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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...
Eco Station Closed on July 4th
The Eco Station and Overlook Convenience Center will be closed July 4th, 2022 in observance of Independence Day.  READ MORE...
Scheduling an appointment for the June 27 COVID-19 vaccine/booster clinic
It’s not too late to schedule an appointment for the vaccine/booster clinic scheduled for Monday, June 27, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., according to Los Alamos County officials. The event is hosted by Los Alamos County and Premier Medical Group at First Baptist Church of Los Alamos, 2200 Diamond Drive. Eligible recipients, including children as young as five can receive a vaccine and/or booster of Pfizer, Pfizer 5-11, or Moderna.  READ MORE...
LAPD Press Release Traffic Safety 6/24/2022
The Los Alamos Police Department offers the following response to inquiries from citizens regarding traffic safety. Specifically, inquiries related to motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians.  READ MORE...
Pavement Preservation Work at the Airport has been Suspended
The Pavement Preservation Project at the Los Alamos airport has been suspended due to weather. The airport will reopen June 23 at 1330 local time. The current plan for the contractor is to re-mobilize July 25 to complete the job. This will be re-assessed on July 18 to confirm if conditions are suitable. The work will require closure of the airport for several days during the week of July 25.  READ MORE...
County lifts all fire restrictions
The Fire Marshal’s Office with the Los Alamos Fire Department (LAFD) announced today that all fire restrictions for Los Alamos County are lifted, effective immediately. According to officials, this decision was made in partnership with LAFD’s Wildland Division after reviewing recent rainfall events, fuel moisture, fire activity levels and current or predicted weather patterns.  READ MORE...
Customer Care and DPU to be Closed
The lobby-facing windows at the Los Alamos County Customer Care Center in the Municipal Building as well as the Department of Public Utilities suite will be closed for two hours during the business day on Thursday, June 30, between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., while staff attends an annual employee picnic.  READ MORE...
Los Alamos County Library System to Host a Talk About All Things Rainbow
The staff of Los Alamos County Library System is pleased to present LGBTQIA+ 101: Understanding and Allyship in 2022. This free public program will be livestreamed on Zoom on Thursday, June 30th from 7 to 8pm. Don’t miss this great opportunity to expand your understanding of all things rainbow!  READ MORE...
Power Out for North Community
6/18/2022: Power has been restored to North Community and the La Senda neighborhood in White Rock.   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...
DPU to be Closed on Monday
The Customer Care Center and other operations within the Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities will be closed on Monday, June 20, in observance of Juneteenth.   READ MORE...
County explains permitting for summer concert series
As the summer Friday night concert series kicked off last month, the Los Alamos County Community Services Department would like to share information on how the vendor permits are processed and how specific locations for vendors are determined. "We welcome all vendors at these events," said Community Services Department Director Cory Styron. "Vendors add an extra element of excitement that livens the crowd."  READ MORE...
Simulated Emergency on County Schedule
Los Alamos County’s law enforcement, first responders, dispatchers, and staff from other County departments will participate in a functional emergency exercise on Tuesday, June 14. Developed by the Department of Public Utilities, the exercise simulates a threat to the Los Alamos Canyon Dam.   READ MORE...
East Looking West & Perspective Art Dedications Next Week
The Los Alamos Art in Public Places Board and the Community Services Department invite the community to the dedication of East Looking West, by Don Taylor, on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at the Los Alamos County Airport, in Los Alamos at 10:00am. Then again for a dedication of Perspective, a solar water fountain, by Greg Robertson at the White Rock Community Garden, next to the old Time Out Pizza in White Rock, on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at 10:00am.  READ MORE...
Los Alamos County Library System Manager to Retire this Month
Eileen Sullivan, library manager of the Los Alamos County Library System since July 2017, will be retiring on June 24. A resident of New Mexico since 1987, Eileen has more than 35 years of experience working in academic, special, and public libraries as well as experience in the field of telemedicine. Prior to moving to Los Alamos, she was the director of the Silver City Public Library in Silver City, NM. Eileen was the president of the librarians' sub-section of the New Mexico Municipal League and served on the board of the New Mexico Library Foundation.  READ MORE...
County COVID-19 Committee clarifies difference between PCR and rapid tests
With an increase in positive COVID-19 cases across Los Alamos County, more individuals and families are faced with the need to test for the virus. Viral tests are done one of two ways: via a rapid point-of-care test or a laboratory test. The County COVID-19 Committee explains the difference, as well as the pros and cons of each option.  READ MORE...
Public Survey – North Mesa Shared-Use Gymnasium
The Los Alamos County Public Works and Community Services Departments, together with the Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) invite the public to participate in a survey for the proposed shared-use gymnasium project at North Mesa. Individuals are encouraged to take the survey that launched today, online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LAC_LAPS_Gym before it closes on Friday, June 24, at midnight (12 a.m.).  READ MORE...
Pavement Preservation Work Scheduled at the Airport
On Monday June 20th, crews with Maxwell Asphalt, Inc. are scheduled to begin pavement preservation work at Los Alamos Airport that includes crack sealing and applying a seal coat and new markings to the runway and taxiways A through E. Work also includes other asphalt repairs around the hangars on the east side of the Airport and replacement of a limited number of concrete panels on the tarmac around high traffic areas. In order for crews to work safely, the Airport will be closed on Monday, June 20 through Friday, June 24.  READ MORE...
