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Landscaping & Irrigation Supply Opens In Los Alamos

From left, Charly Landscape and Irrigation Supplies co-owner Carlos ‘Charly’ Lopez, co-owner and wife Socorro Rascon, Dubalin the dog, and crew members Ingrid Morales, Julio Leon and Gabriel Trujillo gather Saturday outside their new store at 110 East Gate. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Charly Landscaping and Irrigation Supplies offers numerous products, including garden decor. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

kirsten@ladailypost.com

After operating his landscape and irrigation supply business in Santa Fe for 10 years,


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Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation Purchases PPE To Distribute To Local Small Business Community

LACDC News:

Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation (LACDC) has purchased limited amounts of personal protective equipment (PPE) to donate to small businesses located in Los Alamos County.

With the New Mexico health order now requiring individuals to wear facial coverings in public, and the added precautions businesses are taking as their stores prepare to reopen, many are in need of masks and other PPE. In order to help with this added burden, the LACDC, Chamber and MainStreet started sourcing PPE.

LACDC was able to source limited amounts of gloves, disposable paper masks and


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State Of New Mexico Announces Soft Reopening For Outdoor Or Patio Services At Dine-In Restaurants

STATE News:
Restaurants may provide outdoor or patio services where available beginning Wednesday
SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced this afternoon that the state’s emergency public health order will be amended to permit limited outdoor dine-in services for most of the state beginning Wednesday, May 27.
Dine-in services inside restaurants and bars remain temporarily prohibited. New Mexico is on target for a June 1 reopening of those services under a limited capacity per fire code occupancy restrictions – however, New Mexico health officials continue to monitor the rate

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Environment Department Suspends Food Service Permits For Two Restaurants Operating In Violation Of State Law

NMED Cabinet Secretary James Kenney

NMED News:

The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) suspended food permits from two restaurants that opened for dine-in service in violation of the Food Service and Sanitation Act. 

Jalisco Cafe in Silver City and Anaheim Jacks in Ruidoso were served notifications of the suspensions by NMED Friday.

Dine-in service is prohibited under the state’s public health order.

“When any business presents an imminent risk to public health or the environment, the Department will not hesitate to use all of its authorities to protect New Mexicans,” NMED Cabinet


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County Council Subcommittee Reports On COVID-19 Effects

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

Not one area of the community is immune to the effects of COVID-19.

During the May 19 Los Alamos County Council work session, the Council subcommittee on COVID-19 reported on various areas impacted by the virus, which include business, education, social services, philanthropic, communication and legislative.

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LACDC Executive Director Patrick Sullivan

Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) Executive Director Patrick Sullivan reported on the local business environment.

Attempts to get data


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McQuiston: Coronavirus & Car Insurance

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

The effects of the coronavirus pandemic are reaching nearly every corner of our lives.

When it comes to your car, it will change the way you buy, finance, and insure it. In the short term, you may be worried about even being able to pay your car insurance premium. You may be considering what changes you should make to your policy to save money and ensure continuing coverage.

Fortunately, most insurers are offering payment relief, halting insurance cancellations, and providing online claims processing. Many are providing partial premium refunds because many


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End Of An Era: CB FOX Closed Today After 40 Years

The end of an era took place this afternoon as Dave, left, and his son Andy Fox bid farewell to the community and closed the doors on their store for good. CB FOX grew to be a local treasure over the last 40 years and its closing will leave a void in downtown Los Alamos. The silver lining is the beloved Fox family will continue to reside in the community. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Owners Dave and Anne Fox and their son Andy bid farewell to the community this afternoon and closed the store for good. They made the difficult decision to sell the store earlier this year after receiving an offer on the


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New Mexico Seeks Contact-Tracing Job Applicants

NMDOH News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Health and the State Personnel Office began accepting applications Friday to fill 200 to 250 contact-tracing positions around the state as the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic moves into the next phase.

The positions range from entry-level through supervisory. Work will be done remotely, and hiring will be done virtually. Qualifications include experience in a health-related field or work with communities on social service matters, social work or case management.

Those hired will work with approximately 150 Health Department personnel


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