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SFNF Issues Closure Order For Forest Road 10

SFNF News:

SANTA FE — The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) has issued a closure order for an 11-mile segment of Forest Road (FR) 10 to protect public health and safety while crews replace 24 culverts and resurface the road. 

The closure order will be in effect until July 31 unless it is rescinded earlier.

The restricted area on FR 10 begins at the gate adjacent to the Paliza Group Campground and extends north approximately 11 miles to the gate at the boundary of the Sierra Los Pinos subdivision.

Federal, state and local officers, members of an organized rescue team or firefighting force, and any others


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Where Was First Known Fried Chicken Recipe Published?

Basket of fried chicken. Courtesy/Trivia Genius

Trivia Genius News:

The origin of fried chicken has never really been clear to anyone. It has possible antecedents everywhere, from Southeast Asia to Scotland to West Africa.

But the oldest recipe anyone has found for a reasonably understandable fried chicken is from British cookbook author Hannah Glasse’s “The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy”, first published in the 1740s.

In her book, she suggests skinning and cutting up a chicken; covering it in a mixture of egg yolks, flour, and spices; and then frying it.

Although she didn’t call her dish


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Environment Department Suspends Food Service Permits For Two Restaurants Operating In Violation Of State Law

NMED Cabinet Secretary James Kenney

NMED News:

The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) suspended food permits from two restaurants that opened for dine-in service in violation of the Food Service and Sanitation Act. 

Jalisco Cafe in Silver City and Anaheim Jacks in Ruidoso were served notifications of the suspensions by NMED Friday.

Dine-in service is prohibited under the state’s public health order.

“When any business presents an imminent risk to public health or the environment, the Department will not hesitate to use all of its authorities to protect New Mexicans,” NMED Cabinet


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United Church Celebrates Seniors With ‘Pull Through Parade’

The United Church at 2525 Canyon Road. Courtesy photo

By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN
United Church

The staff of the United Church of Los Alamos wish to recognize the graduates of the Class of 2020 this week.

Pastors David Elton, Kara Windler, and Keith Lewis congratulate their graduates, under such difficult times and honor their accomplishments as they move to the next chapter of their lives:

  • Zoe Butler
  • Jayme Cayton
  • Tayra Eidenbenz
  • Joseph Foley
  • Dimitri Lopez
  • Elle Oldham
  • Maddie Ovaska
  • Eden Schmierer
  • Sarah Worley

“You have completed a great milestone in your life and we are so very proud of you,” Youth


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Traffic Alert: Utility Work On DP Road Tuesday Night

COUNTY News:

Paul Parker Construction, under contract to the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, will trench across DP Road at 6th Street Tuesday night, May 26.

Crews will begin the project to install a sewer line at 7 p.m. with work completed by early Wednesday morning, May 27.

While traffic control devices will be in place to limit vehicles on DP Road, emergency access to and from DP Road will be maintained.

No termination of utility services is anticipated.

For more information, contact the Customer Care Center 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Monday through Friday at 505.662.8333 or CustomerCare@lacnm.us


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Fr. Glenn: Parting Ways

By Fr. Glenn Jones

Now we come to another Memorial Day weekend in remembrance of all those who have died in our service, not only to our nation, but to our states and all local communities … those who volunteered to go in harm’s way. Though they may cite different reasons for entering their various occupations, the soldier, the firefighter, the policeman, the emergency responder of every stripe knows in the back of his mind that he may be called to that ultimate sacrifice for his fellow Man. 

And so this weekend we honor all who have done just that, for as Jesus so beautifully says: “Greater love has no


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Posts From The Road: Carhenge

Carhenge: Carhenge sits on 10 acres just north of Alliance, Nebr. The display is surrounded by Nebraska farmland. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Stacked Like Stones: Jim Reinder built Carhenge by lifting the automobiles into place with a crane and welding the cars together. Reinder used cars as close to the actual size of the stones used in Stonehenge and duplicated the size of Stonehenge in building Carhenge. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

By GARY WARREN
Photographer
Formerly of Los Alamos

Located in the Nebraska panhandle miles from any major Interstate, 10 acres were carved


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Garden Tour Postponed … Gardening Tips Remain Available

In early May bush bean seeds were planted, which germinated quickly as the weather has been so warm. Two pepper plants and a few radish seeds have been added Courtesy/LAMG

LAMG News:

The Master Gardeners of Los Alamos County are sad to announce that due to the Covid 19 precautions there will not be a Garden Tour in June as planned.

In the future, the membership will be deciding if a Tour will happen later this year or be delayed to another year. In the meantime, the Los Alamos Master Gardeners will be providing information on different gardening subjects to be locally publicized.

Information also will


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Water Line Break On Nectar Between 15th And 17th Streets

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities water crews are responding to a water line break on the south side of Nectar, between 15th and 17th streets.

Water services will be shut off to some Central Park Square customers adjacent to the water break until 12 midnight. Those customers include Pet Pangaea, Posada Dental, Time Out Pizza and Rose Chocolatier.

Nectar will remain open to through traffic. Entrances into the parking areas for Central Park Square are unaffected.

Last week, DPU water crews replaced a section of water line on Nectar. The current break is on the old water line


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RTD ‘Blue Buses’ Join ‘Sound The Horn’ 1 P.M. Thursday

NCRTD News:

The North Central Regional Transit District RTD “Blue Buses” will be joining buses, trains and ferries nationwide at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 21 for the second #SoundTheHorn as they give two, one-second horn blasts in solidarity to honor transportation workers throughout the country.

