New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 638 New Cases April 17-19, Total 195,47 With 6 New Deaths And 176,762 Recovered
SANTA FE – New Mexico Department of Health officials announced today 638 new COVID-19 cases for the period of April 17-19.
Los Alamos County reported 3 new cases bringing the total to 511 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. (County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.)
Today’s update includes 6 new deaths over the 3-day period in New Mexico related to COVID-19.
The New Mexico Department of Health reports the most recent cases:
- 199 new cases in Bernalillo County
- 1 new case in Catron County
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Local couple Monica Poston and Taylor Kurtz create a one of a kind ‘Los Alamos, New Mexico’ table, placing the Los Alamos County logo inside the New Mexico Zia symbol just for fun and are quite pleased with the outcome! Courtesy photo
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By SLIM RANDLES
It was just one of those things. It didn’t really mean Marvin Pincus had lost his mind. Consider this yourself for a minute. Marvin had opened the mail that morning and in it was the Fenwick glass fly rod he’d ordered. Oh, it was used, of course. The new ones are graphite. But there’s a feel to a Fiberglass Fenwick that only a man dedicated to a life of using dry flies can appreciate.
The weather was gorgeous. The fish were biting on Lewis Creek. But there was a hitch. Marvin had broken his ankle the previous week and was temporarily in a wheelchair. It was his right ankle, so he
projectY cowork Los Alamos has announced it will be hosting free outdoor pop-up coworking days throughout the summer, with the first event being held 2-5 p.m. Tuesday, April 20 in the parking lot in front of the cowork space at 150 Central Park Square.
Other events will run 2-5 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month through August. No reservations are required to participate.
“This will be a great opportunity for the public to experience what projectY is all about,” Community Manager Christina McCormick said. “Coworking is a community and it is not just focused on the space and amenities
The Los Alamos Police Department (LAPD) needs the assistance of the public in locating a white GM smaller style pickup with a single amber construction light affixed to the roof of the cab.
This vehicle will have damage to the front hood.
LAPD responded to a cyclist struck by this suspected truck today at around noon today on N.M. 4 near mile marker 54. The cyclist and an accompanying cyclist were injured.
LAPD recommends that the driver of the suspected truck reports to the police department as soon as possible.
L.A. Crime-stoppers is offering up to a $500 reward for information that leads
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By ANNE MARSH
Coro de Cámara
Making music online during this pandemic year has been both challenging and fun, but it is also expensive. With no concert tickets to sell to live audiences, all performing arts groups have struggled this year, and Coro de Cámara is no exception.
Since they can’t hold an in-person fundraiser this spring, the chamber chorus is hosting an online auction from April 26 – May 4, accessed from the Coro’s website corodecamara-nm.org.
Generous auction donors have provided something for everyone. The list of items offered include
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Updated Schedule For Pavement Preservation Work At Mesa Library Overflow And North Justice Center Parking Lots
Crews will be repairing asphalt in the Mesa Public Library Overflow parking lot (where the Farmers Market used to be held) as well as at the North Justice Center parking lot.
Work hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Work is scheduled to commence at the Library Overflow Parking lot starting Tuesday, April 20.
Work at the Justice Center North Parking lot is anticipated to commence Wednesday, April 21.
Both parking lots will be closed. Crews will be crack sealing, patching, re-coating and restriping. Due to cure times of these processes, this project is anticipated to continue
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Michelle Macias battles her way past the 6’2” Hannah Beukelman on her way to the basket. She scored 10 points for the evening. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
GG Romero makes a block attempt against Hannah Beukelman in the first quarter. Romero scored 8 points in the game. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
The Lady Toppers fall to the Moriarty Pintos in a contest played in Griffith Gymnasium Saturday afternoon where the final score was 30-46.
The Pintos led in all four quarters as the Toppers struggled with their shooting and offense while the Pinto defense was relentless.
SANTA FE — The Economic Development Department (EDD) announced today that Shani Harvie will be stepping into a newly created position as Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion coordinator (JEDI Coordinator), EDD Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes said.
