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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 669 New Cases, Total Now At 39,377 With 3 New Deaths And 20,562 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 669 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 40 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 3 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 185 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 31 new cases in Chaves County
  • 12 new cases in Cibola County
  • 1 new case in Colfax County
  • 30 new cases in Curry County
  • 97 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 46 new cases in Eddy County
  • 1 new case in Grant County
  • 1 new case in Guadalupe

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Robinson: Continuing The Conversation…

By JAMES ROBINSON
Los Alamos County Councilor

Happy fall Los Alamos,

As many may have seen, the Los Alamos School Board and County Council will be holding a joint session on the 29th of October to discuss the draft North Mesa Housing Feasibility Study.

The purpose of this discussion is to review the finding of the draft study, evaluate possible alternatives, address previous public comments, and to lastly to continue obtaining additional public comment.

To conduct this study, the Council hired Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, who are also conducting our Downtown Master Planning effort. The goal


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New Mexico Absentee Ballot Count By Party, Absentee Early Vote And Same Day Voter Registration Counts As Of 10-22-20

Data in this ‘Absentee Count by Party’ document represents the total number of absentee ballot requests received in New Mexico as of today. Note: Oct. 20 was the last day for voters to request an absentee ballot. Courtesy/New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office.

Data in this ‘Absentee Early Vote Count’ document shows vote counts since Oct. 6 (the start of early in-person voting at clerks’ offices) broken down by party and county and method of voting. Wider early voting locations opened Oct. 17 and run through Oct. 31. Polling places are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3. Courtesy/New


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Los Alamos County Council Candidates Speak To Voters

POLITICAL News:

The Los Alamos Daily Post invited Los Alamos County Council candidates to each write a column speaking directly to the voters.

Here are their columns:

Derkacs: Help Los Alamos Plan For Growth And Embrace The Future

By DENISE DERKACS
Democratic Council Candidate

I’m running for County Council because I want to help Los Alamos County plan for growth and embrace the future while preserving the past and the amenities that make the County a great place to live.

Issues: I recognize three overarching issues facing the County: (1) housing development, especially for low- and middle-income


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Los Alamos County Enters Level 1 Fire Restrictions

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos Fire Department’s Fire Marshal Wendy Servey announced today that she is enacting Level 1 Fire Restrictions for Los Alamos County, effective Friday, Oct. 23.

Servey said the decision was made in partnership with LAFD’s Wildland Division today after reviewing the potential threat of wildfire, especially in light of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic emergency.

“We’ve had a very dry summer and never received the expected moisture we typically see from the monsoons,” Servey said, “Even though it may be unusual to have fire restrictions in place in the Fall, it’s a necessary


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New Mexico Game And Fish On Mountain Lion Activity Near North Mesa Stables … Residents Urged To Avoid Area Trails

The mountain lion—also known as the cougar, puma, panther or catamount—is a large cat species native to the Americas. They are stealthy predators, hunting at night and often lying in wait for prey or silently stalking it before pouncing from behind and delivering a lethal bite to the spinal cord. Source: nwf.org. Courtesy/National Wildlife Federation

 

COUNTY News:
Los Alamos County officials are aware of reports of recent mountain lion activity near the North Mesa Stables.
Because this is a wildlife issue, New Mexico Game and Fish is on site today. They are evaluating the situation and will

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DOE Approves $1.35 Billion Cost Share Award For CFPP

Deputy DPU Manager Steve Cummins

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

Electricity provided to Los Alamos County could be generated through cutting-edge technology.

The probability of this happening significantly increased recently after the Department of Energy approved a $1.35 billion cost share award to the Carbon Free Power Project (CFPP).

The CFPP project involves a 720-megawatt NuScale power plant that would be at the Idaho National Laboratory site. The power plant would utilize 12 small modular nuclear reactors.

The Utah Associated Municipal Power


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Cone Zone: Week Of Oct. 26, 2020

COUNTY News:

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

Barranca Mesa 3 Subdivision Improvements Project

TLC Plumbing and Utility crews will continue placing concrete on Camino Encantado. Residents are asked to use caution in the work zone.

Mirador Subdivision in White Rock

Contractor will be placing curb and gutter and asphalt. Residents are asked to use caution in the work zone.

Pedestrian and ADA Accessibility Along Trinity Drive from Oppenheimer to 39th Street

GM crews will be working in the area of 36th Street and 37th


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Center Lane Drop On Trinity At 15th Thursday And Friday

COUNTY News:

Parker Construction, under contract with Natural Grocers and in cooperation with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, will drop the center, left turn lane on Trinity Drive at 15th Street.

Work to cap a water line will continue after unforeseen circumstances Tuesday delayed this effort.

The lane will be closed beginning at 7 a.m. today, Oct. 22 and is anticipated to conclude by 6 p.m. Friday, Oct 23. No interruption of utility services is planned.

