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Old 08-06-2015, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Silver Hill, Albuquerque
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Also, part of the settlement was that the tribes would relinquish their priority call for water in most circumstances, in exchange for guaranteed right to groundwater, while others would get surface water.
But an immense portion of the upcoming Pojoaque Basin project is devoted to delivering potable surface water from the Rio Grande to the tribes...a large water-treatment facility is being built at San Ildefonso, with new pipeline systems running out to multiple storage tanks at each of the four Pojoaque Basin pueblos. Clearly drinking and household use represents a circumstance in which they're entitled to use surface water in the future. Will they continue to use groundwater for irrigation and other purposes, then?
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Old 08-11-2015, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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The commute to Los Alamos from Santa Fe might be brutal. I know a guy who does it, and he complains about it a lot.
It's an easy commute and the concept of "rush hour" or "traffic" is laughable compared to a large city (or even Albuquerque, for that matter). It will snow a few times during the winter and that can get a little hairy, but the Lab usually closes when that's the case...
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Old 08-11-2015, 06:05 PM
 
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Traffic will not be as big a deal as the weather. It's less like "rush hour" and more like "rush five minutes". Going up the "hill" into town can be treacherous at times. However, the main hill road is well maintained and the lab closes if things are really bad.
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Old 08-11-2015, 08:21 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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But an immense portion of the upcoming Pojoaque Basin project is devoted to delivering potable surface water from the Rio Grande to the tribes...a large water-treatment facility is being built at San Ildefonso, with new pipeline systems running out to multiple storage tanks at each of the four Pojoaque Basin pueblos. Clearly drinking and household use represents a circumstance in which they're entitled to use surface water in the future. Will they continue to use groundwater for irrigation and other purposes, then?
The final settlement is more complex than originally projected. Aside from a certain amt. of acre-feet of groundwater, Pojoaque and some other communities are entitled to extra water. I haven't found a tidy synopsis of the whole thing (probably impossible to summarize in a nutshell). I'm surprised the local newspapers haven't spelled it out for people.
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Old 08-15-2015, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Lakewood, Ohio
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Greetings,
We would rather be in a more 'progressive ' cimate regarding the arts, music, and health care.
Just curious, what exactly is "progressive" health care?
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Old 08-15-2015, 02:16 PM
 
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Just curious, what exactly is "progressive" health care?
Might be "The Curve" (as seen on TV) falls into that.
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Old 08-17-2015, 11:17 PM
 
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cwagner55 - When looking to buy properties in the Pojoaque/Nambe/ElRancho areas, be aware that title companies may not issue title insurance because there may not be legal access to many properties due to pueblos claiming they never gave road rights over pueblo land to the county. This is an issue that you definitely need to check out, or have your Realtor do on your behalf.
OK, this is an interesting twist. I am aware of the complexities of getting a clear title in NM, but I have not heard to this being an issue of particular note in Nambe, etc. Thanks for the heads up. I'll look into it!
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Old 08-17-2015, 11:31 PM
 
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The final settlement is more complex than originally projected. Aside from a certain amt. of acre-feet of groundwater, Pojoaque and some other communities are entitled to extra water. I haven't found a tidy synopsis of the whole thing (probably impossible to summarize in a nutshell). I'm surprised the local newspapers haven't spelled it out for people.
Boy, nothing is simple in New Mexico, is it? Makes me kinda miss Texas, OK, not really. But what a hassle trying to figure out if your hard earned cash is going to be slowly dried up in a capped well, or in a massive lawsuit. If it weren't for the twist on job security that LANL provides, I would not be in favor of this move. I LOVE NM, but not sure I want to be pulled into the mire of political drought . All that I can surmise from those who seem to have an intelligent hold on the matter is ,"we're not sure." Great. Sigh.

I suppose life is uncertain and all of that. Thanks everyone for your input. We're moving regardless of water issues. Turns out that the front range real estate is super hot right now. One has to wonder whether there is a sold rationale here, or if everyone has just figured out that Colorado is still pretty big. The Californians that bought in our neighborhood paid full price. Yep. Of course, they don't have any water.
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Old 08-18-2015, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Santa Fe, NM
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cwagner55 - Actually, it's not all that complicated - it just depends where you want to buy. You can buy homes in the Los Alamos and Santa Fe areas without any drama at all. However, if you choose to live in between the two, then you'll have to deal with the water and roads issues. Both of these will get settled one day, but it's best to know these potential issues may exist in certain areas before you purchase. Having such a variety of Indian nations be such an integral part of our multi-cultural state is one of the things many of us here find attractive. They are trying to protect their culture and their control over their greatly diminished ancestral lands and resources; with that appreciation and understanding there will eventually be a settlement of these issues for the common good, and life will go on.
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Old 08-18-2015, 11:43 PM
 
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Just curious, what exactly is "progressive" health care?
I am an herbalist ad nutritionist, so I consider progressive healthcare the alternative types including preventative, integrative, and more 'natural' approaches as opposed to the Allopathic model of sick care and drugs.
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