Skip directly to content

County Government

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Feb. 3 To Feb. 9, 2016

on February 10, 2016 - 3:22pm

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.

Feb. 3 at 5:31 a.m. / Police arrested Anthony Brophy, 57, of Los Alamos at 2140 33rd St., charged him with aggravated battery and issued him a summons to appear in court. Police booking photo is not available.

Feb. 4 at 10:54 a.m. / Police arrested Qing Miao, 52, of Los Alamos at 751 Trinity Dr., charged her with shoplifting and issued her a summons to appear in court.

Letter To The Editor: Los Alamos County Is Unique - Not Comparable To Taos Or Roswell

on February 10, 2016 - 12:31pm
By Concerned County Employee (not in management),
and long-term Los Alamos County Citizen

As a county employee, I am unwilling to identify myself on this topic, however, I feel compelled to write this letter, because I feel John Arrowsmith’s Feb. 1 letter made some points that require context.

First, I have not checked, nor do I dispute any facts, which Arrowsmith cited in his letter, namely that the cost for Los Alamos County’s administrative services in 2015 was $10.9 million, while Taos was $2.2 million and Carlsbad was $6.2 million.

Update To County's Presidents' Day Closures

on February 10, 2016 - 11:10am


The Los Alamos County Administration Offices are closed Monday, Feb. 15 for the Presidents’ Day holiday.

The following County Facilities may have modified hours and services:


• Eco Station will be CLOSED.

NO RECYCLING or TRASH PICK-UP Feb. 15 in observance of the Presidents' Day holiday.

• Alternate Pick-up Day if affected: Wednesday Feb. 17.

Recreation Facilities

• Ice Rink - OPEN noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 15.

• Golf Course is CLOSED for the winter season - visit the Golf page for more information:

• Larry R.


County Council Confirms Andrus Appointment

on February 10, 2016 - 7:43am

Los Alamos County Councilors confirm the appointment of Paul Andrus, seated at center, as director of the Los Alamos County Community Development Department. He has served in an interim capacity in that position since Oct. 9. County Manager Harry Burgess announced the appointment Jan. 14, pending Council approval, which took place Jan. 26. County officials in the photo from left, Fire Chief Troy Hughes, HR Manager Denise Cassel, Budget and Performance Manager Karen Kendall, Deputy County Manager Brian Bosshardt and Deputy Manager/CFO Steve Lynne. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Citizens Speak Out On Quality Of Life Issues

on February 9, 2016 - 8:11pm

From left, Los Alamos County Councilors Pete Sheehey and James Chrobocinski, Acting Council Chair Susan O'Leary and Councilor Daivid Izraelevitz at this evening's Quality of Life public listening session underway in Council Chambers. Acting County Manager Steven Lynne, at left, hosts the meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Citizens and County staff settle in for this evening's Quality of Life public listening session with the Los Alamos County Council underway in Council Chambers. This is the third of seven such public meetings to gather community input on possible CIP projects.

SCAM ALERT: Sheriff Issues Warning

on February 9, 2016 - 4:15pm


Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco V. Lucero is issuing this warning to the citizens of Los Alamos County that a phone scam is underway in the local area.

Persons claiming to be either the Los Alamos County Sheriff or LASO deputies are attempting to coerce citizens into purchasing Recharge cards and asking them to meet in obscure locations to transfer those cards.

Anyone receiving such a call is advised not respond but rather contact the Los Alamos County Dispatch at 505.662.8222 immediately.

Letter To The Editor: County Council Works For Its Citizens

on February 9, 2016 - 10:12am
Former County Councilor

My friend and colleague former councilor (Robert) Gibson is at it again. He is correct that local revenue comes from gross receipts taxes mainly from the LANL contract. Where he gets it wrong is that Los Alamos County was never able to afford quality of life services to our citizens except for those occasions when contracts or the LANS actually supported the community.

DOE and LANL provided less and less support to Los Alamos County over the years and as a result our local infrastructure (built during wartime with low bid materials and labor) was