Weekly Village Update

  1. For Week Ending June 16, 2018

    This week in the Village...
    • Los Lunas Police Chief Naithan Gurule was selected to receive the 2018 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) 40 Under 40 Award. This prestigious honor that only a select few achieve is designed to recognize 40 law enforcement professionals under the age of 40 from around the world that demonstrate leadership and exemplify commitment to their profession. Each winner is chosen for his or her demonstration of strong values and commitment to the law enforcement field. The winners began a career in law enforcement to protect people, especially those who cannot protect themselves. They emit positivity, genuine concern, and compassion, despite the many traumatic experiences that all law enforcement personnel face. They lead by example by providing training and mentorship for others, serving as role models, developing more effective methodologies for their departments, and taking advantage of every opportunity to build up those around them. We congratulate Chief Gurule on this well deserved honor.
    • Los Lunas Open Space set up its rock wall for summer recreation 6 and 7-year-olds. Most of these kids struggled with heights; however, they were able to challenge themselves and climb higher than they thought was possible.
    • Los Lunas Community Development Director Christina Ainsworth was interviewed by Channel 13 for the morning news regarding the newly adopted Tourism Plan. The interview will likely air on Wednesday morning this week.
  2. For Week Ending June 9, 2018

    This week in the Village...
    • Two male suspects went into the Verizon Store in Los Lunas with handguns and robbed the store at gunpoint. Then made the male employee put several phones in a bag one of which was a track phone. US Marshals and Bernalillo County Sheriffs located one of the suspects and got into a shootout with him. Male suspect was killed. LLPD detectives are working to identify the other party involved. 
    • A structure fire occurred on Wagon Wheel Street. The fire was confined to the garage. Initial indication is that it started near linseed oil soaked towels after a spill in the garage earlier in the day, but the fire is being investigated by Fire Marshal Gonzales. Nobody was injured, and property damage was minimal.
    • Summer youth workers have started with weed and trash details on Canal, Los Cerritos and various side streets.
  3. For Week Ending June 2, 2018

    This week in the Village...
    • Village officials met with New Mexico Governor’s Office staff regarding the possibility of state funding for the I-25 Interchange and East-West Corridor Project. We were told to see how much funding has already been allocated for the project and combine it with our local commitment, to see if we can possibly get through the design phase. Beyond that, we were advised to stay persistent with the project, meet regularly with the Transportation Commission, keep our legislative delegation involved, and get on the State Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP). We stressed to the Governor’s chief of staff and transportation secretary that even $15-20 million for the first phase would make a big difference, and would be greatly appreciated.   
    • Village departments are coming together to support a bike safety/helmet initiative throughout Los Lunas.
    • The Los Lunas Museum held a tour to the Mystery Stone on Saturday, May 26th, which had 53 attendees.

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