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News Briefs 07-26-13

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Fuller Lodge to close for renovation

The main portion of Fuller Lodge will be closed to the general public from Aug, 1 through Sept, 30 to allow for extensive work to occur in, under and above the Pajarito Room.
The North Wing (Historical Society) and South Wing (Art Center and classes) and the 1st floor of the West Wing will remain open.
Entry will be allowed into the main lobby of Fuller Lodge and the North Wing.
The Pajarito Room and all of the 2nd floor meeting rooms in the main lodge (Throne and Zia Rooms) will be closed during this time.
Questions? Call 662-1873 for additional information.

LAFD responds to diesel spill

The Los Alamos Fire Department Hazmat team responded to a minor diesel spill at Fairway and 43rd Street Thursday night.
“It appears some (diesel) splashed over from the work being done over there,” LAPD deputy chief Justin Grider said. “(LAFD) crews micro-blazed and mitigated the area.”
Grider estimated about five gallons spread around “as the truck or trailer (whatever it was) drove off and fuel splashed out.”
According to last week’s county cone zone, 43rd Street remains closed to through traffic for continuing utility work, followed by concrete work.

Beer Fiesta set for Saturday

The Los Alamos Beer Co-op is brewing up one of the highest-elevation events in the country for beer lovers with the first “Beer Fiesta” on Saturday at Pajarito Ski Mountain. Because Pajarito Ski Mountain sits at an altitude above 9,000 feet, this is one of the highest elevation beer fiestas in the nation and sure to be a high-spirited one at that.
The family-friendly “Beer Fiesta” is sponsored by the Los Alamos Beer Co-op, which now has more than 140 members. The fiesta is their first anniversary celebration.
From 2 to 7 p.m., beer lovers can try a number of handcrafted beers from several New Mexico microbreweries including: Marble Brewery, Second Street Brewery, La Cumbre Brewing Company, Turtle Mountain Brewing Company and Santa Fe Brewing Company.
Entry is $10 per person, cash only, and includes one beer. Beers will also be sold individually by vendors. Tickets can be purchased on site at Pajarito Ski Mountain.
Local band DK and the Affordables will perform live rock n’ roll music from 3 to 7 p.m., and food will be available for purchase at Pajarito Mountain Cafe from noon to 4 p.m.
Pajarito Mountain’s summer ski lift is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and offers views of the Jemez Mountains. Guests can participate in a “hike and bike” where lifts will take riders along Aspen Lift — with a peak elevation of 10,331 — and riders can hike or bike down. Lift tickets are reduced to $25 for “Beer Fiesta.” All other days, ticket prices can be found at skipajarito.com.