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Melissa Mackey Is New Library Youth Services Director

on June 12, 2019 - 3:57pm
Los Alamos County Library Youth Services Director Melissa Mackey stands by one of the displays in Mesa Public Library. Mackey officially stepped in the Youth Services Director position June 2. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Melissa Mackey started out as a part-time employee at the Los Alamos County Library; 16 years later she rose through the ranks to become the Youth Services Director.  

Mackey officially began her new position June 2 although she had served as the acting director since January.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: June 7 To June 11, 2019

on June 12, 2019 - 10:12am

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.

Aug. 28 at 7:16 a.m. / A 24-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that someone burglarized her home on 39th Street.The estimated loss is unknown.


June 7 at 4:13 a.m. / Police arrested Brenden Brown, 29, of White Rock in Santa Fe on an outstanding arrest order.




June 7 at 10:13 p.m.

Update: LAPD Main Dispatch Phone Working Again

on June 12, 2019 - 9:29am

Update: The main dispatch phone number 505.662.8222 has remained stable and is back in use.

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone reports that the main dispatch phone number 505.662.8222 is not working at the moment.

Citizens can use 505.662.8220 for non-emergency calls, he said.

The 911 lines have not been affected.

The Los Alamos Daily Post will report just as soon as notified that the main line is back up and working.


Nakhleh: Exceptional Job By Parks & Recreation Dept.

on June 12, 2019 - 7:46am
From left, Aidan, his friend Wyatt and his friend Jon at Senior Appreciation Night 2019. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos
I admit I was a little worried going into LAHS's graduation weekend: Not only did the Parks and Recreation Department have Big Head Todd and the Monsters coming into town for the Summer Concert Series, which was going to bring in a larger-than-average crowd, but the next day was Senior Appreciation Night.
It's a lot for one county department to be dealing with on a single weekend.

Canceled: Board Of Adjustment Meeting June 24

on June 12, 2019 - 7:17am
This is public notice that there are no applicants for the Board of Adjustments meeting scheduled for Monday, June 24.
As such, there will not be a meeting.

This Week At Los Alamos Farmers Market

on June 12, 2019 - 6:49am
Courtesy photo
LAFM News:
What’s at the Farmers Market this week:
Tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, onions, fresh garlic, daikon radishes, arugula, salad mixes, spinach, heads of romaine lettuce, bok choi, chard, kale, salsa, apple cider, composted worm castings, compost apples, asparagus, dried beans, chile, chicos, shell peas, fresh herbs, jams, jellies, vinegars, chicken, turkey, tortillas, pork, eggs, lamb, beef, yak, vegan body products, Lavender body products, goat milk soaps, sharpening service, kettle corn, Mr.

DPU; Customer Care Center Closes At Lunch June 18

on June 12, 2019 - 6:36am
Officials with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities advise that its office, including the Customer Care Center, will be closed during the lunch hour Tuesday, June 18.
DPU is holding a summer appreciation luncheon for its employees.
The office at 1000 Central Ave. Suite 130 will close at 11:30 a.m. and reopen at 1 p.m.

Los Alamos Creative District: Downtown Crawl Friday

on June 11, 2019 - 9:20am




The Los Alamos Creative District is once again teaming up with local organizations to host a Downtown Creative Crawl Friday, June 14.


Schedule for Downtown Creative Crawl:


3-4 p.m. Los Alamos Nature Center/PEEC

Come pet a snake or ask questions about the animal exhibits with a member of the critter team. Critters are fed and available to be held.


4-7 p.m. Pride Festival

Pride Festival, presented by Friends of Los Alamos Pride, is a family-friendly festival celebrating the LGBTQ+ community.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: May 30 To June 3, 2019

on June 10, 2019 - 2:57pm

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.


May 30 at 9:23 a.m. / Police arrested Elias Jon Lovato, 48, of Espanola at 2500 Trinity Dr. on an outstanding District Court warrant.