Trinity and Diamond & Canyon and Diamond Intersection Striping Project at 2:00 a.m. June 10
Traffic and Streets crews will be striping the intersections of Trinity and Diamond and Canyon and Diamond beginning at 2:00 a.m. on June 10, 2022. The project will be completed by 5:00 a.m.  READ MORE...
Eco Station and Overlook Collection Center will be closed June 20
The Eco Station and Overlook Collection Center will be closed June 20, 2022 in observance of Juneteenth.  READ MORE...
ADA Audit and Transition Plan Debrief
On June 15, 2022, the Los Alamos County Community Services Department will be hosting two ADA Audit and Transition Plan debrief meetings to discuss the findings of the ADA Audit, that was conducted November through April. John McGovern with WT-Engineering, a recognized expert in the ADA field and our consultant will be leading the conversation. The audit was focused on recreational facilities in our community which include athletic fields, picnic areas, trails, playgrounds, and other amenities.   READ MORE...
Library Summer Reading Programs Begin June 6
Adult and Youth summer reading programs at Mesa Public and White Rock Branch Libraries begin today. Both programs will run at both libraries from June 6 through July 30 and will accommodate all ages categories, including infants and toddlers.  READ MORE...
Atomic City Transit Route 2M (Main Hill) Suspended June 7-9
Service will be suspended on Route 2M (Main Hill) starting Tuesday June 7 through Thursday, June 9 due to a staffing shortage.  READ MORE...
Trenching Scheduled in White Rock
The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) will replace about 1500 feet of underground electric line on Cheryl Ave. and Aragon Ave. over the next two weeks. The work will be done by Parker Construction between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays.  READ MORE...
Computers to be Down at Customer Care
The Customer Care Center at the Department of Public Utilities will be closed on Tuesday from 1 to 5 p.m. Work on the billing, cashiering and property tax software will occur after being postponed in May so essential computer systems will be down all day. Customer Care staff will be available for limited operations from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. before closing to participate in team building in the afternoon.  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...
Bandelier National Monument to Offer Shuttle Service, Beginning June 4
Bandelier National Monument—one of the three National Parks surrounding Los Alamos, New Mexico—will begin offering shuttle service on Saturday, June 4. Operating as a “car free park,” personal vehicles will not be allowed to enter Bandelier once shuttle service begins.  READ MORE...
Aquatic Center will remain closed until further notice
The Aquatic Center will remain closed due to unforeseen issues with the new water circulation equipment. Crews are working hard to open the center as soon as possible. More information on a specific opening date will be shared as soon as it is available.  READ MORE...
Change in Date for Golf Course Closed for Greens Aerification
The Los Alamos County Golf Course has had a change in their schedule for the greens aerification for the month of June.  READ MORE...
Available tools for protection against COVID-19
According to the New Mexico Department of Health, 95.5 percent of Los Alamos County residents have completed their COVID-19 vaccine primary series. However, Los Alamos County officials remind the community that the COVID-19 virus has not disappeared, but continues to mutate and change in ways allowing community transmission to occur despite vaccine availability and a high prevalence of prior infections. Highly transmissible variants of the Omicron variant continue to spread globally, and the US, including New Mexico and Los Alamos County, are now undergoing yet another wave of infections following the recent January 2022 surge.  READ MORE...
Late Fees to be Waived for Missing Utility Bills
Billing specialists for the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) discovered today that a bill file sent to DPU’s printing contractor was inadvertently skipped over in the printing and mailing process. The error affects customers on Cycle 23 who get hard-copy bills through the mail.   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...
DPU Will Never Require Phone Payments
Beware of phishing scams again, per the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU). Customers have recently 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...
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...
DPU Eases Outdoor Watering Curtailment
Relaxed guidance on watering during the Set stage of evacuation preparedness will allow Los Alamos County property owners to irrigate fully again. The Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities (DPU) previously issued a request for businesses and residents within the county to refrain from outdoor watering due to the Cerro Pelado Fire.   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...
Stop Outdoor Watering During Set Phase
Officials from the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) are asking residents and businesses to stop outdoor water use until Los Alamos is no longer threatened by the Cerro Pelado Fire.   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...
Overlook Park Closed to Public
Overlook Park will be closed to the public until further notice, effective Monday.   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...
Cerro Pelado Fire Update 4/30 12:15pm
Cerro Pelado fire Saturday update: Fire doubles in size, still no threat to Lab property Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos County and the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Los Alamos Field Office update community on status of fire currently burning in Jemez Mountains  READ MORE...
Vegetation Near Transformers Causes Problems
Many county residents have large metal boxes, or cabinets, on their properties with transformers fed by 13,600 volts of electricity locked inside. Electric Distribution crews from the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) are assessing the surroundings of these boxes throughout the townsite and White Rock to make sure they are safe for residents and accessible for linemen.  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...
Los Alamos County Celebrates Earth Day 2022!
Get caught up on all the County is doing to protect Los Alamos' future today, and learn how you can do your part in the community and at home!  READ MORE...