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‘Reflections from the Rotunda Invitational Exhibit of Book Art’ At Mesa Public Library Art Gallery During July

on June 30, 2015 - 4:23pm

Sneak Preview: The Upstairs Art Gallery at Mesa Public Library will be filled with artists’ books and all of their fascinating variations, throughout July.  Reception with the artists is 4-6 p.m. Friday, July 3. Photo by Katy Korkos



The Mesa Public Library Art Gallery in Los Alamos presents “Reflections from the Rotunda Invitational Exhibit of Book Art” Wednesday, July 1 through Friday, July 31.

All of the artists are members of the Santa Fe Book Arts Group (BAG). They use a wide range of materials and techniques to create the books, including a variety of bindings

Los Alamos ScienceFest 2015 Centers Events Around Manhattan Project Theme July 15-19

on June 30, 2015 - 3:19pm

Courtesy photo



Visitors will have a chance to unlock the mysteries behind the former secret city of Los Alamos July 15-19 during the eighth annual Los Alamos ScienceFest.

Los Alamos ScienceFest, the town’s signature annual event, is themed “the Secret City Unlocked” in recognition of the recent designation of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park and popularity of the WGN hit TV series “Manhattan."

Most events during ScienceFest will be centered around the town’s once enigmatic history of the Manhattan Project and includes five days of family friendly events

Los Alamos Library System Announces Bookmyne

on June 29, 2015 - 3:48pm


Welcome to the fourth in a series of announcements outlining tips and tricks for using the new Library catalog through the Los Alamos County Library System.

Did you know that you can now use an app to access the Library catalog? Download the Bookmyne app from your app store and search for titles at either Mesa Public Library or the White Rock Branch Library. You also can log in to your account and place holds! Available for Android and iOS devices only.

Want full access to the Library catalog and your account? Bookmark the Catalog Only link.

Los Alamos Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider Awarded Firefighter Commendation From American Legion

on June 29, 2015 - 12:22pm
On behalf of the American Legion, Department of New Mexico, Cmdr. Paul Espinoza honored Los Alamos Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider with a Certificate of Commendation Satuurday at the local Legion for his 18 years of service to the community and leadership. The award signifies honor and service, and is given to a firefighter who exemplifies these characteristics in a special way. Photo by Leland Lehman/
LAFD Deputy Chief Justin Grider with his Certificate of Commendation awarded to him by American Legion Cmdr. Paul Espinosa. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Los Alamos Kinder Safety Town: 'Excellent Example Of Community Resources Partnering For Students'

on June 29, 2015 - 8:57am

Mountain Elementary School Principal Jennifer Guy enjoys the Kinder Safety Town Graduation Ceremony with Instructional Assistants Susie Bustos, Sara Cooper, and Alyssa Van Anne. Courtesy/LAPS


Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone and Sgt. Jordan Redmond worked in conjunction with Los Alamos County and Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) to organize the first Los Alamos Kinder Safety Town program.

Police Chief Dino Sgambellone initiated the program based upon his attendance at a similar program when he was a five-year old student. Courtesy/LAPS

Students in the two-week

Los Alamos County Council And Board Of Public Utilities Meet In Closed Joint Session Wednesday, July 1

on June 28, 2015 - 7:37am


The Los Alamos County Council is scheduled to meet in a joint session with the Board of Public Utilities at 5 p.m., Wednesday, July 1 in room 110 in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

The meeting is closed to the public and the media.


Pet Of The Week: Brindy The Dog

on June 28, 2015 - 7:36am

Brindy the dog is looking for a new family. Courtesy/LAC


Brindy is a beautiful brindle pit cross female who is three years old.

This fine lady is spayed, housebroken, leash trained, crate trained and knows a lot of obedience requests. She is affectionate and smart. She can be protective of her family and home, so should probably be contained when visitors arrive.

Brindy needs to be the only pet in a home without small children. This crafty girl has exhibited skills in climbing a chain link fence, so she probably shouldn’t be left alone outside for long periods of time.


County Shelves Fuller Lodge External Elevator Idea

on June 27, 2015 - 10:54am

This external elevator concept was not well received by the public so County staff has asked the architect to shelve it for the time being and focus on two possible interior options. Courtesy/LAC


At the June 10 Fuller Lodge/Historic Districts Advisory Board meeting, County staff and Mullen-Heller, provided a design update on the Fuller Lodge Phase 2 as well as the Historic Museum Projects.

The architect presented an overview of the design progress that included an exterior elevator proposed to be attached to the north side of the West Wing of Fuller Lodge.

