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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Now At 22,816 With 2 New Deaths And 9,744 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 180 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County has another new case bringing today’s total to 24 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update announces 2 additional death reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases:

  • 31 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 10 new cases in Chaves County
  • 5 new cases in Curry County
  • 37 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 18 new cases in Eddy County
  • 35 new cases in Lea County
  • 1 new case in Los Alamos

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Tree Trimming Operation Underway Behind Fuller Lodge

A tree trimming operation is underway this afternoon on the lawn area behind Fuller Lodge. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Certified Arborist and crew foreman Miguel Hoffman helps direct the arborist high in the cherry picker trimming dead branches from a tree this afternoon behind Fuller Lodge. Hoffman is using a handheld laser pointer to indicate branches in need of trimming. Arborists from Southwest Fire Defense LLC of Santa Fe are performing the work. The company covers the entire state preforming hazardous tree removal, tree trimming and creating defensible space. The company


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Now At 22,643 With 3 New Deaths And 9,612 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 202 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 23 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update announces 3 additional death reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases:

  • 36 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 13 new cases in Chaves County
  • 2 new cases in Cibola County
  • 6 new cases in Curry County
  • 50 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 14 new cases in Eddy County
  • 1 new case in Guadalupe County
  • 33 new cases in Lea County

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Changes Coming To Los Alamos County Golf Course

Local golfer Mary Langworthy hits her fairway shot on 18 as her husband Tim waits his turn Monday at the Los Alamos County Golf Course. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Mary Langworthy lands in the sand trap but hits a great shot Monday out of the trap. She redeemed herself by dropping a long putt on her next shot. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

GOLF News:

Beginning Thursday, Aug. 13, the Los Alamos County Golf Course will be reconfigured to accommodate the irrigation upgrade project.

The project is moving forward better than expected so the front 9 will be opened and the back 9 will be


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Now At 22,444 With 5 New Deaths And 9,319 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 132 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County has another new case bringing today’s total to 23 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update announces 5 additional death reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases:

  • 26 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 5 new cases in Chaves County
  • 3 new cases in Cibola County
  • 6 new cases in Curry County
  • 19 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 5 new cases in Eddy County
  • 23 new cases in Lea

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Chart 149: COVID-19 In New Mexico Aug. 10

The number of employees who tested positive for COVID-19 by industry. Between May 11 and Aug. 2, employers reported 1,124 COVID-19 diagnoses to the New Mexico Environment Department, as part of the state rapid response program. In Los Alamos, the NMED public database includes the following employers: Los Alamos Medical Center (6/9), Automotive professionals (7/9), Sombrillo Nursing and Rehab (7/9), Plateau Property Management (7/11), Los Alamos Co-op (7/31), N3B Los Alamos (8/5), Los Alamos County (8/6), and Los Alamos National Laboratory (8/6). Source: NMED (https://www.env.nm.gov/nmed-resources-for-covid-19/

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Tourism Implementation Task Force Meets Virtually Aug. 12

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Tourism Implementation Task Force meets virtually noon Wednesday, Aug. 12 via Zoom.

The meeting is open to the public.

Anyone interested in attending the meeting and/or making public comments should use this link: https://zoom.us/j/92162496027 or dial one of the following telephone numbers:

+1 253 215 8782 US, or

+1 346 248 7799 US, or

+1 669 900 9128 US.

Meeting ID: 921 6249 6027I.

Agenda:

  1. Call to Order
  2. Introductions/Announcements

III. Update on FY21 Budget (Linda)

  1. New Task Force charter and recruitment of new members (Linda)
  2. Update on local and state tourism

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Benefits Of Designating White Rock A Metropolitan Redevelopment Area Zone Topic Of Discussion For Los Alamos MainStreet And Los Alamos County Council Aug. 18

Courtesy/Los Alamos MainStreet

Los Alamos MainStreet News:

Los Alamos MainStreet announced today that Los Alamos County Council will discuss the designation of the White Rock Commercial Center as a Metropolitan Redevelopment Area (MRA) at the upcoming Council meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 18.

