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Scenes From County Employees Luncheon

on October 31, 2017 - 2:16pm

Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities (DPU) staff dress up as Shark Week for Halloween with DPU Power Scheduler and Energy Manager Jordan Garcia dressed as their mid-day snack. Many County employees got into the spirit of the holiday by dressing in costume during the County's employee luncheon held this afternoon at Fuller Lodge. The lunch featured a costume contest, prizes and food by Bob’s Bodacious BBQ. A food drive also was held for the local food bank. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Wonder Woman, aka County Clerk Noami Maestas at today's County Employee luncheon.

Historic Preservation Advisory Board Meets Wednesday

on October 31, 2017 - 7:43am
The Historic Preservation Advisory Board meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, in the throne room at Fuller Lodge.
The meeting is open to the public. 

A.  Call to Order/Introductions
B.  Approval of Today's Agenda
C.  Review/Approval of Meeting Minutes
Minutes from the Historic Preservation Advisory Board Meeting of Oct. 4
D.  Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda
II.  HISTORIC PRESERVATION BUSINESS (Items for Discussion and Possible Action)
A.  Chairman's Report 
(1) Update on the Tourism Strategic Plan and

LARSO: From Our Kitchen To Your Door – Home Delivered Meals For Seniors

on October 30, 2017 - 1:36pm

Grilled tuna and vegetables can be delivered hot and ready to eat to the homes of seniors who may not be able to cook for themselves. Courtesy/LARSO


Many locals know that delicious lunches are served at both the Betty Ehart and White Rock senior centers every weekday, but fewer folks know that those same meals can be delivered hot and ready to eat to the homes of seniors who may not be able to cook for themselves.

Sometimes, a senior has been hospitalized or sustained an injury or illness that has them feeling weak, unable to stand at the stove or just not feeling like eating.

Los Alamos Art In Public Places Board Has Vacancy

on October 30, 2017 - 12:45pm

A portion of the ‘Carry The Light’ sculpture inside the Los Alamos County Golf Course Community Building. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


The Los Alamos Art in Public Places Board (APPB) is accepting applications for one vacancy on the Board. Applicants must be Los Alamos residents. APPB terms are for two years.

The next 24 months will be an exciting time as the Art in Public Places Board finalizes installation of several public art pieces and begins the search for new projects. Installation of Carry the Light, a large hanging dichroic glass sculpture was recently

UPDATE: GOP Hosts Code Enforcement Talk Thursday

on October 30, 2017 - 12:20pm

GOP News:

Los Alamos Republicans will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the LECTURE HALL, Building 2, at UNM-Los Alamos to hear from Community Development Director Paul Andrus on recent code enforcement actions.

Of particular interest are the criteria and methods applied in the determination of a violation.

All residents are invited to attend the meet to hear Andrus.

A short business meeting of the RPLA Central Committee will follow.

For further information, contact RPLA Chair John Bliss at 505.672.4059.

PAC 8 TV Listings: Week Of Nov. 3

on October 30, 2017 - 12:12pm

PAC 8 News:

PAC 8 TV listings for the week of Nov. 3:

Friday, Nov. 3

  • 06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
  • 10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
  • 11:00 AM County Council Meeting –Replay 10-24-17
  • 01:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 02:00 PM United in Christ
  • 03:00 PM Road to Recovery
  • 04:00 PM Uprising
  • 05:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 06:00 PM Chamber Business Breakfast – Tourism Strategic Plan
  • 07:00 PM Los Alamos History – James B. Conant
  • 08:00 PM Los Alamos High School Graduation
  • 10:00 PM Living Treasures Ceremony
  • 12:00 AM Free Speech TV

Saturday, Nov. 4

  • Free Speech TV
  • Sunday, November 5, 2017
  • 06:00 AM FSTV
  • 05:00 PM The Prophetic Word

Transportation Board Meets Thursday

on October 30, 2017 - 11:46am
The Transportation Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 in Room 110 in the Los Alamos County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. 
The meeting is open to the public. 
  • Approval of the Oct. 5, 2017 Transportation Board Minutes
    • Presenters: Brian O'Neil, Chair of the Transportation Board
OLD BUSINESS - Possible Action
  • Update - New Mexico Department of Transportation
    • Presenters: Eric Martinez, County Engineer
  • Update - Canyon Rim Trail

