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Annual 8th Grade Washington, D.C Spring Break Trip

on September 6, 2016 - 3:36pm
LAMS News:
The spring break Washington, DC trip has been a long-time tradition for Los Alamos Middle School students. 
Thousands of students have participated in this tremendous trip. It's time to sign up for this year's annual 8th grade spring break trip to Washington, DC. This trip is available to Los Alamos Middle School and home school 8th grade students. The trip is a private trip and not a school sponsored trip. 
Sign up online at using ID Number 132736 or call 1.800.468.5899 using the same ID Number. There will be an informational meeting after school

CIR: Seminar On Modern India Postponed To Sept. 14

on August 30, 2016 - 2:26pm
CIR News:
The Seminar on Modern India has been postponed until has been postponed until 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14.
This seminar is at CIR Office, 413 Grant Avenue, Suite D. This event is FREE and open to the public. RSVP to Martha Wallace: 505.986.8434.

Martha and Ray Wallace will offer an interactive seminar on modern India.

RTD 255 Mountain Trail Route Extended Through Thanksgiving

on August 29, 2016 - 6:05pm


The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has announced that service will continue on its 255RTD (“Blue Bus”) Mountain Trail route through the fall season until Thanksgiving Day, November 24.

The summer service originally had been planned to conclude Aug. 31.  Service for the upcoming winter season is still being finalized while funding contributions are being secured.

During weekends and holidays in September and Balloon Fiesta (October 1 through 10), Ski Santa Fe will be open for its Golden Days of Summer events with Fall chairlift rides, La Casa Café operating and,


Heinrich Highlights New Security Enhancement Measure At Albuquerque International Sunport

on August 27, 2016 - 8:58am

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

ALBUQUERQUE - U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined Director Roderick Allison, of the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) Office of Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service, a component of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, at the Albuquerque International Sunport Friday to highlight a legislative measure the senator led to enhance U.S. airport and mass transit security.

The measure was included in the bipartisan, bicameral Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) extension.

In the wake of the terror attacks over the last

A Mountaineer’s Story: Temples, Tigers, & Tak-Taks

on August 17, 2016 - 10:47am
Join Melissa Bartlett Aug. 23 as she reveals her unique experiences in Thailand. Courtesy photo
PEEC News:
Los Alamos Mountaineers host a presentation Tuesday, Aug. 23 by adventurer Melissa Bartlett detail her month-long trek through Thailand.
The Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting will start at 7 p.m. and cover information about upcoming outings and Bartlett's talk begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
In 2015, Bartlett hopped on a bus in Southeast Asia.

Santa Fe, NCRTD May Consolidate Transit Operations

on August 17, 2016 - 6:44am
RTD News:
A study to assess the feasibility for consolidating transit operations between the City of Santa Fe and the North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has begun after resolutions calling for the study from the Santa Fe City Council and the NCRTD Board of Directors.
After a joint competitive bid process was completed, the two groups selected Carlsbad, California-based Transportation Management & Design, Inc. (TMD) to lead the transit system merger/consolidation analysis.

Accident At Camel Rock Backs Up Traffic To Pojoaque

on August 16, 2016 - 5:23pm


A reader just arrived in Los Alamos from Santa Fe and said that an accident on 84/285 south at Camel Rock has traffic backed up to Pojoaque.

LAPS Transportation Department Ready For School!

on July 28, 2016 - 4:33pm

LAPS bus. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools Transportation Department is looking forward to the start of the 2016-2017 school year.

All routes have a permanent driver ready to safely take students to and from school.

The mechanics have worked diligently throughout the summer inspecting the buses to ensure the safety of the students and community.

The community of Los Alamos also can help to ensure the safety of students by stopping their vehicle when the school bus lights are flashing red and the stop sign is extended.

Talk On Cruises For Every Style Thursday

on July 25, 2016 - 2:08pm

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The "Los Alamos & Santa Fe People Who Love Travel" Meetup Group is meeting Thursday, July 28 for a presentation about the many styles of cruising. 

The presenter is Tom Wyant, cruise expert and owner of Enchanted Trek Travel in White Rock.  He will present a slide show to provide examples of the many different styles of cruising, the differing travel experiences that they offer, and some of the many possible destinations.

This month's presentation will be given at 6:30 p.m.

SFCIR: Reserve Space For India Of Contrasts Tour 2017

on July 25, 2016 - 9:24am
THe Santa Fe Center for International Relations (SFCIR) invites the community to learn more about fascinating India, by joining Martha and Ray Wallace on their tour of India in February 2017.  
To view an outline of the India of Cnotrasts: Desert Rajasthan and Tropical Kerala itinerary, click here.
To learn more about the itinerary and cost for the trip, email Martha and Ray at or phone: 505.986.8434.

To reserve your space for this unique travel adventure, send your $500 deposit per traveler to India Adventures LLC, One Morning Glory Circle,

Modular Buildings Moving Off Hill July 19 To Aug. 3

on July 14, 2016 - 11:22am


Beginning Tuesday, Desert Wind Transport is moving seven modular buildings from Los Alamos Middle School to School of Dreams Academy in Los Lunas.

One building will be moved per day on July 19, July 21, July 24, July 26, July 28, Aug. 1 and Aug. 3.

The state requires these types of buildings be moved at night and traffic may be disrupted between about 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. as each building is 28-feet wide at the base and nearly 30-feet wide at the top.

Direct questions to Desert Wind Transport at 505.793.4066.

Oil Rig Explosion Closes Highway 550 Near Nageezi

on July 12, 2016 - 10:43am

Fire burns five-acre area comprising more than 30 oil storage tanks this morning near the intersection of County Road 7890 and U.S. Highway 550. Courtesy/


Travelers on U.S. Highway 550 are being notified that the highway is closed today in both directions at mile marker 114, near Nageezi and Councelor due to a fire on an oil and gas well.

