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Delicious Freshness On Tap At Farmers Market Today

Jose Gonzales with his fresh produce and decorations. Courtesy/LAFM

Los Alamos Farmers Market News:

Taste the difference 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at the Los Alamos Farmers Market at Ashley Pond Park.

There are only two more outdoor markets left in the 2020 season.

Fresh items at this week at market include:

Breakfast burritos, scones, cookies, pound cake, breads, croissants, muffin, quiche, pumpkin bread, gluten free baked goods, honey, honey sticks, allergy pops, jujubes, apples, pumpkins, potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, onions, beets, radish, salad mix, arugula, spicy mix, pork, lamb,


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Con Alma Health Foundation Seeks Hero Nominations

CAHF News:

SANTA FE — Con Alma Health Foundation seeks nominations for people who make significant contributions to the health of New Mexico.

The statewide private foundation invites you to nominate a health hero by filling out a nomination form at http://conalma.org/hero-of-health/.

Heroes can work in any field, including health-care providers, policy makers, advocates, clinicians, administrators and volunteers who improve the health of their communities. Con Alma will accept nominations until 5 p.m., Nov. 10. 

“We always look forward to hearing about individuals in our state who


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Valles Caldera National Preserve Partners With Community In Lighting Retrofit Project To Protect Night Skies

A before and after example of retrofitted lighting at the Village of Jemez Springs. A two pronged floodlight was replaced by a single fully shielded black light fixture pointing downward. Photo by Roger Sweet

The before and after photos of the exterior of Hidden Valley Sporting Goods, showing two out of four replaced light fixtures. On the left showing the light coming directly from a light bulb, on the right showing the light clearly pointing downward. Photo by Nanci Lambert

NPS News:

JEMEZ SPRINGS — Valles Caldera National Preserve, in collaboration with its friends group, Los Amigos de Valles


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Center Lane Drop On Trinity At 15th Thursday And Friday

COUNTY News:

Parker Construction, under contract with Natural Grocers and in cooperation with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, will drop the center, left turn lane on Trinity Drive at 15th Street.

Work to cap a water line will continue after unforeseen circumstances Tuesday delayed this effort.

The lane will be closed beginning at 7 a.m. today, Oct. 22 and is anticipated to conclude by 6 p.m. Friday, Oct 23. No interruption of utility services is planned.

Crews indicated that work on the south side of Trinity at 15th would finish up later Wednesday and both eastbound lanes on Trinity


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Los Alamos National Laboratory Brings Next-Generation HPC In Fight To Stop Spread Of COVID-19

Chicoma high-performance computing platform to support the nation’s response to COVID-19. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory has completed the installation of a next-generation high-performance computing platform, with aim to enhance its ongoing R&D efforts in support of the nation’s response to COVID-19.

Named Chicoma, the new platform is poised to demonstrate Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s new HPE Cray EX supercomputer architecture for solving complex scientific problems.

“As extensive social and economic impacts from COVID-19 continue to grip


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Chart 221: COVID-19 In New Mexico Oct. 21, 2020

Effective Oct. 21, the state of New Mexico revised the requirements for travelers incoming from out of state. Travelers from six low-risk states and the District of Columbia are exempt from the mandatory self quarantine requirement. For a state to be classified as a low risk, it must meet two criteria: (i) test positivity rate below 5% and (ii) seven-day average of daily diagnoses below 8 per 100,000 residents. Source: https://www.newmexico.org/covid-19-traveler-information/. Map:mapchart.net. Created by Eli Ben-Naim

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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 827 New Cases, Total Now At 38,715 With 8 New Deaths And 20,332 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 827 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 40 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 8 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases:

  • 292 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 27 new cases in Chaves County
  • 13 new cases in Cibola County
  • 28 new cases in Curry County
  • 172 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 42 new cases in Eddy County
  • 3 new cases in Grant County
  • 1 new case in Guadalupe County
  • 36 new cases

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Centerra-Los Alamos Supports Community Through Annual Donation To United Way Of Northern New Mexico

Centerra-Los Alamos continues its longtime annual support of United Way of Northern New Mexico (UWNNM) with a $10,000 contribution during a check presentation Tuesday in front of the Los Alamos Daily Post Newspaper in downtown Los Alamos. Centerra officials presenting the check to UWNNM Executive Director Cindy Padilla, from left, Environment, Safety, Health and Quality Assurance Director Rick Gandenberger, Business Management Director Graig Newell and General Manager Lennie Upshaw. This generous donation from Centerra helps support UWNNM in its mission to improve the lives of children


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Vigilante Leader Sentenced In Las Cruces To 21 Months In Prison For Impersonating A Border Patrol Agent

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE James Christopher Benvie, 45, was sentenced Oct. 15 to 21 months in prison in Las Cruces on two counts of false personation of a Border Patrol agent.

A federal jury previously returned a guilty verdict March 3 toward Benvie. According to public court records and evidence at trial, Benvie was a leader and spokesperson for a group of vigilantes who established a “camp” at the Southwest border in Doña Ana County.

Many members of the group wore badges, camouflage and other military-style clothing, often covered their faces with masks, and carried pistols and assault rifles.


