Weekly Village Update

  1. For the Week of March 20

    This week in the Village...
    • Police Chief Gurule, Lieutenant Valenzuela and Lieutenant Lucero attended the monthly Chief executives meeting with local Valencia County law enforcement agencies. We discussed local crime issues and some of the actions taken to combat these issues. Also discussed were training opportunities and any challenges agencies have been facing.
    • LLFD responded to a structure fire on the 1100 block of Avenida Las Vistas. Crews were able to keep the fire contained to the kitchen, but there was heavy smoke and heat damage. Red Cross was contacted to assist the owner with shelter and any other services they may have available.
    • Los Lunas Open Space held Outdoor Adventures for 31 youth for 3 days this week to coincide with the Los Lunas Schools spring break. Day 1 consisted of a 4-mile hike on the preserve; each participant was taught how to use a GPS unit to help find hidden treasures. The GPS units were on loan from the Air Force Research Laboratory Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Outreach Program. Day 2 consisted of Disc Golf in the Bosque. Day 3 we did archery and BB guns; students were taught how to use these safely and responsibly.
    • A contractor has finished the concrete replacement and re-milling of a section of Camelot Road; these continued repairs are due to the failure in meeting the Village expectations of a final product. They are scheduled to re-pave this week, and Village staff will be on-site to make sure the work is done according to Village specifications.
  2. For the Week of March 13

    This week in the Village...
    • The Fred Luna Senior Center expansion project was given the green light by Aging and Long Term Services to begin construction. The contract was finalized this week and we are now working on details as to when construction will start.
    • The opening week of Church’s Chicken in Los Lunas had the highest sales week of any Church’s restaurant in the history of the company, $81,000.
    • Sally Beauty Supply opened for business on Monday, March 13th, in the Smith's shopping center.
  3. For the Week of March 6

    This week in the Village...
    • The King of the Hill Race held on March 11th was a great success. 200 runners from Los Lunas and around the region participated this year. The addition of the Half-Marathon to the event was an added plus, with the winner running 13 grueling miles in 1 hour and 28 minutes. Thanks to everyone who helped make the event safe and enjoyable for all.
    • The Los Lunas Museum had 50 participants attend the Mystery Stone presentation by John Taylor. Many were very excited for their upcoming trip on to the Mystery Stone on March 18th, while others were disappointed that the tour was already completely booked. Our permit only allows us to take 50 visitors to the Mystery Stone site at one time. 
    • Village Economic Development reports that Sally’s Beauty Supply will be open for business on Monday, March 13th. Sally’s is located in the Smith’s Shopping Center next to the east side Walgreens. 
    • Bixby Electric repaired the damaged pedestrian traffic signal on the I-25 northbound off-ramp, which had been damaged by a careless driver. We will process this repair through the vehicle owner’s insurance company.
    • Contractor finished the new wall and metal fence at Well 3 (a.k.a. Tiger Tank). Staff removed the chain-link fence and cleaned up the dirt area in front of the new wall. Plans are to obtain bids for a new sidewalk and landscaping.

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