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Study: Cheapest & Most Expensive New Mexico Rents

PPR News:
 
For most families, finding an affordable place to live is one of their top priorities, along with schools, jobs, transportation and healthcare.
 
In New Mexico, the median monthly rent is $782, though this number varies widely depending on the area of the state in question.
 
UnitedStatesZipCodes.org has released a new study on the New Mexico Communities With the Cheapest Rent using the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
 
The study lists the New Mexico areas with the 50 lowest and 50 highest median monthly rent costs.
 

The 10 Cheapest Communities:


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Letter To The Editor: Time For Action Plan On Housing

By STEVEN SCHRAMM
Los Alamos

The recent article covering the report on housing needs in Los Alamo County raises two significant questions in my mind.

First, my wife and I have been acutely aware of the housing crisis in this county, caused by the lack of available land, since we first arrived over three decades ago. The question is: Why are we still paying for studies and surveys to tell us what we already know?

Second, since the DOE and LA County are the primary holders of land for development, and since they are two of the entities most vocal about the need for new housing, etc., why have they not


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Home Fire Campaign: Heat Your Home Safely

ARC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE If you live in regions with seasonal change and cooler weather, it’s time to think about turning your heat back on.
 
Because heating equipment is a leading cause of home fires, the American Red Cross reminds everyone to be cautious when using heating sources, as well to test their smoke alarms and practice their escape plan in case of a fire.
 
HEAT YOUR HOME SAFELY
 
1. All heating equipment needs at least three feet of space. Keep away children, pets and things that can burn, such as paper, matches, bedding, furniture, clothing, carpets and rugs.
 

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Visit This Weekend’s Top Open Houses

REAL ESTATE News:

Tour the top open houses scheduled for this week throughout the area!

The Los Alamos Daily Post features a weekly section highlighting the open houses throughout Los Alamos, White Rock, Jemez Springs and Santa Fe.
 
Photographs, details and a map depicting the location of each open house are included in this weekly section.
 
Click on the map to read details about the featured homes. Print out a copy of the map before heading out to tour the open houses or pull up the map on a smart phone or ipad from the road!
 
Click on the Real Estate Section “red

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First Home Framed In Mirador Subdivision (A-19-A)

The first home is framed Wednesday in the Mirador Subdivision (A-19-A) under development along N.M. 4 in White Rock. The developer is Site A-19-A-1 Acquisition Group LLC with Principal Adam Thornton, a Los Alamos native, his RayLee Homes partners and their representatives. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Another angle of the first home framed Wednesday in the Mirador Subdivision (A-19-A) under development along N.M. 4 in White Rock. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com


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School Starts Thursday … Motorists Urged To Be Extra Cautious In School Zones And Crosswalks

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Public Schools is starting its 2019-2020 school year Thursday, Aug. 15.

This means school buses and numerous juvenile pedestrians and bicyclists will be out on sidewalks and roadways before and after school.

Please be extra cautious in school zones and around crosswalks. Remember to obey traffic laws regarding school buses and speed regulations when school zone signs are flashing: Do not pass school buses with flashing lights and stop arms extended out.

The Los Alamos Police Department will be out in full force monitoring school bus routes and school zones to ensure the


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2019 Los Alamos County Fair Results Announced

Adult Grand Champion in Horticulture: Potatoes grown by Claire Swinhoe. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Extention Office News:

The Los Alamos County Extention Office has announced the winners of Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion at the Los Alamos County Fair.

The items entered in the Fair were on display Friday and Saturday at Mesa Public Library.

The winners are:

BAKED GOODS

  • Youth Grand Champion: Jen Morales (Caramel Shortbread Cookies)
  • Youth Reserve Grand Champion: Eliza Lamborn (Peanut Oatmeal Cookies)
  • Adult Grand Champion: Chris Jordan (Ginger

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Los Alamos County Home Renewal Program Assists Residents In Improving Local Houses

Los Alamos Housing Partnership Executive Director Steve Brugger, center, inspects a local roof Wednesday morning along with homeowners Jess and John Cullinan. The Cullinans are among the residents who have participated in Los Alamos County’s Home Renewal Program. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com

Homeownership is a dream many people possess but even when that dream is achieved a whole new set of issues can arrive: a broken furnace, a leaking roof or a faulty electrical system.

Los Alamos County and Los


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