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Branding Los Alamos Presentation Available Nov. 25

on November 24, 2015 - 6:15pm


Atlas Advertising’s power point presentation of Los Alamos brand strapline and logo concept options will be available to the public on the Los Alamos County website’s Council Agenda page by close of business Wednesday, Nov. 25.

Atlas and the members of the Branding Review Committee will give a formal presentation to the Los Alamos County Council and the public  Tuesday, Dec. 1. 

Council agendas, including background information and presentations, are typically published 72 hours before the council meeting to allow council members and the public the opportunity to review the

County Announces Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

on November 24, 2015 - 9:42am

The Los Alamos County Administrative Offices will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.  

The following County Facilities also will have modified hours and services:


  • The Eco Station will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
  • There will be no recycling or trash pick up Thursday or Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Alternate pick-up day if affected is Wednesday, Nov. 25.

Ice Rink

  • The Ice Rink is open noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

Golf Course

  • The Golf Course is open (Winter Hours) - visit the

Los Alamos Fire Department Honors Firefighters At Promotion; Retirement Ceremonies

on November 23, 2015 - 10:38pm
Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes welcomes and thanks the public for their attendence at Friday's promotional and retirement ceremonies at the White Rock Fire Station. Photo by Chris Clark/
From left, Bert Quintana, Jeff Saiz, Fire Chief Troy Hughes and Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider. Quintana was promoted to Driver Engineer and Saiz to Fire Captain during Friday's special ceremony. Photo by Chris Clark/
Cheif Justin Grider introduces Quintana and Saiz and talks a little bit about their history. Photo by Chris Clark/
Marissa Saiz pins

Eco Conscious Creations Exhibited At 2015 Recycle Fashion Show

on November 23, 2015 - 10:46am

From left, 1st place winner in Child Category, Tortilla Chips by Mary Lou; 1st place winner in Youth/Teen Category, Queen of the Cards by Kalen Melton and 1st place winner in Adult Category Lace Up Green Chile Burlap Dress by Brenda Fleming and Modeled by Heidi Sheppard. Courtesy/LAC

Recycle Fashion Show Contestants. Courtesy/LAC


In Celebration of America Recycles Day, Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division staff hosted a Recycle Fashion Show Nov. 14 at Fuller Lodge.

The Recycle Fashion Show is an artistic expression of eco-conscious creations and is a fun event

BPU OKs Plan To Address Future Energy Report

on November 23, 2015 - 9:36am


The Board of Public Utilities (BPU) approved at its Nov. 18 board meeting a plan to address recommendations contained in the July 7, 2015 Future Electrical Energy Resources Report (FEER Report) .

In July, the Board voted to accept receipt of the report prepared by the Future Energy Resources Committee (FER Committee), a citizen ad-hoc committee charged with providing the BPU and the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) recommendations to realize a long-term goal to be carbon neutral by 2040. Discussion and acceptance of the report’s contents were reserved for a


Beyer: Bats, Skunks Carry Rabies

on November 22, 2015 - 8:46am
Ofc. Tom Beyer of Los Alamos County Animal Control spoke to Kiwanis recently. Photo by Don Casperson
Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

Ofc. Tom Beyer of Los Alamos County Animal Control spoke to Kiwanis recently, explaining rabies, a potentially infectious disease that can be transmitted to human beings through the bite of a sick animal.

Even after years of research, rabies is almost 100 percent fatal in human beings once the virus gets to the brain. The location of the transmitting bite is important.

Christmas Wreaths And Garland Decorate Light Poles Along Central Avenue In Downtown Los Alamos

on November 21, 2015 - 11:36am

County crews were out hanging the annual Christmas wreaths and garland on the light poles Friday along Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Bomb Team Investigates Suspicious Item

on November 20, 2015 - 6:55pm

The Los Alamos Bomb Team responds to a report of a suspicious item left on the sidewalk near Los Alamos National Bank in White Rock late this afternoon. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

LAPD on scene of a suspicious item near LANB in White Rock late this afternoon. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/


Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Bomb Team responded to a report of a suspicious item left on the sidewalk near Los Alamos National Bank in White Rock just before dark today.

A patrol officer arrived at the scene and saw a cooler sitting on the

County Reminds Motorists Of Winter Safety Tips

on November 20, 2015 - 7:54am


Winter weather is here, and the County would like to remind residents of some important safety considerations for motorists to take in order to make their travel as safe as possible.

