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Journey Continues: Returning To College Classroom

on August 20, 2017 - 5:31am
Ufemia Bernal Rios returned to UNM-LA to further her education, where she participated in the Community Internship Collaboration. Through that experience she was offered a job. She continues to take classes while working in Los Alamos. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNMLA

UNM-LA News:

Many adults have had to put aside or to put off their pursuit of a college degree because other duties have called upon them: taking care of family, raising children, moving to a new area or needing to work full-time.

But recent research from the National Center for Education Statistics shows that many are now finding

100+ Women Who Care Donate $5K To UNM-LA CIC

on August 19, 2017 - 2:56pm

During the 100+ Women Who Care in Los Alamos quarterly meeting Thursday evening on the patio at Smith's Marketplace, Barbara Yarnell discusses UNM-LA's Community Internship Collaboration (CIC) The CIC provides students with hands-on work experience in a field of their interest at a business in Los Alamos. The CIC was one of three programs voted on by the women who ultimately chose to donate the $5,000 raised at Thursday's event to the CIC. Learn more here. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

From left, 100+ Women Who Care member Mary Beth Maassen with organization co-founders Carol A.

Reminder: Harnessing The Power Of The Media - Part 2: Social Media For Nonprofits Thursday At UNM-LA

on August 19, 2017 - 10:55am

LACF News:

The Los Alamos Community Foundation is sponsoring the workshop, Harnessing The Power Of The Media - Part 2: Social Media For Nonprofits, 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24 in Building 2 at UNM-LA.

Learn how to harness the power of Facebook and Instagram to highlight what your non-profit is doing. Presenter Jennifer Bennett will offer tips on how to reach more of your audience, what to look for when creating content, how to schedule content within a busy office, and more. 

Bennett will provide tips and insights on the Facebook algorithms so that your fans see your posts more frequently.

UNM-LA Community Internship Collaboration Launches New Semester This Month

on August 18, 2017 - 6:43pm
UNM-LA and LAHS students posed for a group photo at their graduation last spring. Laura Loy and Ken Holmes were the academic advisors for the program last year. Back row from left, Laura Loy, Alyssa Chacon, Hannah Whittaker, Guendalyn Brennan, Bendt Dahl, Ethan Rickards, James Ro, Ryan Guenther and Ken Holmes. Front row from left, Carina Echave, Kurt Benner, Hiamh Short, Lauren Johnson and Amber Cline. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

The Community Internship Collaboration (CIC) will begin its third year of connecting UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) and Los Alamos High School (LAHS)

Secretary Geisel Announces $167,500 In LEADS Grants To New Mexico Communities

on August 18, 2017 - 7:36am
Economic Development Secretary Matt Geisel
 
NMEDD News:
 
SANTA FE  Yesterday, Economic Development Secretary Matt Geisel announced $167,500 in Local Economic Assistance & Development Support Program (LEADS) grants to 18 communities across the state.
 
The grants will fund a variety of economic development projects throughout New Mexico and support the continued growth of our state and local economy.
 
"Community development is a crucial aspect of economic growth," Geisel said. "These LEADS grants will promote job creation, corporate recruitment and business development.

IRS: Don’t Take The Bait ... Beware Of Data Breaches And Business Identity Theft

on August 18, 2017 - 7:07am
IRS News:
 
PHOENIX  The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry have made significant progress in the past two years against tax-related identity theft aimed at individuals but warned business identity theft is on the upswing.
 
Some of the increase in business and partnership return identity theft is fueled by cybercriminals’ increasing focus on breaching tax professionals’ systems and stealing client data. The Security Summit has launched a 10-week awareness campaign called “Don’t Take the Bait,” which encourages tax professionals to step up their security measures.
 
“The IRS,

County: Tourism Strategic Plan Meeting Sept. 6

on August 16, 2017 - 2:27pm

​COUNTY News: 

 

Los Alamos County is hosting a public meeting regarding the Tourism Strategic Plan. The meeting is 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6 in the UNM-LA Student Center on the upper level of Building 2. 

The presentation will begin at 6:10 p.m. with the community's input provided via keypad polling devices, which will offer instant results. An online survey will be provided following the meeting for those who are unable to attend. 

The community's insight is being sought to deepen the understanding of community values regarding tourism. The meeting will: 

  • ​Educate the public about

Limited Spots Available For Free ABQid-led Lean Startup Bootcamp Oct. 3

on August 16, 2017 - 6:43am
projecty cowork News:
 
Open Office Hours with New Mexico Economic Development Department's Ryan Eustice are 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17 at projectY cowork, 150 Central Park Square.
 
The Northern New Mexico community can meet one-on-one with Ryan Eustice, Community Business & Rural Development Team Region 2 representative for the State of New Mexico Economic Development Department during these open office hours.
 
Eustice is available to meet with individuals 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every third Thursday of the month at projectY cowork.

Governor Announces Flagship Food Group Expanding, Creating Nearly 200 New Jobs

on August 15, 2017 - 6:59am
Gov. Susana Martinez
 
STATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE — Yesterday, Gov. Susana Martinez announced that Flagship Food Group will invest nearly $3 million to expand its manufacturing and distribution facilities in the Albuquerque area, creating 194 new manufacturing and distribution jobs and supporting over 100 construction jobs.
 
Flagship Foods originally expanded to New Mexico in 2014, citing the state’s enriched tax environment and improved business friendliness.
 