Daily Postcard: Charging Car At Municipal Building

on October 30, 2017 - 5:44am

Daily Postcard: An electric car hooks up to the charging station Thursday afternoon at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Magistrate Judge Pat Casados To Seek Reelection

on October 28, 2017 - 5:02pm

Los Alamos Magistrate Judge Pat Casados. Photo by Maire O'Neill/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Magistrate Judge Pat Casados has announced her intention to seek reelection to her position next year. Saying she has enjoyed serving the County of Los Alamos, Casados said she is ready to continue serving for a fifth term.

“I want to stay active and I think it’s very important to keep rural and small courts on a par with the larger courts,” she said.

A familiar face at the State Legislature where she has worked on behalf of the 60-member

Shelter Allies Hold Fundraiser Nov. 3

on October 28, 2017 - 9:29am

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday

on October 27, 2017 - 9:04pm



The New Mexico Department of Health has issued details about the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, which is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28.

The DEA’s annual Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.4 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for

Cornerstone Companies Gather At Municipal Building

on October 27, 2017 - 11:08am

United Way of Northern New Mexico Cornerstone Company representatives gather Thursday afternoon at the Community Action Fund thermometer in front of the Los Alamos Municipal Building.

Colorful Art Benches Installed At Community Building

on October 27, 2017 - 9:40am

Teens check out the colorful new art benches designed by artist Colin Selig, He created the benches from propane tanks and installed Thursday in front of the Community Building at 20th Street and Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scenes Of Last Outdoor Farmers Market This Season

on October 26, 2017 - 11:17am

The kettle corn is popping at today's final outdoor Los Alamos Farmers Market for the 2017 season. The Los Alamos Farmers Market is set up near the Mesa Public Library on Central Avenue. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Masa corn tortillas are under construction at today's Los Alamos Farmers Market ... get um while they're hot! Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Christmas chile roasting today at the Los Alamos Farmers Market. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

The produce stand is filled with fresh pickings at the Farmers Market today on Central Avenue. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

A basket leaves the Farmers Market

Council Approves Rezoning Entrada Business Park

on October 26, 2017 - 7:35am

County Planning Manager Tamara Baer



Los Alamos Daily Post 

Los Alamos County Council unanimously approved rezoning the Entrada Business Park from heavy commercial to mixed use during its regular meeting Tuesday night in Council Chambers.

The difference between the two zones, County Planning Manager Tamara Baer explained, is heavy commercial allows automotive and automobile services that can generate noise and traffic, whereas mixed use allows residential development, is more pedestrian friendly and aims to encourage economic development.

County Linemen Rescue Cat Stranded 4 Days In Tree

on October 25, 2017 - 6:19pm

County linemen rescue a cat today that has been stranded 40-feet up in a ponderosa tree for four days without food or water near 41st and Sycamore. Photo by Dave Guenther


Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities linemen Randy and Wayne responded today to the scene of a cat stranded without food or water for four days some 40 feet up in a tall ponderosa tree, near 41st Street and Sycamore.

The linemen traveled in the bucket of their truck up the 40 feet to rescue the weakened cat. Their mission was accomplished in about 10 minutes, according to a neighbor.

The cat

Davey Trees To Audit DPU Pole Attachments

on October 25, 2017 - 10:50am

Courtesy image


Beginning next week, Davey Tree Service Inc, under contract with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, will audit all utility pole attachments and identify potential powerline hazards in the Los Alamos townsite and White Rock area. This includes auditing attachments from telecom and cable utility companies.

DPU officials ask for customer cooperation, in permitting the contractor to access DPU poles located in customer back yards. Davey Trees’ crew will knock on the front door prior to entering a back yard to access a DPU pole.

Flat Jack Spotted On Central Avenue Promoting Halloweekend In Downtown Los Alamos Oct. 27-28

on October 25, 2017 - 10:36am

Flat Jack promotes Halloweekend. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos MainStreet and Creative District News:

Flat Jack was spotted Tuesday on Central Avenue near CB FOX Kidz, in front of the Teen Center on 20th Street and in front of Fuller Lodge. The skeleton is created from chalk and painted on the local roads using sewer grates for his rib cage.

