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Community Invited To Coffee With A Cop Dec. 6

on November 29, 2017 - 2:59pm

LAPD News:

Officers from the Los Alamos County Police Department and community members will come together Wednesday, Dec. 6 in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink coffee. 

All community members are invited to attend the Coffee with a Cop event, which begins at 8 a.m. at Rose Chocolatier at 149 Central Park Square. Learn more about Rose Chocolatier at

Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in the Los Alamos community.

The majority

Accreditation Team Holds Public Forum On LAPD

on November 29, 2017 - 9:03am

Michael O'Brien, left, and John Farrell of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) listen to members of the community Tuesday evening at the Municipal Building. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

LAPD Accreditation Manager Sgt. Daniel Roberts, left, and John Farrell chat following Tuesday's community forum. Photo by Maire O'Neill/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Three Los Alamos residents turned out to speak to a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) about

County Issues RFI For Operations Of Animal Shelter

on November 29, 2017 - 5:06am

Los Alamos County Animal Shelter at 226 East Road. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

This little dog is ready for adoption at the Los Alamos Animal Shelter. Photo by Maire O'Neill/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County has issued a request for input (RFI) regarding the staffing and operation of the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter.

Input received will be used to develop specifications and/or the scope of services for a possible issuance of a request for proposals and gauge interest from entities to operate the shelter.


Labor Management Board Meets Tuesday, Dec. 5

on November 29, 2017 - 4:49am


The Los Alamos County Labor Management Relations Board meets at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5 in Room 110 at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave. 

The meeting is open to the public.


I.   Call to Order
II.   Public Comment
III.   Discussion and/or Possible Action Items
A. Approval of Minutes – Sept. 5, 2017 and Sept. 25, 2017
B. Approval of the 2018 LMRB Calendar
IV. Informational Items  
V. Adjournment

County Employee Sues Under Fair Pay For Women Act

on November 28, 2017 - 11:40am
Los Alamos Daily Post

An employee working in the Los Alamos County Procurement Department has filed suit against the County under the Fair Pay for Women Act claiming that she is paid almost $12,000 less per year based on her gender than her male counterpart.

Lillie Martinez, a buyer/planner, claims she has been paid less than employees of the opposite sex for equal work the performance of which requires equal skill, effort and responsibility under similar working conditions.

Detour On East Road Wednesday And Thursday

on November 28, 2017 - 10:54am


Los Alamos County Traffic and Streets crews will detour west bound traffic on East Road onto the existing median 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday.

The detour will be on East Road between Canyon Road and Central Avenue. East bound traffic will not be affected.

In addition to this detour, crews will cone off a section of the shoulder and sidewalk on Central Avenue at the Old Hilltop House Hotel parking lot. This will not affect vehicle traffic, however, it will affect foot traffic.

Be sure to slow down and proceed through work zones with caution.

Letter To The Editor: Let’s Do It Right ... Right Now!

on November 28, 2017 - 10:17am
Los Alamos

Aug. 8, 2017 the Los Alamos County Council voted to just do a small kiddie pool for $5 million instead of using the entire $7,816,000 that was in the projected budget for a multi-generational pool.  

Since then the county staff did the research as requested by the council and has now presented a design for the $5 million, they had to leave out the lazy river and the water slide and it is now just a zero-entry, warm water pool with some water sprays.

The extra $2 million will bring back the lazy river and water slide.

Council Chair Approaches UC On GRT Issue

on November 28, 2017 - 8:54am
Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz has sent a letter to the University of California Board of Regents (UC) urging them to propose a corporate structure that retains gross receipts tax (GRT) taxability when they bid for the upcoming Los Alamos National Laboratory management and operating contract.

UC announced Nov. 16 that it will bid on the $2.2 million contract, which begins Oct. 1, 2018.

The Nov.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Mesa Public Library

on November 25, 2017 - 6:15am
On the job in Los Alamos is Senior Library Technician Bonnie May returns books to their shelves Wednesday afternoon at Mesa Public Library. May has worked at the library for 10 years. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Los Alamos County Council Meets Tuesday

on November 25, 2017 - 6:14am
County News: 
The Los Alamos County Council will host a regular meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28 in the council chambers in the Municipal Building located at 1000 Central Ave. 
The meeting is open to the public. 


