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BPU approves request to increase loan amount for White Rock plant
Members of the Los Alamos Board of Public Utilities voted unanimously in favor to approve Ordinance 712 at last Wednesday’s board meeting and to forward it to the County Council for consideration. If Council approves the ordinance at its November 9 meeting, it will authorize the utilities manager to request that the Department of Public Utilities’ loan amount with the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) be increased from $17 million up to a maximum of $30 million for the construction of the water resource recovery facility (WRRF). This facility is proposed to replace the aging White Rock wastewater treatment plant.  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...
Register Today for the Pajarito Trail Fest Youth Mountain Bike Race Taking Place October 23 in Los Alamos, NM
Los Alamos, New Mexico—where discoveries are made—is the place to be for youth cyclists on Saturday, October 23. Cyclists aged 18 and under are invited to attend the first annual Pajarito Trail Fest Youth Mountain Bike Race—a 9-mile cross-country mountain biking competition presented by Southwest Nordic Ski Club, Los Alamos Youth Mountain Bike Team and Pajarito Mountain.  READ MORE...
Planned Asphalt and Concrete Repairs
Under contract with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU), GM Emulsion will begin repairs to emergency utility asphalt and concrete cuts that occurred during the winter. Crews will rotate to various locations throughout White Rock and Los Alamos neighborhoods beginning as soon as Friday, Oct. 22 and continue throughout the month. Some minor traffic delays are expected.   READ MORE...
Why a Victim of Domestic Violence Won't Leave
This is the third of four articles from the Los Alamos Police Department Victim Assistant for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  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...
Los Alamos County Celebrates Main Gate Park History and Creation with Sign Unveiling
Los Alamos County Council is pleased to host a Sign Unveiling Ceremony to recognize the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos and celebrate the history and creation of the Los Alamos Project Main Gate Park, Monday, October 18, at 2:00 p.m.  READ MORE...
Recreation Improvements Public Meeting
The Community Services Department and Golf Course staff encourage trail users to attend Thursday’s meetings to voice their opinions.   READ MORE...
Utility Bills and Winter Moratorium Requirements
Customer protections from utility disconnects during the heating season is afforded to those who are current on their utility bill or current on a payment plan as of November 15, according to Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Rule GR-13-06 C. (1) a. Electricity for these qualifying DPU customers, will not be turned off during the winter moratorium, specifically between November 15 through March 15.   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...
Los Alamos County/LACDC Seek Public Feedback in Mobile Food Vending Survey
Want Food Trucks? Los Alamos County, in partnership with LACDC, wants your input about Food Trucks and Mobile Food Vending in the County. Information gathered will be used to create a new Mobile Food Vending Ordinance.  READ MORE...
Atomic City Transit – Route 2M (Main Hill) Will Not Operate Oct 8 beginning at 11:30 a.m. Regular Service Resumes Oct 11
Atomic City Transit will not operate Route 2M (Main Hill) beginning at 11:30 a.m. Friday, October 8th through the remainder of the day due to a staffing shortage. Please plan to use Route 2T (Truck Route) which will continue to operate its regular schedule until 6:58 p.m. Route 2M service will resume on Monday, October 11.   READ MORE...
Public Meeting for Golf Course Improvements Oct 12
County staff are holding a public meeting on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, to present, discuss and obtain input on the Golf Course Site Improvements Project.  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...
Public Meeting for Urban Trail Phase I and II
Los Alamos County Public Works Department will hold a Public Meeting in conjunction with the Transportation Board Meeting on Thursday, October 7th at 5:30PM to present the Urban Trail Project.  READ MORE...
Utility Work: Lane Drop on Overlook Rd
A lane drop and flagging operation on Overlook Rd at the intersection of the White Rock wastewater treatment plant road is planned to begin this week and continue through the end of October. Under contract to the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, Parker Construction will excavate and tap a gas main first in the westbound lane and then move to the eastbound lane. This work is in support of a project to replace the wastewater treatment plant with a new water resource recovery facility.   READ MORE...
Clerk Reminds Citizens to “Be Election Ready”
In preparation of the upcoming 2021 Regular Local Election, set to take place on Tuesday, November 2, County Clerk Naomi Maestas would like to remind citizens of some important deadlines and share some useful election related information, so everyone can “Be Election Ready.”  READ MORE...
Councilors at Farmers Market Thursday, Oct 7
Two County Councilors will host a booth at the local Farmers’ Market on Thursday morning, October 7 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Market-goers are welcome to stop by and chat with them about current issues, projects or other topics.  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...
Reminder: Water and Sewer Rates Increase on Oct. 1
Officials with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities remind residential and commercial customers that water rates will increase by 4 percent and sewer rates will increase by 2 percent on October 1, 2021.   READ MORE...
