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Atomic City Transit Route 3 suspension of service to continue
Atomic City Transit (ACT) will continue its suspension of Route 3 transit service until the completion of Canyon Road construction. While ACT officials initially believed services could be reinstated by Monday, October 3, transit operator vacancies continue to affect operations. Transit staff strategically decided to continue the suspension of Route 3 after concluding that this Route had the least impact on ridership since Route 1 could accommodate these same riders with thirty (30) minute service.   READ MORE...
County to hold three joint virtual work sessions to review draft Chapter 16 Development Code
Los Alamos County Community Development Department (CDD) and its consultant, Dekker/Perich/Sabatini (DPS) will present the final draft of the Chapter 16 Development Code to the Planning and Zoning Commission and County Council in three joint virtual work sessions October 12, 13, and 14 from 1 to 5 p.m. Both the October 11 County Council regular meeting and the October 12 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting are cancelled.  READ MORE...
CORRECTION: COVID-19 Omicron booster clinic on Monday, Oct 3 for ages 18+ only
In conjunction with Los Alamos County, Premier Medical Group (PMG) is holding a COVID-19 bivalent Omicron booster clinic scheduled for Monday, October 3. While previous notices indicated the clinic would be available for ages 12+, currently PMG is only able to provide the Pfizer Omicron booster for all eligible individuals, ages 18 years and up.  READ MORE...
White Rock Trees to be Trimmed
Tree trimming coordinated by the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) is set to start up again on Monday. Residents in White Rock may see Southwest Fire Defense & Tree Services professionals mitigating hazards and power outages by trimming tree branches growing around power lines.   READ MORE...
Something for Everyone: Induction Stoves and Monsters
An upcoming event at the Nature Center is a two-fer promising a little something for both adults and kids. Offered jointly by the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) and Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), this event on Thursday, October 6, offers a panel discussion on induction stovetops for adults and the debut of the Monster Detective Collective for the children who may come along with them.  READ MORE...
COVID-19 bivalent Omicron booster clinics Oct 3 & 10
​In conjunction with Los Alamos County, Premier Medical Group (PMG) is holding a COVID-19 bivalent Omicron booster clinic scheduled for Monday, October 3, to include all eligible individuals, ages 12 years and up. On Monday, Oct. 10, Health Commons Public Health Office is holding a COVID-19 primary and bivalent Omicron booster clinic for all eligible individuals ages 6 months and up.  READ MORE...
Water Repairs Scheduled for Monday
Gas, Water, and Sewer crews from the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) will be working on a water leak on Iris St. on Monday and drivers should expect to see traffic controls in place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  READ MORE...
Customer Care to be Closed
The lobby-facing windows at the Los Alamos County Customer Care Center in the Municipal Building will be closed for an hour-and-a-half during the business day on Tuesday, September 27, between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., while staff meets with the automated metering contractor for the Department of Public Utilities.  READ MORE...
Customer Service Fair is back for 2022
In appreciation for their customers and in observance of national Customer Service Week, the staff of the Los Alamos County Customer Care Center will host its annual customer service fair on October 5. The event will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. in the lobby of the Los Alamos County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.  READ MORE...
Broadband survey launched
CTC Technology and Energy, under contract to Los County, has printed a comprehensive survey to assess broadband availability, affordability, and accessibility throughout the county. The survey was dropped into the mail today and should reach the mailboxes of a randomly selected group of households representing a statistically valid sample by September 30.  READ MORE...
Water Repairs Occurring in North Community
A portion of 40th Street in North Community is closed to through traffic for emergency water repairs today. The work is expected to be complete by 4 p.m.  READ MORE...
Los Alamos County art in public places featured on national map
The Los Alamos County utilizes Public Art Archives (PAA) to maintain the inventory of the Los Alamos County Public Art. In April of 2022, PAA sent out a Call for Art, to represent the 10th Anniversary of Have You Seen My Public Art? map, that highlights art that can be found throughout the United States. Los Alamos County Art in Public Places Board submitted several pieces for consideration for the Have You Seen My Public Art? map project. The project received over 500 submissions and Kites of Many Colors, by Thom Norris and Eric Markow, located in the White Rock Branch Library, was selected to represent Los Alamos with 144 other works of art throughout the nation. Three other locations within the state of New Mexico are also highlighted: Hobbs, Albuquerque, and Fort Sumner.  READ MORE...
New Rates Start October 1
Sewer and natural gas rate adjustments for the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) were recently approved by the Los Alamos County Council as well as the Board of Public Utilities and will go into effect as of October 1.   READ MORE...
Weekend water work to occur on Trinity
Water line work this weekend will slightly divert traffic traveling east on Trinity Dr. (NM-502) this weekend while water main connections for The Hills Apartments are tied in to Los Alamos County water lines at Trinity Dr. and 35th St.   READ MORE...
County Parks Division reminds the public there is no fishing in Ashley Pond Park
Los Alamos County Parks Division would like to remind the public there is no fishing in Ashley Pond Park. Parks employees have received several calls and complaints recently from individuals who have witnessed others fishing in the Pond, prompting the reminder.  READ MORE...
