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Governor, DOH Answer Faith-Based Community Questions

STATE News:
SANTA FE – New Mexico’s faith-based organizations, working together with schools, businesses, healthcare systems, and state, local and tribal health departments, play an important role in slowing the spread of COVID-19, especially among high-risk populations.
With Passover and Holy Week approaching and Ramadan soon after that, the following questions and answers are intended to help faith leaders keep their communities together while abiding by the state’s public health orders:
Q: How can we hold a religious ceremony and still adhere to social distancing and crowd sizes? 

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Virtual Egg Hunt Hosted By Freedom Church Los Alamos

FREEDOM CHURCH News:

With Easter coming up and egg hunts being cancelled let’s hunt eggs a different way. Freedom Church in Los Alamos is hosting “The Great Los Alamos Egg Hunt”, quarantine-style where kids and their families will decorate and display an egg of their own.

Eggs must be a minimum of 1 foot tall by 8 inches wide and can be colored, painted, made with paper, etc. Families will then hop into their cars to see how many eggs  they can find.

Egg designs can be displayed starting immediately.

The actual hunt begins at Noon on Wednesday, April 8 and end at 9 p.m., Saturday,


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County Traffic Alert: Crack Sealing On North and South San Ildefonso Road And North Mesa Road Begins Wednesday

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Public Works Traffic & Streets Division begins a pavement preservation project along North and South San Ildefonso Road and on North Mesa Road.

Work hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Work is anticipated to be completed by the end of April, weather permitting.

A flagging operation will be used to move vehicles safely through the work zone. Vehicle traffic is urged to slow down and obey all traffic control devices.

Los Alamos County Public Works is committed to the safety of the traveling public and thanks you in advance for your patience and cooperation


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Scenes From Bethlehem Church Palm Sunday Procession

Bethlehem Church Pastor Nicole Ferry and her husband Ray prepare for the Palm Sunday Procession through Los Alamos. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Bethlehem Church Pastor Scott Thalacker shows enthusiasm Sunday as the procession prepares to get underway. Courtesy/BELC

Separated by her window, resident Joyce Eyster raises her hand to touch Pastor Nicole Ferry’s hand during the procession event Sunday that passed by Sombrillo and Aspen Ridge. Eyster is the oldest member of Bethlehem Church. ‘Joyce turned 99 years old last month and just seeing her face brought me great joy,’ Pastor


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Governor Issues Rules For Vehicle Sales During Pandemic

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham

STATE News:

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has authorized automobile sales by small dealers on an appointment basis utilizing strict social distancing practices during the COVID-19 Stay at Home Order.

Additionally, online/Internet sales by all licensed New Mexico motor vehicle dealers are allowed.

“This is great news for New Mexicans,” said Marc Powell, CEO of the New Mexico Independent Automobile Dealers Association. “New Mexico’s transportation system is built around the automobile. There are more than 1,000 small independent car dealers in every city and


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Posts From The Road: World Famous Crochet Museum

Exterior View: An exterior view of the side of this small rectangular building reveals the drive up window which was used when the building was a photo processing lab drop off. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Exterior Entrance: This view shows the entrance on the end of the tiny building. I don’t know why the croquet set sits outside but perhaps someone thought they were donating to a croquet museum, not a crochet museum! Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost/com

By GARY WARREN
Photographer
Formerly of Los Alamos

While we are all staying at home during the pandemic, the next few Posts From the


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Crosswalk Improvement Project On Alta Vista Between Cerrillos Road And St. Francis Begins Monday

NMDOT News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Transportation would like to inform the traveling public that construction will begin Monday, April 6, on Alta Vista, between Cerrillos Road and St. Francis Road in Santa Fe.

Improvements include new pedestrian flashing beacons at the upgraded crosswalks along with ADA improvements.

Work is expected to be complete by May 30.

Visit www.nmroads.com for updates and alerts. All work is weather permitted.


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Fr. Glenn: Choose

By Fr. Glenn Jones

As is often said, crises bring out the best and the worst in people. We’ve seen this in spades over the last few week with the whole world scrambling with the COVID-19 situation—certainly a situation quite unique in most people’s lifetimes, especially in the so-called first-world countries. It certainly makes one appreciate modern medicine all the more and the eradication of so many deadly diseases in many parts of the world … as well as renewing our sympathy for those who continue to struggle with less-than-modern medicine.

