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National Plant A Flower Day Monday, March 12

on March 10, 2018 - 7:28am
Celebrate National Plant a Flower Day with the Los Alamos County Community Services Department. 
Pick up a FREE packet of Wildflower Seed Mix Monday, March 12 at the Los Alamos County Golf Course, Aquatic Center, Mesa Public Library, White Rock Branch Library or the Customer Care Center in the Municipal Building.
BLOOM! Story Times are 10:10-10:40 a.m., March 14 at the White Rock Branch Library for ages 0-5, and 10:30-11 a.m., March 15 at Mesa Public Library for ages 3-5.

Joint County Officials Meet And Greet Tuesday

on March 10, 2018 - 7:24am

Labor Management Relations Board Meets Monday

on March 9, 2018 - 11:09am
The Labor Management Relations Board meets at 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 12, in Room 110 in the Los Alamos County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
The meeting is open to the public.

I.   Call to Order
II. Public Comment for items not on the Agenda
III. Business – Hearing on PPC-2018-001 The Board will hear arguments, deliberate, and take action on the question of sufficiency regarding PPC2018-001 pursuant to Section 3.4 of the LMRB Rules and Regulations.

County Website Temporarily Unavailable Overnight

on March 9, 2018 - 10:53am


Los Alamos County’s website,, will be temporarily unavailable starting at 9 p.m. today until 4 a.m. Saturday, March 10.

The third-party host, Civic Live, will be moving the website over to a new server as part of a maintenance upgrade.

Los Alamos Democrats Meet At UNM-LA Monday

on March 9, 2018 - 8:25am

DPLA News:

The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 12 in Building 5 at UNM-Los Alamos.

At this meeting, delegates will discuss their experiences at the State Pre-primary Convention.

Chamber Business Breakfast Features Talk On County’s New Proposed Sign Code Thursday March 15

on March 9, 2018 - 8:18am


The next Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast is 7:30-9 a.m. Thursday, March 15 at UNM-Los Alamos, Building 2, Room 230.

Los Alamos County Planning ManagerTamara Baer will present the County’s new proposed Sign Code, with a focus on how it may affect the business community.

Revisions to the County Sign Code were prompted by a 2015 U.S. Supreme Court decision clarifying the requirement for content neutrality in the regulation of speech, including signage.

Los Alamos County Settles Sherman Dog Case

on March 9, 2018 - 8:13am
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County has reached a settlement agreement with Leslie Sherman in connection with an incident in March 2017 where a small dog was killed by Sherman’s dogs at an Acoma Lane residence in White Rock.

A petition to adjudicate the two dogs as dangerous was filed in September in First Judicial Court by Los Alamos County Attorney Alvin Leaphart.

Sherman was charged in Los Alamos Magistrate Court in April with two counts of keeping an animal known to be vicious and likely to attack human beings.

Community Weighs In On Camp May Water Pipeline

on March 8, 2018 - 7:57am

Los Alamos resident Ed Birnbaum offers his thoughts on the Camp May Water Pipeline project. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/



Los Alamos Daily Post


Will the proposed Camp May Water Pipeline project offer aid to Pajarito Ski Area  and resources to help fight wildfires or is it just the first building block for condos and other major developments on the mountain?


During a public meeting hosted by the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Thursday night at UNM-LA, citizens voiced their support, questions and skepticism about what

LAFD Invites Vendors To Participate In Wildfire Day

on March 8, 2018 - 7:21am

LAFD News:

The Los Alamos Fire Department (LAFD) is seeking vendors interested in hosting food or other informational booths at Wildfire Day 2018, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31 at Ashley Pond Park.

Wildfire Day is a fun event for the entire family with an Easter egg hunt, bicycle safety course, LAPD bomb truck, public safety vehicles, Smokey Bear, Sparky the Fire Dog and much more. Wildfire Day is a community event geared towards educating the community on becoming a Fire Adapted Community.  

At 7 a.m.

Governor Torpedoes LANL GRT Bill

on March 7, 2018 - 4:31pm
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos and the Northern New Mexico region took a significant hit today when Gov. Susana Martinez vetoed Senate Bill 17.

Dubbed the Lab Tax Stabilization Bill, SB17 was introduced by Senators Carlos R. Cisneros and Richard C. Martinez and Dist. 42 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard. Its purpose was to stabilize gross receipts tax revenues received from prime contractors at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories.

Garcia Richard spoke to the Los Alamos Daily Post this afternoon saying she was extremely

Council Approves Ethics Investigation Involving RCLC

on March 7, 2018 - 12:10pm

County Manager Harry Burgess, center, discusses issues related to the handling of travel expenses submitted by the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities and the timeline since these issues began to surface last fall. Councilor Susan O'Leary and County Attorney Alvin Leaphart look on. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Members of the Los Alamos County Council at the Special Session Monday evening in Council Chambers, from left, Councilor Rick Reiss, Vice Chair Christine Chandler, Chair David Izraelevitz, Antonio Maggiore, Pete Sheehey and Susan O'Leary.

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Feb. 28 To March 6, 2018

on March 7, 2018 - 9:16am

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.



Feb. 28 at 8:59 p.m. / Police arrested Rebecca Eaton, 66, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., and charged her with Aggravated: DWI, driving with an open container of alcohol and causing an accident.




March 2, 2018 / Police arrested Chad Spencer, 44, of Albuquerque at Smith’s and charged him with shoplifting $200 worth of items.




La Cueva Road Closed For Emergency Repairs

on March 6, 2018 - 2:39pm

Starting immediately, La Cueva will be closed for a period of two days to conduct emergency repairs to a sanitary sewer line. Courtesy/DPU


The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has contracted with Paul Parker Construction to conduct emergency repairs to a sanitary sewer line that crosses La Cueva Street just north of Barranca Road. 

