Health Care

NMPED COVID-19 Update: 1 Student, 6 Staff Test Positive In New Mexico Public Schools In Last 24 Hours

NMPED News:

SANTA FE – The Public Education Department (NMPED) announced today 7 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the last 24-hours, after implementing a rapid response and verifying all pertinent information with the schools and school districts. 

The following new cases were reported:

  • One case at a public school in McKinley County. The infected individual is a teacher. The infected individual was last in the school building Sept. 15. All staff members and the parents and guardians of all students in the affected school have been notified of the positive case.
  • Five cases at a public school

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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 159 New Cases, Total Now At 27,199 With 4 New Deaths And 15,106 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 159 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 29 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update announces 4 new deaths reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 38 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 17 new cases in Chaves County
  • 3 new cases in Cibola County
  • 1 new case in Colfax County
  • 1 new case in Curry County
  • 21 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 10 new cases in Eddy County
  • 1 new case in Grant County
  • 1 new case

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Governor Announces New Mexico To Amend Guidance For Small Groups In Exercise Settings, Outdoor Activities

STATE News:

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced this afternoon that the state will update its guidance within the emergency public health order to permit small groups in exercise settings and safe outdoor activities for New Mexicans.

An amended emergency public health order, which will be effective through mid-October, will permit youth sports conditioning and skills development, with no more than 10 individuals in any one group, in accordance with COVID-Safe Practices.

Competitive contact play remains off-limits.

In addition, New Mexicans may overnight camp at most state


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Chart 187: COVID-19 In New Mexico Sept. 17

This chart shows the change in number of diagnoses during a two week period by county. The percentages indicate change in number of diagnoses for the two week period ending Sept. 16 compared with the two week period ending Sept. 2. The County of Los Alamos and statewide figures are highlighted. Counties with less than 20 diagnoses are not shown. Three counties had non-zero diagnoses for the two week period ending Sept. 16, compared with zero diagnoses in the two week period ending Sept. 2: Taos (12), Guadalupe (1), and Torrance (1). Source: New Mexico Department of Health. Created by Eli Ben-Naim


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Massage Therapist Mandie Gleason Opens Local Practice

LMT Mandie Gleason, here with her Schnauzer Frances, has opened a Los Alamos practice. Courtesy photo

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post
bjgodon@ladailypost.com

Licensed Massage Therapist Mandie Gleason and her family have a long history in Santa Fe, the Rio Grande Valley and Los Alamos.

Her great-grandfather was the stone mason who built the stone fireplace in Fuller Lodge and did many additional building projects on the Hill.

Six generations of her family have lived in the family compound her great-grandfather built in Santa Fe on Artist Road, and some still do.

She recently moved


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NMPED COVID-19 update: 1 Student, 2 Staff Test Positive In New Mexico Public Schools In Last 24 Hours

NMPED News:

SANTA FE – The Public Education Department (NMPED) announced today three new positive cases of COVID-19 in the last 24-hours, after implementing a rapid response and verifying all pertinent information with the schools and school districts. 

The following new cases were reported:

  • One case at a public school in Bernalillo County. The infected individual is a teacher. The infected individual was last in the school building Aug. 25. All staff members and the parents and guardians of all students in the affected school have been notified of the positive case.
  • One case at a public school

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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 119 New Cases, Total Now At 27,041 With 2 New Deaths And 14,842 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 119 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 29 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update announces 2 new deaths reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 14 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 10 new cases in Chaves County
  • 2 new cases in Cibola County
  • 2 new cases in Curry County
  • 9 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 14 new cases in Eddy County
  • 1 new case in Guadalupe County
  • 16 new cases in Lea County
  • 2 new

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LAPS School Board Meeting Overview Of Sept. 8

LAPS News:

Los Alamos School Board met for a regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020.The meeting was held virtually with over 350 participants in addition to the School Board members.

The meeting began with the swearing in of new Board Member, Melanie Colgan, by the Honorable Judge Elizabeth Allen. They also elected Dawn Jalbert as the School Board Secretary, replacing Julia Baker who resigned from the board to move out of state.

