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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 1,266 New Cases, Total Now 161,805 With 38 New Deaths And 84,015 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials announced this afternoon 1,266 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County reports 17 more cases today … the total is now 378 people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes389 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reports today’s most recent cases:

  • 291 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 77 new cases in Chaves County
  • 9 new cases in Cibola County
  • 7 new cases in Colfax County
  • 46 new cases in Curry County
  • 2 new cases in De Baca County
  • 190 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 69 new

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Council Discusses Priorities At Strategic Planning Session

Los Alamos County Council held its annual strategic planning session Tuesday, Jan. 12. Broadband access, succession planning and updating the County’s communication plan were among topics discussed. Many of Council’s priority areas remain unchanged, such as increasing the amount and diversity of housing options, protecting, maintaining and improving open space and recreation areas, enhancing support and opportunities for local businesses, improving utilization and aesthetics of vacant buildings, supporting social services, expanding transportation, parking and mobility


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Burgess Delivers 2020 State Of County Report

Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess

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

COVID-19 took center stage in 2020 but, as Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess revealed during Thursday’s virtual Chamber Business meeting, the County still accomplished a lot last year.

Before Burgess presented his 2020 State of the County report, Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Director Ryn Herrmann commented on Burgess’ recent announcement that he is retiring this year.

“I know I speak for everyone that you are going to be missed,” she said.

In his report, Burgess discussed the


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COVID-19 Testing Underway Tuesdays At Fuller Lodge Will Be Expanded To Include Thursdays Beginning Jan. 28 

Curative is helping communities across the country track COVID-19 and slow its spread. Courtesy/Curative

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County’s Emergency Management Office is coordinating with the New Mexico Department of Health to hold COVID-19 “swab” testing clinics for anyone wishing to be tested for the coronavirus

The clinics are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday at Fuller Lodge.

DOH, through the County Emergency Management Office, will be at Fuller Lodge 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays to administer the COVID-19 “swab” for anyone wishing to be tested for the coronavirus.

The next clinic is Tuesday,


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DPU Electric Linemen Investigating Reported Power Outage

FINAL Update: Power is restored to all customers in the Trinity/Oppenheimer area.  

UPDATE: As of 1:20 p.m. today, DPU electric linemen have identified the source of the reported power problems in the Trinity/Oppenheimer area. Crews will terminate power to all customers in the area (including the Mary Deal building and the Ponderosa Apartments) so that they may complete repairs. Power should be fully restored to all affected customers by 2:30 PM. Department officials thank customers for their patience.

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities is receiving reports


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PED: 10 New Mexico Public Schools On COVID-19 Watchlist

PED News:

SANTA FE – Ten New Mexico public school buildings appeared on the COVID-19 Watchlist in the week ending today, Jan. 15, signifying they had at least two Rapid Responses within a 14-day period. 

Schools On COVID-19 Watchlist:

ALBUQUERQUE:

  • James Monroe Middle

AZTEC

  • Aztec Maintenance

BAYARD

  • Cobre High

FRUITLAND

Ojo Amarillo Elementary

HOBBS

  • College Lane Elementary

LAS CRUCES

  • Las Cruces Public Schools physical plant

LOS ALAMOS

  • Los Alamos High

MONTEZUMA

  • United World College-USA

ROSWELL

  • Goddard High School
  • Roswell High School

During that same period, no schools were placed on the


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Vaccination Clinic For Phase 1A, 1B In Los Alamos Jan. 18

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County’s Emergency Management Office is coordinating with the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) to hold a COVID-19 vaccination clinic, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, in Griffith Gymnasium at Los Alamos High School, 1300 Diamond Dr.

The clinic will be limited to vaccinating remaining healthcare workers in phase 1A and beginning phase 1B, which includes teachers, frontline essential workers and citizens over age 75. This vaccine clinic is free. 

Vaccinations are limited. Individuals who meet the 1A and 1B criteria and have pre-registered on the NMDOH website


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 1,434 New Cases, Total Now 160,543 With 29 New Deaths And 82,809 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials announced this afternoon 1,434 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County reports 9 more cases today … the total is now 361 people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 29 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reports today’s most recent cases:

  • 344 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Catron County
  • 73 new cases in Chaves County
  • 9 new cases in Cibola County
  • 3 new cases in Colfax County
  • 38 new cases in Curry County
  • 1 new case in De Baca County
  • 166 new cases

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LAPD Releases Part 1 Crime Statistics 2020

Part 1 crime stats for 2020 by classification. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

Today, Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone released crime statistics for 2020 which were compiled by the Records Section of the Los Alamos Police Department.

Offenses reported as crime statistics are determined by the FBI Uniform Crime Report Program and are classified as crimes against persons (violent crime) and crimes against property.

The offenses of murder (homicide), rape, robbery and aggravated assault make up the violent crime category. The offenses of arson, burglary, larceny, and auto theft make up the property


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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Jan. 6 To Jan. 12, 2021

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.

 

MATTHEW L. BARUZZINI

Jan. 6 at 11:50 a.m. / Police arrested Matthew L. Baruzzini, 40, of Los Alamos in Central Park Square and charged him with driving while his license to do so has been suspended or revoked.

 

 

 

 

ARTURO HOUSTON

Jan. 9 at 9:28 p.m. / Police arrested Arturo Houston, 38, of Española at the Española Police Department on an outstanding Magistrate


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Waterline Repairs Underway At Mesa Public Library

UPDATE: Crews will be repair the line on Friday, Jan. 15. 