Starting immediately, La Cueva will be closed for a period of two days at the section of road where excavation is underway. Local traffic will be rerouted on Cascabel Street to access La Cueva properties north of the closure.

Brenner Attorney Alleges Abuse, Slander, First Amendment Issues In IPRA Case

on March 6, 2018 - 11:57am

Attorney Blair Dunn, who is representing former Los Alamos resident Patrick Brenner in a suit against Los Alamos County Council and the County Custodian of Records is alleging behaviors 'antithetical to Liberty' in a response to a brief filed by Councilor Susan O'Leary in the case. Photo by Maire O'Neill/



Los Alamos Daily Post


Patrick Brenner’s attorney, A. Blair Dunn, has responded to a brief filed Feb.

Los Alamos County Waste Trucks Presentation At LAPS School Board Meeting

on March 6, 2018 - 11:50am
Kylie Alvarez's winning design on the County waste truck. Courtesy photo
Philippa Fung's winning design on the County waste truck. Courtesy photo
LAPS News:
Students and families of Kylie Alvarez from Chamisa and Philippa Fung from Barranca (now a student at LAMS) gathered at the LAPS school board meeting to get a closer look at their designs on the new Los Alamos County waste trucks.
Superintendent Dr.

LAPS Breakfast Attendees Tour Smith Auditorium

on March 6, 2018 - 7:10am
Those attending the Feb. 27 Los Alamos Public Schools Breakfast donned hardhats for a sneak peak at renovations underway at the Duane Smith Auditorium. After some delays, the opening of the facility is near at hand, Coordinator of Bond and Construction Facilities Herb McClean told the group. LAPS is hoping contruction will be completed by the end of March, he said. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
LAPS Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus and LAPS's Herb McClean lead the tour of renovations underway at the Duane Smith Auditorium. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

County Community Services: Spring Into Adventure!

on March 5, 2018 - 4:50pm


“Get Out. Get Active” is the continuing theme for this collaborative program from the Los Alamos County Community Services Department, with a lot of fun things to see and do in the community during spring.

Check out the full booklet of information at Community members can pick up booklets at County facilities, including Mesa Public Library, White Rock Library, Ice Rink, Aquatic Center, Golf Course, and the Customer Care Center in the Municipal Building lobby, as well as any of the local visitor centers and many of local businesses.

Keep up with the fun

P&Z Discusses Changes To Sign Code

on March 5, 2018 - 2:39pm
Los Alamos County Community Development Department Assistant Planner Anita Barela, right, Planning Manager Tamara Baer and members of the Planning and Zoning Commission discuss proposed changes to the sign code Wednesday night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post
A dispute over signage between a church and the town of Gilbert, Ariz., which was carried all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, prompted Los Alamos County to make changes to its own sign codes.
The changes were introduced to the Planning and Zoning

Chamber Business Breakfast: Tamara Baer March 15

on March 5, 2018 - 2:30pm

Community Invited To Branding Briefing Today

on March 5, 2018 - 8:31am


The community is invited to attend a briefing by The Idea Group of Santa Fe, LLC, at 5:30 p.m. today in the meeting area of the American Legion on Trinity Drive.

The County has contracted with The Idea Group to help “brand” the County. This effort is to help increase tourism and bring a cooperation from all citizenry in this effort.

Labor Management Relations Board Meets Tuesday

on March 5, 2018 - 7:47am


Scenes From LAFD Wildland Fire Refresher Training Sunday In Bajo Canyon

on March 5, 2018 - 7:45am

Los Alamos Fire Department conducts Wildland Fire Refresher Training Sunday morning in Bajo Canyon. Here firefighters retrieve a hose following progressive hose lay, which is used by firefighters to advance systematically in a wildland fire situation. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes, second from left, and Deputy Chief Steve Dawald, left, join in the classroom portion of Wildland Fire Refresher Training Sunday morning at LAFD Station 2 on DP Road. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Los Alamos Fire Department personnel retrieve hoses following

Lunch With A Leader Speaker Andrew Harnden Discusses County Council's Priority Goal For Housing

on March 4, 2018 - 12:59pm
County Housing & Special Projects Manager Andrew Harnden. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos County Housing and Special Projects Manager Andrew Harnden spoke at the recent League of Women Voter’s monthly Lunch with a Leader event.
He clarified that the County Council's priority goal for housing is to support the development of affordable workforce housing, and another goal is to promote the creation of a variety of housing options for all segments of the Los Alamos Community.

Democratic Party Of Los Alamos County Delegates Elected At 2018 County Pre-Primary Convention

on March 4, 2018 - 12:47pm
Scene from the 2018 Democratic Party of Los Alamos County Pre-primary Convention Sunday, Feb. 25 at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
More than 80 local Democrats signed in and participated in the Los Alamos Democratic Party 2018 Pre-primary Convention. Courtesy photo
Democrats pack Fuller Lodge Feb. 25 for the 2018 Los Alamos County Pre-primary Convention. Photo by James Robinson
Los Alamos Daily Post

More than 80 local Democrats signed in and participated in the Los Alamos Democratic Party 2018 Pre-primary Convention

Los Alamos Switchgear Substation Arrives In Town

on March 4, 2018 - 10:17am

The scene of one of two semi-trucks hauling the Los Alamos Switchgear Substation (LASS) Friday on N.M. 4. The oversize load turned onto the Truck Route, impacting traffic for approximately 20 minutes to allow the west traveling semi-trucks to cross traffic and enter the area behind the Eco Station where they delivered the LASS on a prepared pad. Photo by Carol A. Clark/