County Update 86 on COVID: NMDOH Guidance for Vaccine Replacement Cards
Due to the increase in requests for replacement vaccine cards, New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) has provided the following guidance: If an individual has a damaged or lost vaccine card, they can access their vaccine records at www.vaxviewnm.org and download an official copy of the record for use. This record will also include any additional vaccines received recently. Some individuals who received their COVID-19 vaccine early on (December 2020 or January 2021) may not see their vaccine on Vax View. In this case, individuals should call the NMDOH COVID-19 Hotline at 1-855-600-3453 to request a replacement vaccine card.  READ MORE...
Updates on COVID 19 and Vaccines
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County Update 85 on COVID-19: Vaccination Clinic Set for June 6: Second dose of Pfizer
Nambe Drugs and Los Alamos County remind the community that a COVID-19 vaccination clinic is set for Sunday, June 6 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Los Alamos High School Griffith Gym located at 1300 Diamond Dr., Los Alamos. The clinic is to administer the second booster of Pfizer for individuals who received their first dose on May 16 and are primarily between ages of 12 and 15 years. Parental consent is required for minors under the age of 18 for each vaccine appointment. Minors who arrive at the clinic without parent or guardian signatures on consent forms (both the Nambe Drugs and NMDOH consent forms) will not be able to receive the second dose. Individuals 18 years and older only need to complete and bring the Nambe Drugs consent form.  READ MORE...
County Manager Recruitment Process
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Los Alamos finalizes new energy supply agreement with Uniper
Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) announced today the completion of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Uniper Global Commodities that will provide Los Alamos County with 15 megawatts of firm energy supply over a 15-year period. The agreement guarantees an energy supply primarily sourced from new wind and solar generation facilities now under development in New Mexico. It also secures a long-term, firm power solution for Los Alamos at pricing lower than the County’s current blended cost of power. Deliveries under the new agreement are scheduled to begin in January 2022.   READ MORE...
County Update 82 on COVID: Mass Vaccination Clinic Set for April 25 - Open to individuals 16 years or older
Nambe Drugs and Los Alamos County remind the community that a mass COVID-19 vaccine clinic is set for Sunday, April 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Los Alamos High School Gym located at 1300 Diamond Dr., Los Alamos. Individuals 16 years or older are eligible to schedule an appointment, while there are still openings, using the special event code: AFGKMXW once logged into their profile on the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) COVID Vaccine Registration site. Approximately 1,200 Pfizer vaccines have been secured for the event. Minors do need parental consent to receive the vaccine. While parents are not required to be present at the scheduled appointment they do need to complete and sign both the Nambe Drugs’ Consent Form and the NMDOH Parental/Guardian Consent form available on the county website: https://lacnm.com/VaccineDocs.  READ MORE...
Pause on the J&J Vaccine Msg from NM DOH
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Help offered to apply for COVID rent, utilities fed'l aid
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County Update 80 on COVID: Mass vaccination clinic set for April 25
Los Alamos County will partner with Nambe Drugs on Sunday, April 25 to conduct a large-scale vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Griffith Gym on the Los Alamos High School campus.  READ MORE...
Planned Asphalt and Concrete Repairs: Various locations throughout Los Alamos County
Under contract with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU), GM Emulsion will begin repairs to emergency utility asphalt and concrete cuts that occurred during the winter. Crews will rotate to various locations throughout the Los Alamos and White Rock neighborhoods beginning as soon as Monday, March 29, 2021 and continuing throughout the month of April. Some minor traffic delays are expected.   READ MORE...
County Update 79 on COVID: COUNTY REQUESTS LOS ALAMOS INDIVIDUALS IN PHASE 1B1 TO CONTACT THE COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES FOR COVID VACCINE APPOINTMENTS
Los Alamos County Emergency Manager Beverley Simpson is requesting Los Alamos individuals who are 75 years of age and older to contact the County’s Social Services office if they have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine. Simpson is working with the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) to identify those in this category (Phase 1b1) who still need a vaccine appointment.   READ MORE...
County update 77 Vaccines for Homebound
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County Update 76 on COVID: VACCINE CLINIC MONDAY, MARCH 15 - APPOINTMENTS ONLY
Nambe Drugs, Los Alamos County, and the NM Dept of Public Health (NMDOH) are holding a vaccine clinic on Monday, March 15 at the Auxiliary Gym located at Los Alamos High School, 1300 Diamond Drive, Los Alamos. Appointments required to receive a vaccine. No walk-ins will be accepted. This clinic includes booster appointments for individual who received the first dose of the Moderna vaccine on Feb. 14.  READ MORE...
