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Luján Votes For COVID Funding, Spending Package

From the Office of U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján:

…Package Includes Direct Checks, Unemployment Benefits, Rental Assistance, Small Business Relief, and Funding for Vaccine Deployment

Washington, D.C. – U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) voted for the House passage of a bipartisan omnibus appropriations package that includes COVID-19 funding.

The legislation funds the government through September and extends COVID-19 relief programs like federal enhanced unemployment benefits, economic impact payments, emergency rental assistance, and the


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On The Job In Los Alamos: Jaramillo Of Home Instead

On the Job in Los Alamos is Felicia Jaramillo, the 2021 Santa Fe Home Instead nominee for Employee of the Year.  Out of more than 65,000 caregivers across the Home Instead Network, Jaramillo is in the running for National Caregiver of Year. ‘Felicia embodies the mission of Home Instead,’ said Ken Hendricks of Home Instead Los Alamos. One of Jaramillo’s clients was quoted in the Caregiver of the Year nomination form as saying, ‘Felicia taught me a lot about how to interact with someone suffering from dementia. As a result, I was able to maintain a reasonably good relationship with my mother and bury

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2020 Blue Bucks ‘Shop Small’ Raffle Winners Announced 

Blue Bucks gift bag winner Tanya Holland. Courtesy/Chamber

Blue Bucks gift bag winner Stephen Rinadi. Courtesy/Chamber

Blue Bucks gift bag winner Aida Saleh. Courtesy/Chamber

CHAMBER News:

  • “The icing on the cake is that our two grand prize winners immediately chose to generously donate their prizes …” –Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann

While Small Business Saturday was held Nov. 28 this year, the third annual Blue Bucks raffle officially kicked off the holiday shopping season early, running Nov. 15 through Dec. 15. 

The full month of earning Blue Bucks, a special “shop small” raffle


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New Mexico Tourism Department Hires Lancing Adams

Lancing Adams

NMTD News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Tourism Department (NMTD) has hired Lancing Adams to serve as Tourism Development Director, bringing years of experience from the public and private sectors to the NMTD leadership team.

Adams will rejoin NMTD as Tourism Development Director after having served as Finance Director for the department from 2012 – 2015. While in this position, Adams managed the department’s budget and helped secure funding for tourism infrastructure projects throughout the state. 

“Lancing brings leadership experience and a wealth of tourism industry knowledge


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New Mexico Economic Development Department Releases Latest Economic Data For All 33 Counties

EDD NEWS :

SANTA FE — The Economic Development Department has published the most recent series of county economic reports with detailed economic and employment data for all of the 33 counties as well as a statewide snapshot, Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes said Friday.

The reports with a December 2020 publication date cover the first quarter of the 2021 fiscal year – July, August, and September 2020 – during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

“This community-level data, delivered in a timely and readable format, is proving valuable to small business owners, lawmakers, and local


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Environment Department COVID-19 Watchlist: Dec. 18

NMED News:

The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) has updated its daily Rapid Response COVID-19 Watchlist, which includes New Mexico places of employment that have had two or more rapid responses in the last 14 days.

There are 188 establishments on the Watchlist.

The current Rapid Response COVID-19 Watchlist and closure list, which includes all establishments that have been required to close, are posted here.

The state initiates a rapid response when it learns of a positive COVID-19 case in a workplace. The state agency initiating the rapid response will offer direction to establishments


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Scenes From Los Alamos Landscaping Holiday Drive-Thru

What can you do when you can’t join together as a company to celebrate the holidays? Have a drive thru! As a large group, Los Alamos Landscaping & More and Digs Construction owners Craig and Rachel Wehner greeted employees as they drove through in their company trucks Thursday, Dec. 17 at the company headquarters at 2470 East Road. Employees received gifts, profit sharing, a box of homemade cookies, cocoa and well wishes for a happy holiday. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the employees had to forgo the annual celebration complete with group games, a delicious meal the owners and revealing challenges,


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Environment Department COVID-19 Watchlist Update Dec. 17

NMED News:

The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) has updated its daily Rapid Response COVID-19 Watchlist, which includes New Mexico places of employment that have had two or more rapid responses in the last 14 days.

There are currently 173 establishments on the Watchlist.

The current Rapid Response COVID-19 Watchlist and closure list, which includes all establishments that have been required to close, are posted here.

The state initiates a rapid response when it learns of a positive COVID-19 case in a workplace. The state agency initiating the rapid response will offer direction


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