A. Approval of Amendment No. 1 to Price Agreement No.

Utilities Department Launches Power Outage Probe

on November 24, 2017 - 10:36am


Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities reports that a widespread power outage occurred at 2:54 a.m. today when one of two feeders to the townsite tripped.

Crews restored power by 6 a.m. to all affected customers by back feeding power from the working feeder.

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of this outage, and once known, crews will implement a permanent fix.

Supreme Court Denies Greg White's Petition

on November 23, 2017 - 10:52am
NM Supreme Court Denies petition by Greg White. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Supreme Court of the State of New Mexico has denied a petition by Los Alamos resident Greg White for a writ of prohibition against the Los Alamos County Council and the Incorporated County of Los Alamos that requested the Court to exercise jurisdiction. The petition, filed Oct. 17, listed Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero as an interested party.

The petition asked the Court to prohibit the Council from “neutering” his sheriff

LAPD Requests Help From Public

on November 22, 2017 - 4:22pm

LAPD News:

Due to the ongoing robbery investigation, The Los Alamos Police Department is requesting help from the public.

Specifically, if you have any video or still image surveillance footage from anywhere in White Rock, LAPD Criminal Investigators would like to receive a copy of the footage as soon as possible.

Identities of individuals who assist Law Enforcement can remain confidential.

Anyone having video or information can contact Det. Joey Robinson at 505.662.8274 or email

Council Approves Ordinance For Utility Funds

on November 22, 2017 - 4:03pm

Department of Public Utilities Manager Tim Galsco speaks during the County Council meeting on Nov. 14. Photo of by Kirsten Laskey/ 


In an effort to avoid heavily increasing utility rates, Los Alamos County Council unanimously approved an ordinance that allows council and the Board of Public Utlitlies to approve transferring revenues or funds of one sub-utility fund to another.  

Council approved the ordinance during its regular meeting Nov. 14. 

According to agenda documents, before approving the ordinance, one utility sub fund could not subsized another.

Police Chief Commends Officers, Schools For Rapid Response Following Bank Robbery In White Rock

on November 22, 2017 - 8:05am

Los Alamos Police Det. Sgt. Daniel Roberts, left, and Deputy Chief Jason Wardlow Herrera at the scene of the bank robbery Tuesday at Los Alamos National Bank on Rover Boulevard in White Rock. Citizens are reminded to stay alert and call 911 if they observe any suspicious activity. Any suspects should be considered armed and dangerous. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LAPD Cmdr. Preston Ballew, center, Det. Joey Robinson, third from left, and Deputy Police Chief Jason Wardlow Herrera, second from right, at the scene of Tuesday's bank robbery at LANB on Rover Boulevard in White Rock.

Regional Coalition Urges GRT Change

on November 22, 2017 - 7:44am

Los Alamos County Councilors Chris Chandler and Pete Sheehey at Tuesday’s meeting on the LANL GRT issue in the State Capitol. Courtesy photo

North Central Regional Transit District Executive Director Anthony J. Mortillaro chats with Los Alamos County Councilor Chris Chandler at Tuesday’s meeting on the LANL GRT issue in the State Capitol. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post
The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities Board is concerned that if a not-for-profit such as the University of California or the University of Texas is selected by to

Los Alamos County Council Approves Land Sale

on November 22, 2017 - 7:42am
Vice President of LAH Investors Peter Kerwick discusses the housing development project with County Council Tuesday, Nov. 14 during its regular meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
​Los Alamos Daily Post 
In passing an ordinance during its regular meeting Nov. 14, the Los Alamos County Council is took another step toward achieving its number one goal: provide more housing.
The approved ordinance authorized the sale of site A-13-2 and A-12 to LAH Investors, LLC.