Los Alamos Creative District Curator Ryn Herrmann made the Flat Jack template to promote Halloweekend Friday Oct. 27 and Saturday Oct. 28 in downtown Los Alamos.

For the complete Halloweekend schedule, visit

Los Alamos

Atomic City Transit Celebrates 10 Years!

on October 25, 2017 - 10:09am

Atomic City Transit personnel are handing out cookies and water today at Los Alamos Transit Center to celebrate its 10th anniversay of servng the Los Alamos community. Employees at this morning's celebration, from left, Annet Acomb, Amy Danforth and Nanett De La Torre. Photo by Chris Clark/

Cookies and bottles of water for community members in celebration of the Atomic City Transit's 10 years of service in Los Alamos. Photo by Chris Clark/

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Oct. 18 - Oct. 24, 2017

on October 25, 2017 - 8:33am

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 against them.


Oct. 18 at 3:13 p.m. / Police arrested Thea Medina, 39, of Los Ranchitos near Sandia and Diamond Drive on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.



Oct. 18 at 4:40 p.m. / Police arrested Adrian Trujillo, 29, of Los Alamos in Espanola on an outstanding District Court warrant.




Oct. 24 at 1:57 p.m.

Help Needed For Acid Canyon Clean-up Day Oct. 28

on October 25, 2017 - 5:43am
Photo of White Rock Canyon near the Blue Dot Trailhead before and after the last clean-up day in 2016. Courtesy photo
PEEC News:
Calling all volunteers! Pajarito Environmental Education Center and Los Alamos County Open Space and Trails need help Saturday to remove the last bits of fence from Acid Canyon and restore this great, little canyon to a more natural state.
The goal is to clean up the old chain-link fence that mars the steep slope below the nature center in Acid Canyon.

Los Alamos County Assessor’s Office: State Evaluation Finds 100 Percent Compliance

on October 24, 2017 - 3:25pm

The dream team at the Los Alamos County Assessor’s Office, from left, Assessor Ken Milder, Chief Deputy Assessor Joaquin Valdez, Appraiser Marty Martinez, Chief Appraiser Lucas Fresquez, Assessment Specialist Nerio Gurule, Senior Assessment Specialist Betty Martinez and Appraiser Apprentice Curtis Valencia. Courtesy photo



Each year, the New Mexico Property Tax Division conducts a performance evaluation of every County Assessor’s Office in the state.

Register Now For Regional Tourism Economic Summit

on October 24, 2017 - 7:56am

The Los Alamos Regional Tourism Economic Summit is 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at historic Fuller Lodge, 2132 Central Ave. Courtesy/LAC


The community is invited to learn about how tourism trends are impacting the Los Alamos economy and what tourism stakeholders and leaders are planning at the Los Alamos Regional Tourism Economic Summit, 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25 at historic Fuller Lodge.

To register, click here and then click “Register Now.” The meeting is free and open to the public.

The Los Alamos summit is one of series of 10 meetings being convened throughout the state by the

Road Paving Underway On NM 4 Through Wednesday

on October 24, 2017 - 7:24am


Final paving of N.M. 4 between East Jemez Road and Hwy 502 is scheduled for today and Wednesday.

To minimize traffic disruption, the Department of Public Utilities' contractor will coordinate paving of lanes to occur at times with the least traffic.

Paving of southbound lanes are scheduled for this afternoon (two-way traffic will be maintained). Late Wednesday morning, paving of the northbound lane will occur and should be completed before 3:30 p.m. with two-way traffic again will being maintained.​

Robinson: Eco Station Saving Energy

on October 23, 2017 - 4:16pm
Eco Station on East Jemez Road. Photo by James Robinson
Environmental Sustainability Board

In July, I was reappointed to the Los Alamos County Environmental Sustainability Board by the County Council. Although this board is mainly known for the Plastic Bag Ban and the recent Wildlife Ordinance discussion, this board, and Los Alamos County Environmental Services, has done a lot of work to make Los Alamos more sustainable, and save our citizens money.