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County Sells 1010 Central To LAPS Credit Union

on January 10, 2020 - 4:37pm
The future site of Los Alamos Public Schools Credit Union at 1010 Central Ave. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Public Schools Credit Union is getting a new home – right next to the Los Alamos County Municipal Building.

Los Alamos County Council unanimously approved the sale of 1010 Central Ave., a stretch of green space that runs along the parking lot in front of the Municipal Building, during its regular Tuesday night meeting.

The sale price, according to agenda documents, is $360,950. The May

Los Alamos County Council Pays Tribute To Retiring Atomic City Tours Owner Georgia Strickfaden

on January 9, 2020 - 4:13pm
Atomic City Tours owner Georgia Strickfaden her popular yellow tour van. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
At the Council meeting Tuesday, retiring Atomic City Tours owner Georgia Strickfaden, center, holds a proclamation that designated Wednesday as Georgia Strickfaden Day. Joining Strickfaden, from left, County Marketing Specialist Kelly Stewart, Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann, Assistant to the County Manager Linda Matteson, Lemonade Living founder Melissa Arias and Councilor Pete Sheehey. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Affordable Housing Projects On DP Road Slated To Begin This Month

on January 9, 2020 - 4:09pm
A rendering of the affordable apartment complex planned for development on DP Road. Courtesy/LAC


Community Development Department Director Paul Andrus

Los Alamos Daily Post

This coming year will see a lot of building activity on DP Road. The two affordable housing projects – Canyon Walk and The Bluffs apartment complexes – are slated to begin construction.

Los Alamos County Community Development Director Paul Andrus told the Los Alamos Daily Post Friday that grading work by Bethel Developments, Inc.

Jan. 19-25 Proclaimed Diversity Week

on January 9, 2020 - 4:01pm

From left, Christina Olds, Dr. Madhavi Garimella and Los Alamos County Councilor David Izraelevitz hold up a proclamation, which declares Jan. 19-25 Diversity Week in Los Alamos. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Council issued a proclamation, which declares Jan. 19-25 as Diversity Week.

Councilor David Izraelevtiz presented the proclamation, which read:

WHEREAS: Our community’s success depends upon making everyone living in Los Alamos County feel welcome and included; and

WHEREAS: We are fortunate to have a rich and diverse culture here in Los

Military Plane Conducts Training At Los Alamos Airport

on January 9, 2020 - 2:54pm

A HC 130J Combat King military plane begins its descent this morning onto the runway at Los Alamos County Airport. The plane, which flew from Kirtland Airforce Base in Albuquerque, conducted a training session at the local airport, County Airport Manager Cameron Humphres said. He explained that Los Alamos Airport was selected for the training because of its high altitude and short runway. The plane conducted two landings and two takeoffs at the airport.

Master Gardener Classes Start Tuesday Feb. 4

on January 8, 2020 - 11:00am

Basket of Gold (Alyssum montanum). Courtesy/LAMG


For anyone desiring inspiration for this year's garden or landscaping, now is the time to register for the Master Gardener course offered by the Los Alamos County and New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service.

Classes begin Feb. 4 and run through April 25, 6-9 p.m. each Tuesday in Fuller Lodge, and are open to anyone who desires to learn more about gardening.

Each of the 13 classes will be taught by specialists from New Mexico State University and Los Alamos County Agent – Carlos Valdez.

Sara Scott Re-elected Los Alamos County Council Chair And Randall Ryti Elected Vice Chair For 2020

on January 7, 2020 - 8:06pm

This evening during its first meeting of the new year, Los Alamos County Council elects Sara Scott to serve another year as chair and Randall Ryti to serve as vice chair. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Staff Report

At this evening’s first Los Alamos County Council meeting of 2020, Councilor David Izraelevitz nominated and councilors unanimously elected Sara Scott to serve another year as chair. Councilor James Robinson nominated, and council voted 5-2 to elect Randall Ryti to serve as vice chair.

Mesa Public Library Hosts Photography Exhibit

on January 7, 2020 - 2:19pm
‘The Cienega’ mounted on gator-board, 70.5” x 40”. Photo by Allen Ruttenberg
Allen Ruttenberg

ART News:

Dr. Allen Ruttenberg is exhibiting his photography in a show titledLandscapes of the American Southwest and Photomicrographic PanoramasJan. 4-27 at the Upstairs Gallery in Mesa Public Library.

An artist’s reception is 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11.

Ruttenberg is a fine art photographer who specializes in omni-directional panoramas, a method for taking wide-angle images with telephoto lenses.