Motorists are encour­aged to equip their vehi­cles with chains and/or snow tires and carry a con­tainer of sand and a shovel in their vehicle. Barrels of sand for public use are placed at locations that historically become icy and slick during storms, including:

  • San Ildefonso South at both ends of the guardrail;
  • North Mesa Road east of the roundabout;
  • Near the end of 37th Street off of Diamond

‘Strange Trio’ Re-dedication Ceremony Dec. 2

on November 19, 2015 - 11:50am

‘Strange Trio’ being installed Oct. 13 at Overlook Park. A public Re-dedication Ceremony is set for Dec. 2 at the corner of Meadow Lane and Overlook Road in White Rock. Courtesy/LAC

A cloud is captured by ‘Strange Trio’ in this photo taken from an unusual angle when the sculpture was installed at Ashley Pond Park in Los Alamos. Photo by TK Thompson


The public is invited to attend a ribbon-cutting event for “Strange Trio,” the colossal steel sculpture relocated Oct. 13 to the entrance of Overlook Park in White Rock.  

The re-dedication ceremony is at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec.

White Rock Senior Center Extends Open Hours

on November 19, 2015 - 6:50am

WRSC workout equipment. Courtesy photo

WRSC workout equipment. Courtesy photo

Seeking Applicants For Library Board Vacancy

on November 18, 2015 - 3:20pm


The Los Alamos County Library Board is accepting applications for one vacancy on its Board. 

The next 12 months will be an exciting time as the library board will be supporting a strategic planning process that will guide the future of the library for the next four to five years. Activities include leading community focus groups, playing a role in the community survey process, and providing input into the development and finalization of the document.

The Library Board meets the first Monday of each month and is a fun and collaborative team that has a history of achieving

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Nov. 10 To Nov. 16, 2015

on November 18, 2015 - 2:50pm
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.
Nov. 10 at 7:48 a.m. / Police arrested Juan Perez, 21, of Abiqui on East Jemez Road on an outstanding warrant from another Jurisdiction.




Nov. 10 at 10:12 a.m. / Police arrested Jeremy Martinez, 31, of Espanola at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.
Nov. 10 at 10:59 a.m.

Council Directs Staff To Research Matter Regarding Endangered Species Act In Collaboration With Petitioner

on November 17, 2015 - 9:37pm

Michael Dax of the Defenders of Wildlife in Santa Fe, left, and Donald Jones of White Rock discuss the importance of Los Alamos County adopting a resolution in support of the Endangered Species Act. Print Screen/LADP

Councilor Susan O'Leary makes the motion to acknowledge a citizen petition asking Council to adopt a resolution in support of the Endangered Species Act and direct staff to work with the petitioner and return to Council with additional information. Print Screen/LADP

Councilor Pete Sheehey seconds the motion to acknowledge a citizen petition regarding the Endangered Species

Council Proclaims Nov. 28 ‘Small Business Saturday’

on November 17, 2015 - 8:37pm

Councilor James Chrobocinski reads the proclamation on behalf of Council this evening declaring Nov. 28 as ‘Small Business Saturday’ in Los Alamos County. Print Screen/LADP

Chamber of Commerce Manager Nancy Partridge thanks the Council for proclaimimg Saturday, Nov. 28 as ‘Small Business Saturday’ in Los Alamos County and commented that 60 some local businesses are involved in this year's event, which runs Nov. 28 through Dec. 6. Print Screen/LADP

Small business owner Katie Brousseau of Warm Hearts Yarn thanks Council for issueing the proclamation and for the attention they are placing on

Residents Reminded To Keep Sidewalks Clear

on November 17, 2015 - 6:18pm

Courtesy photo


During the winter months, the County would like to remind residents that it is important to keep sidewalks clear of snow and ice so that they remain pass­able for postal workers, children walking to school and others who need to use them.

When possible, and depend­ing upon available resources, County crews will conduct sidewalk-clearing operations by removing snow first from the adopted “safe routes to school” and then move to other selected sidewalks.

The County does not clear every sidewalk due to limited resources. Sidewalk priorities include:

  • Safe routes

Atlas To Present Proposed Straplines, Logo Concepts To Council Dec. 1

on November 17, 2015 - 2:47pm


Atlas Advertising will travel to Los Alamos Tuesday, Dec. 1 to present to County Council the selected straplines plus logo concepts that support the branding initiative.

