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Environment Department COVID-19 Watchlist Update Oct. 31

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 establishments that have had two or more rapid responses in the last 14 days.

There are 103 establishments as of today on the Watchlist. The Rapid Response COVID-19 Watchlist is posted here.

A rapid response is initiated when the state learns of a positive COVID-19 case in the workplace. NMED or the state agency initiating the rapid response will offer direction


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Home Country: Social Branding Distance

Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES

We were just getting the branding fire going well at the Rafter E when Dud brought out the tape measure.

We stared at him until he said something through his corona mask.

“How long do you figure a calf is?” he asked.

We looked at each other. Steve said, “I don’t know … four feet?”

“I mean when they’re lying down and being worked. You know, from the head to the hind legs?”

“Stretched out, maybe five feet,” Herb said.

“Gotta measure that branding iron,” Dud added. “Three feet. So two branding iron lengths is a social branding distance.”

“The virus, right?”

Dud and his mask nodded.


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FBI: Man Robs Northwest Albuquerque Credit Union

FBI News:

The FBI and Albuquerque Police Department are looking for a man who robbed Nusenda Credit Union in northwest Albuquerque Thursday afternoon.

The suspect is described as a white Hispanic male in his mid-20s with dark hair, approximately 5’7” tall, and weighing about 130 pounds.

He wore blue jeans, a white mask, a black hoodie that has “Seattle” and a logo on the front, and white shoes.

At approximately 2 p.m., the suspect walked into the credit union at 6125 4th Street NW. He handed the teller a note that demanded money and implied the suspect had a weapon.

The teller handed over an


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Halloweekend 2020 Pet Costume Photo Contest Underway

Creative District News:
 
The Pet Costume Photo Contest is taking place now through Halloween, hosted by the Los Alamos Creative District and Pet Pangaea.
Just snap a photo and post a public photo on social media using #losalamospetcostume and #petpangaea to be entered to possibly win a gift card to Pet Pangaea.
 
Photos also may be emailed to to jeremy@losalamos.org, for those not on social media.
The contest ends at noon today, Oct. 31 and the winners will be announced shortly thereafter.
 
More details about other Halloweekend 2020 activities, including the MainStreet Monster Hunt, can be found

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Sen. Tom Udall Presses CEOs Of Twitter, Facebook, Alphabet, Inc. On Commitment To Preventing Foreign Interference And Disinformation In U.S. Elections

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

U.S. SENATE News: 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, questioned Chief Executive Officers of Twitter, Facebook, and Alphabet, Inc. (Google) Wednesday on the role and responsibility of their platforms to protect American users from foreign interference and disinformation campaigns.

VIDEO LINK: Udall’s questions can be found at 3:00:54 here.

“The U.S. Intelligence community has found that the Russian government is intent on election interference in the United States. They did it


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New Mexicans Urged To Stay Home, Watch Movies, Support Local Businesses With Takeout This Halloween

NMFO News:

SANTA FE – Ahead of this Halloween weekend, the New Mexico Film Office (NMFO) has released a list of Halloween themed productions shot in New Mexico.

The list is composed of horror, thriller, mystery and post-apocalyptic films and television shows produced all across the Land of Enchantment.

“New Mexico has been the location of choice in several productions that fall into the category of Halloween,” NMFO Director Amber Dodson said. “As we continue to urge people to stay home this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is our hope that this list will help ease the search and get folks to


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PAC 8 Community Media Center Schedule: Oct. 31-Nov. 5

PAC 8 News:

During the COVID-19 global pandemic, PAC 8 Community Media Center is available by appointment for recording events, transferring of old media, shooting and editing and pick-up and drop-off of videos and other items.

For information, email pac8@losalamos.com, call 505.662.7228 or visit pac8cmc.com.

PAC 8 Community Media Center Television Schedule Oct. 31 through Nov. 5:

Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020 

  • Free Speech TV

Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020

  • 6 a.m. — FSTV
  • 5 p.m. — The Prophetic Word
  • 5:30 p.m. — Key to the Kingdom
  • 6 p.m. — Los Alamos Senior Center – “Stay Home, Stay Safe, Stay Balanced”
  • 7 p.m. — United

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FBI: Mescalero Apache Man Gets 22 Years For Abuse

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE – David Joe Melendrez, 56, of Mescalero and an enrolled member of the Mescalero Apache Tribe, was sentenced in federal court in Albuquerque Thursday to 22 years in prison for abusive sexual contact.

In the plea agreement, Melendrez acknowledged sexually abusing multiple children, ranging in age from seven to 14, over the course of several years.

The abuse took place on the Mescalero Apache Indian Reservation and all of the victims were members of the Mescalero Apache Tribe. 

Upon his release from prison, Melendrez will be subject to 10 years of supervised release.

The


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New Mexico Absentee Ballot Count By Party, Absentee Early Vote And Same Day Voter Registration Counts As Of 10-31-20

Data in this ‘Absentee Count by Party’ document represents the total absentee ballot requests received in New Mexico as of today. Oct. 20 was the last day for voters to request an absentee ballot. Courtesy/NMSOS

Data in this ‘Absentee Early Vote Count’ document shows vote counts since Oct. 6 (the start of early in-person voting at clerks’ offices) broken down by party and county and method of voting. Wider early voting locations opened Oct. 17 and run through Oct. 31. Polling places are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3. Courtesy/NMSOS

Data in this ‘Absentee Early Vote Count’ document


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Teatro Paraguas And Xerb Partner To Bring Local Hispanic, Latinx And Multicultural Performances Online

COMMUNITY News:

SANTA FE — Teatro Paraguas and tech-company Xerb announced this week a partnership to bring the theater’s local Hispanic, Latinx and multicultural performances to the online platform.

Despite the challenges created by the current pandemic with regards to in-person gatherings, Teatro Paraguas has found ways to continue with their important work – ​giving a voice to the local community through theater, poetry, dance, and other mediums –​ using a combination of live performances via conferencing tools, and now partnering with another local organization, Xerb, to make these


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AFNWC Team Supports ICBM Test Launch

An Air Force Global Strike Command unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 12:27 a.m. Pacific Time, Oct. 29, 2020, at Vandenberg AFB. Photo/Michael Peterson-USAF

AFNWC News:

KIRTLAND AFB — A team of Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center experts supported the recent launch of an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile to verify its accuracy and reliability, providing valuable data to ensure this safe, secure, effective nuclear deterrent is ready every day to defend the United States and its allies.

An unarmed LGM-30G Minuteman III


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Cultural Affairs: Family Mornings At Folk Art, History Of Revolts And Revolutions, Faces Of Farming And Ranching…

DCA News:

Explore the latest online programming from the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), bringing the state’s unique blend of cultures into your home through its museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions.

This week includes three outstanding programs:

Families are encouraged to join the Museum of International Folk Art for the next Virtual Family Mornings at Folk Art at 10 a.m. Nov. 8. The online event features a grab-and-go art kit and access to a Zoom program that includes a story time and show-and-tell segment for children to share their art.

The art kits are available


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Scenes Of Halloween On Display Around Town

Happy Halloween from Todd Loop in White Rock. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Happy Halloween from Sierra Vista. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Happy Hallowiener from Walnut Street. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Happy Halloween from Pueblo Drive. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Happy Halloween from Sycamore Street. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Happy Halloween from Pueblo Drive. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Happy Halloween from Ridgecrest Avenue in White Rock. Photo by Carol A.Clark/ladailypost.com


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Read The Latest Letters To The Editor

LADP News:

Click on the “Letters to the Editor” button on the menu bar at the top of this page, or this link, to access the latest Letter to the Editor submissions published in the Los Alamos Daily Post.

All past letters are archived in that location as well.

Letters to the Editor also are posted on the Los Alamos Daily Post Facebook page.


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Topping Out Event Marks Milestone For Uranium Processing Facility Project At Y-12 National Security Complex

A coin presented to the UPF Project by NNSA Administrator Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty was placed on the final piece of steel for the Oct. 26 ‘topping out’ ceremony at the Y-12 NSC. Courtesy/NNSA

NNSA News:

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — The team building the Uranium Processing Facility (UPF) at Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn., placed the last piece of structural steel for the Salvage and Accountability Building (SAB), a major subproject, Oct. 26 during a “topping out” ceremony and added a bonus piece of metal.

The event, which marked the placement of the SAB’s final piece of steel, included a


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How Industries Are Contributing To New Mexico Candidates

NMEW News:

The oil and gas industry continues to be a major contributor to New Mexico political campaigns. But “Big Oil” is not the only industry active in financing New Mexico politics.

New Mexico Ethics Watch recently analyzed data pertaining to campaign contributions linked to hot-button issues likely to be debated in next year’s Legislature.

The areas are firearms, cannabis, film and tobacco: the same issues studied in the January 2020 report on lobbying by New Mexico Ethics Watch. 

That report can be found at http://nmethicswatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/NMEW-Lobbying-Report-Final-.pdf


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