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


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

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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: 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/


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

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


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

“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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Scenes From Activities At Overlook In White Rock

Winnie leads the way out of the canyon with her companion Kevin O’Brien after rock climbing Sunday afternoon with friends at Overlook in White Rock. Photo by John McHale/

Hackers thread their way along the bottom of the canyon near the small falls Sunday afternoon in White Rock Canyon. Photo by John McHale/

View of the small falls in the canyon near the Overlook platform in White Rock. Photo by John McHale/

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La Vista: Updates, Resources & Easter Sensory Experience


These are crazy times, aren’t they? As you may have guessed, the church building will be closed until further notice, but that doesn’t mean the church is closed!

Join us for our virtual services and gatherings, and scroll to the bottom of this email to find a fun Easter Sensory activity to do with the whole family!

And as always, we are here to faithfully serve our community in genuine love. If you or someone you know needs help of any kind, please contact us at or call 505.672.3202 and someone from the church will get back with you and do all

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Fr. Glenn: Bursting Bubbles

By Fr. Glenn Jones

Was very sorry to see the news of Los Alamos yesterday with a number of shops having been “broken into”… rather an understatement when one looks at the photos. The poor shop owners—first they get hit with closures because of the coronavirus, and now this. “Who woulda’ thunk it” in quiet little Los Alamos? But … it happens once in a while. Los Alamosians will remember a several-night crime spree a few years ago. Such things certainly wake us up from easy complacency. 

That “double whammy” of the shop owners reminded of a much worse double hit in the early 20th century; you may have seen

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Posts From The Road: Splendor Of Desert Blooms

Poppies & Lupines: Poppies and Lupines were making their presence know at Picacho Peak State Park a few miles northwest of Tucson. Photo by Gary Warren/

Green & Yellow: A blanket of yellow blooms covers the ground as green hillsides rise up and show off their spring green. This colorful scene was at the Pioneer Living History Museum in north Phoenix. Photo by Gary Warren/

Formerly of Los Alamos

We love to visit and explore Arizona in the spring. While much of the mountain west is still covered in snow, the desert is alive and showing

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Takes Steps To Protect Nation’s Supply Of Gasoline During COVID-19 Pandemic

EPA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Friday several steps the Agency is taking to protect the Nation’s gasoline supply in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

EPA intends to provide additional flexibility to the marketplace to transition from winter-grade, high volatility gasoline to summer-grade low vapor pressure gasoline.

Due to the steep fall-off in gasoline demand as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, gasoline storage capacity is limited and more time is needed to transition the distribution system in order to come into compliance

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Governor Orders Air Travelers To New Mexico To Self-Isolate

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham

From The Office of the Governor:

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday issued an executive order requiring air travelers to New Mexico to self-isolate for at least 14 days to help combat the spread of COVID-19.

Air travelers who fail to voluntarily self-isolate will be subject to forced isolation or quarantine by the New Mexico Health Department, Lujan Grisham says in the order.

The majority of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico have resulted from interstate and international travel into the state.

“Because some individuals infected with COVID-19

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Local Eateries Providing Takeout/Delivery During Pandemic

A Swiss Cheese, Artichoke, Spinach, Cream and Turkey Crêpe available for takeout at Fleur de Lys, 1460 Trinity Dr. Courtesy photo


Following is an initial list of local restaurants providing takeout and/or delivery service during this era of social distancing due to the pandemic . Restaurants email updates to

White Rock

Pig And Fig

  • 11 Sherwood Blvd., White Rock
  • Text in your Order – 505.709.5380
  • Call the restaurant – 505.672.2742
  • Order online –
  • Serving Monday – Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Regular

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