Chris Clark

Environmental Services: Which Batteries To Throw, Recycle

County Environmental Services News:

The recycling world can be confusing as the rules change often. One item that confuses a lot of people is which battery can be recycled and which battery can be tossed in the trash.

This article covers what can and cannot be thrown in the trash, a little background as to why, and where to take batteries that need to be recycled.

In the past, single-use batteries commonly found in households (AA, AAA, 9V, D-cell, Etc.) could not be thrown in the trash mainly because they were created with chemicals and metals that were hazardous.

Now, single-use alkaline batteries


PEEC, Historical Society, County Library: Growing Together

Los Alamos Historical Society News:

The Los Alamos Historical Society, Los Alamos County Library System and the Pajarito Environmental Education Center are teaming up to bring programs about gardening to the community. There will be a series of five workshops, lectures, and events in April and May. 

Gardening and farming have always been part of life on the Pajarito Plateau, from Ancestral Puebloans to Homesteading Farms to Victory Gardens of WWII and the Master Gardeners and hobbyists of today.

In 1944, the community created a space for victory gardens east of the Fuller Lodge lawn. These


PAC 8 Annual Online Auction Fundraiser Underway

Gadgets Gift Package: Einstein scientist stress reliever, vest with LANL logo, mug and travel tumbler. Courtesy/PAC 8

Jasper bib pendant strung with multi-colored seed beads donated by Jill Arps. Courtesy/PAC 8

PAC 8 News:

Looking for a gift for someone? Or maybe something for yourself? PAC 8 is holding its annual online auction fundraiser.

PAC 8 is a non-profit organization and community media center. The money raised by this auction will go to scholarships for students, PAC 8 Internships and other worthy programs. 

The auction runs until April 12. To bid on an item, email bids to


UNM-LA Student Danna Mayer-Llamas Named Coca Cola Academic Team Bronze Scholar

Danna Mayer-Llamas

UNM-LA News:

Danna Mayer-Llamas, a student at The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) has been named a 2021 Coca-Cola Academic Team Bronze Scholar and will receive a $1,000 scholarship administered by Phi Theta Kappa (PTK).

Earlier this year, Mayer-Llamas was nominated to the New Mexico PTK All-State Academic Team. PTK is an international honor society that celebrates the academic achievements of students at 2-year schools and provides opportunities for students to grow as scholars and leaders. Students are nominated to the academic team by their college


Governor Signs New Mexico Special Education Ombud Act

From the Office of the Governor:

SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed into law Monday a measure establishing an office within the Developmental Disabilities Council to advocate for the educational rights of students seeking special education services.

The special education ombud will serve as an independent advocate and watchdog for public school students and provide comprehensive support for families navigating the special education system. Duties will include ensuring that students and parents receive complete and accurate information about the student’s rights, adequate


County Lodgers’ Tax Advisory Board & Tourism Implementation Task Force Meets Virtually April 9


The Los Alamos County Lodgers’ Tax Advisory Board and Tourism Implementation Task Force meets 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 9 virtually on Zoom.

The meeting is open to the public.

APRIL 9, 2021 Revised Final Agenda.

Find the link for the meeting here.

Webinar ID: 988 7383 6248


PEEC: Enterprise Bank Steps In To Save The Day!

Free backyard composting program from Los Alamos County Environmental Services, Pajarito Environmental Education Center, Los Alamos Zero Waste Team, and Keep New Mexico True. Courtesy/PEEC

Enterprise Los Alamos Region President Liddie Martinez

PEEC News:

The free backyard composting program from Los Alamos County Environmental Services, Pajarito Environmental Education Center, Los Alamos Zero Waste Team, and Keep New Mexico True has been so popular that all of the compost bins were spoken for, when Enterprise Bank & Trust’s Los Alamos Region President Liddie Martinez reached