Gas line hit on Canyon Rd
A 4-inch natural gas distribution line was damaged at about noon by a construction contractor working on the Canyon Road Reconstruction Project. The hit caused natural gas to leak near the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and Gold Street Apartments.   READ MORE...
Small Business Recovery Assistance Program Launches
Economic Development Administrator Dan Ungerleider announced the launch of the Los Alamos County’s online Small Business Recovery Assistance Program, funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). As of today, Los Alamos small business owners who suffered financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic can visit the County’s dedicated website, ARPA.losalamosnm.us to apply.   READ MORE...
Drive Less Los Alamos
Drive Less Los Alamos
Now that the Los Alamos Public Schools are back in session and construction is underway on Canyon Road, Los Alamos County officials suggest that commuters consider taking advantage of other options to get to and from work or school.   READ MORE...
DPU Water Rate Hearings Postponed
The public hearings for water rate changes have been postponed by a month. The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) is proposing water rate adjustments spanning the next four years. Two public hearings for adjustments to the existing tiered water rates are planned.  READ MORE...
DPU Proposes Adjustments to Water Rates
The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) is proposing water rate adjustments spanning the next four years. Two public hearings for adjustments to the existing tiered water rates are planned.  READ MORE...
Branches to be Trimmed on Mesas
Tree trimming coordinated by the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) is set to start up again on Thursday. Residents on North Mesa and Barranca Mesa may see Southwest Fire Defense & Tree Services professionals throughout the county mitigating hazards and power outages by trimming tree branches growing around power lines.   READ MORE...
Draft updates to the Chapter 18 nuisance code released
After a year of soliciting feedback, public meetings, a technical review, and a community survey, representatives from the Los Alamos County Community Development Department (CDD) and its contractor Dekker/Perich/Sabatini (DPS) have completed a final draft of the Chapter 18 nuisance code. It is released to the public and available to be viewed online at https://www.lacchp18update.org/ as of July 25.  READ MORE...
High Speed EV Charging Coming Soon
A portion of the White Rock Visitors Center parking lot will be closed next week, Monday through Friday, to prepare the area for the installation of the County’s first Level 3 DC fast charger for electric vehicles.  READ MORE...
Public Hearing for Gas Rate Adjustments Postponed
The first of two public hearings on proposed natural gas rate adjustments by the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has been moved to the next Board of Public Utilities (BPU) work session on August 3. Originally scheduled for July 20 via Zoom, the hearing was postponed due to an Xfinity internet outage that affected residents and businesses throughout Los Alamos County. If the BPU approves the rate ordinance on August 3, a second hearing will be held on August 30 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...
County releases Chapter 16 - Module 3 development code
Los Alamos County Development Department (CDD) and its consultant, Dekker/Perich/Sabatini (DPS) released the last of the three modules (Module 3) to update the Chapter 16 Development Code on July 18 for the public to review. The draft document is available online at https://losalamosconnect.org/. In addition, the public is invited to a virtual open house on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 5:30 p.m. Representatives from CDD and DPS will present a summary of the most significant proposed changes to Module 3 and hear public comment. Interested members of the public may join the meeting using this Zoom link.  READ MORE...
Public Hearing Set for Gas Rate Increase
The Department of Public Utilities is proposing gas 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 July 20th Board of Public Utilities meeting. If the BPU approves the rate ordinance, a second hearing will be held on August 30th, 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...
DPU Offers Introduction to Induction
The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) launched a new program this week to introduce customers to the concept of cooking by induction—an idea that could have a positive impact on the environment.  READ MORE...
DPU Issues Annual Water Quality Report
Los Alamos and White Rock residents should have found the 2021 Drinking Water Quality Report from the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) in their mailboxes recently. This annual report, covering calendar year 2021, provides details about water in relation to safety, precautions, contaminants, sources and so on. It also includes a listing of a substances detected and the associated levels.   READ MORE...
33rd/34th Segment Closed for Repairs
A stretch of 33rd and 34th streets will be closed to through traffic for emergency water repairs today and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  READ MORE...
Los Alamos moves to Stage 2 Fire Restrictions; County trails are open
With the increase in rain activity in the region, Los Alamos County will move to Stage 2 Fire Restrictions effective immediately. A revised Fire Marshal’s Order to reflect these changes will be issued on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. According to the Los Alamos Fire Department (LAFD) officials, this action opens access to all County trails, and allows outdoor firing range activity with safety measures in place, although some “trail closure” signage may not yet be removed. Visit the websites of the Santa Fe National Forest and Los Alamos National Laboratory to find information on the status of trails under the jurisdiction of these agencies.   READ MORE...
Aquatic Center Reopens to the Public 6/3
Crews and staff worked steadily through the week to troubleshoot and find solutions to bring the Olympic pool equipment back online allowing the Aquatic Center to be reopen to the public.  READ MORE...
