The North Central Regional Transit District’s RTD 255 Mountain Trail Route into the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will be in service Friday, July 3 and throughout the July 4 weekend.
The route is operating on a reservation-only system. Face coverings are required to ride, and seating is limited to four passengers due to social distancing measures and the state order restricting groups to five or less.
For more information or to make a reservation, call toll-free 1.866.206.0754, Ext. 2.
Stage 2 fire restrictions remain in place in the SFNF, which include a ban on campfires. Fireworks
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A two-tailed swallowtail butterfly (Papilio Multicandata) feeding on a Echinacea flower this afternoon is lifting spirits all over Los Alamos including in this garden in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs
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From the Office of the Governor:
SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham today appointed four New Mexicans to fill new judicial positions created by the Legislature.
The governor signed legislation in March creating five new state District Court judgeships in the four judicial districts with the highest need. She has yet to fill the fifth new judgeship serving the 12th Judicial District, made up of Lincoln and Otero Counties.
- Kathleen McGarry Ellenwood to the First Judicial District Court serving Los Alamos, Rio Arriba and Santa Fe counties;
- Lucy Boyadjian Solimon to the Second
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Los Alamos Creative District News:
This year Los Alamos ScienceFest is holding a virtual science fiction costume contest July 7-12 in honor of the theme, “20/20 Eyes On the Future”.
All sci-fi fans are encouraged to dress up as their favorite character and share a photo online using the hashtags, #LosAlamosScienceFest2020 and #SciFiLosAlamos.
Just be sure to:
- Dress up as your favorite sci-fi character;
- Post a photo or fun video of you and your costume on either Facebook or Instagram using #LosAlamosScienceFest2020 and #SciFiLosAlamos; and
- Make sure your social media post is made before
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 248 additional positive tests for COVID-19.
Los Alamos County remains at 8 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.
Today’s update announces 3 additional deaths reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.
The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases:
- 97 new cases in Bernalillo County
- 5 new cases in Chaves County
- 2 new cases in Cibola County
- 1 new case in Colfax County
- 19 new cases in Curry County
- 42 new cases in Doña Ana County
- 2 new cases in Eddy County
- 1 new case in Grant County
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Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts Performs Virtually In Los Alamos Summer Concert Series 6 P.M. Friday July 3
Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts perform virtually at 6 p.m. Friday for the Summer Concert Series. Courtesy/Sancre
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The Virtual Los Alamos Summer Concert Series Presented by Toyota of Santa Fe is proud to present Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts at 6 p.m., Friday on the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series Facebook Page.
Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts formed in January 2013 and has been touring steadily through the north, mid and southwest states. The band is made up of Ryan Chrys on guitar and vocals, Susan Phelan on bass and vocals, Lauren Michaels on vocals, Jack Yoder on
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From the Office of U.S. Rep Ben Luján:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) applauded the passage Wednesday of the Moving Forward Act, which includes key provisions secured by the congressman to bolster broadband access, create economic opportunities, and safeguard the health and well being of New Mexicans.
“COVID-19 continues to pose a threat to our economy as well as our health. Now is not the moment to take our foot off the gas when it comes to supporting struggling workers and families,” Luján said. “The Moving Forward Act makes strong investments to modernize America’s
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Several dozen young ‘adults’ spotted today spraying droplets down Canyon Road, not wearing masks, not physically distancing, now it’s spray-painted graffiti on public infrastructure at the corner of San Ildefonso and Barranca roads. Photo by Kei Davis
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HAZEL DEVRIES Dec. 17, 1941 – June 4, 2020
Hazel DeVries, aka Hazel Wykstra and “Mrs. D”, resident of White Rock, New Mexico, entered into Jesus’s loving arms in heaven on June 4th, 2020 at the age of 78.
She was born to Ethel May Brewer and Charles Kucera at Fitzsimons Army Hospital in Denver, Colorado on December 17, 1941, ten days after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Hazel married Fred DeVries on October 8, 1960 in Denver, CO, and she was saved by God’s mercy and grace when she accepted Jesus as her Savior and Lord in McCook, Nebraska in 1975.
Hazel’s biological parents precede her in death, as does her foster
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By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
Despite having to reduce the state’s FY 2021 budget, Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler of Los Alamos reported to Los Alamos County Council that she felt the work to get the New Mexico budget adopted was “relatively successful”.
