Carol A. Clark

‘Strange Trio’ Sculpture Frames Supermoon At Overlook

Local residents Omar and Trish Sanchez were on a walk early this evening with their daughters Holly, Syana and Jenessa at Overlook Park in White Rock when they spotted the pink supermoon shining through the center of the ‘Strange Trio’ metal sculpture at the corner of Meadow and Overlook. Photo by Omar Sanchez


County Launches #FindHopeLosAlamos During COVID-19


Los Alamos County has launched a social media campaign on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #FindHopeLosAlamos to encourage members of the community to share inspiring and uplifting photos of life in Los Alamos during the “stay at home” executive order.

Photos of creative activities in or outside the home, while out on walks for physical exercise or enjoyment, or other relevant snapshots are encouraged.

If shared on Facebook, the post will need to be set to “Public” in order to be visible to Los Alamos County.


Chart 23: COVID-19 Daily Cases By County In New Mexico

Statewide counts. Shown are the cumulative numbers of tests, diagnoses, and deaths in New Mexico. Also shown is the number of active hospitalizations. Created by Eli Ben-Naim

Fraction of those recovered to date versus the complementary fraction of those who died. Created by Eli Ben-Naim

Diagnoses per 10,000 residents, broken by county. Created by Eli Ben-Naim


New Mexico State Police To Enforce Non-Compliant Penalties On Public Health During COVID-19 Outbreak

NMSP News:

New Mexico State Police will enforce penalties on New Mexico Businesses and the public who refuse to comply with the Emergency Public Health Order.

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has extended the Public Order to April 30, 2020 which requires all non-essential businesses to stop operating.

New Mexico State Police, in conjunction with local law enforcement, will ensure that businesses adhere to its directives.

New Mexico State Police has been educating non-compliant establishments and has given them a reasonable opportunity to adapt. We have seen many businesses and people


Los Alamos Fire Marshal Comments On Maximum Occupancy Requirements Under Amended Public Health Order


Effective this morning, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s amended public health order restricting essential business operations, i.e. grocery stores, limits the number of individuals within retail space to 20 percent or less of maximum occupancy.

In addition, hotels, motels, and other places of lodging such as RV Parks shall operate at 25 percent of maximum occupancy.

This order requires business owners and store managers alike to police the number of occupants in their stores.

The Los Alamos Fire Marshal’s Office would like to remind owners and managers of certain restrictions


Line Forms Outside Tub In Central Park Square Today

Scene at 3 p.m. today outside the Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op (Tub) in Central Park Square. They sold out of all cans in about 30 minutes and were giving away the glass growlers (with a fill up) until those were gone. Once they sold out, they gave $20 gift cards to the people at the end of the line who didn’t get a glass growler. The Tub is closing for at least two weeks. Courtesy photo


New Mexico COVID-19 Cases At 794, One More Death


SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials today announced 109 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes one additional death related to COVID-19.

Per the New Mexico Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 42 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 2 new cases in Curry County
  • 5 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 1 new case in Grant County
  • 11 new cases in McKinley County
  • 24 new cases in San Juan County
  • 18 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 2 new cases in Santa Fe County
  • 1 new case in Taos County
  • 1 new case in Torrance County



SFNF Encourages Responsible Recreation By Avoiding Unnecessary Exposure, Overcrowding Over Easter Weekend

Santa Fe National Forest. Courtesy/SFNF

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – The past weekend on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) saw crowded day use sites, jammed parking areas and heavy visitor traffic through gateway communities, in spite of federal, state and local guidance on social distancing and group size to help contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

With the Easter holiday ahead, the SFNF asks the public to recreate responsibly on national forests.

“Our first priority is the safety and well-being of our employees, our communities and our visitors,” SFNF Supervisor James Melonas said. “Easter


Bathtub Row Brewing Co-Op Closing For At Least 2 Weeks

Tub Management today issued the following announcement:

Beginning Wednesday, April 8, Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op will be closed for at least two weeks. We will have can sales beginning 3 p.m., Tuesday until we are sold out.

One thing we did not anticipate with breweries limited to takeaway sales was a nationwide shortage of 32 oz. cans. Craziness! Although we do expect to have more packaging available in about 10 days, we’re also considering remaining closed as the COVID-19 peak is expected in New Mexico near the later part of this month.

The health of our staff and customers is of utmost importance


LAPS Free Emergency Meals Program Begins Friday

LAPS News:

Chartwells and Los Alamos Public Schools are participating in the Free Emergency Meals program for any child 18 and under.

Beginning Friday, April 10, the program will include both a breakfast and lunch meal distribution twice a week.

The meals will be packaged together for one single distribution. Friday meals will be packaged for use on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Tuesday meals would cover Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Meals may be picked up curbside Tuesday and Friday:

  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Aspen Elementary School in Los Alamos;
  • Noon to 1 p.m. at Piñon Elementary School