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Learn About Los Alamos Smart Grid Project At Sierra Club Meeting Dec. 2

on November 26, 2015 - 10:42am


The public is invited to attend the December meeting of the Sierra Club of Los Alamos at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2 in Room 230 of the UNM-Los Alamos Student Center (Bldg. 2). The speaker is Tim Glasco of the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities.

Glasco will discuss the U.S.-Japan Demonstration Smart Grid Project that was undertaken in Los Alamos. Project partners included Japan's New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities.

Through the construction of a

Branding Los Alamos Presentation Available Nov. 25

on November 24, 2015 - 6:15pm


Atlas Advertising’s power point presentation of Los Alamos brand strapline and logo concept options will be available to the public on the Los Alamos County website’s Council Agenda page by close of business Wednesday, Nov. 25.

Atlas and the members of the Branding Review Committee will give a formal presentation to the Los Alamos County Council and the public  Tuesday, Dec. 1. 

Council agendas, including background information and presentations, are typically published 72 hours before the council meeting to allow council members and the public the opportunity to review the

County Announces Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

on November 24, 2015 - 9:42am

The Los Alamos County Administrative Offices will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.  

The following County Facilities also will have modified hours and services:


  • The Eco Station will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
  • There will be no recycling or trash pick up Thursday or Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Alternate pick-up day if affected is Wednesday, Nov. 25.

Ice Rink

  • The Ice Rink is open noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

Golf Course

  • The Golf Course is open (Winter Hours) - visit the

Los Alamos Fire Department Honors Firefighters At Promotion; Retirement Ceremonies

on November 23, 2015 - 10:38pm
Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes welcomes and thanks the public for their attendence at Friday's promotional and retirement ceremonies at the White Rock Fire Station. Photo by Chris Clark/
From left, Bert Quintana, Jeff Saiz, Fire Chief Troy Hughes and Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider. Quintana was promoted to Driver Engineer and Saiz to Fire Captain during Friday's special ceremony. Photo by Chris Clark/
Cheif Justin Grider introduces Quintana and Saiz and talks a little bit about their history. Photo by Chris Clark/
Marissa Saiz pins

Eco Conscious Creations Exhibited At 2015 Recycle Fashion Show

on November 23, 2015 - 10:46am

From left, 1st place winner in Child Category, Tortilla Chips by Mary Lou; 1st place winner in Youth/Teen Category, Queen of the Cards by Kalen Melton and 1st place winner in Adult Category Lace Up Green Chile Burlap Dress by Brenda Fleming and Modeled by Heidi Sheppard. Courtesy/LAC

Recycle Fashion Show Contestants. Courtesy/LAC


In Celebration of America Recycles Day, Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division staff hosted a Recycle Fashion Show Nov. 14 at Fuller Lodge.

The Recycle Fashion Show is an artistic expression of eco-conscious creations and is a fun event

BPU OKs Plan To Address Future Energy Report

on November 23, 2015 - 9:36am


The Board of Public Utilities (BPU) approved at its Nov. 18 board meeting a plan to address recommendations contained in the July 7, 2015 Future Electrical Energy Resources Report (FEER Report) .

In July, the Board voted to accept receipt of the report prepared by the Future Energy Resources Committee (FER Committee), a citizen ad-hoc committee charged with providing the BPU and the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) recommendations to realize a long-term goal to be carbon neutral by 2040. Discussion and acceptance of the report’s contents were reserved for a


Beyer: Bats, Skunks Carry Rabies

on November 22, 2015 - 8:46am
Ofc. Tom Beyer of Los Alamos County Animal Control spoke to Kiwanis recently. Photo by Don Casperson
Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

Ofc. Tom Beyer of Los Alamos County Animal Control spoke to Kiwanis recently, explaining rabies, a potentially infectious disease that can be transmitted to human beings through the bite of a sick animal.

Even after years of research, rabies is almost 100 percent fatal in human beings once the virus gets to the brain. The location of the transmitting bite is important.