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Rapid Antigen COVID Tests Available for Los Alamos Businesses
UPDATE: Jan. 20, 2022 the County has run out of its supply of rapid antigen tests. Additional tests have been ordered. When available, the County will issue another press release.   READ MORE...
Canyon Walk Apartments Update
The Community Development Department officials shared today that two of the seven buildings of the long-anticipated Canyon Walk Apartments will be ready by the end of January 2022. Canyon Walk Apartments is the 70-unit Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) multi-family development on DP Road.  READ MORE...
Ten More Doors: Politics and the Path to Change – An Author Talk with Former NM State Senator Dede Feldman
Mesa Public Library is pleased to present an author talk with former New Mexico State Senator Dede Feldman based on her new memoir Ten More Doors: Politics and the Path to Change. This timely event, that coincides with the 2022 New Mexico Legislative Session, will be livestreamed via Zoom on Thursday, January 27th from 7pm to 8pm. Feldman’s book charts an inspirational path for anyone who wants to make a difference, start a campaign, advance a cause, or just stay in the fight.  READ MORE...
Eastbound Right Lane Closure on Diamond Dr. Between 38th and 36th Street Project Moved to January 19th
Traffic Electricians will be repairing a streetlight that was damaged due to a vehicle accident. The streetlight is located at the corner of 36th Street and Diamond Drive.  READ MORE...
Community Services Department Integrated Master Plan Focus Group
The Los Alamos County Community Services Department (CSD) is using a professional consulting service to assist in the development of an Integrated Community Services Master Plan. This plan will identify and assess existing programs, services, facilities, gaps, and look at future needs, and then integrate these findings into an actionable plan among the key areas of parks, cultural services, social services, recreation, open space, trails, and library.  READ MORE...
Town Hall Regarding Vacant Buildings
Los Alamos County Councilors Denise Derkacs, David Izraelevitz, and Sean Williams invite community members to participate in a town hall regarding proposed Ordinance 02-323. The proposed ordinance addresses vacant commercial buildings and their impact on the Los Alamos and White Rock commercial districts. Scheduled for Monday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m.  READ MORE...
Brief Lane Closures On Trinity This Saturday, Jan. 22
Temporary lane closures of approximately 20 minutes are scheduled on Trinity in the Los Alamos townsite for Saturday, Jan. 22. The Los Alamos County Information Management Division staff will conduct routine inspections of fiber optics infrastructure located in vaults within the roadway between Knecht and 20th Street.   READ MORE...
COVID-19 Testing In White Rock
Officials with the Los Alamos County Emergency Manager’s office announced today that a second COVID-19 testing site for the Los Alamos community will be available starting Monday, Jan. 17. Located in White Rock at Overlook Park, Pathology Consultants of New Mexico (PCNM) will offer drive-through PCR-NAAT testing Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  READ MORE...
County Clerk’s Office to Limit In-Person Services
Due to growing COVID-19 concerns, and in continuing to align with directives from the Los Alamos County Manager’s Office, County Clerk Naomi Maestas will be taking proactive measures to ensure the safety of citizens and employees. Beginning Thursday, Jan. 13, the County Clerk’s Office will suspend all in-person services and transactions, not made by appointment, for the next two weeks. Additional updates will be issued dependent upon information that presents itself during the next two weeks. At this time, the County Clerk Office doors will remain locked, and staff will process Drop-Box items and be available to assist customers, by appointment.  READ MORE...
Atomic City Transit Social Distancing Requirement and Return to Limited Capacity on Thursday, Jan. 13
Due to the increased number of positive cases in Los Alamos and surrounding areas, Atomic City Transit will adhere to 6-foot social distancing and limiting capacity on fixed route services beginning Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022.   READ MORE...
Circuit 13 Residents Without Power
Power is out for homes in the circuit 13 area of Los Alamos, which covers neighborhoods near Oppenheimer and Trinity through Western Area. About 1,300 customers are affected. Department of Public Utilities crews are investigating and working to restore power. Until more information is known, the restoration time cannot be estimated.   READ MORE...
County Manager Instructs Staff to Shift to Telework Status Where Possible
County Manager Steven Lynne announced today that County staff will shift to telework status where possible for the near future, due to the significant increase in COVID-19 cases and the impact on County operations.  READ MORE...
Pfizer Vaccine Clinic Jan. 16 for Primary or Booster Shots
The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is administering the Pfizer vaccine – primary (1st or 2nd) and booster (3rd) shots – this Sunday, January 16, 2022 at Los Alamos High School Auxiliary Gym from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for ages 12 years and up. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome, as long as there is sufficient vaccine supply.  READ MORE...
