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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Now At 12,776 With 8 More Deaths And 5,802 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 257 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 8 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update announces 8 additional deaths reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 55 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 5 new cases in Chaves County
  • 7 new cases in Cibola County
  • 4 new cases in Curry County
  • 40 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 8 new cases in Eddy County
  • 1 new case in Grant County
  • 5 new cases in Lea County
  • 1 new

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Los Alamos Police Blotter: June 23 To June 29, 2020

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

 

IVAN ALEXEI APPERT

June 23 at 4:02 a.m. / Police arrested Ivan Alexei Appert, 24, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., and charged him with reckless driving and DUI.

 

 

 

 

DONOVAN PETER BACA

June 24 at 2:58 a.m. / Police arrested Donovan Peter Baca,  25, of Los Alamos at the Española Police Department on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant and a warrant


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Now At 12,520 With 3 More Deaths And 5,627 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 248 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 8 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

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

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

  • 97 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 5 new cases in Chaves County
  • 2 new cases in Cibola County
  • 1 new case in Colfax County
  • 19 new cases in Curry County
  • 42 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 2 new cases in Eddy County
  • 1 new case in Grant County
  • 5

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Rep. Christine Chandler Briefs Council On Special Session

Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler

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

Despite having to reduce the state’s FY 2021 budget, Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler of Los Alamos reported to Los Alamos County Council that she felt the work to get the New Mexico budget adopted was “relatively successful”.

Chandler updated the council on the recent special legislative session Tuesday night during its regular meeting.

“I feel pretty good to very good in terms of the substance of what we were able accomplish,” she said. “If you think in terms of how many days we had and how many bills


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Local Suicide Deaths Spike In 2020

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

caclark@ladailypost.com

With confirmation from the Office of the Medical Investigator pending on a couple of cases, suicide deaths have tripled in the last six months over annual numbers in the last decade.

“We have averaged two suicides per year for the last 10 years but this year we’ve responded to six suicide deaths between January and the beginning of June,” Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris said in an interview with the Los Alamos Daily Post. “Five of the six were male … the female died of self asphyxiation and each of the males died of self-inflicted


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Vandals Destroy San Juan County Income Support Drop Box

Vandalized drop box at the San Juan County Income Support Division Office in Farmington. Courtesy/HSD

HSD News:

SANTA FE — The drop box at the San Juan County Income Support Division office in Farmington was vandalized by a fire that was intentionally set, announced the New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD).

Employees discovered the vandalism this morning and the documents in the drop box at the time of the incident were destroyed.

A police report has been filed and the department is working to get the box repaired.

There were approximately seven envelopes in the drop box at the time of the


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Letter To The Editor: Issues Under Discussion

By AARON WALKER
Independent Candidate
Los Alamos County Council

I must start this off by giving a very sincere thank you to all the residents that supported me in various ways to ensure I made it on the ballot. Without the help of people sharing my posts, gathering signatures, emailing me to sign my petition, and voicing their encouragement I wouldn’t have qualified for the ballot. Every single one of your signatures, comments, and emails made a difference. Now the real hard work begins.

I recently had the opportunity to discuss two issues with members of the community not as a candidate, but as a


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Now At 12,276 With 3 More Deaths And 5,514 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 130 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 8 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

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

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

  • 38 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Chaves County
  • 2 new cases in Curry County
  • 9 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 2 new case in Eddy County
  • 1 new case in Grant County
  • 2 new cases in Lea County
  • 1 new case in Luna County
  • 17 new cases

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Chart 109: COVID-19 In New Mexico July 1

Change in the number of diagnoses during a two week period by county. The percentages indicate change in number of diagnoses between June 18 and July 1 as compared with the period starting June 4 and ending July 17. Counties with less than 50 diagnoses are not shown. Statewide, the number of diagnoses increased by 15 percent from to 2,211 during the past two weeks from 1,925 during the preceding two week period. Source: New Mexico Department of Health. Created by Eli Ben-Naim

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Canceled: 2020 County Fair & Rodeo Due To COVID-19

COUNTY News:

The Annual County Fair and Rodeo celebration in Los Alamos 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 Friday through Sunday, the parade downtown Saturday morning, the festivities at Ashley Pond Park and the Arts & Crafts Fair at Fuller Lodge during the day on Saturday, the Rodeo at Brewer Arena on Saturday and Sunday, and the Cowboy Dinner & Dance Saturday


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2020 Century Bank City Golf Championship Results

Los Alamos County Golf Course at 4244 Diamond Dr. Courtesy/LAC

By ANDRE TROTTIER
Los Alamos Golf Association

The 73rd Los Alamos City Championship was held June 27 and 28.

