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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 893 New Cases, Total Now 157,974 With 30 New Deaths And 80,580 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials announced this afternoon 893 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County reports 2 more cases today … the total is now 350 people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 30 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 231 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 2 new cases in Catron County
  • 35 new cases in Chaves County
  • 7 new cases in Cibola County
  • 3 new cases in Colfax County
  • 22 new cases in Curry County
  • 2 new cases in De Baca County
  • 105 new cases

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Chapter 16 Development Code Kick-off Meeting Jan. 19

COUNTY News:

Dekker Perich Sabatini (DPS) and the Los Alamos County Community Development Department will host a virtual informational meeting 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19.

The purpose of the meeting is for the public to learn more about the path forward for the update of the County’s Chapter 16 Development Code.

The code update is Phase 2 of the overall “Downtown Master Plans for Los Alamos & White Rock and Code Update” project that began in 2020.

DPS has analyzed the current Development Code and will present its report – a technical review of the strengths and weaknesses of the existing


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Eco Station, Overlook Collection Center Closed MLK Day

COUNTY News:

The Eco Station and Overlook Convenience Center will be closed Monday, Jan. 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

Additionally, there will be no residential or commercial trash and Christmas tree collection service provided Monday, Jan. 18.

If the observed date falls on your normal trash day, place your materials out Wednesday, Jan. 20.


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Los Alamos Head Golf Professional Michael Phillips Garners 2021 Top 50 Kids Coach Award For Third Straight Year

Head Golf Professional Michael Phillips demonstrates the proper putting grip to Matthew Slowik, left, and Gabe Mamula during a lesson last July on the practice putting green at Los Alamos County Golf Course. 2021 marks Phillips’ third year in a row winning the Top 50 Kids Coach Award. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos Community Services Department congratulates Head Golf Professional Michael Phillips for once again being named as a Masters Kid Coach – 2021 marks the third year in a row that he has won the Top 50 Kids Coach Award.

“I have been fortunate to work with Michael


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Deadline For Letters Of Interest For Greenhouse Gas Committee And North Mesa Working Group Is Monday

COUNTY News:
Residents interested in submitting a letter of interest for either the Greenhouse Gas Committee or North Mesa Working Group are reminded that the deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18.
Letters should be emailed to lacmanager@lacnm.us.
Information about each of these new volunteer opportunities was released to media earlier in December and details can be found on the County’s News page:
For the Greenhouse Gas Committee, click here.
For the North Mesa Working Group, click here.

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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 933 New Cases, Total Now 157,087 With 15 New Deaths And 78,826 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials announced this afternoon 933 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County reports 2 more cases today … the total is now 348 people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 15 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 261 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 19 new cases in Chaves County
  • 17 new cases in Cibola County
  • 5 new cases in Colfax County
  • 33 new cases in Curry County
  • 102 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 34 new cases in Eddy County
  • 13 new cases

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Aquatic Center Closing For HVAC System Repairs

The Aquatic Center will be closed beginning Tuesday for HVAC system repairs. Courtesy/LAC

COUNTY News:

Starting Tuesday, Jan. 12, the Larry H. Walkup Aquatic Center will be closed for HVAC system repairs in order to maintain COVID-19 safety measures and state requirements.

With the increased COVID-19 air circulation requirements, Aquatic Center staff have been closely monitoring the HVAC system to help ensure a safe environment for our swimmers. The air circulation requirements have moved past acceptable levels and require the facility to be closed for the safety of patrons and staff.


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 1,208 New Cases, Total Now 156,157 With 17 New Deaths And 77,731 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials announced this afternoon 1,208 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County reports 6 more cases today … the total is now 346 people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 17 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 270 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 58 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 3 new cases in Colfax County
  • 25 new cases in Curry County
  • 3 new cases in De Baca County
  • 152 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 97 new cases

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Environment Department COVID-19 Watchlist: Jan. 9

NMED News:

The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) has updated its daily Rapid Response COVID-19 Watchlist, which includes New Mexico places of employment that have had two or more rapid responses in the last 14 days.

