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Home Renewal Program Cycle 3 Opens April 17

on April 11, 2018 - 9:49pm

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Community Development Department and the Los Alamos Housing Partnership (LAHP) announced today that Cycle 3 of the Home Renewal Program will open Tuesday, April 17.

Residents who meet income qualifications and require financial assistance to make repairs or improvements to their homes are encouraged to apply for this subsidized loan program. Homeowners are not required to make payments unless the home is sold or vacated.

Examples of projects that may qualify for funding from the Home Renewal Program include window and door replacement, unsafe deck and

Los Alamos Winter Farmers Market Thursday

on April 11, 2018 - 8:01am

The Los Alamos Winter Farmer's Market is 8 a.m. to noon Thursday at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy image

 

COMMUNITY News:

 

The Los Alamos Winter Farmers Market is 8 a.m. to noon, Thursday at Fuller Lodge.

 

The Los Alamos Farmers’ Market was started in 1970 and is a great place to buy local foods and other goods and to support local growers and producers. For more information contact Cindy at talacook@windstream.net or 505.929.6579.

 

Los Alamos MainStreet is part of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation, a private, not-for-profit economic and community development

Luján Announces $5.64 Million In Federal Funding For Northern New Mexico Bus Systems

on April 10, 2018 - 3:00pm
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
STATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Today, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded two grants, totaling $5.64 million, to fund maintenance and construction of new bus facilities in Santa Fe and Española.
  
“Public transportation is a vital driver of economic growth for rural communities in New Mexico. Improvements to these facilities will enable New Mexicans to continue to get to work, school, and home safely and efficiently,” Luján said.

New Mexico Transit Association Elects Los Alamos Public Works Director Philo Shelton As New President

on April 10, 2018 - 1:22pm

Newly Elected NMTA President Philo Shelton

NMTA News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Transit Association (NMTA) has announced that it has elected Los Alamos County Public Works Director Philo Shelton as president of the New Mexico Transit Association (NMTA) April 8 at its annual conference in Santa Fe. Shelton replaces Tony Mortillaro who remains on the board.

Four at large positions were up for election this year. Two new members were chosen and two others were re-elected.

  • NMTA’s 10-member board now includes:
  • Philo Shelton, president, holdover member, Los Alamos Public Works Director
  • Joe

NMDOT Encourages Safe Driving In Work Zones

on April 10, 2018 - 8:47am
NMDOT News:
 
SANTA FE  The New Mexico Department of Transportation is reminding motorists to drive safely in work zones in coordination with National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 9-13.
 
This also serves as a reminder that road projects across the state will start ramping up as the weather warms up.
 
“Our Department knows first-hand how devastating work zone crashes can be,” NMDOT Secretary Tom Church said. “We always want to encourage safe driving – especially in work zones – because it can save lives.”
 
In 2016, two NMDOT employees, David Eggert and Anthony Rivera, were

Fr. Glenn: Why Look You With Envy?

on April 8, 2018 - 8:41am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Looking across the parking lot outside my kitchen window the other day, I spied a coyote loping rather more rapidly than normal, pursued a few moments later by a golden retriever mix running for all it was worth. Kind of humorous in a way—the survival-hardened coyote easily besting the soft, house-warmed, city-dwelling retriever. The retriever almost seemed like he wanted to play, but the coyote wasn’t having it … taking “the better part of valor,” just in case.

It reminded of a spectacle years ago of a large dog

NCRTD To Receive $3.6 million FTA Grant To Construct New Maintenance Facility

on April 7, 2018 - 2:02pm

NCRTD News:

The North Central Regional Transit District will be the recipient of $3.6 million as part of a US Department of Transportation/Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant "to modernize and improve America's bus infrastructure" and construct a new 12,000 sq. ft maintenance facility at the District's Espanola headquarters.

The facility will be constructed to service the District's fleet of 65 vehicles and include a separate building to house vehicle washing bays.

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