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ACT Announces Detour, Bus Stop Closure Route 6 Villa Lp

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COUNTY News:

Atomic City Transit has been notified that a portion of Villa and 33rd Street and 34th Street near Aspen Elementary School will not be serviced.

Bus stops #547 and #545, as well as #546 will not be serviced due to emergency water repairs.    

Delays are expected due to traffic congestion.

Direct questions to 505-661-RIDE (7433) or the ACT Tracker to locate bus routes. For  specific route service schedules, click here Read More

Emergency Road Closure: 33rd/34th Streets For Repairs

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COUNTY News:

A stretch of 33rd and 34th streets will be closed to through traffic 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Wednesday for emergency water repairs.

The affected portion of the streets is 34th and Villa to 33rd and Walnut Street.

Department of Public Utilities water crews will be repairing a leak and restricting traffic in the neighborhood to only those residents who live on that stretch of road. Read More

I-25 And Canyon Ranch Road Bridge Rehabilitation Project

NMDOT News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) would like to alert the travelling public to a bridge rehabilitation project set to begin Monday June 27 on I-25.

Kimo Constructors Inc, in conjunction with the NMDOT is set to begin a bridge rehabilitation project on Canyon Ridge Road that spans I-25. The existing bridge superstructure will be raised and rehabilitated.

During peak commuter hours all lanes will be open for traffic. Peak commuter hours are 7-9 a.m. northbound and 3-6 p.m. southbound.

Partial lane closures in either direction may occur between 5 a.m. and Read More

NMDOT Unveils New ENDWI Campaign

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NMDOT News:

SANTA FE — For more than 11 years, the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s (NMDOT) Traffic Safety Division (NMDOT-TSD) has kicked off the summer with a new ENDWI campaign to coincide with statewide law enforcement traffic initiatives. 

ENDWI campaigns always have the same undertone: “If you drink, don’t drive,” but it’s the creative delivery that changes every year. The summer 2022 concept created by local advertising agency RK Venture celebrates music, dancing, friends, fun and poolside parties during the warmer, longer days of summer with the reminder Read More

NCRTD Announces 4th Of July Holiday Closure

NCRTD News:

The North Central Regional Transit District’s RTD Blue Buses will not be in service Monday, July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

Service on the 255 Mountain Trail, which had been suspended due to the closure of the Santa Fe National Forest, will resume Tuesday, July 5.

NCRTD is wishing everyone a safe and healthy holiday. Read More

LAPD: Crash On Truck Route – Motorists Should Avoid Area

The scene of a single vehicle crash that occurred a short time ago this morning on the Truck Route about one mile east of the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE). Police report no injuries. Los Alamos police are asking motorists to avoid this area and seek alternate routes to allow first responders to clear the scene. Roads around the community are wet and slick due to rain and motorists are urged to slow down and drive with extra caution. Courtesy/LAPD Read More

Posts From The Road: Art In Downtown Sheridan

Summit CEO’s: The Summit CEO’s sculpture by J. C. Dye features two bighorn rams. The work has been on display in downtown Sheridan, Wyo. since 2003. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Autumn’s Challenge: Autumn’s Challenge by Chris Navarro is dedicated to Willian ‘Bill’ Morris who was a director of the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

By GARY WARREN
Photographer
Formerly of Los Alamos

While visiting Sheridan, Wyo. we wanted to explore the historic downtown area of the town. We were in Sheridan a year ago and wanted to return to the town of about 18,000 Read More

Cone Zone: Week Of June 27, 2022

COUNTY News:

Public Works Projects:

The projects listed in this section are being managed by County Public Works staff through contractors.

For more information, email lacpw@lacnm.us, call 505.662.8150 or visit the “Projects/Public Works” link.

Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones. Please note the below information is based on a schedule provided by the contractors and may change due to weather or other delays.

