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DEA Holds 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back

on July 28, 2015 - 9:17am

DEA News:

DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg today announced that the 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back will take place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 26 local time.

As with the previous nine Take-Back events, sites will be set up throughout communities nationwide so local residents can return their unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal.

In Los Alamos, a Prescription Drug Take-Back receptacle is available to the public year round in the Los Alamos Police Department lobby at 2500 Trinity Dr.

Collection sites in communities throughout the nation at

Governor Announces Statewide Vaccination Program

on July 27, 2015 - 2:33pm

STATE News:
  • Got Shots? Protect Tots! Program Protects New Mexico’s Children from Dangerous Diseases

ALBUQUERQUE — Today, Gov. Susana Martinez announced a statewide vaccination program to help make it convenient for parents to get their children immunized before they head back to class.

Aug. 1-15, the Got Shots? Protect Tots! program will offer clinics throughout the state at convenient hours and at little or no cost. The Governor made the announcement at a public health office in Albuquerque and reminded parents about the importance of vaccinating their children before the new school year.

Sewer Line Replacement Underway On Rim Road

on July 27, 2015 - 11:35am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities’ contractor began work last week to replace a sewer line at the far east end of Rim Road. 

The existing steel sewer line is visible at the mesa’s edge and drops down into Pueblo Canyon. Crews will remove this line and install a new line underground that will extend to a manhole at Graduation Canyon. 

Work is primarily located at the project footprint at the top of the mesa at the end of Rim Road and the bottom of Graduation Canyon where the directional drilling will take place.

Research Promising For Bomb Proof Planes

on July 27, 2015 - 10:13am

Dr. Andy Tyas is leading the research on a bomb-proof lining developed by an international team of scientists. Courtesy photo

SECURITY News:

A bomb-proof lining developed by an international team of scientists, including academics from the University of Sheffield, has successfully contained blasts in a series of controlled explosions in the luggage hold of a Boeing 747 and an Airbus 321.

The Fly-Bag, which lines an aircraft’s luggage hold with multiple layers of novel fabrics and composites, was tested under increasing explosive charges on disused planes last week at Cotswolds Airport.

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Classic Air Medical Pilot: Thanks For 'Adopting Us'

on July 26, 2015 - 9:25am
Classic Air Medical Senior Pilot/Base Manager Geoff Rodgers speaks to Rotarians Tuesday at the Los Alamos Golf Course. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

As a former Los Alamos county councilor and candidate for the Dist. 43 New Mexico House of Representative, Geoff Rodgers has heard it all when he has answered his phone.

But a call that he answered as a senior pilot and base manager for Classic Air Medical is one that has really stuck with him.

During Tuesday’s Rotary of Los Alamos Club meeting at Cottonwoods on the Green restaurant,

'Art, Wind And Fire' Event At PEEC Tuesday

on July 25, 2015 - 8:37am
Artwork by Rumi Vesselinova shows the landscape after the Las Conchas Fire. Courtesy/PEEC
 

PEEC News:

PEEC offers the unique opportunity to explore fire through both art and science.

The Las Conchas Fire in 2011 burned more than 150,000 acres in the areas around Los Alamos. During the fire and over the next four years, photographer Rumi Vesselinova has sought to capture how this event altered the visual landscape of the region.

Join the artist as she presents these images 7-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 28 at the Nature Center.

Immediately after the artist reception, Terry Foxx will discuss

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