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The Cone Zone: Week of Sept. 23

on September 22, 2013 - 8:00am

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.

Eastern Area 2 Concrete, Paving & Utility Project – Phase 2:

15th Street: Due to problems resulting from the recent rain, work on 15th Street will primarily consist of dewatering and sweeping activities. The road closure between Myrtle and Oakwood north will remain in place until Sept.

Free Guided Trips to Southwest Jemez Mountains

on September 22, 2013 - 7:29am


SANTA FE – The Santa Fe National Forest will be hosting several free field trips for the public to learn about restoration efforts planned for the Southwest Jemez Mountains.

Oct. 11 and 12, three field trips will be scheduled each day. Choose from a full day or a half day trip. The group will travel to various locations in the forest and hear from the specialists who are engaged in managing this intricate and complex landscape.

Each day, there will be one all day trip and two half day trips.

LANL Briefs Media on Flood Damage

on September 21, 2013 - 12:10pm
LANL's Dave McInroy at Friday's media briefing describes flood damage to area canyons. McInroy stands in front of the LANL weir that he believes saved the 'Y' highway interchange from serious damage. Photo by Greg Kendall/

Los Alamos Daily Post

Although most Los Alamos National Laboratory facilities on mesa tops came through last week's flooding with minimal impact, damage to canyons on and off LANL property has been extensive. During a media briefing Friday, Dave McInroy, director of LANL's environmental correction actions described the damage and provided

Flooding Closes Areas of SFNF Through Dec. 30

on September 21, 2013 - 10:33am


SFNF News:

Recent heavy rainfall in the Pecos/Las Vegas area of the Santa Fe National Forest has required that certain roads and sites be closed for public safety. 

Several forest roads are impassible due to washouts, debris such as trees and branches along roadways, and plugged culverts. There are also a few bridges that were jammed up with debris and sustained damage. 

Forest personnel continue to assess the damage but are unable to reach some areas due to impassable roads.

Prescribed Burns Planned on Santa Fe National Forest

on September 21, 2013 - 10:12am

SFNF News:

The Santa Fe National Forest is planning a prescribed fire on the Coyote Ranger District within the next seven days.

The Mesa Camino burn may start as early as tomorrow (Sunday.) If conditions don’t allow that burn to be successful, they may burn in the Gallina area instead. Planned benefits from these burns: reduce hazardous fuels, break up continuous fuels, prepare the land for new growth, help plants and trees to grow healthier, improve wildlife habitat.

Smoke will be monitored and the Forest Service will comply with New Mexico air quality regulations.

Udall: $2 Million 'Quick Release' Emergency Relief Funds Coming to New Mexico

on September 21, 2013 - 9:50am

Will work to ensure federal government keeps commitment to provide resources for flood damage

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, today welcomed the news that the U.S. Department of Transportation will make immediately available $2 million in emergency relief funds to help New Mexico cover the costs of repairing roads and bridges damaged by the severe storms this month.

“Communities across our state are cleaning up from devastating floods, and many are facing expensive