Proposed Jim Billen Trail Naming
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Proposed Jim Billen Trail Naming Public Hearing April 25
Posted on 04/09/2019

Los Alamos County is considering a citizen petition to re-name a segment of the Pueblo Canyon Rim Trail as the “Jim Billen Trail.” Billen passed away April 14, 2018. Under County Code, a public hearing must be held prior to naming or re-naming any County facility – or in this case, a trail – after a deceased individual, and such a request can only be considered six months or more after the person’s death. 

Members of the public are invited to attend a public hearing about this petition on Thursday, April 25 at 5:30 p.m. in the Pajarito Rm of Fuller Lodge. During the hearing, the public may speak “for” or “against” the re-naming of a segment of the trail for Jim Billen. The segment under consideration is shown in the below PDF file of the trail map. 

The following is the language in the petition regarding the request for renaming the segment: 

“In memory of Jim Billen, the man who donated 6 years of his time and effort to build this segment of trail for all to enjoy.” 

Those unable to attend the public hearing may e-mail comments to or submit comments in writing to the County’s Public Information Officer Julie Habiger at 1000 Central Avenue, Ste 350. All comments must be received before 5:00 p.m. on April 25. 

An impartial committee of citizens, business owners, and Boards and Commission members will consider this request at the public hearing, take public comment, and then vote upon a recommendation to forward to the Council for their regular session on May 7th (6:00 p.m., Council Chambers.)

Download a map with highlighted section in yellow shown on the existing Pueblo Canyon Rim Trail to denote the proposed segment of the trail to be re-named Jim Billen Trail.