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11-5 Update

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By The Staff

Special council meeting Nov. 14

  The Los Alamos County Council will meet on Nov. 14 in Council Chambers to review progress being made on their adopted goals and the associated Management Action Plans.   The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. Public comment will be accepted throughout the session. The session is expected to end around 1 p.m. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

  To read more about the adopted goals, visit the Council’s webpage at www.losalamosn.us.

Line failure disrupts power

   At approximately

2:19 p.m. Wednesday a section of underground line failed at the Trinity Site causing a power outage for 549 customers for 5 minutes in the Eastern Townsite.

  “This is the same line which is undergoing replacement because of its aged condition,” said Deputy Utility Manager for Electric Distribution Rafael de la Torre. He said that the new conduit is

90 percent in place and the rest of the line replacement will proceed as planned. The line failure was unrelated to the upgrade work.

  Upgrade and maintenance issues and actions for Los Alamos’ electric distribution system are described in the August 2009 Reliability Protection status update is available here: http://www.losalamosnm.us/utilities/Electricity/WPReliability

Protection0908.pdf.

Gaze at the stars

  The Pajarito Astronomers will be holding the final County-Sponsored Dark Night at 5 p.m. Saturday at Spirio Soccer Field in Overlook Park.    Weather permitting, the public is invited to come out, wander among the telescopes and star gaze.   

  The planets Mercury, Uranus, Neptune as well as Jupiter and its moons will be observed. There will be a tour of the fall and winter constellations and there will be telescope views of double stars, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies.

  The public is invited and encouraged to attend, and reminded to dress warmly.Viewing will end before midnight. Call Steve Becker at 662-3252 for information.