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World Futures: What Do We Need? STUFF - Infinite Recycling

on February 23, 2017 - 4:58pm

By ANDY ANDREWS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute

In our world today there is much concern about recycling of materials that have been assembled with energy to create something for use by humanity.  

Referring to the Plass table shown in column 2, note that decay and respiration add CO2 to the atmosphere. It can be argued that this is essentially the recycling of organic, carbon-based materials readying them for reconstruction via photosynthesis. Essentially solar recycling of formerly living materials – it is organic.

But what about non-organic materials?

Sirphey Offers Eclectic Take-Out Menu

on February 23, 2017 - 4:54pm
The bright green logo and lettering at Sirphey were designed by owner Prashant Jain. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com
 
Prashant Jain is the owner and creator of Sirphey, a new concept in the world of food service. Courtesy photo

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

If you search for the word “Sirphey” online, the only references that will appear are for Prashant Jain’s Sirphey on Deacon Street facing Trinity in Los Alamos.

He has created “something entirely new in the world of cuisine, aiming to meet and surpass industry standards in every way by changing the way a restaurant

Ahoy, Los Alamos! Annual Rotary Crab Fest Is Saturday

on February 23, 2017 - 12:44pm
This aquamarine pendant, valued at $1,060, was donated to the Crab Fest fundraiser auction by Bennett's Fine Jewelry. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By LINDA HULL
Los Alamos Rotary Club

Ahoy, Los Alamos! It’s time for the 8th Annual Crab Fest, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos! You are all cordially invited: Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Knights of Columbus Hall on the corner of Trinity Drive and DP Road.

Experience A New You At ‘A New Day Pilates’

on February 23, 2017 - 8:58am

Mary Lutes, PMA-CPT, left, and Christine Gurrola-Gal co-operate A New Day Pilates, which opened its doors Feb. 13 at 555 Oppenheimer, Suite 101. Courtesy photo

Mary Lutes, PMA-CPT, standing, assists Christine Gurrola-Gal at their boutique studio, A New Day Pilates. Courtesy photo

BUSINESS News:

There is a new Pilates studio in Los Alamos. A New Day Pilates opened its doors Feb. 13 at 555 Oppenheimer, Suite 101. This boutique studio is co-operated by Mary Lutes, PMA-CPT and Christine Gurrola-Gal.

A New Day Pilates offers a small, safe environment where the main focus is the individual

Bill To Support NM Businesses Passes House

on February 22, 2017 - 7:35am
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE  Last night the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill sponsored by Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes (R-Bernalillo) and Sen. Michael Padilla (D-Bernalillo) to help New Mexico’s resident businesses contract with state agencies.
 
House Bill 25, or the Resident Business Set-Aside Act, would require state contracting agencies to set-aside thirty-three percent of their contracts for New Mexico’s resident businesses.

Los Alamos Police Offer Reward For Bealls Break-In

on February 21, 2017 - 5:21pm

Bealls Manager Valerie De Mello shows damage to the front window from a break-in early Monday morning at the store. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

Burglar shatters glass early Monday morning to gain access inside Bealls in Mari-Mac Shopping Center. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Police Department Investigative Unit is offering $250 for any information leading to the arrest of a suspect or suspects involved in a break-in early Monday morning at Bealls Department Store in Mari-Mac Shopping Center.

Bealls Manager

Painting Underway At New Mexico Bank & Trust

on February 21, 2017 - 2:59pm

As part of the renovations underway at New Mexico Bank & Trust Building at 15th Street and Central Avenue, painters today are brightening up the large pillars, railings and fences aronud the exterior. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

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Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Local Officials Lunch With State Tourism Commission

on February 19, 2017 - 12:27pm

Members of the New Mexico Tourism Commission and the Tourism Department lunching Thursday at the Blue Window Bistro with Secretary Rebecca Latham, County Council Vice Chair Susan O'Leary, County Economic Development Administrator Joan Ahlers, Los Alamos MaintStreet Executive Director Suzette Fox and LACDC Marketing Director Ryn Herrmann, before the quarterly New Mexico Tourism Commission meeting at Historic Fuller Lodge in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

World Futures: What Do We Need? STUFF - Distributed Manufacturing - Volume/Density/Mass

on February 19, 2017 - 9:38am

By ANDY ANDREWS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute

In the not so distant past of world history, humans were primarily concerned with survival. Their time was spent engaged in activities at the lowest levels of Maslow’s Hierarchy, primarily focused on food and shelter. As the human population grew, the fabrication of other things such as tools, weapons, fabricated shelters, things of comfort, and even concocted food stuffs grew with the organization of civilization. Then the industrial revolution occurred and manufacturing bloomed.

