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The Cone Zone: Week of July 15

on July 14, 2013 - 9:49am


Public Works Projects:

For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail, call 662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at Please slow down and use caution as you travel through these construction areas.

White Rock Paving Preservation:

Milling will start on Bryce between east of Verbena to Meadow Lane Monday, July 15 followed by milling on Louise. As work progresses next week, milling operations will move to Kayenta, then Joya Loop Meadow to Meadow, followed by the Joya Loop cul-de-sac.

Highway Maintenance Near Española Monday

on July 14, 2013 - 8:38am


SANTA FE–The New Mexico Department of Transportation will begin a month-long pavement preservation project next week just north of Española. 

The maintenance work will begin Monday, July 15 on N.M. 68 between mile markers 6 and 12.  Mile marker 6 is approximately one mile north of the junction of N.M. 68 and N.M. 74.

Two private contractors will be doing the work, which is estimated to be completed on or before Aug. 31, pending good weather and no equipment or material supplier problems.  Motorists can expect to encounter lane closures and minor delays.

For more information,

Hundreds Affected By Friday's Power Outages

on July 13, 2013 - 10:44am

DPU News:

Friday's noon lightning storm caused hundreds of Los Alamos customers around the townsite to temporarily lose power.  

North Community, Quemazon, Ponderosa Estates, the ski hill, several homes in both the Fairway and Villa neighborhoods as well as Aspen School all lost power about the same time. Linemen with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities were busy restoring power to the various locations. 

Estimated restoration times:

  • 12:18 p.m. to North Community, Quemazon and Ponderosa Estates;
  • 12:30 p.m. to Villa neighborhood and Aspen School; and
  • 1:30 p.m.

Municipal Court Closed July 17, 18, 19

on July 12, 2013 - 7:49am

LAMC News:

The Los Alamos Municipal Court Clerk’s Office will be closed July 17, 18 and 19 for staff to attend training.  

Payments due during this period may be mailed to Los Alamos Municipal Court, 2500 Trinity Dr., Ste C, Los Alamos, NM 87544 or some payments may be paid online at

The Court Clerk’s Office will re-open at 8 a.m. Monday, July 22.


Couple Killed In Wednesday Crash Had Newborn

on July 11, 2013 - 1:55pm

Eric Romero and Marissa Martinez. Facebook

Staff Report

Authorities say the couple killed early Wednesday in a crash on N.M. 68 north of Española were the Alcalde parents of a newborn.

Marissa Martinez, 19, gave birth just two weeks ago. She was driving the 2007 Mazda when it crashed into a flatbed. The impact decapitated Martinez and Eric Romero, the 21-year-old father of her baby.

Espanola Public Safety Director Eric Garcia said they died instantly.