The five-acre site, comprising more than 30 oil storage tanks, is near the intersection of County Road 7890 and U.S. Highway 550.

Fire crews are standing by outside a half mile perimeter for the moment, since the fire

NCRTD Finance Department Earns Top Honors

on July 9, 2016 - 5:55am
GFOA News:
CHICAGO  The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to North Central Regional Transit District by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).
The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

Udall, Heinrich Announce $6.5 Million For Construction And Maintenance At 11 NM Airports

on July 7, 2016 - 8:50am
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich have announced more than $6.5 million in grants for maintenance and construction projects at 11 New Mexico airports.
The grants were awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and U.S. Department of Transportation's Office of Aviation Analysis, and fund runway rehabilitations, building and fencing construction, and other safety improvements.
"New Mexico's airports help drive the local economies of many of our communities, and these grants will fund needed repairs and construction projects

Tourists Crowd White Rock Visitor Center Sunday

on July 4, 2016 - 6:18am

A throng of tourists wait for Atomic City Transit to arrive Sunday at the White Rock Visitor Center to shuttle them to Bandelier National Monument. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The bus is about to arrive Sunday at the White Rock Visitor Center on N.M. 4. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

RTD Bus Service Closed Monday July 4

on July 2, 2016 - 7:38am
The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has announced that the RTD “Blue Buses,” RTD Chile Line and RTD Mountain Trail buses will not be in service on Monday, July 4 in observance of the Fourth of July holiday.
Regular bus service will resume Tuesday, July 5.

Atomic City Transit Provides Special Event Bus Service In Los Alamos And White Rock July 4

on July 2, 2016 - 7:34am
Atomic City Transit will provide special bus service to the fireworks event Monday, July 4 at the Overlook Park in White Rock.
The fare free buses depart from Sullivan Field in Los Alamos, and travel to the event at Overlook Park. Park-and-Ride bus options in White Rock depart every 10 minutes, 4-8:30 p.m., from the White Rock Visitor’s Center and Piñon Elementary School.
The final bus leaves Overlook Park at 11 p.m. following the annual event.
Folded strollers and small coolers are allowed on the bus for the fireworks event. Click this website for updates.

RTD Mountain Trail Route Up Hyde Park Road Resumes Service July 1 To Aug. 31 For Summer Pilot Phase

on June 27, 2016 - 6:59am
The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has announced that it will resume service on its pilot RTD (“Blue Bus”) Mountain Trail route Friday, July 1 and run through Aug. 31.
The Mountain Trail route provides service from South Capitol Rail Runner Station to stops through Downtown, Fort Marcy Park and then up Hyde Park Road to recreational areas and businesses along N.M. 475 concluding at Ski Santa Fe.

NCRTD To Provide Special Event Bus Transit Service For Santa Fe Wine Festival At Las Golondrinas

on June 25, 2016 - 7:45am
The North Central Regional Transit District’s (NCRTD) RTD “Blue Bus” will provide special event bus transit services for the Santa Fe Wine Festival at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, July 2-3.
The fare free service will include a downtown shuttle providing three roundtrips per day beginning at 11:10 a.m.

Udall, Heinrich Announce $5.2 Million For Artesia And Roswell Airports

on June 17, 2016 - 6:36am
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich have announced $5,290,000 in grants to support air transportation infrastructure projects at airports in Artesia and Roswell.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), an agency under the U.S. Department of Transportation, awarded the grants to fund airport rehabilitation projects. 
The Artesia Municipal Airport will receive $3,150,000 and the Roswell International Air Center will receive $2,140,000 to rehabilitate and maintain their existing runways.

Rockhound Geology Outing: Shark’s Tooth Ridge

on June 11, 2016 - 10:05am

Join geologist Patrick Rowe June 18 to uncover shark teeth samples in Cabezon. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Shark teeth in New Mexico? On Saturday, June 18, local geologist Patrick Rowe will lead an outing to Cabezon in search of fossils. Participants can expect to find shark teeth from the Cretaceous Period.

The group will meet at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 8 a.m. before carpooling to the site. If you live in Santa Fe or Albuquerque, you are welcome to meet us at the gas station just as you enter San Ysidro on US 550 at 9 a.m.

Graduating Seniors Leave On 14-Day European Tour

on June 9, 2016 - 9:09am

Los Alamos High School graduating seniors left town with their teacher Lynn Ovaska at 2:45 a.m. Wednesday, flew to Atlanta and are now on their flight to Madrid. The group will spend 14 days touring Spain, France and Italy. Trip highlights include Madrid, Barcelona, Carcassonne, Provence, Avignon and the Roman Ruins in France, Nice, Pisa, Florence, Assisi, Rome, Pompeii, and Capri. The young travelers are most excited to visit the Prado museum (since the Louvre is closed in Paris), Sagrada Familia, Roman ruins in southern France, experience European championship football excitement, culture

Dangerous ABQ Road To Get Major Facelift

on June 6, 2016 - 8:30pm

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From the Office of Albuquerque City Councilor Patrick Davis:

ALBUQUERQUE – One of Albuquerque’s most dangerous roadways is getting a major facelift this week to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety.

Zuni Road in Southeast Albuquerque is one of the city’s most heavily traveled urban roadways and the location of a disproportionate number of pedestrian casualties. A 2011 study of traffic data found that the rate of pedestrian and bicycle accidents along the route were more than twice the area average.

“Just since I took office in December, news reports have chronicled at

Mallorca Travelogue Thursday

on May 30, 2016 - 7:22am

Memorial Day Ceremonies And Activities Statewide

on May 26, 2016 - 1:56pm