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Los Alamos County Encourages Motorists New To Driving Through Roundabout To View YouTube Video

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County encourages individuals who may be new to driving through the new roundabout at the eastern edge of Los Alamos to check out this educational video from the Federal Highway Administration on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peUf2NRdWxs

Motorists also may also find this brochure from the New Mexico Department of Transportation helpful in navigating roundabouts:


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Scenes From Recent Trip On Ring Road In Iceland

What is thought to be a Common Murre stands alone on a small iceberg spotted by Los Alamos Daily Post photographer and videographer Nate Limback during his recent 8-day trip traveling the Ring Road in Iceland. Limback shares his photos of the wildlife, landscapes, waterfalls and icebergs he encountered along the 825 mile road. The Ring Road is the nickname of Route 1, Iceland’s main motorway. Since most of Iceland’s interior is uninhabitable wilderness, this highway only goes around the populated coastal areas. The Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, Dyrhólaey cliffs and


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Posts From The Road: Wind River Canyon

Wind River Canyon: Wind River Canyon offers visitors a chance to experience beauty as they travel through Wyoming. Canyon walls as high as 2,500 feet show off some of the oldest rock formations in the world. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com 

Wind River: The Wind River flows through the canyon and offers a variety of outdoor opportunities. The Wind River Indian Reservation lies to the west of the canyon. The river changes names at the north end of the canyon at ‘The Wedding of the Waters’ when the river exits the reservation. From that point on the river is named the Bighorn River. Photo by Gary


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Cone Zone: Week Of July 26, 2021

COUNTY News:

The projects listed in this section are being managed by County Public Works staff through contractors. For more information, email lacpw@lacnm.us, call 505.662.8150, or visit the “Projects/Public Works” link at www.losalamosnm.us.

Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones. Please note the below information is based on a schedule provided by the contractors and may change due to weather or other delays.  

Public Works Projects: 

Canyon Rim Trail Underpass 

Detour is active on NM502 which allows the contractor to work on the north side of the


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Canyon Rim Walking Trail Closed For Repairs

COUNTY News:

GME Emulsion, LLC will begin trail rehabilitation on Canyon Rim Walking Trail from Knecht Street to the trail termini at the parking lot under construction with the underpass.

The first section of trail repair is between Knecht Street and DP Road and the second section is from DP Road to the trail termini. These sections of the trail will be closed during the repairs, which include mill and overlay, crack sealing and fog seal.

No street closures will occur during the construction.

Work commences Tuesday, July 27 and scheduled for two weeks. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Monday through


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Repaving Project Begins On US 84 In Abiquiu July 26

NMDOT News:

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) along with Cutler Repaving Inc. will begin a pavement rehabilitation project Monday July 26 on US 84 in Abiquiu.

Work will take place from mile marker 216 to 223.5. The 7.5-mile project is expected to last 27 working days and will include new pavement and striping.

Crews will work 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., six days a week weather permitting. There will be traffic control personnel at each end of the closure, and a pilot car will guide motorists through the work zone.

At the end of each workday, all traffic control devices will be removed, and the


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Alert: Omega Bridge Pedestrian/Bike Path Closing Today

Traffic Alert:

Los Alamos County is announcing on behalf of Los Alamos National Laboratory that the pedestrian/bike path on the Omega Bridge will close starting Tuesday, July 20, during weekday work hours.

Construction crews will work on the bridge 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Please be patient and allow extra time as this work will extend the life of the bridge and allow for its continued safe use.


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Cone Zone: Week Of July 19, 2021

COUNTY News:

The projects listed in this section are being managed by County Public Works staff through contractors. For more information, email lacpw@lacnm.us, call 505.662.8150, or visit the “Projects/Public Works” link at www.losalamosnm.us.

Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones. Please note the below information is based on a schedule provided by the contractors and may change due to weather or other delays.  

Public Works Projects: 

Canyon Rim Trail Underpass 

Detour is active on N.M. 502, which allows the contractor to work on the north side of


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Posts From The Road: The Center Of The Nation

Granite Compass: A 21-foot diameter granite compass marks the center of the nation in Belle Fourche, S.D. A map of the U.S. is seen in the center with a geographic marker over Belle Fourche. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Center Marking: A close view of the 12-in diameter marker on the granite map designating the area of South Dakota where the center of the nation is located. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

By GARY WARREN
Photographer
Formerly of Los Alamos

The geographic center of the country is in Lebanon, Kan. and the center of the nation is in Belle Fourche, S.D. That is a confusing


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Posts From The Road: Shell Creek Canyon On Big Horn Scenic Byway In Wyoming

Red Rocks & Green Pastures: Sheep graze in lush green pastures as the red rocks landscape and Big Horn Mountains rise in the background near Greybull, Wyo. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Redlands: Red rocks and redlands welcome visitors as they approach Shell Creek Canyon on the Big Horn Scenic Byway a few miles east of Greybull, Wyo. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

By GARY WARREN
Photographer
Formerly of Los Alamos

On a trip to Wyoming three years ago we drove a portion of the Bighorn Scenic Byway which crosses the Bighorn Mountains in the north central area of the state. However,


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