County Responds to Increased COVID Cases: Council Meeting, County Services, More Testing
Due to an increase in COVID-19 positive cases in the community, Los Alamos County Councilors will be attending the Tuesday, Jan. 11 meeting virtually. While the special session is advertised as a hybrid meeting, County officials strongly encourage members to join virtually using the Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86379958681 or by phone (720) 707-2699. Additional phone numbers and a copy of the complete agenda are available on the County's Legistar website.  READ MORE...
Remote Business Encouraged
With the latest uptick in COVID-19 cases, residents who need to visit the Customer Care Center in the Los Alamos County Municipal Building are reminded that it may be safer and simpler to conduct that business remotely.   READ MORE...
Pile Burning Operations Possible at Pajarito Mountain Jan. 6-20
Los Alamos County Fire Marshal’s Office has issued an open burn permit to the Pajarito Mountain Ski Hill operators to perform pile burning for the Jan. 6 - 20 timeframe. Burning will only be conducted if outlined permit criteria and certain weather conditions are present to allow for safe activity. As a result, smoke may be visible from surrounding areas.  READ MORE...
Council Seeks Letters of Interest to Fill Vacancy
Los Alamos County Council is soliciting Letters of Interest from community members to fill the council seat vacated by James Robinson on January 1. Qualifying candidates must submit letters no later than Thursday, Jan. 20, by 5 p.m. to County Manager Steven Lynne at 1000 Central Ave. 350, Los Alamos, NM 87544 or by email to lacmanager@lacnm.us.   READ MORE...
Short Power Outage Affected Mesas
A power outage affecting North Mesa and Barranca Mesa occurred around 4:50 p,m. and was resolved by linemen from the Department of Public Utilities around 5:10 p.m.  READ MORE...
Christmas Tree Collection
The Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division will collect Christmas trees on the week of Jan. 3 – 7 and the week of Jan. 18 – 21. Environmental Services’ staff remind Los Alamos residents to set trees on the curb on their regularly scheduled trash collection day during one of the Christmas tree collection weeks. All lights and ornaments must be removed prior to collection. No artificial trees will be accepted. The collected trees will be processed into mulch and compost. If residents miss these dates, they may take their tree to the Eco Station or Overlook Collection for free or call the Eco Station at 662.8163 for a special brush collection for $25. For more information, contact Environmental Services at 662.8163 or email solidwaste@lacnm.us  READ MORE...
Utilities to Collect Feedback on Service
In its pursuit of continuous improvement, the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities will be the subject of two different customer surveys beginning the first week in January and to be conducted by GreatBlue Research.  READ MORE...
Don’t Fall for Utility Payment Scam
Customers of the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities have reported receiving scam phone calls stating utility payments must be made immediately during the call to avoid disconnection. While DPU may reach out to customers about past due payments by phone, the department’s representatives will never require that a payment be made over the phone.  READ MORE...
Public Hearings Scheduled for Sewer Rate Hike
The Department of Public Utilities is proposing sewer rate increases spanning the next four years. Two public hearings for the rate changes are planned. The first public hearing will take place at the January 19th Board of Public Utilities meeting. If the BPU approves the rate ordinance, a second hearing will be held on Feb. 22, 2022, at the Los Alamos County Council meeting. The rates must be adopted by the County Council before they can be put in place.  READ MORE...
Be Aware of Upcoming Road Patching
Asphalt and concrete patching will begin in various areas of Los Alamos and White Rock on Monday, Dec. 6. The Los Alamos County Traffic and Streets Division will conduct a mobile patching operation with minor traffic controls as they move throughout the county. The work will occur Monday through Friday, weather permitting, for several weeks until all necessary repairs have been made.   READ MORE...
Los Alamos County Ice Rink Opening Today, Dec. 3
The Los Alamos ice rink is now open for its 85th season with new upgrades and fun upcoming events.  READ MORE...
Survey Will Assess Natural Gas Awareness
Automated phone surveys will go out to a random group of utility customers next week. The Department of Public Utilities is conducting the survey for five days starting Monday, Dec. 6, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. The phone number customers will see on caller ID is (505) 662-8333. The purpose of the three-minute survey is to assess the effectiveness of the DPU’s public awareness program designed to promote natural gas safety for all stakeholders, including customers with and without gas heaters or appliances.   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...
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...
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 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...