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Tree Trimming Around Power Lines Underway

on November 21, 2017 - 11:11am

Courtesy photo


Starting this week, Allied Tree Services, under contract with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, will begin trimming trees around power lines.

This work will begin on North Road and Urban Street. In subsequent weeks, crews will move around neighborhoods in the North Community.

According to DPU officials, the tree trimming effort is to reduce power outages by removing branches and trees that are either too close to power lines or pose a risk of falling on power lines.

Lee Powell Wins Two National Murrow Awards

on November 21, 2017 - 10:54am
LAHS graduate Lee Powell at the Murrow Awards ceremony Oct. 9 in New York. Courtey photo
Lee Powell, a 1994 graduate of Los Alamos High School, has won two national Edward R. Murrow Awards given by the Radio Television Digital News Directors Association. They are among the highest awards in broadcasting.
Powell is a reporter at The Washington Post, specializing in video storytelling. He won a writing Murrow for a selection of stories, including the search for a beloved panda in China.
The other Murrow was for coverage of opioid addiction among Americans.

County: First Half Of Property Taxes Due Dec. 11

on November 21, 2017 - 8:47am
2017 property tax bills were mailed earlier in November. The first half of property taxes will become delinquent after Monday, Dec. 11.
Payment must either be made in person at the Customer Care Center by 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11 or postmarked by midnight that same day to avoid late payment penalty and interest charges. The Customer Care Center is located in the Municipal Building lobby at 1000 Central Avenue.
They are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Payments should be mailed to P.O. Box 99, Los Alamos, NM 87544.
Payments are also accepted

Quick Ways To Pet-Proof Homes For Thanksgiving

on November 21, 2017 - 8:19am
CBW News:
To truly pet-proof your home, start by getting down on the floor to see the world the way your pet sees it.
This allows you to spot potential hazards that you might not notice from your vantage point.
  • Treat your Pet like you would a Child: Active puppies and kittens can easily get into dangerous situations. Use safety gates in areas where dangerous holiday items are to prevent your pet from getting into trouble.
  • Take Caution with Wires: Pets can easily injure themselves with electrical wires, and outlets.

Small Business Saturday Highlights Year-Round Impact Of Shopping Small

on November 21, 2017 - 7:36am
SBA’s New Mexico District Director
As the voice for our nation’s entrepreneurs, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrates all small businesses on a daily basis. 
When our small businesses do well, our communities do too. Therefore, as part of our annual tradition, I encourage you to join millions of Americans and “shop small” on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25.
On the heels of Black Friday, shopping small is a concrete way to support small retailers – the same businesses that generate two of every three net new jobs, and deliver essential goods

Meow Wolf Launching Online Store

on November 21, 2017 - 7:36am
SANTA FE  Meow Wolf, the arts and entertainment group that created last year’s THEA Award-winning international sensation, House Of Eternal Return, will launch its first online shop on “Black Friday” Nov. 24 at .

The small gift shop inside House Of Eternal Return has enjoyed far bigger success than expected since opening in March 2016. The shop features iconic Meow Wolf-branded gifts as well as beautiful and unique art apparel and art objects. The location also features items made by local Santa Fe artists, including Nick Toll’s world-famous 

PEEC: Incoming! Plays Thanksgiving Weekend

on November 21, 2017 - 7:30am
PEEC News:
The Los Alamos Nature Center is screening the full-dome film Incoming! at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 25 and 26.
The Los Alamos Nature Center will be closed on Thanksgiving Day; open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Black Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25; and open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 26. The nature center is operated by Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC). Entrance is free, and the nature center has a gift shop full of nature-inspired items from guidebooks and novels to art and up-cycled items to science activities and stuffed animals.