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Los Alamos Teen Center Officially Opens

on October 6, 2015 - 10:56am
Those involved with the creation of the new Los Alamos Teen Center pose moments before County Council Chair Kristin Henderson cuts the ribbon Friday at the Grand Opening. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
County Council Chair Kristin Henderson delivers a few remarks as JJAB Chair Alan Kirk, YMCA Executive Director Linda Daly, left, and Teen Center Director Sylvan Argos wait their turn to speak. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Teens wait to enter their new Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos High School Humanities Teacher Michelle Holland

Smart House Opens To Public Saturday

on October 6, 2015 - 9:54am

The Los Alamos Smart House. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities staff will open the Smart House to the public Saturday, Oct. 10 at 1925-D Trinity Dr. behind the CenturyLink building.

Citizens are welcome to drop in between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

This will be the last opportunity for citizens to view the Smart House and learn its role in the demonstration smart grid project, according to Department officials.

White Rock Power Is Restored

on October 5, 2015 - 2:39pm
UPDATE - The DPU has announced that power has been restored to White Rock, with the exception of the Fire Station, Metzgers, and the Hampton Inn.
Power is expected to be restored at 4:30 p.m. to these three facilities.
The cause of the outage was determined to be a switch near White Rock Fire Station #3 on N.M. 4.
The DPU earlier announced that power went out at 1:20 p.m., and effected some 800 customers east of Rover blvd., which expanded to the entire community.

Power Outage Underway In White Rock

on October 5, 2015 - 1:47pm
The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities has reported that power to some 800 customers went out at 1:20 p.m. in White Rock.
The effected area is east of Rover blvd. Crews are on their way to determine the cause of the outage.
Check back for updates. 

Lecture On Past, Present And Potential Future Of America’s Red Rock Wilderness Oct. 6

on October 5, 2015 - 9:43am

Cedar Mesa Ruins 2. Photo by James Kay

PEEC News:

Some of the most stunning landscapes in the US are found in the red rock canyon country of southern Utah, yet, most of this magnificent region lies unprotected.

Terri Martin from the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, will show stunning images of Utah’s red rocks Tuesday, Oct. 6, as she tells the story of a citizens’ campaign to protect this area, an important resource for outdoor recreation and history. This lecture is 7 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road.

Wildland Division Chief Ramon Garcia Leads Hike In Prescribed Burn Site Behind Nature Center Oct. 6

on October 4, 2015 - 9:13pm

Smoke plume from the prescribed burn Sept. 28, one hour after initial ignition. Courtesy/PEEC

Smoke rising up from the forest a few hours after the prescribe burn started. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Was the recent prescribed burn successful? What does it look like now? Wildland Division Chief Ramon Garcia will answer these questions and more Tuesday, Oct. 6 during a guided hike into the burned area.

The hike will leave at 5:30 p.m. from the Los Alamos Nature Center to explore areas touched by the recent fire and compare them with parts of the forest left unburned.

Cone Zone: Week Of Oct. 5

on October 4, 2015 - 9:52am


Los Alamos County has announced the road projects underway in the coming week.

For more information about the projects listed below, e-mail, call 505.662.8150 or visit the “Projects” link at Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones.

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

Public Works Projects:

Western Area Improvements Phase 3:

Remaining work including sidewalks and small drainage improvements, landscaping, cleanup and punch