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Cummins Speaks At Voices Of Los Alamos Monday

on August 25, 2019 - 9:08am

VOLA News:

Voices of Los Alamos meets 6:30-7:30 p.m., Monday at the Unitarian Church, 1738 N. Sage Loop.

The meeting is open to the public.



  • September Lunch with a Leader, 11:40 a.m., Sept. 17 at Mesa Public Library, County Engineer Eric Martinez will speak about roads and traffic issues.
  • Single-use plastic ban: pros and cons.
  • Climate Strike New Mexico, 11:30 a.m. Sept. 20 at the Roundhouse. Event page and registration here.
  • Upcoming school board elections (LAPS and UNMLA). 
  • Standing for Immigrant Justice, 11 a.m., Aug.

Scenes From Last To Know At Summer Concert Friday

on August 24, 2019 - 7:33pm

Young dancers groove to the music of Last to Know, a seven-piece band based out of Taos, during the Secret City Summer Concert Series Friday night at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Director Ryn Herrmann introduces the band, Last to Know in the Pavilion Friday night at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Tom Pryor on guitar and pedal steel. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Randy Morris on drums. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Last to Know band member Dan Irion. Photo by Kirsten

Scenes From The Boomroots Collective Summer Concert Performance At Ashley Pond Pavilion Friday Evening

on August 24, 2019 - 8:02am
The Boomroots Collective warms up the Secret City Summer Concert crowd Friday evening with some reggae at the Ashley Pond Pavilion. The Boomroots Collective plays high-level progressive reggae and hip-hop music, which has been described as ‘Jamaican funk with New Mexico Soul.’ Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Zalma AezRock, right, on keyboards and vocals with John Simmons on bass. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
A magical evening. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Watch and listen. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Artists in the dust as

County Council Presents Proclamation To C’YA Aug. 27

on August 24, 2019 - 7:23am
Deb Snow
CYA News:
Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA), will be recognized at the Los Alamos County Council meeting Aug. 27 with a proclamation for youth and community development, as the new school year begins.
The proclamation helps to highlight the work C’YA does based on the Search-Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets* and building community.
C’YA celebrated its 5th birthday in June, but have worked to keep the assets top of mind for 11 years. When funding for the program was discontinued, C’YA was created as a non-profit, to continue the mission.
The work includes;

Los Alamos Police Department Conducts Traffic Enforcement Operation Through October

on August 23, 2019 - 10:31am
LAPD News:
Continuing through the month of October, the Los Alamos Police Department will conduct traffic enforcement, focusing on accident related violations.

Officers also will be on the lookout for impaired drivers and conduct random DWI checkpoints throughout the County during this time frame.

The public can help reduce the risk of vehicle crashes by adhering to posted speed limit signs, allowing enough room between them and the vehicle they are following and driving with caution when roadways are wet.

To report potentially impaired drivers, dial #D-W-I, or #-3-9-4. Citizens in

On The Job In Los Alamos: Paver Work On Diamond

on August 23, 2019 - 8:00am

On the job in Los Alamos is a crew working Thursday afternoon on the milling project near the 37th Street intersection on Diamond Drive. The south lane was stripped and a truck sprayed oil on the stripped lane. A large truck then poured asphalt into the main paver shown here, which heats and pours it on top of the oil. Finally, a huge, heavy roller vehicle (not shown) came through to smooth out any ‘wrinkles’. The workmen appeared to move with great speed and efficiency to complete their task. Photo by Stuart Schaller

Letter To The Editor: Proposed Ordinance 695

on August 23, 2019 - 7:40am
General Manager
Metzgers Hardware
I am writing to express my strong support for adoption of the proposed County Ordinance 695, and the effort to bring an 86-room hotel and conference center to the 20 th Street extension.
Both the hotel and the conference center have been long identified priorities, dating at least to the time I arrived and became involved in economic development issues 10 years ago. The Tourism Strategic Plan from February 27, 2018 is typical.

Three National Park Superintendents Present Status Report To Los Alamos County Council

on August 22, 2019 - 8:42am

From left, Bandelier National Monument Superintendent Jason Lott, Manhattan Project National Historical Park (MPNHP) Superintendent Kris Kirby, Valles Caldera National Perserve Superintendent Jorge Silva-Banuelos and MPNHP Education Specialist Valerie Glowinski. Photo by Linda Matteson/LAC  
Los Alamos Daily Post

Local three National Parks enjoy a lot of successes; however, the parks also face lengthy to-do lists and many challenges.

