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Traffic Alert Update: Fifty To 100 Trees Down On N.M. 4 Between Back Gate And Valles Caldera

on March 13, 2019 - 12:02pm

Traffic Alert Update:

The Los Alamos Police Department is asking motorists to avoid driving roadways adjacent to large forested areas because of high winds and the danger of falling trees.

Fifty to 100 trees are down on N.M. 4 between the back gate and the Valles Caldera National Preserve.

LAPD and the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) are cutting a path through for stranded motorists. Large snow drifts also are present on areas of the roadway.

Traffic crews are receiving multiple reports of downed trees falling into roadways around Los Alamos County, especially those

Canceled: NM 502 – Roadway Reconstruction & Roundabout Public Meeting Due To Weather

on March 13, 2019 - 11:50am

NMDOT News:

The Public Information Meeting on the N.M. 502 – Roadway Reconstruction & Roundabout scheduled for 5 p.m. today has been canceled due to inclement weather.

Downed Trees Throughout Los Alamos Pose Safety Risk

on March 13, 2019 - 9:54am

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos Police Department is asking motorists to avoid driving roadways adjacent to large forested areas because of high winds and the danger of falling trees.

Traffic crews are receiving multiple reports this morning of downed trees falling into roadways, especially those areas near heavily forested lands with large trees such as West Jemez Road, N.M. 502, N.M. 501 and Camp May Road.

Traffic Alert: N.M. 4 Is Closed Near Back Gate!

on March 13, 2019 - 8:37am

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos Police Department has CLOSED N.M. 4 at the Laboratory “back gate” in both directions because of downed trees in the roadway.

N.M. 4 is closed for about a two mile stretch in either direction from the T intersection of W. Jemez Road/N.M. 4 from mile marker 47 to 49. However, the State is highly discouraging any travel along N.M.4 from White Rock to Jemez Springs because of blowing and drifting snow and zero visibility.

Check back to ladailypost.com for updates:

New Mexico Senate Nixes School Bus Air Conditioners After Hot Debate

on March 11, 2019 - 10:12pm
By MILAN SIMONICH
Few issues have fired up the New Mexico Senate this session like a bill to require air conditioning on school buses in hot locales.
 
After a vigorous, hourlong debate Saturday, senators defeated the proposal by a vote of 23-16.
 
Sen. Jeff Steinborn, D-Las Cruces, sponsor of Senate Bill 321, said installing air conditioners on school buses is a matter of public safety. The state is responsible for buying the buses. Drivers and kids are better protected if they are kept comfortable, he said.
 
Skeptical colleagues gave him an earful.

County Notice Of Possible Quorum March 13

on March 9, 2019 - 8:20am

COUNTY News:

Members of the Los Alamos County Council may attend the N.M. 502 Roundabout Public Meeting, 5-6:30 p.m. Monday, March 13 in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge.

A quorum may be present, however, no action will be taken.

Rotary: This Adventure Just Might Change Your Life!

on March 5, 2019 - 11:26pm
ROTARY News:
 
The Rotary Club of Los Alamos is now accepting applications for the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA). Any high school junior may apply to attend RYLA.
 
The Rotary Club is also in the process of contacting high school principals, guidance counselors, youth organizations, and other sources for nominations of RYLA participants.
 
RYLA is a life-changing intensive leadership training program for young men and women where leadership skills and principles are learned, developed and enhanced in an atmosphere of trust and respect.

Residents, Commuters, Urged To Sign Up For Cone Zone Alerts Prior To Road Construction

on March 5, 2019 - 4:43pm

COUNTY News:

Road construction will soon begin on several key projects within the County. One State of New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) project of particular interest to many motorists will begin March 18 when Star Paving Company starts work on the N.M. 502 Reconstruction Project that includes installation of a roundabout at Trinity and Central near the former Hilltop House.

The NMDOT project includes utility installation and roadways reconstruction from Tewa Loop to DP Road, and pavement preservation from DP Road to Knecht Street.

NM 502 Los Alamos Roadway Reconstruction & Roundabout Project Begins March 18

on March 4, 2019 - 7:00pm

Courtesy/NMDOT

NMDOT News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico Department of Transportation and Star Paving Company will begin roadway reconstruction on N.M. 502 from mile post 1.257 to mile post 2.053 in Los Alamos. 

