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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 1,151 New Cases, Total Now 159,119 With 13 New Deaths And 81,603 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials announced this afternoon 1,151 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County reports 2 more cases today … the total is now 352 people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 13 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reports today’s most recent cases:

  • 352 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Catron County
  • 17 new cases in Chaves County
  • 8 new cases in Cibola County
  • 7 new cases in Colfax County
  • 8 new cases in Curry County
  • 1 new case in De Baca County
  • 127 new cases in

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Chart 305: COVID-19 In New Mexico Jan. 13, 2021

The state of New Mexico updated the COVID-19 county map with risk designations applicable for the two-week period Jan 13-26. New Mexico’s ‘Red to Green’ framework includes two gating criteria: (1) Average daily cases below 8 per 100,000 residents, and (2) test positivity rate below 5 percent. There are three risk designations: (a) RED, none of the gating criteria are met, (b) YELLOW, one gating criteria met, (c) GREEN, both gating criteria are met. Los Alamos County, with average daily cases of 30.3 per 100,000 people and test positivity of 5.05 percent remains in the RED. Catron County moved

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Ice Rink Expands Skate Development Sessions Jan. 18

Los Alamos County Ice Rink at 4475 West Road. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Ice Rink is adding Skater Development Sessions to its schedule starting Jan. 18 through Feb. 14.

The Sessions are available by reservation via phone only, with no more than 10 people per session.

Reservations can be made one day in advance and will be limited to four individuals or one household if calling for a family larger than four.

To make a reservation for a skate session, call the Ice Rink 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 505.662.4500; voicemails and emails will not be accepted as confirmed


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County Hosts Downtown Master Plan Public Meeting Jan. 27

COUNTY News:

Dekker/Perich/Sabatini (D/P/S) and the Los Alamos County Community Development Department will host a Zoom meeting 5:15-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27 for the public to learn more about progress being made on the Downtown Master Plans for Los Alamos and White Rock.

Informed by the feedback received during the Visioning Workshop and Design Workshop, D/P/S has created three draft alternative frameworks for each Downtown area and drafted goals and strategies to achieve a desired vision.

The team will present the alternatives, goals and strategies and discuss with the public which


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Zero Waste Team: Family Food Waste Prevention Pledge

From The County Zero Waste Team:

It’s that time again, time to take a look at what we might do to improve our lives in the New Year.

Often, we make resolutions to improve our health, save money for things we want, make time for our families or work to heal the planet.

How about accomplishing all those goals with one money and time saving resolution, that improves health and the environment?

It’s probably not one you’ve thought much about, but it is powerful: Waste Less Food.

In the U.S., households waste an average of $1,500 per year on food they don’t eat. That’s like throwing $125 out your car window every


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 893 New Cases, Total Now 157,974 With 30 New Deaths And 80,580 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials announced this afternoon 893 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County reports 2 more cases today … the total is now 350 people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 30 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reports today’s most recent cases:

  • 231 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 2 new cases in Catron County
  • 35 new cases in Chaves County
  • 7 new cases in Cibola County
  • 3 new cases in Colfax County
  • 22 new cases in Curry County
  • 2 new cases in De Baca County
  • 105 new cases

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Chapter 16 Development Code Kick-off Meeting Jan. 19

COUNTY News:

Dekker Perich Sabatini (DPS) and the Los Alamos County Community Development Department will host a virtual informational meeting 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19.

The purpose of the meeting is for the public to learn more about the path forward for the update of the County’s Chapter 16 Development Code.

The code update is Phase 2 of the overall “Downtown Master Plans for Los Alamos & White Rock and Code Update” project that began in 2020.

DPS has analyzed the current Development Code and will present its report – a technical review of the strengths and weaknesses of the existing


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Eco Station, Overlook Collection Center Closed MLK Day

COUNTY News:

The Eco Station and Overlook Convenience Center will be closed Monday, Jan. 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

Additionally, there will be no residential or commercial trash and Christmas tree collection service provided Monday, Jan. 18.

If the observed date falls on your normal trash day, place your materials out Wednesday, Jan. 20.


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Los Alamos Head Golf Professional Michael Phillips Garners 2021 Top 50 Kids Coach Award For Third Straight Year

Head Golf Professional Michael Phillips demonstrates the proper putting grip to Matthew Slowik, left, and Gabe Mamula during a lesson last July on the practice putting green at Los Alamos County Golf Course. 2021 marks Phillips’ third year in a row winning the Top 50 Kids Coach Award. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos Community Services Department congratulates Head Golf Professional Michael Phillips for once again being named as a Masters Kid Coach – 2021 marks the third year in a row that he has won the Top 50 Kids Coach Award.

“I have been fortunate to work with Michael


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Deadline For Letters Of Interest For Greenhouse Gas Committee And North Mesa Working Group Is Monday

COUNTY News:
Residents interested in submitting a letter of interest for either the Greenhouse Gas Committee or North Mesa Working Group are reminded that the deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18.
Letters should be emailed to lacmanager@lacnm.us.
Information about each of these new volunteer opportunities was released to media earlier in December and details can be found on the County’s News page:
For the Greenhouse Gas Committee, click here.
For the North Mesa Working Group, click here.

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