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    For more information about the projects listed below, email lacpw@lacnm.us, call

    662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at losalamosnm.us.


    Pavement Preservation — Fog sealing continues in Quemazon and Western Area

    Fog sealing operations will continue in Quemazon on Monday finishing with fog sealing the full length of Quemazon Road. Crews will then move to Western Area: Ridgeway, 47th — Trinity to Ridgeway, 49th and the upper Trinity/Sandia loop.

    Flyers will be distributed 48 hours in advance of construction beginning in the various areas. Review the information in the flyer carefully and ensure that vehicles are parked off-street. Use caution in the work zone and try to avoid the wet asphalt.

    Work will continue in the townsite and White Rock over the next three to four weeks. This process is weather dependent and rain could easily cause schedule adjustments.

    Eastern Area 2 Concrete, Paving and Utility Project — Phase 1
    Fifth Street between Myrtle and Canyon is closed.

    Work continues on Myrtle between 9th Street and 15th Street. This section of Myrtle is closed to through traffic with flagging operations during the day and two-way traffic at night.

  • Bandelier revives annual Fall Fiesta

    Bandelier National Monument is reviving the annual Fall Fiesta so visitors may enjoy Pueblo and Hispanic cultural demonstrations, games, traditional dancing and arts at the park. The Fiesta was not held in 2011 due to recovery efforts from the Las Conchas Fire and subsequent flooding. This year the event is set for Sept. 29.

    The Fiesta theme is “Celebrating Nature through Art and Culture.” Events will take place from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Entry to Bandelier will be free that day, which is National Public Lands Day.

    Bandelier National Monument is making an effort to reach people from Hispanic communities in the area to invite them to the event, which is the final stop of a month-long scavenger hunt for youth from neighboring communities.

  • The Black Hole Set to Close

    The Black Hole is the store that made Cold War and Manhattan Project technology, gizmos and lab surplus available to anyone who had a few bucks in their pocket.  

    Now, after years of being woven into the unique fabric of Los Alamos, the iconic outlet will close its doors for good sometime in late September, said the store’s president, Barbara Grothus. 

    The store was operated for years by Barbara’s father, noted anti-nuclear activist Ed Grothus. Ed passed away in 2009, and ever since, it’s become increasingly difficult for his children to juggle demands of the business, as they have been busy with their own lives.

  • Reiss tackles another challenge

    Following three hours of opening statements, grilling by council and three rounds of votes, Rick Reiss was appointed to fill the council seat vacated by Ron Selvage in early August. 

    In his three-minute statement, Reiss said he stood out like a sore thumb among candidates with degrees in areas such as nuclear engineering and medicine. Rather than working for Los Alamos National Laboratory, Reiss is a small businessman who provides research and office space to LANL and its contractors. 

    “I’m so hands on that I mow the grass at Entrada Business Park, a development where I own lots. I change light bulbs and air filters at 999 Central, a building I developed and manage and owe a lot of money on.” Reiss said. “I am the little guy. I can’t delegate to others, because there are no others in my organization.”

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  • Raw Video: High Water Rescue in Arizona

    Several drivers had to be pulled from their vehicles around Phoenix by fire crews.The National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings Friday for parts of Maricopa County, which includes Phoenix. Video silent from source.

  • Hilltoppers fall at Farmington 28-0

    Los Alamos coach Garrett Williams was anxious to see how his Hilltoppers would fare on the big stage.

    The Toppers, fresh off a big win against in Pojoaque in their season opener, hit the road to take on Farmington, which also opened with a mercy-rule win against Gallup.

    It would be a good test for Los Alamos. 

    As it turned out, the Toppers have some work to do. Farmington’s defense shut down Los Alamos and Essiel Carrasco scored on two long touchdown runs en route to a 28-0 victory Friday night.

  • Raw Video: Md. Trooper Hit by Truck

    Maryland State Police say a trooper is recovering from being hit by a tractor-trailer as he stood along Interstate 70 near Hagerstown. A spokesman said Friday that Trooper David Avila suffered shoulder, back and leg injuries.