County Summer Concert Cannot Be Stopped

on June 27, 2015 - 10:22am
Despite Friday's sudden downpour, Whitewater Ramble performs at the weekly Los Alamos County Summer Concert at Ashley Pond. Photo by Rowan T. Lumb/
As sponsor of Friday night's Summer Concert, Kathleen Ramsey of the Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation speaks to concert goers about her organization. Concert promoter Russ Gordon, center, checks out an owl. Photo by Rowan T. Lumb/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Rain, Storm, Tsunami, Hellfire, Gordon’s Summer Concert cannot be stopped.

Los Alamos Gets $78,643 In PILT Funding

on June 26, 2015 - 4:07pm

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall


  • NM Counties to Receive $34.5 Million in PILT Funding for Schools, Roads, Local Police

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that counties across New Mexico will be receiving more than $34.5 million through the 2015 Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program.

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

Los Alamos County will receive $78,643.

PILT provides federal payments to local governments to help offset losses in property taxes because of nontaxable federal land within their boundaries, such as Bureau of Land Management land,

Burgess Assures School Board Of County Support

on June 26, 2015 - 2:11pm
Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess discusses County's continued support for schools. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess assured the Los Alamos Public Schools Board of Education Thursday evening of the County's continuing support in spite of three years of budget reductions.

"Council has continued to set aside $500,000 for the schools every other year," he said during the meeting in the LAPS Administration Building. "Council remains committed to supporting the schools as much as possible."


Morning Tour Through New Los Alamos Teen Center

on June 26, 2015 - 11:56am
Group gathers for this morning's tour of new Los Alamos Teen Center. Photo by Chris Clark/
County Poject Manager Wayne Kohlrust, left, leads a walk-through this morning for YMCA and Teen Center staff and Juvenile Justice Advisory Board members of the new Los Alamos Teen Center at 20th and Central Avenue. Photo by Chris Clark/
Construction underway inside new Los Alamos Teen Center. Photo by Chris Clark/
Staff Report
Project Manager Wayne Kohlrust of the County's Community and Economic Development Department, Capital Projects Divison,

Cone Zone: Week Of June 29

on June 26, 2015 - 11:07am


Road Construction Update: June 29:

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

Western Area Improvements Phase 3:

Weather permitting, crews will begin paving 42nd Street (north) on Monday, June 29. Access will be restricted 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Today is Creative District's Fourth Friday

on June 26, 2015 - 9:51am


Designed to get people downtown before the Summer Concert Series begins at 7 p.m., Fourth Fridays is a monthly event that offers special programming at Mesa Public Library, Bradbury Science Museum, Los Alamos Historical Society and Fuller Lodge Art Center and the Los Alamos Nature Center. 

Fourth Fridays happens on the fourth Friday of each month and also promotes special offerings from participating local businesses. This month Fourth Friday special events and promotions include: 

The Spy Academy at the Los Alamos Historical Museum and the Fuller Lodge Art Center!


Los Alamos Marketing Efforts On Target

on June 26, 2015 - 9:39am

Rebecca Latham


Following a recent New Mexico True Tour visit by the New Mexico Tourism Department in Los Alamos, Los Alamos County is pleased to announce that current marketing efforts and targeted demographics are consistent with recommendations made by the department.

“We are pleased that the Tourism Department’s recent New Mexico True Tour in Los Alamos was a success, but even more excited to find out that our current marketing efforts are aligned with the Tourism Department’s efforts for the state,” said Kelly Stewart, economic development marketing coordinator for Los

Los Alamos Police Blotter: June 18 To June 24, 2015

on June 25, 2015 - 4:22pm

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.

June 18 at 1:54 p.m. / A 21-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that someone trespassed on her property on Arroyo Lane.


June 18 at 1:54 p.m. / Police arrested Adrian Trujillo, 26, of Espanola at 20 Arroyo Lane and charged him with criminal damage to property. The estimated damage is less than $1,000. He also was arrested June 19 on an outstanding warrant.


Parks & Rec Board Meeting July 9: Rules For Dogs And County Parks; Open Forum On Rules Begins July 10

on June 25, 2015 - 3:24pm


The Parks & Recreation Board will host a special public meeting as part of their next Board meeting in July, to address concerns regarding the Animal Control Ordinance and dogs off leash in County parks or athletic fields.

Parks, Recreation and Open Space Division Manager Randy Smith and Chris Wilson, who will be replacing Smith at the end of July when he retires, will present draft rules and regulations governing dogs and park use at the Board meeting set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 9.

