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Affordable Housing Projects On DP Road Slated To Begin This Month

on January 9, 2020 - 4:09pm
A rendering of the affordable apartment complex planned for development on DP Road. Courtesy/LAC

 

Community Development Department Director Paul Andrus

 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

This coming year will see a lot of building activity on DP Road. The two affordable housing projects – Canyon Walk and The Bluffs apartment complexes – are slated to begin construction.

Los Alamos County Community Development Director Paul Andrus told the Los Alamos Daily Post Friday that grading work by Bethel Developments, Inc.

CDC Tips For Staying Safe Inside And Out This Winter

on January 1, 2020 - 6:32am
Tips for staying warm during a winter storm. Courtesy photo
 

CDC News:

Winter storms are dangerous. They can bring cold temperatures, power failures, loss of communication services and icy roads.

This can make being outside dangerous, so you should limit your time outside. Although staying indoors as much as possible can help reduce the risk of car crashes and falls on the ice, you may also face hazards inside your home.

Stay Safe Indoors:

Protect yourself and your loved ones during a winter storm. Take extra steps to make sure you heat your home safely, and follow the tips below.

Heat your home

Prepare For Winter Storms; Extremely Cold Weather

on December 31, 2019 - 3:42pm

Winter storm. Courtesy/CDC

CDC News:

During extremely cold weather or winter storms, staying warm and safe can be a challenge. Winter storms can bring cold temperatures, power failures, loss of communication services, and icy roads.

To keep yourself and your loved ones safe, you should know how to prepare your home and your car before a winter storm hits.

According to FEMA , more than 60 percent of people do not have an emergency plan that they have discussed with their household. Here are 5 simple things you can do to start your Emergency Action Plan :

Your Plan

  • Find phone numbers for

Study: Cheapest & Most Expensive New Mexico Rents

on December 15, 2019 - 3:14pm
PPR News:
 
For most families, finding an affordable place to live is one of their top priorities, along with schools, jobs, transportation and healthcare.
 
In New Mexico, the median monthly rent is $782, though this number varies widely depending on the area of the state in question.
 
UnitedStatesZipCodes.org has released a new study on the New Mexico Communities With the Cheapest Rent using the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
 
The study lists the New Mexico areas with the 50 lowest and 50 highest median monthly rent costs.
 

The 10 Cheapest Communities:

 
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Letter To The Editor: Time For Action Plan On Housing

on December 6, 2019 - 5:34pm
By STEVEN SCHRAMM
Los Alamos

The recent article covering the report on housing needs in Los Alamo County raises two significant questions in my mind.

First, my wife and I have been acutely aware of the housing crisis in this county, caused by the lack of available land, since we first arrived over three decades ago. The question is: Why are we still paying for studies and surveys to tell us what we already know?

Second, since the DOE and LA County are the primary holders of land for development, and since they are two of the entities most vocal about the need for new housing, etc., why

Home Fire Campaign: Heat Your Home Safely

on October 27, 2019 - 7:12am
ARC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE If you live in regions with seasonal change and cooler weather, it’s time to think about turning your heat back on.
 
Because heating equipment is a leading cause of home fires, the American Red Cross reminds everyone to be cautious when using heating sources, as well to test their smoke alarms and practice their escape plan in case of a fire.
 
HEAT YOUR HOME SAFELY
 
1. All heating equipment needs at least three feet of space. Keep away children, pets and things that can burn, such as paper, matches, bedding, furniture, clothing, carpets and rugs.
 
2.

More Homes Taking Shape At Mirador Subdivision

on September 13, 2019 - 6:01am

Daily Postcard: More homes are taking shape at Mirador Subdivision (A-19-A) under development along N.M. 4 in White Rock. The development covers 48 acres and will offer 161 homes. Photo by JJ Mortensen

County Extension Presents Food Preservation Classes

on August 19, 2019 - 9:26am

Visit This Weekend’s Top Open Houses

on August 15, 2019 - 4:01pm

REAL ESTATE News:

Tour the top open houses scheduled for this week throughout the area!

The Los Alamos Daily Post features a weekly section highlighting the open houses throughout Los Alamos, White Rock, Jemez Springs and Santa Fe.
 
Photographs, details and a map depicting the location of each open house are included in this weekly section.
 
Click on the map to read details about the featured homes. Print out a copy of the map before heading out to tour the open houses or pull up the map on a smart phone or ipad from the road!
 
