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Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service May 14

on May 10, 2019 - 10:11am

Community members are invited to receive a temporary ‘thin blue line’ placed on the rear window of their vehicle to show support and appreciation of local law enforcement. Drive to the Justice Center (parking lot off Central Avenue) anytime between 9:30 a.m. and noon Tuesday, May 14. This event is sponsored by the LAPD Law Enforcement Wives. Photo by Kateri Morris

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department will host its annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service 9 a.m., Tuesday, to honor all the New Mexico Law Enforcement Officers who lost their lives in the line of duty this past year.


Cone Zone: Week Of May 13

on May 10, 2019 - 9:57am


Los Alamos Public Works/Traffic Division announces the projects sheduled for the week of May 13.

Tsikumu Village - Road Improvements:

Albuquerque Asphalt will be paving the last section of the Cheyenne cul-de-sac and Sioux on Monday. They will be adjusting manholes and utility valves the rest of the week, and likely will continue this work into the following week. The contractor will also be conducting final clean-up of the work area.

Council Appoints Michael Redondo Probate Judge

on May 10, 2019 - 9:50am

Applicants for the Los Alamos County Probate Judge position, Adelaide Jacobson, left, Michael Redondo and Lynn Finnegan answer questions from Council members during Tuesday night's regular meeting in Council Chambers. After two rounds of votes, Redondo was appointed to fill the position. He takes over from Anne Nobile who resigns effective June 1. Redondo's term will expire Dec. 31, 2022. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Los Alamos County Council Proclaims May 13-17 As Police Week And May 15 Peace Officers Memorial Day

on May 10, 2019 - 8:17am

Sgt. Chris Ross, left, accepts a proclamation from Los Alamos County Councilor James Robinson Tuesday night during the County Council meeting. The proclamation declares May 13-17 Police Week and May 15 Peace Officers' Memorial Day. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos County Council presented a proclamation Tuesday during its regular meeting, which declares May 13-17 as Police Week and May 15 as Peace Officers' Memorial Day.
Sgt. Chris Ross accepted the proclamation saying the recognition means a lot for law enforcement officers.

Deadline Is Friday To Volunteer As 'Actors' For County-Wide Emergency Exercise At UNM-LA

on May 9, 2019 - 4:33pm


Los Alamos County will be conducting a County-wide active shooter exercise Saturday, May 18 at the University of New Mexico – Los Alamos campus at 4000 University Dr. in Los Alamos.

The campus will be closed May 18 for the exercise, which is being conducted in order to test and improve the County’s overall preparedness in responding to an active shooter event. The County has received 15 applications to be volunteers as “actors” in the exercise, but would like to have more participation from the community.

Exercise activity will take place over approximately seven hours

LAPD Blue Tape Event Tuesday May 14

on May 9, 2019 - 4:15pm
Scene from the 2018 LAPD Peace Officer Memorial Service. Courtesy/LAPD
Scene with law enforcement wives volunteering at the 2018 Thin Blue tape event at LAPD. Courtesy/LAPD
LAPD News:
The Los Alamos Police Department announces the following activities as aprt of Police Appreciation Week May 13-17:
  • Peace Officer Memorial Service 9-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 14 at LAPD;
  • Thin Blue Tape Event to follow, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at LAPD. The community is invited to drive by LAPD to receive a Thin Blue Line of tape on the back window of their vehicle.

Council Proclaims Clean Up Los Alamos Day May 11

on May 9, 2019 - 3:58pm

Environmental Services Division Manager Angelica Gurule accepts the proclamation for Clean Up Los Alamos Day from Councilor Antonio Maggiore Tuesday during the regular County Council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos County Council proclaimed May 11 as Clean Up Los Alamos Day Tuesday night during its regular meeting.
The proclaimation was presented to Environmental Services Division Manager Angelica Gurule.

Council Proclaims May Motorcycle Awareness Month

on May 9, 2019 - 3:42pm

Los Alamos National Laboratory Motorcycle Safety Committee Member Brett Chandler accepts a proclaimation, which establishes May as Motorcycle Awareness Month, from Councilor Katrina Schmidt Tuesday night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos County Council proclaimed May as Motorcycle Awareness Month Tuesday night during its regular meeting. Los Alamos National Laboratory Motorcylce Safety Committee Member Brett Chandler accepted the proclamation from Los Alamos County Councilor Katrina Schmidt.
The proclaim states:
WHEREAS:    Motorcycles are used

LAPD Releases First Quarter Crime Statistics For 2019

on May 9, 2019 - 8:48am

Acting Police Chief Jason Herrera

LAPD News:

Acting Chief of Police Jason Herrera released crime statistics for the first quarter of 2019 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), manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault make up the violent crime category. Simple assault is not included in UCR.

Los Alamos County Council Approves Contract For Additional Services At Public Health Office

on May 9, 2019 - 8:46am
County Social Services Manager Donna Casados
Los Alamos Daily Post
In December 2016, the New Mexico Department of Health cut back hours of operation and services at the Los Alamos Public Health Office; however, during Tuesday night’s Los Alamos County Council meeting, those services were restored.
A $1,050,000 contract with Las Clinicas del Norte, which is a non-profit corporation, was approved on the consent agenda during the meeting.
Approving the contract means that services not provided through the Public Health Office will be

What's At This Weeks Farmers Market

on May 9, 2019 - 7:31am
Good Morning Goat Milk Soap. Courtesy photo
LAFM News:
See what's at this Thursday's Farmers Market 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Los Alamos Library parking lot:
Honey, honey sticks, kettle corn, Mr. Tortas Tacos aand Burritos. The Sharpening Guy- apple cider, dried apples, eggs, pork, yak, beef, Lavender Products, Goat Milk Soaps- Jams- Worms Casing- Worms for composting, Plants- Cookies- Dried Beans, Chicos, Black Beans, Tomatoes- Cucumbers- Salsa- Baked Goods by Shure Bakery, Native plants- Greens- Root Crops- Salad Mixes-Baskets- aprons- Market bags and more.
Who's at

Los Alamos Summer Concert Series Season Lineup

on May 8, 2019 - 4:28pm

Los Alamos County Utility Billing Update

on May 8, 2019 - 3:30pm


Life is beginning to return to normal for the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities’ staff after the county’s go-live date for its new enterprise resource planning software.

