Weekly News & Updates From Los Alamos County
Published July 1, 2022
Upcoming Events
We are just days away from the 4th of July Spectacular in White Rock, presented by Enterprise Bank and Trust!

This event features headliner Chevel Shepherd of Farmington, NM, and an all New Mexico Line-up with Gabriella Salazar of Taos, Austin Van of Jemez Springs, and our very own Los Alamos Jazz Project.

MONDAY, JULY 4th @ Overlook Park, White Rock!!
4:00pm - Los Alamos Jazz Project
4:40pm - Gabriella Salazar
5:45pm - Austin Van
7:00pm - Chevel Shepherd

COME ON OUT AND BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY!! ADMISSION IS FREE!!! There is plenty of space for blankets, coolers and lawn games, lawn chairs. We will have food vendors, information tents and other vendors, simulated golf machines, arcade games, and a mini-golf course!

NOTE: There will be No Fireworks this year due to supply chain issues.
Business After Hours set for July 7
The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce has announced a Chamber Business After Hours at Century Bank 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7, at 751 Trinity Drive, Suite 301.

Business After Hours receptions are a benefit of being a Los Alamos Chamber Member. For more information about Chamber membership, visit losalamoschamber.com or contact Ryn Herrmann at 505.661.4807 or Sam McRae at 606.661.4816.

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is a program of Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation; a private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization serving the Los Alamos area since 1983. LACDC serves as the umbrella organization for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos MainStreet, Discover Los Alamos Visitor Centers, Los Alamos Small Business Center, project Y Cowork Los Alamos, Los Alamos Creative District, and the Los Alamos Research Park.
Next Council meeting July 12
The next Los Alamos County Council meeting is a regular session and will take place on July 12th, 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.
Fire Marshal provides info on prohibited & permitted fireworks
While the Los Alamos Fire Department’s Fire Marshal lifted all fire restrictions in the county on June 23 thanks to monsoonal weather patterns, the use of fireworks of all kinds presents serious potential ignition of unwanted fires. Therefore, this July 4, the Fire Marshal’s office has put together a list of prohibited and permitted fireworks in accordance with the Los Alamos County Council-adopted proclamation, which limits certain fireworks.

Los Alamos County Councilors renewed the proclamation to limit the sale and use of fireworks at its June 14 meeting due to increased fire danger. According to the National Weather Service and the U.S. Drought Monitor website, drought conditions for Los Alamos County as of June 30 are severe to extreme, despite the recent rainfall.

Read the full press release for information on the prohibited fireworks and the conditions required for the permitted fireworks, who to call to report an issue, and where to get more information.
Canyon Road reconstruction project will begin on July 5
TLC Plumbing and Utility will begin construction activities on Canyon Road on July 5, 2022. Phase 1 will start at Rose Street to the western driveway of the Aquatic Center. Phase 2 will start at the Aquatic Center's western driveway to 39th street. The final stage will be the section of Canyon Road from Central Ave to the back driveway of the Aquatic Center. Completion of the project is scheduled for the end of November 2022.

The Contractor will coordinate with Aquatic Center, Canyon Village Apartment residents, and IHM Catholic Church on detours and access.

Atomic City Transit and Park and Ride will adjust their routes accordingly.

Work hours are Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please use caution around construction activities and avoid entering the work zone.

Services such as mail delivery, trash and recycling collection, and emergency services will be maintained. Please contact the Public Works Department should you have special access needs.

Thank you in advance for your continued cooperation and patience.

For additional information, please contact the Public Works Department office at (505) 662-8150 or call Karen Henderson, Project Manager at 505-709-7532 or send an email to [email protected].
ACT announces route changes
Beginning Tuesday, July 5th through the end of construction (expected in November), Routes 1, 2M, and 3 will detour onto Trinity Dr between Diamond Dr and Oppenheimer Dr. All stops on Canyon Rd and Central Ave between Diamond Dr and Oppenheimer Dr, and all stops on Nectar St and Rose St. will be closed during the detour. Two temporary bus stops are available on the North side of Trinity Dr near the Ponderosa Pines Apartments and Gold St Apartments.

Remember to use the ACTracker (http://atomiccitybustracker.availtec.com/infopoint or search for myStop Mobile on Android & Apple devices) for real-time updates and vehicle locations - especially useful during construction!
Los Alamos and White Rock residents should have found the 2021 Drinking Water Quality Report from the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) in their mailboxes recently. This annual report, covering the calendar year 2021, provides details about water in relation to safety, precautions, contaminants, sources, and so on. It also includes a listing of substances detected and the associated levels.

DPU is required to distribute the printed report through the U.S. Postal Service by the first week of July. The report can also be downloaded from the DPU website. A Spanish version of the report can be found here.
ACT July 4th holiday schedule
Atomic City Transit's regularly scheduled bus service will not operate on Monday, July 4, 2022, in observance of the holiday.

Atomic City Transit will be providing free shuttle service for the Los Alamos Fourth of July concert at Overlook Park in White Rock. Shuttle service will begin at 3:00 pm from Sullivan Field in Los Alamos, White Rock Visitor Center, and Piñon Elementary in White Rock. A continuous shuttle service will be provided throughout the event with the last bus leaving Overlook Park at 9:30 pm.

Paratransit services for certified and registered customers will also be provided, please call our administrative offices to schedule your ride.

Bandelier Shuttle service will continue to operate with twenty-minute service from Saturday, July 2 through Monday, July 4.

Regular Atomic City Transit service will resume Tuesday, July 5.

Please call our office at (505) 661-RIDE (7433) for any additional information or use the ACTracker to locate your bus route in real-time.

For the specific route service schedules, please visit our website.
Tidbits and Treasures
‘Boots Done Walking’, a 12’x12′ watercolor by Jeanne Hyland of Santa Fe is part of the ‘Watercolors of the High Desert’ exhibit opening Thursday at Step Up Gallery. Courtesy photo

‘Watercolors of The High Desert’ now showingat Step Up Gallery

Step Up Gallery at Mesa Public Library is proud to announce its next exhibit: “Watercolors of the High Desert: The Work of Signature Artists of the New Mexico Watercolor Society” which will run from June 30 to July 27.
Call for art
The next juried exhibition for the Fuller Lodge Art Center Gallery is Apples & Oranges!
Artists of all media are encouraged to apply at LosAlamosArtsCouncil.org/For-Artists by Friday, July 8th!

Apples & Oranges: Celebrate diversity in texture, size, shape, color, number, age, ideology…whatever you wish. Play one thing against another, help us view differing concepts in relation to one another, and show us how differences, brought together, make fascinating art.
Calling all Los Alamos businesses!
The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) is looking for business owners who would like to promote their business in the ScienceFest promotional materials. Create a special offer, a discount, or simply promote any product/service that ties into ScienceFest or the STEM theme. (No discount offer required.) This promotion is FREE to all businesses. All that is required is to send a .jpg photo of the products/services you would like to promote, along with a short blurb. For more information, or to submit a promo, email Sam at [email protected].
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