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Co. Update 95 on COVID-19: Pfizer Vaccine Clinic Sunday, Dec. 12
Los Alamos County, New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) and Trinity Urgent Care will hold a vaccine clinic to administer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, either a first, second or booster dose for individuals 18 years or older. The clinic will be at the Los Alamos High School, Auxiliary Gym on Sunday, Dec. 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Appointments are preferred, but county officials indicate that walk-ins will be accepted provided there is sufficient vaccine supply.  READ MORE...
Customer Care and DPU to Close Friday, During Lunch Hour
Officials with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities advise that its office, including the Customer Care Center, located at 1000 Central Ave., Suite 130, will close during the lunch hour on Friday, Dec. 3. To celebrate the holidays, the department is holding a drive-through appreciation luncheon for its employees between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. “We thank our customers for their understanding, and we wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season,” said Utilities Manager Philo Shelton  READ MORE...
Winter Driving
Winter weather is here, and the County would like to remind residents of some important safety considerations for motorists to take in order to make their travel as safe as possible.  READ MORE...
County Update 94 on COVID-19: Reminder To Celebrate the Holidays Safely
While the State of New Mexico continues to see new COVID-19 cases daily, Los Alamos County Emergency Management Office reminds the community to celebrate the holidays safely.   READ MORE...
Science City Citizens Share Holiday Food Secrets
A Message from the Zero Waste Team: When planning holiday meals, avoid the urge to make too much. Plan meals, shop carefully and have recipes on hand to use leftovers. You’ve heard about the widespread problem of wasted food, right? How we send 35% of the food we produce to the landfill, and about the $1,600 per year in food the average family throws away that they don’t eat? Not to mention all the resources, land, water and greenhouse gases that go with it!   READ MORE...
Code Compliance Survey Invite Mailed Nov. 22
Los Alamos County Community Development Department (CDD), using the POLCO civic engagement platform, will launch an open participation survey online seeking feedback on the County Compliance Code. Invitations with instructions on how to participate will be mailed to 5,000 randomly selected Los Alamos County households. While the survey launches on December 13, the first set of invitations will be mailed Monday, November 22, 2021.  READ MORE...
ADA Audit and Transition Plan underway
On November 30th, the Los Alamos County Community Services Department will be hosting ADA Audit and Transition Plan project meetings in an effort to discuss how we can work together to improve our accessibility to those in our community with disabilities. This audit is focused on recreational facilities in our community which include athletic fields, picnic areas, trails, playgrounds, and other amenities.  READ MORE...
Curative Testing for COVID-19 Not Available Thanksgiving Day
Curative Shallow Nasal Swab Testing – regularly available in Los Alamos every Tuesday and Thursday from 8 AM - 3 PM – will not be available Thursday, November 25 on the Thanksgiving Day holiday.  READ MORE...
Pfizer Vaccine Clinic for Ages 5-11 Set for Monday, November 22
The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is administering the Pfizer vaccine for children 5-11 years old this Sunday, November 22 at the First Baptist Church, 2200 Diamond Dr., from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  READ MORE...
County Search for New Public Works Director Underway
Los Alamos County is recruiting for a new Public Works Director position in response to former Public Works Director, Anne Laurent’s promotion to Deputy County Manager. The position opened October 28, and has a closing date of December 1.   READ MORE...
So Pipe the Young: Author Jen Watkins Presents a Southwestern Gothic Set in Rural New Mexico
The staff at Mesa Public Library is pleased to present So Pipe the Young: A Southwestern Gothic Set in Rural New Mexico on Thursday, November 18th, 2021, live on Zoom from 7:00 to 8:00pm. This psychological thriller, written by emerging author Jen Watkins, explores the dark side of rural life and isolation and is poised to leave us feeling unsettled in all of the right ways. The program includes book excerpts followed by an author discussion and Q & A session.  READ MORE...
2021 Regular Local Election Results Official
During the canvass process, the Board reviewed and verified the accuracy of the election results from the election day vote centers, the early voting locations, as well as absentee by mail. The canvassed results proved to be a match between the machine tapes and the results posted for election day and early voting. The absentee by mail results included fourteen (14) hand tallies, which were reviewed and accepted by the Board. In addition, the board reviewed and accepted six (6) provisional ballots, with tallies from those ballots added as a result of the Board’s review.   READ MORE...
Moderna Boosters Available at Two Vaccine Clinics Set for Sunday, Nov. 14
Two vaccine clinics administering Moderna boosters will be held this Sunday, Nov. 14: A walk-in clinic in Los Alamos and a drive-through clinic in White Rock.   READ MORE...
Winter Sidewalk Guidelines
During the winter months, the County would like to remind residents that it is important to keep sidewalks clear of snow and ice so that they remain pass­able for postal workers, children walking to school and others who need to use them.   READ MORE...