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New Mexico Updates High Risk States From Which Visitors And Arriving Residents Must Quarantine For 14 Days

STATE News:

SANTA FE – The state of New Mexico, pursuant to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s executive order requiring quarantine for out-of-state visitors arriving from high-risk states, today amended the list of states from which visitors and arriving residents must quarantine.

Per the executive order intended to protect New Mexicans by minimizing the risk of spread from out-of-state travel, Washington has been added to the list of high-risk states as of today, Oct. 21.

A reminder: Pursuant to the most recent executive order, the negative test quarantine exemption is no longer in effect.


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New Home Lowered Into Place On Arizona Avenue

Ryan Conner was fascinated by the huge crane and all the large trucks that it took to deliver a new home Tuesday on Arizona Avenue. He is with his Mom Christy and Grandma Laurel and staying a safe distance from the action. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

One half of the new home is in place waiting for the second half. The homes were constructed in Albuquerque by Clayton Mfg. and transported to Los Alamos by JR Therouxs Mobile Home Service from Tijeras. The crane was provided by Crane Services of Albuquerque. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The second half of the home is on its way to be installed


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Annual Calvary Los Alamos Pumpkin Patch Canceled

Scene from a previous Calvary Los Alamos Pumpkin Patch. Courtesy photo

Scene from a previous Calvary Los Alamos Pumpkin Patch. Courtesy photo

Calvary News:

Calvary Los Alamos has hosted a Pumpkin Patch each October for more than 10 years but do to the second wave of COVID-19 have decided that it is not feasible to host it this year.

Calvary had thought of doing a “drive-thru” event but felt that even had too high of a risk. 

The congregation is very saddened by this turn of events and hopes that all of the precious families that have come yearly will understand this decision.

There was much hope and planning


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Luna Fire Consumes Over 7,400 Acres Near Chacon

The Luna Fire viewed Tuesday afternoon from the Pajarito Ski Hill parking lot is burning in the Camino Real Ranger District on the Carson National Forest. Source: inciweb.nwcg.gov. Photo by Marc Bailey
Wildfire News:
The Luna Fire began Oct. 17 and has burn some 7,412 acres about 2 miles northeast of Chacon in the Camino Real Ranger District on the Carson National Forest.

Latest Details:

Cause: Unknown

Containment: 0%

Fuels: Mixed conifer and spruce tapering to ponderosa pine at lower elevations.

Current status: Fire suppression efforts continue as the Luna Fire remains active in steep terrain.


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New Mexico Supreme Court Approves Pretrial Detention Rule Changes To Enhance Public Safety

SUPREME COURT News: 

SANTA FE – The state Supreme Court has approved changes in New Mexico’s pretrial justice system to enhance public safety.

The Court issued orders last week to revise procedural rules governing when a person charged with a felony can be held in jail before trial. The rule amendments take effect for cases pending or filed on or after Nov. 23.

“As confirmed by independent evaluations, New Mexicans are safer today because of pretrial justice reforms implemented by the state Supreme Court in the past four years. Newly approved rule changes strengthen the reforms and further protect


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New Mexico Public Education Department Supported Workshops Designed To Help Parents

NMPED News:

SANTA FE — The Public Education Department urges New Mexico parents to participate in a new series of virtual workshops designed to help them prioritize self-care and support their children in remote learning.

The workshop series was funded by PED and created by CNM Ingenuity, an outreach program of Central New Mexico Community College. The sessions, described in more detail here, are open to all New Mexicans at no cost and are available in English and Spanish. 

The series consists of three workshops:

  • “Survival 101 for Parents As Virtual School Partners” provides insights into the

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Scenes Hiking Behind North Mesa Stables In Los Alamos

A painted rock resting in a dead tree is spotted during a hike Monday along a horse and hiking path behind the North Mesa Stables. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Wider view of the scene Monday behind North Mesa Stable. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

View during a hike Monday behind North Mesa Stable. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

View during a hike Monday behind North Mesa Stable. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com


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Annual Statewide Prostate Cancer Conference Goes Virtual

PCSANM News:

This year’s Prostate Cancer Support Association of New Mexico (PCSANM) free state-wide conference is going virtual.

Titled “Your Path”, the conference is 9 a.m. to noon, Nov. 7 and Nov. 14. Each day will feature a different agenda, which has been designed to simultaneously attract men and women who want to learn about the options for prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment. But also, physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants serving in remote practices throughout this large and very rural state.

Registration is easy. Simply to go www.pcsanm.org and click “Register


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Read The Latest Letters To The Editor

LADP News:

Click on the “Letters to the Editor” button on the menu bar at the top of this page, or this link, to access the latest Letter to the Editor submissions published in the Los Alamos Daily Post.

All past letters are archived in that location as well.

Letters to the Editor also are posted on the Los Alamos Daily Post Facebook page.


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Daily Postcard: Acorn Woodpecker Tackles Jumbo Peanuts

Daily Postcard: She’s got this! An Acorn Woodpecker is not daunted in the least as she settles down on a railing to tackle a pair of jumbo peanuts recently near Mountain Elementary School. Acorn Woodpeckers are unusual in that they live in large groups, hoard acorns and breed cooperatively. Group members gather acorns by the hundreds and wedge them into holes they’ve made in tree trunks or telephone poles. Acorn Woodpeckers also spend considerable time catching insects on the wing. Source: allaboutbirds.org. Photo by Greg Noeninckx

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