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  • Air service open house set for Friday

     Air service open house set for Friday

    Transportation > Commuter flights to take off Monday


    The Los Alamos County Airport is hosting an open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and featuring tours of the Cessna Caravan, a nine-seat turboprop aircraft —one of New Mexico Airlines’ fleet that will be providing commercial air service between Los Alamos and Albuquerque beginning Monday.  

    “Once people see the plane and gain an understanding of how reliable it is, they will not be able to resist choosing a $49, 20-minute flight to the Sunport over a two-hour drive and parking fees,” says Airport Manager Peter Soderquist. 

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  • Power outage affects 20 customers

    A transformer failure caused a small power outage in the 600 block of San Ildefonso area on Tuesday afternoon from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. according to reports from the Los Alamos Dept. of Public Utilities. 

    Full power was restored to the 20  affected customers by 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

  • Update 04-03-13

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will begin its budget hearings at 7 p.m. April 15 in council chambers.

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    Historic board

    The Fuller Lodge/Historic Districts Advisory Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the Curtis Room of Fuller Lodge.

    County web page

    As part of the upcoming move to the new Municipal Building, the County’s Information Management staff will be bringing down the server that hosts the County’s losalamosnm.us webpage. The server will be down at 5 p.m. on Friday and the webpage will be temporarily unavailable for a few hours while the server is physically moved to its new location in the new building.

  • NMDOT OKs Trinity Drive roundabout

    The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) announced this week that it is ready to move forward with a revised proposed alternative for N.M.502/Trinity Drive between Knecht Street and Arroyo Lane. The plan includes a roundabout at the intersection with Central Avenue.

    According to a NMDOT’s press release, “a roundabout will improve traffic flow and safety at this intersection.” Another factor in the department’s decision was that the majority of public comment supported the roundabout alternative.

    Los Alamos County Public Works Director Philo Shelton took issue with one statement in the NMDOT press release, which reads, “Under the revised proposed alternative, N.M. 502/Trinity Drive will be converted to two eastbound lanes along the entire corridor with currently planned construction of these two lanes ending just east of Arroyo Lane.”

    “This may lead some people to believe the entire corridor will be converted to two lanes. We do not have enough funding to do the entire corridor,” Shelton said. “The eastbound corridor will be converted to two lanes between Knecht and Arroyo Lane. The road will narrow to one lane just east of Arroyo Lane.”

  • Young woman injured in car accident

    An 18-year-old woman was driving down North Road Wednesday morning when the windows in her Nissan Sentra reportedly fogged up, causing her to veer into a parked Chevrolet truck. She was transported to the hospital for injuries. No other information was made available regarding the extent of injuries or her condition.