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Los Alamos County Chief Of Police Dino Sgambellone Commends Community For Peaceful Demonstration At Pond

By Chief Dino Sgambellone
Los Alamos Police Department

I am writing to recognize and thank those in attendance at yesterday’s protest for maintaining peace while exercising their right to demonstrate against the tragic events involving the death of George Floyd while in police custody.

While I hesitate to judge any circumstance prior to all the facts being known, in viewing the video it is hard to see how any set of circumstances would justify such a restraint technique.

I want to assure the citizens of Los Alamos that your Police Department receives regular training on all manners of Police/Citizen


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Pinon Pines Lifting Spirits Around Los Alamos

This is the growth-spurt season for Pinon pines and this Pinon on Sycamore Street is raising spirits around Los Alamos both by its beauty, and by its yearly bountiful crop of nuts much beloved by birds and small mammals (and larger ones!). Photo by Chris Lovejoy

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Los Alamos County Offering Free Face Masks Wednesday

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County has a limited supply of free face masks available for those who cannot make their own or are having difficulty obtaining or purchasing masks.  

The County is offering one package per request. Each package contains five cloth masks.

Beginning Wednesday, June 3, Los Alamos citizens or businesses can stop by and pick up their package of free masks outside the closed customer service windows at the Customer Care Center, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, located on the first floor of the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. 

Those unable to pick up a free mask are


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New Mexico Delegation Announces More Than $20 Million In CARES Act Funding For Skilled Nursing Facilities

New Mexico 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 59 skilled nursing facilities in the State of New Mexico will receive $20,537,500 to help combat the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The funds come from the $175 billion Provider Relief Fund established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement


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Cats Lifting Spirits Around Los Alamos: Meet Jada

Jada was adopted as a kitten from the Española Valley Humane Society just after the Las Conchas Fire evacuation. She is now 9 years old. Recently, she had to wear a t-shirt while recovering from an infected scratch. She is feeling much better now and lifting spirits all over Los Alamos. Jada belongs the Dunn family. Photo by Wendi Dunn


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EAGL Technology Providing Leading Edge Software To Detect Active Shooter Threats Moves Forward With Major Expansion In Albuquerque

EDD News:

ALBUQUERQUE — A manufacturing company that provides leading-edge technology and software to detect active shooter threats is expanding in Albuquerque with the help of State and City economic assistance through Local Economic Development Act (LEDA) funds.

EAGL Technology Inc. will expand its workforce from 22 to 38 highly paid and skilled employees, moving into a larger and newly renovated 15,400 square foot facility at 3821 Singer Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, 87109.

“I can’t think of a better economic investment for New Mexico than to help a company of this caliber expand its work to


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New Mexico Governor Announces Limited Reopening For Dine-In Restaurants, Indoor Malls, Gyms, Salons And More

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s amended emergency public health order effective today. Courtesy photo

 

From the Office of the Governor:

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s emergency public health order has been extended and amended to permit indoor dining, hair salons, gyms and indoor shopping malls to reopen on a limited basis and in accordance with required COVID-Safe Practices, among other changes.

Restaurants may resume indoor seating at 50 percent maximum occupancy effective today, June 1. Bar and counter seating are still prohibited; to be served, customers must be seated at tables positioned


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ECECD Holds First Of Four Transition Committee Meetings In Partnership With The Hunt Institute

STATE News:

SANTA FE — The Early Childhood Education and Care Department’s Transition Committee (ECECD) Thursday hosted its first of four meetings.

The three-hour gathering, coordinated by The Hunt Institute and conducted via Zoom, addressed challenges and opportunities facing ECECD as it prepares for its July 1 launch.

In particular, the Committee focused on ways to ensure better coordination across the state’s prenatal-to-five programs – and to involve local and tribal communities more fully in the development and implementation of programs and services across the state.

“I am grateful


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Bear And Cubs Spotted Frolicking On Barranca Mesa

A bear and her cubs spend time early Sunday evening frolicking behind a residence at the east end of Totavi Street on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Cornell Wright
Scene of a bear and her cubs frolicking behind a residence Sunday evening at the east end of Totavi Street on Barranca Mesas. Photo by Cornell Wright
One of three bear cubs frolicking with their mama bear behind a residence Sunday evening at the east end of Totavi Street on Barranca Mesas. Photo by Cornell Wright

One of three bear cubs frolicking with their mama bear behind a residence Sunday evening at the east end of Totavi Street on Barranca Mesas.