The Board meeting has been moved to Council Chambers in anticipation of a large audience

ACT Shuttle Service Ready For Kiwanis July 4 Event

on June 25, 2015 - 11:38am

Kiwanis Fireworks extravaganza. File photo


Atomic City Transit will once again provide free shuttle service to the annual fireworks show Saturday, July 4 at Overlook Park in White rock.

Buses will provide continuous service starting at 4 p.m. from Sullivan Field at Canyon Road and Diamond Drive in Los Alamos and the White Rock Visitor Center on N.M. 4. Immediately following the fireworks show, buses will shuttle attendees back to the two remote parking lots as quickly as possible, until all persons who rode the buses are out of the park.

Primary Fuse Failure Causes White Rock Power Outage

on June 25, 2015 - 9:35am


Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities’ electric linemen restored power to a little more than 150 customers in the White Rock area Wednesday evening. 

The 45-minute outage began around 5 p.m. when a primary fuse at an overhead pole failed. Affected by the outage were customers on Rover between Aragon and Paul Place, as well as customers on Glenview, Kolleen and Kris Courts, Kimberly and Jeffrey Place.

Linemen restored power by 5:45 p.m. to all customers.

Los Alamos Roadway Pavement Surveys Underway

on June 24, 2015 - 10:39pm

IMS Infrastructure Management Services is performing Pavement and Asset Management Services in the Los Alamos and White Rock areas during the next few days on roadways for the county. Courtesy/LAC


Los Alamos County recently entered into a contract with IMS Infrastructure Management Services to perform Pavement and Asset Management Services for County roadways. 

IMS will be in the Los Alamos and White Rock areas during the next few days surveying county roads using sophisticated van mounted equipment that measures pavement condition and distress.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony At Canyon Complex

on June 24, 2015 - 1:05pm
From left, County Councilor Pete Sheehey and Vice Chair David Izraelevitz and Councilor James Chrobocinski, right, join School Board Member Bill Hargraves and LAPS Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus (scissors) at this morning's ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the completion of remodeling at the Canyon Complex. Photo by Chris Clark/
Newly remodeled Canyon Complex. Photo by Chris Clark/
Staff Report
Los Alamos Public Schools officials, County Council members and County and LANL staff gathered this morning to cut the ribbon and celebrate the newly remodeled

Los Alamos Voter Registration Drive At Summer Concert

on June 24, 2015 - 11:53am


County Clerk and Los Alamos Association of Realtors® to host voter registration drive

The Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office and the Los Alamos Association of Realtors® (LAAOR) are co-hosting a voter registration drive 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, June 26 during the Summer Concert at Ashley Pond Park.

The public is encouraged to visit their booth to register to vote or make changes to an existing voter registration.   

“We were delighted to participate when LAAOR President Cindy Hollabaugh approached us, as voter registration is a year-round activity,” County Clerk Sharon Stover said.

NMC Meets Job Creation Goals On LEDA Grant

on June 24, 2015 - 9:22am

NMC has created 32 new jobs in Los Alamos since receiving a LEDA award from Los Alamos County in March of 2012. Courtesy/LANL

NMC News:

  • Research facility creates jobs and economic advantage to Los Alamos County.

The New Mexico Consortium (NMC) has created 32 new jobs in Los Alamos since receiving a LEDA award from Los Alamos County in March of 2012. NMC Executive Director Katharine Chartrand reported to the Los Alamos County Council the progress of NMC’s LEDA award Tuesday night.

“The NMC met the job creation goals of the LEDA grant in three years,” Chartrand said.

County DWI Planning Council Meets Thursday June 25

on June 24, 2015 - 7:43am
LAC News:
Los Alamos County DWI Planning Council meets at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, June 25, in Room 110 of the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.
The meeting is open to the public.
I. Call to Order
II. Introductions
III. Approval of minutes from previous meetings
IV. Coordinator’s Report
1. News from NM Dept. of Finance and Admin. (DFA)
2. End of fiscal year activities
V. Council Chair’s report
VI. Business
1. New funding and how to proceed in FY16
VII. Next Meeting Scheduled: July 9

Library System: What's On The New Book Lists?

on June 24, 2015 - 7:39am
Welcome to the third in a series of posts outlining tips and tricks for using the new Library catalog “New Book Lists” – What‘s on the lists?
In our new catalog, patrons will see revolving carrousels of covers in the center of the screen. The carrousels present users with reading, listening and viewing choices from several convenient lists of popular and current titles.
Patrons can browse the lists and place holds on titles of interest by clicking the “Find in my library” button.