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County Update 42 on COVID-19, Los Alamos County Library System Curbside Service to Begin June 15th
The Los Alamos County Library System is pleased to announce plans for the phased reopening of library services. A primary consideration for all phases is the safety of staff and the public. Public libraries are considered medium exposure risk institutions, where staff have frequent or close contact with people. The Library will implement Phase One of reopening with curbside pickup of library materials that are on hold beginning on June 15.  READ MORE...
County Update 41 on COVID-19, Aquatic Center Re-opens June 8 for Lap Swimming; Reserve Pool Lanes Starting Friday, June 5
The most current Public Health order, issued June 1, 2020, states that “Public swimming pools may open but such facilities are limited to lane-swimming and lessons with up to two students only.” As a result, the Walkup Aquatic Center will open beginning on June 8, 2020 for lap swimming only for swimmers 13 years and older. Twenty-one short course lanes (water walking lanes 1, 3 & 4, lane #2 is ADA accessible with lift) will be available to reserve in forty-five minute increments. Precautionary safety measures including modified hours of operation, enhanced cleaning procedures, strict distancing guidelines, and adjusted capacity limits will be in place. The therapy pool will remain closed as this time.  READ MORE...
Level 2 Fire Restrictions Effective June 2 2020
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County Update 40 on COVID-19, County Offers Free Face Masks
Los Alamos County has a limited supply of free face masks available for those who cannot make their own or are having difficulty obtaining or purchasing masks. The County is offering one package per request. Each package contains five cloth masks. Beginning Wednesday, June 3, Los Alamos citizens or businesses can stop by and pick up their package of free masks outside the closed customer service windows at the Customer Care Center.  READ MORE...
County Update 39 on COVID-19, La Mesa Trail Reserved Part-time for Aspen Ridge Residents
Los Alamos County Community Services announced this morning that beginning tomorrow, Friday, May 29, a portion of the LA Mesa Trail located near the eastern edge of Los Alamos will be reserved for use only by Aspen Ridge residents. This restriction on the trail use will allow Aspen Ridge residents the opportunity to walk on this trail while still isolating from others. The reservation of the trail will occur Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  READ MORE...
County Update 38 on COVID-19, Animal Shelter Art Contest
The Los Alamos Police Department would like to invite the public to participate in an Animal Shelter Art Contest. Through this difficult and confusing time, the department would like to ask the youth of the community to brighten the walls of the Animal Shelter with their art work depicting their favorite pet or animal.   READ MORE...
Trinity Drive Road Work Starts May 27
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County Update 37 on COVID-19, Los Alamos County Library System Service Updates
The library has been hard at work planning for curbside pickup of materials with a launch date still to be determined. Due dates for all currently checked out items have been extended until June 30th. Patrons can help library staff prepare to launch the pickup service by returning unwanted library items in the drive-through drops at both Mesa Public Library and White Rock Branch Library.  READ MORE...
DPU Warns: Be Wary of Individuals Impersonating DPU Employees
DPU warns customers to be wary of individuals impersonating DPU employees after hours. Routine utilities work, including meter reading, is conducted Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. DPU field crews, including meter technicians, wear uniforms with the county logo and have county identification.   READ MORE...
DPU Tree Trimming Contractor Will Respond to Hazardous Conditions
Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities’ officials remind customers to report any observations of trees, tree branches or other vegetation interfering with overhead power lines.   READ MORE...
Canceled - DPU Repairing 15 St. at Myrtle
Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities’ water crew will be repairing the west side of 15 Street at Myrtle after replacing a waterline last week. For two days, Friday, May 22 and Saturday, May 23 from 8 a.m. until noon, 15 St will be reduced to one lane with a flagging operation to maintain north and south bound traffic.   READ MORE...
County Update 36 on COVID-19, County Manager Comments on Essential Services status; Addresses Governor’s directive for everyone to wear face coverings in public, starting tomorrow, due to COVID-19
County Manager Harry Burgess announced today that the County will continue its Essential Services status for the near future, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in response to the executive order issued by Governor Michelle-Lujan Grisham. The Governor’s order expires today, May 15, and although she has stated the State will move into Phase One Recovery, her stay at home order is still in effect.  READ MORE...
County Update 35 on COVID-19, Technological Advances Assist Finance in Working Remotely during COVID-19
The Los Alamos County Finance Division’s recent changes in the way that they conduct business have paid off during the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing staff to work remotely from home while still keeping finance operations running smoothly.  READ MORE...
County Update 34 on COVID-19, Food Boxes Delayed Until Monday
Today's distribution is CANCELED. The distribution will occur on Monday, May 11 instead at the same time and location.   READ MORE...
