Posts From The Road: County Fairs And Festivals

Flying High: The carnival rides at the Mesa County Fair and Rodeo in Grand Junction, Colo. were a popular attraction for many. Seen are the Ferris wheel and the high swing ride with the clouds forming in the background at sunset. Photo by Gary Warren/

Alien Encounter: Another popular ride in Grand Junction was the Starship ride which featured some alien figures from another world. The colors and sounds from each of the rides attracted many participants during the event. Photo by Gary Warren/

Formerly of Los Alamos

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Los Alamos Historical Society Extends Reservation Deadline For Bus Tour To Trinity Site

Los Alamos Historical Society News:

Space is still available on the Oct. 14-15 Los Alamos Historical Society unique Bus Tour to Trinity Site.

The deadline for reservations is now Aug. 31. For those who just never seem to get there on their own, this is the way to go.

Besides being great fun, participation also helps support the Los Alamos Historical Society, a local non-profit.

Trip details and reservations can be found here.

For assistance, call the History Museum office at 505.662.6272 or Georgia at 505.662.3965 ot email

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Purgatory Resort: Weekend Operations Begin Sunday

Courtesy/Purgatory Resort


As summer is winding down and fall is just around the corner, Purgatory Resort announces weekend operations beginning Sunday, Aug. 14.

The resort will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, Aug. 20 to Oct. 2, plus Labor Day.

Purgatory offers a range of family-friendly attractions, including the area’s only lift-served mountain bike park, alpine slide and Inferno mountain coaster.

Purgatory will continue to host free live music every weekend and signature events like the Mushroom and Wine Dinner or test your mettle at the Trail Party Enduro Read More

State Agencies Partner To Make New Mexico Roads Safer


SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMDGF) have released the final Wildlife Corridors Action Plan (Plan).

The Plan has been prepared to minimize wildlife-vehicle collisions and increase motorist safety in accordance with New Mexico Senate Bill 228, the Wildlife Corridors Act.

The Act, signed into law by New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham in 2019, directed the NMDOT and the NMDGF to develop the Plan for NMDOT roads statewide. The Plan identifies wildlife-vehicle collision hotspots Read More

LAPD Reminder: Motorists Must Stop When School Bus Flashing Red Lights Are Activated

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department (LAPD) would like to remind motorists that vehicles must stop when the flashing red lights of a school bus are activated, and children are loading and unloading.

Vehicles driving in both directions must come to a complete stop, 10 feet before the school bus, when the red lights are activated.

Students return to Los Alamos Public Schools, Wednesday Aug. 10, and officers will be on patrol throughout the school year strictly enforcing this motor vehicle violation.

Los Alamos Public Schools recently purchased and installed cameras on the school bus stop Read More

SFNF Temporarily Closes Segment Of FR 376 For Safety

SFNF has temporarily closed a segment of FR 376 on the Jemez Ranger District to protect the public  from fallen rock and debris impacting the Gilman Tunnels. Courtesy/SFNF

View of fallen rock along the Gilman Tunnels on FR 376. Courtesy/SFNF

SFNF News:

SANTA FE — The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) has implemented a temporary closure for a segment of Forest Road (FR) 376 on the Jemez Ranger District to protect public health and safety from rock and debris fall impacting the Gilman Tunnels.

Monsoonal weather patterns and the subsequent runoff have made it an immediate public safety issue. Road Read More

LAPS Reminds Drivers To Stop For School Buses

LAPS News:

The first day of school for the 2022-2023 school year is Wednesday, Aug. 10. The Los Alamos Public Schools Transportation Department would like to remind drivers to stop for a school bus that is stopped with its red lights flashing.

“We want to do everything we can to ensure the safety of students on or near the school bus. Once students start to walk away from the bus, it is essential that the public stop when the lights are flashing and the stop arm is out to ensure the safety of our students,” LAPS Transportation Director Keith Rosenbaum said.

Drivers also should never pass a bus that is stopped Read More

Posts From the Road: Greycliff Mill

Greycliff Mill: This is the view when driving onto the Greycliff Mill property in Greycliff, Mont. The main building on the grounds is the mill itself, which also houses a coffee shop and seating where visitors are encouraged to stay awhile. In the background are the grey cliffs, for which the town and mill are named. Photo by Gary Warren/

Water Wheel: The water wheel is located on the side of the Greycliff Mill. Water flows through a wooden trough from the water tank in the back of the building to power the wheel. Photo by Gary Warren/

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Cone Zone: Week Of Aug. 8, 2022


Public Works Projects: 

The projects listed in this section are being managed by County Public Works staff through contractors.

For more information, please e-mail, call 505.662.8150 or visit the “Projects/Public Works” link.

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.

Canyon Road Reconstruction

TLC Plumbing and Utility, under contract with the Los Alamos County Public Works Department has completed Read More