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Balderas On New Mexico Supreme Court Granting Petition To Stop Grants Mayor From Interfering In Public Health Orders

Attorney General Hector Balderas

AG News:

SANTA FE — Attorney General Hector Balderas issued the following statement in response to an order issued Thursday from the New Mexico Supreme Court, granting the Office of the Attorney General’s petition, which sought to establish the statewide authority of the State’s public health emergency orders and to prevent the Mayor of Grants from interfering with them:

“I am grateful to the Supreme Court for their affirmation that the Constitution and the laws of our State protect all New Mexicans during a pandemic emergency,” Balderas said.

Grants Mayor


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More Scenes From Peaceful Protest At Ashley Pond Park

More scenes from the ‘Black Lives Matter’ peaceful protest Sunday afternoon at Ashley Pond Park in downtown Los Alamos. Some 100 people gathered to protest the May 25 death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, while in police custody in Minneapolis, Minn. Photo by Jim O’Donnell

Scene from the ‘Black Lives Matter’ peaceful protest Sunday afternoon at Ashley Pond Park in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Jim O’Donnell

Scene from the ‘Black Lives Matter’ peaceful protest Sunday afternoon at Ashley Pond Park in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Jim O’Donnell

Scene from the ‘Black Lives Matter’ peaceful


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Rotary: Georgia Strickfaden Recounts Travel-Tour Career

Georgia Strickfaden

ROTARY News:

Community leader Georgia Strickfaden spoke to the Rotary Club of Los Alamos May 26, describing her career background in the travel and tour industry.

Years ago, upon reading an article in Modern Maturity magazine, predecessor to today’s AARP magazine, Strickfaden was inspired by the innovative tour business, AdventureWomen (formerly Rainbow Adventures), created by Susan Eckert, a trailblazer for women’s adventure travel.

When Eckert arranged a Southwest tour that included Santa Fe, Bandelier and Los Alamos, Strickfaden offered to assist her. From


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Alzheimer’s Association New Mexico Chapter Offers Free Webinar Series With COVID-19 Tips For Family Caregivers

To learn more, visit www.alz.org or call 800.272.3900. Courtesy/Alzheimer’s Association

Alzheimer’s News:

ALBUQUERQUE — Helping Alzheimer’s caregivers prepare for the challenges ahead of them – and cope with the changes brought by the coronavirus pandemic – is the goal of a series of free webinars offered in June by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter, along with other chapters in the Rocky Mountain Region.

“During this crisis of Covid-19 and stay-at-home instruction, we are pleased to be offering an array of online resources, accessible from the comfort and safety of people’s


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Weekly Fishing Report: June 1, 2020

By GEORGE MORSE
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

Editor’s note: Lake and park schedules are changing often during the COVID-19 pandemic so call ahead for the latest information.

The fishing opportunities for New Mexico anglers continue to expand after more State Parks are opened up for day use only.

Nine more State Parks opened May 30 for day use only this weekend. Five more State Parks will open for day use today, June 1 to bring the total number of State Parks reopened to 31 since being closed March 13 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

There is still no overnight camping allowed at State Parks.


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Scenes From Peaceful Protest At Ashley Pond Park

Some 100 people or so participate this afternoon in a ‘Black Lives Matter’ peaceful protest at Ashley Pond Park in downtown Los Alamos. The protest is among many protests (several erupting in violence) taking place across the nation in response to the recent death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, while in police custody in Minneapolis, Minn. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Protest organizers Kristin Foree Tobias and Dan McCarn ride their horses Salmone, left, and Hennessy, right. Foree Tobias said of the protest, ‘You feel so much hope and unity’. McCarn pointed out that the


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Highlands University Receives COVID-19 Grant To Present Financial Literacy Seminars At No Charge

Program Coordinator Leon Bustos

NMHU News:

LAS VEGAS, NM — New Mexico Highlands University will present free financial literacy seminars that aim to help people cope with COVID-19 impacts thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Regional Development Corporation.

Professors in the Highlands School of Business, Media and Technology will teach the financial literacy seminars along with business professionals in Las Vegas, New Mexico.

The seminars will begin in late June and continue through July.

The dates and times for the seminars will be announced as this information is finalized. To register,


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