As a tribute to #HeroesMovingHeroes on the front lines of this public health crisis, buses will sound their horns in solidarity with partner agencies. Heroic transportation workers continue to provide critical service for healthcare workers, first responders, childcare workers, grocery store


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Pajarito Press Of Los Alamos Wins Prestigious Eric Hoffer Book Awards 2020 Honorable Mention

Nancy Bartlit, left, and Mark Rayburn, co-owners of Pajarito Press and Liddie Martinez, the author, who also serves as Los Alamos Market President and Director of Community Engagement for Enterprise Bank and Trust. Courtesy/Pajarito Press

COMMUNITY News:

Pajarito Press LLC of Los Alamos, is proud to share the news that The Chile Line—Historic Northern New Mexican Recipes, an extraordinary cookbook of tantalizing recipes preserved by author Liddie Martinez, has won Honorable Mention in the 2020 Eric Hoffer Book Awards in the “Home” category.  

The Wire-O-bound volume is strewn with mouth-watering


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Traffic Alert: Tewa Loop Entrance Closed Wednesday May 20

Traffic Alert:

Star Paving will be closing the Tewa Loop entrance early Wednesday morning, May 20, and plans to re-open it by 4 p.m. the same day.

This closure is necessary for removal of the existing asphalt through the intersection to allow for the new full reconstruction work needed for the N.M. 502 Roundabout.

Residents are advised to exit this neighborhood via the Los Alamos Airport entrance.


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Traffic Alert: DPU Repairing 15th At Myrtle May 22-23

Traffic Alert:

The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities water crew replaced a waterline last week.

The crew will be repairing the west side of 15th Street at Myrtle 8 a.m. until noon Friday, May 22 and Saturday, May 23 and 15th Street will be reduced to one lane with a flagging operation to maintain north and south bound traffic. 

DPU officials advise motorists to expect delays and observe the speed limit and traffic control devices in the area. 

For more information, contact the Customer Care Center at 505.662.8333 or CustomerCare@lacnm.us, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Los Alamos Farmers Market 7 A.M. To 12:30 P.M. Thursday!

Safety measures against COVID-19 are mandatory as seen here at the May 12 Los Alamos Farmers Market at Ashley Pond Park. This week the market is 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Ashley Pond Park. Customers should keep their face mask on at all times, shop with their eyes and have vendors bag purchases, practice 6-foot social distancing from others and make the visit to the market quick. Photo by Leslie Bucklin

Scene from the May 12 Los Alamos Farmers Market at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Leslie Bucklin

Scene from the May 12 Los Alamos Farmers Market at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Leslie Bucklin

Scene from the May


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Public Invited To Comment On Future STIP Projects

NMDOT News:

SANTA FE — The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) is required under federal legislation and contains projects located on federal and state highways (roads with I, U.S. or N.M. designations).

The STIP is a collaborative state, local, regional and tribal transportation planning effort, developed by NMDOT.

Projects included in the STIP are funded with a combination of federal, state and/or local funds.

NMDOT strives to keep the public informed and cares about their opinions. The STIP is amended quarterly and always open for viewing on the NMDOT website. The public


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Posts From The Road: Bodie State Historic Park

Bodie: The remaining structures in the Historical Park seen from a distance as visitors arrive to explore the former gold mining town. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Mill: Another distance view reveals some of the houses and one of the mills from the gold mining days. Tours of the mill are available with advance reservations. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

By GARY WARREN
Photographer
Formerly of Los Alamos

While we are all staying at home during the pandemic, the next few Post From the Road will be from previous travels during the last couple of years. 

A visit to Bodie State Historic


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Fr. Glenn: ‘Pulgas, Pulgas, Pulgas…’

By Fr. Glenn Jones

“Fleas, fleas, fleas…”… the first line of one of a favorite poem when taking Spanish eons ago, in a text … alas … long lost, and which even Google, it seems, cannot find. The “speaker” a cat, ceaselessly besieged by the little biting buggers … lamenting his fate and cursing his tormentors.  Been there, done that … having rented a room decades ago from someone who owned a flea magnet for a pet, whose little hitchhikers seemed to find my flesh quite delectable. Such a lovable dog, though—a good ol’ Lab. How can you get mad at a Lab? It’s the eyes….

That was such a great poem because it was such


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Face Masks To Be Mandatory To Board RTD Blue Buses

RTD News:

While continuing to provide an essential service during the COVID-19 outbreak, the North Central Regional Transit District (RTD Blue Bus) will make it mandatory that all riders wear face coverings in order to board its buses beginning Monday, May 18 until further notice.

These measures are being taken in adherence and with respect to the state requirement that face coverings be worn in public.

The ruling will apply to all passengers over the age of two (excepting medical requirements) to protect themselves and other passengers on the vehicle. 

The District has implemented a series


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Daily Postcard: View Of White Rock Baptist Church

Daily Postcard: Saturday afternoon view of White Rock Baptist Church at 80 State Road 4. All gatherings and meetings in the church remain suspended due to the COVID-19 public health crisis until further notice. The church streams its worship service on Facebook live at 9 a.m. Sundays. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


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