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County Offers Free Christmas Tree Recycling

on January 8, 2018 - 2:03pm

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County is offering free curbside recycling of Christmas trees. Place the tree curbside anytime today through Jan. 19, and it will be collected on the regular trash and recycling collection day for that neighborhood.

Please maintain four feet of distance between the roll-cart and the tree.

Once collected, trees will be recycled into mulch.

Anyone who misses these dates may bring their tree to the Eco Station for free disposal or call 505.662.8163 to schedule a special collection for $25.

Environmental Services would like to remind residents of the roll-cart

LWV Lunch With A Leader Features Denise Fort

on January 8, 2018 - 11:49am

Denise Fort

LWV News:

The League of Women Voters community Lunch with a Leader will feature Denise Fort is 11:40 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16 at Mesa Public Library.

Fort is an adviser to the Wallace Genetic Foundation and Emerita Professor of Law at the University of New Mexico School of Law. She resigned her position as a professor of law and director of the school’s Utton Center to focus on climate change and environmental advocacy, as a citizen (chair of the energy committee for the Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club; convener of activists, issue advocacy) and lawyer.

Largest Military Family Ski Event In Nation Happening At Taos Ski Valley

on January 8, 2018 - 8:51am
 
TSV News:
 
The 5th Annual Not Forgotten Outreach Week’s FREE event is Jan. 16-20 at Taos Ski Valley (TSV).
 
TSV and Not Forgotten Outreach, Inc. (NFO) invite past and present military members, their immediate family and Gold Star Families the opportunity to enjoy a week on the slopes, with free equipment rentals, $35 lift tickets, group lessons, Children’s Ski School and childcare STEEP discounts, allowing the whole family to reap the healing benefits.
 
The event incorporates group dining, providing beneficial socialization and bonding opportunities through encouraging

Family Night At Nature Center Is Tuesday

on January 8, 2018 - 8:36am
Melissa Mackey designs creative, hands-on activities for PEEC's Family Nights program on the second Tuesday of each month. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:

Family Night is 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9 at the Los Alamos Nature Center and features an evening of games and hands-on activities with Mesa Public Library’s Melissa Mackey. The nature center will be open until 8 p.m. for exploring the exhibits.

The second Tuesday of every month is Family Night and offers activities crafted by Mackey.

Thanks to a generous sponsorship from the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos, this program is free for all.

Attorney General Balderas Releases Distributed Generation Disclosure Statement

on January 8, 2018 - 7:09am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
AG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  In collaboration with the solar, energy and housing industries, consumer protection groups and regulators, Attorney General Hector Balderas has released the Distributed Generation Disclosure Statement.
 
This form is designed in an easily understood and visually distinct manner to help consumers understand the important terms of a solar power system purchase, lease or power purchase agreement.
 
The Attorney General is releasing the first version of the Distributed Generation Disclosure Statement today as part of his

Daily Postcard: Hiking Pueblo Canyon

on January 8, 2018 - 6:33am

Daily Postcard: Hiking over the holidays above Pueblo Canyon. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Daily Postcard: Scene From Anderson Overlook

on January 7, 2018 - 6:27am

Daily Postcard: Scene Saturday morning from Anderson Overlook on the Main Hill Road. Photo by Nathan Burnside

Reservoir And Access Road Closed To Public Monday

on January 6, 2018 - 11:26am

Los Alamos Canyon Reservoir. Courtesy/LANL

COUNTY News:

Pedestrian access to the Los Alamos Canyon Reservoir and surrounding areas west of the Ice Rink off West Road, will be closed Monday, Jan. 8 through the summer of 2018.

The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities will construct a new 10-inch non-potable water pipeline from the reservoir along the reservoir access road and connect to the townsite’s non-potable water system.

Department officials warn that construction crews with heavy equipment will be utilizing and working on the single dirt road rendering it and the surrounding

Pearce Introduces Bill To Provide Accountability After Gold King Mine Spill

on January 6, 2018 - 7:50am
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce
 
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Rep. Steve Pearce introduced H.R. 4735, the Gold King Mine Spill Accountability Act of 2018, to provide compensation to those injured by the Gold King Mine spill and to provide funds for New Mexico’s long-term water quality monitoring program.
 
“The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was responsible for allowing millions of gallons of contaminated waste water to spill into the Animas and San Juan Rivers in New Mexico.

PEEC Forest Explorers Program Begins Jan. 17

on January 6, 2018 - 7:00am
PEEC takes kids out in nature to play, hike and get creative. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s (PEEC) popular summer program for 5 to 8 year olds is returning this season. Forest Explorers, a hike-and-play club, will take children on hikes 1-3 p.m. every other Wednesday, Jan. 17 through April 4 and give kids ample time for child-directed play in nature.
 
Forest Explorers is a drop-off program that will meet at 1 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center on the following Wednesdays: Jan. 17, Jan. 31, Feb. 14, Feb.

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