Sherwood Boulevard and Aztec Avenue

Sherwood Boulevard will be closed to through traffic at the intersection of Aztec Avenue and Grand Canyon Drive. Read More

Los Alamos Faith & Science Forum Presents Patrick Berg, MD, Maj, USAF On The Origin Of Life Wednesday June 29

LAFASF News:

In 1802, William Paley published his famous watch analogy in Natural Theology. He asserted that if a watch is found in an open field, “the inference we think is inevitable, (is) that the watch must have had a maker – that there must have existed, at some time and at some place or other … an artificer who formed it.”

He reviewed the complexity of human anatomy, as well as animals and plants, based on scientific understanding at the time. Seeing complexity far beyond a watch in plants, animals, and human anatomy, he concluded that there is a Creator.

Paley’s idea was not new. From the Read More

Fr. Glenn: Back And Forth

By Fr. Glenn Jones:

Let’s see … did anything notable happen this week? Hmmm … let’s think.

Ah, yes … the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health/Roe v. Wade overturn by the Supreme Court—celebration for some, infuriating for others. But, no matter which side one falls on, we know one thing for certain: it is not the last we’ll hear of the debate; quite the contrary. Because of the extreme polarity of the division, it will be a battle that will likely go on—as it already has—for decades (centuries?) to come.

The Dobbs decision is an interesting (rather long) read as it goes through the reasoning of the court. Read More

LAPD Addresses Citizen Concerns Over Traffic Safety

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department (LAPD) has received several inquiries from citizens concerned over traffic safety related to motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians.

Like any community issue, to effect any positive change takes collaboration and responsibility from multiple parties. Each group should take on the responsibility and ask the question, ”What can I do to promote safety?”

LAPD began 2022 with an emphasis on a traffic safety campaign called “Be Visible” in response to several serious crashes that occurred in 2021. The year saw several cyclists struck by vehicles in Read More

County: Airport Pavement Preservation Work Suspended

COUNTY News:

The Pavement Preservation Project at the Los Alamos County Airport has been suspended due to weather and the airport has reopened.

The plan is for the contractor to re-mobilize July 25 to complete the job. This will be re-assessed July 18 to confirm conditions are suitable.

The work will require closure of the airport for several days during the week of July 25.

Be aware that all runways and taxiways have temporary and non-standard markings.

The contractor was able to prepare the runway for crack sealing, but the recent rains left the runway too wet to proceed with the sealing. Temporary Read More

Rotarian Alison Pannell Visits Honolulu Sunset Rotary Club

Newly elected president of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos, Alison Pannell, second from left with her daughter’s dog, Zuko, recently visited the Honolulu Sunset Rotary Club while members volunteered at Pearl Haven, Hawaii’s first long term residential treatment campus and sanctuary for healing for girls ages 11-18 rescued from sexual exploitation. Courtesy photo Read More

LANL: West Road Getting Safer For Drivers And Cyclists

Pedestrian crosswalks and fencing on the highlighted section of West Road will make the busy street less hazardous. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Get ready for a safer drive and bike ride on West Road, thanks to fencing being installed along sections of it by Los Alamos National Laboratory.

The project started June 13.

The new fence will improve safety in the following ways:

  • Cars won’t be permitted to park along West Road, meaning fewer people will need to walk in the road.
  • Dry grass and pine needles are less likely to ignite if cars aren’t parked near them along the road, decreasing the potential for
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Scenes Of LAHS Teacher Lynn Ovaska & Students During 2022 Summer Educational Tour Of Paris, Barcelona, Madrid

Scene of Los Alamos High School teacher Lynn Ovaska, front row right, and 14 of her students in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France during their recent 11-day 2022 summer educational tour. Courtesy/Lynn Ovaska

Scene of LAHS teacher Lynn Ovaska, left, and her students in Paris, France during their 2022 summer educational tour. Courtesy/Lynn Ovaska

Scene of LAHS teacher Lynn Ovaska, left, and her students in Paris, France during their 2022 summer educational tour. Courtesy/Lynn Ovaska

Scene of LAHS teacher Lynn Ovaska, back row left, and her students in Madrid, Spain during their recent Read More

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