Click on the Real Estate Section "red button" near the

First Home Framed In Mirador Subdivision (A-19-A)

on August 15, 2019 - 10:30am

The first home is framed Wednesday in the Mirador Subdivision (A-19-A) under development along N.M. 4 in White Rock. The developer is Site A-19-A-1 Acquisition Group LLC with Principal Adam Thornton, a Los Alamos native, his RayLee Homes partners and their representatives. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Another angle of the first home framed Wednesday in the Mirador Subdivision (A-19-A) under development along N.M. 4 in White Rock. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

School Starts Thursday ... Motorists Urged To Be Extra Cautious In School Zones And Crosswalks

on August 13, 2019 - 8:43pm

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Public Schools is starting its 2019-2020 school year Thursday, Aug. 15.

This means school buses and numerous juvenile pedestrians and bicyclists will be out on sidewalks and roadways before and after school.

Please be extra cautious in school zones and around crosswalks. Remember to obey traffic laws regarding school buses and speed regulations when school zone signs are flashing: Do not pass school buses with flashing lights and stop arms extended out.

The Los Alamos Police Department will be out in full force monitoring school bus routes and school zones to ensure

2019 Los Alamos County Fair Results Announced

on August 13, 2019 - 8:07pm

Adult Grand Champion in Horticulture: Potatoes grown by Claire Swinhoe. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Extention Office News:

The Los Alamos County Extention Office has announced the winners of Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion at the Los Alamos County Fair.

The items entered in the Fair were on display Friday and Saturday at Mesa Public Library.

The winners are:

BAKED GOODS

  • Youth Grand Champion: Jen Morales (Caramel Shortbread Cookies)
  • Youth Reserve Grand Champion: Eliza Lamborn (Peanut Oatmeal Cookies)
  • Adult Grand Champion: Chris Jordan (Ginger Snaps

Los Alamos County Home Renewal Program Assists Residents In Improving Local Houses

on August 8, 2019 - 11:01am
Los Alamos Housing Partnership Executive Director Steve Brugger, center, inspects a local roof Wednesday morning along with homeowners Jess and John Cullinan. The Cullinans are among the residents who have participated in Los Alamos County's Home Renewal Program. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Homeownership is a dream many people possess but even when that dream is achieved a whole new set of issues can arrive: a broken furnace, a leaking roof or a faulty electrical system.

Los Alamos County and Los Alamos

RayLee Homes Lottery For Lots Closes Sunday

on July 3, 2019 - 7:15pm

Scene of a RayLee Mirador Construction Training Tuesday with partners ready to begin work the week of July 8. Pictured are Jeff Grady, owner and head of construction and RayLee Trade Partners. Courtesy photo

View of finished lots Tuesday at Mirador near N.M. 4 in White Rock. Courtesy photo
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
After five years of work, RayLee Homes is ready to start offering people their dream homes.
 
These homes will be in the Mirador development next to the White Rock Visitor Center off N.M.

Award Winning Builder RayLee Homes Announces Ground Breaking Of Mirador In White Rock

on July 3, 2019 - 9:48am

Front elevation of the Tuscan model home planned for Mirador in White Rock. Courtesy/RayLee Homes

RayLee Homes News:

RayLee Homes is excited to announce the ground breaking of Mirador in White Rock, one of the most in demand housing markets in New Mexico due to the influx of new jobs at Los Alamos National Laboratory, along with the high percent of retirees choosing to stay and live in the area.

Mirador in White Rock will provide 161 residential lots to be built on over the next three to four years.

McQuiston: Spring Home Maintenance Tips

on April 1, 2019 - 9:20am

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

The milder days of spring are a perfect time to do a thorough spring cleaning and perform home maintenance. After a long winter, it is a good idea to spend time on preventive measures to help maintain your home and property throughout the year.

Tasks such as cleaning out your gutters, checking for dead trees and branches and cleaning and inspecting home mechanical systems, such as heating and air conditioning equipment, can make spring a season of safety.Cleaning and maintenance of your home should be done inside and out.

Tour This Week's Open House

on March 24, 2019 - 8:00am

REAL ESTATE News:

Tour the top open houses scheduled for this week throughout the area!

The Los Alamos Daily Post features a weekly section highlighting the open houses throughout Los Alamos, White Rock, Jemez Springs and Santa Fe.
 
Photographs, details and a map depicting the location of each open house are included in this weekly section.
 
Click on the map to read details about the featured homes. Print out a copy of the map before heading out to tour the open houses or pull up the map on a smart phone or ipad from the road!
 
Click on the Real Estate Section “red button” near the

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján Attends Presentation Of Mortgage-Free Home To Wounded Army Veteran

on March 24, 2019 - 7:42am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
RIO RANCHO U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) spoke Wednesday during the presentation of a newly-renovated, mortgage-free home to injured veteran Army Spc. Jason Thompson.
 
