County Line: April 26

COUNTY News:

Drop off your unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday

Check your medicine cabinet! LAPD will collect unwanted/unused prescription drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today – locations are the LA Medical Center parking lot, or, the White Rock Library parking lot. Thanks in advance for safely disposing of these items with LAPD!

Council Meeting on Tuesday

After taking a week off, the Council will be back in session at 7 p.m. on Tuesday evening. What’s on the agenda? Likely to take the most time is an “appeal of response to GEW Bid Protest RFP 2013-1864 for Smart Meters.” On the consent agenda, the contract awards for improvements at Ashley Pond Park and the Western Area Phase 1 improvements project are coming up on Tuesday night. Beyond that, the Council will have two public hearings – one on indigent health care and one on changing their meeting schedule (if they decided to proceed with holding one meeting a month at 11 a.m.on a Friday.) Download the agenda now: http://www.losalamosnm.us/gov/council/Pages/default.aspx

It’s Not Too Late

North Mesa & Barranca Mesa residents – you can help shape the electric grid of the future! Join the research and be a part of the Mesa Smart Meter Study. With minimal effort, you can help our researchers determine which demand response programs are more effective in motiviating individuals to reduce electric consumption during critical peak energy usage times. Even if you are not able to reduce electric consumption, or if you choose not to reduce, such control information is valuable to researchers! If you haven’t already…take the survey and join the Mesa Smart Meter Study. You might qualify to receive up to $380 in incentives depending on your study group placement. There is nothing to lose, but a lot that you can contribute. Sign up before Sunday! Find out more here: http://www.losalamosnm.us/utilities/Pages/default.aspx

The Return of Cone Zone

With road construction projects getting cranked up for the summer, the County has resumed its “Cone Zone” alert – published every Friday on our webpage and distributed to local media. The report helps you identify which areas to avoid for costly time delays and detours. Access next week’s orange barrel alert when you link here: http://www.losalamosnm.us/news/Pages/ConeZoneWkofApril292013.aspx

White Rock: Overlook Convenience Center’s Summer Hours Start May 3

The convenience center will start operating under its summer hours next Friday. Summer hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1-6 p.m. Friday through Monday.

Library Announces New “Literary Locals” Series!

You already know about “Authors Speak” and its popularity…right? Well, here’s a brand new series that is also sure to please! “Literary Locals” is a new quarterly series starting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5 featuring Los Alamos’ own noteworthy authors. Join two memorists, Stephanie Sydoriak and Karen Boutilier Kendall when the series kicks off in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Library. This series will be more informal than “Authors Speak”, with discussion between the authors about their writing experiences, processes, genres and publishing their work, followed by ample time for audience questions, book signing and refreshments. Check it out!

Warm Water Weekend!

We’re warming up the water on Saturday and Sunday at the Aquatic Center. Come join the weekend pool party with all the fun inflatables in the pool, bouncy house outside (weather permitting) and free movies in the foyer.

Wednesday night? Game night!

Every Wednesday 5:30-8:30 p.m. is Game Night at Mesa Public Library in the upstairs rotunda. Bring your own games, or play ours!

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