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County Transportation Board Meets Thursday

on April 30, 2019 - 6:03am

Los Alamos Farmers Market Returns Thursday!

on April 30, 2019 - 5:46am
The Farmers Market returns Thursday to downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
Farmers Market News:
Once again, the Los Alamos Farmers Market is open 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., every Thursday in the Los Alamos Library Parking lot.
Opening day is Thursday May 2.
Los Alamos Farmer's Market is a Los Alamos MainStreet program and is part of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC).

Upcoming this season:

  • The Kids Corner - Arts & Crafts
  • L.A. Cares collects
  • Music
  • County Councilors
  • KIng or Queen of the Chess Board!
  • Market Bag given away!
  • Market Contest!
  • Ice Cream Social!


Scenes From ‘Kites Of Many Colors’ Dedication

on April 29, 2019 - 5:51pm

The newest artwork in the Los Alamos County’s art collection, ‘Kites Of Many Colors’ was dedicated during a ceremony Sunday in the White Rock Branch Library. From left, Arts in Public Places (APP) Board Chair Jeremy Smith, APP board member Pete Carson, Los Alamos County Councilor Randall Ryti, artist Thom Norris, White Rock resident Jackie Hurtle, artist Eric Markow, Councilor Katrina Schmidt, APP staff liaison Katy Korkos, former APP staff liaison Libby Carlsten, Library Manager Eileen Sullivan and White Rock resident Glenn Banks take part in the ceremony.

Police Announce Checkpoints & Saturation Patrols In Los Alamos County During Summer 2019

on April 29, 2019 - 11:02am

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols and registration, insurance and driver's license checkpoints in Los Alamos county during the summer months of 2019.

LAPD 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 drive.

  • Who: Los Alamos

Probate Judge Vacancy Application Deadline Tuesday

on April 29, 2019 - 9:25am
Applicants interested in filling the Probate Judge vacancy created by the resignation of Anne Nobile last month are reminded to submit their letter of interest to the County Manager’s office no later than the deadline of 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 30.
The successful applicant will finish Nobile’s term, which will end Dec. 31, 2022.
Interested applicants are asked to submit a one- or two-page letter indicating why they would be interested in serving as Probate Judge. Under State law, any qualified person over the age of 18 who is a resident of Los Alamos County may serve.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Sgt. Robin Hopkins

on April 28, 2019 - 8:02am

On the job in Los Alamos is Sgt. Robin Hopkins giving a presentation during a recent meeting of the Los Alamos Public Safety Association held at UNM-LA. Sgt. Hopkins was a deputy sheriff in 2015 at the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office when a call came over the radio about a suspect with a stolen police car armed with and shooting an AK-47 assault rifle. She answered the call and put herself directly in the line of fire by attempting to block the suspect. He opened fired at her vehicle as she approached.

Public Weighs In On Proposed ‘Jim Billen Trail’

on April 28, 2019 - 7:31am

A crowd gathers Thursday night at Fuller Lodge to provide input on renaming a segment of the Pueblo Canyon Rim Trail as the Jim Billen Trail. Billen passed away April 14, 2018. Here, a committee of citizens, business owners and boards and commissions members hear a presentation by resident Irene Powell. A citizen petition requested the trail be named in Billen's honor due to his efforts to build this segment of the trail over a six-year period. The committee unanimously voted to recommend Los Alamos County Council approve the name change.

Historic Preservation Advisory Board Meets May 1

on April 28, 2019 - 7:24am

Scene Of Vehicle Accident On Main Hill Road

on April 26, 2019 - 10:58am

Scene of a vehicle accident at 8 a.m. today on the Main Hill Road. Photo by Arianna Maldonado

Scene of a vehicle accident today on the Main Hill Road. The wrecked vehicle is moved out of the way at about at 8:40 a.m. and traffic is flowing smoothly. Photo by Arianna Maldonado

County Notice Of Possible Quorum April 27

on April 26, 2019 - 10:58am

Cone Zone: Week Of April 29

on April 26, 2019 - 10:03am


Public Works/Traffic Division projects:

Tsikumu Village - Road Improvements:

Albuquerque Asphalt began milling operations last week and will be milling on Saturday, April 27. Paving operations are underway throughout the village, with work estimated to be finished no later than Saturday, May 4, weather permitting. The remaining milling work will be completed Wednesday through Friday. To clear the streets for this work, residents are asked to please remove all vehicles from their street during work activities 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Reminder: Farmer’s Market Begin Operations May 2

on April 25, 2019 - 5:01pm


The County is reminding people that the Farmer's Market will begin operations in the Mesa Public Library overflow lot 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.,  beginning Thursday, May 2 and continuing each Thursday through October.

Motorists are asked to use caution in this busy and congested area of downtown Central Avenue Thursday mornings and watch for traffic and pedestrians in and around the parking lot and Ashley Pond Park.

