Public Safety

Change In International Travel Takes Effect Tuesday

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County residents should be aware of a recent change in international travel that takes effect Tuesday, Jan. 26.

A COVID-19 test will be required no more than three days ahead of a departing international flight back into the United States, in order to show negative test results to the airline prior to boarding.

Anyone with coming up international travel should review the information on the CDC website here.


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Los Alamos Police Now Cross Commissioned As Special Deputies For Santa Fe County … Authorized To Assist/Enforce Traffic/Criminal Laws In Surrounding Area

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Police Department officers have been cross commissioned as Special Deputies for Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza.

LAPD officers now have authority to assist and enforce traffic and criminal laws outside the County of Los Alamos.

LAPD encourages commuters to drive at a safe speed dependent upon the weather in the upcoming months as officers will be enforcing traffic offenses in Los Alamos and neighboring Santa Fe County.  

 

 


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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham And Rep. Deborah Armstrong Introduce Bill Establishing Health Care Affordability Fund

Rep. Deborah Armstrong

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Rep. Deborah Armstrong announced this morning the introduction of legislation that establishes a new fund to reduce the cost of health insurance and medical expenses for tens of thousands of working New Mexico families.

“Even before the pandemic, access to high-quality and affordable health care for every New Mexican was a non-negotiable priority of my administration,” Gov. Lujan Grisham said. “House Bill 122 will expand coverage for up to 23,000 uninsured New Mexicans in its first year and drive down premiums for tens of thousands


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NNSA: Aerial Radiation Assessment Ahead Of Super Bowl

A twin-engine Bell 412 helicopter, equipped with sensitive, state-of-the-art passive radiation sensing technology will conduct measurements Feb. 1-3 over Tampa. Courtesy DOE/NNSA

Measuring naturally occurring background radiation. Courtesy DOE/NNSA

NNSA News:

  • Residents may see low-altitude aircraft near Super Bowl LV activities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) will conduct low-altitude helicopter flights over downtown Tampa and its surrounding areas Monday, Feb. 1, through Wednesday, Feb. 3, to measure


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State Mental Health Monday Message: A Path to Wellness

STATE News:

During these times we need to positively impact the health and well-being of the community.

Click here to watch supportive videos and learn more about the diverse health promotion and prevention education programs, and specialized public health services, available through the Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board, Inc.


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Curative COVID-19 Testing Moving From Fuller Lodge To Overlook Park As Drive-Through Site In White Rock Tuesday

COUNTY News:

Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 26, the Curative COVID-19 testing clinic will move from Fuller Lodge to Overlook Park in White Rock as its permanent drive-through testing site.

Citizens who already scheduled appointments at Fuller Lodge for this coming Tuesday, need only to arrive at their scheduled time at Overlook Park instead.

Signage will direct individuals once they turn east onto Overlook Road.

Curative staff will instruct citizens how to self-administer the test from their car, will collect the sample and send it to the lab for testing. Results will be emailed or sent via text


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New Mexico Lawmakers To Again Push For Lobbyist Reform

State Sen. Jeff Steinborn

By DANIEL J. CHACÓN
dchacon@sfnewmexican.com

Lobbyists will be a topic of discussion during this year’s legislative session but won’t be physically present to make their case when lawmakers once again consider measures requiring greater disclosure about their advocacy efforts.

They include requiring lobbyists or their employers to list the bills they lobbied on and the position they took, as well as the reporting of all money spent to influence state policy, including all compensation paid to a lobbyist.

A report issued by New Mexico Ethics Watch last year states


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NMDOT Promotes Safe Rides Through Super Bowl Weekend

Transportation Secretary Mike Sandoval

NMDOT News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) and the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA) have partnered with Lyft to offer safe rides in New Mexico now through Super Bowl weekend, Feb. 8, 2021, to combat drunk driving.

Participants will receive a $20 Lyft credit to be used up to two times per Lyft account. 

Rides are offered anywhere statewide where Lyft is available. Participants may access the credit through the Lyft app using the code: NMSuper21.

Tips are not included, and refunds are not provided for trips costing


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 635 New Cases, Total Now 169,205 With 30 New Deaths And 94,141 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials announced this afternoon 635 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County reports 4 new cases today bringing the total to 424 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:

  • 146 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 21 new cases in Chaves County
  • 5 new cases in Cibola County
  • 5 new cases in Colfax County
  • 12 new cases in Curry County
  • 69 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 34 new cases in Eddy County
  • 5 new cases

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