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Los Alamos National Laboratory On 2-Hour Delay

on December 7, 2018 - 7:28am

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory is on a delayed start.

Employees should report to work between 10-10:30 a.m. today.

Los Alamos Public Schools On 2-Hour Delay Today

on December 7, 2018 - 7:17am

Courtesy/LAPS

Winter Storm To Impact NM Tonight Through Saturday

on December 6, 2018 - 8:07pm

Courtesy/NWS

Courtesy/NWS

NWS News:

The National Weather Service reports that a storm system will bring winter weather impacts to portions of New Mexico starting tonight and lasting into Saturday.

Ice accumulations may cause significant travel impacts and isolated power outages, especially across east-central and southeast New Mexico. Winter Weather Advisories have been issued for portions of New Mexico as a result.

Key Impacts:

  • Significant travel impacts possible for parts of east-Significant travel impacts possible for parts of east-central and southeast New Mexico from ice

Oops...

on December 3, 2018 - 7:57am

It appears a motorist had an unfortunate encounter with the American Legion sign spotted Saturday on Trinity Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

NIJ Examines Ways To Improve Officer Safety In Vehicles And On Roadways

on December 1, 2018 - 5:41am
DOJ News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. The Office of Justice Programs’ National Institute of Justice has published an article examining the results of two projects; one that studied the circumstances behind law enforcement line-of-duty deaths in vehicle crashes and roadside incidents and a second report that conducted an evaluation of an enhanced vehicle safety program.
 
The research is the result of a ten-year collaboration between NIJ and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, which seeks ways to improve officer safety on the roadways.
 
More information about the

State Police Conduct Sobriety Checkpoints And Saturation Patrols Across New Mexico In December

on November 28, 2018 - 5:51am
NMSP News:
 
New Mexico State Police will conduct sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols and registration, insurance and driver's license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of December.
 
NMSP are bringing awareness to these events in an effort to reduce alcohol related fatalities through continued media attention and intensive advertising. These checkpoints are helping to change society's attitude about drinking and driving.
 
Hundreds of lives could be saved each year if every driver had the courage to make the right decision not to drink and drive.

Asphalt Repair Work On Iris Moved To Wednesday

on November 27, 2018 - 4:01pm

Update: Due to unforeseen circumstances with the asphalt plant, the repair on Iris Street is re-scheduled for Wednesday.

COUNTY News:

Crews with the Los Alamos County Public Works Department will repair asphalt displaced during recent utility work on Iris Street.

Work is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Note: Parking on Iris Street is prohibited until work is complete.

Full access to Iris Street will be restored by late afternoon Tuesday.

Direct questions or concerns to the Public Works Department at 505.662.8150 or email lacpw@lacnm.us.

East Jemez Road/NM 4 Intersection May Be Modified

on November 22, 2018 - 7:52am
Conceptual design plan of one of the options for the intersection at East Jemez Road and N.M. 4. Courtesy image
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Traffic accidents and long lines of cars alternating between shuffling forward and braking are a common occurrence at the intersection of East Jemez Road and N.M. 4.
 
The NNSA Los Alamos Field Office is addressing these issues as well as improving transportation of transuranic waste to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad.
 
A proposed option is currently being pursued by the field office.

Red Cross Tips For Safer Thanksgiving Holiday

on November 17, 2018 - 10:19am
 RED CROSS News:
 
PHOENIX, Ariz. — Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and millions of people will soon take to the road and kitchen to share the holiday with loved ones.
 
Because Thanksgiving is a peak time for congested travel and home cooking fires, the American Red Cross asks everyone to follow the steps below to help stay safe this holiday.
 
COOKING SAFETY
 
Each year, Thanksgiving is one of the leading days for home cooking fires.

Traffic Alert: Utility Work On Iris Street Monday

on November 16, 2018 - 6:02pm

Traffic Alert:

Natural gas crews with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities will repair a gas line on Iris Street, just west of the 9th Street intersection behind the Los Alamos County Municipal Building.

Work is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and wrap up by 4 p.m. Monday.

Crews will excavate a section of road to repair the gas line on the south side of Iris behind the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

Iris will be blocked to all traffic between the tennis courts and Aspen Apartments, just west of 9th Street.

