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Heinrich Launches ‘Hometown Heroes’ Initiative To Highlight New Mexicans Stepping Up During COVID-19 Pandemic

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced Monday the launch of the “Hometown Heroes” initiative to shine a spotlight on some of the local heroes stepping up to serve their fellow New Mexicans during the coronavirus pandemic.

“The coronavirus pandemic has brought upon some of the most challenging times many of us will ever face. But it has also shown us how dependent we are on one another for support. So many New Mexicans are showing up in moving ways to demonstrate our state’s trademark creative tenacity and incredible ingenuity


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Daily Postcard: April’s Super Pink Moon

Daily Postcard: April’s Super Pink Moon viewed Monday Evening about 7:30 p.m. from White Rock. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, April’s Super Pink Moon is the biggest full moon of 2020. April’s Super Pink Moon is the biggest full moon of 2020. A full moon supermoon is defined as a full moon that coincides with the Moon being at (or within 90 per cent of) its closest point to the Earth (its ‘perigee’) as it follows its elliptical orbit around us. April’s supermoon will be 221,851 miles (357,035km) away from Earth – compared to the average Moon-Earth distance of 238,855 miles (384,400km).


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Now At 686

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials today announced 62 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remain at 2 confirmed case.

Per the New Mexico Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

  • 16 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Doña Ana County
  • 2 new cases in Grant County
  • 4 new cases in McKinley County
  • 25 new cases in San Juan County
  • 11 new cases in Sandoval County
  • 2 new cases in Santa Fe County

Today’s announced cases include additional positive tests from the La Vida Llena long-term care facility in Albuquerque, where


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County Assessor Milder: April 2020 Property Tax Information

By Assessor Ken Milder
Los Alamos County

Paying taxes is never pleasant. Paying more than you should will only add insult to injury, yet that is exactly what approximately half of Los Alamos residential property owners are doing by not taking advantage of available tax-saving opportunities. 

Los Alamos property owners should have received a Notice of Value, which was mailed March 31. It behooves taxpayers to look closely at the notice to assure themselves that the valuation is correct, the property’s classification is correct, and that they are receiving all the exemptions to which they are


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Petree Garden Center & Florist Open To Serve You

Petree Garden Center & Florist at 2470 East Road is open for curbside pickup and delivery. Courtesy photo

By LAUREL HARDIN
Petree Garden Center & Florist

We are all experiencing an unprecedented world event with far reaching health and economic effects.

Everyone knows that our small businesses are going to suffer extreme losses. Some of us have the added impact of seasonal income loss. For a garden center the loss of most or all of a growing season is hard to fathom. We plan all year for eight weeks of sales. We have thousands of dollars in inventory filling shelves and seasonal employees


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County Traffic Alert: Crack Sealing On North and South San Ildefonso Road And North Mesa Road Begins Wednesday

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Public Works Traffic & Streets Division begins a pavement preservation project along North and South San Ildefonso Road and on North Mesa Road.

Work hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Work is anticipated to be completed by the end of April, weather permitting.

A flagging operation will be used to move vehicles safely through the work zone. Vehicle traffic is urged to slow down and obey all traffic control devices.

Los Alamos County Public Works is committed to the safety of the traveling public and thanks you in advance for your patience and cooperation


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Registration Open For UNM-LA Summer/Fall Classes

UNM-Los Alamos campus at 4000 University Dr. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

The University of New Mexico – Los Alamos (UNM-LA) is encouraging early registration for the summer and fall semesters. Class registration opens on April 13; class schedules are available online at losalamos.unm.edu/academics/class-schedule.html.

Due to the current CDC guidelines, all courses for summer will be online with the possibility of some in-person additions later in the summer.

UNM-LA is working to try and ease students’ and families’ concerns and questions about the upcoming fall term.


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Closures Of County Facilities Continue Because Of COVID-19

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess announced today the following facilities will remain closed until April 30 due to the recent order issued by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham:

  • Both public libraries;
  • Aquatic Center;
  • Fuller Lodge;
  • History Museum;
  • Teen Center;
  • Both Youth Activity Centers;
  • Nature Center;
  • Golf Course Pro Shop; and
  • Fuller Lodge Art Center.

All programs, classes and activities in those facilities are canceled. The two senior centers also will continue to be closed with all programs cancelled but home meal deliveries will continue. 

Additionally, the closure


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