Rotary Hears Talks On NCRTD, Panajachel, Scouting

Jim Nagle, public information officer for the North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) the Blue Bus told Rotarians recently about the ballot initiative reauthorizing existing funding for bus services. This is not a tax increase. From fiscal year 2016-17 data, the NCRTD provided almost 800,000 passenger trips in a service area of more than 10,000 square miles. There are 419 bus stops, with a 53-vehicle fleet. Photo by Kurt Schoenberg
 
Retired Los Alamos County employee David Griggs, who now lives in Panajachel, Guatemala, recently told the Rotary Club of Los Alamos about the water and sanitation projects his Lake Atitlan Rotary Club undertakes to protect this beautiful lake. They also provided a fire engine to a trade school and donated wheelchairs to needy residents. Photo by Kurt Schoenberg
 
In honor of October’s 100th anniversary of Los Alamos Boy Scout Troop 22, Relf Price told Rotarians about the beginnings of Boy Scouting here with Ranch School Director A.J. Connell and scouting’s partnership with The Ranch School. The presentation included black-and-white archival photos of Scouts on horseback and around campfires. Even zoologist Marlin Perkins, TV host of Wild Kingdom, is featured in one. Price is the co-author of a book, nearing publication, on the first 100 years of Boys Scouts in Los Alamos. Photo by Kurt Schoenberg
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