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Udall, Heinrich, Luján: CARES Act Grant For PoPay Messenger, Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo’s On-Demand Transit

Congressional News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Friday, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), along with U.S. Representative Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) announced that the Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo Tribal Council is receiving an award of $286,786 in Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Rural and Tribal formula funds through the CARES Act for its on-demand transit system, the PoPay Messenger.

The PoPay Messenger operated by Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo covers over 12,000 square miles and serves 3,000 Tribal and over 11,500 non-Tribal Members of the community free of charge. The funds will


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NMDOT Traffic Report: Week Of April 27

NMDOT News:

NMDOT asks all motorists to reduce speed, obey all posted traffic signs, use caution and watch for heavy equipment and construction personnel in all work zones.

Interstate:

I-40, mile marker 4.73 – 5.06, Manuelito Canyon, east of the Arizona/NM state line

AUI, Inc. (Contractor) resumed bridge replacement and roadway reconstruction March 30, 2020. Replacement of the westbound bridge was completed last year. The contractor continues with demolition of the eastbound bridge and work in the channel. Once this work is complete, the contractor will work on replacement of the new bridge.


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Traffic Alert: N.M. 502 Closed Near Eastern Entrance To Los Alamos For Gas Line Installation 7 A.M. To 4 P.M. Tuesday

TRAFFIC ALERT:

N.M. 502 will be closed near the eastern entrance to Los Alamos 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 28.

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 Tuesday onto both 4th Street and Canyon Road.


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Traffic Alert: East Park E. Pedestrian Entrance/Exit Closed

Traffic Alert:

The east pedestrian entrance/exit at East Park will be closed until further notice to facilitate the construction of sidewalks, irrigation, walls and lighting.

The work is part of the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s construction of the N.M. 502 roundabout on the eastern edge of Los Alamos.

Work by Star Paving is underway and extends from Tewa Loop to the park’s driveway.

The park is still open for use by the public. Visitors should use the west entrance/exit into the parking lot and avoid the construction area along the roadway.


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Home Country: Catching Fish Without Water

Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES

It was just one of those things. It didn’t really mean Marvin Pincus had lost his mind.

Consider this yourself for a minute. Marvin had opened the mail that morning and in it was the Fenwick glass fly rod he’d ordered. Oh, it was used, of course. But there’s a feel to a Fenwick that only a man dedicated to a life of using dry flies can appreciate.

The weather was gorgeous. The fish were biting on Lewis Creek. But there was a hitch. Marvin had broken his ankle the previous week and was temporarily in a wheelchair. It was his right ankle, so he couldn’t drive down to the creek. And there,


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Calvary Chapel Hosting Drive-In Church Sunday Mornings

Senior Pastor Pat Kestell of Calvary Chapel preaching to his congregation Sunday morning at the Drive-in church in the parking lot of the soccer fields just around the corner from the church building at 580 North Mesa Road. Courtesy/CCC

Senior Pastor Pat Kestell of Calvary Chapel preaching to his congregation Sunday morning at the Drive-in church in the parking lot of the soccer fields on North Mesa Road. Courtesy/CCC

Calvary Chapel  News:

Calvary Chapel Pastor Pat Kestell read the front of his tee shirt, “Don’t Go To Church” and added, “Go to the soccer field!”

The back of the tee shirt reads,


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Fr. Glenn: Limiting Omnipotence

By Fr. Glenn Jones

Ah … humanity’s hubris … our refusal to believe that there may be things beyond human intellect … a byproduct, perhaps, of being unexcelled by any other (known) creature. Certainly our human capacity has yet to reach its limits, but limited it must be. Like computer memory, our own “memory” and computing capacity is finite—even collectively. Just as cattle are incapable of higher-level mathematics (other than “cow-culus”—yuk, yuk), there is a point in which our minds will simply hit a wall. Like a juggler, we’ll only be able to keep so many balls in the air at once.

Encouraging


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Posts From The Road: Petrified Forest & Painted Desert

Painted Desert: The Painted Desert offers a variety of colors and formations depending on your location in the park. The north end of the park is primarily shades of red as seen here. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Paint It Red: A couple of miles south of the first image one can see the color scheme changing from all reds to more yellow tones as well as layers of white mixed into the landscape. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Up Close: As the sun lights the end of a log the brilliant and rich colors of the petrified wood are revealed. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

 

By GARY WARREN


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National Work Zone Awareness Week Begins April 20

NMDOT News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico motorists are asked to slow down, eliminate distractions and watch out for roadway workers and equipment as the road construction season gets under way.