Los Alamos County Transportation Board Meets Jan. 9

on January 7, 2020 - 10:29am

County Parks And Recreation Board Meets Thursday

on January 7, 2020 - 6:20am

Los Alamos Police Free Buck Tangled In Hammock

on January 6, 2020 - 9:09pm

An eyewitness at the scene of a buck tangled up in a hammock today commended Los Alamos police officers for their compassionate actions in freeing the trapped animal. ‘LAPD did a heroic job getting this thrashing buck untangled from a backyard hammock this afternoon in Los Alamos,’ he told the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Jim O'Donnell

Tourism Implementation Task Force Meets Jan. 8

on January 5, 2020 - 7:29am

County Library Board Meets Monday

on January 4, 2020 - 4:51pm

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Dec. 27, 2019 - Jan. 1, 2020

on January 3, 2020 - 10:17am

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.


Dec. 27 at 8:40 p.m. / Police arrested Loretta B. Stubbs, 59, of Los Alamos near Airport Road and Nambe Loop and charged her with DWI and driving with an open container of alcohol.




Jan. 1 at 4:39 a.m. / Police arrested Stanlee Avery Platero, 19, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr.

Chamber: County Manager Presents 2019 Report Jan. 16

on January 3, 2020 - 7:56am

Annual Curbside Christmas Tree Collection Jan. 6-24

on January 3, 2020 - 7:29am
The Los Alamos County Environmental Services Department will have the annual Christmas Tree collection Jan. 6-24.
Residents should set their tree at the curbside on their regular trash collection day.

Los Alamos County 2019 Year In Review

on January 2, 2020 - 9:41am
The setting sun casts a pastel hue to the clouds floating above the Municipal Building in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

All in all 2019 was a productive year for Los Alamos County government. The County made advances in economic development, welcomed new faces into different leadership positions and set into motion several capital improvement projects for recreation.

Here are a few of the highlights:

2019 Welcomes In New Members To Los Alamos County Council

With the results of the


DPU To Undergo Billing Software Upgrade Jan. 2-3

on January 1, 2020 - 7:43am

DPU News:

An upgrade to the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities’ billing software is scheduled for noon on Thursday, Jan. 2 through close of business on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. 

As a result, customer care representatives’ ability to view customer account activity or process account changes will be limited until the upgrade has been completed. 

Los Alamos County is upgrading its enterprise resource planning software, Tyler MUNIS, to a newer version and during this time many county systems will be down, including DPU’s billing software. 

Customer care representatives will have the

Highlights From County Council Meeting Dec. 17

on December 31, 2019 - 9:46am
Los Alamos Daily Post

Dec. 17 was the final meeting for the Los Alamos County Council in 2019. Here are some of the highlights from the meeting:

Public Voices Concern For LAMC OBGYN Services

During public comment, several individuals expressed concern that Los Alamos Medical Center (LAMC) is at risk of losing its obstetrics and gynecology services.

Community Health Council Vice Chair and Chair of Baby Net Carie Fanning said she thought that after decades of continuous use, LAMC’s mother/baby unit is in jeopardy of closing.

Daily Postcard: Rubbery Snowman At Eco Station

on December 31, 2019 - 7:31am

Daily Postcard: A rubbery snowman greets customers Thursday at the Eco Station on East Jemez Road. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

County Zero Waste Team Provides Sustainable Holiday And Gift Giving Guide

on December 30, 2019 - 6:45am

  • Zero Waste Tip: Give the gift of quality time to family and friends.

Americans throw away 25 percent more waste during the winter holidays than at any other time of the year.

For this holiday season, the Zero Waste Team would like to offer a few ideas to have a sustainable holiday and give gifts with a lower carbon footprint and less waste.

These suggestions can inspire a different approach to make holidays special while reducing material waste and the carbon footprint. The gift of our time and connection with family and friends is often more enjoyable than yet another item.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At North Mesa Stables

on December 28, 2019 - 8:04am

On the job in Los Alamos is Karla Palmer preparing her 14-year-old horse Cozi for a ride Thursday at the North Mesa Stables. ‘It’s like a crack habit – owning horses,’ said Palmer who with her husband and six children own seven horses. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/


On The Job In Los Alamos: At County Eco Station

on December 27, 2019 - 4:40am

On the job in Los Alamos Thursday is scale house operator Lucas Gomez who has been greeting customers at the Los Alamos County Eco Station for three years and said he really likes his job and Los Alamos where he describes the people as really nice’. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Dec. 5 To Dec. 18, 2019

on December 27, 2019 - 4:23am

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.


Dec. 5 at 5:22 p.m. / Police arrested Adrian Zamora-Chavez, 28, of Belen at 2500 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding District Court warrant.




Dec. 9 at 9:33 a.m. / Police arrested Heather R. Dominguez, 36, of Los Alamos on Diamond Drive and charged her with driving on a suspended or revoked license.






NMSP Announces Sobriety Checkpoints In January

on December 27, 2019 - 4:21am

State Police will conduct sobriety checkpoints; saturation patrols; and registration, insurance and driver's license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of January 2020. Courtesy photo
NMSP News:
New Mexico State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints; saturation patrols; and registration, insurance and driver's license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of January 2020.
NMSP is bringing awareness to these events in an effort to reduce alcohol related fatalities through continued media attention and intensive advertising.