Weekly Village Update

  1. For the Week of September 12

    This week in the Village...
    • Facebook officially announced that it will build its next data center in Los Lunas, culminating months of hard work and negotiations by Village and other officials. Governor Susanna Martinez was in Los Lunas on Thursday, September 15th to make the official announcement, and to recognize and congratulate everyone involved in bringing the company to the Village and the State of New Mexico. Groundbreaking is expected to be in October 2016, with completion of the first building and operations to begin by late 2018.
    • Twelve people attended the Saints & Sinners Tour on Saturday. John Taylor, BG Burr and Troy Ainsworth regaled the participants with the history the area as we traveled between stops at San Augustine de la Isleta, Our Lady of Guadalupe in Peralta, San Antonio de Los Lentes and the Camino Real Winery. The churches were gracious enough to provide onsite historians in most cases. The winery gave a lesson in wine tasting and the wine making process. The participants commented on how educational and fun the day was.
    • School of Dreams Academy (SODA) received a certificate of occupancy for their remaining portable classrooms and will move the middle and high school students next week.
  2. For the Week of September 5

    This week in the Village...
    • The Fire Department was recently recognized at the Annual Fire and EMS Expo in Socorro. After a recent ISO audit, and with the help of the Water Department and Valencia Regional Emergency Communications Center, our ISO rating is now a 4, down one point from a 5, which translates into lower insurance costs for the Village and Village residents.
    • Sally’s Beauty Supply finalized the rental lease agreement at the old Performance Computer location at the Smith’s shopping center. The store plans to be open the 1st quarter of 2017. The announcement was posted on all social media.
    • The USDOT announced the 2016 FASTLANE awardees, and unfortunately, the Village of Los Lunas was not awarded funding towards the I-25 Corridor Project. Eighteen projects totaling $800 million was awarded in 15 states.