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  • Winds cause power outage

    Winds reported at 47 mph caused a jumper connection on overhead electric lines to burn in two on Saturday morning according to officials at the Los Alamos Dept. of Public Utilities.
    The failed jumper brought power down to about 20 residences in the Fairway neighborhood in the Western Area and also affected power at the Ski Hill from 9:40 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Initial calls to DPU electric linemen at 9:40 a.m. reported partial power to certain Fairway residences, which can indicate a blown fuse or failed transformer. Initial pole by pole patrol and investigation was focused on these potential causes.

  • Update 11-09-11

    County Council

     The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 15  in the White Rock Fire House No. 3.

    WR Committee

    The public is encouraged to attend the White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee at 6 p.m. Monday at the White Rock Town Hall.

    Fields Closed

    Spirio Field at Overlook Park is closed while parks crews refit the field with a new irrigation system, which involves extensive trenching. Work should be completed by the end of November. Bomber Field on North Mesa is closed to all activities until the refitting of lighting and repairs to the irrigation system are completed.

    Leisure Pool

  • Muni Building Site Cleanup

    Workers have been demolishing the old apartment buildings and clearing the site for the new municipal building, which will be on Central Avenue.

  • Council bolsters support for UNM-LA

    The County Council approved several items on a full agenda Tuesday evening. The major items of business were as follows:

    • Council approved $553,118 for the University of New Mexico - Los Alamos (UNM-LA): $303,118 to replace and upgrade certain computer infrastructure and $250,000 for other program support. The vote was 6–0, with Councilor Mike Wismer recusing himself because his wife is a staff member at UNM-LA. (Read more about this in Thursday’s Los Alamos Monitor.)

  • Budge quits White Rock master plan post

    The suggestion by two county councilors in a public meeting that members of the White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee (WRMPIC) and, or county staff had pulled a “bait and switch” crossed the line for Chair Kent Budge. Budge has tendered his resignation.

  • 17 Idaho lab workers exposed to radiation

  • Y sponsors environmental clubs

    The Family YMCA received funding from two sources this fall in support of environmental clubs at the middle and high schools this year.
    A State Farm Insurance grant of $5,000 combined with $1,000 from the Thaw Charitable Trust based in Santa Fe will enable the Y to provide hands-on service for environmental learning in youth-driven activities.
    The Y is partnering with the school-based clubs to recruit community members and partners to assist with projects that club teachers do not have time to fully develop, and the Y will provide transportation to youth-identified projects during out-of-school time hours. Other supporting partners in the school-based clubs are the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and the Los Alamos Co-Op.

  • LASSCI seeking applications

    The Los Alamos - Sarov Sister Cities Initiative (LASSCI) is seeking applications from high school students interested in a life-changing, summer 2012 visit to its Sister City.
    Los Alamos and Sarov have been Sister Cities since the 1990s.
    Students from Los Alamos most recently went to Sarov in 2010, and high school students from Sarov were in Los Alamos in August 2011. These exchanges have been going on for a number of years.

  • Bring your pets inside


    Winter chills are creeping into New Mexico, and no one feels those more than animals who are left outside.  Dogs in particular are social creatures who enjoy companionship with their human pack. Citizens should assure animals are warm this season by keeping them indoors as much as possible. When it is not possible to keep companion animals inside, Animal Protection of New Mexico strongly encourages people to consider the following:
    It’s a common misconception that dogs and cats won’t get cold because of their fur.  If you are cold, your companion animal is cold. Most domestic animals are not well equipped for cold weather and can easily be susceptible to frost bite and hypothermia.

  • Update 11-08-11

    County Council

     The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 tonight in the council chambers.

    Trash collection

    There will be no residential or commercial trash or recycling collection on Friday due to the Veterans Day Holiday.  Those whose normal collection day is Friday should have trash and recycling out by 8 a.m. Wednesday Nov. 9. In addition, all County offices will be closed Friday.

    Fields closed