Community Invited To Join Bethlehem Church In SAFE Palm Sunday Procession Through Los Alamos 11 A.M. April 5
Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church News:
Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church will conduct a Palm Sunday Procession (SAFE in vehicles!!!) Sunday, April 5 through Los Alamos.
The procession begins promptly at 11 a.m. in front of the church at 2390 North Road (near Mountain School), proceeding through town and ending at Sombrillo. The plan is to include signs and sounds of this Holy Season.
The body of Christ is still one, though scattered. To find out more about Bethlehem’s creative adaptations for worship, resources and contact info, visit www.bethluth.com
By Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus
Los Alamos Public Schools
Dear LAPS Parents, Staff and Families,
This Update is a little different. I begin with three important reminders followed by a graphics-filled attachment about our transition to increased learning from home.
This allows you to quickly skim and find useful or interesting information. Hope you enjoy this new format. Any comments are welcomed – click here.
- Let’s all follow the Governor’s Stay-at-home Order – please help get the word out to students that COVID-19 is serious business. We need
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A happy trio from left, Zeus, Bucket and Gracie taking their owner Keri Aslin for a walk this afternoon Diamond Drive. The trio is lifting spirits everywhere they go. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
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By Chair Sara Scott
Los Alamos County Council
The County has just received notice from the Governor’s office that Los Alamos has its first confirmed case of COVID-19.
The information I have is that the patient is a male in his 40’s, and that he is currently isolating (not in the hospital). As usual, the Department of Health is conducting an investigation to determine exposure history.
This news underscores the need to continue to protect each other through taking the Stay at Home Instruction, social distancing, frequent hand washing and other important measures seriously. I’d also like to reinforce
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LARC Board Awards Special Payments To Employees Performing Essential Work During Covid-19 Health Crisis
Aspen Ridge Lodge at 1010 Sombrillo Court. Courtesy/LARC
Sombrillo Nursing & Rehabilitation Center at 1011 Sombrillo Court. Courtesy/LARC
By JOHN ARROWSMITH
LARC Board President
On April 2, the Board of Los Alamos Retirement Community (LARC) held a special meeting to address hardships faced by the staff serving residents at our Sombrillo skilled nursing, and Aspen Ridge Lodge assisted living facilities.
The Board voted unanimously to award special payments of $300 to each of our approximately 130 employees. Donations to LARC by our members made this possible.
These employees are
Website Connects Medical Needs To Local Suppliers … Manufacturers, Innovators May Upload Capabilities
By Holly Bradshaw-Eakes
ALBUQUERQUE — A website dedicated to recruiting New Mexico suppliers, distributors, manufacturers, makers and testing-centers in the fight against COVID-19 has been launched by several of the state’s universities, research institutions and manufacturing support organizations.
The website at https://nmcovid19.org went live Friday and aims to quickly source, produce and test needed medical and other supplies that will bolster on-the-ground efforts to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.
New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NM
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By GRETA BRUNSCHWYLER
Millicent Rogers Museum
Like all of you, we at Millicent Rogers Museum have been continuously monitoring the news regarding the pandemic and paying attention to directions for best practices.
The health and safety of our staff, volunteers, partners and community are at the forefront of our thoughts.
We feel that at this time we are unable to predict when we might welcome you back into the Museum. Please visit us online, where we are increasing our presence as fast as possible.
As we navigate these uncertain times, your patience, support and generosity
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Poppy (short for Poplar, after the local tree) is helping out in the home office set up during the COVID-19 pandemic. Poppy, 3, spends much of her time at work pondering the bigger picture of how she and her sister Pagoda might lift spirits around Los Alamos. Poppy is a member of the Maureen Lunn family. Photo by Maureen Lunn
Poppy once again with her sister, Pagoda. The two litter mates are rescues from Felines & Friends based in Santa Fe and together definitely lift spirits around Los Alamos. Photo by Maureen Lunn
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 59 with partly cloudy skies and tonight’s low around 43. Courtesy/NWS
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Daily Postcard: A Broad-tailed Hummingbird is spotted Friday on Canyon Glen Road. Photo by Greg Noeninckx
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A volunteer group of Los Alamos County residents called “All Together Los Alamos” is stepping up to provide information on resources and services to individuals and families who are housebound during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
This group will supplement services already being provided by local senior centers and other non-profits.
All Together Los Alamos hopes to promote and enhance existing neighbor-to-neighbor relationships and networks as well as recently established social media sites to maximize communication
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By BECKY RUTHERFORD
The COVID-19 pandemic has most of the world working, socializing, and going to school from home. This means a significant rise in the usage of video teleconferencing services (VTC), especially Zoom.
Zoom usage went from 10 million in December 2019 to 200 million in March 2020. It can be a great tool to bring people together in the virtual world, but it is already being abused via an attack known as “Zoom-bombing”. In this attack, uninvited guests hijack VTC meetings by disrupting them with pornographic/hate images and threatening language.
The problem has gotten
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Musician and engineer Tony Tomei will be featured on Inside Arts, which airs on Sunday PAC 8. Courtesy photo
The Los Alamos Museum of Art continues its series, Inside Arts, with an interview of local engineer and musician, Tony Tomei, airing 8:30 p.m. Sunday, 4 p.m. Tuesday and 8 p.m. Thursday on PAC 8.
Tomei and accordions go way back. As a mechanical engineering student at New Mexico Tech., Tomei became interested in international folk dancing. That’s when he realized that much of the music was played on accordions and resolved to learn to play the instrument. He embarked on parallel
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The UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board will meet 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, using Zoom technology.
This is the annual special meeting related to the UNM-LA budget.
Specific agenda items will include an overview of the UNM-LA response to the COVIS-19 Pandemic, approval of the Budget Adjustment Request (BAR) for FY20 and approval of the FY21 Operating Budget.
Those interested in attending this public meeting, utilizing Zoom, should contact Laci Taylor at email@example.com for information.
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NCRTD To Temporarily Modify 11 Blue Bus Routes To Provide Essential Trips Only; Red River Route Suspended
While continuing to provide an essential service during the COVID-19 outbreak, the North Central Regional Transit District (RTD Blue Bus) has identified 11 of its 29 routes that will be modified beginning Wednesday, April 8 and one that will be suspended.
The changes are in addition to eight routes that were suspended or modified on March 25. All changes are temporary and will be in effect until further notice. Full details can be found at: www.RidetheBlueBus.com or by calling 866.206.0754, Ext. 2.
The 310 Red River route will be suspended until further notice.
These measures are being
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