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Traffic Alert! Lane Shift To North Side Of N.M. 502 For Roundabout Project Starts Monday April 5

COUNTY News:

Beginning Monday, east bound traffic east of the roundabout will shift to the north side of N.M. 502 and channel back into the east bound lane in front of the Crossroads Church.

This is necessary to demo and build alignments on the remaining south side of N.M. 502. The traveling public is advised to exercise caution while traveling through this area.

Canyon Road will be closed at First Street and the intersection of W. Manhattan Loop and Canyon Road. Access to affected residences will be accommodated accordingly. This closure is necessary to demo and build the new alignments of Canyon


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 297 New Cases, Total 191,945 With 5 Deaths And 173,824 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials today announced 297 new COVID-19 cases.

Los Alamos County reports zero new cases today so the total remains at 501 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. (County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.)

Today’s update includes 5 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 112 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 4 new cases in Chaves County
  • 5 new cases in Curry County
  • 51 new cases

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County Council Shares Ideas For Downtown Areas

 

 

From top left: Los Alamos County Council Chair Randall Ryti, Council Vice Chair James Robinson and Councilors Sara Scott and David Izraelevitz. From bottom left, Councilors David Reagor, Denise Derkacs and Sean Williams. Courtesy/LAC

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

The Los Alamos County Council passed on purchasing the CB Fox and Reel Deal Theatre properties but the goal to revitalize the downtowns in Los Alamos and White Rock is not abandoned.

The councilors shared with the Los Alamos Daily Post a variety of ideas for the path the County should


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Scott: Update On Vaccine, Housing, Business, Recreation

By SARA SCOTT
Councilor
Los Alamos County Council

I’d like to start this note with a shout out to all of the community members helping to move us forward through the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting vaccination efforts and by continuing to do the things that are important and easy for us to do every day – wearing our masks, distancing when in public, and minimizing trips and travel.

I am happy to report that as of March 30, more than 55 percent of folks eligible for the vaccine have received at least one dose and almost 80 percent of eligible residents have registered with the New Mexico Department of Health


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Los Alamos Property Owners Asked To Review Notices

By KEN MILDER
County Assessor

I would like to inform property owners that the County Assessor’s office is mailing out Notices of Property Value. 

The purpose of these notices is to inform you of the current ownership, legal description, applicable exemptions, and the valuation placed on your property.

Upon receipt of this notice, please read and verify that all information is correct.

The Los Alamos County Assessor’s office is on a one-year valuation cycle. As established by law, property assessments for the 2021 Tax Year are determined at 2020 market levels. The taxable status date is fixed


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Special Needs Dog Sadie At Shelter Has Been Adopted!

Sadie, a 5-year-old pitbull, was recently surrendered to the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter due to her owner’s change in living conditions. Sadie is deaf but understands many commands through sign language and responds to love best of all and she is very affectionate. She was adopted today! Photos by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 277 New Cases, Total 191,652 With 5 Deaths And 173,701 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials today announced 277 new COVID-19 cases.

Los Alamos County reports 2 new cases today bringing the total to 501 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. (County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.)

Today’s update includes 5 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 125 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 8 new cases in Chaves County
  • 2 new cases in Curry County
  • 1 new case in De Baca

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Special Needs Dog Sadie Searching For Her Forever Home

Sadie, a 5-year-old pitbull, was recently surrendered to the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter due to her owner’s change in living conditions. Sadie is deaf but understands many commands through sign language and responds to love best of all and she is very affectionate. Photos by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com


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County Utilities Board Holds Special Closed Session April 1

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos Board of Public Utilities will meet in closed session to discuss information pertaining to limited personnel matters – utilities manager performance review and planning.

The board will hold this closed meeting virtually at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1.

Find the agenda packet here: 20210401_Final BPU Packet_Special Closed Session


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County Announces April Budget Hearings And Format

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County has published its proposed biennial budget. Information has been included based on current spending, revenue forecasts and Council direction.

Citizens are encouraged to access the document on the Finance Office/Budget page of the County’s website here.

Reference copies will be available in the Municipal Building lobby by 5 p.m. March 31.

A “Citizen’s Guide to the Budget” summarizes the budget in an easy-to-read format and is available here.

Copies of the Citizen’s Guide will be available in the public literature rack in the west vestibule of the Municipal


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 148 New Cases, Total 191,377 With 7 Deaths And 173,569 Patients Recovered

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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials today announced 148 new COVID-19 cases.

Los Alamos County reports zero new cases today so the total remains at 499 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. (County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.)

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

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

  • 58 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Catron County
  • 3 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in

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County: Lose The Waste Webinar Hosted By Shelby Wood

COUNTY News:

Shelby Wood is hosting a “Lose The Waste Webinar” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 21 that is open to the public.

Wood is graduating in May 2021 from Arizona State University with her Bachelors of Science in Environmental Science. With a strong appreciation for the environment and natural world, she strives to make changes in her daily life to live more sustainably.

Her presentation will focus on the impacts of food waste and help share advice or strategies that she uses in her own life to reduce the amount of waste that is created. Living sustainably can be difficult in the world we live


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Haley Finds Her Forever Home With New Family In Town

Haley was adopted from the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter Thursday by Phillip Ortega, his wife Norma Covington (recently hired librarian – not pictured) and their 6-year-old daughter Idris. The Covington/Ortega family moved to Los Alamos 6 months ago for Covington’s position at the library. They have a 15-year-old dachshund that is looking forward to Haley joining the family. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com


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Los Alamos Police Blotter March 4 To March 20, 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.

 

ARTURO HOUSTON

March 4 at 3:06 p.m. / Police arrested Arturo Houston, 38, of Española in Española on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.

 

 

 

JESSICA LETICIA MENDEZ

March 6 at 12:47 a.m. / Police arrested Jessica Leticia Mendez, 25, of Ohkay Owingeh on Trinity Dr., on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction and charged her with shoplifting and


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LARSO Receives New Home Meal Delivery Vehicle

Los Alamos County employees Pete Mondragon and Raul Lujan drop off a new truck Friday to the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization for its senior center home meal deliveries. Efforts to receive this truck have been in the works for more than 3 years, LARSO’s Bernadette Lauritzen said. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen

Driver Tom Beyer had the honor of taking the new truck out on its first route Monday as part of the White Rock Senior Center home meal delivery program. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 182 New Cases, Total 191,230 With Zero Deaths And 173,497 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials today announced 182 new COVID-19 cases.

Los Alamos County reports 3 new cases today so the bringing the total to 499 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. (County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.)

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

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

  • 54 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 2 new cases in Chaves County
  • 2 new cases in Cibola County
  • 1 new case

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