June 1 at noon / Police arrested Kyle Vincent Zocco, 21, of Rochester, NY on Barranca Road and charged him with possession of drug paraphernalia, distribution of a controlled substance and possession of

‘World’s Greatest Trumpeter’ Shamarr Allen Performs Los Alamos Summer Concert At Pond Pavilion Friday

on June 10, 2019 - 11:13am

Shamarr Allen

Summer Concert News:

The greatest Summer Concert Series in the state rolls on as Sancre Productions welcomes Shamarr Allen & The Underdawgs Friday night to the Ashley Pond Park Pavilion.

Shamarr Allen is the definition of New Orleans. Hailing from the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Allen has influences in jazz, hip-hop, rock, funk rhythms, blues and country. In addition to performing with his band, Allen has collaborated with many renowned artists around the world such as Willie Nelson, Patti LaBelle, Galactic, Harry Connick Jr, and Lenny Kravitz, to name a few.


Project Heart Start: Crash Course In Saving A Life ... Three Sessions At Fuller Lodge Saturday June 15

on June 10, 2019 - 10:38am

Scene of a Project Heart Start training session. Courtesy/New Mexico Heart Institute Foundation

LAFD News:

For the 6th year in a row, the Los Alamos Fire Department (LAFD) is offering a free Project Heart Start course.

The community is invited to attend one of three sessions starting at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15 at Fuller Lodge and learn to save a life in 30 minutes.

Because 70-80 percent of cardiac arrests occur in the home, it is important to learn CPR. Children as young as elementary school age have provided CPR that saved a family member.

LAPD also teaches a

County Planning Zoning Commission Meets June 12

on June 10, 2019 - 8:37am

Trinity Drive Roundabout Detours Begin Wednesday!

on June 9, 2019 - 7:59pm


Beginning Wednesday, June 12,  N.M. 502 (Trinity Drive) east-bound traffic will be detoured to 4th Street and Central Avenue.

After a full stop, motorists will be able to turn right (east) and travel through the construction zone to continue east-bound out of Los Alamos on N.M. 502.

Please slow down, use caution and expect delays in this area, especially during peak evening commute times.

West-bound N.M.

Liver Down The River Wows Summer Concert Crowd

on June 9, 2019 - 9:01am

The Durango, Colo., based quintet Liver Down the River performs for a large crowd Friday night during the Secret City Summer Concert Series. According to the band's website, its 'music is a blend of original and improvisational compositions that take the listener on a journey. Each member brings their own inspirations and elements to the sound. From the high peaks of bluegrass, the deepest pockets of funk, and the outer reaches of space, a unique genre of music is created'. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

A large crowd gathers for the music of Liver Down the River Friday night at

Los Alamos County Clerk Announces Bid For Reelection

on June 7, 2019 - 5:49pm
Los Alamos County Clerk

I am honored to announce my bid for re-election for the office of Los Alamos County Clerk as a Democrat in the 2020 election.

During my time in the office, I have been dedicated to making elections more accessible for eligible voters and supporting legislation that removes barriers to democracy. I have changed my voter registration to the Democratic Party because I feel their values most align with the work I have done.

Voting is a constitutional right, and I pledge to continue to pave a clear way for citizens to carry out that right.

Concrete Work On Broadview And Estates June 12-30

on June 7, 2019 - 5:18pm


Crews will be placing new sidewalk on the east side of Broadview Drive.

The anticipated duration of construction is June 12 through June 30.

The new sidewalk will be from Estates Drive to San Ildefonso Road. New curb ramps also will be placed on the north and south sides of Estates Drive at the intersection with Broadview Drive.

Residents are urged to use caution around the crews and equipment.

Call 505.662.8113 or email with questions or concerns regarding this project.



Cone Zone: Week Of June 10

on June 7, 2019 - 5:11pm


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

Public Works/Traffic Division projects

Road Striping - Los Alamos & White Rock:

Traffic and Streets Division crews continue striping local roadways to replace faded markings for traffic safety. Crews are working east on Trinity and east on Canyon/Central to East Road at the edge of Los Alamos. Once they have completed striping in Los Alamos, they will move to White Rock. Work will continue until main roadways are finished; all work is expected to wrap up mid-July.

