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Community Donates Bicycles To Children In New Mexico

 

Community members began dropping off donated new and used bicycles and bicycle accessories shown here Friday in Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church Parish Hall on Canyon Road, and continued dropping off donations today. The goal is to give 500 bicycles free of charge and each with a free helmet to children in New Mexico through the non-profit organization Free Bikes 4 Kidz, in partnership with Kiwanis. Learn more and find out about helping in other ways here: www.fb4knm.org. Photo by Morrie Pongratz/Kiwanis

Kiwanians Tim Glasco, Chery Pongratz, Roger Stutz and Roger’s wife, Dr.


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Governor Establishes New Mexico Health Care Affordability Fund, Eliminates Copays For Behavioral Health Services

STATE News:

SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Thursday signed into law Senate Bill 317, establishing the Health Care Affordability Fund, which is dedicated to reducing the cost of health insurance and medical expenses for working families.

The bill also prohibits copays and other cost sharing for people with insurance who seek behavioral health services.

“The pandemic has highlighted the devastating economic impact of out-of-pocket medical bills that can lead to medical debt, bankruptcy and poor credit for the uninsured. This legislation is an important first step in helping 23,000


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Los Alamos Democrats Meet Virtually April 12

Los Alamos Democratic Party News:

Members of the Los Alamos Democratic Party are meeting virtually 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 12 on Zoom. 

Rep. Christine Chandler and State Sen. Leo Jaramillo will present a review of the 2021 legislative session.

The meeting is open to the public.

Find the link for the meeting here. Meeting ID 826 4627 4877.


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NMSP Issue Missing Endangered Person Advisory For Mary Ellen Emily Quintana In Rio Arriba County

Mary Ellen Emily Quintana

NMSP News:

RIO ARRIBA COUNTY – The New Mexico State Police (NMSP) seeks assistance from the public in locating Mary Ellen Emily Quintana, 73, of Radium Springs.

Quintana told family members she would be traveling to Española. It is unknown when she left Radium Springs, or when she arrived in Española.

Her 1994 green Ford Explorer was located by NMSP abandoned on State Road 76 around mile post 13 near Cordova.

Quintana is described as 5’01” tall, 140 pounds with brown eyes and black and white hair. It is unknown what she is wearing.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts


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Topper Boys Soccer Season Comes To An End

Topper goaltender Jaxson Martines receives a point-blank shot and makes the save. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Filippo Delzanno and Danny Ross battle for control of the ball. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Westley Parker heads the ball downfield over Case Manifold. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

SPORTS News:

The Los Alamos High School Topper Boys Soccer Team ended their season with a loss to Albuquerque Academy 1-2 in the Semifinal State Playoff Game Thursday afternoon in Albuquerque.

The Academy Chargers have a very strong program and have always been a challenge


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New Mexico Governor Enacts State Budget For FY2022

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham

From the Office of the Governor:

SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday morning signed the New Mexico state budget for Fiscal Year 2022, a $7.4 billion package overwhelmingly approved by the state Legislature that sustains and enhances key state investments in public education, early childhood well-being, economic development and pandemic relief, behavioral health and infrastructure.

The budget for the year beginning July 1, 2021, maintains 24 percent of recurring expenditures in reserves, or $1.7 billion, and 1.5 percent raises for public school


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DNCU Breaks Ground On Second Branch In Española

Officials from DNCU break ground recently on a new building in Española, from left, CXO Deb Salazar, CEO/President Chuck Valenti, EVP David Weidauer, SVP Member Experience Yvette Romero, VP Member Experience – Northern Region Jessica Ortiz and AVP, Brand Marketing + Communications Diego Muñoz. Courtesy/DNCU

Rendering of DNCU’s new building at 1720 N. Riverside Dr. in Española.. Courtesy/DNCU

DNCU News:

ESPAÑOLA — Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative announced the official start of construction at the site of its second location


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Weekend COVID Case Counts Now Released On Mondays

STATE News:

…Saturday and Sunday COVID case counts released each Monday

SANTA FE  – The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) announced Friday that it will no longer release a daily COVID-19 case count report on Saturdays and Sundays.

Instead, the state will provide a consolidated weekend report each Monday. Day-by-day breakdowns of case counts for Saturday and Sunday will no longer be available.

Note: NMDOH also has shifted the time frame covered by its daily Epidemiology and Response Division reports – which include the daily case count press release. Instead of reporting


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Update On Traffic Stop Where NMSP Officer Was Killed

Ofc. Darian Jarrott was laid to rest Feb. 12 during a private burial in Lordsburg.

NMSP News:

This update identifies the officers involved and gives additional details leading up to the shooting.

LUNA COUNTY – New Mexico State Police (NMSP) Ofc. Darian Jarrott initiated a traffic stop on a white Chevrolet pickup Feb. 4, on Interstate 10 eastbound, near mile marker 102 east of Deming.

During the traffic stop, Ofc. Jarrott asked the driver, identified as Omar Felix Cueva, 39, of Deming to exit the vehicle.

Cueva exited the driver’s side holding an AR-15 style rifle and fired at least one shot at Ofc.


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