In the revolution, depending on the product produced,

McQuiston: Replacement Cost Value Versus Market Value ... What’s the Difference?

on February 19, 2017 - 7:44am

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency


Many homeowners often wonder why the limit on their homeowner’s insurance policy is more than the market value of their home. In some cases, there can be a drastic difference between what you recently paid for your home versus how much insurance coverage you have. It’s just a way for the insurance company to get more premium, right?

Not quite! Keep in mind that market value and replacement cost value are two completely different things.

NMED Strengthens Food Safety Rules

on February 19, 2017 - 6:56am
NMED News:
 
SANTA FE The New Mexico Environment Department announced Thursday that it has strengthened food safety rules for restaurants and food establishments – with the first set of rules now in effect.
 
The stronger rules incorporate more state-of-the-art food preparation technologies and increase clarity for workers and customers with more comprehensive guidance.
 
“It is absolutely imperative that we have strong food safety rules to help prevent New Mexicans from getting sick,” NMED Secretary Butch Tongate said.
 
Improved food safety is associated with preventable death and

Heinrich Vies For New Mexico To Be Future Host Of Outdoor Retailer Trade Show

on February 17, 2017 - 11:03am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) has released a letter vying for New Mexico to host the Outdoor Retailer trade show, which generates more than $45 million in annual economic impact. 

Over the last 20 years, the trade show, hosted by the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) representing more than 1,200 outdoor businesses nationally, has been held in Salt Lake City. 
 
However, OIA just announced that it will no longer hold its twice-yearly trade show in Utah citing concerns that elected officials in the state, "from

Meet Los Alamos County's New Economic Development Administrator Joan Ahlers

on February 17, 2017 - 10:55am

Joan Ahlers is the new Economic Development Administrator for Los Alamos County. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY

Los Alamos Daily Post

 

Joan Ahlers landed her dream job. On Dec. 5, she started as the Economic Development Administrator for Los Alamos County.

 

Ahlers oversees the Economic Development Division, which addresses numerous issues including real estate and County property negotiations, housing and rehabilitation of existing housing issues, the new branding initiative, tourism and attractions and contracts with the local Chamber of Commerce

Boy Scouts Great Southwest Council Elects President

on February 17, 2017 - 6:51am
Ross Crown
 
SCOUTING News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Ross Crown, a partner at the law firm of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, is the new president of the Great Southwest Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
 
Crown, who received his law degree from the University of Michigan, will serve a two-year term as leader of the third largest council in the continental United States. It is the only council to encompass portions of four states.
 
The Great Southwest Council serves nearly 7,300 youth and more than 4,500 adult members in northern New Mexico, southwest Colorado and a substantial

Tibbar Plasma Technologies Of Los Alamos Selected To Attend ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

on February 17, 2017 - 6:40am
Tibbar Plasma Technologies, Inc. of Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
 

An experimental plasma-based HVDC electrical transformer in development at Tibbar Plasma Technologies, Inc., in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

 

 

BUSINESS News:
 
Tibbar Plasma Technologies, Inc. of Los Alamos is one of a select group of energy innovators selected to attend the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPA-E) Energy Innovation Summit (http://www.arpae-summit.com/).
 
The summit is Feb.

Pig +Fig Cafe Becomes White Rock Institution

on February 16, 2017 - 3:52pm
Chef Laura Crucet Hamilton puts the finishing touches on one of the courses at a recent Wine Dinner at Pig + Fig Cafe. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

When award-winning chef Laura Crucet Hamilton opened Pig + Fig Café a year ago this month, fine dining returned to White Rock.

In one short year, Hamilton and her staff have made Pig + Fig a home away from home for many White Rock residents, but unless you’re a gourmet cook, the food is probably a lot better than you could whip up for breakfast or lunch.

“We are so grateful for how loyal

House Committee Shuts Window On Solar

on February 16, 2017 - 3:50pm
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE House Republicans voted Thursday against House Bill 193 in the House Business and Industry Committee along a partisan 5-5 vote.
 
