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Traffic Alert: Water Line Break On Los Pueblos Street

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities water crews are responding to a water line break on Los Pueblos Street west of Bonita Place on Barranca Mesa. 

Customers in the area are experiencing low to no water pressure. 

Excavation is occurring on the north side of the street with some impacts to west bound traffic at the construction zone. 

Crews estimate that water services will be restored by 6 p.m. today.


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Cone Zone: Week Of Aug. 10, 2020  

COUNTY News:

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

Public Works Department:

Diamond Drive near the Golf Course  

A contractor will be conducting soils boring operations alongside Diamond Drive at the Golf Course. No traffic impediments are expected, but drivers will see signage and cones along the shoulders alerting them to construction in the area.

Lane Closure on Sherwood Boulevard

Motorists can expect a lane closure and flagging operations on Sherwood Boulevard as work begins on the Pinon Park Splash Pad project. The contractor will


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First United Methodist Church Of Los Alamos Helping Navajo Nation During COVID-19 Global Pandemic

First UMC of Los Alamos donates large water tanks to the Navajo Nation. Courtesy/FUMC

FUMC of Los Alamos News:

The people of First United Methodist Church having been putting God’s love into action by helping to provide water for the Navajo Nation.

It all started back in April, when the New Mexico Conference of the United Methodist Church put a call out for fabric masks to help the Navajo Nation. First UMC of Los Alamos, who had many members who were already making masks for many community organizations, participated in the collection more than 100 masks. In a desire and concern to help further, they


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Liddie’s Traditional New Mexico Dishes: Squash Blossom Soup

Squash Blossom Soup. Photo by Liddie Martinez

A short video on making Squash Blossom Soup. Courtesy/Liddie Martinez
By LIDDIE MARTINEZ
Española Valley

Squash has been around for a very long time. Experts say that it is at least 10,000 years old and has been cultivated for more than 8,000 years with the earliest farmers traced back to Mexico.

It is no wonder given its quick germination, abundant and early blossoms, fast growing vines and easily stored seeds. It is why they were so abundant in indigenous diets and they are oh, so good for you! Rich in vitamin A, B and C it also is an excellent source of


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Scenes At NM502 Roundabout: Central Closed; Trinity Open

Scene today showing traffic moving past the Hilltop House Hotel on Trinity Drive, which is now open in both directions. Photo by Ed Birnbaum

Scene today showing Central Avenue is closed and old concrete piled up in the background and the big grader parked on Central Avenue. Photo by Ed Birnbaum


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LAPD Addressing Speeding Concerns In Los Alamos County

LAPD Cpl. David Boe conducting speed enforcement near the golf course. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department has noticed an increase in speeding concerns from the Los Alamos public over the last month.

These concerns have come in a variety of forms to include; social media posts, emails, phone calls, and citizens utilizing the crime-tip submission tool on the LAPD website.

LAPD wants to take the opportunity to assure the public these concerns are being addressed and it is an area of focus for traffic safety in the community. Extra Patrols have been communicated to each shift


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Scene Of Trailer Flipping; Debris On N.M. 4 Earlier Today

Scene earlier this morning where a vehicle pulling a trailer with construction sheet rock flipped over spilling debris and blocking the lanes on N.M. 4 between the truck route (East Jemez Road) and the community of White Rock, at mile marker 66. The roadway is now clear and traffic is moving smoothly. Courtesy/LAPD

Scene earlier this morning where a vehicle pulling a trailer with construction sheet rock flipped over spilling debris blocking the lanes on N.M. 4 between the truck route (East Jemez Road) and the community of White Rock, at mile marker 66. The roadway is now clear and traffic is moving


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Traffic Alert Update: Travel Now Running Smoothly On N.M. 4

Traffic Alert Update:

Traffic is now moving smoothly in both directions between the Truck Route and White Rock on N.M. 4 following the mishap earlier this morning in which trailer flipped over and blocked the roadway.

However, the Los Alamos Police Department is utilizing the shoulder while awaiting the arrival of a wrecker to remove the flipped trailer.

There is construction debris near the scene of the accident and motorists should slow down and proceed through this area at mile marker 66 with caution.

