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April Is National Donate Life Month

Cathy Walters

NDLM News:

April is National Donate Life Month (NDLM) and features an entire month of activities to help encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to honor those who have saved lives through the gift of donation.
New in 2021: Donate Life Living Donor Day is April 7, a day to thank all living donors for their lifesaving generosity!
To learn more visit: National Donate Life Month

National Donate Life Blue & Green Day is April 16.

On National Donate Life Blue & Green Day, the public is encouraged to wear blue and green and to engage in sharing the Donate

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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 167 New Cases, Total 191,048 With Zero Deaths And 173,270 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials today announced 167 new  COVID-19 cases.

Los Alamos County reports no new cases today so the total remains at 496 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:

  • 50 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 5 new cases in Chaves County
  • 2 new cases in Cibola County
  • 1 new case

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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 185 New Cases, Total 190,887 With 2 Deaths And 173,119 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials today announced 185 new  COVID-19 cases.

Los Alamos County reports no new case today so the total remains at 496 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 2 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 63 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 4 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 1 new case in Colfax

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Why Do We Keep Doing The Same Things Over And Over?

By JACCI GRUNINGER MS,C-IAYT, ERYT500
Los Alamos

“In Indian and yogic philosophy, samskaras are the mental impressions left by all thoughts, actions and intents that an individual has ever experienced. They can be thought of as psychological imprints. They are below the level of normal consciousness and are said to be the root of all impulses, as well as our innate dispositions. Through yogic practices, such as meditation, it is possible to look within and come into contact with one’s inner samskaras, below the threshold of consciousness…” Source: yogapedia

As yogis, we are looking for freedom


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Council Proclamation Marks One Year Since COVID-19 Pandemic Began And Honors Those Helping Community

County Councilor Sara Scott

Councilor Sara Scott presented a proclamation on behalf of the Los Alamos County Council observing the one year milestone since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The proclamation also declared Wednesday, March 24, 2021 as “Lights On, Los Alamos…and Howl!” in appreciation for all those who have helped the community.

Police Chief Dino Sgambellone accepted the proclamation at the meeting on behalf of Los Alamos County Emergency Manager Beverley Simpson.

                         PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS: It has been one year since the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus, and


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 238 New Cases, Total 190,716 With 7 Deaths And 173,068 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials today announced 238 new  COVID-19 cases.

Los Alamos County reports 1 new case today bringing the total to 496 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:

  • 73 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 7 new cases in Chaves County
  • 2 new cases in Cibola County
  • 1 new case in Colfax

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New Mexico Supreme Court Rules Dangerous Mentally Incompetent Defendants May Be Committed Longer

NMSC News:

SANTA FE — Defendants found to be mentally incompetent to stand trial and dangerous may be committed for treatment for additional time because of aggravating circumstances, the New Mexico Supreme Court (NMSC) ruled Wednesday.

In a unanimous ruling, the Court affirmed a district judge’s order in 2017 to extend the criminal commitment of Ricky Quintana by five years, bringing it to a maximum for 20 years for killing a man in Las Vegas in 2003. Quintana has been held in the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute since his arrest for fatally stabbing Michael Grube at a house


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Heinrich, Former Education Secretary And Advocates Discuss How American Rescue Plan Delivers For Children

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined former U.S. Secretary of Education John King and child welfare advocates Thursday to discuss how the American Rescue Plan will slash child poverty and create long-term economic opportunities for children across the country.

VIDEO: Heinrich Discusses How the American Rescue Plan Delivers for Kids

Also joining the virtual press conference hosted by Invest in America, were James Jimenez, the Executive Director of New Mexico Voices for Children, and Emma Mehrabi, the Director of Poverty


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LANL: Fighting The Next Outbreak Before It Starts

By J. PATRICK FITCH and
KIRSTEN TAYLOR-MCCABE
Los Alamos National Laboratory

COVID-19 is not the first global pandemic and it certainly won’t be the last. As the light at the end of the tunnel of this pandemic is in sight, now is the time to take stock in what we’ve learned over the last 12 months—and prepare for the future.

Specifically, the last year has taught us that an effective response against a disease outbreak depends on timely integration of expertise and data across academia, industry, and government. As we move forward, we must continue to foster this integration and our capabilities


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 235 New Cases, Total 190,491 With 7 Deaths And 173,020 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials today announced 235 new  COVID-19 cases.

Los Alamos County reports no new case today so the total remains at 495 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:

  • 94 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 5 new cases in Chaves County
  • 7 new cases in Curry County
  • 28 new cases in

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Members Of New Mexico Delegation, Mayor Webber Highlight Relief Benefits In American Rescue Plan

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján:

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), U.S. Rep. Teresa Leger Fernández (D-N.M.) and Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber issued the following statements after a virtual press conference on how the American Rescue Plan will help Santa Fe curb the COVID-19 pandemic and bolster vaccine distribution, support students and schools, and provide assistance for struggling restaurants and renters.

A full breakdown of the American Rescue Plan is available HERE.

“The American Rescue Plan will help New Mexico finally


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By The Numbers: New Mexico Schools Expand Reopening

NMPED News:

SANTA FE — Thirteen New Mexico school districts and charter schools serving about 9,000 students expanded in-person learning the week with 12 moving to full-reentry.

Schools Moved To Full Reentry:

  • Floyd
  • Fort Sumner
  • Melrose
  • Moriarty
  • Portales
  • Socorro
  • Springer  
  • Texico  
  • Wagon Mound    
  • Cottonwood Valley Charter (Socorro) 
  • Hozho Academy (Gallup)  
  • SABE (Rio Rancho)  

MOVED FROM REMOTE TO HYBRID:

  • McCurdy Charter School (Española)

Altogether, 9 percent more students are learning in-person this week than last based on data reported to the Public Education Department, with


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 218 New Cases, Total 190,275 With 6 Deaths And 172,954 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials today announced 218 new  COVID-19 cases. Los Alamos County reports no new case today so the total remains at 495 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 6 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 52 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 3 new cases in Chaves County
  • 7 new cases in Curry County
  • 59 new cases in

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Chart 375 COVID-19 In New Mexico March 24, 2021

The bars in this chart display the 7-day average number of cases per 100,000 people, and the line shows the gating criterion under New Mexico’s ‘red to green’ framework. Los Alamos (3.0 average daily cases per 100,000) and its three surrounding counties are highlighted. Source: New Mexico Department of Health. Created by Eli Ben-Naim


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Health Department Reports Los Alamos Remains At Turquoise Level Which Now Includes 13 Counties!

New Mexico Department of Health county map update as of today, March 24. Courtesy/DOH
DOH News:
  • Now 13 New Mexico counties are at the Turquoise Level …10 are at Green 
SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health on Wednesday announced the updated statewide COVID-19 map for the two-week period beginning today, March 24, with 13 New Mexico counties at the Turquoise Level and 10 at the Green Level, at which there are fewer restrictions on commercial and day-to-day activities amid decreased virus risk. The majority of the state’s counties are now at or approaching the least restrictive levels.

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