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Aug. 23 Chamber Breakfast Is Canceled

on August 7, 2017 - 2:34pm


The Aug. 23 Chamber Breakfast is canceled due to a scheduling conflict.

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce apologizes for the inconvenience.  

Details for the next Chamber Breakfast will be announced soon.

Letter To The Editor: Paradise Lost? Los Alamos' Tragedy Of The Commons

on August 7, 2017 - 9:37am
Los Alamos

The mountainous environment surrounding the Los Alamos townsite truly makes our community a unique and special place to live. Pajarito Mountain, standing tall and visible from most of the county, is the crown jewel. It would be unusual to find someone who has not wandered the flanks of Pajarito Mountain in summer or winter.

Now that crown jewel is up for sale for the bargain price of $1.25 million. That’s 750 acres at a price of $1,700/acre with the lodge and out buildings, equipment and cellular infrastructure thrown in for free!

John Romero, Jr. Named NCJFCJ President-Elect

on August 7, 2017 - 7:52am
Judge John Romero, Jr.
RENO, Nev.  The Honorable John Romero, Jr. of the Second Judicial District Court, Children’s Court Division in Albuquerque, will become president of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) next July 2018. He will be the first president representing New Mexico in the organization’s 81 years.
The NCJFCJ Board of Directors recently elected Judge Romero as president-elect, after serving as a member of the organization for 13 years, with five years on the Board.

NCRTD Sees Record Number Of Riders In FY 2017

on August 7, 2017 - 7:35am
The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD), known as the RTD “Blue Bus,” has posted a 6.1 percent increase in ridership in its fiscal year (FY) 2017, which ran from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017, setting  its highest number of trips in a given year.
Passenger trips for all NCRTD-operated routes totaled 284,285 in FY2017 over a total of 268,050 in FY2016. NCRTD provides service on 24 fixed routes throughout North Central New Mexico, two demand response routes, one dial-a-ride service, and complementary paratransit service in the Taos area.
Among the routes

Info Session On Sterling Metrics' Social Lending Program At projectY Tuesday

on August 7, 2017 - 7:27am
projectY cowork News:
projectY cowork will host an information session featuring Sterling Metrics 5:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 8 at 150 Central Park Square in Los Alamos.
Sterling Metrics is a New Mexico-based startup focused on assisting local small businesses attain the necessary capital for improvements, and/or expansion plans.
Based in Albuquerque, Sterling Metrics recognizes the need to sustain growing small business, and has crafted a way to help by leveraging the local community for debt-based crowdfunding. 
  • 5:30-5:45 Settle-in (Networking)
  • 5:45-6:00

Heinrich: Outdoor Recreation Is An Economic Force

on August 7, 2017 - 6:45am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ahead of Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s visit to New Mexico, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), co-chair of the Senate Outdoor Recreation Caucus, highlighted the strength of New Mexico’s outdoor recreation economy.
According to a new report released today by the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), the outdoor recreation economy directly contributes $9.9 billion in consumer spending annually and employs 99,000 people in New Mexico. 
“Outdoor traditions—both new and old—are not only integral to our

Back To School Tax Free Weekend Underway

on August 6, 2017 - 8:26am


ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Susana Martinez has announced New Mexico’s annual back to school tax-free weekend and encourages families to take part in order to save them money and prepare their children for the upcoming school year.

“Families across the state know how expensive it can be to get kids ready for school, and this is a great way for them to save money,” Martinez said. “Our tax-free weekend can help families make sure that they send their students off to school with everything they need so they’re ready to learn.”

Vendors will not be required to collect gross receipts tax