Manhattan Project National Historical Park (MPNHP) Superintendent Kris Kirby, Valles Caldera National Preserve

DPU Works To End Bad Luck For Reservoir

on August 22, 2019 - 8:39am
Scene on the road to Los Alamos Canyon Reservoir. Courtesy/DPU
Scene on the road to Los Alamos Canyon Reservoir. Courtesy/DPU
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Canyon Reservoir has been through the ringer. Two large scale wildfires and then a 100-year-flood wreaked havoc on its watershed, burning the canyon around the dam and burying it in mud and placing the road connecting the reservoir and West Road in a state of decline and disrepair.
To put a stop to the reservoir’s string of horrible luck, Los Alamos County Department of Public

County Survey Closing For ‘Little Shops’ Sept. 7

on August 22, 2019 - 6:45am




Interested individuals who would like to weigh-in on the potential of opening a small vending business within a larger, centrally located space are asked to take the Los Alamos Little Shops survey by Sept. 7.
The survey can be taken at The survey closes after Sept. 7.
Los Alamos County’s Discovery Action Team (DAT) is researching the potential of local home-based businesses or startups’ interested in renting a table, booth, stall or small shop.
DAT is a volunteer group that forwards ideas to make Los

Double Rainbow Appears Above Municipal Building

on August 21, 2019 - 6:10pm

A double rainbow appears in the sky above the Los Alamos County Municipal Building early this evening on Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Parks & Recreation Board Hosts Special Public Meeting On Recreation Capital Projects At Fuller Lodge Aug. 28

on August 21, 2019 - 2:33pm


The public is invited to attend a special Los Alamos County Parks and Recreation Board Meeting Wednesday, Aug. 28 at Fuller.

The purpose of the public meeting Lodge to review and comment on preliminary designs for three recreation facility projects that include the Kiddie/Mutigenerational Pool at the Aquatic Center, Piñon Park Splash Pad and Golf Course Irrigation Improvements.

Presentations begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by a question and answer period for each project.

In the interest of managing time, the projects will be presented in the following order and approximate

LAPD Cmdr. Ballew And Sgt. Ross Graduate From Northwestern Executive Management Program

on August 21, 2019 - 9:20am

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Preston Ballew, right, graduates earlier this month from the prestigious Northwestern Executive Management Program. Courtesy/LAPD

Los Alamos Police Sgt. Chris Ross, right, graduates earlier this month from the prestigious Northwestern Executive Management Program. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Preston Ballew and Sgt. Chris Ross recently graduated from the prestigious Northwestern Executive Management Program.

This three-week program, the third in a series of law enforcement leadership programs, provides the policy-making executive with an

Los Alamos Charter School Fate Decided Thursday

on August 20, 2019 - 6:01pm


The Public Education Commission meeting to vote on the application of Polaris Charter School to be chartered by the State of New Mexico is scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 in Mabry Hall, 300 Don Gaspar in Santa Fe.

Polaris is applying for a state charter in Los Alamos to serve grades 6-8 and represented by founders, Elizabeth Martineau, Bill Hargraves, Scott B. Johnson, Branden Wilman-Kozimor and Amy Bartlett-Gaunt.

A report prepared by New Mexico Public Education Department staff recommends denial of the application, however, this is only a recommendation and the

Secret City Summer Concert: Last To Know Band & The Boomroots Collective At Ashley Pond Pavilion Friday

on August 20, 2019 - 5:15pm

Last to Know plays Friday night at the Ashley Pond Pavilion. Courtesy photo


The Los Alamos County Secret City Summer Concert Series features Last to Know Friday night at the Ashley Pond Pavilion.

Based in Taos, Last to Know is a seven-piece band blending the heartiest world rhythms with jam-band passion, while muddying the lines between Americana roots music, country, disco, funk and bluegrass.