Baseline Fire Restrictions Effective May 8 2020
County Update 33 on COVID-19, Dog Leash Reminder
Police Department officials remind the public that Los Alamos County has a leash ordinance which requires any dog out in public to be on a leash.  READ MORE...
County Update 31 on COVID-19, Golf Course re-opens on Friday with restrictions in place due to DOH public emergency order RE: mass gatherings
The Los Alamos Golf Course will re-open on Friday, May 8 as part of the announcement last week from Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham’s office indicating that golfing is now a permitted activity under her amended public health emergency order related to COVID-19.  READ MORE...
County Update 30 on COVID-19, Format for Council meetings in May for commenting, attendance continues to be in place due to DOH public emergency order RE: mass gatherings
Council meetings are scheduled to occur on May 5, 19 and 26, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The format will be the same one used for April meetings to comply with the New Mexico Department of Health’s public emergency order governing mass gathering because of COVID-19. Public in-person attendance will not be allowed.  READ MORE...
County Update 29 on COVID-19, No Parking at Station 4
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Odd-Even Watering Schedule Begins
Officials with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities remind water customers that water rule W-8 begins this week on May 1 and continues through September 30. The rule specifies that customers water outdoor landscapes before 10 a.m. or after 5 p.m. and adhere to an odd-even watering schedule. Customers with odd numbered addresses should water on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays, while customers with even numbered addresses should water on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday.   READ MORE...
DPU Officials Ask Citizens to Consider Donating to UAP
Officials with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) ask citizens to consider donating to the Utility Assistance Program (UAP); a program designed to assist qualifying Los Alamos neighbors and friends with utility bills.  READ MORE...
Los Alamos Co. Library hosts a virtual speculative fiction short story club
The Los Alamos County Library System is hosting a virtual speculative fiction short story club starting this week! ​Join other speculative fiction fans to read, discuss and vote on your favorite story from the 2020 Hugo Award nominees for best short story.  READ MORE...
County Update 28 on COVID-19, Boards & Commissions Meetings Continue to be Canceled due to COVID-19
All Boards and Commissions meetings are canceled until May 15, with the exception of the Planning & Zoning Commission which may hold a meeting during the month of May.   READ MORE...
County Update 27 on COVID-19, Volunteers help out by donating face coverings; County encourages residents to log hours for later request to FEMA against 25% match due to COVID-19
Emergency Manager Beverley Simpson thanked residents who have donated their time and talent to sewing face coverings for County employees over the last two weeks.   READ MORE...
Los Alamos Police Department Solved Six More Burglaries
The Los Alamos Police Department is announcing that six additional burglaries were solved today as a result from work done by our Criminal Investigations Section.  READ MORE...
County Update 26 on COVID-19, County extends Essential Services status through May 15 to comply with Governor’s “stay at home” executive order due to COVID-19
County Manager Harry Burgess announced today that the County will continue its Essential Services status due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in response to the extension to the executive order issued by Governor Michelle-Lujan Grisham. The Governor has extended her order through Friday, May 15.  READ MORE...
County Update 25 on COVID-19, Closures of County Facilities Continue to Align with Governor’s Extension
County Manager Harry Burgess announced today non-essential county facilities will remain closed until May 15 due to the recent order issued by Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham.  READ MORE...
LAPD Successfully Completes CALEA Accreditation Review
Police Chief Dino Sgambellone is proud to announce that the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) has successfully completed the second annual review of the advanced law enforcement accreditation program.  READ MORE...
Fire Marshal Comments on Sky Lantern Prohibitions: Not permitted for Celebrations
Fire Marshal Wendy Servey commented this morning on plans surfacing within social media and other forums that Los Alamos residents may be planning to mark upcoming special dates in May, such as high school graduation, with lighting and launching sky lanterns.  READ MORE...
County Clerk Issues Voter Information Notices Ahead of the Upcoming 2020 Primary Election
In response to the ongoing public health crisis, the Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office is preparing to mail out informational notices to county voters encouraging the use of absentee ballots for the upcoming Primary Election, which is still set to occur on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.  READ MORE...
DP Rd Infrastructure Work Resumes Next Week for New Housing start up; Residents May See Construction Activity
Motorists traveling on DP Rd next week will notice an increase in construction activity as geotechnical testing near the roadway begins for property that will become housing for seniors known as “The Bluffs,” the second housing project moving forward from Bethel Development, Inc.   READ MORE...
County Update 24 COVID-19, Be wary of coronavirus scams
Los Alamos Police Detective Sergeant James Rodriguez wants to warn Los Alamos residents about potential scams related to COVID-19, fake stimulus checks and phishing scams from agencies pretending to be the CDC or IRS.  READ MORE...