Crews indicated that work on the south side of Trinity at 15th would finish up later Wednesday and both eastbound lanes on Trinity


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 827 New Cases, Total Now At 38,715 With 8 New Deaths And 20,332 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 827 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 40 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 8 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 292 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 27 new cases in Chaves County
  • 13 new cases in Cibola County
  • 28 new cases in Curry County
  • 172 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 42 new cases in Eddy County
  • 3 new cases in Grant County
  • 1 new case in Guadalupe County
  • 36 new cases

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Annual Calvary Los Alamos Pumpkin Patch Canceled

Scene from a previous Calvary Los Alamos Pumpkin Patch. Courtesy photo

Scene from a previous Calvary Los Alamos Pumpkin Patch. Courtesy photo

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Calvary Los Alamos has hosted a Pumpkin Patch each October for more than 10 years but do to the second wave of COVID-19 have decided that it is not feasible to host it this year.

Calvary had thought of doing a “drive-thru” event but felt that even had too high of a risk. 

The congregation is very saddened by this turn of events and hopes that all of the precious families that have come yearly will understand this decision.

There was much hope and planning


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New Mexico Governor, Officials Detail COVID Crackdown

Courtesy/NMDOH

Courtesy/NMDOH

From the Office of the Governor:

  • Hotspot businesses to be temporarily closed; retail hours limited; safety requirements for food and drink establishments enhanced
SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state health and workplace safety officials today announced new enhanced mitigation efforts to crack down on COVID-19 throughout New Mexico, a targeted and moderated approach that is intended to break the chain of escalating statewide infections and prevent the virus from overwhelming state hospitals without enacting wholesale business closings.

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Scenes From In-Person Early Voting In White Rock

Voters and volunteers adhere to COVID-safe practice during early voting today at the White Rock Municipal Complex, 139 Longview Dr. Early voting runs through Oct. 31. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

In-person early voting underway today at the White Rock Municipal Complex on Longview Drive. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 599 New Cases, Total Now At 37,896 With 7 New Deaths And 20,165 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 599 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County has 2 new case today bringing the total to 40 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 7 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 154 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 26 new cases in Chaves County
  • 9 new cases in Cibola County
  • 45 new cases in Curry County
  • 136 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 21 new cases in Eddy County
  • 1 new case in Grant County
  • 1 new case in

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PAC 8 ‘Meet The Farmers’ Videos: Montoya Family Orchard

PAC 8 received a MainStreet grant to create three videos about local farmers who sell their produce at Los Alamos Farmers Market. ‘I feel it is important for the public to see how the farmers grow their produce and where it comes from. It’s also nice to meet and get to know the farmers you buy food from,’ PAC 8 Executive Director Jean Gindreau said. Gindreau added that she hopes these videos will encourage more people to go to the market. The video series is called ‘Meet the Farmers’ and will air on PAC 8 and YouTube. The second video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3vJRbn4fm0  features Montoya


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Traffic Alert: Center Lane Drop Trinity At 15th Tuesday

COUNTY News:

Parker Construction, under contract with Natural Grocers and in cooperation with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, will drop the center, left turn lane on Trinity Drive at 15 Street.

The lane will be closed beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20 to allow crews to cap a water line after Natural Grocers tapped into a new water service line. 

Work is anticipated to conclude by 6 p.m Tuesday. No interruption of utility services is planned.

Work on the south side of Trinity Drive at 15th Street continues. As a result, one eastbound lane remains closed at the contractor’s construction


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 518 New Cases, Total Now At 37,302 With 1 New Death And 20,001 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 518 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 38 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 1 new death in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 123 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 30 new cases in Chaves County
  • 3 new cases in Cibola County
  • 20 new cases in Curry County
  • 102 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 20 new cases in Eddy County
  • 4 new cases in Grant County
  • 30 new cases in Lea County
  • 11 new cases in Lincoln

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Final Census Response Count In Los Alamos County 83.8 Percent Compared To 58.7 Statewide In New Mexico

COUNTY News:

The final self-response count for the U.S. Census in Los Alamos County is 83.8 percent.

This is in comparison to the self-response count for the U.S. Census for all of New Mexico, which is 58.7 percent.

The non-response follow up for all of New Mexico netted another 41.2 percent, which totals 99.9 percent.


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New Mexico Absentee Ballot Count By Party, Absentee Early Vote And Same Day Voter Registration Counts As Of 10-19-20

Data in this ‘Absentee Count by Party’ document represents the total number of absentee ballot requests received in New Mexico as of today. Note: Oct. 20 is the last day for voters to request an absentee ballot. Courtesy/New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office

Data in this ‘Absentee Early Vote Count’ document shows vote counts since Oct. 6 (the start of early in-person voting at clerks’ offices) broken down by party and county and method of voting. Wider early voting locations opened Oct. 17 and run through Oct. 31. Polling places are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3. Courtesy/New


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