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White Rock Visitor Center Hooking Up RVs at Rock Bottom Rates!

COUNTY News:

The White Rock Visitor Center is “hooking up” recreational vehicle (RV) travelers with the most economical rate in northern New Mexico of only $10 per night now through Nov. 1. The rate includes electric hook up and access to a dump station.

On Nov. 1, the daily rate will change to $20, which continues to be one of the least expensive rates compared to most RV parks whose prices typically range from $20 to $45 per day.

The White Rock Visitor Center’s 16-space RV section includes 15 foot wide by 50 foot long pull through spaces; 30/50 amp; electric hook up; and access to a dump station. The


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Council Briefed on Environmental Sustainability Plan

Management Analyst Tom Nagawiecki of  Los Alamos County Environmental Services, center, with Deputy County Administrator Brian Bosshardt briefs Council on the County’s Environmental Sustainability Plan during Friday’s noon Council meeting at the Municipal Building. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Council listens to a briefing on the County’s Environmental Sustainability Plan before adjorning at 1:30 p.m. Friday. The next Council meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1 in Council Chambers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


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Council Approves ICIP Submission to State

County Administrator Harry Burgess, left, and County Attorney Becky Ehler, right, listen as Budget and Grants Manager Gina Torpy, center, discusses the County’s Infrastructure and Capital Improvement Plan at Friday’s Council meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Budget and Grants Manager Gina Torpy discusses the County’s Infrastructure and Capital Improvement Plan. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

During Friday’s noon Council meeting at the Municipal Building, the Los Alamos Council approved submission of the County’s


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Sustainability Tip: Reuse Paper to Create Notepads

Weekly Sustainability Tip:

Reuse Paper to Create Notepads

Most of us have a lot of paper sitting around the house or the office that only has text printed on one side. One option is to throw it into the recycling bin, but that paper still has one entire blank side begging to be used.
 
So Instead of recycling this paper, go one step further up the waste management hierarchy and reuse it. With a pair of scissors and a stapler you can create a notepad of scratch paper for all your to-do lists. Then once both sides of the paper have been used, pitch it into the recycling bin.
 
By reusing and recycling

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Council Approves Cooperative Fire Services Agreement With NNSA

Deputy County Administrator Steve Lynne, left, and Fire Chief Troy Hughes brief Council on a 10-year cooperative agreement between LAFD and NNSA for fire services to Los Alamos National Laboratory. Following the briefing, Council approved the agreement and voted 7-0 to authorize County Administrator Harry Burgess to sign acceptance of the 10-year financial assistance award from NNSA for a cooperative agreement to provide fire services for the protection of LANL and Los Alamos County with a County cost share not to exceed $59.3 million for the 10-year period. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


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Council Proclaims Oct. 6-12 ‘Fire Prevention Week’

Los Alamos Fire Marshal Brian Nickerson accepts a proclamation from Councilor Fran Berting on behalf of the Council marking Oct. 6-12 as ‘Fire Prevention Week.’ Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Fire Marshal Brian Nickerson at the podium as Councilor Fran Berting reads the proclamation. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


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Council Holds Final Noon Meeting of Year

The Los Alamos County Council is holding its final noon meeting of the year today in Council Chambers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Emergency Management Coordinator/Acting Police Chief Philmont Taylor briefs Council today at noon on the status of flood relief funds from the state and details of the Presidential Declaration being sought by the state. He said this is his seventh major disaster in the 14 years that he has worked for the County. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Community members and County staff attend today’s Council meeting. Photo


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New Location for Library Board Meeting

COUNTY News:

The location of the October meeting for the Library Board has changed.

The meeting will be 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7 in the Los Alamos County Municipal Building, Room 110.


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Bronze Art Installed at Animal Shelter

Bronze sculpture by artist Carrie Quade. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Rooftop sculpture at the Animal Shelter. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

 

Staff Report:

A bronze sculpture of a puppy was installed Thursday near the entrance of the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter at 226 East Road.

A new roof-top sculpture also was installed and both were created by artist Carrie Quade.

“When I first heard about the Animal Shelter project, I decided to visit and see how sculpture might fit in with the building and surrounds. My first impression was … great building,

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Nominations Now Open for Los Alamos County Business Recycler of the Year Award

COUNTY News:

Do you know of a local business that goes above and beyond when it comes to recycling? Los Alamos County Environmental Services is calling for nominations for the first annual Business Recycler of the Year Award.

The contest is open to Los Alamos County businesses of all sizes. Nominate your own businesses, your employer, or your favorite local sustainable retailer/restaurant. Send the business name and a brief description explaining the nomination to tom.nagawiecki@lacnm.us.

“Recycling is a big step businesses can take to create a more sustainable operation, but it can take


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Is this your dog?

SHELTER News:

Is this your dog?

-Very fine senior gentleman

-Roaming in White Rock Sept. 26

-Safe at the Animal Shelter

-Nice guy but apprehensive about being in the shelter

-Call the shelter at 505.662.8179

 


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Golf Course Club House Taking Shape

Workers near the entrance to the Los Alamos Golf Course Club House remodeling project under construction on Diamond Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


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Worker Digs Deep Hole Near Fuller Lodge

Remodeling and upgrade work continue around Fuller Lodge. This worker was spotted digging deep inside a large hole. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


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New Solid Waste and Recycling Fees in Los Alamos County

COUNTY News:

On Aug. 27, Los Alamos County Council passed new rates for the Environmental Services Division. The approved new rates will go into effect Sept. 30.

These new rates will adjust a variety of fees currently charged at the Los Alamos County Eco Station and fees charged for roll-off services. The changes will not impact monthly residential solid waste fees or commercial dumpster fees. 

The new rates will serve as a tool to assist in the creation of a more sustainable community. The County has eliminated the tipping fee for cardboard and metal, drastically reduced the tipping fee


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County Repairs Multiple Power Outages Sunday

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities Officials reported that power was fully restored by Monday to the many customers who lost electricity following Sunday’s storm. 

High wind, rain and lightning caused multiple outages Sunday evening throughout the Los Alamos town site. DPU electric lineman worked around the clock until Monday morning. 

Reported Sunday at 7:10 p.m., crews responded to an outage in the 35th and 38th Street neighborhood and repaired a blown fuse. Power was restored by 7:23 p.m. to the 60 affected customers.

A downed power line was reported


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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Sept. 6-Sept. 18, 2013

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

Sept. 6 at 5:58 p.m. / A 31-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she was the victim of bribery, intimidation and retaliation against a witness. The matter is under investigation.

Sept. 6 at 9:47 p.m. / A 31-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone took his vehicle parked on Sherwood Boulevard. The estimated loss is more than $2,500.

Sept. 12 at 3:52 a.m. / A 40-year-old Los Alamos woman


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Los Alamos County’s David Griggs Retires

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 

David Griggs, Laura Gonzales, Julie Habiger and Leslie Bucklin. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 

Julie Habiger and Leslie Bucklin, center, discuss technical aspects of a slide show presented during Friday’s retirement party for David Griggs. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 

Staff Report

A beloved figure at the County and around the community, David Griggs retired Friday.

All week long friends and colleagues stopped by his office to bid him farewell and a large group gathered Friday for his luau


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