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State Enters Phase 2 And Announces All New Mexicans 16+ Are Now Eligible To Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

NMDOH News:

SANTA FE — The Department of Health (NMDOH) announced this morning that all New Mexicans 16+ are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine. 

“President Biden directed states to make all adults eligible for vaccine by May 1. New Mexico will hit that target nearly a month early,” NMDOH Cabinet Secretary Dr. Tracie Collins said.

NMDOH will continue to prioritize vaccine invitations for Phase 1A, New Mexicans 75 years and older, and New Mexicans 60 years and older with a chronic condition.

NMDOH has chosen to open Phase 2 – the final distribution phase – because providers in some parts of the


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Scenes Of Topper Girls Varsity Basketball Vs. Hope Christian

GG Romero demonstrates good ball handling skills and scored 7 points and one 3-point basket. She was effective on both offense and defense. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Jenna Harris shoots the ball for two points above the defense of Taylor Sturtevant in the first quarter. Harris was the leading scorer for the Toppers with 12 points, which included two 3-point baskets. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

SPORTS News:

The Los Alamos High School Topper Girls Varsity Basketball Team lost Saturday’s home non-conference game against Hope Christian by a score of 54-42.

The Toppers first


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Rotary Club Of Los Alamos: Brittney Woodrum Talks About Her Adventures Raising Money For ‘ShelterBox’

Brittney Woodrum climbed all 58 of Colorado’s Fourteeners to raise money for ShelterBox USA. Courtesy/Rotary

By LINDA HULL
Vice President
Rotary Club of Los Alamos

“I’d never hiked a Fourteener until last summer,” confessed Rotary Club guest speaker Brittney Woodrum as she spoke March 30 to members from her home in Leadville, Colo. (“Fourteener” is the name given to Colorado’s mountain peaks of 14,000 feet or higher.)

Why is her inexperience noteworthy? Because Woodrum went on to hike all of Colorado’s 58 Fourteeners in just 76 days in July, August and September 2020.

Woodrum, a Rotary Peace


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Council Taps Racial Equity & Inclusivity Task Force Members

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

With its charter approved and members selected, the Racial Equity, and Inclusivity Task Force can now get to work. 

Los Alamos County Council unanimously approved the task force’s charter and appointed nine individuals to serve on the task force during its regular meeting March 30. 

Task force members include:

  • Lisabeth Lueninghoener;
  • Ashley Naughton;
  • James Hall;
  • Erin Green;
  • John Nash;
  • Oral Saulters;
  • James Hogue;
  • Kenneth Lee; and
  • David Holtkamp.

According to the staff report, the task force will operate for one year and report


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Scenes Of Curative COVID-19 Testing Site At Overlook Park

Curative’s COVID-19 testing crew members exercise to pass the time between patients Thursday at Overlook Park in White Rock. Testing is conducted 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Make an appointment online or just drop by to be registered and tested. Photo by Shari Mills

A community member stops by Overlook Park Thursday for a quick COVID-19 test. Photo by Shari Mills


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LASG Hosts State Gymnastics Championships April 1

SPORTS News:

It is time for the New Mexico Gymnastics State Championships and Los Alamos School of Gymnastics (LASG) will host the first virtual gymnastics state championships meet in New Mexico April 11.

Each gym will compete at their home gyms with judges virtually watching through zoom. This meet platform (developed and tested at LASG) has been extremely successful and enabled each gym to individually run independent safe events throughout the season.

Four gyms will compete alongside LASG in the virtual platform:

  • Elite of Roswell;
  • Farmington Gymnastics;
  • Eagle Ridge of Rio Rancho; and

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Reminder: Watch For Students Returning To School Monday

LAPS News:

Students will be heading back to full in-person learning Monday, April 5 at all Los Alamos Public School (LAPS) sites.

Police officers will be out in school zones for traffic enforcement to ensure that all students, parents and staff are safe as the community transitions from remote learning to in-person.

Motorists are reminded to stop for school buses when their red lights are flashing, and students are loading and unloading, as well as students crossing to school in crosswalks.

Each and every driver can do their part by remembering school bus safety rules and tips:

  • First, drive slowly

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Cone Zone: Week Of April 5, 2021

COUNTY News:

The projects listed in this section are being managed by County Public Works staff through contractors.

For more information, email lacpw@lacnm.us, call 505.662.8150, or visit the “Projects/Public Works” link at www.losalamosnm.us.

Please slow down and use caution within the construction work zones. Please note the below information is based on a schedule provided by the contractors and may change due to weather or other delays.  

Public Works Projects: 

Canyon Rim Trail Underpass 

AUI, Inc. of Albuquerque will continue work to construct the Canyon Rim Trail Underpass.


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Happy Easter Los Alamos!

Happy Easter Los Alamos! Flowers are beginning to bloom throughout the community including white and lavender crocuses spotted Saturday morning near Mountain Elementary School. Photo by Greg Noeninckx


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Limited In-Person Customer Care Service Begins Monday

COUNTY News:

While Los Alamos citizens can conduct most county business with the Customer Care Center (CCC) via phone or email 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the work week, limited in-person transactions will now be possible.

Starting Monday, April 5, a Customer Care representative will open one window in the Municipal Lobby 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Due to this change in operation, lemon lot permits will be processed in person only at the Municipal Building and Customer Care representatives will resume the collection of the associated fee ($10) for the inspection of documents and issuance


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Los Alamos Nature Center Reopens Monday April 12

Los Alamos Nature Center reopens with limited hours beginning April 12. Photo by Patrick Coulie

PEEC News:

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) announces that the Los Alamos Nature Center will reopen Monday, April 12.

There is a lot that goes into figuring out how to follow the state-mandated COVID-19 safe practices while still allowing for a fun and educational experience for visitors.

If all conditions stay the same as they are now, the nature center will open a limited number of hours and days: 1-5 p.m. Sundays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, 1-5 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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On The Job In Los Alamos: Megan Roybal At Radiant Salon

On the job in Los Alamos Wednesday is owner Megan Roybal of Radiant Salon LLC standing ready to welcome new clients 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1350 Central Ave. Ste. 101. Visit Radiant Salon’s Facebook page for information or call 607.793.1430 to schedule an appointment with Roybal or 505.695.6328 with Neivi Delgado. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

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Kiwanis Club Partners With Free Bikes 4 Kids April 9-10

Courtesy photo

FB4K News:

Have an unused bicycle? Turn it into a shiny smile! Donations of used bicycles can give New Mexico children the opportunity to own their first bike.

Free Bikes 4 Kidz, presented by UPS, is accepting charitable donations of used child or adult size bikes, trikes and bicycle accessories. FB4K accepts bicycles in any condition.

Collection days are April 9-10 in Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Or, drop bikes off early at Beanie’s Bike Shop on Trinity Drive in Los Alamos.

Los Alamos COVID-safe drive-thru drop off location:

  • IHM Catholic Church Parish Hall (east end of

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