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United Church Easter Services Online 9:30 A.M. Sunday

The United Church of Los Alamos at 2525 Canyon Road. Courtesy/United Church 

Communion set up at The United Church of Los Alamos. Courtesy/United Church

UNITED CHURCH News:

The United Church of Los Alamos welcomes community members, who would like to worship this Holy season, to visit their website and unite in a way new to many.

The United Church site can be found at www.unitedchurchla.org, and features Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and will host Easter services at 9:30 a.m. this Sunday and can be found later that day online.

Los Alamos was the first church in Los Alamos, created in 1947. “United


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DPU Crews Repairing Water Break In Eastern Area

UPDATE: The waterline repair is completed and water has been restored to all customers.

COUNTY News:

A water break in the Eastern Area neighborhood of Los Alamos has resulted in the loss of water services to customers in the area bounded by Kiva and Myrtle between 4th Street and 6th Street. 

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities water crews are making repairs and anticipate by 5 p.m. today that water services will be restored. 

Department officials advise that when water is restored, some customers may experience cloudy water. This discoloration is due to trapped air in the water pipes and


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County Council Hears Latest Updates On COVID-19

County Council Chair Sara Scott

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com

As the Governor’s stay-at-home order extends through April and becomes stricter, Los Alamos County continues to discuss how to best respond.

During Tuesday night’s County Council meeting, County Manager Harry Burgess reported that Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham extended her stay-at-home order through the end of April.

Furthermore, he reported that the maximum occupancy for hotels and RV parks were reduced to 25 percent of their usual occupancy and that other essential businesses limit their


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Traffic Alert: Waterline Installation Near Roundabout Today

NMDOT News:

NMDOT is closing N.M. 502 between 4th Street and Canyon Road today, April 9 to install an 8” waterline at Arroyo Lane.

This is a one-day operation, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., barring unforeseen circumstances, which may require the later reopening of N.M. 502 the same day.  

  • Eastbound traffic will use 4th Street to Canyon Road and back to N.M. 502;
  • Westbound traffic will use Canyon Road to 4th Street to Central Avenue and back on N.M. 502;
  • Traffic from Arroyo Lane will detour to 4th Street to go westbound on Central Avenue, and to Canyon Road to go eastbound and back on N.M. 502; and
  • Access to local businesses

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Home Country: April Morning

Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES

Spring mornings are a lot like Christmas. Each day we get up and go out into the yard, or walk along the creek or visit the horses in the pasture. And each day, each morning, we find something new the sun has brought us.

Pinfeather leaves of an unbelievable green now start showing on cottonwoods that have stood like stark ghostly frames all through the cold winter. Hopeful blades of grass peek through clumps of brown left over from last summer’s verdant pasture. Everywhere we look there is something new and different.

A lot of this Christmas-in-spring is kept just among


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N.M. 502 Near Roundabout Area Closed Thursday

NMDOT News:

NMDOT has announced that N.M. 502 will be closed Thursday, April 9 at the area of the roundabout construction on the eastern edge of town to install a waterline crossing. 

It will be reopened to traffic at the end of the day.

Commuters should seek an alternate route such as N.M. 4 and the Truck Route.

Access to local businesses and homes will be maintained.


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NMDOT, State Police Discourage Good Friday Pilgrimages

NMDOT News:

SANTA FE –– The New Mexico Department of Transportation is asking the faithful to stay home during Holy Week.

The annual pilgrimages to El Santuario de Chimayo and Tome Hill have been cancelled due to the imposed health order to prohibit gathering of five or more people. 

In addition, the grounds, chapel and restrooms at El Santuario de Chimayo will be closed Holy Thursday through Easter Monday (April 9-13). Pilgrims are discouraged from visiting the sacred site.

The New Mexico Department of Transportation and State Police  strongly discourages anyone from making the trek to the


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Scenes Of Folks Out-And-About In Los Alamos Sunday

The Macquigg family enjoy an outing Sunday riding on North Road. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Neil and Kirsten Bell with from left, Riley, Charlie and Po Sunday in the Western Area. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Alijah Trujillo is getting some help from his father Andy Trujillo to develop his skateboarding skills Sunday at the Los Alamos Skate Park. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Signs of spring emerging Sunday at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Joe and Barbara enjoy lunch and conversation under the warm sun Sunday at Ashley Pond Park. Photo


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NMED: Food Establishments Selling Convenience Items

NMED Cabinet Secretary James Kenney

NMED News:

By selling products like toilet paper and other convenience items, restaurants and food establishments in New Mexico are helping citizens maintain social distancing and reducing strain on grocery stores during the coronavirus public health emergency.

Many restaurants are offering grocery items for purchase alongside take-out and delivery items.

The New Mexico Environment Department’s (NMED) Food Program concurs that selling such items is in compliance with state and federal restaurant regulations.

“Social distancing is the best weapon


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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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