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County Council Subcommittee Reports On COVID-19 Effects

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com

Not one area of the community is immune to the effects of COVID-19.

During the May 19 Los Alamos County Council work session, the Council subcommittee on COVID-19 reported on various areas impacted by the virus, which include business, education, social services, philanthropic, communication and legislative.

Business

LACDC Executive Director Patrick Sullivan

Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) Executive Director Patrick Sullivan reported on the local business environment.

Attempts to get data


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McQuiston: Coronavirus & Car Insurance

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

The effects of the coronavirus pandemic are reaching nearly every corner of our lives.

When it comes to your car, it will change the way you buy, finance, and insure it. In the short term, you may be worried about even being able to pay your car insurance premium. You may be considering what changes you should make to your policy to save money and ensure continuing coverage.

Fortunately, most insurers are offering payment relief, halting insurance cancellations, and providing online claims processing. Many are providing partial premium refunds because many


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End Of An Era: CB FOX Closed Today After 40 Years

The end of an era took place this afternoon as Dave, left, and his son Andy Fox bid farewell to the community and closed the doors on their store for good. CB FOX grew to be a local treasure over the last 40 years and its closing will leave a void in downtown Los Alamos. The silver lining is the beloved Fox family will continue to reside in the community. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Owners Dave and Anne Fox and their son Andy bid farewell to the community this afternoon and closed the store for good. They made the difficult decision to sell the store earlier this year after receiving an offer on the


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New Mexico Seeks Contact-Tracing Job Applicants

NMDOH News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Health and the State Personnel Office began accepting applications Friday to fill 200 to 250 contact-tracing positions around the state as the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic moves into the next phase.

The positions range from entry-level through supervisory. Work will be done remotely, and hiring will be done virtually. Qualifications include experience in a health-related field or work with communities on social service matters, social work or case management.

Those hired will work with approximately 150 Health Department personnel


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On The Job In Los Alamos: Installing Flower Baskets

On the job in Los Alamos is crew member Patrick Fleming of Los Alamos Landscaping & More adjusting the watering tube on one of the flower baskets placed today on Central Avenue. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

A crew member from Los Alamos Landscaping & More inspects his work today after hanging and adjusting the water tubing for the new flower baskets that adorn Central Avenue. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Landscaping & More owner Craig Wehner, third from right, and his crew pause for a group photo this afternoon after hanging 146 flower baskets along Central


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County Council Weighs In On Plans For Reopening

County Manager Harry Burgess

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com

While plans are in the works to reopen Los Alamos County government, nothing is certain.

As County Manager Harry Burgess emphasized during the County Council work session Tuesday night, everything hinges on meeting gating criteria.

“I certainly cannot predict the future,” Burgess said.

Burgess presented the current thinking about reopening plans to Council to get input and to see if there are areas the County should initially focus on. He reported that the pre-planning phase ended Friday. This


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HU Alumni Design Seal For Reopening Of New Mexico

Ali and Chris Romero, NMHU media arts and technology alumni, designed the seal that will be used to help reopen businesses in New Mexico. Courtesy/NMHU

Seal designed by Ali and Chris Romero

LAS VEGAS, N.M. – Ali and Chris Romero, New Mexico Highlands University media arts and technology alumni, designed the seal that will be used to help reopen businesses in New Mexico during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The siblings, who live in Las Vegas, N.M., submitted their idea for a seal to the Economic Recovery Council, a diverse group of business and labor leaders New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham appointed


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LARSO Launches ‘Betty’s Birthday Benefit’

Cupcakes made by Chef Fred Ortiz and Chef Mike Mason will be part of the ‘Betty’s Birthday Benefit’ through June 12. Courtesy photo

LARSO News:

The Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization has received a small grant from Los Alamos MainStreet to promote, “Betty’s Birthday Benefit”.

Previous plans were underway to celebrate the original grand opening of the Betty Ehart Senior Center, June 12. Since things have changed, they didn’t want to miss the chance to boost spirits.

“Right now, continues to be a critical time to support local businesses in safe ways, which includes ordering takeout or


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