RTD Blue Buses Thanksgiving Closures

on November 16, 2018 - 3:00pm
RTD News:
 
The North Central Regional Transit District’s RTD "Blue Buses" will not be in operation Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22 and 23 in recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday. However, the 255 Mountain Trail to Ski Santa Fe WILL operate both days.
 
The RTD Mountain Trail will transition to its Winter Schedule beginning Thanksgiving Day to coincide with the season open at Ski Santa Fe.
 
The Mountain Trail bus provides seven roundtrips on weekends and three roundtrips, Monday through Friday from stops around downtown Santa Fe to the Santa Fe National Forest and Ski Santa Fe.

Comments Sought On State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)

on November 16, 2018 - 5:54am
NMDOT News:
 
SANTA FE The public is invited to comment on the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s 5th Amendment to the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).
 
The program will serve as a four year plan for the state’s federal aid highway program.
 
The STIP contains proposed road and bridge projects and is required under the federal legislation. Projects on the list are on federal and state highways (i.e. Interstates, US or NM routes).
 
The NMDOT has posted the 2018-2023 STIP amendment on the internet asking for public comment until Dec.

Traffic Alert: Intermittent Lane Closure / Flagging Operations / Sidewalk Closure Nov. 19-21 at 614 Trinity

on November 14, 2018 - 10:47am

Traffic Alert:

Flagging operations will commence 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday Nov. 19 to Wednesday Nov. 21, while crews close lanes of traffic for underground utility work and repairs at 614 Trinity Dr.

Motorists and pedestrians are urged to slow down and proceed through the work zones with caution.

Road Work On Jemez Ranger District

on November 11, 2018 - 7:43pm

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – The USDA Forest Service will be installing cattle guards on Forest Road 105 (Sulfur Creek Road) and Forest Road 106 (Thompson Ridge Road) during the week of Nov. 12. 

These roads will be impassible from approximately 9:30 a.m. to no later than 5 p.m. when this work is being conducted.

Anticipated schedule and locations:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 14 - Forest Road 105, just north of the Elk Valley residential development; and
  • Thursday, Nov. 15 - Forest Road 106, just north of the junction of Forest Roads 105 and 106, which will impact the Thompson Ridge residential development.

RTD Veterans Holiday Closure Nov. 12

on November 8, 2018 - 5:10pm
RTD News:
 
The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has announced that the RTD “Blue Buses,” will not be in service Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of the Veterans Day holiday, however the 255 Mountain Trail will operate.
 
The 255 Mountain Trail and the 305 Taos Express will both operate Sunday, Nov. 11.
 
The NCRTD thanks and honors all veterans for the time they served and the sacrifices they, and their families, made for our country!

Traffic Alert: 3-Car Crash On Trinity Near Alpine Dental ... Minor Injuries ... East/West Traffic Down To One Lane

on November 6, 2018 - 4:56pm

There is a 3-car crash with minor to no injuries underway on Trinity Drive near Alpine Dental, east of Los Alamos Medical Center. Police are urging motorists to approach the area with caution as Trinity Drive is down to one lane in both eastbound and westbound directions. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/ladailypost.com

Scene from 3-car crash with minor to no injuries underway on Trinity Drive near Alpine Dental, east of Los Alamos Medical Center. Police are urging motorists to approach the area with caution as Trinity Drive is down to one lane in both eastbound and westbound directions.

County Parking Lot Closed For Striping Project Today

on November 4, 2018 - 2:41pm

Striping is underway today in the parking lot at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building. All three entrances to the lot are closed during this process. Photo by Carol A. Clarkladailypost.com

Rio Arriba Issues Winter Storm Warning: Heavy Snow

on October 30, 2018 - 7:11am

Rio Arriba Emergency Services News:

A fast moving storm system will deliver a quick burst of winter weather to northern New Mexico this evening through Wednesday in Rio Arriba County.

Rain and high terrain snow showers will develop along a cold front entering northern New Mexico later today. Rain will change to snow over the northern high terrain and the Northeast Highlands and Plains as colder air overspreads the region tonight.

The heaviest snowfall accumulations are expected over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Raton Pass.

