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County Housing Survey Closes Friday

on September 16, 2019 - 3:06pm


Los Alamos County’s housing survey will close Friday regarding housing needs and preferences. Those individuals who live and work in Los Alamos County are invited to take the survey. A priority Strategic Goal of Council and of the Economic Vitality Strategic Plan is to increase the amount and types of housing options in the County. Survey questions are designed to assess local housing needs. Responses will help the County plan for new housing over the next 10 years. 

Follow this link to take the survey:



Los Alamos County: Census ‘Complete Count Committee’ Recruitment Now Open

on September 16, 2019 - 10:09am


The US Constitution mandates (Article 1, Section 2) that a headcount occur every 10 years of everyone residing in the 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the Island Areas of the United States. 

This includes people of all ages, races, ethnic groups, citizens and non-citizens. The population totals from the census determine the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives.

States also use the totals to redraw their legislative and school districts. 

The next census occurs in 2020.  

Census data is used in the distribution of approximately $675 billion in federal

Los Alamos County Firefighters Remember 9/11

on September 15, 2019 - 10:15am

Los Alamos County firefighters set out on a track Saturday on Pajarito Mountain to remember and honor those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on American soil. They are carrying a 26-pound air pack in full dress on the one mile trek with a 1,000 foot rise in elevation to mimic the stairs the firefighters experienced on that tragic day rushing to rescue people in the World Trade Center in New York City. Members of the public joined firefighters in the somber event. Photo by John McHale/


Los Alamos Firefighters and members of the public on the climb

Survey: Little Shops Marketplace Worth Pursuing

on September 14, 2019 - 8:58am

Discovery Action Team Member Diana Martinez discusses her idea for Little Shops Marketplace during a public meeting Thursday night in Council Chambers. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Staff Report:

The Discovery Action Team announced the results of a recent survey, which gaged local entrepreneurs’ interest in participating in a communal vendor space, during a public meeting Thursday night.

The survey data showed respondents support the idea.

Jim Glover of Once A Day Marketing reported that 111 people responded to the survey.

A Big Zero Waste Thank You Los Alamos!

on September 14, 2019 - 7:45am

Scene from this year's summer concert. The Los Alamos Zero Waste Team together with Los Alamos County Environmental Services and Environmental Sustainability Board thank the community for its support in making this year's Summer Concert Series a zero waste event. Courtesy/LAC

Scene from this year's summer concert. An estimated 32,000 people attended this year's 15 concerts, generating a total of 10,640 pounds of waste material including 5,920 pounds of trash, 2,000 pounds of compostables, 1,540 pounds of recyclables and 1,180 pounds of glass that was collected and transported. Courtesy/LAC

Cone Zone: Week Of Sept. 16, 2019

on September 13, 2019 - 11:14am


The Public Works/Traffic Division provides the latest updates on the following projects:

**Water Shut-Off Near NM502 Roundabout Project Next Wednesday Morning**

Weather permitting, water will temporarily be shut off for apartments and condominiums on Arroyo Lane 8 a.m. to  noon Wednesday, Sep. 18. Construction crews will be tying this neighborhood into the new water system in support of the N.M. 502 roundabout project.


Recently the County has received several complaints of speeding vehicles in or near School zones when children are

DPU To Request Multi-Year Increases To Water And Sewer Rates At Public Hearing Oct. 16

on September 13, 2019 - 6:24am

DPU News:

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) will ask its board (the Board of Public Utilities) for multi-year increases to water and sewer rates at an Oct. 16 public hearing.

Prior to the hearing, DPU officials invite Los Alamos citizens to the September BPU meeting for preliminary discussions with board members; view a documentary on the condition of the nation’s infrastructure; and then attend a public meeting in either White Rock or the townsite.

“These complex infrastructure systems are essential to the economic prosperity and public health of our community,” Utilities