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Letter To The Editor: Nuisance Ordinance - It’s Not The Messaging ... It’s The Program

on September 15, 2017 - 7:17pm
Los Alamos

David Izraelevitz works hard for Los Alamos and to support our citizens but on the topic of the nuisance ordinance his opinions are misguided and his advocated solutions inappropriate (link).

There are undoubtedly problems that need to be addressed, but the requirement to solve those larger problems has created an ordinance that is causing unnecessary and useless annoyances to reasonable citizens. Overzealous enforcement is at tax payers expense and adds little value to the community

It's hard to disagree with Izraelevitz’s statement “A community thrives when

Canadian Paralympic Swim Team Conducts High Altitude Training At Aquatic Center

on September 15, 2017 - 6:16pm

The Canadian Paralympic Swim Team arrived at the Larry Walkup Aquatic Center Friday in Los Alamos as part of their high altitude training trip. They have been concentrating most of their practice time at the Chavez Center in Santa Fe, but scheduled several days of swimming in Los Alamos. Besides Friday, they will return to the Aquatic Center three more times next week for training before heading back to Canada to begin their competition season.​ Courtesy photo

DPU To Take Part In Door-To-Door Survey In North And Barranca Mesas Monday-Wednesday

on September 15, 2017 - 4:56pm




A door-to-door survey will be conducted 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18 through Wednesday, Sept. 20 in the neighborhoods of North and Barranca Mesas.


Researchers with the University of New Mexico and Fraunhofer, USA will knock on doors and ask a few questions about what efforts citizens would undertake to keep the lights on in their community during an emergency.

The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities is participating in this research funded through a Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure System and Processes (CRISP) grant issued to the

ARRRGH! Talk Like A Pirate Celebrations Start Today

on September 15, 2017 - 11:59am


Arrrgh!  It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day and Los Alamos County is celebrating! The Los Alamos County Community Services Department is thrilled to be helping ye landlubbers learn pirate talk and have pirate adventures.

The fun starts today and will continue next week.  Los Alamos Community Services Department and partners will celebrate a pirate’s life with events for all ages at numerous community locations. Special floats, a movie, a bouncy house at the Aquatic Center, a treasure hunt at the Nature Center, pirate movies at Betty Earhart, pirate dress-up at Family

Best-Selling Author J.A. Jance In Los Alamos Tuesday

on September 15, 2017 - 8:38am
J. A. Jance
Best-selling author J. A. Jance will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Fuller Lodge as part of the Los Alamos County Library System’s Authors Speak Series.
Her latest book, “Proof of Life,” was just released Sept. 5. This will be Jance’s only New Mexico appearance on her fall book tour. J. A. Jance’s books will be for sale at the talk, thanks to Collected Works Bookstore.
Seating will be limited to the first 125 people for this talk, so Jance fans are advised to come early.
Jance’s writing career spans three decades and includes more than 50

Letter To The Editor: Kroger Eyesore In Heart Of Town

on September 15, 2017 - 6:53am
Los Alamos
I find it rather humorous that several present County Councilors are grumbling about the half-empty, dilapidated Mari Mac Plaza (, whose crown jewel of festering dilapitude is the abandoned former Smith's grocery building.

LAFD Starts Annual Hydrant Testing Monday

on September 14, 2017 - 3:05pm

LAFD News:

The Los Alamos Fire Department (LAFD) will be testing fire hydrants throughout Los Alamos County beginning Monday through mid-November.

The purpose of hydrant testing is to ensure that they will provide an adequate water supply for fire suppression and to flush out sediments that have accumulated in the water distribution system over the past year. These tests are part of the regular hydrant maintenance program and are done in conjunction with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU).

You will see LAFD firefighters and vehicles throughout the community flowing water