County Officials Express Thanksgiving Wishes

on November 22, 2017 - 7:40am
Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County offices are closed Thursday and Friday in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Several County officials expressed their Thanksgiving wishes for the community.

The Thanksgiving holiday is a time to reflect on the blessings our lives bring. Among those blessings for me is being a member of this wonderful community in Los Alamos,” County Council Chair David Izraelevitz said. It is a safe, welcoming community, where education and healthy living is valued,

LAFD Offers Safety Tips For Thanksgiving

on November 22, 2017 - 7:36am
LAFD News: 
Los Alamos Fire Department would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. During this holiday season Los Alamos Fire Department wants to keep you and your loved ones safe.
Keep in mind the potential dangers of home cooking fires:
  • Turkey fryers can easily tip over spilling hot oil across a large area. Use your turkey fryer only outdoors on a sturdy, level surface well away from things that can burn. Make sure to have a “3- foot kid- and pet free zone” around your turkey dryer to protect against burn injuries.
  • An overfilled cooking pot will cause oil to spill

County: Updated Long-Range Water Supply Plan

on November 22, 2017 - 7:33am

Amy Ewing of Daniel B. Stephens and Associates, Inc., presents the updated County Long-Range Water Supply Plan Monday, Nov. 13 during a public meeting in Council Chambers. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ 




Los Alamos Daily Post


The good news about Los Alamos County’s water supply is there is a lot of it. However, the County still needs a plan to consider a number of factors such as climate change, potential risks to the water such as hexavalent chromium and future water demand.

Amy Ewing of Daniel B.

County: FBI Has Taken Over Search For Robber

on November 21, 2017 - 3:24pm

Los Alamos Police have turned the search for a man who robbed LANB earlier today to the FBI. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos County just released a statement that the Los Alamos Police Department has turned the search for the suspect who robbed Los Alamos National Bank today in White Rock over to the FBI who is now on scene.

LAPD officers are present at the two schools in White Rock as students are being picked up by parents under the controlled LAPS release

Residents in White Rock should continue to limit moving around White Rock and keep their doors and

Tree Trimming Around Power Lines Underway

on November 21, 2017 - 11:11am

Courtesy photo


Starting this week, Allied Tree Services, under contract with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, will begin trimming trees around power lines.

This work will begin on North Road and Urban Street. In subsequent weeks, crews will move around neighborhoods in the North Community.

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.

County: First Half Of Property Taxes Due Dec. 11

on November 21, 2017 - 8:47am
2017 property tax bills were mailed earlier in November. The first half of property taxes will become delinquent after Monday, Dec. 11.
Payment must either be made in person at the Customer Care Center by 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11 or postmarked by midnight that same day to avoid late payment penalty and interest charges. The Customer Care Center is located in the Municipal Building lobby at 1000 Central Avenue.
They are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Payments should be mailed to P.O. Box 99, Los Alamos, NM 87544.
Payments are also accepted

Council Members Conduct Annual Jail Inspection

on November 21, 2017 - 7:01am

Los Alamos County Councilors, from left, Antonio Maggiore, Rick Reiss and Chris Chandler chat with Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone and Detention Center Administrator Hilario 'Eli' Salinas following their inspection of the Detention Center, which included speaking with a couple of randomly selected inmates. Under New Mexico law, the governing body of a county has to conduct an annual detention center site visit to inspect the overall conditions at the facility. Following the visit, an inspection report has to be presented at regular meeting of the governing body.

Atomic City Spy Tour Wins Best New Experience Award

on November 20, 2017 - 6:17pm

From left, Los Alamos MainStreet Executive Director Suzette Fox, Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation Communications Director Ryn Herrmann and Los Alamos County Marketing Specialist Kelly Stewart hold the ‘Atomic City Spy Tour’ Best New Experience Award. The trio attended the New Mexico Hospitality Association annual Top Hat Awards Nov. 14 in Albuquerque. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos MainStreet News:

The New Mexico Hospitality Association annual Top Hat Awards were presented Tuesday, Nov. 14 at the Hotel Albuquerque and the New Mexico True Atomic City Spy Tour was a big winner.