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Dogs Lifting Spirits Around Los Alamos: Meet Grayson

Grayson, a handsome, happily energetic 3-year-old Lab/Blue Pit cross has been lifting spirits at the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter. He would love to be adopted by a family looking for a very special new best friend that happens to be a champion spirit lifter! Call the Shelter at 505.662.8179 for an appointment to meet Grayson. Photo by Gloria Sharp


New Mexico State Police: Working To Keep Citizens Safe During COVID-19 Outbreak

State Police requests public and businesses to comply with Emergency Public Health Order. Courtesy/NMSP

NMSP News:

New Mexico State Police requests the help of the public and New Mexico businesses in complying with the Emergency Public Health Order.

The Order requires all non-essential businesses to stop operating, and State Police, in conjunction with local law enforcement, will ensure that businesses adhere to its directives.

We believe the great majority of businesses will continue to voluntarily comply in the interest of public safety. However, in the event businesses are not compliant,


DVS Field Office Assisting Veterans Exclusively Via Telework

DVS News:

SANTA FE — Effective March 24, all field offices of the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (DVS) will temporarily postpone in-person office visits by veterans–and will instead provide veterans’ benefits assistance via telephone, video conference, or e-mail.

All previously-scheduled in-office visits will be rescheduled.

The move is to comply with Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s statewide directive this afternoon directing state agencies to further help minimize the spread of the COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus. 

Veterans or widows of veterans can work with


Early Childhood Education Department Offers Guidance To Child Care Providers Amidst ‘Stay At Home’ Order


SANTA FE — New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Secretary Elizabeth Groginsky commented Monday on Gov. Lujan Grisham’s “stay at home” order.

The order, which goes into effect at 8 a.m. today, March 24, requires all non-essential businesses to close and limit activities for New Mexicans outside of their homes. The goal of the order is to limit the spread of COVID-19.

“The Governor understands that child care providers are front-line, essential workers. They are first responders. Without them, our public health workforce couldn’t contain the virus or care for the sick.


State Boards & Commissions Division Suspends Requirement For Continuing Education Due To COVID-19


SANTA FE — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department’s Boards and Commissions Division is suspending the requirement for proof of continuing education for those who have licensure expiration dates through July 31, 2020.

Once the restrictions have been lifted, licensees will have specified period of time to submit their continuing education credits to their applicable board.

Check the Boards and Commissions Division website for additional information that may apply to your licensure area, and for updates at



Luján Announces Plans To Self-Quarantine, Despite No Symptoms, Issues Update Congressional Offices Operations

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján


WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, announced Monday plans to self-quarantine after a brief interaction with an individual who was at the time asymptomatic but later tested positive for COVID-19.

Luján is exhibiting no symptoms, and health professionals have advised that he is at a low probability for infection. He first learned of the individual’s diagnosis Sunday afternoon. Still, out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of the public, he has chosen to self-quarantine.