COUNTY News:

Library patrons asked to park in west parking lot for curbside book pick-up today

Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities will close the one-way drive in front of the Mesa Public Library just past the entrance to the west parking lot today, due to ice resulting from a water line break.

Department officials ask library patrons who are scheduled for curbside pick-up of library books to park in the west parking lot and walk up to the pick-up location. 

Individuals who may have problems accessing the stairs are advised


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Chart 306: COVID-19 In New Mexico Jan. 14, 2021

Average daily cases by county. The bars in this chart display the seven-day average number of cases per 100,000 people, and the line shows New Mexico’s ‘red to green’ gating criterion. Los Alamos County (30.3 average cases per 100,000) and its three surrounding counties are highlighted. Source: New Mexico Department of Health. Created by Eli Ben-Naim
Test positivity rate by county. The bars in this chart display test positivity rates, and the line shows New Mexico’s ‘red to green’ gating criterion. Los Alamos County (5.05 percent test positivity rate) and its three surrounding counties are

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Chair Ryti: Council Update As 2021 Gets Underway

By Chair Randall Ryti
Los Alamos County Council

As we start 2021, we have completed 10 months under a public health emergency due to the global pandemic. The County continues to support measures to ease and eventually end restrictions related to this emergency.

Unfortunately, we are continuing to detect new cases of COVID-19 at or near to our highest per capita levels. It is with sadness that the NM Department of Health reported the first death in the County related to COVID-19 this last weekend.

There are things we can do as individuals to help. First, we can get tested. Testing is being offered


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Utilities Department Invites Public Comment On White Rock Water Resource Recovery Facility At Virtual Meeting Jan. 21

An aerial view of the wastewater treatment plant that has run its course in White Rock. Courtesy/LAC

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

The wastewater treatment plant in White Rock has run its course and the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) is working to replace the approximately 60-year-old plant with a new, cutting edge water resource recovery facility.

Before construction equipment is powered up to build a new facility, a public hearing is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21 on Zoom. During the hearing, the project will be reviewed and


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New Mexico Department Of Health County Map Update: One Reaches Green Level, One Yellow Level Jan. 13:

DOH News:

  • Virus metrics trending in wrong direction in more counties
  • Los Alamos among 20 counties with worsening per-capita case rates

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health on Wednesday announced the updated statewide COVID-19 map for the two-week period beginning Jan. 13, with 30 counties at the Red Level.

Twenty counties saw a higher average daily per-capita rate of new cases in the last two weeks, and 17 counties saw a higher test positivity rate; 16 counties worsened in both metrics. Only 12 counties improved in both of the two health gating criteria metrics.

The state’s county-by-county


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 1,151 New Cases, Total Now 159,119 With 13 New Deaths And 81,603 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials announced this afternoon 1,151 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County reports 2 more cases today … the total is now 352 people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 13 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reports today’s most recent cases:

  • 352 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Catron County
  • 17 new cases in Chaves County
  • 8 new cases in Cibola County
  • 7 new cases in Colfax County
  • 8 new cases in Curry County
  • 1 new case in De Baca County
  • 127 new cases in

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Chart 305: COVID-19 In New Mexico Jan. 13, 2021

The state of New Mexico updated the COVID-19 county map with risk designations applicable for the two-week period Jan 13-26. New Mexico’s ‘Red to Green’ framework includes two gating criteria: (1) Average daily cases below 8 per 100,000 residents, and (2) test positivity rate below 5 percent. There are three risk designations: (a) RED, none of the gating criteria are met, (b) YELLOW, one gating criteria met, (c) GREEN, both gating criteria are met. Los Alamos County, with average daily cases of 30.3 per 100,000 people and test positivity of 5.05 percent remains in the RED. Catron County moved

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Ice Rink Expands Skate Development Sessions Jan. 18

Los Alamos County Ice Rink at 4475 West Road. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Ice Rink is adding Skater Development Sessions to its schedule starting Jan. 18 through Feb. 14.

The Sessions are available by reservation via phone only, with no more than 10 people per session.

Reservations can be made one day in advance and will be limited to four individuals or one household if calling for a family larger than four.

To make a reservation for a skate session, call the Ice Rink 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 505.662.4500; voicemails and emails will not be accepted as confirmed


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County Hosts Downtown Master Plan Public Meeting Jan. 27

COUNTY News:

Dekker/Perich/Sabatini (D/P/S) and the Los Alamos County Community Development Department will host a Zoom meeting 5:15-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27 for the public to learn more about progress being made on the Downtown Master Plans for Los Alamos and White Rock.

Informed by the feedback received during the Visioning Workshop and Design Workshop, D/P/S has created three draft alternative frameworks for each Downtown area and drafted goals and strategies to achieve a desired vision.

The team will present the alternatives, goals and strategies and discuss with the public which


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Zero Waste Team: Family Food Waste Prevention Pledge

From The County Zero Waste Team:

It’s that time again, time to take a look at what we might do to improve our lives in the New Year.

Often, we make resolutions to improve our health, save money for things we want, make time for our families or work to heal the planet.

How about accomplishing all those goals with one money and time saving resolution, that improves health and the environment?

It’s probably not one you’ve thought much about, but it is powerful: Waste Less Food.

In the U.S., households waste an average of $1,500 per year on food they don’t eat. That’s like throwing $125 out your car window every


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