Editor’s Note: Due to the rain and hailstorm after lunch Friday, the groundbreaking for the new Multi Purpose Covered Arena had to be cancelled. Staff will be working with the project sponsors to see if it can be rescheduled in the near future. Watch for updates next week.
Council Work Session Tuesday
They’ll be meeting in White Rock Fire Station #3 at 7 p.m. – what’s on the agenda? The “Master Career Plan” for the Police Department is likely to garner the most discussion. Download the full agenda here: http://www.losalamosnm.us/gov/council/Pages/default.aspx
Satch Cowan Trail Dedication Monday, Oct. 22
Join the Council and trail sponsors, plus children from Mountain Elementary who have helped build the trail, as they dedicate this new trail named after Satch Cowan. Plan to gather near the Quemazon Trail in Western Area. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. at the trailhead.
Special Council Meeting Oct. 23
They’ll have more discussions on Charter-related topics when they meet in special session 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 in Chambers. The main focus will be on “the relationship of Utilities to the rest of County government”, but look for them to wrap up items about the Clerk’s position, a Code of Ethics, and any other outstanding items, as well as discussion of timing or next steps for a future election to send these remaining items to a vote.
Apply for the Creative District Advisory Committee
Citizens, business owners and representatives interested in Los Alamos County’s recently adopted arts and culture district (a.k.a., Creative District) are invited to apply to join the Creative District Advisory Committee forming this month. Letters of interest are due to the County by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16. Read the full news story here:
Brush and Bulk Item Collection Update
Collection is complete in the majority of the town site area, pick up in the downtown and eastern area neighborhoods will wrap up Monday, Oct. 15. If you live in White Rock and have Friday trash pickup, your items for the fall brush and bulk item pickup must be out by 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15.
Did you get your Charter voter information booklet?
These were mailed out to every household this week. Extras are available at the Clerk’s office. Please take a few minutes to review this booklet about the four charter ballot questions that will be on the Nov. 6 ballot – before you cast your vote. (Early voting began Tuesday at the County Clerk’s office.)
TREASURES & TIDBITS
Sunset Hay Rides on North Mesa this Saturday
The rides will occur at 4 and 5 p.m. – leaving from the Posse Lodge on North Mesa – find out more about it plus the fees for the ride when you visit the Recreation Calendar here:
Don’t Miss “21st Century Science Powered by 19th Century Power Plants” with Speaker Tom Ribe
Join this discussion at 6 p.m. Oct. 18 in UNM-LA Building 2 Room 230. It’s sponsored by the Los Alamos County Environmental Sustainability Board and Los Alamos Sustainable Energy Network. It will be a fascinating overview of Los Alamos’ power sources, with a message about the need to urgently update the electricity supply over the next decade to address climate change. This presentation will take place as part of the October meeting of the Los Alamos County Environmental Sustainability Board. The Board meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m., with the talk starting at 6 p.m. sharp. Attendees are encouraged to come to the Board Meeting. Read the press release from the Sustainability Board here: