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Weekly Fishing Report: June 30, 2020

By GEORGE MORSE
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Fourth of July holiday weekend is coming up and this is traditionally one of the busiest weekends for camping and fishing as families seek relief from the heat.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic combined with high fire danger and dry conditions, there will be a number of restrictions in place on campers and anglers.

Overnight camping is not allowed at any of New Mexico’s state parks. Most state parks are limited to day use only.

Fenton Lake State Park in the Jemez Mountains and Bluewater Lake State Park near Grants remain closed.

Most developed


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New Mexico Governor Signs Bipartisan Tax Bill Co-sponsored By State Rep. Christine Chandler Of Los Alamos

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham today signed into law a significant relief and support measure for individuals, businesses and local governments under financial strain during the COVID-19 pandemic. House Bill 6 includes three areas of relief.

First, the bill temporarily waives interest and penalties: on late tax payments so that individuals and businesses that have been unable to make timely payments will not fall further into tax debt. Taxpayers must still file their tax returns timely, but payment may follow at later date.

“The financial pain caused by COVID-19 is real. This bill


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Now At 11,982 With 1 More Deaths And 5,296 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 173 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County now at 8 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update announces 1 additional deaths reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 45 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 6 new cases in Chaves County
  • 11 new cases in Curry County
  • 35 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 9 new cases in Eddy County
  • 3 new cases in Hidalgo County
  • 6 new cases in Lea County
  • 4 new cases in Luna County
  • 11 new cases

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Udall, Heinrich Join Push For $175 Billion Education Investment To Save 2021 School Year & U.S. Economy

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) have joined a group of 41 Senate Democrats, led by Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.), calling on Senate leadership to include at least $175 billion for the Elementary and Secondary Education Relief Fund in any future coronavirus relief package.

As health and education officials develop novel coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines, precautions, and restrictions for safely reopening schools this fall, Udall and Heinrich are urging Congress and the Trump administration to act with the same sense of urgency


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New Mexico State Auditor And Supreme Court Justice Issue Statement On Guardianship And Conservatorship Report

State Auditor Brian S. Colón

STATE News:

ALBUQUERQUE — State Auditor Brian S. Colón with Supreme Court Justice Shannon Bacon, Thursday, shared the results of the pilot project for review of guardianship and conservatorship cases filed in District Courts.

The report comes as a result of an agreement entered into between the Office of the State Auditor and the Administrative Office of the Courts for audit, review, and compliance of guardians and conservators.

The Office of the State Auditor was engaged to independently identify risk factors and provide recommendations pertaining to guardianship


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Public Regulation Commission Hearing Examiners Recommend 100% Renewable Energy Replacement Power

From New Energy Economy:

SANTA FE — The Public Regulation Commission (PRC) hearing examiners have issued their Recommended Decision on the issue of what power generation resources PNM should utilize when it shuts down its San Juan Generating Station in 2022.

In their Recommended Decision, the Hearing Examiners adopted NEE’s requested approach to replacement resources and rejected PNM’s.

PNM had requested PRC approve its Scenario 1, which consisted of PNM-owned 280 MW of new gas, 350 MW of solar and 60 MW of storage built, operated and owned by independent renewable energy companies, and


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New Mexico Lt. Gov. Howie Morales Joins DCA, State Libraries In Pushing Summer Reading Program To Kids

NMDCA News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and the New Mexico State Library have enlisted the help of Lt. Gov. Howie Morales in promoting the importance of reading for children.

The Lieutenant Governor will read the children’s book “The Three Little Javelinas,” written by Susan Lowell and illustrated by Jim Harris, courtesy of the Silver City Public Library, during a Facebook Premiere event at 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 30, as part of the statewide summer reading program that kicked off earlier this month.

To access the event, visit www.facebook.com/events/304021257445512/


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Now At 11,809 With 1 More Deaths And 5,264 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 192 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County now at 8 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update announces 1 additional deaths reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 45 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 4 new cases in Chaves County
  • 3 new case in Cibola County
  • 6 new cases in Curry County
  • 27 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 3 new cases in Eddy County
  • 6 new cases in Lea County
  • 1 new case in Los Alamos County
  • 6 new cases

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