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Comments Sought On State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)

on November 16, 2018 - 5:54am
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/

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.

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


  • 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


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.

Maggiore: NCRTD Connects Communities, Provides Access To Opportunity For All

on October 23, 2018 - 1:26pm
Los Alamos County Councilor

Having grown up in Los Alamos, I can remember when we did not have public transit in Los Alamos County—let alone a well-functioning regional system like the North Central Regional Transit District (RTD or the Blue Bus)—and as a kid, my community was smaller because of the lack of transit. While White Rock and Los Alamos are nearby, I was not always afforded the option of easily traveling back and forth between the two communities on my own to visit friends, explore events, or immerse myself in the community.

Now, our youth have that

Update: US 84/285 Reopens To Normal Traffic Flow

on October 23, 2018 - 1:09pm

SFCSO News Alert Update:

The Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office has announced that U.S. 84/285 is reopened to normal traffic flow between Cuyamunge and Camel Rock.

Traffic Alert: US 84/285 Southbound Traffic Diverted

on October 23, 2018 - 12:14pm

SFCSO News Alert:

The Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office has issued a traffic alert advising mortorists that the southbound traffic on U.S. 84/285 between Cuyamunge and Camel Rock, is being diverted onto the frontage road due to traffic accident.

The SFCSO urges motorists to proceed with caution in area.

Microseal Project In White Rock Begins Thursday

on October 23, 2018 - 9:53am
IPR, Limited crews will start the microseal project beginning Thursday on Rover Boulevard at Grand Canyon Drive heading toward Meadow Lane in White Rock.
They will continue down Meadow Lane looping toward Grand Canyon Drive. The project stops at Grand Canyon on Meadow Lane. Crews will be working 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily. All work should be completed by Oct. 29, weather permitting.
During the application, one lane will be closed allowing for one way traffic via a flagging operation.

Los Alamos Mountaineers: Talk On Adventures In East Greenland At Nature Center Tuesday Evening

on October 22, 2018 - 6:12pm

Learn about Eiichi Fukushima’s adventures in East Greenland at the Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting beginning by 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. This talk is free open to the public. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The community is invited to attend the Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting and hear about Eiichi Fukushima’s trip to East Greenland in 1971.

This presentation is free and open to the public and starts at 7:15 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center on Canyon Road. The Mountaineers’ regular meeting begins at 7 p.m. and covers information about upcoming outings.

Utility Work On Central Avenue Thursday

on October 17, 2018 - 4:09pm


Natural gas crews with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities will repair a gas line near in front of the Bradbury Science Museum 15th Street on Central Avenue.

Work is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. and wrap up by 4 p.m. Thursday. Motorists should expect some traffic delays.

Crews will excavate a small section of road to repair a gas line on the north side of Central Ave., just east of 15th Street. in front of the Bradbury Museum’s west driveway. The east driveway will remain open for patrons of the museum and other offices at 1350 Central Ave.

Through westbound traffic

U.S. 84/285 Pojoaque Bridge Rehabilitation Northbound Lane Closures & NM 502 Northbound Ramp Closure

on October 17, 2018 - 3:53pm


SANTA FE The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) continues bridge rehabilitation work on U.S. 84/285 at mile marker 181.00 in Pojoaque near Cities of Gold Casino.

Today through Thursday – U.S. 84/285 northbound lanes at the Pojoaque Bridge will be reduced to one lane. This closure will remain in effect 24 hours a day until Thursday. All U.S. 84/285 northbound lanes will be Re-Opened Thursday.

Today through – N.M. 502 on-ramp to U.S. 84/285 northbound will be CLOSED. Traffic will be detoured to Cities of Gold Rd. to access U.S. 84/285 northbound. N.M.

Microseal Project In White Rock Begins Oct. 23

on October 16, 2018 - 5:02pm


Crews from IPR, Limited will begin a microseal project Monday, Oct. 23 on Rover Boulevard/Meadow Lane Loop between the Grand Canyon Drive/Rover intersection and the Grand Canyon Drive/Meadow Lane intersection.

Crews will be working 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. All work should be completed by Oct. 28, weather permitting.

During the application, one lane will be closed allowing for one-way traffic via a flagging operation. It is expected that the coating will cure enough to cross within 25-30 minutes and can accept full traffic 1-2 hours after the application is completed.


Letter To The Editor: Support Regional Transit GRT Reauthorization

on October 14, 2018 - 6:30pm
Los Alamos County Councilor

The citizens of four counties, including Los Alamos, voted in 2008 to authorize a 1/8 percen Gross Receipts Tax (GRT) increment to support regional mass transit. Although no ending date was voted upon, these counties imposed a Jan. 1, 2024 sunset date.

On this November’s ballot, we are asked to reauthorize the tax by removing the sunset date. I strongly support a yes vote to continue the high value transit services that it provides. For people here who don’t have a car or the ability to drive, good transit service is a lifeline.

All tax

LAPS Issues Information On Delayed Start, School Cancellation And Early Dismissal Due To Snow

on October 14, 2018 - 6:21pm

LAPS Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus

Greetings from the Superintendent's Desk:

This message contains information about delayed start, school cancellation, or early dismissal due to snow or ice for the Los Alamos Public Schools.

With today's winter storm warning, LAPS has tuned-up all snow removal equipment and we have a crew reporting early Monday morning.  

Announcements, usually by 5:30 a.m., will be sent via the media, district web page, LAPS School Messenger, and information lines.

  • Aspen Elementary 663-2277
  • Barranca Mesa Elementary 663-2732
  • Chamisa Elementary 663-2472
  • Mountain

SFNF Hosts Glorieta Rock Art Tour Oct. 20

on October 14, 2018 - 4:55am
SFNF Site Stewards lead an exploration Oct.20 of two unusual horizontal rock art panels on Glorieta Mesa. Courtesy/SFNF
SFNF News:
SANTA FE  Join the Santa Fe National Forest Site Stewards to explore two unusual horizontal rock art panels on Glorieta Mesa.
The petroglyphs are unique in both design and location. Both panels are easily accessible, but the trip will require carpooling in high-clearance vehicles. Sunscreen, snacks, water and closed-toe shoes are recommended. The Glorieta Rock Tour is free and open to the public.
The tour begins at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct.