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Registration Deadline Is June 30 For Leadership Los Alamos Class Of 2017-18

on June 23, 2017 - 8:23am

Jana McClure is a graduate of the 2016-17 Leadership Los Alamos program. Photo by Martha Katko

LLA News:

Leadership Los Alamos is accepting applications for its 2017-18 program, which gets underway in September.

To date, LLA has graduated more than 250 leaders who are making a difference in this community. LLA is seeking to fill this year’s class with approximately 24 committed individuals who want to learn more and continue this fine tradition.

The program begins with a two-day orientation Sept. 8-9. The deadline to apply for the program is June 30.

What recent graduates are saying:

Leadership Los Alamos Registration Open Through June 30 For Class Of 2017-18

on June 22, 2017 - 8:30am

Carrie Fanning is a graduate of the 2016-17 Leadership Los Alamos program. Photo by Martha Katko

LLA News:

Leadership Los Alamos is accepting applications for its 2017-18 program, which gets underway in September.

To date, LLA has graduated more than 250 leaders who are making a difference in this community. LLA is seeking to fill this year’s class with approximately 24 committed individuals who want to learn more and continue this fine tradition.

The program begins with a two-day orientation Sept. 8-9. The deadline to apply for the program is June 30.

What recent graduates are saying:

IRS Now Accepting Renewal Applications For ITINs Set To Expire By End Of 2017

on June 22, 2017 - 8:06am
IRS News:
 
PHOENIX  The Internal Revenue Service is now accepting renewal applications for the Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) set to expire at the end of 2017.
 
The agency urges taxpayers affected by changes to the ITIN program to submit their renewal applications as soon as possible to avoid the rush.
 
In the second year of the renewal program, the IRS has made changes to make the process smoother for taxpayers. The renewal process for 2018 is beginning now, more than three months earlier than last year.
 
“This is an important program, and the IRS is opening

Fearless Genius: Rare Photos Of Steve Jobs & Insights From Silicon Valley 1985-2000 ... The Lensic July 19

on June 22, 2017 - 5:35am
Ninety Hours a Week to Change the World. Palo Alto, California, 1986. Photo by Doug Menuez
 
LENSIC News:
 
SANTA FE — Documentary photographer Doug Menuez was granted unprecedented access to Steve Jobs and other Silicon Valley innovators in the 1980s and ’90s.
 
In Fearless Genius, July 19 at The Lensic, Menuez shares rare, behind-the-scenes photos and reflects on an incredibly creative era that changed the world as we know it.
 
Menuez’s images reveal the human side of the brilliant minds that fueled the tech revolution.

DOE Awards Contract To Professional Project Services, Inc. Of Oak Ridge For OREM Technical Support

on June 22, 2017 - 5:31am
DOE News:
 
CINCINNATI, Ohio  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) June 19, announced the award of a contract to Professional Project Services, Inc. of Oak Ridge, Tenn., for the Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) Technical Support Services (TSS) procurement.
 
This contract is an Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) from which Firm-Fixed-Price and Time-and-Materials task orders may be issued.

JOLLEY II: How To Succeed At A Job Interview Part II

on June 22, 2017 - 5:04am
By JOHN DAVID JOLLEY II
Los Alamos
 
Now that you had time to think over how to answer the three questions the hiring manager is trying to find out about you through Direct questions, let’s explore SBO questions.
 
In Situation, Behavior, and Outcome questions, you will be asked questions like: Tell about a time you did not get along with a boss or co-worker.

Scenes From Chamber Breakfast On MPNHP

on June 21, 2017 - 4:11pm

Panel members on hand this morning at UNM-LA for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce breakfast discussion on the Manhattan Project National Historic Park, from left, Linda Deck, Linda Matteson, Charlie Strickfaden, Kristin Henderson and Ellen McGee. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Bradbury Science Museum Director Linda Deck and Manhattan Project National Park Site Manager Charlie Strickfaden at this morning's Chamber of Commerce Breakfast at UNM-LA. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation Marketing Manager Ryn Herrman, left, and small

LANL Internal Memo Addresses Ongoing Safety Improvements At TA-55 Plutonium Facility

on June 21, 2017 - 10:17am

Los Alamos National Laboratory. Courtesy/LANL

Staff Report

Ongoing safety improvements at the TA-55 Plutonium Facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory are addressed in an internal memo obtained by the Los Alamos Daily Post:

To: LANL-All

From: Craig Leasure, PADOPS, A102
Date: June 19, 2017
 
Subject: Ongoing Safety Improvements at the TA-55 Plutonium Facility
 
In light of the recent public discussion and interest in operational issues at TA-55, I thought it was important to set the record straight and update Laboratory employees on the many improvements in the areas of safety,

