Health Care

Update On Enterprise Bank & Trust’s Community Support

By LIDDIE MARTINEZ
President, Los Alamos Region
Enterprise Bank & Trust

The last few months have been a challenge for all of us here in Los Alamos. Our lives have been upended in so many ways, including access to basic services that are easy to take for granted, including banking.

We appreciate your patience as we have adjusted to these temporary changes in the way we do business. During this time, Enterprise has been able to work with so many Los Alamos businesses, including some that are new to us, to help them through the business crisis brought on by the pandemic.

Throughout northern New Mexico,


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Now At 10,694 With NO NEW DEATHS And 4,742 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 128 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 7 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update announces no additional 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
  • 2 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 1 new case in Curry County
  • 16 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 3 new cases in Eddy County
  • 11 new cases in Hidalgo County
  • 8 new cases in Lea County
  • 1

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New Mexico Tourism Department Announces Postponement Of 49th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

The 49th annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is postponed due to the COVID-19 worldwide health pandemic. Photo by Glen Wurden of Los Alamos

STATE News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Tourism Department has issued the following statement on the postponement of the 49th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta:

“We support the extremely difficult decision to postpone the 49th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Mexico Tourism Department has supported all efforts to keep the public safe – and we know this difficult decision


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Skolnik: Prepare Now For The Next Pandemic

By RICHARD SKOLNIK
Los Alamos

Infectious diseases have emerged throughout history and will continue to do so. In fact, almost all public health professionals believe that diseases will emerge more frequently and possibly with even greater intensity than before, because of population growth, the spread of people into areas in which animals are living, and climate change.

If you don’t believe this, just think about West Nile virus, Zika, Chikungunya, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), Ebola in West Africa, and our present coronavirus, for


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New Mexico Human Services Department Cabinet Secretary David R. Scrase M.D. Presents COVID-19 Modeling And Reopening Gating Criteria

NMHSD News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico Human Services Department Cabinet Secretary David R. Scrase, M.D. presented a COVID-19 modeling and reopening webinar update Friday, June 19.

To view the webinar and charts, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isejjkunUQk


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Circle K Fueling Food Banks Support Those Affected By Hunger In Wake Of COVID-19 Pandemic

Courtesy photo

CIRCLE K News:

ALBUQUERQUE — Circle K, the global convenience store chain, has concluded its Fueling Food Banks program to support those affected by hunger in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic and surpassed its goal.

Through an initiative in which one meal* is provided for every fuel transaction made at a Circle K, the brand has donated 430,570 meals to the Roadrunner Food Bank, and over 40.6 million meals nationwide. 

“Our mission as a company has always been to make our customers’ lives a little easier every day. I want to thank all of our employees and customers for being part of the


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Now At 10,565 With 3 More Deaths And 4,684 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 136 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 7 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 3 additional deaths reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 13 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 2 new cases in Curry County
  • 18 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 2 new cases in Eddy County
  • 1 new case in Grant County
  • 2 new cases in Hidalgo County
  • 1 new case in Lea County
  • 5 new cases

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New Mexico Human Services Department: Changes To Curbside Operations; Limited Lobby Hours Begin June 22

NMHSD News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Human Services Department announced Friday that the Income Support Division and Child Support Enforcement Division field offices curbside and limited lobby hours are changing effective Monday, June 22 to allow staff to safely continue serving customers during the warmer summer days ahead.

All Income Support and Child Support field office curbside and limited lobby hours are 10 a.m. to noon daily.

Income Support customers who do not have a cell phone or internet access can utilize curbside services, implemented for the safety of our employees and our customers.


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Democratic Bill Safeguarding Elections Passes NM House

From New Mexico House Democrats:

SANTA FE – In a huge victory for the voters of New Mexico, a Democratic bill ensuring safe and accessible election amidst the COVID-19 pandemic this November passes the House.

Senate Bill 4, sponsored by Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto (D-Albuquerque), and Rep. Linda Trujillo (D-Albuquerque), establishes clear guidelines for the Secretary of State and county clerks to conduct safe and efficient elections despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Senate Bill 4 provides county clerks the option to mail ballot applications to registered voters – a proven method to increase


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Now At 10,430 With 2 More Deaths And 4,628 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 172 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 7 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

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

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

  • 15 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new cases in Cibola County
  • 1 new cases in Colfax County
  • 7 new cases in Curry County
  • 10 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 2 new cases in Eddy County
  • 8 new cases in Lea County
  • 2 new cases in Luna County
  • 30 new

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Emotional Healing: The Bridge To Healing

Dr. TED WIARD
Golden Willow Retreat

Editors Note: This is part of a series by grief specialist Dr. Ted Wiard, dedicated to helping educate the community about emotional healing.

The focus continues to be on the present issue of COVID-19 and how this has impacted the entire world. This column’s intent is to give emotional support for individuals, families, and communities during this time of radical change.

For most of us, the last few months has turned the world upside down and has forced a high level of fear, chaos, anger, disconnect, revelation of differences, and multiple levels of societal


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During Special Session Senate Approves Key Change To New Mexico Primary Election Process

Sen. John Sapien

By JENS GOULD
SFNM

New Mexico senators approved a new measure today that would allow independent voters to cast ballots in primary elections by registering with a major party on Election Day, potentially opening up primaries to a wider swath of the population.

The surprise amendment was added to an elections reform bill that aims to streamline the voting-by-mail process if the COVID-19 pandemic is still ongoing during November’s general election.

The amendment, which was proposed by Sen. John Sapien and passed with bipartisan support, would allow voters not registered with


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Governor Remarks On Progress Of Special Session

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham

STATE News:

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued the following statement this afternoon on the progress made so far at the special session:

“I am encouraged by the progress of the Legislature amid this most unusual special session. Lawmakers are making headway on the essential business of election accessibility, tax relief, assistance for small businesses and local governments that have been ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, civil rights and public safety reform – and of course ensuring the state’s finances are on steady footing through January and


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Chart 97: COVID-19 In New Mexico June 19

Change in the number of new diagnoses during a two week period by county. The percentages indicate change in number of diagnoses during June 5 – June 18 as compared with May 21 – June 4. Counties with less than 50 diagnoses are not shown. Statewide, the number of diagnoses decreased by 4 percent to 1,800 during the past two weeks from 1,881 during the preceding two week period. Created by Eli Ben-Naim


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Now At 10,260 With 8 More Deaths And 4,512 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 112 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 7 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 8 additional deaths reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 15 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 3 new cases in Chaves County
  • 6 new cases in Cibola County
  • 4 new cases in Curry County
  • 10 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 3 new cases in Hidalgo County
  • 3 new cases in Lea County
  • 3 new cases in Luna County
  • 22

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