In this time, two starkly contrasting personality


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Community Invited To Join Bethlehem Church In SAFE Palm Sunday Procession Through Los Alamos 11 A.M. April 5

Courtesy/BELC  

Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church News:

Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church will conduct a Palm Sunday Procession (SAFE in vehicles!!!) Sunday, April 5 through Los Alamos. 

The procession begins promptly at 11 a.m. in front of the church at 2390 North Road (near Mountain School), proceeding through town and ending at Sombrillo. The plan is to include signs and sounds of this Holy Season.

The body of Christ is still one, though scattered. To find out more about Bethlehem’s creative adaptations for worship, resources and contact info, visit www.bethluth.com


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NCRTD To Temporarily Modify 11 Blue Bus Routes To Provide Essential Trips Only; Red River Route Suspended

RTD News:

While continuing to provide an essential service during the COVID-19 outbreak, the North Central Regional Transit District (RTD Blue Bus) has identified 11 of its 29 routes that will be modified beginning Wednesday, April 8 and one that will be suspended.

The changes are in addition to eight routes that were suspended or modified on March 25. All changes are temporary and will be in effect until further notice. Full details can be found at: www.RidetheBlueBus.com or by calling 866.206.0754, Ext. 2.

The 310 Red River route will be suspended until further notice.

These measures are being


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NMDOT And Archdiocese Of Santa Fe Discourage Good Friday Pilgrimages: ‘This Holy Week, Home Is The Holy Place’

Scene of pilgrims gathering on Good Friday in 2013 at the El Santuario de Chimayó … due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NMDOH and the Archdiocese of Santa Fe are asking the faithful to stay home this year during Holy Week. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

NMDOH News:

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation and the Archdiocese of Santa Fe are asking the faithful to stay home during Holy Week.

While annual pilgrimages to El Santuario de Chimayo and Tome Hill are cherished, New Mexico traditions, the events have been cancelled due to the imposed health order to prohibit gatherings


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Classic Air Medical Prepared To Transport COVID-19 Patients

Classic Air Medical transporting a patient in one of three Isopod negative-pressure individual patient isolation unit the company has acquired. Screenshot/LADP

Classic Air Medical News:

Classic Air Medical in Los Alamos now has the ability to respond and transport COVID-19 patients.
The company has acquired three Isopods to safely transport COVID positive patients in its fixed wing aircraft.
These aircraft are located throughout the regions Classic Air Medical serves and have the ability to respond to Los Alamos with teams who have received specialty training. 
The Isopod is a negative-pressure

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NM Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $16.7 Million In Housing Grants To New Mexico Communities From Emergency Coronavirus Funding

NM Congressional Delegation News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), along with U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.), announced that New Mexico communities across the state will receive over $16.7 million in emergency housing assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to bolster the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The funds are part of a first wave of grants from the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security


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Liddie’s Traditional New Mexican Dishes: Red Chile From Pods


Red Chile from Pods. Photo by Liddie Martinez

By LIDDIE MARTINEZ
Española Valley

It struck me as odd when a lot of focus and attention was given to organic growing of food a few decades ago. It begged the question: Why are we actively poisoning our own food supply and how did we get here?

Living on a farm and raising our own food has always been our way of life. Granted, it was not a life that was glamorous and it was often ridiculed by people who saw it as a poor man’s way to live in the backdrop of new and fancy name-brand packaging. Our chickens always ran loose around our property and the sight of that activity


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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Orders Expedited Permits For Trucks Delivering Relief Supplies To New Mexicans

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham

NMDOT News:

SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued an executive order Tuesday to facilitate the speedy transit of emergency relief goods across New Mexico.

Executive Order 2020-017 requires the New Mexico Department of Transportation to issue special permits to allow heavier-than-normal vehicles to traverse the state when their loads consist primarily of relief supplies. 

“The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted supply chains around the world, making it harder in some cases for New Mexicans to obtain the food, medicine and clothing they need,” Gov. Lujan


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Home Country: April Fools Day Hoax

Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES

“So how about this?” Dud said, grinning. “We get somebody to pretend to be an oil tycoon’s executive director or something, and we have him talk to Delbert about where to build the refinery.”

The other members of the Mule Barn truck stop’s world dilemma think tank looked at Dud and sipped coffee and silently shook their heads.

“Okay,” Dud said, ”and why not?”

“Won’t work,” Steve said, brushing sweet roll crumbs off his walrus moustache.

“Dud, the nearest oil to this valley is sold in cans down at the Gas Station Gun Shop.”

“Yeah, I see what you mean.”

Doc said, “I realize


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