Local Emergency Planning Committee Hosts SKYWARN Spotter Training For Community June 29

on June 7, 2019 - 7:47am

The Local Emergency Planning Committee is hosting a SKYWARN Spotter Training presented by the National Weather Service, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29 in Fire Station 3, 129 N.M. 4 in White Rock. This class is open to the public. Courtesy/LEPC

Los Alamos Summer Concert Series: Liver Down The River Kicks Off ChamberFest At Ashley Pond Friday

on June 6, 2019 - 10:32am

Summer Concert Series News:

After a record breaking concert attendance last Friday at Ashley Pond Park, Sancre Productions welcomes Liver Down the River to the concert stage this Friday, June 7 in celebration of ChamberFest.

The concert is sponsored by the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce. From the high mountain river-valley of Durango, Colo. comes a five-piece band of musicians called Liver Down The River. The group has their roots in countless river floats, campfires, late night picking and Colorado living. Since its creation in 2012, the band has strived to have nothing but a good time.

Former Hilltop House Hotel Up For Sale

on June 6, 2019 - 10:20am
The former Hilltop House Hotel at 400 Trinity Dr. went on the market the first week of May. It is owned by Atomic City Investments. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

After four years of ownership, Atomic City Investments decided to abandon its goal of re-opening the former Hilltop House Hotel and has put the property up for sale at 400 Trinity Dr.

Atomic City Investments Operations Director Kuzi Mutsiwegota told the Los Alamos Daily Post that the property was placed on the market in the first week of May.

Jim Billen Trail Naming Ceremony Set For June 28

on June 6, 2019 - 9:36am

This map shows the segment of trail being named after Jim Billen starting behind the Jewish Center on Canyon Road and extending to Graduation Point. Courtesy/LAC


Members of the public are invited to the naming ceremony for the Jim Billen Trail at noon Friday, June 28.

A brief ceremony will be held at East Park with Billen’s wife, Mary, and their family sharing remarks about him and his work on the trail, followed by a group hike to the nearby point on the Pueblo Canyon Rim Trail where the newly named Jim Billen Trail begins.

A new sign designating the trail will be installed

Councilors Host Booth At Farmers Market June 13

on June 5, 2019 - 4:35pm


Two Los Alamos County Councilors will host a booth at the local Farmers Market 9-11 a.m. Thursday, June 13.

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

Scenes From Library Summer Reading Kick Off

on June 5, 2019 - 3:25pm

Los Alamos County Library kicks off its summer reading program, 'Universe of Stories' with a performance by Clan Tynker Monday evening at Ashley Pond Park. Beside the vaudeville style performance by Clan Tynker, the Community Services Department (CSD) – Library, Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails, banded together to present all of the County offerings for summer fun recreation programs. Pajarito Environmental Education Center, Fuller Lodge Art Center and the YMCA also participated in the program. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Scene from the Los Alamos County Library's summer

Council Waives Attorney-Client Privilege In IPRA Request For Emails From Former Sheriff, Councilors...

on June 5, 2019 - 3:13pm

County Attorney Alvin Leaphart. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Staff Report

During a special Los Alamos County Council meeting Monday afternoon, County Attorney Alvin Leaphart discusses with County Council potentially waiving attorney-client privilege in order to fulfill an IPRA request for emails between several councilors, County staff and former Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero.

Council approved 7-0 to waive attorney-client privilege and release the emails.

The eight emails were sent in the summer of 2017 and included correspondence between various parties including

Los Alamos ScienceFest Features ‘Eureka!’ Discoveries, STEM Learning, Free Chevel Shepherd Concert

on June 5, 2019 - 6:34am
The highly anticipated, award-winning, iconic Los Alamos ScienceFest returns this July with new events, including a free concert with the winner of The Voice and New Mexico native Chevel Shepherd Friday, July 12.
With six days of discoveries, learning and scientific fun in Los Alamos—the home of groundbreaking science and the place where discoveries are made—this year’s event is themed “Eureka!” and runs July 9-14, with Discovery Day taking place Saturday, July 13.
Paying homage to Archimedes and his “Eureka!” moment, which occurred in a bathtub, as well as