LAPD Accreditation Team Invites Public Comment
A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®), will conduct an assessment of Los Alamos Police Department beginning November 8 through the 10th, 2021. CALEA Assessors will examine all aspects of the Los Alamos Police Department including policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services.  READ MORE...
County Council and Staff to Host Virtual Town Hall on Cannabis Retail Ordinance
Los Alamos County Council and the Community Development Department staff will host a Virtual Town Hall Monday, November 8 at 5:30pm to hear from the public regarding the proposed Cannabis Retail Ordinance. This ordinance has been recommended for approval by the Planning and Zoning Commission. The County Council and County staff are seeking public input before this recommended ordinance is considered by the County Council.   READ MORE...
County Assessor Provides Information About Property Tax Lightning
Los Alamos County property owners will be receiving their 2021 property tax bills over the next couple weeks. Most will see relatively little change from last year, but for some there may be a big surprise.  READ MORE...
First Half of Property Taxes Due Dec. 10
Property tax bills for 2021 will be mailed to property owners by Los Alamos County’s Finance Department on November 1. The first half of property taxes is due Friday, December 10th to avoid late payment penalty and interest charges.  READ MORE...
County Update 92 on COVID-19: Updated Information on COVID-19 Vaccines
Boosters, Mix and Match, Registering Kids, and Vaccine Locations  READ MORE...
Make Your Vote Count Los Alamos
Voting for the 2021 Regular Local Election has begun, with Early and Absentee Voting happening now, and Election Day on Tuesday, November 2. County Clerk Naomi Maestas would like to remind citizens to “Make Your Vote Count” by setting aside time to vote early or fill out and turn in your absentee votes.  READ MORE...
The United Church Designated Local Historic Landmark by County Council
Los Alamos County Council took action on October 19, 2021, to officially designate The United Church’s Chapel a Local Historic Landmark. The history of The United Church began with the history of the Los Alamos community. Dedicated in May 1947, Jewish, Catholic, and Protestants used the United Church Chapel for their services before they eventually had their own places of worship built. Since late 1947, when The United Church of Los Alamos was chartered, the Chapel has been in continuous use as a place of gathering and worship in Los Alamos.   READ MORE...
Power Outage: North Community
UPDATE 10/25/21 @ 3:50PM to Power Outage in North Community: Power is restored to all customers in North Community  READ MORE...
Heat Pumps: 21st Century Heating and Air Conditioning
Electric heat pumps will be in the headlines much more in coming years. They are expected to replace gas-fired furnaces, boilers and conventional air conditioners to heat and cool our homes. What are they? How do they work? And why would we want them?  READ MORE...
County Update 90 on COVID: County Council Meetings Return to Zoom Only Format October 26
Starting October 26, 2021, County Council will return to a Zoom-only format in response to the rising number of COVID-19 positive cases within Los Alamos County. The meetings will continue to start at 6:00pm with public comment available via Zoom as well. The published agenda for each meeting will include the necessary link for the public to watch and participate.  READ MORE...
Natural Gas Prices Could Be High This Winter
Officials with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) advise its natural gas customers that prices may be high this winter. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports that the Henry Hub natural gas spot price traded at over $5 per dekatherm in September and appears to be on an upward trend. Historically, the price at this time of year has hovered around $2 to $3 per dekatherm.   READ MORE...
County Update 89 on COVID: County Updates the Community on Current Vaccine and Testing Locations and Resources
With many local COVID resources changing their hours and services to better accommodate the most common requests from the public, Los Alamos County felt it important to update the public with the current options and locations for COVID testing and vaccines.  READ MORE...
CDAB Wants you to Know...
These are a series of messages developed by the volunteer members of CDAB. Their goal is to provide information and point you in the right direction to have your voice heard.  READ MORE...
CSD Launches Public Art Archives
Los Alamos County has a collection of 140 pieces of public art located throughout the County. The Art in Public Places (APP) Board and County staff are proud to announce the completion of the Public Art Archive, an online database of Los Alamos County public artwork.  READ MORE...
Los Alamos County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Receive Grant Award
Through a competitive grant process, the State of New Mexico Outdoor Recreation Division (ORD) is investing in organizations to build trails, trailheads, signage, river access, and more throughout New Mexico. On November 1, 2021, Los Alamos County Parks, Recreation, and Open Space was awarded $19,300 in grant funding as part of the ORD program.  READ MORE...
County Updates Residents on Boards and Commissions Meeting Formats
In July, the County Council discussed and then decided to return to in-person meetings in Council Chambers, with the option for members of the public to continue to join meetings via the Zoom online video platform remaining in place. Zoom had been added during the COVID-19 pandemic last year. The Council asked their various boards, commissions and committees (BCCs) to have a similar discussion at their meetings over August and September and decide how to proceed – in-person only, Zoom only, or a “hybrid” using both options.  READ MORE...