Aquatic Center Updates from the Project Management Team
Officials with the Los Alamos County Public Works Department realize that there have been several press releases regarding the Aquatic Center and Leisure Lagoon projects. In response to resident inquiries about why the Olympic and Therapy pools were closed again and why the Leisure Lagoon is not yet open, the Department issued additional communication to provide more detailed information.  READ MORE...
Community Art Tunnel at Canyon Rim Underpass
Those who have walked through the newly installed underpass for the Canyon Rim Trail, may have noticed some changes the last couple of weeks and definitely some changes this past weekend. Los Alamos County Community Services Department is initiating a new program called The Community Art Tunnel.  READ MORE...
Cerro Pelado fire community meeting Mon, May 16
The Great Basin Team 1 and community representatives will brief the Los Alamos community on the Cerro Pelado fire on Monday evening. The public is welcome to attend in person or virtually through Zoom.   READ MORE...
National Police Week
The Los Alamos Police Department will be holding the Annual Police Memorial Ceremony next Monday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m. at 2500 Trinity Dr. in the north Justice Center Parking Lot in Los Alamos.  READ MORE...
Leisure Lagoon Update
On March 31st, the County informed residents the opening of the Leisure Lagoon was postponed to late June due to supply chain issues involving vital pool equipment. Unfortunately, these supply issues continue to delay shipment of this equipment further postponing opening of the pool, possibly to mid or late August. The contractor and pool engineers thoroughly investigated alternative equipment and supply sources and found no other available options to date. Staff is working closely with the construction and design team to open the new facility as soon as possible even as recreation facilities have been closed due to the nearby Cerro Pelado fire.  READ MORE...
2022 Primary Election: Make Your “Ready, Set, Go” Voting Plans
Today marked the start of in-person early voting for the 2022 Primary Election, and County Clerk Naomi Maestas would like to let residents know that her office is working hard to make sure citizens are still able to vote while the community is impacted by the Cerro Pelado Fire. As the County moves between the "Ready, Set, Go" phases of the wildfire preparedness program, Clerk Maestas recommends citizens stay informed by visiting their webpage for up-to-date election information, and urges residents to solidify a voting plan. “Our democracy is resilient in Los Alamos County - but it is important to have flexibility and options for voters, particularly in a time of crisis. It is vital that we give confidence to our voters, that even during this wildfire emergency, they can access their ballot and let their voice be heard,” says Clerk Maestas.  READ MORE...
Cerro Pelado Fire Sunday Update: Lab and Los Alamos County to move to ‘set’ stage on Monday as precaution; there is no emergency and no evacuation
Red flag conditions (high wind, low humidity) over the last day and a half have caused the Cerro Pelado fire in the Jemez Mountains to grow to over 37,425 acres. While small spot fires are burning slowly in a few locations, including Alamo Canyon, about 3.5 miles from the Laboratory and 7 miles from the Los Alamos townsite, fire officials said Sunday that there is no cause for alarm. There is no emergency and no call for an evacuation. As a precautionary measure only, the Laboratory and the County on Sunday announced that they will move to the “set” phase of “ready, set, go” at 8 a.m. on Monday, May 9, for the townsite and White Rock. “Set” means that conditions could change rapidly, and it is time to create a plan and prepare in case of an evacuation order. For frequently asked questions related to preparation, click here. The County has also posted FAQs on its webpage at lacnm.com/CerroPeladoFAQ  READ MORE...
Atomic City Transit Routes 4, 6, 2M and Peak Service Suspended Monday, May 9th
Atomic City Transit Routes 4, 6, 2M and Peak service will be suspended starting Monday, May 9th until further notice. Dial-A-Ride Service for areas not serviced by a fixed route will be provided on a space available basis. All other transit service will remain in service. Please call our office at (505) 661-RIDE (7433) for any additional information or use the ACTracker to locate your bus route in real-time.   READ MORE...
County provides list of shelter resources so residents can proactively plan
Los Alamos County remains in the "ready" phase of "ready, set, go," meaning there is no immediate emergency from the Cerro Pelado fire. However, according to Emergency Manager Beverley Simpson, residents should proactively consider where they could go, shelter animals and park vehicles if the County's status were to change and residents needed to evacuate.   READ MORE...
Do Not Turn Your Gas or Electricity Off
Please do not turn off your own gas or electric service even when planning for potential evacuation, per the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU).   READ MORE...
Los Alamos County Enters Stage 2 Fire Restrictions April 25
Los Alamos Fire Department’s Fire Marshal Wendy Servey is enacting Stage 2 Fire Restrictions for Los Alamos County, effective Monday, April 25, 2022.   READ MORE...
Survey Shows Mix of Positive Results and Room for Improvement
In a recent survey of Los Alamos utility customers, the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) received positive scores while also finding there are areas that need work.   READ MORE...
County Services Update for Wednesday, Feb. 2
Non-essential Los Alamos County government facilities are closed Wednesday, Feb. 2 due to hazardous weather conditions that are expected to persist throughout the day. County officials offer some additional clarifications. (read more)  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...