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Chile Line Foods, LLC Donates $5,000 To United Way!

Chile Line Foods, LLC co-owner Liddie Martinez, right, presents a $5,000 Cornerstone donation check to UWNNM Executive Director Cindy Padilla Thursday at Blue Window Bistro. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
caclark@ladailypost.com

“United Way is the cornerstone of our nonprofit community and it is a privilege to help them do their work.” –Liddie Martinez

Chile Line Foods, LLC co-owners Liddie and Rick Martinez have made a $5,000 Cornerstone donation to United Way of Northern New Mexico (UWNNM).

Martinez presented the check to UWNNM Executive


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Los Alamos Democrats Meet Virtually April 12

Los Alamos Democratic Party News:

Members of the Los Alamos Democratic Party are meeting virtually 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 12 on Zoom. 

Rep. Christine Chandler and State Sen. Leo Jaramillo will present a review of the 2021 legislative session.

The meeting is open to the public.

Find the link for the meeting here. Meeting ID 826 4627 4877.


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NMSP Issue Missing Endangered Person Advisory For Mary Ellen Emily Quintana In Rio Arriba County

Mary Ellen Emily Quintana

NMSP News:

RIO ARRIBA COUNTY – The New Mexico State Police (NMSP) seeks assistance from the public in locating Mary Ellen Emily Quintana, 73, of Radium Springs.

Quintana told family members she would be traveling to Española. It is unknown when she left Radium Springs, or when she arrived in Española.

Her 1994 green Ford Explorer was located by NMSP abandoned on State Road 76 around mile post 13 near Cordova.

Quintana is described as 5’01” tall, 140 pounds with brown eyes and black and white hair. It is unknown what she is wearing.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts


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Topper Boys Soccer Season Comes To An End

Topper goaltender Jaxson Martines receives a point-blank shot and makes the save. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Filippo Delzanno and Danny Ross battle for control of the ball. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Westley Parker heads the ball downfield over Case Manifold. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

SPORTS News:

The Los Alamos High School Topper Boys Soccer Team ended their season with a loss to Albuquerque Academy 1-2 in the Semifinal State Playoff Game Thursday afternoon in Albuquerque.

The Academy Chargers have a very strong program and have always been a challenge


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New Mexico Governor Enacts State Budget For FY2022

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham

From the Office of the Governor:

SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday morning signed the New Mexico state budget for Fiscal Year 2022, a $7.4 billion package overwhelmingly approved by the state Legislature that sustains and enhances key state investments in public education, early childhood well-being, economic development and pandemic relief, behavioral health and infrastructure.

The budget for the year beginning July 1, 2021, maintains 24 percent of recurring expenditures in reserves, or $1.7 billion, and 1.5 percent raises for public school


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DNCU Breaks Ground On Second Branch In Española

Officials from DNCU break ground recently on a new building in Española, from left, CXO Deb Salazar, CEO/President Chuck Valenti, EVP David Weidauer, SVP Member Experience Yvette Romero, VP Member Experience – Northern Region Jessica Ortiz and AVP, Brand Marketing + Communications Diego Muñoz. Courtesy/DNCU

Rendering of DNCU’s new building at 1720 N. Riverside Dr. in Española.. Courtesy/DNCU

DNCU News:

ESPAÑOLA — Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative announced the official start of construction at the site of its second location


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Weekend COVID Case Counts Now Released On Mondays

STATE News:

…Saturday and Sunday COVID case counts released each Monday

SANTA FE  – The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) announced Friday that it will no longer release a daily COVID-19 case count report on Saturdays and Sundays.

Instead, the state will provide a consolidated weekend report each Monday. Day-by-day breakdowns of case counts for Saturday and Sunday will no longer be available.

Note: NMDOH also has shifted the time frame covered by its daily Epidemiology and Response Division reports – which include the daily case count press release. Instead of reporting


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Community Winds Offers Mother’s Day Serenades

LACW News:

Los Alamos Community Winds Mother’s Day Serenades mean music, flowers and chocolates! What better way to celebrate moms and the love they have for the families.

The Los Alamos Community Winds (LACW) is offering Instrumental Mother’s Day Serenades to the community.

Again, partnering with Flowers by Gillian and The Rose Chocolatier, LACW is offering a performance of three musical selections for $42 with the optional add-ons (for $10 each) of a beautifully wrapped long stemmed rose and a gift box of four delicious chocolate truffles.
“Our Valentine’s Day Serenades were extremely

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Update On Traffic Stop Where NMSP Officer Was Killed

Ofc. Darian Jarrott was laid to rest Feb. 12 during a private burial in Lordsburg.

NMSP News:

This update identifies the officers involved and gives additional details leading up to the shooting.

LUNA COUNTY – New Mexico State Police (NMSP) Ofc. Darian Jarrott initiated a traffic stop on a white Chevrolet pickup Feb. 4, on Interstate 10 eastbound, near mile marker 102 east of Deming.

