Weekly Village Update

  1. For Week Ending May 19, 2018

    This week in the Village...
    • On Friday, May 18th, the Los Lunas Police Department assisted and participated in the Special Olympics Torch Run.
    • The TV show Better Call Saul filmed within the preserve. Open Space staff were on-site during filming to make sure they stayed within the parameters of the agreement.
    • The Los Lunas Museum of Heritage & Art hosted the Baca Family History project put on by the Angioma Alliance on Saturday. Thirty people participated and nineteen were DNA tested to see if they carried the gene that causes cavernous angiomas. In conjunction with the DNA testing, Museum Specialist Troy Ainsworth gave a presentation on the Camino Real, and Library Director Cynthia Shetter gave a presentation on the Luna Family. Both presentations showed the migration of Hispanic families and how they intermarried. This intermarriage shows how the gene could be passed down to other famlies besides Bacas. Both Don Antonio Jose Luna and his wife Isabella can trace their ancestry to Cristobal Baca II and Ana Maria Pacheco Ortiz, the couple that researchers have traced the mutation of the gene to.
  2. For Week Ending May 12, 2018

    This week in the Village...
    • The Open Space Rock Wall was used at three different Los Lunas Schools for the end of the year “field day.” Hundreds of children enjoyed pushing themselves beyond their comfort levels by overcoming their fears of heights with the Village of Los Lunas climbing wall. We got many compliments and praise from parents and teachers from these schools.
    • Village Economic Development Manager Ralph L. Mims attended the Governor’s New Mexico Tourism Conference in Ruidoso, NM, May 6th through May 9th.
    • Contractor finished the street striping of Don Pasqual.
    • Submitted the documents required for the bid award regarding the Sludge Management Project for Council meeting on May 24, 2018. 

  3. For Week Ending May 5, 2018

    This week in the Village...
    • The Valencia County/Los Lunas DWI Program thanks the Bosque Farms Police Department, Isleta Tribal Police Department, Los Lunas Police Department, New Mexico State Police, and Valencia County Sheriff’s Department for sending Officers/Deputies to provide extra enforcement coverage during the Post Prom Free Movie Events on April 21st and April 28th for the Los Lunas High School, Century High School, and Valencia High School proms that had a total of approximately 275 student attendees. With the support of the local law Enforcement agencies, the Manager and the Owner of Mitchell Starlight Cinema 8, YDI, Inc. Valencia, many adult and youth chaperones, and the local schools, we were fortunate to enjoy another year when our local youth made it home safely from their proms—thank you to all those that made these events such a great success!  
    • In cooperation with Los Lunas Open Space, S&J Sporting Goods had a bow shoot this weekend within the Bosque and River Park; they had a great turnout and lots of fun for the whole family.
    • Village Solid Waste held its annual open house at the Transfer Station for the San Clemente Community. Event results: Solid Waste – 31,100 lbs. = 15.55 tons; Metal – 2,000 lbs. Paint – 10 gal. Tires – 11. Oil – 4 gal. Residents – 53.

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