There are 101 establishments on the Watchlist.

The current Rapid Response COVID-19 Watchlist and closure list, which includes all establishments that have been required to close, are posted here.

The state initiates a rapid response when it learns of a positive COVID-19 case in a workplace. The state agency initiating the rapid response will offer direction to establishments


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 1,507 New Cases, Total Now 154,954 With 22 New Deaths And 76,801 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials announced this afternoon 1,507 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County reports 6 new cases today … the total is now 340 people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 22 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 374 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 2 new cases in Catron County
  • 60 new cases in Chaves County
  • 18 new cases in Cibola County
  • 6 new cases in Colfax County
  • 22 new cases in Curry County
  • 163 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 72 new cases

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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 1,645 New Cases, Total Now 153,456 With 30 New Deaths And 75,883 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials announced this afternoon 1,645 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County reports 7 new cases today … the total is now 334 people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 30 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 430 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Catron County
  • 76 new cases in Chaves County
  • 22 new cases in Cibola County
  • 30 new cases in Colfax County
  • 53 new cases in Curry County
  • 5 new cases in De Baca County
  • 202 new cases

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DPU: December Automatic Payments For Some Utility Bill Customers Delayed Until Monday Jan. 11

DPU News:

The Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities (DPU) discovered today an error that prevented some customers’ automatic payments of utility bills from being processed. 

Customers who should have seen funds drafted from their bank accounts Thursday, Dec. 31 to pay December utility bills will instead see the funds drafted Monday, Jan. 11. 

“We apologize for this error and the inconvenience this may have caused for some of our customers,” stated Acting Deputy Utilities Manager of Finance Heather Garcia.

Customers who are registered for DPU’s automatic payment program can


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County P&Z Commission Meets Virtually Wednesday Jan. 13

P&Z will hear a request Wednesday from the Marriott Town Place Suites hotel for a waiver on its height range from the allowed 45 feet to its proposed 60 feet 3 inches at the structure’s highest point at 1925 Trinity Dr. Courtesy/LAC

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos Planning and Zoning Commission is meeting virtually at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13.

In accordance with the New Mexico Department of Health public emergency order governing mass gatherings due to COVID-19, this meeting will be held remotely via Zoom. Proceedings can be viewed at http://losalamos.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.

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Los Alamos County Emergency Management Office Calls For Volunteers To Assist With COVID Testing Beginning Jan. 19

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Emergency Management Office is issuing a call for community volunteers to assist in upcoming COVID-19 testing every Tuesday until further notice at Fuller Lodge.

Coordination for this week’s testing event, as well as the upcoming Jan. 12 event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., has been handled through the National Guard. The desire at this point is to use community volunteers to help on Tuesdays with intake, registration and supplying the Curative “swab” to individuals coming in to be tested.

This is a contact-less event each Tuesday and volunteers will be trained in


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 1,841 New Cases, Total Now 151,819 With 39 New Deaths And 74,235 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials announced this afternoon 1,841 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County reports 11 new cases today … the total is now 327 people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 39 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 449 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Catron County
  • 77 new cases in Chaves County
  • 23 new cases in Cibola County
  • 7 new cases in Colfax County
  • 35 new cases in Curry County
  • 1 new case in De Baca County
  • 117 new cases

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Los Alamos County Assessor Mails Out Annual Business Personal Property Declaration Forms … Due Back By Feb. 28

County Assessor Ken Milder

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Assessor would like to inform local business owners that their annual Business Personal Property Declaration (BPP) forms were mailed out last week.

The purpose of these forms is to notify business owners of their current depreciated assets on file and to remind them of the statutory requirement to report to the Assessor any personal property they might be depreciating through the course of their business.

Owners have until the last day of February to complete and return these forms to the Assessor’s Office.  

If you are a business


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