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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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New Mexico State Run Museums, Historic Sites Close Oct. 23

DCA News:

In accordance with revised public health directives, the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) will close its museums and historic sites to the public Friday, Oct. 23, until further notice.

The safety and well-being of employees and visitors is the DCA’s foremost concern. DCA appreciates the ongoing support and understanding of the public.

Visit www.newmexicoculture.org for virtual visits, programs, and educational opportunities.

“The fight against COVID-19 has become our state’s top priority,” DCA Cabinet Secretary Debra Garcia y Griego said. “We are closing


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Emerge Launches ‘Women Like Me’ Ahead Of Election Day

EMERGE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Emerge, the premier organization that recruits and trains Democratic women who want to run for office, launched on Wednesday “Women Like Me” – a campaign to draw attention to the diverse women that are running for local, state, and federal offices this election cycle.

There are more than 640 Emerge alumnae on the ballot Nov. 3.

“All across the country and at all levels of government, women are taking their activism and community involvement to a new level by running for office,” Emerge President A’shanti F. Gholar said. “‘Women Like Me’ celebrates the Black, Indigenous,


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Chart 221: COVID-19 In New Mexico Oct. 21, 2020

Effective Oct. 21, the state of New Mexico revised the requirements for travelers incoming from out of state. Travelers from six low-risk states and the District of Columbia are exempt from the mandatory self quarantine requirement. For a state to be classified as a low risk, it must meet two criteria: (i) test positivity rate below 5% and (ii) seven-day average of daily diagnoses below 8 per 100,000 residents. Source: https://www.newmexico.org/covid-19-traveler-information/. Map:mapchart.net. Created by Eli Ben-Naim

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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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New Mexico Updates High Risk States From Which Visitors And Arriving Residents Must Quarantine For 14 Days

STATE News:

SANTA FE – The state of New Mexico, pursuant to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s executive order requiring quarantine for out-of-state visitors arriving from high-risk states, today amended the list of states from which visitors and arriving residents must quarantine.

Per the executive order intended to protect New Mexicans by minimizing the risk of spread from out-of-state travel, Washington has been added to the list of high-risk states as of today, Oct. 21.

A reminder: Pursuant to the most recent executive order, the negative test quarantine exemption is no longer in effect.


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New Mexico Public Education Department Supported Workshops Designed To Help Parents

NMPED News:

SANTA FE — The Public Education Department urges New Mexico parents to participate in a new series of virtual workshops designed to help them prioritize self-care and support their children in remote learning.

The workshop series was funded by PED and created by CNM Ingenuity, an outreach program of Central New Mexico Community College. The sessions, described in more detail here, are open to all New Mexicans at no cost and are available in English and Spanish. 

The series consists of three workshops:

  • “Survival 101 for Parents As Virtual School Partners” provides insights into the

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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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Santa Fe Mayor Webber: An Enormous Moment

By ALAN M. WEBBER
Mayor
City of Santa Fe

Dear Friends, 

A lot has happened since last Monday. Our city is hurting. We’re feeling divided in the aftermath of the destruction of the historic obelisk on the Plaza. Some have long called for its removal. Others regard it as a cherished symbol. None of us approve of the way it was destroyed. 

What an enormous moment we are in. 

Santa Feans have been in a back and forth conversation about how to tell the story of our cultures and our histories that dates back well before the obelisk. And here’s the truth: It doesn’t stop here. This conversation needs to continue.


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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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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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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 448 New Cases, Total Now At 36,788 With 5 New Deaths And 19,894 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 448 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County has 1 new case today bringing the total to 38 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

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

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

  • 151 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 26 new cases in Chaves County
  • 5 new cases in Cibola County
  • 9 new cases in Curry County
  • 68 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 13 new cases in Eddy County
  • 3 new cases in Grant County
  • 26 new cases

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