As a reminder, there is no overnight parking allowed in the Library lot between Wednesday evening and Thursday mornings once the market gets underway, in order to keep the

Zero Waste Team Helps Reduce Food Waste

on April 25, 2019 - 2:42pm
Los Alamos Daily Post
What’s the best tool for saving the environment? Education. And currently, a team of Zero Waste Team members are spreading the word about food waste reduction to local restaurants.
According to a report presented during a recent Environmental Sustainability Board meeting, the team visited 13 of the 26 local eateries on how they can reduce waste.
Jody Benson, a member of the team, told the Los Alamos Daily Post, “Our goal initially was to tell them that waste reduction is good for the bottom line.”
She added

County Council Approves $199.3 Million Budget

on April 25, 2019 - 8:09am
Los Alamos County Council Chair Sara Scott
Los Alamos Daily Post

After several fiscal years of having to make tough decisions regarding Los Alamos County’s budget due to uncertainties with Los Alamos National Laboratory’s gross receipts tax, the County Council was able to break that cycle Monday night.

The council unanimously voted to approve the $199,328,646 budget.

The relief came when Gov.

Road Work In White Rock To Begin Monday

on April 24, 2019 - 12:11pm

An overhead view of the construction area along 11 Sherwood Blvd. in White Rock. Courtesy photo


Beginning Monday, April 29, contractor Cable Com will begin a construction project along 11 Sherwood Blvd. from N.M. 4 in front of the White Rock Branch Library.

The work is estimated to be completed May 3. The work includes an open cut trench and will require asphalt cut and replacement. The project also may involve concrete cut and replacement.

As a result, this section of road will be closed to traffic. Traffic will be re-routed to Bonnie View Drive and Longview Drive.


LAPD: Active Shooter Training Pueblo Complex May 1

on April 24, 2019 - 11:40am

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Police Department is conducting an active shooter training May 1 at the Pueblo Complex at 1990 Diamond Dr.

This training is 1-4 p.m. and there will be multiple police units, officer and role players on scene.

Police advise people to avoid entering the building during this training exercise. The building will reopen after the training.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: April 20, 2019

on April 24, 2019 - 11:16am

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 20 at 2:39 p.m. / Police arrested Leroy Anthony Montoya, 32, of Questa at Diamond Drive and Canyon Road and charged him with driving with a suspended or revoked license.

N3B And County Team Up On Adopt-A-Trail

on April 24, 2019 - 9:47am
N3B President/Program Manager Glenn Morgan
Los Alamos County’s Open Space Division has announced that one of its most popular trails – School Canyon Rim Trail – will become the latest addition to its Adopt-a-Trail program, thanks to N3B volunteers wanting to make a difference in Los Alamos.
County Manager Harry Burgess
“We’re very excited to have N3B on board as part of the County’s Adopt-a-Trail program,” County Manager Harry Burgess said.

County Notice Of Possible Quorum April 28

on April 24, 2019 - 9:08am

Golf Course Advisory Subcommittee Meets April 30

on April 23, 2019 - 7:37pm

Los Alamos County Golf Course. File photo


The Los Alamos County Golf Course Advisory Subcommittee is holding its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m., April 30 in the conference room at the Los Alamos Golf Course.

The main topic of discussion is the current rate structure in place for usage and services at the golf course.

This meeting is open to the public.

Trinity/Diamond Eastbound Pothole Repair April 25-26

on April 23, 2019 - 7:20pm

County crews will be potholing on Trinity Drive next to Los Alamos Medical Center beginning at 9:30 a.m. April 25, weather permitting. Photo by John McHale/



Weather permitting, Public Works Traffic and Streets Division will be potholing on Trinity Drive next to Los Alamos Medical Center beginning at 9:30 a.m. April 25. It is expected to take approximately one hour to complete the project.

The left turn lane (eastbound turn lane) on Diamond Drive that takes drivers on to Trinity Drive next to LAMC will be closed for one hour at 9:30 a.m.

Council Special Session Canceled Due To Efficiency

on April 23, 2019 - 9:04am


The FY20 Budget was approved by the Los Alamos County Council at its Monday, April 22 Special Session, therefore the April 23 Council Special Session has been canceled and the notice has been published and is available online here.

County Council Tentatively Approves DPU Budget

on April 23, 2019 - 8:18am

DPU Manager Tim Glasco discusses his department budget. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

DPU Deputy Manager Bob Westervelt discusses DPU budget. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Staff Report

The Los alamos County Council voted unanimously to tentatively approve the Department of Public Utilities approximately $63.3 million budget during Monday night’s hearing.

DPU Manager Tim Glasco and Deputy Manager Bob Westervelt touched on highlights in the budget for water, electric, wastewater and gas:

  • Regarding electric, due to changes in our reserve requirements because of the

Council Tentatively OKs Administrative Services Budget

on April 23, 2019 - 8:10am

Deputy County Manager Steve Lynne and Budget and Performance Manager Karen Kendall discuss Administrative Services. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Staff Report

The Los Alamos County Council voted unanimously to approve the Administrative Services Department budget of approximately $7.9 million during its annual budget hearing Monday night in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building.

Council also tentatively approved the following budget options:

  • $40,926 for training and communication budget;
  • $66,240 for hardware and software; and
  • $41,858 for contractual services.

Deputy County

County Seeks Volunteer ‘Actors’ For Emergency Exercise

on April 22, 2019 - 7:04pm


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

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 is seeking at least 30 volunteers to participate as “actors” in the exercise. Exercise activity will take place over approximately seven hours beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing until 3 p.m. May 18.

All volunteers will need to arrive by 7 a.m.