Health Care

New Mexico COVID-19 Cases At 9,250 With 6 More Deaths And Patients Recovered 3,806

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 147 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:

  • 12 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 2 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 1 new case in Colfax County
  • 4 new cases in Curry County
  • 27 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 4 new cases in Eddy County
  • 1 new case in Lea County
  • 50 new cases

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Capulin Volcano National Monument To Reopen

Visitor access increasing June 15 at Capulin Volcano National Monument. Courtesy/NPS

CVNM News:

CAPULIN – Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Capulin Volcano National Monument (CVNM) is increasing recreational access.

The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide 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 June 15, Capulin Volcano National


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June Is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month: Learn 10 Ways To Love Your Brain; Celebrate Longest Day June 20

Alzheimer’s Association News:

ALBUQUERQUE — This June, during Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, join the Alzheimer’s Association to help raise awareness of this devastating disease.

You can start by learning and sharing 10 Ways to Love your Brain.

Nearly six million people in the United States, including 43,000 New Mexicans, are living with Alzheimer’s disease.

The sixth-leading cause of death and the only leading disease without a prevention, treatment or cure, Alzheimer’s kills more Americans every year than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. 

When possible, combine


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New Mexico Senate President Pro Tem Mary Kay Papen Signs On To Letter Asking Congress To Support State And Local Communities In Coronavirus Stabilization Funds

Senate President Pro Tem Mary Kay Papen

STATE SENATE News:

SANTA FE — New Mexico Senate President Pro Tem Mary Kay Papen has signed a letter to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to provide stabilization funds for local communities, cities and towns across the United States struggling amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, or the CARES Act, signed into law March 27, provided $150 billion in stabilization funds for states and larger communities, but capped localities able to receive direct support at


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Chart 87: COVID-19 In New Mexico June 9

Change in the number of new diagnoses during a two week period by county. The percentages indicate change in number of diagnoses during May 27 – June 8 as compared with May 13 – May 26. Counties with less than 20 diagnoses (in total) are not shown. Statewide, the number of diagnoses increased by 1percent to 1,932 during the past two weeks from 1,918 during the preceding two week period. Excluded from this chart are about 400 cases in federal correctional facilities and about 200 cases in state prisons. These diagnoses were reported largely during the past two weeks. Created by Eli Ben-Naim


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases At 9,105 With 4 More Deaths And Patients Recovered 3,699

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 47 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

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

Today’s update includes 4 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
  • 2 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 1 new case in Lea County
  • 12 new cases in McKinley County
  • 1 new case in Otero County
  • 4 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 9 new cases in San Juan County

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Atomic City Transit Enters Phase 1 Reopening June 15

Atomic City Transit begins phased re-opening in Los Alamos County Monday. Courtesy/ACT

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Atomic City Transit announces plans for the phased re-opening of fixed-route public transportation in Los Alamos County beginning Monday, June 15. 

Phase-one of reopening fixed-route bus service will include Routes 1, 2M, and 2T operating on reduced hours of daily service, from approximately 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

A critical factor, as this initial phase of resuming bus service begins, is maintaining passenger safety by complying with public


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La Vista Church Reopening With Social Distancing Sunday

By Pastor Jeff Moore
La Vista Church

It’s finally time! We are reopening! Please join us for outdoor family-friendly worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 14 in the back yard of the church (between the two buildings).

There will be no Sunday School on June 14, and no nursery or kids’ church.

Please bring your own: beverages, sun protection, and camp chairs, though some chairs will be available at the church.

Please remember to wear a mask if your health permits, maintain social distance, and stay home if you are sick.

Service will continue to be streamed via Facebook and our website for those


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In Key Hearing On Wildfire Management, Heinrich Questions Forest Service On COVID-19 Testing, PPE Resources

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) participated in a key Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on wildfire management in the midst of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The impacts of COVID-19, combined with high levels of drought throughout the West, will create unprecedented wildland firefighting challenges and may hurt numerous rural areas across the country, making the 2020 wildfire season potentially one of the most threatening seasons to date.

During the hearing, Senator Heinrich


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County Boards And Commissions Begin Meetings June 10

COUNTY News:

Two of Los Alamos County’s Boards and Commissions will begin using video-conferencing software to hold online meetings this week. Other Boards & Commissions meetings may resume later in June.

Meetings had been suspended since mid-March because of the COVID-19 pandemic emergency. Both Planning & Zoning Commission and the Parks & Recreation Board are meeting this week on June 10 and 11, respectively, using the video-conferencing platform Zoom Webinar.

The meeting agendas can be found at http://losalamos.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx

Those wishing to “virtually”


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U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao: $2.2 Million To City Of Farmington For COVID-19 Response In New Mexico

Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao

USDOT News:

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced a $2.2 million grant award to the City of Farmington, in San Juan County, as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed by President Donald J. Trump on March 27, 2020.

The grant will support the operations of Farmington’s Red Apple Transit system during the COVID-19 public health emergency. See FTA’s apportionment tables for the totals apportioned to each area. (This funding is based on the agency’s


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases At 9,062 With 4 More Deaths And Patients Recovered 3,380

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 124 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

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

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

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

  • 10 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 2 new cases in Cibola County
  • 2 new cases in Curry County
  • 17 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 3 new cases in Eddy County
  • 3 new cases in Lea County
  • 50 new cases in McKinley County
  • 1 new case in Otero County
  • 3 new

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JJAB Resource Specialists: Here To Help During Summer

JJAB Resource Specialists William High Eagle Sandoval and Christine Martinez. Courtesy/JJAB

JJAB One Circle Coordinator Danielle Sutherland, left, and Resource Specialist Santina Shije. Courtesy/JJAB

JJAB News:

Our community offers a number of resources for youth and their families, but it can be difficult to know where to start. 

JJAB Resource Specialists can help navigate the maze of public and private supports to find just what each youth needs.

A resource specialist coordinates and communicates with the youth, their family and service providers to create a specialized plan for


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Emotional Healing: A Chance To Heal – Fight Or Flight?

By Dr. Ted Wiard
Golden Willow Retreat

Editors Note: This is part of an ongoing series of columns 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.

COVID-19 has incited most of the world to take a pause and step out of the everyday norms of activities, thought processes, societal and family systems, as more deep rooted problematic issues have been unveiled to more and more people.

So many societal problems have been pushed down into the core of


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases At 8,940 With 4 More Deaths And 3,307 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 143 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

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

Today’s update includes 4 additional 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
  • 7 new cases in Cibola County
  • 15 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 5 new case in Eddy County
  • 1 new case in Luna County
  • 37 new cases in McKinley County
  • 1 new case in Otero County
  • 11 new cases in Sandoval County

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Plans For Reopening NMHU Campus Stress Health; Safety

New Mexico Highlands University 1005 Diamond St. in Las Vegas, N.M. Courtesy photo

NMHU President Sam Minner

NMHU News:

LAS VEGAS, NM — New Mexico Highlands University President Sam Minner announced the NMHU is moving ahead cautiously to reopen its campus for fall semester 2020.

“The health and safety of the Highlands family will be honored above all else,” Minner said. “Although I anticipate some form of face to face instruction this fall as well as some online delivery, it is important to me that everyone at HU carefully consider their own health situation and the health of their loved ones as


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases At 8,800 With 5 More Deaths And 3,286 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 129 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

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

Today’s update includes 5 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
  • 7 new cases in Cibola County
  • 23 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 1 new case in Eddy County
  • 40 new cases in McKinley County
  • 6 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 29 new cases in San Juan County
  • 1 new case in Santa Fe

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