This new software was launched on July 1, 2018 and included a new utility billing program which created a flurry of customer billing concerns. The majority of grievances were related to delayed bills and incorrect consumption graphs, service periods, multipliers and at times, incorrect totals on the printed bills.

According to Utilities Manager Tim Glasco, most of these issues are resolved.

Los Alamos County Emergency Exercise Scheduled At UNM-LA; Campus Closed To Public May 18

on May 7, 2019 - 5:35pm
This Saturday, May 18, Los Alamos County’s Emergency Management Division will be conducting an Active Shooter Full-Scale Exercise on the UNM-LA Campus in Los Alamos.
The campus will be closed to the public that day. This exercise is being conducted to assess the immediate response by law enforcement and fire/rescue personnel to a simulated active shooter event at the campus. The exercise will take place over seven hours, beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing until 3 p.m.
There will be setup and preparation activities beginning as early as 6:30 a.m., May 18.

Arts In Public Places Advisory Board Meets Thursday

on May 7, 2019 - 3:12pm

Final Reminder: Property Taxes Due By May 10

on May 6, 2019 - 9:39am


Los Alamos County would like to remind property owners that the second installment for 2018 property tax bills becomes delinquent after Friday, May 10. 

Payment must either be made in person at the Customer Care Center by 4 p.m. May 10 or postmarked by midnight that same day to avoid late payment penalty and interest charges.

The Customer Care Center is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday in the Los Alamos County Municipal Building lobby at 1000 Central Ave.

Payments should be mailed to P.O.

Councilors Host Booth At Farmers Market Thursday

on May 6, 2019 - 9:27am

County Councilors will host a booth 9-11 a.m., Thursday to chat with community members at the Farmers Market. File photo


Two Los Alamos County Councilors will host a booth 9-11 a.m. Thursday at the local Farmers Market in the Mesa Public Library parking lot on Central Avenue.

Market-goers are welcome to stop by and chat with thethe councilors about current issues, projects or other topics.

the Los Alamos Farmers Market is open 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., every Thursday in the Los Alamos Library Parking lot.

Los Alamos Farmers Market is a Los Alamos MainStreet program and part of

County Discoveries Action Team Meets May 16

on May 6, 2019 - 9:19am


The next monthly meeting of the Discoveries Action Team (DAT) is 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16 in the upstairs Zia and Throne Rooms of Fuller Lodge.

This month, the only item on the agenda is for the Place-Making and Place-Marketing subgroups to gather and work on their projects.

New members interested in joining the team are invited to attend the meeting and observe the work of the subgroups. Project champions will be available to network with new members and help them learn more about the projects in progress. Participants are asked to bring their own lunch.


Cone Zone: Week Of May 6

on May 3, 2019 - 4:48pm


Public Works/Traffic Division Projects:

Tsikumu Village - Road Improvements:

Albuquerque Asphalt is continuing work to mill and overlay the roadway. They will be working to correct subgrade issues Saturday, May 4 and will finish paving early next week.

Concrete work will resume the week of May 13 and be ongoing throughout the development that week to place concrete collars on manholes and utility valves, along with minor road work.

Dan Erickson Brings Passion To His New Position As Recreation Manager At Los Alamos County

on May 2, 2019 - 11:26am
Parks, Recreation and Open Space Manager Dan Erickson and his wife, Shasta, during a recent bike ride on Pipeline Road in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

“I think I have the coolest job in the County,” Dan Erickson said of his new position as the Parks, Recreation and Open Space manager. “I’m an engineer by training but my heart is in all things outside.”

So, when he left his position as manager of the Traffic and Streets Division to become the new Parks, Recreation and Open Space manager in March, Erickson said he felt like


Maggiore: Los Alamos County Keeps Getting Greener

on May 2, 2019 - 9:40am

Los Alamos County Councilor

It’s looking like spring is finally here, and I honestly couldn’t be happier about it. I love spring, especially after such a nice wet winter.

All over Los Alamos and White Rock flowers and trees can already be seen blooming with an intensity and eagerness not seen for some time. This is looking to be an especially verdant summer all over not just our beautiful County, but our scenic state as a whole.

However, there’s more than just the myriad shades of green our landscape provides that has me excited for the next few months.

Traffic Alert: Rover Boulevard Southbound Right Lane Closure Near Del Norte Credit Union Thursday

on May 1, 2019 - 12:38pm

Traffic Alert:

Los Alamos County Traffic and Streets division will be working on Rover Boulevard Thursday, May 2 in White Rock to repair a cut in the road.

The cut was caused by an emergency water line break that occurred a few weeks back.

The lane closure will occur in the southbound right lane next to Del Norte Credit Union. Crews will begin setting up traffic control at 8 a.m. and should complete the project by noon.

Caution: Keep a safe distance from the crew and follow all traffic control devices for your safety and those working this project.

Direct questions to 505.663.8113.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: April 24 To April 30, 2019

on May 1, 2019 - 12:15pm

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.


April 25 at 3:27 p.m. / Police arrested Nathan Jacob Marquez, 38, of Los Alamos at 2025 East Jemez Dr.

Los Alamos Democratic Party Meet & Greet May 4

on May 1, 2019 - 10:35am