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Cone Zone: Week Of Oct. 26, 2020

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Public Works/Traffic Division provides the latest updates on the following projects:

Barranca Mesa 3 Subdivision Improvements Project

TLC Plumbing and Utility crews will continue placing concrete on Camino Encantado. Residents are asked to use caution in the work zone.

Mirador Subdivision in White Rock

Contractor will be placing curb and gutter and asphalt. Residents are asked to use caution in the work zone.

Pedestrian and ADA Accessibility Along Trinity Drive from Oppenheimer to 39th Street

GM crews will be working in the area of 36th Street and 37th


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Delicious Freshness On Tap At Farmers Market Today

Jose Gonzales with his fresh produce and decorations. Courtesy/LAFM

Los Alamos Farmers Market News:

Taste the difference 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at the Los Alamos Farmers Market at Ashley Pond Park.

There are only two more outdoor markets left in the 2020 season.

Fresh items at this week at market include:

Breakfast burritos, scones, cookies, pound cake, breads, croissants, muffin, quiche, pumpkin bread, gluten free baked goods, honey, honey sticks, allergy pops, jujubes, apples, pumpkins, potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, onions, beets, radish, salad mix, arugula, spicy mix, pork, lamb,


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Center Lane Drop On Trinity At 15th Thursday And Friday

COUNTY News:

Parker Construction, under contract with Natural Grocers and in cooperation with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, will drop the center, left turn lane on Trinity Drive at 15th Street.

Work to cap a water line will continue after unforeseen circumstances Tuesday delayed this effort.

The lane will be closed beginning at 7 a.m. today, Oct. 22 and is anticipated to conclude by 6 p.m. Friday, Oct 23. No interruption of utility services is planned.

Crews indicated that work on the south side of Trinity at 15th would finish up later Wednesday and both eastbound lanes on Trinity


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New Home Lowered Into Place On Arizona Avenue

Ryan Conner was fascinated by the huge crane and all the large trucks that it took to deliver a new home Tuesday on Arizona Avenue. He is with his Mom Christy and Grandma Laurel and staying a safe distance from the action. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

One half of the new home is in place waiting for the second half. The homes were constructed in Albuquerque by Clayton Mfg. and transported to Los Alamos by JR Therouxs Mobile Home Service from Tijeras. The crane was provided by Crane Services of Albuquerque. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The second half of the home is on its way to be installed


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Travel Virtually With LANL Physicist Martin Cooper Friday

A jaguar about to swim the Three Brothers River. A free Zoom presentation by Martin Cooper will take place this Friday. If you have already requested an invitation, you are asked to request again due to a technical glitch, by emailing Director@losalamosseniorcenter.com. Photo by Martin Cooper

By BERNADETTE LAURTZEN
Executive Director
LARSO

Many may know Martin Cooper as a LANL physicist, but this week you can see him through the eye of the camera lens, a virtual tour, from before the world changed the very meaning of travel.

Friday, seniors enduring the pandemic who find the need to “get out”


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PAC 8 ‘Meet The Farmers’ Videos: Montoya Family Orchard

PAC 8 received a MainStreet grant to create three videos about local farmers who sell their produce at Los Alamos Farmers Market. ‘I feel it is important for the public to see how the farmers grow their produce and where it comes from. It’s also nice to meet and get to know the farmers you buy food from,’ PAC 8 Executive Director Jean Gindreau said. Gindreau added that she hopes these videos will encourage more people to go to the market. The video series is called ‘Meet the Farmers’ and will air on PAC 8 and YouTube. The second video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3vJRbn4fm0  features Montoya


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Traffic Alert: Center Lane Drop Trinity At 15th Tuesday

COUNTY News:

Parker Construction, under contract with Natural Grocers and in cooperation with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, will drop the center, left turn lane on Trinity Drive at 15 Street.

The lane will be closed beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20 to allow crews to cap a water line after Natural Grocers tapped into a new water service line. 

Work is anticipated to conclude by 6 p.m Tuesday. No interruption of utility services is planned.

Work on the south side of Trinity Drive at 15th Street continues. As a result, one eastbound lane remains closed at the contractor’s construction


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Cone Zone: Week Of Oct. 19, 2020

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Public Works/Traffic Division provides the latest updates on the following projects:

Barranca Mesa 3 Subdivision Improvements Project

TLC Plumbing and Utility crews will be placing concrete on Camino Encantado. Residents are asked to use caution in the work zone.  

Mirador Subdivision in White Rock

Contractor will be placing curb and gutter and asphalt. Residents are asked to use caution in the work zone.

Pedestrian and ADA Accessibility Along Trinity Drive from Oppenheimer to 39th Street

GM crews will be working in the area of 36th Street and 37th Street


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Posts From The Road: Asheville Pinball Museum

Pinball Wizards: Patrons line up to play the pinball machines at the Asheville Pinball Museum. Those who are experts at pinball are known as pinball wizards, a term created in the 1960s rock opera Tommy. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Oldies: Machines in the museum from the 1930s and 40s are for display only and cannot be played. These beautiful vintage machines were all wood frames and legs and some were more ornate than current machines. Coin operated pinball machines were first developed in the 1930s. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

By GARY WARREN
Photographer

Formerly of Los


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Fr. Glenn: Surrendering

By Fr. Glenn Jones

Likely you’ve noticed that there sure is a lot of surrendering these days … and so unnecessarily (not to mention insincerely), too. Even the comics often ridicule the tendency. One makes an innocent comment on social media or in a speech or even simply in daily conversation, and can be immediately excoriated across the chasm of electronic insulation. Before you know it, the initial commentator is backpedaling as fast as their little fingers can type, almost to apologize for existing.

Our human social makeup tends to make most people want to “get along” for the good of the community;


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RTD Blue Bus Goes Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness

RTD women out to raise breast cancer awareness. Courtesy/RTD

Blue bus goes pink for breast cancer awareness month. Courtesy/RTD

NCRTD News:

The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) Friday announced that one of its iconic RTD Blue Bus’s has gone pink.

Under the slogan of “Breast Cancer Awareness is not just a month”, the bus will now be seen traveling the roads from Santa Fe to Española to Taos. Festooning the trademark “awareness” ribbon on the bus are messages of support to inspire hope and show every woman that they are important — words such as: hope, strength, victory, resolve,


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Scenes From Community Pumpkin Patch At IHM Oct. 16-31

The Community Pumpkin Patch opened for business Friday afternoon on the front lawn of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church (IHM) at 3700 Trinity Dr. The event runs through Oct. 31 and features pumpkins and gourds for sale, a maze and selfies. Funds raised support youth activities at the parish. The Community Pumpkin Patch is open 1-7 p.m. daily and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends. Everyone must follow social distancing guidelines and wear a mask at all times. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Zach, left, and brother Wyatt like this pumpkin for Halloween carving. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com


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IHM Pumpkin Patch Is Open To Community Through Oct. 31

The pumpkin patch at IHM is now open to the community through Oct. 31. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The maze at IHM is now open to the community through Oct. 31. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

COMMUNITY News:

Are you looking to add a few pumpkins to your house this year? Well you’re in luck!

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish is hosting a community pumpkin patch fundraiser today through Oct. 31 on the church grounds at 3700 Canyon Road. The money raised helps fund youth activities at the parish.

The pumpkin patch runs 1-7 p.m. daily and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends.

Sign up for an appointment


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‘Jewish Life In New Mexico And Beyond: A Mosaic Of Stories’ Virtual Fall Conference Oct. 24-25

NMJHS News:

SANTA FE — Jewish Life in New Mexico and Beyond: A Mosaic of Stories is the New Mexico Jewish Historical Society’s theme for its virtual 2020 fall conference Oct. 24-25.

Both Saturday and Sunday 2-4:30 p.m. Zoom.com programs will feature two sessions each day, led by noted New Mexicans.

Zoom pre-registration will be required. Contact: admin@nmjhs.org or call 505.348.4471.

The Oct. 24 program includes in Session 1: “The Spanish Flu Epidemic in N.M. and the role of Rabbi Bergman”, led by Naomi Sandweiss and Richard Melzer, followed by Session 2, “The Jewish Catskills: A Summer Place”,


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County Engineer Eric Martinez Briefs Council On Projects

County Engineer Eric Martinez

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com

Road construction projects are moving ahead at full speed throughout Los Alamos County.

During the regular County Council meeting Oct. 6, County Engineer Eric Martinez provided an update on current projects as well as future roadwork plans.

Martinez highlighted numerous projects that are underway throughout the County.

These include the 2020 pavement condition survey. Martinez said that a van traveling throughout White Rock and Los Alamos is using special equipment to assess the condition


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LAPS, Council Holding Virtual Joint Session To Set Next Steps For North Mesa Housing Thursday Oct. 29 

COUNTY News:

The North Mesa Housing Study will move to the next step at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, when Los Alamos County Councilors meet on Zoom with the Los Alamos Public School Board in a joint session.

The County’s consultant, Dekker Perrich Sabatini (DPS), will join the CDD project team to present the North Mesa Housing Study, a document first drafted pre-COVID pandemic and after several public workshops or open house meetings to discuss draft concepts for building homes on land just east of Los Alamos Middle School on North Mesa.

The purpose of the joint session is to gather feedback on the updated


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