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12-20-09 Update

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By The Staff

View the holiday farolitos

  The Los Alamos County Transportation Division will turn off the power to various streetlights to enhance the viewing of holiday farolitos. The streetlights will be turned off Thursday and Friday and will be restored on Saturday.

  For safety purposes, the Transportation Division requests that all vehicles and trailers be moved to off street parking during the full period that lights will be off. If this is not possible, it is recommended that the vehicles and trailers be silhouetted by farolitos. Due to the limited sight visibility during the viewing, drivers are requested to travel the viewing areas at no faster than 15 miles per hour.

  The streets that will be affected: Barranca Mesa; Barranca Road, Los Pueblos (including side streets), San Juan, Totavi, Navajo Road; North Mesa: Camino Redondo, Camino Medio, Cumbres Patio; White Rock: Canada Way, Canaday Circle, Balboa Drive, Alhambra Drive, Barcelona, Brighton Drive, Briston Place.

Council to hold special meting

  The Los Alamos County Council will hold a special meeting Monday at noon to consider a memorandum of agreement with the Forest Service, and the Pueblos of San Ildefonso and Santa Clara.  

  The agreement addresses potential adverse effects to the historic properties associated with the conveyance of the water   system land to the county.

Among other provisions, the memorandum spells out the responsibilities of the county, including nominating of the historic properties to the New Mexico Official Register of Cultural Properties.

   The memorandum was related to a Sept. 27, 2006 settlement act between the parties that transferred the land to the county and provided public access and an easement to the Pueblo de San Ildefonso for access to the water system land.

Wells to hold book signing

   Katherine Wells, petroglyph preservationist, teacher and artist, will sign her new book, “Life on the Rocks: One Woman’s Adventures in Petroglyph Preservation,” at 1:30 p.m. today at Otowi Station. Wells will also speak about her work in petroglyph preservation at 11:30 a.m. today at the Unitarian Church.