Motorists also are advised that once the wrecker arrives, the roadway will close again to


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Traffic Alert: Trailer Blocking Roadway On N.M. 4

Traffic Alert:

A vehicle pulling a trailer with construction sheet rock has flipped over, blocking the lanes on N.M. 4 between the truck route (East Jemez Road) and the community of White Rock, at mile marker 66.

Los Alamos Police Department is asking motorists to proceed with caution and avoid the area if at all possible to allow responders to clear the scene.


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Posts From The Road: South Park City Museum

Alma Queen: A recreation of the Alma Queen Mine can be seen at the South Park City Museum in Colorado. The museum was formed in the 1950s as a way of saving buildings and artifacts from the area’s mining history. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com
Museum View: The museum consist of about 40 structures from the boom days of the 1800s. Seven of the structures are in their original location while others have been moved from nearby communities and reconstructed on the museum site. The structures are arranged in a way that a town of the 1800s would have appeared. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

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Fr. Glenn: Thoughts On The 75th

By Fr. Glenn Jones

Much of this column is from a column I wrote a couple of years ago, but it seems apropos now, as the 75th anniversary of the only use of atomic weapons in wartime is nigh, to repeat much of it here (with slight editing).

July and August, of course, usher in these anniversaries of the first atomic explosion here in New Mexico, and the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings which essentially ushered in the end of World War II.  In my former parish of Los Alamos where “the bomb” was developed, annually there were disarmament demonstrators—well-intentioned folks, of course, if not always civil


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Texas A&M Maritime Academy Stands Ready To Accept New 525-Foot Training Ship

A&M UNIVERSITY News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. & COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texas A&M University’s maritime academy is closer than any time in the past 15 years to being able to dock a training ship in Galveston.

The yet-to-be-built ship would be able to take 600 cadets to sea, compared with 50 today, and serve double duty as the only hurricane relief vessel in the entire Gulf of Mexico.

Texas’ delegation in Congress successfully included $389 million in the U.S. House of Representatives’ appropriations bill to pay for the ship. The bill passed out of the House on Friday, as it makes its way to


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Angel Fire Resort Offers Free Lodging To New Mexicans Due To Travel Restrictions During COVID-19 Pandemic

Angel Fire Resort in Northern New Mexico. Courtesy/AFR

Outdoor recreation at Angel Fire Resort. Courtesy/AFR

ANGEL FIRE News:

ANGEL FIRE — Angel Fire Resort, Northern New Mexico’s premier family vacation destination, announced Thursday the introduction of the New Mexico Beat the Heat campaign, a list of family-friendly outdoor activities and free lodging for New Mexican residents who are looking for a quick staycation getaway they can get to by car, which won’t require self-quarantining.

“We know that many people in our state had to cancel their out of state summer vacation plans due to


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Local Restaurants Work Hard To Serve Los Alamos

Diners enjoy the nice weather at Boese Brothers Brewery. Courtesy photo

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

Los Alamos and White Rock eateries and bars are working hard to keep serving residents and abide by the governor’s order.

It can be a tough order to serve since the only thing predictable, it seems, about COVID-19 is that it is unpredictable. As a result, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s public health order is in a constant state of flux. One week it will be able to permit the state to progress into a next phase in the reopening plan only to have to retreat to an earlier


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Changes To Traffic Pattern On NM 502 In Los Alamos

NMDOT News:

The New Mexico Department of Transportation would like the traveling public to be aware of changes to the current traffic pattern in the construction zone on N.M. 502 in Los Alamos.

Effective Monday Aug. 3, 2020, N.M. 502 will be partially reopened to through traffic. There will be one lane open in each direction from Tewa Loop to DP Road.

Access to local streets from Tewa Loop to Arroyo Lane will still be provided.

Access to Central Avenue and 4th Street from N.M. 502 will be closed for construction of the roundabout.

This closure is expected to last 8 weeks. Central Avenue and 4th Street


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Project To Enhance Pedestrian And ADA Accessibility Along Trinity From Oppenheimer To 39th Postponed To Aug. 12

COUNTY News:

The project to enhance pedestrian and ADA accessibility along Trinity Drive from Oppenheimer to 39th Street is postponed to Aug. 12, due to unforeseen circumstances.

GM Emulsions is now scheduled to begin the project Wednesday, Aug. 12.

Direct questions or comments to the Public Works Department at 505.662.8150 or email  LACPW@lacnm.us.


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