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New Los Alamos County Community Services Director Brings Love Of Recreation And Outdoors To Job

on February 10, 2017 - 4:38pm

New Los Alamos County Community Services Director Brian Brogan. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

 By KIRSTEN LASKEY
​Los Alamos Daily Post
 

For new Los Alamos County Community Services Director Brian Brogan, public service has been a lifelong career. He joined the County Jan. 17, following the retirement of Charlie Kalogeros-Chattan.

 

“I’ve always been attracted to recreation activities and the outdoors and getting people involved in the outdoors,” Brogan said during an interview today with the Los Alamos Daily Post.

 

In fact, he said, “I visited here a bunch” due to

Scenes From County Science & Engineering Fair

on February 9, 2017 - 10:15pm

LAHS 9th grader Lillian Petersen is awarded the CB FOX Overall Best of Show Award for her project on Climate Change during Saturday's County Science & Engineering Fair in the Duane Smith Auditorium at Los Alamos High School. Photo by Derrick Key/ladailypost.com

LAHS 9th graderJake Werner with his Tesla Coil. Photo by Derrick Key/ladailypost.com

Science and Engineering Fair awards ceremony Saturday in the Duane Smith Auditorium. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

K-5th grade Science and Engineering Fair projects fill the Dance and Drama classroom Saturday at Los Alamos High School

2017 LAPS And UNM-LA Board Election Results

on February 9, 2017 - 8:59pm
Winners of the 2017 School Board and UNM-LA Advisory Board races, from left, Sheila Schiferl Position 5 and David Sutton Position 1 on the UNM-LA Advisory Board. Michelle Hall (not pictured) ran unopposed for re-election to Position 2. Stephen Boerigter District 2 and Ellen Ben-Naim District 1 were elected to positions on the Los Alamos Public Schools Board. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Elections were held Tuesday for the Los Alamos School Board and the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Advisory Board.

A total of 1,432 votes were cast.

New Exhibit At Mesa Public Library: Artist Livy Snyder

on February 9, 2017 - 4:54pm
Courtesy photo
 
LIBRARY News:
 
Los Alamos artist Livy Snyder is the featured artist of the new exhibit in the Upstairs Art Gallery at Mesa Public Library, which runs through Feb. 28.
 
The exhibit presents a series of documentary photography that serves as evidence for the essay Form, Content, Style written by art historian Ernst Gombrich (1968), discussing the evolution of aesthetics through sociology.
 
As stated in the essay, “The distinctive way an act is performed or an artifact made is likely to remain constant as long as it meets the needs of the social group.

LAFD: Preventing Burns In Your Home

on February 9, 2017 - 6:33am
LAFD News:
 
The Los Alamos County Fire Department would like to bring awareness of preventing burns in the home during this National Burn Awareness Week (Feb. 5-11, 2017.)
 
Each year there are more than 450,000 burn injuries that occur in the United States serious enough to require medical treatment. Many of these burns are preventable, here are some tips to help prevent these types of injuries.
 
One of the leading causes of burns to children is hot water scalds. These burn injuries are preventable:
  • Test water before bathing children.

Golf Course Water Main Repaired Sunday Evening

on February 8, 2017 - 4:56pm

COUNTY News:

A water leak in a 16-inch water main that was discovered at the golf course on Friday evening was repaired by the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities crews late Sunday evening. 

Initially, DPU reported that repairs would be delayed until Monday, Feb. 6, after safety became a concern Friday night. The water main proved to be deeper in the ground than anticipated and additional safety equipment was needed to prevent unstable soil from collapsing on crews.  DPU expected to receive the additional shoring equipment by Monday.

ESB Presents Recommendation Regarding Brush & Bulk Item Collection Program To County Council Feb. 14

on February 8, 2017 - 9:29am

Example of a bulky brush pile ready for pickup. Courtesy image

COUNTY News:

At the Feb. 14 Los Alamos County Council meeting, the Environmental Sustainability Board (ESB) will present its findings and recommendation regarding the Brush and Bulk Item Collection Program.

The following recommendations will go before County Council for review and approval:

Final Recommendation:

  • Collect brush only utilizing an “Organic Yard Trimming Roll-Cart,” and offer a paid scheduled collection for bulk items.

Alternative A:

  • Collect brush only on a quarterly basis and offer a paid scheduled collection of

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