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Take A Tour Of A Fire Lookout July And August

on July 21, 2015 - 9:51am
The site where Dead Man’s Peak Lookout Tower now stands has been used to spot fires since at least 1913. Courtesy photo
SFNF News:
SANTA FE  Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a fire lookoutalone in the middle of the forest, watching for telltale wisps of smoke and alerting firefighters to potentially dangerous situations?  
The next-best thing might be to sign up for a guided tour of one of the four lookouts still in service on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF).

As part of the Santa Fe National Forest’s Centennial year, the public has a rare opportunity to visit the lookouts and

County Announces Trimec And Round Up Spraying

on July 20, 2015 - 5:34pm


The Los Alamos County Parks Division will be applying Broad Leaf Weed Herbicides (Trimec and Round up) beginning Wednesday, July 22 through Wednesday, July 29.

Areas include:

  • All North Mesa Parks and Fields.

The Parks Division also will be applying Broad Leaf Weed Herbicides (Trimec and Round up) beginning July 29 through Aug. 5 iin the following areas.

Areas include:

  • All Barranca Parks and Fields

Lujan On 21st Century Cures Act

on July 20, 2015 - 11:04am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District voted today in support of the 21st Century Cures Act, bipartisan legislation that encourages biomedical innovation and the development of new treatment and cures. 
The bill increases funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), supporting awards to academic researchers at institutions across the country.
“This legislation is a victory for both patients and scientists.

Weed Killer Spraying At Rodeo Arenas Next Week

on July 19, 2015 - 7:33am


The Los Alamos County Parks Division will be applying Roundup weed killer at all North Mesa Rodeo Arenas July 20-24.  

PEEC Summer Family Evenings: Meet Wildland Firefighters July 22

on July 18, 2015 - 8:02am

Wildland firefighter at work. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

What does it take to be a wildland fireighter? What equipment do they use? What can kids do to prevent wildfires from starting?

Individuals and families can find the answer to these and other fire-related questions at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 22 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Local wildland firefighters will be on hand to answer questions, demonstrate how to use firefighting equipment and let families see their fire engine.

Summer Family Evenings have always been a popular program at PEEC, and now, with the Del Norte Credit Union’s