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North Central Regional Transit District Blue Buses Holiday Closure July 3; RTD 255 Mountain Trail To Operate

The North Central Regional Transit District’s RTD Blue Bus. Courtesy/NCRTD

NCRTD News:

The North Central Regional Transit District’s RTD Blue Buses will not be in service Friday, July 3 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

The exception will be the 255 Mountain Trail to the Santa Fe National Forest, which will be in operation that day.

Saturday, July 4, the 255 Mountain Trail and the weekend 305 Taos Express will be in service.

Both routes are operating on a reservation-only system beginning June 29. Masks are required to ride, and seating is limited to four passengers due to social


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DNCU Presents $12,500 Grant To Ponderosa Montessori

Del Norte Credit Union and Ponderosa Montessori representatives gather Thursday for a check presentation at the DNCU White Rock branch at 40 Rover Blvd. From left, Matthew Weldschmidt of DNCU, Ponderosa Director Bernadette Shanaberger, John Paul Maleres and Rita Zamora of DNCU, Steve Masier of Ponderosa and Kristi Salazar of DNCU. DNCU, a member of FHLB Dallas, selected Ponderosa as a recipient of a $2,500 donation in April as part of ‘Giving Tuesday Now’, a worldwide giving event for non-profit organizations for Covid-19 relief. During the same time frame, FHLB announced their intentions


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Udall, Heinrich Join Legislation Requiring Airlines Return Billions To Consumers During Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined legislation Thursday that would require major airlines and third-party ticket sellers to offer full cash refunds for all cancelled tickets during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Cash Refunds for Coronavirus Cancellations Act of 2020, which was introduced by Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), would require refunds be provided regardless of whether the airline cancelled


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State Partners With OpenBeds To Launch New Mexico Behavioral Health Referral Network

STATE News:

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Services Division has announced that it has partnered with OpenBeds, a provider of a technology platform that identifies, unifies, and tracks behavioral health and social services resources to facilitate rapid digital referrals, to launch the New Mexico Behavioral Health Referral Network.

The New Mexico Behavioral Health Referral Network allows New Mexico’s treatment community to rapidly and effectively assess the needs of their patients, locate an appropriate facility, and digitally refer them


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Del Norte Credit Union Awards Venessa Valerio Memorial Scholarships To Three Nursing Students Attending NNMC

DNCU News:

…Credit Union honors the memory of aspiring nurse, Venessa Valerio.

SANTA FE—Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative, is proud to announce that the Venessa Valerio Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to three nursing students attending Northern New Mexico College in Española.

Each recipient will receive $1,040 towards continuing their education within the nursing program at NNMC.

“We were inspired to make this commitment in order to help students on the path to fulfilling their career dreams,” DNCU CEO/President Chuck


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Los Alamos Chamber Of Commerce Distributing 3,000 Masks

CHAMBER News:

The state of New Mexico is partnering with various business organizations to give 171,000 cloth face coverings to small businesses around the state for free distribution to workers and customers who don’t have their own.

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce received 3,000 of these masks and will distribute these to local businesses.

The masks, manufactured by the apparel company Hanes, were donated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) with distribution coordinated by the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management in partnership with


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Terrarium Bar Opens At Petree Garden Center & Florist

Community invited to create a terrarium at the Terrarium Bar at Petree Garden. Courtesy/Petree photo

A terrarium ready to brighten a local home. Courtesy/ Petree

Petree Garden Center & Florist News:

 A new Terrarium Bar is now open for the community at Petree Garden Center & Florist at 2470 E Road.

“We serve ‘em on the rocks,” owner Laural Hardin said. “Come in and build your own terrarium. We have lots of cool mosses, rocks and unique containers or pottery to choose from, with the most extensive succulent, cacti and tropical plant selection in the area.”

Create a one-of-a-kind living decor


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Swab Squad Deployed In Los Alamos And Globally

Los Alamos ‘Swab Squad’ technician Andrew Warson takes a sample of a keypad on a gas pump at the Smith Fuel Center Wednesday morning on Trinity Dr., assisted by technician Amanda MacDonald, left, and Dr. Prisca Tiassé. Smith’s Fuel Center Supervisor Adelia Bowers, center, watches the procedure and explained that she and her crew wipe down the contact areas of the pumps every hour that the Center is open to promote a healthy shopping experience. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
caclark@ladailypost.com

A squad of volunteers was deployed Monday


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Attorney General Balderas Renews Call for Anti-Domestic Terrorism Reform; Funding For Investigation, Prosecution In Wake Of White Supremacist Attack On Santa Fe Restaurant

Attorney General Hector Balderas

From the Office of the Attorney General:

SANTA FE –In response to this week’s white supremacist attack on the India Palace restaurant in Santa Fe, Attorney General Hector Balderas renewed his call Wednesday for the New Mexico Legislature to update New Mexico’s anti-domestic terrorism and hate crimes statutes, as well as fund an anti-domestic terrorism unit in the Office of the Attorney General.

“Domestic terrorism harms individual Americans and intimidates entire communities, and we must immediately address this problem before it gets worse,” AG Balderas


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