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NMDOT Announces Child Safety Seat Clinics In Coordination With Child Passenger Safety Week

on September 19, 2017 - 8:08am
SANTA FE  Yesterday, the New Mexico Department of Transportation announced the sponsorship of annual statewide child safety seat clinics.
The clinics will be held 10:00 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 23. The clinics will take place in eight cities and nine different locations as part of National Child Passenger Safety Week Seat Check Saturday.
“We are pleased to be able to offer these clinics to the parents and caregivers of New Mexico.

DOI Announces $62 Million Construction Contract On Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project

on September 19, 2017 - 5:02am
DOI News:
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The Department of the Interior announced Friday that the Bureau of Reclamation is awarding a construction contract of almost $62 million for part of the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project in New Mexico to increase the supply of clean drinking water to surrounding communities.
“This contract is a big step toward completing the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project, which is a top priority as it fits into the administration's commitment to improving infrastructure,” U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke said.

NMSP Officer Makes 100th DWI Arrest This Year

on September 19, 2017 - 4:59am
NMSP Ofc. Toby LaFave makes 100th DWI arrest Sept. 8. Courtesy/NMSP
NMSP News:
New Mexico State Police Ofc. Toby LaFave reached a milestone Sept. 8 very few can say, he made his 100th DWI arrest of the year.

For those who know and work with Ofc. LaFave this appeared to be business as usual, given his previous accolades and work ethic. He has been with the New Mexico State Police for six years, with eight years' experience prior, and in that relatively short time frame has amassed numerous awards and recognitions.

He was the NMSP "Officer of the Year" in 2012, along with District 5

Udall, Heinrich Join Effort To Protect Consumers From Equifax's Forced Arbitration Clauses

on September 19, 2017 - 4:38am

  • Senators Also Ask Equifax to Clarify if It Supports New Consumer Financial Protection Rule That Would Limit Forced Arbitration

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich joined a broad Democratic effort led by Sens.

NM 502 Pavement Preservation Work ... Totavi Gas Station To Cities Of Gold Casino Begins Wednesday

on September 18, 2017 - 4:46pm


Lane Closures To Begin Sept. 20

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will begin pavement preservation work on N.M. 502 from milepost 8.50 to milepost 18.50, from the Totavi Gas Station to Cities of Gold Casino.

The contractor will be milling the existing asphalt and then follow with a heater scarification overlay process.

Starting Wednesday, Sept. 20, N.M. 502 westbound lanes will be reduced to one lane for three weeks.

Motorists can expect delays Monday thru Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There will be weekend work Saturday’s only. No work on Sunday.


Lane Closure, Flagging Operation At 33rd & Walnut

on September 18, 2017 - 4:35pm


Los Alamos County street crews will be repairing a section of asphalt at 33rd and Walnut Street 9 am. to 3 p.m. starting Tuesday, Sept. 19 and ending Sept. 21.

The lane closure will include a flagging operation to allow for continual traffic flow during this project.

This repair is due to a water main leak repaired earlier this month.