The Council meeting begins at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers inside the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave., and branding is the main item on the Council's business agenda. All Council meetings are open to the public.

The Colorado based company has been under contract since March 2015 to develop the straplines and logo concepts for $17,500. They traveled to Los Alamos in May for public meetings and stakeholder

Community Invited To Annual Tree Lighting At Municipal Building As Part Of WinterFest 5 p.m. Dec. 5

on November 17, 2015 - 12:05pm

Los Alamos County Council Chair Kristin Henderson and County Manager Harry Burgess at last year's tree lighting event in the lobby of the municipal building. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/


Join the Los Alamos County Council as they officially “light the holiday tree” in the municipal building lobby as part of Winterfest!

Doors open at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec 5 with the tree lighting at 5:30 p.m. – come inside from the cold to enjoy the tree, munch on some cookies and sip cocoa while visiting with the Councilors.

There also will be a free, festive holiday photo booth

Los Alamos County Council To Consider Pro-Endangered Species Act Resolution Tuesday

on November 16, 2015 - 4:11pm


Tuesday at 7 p.m., the Los Alamos County Council will consider a pro-Endangered Species Act resolution at its regularly scheduled meeting in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building.

The resolution is supported by dozens of local citizens as well as environmental organizations, including Defenders of Wildlife and the Rio Grande chapter of the Sierra Club.

The resolution focuses on the accomplishments of the 41-year-old law that is designed to protect imperiled plant and animal species, their habitats across North America and the importance of biodiversity to

Library News: What's A Good Book To Give?

on November 16, 2015 - 4:09pm


Looking for that perfect present for the bookworms on your list this year? The library’s got you covered!

Come join us for Season’s Readings Thursday, Nov. 19 and get gift book suggestions handpicked by your librarians. Books for all ages will be presented at two sessions in Mesa Public Library:

  • 11:40 a.m. Downstairs in The Zone; and
  • 5:30 p.m. in the Upstairs Rotunda

Looking for even MORE suggestions? Check out the We Suggest page on the library catalog for book lists, customized newsletters and even personal recommendations!

For more information, call

County's New Recreation Software Goes Live Monday!

on November 13, 2015 - 10:29pm



NEW! The County's Parks, Recreation & Facility reservation website goes live Monday.

Click here to see what's available and reserve your recreation classes and passes.


Limited Tickets Available For 'A Night In MANH(A)TTAN'

on November 13, 2015 - 1:06pm



Today is the last day tickets can be purchased from Starbucks or reserved for pick-up at the door for “A Night in MANH(A)TTAN,” 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Historic Fuller Lodge at 2132 Central Ave. in Los Alamos.

There are a limited number of tickets still available for purchase. Cost for entry is $25 per adult and $20 per high student (grades 9-12). Children are free.

Event representatives will be at Starbucks 2:30-3:30 p.m. today on Central Avenue. Those unable to come to Starbucks during those timeframes may contact Karyl Ann Armbruster at

LAMS Conducts Lockdown Safety Drill Today

on November 12, 2015 - 11:21am

LAMS News:

The New Mexico Public Education Department requires that every school in the state have a safety plan in place. The Los Alamos Middle School Safety Plan states that the LAMS staff and students will practice evacuation drills, shelter-in-place drills, and lockdown drills in conjunction with the Los Alamos Police Department. 

Today the Los Alamos Middle School and the Los Alamos Police Department practiced the plan for a lockdown drill. Los Alamos police officers participated in the drill to provide objective and valuable feedback.

The administration appreciates the police

Dive-In Movie: Inside Out At Aquatic Center Nov. 13

on November 11, 2015 - 10:41am

A double feature dive-in movie is set for 7-8:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 at the Aquatic Center.  
Disney’s Inside Out is playing and all age groups and families are welcome.
Tickets are $5, which includes treats, popcorn, soda and pool admission to see the movie on a giant theater-sized screen.
The Walkup Aquatic Center, in partnership with JJAB and the Teen Center, is showing 9-11 p.m. Jurassic World. Admission is free, and is for all high-school aged youth. There will be pizza and soda along with the theater-sized movie.

MPNHP Visitor Center Grand Opening Underway

on November 11, 2015 - 10:15am

Los Alamos County County Chair Kristin Henderson is delivering a speech at the grand opening ceremony of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park Visitor Center underway this morning in front of the Community Building on 20th Street. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/