The contractor will begin construction and preparation for detour paving March 18.

Starting March 18, N.M. 502 will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Motorists can expect minor delays 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

NMDOT: Public Meeting On Roundabout March 13

on March 4, 2019 - 6:53pm

Courtesy/NMDOT

NMDOT News:

A public information meeting on the Los Alamos N.M. 502 – Roadway Reconstruction project is set for 5 p.m. Wednesday. March 13 with an Open House in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge, 2132 Central Ave, in downtown Los Alamos.

Public Meeting Purpose: The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) is sponsoring this meeting to discuss the roadway reconstruction improvements to CN 5100650R3 on NM 502 (MP 1.257 to MP 2.053) in Los Alamos County.

Meeting Overview: NMDOT representatives, Souder, Miller & Assoc.

NMDOT Hosts Public Meeting On Roundabout March 13

on March 1, 2019 - 7:14am

Road Repairs On Diamond Drive Start Monday

on February 28, 2019 - 3:44pm

COUNTY News:

Weather Permitting, contract work will begin Monday to patch potholes on Diamond Drive.

Motorists should expect a moving single lane closure indicated by a digital arrow board.

Please slowdown in the work zone and follow all temporary construction signage.

It is anticipated work will be completed by Friday, March 8. Residents with questions are asked to call the County’s Traffic & Streets Division at 505.662.8113 or email lacpw@lacnm.us.

 

Update: Roundabout Installation To Begin March 18

on February 26, 2019 - 9:57am

Update: County workers were busy Monday removing landcaping blocks and doing maintenance on the site that will eventually become the new roundabout where Trinity Drive, Central Avenue and N.M. 502 connect. NMDOT told the Los Alamos Daily Post this morning that it will hold a public meeting March 13 in Los Alamos and installation of the new roundabout is schedule to begin March 18. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Workers on scene today at the site of the upcoming roundabout where Trinity Drive, Central Avenue and N.M. 502 connect. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Section Of Arizona Street Closed Wednesday-Thursday

on February 26, 2019 - 6:55am

DPU News:

Weather permitting, Parker Construction, under contract with Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, will close a section of Arizona Street east of 45 Street at the unpaved water tank access road.

Crews will repair a waterline. The utility work will occur for two days, beginning Wednesday, Feb. 27 through Thursday, Feb. 28. Traffic control devices to close the section of road will be erected each at 8:30 a.m. and removed by 4 p.m. each day.

Access will be maintained to all homes. Properties west of the construction zone will be detoured to 45 St.

New Mexicans Paying High Costs For Poor Roads

on February 24, 2019 - 7:39am
Vehicles head south on Interstate 25 after merging onto the highway in Santa Fe. A new report by The Road Information Program says congested and poor-quality roads statewide cost New Mexico drivers an average of $769 each in lost time and wasted fuel. Among the unfunded but needed projects it cites is an expansion of I-25 between Santa Fe and Bernalillo. Photo by Olivia Harlow/The New Mexican
 
Cars travel under a bridge at the La Cienega exit of Interstate 25 on Wednesday.

Semi Truck Slides Off NM 4 Near White Rock

on February 23, 2019 - 11:22am

LAPD News:

Los Alamos and Santa Fe County police responded to the scene of a semi truck that slid off N.M. 4 this morning between the truck route and White Rock.

Cmdr. Oliver Morris told the Los Alamos Daily Post that no injuries were reported.

He explained that traffic flow was delayed while a large tow truck was called in to hook-up the semi and haul it away.

N.M. 4 is now clear and traffic is moving along at a normal pace.

Utility Work On Arizona Set For 8 a.m. Thursday

on February 20, 2019 - 6:50pm

COUNTY News:

Due to inclement weather, utility work on Arizona Avenue that was scheduled for Tuesday will occur instead Thursday, Feb. 21.

Parker Construction, under contract with Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, will excavate on the south side of Arizona, just east of 45 Street to locate a water leak. 

Traffic will be restricted to one lane Thursday at the construction zone beginning at 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., with two-way traffic accommodated by a flagging operation.