Introduced for the first time in a Los Alamos competition was the World Golf Scoring System. The system factored in slope and course rating with handicaps to yield a World Golf handicap for all players.

There was a lot of exciting play for the two days. Scoring was very tight among the participants. Following the completion of the event the Los Alamos City Championship shootout took place.

The shoot-out takes the winners of each


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Now At 12,147 With 4 More Deaths And 5,393 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 168 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 8 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update announces 4 additional deaths 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
  • 5 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 10 new cases in Curry County
  • 21 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 2 new cases in Eddy County
  • 19 new cases in Lea County
  • 1 new case in Lincoln County
  • 1

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The Appeals Process Continues For UnQuarked

Los Alamos County Board of Appeals Chair Terry Priestley listens this evening to testimony during the continued hearing of the case, Sirphey LLC vs. County Chief Building Official Michael Arellano. Despite starting at 7 a.m. and ending at 7 p.m., and hearing lengthy arguments from both sides, a decision is still not rendered for this case. The hearing is continued and tentatively scheduled to begin again at 7 a.m. Tuesday, July 7. During today’s hearing, Arellano was presented as the County’s witness and cross-examined by Shirphey, LLC Owner Pershant Jain. Jain is seeking to appeal


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New Mexico Governor Signs Bipartisan Tax Bill Co-sponsored By State Rep. Christine Chandler Of Los Alamos

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham today signed into law a significant relief and support measure for individuals, businesses and local governments under financial strain during the COVID-19 pandemic. House Bill 6 includes three areas of relief.

First, the bill temporarily waives interest and penalties: on late tax payments so that individuals and businesses that have been unable to make timely payments will not fall further into tax debt. Taxpayers must still file their tax returns timely, but payment may follow at later date.

“The financial pain caused by COVID-19 is real. This bill


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Now At 11,982 With 1 More Deaths And 5,296 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 173 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County now at 8 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update announces 1 additional deaths reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 45 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 6 new cases in Chaves County
  • 11 new cases in Curry County
  • 35 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 9 new cases in Eddy County
  • 3 new cases in Hidalgo County
  • 6 new cases in Lea County
  • 4 new cases in Luna County
  • 11 new cases

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Impossible Foods CEO And Stem Advocate/Miss America 2020 Join Event Line-up For Virtual Los Alamos ScienceFest

Stem advocate and Miss America 2020 Miss Camille Schrier will host a live demo and Q&A during this year’s Los Alamos ScienceFest Discovery Day. Courtesy/Los Alamos MainStreet

Stem advocate and Miss America 2020 Miss Camille Schrier doing science as a child. Courtesy/Los Alamos MainStreet

Los Alamos MainStreet News:

Los Alamos ScienceFest 20/20: Eyes On The Future, is going virtual this year, July 7-12, with events highlighting topics such as the future of cybersecurity, energy, and new camera and drone technologies.

Other special segments include discussions on the future of agriculture


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American Flag Scavenger Hunt With County Rec Division

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Recreation Division is seeking community members to place American flags throughout White Rock and Los Alamos as part of a community scavenger hunt. 

The American Flag scavenger hunt is something fun to do while walking around neighborhoods, the downtown area in Los Alamos and throughout white Rock.

Free 6” x 12” American flags are available to pick up at the Walkup Aquatic Center, Los Alamos Golf Course, Mesa Public Library, White Rock Branch Library and the Los Alamos Municipal Building.

How many American flags will be found?

For additional information,


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