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Power Outage Planned For Portion Of Western Area

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Weather permitting, electric linemen with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) have scheduled a 4-hour power outage for properties surrounding Sandia Drive in the Western Area.

Beginning at 10 p.m. Thursday, July 29, the outage will continue until 2 a.m. Friday, July 30.

Customers affected by the outage are on Ridgeway between 47th Street and Diamond Drive, the 45th/41st street loop south of Sandia; 44th, 43rd, 41st streets and homes on the west side of 40th Street that intersect Sandia.

DPU linemen have planned the evening outage to minimize the inconvenience


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Liddie’s Traditional New Mexican Dishes: Peas

Learn how to shell and cook peas. Video by Liddie Martinez 

By LIDDIE MARTINEZ
Española Valley

 

We always grew peas in our garden. A northern New Mexico staple for centuries, alverjón is an old Arabic word, a remnant of the invasion of Spain by the Moors in the 8th century that made a permanent home in Northern New Mexico by way of the Camino Real. The archaic word was first documented in the new world in 1626 by Fray Alonso de Benavides. Newly arrived to northern New Mexico nearly 30 years after Don Juan de Oñate he wrote in his journal that the land was, “…exceedingly fertile and produced in great


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Rep. Leger Fernández Announces Over $3.3 Million In COVID Relief For Affordable Housing Nonprofits In CD-3 

U.S. Rep. Teresa Leger Fernández

From the Office of U.S. Rep. Teresa Leger Fernández: 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Teresa Leger Fernández announced more than $3.3 million in COVID relief funds to Homewise, Santa Fe Community Housing Trust, and the Native Partnership for Housing to help create successful homeowners, address affordable housing issues, and promote long-term financial wellbeing.

The grants were made through the U.S. Department of Treasury’s community development financial institutions Rapid Response Program to respond to economic challenges created by the pandemic,


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SFNF Wildfire Preparedness Is Year-Round: Don’t Get Burned! Be Prepared!

Saturday is National ‘GO Day’, a fee-free day designed to attract new, diverse communities to outdoor activities and motivate kids to explore their national forests and other public lands. June also is wildfire season in New Mexico and it’s an important time to remind homeowners to get prepared for wildfire before it strikes. Courtesy/SFNF

SFNF News:

SANTA FE — National Get Outdoors Day, or “GO Day,” is a fee-free day designed to attract new, diverse communities to outdoor activities and motivate kids to explore their national forests and other public lands.

The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF),


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State Announces Emergency Rental Assistance Program

ERAP News:

On behalf of the State of New Mexico, the Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) announced that the federal government has allocated $170 million for rental and utility assistance to New Mexico residents in need.

The DFA is spearheading the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) in partnership with the City of Albuquerque, and they need assistance with sharing this program information. 

They recognize that it will take a massive and collaborative effort to reach people who may need rental and utility assistance. They would greatly appreciate the public’s help to


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Four Things To Focus On While Spring Cleaning This Year

Zero Waste Tip: Minimalism does not have to mean owning only 50 items, it means that everything you own brings meaning to your life. Courtesy/LAC

COUNTY News:

Spring has sprung once again, which means it is time for spring cleaning. This is a great time to start doing small things in your home to become zero waste, which means not creating waste in our homes.

When cleaning out your homes, garages, sheds or yards, keep in mind the following to start and keep your home zero waste:

Minimalism:

Living intentionally is the ultimate goal of minimalism. Every item you own, whether it is clothes, kitchenware,


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