COUNTY NEWS RELEASE
The Los Alamos County administrative offices will be closed on Monday, Oct. 10, in observance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
Indigenous Peoples’ Day is celebrated on the second Monday of October to honor Native American peoples and commemorate their histories and cultures. The celebrating of an Indigenous Peoples Day took root at an international conference on discrimination sponsored by the United Nations in 1977. In 2021, President Biden was the first U.S. president to formally recognize the day as a national holiday.
Last February, the County Council adopted a change to the County’s personnel rules to add Indigenous People’s Day as a County holiday to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. This Monday, Los Alamos County will join other federal, state, and local governments and organizations in observing this important holiday.
While the County’s administrative offices, Environmental Sustainability Division and Atomic City Transit services are closed on Monday, Oct. 10, the following facilities will be open during holiday hours: