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County: Transportation Board Meets Thursday

on October 2, 2017 - 1:26pm
COUNTY News: 
 
The Transportation Board meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in  Room 110 in the Los Alamos County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. 
 
The public is invited to attend the meeting. 
 
Agenda:
1. CALL TO ORDER / ROLL CALL
2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
3. PUBLIC COMMENT This section of the agenda is reserved for comments from the public on items that are not otherwise included in this agenda.
  • Please Limit Public Comment to 3 Minutes.
4. LIAISONS' REPORTS
5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
  • Approval of the Sept.

Traffic Delays Expected On East Jemez Road

on September 30, 2017 - 7:16am

COUNTY News: 

 

Officials with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) advise motorists to plan for traffic delays next Thursday through Friday on East Jemez Road.

 

DPU will trench and install an electric duct bank across six lanes of traffic west of the Eco Station at 3701 E. Jemez. Two-way traffic will be maintained and DPU will phase the construction over the two-day period to minimize the amount of disruption.

At 7 a.m. Thursday, DPU’s contractor will close the middle eastbound lane on E. Jemez to begin trenching.

State Police Checkpoints And Saturation Patrols Operating Across New Mexico In October

on September 28, 2017 - 8:11am
NMSP News:
 
New Mexico State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints; saturation patrols and registration, insurance and driver's license checkpoints in every county across the state during the month of October.
 
NMSP is bringing awareness to these events in an effort to reduce alcohol related fatalities through continued media attention and intensive advertising. These checkpoints are helping to change society's attitude about drinking and driving.
 
Hundreds of lives could be saved each year if every driver had the courage to make the right decision not to drink and drive.

NMTA Honors State Rep. Bobby Gonzales

on September 28, 2017 - 7:42am
NMTA President Anthony Mortillaro presents Rep. Bobby Gonzalez with a model bus as Gonzales is honored by the NMTA for his untiring efforts to champion public transportation in the State of New Mexico. Courtesy photo
 
NMTA News:
 
The New Mexico Transit Association (NMTA), has honored New Mexico State Rep. Roberto “Bobby” Gonzales for his untiring efforts to champion public transportation, at its quarterly meeting Sept. 21 in Taos.
 
Upon presenting the award to Gonzales, who chairs the New Mexico House of Representatives Transportation, Public Works and Capital Improvements Committee,

County: Trinity Drive Lane Closures Oct. 2-6

on September 27, 2017 - 9:18am

COUNTY News:

As part of 20th Street Extension Project, construction crews will be connecting new water and gas lines to existing underground utilities on Trinity Drive at the intersection of 20th Street.

This work requires temporary lane and sidewalk closures on Trinity Drive near 20th Street, scheduled as follows, weather permitting:

  • Monday, Oct. 2 through Friday, Oct. 6, eastbound right lane.

For more information or questions, contact the Public Works Department at 505.662.8150 or email lacpw@lacnm.us.

The County thanks the community for its continued patience and cooperation.

Two Vehicle Crash At 15th And Central

on September 26, 2017 - 3:47pm

Both drivers are fine but this Nissan car owned by Los Alamos resident Becky Shankland, left, sustained some major damage from a collision with a truck this afternoon in the intersection at 15th Street and Central Avenue. No injuries were reported at the scene and the driver of the truck was cited for running a red light. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

This Nissan truck sustained minor damage this afternoon from a two vehicle crash at 15th Street and Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Police on scene to sort out the situation following this afternoon’s crash

PEEC: Los Luceros Birding Trip Oct. 7

on September 26, 2017 - 8:50am

The Rio Grande at Los Luceros. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center is offering a special opportunity Saturday, Oct. 7 to go birding at New Mexico Historic Site Los Luceros.

The trip will be led by expert birder Joe Fitzgibbon, and is $10 per person for PEEC members and $12 per person for all others. This birding trip is limited to 12 participants, and expected to fill quickly.

