Briefs 07-29-14

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Power outage at Denver Steels

Los Alamos Dept. of Public Utilities officials reported a power outage affecting about 100 customers in the Denver Steels neighborhood and portions of the University of New Mexico–Los Alamos beginning at approximately 6:45 a.m. Monday. Power was restored at UNM by 7:30 and to the Denver Steels neighborhood by 8 a.m., UNM had partial power.

New Mexico tax holiday starts Friday for shoppers

New Mexico’s annual tax holiday is approaching and will provide shoppers with savings on purchases of school supplies, computers and some clothing and shoes.
Starting Friday through the weekend, there will be no gross receipts tax on certain products purchased at participating retailers.
The tax rate varies across the state, but exceeds 8 percent in some communities.
No tax will be imposed on computers up to $1,000, including tablets; and computer hardware costing no more than $500, including printers.
Also tax-free are certain clothing and shoes up to $100 and school supplies under $30.
Cell phones and video game devices remain subject to taxation.
The Taxation and Revenue Department’s web site lists the tax treatment of various goods (http://bit.ly/1sS445h ).

Tennis courts to be resurfaced

Tennis players using Canyon and Rover Parks are being asked to seek alternate courts for play while county contractors resurface these two courts over the next three weeks. Work will get underway tomorrow morning at Canyon Court. Resurfacing begins at Rover Park’s tennis court next week.
Visitors in the area are asked to use caution around the courts, obey closure signs and generally avoid resurfacing activities in progress. Parents are especially asked to keep close watch on their children at play in the parks — advise small children to avoid the construction areas for their own safety.
Completion of work is weather dependent.
For questions or concerns, please call the Parks Division at 662-8139.