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USDA Workshop On How To Apply For Small Rural Businesses Development Grant Funding

on March 5, 2017 - 8:46am

Eric Vigil/Courtesy photo

USDA News:

ALBUQUERQUE  USDA Rural Development Acting State Director Eric Vigil has announced that the agency is holding a workshop to provide information on how to apply for Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) funding. Los Alamos is considered a rural community.

In making the announcement Vigil said, “Because of the state’s slow economic growth this is a good opportunity for any eligible entity that helps provide development opportunities for small rural business to apply for this program and get the needed financial support to help their community grow

New Mexico House Passes Minimum Wage Increase

on March 4, 2017 - 7:26am

House Speaker Brian Egolf

STATE News:

  • Bill to Raise Minimum Wage to $9.25 an Hour Passes Along Mostly Party Lines

SANTA FE – House Bill 442 passed the House Friday night along mostly party lines in a 37-30 vote. HB 442, sponsored by Representatives Brian Egolf (D-Santa Fe), Debbie Rodella (D-Española), Patricio Ruiloba (D-Albuquerque), Carl Trujillo (D-Santa Fe), and Miguel P. Garcia (D-Albuquerque), would raise the state’s minimum wage to $9.25 an hour, a sensible increase over the current minimum wage of $7.50 per hour.

The increase will put more than $3,000 a year in additional earnings

Transportation Board Learns About 20th Street Construction Project During Thursday's Meeting

on March 3, 2017 - 3:23pm

Los Alamos Transportation Board learns about the construction project for 20th Street during Thursday's regular meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY

Los Alamos Daily Post

 

In an effort to increase economic development, the Los Alamos County Public Works Department is improving a section of 20th Street.

 

Senior Engineer Bryan Aragon, County Engineer Eric Martinez and Public Works Director Philo Shelton discussed the project during the County Transportation Board meeting Thursday night at the Municipal Building.

 

The focused section is 600 feet of

Bill To Level Playing Field For Minority-Owned Businesses Passes House Unanimously

on March 3, 2017 - 9:33am
Rep. Antonio Maestas
 
SENATE News:
 
SANTA FE ― Rep. Antonio Maestas' (D-Albuquerque) HB198, the Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Opportunity Act, a bill that will bolster minority-owned small businesses by promoting opportunities, passed unanimously Tuesday through the House.
 
"In a minority/majority state, if our minority- and women-owned businesses don't grow, our state will not grow,” Maestas said. "This will encourage all state agencies to utilize HUB businesses in contracting and sub-contracting, keeping our tax dollars in New Mexico."
 
The Historically

Automotive Professionals Changes Owners

on March 2, 2017 - 4:19pm
Jordan Durose, the new owner of Automotive Professionals. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

A few years back, Jordan Durose threw his possessions in the car and started west. When his car broke down in Santa Fe, it was the beginning of a new life.

Durose found a job as a mechanic at Metzger’s Automotive, met his future husband Sean Williams and settled down in Los Alamos. When Metzger’s closed its automotive shop, Durose went to work at Metzger’s Hardware while he looked around for an opportunity to start his own automotive business.

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Athlete Of The Week: Cade Gasway

on March 2, 2017 - 4:14pm

Althlete of the Week, basketball player Cade Gasway. Photo by John Mchale/ladailypost.com

HILLTOPPER News:

What do you hope to get out of playing basketball in high school?

​Gain experience working as a team and mkae some great memories playing with teammates.

​What is your favorite subject in school?.

Science (in general). Taking Forensic Science right now.

Where do you hope to attend college and what do you want to study?

​Looking at Adam's State in Alamosa, Colo. Study computer

Coach question-what makes this athlete stand out?

​Well, for one thing...he's 6'8"?! Last week

Jolley II: Treat Your Employees As You Want Them To Treat Your Customers

on March 2, 2017 - 4:08pm
By JOHN DAVID JOLLEY II
Los Alamos

What do I mean by this column title? The answer may be simple in concept, however, a lot of practice to carry out.

For example, if you are the manager or owner of a fast food restaurant where you depend on a quantity of anonymous customers purchasing food for money as a transaction, and your employee average turnover is two weeks no matter how you are perceived as a boss, then it makes sense to exchange labor for paycheck as a transaction.

However, the fast food industry is about the only industry nowadays for which that transactional management may still

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