts Roads ... DO NOT Attempt Travel This Morning!

on January 1, 2019 - 7:52am


Major snowfall overnight has severely impacted roads within the County.

Crews are responding but the amount of snow to clear will take extra time even for main roadways.

Camp May Road to Pajarito Mountain is NOT OPEN at this time. Crews are coordinating with the ski hill staff on their opening time today and will update residents.

County officials are urging residents to be patient and DO NOT attempt travel this morning give road crews a chance to clear the roads.

New Year’s Eve Buzz Bus: Don't Drink & Drive Dial-A-Ride!

on December 31, 2018 - 3:41pm


Atomic City Transit, in partnership with the Los Alamos County DWI Council, is once again offering free Dial-a-Ride service for transport to and from New Year's Eve parties.

Service will begin at 6 p.m. and the last drop-off will be at 1 a.m.

Reservations will be accepted through the end of service. Don't drink and drive… Dial-a-Ride! Call 505.661.7433 to make your reservation.

County New Year’s Day Holiday Closures

on December 31, 2018 - 3:33pm


Los Alamos County New Year’s Day holiday closures:

  • County Admin Offices
  • County Clerk’s Office
  • Aquatic Center
  • Atomic City Transit
  • DPU

All other County facilities are closed New Year's Day, this includes Municipal Court, and there will be no recycling or trash collection New Year’s Day. Those affected should place materials out Wedensday, Jan. 2.

For police dispatch services, call 505.662.8222. In case of emergency, dial 911.

County Council Approves Land Donation For New Proposed Affordable Housing Project

on December 31, 2018 - 2:50pm
Bethel General Partner Dan Terlecki discusses with Council the new affordable housing project that may be built on DP Road. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Community Development Department Director Paul Andrus speaks to Council about The Bluffs apartment complex. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Council unanimously approved at its Dec. 18 meeting to donate 2.79 acres of land off DP Road to Bethel Development, Inc.

The donation was passed 6-0. Councilor Susan O’Leary was absent from

Los Alamos Nuclear Shootout Jan. 11-13

on December 31, 2018 - 6:27am


The New Mexico Lobo Hockey Team (club team) has put together a set of matches for the first up Los Alamos Nuclear Shootout.

The three-day event will be played Jan. 11, 12 and 13 at Los Alamos County Ice Rink at 4475 West Road.

Everyone is invited to attend.

Teams scheduled to play:

  • Dallas Baptist;
  • Northern Arizona University;
  • University of Nebraska; and
  • New Mexico Lobos.

UNM’s hockey team website:

Tourism Implementation Task Force Meets Jan. 2

on December 30, 2018 - 7:50am

Los Alamos Community Health Council Meets Jan. 3

on December 30, 2018 - 7:09am


The Los Alamos Community Health Council meets noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3 in Room 330 at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

The meeting is open to the public.


12:00 PM Welcome & Call to Order: Cynthia Goldblatt

  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes  

12:05 PM Introductions & Sharing: LACHC Members

12:50 PM Committee Update: Deni Fell

  • Falls Prevention Coalition 

12:55 PM Presentation: Blue Cross/Blue Shield Winona Gishal

  • Medicaid’s Centennial 2.0 Update

1:15 PM Update: Chair’s Report Cynthia Goldblatt

  • Leadership Team Vacancy to be filled

RPLA Holds Biennial County Convention Jan. 12

on December 30, 2018 - 6:10am
RPLA News:
The Republican Party of Los Alamos County announces the Ward Caucuses and Biennial County Convention to be held on at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 at Fuller Lodge in Los Alamos.
The purpose of this convention is to elect new County Central Committee members, new County Officers and delegates to the Republican State Central Committee.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At County Clerks Office

on December 29, 2018 - 8:51am

On the Job in Los Alamos is County Clerk Naomi Maestas greeting customers Thursday afternoon at her office in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Connor Hoch/