Chandler updated the council on the recent special legislative session Tuesday night during its regular meeting.
“I feel pretty good to very good in terms of the substance of what we were able accomplish,” she said. “If you think in terms of how many days we had and how many bills
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Silver Lining Emerges Despite Pandemic Canceling 75th Anniversary Season Of Los Alamos Concert Association
LACA Artistic Director Ann McLaughlin in front of the Smith Auditorium Tuesday discussing how 75th anniversary plans were sadly dashed due to the pandemic and her appreciation for community support. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
Plans for celebrating the 75th year of the Los Alamos Concert Association (LACA) were dashed with the outbreak of the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic.
But out of disappointment has emerged a sense of gratitude for the generous show of support from the community.
LACA Artistic Director Ann McLaughlin
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By Chancellor Cindy Rooney
The UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) Advisory Board held a special meeting via Zoom Monday, June 29, to review and approve a Budget Adjustment Request (BAR) for FY21.
With the recent State Legislative special session where projected funding for higher education was reduced, the New Mexico Higher Education Department required all higher education institutions to create budget adjustments.
The BAR for UNM-LA includes a decrease in Instruction and General revenues of $417,477, based on decreased state funding, an anticipated reduction in tuition from
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The grandchildren of Linda Sanders, David, Sarah and Emily, have been making crafts to brighten the day of local seniors. They were distributed in mood boosting bags and in the drive-thru lunch program at both senior centers. To learn about lunch options, shopping or transportation services, call 505.662.8920 or visit www.losalamosseniorcenter.com. Courtesy/LARSO
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
With confirmation from the Office of the Medical Investigator pending on a couple of cases, suicide deaths have tripled in the last six months over annual numbers in the last decade.
“We have averaged two suicides per year for the last 10 years but this year we’ve responded to six suicide deaths between January and the beginning of June,” Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris said in an interview with the Los Alamos Daily Post. “Five of the six were male … the female died of self asphyxiation and each of the males died of self-inflicted
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By LIDDIE MARTINEZ
All world travelers have seen pasta dishes representing the cultures of the world with recipes varying from Italian Spaghetti to German Spätzle to Chinese Chow Mein.
It is an inexpensive comfort food that is accessible to all pocketbooks. Pasta dishes have become somewhat universal although the origins of pasta can be traced back to 500 B.C. pre-Ancient Rome and the Etruscan civilization.
Shared widely by the Etruscan’s, everybody wants to lay claim to its invention including Marco Polo enthusiasts who claim he brought
By ALLEN McQUISTON
The Jemez Agency
If you’re like many of the people I’ve spoken with over the past couple of weeks, your life is beginning to return back to a revised sense of normalcy, which is a good thing considering you’re probably starting to run short on shows to watch via Netflix, Amazon Prime or any other streaming service you might have
You’re also probably tired of excessively cleaning your house and have probably completed any minor home improvement projects you’ve been putting off for the last year or two.
So, what to do now? Ask your Facebook friends what series-you’ve-never-heard-of
This chart tells the essential story of how the pandemic has shifted over time from orange (the original D type of the virus) to blue (the now-widespread G form, D614G). Courtesy/LANL
Chart: ARS-CoV-2 Spike. Courtesy/LANL
- Virus with D614G change in Spike out-competes original strain, but may not make patients sicker
Research out today in the journal Cell shows that a specific change in the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus virus genome, previously associated with increased viral transmission and the spread of COVID-19, is more infectious in cell culture.
The variant in question, D614G,
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FBI: Eighteen Years After Laverda Sorrell Disappeared, FBI, Navajo Nation And Family Appeal To Public For Answers
The FBI and Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety are marking the 18th anniversary of the disappearance of a Native American woman by distributing a poster on her case in the Navajo language and reminding the public of a reward of up to $10,000.
Laverda Sorrell of Navajo, N.M., was last seen by her husband, according to a statement he provided to authorities. He said he dropped her off at 11:30 p.m. July 4, 2002, at the Window Rock School District #8 in Fort Defiance, Ariz., where she worked.
A family member reported her missing July 8, 2002 to the Navajo Police Department.
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