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On The Job In Los Alamos: LAMC Advisory Board

on December 1, 2017 - 8:29am

On the job in Los Alamos are members of the Los Alamos Medical Center Advisory Board who met with senior management and medical staff Thursday evening at the hospital. From left, Advisory Board members Geoff Rodgers and Ben Stone, Chief Nursing Officer Lisa Wallace, Interim Chief Financial Officer Jim McGonnell, Board Chair Chuck McCullough, LAMC CEO John Whiteside, Senior Executive Assistant Vicki Martinez, Human Resource Director Jacqui Carroll, board member Patricia Ensberg and Dr. Monica Snowden. Not pictured, Dr. Josiah Child (attended by phone), board members Carol A.

World Futures: Money, Trade, Value And Time Part 8

on December 1, 2017 - 7:33am
By ANDY ANDREWS
Los Alamos World
Futures Institute

In part seven of this series we ended with three types of money on the table: gold (and other precious metals), fiat money (paper notes or data entries on a cyber ledger) backed by a government entity, and bitcoins backed by trust in no one other than the users.

In all cases, value is accrued by perception and is essential for timely trade (in exchange for goods and services). And we use government controlled banking systems to facilitate the process except when the monetary medium is physical (paper money or gold) or non-government bits and

Pig + Fig Café Remains Open During Renovations

on November 30, 2017 - 12:15pm

Beef bourguignon on the menu at Pig + Fig Café includes beef tenderloin tips, smoked bacon, carrots, pearl onions and potatoes braised in red wine. Courtesy/Laura Crucet

A latte on the menu at Pig + Fig Café. Courtesy/ Laura Crucet

BUSINESS News:

The Pig + Fig Café will remain open in its regular location in the plaza at 35 Rover Blvd. while the new and improved location at 11 Sherwood Blvd., undergoes renovations. 

Pig + Fig Café co-owners Laura and Fernando Crucet signed a lease to move into the building that was formerly home to the Bandelier Grill.

Los Alamos National Bank Offers Reward For Information On Bank Robber Of White Rock Branch

on November 29, 2017 - 4:47pm

Man who robbed LANB in White Rock. Courtesy photo

LANB News:

WHITE ROCK – Los Alamos National Bank is offering a reward of up to $4,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the man who robbed the White Rock branch on Nov. 21, 2017.

The FBI is offering its own reward of up to $1,000, bringing the total amount of the available reward to $5,000.

Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 505.889.1300 or submit tips online at: tips.fbi.gov. Please do not contact the bank.

According to the FBI, the suspect was described as male, approximately 5'10" to 6' tall,

Lujan Grisham Urges FCC To Protect Net Neutrality

on November 29, 2017 - 8:58am
Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham is calling on the Federal Communications Commission to protect Net Neutrality and reject efforts to roll back rules that ensure the internet remains a free and open marketplace.
 
“A free and open internet is particularly important for a rural state like New Mexico where we must be committed to leveling the playing field for all users, regardless of their ability to pay for Internet service,” Grisham said.

USDA Issues Report On Independent Grocery Stores

on November 29, 2017 - 5:53am
USDA News:
 
Independent grocery stores are food retail establishments whose owners operate fewer than four outlets simultaneously. These stores captured 11 percent of all U.S. grocery sales in 2015, according to Independent Grocery Stores in the Changing Landscape of the U.S. Food Retail Industry, a new report from USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS).
 
Independent grocery stores generated $70 billion in sales in 2015. These stores help ensure food access in areas that may not be served by chain grocery stores, including rural counties and counties with a high percentage of low-income

County Issues RFI For Operations Of Animal Shelter

on November 29, 2017 - 5:06am

Los Alamos County Animal Shelter at 226 East Road. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

This little dog is ready for adoption at the Los Alamos Animal Shelter. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County has issued a request for input (RFI) regarding the staffing and operation of the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter.

Input received will be used to develop specifications and/or the scope of services for a possible issuance of a request for proposals and gauge interest from entities to operate the shelter.

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