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November Lecture: Brief History of Wendover Airfield

on November 5, 2012 - 10:22am

LAHS News:

Los Alamos Historical Society is pleased to offer its 2012-2013 lecture series, “History and Science.”

The November lecture is a brief history of the Wendover Airfield in Utah by James Petersen

James Petersen’s talk on Historic Wendover Airfield will touch on the origin of Wendover, Utah, and then focus on the period from the inception of the Army Air Force base to the end of World War II.

The history of the B-17 and B-24 bomber training as well as the contribution of Wendover to the Manhattan project will be discussed.

The presentation will include original photographs from

County Line Highlights Veteran's Day

on November 5, 2012 - 6:56am

COUNTY News:

County Editor's Note: There won't be an issue of "The County Line" Friday, Nov. 9, due to the Veteran's Day holiday weekend and limited staffing ... so, we've given you a two-week outlook on upcoming meetings and events in this issue.

No Council Meeting Next Week...

Because of the elections Tuesday Nov. 6, the Council will take a break and then be back in action the following week. What's on the agenda for their Nov.

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Start a Tradition at North Pole Workshop and Luminaria Walk

on November 4, 2012 - 6:50am

COUNTY News:

North Pole Workshop & Luminaria Walk – Start an annual holiday tradition at the North Mesa stables.

Join the Los Alamos County Recreation Division, members of the Posse Lodge, Pony Club and Stable Owners Association as we create a fun holiday event for all ages from 5-7 p.m. Dec. 9, from  for the North Pole Workshop & Luminaria Walk.

The event includes professional digital photographs with Santa and his elves, warm drinks, light refreshments and a holiday craft.

Dress warmly, wear your walking shoes, and enjoy the North Mesa stables lit up with luminarias and holiday lights.

DPU Proposes Sewer Rate Increase and Restructure

on November 3, 2012 - 1:15pm

DPU News:

Officials with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) will recommend a sewer rate adjustment to the Board of Public Utilities at its Nov. 14 meeting. 

If approved, the proposed sewer ordinance will go to the County Council to be considered for adoption in January. 

The proposed ordinance increases overall sewer rates but also simplifies residential customers’ bills to a restructured flat fee every month. 

It removes the variable rate that is based on the amount of potable water consumed during winter months. 

The ordinance also includes continuing annual rate

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Letter to the Editor: Reject Los Alamos Charter Amendments

on November 3, 2012 - 8:05am
By Robert A. Pelak
Los Alamos

Like Albuquerque and Santa Fe, the structure of the government of Los Alamos is defined by a charter that was adopted by its citizens.

Also, like Albuquerque and Santa Fe, this charter allows its citizen to directly participate in their government by means of petitions for initiatives (proposing new ordinances), referenda (rejection of newly passed ordinances) and recall (removing elected officials) as well as amendment of the charter.

If a petition gathers enough signatures within the allotted time period, then the subject of the petition is put to a vote of

Cat Has Been Waiting Entire Year for Adoption

on November 3, 2012 - 8:05am

SHELTER News:

Pet of the Week: Cassie – a plus-sized declawed orange tabby female who seeks human attention.

She has been at the shelter for an entire year, waiting for a family to take her home. 

Cassie tends to avoid the company of other cats in the cat room, so she may be best as a single cat and must be an indoor pet.

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, (505) 662-8179, has a large selection of on-site adoptable pets waiting for a home.

Others are currently off-campus in foster homes. Visit the Friends of the Shelter website: www.lafos.org to get more information about

After I’m Gone – Things To Think About Your Estate

on November 3, 2012 - 8:03am
 
By Paula Roybal Sánchez
Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Home Economist

Settling an estate can be difficult and time-consuming. If you have ever been in the position of trying to find all the papers and information needed at the time of death and for estate settlement, you know how much time and frustration can be involved. 

After I’m Gone – Things to think about your Estate is a program intended to provide you with information to make the process much easier. 

After I’m Gone – Things to think about your Estate, will be presented by Don Davidson, and will be held at noon Friday,

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