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UPDATED: Los Alamos County Clerk Issues Statement in Response to National Non-Profit Voter Mailing
The Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office would like to advise residents of a recent mailing of Absentee Ballot Applications by the Center for Voter Information (CVI), a national non-profit voter registration group, not affiliated with their office. The mailer, aimed at encouraging voters to send in an absentee ballot application, is legitimate. Voters, should they choose to do so, may complete and return the form to the County Clerk’s Office. However, completing this form NOT required. Residents are encouraged to contact the Clerk’s Office with any questions regarding election related mail.  READ MORE...
Attend Downtown Masterplan Vision Workshops in August
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Apply for Tourism Implementation Task Force
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Upcoming Meetings on the Carbon Free Power Project - A proposed nuclear electric generation facility that would use small modular reactor technology
Two more meetings are scheduled to provide project status updates on the Carbon Free Power Project (CFPP) prior to a decision that will be made by the Board of Public Utilities and the County Council on whether Los Alamos continues on to the next phase of project development. A joint Board of Public Utilities and County Council meeting is scheduled for July 28 and a virtual town hall for the community is scheduled for August 3. Additionally the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has opened an Open Forum page on the county website, where citizens may provide written public comments and ask questions regarding the project.  READ MORE...
Los Alamos Fire Department and the US Forest Service Responding to Four Small Fires
LAFD and the USFS are on the scene and actively addressing four small fires spotted late this morning above the Quemazon subdivision of Los Alamos.  READ MORE...
July 21 online meeting: Carbon Free Power Project - First of two meetings regarding a proposed nuclear electric generation project using small modular reactor technology
Los Alamos citizens are invited to view an update on the Carbon Free Power Project (CFPP) presented by Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS), NuScale Power, Fluor and the U.S. Department of Energy. The meeting is geared toward municipal and cooperative utilities participating in the project, one of which is Los Alamos County. Beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing until 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21, citizens can view the live stream on the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities’ Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DPU1968/live/ or on the DPU website, visit https://ladpu.com/CFPP. The meeting will be recorded and also made available after July 21 for viewing on DPU’s webpage.  READ MORE...
County Update 51 on COVID-19, Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office to Limit In-Person Services, as the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Continues
Due to growing COVID-19 concerns, and in continuing to align with directives from the Governor’s Office and Los Alamos County, County Clerk Naomi Maestas is taking proactive measures, beginning Monday, July 6th, and until further notice, the Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office will suspend all in-person services and transactions.  READ MORE...
County Update 50 on COVID-19, County Fair and Rodeo Canceled Due to COVID-19
The Annual County Fair and Rodeo celebration in Los Alamos will not take place this year due to crowd considerations in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, and to comply with the New Mexico Department of Health’s public emergency order governing mass gatherings.  READ MORE...
County Accepting Applications to Complete the Term of a Vacancy on the Board of Public Utilities
Los Alamos County is currently accepting applications to complete the term of one vacancy on the Board of Public Utilities (BPU). The term expires in one year: June 30, 2021. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. Friday, July 3.  READ MORE...
County Update 49 on COVID-19, Customer Care Representatives Begin Limited In-person Business
While citizens are able to conduct most Los Alamos County business with the Customer Care Center via phone or email from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the work week, citizens will now be able to conduct in-person transactions too. Starting Monday, June 22, Customer Care representatives will open two of the three windows in the Municipal Building lobby between the hours of 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.  READ MORE...
County Update 48 on COVID-19, County Council Using Zoom Webinar for Public Comment for June 30th Meeting
Council has a regular session scheduled to occur on June 30, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The format will be the same one used for May meetings to comply with the New Mexico Department of Health’s public emergency order governing mass gathering because of COVID-19.  READ MORE...
County Update 47 on COVID-19, County Assessor Fully Opens for Business
The Los Alamos County Assessor’s Office is now open for in-person business as part of taking the next steps in exiting the pandemic emergency. This is in alignment with the directives issued from the Governor’s Office and Los Alamos County. The Assessor’s Office will continue to adhere to Covid Safe Practices.  READ MORE...
County Update 46 on COVID-19, UPDATE: Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office Opens to the Public
In continuing to align with directives from the Governor’s Office and Los Alamos County, County Clerk Naomi Maestas is taking the next step to exit the pandemic emergency. Beginning today, Monday, June 15, the Clerk's Office will open for in-person transactions between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday with COVID safe practices in place.  READ MORE...
County Update 45 on COVID-19, County moves toward 50 percent repopulating of facilities beginning June 15
County Manager Harry Burgess announced today that County employees will begin re-populating facilities Monday, June 15, with additional signage and COVID Safe Practices in place.   READ MORE...
County Update 44 on COVID-19, Atomic City Transit Phase 1 Reopening – June 15
Atomic City Transit is pleased to announce plans for the phased re-opening of fixed-route public transportation in Los Alamos County beginning Monday, June 15th. Phase-one of reopening fixed-route bus service will include Routes 1, 2M, and 2T operating on reduced hours of daily service, from approximately 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM - Monday through Friday  READ MORE...
County Update 43 on COVID-19, Boards & Commissions Begin to Resume Meetings
Two of the County’s Boards and Commissions will begin using video-conferencing software to hold online meetings this week. Other Boards & Commissions meetings may resume later in June. Meetings had been suspended since mid-March because of the COVID-19 pandemic emergency. Both Planning & Zoning Commission and the Parks & Recreation Board are meeting this week on June 10 and 11, respectively, using the video-conferencing platform Zoom Webinar.  READ MORE...
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...
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...
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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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...
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
Home Renewal Program Still Accepting Applications