DPU To Request Multi-Year Increases To Water And Sewer Rates At Public Hearing Oct. 16

DPU News:

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) will ask its board (the Board of Public Utilities) for multi-year increases to water and sewer rates at an Oct. 16 public hearing.

Prior to the hearing, DPU officials invite Los Alamos citizens to the September BPU meeting for preliminary discussions with board members; view a documentary on the condition of the nation’s infrastructure; and then attend a public meeting in either White Rock or the townsite.

“These complex infrastructure systems are essential to the economic prosperity and public health of our community,” Utilities


DPU Re-Activates Budget Billing In Los Alamos

DPU News:

Department of Public Utilities (DPU) officials announce that Los Alamos County utility customers can now sign up for Budget Billing.

Budget Billing was suspended in May 2018, so the County could transition to a new utility billing software and then accumulate 12 months of consumption data. The program is now activated again.

Budget Billing is a program that establishes an equal monthly utility payment, creating budgetary control for customers. The only requirements to join are that “the account balance is current, and the customer has lived in the same place for at


Council Proclaims Sept. 15-21 ‘Constitution Week’

DAR Valle Grande Chapter Regent Megan Farrell accepts a proclamation from Los Alamos County Council Vice Chair Pete Sheehey during the Tuesday night regular council meeting. The proclamation declares Sept. 15-21 ‘Constitution Week’ in Los Alamos County. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


Los Alamos County Council presented a proclamation, which declares Sept. 15-21 “Constitution Week” in Los Alamos County during its Tuesday night regular council meeting.

Council Vice Chair Pete Sheehey read the proclamation:

WHEREAS: September 17, 2019, marks the two hundred


Council Proclaims Sept. 13-22 ‘Welcoming Week’

Los Alamos Family YMCA Teen Center Director George Marsden, third from right, accepts a proclamation from Los Alamos County Councilor Antonio Maggiore, second from right, during the Tuesday night council meeting. The proclamation declares Sept. 13-22 ‘Welcoming Week’ in Los Alamos County. Joining Marsden were a number of YMCA representatives including Executive Director Rob Wilkinson, second from left. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


Los Alamos County Council presented a proclamation, which declares Sept. 13-22 “Welcoming Week” in Los Alamos County,


Crack Seal Project In White Rock Begins Monday


  • Crack Seal Project in White Rock on Rover Boulevard, Grand Canyon Drive and Bryce Avenue starts 8:30 a,m. Monday

GM Emulsion will start crack sealing Monday, Sept. 16 beginning on Rover Boulevard at N.M. 4 and continue toward Grand Canyon Drive. They will continue down Grand Canyon Drive starting at N.M. 4 to Meadow Lane. They also will work on Bryce Avenue, starting at Rover Boulevard to Meadow Lane.

Crews will work 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Weather permitting, work should be completed by Sept. 30. 

The contractor will set up a flagging operation allowing traffic to flow. The


‘For The Animals’ Fundraiser At Smith’s Saturday

Pug is counting on community support at the fundraiser Saturday in front of Smith’s Marketplace. Courtesy photo


For the Animals, a local nonprofit organization, will hold a fundraiser beginning at 8 a.m., Saturday in front of Smith’s Marketplace in Los Alamos.

The fundraiser will sell gently used, low-cost dog jackets, cat carriers and miscellaneous pet supplies. The sale will continue until items sell out.

All proceeds go to the care of the animals at the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter.

Los Alamos resident Jib Bennett established For the Animals in May. Its


Los Alamos Police Blotter: Aug. 29 To Sept. 9, 2019

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.


Aug. 29 at 10:18 p.m. / Police arrested Justin Dalton, 18, of Los Alamos at Central Avenue and Oppenheimer and charged him with failure to stop or yield at an intersection and DUI.





Sept. 6 at 5:42 p.m. / Police arrested Johnathan Joseph Abeyta, 35, of Espanola at 2500 Trinity Dr., and charged him with driving on a suspended or


Proposed Hotel/Conference Center At 20th And Trinity: Webpage Goes Live Today



The County has opened a new webpage on its Economic Development Projects page at featuring information about the proposed hotel and conference center south of Trinity Drive at 20th Street.

The page contains information for the public to review about the proposed project, which was the topic of a public hearing for Ordinance 695 at the Aug. 27 Council meeting.

Here is the link for the page, which has links to documents available and referenced during the Council meeting as well as other background studies:


Los Alamos County Council Seeks To Fill Vacancies On Board Of Registration


Due to the recent resignations of three members of the Board of Registration, the Los Alamos County Council is seeking applicants to fill the remainder of the two-year term on the local Board of Registration.

The requirements for the members of this Board state that not more than two members can be of the same political party so for these vacancies, no Democrats can be appointed. 

Additional requirements state that the members of the Board shall not be county employees (including poll workers), elected officials or candidates for public office (including School Board or UNM-LA


Lunch With A Leader: County Engineer Sept. 17

Los Alamos County Engineer Eric Martinez
The Los Alamos League of Women Voters’ monthly community event, Lunch with a Leader features County Engineer Eric Martinez as speaker at 11:45 a.m. Sept. 17, at Mesa Public Library.
Martinez oversees the Engineering & Project Management Division within the Public Works Department. Martinez earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from New Mexico State University and is a licensed New Mexico Professional Engineer and Certified Floodplain Manager. 
He joined Los Alamos County