County Holds Ribbon-Cutting And Bench Dedication Ceremony At Canyon Rim Trail Underpass

Participating in Friday’s ribbon-cutting event for the Canyon Rim Trail Underpass are, from left, Los Alamos County Councilor David Reagor, Councilor Melanee Hand, Public Works Director Juan Rael, Denise Derkacs, Council Chair Randall Ryti and County Engineer Eric Martinez. Also pictured are Alex Sanchez, Larry Lujan, Amelia Sanchez, Shirley Lujan and Hector Sanchez, family members of Desirae Lujan, the Project Manager who passed away before the project was completed. Photo by Vint Miller/Los Alamos County

Community members, County Councilor and County staff gathered at the Canyon Rim Trail Underpass Friday afternoon. Photo by Vint Miller/Los Alamos County

A memorial bench close to the Canyon Rim Trail Underpass has been dedicated to Desirae L. Lujan. The plaque reads, ‘In loving memory of our friend and co-worker Desirae L. Lujan, an accomplished professional engineer, and an amazing example of a life devoted to family and community’. Photo by David Hampton

New artwork in the Community Art Tunnel. Photo by David Hampton

Art work in the Community Art Tunnel. Photo by David Hampton

The Community Art Tunnel has been designated a space that is available to the public, to  contribute their creativity to the community on a yearly rotating basis. Once a year, before April 15, the walls will be repainted to provide a fresh canvas for new art to be created. The tunnel  provides 79 spaces of varying sizes for to-be artists to select a space, at no cost. To sign up for a  space, artists scan the QR code that is provided at the site and complete the short form via their smart phone. For those that do not have a smart phone, please contact to request  a link to the form. Above is the set of rules provided at each end of the tunnel to help guide users of what is allowed. Photo by David Hampton