They have played the Main Stage at the annual Taos Solar Music Festival - a stage graced by Los Lobos, Michael Franti and Spearhead, String Cheese Incident, Richard Thompson,

ACT Presents Transportation Program To LARSO

on August 19, 2019 - 10:33am

Los Alamos County’s Atomic City Transit bus. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos County’s Atomic City Transit will join the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization (LARSO) Wednesday to discuss its transportation programs.

Transit Manager Annette Granillo will talk about Atomic City Transit services available to the community. The teams will share the similarities and differences of the programs and requirements for use.

Direct questions prior to the event to ACT at 505.663.1770 or the senior center transportation office at 505.662.8922.

This presentation is free and open to the

Canceled: Community Dev. Advisory Board Meeting

on August 19, 2019 - 8:32am


The Los Alamos County Community Development Advisory Board meeting scheduled for tonight is canceled due to lack of quorum.

ZeroWaste Team: Bumper Crop Of Fruit? Eat it! Share it! Preserve it! Donate it! Compost it!

on August 18, 2019 - 8:40am



ZeroWaste Team News:

Fruit abounds in Los Alamos County this summer! Both White Rock and Los Alamos have trees loaded with cherries, apricots, and plums—and soon the peaches, pears, and apples will be coming in. For apricots, not only has it been a super-abundant year, but the first year in many that we’ve had apricots at all!

Many residents with fruit trees cannot use it all. Some don’t even pick any—they’re just too busy, don’t care for fruit, it’s too much trouble, they physically can’t harvest, the house is unoccupied, or owners are away.

County Council Work Session Aug. 20

on August 18, 2019 - 7:47am

RCLC Finalizing Turnaround Efforts

on August 18, 2019 - 7:38am
During a RCLC meeting Friday in Taos, Neptune’s Paul Black (together with Paul Black) discusses a stakeholder engagement and community outreach program the company is launching soon. Courtesy photo
DOE-EM Field Office Manager Doug Hintze at the RCLC meeting Friday in Taos. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) met Friday in Taos where they heard from an auditor contracted to complete six years of back audits in order to bring the organization into compliance following past mismanagement issues.

RCLC board members, staff and representatives from Los Alamos

Scenes From Youth Performance And Opening Band At Secret City Summer Concert Series Friday Night

on August 17, 2019 - 7:30pm

St. Michael's High School seniors Gabriel Biadora, left, and Justin Sanchez wow the crowd during the youth performance Friday evening at the Secret City Summer Concert Series at Ashley Pond Pavilion. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Austin Van helps kick off the concert Friday evening at Ashley Pond Pavilion. According to a Sancre Productions press release, Van has a deep-rooted love and appreciation for country music. He showed that appreciation during the concert, playing covers of songs by music legends such as Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Scenes From Jimmy Stadler Playing Summer Concert

on August 17, 2019 - 9:57am
Los Alamos welcomed back Jimmy Stadler for a solo show Friday night at Ashley Pond Pavilion. The show was part of the Secret City Summer Concert Series. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Retired and beloved concert promoter Russ Gordon listens back stage to Jimmy Stadler perform. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Pretty ladies having fun. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ 
Awesome music, beautiful summer evening, pure joy! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Two steppin'. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
On the dance floor.

BPU Ponders Solar Power Purchase Agreement Aug. 22

on August 17, 2019 - 9:16am
Members of the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) will consider at the August meeting whether to approve a 1.32-megawatt (MW) solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) on the East Jemez Road landfill.
Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) staff will present the PPA at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 at the scheduled meeting in Council Chambers.
If approved, the PPA will be forwarded to the Los Alamos County Council for consideration.
The proposed 1.32-MW photovoltaic solar array would be installed adjacent to the existing 1MW array on the closed landfill owned by

Crews Continue Work On Diamond Drive Project

on August 16, 2019 - 2:51pm

Crews continue work on the Diamond Drive project including pouring concrete Thursday near the intersection at Canyon Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Cone Zone: Week Of Aug. 19, 2019

on August 16, 2019 - 12:39pm


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

Diamond Drive Paving

Star Paving is wrapping up manhole adjustments and will be pulling the steel plates on Diamond Drive between the Omega Bridge and the Sandia/Orange Intersection by early next week, completing this road work in front of the high school.

Milling and paving operations from the Sandia/Orange intersection northbound continue during daytime hours Monday through Friday and may include Saturdays.