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Cone Zone: Week Of Oct. 19, 2020

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Public Works/Traffic Division provides the latest updates on the following projects:

Barranca Mesa 3 Subdivision Improvements Project

TLC Plumbing and Utility crews will be placing concrete on Camino Encantado. Residents are asked to use caution in the work zone.  

Mirador Subdivision in White Rock

Contractor will be placing curb and gutter and asphalt. Residents are asked to use caution in the work zone.

Pedestrian and ADA Accessibility Along Trinity Drive from Oppenheimer to 39th Street

GM crews will be working in the area of 36th Street and 37th Street


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 448 New Cases, Total Now At 36,788 With 5 New Deaths And 19,894 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 448 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County has 1 new case today bringing the total to 38 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 5 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 151 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 26 new cases in Chaves County
  • 5 new cases in Cibola County
  • 9 new cases in Curry County
  • 68 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 13 new cases in Eddy County
  • 3 new cases in Grant County
  • 26 new cases

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Chart 218: COVID-19 In New Mexico Oct. 18

This chart shows the overall COVID-19 risk in New Mexico by county. The nonprofit organization Covid Act Now monitors daily diagnoses, infection rates, testing positivity, ICU headroom and contacts traced. The overall COVID-19 risk is based on these five metrics. Map: mapchart.net. Source: covidactnow.org/us/nm/. Created by Eli Ben-Naim

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Rickman: Boots On The Ground

By JAMES E. RICKMAN
Libertarian Candidate
Los Alamos County Council

Politicking has its ups and downs. But one thing I always look forward to during a campaign is talking to people.

I enjoy talking to people even if they don’t necessarily like me or agree with me. Listening to what people have to say gives me an appreciation for other people’s priorities, points of views, biases, fears, aspirations, and overall mood. I find that by talking to people, I can usually find some common ground, even if we hold wildly different opinions about a lot of different things.

I famously remember


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 819 New Cases, Total Now At 35,770 With 6 New Deaths And 19,613 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 819 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 37 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 6 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 178 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 26 new cases in Chaves County
  • 9 new cases in Cibola County
  • 76 new cases in Curry County
  • 146 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 36 new cases in Eddy County
  • 3 new cases in Grant County
  • 54 new cases in Lea County
  • 16 new cases in

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Los Alamos County Sets Up Zoom Webinar For Joint Schools/Council Meeting On North Mesa Housing Oct. 29

COUNTY News:
Los Alamos County has set up the Zoom Webinar that will be used for the Oct. 29 Joint Schools/Council meeting about North Mesa Housing.

Zoom Webinar information

Click the link below to join the webinar:

Or iPhone one-tap :

    US: +12532158782,,96022431777#  or +13462487799,,96022431777#

Or Telephone:

    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

        US: +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 929 205 6099

Webinar ID: 960 2243 1777

    International numbers available: 


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October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month Across America

COUNTY News:

October is Breast Cancer awareness month in Los Alamos and across the United States.

In Los Alamos, County Council Chair Sara Scott issued a proclamation Oct. 1 declaring October Breast Cancer Awareness month. The proclamation recognizes the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on breast cancer research, diverting resources and halting thousands of university research studies.

Additionally, the proclamation acknowledges that minorities are heavily impacted by cancer due to poverty, lack of insurance, and lack of access to diagnostic services.

Nationally, President


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Scenes Of Early Voting Underway In Los Alamos County

Early voting is underway for the 2020 General Election and Los Alamos County is providing voters two options: in-person voting inside the Municipal Building or a drive thru ballot drop off outside in the parking lot. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Voters cast their ballot Thursday inside the Los Alamos County Municipal Building. COVID-safe practices are visible at each stop in the voting process including mask wearing and social distancing by voters, staff and volunteers. Upon entering, voters sign in on an electronic pad using popsicle sticks to avoid touching screens. Also, hand


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 672 New Cases, Total Now At 34,958 With 1 New Death And 19,457 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 672 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 37 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 1 new death in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 303 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 37 new cases in Chaves County
  • 6 new cases in Cibola County
  • 17 new cases in Curry County
  • 89 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 26 new cases in Eddy County
  • 5 new cases in Grant County
  • 3 new cases in Hidalgo County
  • 28 new cases in

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‘Library Conversations’ Virtual Gatherings Oct.15 – Dec. 17

LIBRARY News:

“Library Conversations” is a continuing series of virtual gatherings for adults offered by the Los Alamos County Library System. 

The latest series began at 7 p.m. today and runs through Dec. 17, with a break at Thanksgiving. The conversations vary from horror to novel writing to music to poetry.

Within the series is a mini-series with adult services librarian Elizabeth Rivera leading discussions of short stories of new Lovecraftian or cosmic horror available freely on the Internet.

This evening’s story is The Adventurer’s Wife by Premee Mohamed; Oct. 29, An Ocean of


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