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Council and DPU Wrestle with Rising Sewer Costs

on July 25, 2012 - 2:57pm

Los Alamos County Council members held a joint work session with the Department of Public Utilities Board, County officials and DPU officials to discuss sewer conditions and rate issues Tuesday night at Fire Station 3 in White Rock. No action was taken during the meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Department of Public Utilities Manager John Arrowsmith, right, addresses the need to replace the aging infrastructure of the local sewer system as DPU Deputy Manager Bob Westervelt listens.
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Bobby Keys & The Attitudes Perform Friday at LANB

on July 25, 2012 - 2:26pm

By Russ Gordon

Keith Richards says in his autobiography, “Life” that Bobby Keys is “My closest pal. A soul of rock ‘n roll, a solid man, and also a depraved maniac.” I hope that interests you because Bobby is playing the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series with his New Mexico band, the Attitudes this Friday, July 27 at Los Alamos National Bank. The show is free and starts at 7PM.

Bobby is best known as the “6th” man of the Rolling Stones. He says “I’m not a member of the Stones but a well-paid assistant.” He is the sax player with the best known solos in the world.

County's Next Quick Start Tennis Program Begins July 30

on July 25, 2012 - 10:30am

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By Billy Wilton

When Tanner Stewart grabbed around a child-sized tennis racket, he began to smile.

“The big rackets are really heavy,” said Tanner, who is in the 4 to 7 age group session of the Quick Start Tennis Program. “I like swinging the smaller rackets, I can hit the ball and it’s more fun.”

Tanner was among the 16 children in the 4 to 7 year olds who participated in the Los Alamos County tennis program that ran from July 9 to July 19 at the Canyon Tennis Courts.

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Following the younger group is an 8-11 year old session which had 14

Enjoy Putt-Putt and the Muppets at East Park Tonight

on July 25, 2012 - 10:17am

COUNTY News:

The Ponderosa Putt-Putt Tournament is 6-7:30 p.m., today (Wednesday, July 25) at East Park.

Participants will test their skills at the Ponderosa Putt-Putt Tournament. The tournament is broken into three age groups, 5-7, 8-11 and 12+.

Prizes will be awarded for first through third place in each age group.

Call 662-8173 for more information.  

The Movies in the Parks is 7:45-10 p.m. today (Wednesday, July 25) at East Park.

The 2012 Series features The Muppets. Bring blankets, pajamas and snacks to watch the movie under the stars.  

Weather cancelations are made an hour

County Launches Citizen Satisfaction Survey

on July 25, 2012 - 7:57am

COUNTY News:

Residents in Los Alamos County may receive a phone call or “person on the street” interview during the next two weeks, asking for their feedback on County government.

The County has been regularly conducting these citizen satisfaction surveys every other year since 1996.

The purpose of the citizen survey is to gather public opinion on a variety of subjects, including satisfaction with County services and programs.

Whenever possible, the County uses the information for reporting on performance measures for service improvements.

The firm under contract to conduct the

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Smart House Takes Shape

on July 24, 2012 - 2:25pm

The Los Alamos County Demonstration Smart House takes shape. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Staff report

As part of the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities NEDO project, a 2,418 square foot "Smart House" is being built behind the Century Link Building (formerly Qwest) at 1925 Trinity Dr.

Framing for the building is nearly completed and a ribbon cutting ceremony for the project is scheduled for 2 p.m., Sept. 17.

The demonstration house will be equipped with 3 kW photovoltaic (solar panels), a 20 kWh battery, a home energy management system (HEMS), smart equipment and

Local Flash Flood Warning Until 4 p.m.

on July 24, 2012 - 1:10pm

A Flash Flood Warning was issued at 1:07 p.m. by the National Weather Service in Los Alamos County until 4 p.m. today.

Avoid flood areas. Urgency: Immediate.

From the National Weather Services:

FLASH FLOOD WARNING

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR LOS ALAMOS COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO, EAST CENTRAL SANDOVAL COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO AND  
EXTREME NORTHWESTERN SANTA FE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO UNTIL 4 p.m.

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