Los Luceros is a local gem of the New Mexico Historic Sites, and was once nominated as an Audubon Important Bird Area (IBA). More than 150 bird species have been seen at Los Luceros,

NCRTD Begins 170 Jicarilla Route Bus Service Oct. 2

on September 26, 2017 - 5:57am
NCRTD News:
 
Monday, Oct. 2, the North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) will begin providing fare-free bus transit service between Dulce, Chama and Farmington in a partnership arrangement with the Jicarilla Apache Nation (JAN).
 
There will be four roundtrips between Chama and Dulce each Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Tuesday and Thursday, the route begins in the morning in Chama and continues on to Dulce, Bloomfield and Farmington.

Fall Festivals Around New Mexico

on September 22, 2017 - 1:49pm
NMTD News:
 
SANTA FE  The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta may be the most well known, but fall is full of fairs and festivals all across New Mexico.
 
The New Mexico Tourism Department has created a roundup of some of the best fall events happening this season. From harvest fests to Oktoberfests, there is something for everyone in all four corners of the state.
 
Highlights from the New Mexico True Fall Festivals & Event calendar include:
 
Steampunk Spectacular in Madrid (Sept. 23): There will be live entertainment, workshops, a costume contest, and a live action role-play of a murder

RTD Launches Jicarilla Route Sept. 29

on September 22, 2017 - 6:15am

NM 502 Pavement Preservation Work Lane Closures Begin 9 a.m. Today

on September 20, 2017 - 7:54am

NMDOT News:

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will begin pavement preservation work at 9 a.m. today 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 Today: N.M. 502 westbound lanes will be reduced to one lane for three weeks. Motorists can expect delays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

There will be weekend work Saturday’s only. No work on Sunday.

Starting Oct. 10: N.M.

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

on September 18, 2017 - 4:46pm

NMDOT News:

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.

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Lane Closure, Flagging Operation At 33rd & Walnut

on September 18, 2017 - 4:35pm

COUNTY News:

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.

Ullr Fest Transportation To And From White Rock

on September 18, 2017 - 1:40pm

COUNTY News:

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!

NMDOT To Present State Rail Plan Update

on September 11, 2017 - 7:29am
NMDOT News:
 
SANTA FE ― The New Mexico Department of Transportation has initiated an update of the New Mexico State Rail Plan, to be completed in 2018. 
 
NMDOT Staff are making presentations to introduce the Rail Plan and solicit input from each of the State’s Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and Regional Transportation Planning Organizations (RTPOs) during their public meetings in the Summer and Fall of 2017.
 
The schedule for all MPO and RTPO presentations is available on NMDOT’s Transit and Rail web page -http://dot.state.nm.us/content/nmdot/en/Transit_Rail.html

Trinity Drive Lane Closure Scheduled For Next Week

on September 7, 2017 - 3:21pm

COUNTY News:

As part of the 20th Street Extension Project, construction crews will be locating existing underground utilities on Trinity Drive at the intersection of 20th Street followed by placement of new underground conduit via subsurface boring. 

This work requires temporary lane and sidewalk closures on Trinity Drive near 20th Street scheduled as follows, weather permitting:

  • Sept. 11 westbound right lane;
  • Sept. 12 westbound right lane; and
  • Sept. 13 westbound right lane.

For more information or questions, you may contact the Public Works Department at 505.662.8150 or send an email to

Transportation Board Meets 5:30 p.m. Thursday

on September 6, 2017 - 7:01am

COUNTY News: 

The Transportation Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in room 110 in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

This meeting is open to the public.

Agenda

  • CALL TO ORDER / ROLL CALL
  • APPROVAL OF AGENDA
  • PUBLIC COMMENT This section of the agenda is reserved for comments from the public on items that are not otherwise included in this agenda. Please Limit Public Comment to 3 Minutes.
  • LIAISONS' REPORTS
  • APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approval of the Aug. 3, 2017 Transportation Board Minutes Presenters: Brian O'Neil, Chair of the Transportation Board 
  • OLD BUSINESS - Possible Action
    • Complete

RTD Labor Day Holiday Closure Sept. 4

on September 1, 2017 - 5:21pm

NCRTD News:

The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has announced that the RTD “Blue Buses,” with the exception of the RTD 255 Mountain Trail route to Ski Santa Fe, will not be in service Monday, Sept. 4, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

The RTD 255 Mountain Trail Route will be operating its weekend/holiday schedule, providing three roundtrips for the day.

