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LAPD Aces First Annual Accreditation Review

on June 18, 2019 - 5:36pm

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone announced today that the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) has successfully completed the first annual review of the advanced law enforcement accreditation program.

The Los Alamos Police Department (LAPD) completed the week long review at the end of May.

LAPD began working toward its accreditation in 2015 and was accredited in 2018. The Los Alamos Police Department is one of three law enforcement agencies nationally accredited within New Mexico.

LAPD Seeks Help Identifying Female Shoplifter

on June 18, 2019 - 9:20am

Anyone who recognizes this woman is urged to call Los Alamos Police Det. Matthew C. Lyon at 505.663.1795 or crime stoppers at 505.662.8282. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department is seeking information leading to the identification of a female shoplifter who recently stole several items from a local store in White Rock.

Anyone who recognizes this woman, or her tattoos is urged to contact Los Alamos Police Det. Matthew C. Lyon at 505.663.1795 or crime stoppers at 505.662.8282.

Callers can remain anonymous.

Anyone who recognizes the woman sporting this tattoo is urged to

Manzanares & The Max Pack Band Perform At Los Alamos Summer Concert At Ashley Pond Friday

on June 18, 2019 - 8:07am

Led by brothers David and Michael Manzanares and accompanied by some of the best musicians in the industry, Manzanares has been labeled one of the hottest Latin acts to hit the music scene gaining both national and international attention. Manzanares performs Friday at the Ashley Pond Park Pavilion. Courtesy photo


Manzanares has been labeled one of the hottest Latin acts to hit the musical scene. They will be performing live for the fifth concert in the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series Friday, June 21 at Ashley Pond Park.

The Concert is sponsored by Enterprise Bank &

LAFD Tests Fire Hydrants In Tsikumu Village

on June 17, 2019 - 8:16pm

Los Alamos Firefighters are out today testing fire hydrants in Tsikumu Village. Photo by Delbert Romero/

News Alert: Water Main Break On San Ildefonso Road

on June 17, 2019 - 8:04pm

News Alert:

A water main break has occurred on San Ildefonso Road on North Mesa and customers east of Camino Uva may experience little to no water pressure.

Department of Public Utilities crews estimate water will be restored by midnight.

Department officials offer the following consideration to customers once water is restored:
  • Water may at first appear murky due to entrained air. This problem will resolve itself in a day or so;
  • For a day or two there may be a small amount of sediment or rust in the water that has been stirred up from the bottom of the water main.

Environmental Sustainability Board Subcommittee Open House: Save-As-You-Throw 5:30 P.M. Thursday

on June 17, 2019 - 7:09pm
Los Alamos Daily Post

Every year the cost to collect and transport trash in Los Alamos County to the landfill rises, and the annual price tag is already pretty hefty. As the cost rises so does the amount of waste filling up the landfill.

The Environmental Sustainability Board’s (ESB) Save-As-You-Throw (SAYT) Research Subcommittee is considering new options that could not only reduce the amount of waste trucked to the landfill but also allow for more equity and control over residents’ trash collection fees.

The SAYT proposal will be

County BPU Holds Closed Session June 19

on June 17, 2019 - 9:59am

Scenes From Secret City Summer Concert Featuring Shamarr Allen And The Underdawgs Friday Evening

on June 16, 2019 - 9:07am

Musician Shamarr Allen greets the Secret City Summer Concert crowd gathered Friday evening at the Ashley Pond Park Pavilion. Allen is the definition of New Orleans, according to a press release, and has influences in jazz, hip-hop, rock, funk rhythms, blues and country. In addition to performing with his band, The Underdawgs, Allen has collaborated with many renowned artists around the world such as Willie Nelson, Patti LaBelle, Galactic, Harry Connick Jr, and Lenny Kravitz. Allen and The Underdawgs are sought-after artists for festivals and venues around the world.

Hill Stompers Light Up Ashley Pond Park Friday Evening

on June 15, 2019 - 1:35pm
Hill Stompers in the house! The band makes its way to the stage Friday evening at Ashley Pond Park Pavilion. The band was one of the opening acts for the Secret City Summer Concert sponsored by Los Alamos Pride. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
On the downlow. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Cuddling up. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Clap your hands! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
A gaggle of girls plus one guy dance to the Hill Stompers. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
In a ring. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Quorum Notice: DPU Board At Employee Picnic Tuesday

on June 15, 2019 - 10:14am

County: Save-As-You-Throw Open House June 20

on June 15, 2019 - 9:49am

Philo Shelton III Selected To Lead Los Alamos County Department Of Public Utilities Pending Council Approval

on June 14, 2019 - 7:48pm

Philo S. Shelton III 

Staff Report

Philo S. Shelton III has been selected to lead the Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities (DPU). His name now goes before the Los Alamos County Council for final approval.

Operating under the jurisdiction and control of the Board of Public Utilities, the DPU is a customer service oriented municipal utility that provides electric, gas, water and sewer services for County residents and businesses and provides wholesale electric and water services to Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Shelton went to work for the County in June 2012 and is director

Cone Zone: Week Of June 17

on June 14, 2019 - 5:18pm


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

Road Striping - Los Alamos & White Rock:

Traffic and Streets Division crews continue striping local roadways to replace faded markings for traffic safety. Crews are working east on Trinity and east on Canyon/Central to East Road at the edge of Los Alamos. Once they have completed striping in Los Alamos, they will move to White Rock. Work will continue until main roadways are finished; all work is expected to wrap up mid-July. Work is weather dependent.

