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Recreation Projects & Bond Election Update: Where We’ve Been & Where We’re Going

on December 8, 2016 - 10:29am
By Susan O’Leary
Vice Chair, County Council

At its Dec. 20 meeting, the Los Alamos County Council will vote on a list of recreation projects to include in a prospective bond election that is targeted for May, 2017.

The projects involve a combination of improvements to existing facilities and new facilities.

Property Tax Reminder: First Half Due Monday, Dec. 12

on December 8, 2016 - 10:05am


Payment for the first half of Los Alamos County property tax bills for 2016 will become delinquent after Monday, Dec. 12.

Payment must either be made in person at the 311 Customer Care Center by 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12, or postmarked by midnight that same day to avoid late payment penalty and interest charges. 

The 311 Customer Care Center is located in the Municipal Building lobby at 1000 Central Ave. They are open 8 .m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Payments should be mailed to P.O.

Scenes From Business After Hours At LANB

on December 7, 2016 - 7:06pm

Los Alamos National Bank's Los Alamos Market President Liddie Martinez welcomes the crowd at this evening's  Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at Los Alamos National Bank and hosted by LANB and the Los Alamos Community Foundation. many who attended the event wore a holiday sweater to be entered into a special drawing - the uglier/tackier the better sweater! They also brought coats, hats and gloves to donate to LANB's holiday collection drive.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 30 – Dec. 6, 2016

on December 7, 2016 - 5:41pm

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.


Nov. 30 at 11 a.m. / Police arrested Benjamin Vigil, 41, of Espanola on 15th Street on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.

Nov. 30 at 11:10 a.m. / Police arrested Juan Maldonado-Ranjel, 21, of Espanola at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant. The police booking photo is not available.



Nov. 30 at 11:31 a.m.

County: Winter Sidewalk Guidelines

on December 7, 2016 - 1:40pm
County reminds residents that it is important to keep sidewalks clear of snow and ice. Courtesy photo
During the winter months, the County would like to remind residents that it is important to keep sidewalks clear of snow and ice so that they remain pass­able for postal workers, children walking to school and others who need to use them.
When possible, and depend­ing upon available resources, County crews will conduct sidewalk-clearing operations by removing snow first from the adopted “safe routes to school” and then move to other selected sidewalks.

Los Alamos County Council Unanimously Approves Resolution Adopting 2016 Comprehensive Plan

on December 6, 2016 - 7:39pm

Los Alamos County Councilor James Chrobocinski, at right, asks clarifying questions of P&Z Chair Phil Gursky prior to moving to approve the 2016 Comprehensive Plan this evening, which Council approved 7-0. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

P&Z Chair Phil Gursky answers questions from councilors about the Comprehensive Plan at this evening's County Council meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Three citizens spoke during public comment this evening about the open space area south of the Los Alamos County Airport being designated mix use in the Comp Plan at a previous council

Letter To The Editor: Addressing Misunderstandings Related To Open Space, Mixed Use and Industrial Use

on December 6, 2016 - 3:27pm
Los Alamos County Councilor
Owner/Broker Zia Realty Group

I would like to address some misunderstandings regarding a couple of lots addressed in the new Comprehensive Plan that have been a topic of conversation lately. 

The lots in question are two of three lots directly across from the Los Alamos County Airport. All three lots are currently zoned as “INDUSTRIAL USE”. The County Council chose to designate the two lots along the road as “Mixed Use” with the third lot along the canyon that includes the Canyon Rim Trail being designated as “Open Space”.

Apparently, in the last