Traffic Alert UPDATE: Postponed - US 84/285 Reduced To One Lane At Nambe

on October 29, 2018 - 9:35am

UPDATE: Contractor will not be working today due to equipment repairs needed. Road construction will resume Tuesday, Oct. 30.

Traffic Alert:

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) has announced the road closure today of U.S. 84/285 from mile marker 181 to mile marker 183, at the intersection of CR 109 north of Nambe.

U.S. 84/285 northbound and southbound lanes will be reduced to one lane. The contractor will be paving the northbound lanes from CR 109 to NM 503 at Nambe and then move to the southbound lanes from NM 503 to CR 109.

Motorists can expect delays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Deputy Injured In Crash With Suspected Drunk Driver

on October 27, 2018 - 10:36am

Laverne Mondragon

ESPANOLA – At around 7 p.m. Thursday, the New Mexico State Police investigated a crash involving a Rio Arriba Sheriff’s Office (RASO) deputy on U.S. Highway 84 near milepost 204.

The initial investigation indicated that a deputy with RASO was traveling north on U.S. 84 around the mile post 204 north of Espanola. A Nissan sedan driven by Laverne Mondragon, 42, of Espanola failed to yield to oncoming traffic and pulled out in front of the deputy as she turned from a private driveway onto U.S. 84. The deputy took evasive action to avoid the crash and the vehicles collided.

State Police Announces Checkpoints And Saturation Patrols In Counties Across State In November

on October 26, 2018 - 4:20pm

NMSP News:

STATEWIDE  – State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints; saturation patrols; and registration, insurance and driver's license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of November 2018

We are bringing awareness to these events in an effort to reduce alcohol related fatalities through continued media attention and intensive advertising. These checkpoints are helping to change society's attitude about drinking and driving.

Hundreds of lives could be saved each year if every driver had the courage to make the right decision not to drink and drive.

  • Who: New

Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Votes To Support Continued Funding For Blue Bus Service

on October 25, 2018 - 4:05pm

RCLC News:

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) voted last Friday, during its monthly board meeting, to formally acknowledge how important it is to continue funding for the North Central Region Transit District (NCRTD), and passed a resolution expressing its support for the reauthorization of the 1/8 of 1 percent increment in local gross receipts taxes in Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Rio Arriba and Taos counties.

The measure is on this year’s ballot in all four counties.

The Most Haunted City In New Mexico? ... Clayton!

on October 25, 2018 - 9:28am

A spooky shadow spotted one dark and dreary night on a street in Clayton. Courtesy/NMT

STATE News:

  • New Mexico True Unveils List of Haunted Spots, Ghost Towns and More
  • Which City is the Most Haunted in New Mexico? Clayton

SANTA FE – With a rich Wild West history and more than 1,000 sites on the National Register of Historic Places, there is no question that New Mexico has its fair share of haunted spots.

From ghost towns to ghost tours, the lore of this hallowed history has proven to be a lure for tourists, so the New Mexico Tourism Department set out to determine which towns, villages and

Curb & County Owned Parking Lot Striping Oct. 29

on October 25, 2018 - 9:12am

Curb and County owned parking lot striping begins Monday. Courtesy image

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Traffic and Streets Division is working with contractor Accu-stripe who will be painting curbs and County owned parking lots starting 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29 and ending by 5 p.m. each day.

The project will take approximately two weeks to complete.

Streets and parking lots:

STREETS                                                       PARKING LOTS

35th St                                                             Aquatic Center

40th/41st St. Loop off Sandia Dr.

Double Fatal Head-On Crash in Grant County

on October 25, 2018 - 8:51am

NMSP News:

GRANT COUNTY Around 2:41 p.m. Tuesday, New Mexico State Police investigated a double fatal crash involving four vehicles on N.M. 26 near Mile Post 12 between Hatch and Deming.

The initial investigation indicated a 2016 Toyota passenger car was traveling east on N.M. 26 following behind a 2004 Toyota Van pulling a flatbed trailer with a Jeep on it. The Toyota car began to pass the Toyota Van pulling the Jeep.

The 2016 Toyota was traveling east in the single westbound lane when it collided head on with a Dodge Charger that was traveling west in the westbound lane of N.M. 26.

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