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Majority Of Realtors® Continue To Report Sellers Haven’t Lowered Listing Prices To Attract Buyers

NAR News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 3 in 4 Realtors® working with sellers this week – 76 percent – reported their clients haven’t reduced listing prices to attract buyers, according to a new survey from the National Association of Realtors® (NAR).

That’s up from 74 percent who said the same a week ago.

“Nearly 70 percent of Americans have secure employment and those interested in purchasing homes are looking at the enticing mortgage rates,” NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said. “One in five potential buyers have dropped out of the market due to job loss concerns, hopes are the massive financial


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Posts From The Road: Upper Antelope Canyon

Entrance: The tour operators transport visitors from Page, Ariz. to the entrance area of Antelope Canyon. We toured the Upper canyon. The entrance to the slot canyon is unassuming but as soon as you enter and round the first bend in the trail, visitors experience the beauty of the canyon. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

WOW: One of the early views seen by visitors after entering the canyon. This landscape was carved over millions of years by wind and rain. Still today, a close eye is kept on the weather and if thunderstorms are possible, tours are cancelled. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com


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Fr. Glenn: In For The Long Game

By Fr. Glenn Jones

As luck would have it, my little window faces east, giving wonderful views of the Sandia Mountains as the sun is setting … basting them with an evening “watermelon” reddish tint from which they purportedly derive their Spanish name … the latest beauty beheld in a lifetime of visual wonders. Sunsets over Shiprock, dawn on the ocean, Maryland trees shimmering with a thousand fireflies on a spring evening, snowfall in the Los Alamos canyons … the night sky over a totally-darkened landscape—something we count ourselves fortunate to continue to be able to find in New Mexico. (“…the


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New Mexico Department Of Transportation Supports Governor’s Order To Shutdown Access To Gallup By Providing Detailed Traffic Control Plan

STATE News:

  • State Police and the Army National Guard will be manning checkpoints.

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation has mobilized roadblocks to restrict traffic coming into Gallup in order to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the area.

Gallup is in McKinley County, which now leads New Mexico in COVID-19 cases.

McKinley County includes a corner of the main part of the Navajo Nation, which has been hit hard by the pandemic.

Gallup is a regional shopping destination, including for many reservation residents. The roadblocks are in place to restrict the influx of people coming into


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Traffic Alert: N.M. 502 Closed Between 4th & Arroyo May 2

Traffic Alert:

Saturday, May 2, Century Link’s contractor Kelly Cable will install a Fiber Optics Manhole at 4th Street and Central Avenue.

N.M. 502 will be closed 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. between 4th Street and Arroyo Lane.

Eastbound traffic will be detoured to 4th Street to Canyon Road and back onto N.M. 502. 

Westbound traffic will be detoured to Canyon Road, 4th Street, Central Avenue to Knecht Street and back onto N.M. 502.

Detour signage will be in place.


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May Is Motorcycle Awareness Month … Share The Road

Poster issued by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Courtesy/NHTSA

NMDOT News:

  • Drivers should expect more motorcyclists on the roads as the weather warms up

SANTA FE – With warmer weather, more motorcyclists will be on the road which is why May is Motorcycle Awareness Month.

A time to remind all drivers to share the road and all motorcyclists to wear helmets and practice other safety measures.

Motorcyclists are 28 percent more likely to die in a crash and five times more likely to be injured than drivers in passenger vehicles, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


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Sharing Joy Of Homeownership

Mandy Marksteiner expresses her joy Wednesday afternoon in front of the home she is purchasing through the Los Alamos County Homebuyer Assistance Program. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
caclark@ladailypost.com

  • Residents become homeowners with help from Los Alamos County Homebuyer Assistance Program

Sarah Scammell-Downs is a single mother of two and now a proud homeowner in Los Alamos.

With the help of a deferred payment, non-amortizing down payment assistance loan from the Los Alamos County Homebuyer Assistance Program, Scammell-Downs


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Liddie’s Traditional New Mexican Dishes: Natillas

Natillas. Photo by Liddie Martinez

By LIDDIE MARTINEZ
Española Valley

Altocumulus clouds, known in Spanish as el cielo emborregao, are cloud puffs that resemble sheep’s wool. Old Hispanic lore would read these clouds as a bad omen but, in my life, a life lived mostly in the kitchen, this type of cloud formation reminds me of natillas and that is a good sign.

