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P&Z Comprehensive Plan Meeting Canceled For July 30

on July 29, 2016 - 12:45pm


The Los Alamos County Planning and Zoning Commission meeting scheduled for Saturday, July 30 to discuss the Comprehensive Plan has been canceled due to a notification error.

A meeting to discuss the plan on Aug. 6 will proceed as scheduled. A second or possibly third meeting will be rescheduled in the future to discuss the draft land use maps and draft format of the Comprehensive Plan document.

The department thanks the community and apologizes for any inconvenience caused by the cancellation of the July 30 meeting.

Cone Zone: Week Of Aug. 1

on July 29, 2016 - 11:10am


The County has issued the lastest uppdate on road construction underway around the community. Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones. Note: Children are attracted by activity and heavy equipment. For safety reasons, please keep children away from construction areas, since they cannot always be seen by workers concentrating on their jobs. 

The below information is based on a schedule provided by the contractors and may change due to weather or other delays.

Public Works Projects:

Canyon Rim Trail

  • Construction on the west leg of Canyon Rim Trail

Summer Concert Features Blues At Rover Park Tonight

on July 29, 2016 - 8:53am
The Peterson Brothers play the blues at 7 p.m. today at Rover Park in White Rock. Photo by Robert Clark/Stagelight Productions


Today's free Summer Concert features “The Peterson Brothers” at 7 p.m. at Rover Park in White Rock.

The Peterson Brothers were born and raised deep in the “Lost Pines” of Bastrop, Texas. Alex, 16, on bass and violin and vocals; and Glenn Jr., 18 on guitar and lead vocals are two brothers, one sound. Their music combines the classic blues sounds of legends with their own unique blend of soul-infused inspiration.

In just a few short years they

Navigating Central Avenue Improvements Phase 2

on July 28, 2016 - 4:50pm

Public Works Project Manager Ernesto Gallegos, left, and County Engineer Eric Martinez during a meeting Tuesday with the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

DPU Project Manager Clay Moseley, left, with Public Works Project Manager Ernesto Gallegos Wednesday afternoon at the project site at 15th Street and Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post

A critical point in the Central Avenue Improvements Project Phase 2 lies underground.

Safety Personnel Learn Mountain Bike Skills

on July 28, 2016 - 4:40pm
Los Alamos Police Sgt. Chris Ross is teaching an International Police Mountain Bike Association course this week to public safety personnel. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Chapman: On Survivorship Of New Businesses In Los Alamos, With Notes On Signage And Inspections

on July 28, 2016 - 8:56am
By RALPH E. CHAPMAN, Bon Vivant Paleontologist
Los Alamos
©2016 Ralph E. Chapman

This is the second of an anticipated group of columns applying quantitative methods to the problems of economics and life here in Los Alamos County. I figured that, perhaps, at least here in brain-land we might do some County self-examination using analytical methods that can give us insight into the source of our problems and, perhaps, suggest solutions.

The first column with a nice comment later by George Chandler discussed the complexities and consequences of changing zoning philosophies related to our

BPU To Hear Proposed Natural Gas Rate Decrease

on July 28, 2016 - 8:34am



The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) will bring to the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) a draft ordinance to decrease natural gas rates, as well as remove language related to the "sunset clause" associated with the pass-through rate. Open to the public, the hearing on the proposed rate is scheduled for:

The meeting is 5:30 p.m., Aug. 17 in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building.

If approved, the draft ordinance will be introduced to the Los Alamos County Council on August 30 to be scheduled for a public hearing on Sept.