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Governor Discusses Rise In COVID-19 Cases In NM

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham during a press conference Wednesday announces that she is extending the state’s emergency public health order through July 15 due to the rising COVID-19 case count. She also presented the following series of charts detailing the current health situation around the state. Screenshot/LADP

New Mexico Human Services Secretary Dr. David Scrase reiterates the importance of wearing masks and social distancing as a way to help curb the rise in COVID-19 cases around the state. Screenshot/LADP

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ScienceFest Launches Virtual Sci-Fi Costume Contest

Los Alamos Creative District News:

This year Los Alamos ScienceFest is holding a virtual science fiction costume contest July 7-12 in honor of the theme, “20/20 Eyes On the Future”.

All sci-fi fans are encouraged to dress up as their favorite character and share a photo online using the hashtags, #LosAlamosScienceFest2020 and #SciFiLosAlamos.

Just be sure to: 

  1. Dress up as your favorite sci-fi character;
  2. Post a photo or fun video of you and your costume on either Facebook or Instagram using #LosAlamosScienceFest2020 and #SciFiLosAlamos; and
  3. Make sure your social media post is made before

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Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts Performs Virtually In Los Alamos Summer Concert Series 6 P.M. Friday July 3

Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts perform virtually at 6 p.m. Friday for the Summer Concert Series. Courtesy/Sancre

Virtual Summer Concert News:

The Virtual Los Alamos Summer Concert Series Presented by Toyota of Santa Fe is proud to present Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts at 6 p.m., Friday on the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series Facebook Page. 

Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts formed in January 2013 and has been touring steadily through the north, mid and southwest states. The band is made up of Ryan Chrys on guitar and vocals, Susan Phelan on bass and vocals, Lauren Michaels on vocals, Jack Yoder on


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Silver Lining Emerges Despite Pandemic Canceling 75th Anniversary Season Of Los Alamos Concert Association

LACA Artistic Director Ann McLaughlin in front of the Smith Auditorium Tuesday discussing how 75th anniversary plans were sadly dashed due to the pandemic and her appreciation for community support. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
caclark@ladailypost.com

Plans for celebrating the 75th year of the Los Alamos Concert Association (LACA) were dashed with the outbreak of the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic.

But out of disappointment has emerged a sense of gratitude for the generous show of support from the community.

LACA Artistic Director Ann McLaughlin


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UNM-LA Facing Challenges Yet Creating Opportunities

By Chancellor Cindy Rooney
UNM-Los Alamos

The UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) Advisory Board held a special meeting via Zoom Monday, June 29, to review and approve a Budget Adjustment Request (BAR) for FY21.

With the recent State Legislative special session where projected funding for higher education was reduced, the New Mexico Higher Education Department required all higher education institutions to create budget adjustments.

The BAR for UNM-LA includes a decrease in Instruction and General revenues of $417,477, based on decreased state funding, an anticipated reduction in tuition from


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Artwork Lifting Spirits Around Los Alamos

The grandchildren of Linda Sanders, David, Sarah and Emily, have been making crafts to brighten the day of local seniors. They were distributed in mood boosting bags and in the drive-thru lunch program at both senior centers. To learn about lunch options, shopping or transportation services, call 505.662.8920 or visit www.losalamosseniorcenter.com. Courtesy/LARSO

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Local Suicide Deaths Spike In 2020

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

caclark@ladailypost.com

With confirmation from the Office of the Medical Investigator pending on a couple of cases, suicide deaths have tripled in the last six months over annual numbers in the last decade.

“We have averaged two suicides per year for the last 10 years but this year we’ve responded to six suicide deaths between January and the beginning of June,” Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris said in an interview with the Los Alamos Daily Post. “Five of the six were male … the female died of self asphyxiation and each of the males died of self-inflicted


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