Herb Mclean, Director of Construction, was recognized by the board for his 15 years of service to the district,

overseeing many construction projects including the


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New Mexico Public Education Department COVID-19 Update: Confirming New Positive Cases In Schools Across State

PED News:

As of Sept. 14, two staff and three students from five schools have tested positive

SANTA FE – Beginning today, Sept. 15, the Public Education Department will publish daily case updates regarding the number of positive school-related COVID-19 cases in New Mexico. 

New cases will be reported for the prior 24-hour period. The first daily case update marks one week from the start of hybrid learning in some districts. 

The Public Education Department announced today five new positive cases of COVID-19, confirmed on Monday, Sept 14, after implementing a rapid response and verifying all


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Los Alamos County Clerk Mails Out Absentee Applications Ahead Of 2020 General Election

COUNTY News:

In preparation for the 2020 General Election Monday, Sept. 14, the Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office began mailing absentee ballot applications to those voters who did not already have an accepted and processed application on file.

Voters are reminded to please keep an eye out for this important mailing. View a sample of the letter on the County Clerk web page, or by using the following link: https://bit.ly/2ZBUYiQ.

Residents are encouraged to contact the Clerk’s Office with any questions regarding election related mail.

Voters, should they choose to do so, may complete and return


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 82 New Cases, Total Now At 26,923 With 7 New Deaths And 14,634 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 82 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 29 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

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

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

  • 17 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 9 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Colfax County
  • 2 new cases in Curry County
  • 7 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 6 new cases in Eddy County
  • 5 new cases in Lea County
  • 1 new case in Lincoln County
  • 5 new cases in

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Walker: Mental Health

By AARON WALKER
Independent Candidate
Los Alamos County Council

Throughout my campaign I have stated the need for honesty and transparency in our government, and it’s time for me to honor that need by having a discussion regarding mental health.

I have been running my campaign at full steam since late May when I was trying to get on the ballot. Since then, it has been a roller coaster of emotions with some highs, lows, and a ton of anticipation.

At times, my mental health has suffered under the weight of the self-induced pressure. I’ve questioned some of my strategies and wondered if I’ve done enough.


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New Mexico State Auditor Colón Announces Glaring Concerns Revealed In Special Audit Report Of Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services

State Auditor Brian Colón

STATE News:

ALBUQUERQUE — Following active efforts by State Auditor Brian Colón in requiring Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services, Inc. (“Hospital”) to provide financial documentation, glaring concerns are revealed in the special audit report.

The Independent Public Account (IPA) who conducted the special audit notes significant issues, including findings related to management contracts, private inurement transactions, improper reimbursements, and other violations of internal controls and policies and procedures.

“This report confirms


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LAHS Topper Girls Volleyball Practice Gets Underway

Coach Joe Palmer checks players before practice begins. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Coach Natalie Passalacque sanitizes equipment between practice sessions. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Coach Joe Palmer sets up the practice routines for the night. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Setter Kalen Melton sets the ball for Michaela Gonzales to spike. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Michaela Gonzales shows her winning form as she spikes the ball. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Coach Joe Palmer gives Nadia Gallegos a few pointers during practice. Photo


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 81 New Cases, Total Now At 26,842 With Zero New Deaths And 14,470 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 81 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 29 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

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

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

  • 22 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 9 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Colfax County
  • 5 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 3 new cases in Lea County
  • 15 new cases in Luna County
  • 1 new case in Otero County
  • 3 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 11 new cases

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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 103 New Cases, Total Now At 26,761 With 2 More Deaths And 14,407 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 103 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 29 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update announces 2 new 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
  • 29 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 2 new cases in Curry County
  • 10 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 5 new cases in Eddy County
  • 1 new case in Grant County
  • 14 new cases in Lea County
  • 2 new cases

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Scenes From HMS Implacables ‘3 Ways To Be A Hero’

HMS volunteers greet incoming shoppers Saturday at the south entrance to Smith’s Marketplace ‘3 Ways to Be a Hero’ volunteer event. Both entrances of Smith’s were crowded with HMS volunteers, generous Smith’s patrons and, of course, lots of generous donations. The event collected a mountain of food, which will be donated to LA Cares in Los Alamos. Two Vitalant buses are outside in the Smith’s parking lot collecting blood donations as part of the event. Photo by Nate Limback/ladailypost.com

Photo 1: Vitalant buses ready to collect donations. Photo by Nate Limback/ladailypost.com

Generous


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