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Scenes From Drive-in Movie Night At Central Park Square

Scene from the drive-in movie ‘Abominable’ shown Friday night in the north parking lot of Central Park Square. The weekly event starts at dusk (about 8:30 p.m. Fridays) and Covid-19 safe distancing is followed and enforced. The event is sponsored by Los Alamos County, Los Alamos MainStreet, projectY cowork and Central Park Square. Central Park Square owner Philip Kunsberg has been very generous enhancing this event for the community by paying his crew to help with setup and takedown of the screen and coordinating lighting on the property. He even pays for a free pizza from Time Out Pizzeria for


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Tourism Department Helps Boost New Mexico Businesses Through #StayHome, Shop Local Online Campaign

NMTD News:

SANTA FE — Through its #StayHome Shop Local Online campaign, the New Mexico Tourism Department (NMTD helped boost the products of New Mexico True Certified merchants, artists and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The campaign helped amplify the visibility for New Mexico businesses by reaching more than 4 million people to date.

“Early on in the pandemic, we quickly identified the #StayHome Shop Local Online catalog as a helpful strategy to boost visibility and sales of our local businesses in a time of crisis,” Cabinet Secretary Jen Paul Schroer said.

NMTD launched


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The Family YMCA: Could 18 Year Olds And Child Care Workers Be Key To Economic Recovery After COVID?

The Family YMCA Afterschool Program participants. Courtesy/YMCA

The Family YMCA Afterschool Program participants. Courtesy/YMCA

By DIANA MARTINEZ
The Family YMCA

  • Support the economy; apply for a job caring for youth

As economists and bloggers speculate about the long-term implications of the Covid-19 pandemic, weighing next steps for parents, school districts, businesses, childcare providers and even government entities is like trying to walk across shifting sands, in a dust storm, with a bandana across your face, while holding a child on your hips. It’s scary. 

Los Alamos Public


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Multiple Changes Underway To Improve DP Road

The Bluffs senior affordable apartment complex is taking shape on DP Road. Photo by Ed Birnbaum

Workers are busy Wednesday pouring concrete for new apartments on DP Road. Photo by Ed Birnbaum

Another scene of work underway Wednesday at new apartments on DP Road. Photo by Ed Birnbaum

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com

DP Road is undergoing multiple changes. The Canyon Walk Apartments, an affordable housing project, is under development and this month kicked off the start of utility work on DP Road.

Los Alamos County Community Development Department Director Paul


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County Council Chair Sara Scott Issues Information Update

By Chair Sara Scott
Los Alamos County Council

Today I’ll provide some information on a few topics of current interest: an update regarding COVID-19 response, a high-level summary of the upcoming decision and public meetings regarding the Carbon Free Power Project, and information regarding two upcoming workshops that are part of the engagement process for the Downtown planning initiative.

I hope this note finds you and families and friends well; I hear from many folks who want us to keep working hard as a community to help our businesses and schools by staying home and always wearing our masks


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New Mexico Environment Department Files Emergency Amendment To Require Employers To Disclose Positive COVID-19 Cases To State Within Four Hours

NMED News:

...Amendment will result in decreased COVID-19 transmission in New Mexico workplaces

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) filed an emergency rule today that requires employers to report positive COVID-19 cases to NMED within four hours of being notified of the case.

The emergency amendment goes into effect today and will remain in effect for no more than 120 days, unless NMED proposes and the Environmental Improvement Board adopts a permanent rule prior to the end of the 120-day period.

NMED’s Occupational Health and Safety Bureau is frequently notified of positive


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Three Los Alamos Students Take On Watchmaking

Local entrepreneurs from top left, Colin Hehlen, Will McCumber and Michael McCumber. Courtesy photo

Hyalus Watches team members go live with a Kickstarter pre-order campaign Aug. 11. Courtesy photo

BUSINESS News:

  • From idea to reality … local watch business prepares to launch

Three Los Alamos students, Will McCumber, Michael McCumber and Colin Hehlen, have been working for the last year and a half to turn their passion of watch collecting into a thriving business.

These young entrepreneurs plan to go live with a Kickstarter pre-order campaign Aug. 11 to fund their first product. In


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Community Invited To Attend Virtual Visioning Workshops For Downtown Master Plans For White Rock And Los Alamos

COUNTY News:

Two upcoming “virtual” workshops will offer residents in White Rock and Los Alamos their first opportunity to voice ideas about the future of the two downtown areas.

The first GoToWebinar, facilitated by the County’s consultants from Dekker/Perich/Sabatini (DPS), will be specifically for White Rock residents and the second workshop using GoToWebinar will focus on the downtown area of Los Alamos.

The ‘Downtown Master Plans and Development Code Update’ is a two-year project initiated by Los Alamos County, starting in June 2020.

The project encompasses two phases:

  • Phase 1 will

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New Mexico Opens Small Business Recovery Loan Fund

STATE News:

…$400 million in loan funds now available for New Mexico small businesses

SANTA FE – The Small Business Recovery Loan Fund for New Mexico small businesses opened today, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced.

The online application is available at http://www.nmfinance.com.

The Small Business Recovery Act of 2020 allocates $400 million in funds from the New Mexico State Severance Tax Fund to provide loans to New Mexico businesses and nonprofits that have experienced financial hardship due to the public health order resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This is a cornerstone


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