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  • County Briefs 06-01-12

    LACHC to host Town Hall meeting

    The Los Alamos Community Health Council (LACHC) is sponsoring a “Health Speak Out” Town Hall Meeting June 11 from noon until 1:30 p.m. in the Los Alamos Community Building.
    The goal of the Town Hall is to gather information from a wide range of health care consumers about their needs, health care experiences and recommendations. LACHC will also share a summary of its 2011-2012 LACHC Los Alamos County Health Profile.
    Bring your own brown bag lunch.  Drinks will be supplied.
    Seating is limited.  Please RSVP to deborahfgill@gmail.com by June 8.

    Central Ave. to be closed at night

  • Update 06-01-12

    Fundraiser

    Hertz Car Rental will sponsor a carwash for the Los Alamos Nuke Rugby team from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel.

    ChamberFest

     ChamberFest is an annual event that showcases chamber members and this year’s event will be June 9. Located in the downtown area, businesses display their products and services to the public. There is also a Car Show and Kids Activity Area with a sand pile.

    Election night

  • Committee recommends 'Satch' Cowan trail--see attachment

    Los Alamos County hosted a public hearing on Tuesday night regarding a recent citizen petition to name or rename a trail in the Quemazon trail complex in the Western Area after deceased local resident and hiking enthusiast Helen “Satch” Cowan.

    After hearing public comments, the committee discussed the request and asked several questions of the petitioners, along with the county’s Open Space Specialist Craig Martin, before they unanimously voted 6-0 in favor of naming a new trail the “Satch Cowan Trail.”

  • Got your goat

    The Old Windmill Dairy showcased three baby goats at the Farmers Market Thursday, all of which are in need of a name. Suggestions can be made on their website at oldwindmilldairy.com.

  • Bandelier Shuttle off and running

    After a test run last October that exceeded all expectations, Los Alamos County and Bandelier National Monument are launching a three-year trial of the Bandelier Shuttle. The tourist attraction will become a “car-free park” from June 1 through November 30, with access provided by the free shuttle service.
    “I’m very excited. I feel this shuttle system is the future for Bandelier,” Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott said. “Even though this is only a three year trial, I believe it will be very successful for both Los Alamos and for the park, and I think at the end of three years there will be real interest in seeing it put in place as a permanent fixture.”

  • Bandelier Shuttle rides again

    After a test run last October that exceeded all expectations, Los Alamos County and Bandelier National Monument are launching a three-year trial of the Bandelier Shuttle. The tourist attraction will become a "car-free park" from June 1 through November 30, with access provided by the free shuttle service.

    “I’m very excited. I feel this shuttle system is the future for Bandelier,” Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott said. “Even though this is only a three year trial, I believe it will be very successful for both Los Alamos and for the park, and I think at the end of three years there will be real interest in seeing it put in place as a permanent fixture.”

  • 1,200 firefighters battle record New Mexico blaze--Video Included

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than 1,200 firefighters are battling the nation's largest wildfire that has charred acre after acre of timber and brush in rugged mountains and canyons of southwestern New Mexico, shrouding parts of the region in smoke.

    The blaze maintained its rapid growth Friday through what New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez termed "impossible" terrain, as forecasters predicted thunderstorms and dry lightning that could spark even more fires.

  • Today in History for June 1st
  • Firefighters put out small Jemez Mountains blaze

    A half-acre brush fire broke out Thursday at the Redondo Campground, located at mile  marker 29 along N.M. 4, but was quickly contained, according to the public affairs department of the Santa Fe National Forest.

    The location, which was about 25 miles west of Los Alamos, was a mile south of the campground and smoke was visible in Jemez Springs, Gilman, Jemez Pueblo and portions of  N.M. 4.

    The press release said the fire was 100 percent contained by 4:30 p.m. Thursday. No structures were threatened and the fuels for the fire were Ponderosa pine and Douglas fir.

    Bruce Hill from the Santa Fe National Forest public affairs department said that 11 firefighters on two engines and a water tender put out the fire. The cause remains unknown.

  • Committee recommends 'Satch' Cowan trail -- proposed map attached

    Los Alamos County held a public hearing on Tuesday night regarding a recent citizen petition to name or rename a trail in the Quemazon trail complex in the Western Area after deceased local resident and hiking enthusiast Helen "Satch" Cowan.

    After hearing public comments, the Committee discussed the request and asked several questions of the petitioners, along with the County's Open Space Specialist Craig Martin, before they unanimously voted 6-0 in favor of naming a new trail the "Satch Cowan Trail.”