County Update 75 on COVID: Pfizer Booster Vaccine on March 17
Los Alamos County’s Emergency Management Office would like to alert those individuals who received the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine Feb. 22 in Los Alamos that the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) will be administering the second (booster) dose of the Pfizer vaccine Wednesday, March 17 at Duane Smith Auditorium (NOT Griffith Gymnasium).  READ MORE...
Library Services Change starting Mar. 8
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AMI upgrade to begin in White Rock
Utility Metering Solutions (UMS), under contract with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, will begin installing Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) for the County of Los Alamos starting the week of March 15. AMI is a method of using radio communication technology to read meters remotely without having to physically access the meters on customers’ properties.   READ MORE...
County Update 74 on COVID: Vaccination Clinic Monday, Feb. 22, Appointments Only
Los Alamos County and the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) will hold a vaccination clinic on Monday, Feb. 22 at the Los Alamos High School Gym located at 1300 Diamond Drive, Los Alamos. Eligible Los Alamos residents who are registered on the NMDOH should have already received an email or a text message with information on how to schedule an appointment. Appointments are required to receive a vaccine. No walk-ins will be accepted.  READ MORE...
County Update 73 on COVID: Information for Sunday’s COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
Nambe Drugs, New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) and Los Alamos County officials would like to provide additional information to Los Alamos residents who have an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccination clinic this Sunday, Feb. 14 at the Los Alamos High School Gym, 1300 Diamond Drive. This event was originally scheduled to be held at Nambe Drugs, but due to inclement weather was moved to the High School Gym.  READ MORE...
County Update 72 on COVID: Vaccine Clinic This Sunday, Appointments Only
Some Los Alamos citizens who are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine and are registered with the New Mexico Department of Health (NM DOH) will receive an email or a text message this week. NM DOH notifications will provide information on how to schedule an appointment for a vaccine clinic to be held this Sunday, February 14 at the Los Alamos High School Griffith Gym, 1300 Diamond Drive. The event is being hosted by Nambe Drugs, Los Alamos County and the NM DOH.  READ MORE...
County Update 71 on COVID: Seniors COVID Vaccine Clinic Clarification
Notifications for senior COVID vaccinations have been sent to individuals to schedule their appointments. Los Alamos County Social Services Department would like to share some clarifying instructions to avoid confusion and frustration when scheduling your appointment.  READ MORE...
County Update 70 on COVID-19: Curative COVID Testing Moving From Fuller Lodge to Overlook Park in White Rock on Tuesday as a drive-through site
Beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 26, the Curative COVID testing clinic will move from Fuller Lodge to Overlook Park in White Rock as its permanent drive-through testing site. Citizens who already scheduled appointments at Fuller Lodge for this coming Tuesday, need only to arrive at their scheduled time at Overlook Park instead. Signage will direct individuals once they turn east onto Overlook Road. Curative staff will instruct citizens on how to self-administer the test from their car, will collect the sample and send it to the lab for testing. Results will be emailed or sent via text to citizens within 24 - 72 hours. Register at: https://curative.com  READ MORE...
Survey results on DPU environmental goals shared with the BPU
Results of a survey conducted by Triton Polling & Research on behalf of the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) were shared with the Board of Public Utilities at the Wednesday, Jan. 20 monthly meeting. A sample of Los Alamos citizens were asked to indicate their level of either support for or opposition to DPU’s environmental goals. The survey concludes that the majority of respondents support all environmental goals adopted by the Board of Public of Utilities in October 2020.  READ MORE...
County Update 69 on COVID-19: Second COVID Vaccine Dose Scheduled For Category 1A Individuals Vaccinated on Jan. 2
Los Alamos County, in coordination with New Mexico’s Department of Health, is scheduling a clinic for the second COVID vaccine doses for those category 1A individuals (healthcare workers and first responders) who were vaccinated on January 2, 2021 in White Rock  READ MORE...
Public Comment Sought for Art in Leisure Lagoon
The Los Alamos County Art in Public Places (APP) Board is seeking public comment on proposed art for the new Leisure Lagoon, located at the Aquatic Center.  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...
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...
Community Development Advisory Board Kicks Off Public Education Campaign
Los Alamos County Community Development Advisory Board (CDAB), in coordination with the Community Development Department (CDD) and the Communication and Public Relations Office, kicks off their public education campaign next week with a series of messages created to help the public better understand property maintenance issues in Los Alamos County  READ MORE...
Councilors at Farmers Market
HAVE YOU BEEN A VICTIM OF A CATFISHING SCAM?
HAVE YOU BEEN A VICTIM OF A CATFISHING SCAM? What Is Catfishing? Catfishing is when a person takes information and images, typically from another person, and uses them to create a new identity for themselves.  READ MORE...