Public Safety

New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 691 New Cases, Total Now 164,954 With 20 New Deaths And 88,982 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials announced this afternoon 691 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County again today reports no new cases … the total remains at 393 people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 20 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 257 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 22 new cases in Chaves County
  • 2 new cases in Cibola County
  • 19 new cases in Curry County
  • 1 new case in De Baca County
  • 85 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 22 new cases in Eddy County
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Bandelier National Monument Closed Due To Heavy Snowfall

BANDELIER News:

Bandelier National Monument will remain closed all day today due to expected heavy snow in the area. 

For information about Bandelier, visit www.nps.gov/band, call the visitor center at 505.672.3861, ext. 0.

Facebook BandelierNPS, Instagram and Twitter @BandelierNPS. 

About the National Park Service:

More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 419 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create closeto-home recreational opportunities.

Learn more at www.nps.gov and on Facebook,


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Editorial: Applicant­ Shielding Bill For Leadership Positions Doesn’t Deserve Day Of Consideration

State Sen. Bill Tallman (D-Bernalillo)

EDITORIAL:

Based on little more than a hunch, an Albuquerque state lawmaker has unfortunately once again filed a bill to keep secret the names of those who apply for leadership positions in New Mexico like police chief or school superintendent.

Under the bill filed by state Sen. Bill Tallman, all “appoint­ive executive positions” would be subject to exemption from the state’s Inspection of Public Records Act. In addition to police chiefs, fire chiefs, school superintendents, city man­agers and other top taxpayer ­funded positions, Tallman’s bill


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Canceled: In-person Learning At LAPS Elementary Schools

LAPS News:

All in-person learning at Los Alamos elementary schools is canceled today due to inclement weather.

Food service also is canceled for today. Meals for pick-up will be available 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Pinon and Aspen elementary schools in White Rock.

Principals are available to help answer questions.

Walkways are slick so everyone is encouraged to wear weather appropriate shoes and boots.


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