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ESD Discusses Changes To Brush & Bulk Program

on September 21, 2017 - 10:01am

The wood chipper at the Eco Station makes a giant pile of mulch that is free to the community. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ 

The brush pile is huge right now at the Eco Station. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/



Los Alamos Daily Post


The Environmental Services Division’s quarterly brush collection is underway. The program started in August and runs through the beginning of October.


When it comes to what can be collected most yard waste is accepted except for weeds, Office Specialist Tiffany Pegoda said.



Lightning Strikes Los Alamos Golf Course Trees

on September 21, 2017 - 9:43am

Lightning struck a tree around 4:30 p.m. Sunday near Tee 12 at the Los Alamos Golf Course. Reports are that a golfer near the strike was knocked off his feet but uninjured and the sound from the strike heard over in Quemazon. The lightning appears to have jumped to a smaller tree a few feet away. Excavated dirt is visible at the base of the tree where the lightning exited at the ground. Photo by Kerry Habiger

Los Alamos County Golf Pro Jim Phillips stands on Tee 12 Monday near where it appears the same lightning bolt that hit the tall tree at left, also struck this smaller tree growing a few

Bear Wanders Near Los Alamos High School

on September 21, 2017 - 9:37am



Los Alamos High School (LAHS) activated a shelter-in-place Monday after a bear was spotted in the vicinity of the school’s campus.

The shelter-in-place lasted approximately 15 minutes, LAHS Principal Carter Payne said. During the shelter-in-place, students stayed in the classrooms and instruction continued; however, the doors and windows were closed, he said.

Payne added there was no interaction between people and the bear. He said the School Resource Officer called Animal Control.

This is not the first time wildlife has wondered on the school campus, resulting in a

Bear Cubs Spotted On Walnut Street

on September 21, 2017 - 8:14am

Two bear cubs were spotted in a backyard Wednesday on Walnut Street. Photo by Chris Clark/

Photo by Chris Clark/

Los Alamos County ESB Meets Today

on September 21, 2017 - 7:50am


The Environmental Sustainability Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 110 in the Los Alamos County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

The meeting is open to the public.

2. PUBLIC COMMENT This section of the agenda is reserved for comments from the public on items that are not otherwise included in this agenda.
4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approval of the Aug. 17, 2017, Environmental Sustainability Board Minutes Presenters: John Bliss
  • Construction and Demolition Recycling Presentation Presenters:

Teachers Night Out: A Garden Party In Santa Fe Oct. 4

on September 21, 2017 - 7:45am
SFBG News:
The Santa Fe Botanical Garden is partnering with the Santa Fe Community Educators Network, made up of education directors from local nonprofits and government entities, to offer a celebration of school educators through Teacher’s Night Out: A Garden Party, 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe.
This is a free opportunity for teachers (including public, private, and home school educators) to exchange information and share their love of teaching and learning. 
Refreshments will be served and live entertainment provided in a

Canada's Paralympic Swim Team Visits Bandelier

on September 21, 2017 - 7:15am

The Canadian Paralympic Swim Team visited Bandalier National Monument Tuesday where they met with Superintendent Jason Lott, far left. The team is in Los Alamos training for the upcoming 2017 World Para Swimming Championships in Mexico City. Photo courtesy NPS