Natillas in my life were the sure sign of a family celebration. Made most often in the Spring when fresh milk and eggs are abundant, to me they are a bowl of springtime memories of lambs in fields not quite green and awake from winter’s rest. Our traditional


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Española Community Market A Resource For Healthy Food

Española Community Market Natural Food Co-op at 312 S. Paseo De Onate. Courtesy photo

Pizzas are delivered on Saturdays at the Española Community Market. Courtesy photo

Fresh bread is sold at the Española Community Market. Courtesy photo

BUSINESS News:

Española Community Market Natural Food Co-op serves as a local resource for Organic/Non-GMO-Produce/Grocery along with natural hygiene and cleaning products.

Española Community Market also serves low-income individuals through SNAP (EBT) as an alternative of nutrition considering the health of the community.

The store carries organic


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SFCC And World Central Kitchen Led By Renowned Chef And Humanitarian Andrés Partner Launch Food Distribution Initiative To Feed Community

SFCC News:

SANTA FE — To address food insecurity during the coronavirus crisis, Santa Fe Community College has launched a food distribution initiative in partnership with World Central Kitchen, led by world famous chef and humanitarian, Chef José Andrés.

Santa Fe Community College Foundation is supporting the program, which will help feed Santa Fe Public School and SFCC students and their families as well as local communities faced with the health and economic impacts of covid-19.

Working with city and county governments, the project will identify additional distribution sites where


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Los Alamos Farmers Market Kicks Off 50th Season May 7

Los Alamos Farmers Market opens 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 7 at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy/Los Alamos MainStreet

Los Alamos Farmers Market News:

The Los Alamos Farmers Market, celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2020, will kick off the summer market season at a new location and also feature an additional Saturday market throughout the summer.

New Thursday markets will take place 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Ashley Pond Park near Central Avenue May through October, and Saturday markets will be held 8 a.m. to noon at the Judicial Parking Lot and run June through September.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic,


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Traffic Alert: Flagging Operation Underway On N.M. 502 At Sombrillo Court 8 A.M. To 4 P.M. Today And Thursday

Traffic Alert:

There will be a flagging operation 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Thursday on N.M. 502 at Sombrillo Court.

The operation is necessary for the contractor, Star Paving, to install fiber optic lines across the roadway, which is part of the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s N.M. 502 Roundabout Project.

Proceed through the area with caution.


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Traffic Alert: N.M. 502 Will Be Closed Near Eastern Entrance To Los Alamos, 7 a.m. To 4 p.m. Wednesday

Traffic Alert:

N.M. 502 will be closed near the eastern entrance to Los Alamos, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 29.

The closure is needed as part of the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s N.M. 502 Road Reconstruction and Roundabout Project; crews from Star Paving will be installing a gas line across N.M. 502.

Residents living on Arroyo Lane and Verde Ridge Road are advised to enter and exit to the east only while the closure is in place.

East and west bound traffic on N.M. 502 will be detoured Wednesday onto both 4th Street and Canyon Road.


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Community Invited To Celebrate Mother’s Day Online At Freedom Church Los Alamos

Freedom Church News:

The community is invited to celebrate Mother’s Day online at Freedom Church Los Alamos.

“We made it super easy to join Freedom online for Mother’s Day at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 10,” Pastor Mike Brake said. “Just simply go to: https://www.facebook.com/freedomla.church/live, then click ‘GET REMINDER’ (*actual post will be available Monday, May 4), share the post, and get ready for a fun and highly interactive experience for the entire family!”

JOIN US THIS SUNDAY (May 3rd):
11:00am – Freedom Worship Service (Facebook LIVE)
https://www.facebook.com/freedomla.church/live


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Fr. Glenn: The Time Machine

By Fr. Glenn Jones

I’ve become rather fond of the trails at Petroglyph National Monument on the edge of Albuquerque since leaving the beauty of the forests and canyons of Los Alamos and vicinity. The juxtaposition of temporal images at that monument becomes an object of contemplation as people make a circuit (or two, or three) on the trail.

The now eerily-silent extinct volcanoes to the west erupted about 200,000 years ago, pouring forth the molten lava now frozen into the blackened cliffs which blanket the sandy terrain. Over millennia the hills eroded, the valley deepened. Fast-forward to


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Posts From The Road: Dead Horse Point State Park

Dead Horse Point: Dead Horse Point offers breathtaking views of the Colorado River 2,000 feet below and the majestic Canyonlands National Park on the other side of the river. This landscape formed by ice, water and wind over millions of years is some of the most unique geological features in the world. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Colorado River: Visitors stand 2,000 feet above a gooseneck in the Colorado River. This iconic view, seen from the end of Dead Horse Point overlook is the most popular view within the state park. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

By GARY WARREN
Photographer


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