The designation of a MRA allows for the contribution of public resources to private redevelopment projects, thereby helping catalyze reinvestment in the area. The designation of a MRA is the first step to the development of a corresponding MRA Plan that outlines potential redevelopment projects and


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Now At 22,315 With 4 New Deaths And 9,319 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 205 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County has another new case bringing today’s total to 22 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update announces 4 additional death reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases:

  • 49 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 22 new cases in Chaves County
  • 4 new cases in Cibola County
  • 11 new cases in Curry County
  • 30 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 8 new cases in Eddy County
  • 26 new cases in Lea

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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Now At 22,115 With 6 New Death And 9,262 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 155 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County has another new case bringing today’s total to 21 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update announces 6 additional death reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases:

  • 34 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 16 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Colfax County
  • 8 new cases in Curry County
  • 21 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 9 new cases in Eddy County
  • 1 new case in Hidalgo

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Scenes From Drive-in Movie Night At Central Park Square

Scene from the drive-in movie ‘Abominable’ shown Friday night in the north parking lot of Central Park Square. The weekly event starts at dusk (about 8:30 p.m. Fridays) and Covid-19 safe distancing is followed and enforced. The event is sponsored by Los Alamos County, Los Alamos MainStreet, projectY cowork and Central Park Square. Central Park Square owner Philip Kunsberg has been very generous enhancing this event for the community by paying his crew to help with setup and takedown of the screen and coordinating lighting on the property. He even pays for a free pizza from Time Out Pizzeria for


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PAC 8 Weekly TV Schedule Aug. 8-13

PAC 8 Community Media Weekly TV schedule:

Saturday, August 8, 2020 

  • Free Speech TV

Sunday, August 9, 2020

6 a.m. — FSTV

5 p.m. — The Prophetic Word

5:30 p.m. — Key to the Kingdom

6 p.m. — Drawing Men to Christ

7 p.m. — United Church

8 p.m. — La Verdad Internacional

8:30 p.m. — Inside Arts – Robert Wells

9:30 p.m. — Free Speech TV

Monday, August 10, 2020

6 a.m. — Democracy Now! LIVE

10 a.m. — The Tom Hartman Program

12:30 p.m. — Los Alamos Makers’ Space

1 p.m. — Behind the White Coat 

1:30 p.m. — Inside Arts – Robert Wells

2 p.m. — Talking Business With Beverly

2:30 p.m. — Spotlight on Los Alamos

3 p.m. — Democracy Now


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National Association Of Counties To Congress: A Deal Without Aid To State And Local Governments Is A Bad Deal

NACo News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the coronavirus pandemic continues, state and local governments and residents are feeling the devastating health and economic impacts.

With negotiations on the next federal coronavirus relief package nearing an end, counties continue to call for responsible federal relief, ensuring existing and any new federal resources reach county governments on the front lines of the public health pandemic and related economic fallout.

National Association of Counties (NACo) Executive Director Matthew Chase released the following statement:

“As White House officials


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Now At 21,965 With 6 New Death And 9,166 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 197 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 20 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update announces 6 additional death reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases:

  • 32 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 8 new cases in Chaves County
  • 14 new cases in Cibola County
  • 1 new case in Colfax County
  • 17 new cases in Curry County
  • 50 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 6 new cases in Eddy County
  • 12 new cases in Lea County

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Traffic Alert: Water Line Break On Los Pueblos Street

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities water crews are responding to a water line break on Los Pueblos Street west of Bonita Place on Barranca Mesa. 

Customers in the area are experiencing low to no water pressure. 

Excavation is occurring on the north side of the street with some impacts to west bound traffic at the construction zone. 

Crews estimate that water services will be restored by 6 p.m. today.


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COVID Cancels 2020 Los Alamos County Fair And Rodeo

The Annual Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo celebration will not take place this year due to crowd considerations in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, and to comply with the New Mexico Department of Health’s public emergency order governing mass gatherings. The cancellation includes the exhibits at Mesa Public Library, the parade downtown, the festivities at Ashley Pond Park and the Arts & Crafts Fair at Fuller Lodge, the Rodeo at Brewer Arena and the Cowboy Dinner & Dance. Cartoon created by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com


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Cone Zone: Week Of Aug. 10, 2020  

COUNTY News:

The Public Works/Traffic Division provides the latest updates on the following projects:

Public Works Department:

Diamond Drive near the Golf Course  

A contractor will be conducting soils boring operations alongside Diamond Drive at the Golf Course. No traffic impediments are expected, but drivers will see signage and cones along the shoulders alerting them to construction in the area.

Lane Closure on Sherwood Boulevard

Motorists can expect a lane closure and flagging operations on Sherwood Boulevard as work begins on the Pinon Park Splash Pad project. The contractor will


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