SLO County Roundup

Paso Robles

Heavy construction traffic is expected for the closure of North River Road Monday through Friday during the continued construction of the Nacimiento Water Project’s north pipeline.

The work — set to take place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily — calls for horizontal drilling into the Salinas River to install a 30-foot water line, according to the San Luis Obispo County Department of Public Works.

The road closure will stretch about 1.5 miles north of River Oaks Drive, through two miles south of Wellsona Road.

Access to all properties will be available from one side of the closure location or the other, officials said. Drivers and residents are advised to follow the posted detours.

— Tonya Strickland

Paso Robles

A Nacimiento Lake water talk is planned for 6:30 p.m. Monday with San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Frank Mecham.

The meeting — featuring several speakers on the history, current status and future of the Nacimiento reservoir — will be held at the Heritage Village Senior Center, 4880 Heritage Road.

Other speakers include representatives from San Luis Obispo County’s Public Works Department, the Monterey County Water Resources Agency, Heritage Ranch Community Services District and Nacimiento Regional Water Management Advisory Committee.

— Tonya Strickland

Paso Robles

Youth activities will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday in Paso Robles to promote afterschool programs as part of a nationwide campaign to keep kids out of trouble.

The national “Lights On Afterschool” day will be marked in the North County at local nonprofit group Peoples’ Self-Help Housing’s Youth Education Enhancement Program at Canyon Creek Apartments, 400 Oak Hill Road.

The national event has grown from 1,200 celebrations when it was founded in 2001 to more than 7,500 today, organizers said.

Civic leaders, school personnel, volunteers, parents and the public are invited to the Paso Robles event for youth dance performances at 4:30 p.m., arts and crafts at 4:45 p.m., and carnival games at 5:30 p.m.

Peoples’ Self-Help Housing’s free afterschool program focuses on literacy, math and homework assistance for elementary school children. For information, call Kim Gaspar at 226-0136 or visit www.pshhc.org.

— Tonya Strickland