Harvie will be responsible for connecting minority-owned businesses and community organizations in underserved communities with economic development programs, resources, and opportunities. The position, approved through Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s office, will work to address systemic inequities
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Harrison Frank leads the Toppers in scoring with 24 points for the evening. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
Wesley Stanfield also has a big night with 14 points for the game. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
The Topper Boys Basketball Team traveled to Moriarty Friday evening to play the Moriarty Pintos in the John Salvo Gymnasium.
The Pintos were no match for the Toppers and the Toppers led all four quarters to cruise to a 62-19 victory.
In spite of the score, the Pintos played hard, and the Toppers did not let up their attack.
The Topper Girls Basketball Team takes on the
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State Department Of Health Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Self-Scheduling For New Mexicans 40 Years And Older
SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) Monday announced that vaccineNM.org registrants who are 40 years and older can now schedule their own COVID-19 vaccine appointments.
To do so, users simply log in to vaccineNM.org using their confirmation code and date of birth, choose their location, and then select from available appointments in their area. Event codes for New Mexicans 40+ are no longer required, though they are required for younger populations.
“This has always been the goal – to provide New Mexicans as much flexibility as possible in scheduling
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Katie Wingo accumulates 198.90 points and takes first place. Photo by Nate Limback/ladilypost.com
Brayden Stidham had a great meet accumulating 274.30 points and taking first place. Photo by Nate Limback/ladailypost.com
The Los Alamos High School Topper Swim Team participated in a unique meet Friday against the Taos Tigers.
The dive team competed at home while the swimmers were on the road at Taos. The dive team was not alone at the Aquatic Center, as the Santa Fe High and Santa Fe Prep dive teams also were present, but were competing in a separate meet.
Between the swim and dive teams,
The Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration’s (DOE/NNSA) Los Alamos Field Office has issued a Public Notice regarding its intent to prepare an environmental assessment (EA) pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA).
The purpose is to upgrade the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) electrical power capacity by constructing and operating a new 115 Kilovolt (kV) power transmission line and by upgrading LANL’s existing electrical infrastructure.
With this notice, DOE/NNSA and the United States Forest Service Santa Fe National
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Topper pitcher Taylor Drake is credited with the win in the first game as he threw 12 strike outs and no walks. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
Second baseman Grant Watkins makes a catch for the 2nd out of the 1st inning. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
The Los Alamos High School Topper Baseball Team opened its home season with two wins over the Belen Eagles Saturday at Bomber Field.
It was a very cold snowy morning as the game started but the action on the field was hot and fast.
Tayler Drake threw a gem of a game, allowing no runs and besting the Eagles by a score of 2-0. Drake was
By ALLEN MCQUISTON
It seems like every day we hear about a new accident caused by distracted driving. Whether it was caused by someone texting, scrolling on their phone, or just not paying attention to the road, distracted driving accidents are all too frequent and often fatal.
In fact, according to NHTSA, distracted driving killed 3,142 people in 2019. That was a 10 percent increase from 2018. At what percentage are we as drivers going to start paying attention? Even more alarming is that drivers ages 16 to 24 seem to be the most distracted, as they tend to constantly use their cell phones
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An example of some of the COVID-19 vaccine ‘survey’ scams being sent through email or text. If you get an email or text that asks for your personal information and you think it could be a scam, tell the FTC at ReportFraud.ftc.gov. Courtesy/Becky Rutherford
By BECKY RUTHERFORD
COVID-19 continues to be a hot topic for phishing emails/text messages. The latest scam emails and text messages masquerade as a COVID-19 vaccine “survey”, themed to Pfizer, Moderna, J+J, or Astra Zeneca.
If you use an email provider with good spam protection, like Gmail, you might never see this email. In my
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On the job Friday afternoon is a tree trimmer working high up from his perch in a cherry picker cutting off branches at a residence on Grand Canyon Drive in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Tree trimming operation underway Friday on Grand Canyon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
New Mexico Environmental Groups Praise Interior Secretary Deb Haaland’s Executive Orders On Climate, Energy
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Interior Secretary Haaland Friday issued two executive orders prioritizing action on climate change and revoking Trump administration policies promoting fossil fuel development over the health of communities and the outdoors.
The orders ensure that the social cost of carbon and other climate pollution is considered in decision making, and instructs agencies within the Department of the Interior not to adhere to the Trump-era regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
They also focus on economic justice and a just transition
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