HB 193 would have made permanent and expanded New Mexico’s investment in solar energy, creating jobs and diversifying the state’s economy at a time when its over reliance on oil and gas has left us in a deep financial crisis.

House Passes Data Breach Notification Act

on February 16, 2017 - 9:10am

STATE News:

SANTA FE – Wednesday evening, the House of Representatives unanimously passed House Bill 15, known as the Data Breach Notification Act. The legislation is sponsored by Rep. Bill Rehm (R-Bernalillo).

House Bill 15 would require service providers to implement reasonable procedures to protect the personal identifying information (PII) of consumers within their custody. It also would require providers to notify consumers whose PII may have been compromised by a security breach.

UNM-LA Honors First PCA Class Graduates

on February 16, 2017 - 8:37am

UNM-LA's first class of PCA graduates with their certificates Wednesday morning, from left, Weifeng Fan, Maria Eadie, Instructor Melanie Colgan, RN, MA, Carmen Salazar and Maria 'Victoria' Rygh. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

Gathered for a photo following Wednesday's PCA graduation ceremony at UNM-LA, from left, Instructor Melanie Colgan, RN, MA, Maria 'Victoria' Rygh, Maria Eadie, Weifeng Fan, Los Alamos Medical Center CEO John Whiteside, program supporter Barbara Stoddard and UNM-LA CEO Dr. Cindy Rooney. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Mountain Air Cleaners Services Individuals And Commercial Clients

on February 16, 2017 - 7:37am

Customer service representative Jennifer Casados has been working with Mountain Air on and off for 10 years. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

Carlos Arras assists a customer at Mountain Air Cleaners. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

When you look at the modest Mountain Air Cleaners storefront at 464 Central Ave., you would never guess how extensive and varied their enterprise really is.

Husband and wife team Dick Beaudoin and Dina Quintana are the owners of the 20-year old business, which operates in both Los Alamos and Espanola and

Governor Cuddles Los Alamos Baby Caleb McNiff

on February 15, 2017 - 9:57pm

One of Los Alamos’s newest arrivals, Caleb McNiff, meets Gov. Susana Martinez while his parents, Aaron and Heather McNiff, receive the Star Client Award for Northern New Mexico Stump Grinders. The award was made recently by the Small Business Development Center at UNM-Los Alamos. Brothers Ryan and Aaron McNiff are the owners of the company recognized on the floor of the Legislature. Courtesy photo

PMI’s Otowi Bridge Chapter Hosts Project Management Professional Training At UNM-LA March 15-June 21

on February 15, 2017 - 9:41pm

PMI News:

Nationally, one in six large projects costs 200 percent more than planned. Los Alamos’ Otowi Bridge Chapter of the Project Management Institute can help!

According to a 2014 article by teagantt, projects budgeted for more than $1 million are 50 percent more likely to fail than projects budgeted below $350,000. This is why 90 percent of global senior executives say good project management is a necessary ingredient in producing success, and gaining a competitive advantage.

According to a 2010 study, failed projects account for 8.9 percent of GDP.

Tourism Commission Meeting Underway At Fuller Lodge

on February 15, 2017 - 2:40pm

Legislators Unveil Plan To Reboot State Tax Code

on February 15, 2017 - 7:54am

HOUSE REPUBLICAN News:

SNATA Fe – Today a bipartisan group of legislators introduced their bill to reform New Mexico’s sales tax structure. Their plan, House Bill 412, also called the New Mexico Tax Reform Act, aims to simplify the state’s Gross Receipt Tax (GRT) on sales and services and make it more competitive with surrounding states.

The bill is sponsored by Rep. Jason Harper (R-Sandoval), Sen. John Arthur Smith (D-Luna) and Sen. Carlos Cisneros (D-Taos).

New Mexico is one of only two states that uses a GRT, and it is often rated as one of the worst consumption taxes in the country.

Khalsa Acupuncture Office Closes In Los Alamos

on February 15, 2017 - 7:23am

Dr. Khalsa explains a wellness concept to visitors to his booth during the 2016 Health Fair in September at Griffth Gymnasium. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

COMMUNITY News:

Well this is certainly not the email we had hoped to send out...

As it turns out, Dr. Khalsa's pneumonia was only the proverbial tip of the iceberg. After several weeks of his health and strength continuing to decline he has now been diagnosed with an autoimmune condition that is attacking his kidneys, and the treatment for it is kidney dialysis!

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