During the traffic stop, Ofc. Jarrott asked the driver, identified as Omar Felix Cueva, 39, of Deming to exit the vehicle.

Cueva exited the driver’s side holding an AR-15 style rifle and fired at least one shot at Ofc.


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LAFD Knocks Out Fire In Canyon Beyond Sioux Street

Los Alamos Fire Department (LAFD) crews knocked out a fire burning this afternoon in the very bottom of the canyon behind Sioux Street. Deputy Chief Steve Dawald told the Los Alamos Daily Post that the fire grew to about half an acre and firefighters had it controlled within about 15 minutes. Battalion Chief Ben Stone told the Post that the fire is now completely out and Sioux Street is open to traffic. He added that investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire so the trail will be closed this evening. County Public Information Officer Julie Habiger said in a news release this afternoon

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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 126 New Cases, Total 193,368 With 2 Deaths And 174,849 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials today announced 126 new COVID-19 cases.

Los Alamos County reports zero new cases today so the total remains at 505 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. (County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.)

Today’s update includes 2 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reports today’s most recent cases:

  • 61 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 2 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 1 new case in

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Environmental Services: Which Batteries To Throw, Recycle

County Environmental Services News:

The recycling world can be confusing as the rules change often. One item that confuses a lot of people is which battery can be recycled and which battery can be tossed in the trash.

This article covers what can and cannot be thrown in the trash, a little background as to why, and where to take batteries that need to be recycled.

In the past, single-use batteries commonly found in households (AA, AAA, 9V, D-cell, Etc.) could not be thrown in the trash mainly because they were created with chemicals and metals that were hazardous.

Now, single-use alkaline batteries


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NMDOH: 1/3 Of New Mexico Adults Now Fully Vaccinated

NMDOH Secretary Dr. Tracie Collins

NMDOH News:

SANTA FE –  The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) announced today that one-third of New Mexicans 16 years and older are now fully vaccinated. This follows Thursday’s announcement that more than 50 percent of New Mexicans 16 years and older have received at least a first shot.

“These milestones matter,” NMDOH Secretary Dr. Tracie Collins said. “They show very clearly that our vaccination efforts are working, and that we’re moving faster than any state in the country toward herd immunity.” 

NMDOH encourages New Mexicans to register at vaccineNM.org


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LANL Pollution Solutions: Taraka Dale Explains How Lab Technologies Could Solve Global Plastic Problems

Bottle Consortium. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Earth Week is April 16-22, and New Mexicans are coming out of their collective COVID-19 cocoons to find they’ve wracked up even more plastic waste in the form of old take-out containers and used PPE.

Now what?

Los Alamos biochemist Taraka Dale is offering a free, public talk, 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, April 19, via Webex on how Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Smart Microbial Cell Technology could not only accelerate the breakdown of existing plastics but also engineer bio-friendly ones in the future.

Dale is the Lab’s team lead for the new BOTTLE Consortium,


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Public Invited To Input & Info Session On LAPS Budget

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools invites the public to attend a community input and information session about the LAPS budget for the upcoming fiscal year, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 13. Join the Zoom Meeting here.

“We value ideas from our staff, parents and community members.  They have traditionally provided valuable insights about student and staff well-being and academic success as part of developing the district budget,” Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus said. “We hope you will join in this important discussion.” 

The agenda will begin with a summary of legislative actions impacting


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Chart 391 COVID-19 In New Mexico April 9, 2021 (11 New Mexico Counties Rank In Top 25 Nationwide In Vaccinations)

This map displays the percentage of residents receiving at least one vaccine dose by county. Shown are the 25 counties where at least 50 percent of the population are vaccinated. Los Alamos ranks 5th out of 3,224 counties nationwide. Remarkably, 11 New Mexico counties rank in the top 25 nationwide, including seven in north-central New Mexico: Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, San Miguel, Santa Fe and Taos. Source: covidactnow.org. Map: mapchart.net. Created by Eli Ben-Naim


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County Notice Of Possible Quorum: April 14, 2021

COUNTY News:

Notice: Members of the Los Alamos Resiliency, Energy & Sustainability Task Force may attend the New Mexico Energy Efficiency Landscape meeting, 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 14 via Zoom.

A quorum may be present, however no action will be taken.


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Site Plan Detailing Location Of New Community Co-Op Park

This site plan shows the location of the Co-Op Park going in next to the Los Alamos Schools Credit Union under construction at 10th and Central across the street from the Los Alamos Daily Post. The Co-Op Park will be approximately 10,000 square feet in size and provide a place for food vendors, music, and community gatherings. The Co-Op Park officially opens July 3, which is World Co-Op Day. A GoFundMe campaign in underway to cover some of the construction costs for the park at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/coop-park. Courtesy image


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