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Los Alamos County Enters Stage I Fire Restrictions

on April 12, 2018 - 6:44am

LAFD News:

Los Alamos County Stage I Fire Restrictions After consulting with Los Alamos National Laboratory, and in cooperation with the Santa Fe National Forest, the Los Alamos Fire Department has announced that Los Alamos County will enter into Stage I Fire Restrictions, effective immediately.  
Under Stage I Fire Restrictions, the following acts are prohibited until further notice:

  • Building, maintaining, attending or using an open fire, campfire, charcoal or wood stove on all Los Alamos County lands. (See first exemption below for additional details.)
  • Smoking is prohibited except within

Home Renewal Program Cycle 3 Opens April 17

on April 11, 2018 - 9:49pm


The Los Alamos County Community Development Department and the Los Alamos Housing Partnership (LAHP) announced today that Cycle 3 of the Home Renewal Program will open Tuesday, April 17.

Residents who meet income qualifications and require financial assistance to make repairs or improvements to their homes are encouraged to apply for this subsidized loan program. Homeowners are not required to make payments unless the home is sold or vacated.

Examples of projects that may qualify for funding from the Home Renewal Program include window and door replacement, unsafe deck and

Democratic Candidates Greet Community Members

on April 11, 2018 - 1:28pm

Local Democratic candidates gather for a group photo Monday evening during a Meet & Greet event hosted by the Democratic Party of Los Alamos. Each candidate was given an opportunity to speak during the event in Wallace Hall at UNM-LA. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scene from the Meet & Greet event for Democratic candidates Monday evening in Wallace Hall at UNM-LA. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Democratic Party of Los Alamos Chair Robyn Schultz briefs the audience prior to introducing the candidates during the Meet & Greet event Monday in Wallace Hall. Photo by Carol A.

Municipal Court Releases Outstanding Bench Warrants

on April 11, 2018 - 12:12pm

Los Alamos Municipal Court Judge Alan Kirk is releasing details of some of the 370 outstanding bench warrants in his court. Photo by Maire O'Neill/



Los Alamos Municipal Judge Alan Kirk’s office has released a list of eight recent outstanding bench warrants issued for failure to appear in court.

The Court has more than 370 outstanding bench warrants.

There are several ways to clear a bench warrant and all of them will require a court date for an appearance before the Judge Kirk:

  • If you wish to avoid being arrested you may contact the Court and arrange to

LAPD And LAFD Honor Dispatchers During National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

on April 11, 2018 - 8:11am

The Los Alamos Fire Department Administration personnel arrive at the Los Alamos Police Department Consolodated Dispatch Center (CDC) Tuesday to celebrate National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. From left, CDC Manager Kate Stoddard, Deputy Police Chief Jason Wardlow Herrera, Bernadine Martinez of LAFD Administration, Dispatcher Andrea Garcia, Dispatcher Ruben Garcia, Marisol Padilla of LAFD Administration and Dispatcher Wendy Strain. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

One of  the gift bags prepared for the Los Alamos Police Department CDC team by Los Alamos Fire Department

Los Alamos Police Blotter: March 29 To April 2, 2018

on April 10, 2018 - 5:06pm

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.

Editor’s note: Photos of these individuals arrested are not available due to a technical issue with the police reporting software and will be added to this report when available.


March 29 at 12:15 a.m. / Police arrested Samuel Herrera, 31, of Santa Fe on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.


March 29 at 10:19 p.m.

New Mexico Transit Association Elects Los Alamos Public Works Director Philo Shelton As New President

on April 10, 2018 - 1:22pm

Newly Elected NMTA President Philo Shelton

NMTA News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Transit Association (NMTA) has announced that it has elected Los Alamos County Public Works Director Philo Shelton as president of the New Mexico Transit Association (NMTA) April 8 at its annual conference in Santa Fe. Shelton replaces Tony Mortillaro who remains on the board.

Four at large positions were up for election this year. Two new members were chosen and two others were re-elected.

  • NMTA’s 10-member board now includes:
  • Philo Shelton, president, holdover member, Los Alamos Public Works Director
  • Joe