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Local Firefighters Shave Heads to Fight Childhood Cancer

on March 8, 2013 - 6:35am

St. Baldrick's head-shaving events have raised more than $11 million so far in 2013. Courtesy photo

Staff report

The Los Alamos Fire Department is hosting a head-shaving event to benefit childhood cancer research through the St. Baldrick's Foundation.

The head-shaving event will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 16 at White Rock Fire Station 3 on N.M. 4.

Fifteen firefighters including Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider have signed up to be shaved.

Los Alamos Firefighter and Team LAFD Treasurer James Thwaits told the Los Alamos Daily Post that he has not been cutting his hair in

Los Alamos Fire Department 'Rescues' Trash in Canyon

on March 7, 2013 - 12:27pm
Seizing a training opportunity, the Los Alamos County Fire Department trained cadets to repel over the edge of White Rock Canyon at Overlook Park Wednesday to collect trash dumped into the canyon illegally. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Fire cadets prepare climbing gear to repel into White Rock Canyon Wednesday. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/ladailypost.com

 

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

While on a recent trek around White Rock, Los Alamos County Administrator Harry Burgess spotted a large amount of trash and debris dumped illegally into White Rock Canyon.

Burgess is an

Underground Cable Short Caused Tuesday Power Outage

on March 7, 2013 - 9:21am

DPU News:

An underground cable termination caused Tuesday afternoon’s power outage that lasted nearly two hours and affected a portion of North Mesa.

Reported at 2:05 p.m., approximately one third of the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities’ customers were without power on San Ildefonso Road beginning at and including the Del Norte/Del Sol neighborhoods and continuing east out to Big Rock Loop. DPU’s electric line crew repaired the cable and restored electricity by 3:50 p.m. Tuesday.

The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) operates the county-owned electric, gas, water & wastewater

LAPD Seeks Citizen Volunteers

on March 7, 2013 - 8:09am

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department (LAPD) is looking for citizens for a variety of tasks, as they seek to expand a successful existing volunteers program into new police administration areas.

The goal of the department is to call upon citizen volunteers to help with daily non-emergency response tasks in order to allow police officers more time in the field concentrating on police enforcement and pro-active community outreach programs or services.

LAPD is seeking volunteers to assist in three areas:

  • Fingerprinting services;
  • Data entry; and
  • Food preparation in the detention

Council Approves Fire Administration Move to 999 Central

on March 5, 2013 - 9:29pm

Fire Chief Troy Hughes answers Council Council questions about the new lease. Print Screen Photo

Staff report

County Council approved a new lease for Los Alamos County Fire Administration at 999 Central Ave. effective May 1.

Councilor Rick Reiss recused himself due to being a party to the lease. The Fire Department has been at its current location in the TRK Building (195 East Road) since 1994.

Reiss is the managing member and has a 25 percent ownership interest in 999 Central Ave.

Both the County Procurement Code and the New Mexico Governmental Conduct Act recognize that conflicts of

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