Scenes From DNCU 65th Anniversary Celebration

on June 14, 2019 - 8:37am

Celebrating the 65th anniversary of Del Norte Credit Union Thursday evening at 1000 Trinity Dr., from left, Los Alamos County Council Chair Sara Scott, DNCU President/CEO Chuck Valenti and Councilor David Izraelevitz, holding three of the Financial Institution of the year awards DNCU has received including in 2019. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

DNCU Vice President Anne Kain of Business Services and Development with the history of Del Norte Credit Union logos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scene from the 65th anniversary celebration of DNCU Thursday evening at the Los

Cmdr. Oliver Morris Chosen For FBI National Academy

on June 13, 2019 - 7:34am

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris is interviewed at the Los Alamos Daily Post Wednesday about being chosen to attend the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


By Carol A. Clark
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris has been chosen to attend the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.

With the critical issues facing the policing profession today, the FBI National Academy is a professional course of study for U.S. and international law enforcement leaders.

Los Alamos County Council Green Lights Pebble Labs Plan To Advance Business

on June 13, 2019 - 7:30am
Council Chambers is filled with Pebble Labs employees Tuesday night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Tuesday night, employees from Pebble Labs filled Los Alamos County Council Chambers to state their case on why council should support the budding biotech research company.

Pebble Labs employees’ efforts were successful. Los Alamos County Council unanimously approved an ordinance adopting an economic development project for public support of Pebble Labs.

Melissa Mackey Is New Library Youth Services Director

on June 12, 2019 - 3:57pm
Los Alamos County Library Youth Services Director Melissa Mackey stands by one of the displays in Mesa Public Library. Mackey officially stepped in the Youth Services Director position June 2. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Melissa Mackey started out as a part-time employee at the Los Alamos County Library; 16 years later she rose through the ranks to become the Youth Services Director.  

Mackey officially began her new position June 2 although she had served as the acting director since January.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: June 7 To June 11, 2019

on June 12, 2019 - 10:12am

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.

Aug. 28 at 7:16 a.m. / A 24-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that someone burglarized her home on 39th Street.The estimated loss is unknown.


June 7 at 4:13 a.m. / Police arrested Brenden Brown, 29, of White Rock in Santa Fe on an outstanding arrest order.




June 7 at 10:13 p.m.

Update: LAPD Main Dispatch Phone Working Again

on June 12, 2019 - 9:29am

Update: The main dispatch phone number 505.662.8222 has remained stable and is back in use.

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone reports that the main dispatch phone number 505.662.8222 is not working at the moment.

Citizens can use 505.662.8220 for non-emergency calls, he said.

The 911 lines have not been affected.

The Los Alamos Daily Post will report just as soon as notified that the main line is back up and working.


Nakhleh: Exceptional Job By Parks & Recreation Dept.

on June 12, 2019 - 7:46am
From left, Aidan, his friend Wyatt and his friend Jon at Senior Appreciation Night 2019. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos
I admit I was a little worried going into LAHS's graduation weekend: Not only did the Parks and Recreation Department have Big Head Todd and the Monsters coming into town for the Summer Concert Series, which was going to bring in a larger-than-average crowd, but the next day was Senior Appreciation Night.
It's a lot for one county department to be dealing with on a single weekend.

Canceled: Board Of Adjustment Meeting June 24

on June 12, 2019 - 7:17am
This is public notice that there are no applicants for the Board of Adjustments meeting scheduled for Monday, June 24.
As such, there will not be a meeting.

This Week At Los Alamos Farmers Market

on June 12, 2019 - 6:49am
Courtesy photo
LAFM News:
What’s at the Farmers Market this week:
Tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, onions, fresh garlic, daikon radishes, arugula, salad mixes, spinach, heads of romaine lettuce, bok choi, chard, kale, salsa, apple cider, composted worm castings, compost apples, asparagus, dried beans, chile, chicos, shell peas, fresh herbs, jams, jellies, vinegars, chicken, turkey, tortillas, pork, eggs, lamb, beef, yak, vegan body products, Lavender body products, goat milk soaps, sharpening service, kettle corn, Mr.

DPU; Customer Care Center Closes At Lunch June 18

on June 12, 2019 - 6:36am
Officials with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities advise that its office, including the Customer Care Center, will be closed during the lunch hour Tuesday, June 18.
DPU is holding a summer appreciation luncheon for its employees.
The office at 1000 Central Ave. Suite 130 will close at 11:30 a.m. and reopen at 1 p.m.

Los Alamos Creative District: Downtown Crawl Friday

on June 11, 2019 - 9:20am




The Los Alamos Creative District is once again teaming up with local organizations to host a Downtown Creative Crawl Friday, June 14.


Schedule for Downtown Creative Crawl:


3-4 p.m. Los Alamos Nature Center/PEEC

Come pet a snake or ask questions about the animal exhibits with a member of the critter team. Critters are fed and available to be held.


4-7 p.m. Pride Festival

Pride Festival, presented by Friends of Los Alamos Pride, is a family-friendly festival celebrating the LGBTQ+ community.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: May 30 To June 3, 2019

on June 10, 2019 - 2:57pm

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.


May 30 at 9:23 a.m. / Police arrested Elias Jon Lovato, 48, of Espanola at 2500 Trinity Dr. on an outstanding District Court warrant.




June 1 at noon / Police arrested Kyle Vincent Zocco, 21, of Rochester, NY on Barranca Road and charged him with possession of drug paraphernalia, distribution of a controlled substance and possession of