Weekly News & Updates From Los Alamos County
Published June 24, 2022
Upcoming Events
COVID-19 vaccine/booster clinic scheduled for June 27
Los Alamos County and Premier Medical Group will hold a vaccine and booster clinic to administer Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to eligible recipients, including children as young as five. The clinic is scheduled for Monday, June 27, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Los Alamos, 2200 Diamond Drive, Los Alamos.
Interested individuals can schedule an appointment at https://vaccinenm.org. While appointments are preferred, walk-ins are welcome. Insurance and identification are not required. Instructions on how to schedule an appointment are available on the Los Alamos County website or one can call the NM Department of Health at 1-855-600-3453 for assistance.
Unfortunately, Premier Medical Group will not be equipped in time for the June 27 clinic to accommodate children younger than five, even though the Food and Drug Administration recently authorized emergency use of the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for children younger than five down to six months of age. Los Alamos County Emergency Manager Beverley Simpson will schedule a clinic upon receipt of these new vaccines or interested parents can contact their pediatricians.
For more information on county-related issues regarding COVID-19, citizens can visit the county website at https://lacnm.com/COVID
Next Council meeting June 28
The next Los Alamos County Council meeting is a regular session and will take place on June 28st, at 6:00 p.m., Council Chambers, 1000 Central Ave., Los Alamos. This will be an in-person/Zoom hybrid meeting.

View the complete agenda packet for this meeting here.
The Los Alamos Creative District is bringing back recording artist Dr. Hall for the third year as part of the Tuesday at the Pond concert series. He will take the stage 6-8 p.m. June 28 at Ashley Pond Park.

Inspired by early blues legends, country, Americana, folk and rock & roll artists, Dr. Hall is a Santa Fe, New Mexico based singer/songwriter whose music shares the hard luck and trouble experienced by so many as well as a love of life.

Dr. Hall started playing music professionally at age 14 and was touring the country by age 18. He was nominated as the Best Singer/Songwriter in 2020 by the New Mexico Music Awards for his song “The Power of Us.”

Dr. Hall was a resident of Los Alamos for many years and spend 28 years working at National Laboratories with eight years at the Idaho National Laboratory and 20 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Dr. Hall has released five albums with Smoky Mountain Music LLC. His music can be found digitally on iTunes, Amazon, Apple Music, Spotify, ReverbNation and most other digital music distributors.

More about Dr. Hall can be found at www.drhallmusic.com. CDs also are available through the web site.
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 live-streamed on Zoom on Thursday, June 30th from 7 to 8 p.m. Don’t miss this great opportunity to expand your understanding of all things rainbow!

Has the LGBT acronym grown since you last looked at it? Are you curious about why we celebrate Pride Month in June or what all those colorful flags represent? Trying to figure out pronouns, gender, and slang? Oh, my! This talk is for those who feel out of the loop with all things rainbow (or are seeking a more in-depth understanding) and are hoping to catch up or cry trying. We will cover some basic history of the LGBT movement, including the Stonewall Riots and more.

This program will be presented by library staff member Maegan Carter, a lifelong New Mexico native from Española who completed undergraduate studies in psychology and anthropology at the University of New Mexico. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling at Highlands University and sex therapy certification from the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists.

This event is free to the public and will take place online via the Zoom platform. Registration is required to attend. To sign up, please visit the event page on the library event calendar at https://laconm.libcal.com/event/9235305. Questions? Please call (505) 662-8257.
Disco skate night July 9
Grab your roller skates or rent Rollerblades at the Ice Skating Rink for a flashback to Disco-Era! Join the Derby Dames and the Recreation Division for a rolling good time!
6:00–10:00 p.m., Los Alamos County Ice Rink
$6 Admission
Los Alamos County named the healthiest county
U.S. News and World Report has named Los alamos County the healthiest county for the third year in a row. Read the full article here.
Randall Ryti interviewed by BBC
As the United States is easing covid restrictions throughout the country, Los Alamos County, New Mexico, has been ranked as the healthiest county in the United States for the third year in a row. The Los Alamos County Council chairman, Randall Ryti, speaks to the BBC’s Nuala McGovern. View the interview here.
Eco Station and Overlook Convenience Center will be closed on July 4
The Eco Station and Overlook Convenience Center will be closed on July 4, 2022, in observance of Independence Day. Additionally, there will be no residential or commercial trash and yard trimming collection service provided on Monday, July 4. If the observed date falls on your normal collection day place your materials out on Wednesday, July 6.
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.
“It’s important for the folks in our department to get together annually for employee engagement and appreciation,” said Utility Manager Philo Shelton. “Even though we like to consider DPU a big family, being spread out over several locations can make it hard to get to know each other. We’ve also got quite a few new employees this year—people that started after the pandemic hit--so this picnic matters.”
The Customer Care Center and DPU are typically open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. Staff will respond to voice mail and email messages when they return to the office. Those customers who prefer to interact with staff in person are asked to do so outside of that two-hour window.
To reach the Customer Care Center, call 505.662.8333, email CustomerCare@lacnm.us, or go to the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. On the web, visit https://ladpu.com/CCC
Tidbits and Treasures
Chevel Shepherd to perform at 4th of July Spectacular in White Rock
The Los Alamos County Community Services Department has teamed up with Los Alamos Summer Concert Series producers Sancre Productions, to bring you an afternoon of FREE Music and activities to celebrate the 4th of July.

Come on out this July 4th (a Monday this year) as Enterprise Bank and Trust Presents the Los Alamos 4th of July Spectacular at Overlook Park, White Rock.

Please stay tuned for the final event details, but the music, food trucks, vendors, and non-profits will begin at 4 p.m., Chevel Shepherd comes on at 7 p.m., and the event concludes at 9 p.m.

Los Alamos Jazz Project - a project of the Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association, will be kicking off the event.

Gabriella Salazar, from Taos, and Austin Van, from Jemez Springs, will also be performing.

Please note: Due to the recent wildfires and supply chain issues, there will not be fireworks this year.
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