On The Job In Los Alamos: Local Chiropractors

on June 21, 2017 - 10:02am
On the Job in Los Alamos and taking a break from their work, from left, local chiropractors Drs. Nancy Savoia, Gary Storkan and Merry McIntyre gather at the Blue Window Bistro to celebrate their friendship and the Summer Solstice. They are grateful to serve the community of Los Alamos and White Rock and would like to wish a happy, healthy and safe summer to everyone. Courtesy photo

State Auditor Tim Keller Issues Executive Order To Support New Mexico Businesses

on June 21, 2017 - 9:58am
Auditor Keller, left, with OSA staff Bernadet Martinez, Records Custodian and Antonio Medina, director of Budget and Finance. Courtesy photo
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE  State Auditor Tim Keller issued Executive Order 2017-001 Tuesday to support New Mexico businesses.
 
The order applies to the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) and takes effect immediately. The order lists specific ways the office will help to level the playing field for local business in the procurement process.

Jolley II: How To Succeed At A Job Interview Part I

on June 21, 2017 - 7:54am
By JOHN DAVID JOLLEY II
Los Alamos
 
You applied for a Job and were called to come in for an interview, what do you do now?
 
Relax, as an experienced hiring manager, I can help you get through this and leave a good impression about yourself. First, the hiring manager will tell you about their company and the job they are trying to fill. Take mental notes to answer questions geared to what they mention in this part of the interview. Second, you need to know that the hiring manager(s) is trying to answer three questions they will never ask you directly.
 
  • Can you do the job?

LA Soup And Specialty Foods Serving From projectY cowork Several Days This Summer

on June 21, 2017 - 7:05am
Sweet Wine Sauce Tortellini. Courtesy photo
 
projectY News:
 
Local catering company LA Soup and Specialty Foods, LLC, will be serving projectY cowork members as well as the public for projectY’s one-year anniversary event Friday, June 23 at 150 Central Park Square.
 
The menu, priced for individual lunch portions, includes Cabbage Gorgonzola Salad, Sweet Wine Sauce Tortellini and Lemon-Ricotta Cake with Raspberry Sauce.
 
The company, run by Monica Van de Water, also will have a pop-up restaurant at projectY cowork 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 13 for lunch service as well as 5-7 p.m.

United Way Of Northern New Mexico Announces 2017 Funded Partners

on June 20, 2017 - 2:39pm

UWNNM News:

More than $1 million was requested by 47 nonprofit organizations serving Los Alamos and Rio Arriba residents. United Way of Northern New Mexico’s (UWNNM) Community Action Fund Grant Cycle concluded with the funding of $628,420 to 29 local nonprofits. United Way’s funding will reach residents that are to be born this year to those needing assistance in the last stages of life.

UWNNM’s Grant Committee consists of Community Action Fund Investors, Cornerstone Partners, Community and Board Members who work tirelessly over the course of about a month helping decide where funds are

Udall Introduces Bill To Prevent Skyrocketing Costs of Prescription Drugs; Hold Companies Accountable For Price Gouging

on June 20, 2017 - 7:26am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall joined Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) in introducing legislation to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for large price increases in prescription drugs. 
 
The Stop Price Gouging Act would penalize drug companies that engage in price gouging without cause, leading to price spikes for patients who rely on medication to treat diseases ranging from cancer to opioid addiction.
 
Nearly 28 million

McQuiston: When – And Why – You May Need Umbrella Insurance

on June 20, 2017 - 7:17am
By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency
 
Living in a busy world, our lives constantly intersect with the people around us, and some interactions can have surprising consequences.
 
It is increasingly important to make careful insurance choices to protect yourself from the unexpected. Because, even if you carry excellent coverage with high limits, situations can still arise that leave you liable for costly damages exceeding what any single policy can cover.
 
This is where an umbrella  insurance policy protects you, by sitting over other policies, such as home insurance, auto, boat, etc.,

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Uli's

on June 20, 2017 - 6:23am

On the Job in Los Alamos is Clare Bena at Uli's, a unique boutique in the Mari-Mac Shopping Center. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Tuesdays At The Pond Welcomes Back Marcos Cavalcante June 20

on June 19, 2017 - 3:45pm

Marcos Cavalcante

CREATIVE DISTRICT News:

The Tuesdays at the Pond Entertainment Series continues Tuesday, June 20 with Marcos Cavalcante. Brought to you by the Los Alamos Creative District, the concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Ashley Pond Park stage.