Motorists can expect some delays.

Repairs to the waterline will be scheduled in the upcoming weeks.

Udall, Heinrich, Luján Secure Additional $50 Million To Keep Southwest Chief On Track

on February 18, 2019 - 6:58am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján have announced that their bipartisan measure to provide an additional $50 million in federal funding to help maintain Amtrak train services along the established, long-distance passenger rail route of the Southwest Chief was signed into law as part of the Fiscal Year 2019 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (T-HUD) appropriations bill.
 
The Udall-Heinrich-Luján measure would provide resources for maintenance and safety improvements along the

PEEC: Houseboat Amazon – Four-Month Search For Saki Monkey Feb. 26

on February 17, 2019 - 10:44am
Learn about Dr. Laura Marsh’s four-month expedition in the Amazon rainforest to search for a species of saki monkey at the February Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting. This talk will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. and is free to attend. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
Join the Los Alamos Mountaineers to hear about Dr. Laura Marsh’s four-month expedition into the flooded depths of the Amazon rainforest to search for a saki monkey that had not been seen alive for More than 80 years.
 
Dr. Marsh’s talk is 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Los Alamos Nature Center on Canyon Road.
 
Dr.

Utility Work On Arizona 8 a.m. To 4 p.m. Tuesday

on February 15, 2019 - 4:26pm

COUNTY News:

Parker Construction, under contract with Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, will excavate on the south side of Arizona Avenue just east of 45th Street to locate a water leak.

This investigatory utility work will occur Tue. Feb. 19 only. Traffic will be restricted to one lane at the construction zone beginning at 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., with two-way traffic accommodated by a flagging operation. Motorists can expect some delays.

Repair work to the waterline will be scheduled in the upcoming weeks.

Udall, Heinrich, Luján Announce Nearly $2.5 Million For Rail Runner Safety Upgrades

on February 11, 2019 - 9:17am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján have announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $2,496,842 in federal funding to the Rio Metro Regional Transit District (RTD) to make critical improvements to the New Mexico Rail Runner Express system’s Wi-Fi network that will support full implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) technology, a federally mandated safety system designed to prevent train accidents and derailments.
 
The improved technology is essential to providing a reliable path

Scenes From County Drone Mapping Trinity Drive

on February 9, 2019 - 10:17am

Los Alamos County's Geographical Informational System (GIS) staff manuever a drone Friday at 36th Street and Trinity Drive. County Engineer Eric Martinez said staff were mapping Trinity Drive as a result of a recommendation made during the Jan. 3 Transportation Board meeting.

LAPS: Bus Safety Campaign Starts Monday

on February 9, 2019 - 6:52am
Los Alamos Public Schools bus lot. Courtesy photo
 
LAPS News:
 
Los Alamos Public Schools will kick off its school bus safety campaign Monday. This campaign will encourage drivers in Los Alamos to be extra vigilant and stop when the stop arm is extended.
 
Running the stop arm and flashing red lights of a school bus is not only against the law, it also endangers the safety of students getting on and off the bus.
 
Over the next few weeks, LAPS will be promoting bus safety in the schools and across the community. Los Alamos County is presenting a proclamation to
LAPS naming the week

Local Pharmacist Prepares 7th Volunteer Trip To Haiti

on February 6, 2019 - 8:43am

Haitian child. Photo by Katherine Fry

By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN
Los Alamos

Our beloved local Pharmacist Katherine Fry, also known as Katie, is headed back to Haiti and you have a chance to help.

Fry has volunteered for her seventh trip to do one of the many things she does best, care for her fellow man. Her daily job, as a Smith’s pharmacist comes in handy when she assists those who are ill and caring for the ill, with a path to healing.

On her trip, she will meet many people throughout her short stay and help them with immunizations, medicine and the simple donation of items that fill one’s

NCRTD Earns Third Distinguished Budget Presentation Award From Government Finance Officers Association

on February 3, 2019 - 7:06am
RTD News:
 
For the third consecutive year, the North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its Fiscal Year 2019 budget from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada.
 
According to a statement by the GFOA, “The award represents a significant achievement by the entity. It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.

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