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New Mexico Weekly Fishing Report: May 20

Dustin’s favorite colors for kokanee lures are pink, orange, green, silver and gold. Small to medium size spinner rigs with beads work well. Courtesy photo

The spinner is fished about 1.5-feet behind a dodger. Try using a similar color dodger/spinner combination. Courtesy/NMGF

NMGF News:

In this time of change, the Department would like to encourage anglers to stay home, mend equipment and prepare for the upcoming fishing season.

In the weekly fishing report, provided by Dustin Berg of Go Unlimited (supporting disabled anglers) and the Department of Game and Fish, we will be sharing


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Traffic Alert: Tewa Loop Entrance Closed Wednesday May 20

Traffic Alert:

Star Paving will be closing the Tewa Loop entrance early Wednesday morning, May 20, and plans to re-open it by 4 p.m. the same day.

This closure is necessary for removal of the existing asphalt through the intersection to allow for the new full reconstruction work needed for the N.M. 502 Roundabout.

Residents are advised to exit this neighborhood via the Los Alamos Airport entrance.


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Animal Protection Voters Endorses New Mexico House Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler’s Reelection Campaign

POLITICAL News:

New Mexico House Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler (D) of Los Alamos has received the endorsement of Animal Protection Voters (APV), New Mexico’s leading organization dedicated to reducing cruelty to animals. 

“Rep. Christine Chandler is a champion for wildlife, animal welfare, and conservation. Our organization and our members across New Mexico are determined to support her reelection and her continued advocacy,” APV Chief Legislative Officer Jessica Johnson said. “From banning coyote killing competitions to fighting to keep inhumane traps and poisons off of public


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BLM Enacts Fire Restrictions In NM Effective Wednesday

BLM News:
SANTA FE – Due to increasing fire danger and to prevent human-caused ignitions, the Bureau of Land Management will implement fire restrictions on BLM-managed lands in New Mexico beginning 12:01 a.m. Wednesday. May 20.
Prohibitions include:
  • Use of campfires or charcoal;
  • Smoking outside of a vehicle, enclosed building, or areas free of flammable materials;
  • Fireworks and pyrotechnic devices;
  • Any type of aerial luminary; and
  • Off-highway vehicle (OHV) use except in designated OHV areas.
In addition, the following activities require individuals to have a fire extinguisher or 5 gallons

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Chart 66: COVID-19 In New Mexico May 19

Statewide counts. Shown are the cumulative numbers of tests, diagnoses, recoveries and deaths in New Mexico. Created by Eli Ben-Naim

Fractions of people diagnosed with COVID-19 who are hospitalized or deceased or recovered versus day. The complementary fraction is labeled as infected. Created by Eli Ben-Naim


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Now At 6,192 With 6 More Deaths And 1,882 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 104 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 6 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 6 additional deaths reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 9 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 5 new cases in Cibola County
  • 2 new cases in Curry County
  • 11 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 35 new cases in McKinley County
  • 3 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 34 new cases in San Juan County
  • 2 new cases in Santa Fe County

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State Releases COVID-Safe Practices Compiled With Industry Input And Oversight Of Governor’s Economic Recovery Council For Individuals, Businesses

STATE News:

The most recent New Mexico Emergency Public Health Order mandates compliance with COVID-safe practices, a series of requirements and best practices for individuals, businesses and other services that will assure the safety of employees and customers when businesses reopen.

The COVID-safe practices were compiled with industry input and the oversight of the governor’s Economic Recovery Council.

The documents include COVID-safe practices for: 

  • Retail
  • Restaurants
  • Office & Call Centers
  • Grocery Stores & Farmers’ Markets
  • Youth Programs
  • Manufacturing, Warehouse

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Dee Dennis, Jr. Joins Sunflower Bank’s Board Of Directors

J. Dee ‘Dee’ Dennis, Jr.

DENVER, Colo. – Sunflower Bank announces that J. Dee “Dee” Dennis, Jr., founder of DKD Electric, LLC, has joined Sunflower Bank’s Board of Directors.

Dennis has more than 40 years of experience building and growing businesses. He founded DKD Electric Company in 1978, and led the New Mexico owned and operated enterprise until it went public in 1999.

Dennis then became regional operating officer for IES, the publicly-traded company, overseeing 27 businesses.

In 2005, Dennis led a group of investors that took DKD private, building it into the large regional contractor


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ECECD Hosts Dr. Janis Gonzales For Public Talk On Child Health, Pediatric Inflammatory Multisystem Syndrome

Dr. Janis Gonzales

STATE News:

SANTA FE — Monday, the Early Childhood Education and Care Department announced that it will host its fourth public webinar for parents, families, and educators.

This event is 2-3 p.m., Wednesday, May 20 and will feature Janis Gonzales, MD, MPH, FAAP. 

Dr. Gonzales is a mother, author, pediatrician, and public health physician and works as the Maternal Child Health Director/Title V Director in the New Mexico Department of Health.

She also is the president of the New Mexico Pediatric Society and the AAP Early Childhood Chapter Champion for New Mexico, as well as


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