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Preparing For COVID Vaccine: What You Need To Know

COUNTY News:

The following information was released by Los Alamos County’s Public Information Office today, working in conjunction with the Office of Emergency Management for the County, in an effort to better inform and educate residents about registering for future COVID-19 vaccine clinics. Many questions are coming up about the vaccine and there are still many aspects about future vaccine clinics that remain to be worked out. Given the pandemic emergency and frequent updates or changes from the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH), this information shown below may continue to change


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Scenes At COVID Drive-Through Testing Clinic At Overlook

Scene of the first Curative COVID-19 testing clinic today at Overlook Park in White Rock. This is now the permanent drive-through testing site for the community. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene of the drive-through testing clinic today at Overlook Park. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene of the drive-through testing clinic today at Overlook Park. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene of the drive-through testing clinic today at Overlook Park. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com


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First Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine Now Completed For All 309 Long-Term Care Facilities Throughout New Mexico

ALTSD News:

…Clinics will vaccinate those who may have missed their first dose and deliver second doses

NEW MEXICO – The New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department (ALTSD) announced that all of New Mexico’s nursing homes and assisted living facilities, including staff and residents, have had a vaccine clinic where the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine was provided.

“In less than a month, New Mexico has reached every long-term care facility in the state,” said Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. “That’s something to celebrate. We know New Mexicans all want a faster process,


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Los Alamos National Laboratory Names Lisa Danielson Director Of The Center For Space And Earth Sciences

Lisa Danielson is the new director of the Center for Space and Earth Science. Courtesy/LANLLANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory has named Lisa Danielson the new director for the Center for Space and Earth Science.

As one of six strategic centers within the National Security Education Center, CSES is a multi- and Interdisciplinary Center for Astrophysics, Near Space Environment, Planetary Science, Geophysics, Earth Systems and Climate, and Bioscience.

CSES provides a gateway for collaborations with academic institutions in these science areas, provides external visibility and


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Lawmakers Approve New Rules For Mostly Virtual Session

Rep. Daymon Ely, D-Albuquerque

By ROBERT NOTT
SFNM

Republicans on Monday tried to battle against changes to the way this year’s legislative session will run in the House of Representatives but were stymied by a Democratic majority.

Democrats hold a 45-25 advantage in the 70-member House of Representatives and voted to table or defeat several amendments proposed by Republicans during a three-hour-plus debate on the issue.

Democrats also led the charge Monday in a 48-22 vote to approve House Rules 1, legislation ensuring a mostly virtual session in the House against the backdrop of COVID-19


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NMTD: Partnership Helps Save 830 Tourism Jobs In 2020

NMTD News:

SANTA FE — A partnership between the New Mexico Tourism Department  (NMTD) and the New Mexico Small Business Development Center to offer business counseling services to tourism-related small businesses helped save 830 tourism jobs and secure more than $27 million in equity investments in 2020.

Since the launch of this partnership, tourism business counselors have conducted 11,290 documented contacts to tourism-related small businesses and provided 2,300 hours of direct business counseling to business owners.

The tourism business counseling program provided direct counseling


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State Police Conduct Sobriety Checkpoints And Saturation Patrols Across New Mexico Counties In February 2021

NMSP News:

Statewide — New Mexico State Police (NMSP) will be conducting sobriety checkpoints; saturation patrols; and registration, insurance and driver’s license checks in all New Mexico counties during the month of February 2021.

NMSP is bringing awareness to these events in an effort to reduce alcohol related fatalities through continued media attention and intensive advertising. These checkpoints are helping to change society’s attitude about drinking and driving.

Hundreds of lives could be saved each year if every driver had the courage to make the right decision


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Rep. Christine Chandler Introduces Economic Security Bill

Rep. Christine Chandler, D-Los Alamos

EDD News:

SANTA FE — A major economic recovery initiative, backed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, that would pump another $200 million into New Mexico small businesses to create jobs and rehire workers, was introduced Monday in the Legislature by Rep. Christine Chandler, (D-Los Alamos).

House Bill 11 taps into the unused dollars set aside by the State Investment Council and the New Mexico Finance Authority for the Small Business Recovery Loan Fund, converting the funds into grants to assist business that have incurred steep revenue losses.

“Supporting


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Vargas Takes Oath Of Office To New Mexico Supreme Court

Justice Julie J. Vargas is sworn into office by Chief Justice Michael E. Vigil. Standing next to Justice Vargas is her mother, Elisa Vargas. Courtesy/Administrative Office of the Courts

NMSC News:

SANTA FE — Supreme Court Justice Julie J. Vargas was sworn into office Monday.

Chief Justice Michael Vigil administered the oath of office to the justice during a ceremony in the Supreme Court courtroom. Family members of the justice were present.

Other Supreme Court justices, friends and judicial colleagues attended remotely through an audio-video connection. 

The governor appointed Justice


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SB 10 Bill To Repeal Abortion Criminalization In New Mexico Clears First Committee Hearing Monday In Santa Fe

A man protests Monday outside the Roundhouse against a proposal to repeal a 1969 law that criminalizes abortion in New Mexico. Photo by Luis Sánchez Saturno/SFNM

By DANIEL J. CHACÓN
SFNM

A bill to repeal a half-century-old law that criminalizes abortion in New Mexico cleared its first committee hearing Monday after emotional and sometimes rousing testimony from people on opposite sides of the contentious issue.

On a 5-3 party-line vote, the state Senate’s Health and Public Affairs Committee endorsed the legislation following a three-hour virtual hearing that started about two hours


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