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Posts From The Road: Tyler State Park In Texas

Mist Fog: On the afternoon of our arrival, the weather was misty and foggy. It was not conducive to many outdoor activities but did create some interesting photos around the lake. Fortunately for us the weather cleared overnight and we woke up to sunny skies the next morning. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com
 
 
By GARY WARREN
Photographer
Formerly of Los Alamos 
 
Tyler State Park is a state park in Texas located about 100 miles east of Dallas near the town of Tyler.
 
The centerpiece of the park is a small lake, which provides fishing and many other water activities.

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Still Time To Sign Up For 8th Grade Washington Trip

 
LAMS News:
 
It’s not too late to sign up for the 8th grade Los Alamos Middle School trip to Washington, D.C. next March.
 
The deadline for sign up has been extended until Dec. 13. Although it may be possible to sign up after Dec. 13, it might be difficult to secure an airline ticket.
 
Airline seats are more difficult to obtain for large groups because of the grounding of the 737 planes. Visit worldstrides.com/signup and use TRIP ID 173688 to secure a spot on this 36-year Los Alamos Middle School tradition and highly educational experience.
 
For more information,

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Announces $11.2 Million In Grants To Revitalize New Mexico’s Bus Infrastructure

USDOT News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will award $423 million in transit infrastructure grants nationwide to improve the safety and reliability of America’s bus systems and enhance mobility for transit riders.
 
Two projects in New Mexico will receive $11.2 million from FTA’s Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program. A list of the selected projects is available online.
 
“Public bus systems throughout the country provide millions of Americans access to jobs, healthcare,

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LANL: Should Santa Deliver By Drone?

A promising solution to coordinated vehicle/drone delivery to a grid of locations. The black curves are the routes the truck follows at 5 meters per second, and the blue lines inticate the route a drone takes while flying at 25 meters per second. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • A new routing algorithm anticipates the day trucks and drones cooperate to drop packages at your doorstep quickly and efficiently

Santa has always run a one-sleigh operation, but a new analysis could help him speed deliveries and save energy, if he ever decided to add a drone to his route.

“People have considered combinations


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County Issues Winter Driving Safety Tips

COUNTY News:

Winter weather is here and Los Alamos County would like to remind residents of some important safety considerations for motorists to take in order to make their travel as safe as possible. 

Motorists are encouraged to equip their vehicles with chains and/or snow tires and carry a container of sand and a shovel in their vehicle.

Additionally, motorists should make sure their vehicle is ready for winter driving by insuring the washer fluid reservoir is topped off with washer fluid that is winter rated, the windshield wipers are functional and working properly, the defroster


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‘Take A Ride On Us’ This Thanksgiving Holiday

NMDOT News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Celebrate the Holidays with a safe ride home. 

The New Mexico Department of Transportation, is committed to ending DWI. NMDOT is partnering with Bernalillo County, the city of Albuquerque, Cumulus radio stations and Uber to support “Take a Ride on Us”.

A single Uber credit of up to $10 will be offered in the Bernalillo County metro area beginning at noon Wednesday, Nov. 27 through 3 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2.

Two thousand rides will be available for the Thanksgiving “Take a Ride on Us” program under the Uber app, using the code: ABQTURKEY19. Tips are not included and refunds


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Scenes From Los Alamos High School Students Attending Journalism Conference In Washington, D.C.

Los Alamos High School teacher Kimberly Engelking photographs her LAHS yearbook students Thursday morning on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. The students are attending a journalism conference in Washington, D.C. Photo by James R.Mountain/valleydailypost.com

Los Alamos High School yearbook students attending a journalism conference gather for a photo  Friday in Washington, D.C. Photo by James R.Mountain/valleydailypost.com


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Posts From The Road: Black Canyon Of Gunnison National Park … Steep, Deep And Narrow

Wide View: The vista from a viewpoint on the rim of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park near Montrose, Colo. shows the massive rock formations that make up the canyon walls. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Gunnison River: The Gunnison River carved this canyon over millions of years. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

 

 
By GARY WARREN
Photographer
Formerly of Los Alamos

The Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is located in western Colorado near the town of Montrose.

The area was designated a national monument in 1933 and then upgraded to a national park


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Cone Zone: Final Update Of 2019 Construction Season

COUNTY News:

This is the final update from the Los Alamos County Public Works/Traffic Division on road projects for the 2019 construction season.

N.M. 502 Road Construction/Roundabout:

No changes to detours – same as last week. Star Paving will not be working on Thanksgiving or the day after Thanksgiving.

Eastbound traffic will continue to use 4th Street to Central Avenue and back to N.M. 502.

Westbound traffic will continue to use Central Avenue to Knecht Street and back onto N.M. 502.


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Scenes From Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Tour

Scene from a recent visit to the Abiquiú Inn, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, home and studio tour and Abiquiú Inn Cafe. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs
 
The walk through with garden tools hanging on the wall at the Georgia O’Keeffe home in Abiquiú. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs
 
 
By NANCY ANN HIBBS
Los Alamos

We discovered a great way to spend a beautiful fall morning during a mini-adventure to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and home and studio tour in Abiquiú.

The O’Keeffe home and studio reflect a blend of Native American and Spanish Colonial building styles, regional architectural traditions dating


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