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  • Glass recycling to kick-off this fall

    At the June meeting of the Environmental Sustainability Board, county staff discussed the addition of a glass drop-off recycling program in the near future.  This program will allow residents to drop-off glass bottles and jars at Sullivan Field, Overlook Convenience Center or the Eco Station to be recycled.
    Glass can’t be placed in blue residential recycling roll carts. Glass placed in the blue residential recycling roll cart will contaminate the mixed recycling stream; resulting in the need to send the entire mixed recycling load to the landfill.

  • Update 06-28-12

    Parents wanted

    Los Alamos Public Schools is looking for parents to try out potential new versions of their websites. Parents new to the community and parents of current elementary, middle and high schoolers are needed.  Email Colin MacArthur at c.macarthur@laschools.net or call 629-0776 to schedule a time to help.

    Movie series

    The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series will present the documentary “Born to be Wild” at 7 p.m. today at the White Rock Town Hall.

    Pool closure

    The Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center will be closed for maintenance from 7-11 a.m. Friday.

    Restrictions

  • Businesses get incentive to recycle

    Business owners are getting some good news. On Tuesday night, Los Alamos County Council approved rate changes for recycling that could save them money.

    Environmental Services’ efforts to encourage recycling have been successful with 80 to 85 percent of homeowners. But until now, commercial enterprises have shown little interest.

    The current rate structure offers no incentives for the extra effort, with commercial entities paying the same fees for recycling dumpsters as trash dumpsters.

    The new ordinance eliminates $18.20 assessed for each recycling dumpster pickup and waives the initial set-up fee. The monthly rental fee remains at $19.05. The monthly recycling roll cart fee will also be reduced from $20 to $5.  

  • RPM owner escapes injury in rollover accident

    “There’s a first time for everything,” RPM Automotive owner Larry Rich said.

    That’s because Wednesday afternoon was the first time he towed a vehicle he was actually the driver of.

    At 1:45 p.m., Rich was heading westbound on East Road in a black Toyota 4Runner when a white Chevrolet van pulled out from the Central Avenue intersection clipping his rear bumper. The impact caused the rear axle to break and the truck to spin and flip onto the driver’s side, according to Los Alamos Police Officer David Boe.

    Rich — who was unharmed and climbed out from the vehicle through the passenger side door — said the car wasn’t even his, but rather one he was repairing.

  • NM board to consider emergency wildfire aid

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A state board led by Gov. Susana Martinez is being asked for emergency funding to help in wildfire recovery in southern New Mexico and prepare for expected flooding in fire-scarred areas.

    The Board of Finance is scheduled Thursday to consider loan requests from the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, the village of Ruidoso and Lincoln County.

    The department wants $452,000 for a flood warning network, machines for filling sandbags and equipment for rescuing people caught in flood waters.

  • Today in History for June 28th
  • Low-Budget Wedding? Try a Toilet Paper Dress

    Designers from across the United States took part in the 8th annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress design contest in New York.

  • Two-car accident closes East Road for an hour; now open

    "There's a first time for everything," RPM Automotive owner Larry Rich said.

    That's because Wednesday afternoon was the first time he towed a vehicle he was actually the driver of.

    At 1:45 p.m. Rich was heading westbound on East Road in a black Toyota 4Runner when a white Chevrolet van pulled out from the Central Avenue intersection clipping his rear bumper. The impact caused the rear axle to break and the truck to spin and flip onto the driver's side, according to Los Alamos Police Officer David Boe.

    Rich - who was unharmed and climbed out from the vehicle through the passenger side door - said the car wasn't even his, but rather one he was repairing.

  • Update 06-27-12

    Parents wanted

    Los Alamos Public Schools is looking for parents to try out potential new versions of their websites. Parents new to the community and parents of current elementary, middle and high schoolers are needed.  Email Colin MacArthur at c.macarthur@laschools.net or call 629-0776 to schedule a time to help.

    P & Z

    The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in council chambers.

    Movie series

    The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series will present the documentary “Born to be Wild” at 7 p.m. Thursday at the White Rock Town Hall.

    Pool closure

  • LAGRI resolution fails

    At Tuesday night’s county council meeting, members of the Los Alamos Governmental Review Initiative (LAGRI) made an effort to prevent sections of charter amendments concerning initiative, referendum and charter amendments from going to a vote in November.

    LAGRI has contended that the ballot questions, which each include several related ordinances, are logrolling. It is also circulating petitions to have six of those ordinances removed from the ballot.

    Council Chair Sharon Stover asked Charles Rennick, legal counsel for the CRC, to address the issue of logrolling and how the petitions could affect the November ballot.