National Work Zone Awareness Week begins April 20.

This year’s theme is:

“Safe Work Zones for All. Protect workers. Protect road users. We Can Do It!” 

Nearly 85 percent of those killed in work zones are drivers and their passengers, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

New Mexico had 793 work zone crashes in 2019. In all, 2,181 people were injured; four people were killed.

“Our employees


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Figures In New Mexico History: Katherine Stinson Otero

Katherine Stinson. Courtesy photo

By SHARON SNYDER
Los Alamos Historical Society

In the early 1900s, a young Alabama woman named Katherine Stinson contacted famed aviator Max Lillie to ask if he would teach her to fly. His response: “Not a chance.” He was looking at a girl 5 feet tall and maybe a 100 pounds. She was small, but she was also persistent. Lillie eventually gave in and taught her to fly. And fly she did!

Katherine earned her pilot’s license at age 19, the fourth such license granted to a woman in the United States. She became known as the “Flying Schoolgirl” and toured the country doing exhibition


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NCRTD Joins Transit Systems Nationwide For #SoundTheHorn Campaign April 16

RTD News:

The North Central Regional Transit District (RTD) “Blue Buses”, will be joining buses, trains and ferries nationwide at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 16 for #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 employees


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CableCom Begins Work For New Cable Line Thursday

LOCAL News:

CableCom will be doing a road improvement project starting Thursday along the area at 944 Cheyenne St.

The project includes open cut and trench to the road, repairing/replacing the asphalt to provide a new .625 cable line to the area.

The project is expected to be completed Friday. A road closure will be in place on Sioux Street at the intersection of Cheyenne Street. Traffic will be diverted from Sioux Street to Iroquois Street and to Cheyenne Street.

Sidewalk closures will be in effect from the intersection of Iroquois and Sioux. Foot traffic will be diverted to Iroquois to Seminole


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Home Country: One More Cup

Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES

There’s something so satisfying about getting out of bed when the world is still dark and quiet and resting. Making the coffee gives us time to scratch and think. Well, scratch, anyway. Most of that thinking will start after about the third cup.

But it’s a quiet time. A private time. When the world is dark, and there isn’t yet a hint of pink over the eastern mountains, it’s very good. We can relax. No one is expecting anything from us right now. Our guilt can take some time off, and we can listen to music or work a crossword puzzle or turn on the TV and watch the weather guy discuss


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Traffic Alert: N.M. 502 Roundabout Detour Update

Traffic Alert:

Canyon Road will be closed Wednesday, April 15 between Manhattan Loop and the intersection of N.M. 502.

This closure is required to facilitate the installation of necessary electrical and storm water facilities across the roadway at this location.

Detour traffic will access Canyon Road via 4th Street.

Star Paving Company anticipates this work will take 1-2 days to complete and apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.


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Cultivating Vitality With Michelle: Mitigating The Mental Health Fallout Of COVID-19, Part 2

By MICHELLE HARKEY-WILDE
Los Alamos

As we discussed last week, it is important to stay healthy physically and mentally all the time, but for many people it might be more challenging now.

There are four factors currently present for many people which are also predisposing conditions for trauma. They are listed here with some ideas for mitigating the factors.

Unpredictable situation – We function best when we can anticipate most of the variables we encounter each day. Some people have a higher tolerance for surprises, but overall, it suits us to know things will be according to plan. The COVID-19


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Caterer Thanks LAMC Frontline Medical Staff With Lunch

BR Brand Catering owner Bryant Roybal and his family, wife Debbie and daughters Aliyan and Shayna treating frontline medical personnel to a special lunch Saturday at Los Alamos Medical Center to thank them for their service and dedication. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Medical staff line up for lunch served by Bryant Roybal’s daughter Shayna Roybal. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

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

BR Brand Catering owner Bryant Roybal and his family treated Emergency Medicine Specialist Dr. Christopher Gutierrez and members


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