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Los Alamos County: Changes To Facility Hours; Closures

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County announced this morning the following changes in facility hours or closures.

These changes and closures are due to the Governor’s latest Amended Public Health Order and restrictions that are now in place effective today and continuing for the next two weeks.

Changes in facility hours or closures:

  • Fuller Lodge is closed;
  • Lemon Lot is closed for business; no new permits issued;
  • Mesa and White Rock libraries, which had re-opened with some limited services inside, are closed, and returning to curbside service only; and
  • RV Parks in Los Alamos and White Rock are

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Los Alamos County Recreation Facilities Now Closed Per Governor’s Amended Public Health Order Until further Notice

COUNTY News:

All Los Alamos County Recreation Facilities and Parks are closed effective today, as part of the Governor’s amended Public Health Order issued Friday, Nov. 13.

While this order is in place, the Los Alamos County Golf Course, Aquatic Center, Tennis Courts, Athletic Fields, Pavilions, Basketball Courts, Special Use Parks (RC, Skate Parks) and Covered Arena on North Mesa are now closed.

Watch for updates in the Los Alamos Daily Post and on the Los Alamos County Community Services Facebook page and Parks & Recreation website.


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Indian Affairs Department Issues Statement On Removal Of Chaco Protection Language In Senate Appropriations Bill

Indian Affairs Department Cabinet Secretary Lynn Trujillo

SENATE News:

SANTA FE — Legislation introduced by U.S. Senate Republicans to fund the United States Department of the Interior for fiscal year 2021 has excluded language intended to protect the Greater Chaco region from increased oil and gas drilling.

In 2019, New Mexico Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich included a rider to the fiscal year 2020 Interior appropriations bill directing the Bureau of Land Management to refrain from approving new oil and gas lease sales within 10 miles of Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

That


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NMED COVID-19 Business Watchlist For Nov. 15

NMED News:

…List includes New Mexico businesses with two or more rapid responses within the last 14 days

The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) has updated its daily Rapid Response COVID-19 Watchlist, which includes New Mexico places of employment that have had two or more rapid responses in the last 14 days.

There are 216 establishments on the Watchlist.

The current Rapid Response COVID-19 Watchlist and closure list, which includes all establishments that are currently required to be closed, are posted here.

A rapid response is initiated when the state learns of a positive COVID-19


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 1,033 New Cases, Total Now 64,201 With 7 New Deaths, 25,089 Patients Recovered

NOTE: Due to a disruption in the state reporting system, the following data does not reflect a complete total for today’s case update. The delayed results will be included in the state’s reporting as they are received and confirmed. NMDOH continues to immediately notify individuals with positive test results and actively investigate all cases that are reported to the state throughout the day.

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 1,033 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County reports 2 more case today bringing the total to


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Chart 246: COVID-19 In New Mexico Nov. 15, 2020

The bars in this chart display the current percentage of COVID-19 tests that are positive for each state. New Mexico and its five surrounding states are highlighted. Source: Johns Hopkins University (https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/testing/tracker/map/percent-positive). Created by Eli Ben-Naim

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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 1,180 New Cases, Total Now 63,171 With 10 New Deaths, 24,788 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 1,180 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County reports 1 more case today bringing the total to 85 people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update includes 10 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 335 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 61 new cases in Chaves County
  • 31 new cases in Cibola County
  • 3 new cases in Colfax County
  • 46 new cases in Curry County
  • 1 new case in De Baca County
  • 162 new cases in Doña Ana County

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Heinrich Highlights Economic Data On Outdoor Recreation, Calls For Inclusion Of Industry In Recovery Efforts

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) is highlighting the power of outdoor recreation after a new report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released data that the industry yields $788 billion in economic output, comprises 2.1 percent of U.S. GDP, and supports 5.2 million jobs nationwide.

The BEA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, released their third report that includes national and state level data for 2018 and 2019. According to the report, New Mexico’s outdoor recreation value added a 2.2 percent share increase


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