He was joined by Erin Dominguez, U.S. Bank District Manager; Len McMorrow, Senior Vice President REO & Special Asset Servicing at U.S. Bank; Chiquita Martin, Assistant Vice President Customer Analytics (U.S. Army Veteran) at U.S. Bank; and Tom Kilgannon, President of Freedom Alliance.
 
The home – the second of its kind in New Mexico – is part of a

Smart Design With Suzette: Front Door Curb Appeal

on February 28, 2019 - 1:40pm

Update your welcome mat annually. Courtesy image

Adding greenery can soften a home’s entrance. Courtesy image

By SUZETTE FOX
Los Alamos

Whether you are selling your home or want a fresh look, your front door needs to be inviting. A buyer will judge whether they want to buy a home within 15 seconds of walking in the door.

If the curb appeal doesn’t get them in the front door – your house will not sell and you’ll hurt your property value.

Taking on the entire curb appeal of your home including the lawn, landscaping and design could take up to a month or more to undertake.

Adding pizzazz

Smart Design With Suzette: Techno Kitchens

on February 15, 2019 - 9:31am

Robotic chef at work. Courtesy image

By SUZETTE FOX
Los Alamos

Decades ago, the kitchen was hidden in the back of the house. It was a place where meals were prepared and dirty dishes were washed. Fast forward to 2019 and the kitchen has a much different role.

Today, the kitchen is the focal point of the home, the place that brings everyone together at the start of the day or after a long day away.  Now the kitchen is paraded in all its beauty and warmth at the very center of the house.

Kitchens have changed a lot over the decades and planning for your kitchen remodel is very important.

Smart Design With Suzette: 2019 Color Of The Year

on February 6, 2019 - 7:52am

A door painted in Pantone's color of the year, Living Coral. Courtesy image

This is an example of how to incorporate Sherwin William's color of the year, Cavern Clay, into your home. Courtesy image

By SUZETTE FOX
Los Alamos

It’s always exciting when a brand announces its Color of The Year, but let’s be honest, sometimes, we’re unsure of the best way to incorporate it into our own design scheme.  After reading this article, you will begin to recognize these colors everywhere you go in clothing, makeup and home décor.

Why would you care about any Colors of the Year?

Smart Design With Suzette: Year In Review – Designing Your Life

on January 3, 2019 - 9:02am

Take stock of 2018 and prepare for the new year. Courtesy image

Don’t underestimate the inviting power of great curb appeal. Courtesy image

By SUZETTE FOX
Los Alamos

Happy New Year! No doubt, some wonderful things have happened in your life in the past year. And, you’ve likely had your fair share of struggles and setbacks too. The idea is to design your life — an overall outline of what matters and what you hope to achieve – professionally and personally. The process set forth below has helped me make 2018 a truly transformative year. Start with:

What Worked
This question is a keeper from

County Council Approves Land Donation For New Proposed Affordable Housing Project

on December 31, 2018 - 2:50pm
Bethel General Partner Dan Terlecki discusses with Council the new affordable housing project that may be built on DP Road. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
Community Development Department Director Paul Andrus speaks to Council about The Bluffs apartment complex. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Council unanimously approved at its Dec. 18 meeting to donate 2.79 acres of land off DP Road to Bethel Development, Inc.

The donation was passed 6-0. Councilor Susan O’Leary was absent from

Two Affordable Housing Projects Planned For DP Road

on December 13, 2018 - 9:52am
A rendering of the affordable apartment complex planned for development on DP Road. Courtesy image
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Los Alamos may be a small community, but its housing needs are large and varied. One of those needs is to have affordable housing. As a result, two housing projects are being pursued for development on DP Road.
 
One, a 70-unit apartment complex called the Canyon Walk Apartments, was given the green light and is expected to begin construction in August 2019. Construction on the other, a 64-unit apartment complex called

Tour This Week’s Open Houses

on December 7, 2018 - 10:30pm

REAL ESTATE News:

Tour the top open houses scheduled for this week throughout the area!

The Los Alamos Daily Post features a weekly section highlighting the open houses throughout Los Alamos, White Rock, Jemez Springs and Santa Fe.
 
Photographs, details and a map depicting the location of each open house are included in this weekly section.
 
Click on the map to read details about the featured homes. Print out a copy of the map before heading out to tour the open houses or pull up the map on a smart phone or ipad from the road!
 
Click on the Real Estate Section "red button" near the
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