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Ullr Fest Transportation To And From White Rock

on September 18, 2017 - 1:40pm


The DWI Planning Council is partnering with Atomic City Transit (ACT) to provide additional bus service this Saturday, Sept. 23 for Ullr Fest.

Shuttles run every 30 minutes between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from the Sullivan Field parking lot to the Ski Hill and back. The additional service is between the White Rock Visitor Center and Sullivan Field.

This service will be available by request for connections to/from the Ski Hill shuttle. Call ACT at 661.RIDE (7433) to request your ride!

Lodger's Tax Advisory Board Meets Tuesday

on September 18, 2017 - 9:39am
Lodger's Tax Advisory Board will meet at noon Tuesday in Room 110 in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. 
The meeting is open to the public. 
    • A.  Call to Order/Introductions
    • B.  Approval of Agenda
    • C.  Review/Approval of Meeting Minutes
      • Minutes from the Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board Meeting Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017.
    • D.  Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda
  • II.  NEW PENDING PROJECTS for possible action
    • A.  Board Terms Update  Presenter: Ryn Herrmann
    • B.  Inter-Board-Commission Liaisons  Presenter: Kelly Stewart
    • C.

Council Corner: Working Together To Enhance Our Community

on September 18, 2017 - 9:27am
By David Izraelevitz
Los Alamos
Code Enforcement – Part 3 of a 3-part series

In Part 1 of my editorial on code enforcement, I covered the “why” behind the program, and in Part 2, I addressed the “how” of the process that is involved. Today in Part 3, I would like to talk more philosophically about code enforcement and what the County and the community can do to assist with resources.

Let me address the “government-encroachment” argument first which I have heard a few times.

PEEC’s Forest Explorers Program Continues This Fall

on September 18, 2017 - 9:15am
PEEC takes kids out in nature to play, hike, and be creative. Courtesy photo
PEEC News:
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC)’s popular summer program for 5 to 8 year olds will return this fall.
Forest Explorers, a hike-and-play club, will take children on hikes from 1-3 p.m. every other Wednesday from Oct. 4 through Dec. 13 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. every other Wednesday at the Los Alamos Nature Center for a total of six outings this fall.

LAC: Door-To-Door Research Survey Begins Today

on September 18, 2017 - 8:22am

A door-to-door survey will be conducted 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today through Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the neighborhoods of North and Barranca Mesas. 
Researchers with the University of New Mexico and Fraunhofer, USA will knock on doors and ask a few questions about what efforts citizens would undertake to keep the lights on in their community during an emergency. 
The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities is participating in this research funded through a Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure System and Processes (CRISP) grant issued to the University of New

Valles Caldera Hosts Fall Star Parties

on September 18, 2017 - 7:38am
NPS News:

JEMEZ SPRINGS — Valles Caldera National Preserve will be hosting two star parties this fall 7-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 and 6:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. 
To minimize light pollution, gates will close 1.5 hours after the event begins, so late arrivals risk not being able to participate.
These star parties will take place near the Valle Grande Entrance Station. Park staff and educators from the Pajarito Environmental Education Center will provide short talks, telescopes for viewing, and youth activities.

Historic Route 66 At Treasure House Books Oct 7

on September 18, 2017 - 7:27am
RGB News:
There will be a talk about and book signing for the new book – Historic Route 66: A New Mexican Crossroads. Essays on the Hispanic Heritage of Old Highway 66, by Joseph P. Sanchez and Angelica Sanchez Clark – 1-3 p.m. Saturday Oct. 7, at the Treasure House Books at 2012 South Plaza NW Albuquerque Old Town.
The history of Historic Route 66 is much more than a line on a map; it is about the heritage of a people who lived along it.