Around the Area

  • Trick-or-Treat on Mainstreet Mockumentaries due Friday The 13th
  • Bandelier shuttle service ends today

    Atomic City Transit’s Bandelier shuttle service wraps up for this season at the end of today. After that, visitors will be able to drive directly to the Bandelier Visitor Center parking lot throughout the day. A contractor has been working since August on the flood-damaged picnic and parking area on the far side of the creek, cleaning up the flood debris and preparing to construct a concrete box culvert to provide automobile access. With the arrival of winter weather, it will likely be spring before the work can be completed. The Bandelier Visitor Center will continue to be open 9 a.m.– 4:30 p.m., along with the Bandelier Trading gift shop and snack bar, while the trails are open dawn to dusk. On Nov. 1 the White Rock Visitor Center will go from their summer hours, 8 a.m.– 6 p.m. to their winter hours, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. For more information, go to nps.gov/band, Facebook or Twitter at BandelierNPS, or call 672-3861, x 517.

  • Boutique Air flights start Nov 1

    Los Alamos, NM – Los Alamos County and Boutique Air jointly announced this afternoon that flights between Los Alamos (LAM) and Albuquerque’s Sunport (ABQ) are now available for booking. Service begins Sunday, November 1. Fares will start at an introductory rate of $49 from Los Alamos to Albuquerque. The schedule will feature three daily round trip flights between the cities. The schedule can be found at www.boutiqueair.com.

  • Sherwood Blvd paving delayed

    Rain has delayed the paving and closure of Sherwood Blvd. from Friday to Tuesday, Oct. 27. Work is scheduled through the weekend to prepare the roadbed for paving.
    On Oct. 26, construction crews will pave the northbound lane of Sherwood Blvd. The southbound lane will remain open. Motorists might experience minor delays, particularly at driveways and cross streets.
    On Oct. 27, Sherwood Blvd. will be closed from N.M. 4 to Aztec Ave. to complete final paving of all traffic lanes. Access to adjacent businesses will be detoured to Rover Blvd., Bonnie View Drive and Longview Drive. Flagging operations may occur near driveways and cross streets.
    Motorists will experience minor delays. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zone, be on the alert for all workers and equipment. Large equipment and trucks will be entering and exiting the work zone throughout the project.
    The schedule may change due to weather or other delays.
    Contact the Public Works Department at 662-8150 or lacpw@lacnm.us with any questions or concerns.

  • Watch interviews with “Manhattan” consultants

    Los Alamos Monitor Reporter Arin McKenna interviewed three members of the “Manhattan” production staff on set this summer. Watch the interviews at the links below and read her full interview with Alex Wellerstein in Sunday's Los Alamos Monitor.


    Interview with “Manhattan” Historical Consultant Alex Wellerstein and Science Consultant David Saltzberg at www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUTpdi4uyVs&feature=youtu.be.


    Interview with “Manhattan” Production Designer Ruth Ammon at www.youtube.com/watch?v=tz7IGZWgGls&feature=youtu.be

  • FLHDAB recommends elevator for Fuller Lodge

    Despite several Fuller Lodge Historic District Advisory Board members expressing a preference for no elevator at Fuller Lodge, they agreed by a 4−1 vote to recommend an option for an ADA elevator in the location of the current elevator. Read the full story in Friday’s Los Alamos Monitor.

  • No trash pickup Monday

    The county Eco Station will be closed Monday, Oct. 12 (Columbus Day) for Environmental Division training. Trash and recycling will be picked up on Wednesday, Oct. 14 for those with Monday trash service. All other County facilities are open on the Columbus Day holiday.

  • Historic Board votes on elevator tonight

    The Fuller Lodge Historic District Advisory Board will vote on its recommendation regarding an elevator at Fuller Lodge at 5:30 p.m. this evening at Fuller Lodge.

  • Burgess names Andrus as interum CEDD director

    County Administer Harry Burgess announced on Tuesday that Housing and Special Projects Manager Paul Andrus will serve as interim director of the Community and Economic Development Department until a replacement can be found for Anne Laurent. Laurent has accepted a position in Park City, Utah.
    Read Burgess' farewell to Laurent in Friday's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • 20th Street is open

    Public Works Director Philo Shelton announced at Thursday’s Transportation Board meeting that construction on 20th Street was completed that afternoon and the road is now open.