Assessor releases 2020 Property Valuation and Maintenance Plan
County Assessor Ken Milder released the 2020 Property Valuation and Maintenance Plan to the Council and public today as part of his Fiscal Year 2021 budget request, pursuant to 7-36-16E NMSA 1978.   READ MORE...
County Update 23 on COVID-19, Despite pandemic, Public Works projects remain on track and moving forward through telework, teleconference options
Even with the ongoing work restrictions, Engineering Division staff of the Public Works Department continues with the development of capital projects.   READ MORE...
County Update 22 on COVID-19, Public Health Office offers COVID-19 testing Mondays & Wednesdays by appointment
The Public Health Office in Los Alamos has begun offering the COVID-19 test on Mondays from 10 a.m. to Noon and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.  READ MORE...
Be Bear Smart, Do Your Part
Bears are waking up from hibernation and they will be making their way back into residential areas because of lack of food in the wild and ease of getting it out of trash roll carts. Since garbage stored outside is the biggest attractant, storing garbage in a secure garage or shed until the morning of collection will virtually eliminate the chances of a bear visit. If a bear does not find a food source, it will move on.   READ MORE...
County Update 21 on COVID-19, Volunteers asked to log hours; County may be able to include in request to FEMA for later reimbursement against 25% match due to COVID-19
Volunteers donating time and services are asked to log their hours and efforts using a form available on the County’s COVID-19 website.  READ MORE...
County Update 20 on COVID-19, Essential employees need help from community for face coverings to wear out in the field for protection due to COVID-19
All volunteers willing to donate their time and sewing or handiwork skills are being urged to respond to a call that went out late last week for employees who need face coverings, as suggested by the Centers for Disease Control for those working out and about in public places.   READ MORE...
Upcoming Budget Hearings, Format
Budget hearings are set for April 20, 21, 27 and 28. All hearings begin at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers. The format will be the same format used for the March 31 and April 7 council meetings that complies with the recent New Mexico Department of Health’s public emergency order governing mass gathering because of COVID-19.  READ MORE...
Property taxes second half due by May 11
Los Alamos County officials advise property owners that the second-half installment of 2019 property tax bills are due today, Friday, April 10, and will be considered delinquent after Monday, May 11.  READ MORE...
Assessor office changes due to COVID 19
Due to the ongoing conditions of the COVID-19 virus, staff within the County Assessor's Office will be working remotely from home. All services will continue via phone, 505-662-8030, e-mail at assessor@lacnm.us or by appointment. Forms are available outside the office or online.  READ MORE...
County Update 19 on COVID-19, RV Park, Main Gate Park see changes due to Governor’s Executive Order
Main Gate Park on the eastern edge of Los Alamos, as well as White Rock’s RV Park next to the Visitor Center, have undergone changes limiting RV parking spaces to comply with the amended Public Health Emergency order issued by the Governor.   READ MORE...
Los Alamos County Library System Closure Updates
Mesa Public Library (MPL) and White Rock Branch Library (WRBL) staff continue to make adjustments and changes to serve the community during the COVID-19 county and state-mandated facilities closures. County Manager Harry Burgess announced Tuesday that the libraries are among the county facilities remaining closed until April 30 due to the recent order issued by Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham.  READ MORE...
County Update 18 on COVID-19, County extends Essential Services status through April 30 to comply with Governor’s “stay at home” executive order due to COVID-19
County Manager Harry Burgess announced this week that the County will continue the Essential Services status that began mid-March, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in response to Governor Michelle-Lujan Grisham’s executive order, which was extended through April 30.   READ MORE...
UPDATE: Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office Reduces Office Hours in Response to Continued COVID-19 Concerns
Due to continued COVID-19 concerns, Los Alamos County Clerk Naomi Maestas is taking additional proactive measures, and has reduced office hours. Effective Monday, April 6, 2020, and until further notice, staff will be available to process Drop-Box items between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., Monday thru Friday. The suspension of all in-person services and transactions will continue.  READ MORE...
County Update 17 on COVID-19, County asks for community to help supply face coverings to employees out in the field for protection due to COVID-19
County Emergency Manager Bev Simpson called upon the community – especially those with any kind of sewing and handiwork skills – to supply County employees with face coverings, as suggested by the Centers for Disease Control for those working out and about in public places.  READ MORE...
County Update 16 on COVID-19, Boards & Commissions Meetings Continue to be Canceled due to COVID-19
Due to the extension of the Governor's order restricting gathering size, all Boards and Commissions meetings are canceled with the exception of the Board of Public Utilities.   READ MORE...
County Update 32 on COVID-19, Food Boxes May 8 for Special At Risk Populations
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Budget Hearings Continue Mon., Apr. 27