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Just One Thing To Do This Week: Dream On...

on October 7, 2017 - 2:54am

Los Alamos

I was going to write a light-hearted column this week. However, between the natural and unnatural disasters that have recently occurred, my head is filled with such sadness that I find very little humor in anything.

Every time I sit down to write, my feelings of helplessness and heartache fill the page. Not very entertaining I am afraid. But let me share my thoughts on how we can make a difference and contribute to improving the situation.

Regarding hurricanes and flooding - send money.

County: Trinity Drive Lane Closure Update

on October 6, 2017 - 4:31pm


As part of 20th Street Extension Project, the utility connections on Trinity Drive that were scheduled for this week have had to be postponed due to heavy rainfall received at the project site.

This work will require the existing eastbound right lane temporary lane closure to stay in place through the weekend and into next week. Weather permitting, the temporary lane closure on Trinity Drive should be removed by Friday, Oct. 13.

For more information or questions, contact the Public Works Department at 505.662.8150 or email

Thank you for your continued

Section Of NM 4 To Close For 24 Hours Near Tsankawi

on October 6, 2017 - 10:03am


The  Department of Public Utilities is drilling a new water well in Los Alamos Canyon and is extending the new water transmission line across N.M. 4 to tie into the existing line that takes water to White Rock.

As a result, DPU needs to completely close a section of N.M. 4 for a period of 24 hours (near Tsankawi), however, East Jemez Road (Truck Route) will remain open.

The plan is to complete this work beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20 through 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. While work is underway Sunday, Oct. 22, the road will be open for two-way traffic.

Lane Closures Planned Near Trinity Drive Intersection At Diamond Saturday

on October 5, 2017 - 8:04am


Starting at 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, the concrete curb will be replaced between the eastbound and westbound lanes on Trinity Drive at the intersection of Diamond Drive east of Trinity Drive.

This work will require the closure of one of the two westbound left turn lanes on Trinity to Diamond. The eastbound through lane on Trinity Drive immediately east of Diamond Drive will be closed for approximately 200 feet, requiring the closure of the southbound Diamond left turn lane. 

All traffic will be detoured to Canyon Road, so drive cautiously and follow all advanced warning

RTD Jicarilla Route Up And Running

on October 4, 2017 - 8:57am
Here Nation leaders including Vice President Edward Velarde (third from right), Councilman Adrian Notsinneh, tribal members Jennifer Muskrat, and Leon Reval are joined by RTD Chair and Mayor of Taos, Dan Barrone; RTD Board member and City of Española Councilor, Dennis Tim Salazar; Rio Arriba County Manager, Tomás Compos; RTD staff; and representatives of Sen. Martin Henrich, Sen. Tom Udall and Rep. Ben Ray Lujan to launch the maiden voyage. Courtesy photo
RTD News:
The RTD 170 Jicarilla route providing fare-free bus transit service between Dulce, Chama and Farmington, in a partnership

Study: 2017’s Fastest-Growing Cities In America

on October 3, 2017 - 8:06am
With economic growth expected to slow in the short term after a devastating hurricane season, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017’s Fastest-Growing Cities in America.

To determine where the most rapid local economic growth occurred over a period of seven years, WalletHub’s analysts compared 515 U.S. cities across 15 key metrics. The data set ranges from population growth to college-educated population growth to unemployment rate decrease. In addition, we produced a separate ranking by city size.

Fastest-Growing Cities in America

Compass Rose Painting Completed On Runway At Los Alamos County Airport

on October 3, 2017 - 8:01am

Members of the Rio Grande Norte Chapter of the 99's organization have completed their project of painting a compass rose on the runway of the Los Alamos County Airport. They explained that the compass is used by pilots to calibrate their aircrafts. This particular compass is 42 feet in diameter. The 99's is an international organization of women aviators. Photo by Chris Clark/

The compass rose painting is now completed on the runway of the Los Alamos County Airport. Photo by Chris Clark/