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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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Rotary Club Of Los Alamos: Former Intelligence Analyst Bob Hull Discusses Russian Interference In US Elections

Bob Hull

By LINDA HULL
Vice President
Rotary Club of Los Alamos

“An America divided is a Russia empowered.” –Bob Hull

Former intelligence analyst Bob Hull spoke during the Oct. 13 meeting of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos about Russian interference in U.S. elections.

Citing non-classified documents, Hull explained that the Internet Research Agency, a Russian organization housed in St. Petersburg, Russia has been using cyber-espionage to obtain adverse information about political adversaries for years.

Individuals known as “trolls” are hired at high wages to create “fake blogs and online


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U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr Announces Updates On Operation Legend At Roundtable In Albuquerque

From left, Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III, U.S. Attorney General William Barr, FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich and U.S. Attorney John Anderson. Courtesy/U.S. Attorney’s Office

FBI News:

At a roundtable with law enforcement Thursday in Albuquerque, U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr announced updates on Operation Legend, which was expanded July 22 to Albuquerque.

Since Operation Legend’s launch in July, more than 5,000 arrests – including approximately 247 for homicide – have been made; more than 2,000 firearms have been seized; and nearly 22 kilos of heroin,


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Chart 217: COVID-19 In New Mexico Oct. 17

The bars in this chart show the number of diagnoses per 40 people in each state. Overall, about 1 in 40 residents in the United  States was diagnosed with COVID-19. New Mexico and its five surrounding states are highlighted. Source: New York Times. Created by Eli Ben-Naim

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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 577 New Cases, Total Now At 36,343 With 1 New Death And 19,853 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 577 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:

  • 191 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 24 new cases in Chaves County
  • 3 new cases in Cibola County
  • 35 new cases in Curry County
  • 98 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 36 new cases in Eddy County
  • 2 new cases in Grant County
  • 15 new cases in Lea County
  • 9 new cases in Lincoln

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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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Tightened Emergency Public Health Order In New Mexico Following Record-Breaking Daily COVID-19 Infection Rates

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announcing during a press conference Thursday an amended emergency public health order will go into effect today following successive days of record-breaking daily COVID-19 infection rates. Screenshot/LADP

Chart from the governor’s Thursday press conference. Screenshot/LADP

STATE News:

SANTA FE – The state of New Mexico’s amended emergency public health order came into effect today after successive days of record-breaking daily COVID-19 infection rates.

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state health officials earlier in the week announced the tightened


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NNSA Administrator Visits Naval Nuclear Laboratory Sites

NNSA Administrator Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty

NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Administrator Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and U.S. Department of Energy’s Under Secretary for Nuclear Security, visited two sites Thursday within the Naval Nuclear Laboratory Enterprise. 

One of NNSA’s three mission pillars is to provide the U.S. Navy with safe, militarily-effective naval nuclear propulsion plants, supporting both submarines and aircraft carriers.

This mission is executed through the Naval Reactors program, which has joint leadership from


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