County Line Highlights Plenty of Sunshine

COUNTY News:

County Council Special Session set for Thursday

There won’t be a regular County Council session Tuesday evening; however, the County Council does plan to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6. The only item on the agenda will be to fill the existing councilor vacancy.

The County received seven letters of interest by the Aug. 28 deadline. The candidates must be at the meeting and be ready for an interview with the Council, which is expected to make a decision that evening.

Download the agenda to review the list of candidates and letters of interest: http://www.losalamosnm.us/gov/council/Pages/default.aspx

NEWS:

Closures and Services on Labor Day

There won’t be any trash or recycling collection on Monday. If Monday is your normal pick up day, please place your roll carts at the curb by 8 a.m. on Wednesday instead.

In addition, County administration offices are closed Monday, and Atomic City Transit plus the regional “blue buses” aren’t in service on the holiday. The Aquatic Center remains closed for maintenance activities – it will re-open Tuesday.

County Launches New “Sunshine” webpage

You may have read about other “Sunshine” webpages at the state level, or in other communities like Albuquerque or Santa Fe …  now Los Alamos County has one, too.

It’s all part of our committment to being an open and transparent local government. Just look for the sun icon on our home page – you’ll find NEW features we’ve added, like posting our monthly checkbook register showing who we’ve paid and the amount paid … plus much more! Read the News Release and then check out the new Sunshine page here: http://www.losalamosnm.us/news/Pages/WelcometotheNEWSunshinePage.aspx

Bandelier Seeks Public Comment on Transportation Plan/Environmental Assessment

You probably know that Atomic City Transit has been assisting in transporting visitors to/from White Rock to Bandelier this summer, after the 2011 Las Conchas Fire and subsequent flooding damaged the monument’s parking lots.

The ACT contract with Bandelier ends in three years, so Bandelier is beginning to work on a long-range transportation plan for the park, which includes an environmental assessment.

What do you think they should do in the long term? Should ACT continue to provide shuttle services? Bandelier will hold two public meetings in September to solicit feedback.

Get meeting details here: http://www.losalamosnm.us/news/Pages/BandelierSeeksPublicComment.aspx

TREASURES & TIDBITS

Take a hike!

It should be a beautiful weekend for a hike in Los Alamos or White Rock – remember, we offer FREE trails maps at the 311 Customer Service Center. In addition, we’ve recently learned that some of our great trails are starting to be logged into a free app called everytrail.com – check it out and help log one of our trails into their system while hiking it with your smart phone this weekend.

Jobs for students? Yep, we’ve got those…

Did you know we’re currently accepting applications for the Recreation Division for students interested in working at the Ice Rink this fall and winter?

It’s just one of many job opportunities we offer to students interested in working part time for County government — you’ll find a complete listing of all job openings when you visit our webpage.

If you know of students looking for jobs, tell them to check out http://www.losalamosnm.us/jobs/Pages/Joblistings.aspx

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