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Highlands University Receives COVID-19 Grant To Present Financial Literacy Seminars At No Charge

Program Coordinator Leon Bustos

NMHU News:

LAS VEGAS, NM — New Mexico Highlands University will present free financial literacy seminars that aim to help people cope with COVID-19 impacts thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Regional Development Corporation.

Professors in the Highlands School of Business, Media and Technology will teach the financial literacy seminars along with business professionals in Las Vegas, New Mexico.

The seminars will begin in late June and continue through July.

The dates and times for the seminars will be announced as this information is finalized. To register,


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases At 7,689 With 5 More Deaths And 2,853 Patients Recovered

PLEASE NOTE: Due to a technical delay affecting Sunday reporting totals, reporting results from some private labs to the New Mexico Department of Health are delayed Sunday, May 31. As a result, the following data reflects only a partial total. This delay does not originate with the Department of Health. The delayed results will be included in the state’s reporting Monday, June 1, or as soon as they are received and lab-confirmed.​ We are continuing to actively investigate cases that are reported to the state throughout the day.

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced


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SFNF: Fuelwood Permit Sales Begin June 1

Pile of fuelwood. Courtesy/fs.usda.gov

SFNF News:

SANTA FE — The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will begin selling personal use fuelwood permits Monday, June 1.

In alignment with federal guidance on COVID-19 and New Mexico public health orders, the SFNF has adopted a no-contact process to sell permits over the phone and deliver them by postal mail.

Customers can call the Supervisor’s Office at 505.438.5300 or any of the district offices to leave a voicemail, including a name and call-back number, to purchase a fuelwood permit. SFNF customer service representatives are monitoring voicemails


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases At 7,624 With 7 More Deaths And 2,835 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 134 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 6 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

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

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

  • 19 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Chaves County
  • 2 new cases in Cibola County
  • 11 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 58 new cases in McKinley County
  • 1 new case in Rio Arriba County
  • 1 new case in Roosevelt County
  • 8 new cases in Sandoval

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New Mexico Economic Development Department Releases Latest Economic Reports

Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes

EDD News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Economic Development (EDD) has posted the latest round of its county economic reports, including data that includes March, the first month of the COVID-19 health and economic emergency, Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today.

Prepared by EDD economists, the reports on the state and each of the 33 counties offer a unique perspective on industry sectors that are rising and falling.

The Quarterly Economic Summary reports show “Matched Taxable Gross Receipts” tracked over time, displayed as yearly trends, and by


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Laura M. Montoya, Operation Bandana NM, Operating Engineers Local 953, National Guard Continue Serving Native Communities Impacted By Covid-19

Scene from Operation Bandana New Mexico product distribution in Cuba. Courtesy photo

Scene from Operation Bandana New Mexico product distribution at Smith Lake Chapter. Courtesy photo

Scene from Operation Bandana New Mexico product distribution at Sandia Pueblo. Courtesy photo

Operation Bandana New Mexico News:

Laura M. Montoya, Operation Bandana New Mexico and International Union of Operating Engineers Local 953, in collaboration with the National Guard traveled to two Pueblos and 20 Navajo Chapters to deliver donated supplies in Sandoval, McKinley and San Juan Counties during


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Canceled: Annual July 4th Extravaganza Due To COVID-19

COUNTY News:

The annual 4th of July Celebration at Overlook Park will not take place this year due to crowd considerations in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The cancellation includes both the daytime festivities and the evening fireworks show.

The annual event is organized and run by the Los Alamos Kiwanis Club under contract with Los Alamos County.

“The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos will miss seeing all of the smiling faces and sharing in the family fun this 4th of July,” said Kiwanis 4th of July Event Chair Stephen Boerigter. “We trust you are all staying safe and that you will still take the time


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New Mexico Mayors Urge Residents To Wear Cloth Masks

Mayor Alan Webber of Santa Fe urges people to wear face masks in public. Screenshot/LADP

Mayor Tim Keller of Albuquerque urges people to wear face masks in public. Screenshot/LADP

STATE News:

  • Video messages say coverings can help fight COVID-19

SANTA FE – New Mexico mayors, in coordination with Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, have recorded video messages urging residents to wear simple cloth face masks in public to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

Mayors Dan Barrone of Taos, Sam Cobb of Hobbs, Lynn Crawford of Ruidoso, Tim Keller of Albuquerque, Michael Morris of Clovis and Alan Webber


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases At 7,493 With 9 More Deaths And 2,728 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 133 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 6 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 9 additional deaths reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 12 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 1 new case in Curry County
  • 7 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 1 new case in Eddy County
  • 2 new cases in Lea County
  • 1 new case in Luna County
  • 58 new cases in McKinley County
  • 4 new cases

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Bandelier Begins Increasing Access To Frijoles Canyon

The Narrows of Frijoles Canyon at Bandelier National Monument. Photo by Sally King/NPS

BANDELIER News:

Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Bandelier National Monument is increasing recreational access to Frijoles Canyon.

The National Park Service (NPS) is working service wide with federal, state and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis.

Beginning Monday, June 8, Bandelier will


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Overuse; Abuse May Force Closure Of Rio En Medio Trail

Rio en Medio parking violations issued through May 27. Courtesy/SFNF

The scene of Rio en Medio Trail Head vehicle congestion. Courtesy/SFNF

Trail visitors disregarding trail parking prohibitions. Courtesy/SFNF

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Like many other areas on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF), the 6.7-mile Rio en Medio Trail #163 about 14 miles north of downtown Santa Fe has surged in popularity as people seek relief from quarantine by taking to the woods.

The problem is that access to the trailhead is a single-lane county road that crosses private property, and parking is very limited.

And


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Jury Trials In Criminal; Civil Cases To Resume In New Mexico

NMSC News:

SANTA FE — Jury trials can resume starting next month subject to approval by the New Mexico Supreme Court of plans by courts for protecting the public health and safety as courthouse operations expand.

An order issued today by the Supreme Court lifts the suspension on jury trials in criminal and civil cases that has been in place since March. Courts may resume jury trials between June 15 and July 15.    

 “As our state gradually reopens, courts can safely resume jury trials as local conditions permit,” Chief Justice Judith K. Nakamura said. “Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, New Mexico


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New Mexico Governor Announces Limited Reopening For Dine-In Restaurants, Indoor Malls, Gyms, Salons And More

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham speaking during a press conference this afternoon that New Mexico’s emergency public health order will be extended and amended to permit indoor dining, hair salons, gyms and indoor shopping malls to reopen next week on a limited basis. Screenshot/LADP

From the Office of the Governor:

  • Amended emergency public health order effective June 1

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced during a press conference this afternoon that New Mexico’s emergency public health order will be extended and amended to permit indoor dining, hair salons, gyms and indoor shopping


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases At 7,364 With 6 More Deaths And 2,684 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 108 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 6 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 6 additional deaths reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 51 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 2 new cases in Cibola County
  • 1 new case in Curry County
  • 3 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 2 new cases in Eddy County
  • 18 new cases in McKinley County
  • 1 new case in Otero County
  • 3 new case in Rio Arriba County

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New Mexico ‘Mask Madness’ Competition Voting Opens

 

STATE News:

SANTA FE – The Office of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced this morning that the first round of voting has opened for New Mexico Mask Madness, a statewide competition intended to highlight the creativity and artistic ability of New Mexicans amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Mexicans can cast a vote for their favorite masks once a day online here.

Seeding-round voting will be open through the end of Wednesday, June 3. The top vote-getters will be seeded into brackets and New Mexicans will be able to vote for their favorite mask in each match up until a champion is crowned – and a prize


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