Marcos Cavalcante is a Brazilian guitar player, composer and arranger. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Composition from Universidade Estadual de Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil, a Masterʼs Degree in Music-Jazz Studies and a Doctoral Degree in Music-Classical Guitar Performance and Literature, from Indiana University School of Music.

Los Alamos RadioShack Is Closing July 15

on June 19, 2017 - 3:33pm
Owner Bill Cabral in front of the Los Alamos RadioShack. The store is closing its doors July 15. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos RadioShack franchise will close its doors July 15. A going-out-of-business sale is underway at the store, at 999 Central Ave., Suite 150. The store is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and closed Sunday and Wednesday.

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Chamber Announces Chamberfest Bingo Winners

on June 19, 2017 - 10:48am
Chamberfest BINGO blanket winner Sergio Cordova, right, with Ufemia Bernal Rios, Chamber Member Services, left, and Chamber Director Nancy Partridge, center. Courtesy photo

 

Chamberfest BINGO necklace winner Sheryl Nichols, center, with Chamber Director Nancy Partridge, left, and Ufemia Bernal Rios, Chamber Member Services. Courtesy photo

 
CHAMBER News:
 
Eight winners were selected from among 85 BINGO cards that were completed and returned to the Chamber of Commerce June 10 during Chamberfest.
 
The grand prize winner is Sheryl Nichols, who won a necklace from Bennett’s Fine Jewelry.

Los Alamos Doghouse PHD Hosts Grand Opening

on June 19, 2017 - 9:32am

 

Los Alamos Doghouse PHD  (Pet Hotel and Daycare), 127 East Gate Dr., held its grand opening celebration Saturday and Sunday. The celebration included a ribbon cutting. From left: Sophia and Ava Bean help their mother and co-owner of Los Alamos Doghouse, Amanda Robertson, co-owner Ruth Scott and Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Director Nancy Partridge snip the ceremonial red ribbon Saturday afternoon. The business offers boarding and daycare services to cats and dogs. For more information, visit http://www.doghousephd.com. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Doghouse PHD

Chamber Breakfast At UNM-Los Alamos Wednesday

on June 19, 2017 - 9:26am
CHAMBER News:
 
The Manhattan Project National Historical Park is projected to bring hundreds of thousands of tourists to shop in Los Alamos stores eventually.
 
So how is the park progressing and when can the tourists be expected? The June 21 Chamber Breakfast is a panel discussion that will update you on many different aspects of the park from what is going on behind the fences at LANL to what the County is doing and what the National Park Service is doing.
 
Join the Chamber at 7:30 a.m., June 21 at UNM-LA Building 2, Room 230.
 

Letter To The Editor: Chamber Thanks Community

on June 19, 2017 - 7:55am
By NANCY PARTRIDGE
Los Alamos Chamber Director

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone who helped make Chamberfest a successful event.

The crews from the Public Works Department worked tirelessly to get the power on to the circuits for our food vendors and band, Central Park Square provided the venue for the majority of the event, Los Alamos Police Department provided security at the event, and our sponsors – LANB, Gateway Mortgage, LA Doghouse and the Los Alamos Daily Post – without whom we could not have put on the event.

It was a special treat to be joined by

Famine To Feast Volunteers Aid Cajete Fire Effort

on June 19, 2017 - 7:54am

Fire Chief Lee Taylor shakes hands with Famine to Feast co-founder Jaret McDonald and thanks all the volunteers for their efforts to collect supplies for the firefighters working the Cajete Fire burning in the Jemez. Anyone interested in helping with the effort should call Los Alamos Police Dispatch at 505.662.8222. Courtesy photo

Famine to Feast volunteers deliver supply for the firefighters working the Cajete Fire burning in the Jemez. Anyone interested in helping with the effort should call the Los Alamos Police Dispatch Center at 505.662.8222. Courtesy photo

Famine to Feast News:

Regional Coalition Discusses LANL's Small Business Program Support And Waste Classifications Overview

on June 19, 2017 - 7:21am
RCLC News:
 
SANTA FE  The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) hosted its regular Board Meeting June 9 in the Española Council Chambers.
 
The meeting focused its discussion on the efforts of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Small Business Program Office and how it supports local contractors to do business with LANL and other federal programs.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At The Reel Deal Theater

on June 18, 2017 - 11:48am

On the job in Los Alamos at the Reel Deal Theater, from left, Brian Trujillo, Kayti Herring, Dylan Irish and Connor Temple, and in front, everybody's favorite person at the Reel Deal, Clara Lucido! Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

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