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NNSA Los Alamos Field Office Extends Comment Period For Floodplain Assessment For Road Upgrade

NNSA News:

In response to a request from the public, the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration’s Los Alamos Field Office (DOE/NNSA) has extended the comment period for the Floodplain Assessment for the New Mexico State Road 4 and East Jemez Road Intersection at Los Alamos National Laboratory (Floodplain Assessment).

The DOE/NNSA has added seven days for public review and comment beginning July 8 and running through July 14, 2020. DOE/NNSA is proposing to modify and upgrade the intersection of New Mexico State Road 4 (NM 4) and East Jemez Road.

The purpose of the proposed


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Now At 14,017 With 8 New Deaths And 6,051 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 290 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 11 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update announces 8 additional deaths reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 99 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 14 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 6 new cases in Curry County
  • 53 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 9 new cases in Eddy County
  • 3 new cases in Grant County
  • 1 new case in Hidalgo County

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Make-A-Wish NM Hosts Virtual Wine & Wishes Gala 2020

Make-A-Wish New MexicoNews:

ALBUQUERQUE — Each year, Make-A-Wish New Mexico partners with businesses and individuals across the community to host a Wine & Wishes Gala to raise funds to grant life-changing wishes for children battling critical illnesses.

The gala was originally scheduled for Friday, May 1, 2020 but was postponed until July 10 due to COVID-19. Since large gatherings are still not possible, Make-A-Wish New Mexico decided to move forward with a virtual gala.

This year’s virtual Wine & Wishes will be broadcast beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, July 10. The gala also will include


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Traffic Alert: Flagging Operations Near DP Road And Trinity

Traffic Alert:

One way flagging operations are underway near the intersection of DP Road and N.M. 502 (Trinity Drive) because of fire hydrant work in the roadway.

The work for the hydrant is related to construction of the new Canyon Walk Apartments.

Because this is a congested work zone adjacent to the NMDOT project for the roundabout construction, traffic should expect delays and use caution.

Work is expected to be completed later today or early Thursday.


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New Mexico Governor Signs Public Safety Accountability Bill

From the Office of the Governor:

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed legislation today requiring New Mexico police officers to wear body cameras as a deterrent against unlawful use of force and establishing strengthened accountability measures in instances of inappropriate excessive force. 

The camera requirement applies to city police, county sheriff’s agencies as well as state police and the Department of Public Safety. 

Law enforcement agencies must maintain the body camera footage for at least 120 days. Police who interfere with the devices or otherwise flout the camera


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Capulin Volcano National Monument Programs On Hold Due To Increase Of COVID-19 Cases In Area

Capulin Volcano National Monument, part of the Raton-Clayton Volcanic Field in northeast New Mexico, is putting programs on hold through at least Aug. 16 due to the increase of COVID-19 cases in the area. Capulin Mountain, which last erupted 58,000 to 62,000 years ago, rises more than 1,000 feet above its base. Courtesy/R.D. Miller/USGS

NPS News:

Due to the State of New Mexico health order, and the increase of COVID-19 cases in the area, Capulin Volcano National Monument is putting programs on hold through at least Aug. 16.

“We really wanted to find a way to have some programming but keep the public


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New Mexico State Police Arrest 23 Drunk Drivers Statewide During Independence Day CARE Operation

NMSP News:

During last weekend’s Independence Day holiday, the New Mexico State Police participated in the Combined Accident Reduction Effort (CARE) operation across all roadways within the state.

The goal of the traffic initiative is that a strong law enforcement presence will have a direct effect on the driving behaviors of motorists during the holiday, and thus, reduce the number of crashes and increase motorist safety.

State Police provided an increased patrol presence during this initiative on roadways throughout all State Police districts

Because of the increased volume of traffic


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Skolnik: Where Do We Really Stand On COVID-19?

By RICHARD SKOLNIK
Los Alamos

The President, the Vice-President and other political leaders say that we lead the world in COVID-19 testing, our COVID-19 death rates are better than many other countries, and our efforts against the outbreak are bearing fruit. To protect ourselves and our families, we must know if the above is true. We must also understand how the U.S. is really doing against COVID-19 if we are to encourage appropriate policies to address it.

We are 13th globally in the total number of reported cases per million population. We have more cases per million than any other high-income


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Now At 13,727 With 4 New Deaths And 5,986 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 221 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County now at 11 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update announces 4 additional deaths reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 88 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 6 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 2 new cases in Curry County
  • 24 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 3 new cases in Eddy County
  • 7 new cases in Lea County
  • 2 new cases in Los Alamos County
  • 8 new

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