Regularly scheduled bus service throughout north central New Mexico will resume Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Ultra Santa Fe Trail Race May Increase Traffic On NM 475 Saturday

on September 1, 2017 - 5:02pm

SFNF News

SANTA FE – Visitors to the Santa Fe National Forest Saturday should be prepared for more traffic than usual on N.M. 475, the road to the Santa Fe ski basin, due to the Ultra Santa Fe races and the three-day holiday weekend.

The Ultra includes four different races that begin and end at Ski Santa Fe. The 50-miler, 50-kilometer and 13-miler all take place on single-track trails and the 1-miler is a vertical dash up the ski slope following the path of the chairlift.

So in venturing out for a Saturday hike near Santa Fe, be prepared for more congestion and less parking than usual on a

County: Gas Leak On Central Avenue

on August 30, 2017 - 4:51pm

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities is responding to a natural gas leak detected on Central Avenue across from the Municipal Building.  

To repair the main, crews are closing the east bound lane on Central Avenue between Knecht Street and 9th Street. East bound traffic will be rerouted to Trinity Drive at Knecht Street.  

Crews on scene indicate that repairs will continue into the evening and that the road will be open before Thursday morning. 

Los Alamos Airport On Track To Operate Own Hangars

on August 30, 2017 - 7:10am

The concrete pads at the Los Alamos County Airport are ready for the new County-owned airport hangars. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

Stacks are pre-fabricated material are set to be assembled into hangars at the Los Alamos County Airport. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY

Los Alamos Daily Post 

kirsten@ladailypost.com 

 

The Los Alamos County Airport has collected all the materials needed for a row of hangars. A giant square of pristine concrete and stacks of pre-fabricated material are ready for construction.

State Police Checkpoints And Saturation Patrols Launch Across New Mexico Throughout September

on August 26, 2017 - 9:52am

Don't even think about drinking and driving. Courtesy photo

NMSP News:

SANTA FE - State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols and registration, insurance and driver's license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of September 2017.

NMSP is bringing awareness to these events in an effort to reduce alcohol related fatalities through continued media attention and intensive advertising. These checkpoints are helping to change society's attitude about drinking and driving.

Hundreds of lives could be saved each year if every driver had the courage

Trinity Drive Lane Closures During Next Two Weeks

on August 23, 2017 - 8:55am

COUNTY News:

As part of 20th Street Extension Project, construction crews will be locating existing underground utilities on Trinity Drive at the intersection of 20th Street followed by placement of new underground conduit via subsurface boring. 

This work requires temporary lane and sidewalk closures on Trinity Drive near 20th Street scheduled as follows, weather permitting:

  • Aug. 28 and 29, westbound right lane;
  • Aug. 30 and 31, eastbound right lane;
  • Sept. 5 and 6, westbound right lane; and
  • Sept. 7 and 8, eastbound right lane.

For more information or questions, contact the Public Works Department at

Concrete Gutter Work Begins On Longview Drive Across Entrances To White Rock Municipal Complex Thursday

on August 22, 2017 - 5:33pm

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County crews will begin placement of a concrete valley gutter across the entrances to the White Rock Municipal Complex Thursday, Aug. 24 to improve storm water drainage.  

Use of the parking lots will be interrupted, however, access and parking to at least one parking lot will be maintained as work progresses. Work is scheduled to be completed by Wednesday, Aug. 30, weather permitting.

Pedestrian access along the adjacent sidewalk south of Longview Drive will be limited for the duration.

Time For Pie ...

on August 22, 2017 - 8:52am

Pie Town ... a little slice of heaven in New Mexico. Courtesy photo

STATE News:

SANTA FE – Pie Town. This tiny community tucked in southwestern New Mexico has a name that will pique your curiosity and make your mouth water at the same time.

Today, the New Mexico Tourism Department released the latest New Mexico True Story, “Pie Town,” a tribute to the state’s smallest town with the biggest sweet tooth. The release comes right before the community’s largest annual event, the Pie Festival.

“We pulled up and there was a little sign on the door: ‘Used to be pie in Pie Town … ain’t no more,” said

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