“Since day one, we’ve been fighting hard to make New Mexico more competitive with surrounding states through reforms like

Heinrich Hosts Tribal Broadband Listening Session

on August 14, 2017 - 10:07am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich hosts a listening session at the Santa Fe Indian School with tribal representatives to discuss broadband connectivity in Indian Country. August 9, 2017. Courtesy photo
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
SANTA FE  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) hosted a listening session at the Santa Fe Indian School with members of two Pueblo library consortiums representing the Pueblos of Cochiti, Jemez, Zia, Santa Ana, San Felipe, and Santo Domingo to discuss legislation he plans to introduce to improve broadband connectivity in Indian Country.
 
“Access to high-speed internet is

Mountain Bike Director Hired For Purgatory Resort, Pajarito Mountain And Other MCP Resorts!

on August 14, 2017 - 9:16am
Hogan Koesis
 
MCP News:
 
DURANGO, Colo.   Officials with Mountain Capital Partners (MCP) has announced the appointment of Hogan Koesis as its new Mountain Bike Director for its collection of resorts, including Purgatory Resort, Pajarito Mountain, Arizona Snowbowl, Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort, and Hesperus Ski Area. 
 
The new position was created at MCP to spearhead its efforts to improve the mountain bike offerings at its various resorts, to help build mountain bike parks, and to catapult Purgatory back into the spotlight of mountain bike championship events and world class riding.

State Auditor Tim Keller To Release Statewide Report On Government Contracting

on August 14, 2017 - 8:12am
State Auditor Tim Keller
 
STATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  State Auditor Tim Keller will release a Statewide Procurement Report covering both state and local government contracting.
 
The Office of the State Auditor (OSA) reviewed over 6,000 government contracts totaling over $6.5 billion to analyze trends in purchasing dollars flowing out of state. This is the first report that provides a snapshot to the public and policymakers of in-state and out-of-state purchasing by state agencies and over 400 municipalities, counties, and school districts.
 
Awarding more government contracts to

On The Job In Los Alamos: At LANB

on August 14, 2017 - 7:07am

On the job in Los Alamos is Marcos Erives at Los Alamos National Bank. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Coalition Of LANL Communities Board Voices Deep Concern Over RFP For Lab Management Contract

on August 13, 2017 - 10:19am

Los Alamos County Councilor Chris Chandler chats with Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales prior to the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities Board meeting Friday in Santa Fe. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

From left, Jack Jekowski, RCLC board members, Taos County Commissioner Mark Gallegos, Taos Councilor Darien Fernandez and Espanola Mayor Alice Lucero. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Draft Solicitation for the Los Alamos National Laboratory Site Management and Operating Contract as presently proposed has

On The Job In Los Alamos: At David’s Dogs

on August 13, 2017 - 7:28am

On the job in Los Alamos serving lunch to a hungry Fair and Rodeo crowd Saturday at Ashley Pond Park, from left, David’s Dogs staff Megan Martinez, Mark Martinez, James Kershner and Francisco Montoya. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Martinez Announces Raytheon To Add 60 High-Tech Manufacturing Jobs In New Mexico

on August 13, 2017 - 7:28am
Gov. Susana Martinez
 
STATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Gov. Susana Martinez announced the expansion of Raytheon's Albuquerque manufacturing operations which will create 60 new high-tech manufacturing jobs.
 
This announcement comes on the heels of New Mexico being ranked the third-fastest growing economy in the nation by the U.S. Department of Commerce. New Mexico was also recently ranked seventh in the nation for private-sector job growth - creating nearly 19,000 new private-sector jobs over the last year.
 
"This is great news for New Mexico and another example of what's possible when

Heinrich, Tillis Lead Letter To U.S. International Trade Commission Opposing Tariffs Harming Solar Industry

on August 12, 2017 - 6:30am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), along with a bipartisan group of senators, are urging the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to not impose tariffs that would negatively affect the American solar industry.
 
In a letter to Chairman Rhonda Schmidtlein, the lawmakers—who both represent states that have a growing solar industry—expressed their deep concern with the pending Section 201 global safeguard case regarding solar cell and module manufacturing in the United States. The ITC will hold a public hearing on the

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Nambe Pharmacy

on August 12, 2017 - 6:29am

On the job in Los Alamos at Nambe Pharmacy in Central Park Square, from left, Daniela Perez, Amanda Kedge and Melissa Roybal. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Did You Get Your Check?

on August 11, 2017 - 7:58am

Staff Report

If you live in the Valley or the Jemez mountains, you really want to pay attention to this story. The Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative, Inc. (JMEC), which serves most of the communities surrounding Los Alamos County has issued capital credit checks for members who paid an electric bill in 1985, 1986 and 1987, but some have been returned as undeliverable.

The JMEC Board of Trustees met March 31 of this year and agreed to pay $2,000,000 in Capital Credits to the coop membership.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Gateway Medical Care

on August 11, 2017 - 7:06am

On the job in Los Alamos is receptionist Clarissa Baca at Drs.Lahiri and Mesibov, LLC, at Gateway Medical Care, 118 Central Park Square. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

FBI: Man In White Cap, Possible Fake Goatee, Attempts To Rob Albuquerque Bank

on August 10, 2017 - 8:45am

FBI News:

A slender man wearing a white baseball cap and perhaps a fake goatee tried to rob a northeast Albuquerque bank Monday, Aug. 7.

The incident occurred at approximately 3:41 p.m. at BBVA Compass Bank, 7530 Montgomery Blvd. NE.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic male in his 30s, approximately 5'5” to 5'7” tall, with a slender build, dark hair and a goatee that may have been a fake. He wore sunglasses, a white baseball cap with a logo, a light-green long-sleeve shirt and dark sweat pants with white stripes.

Witnesses said the robber presented a demand note to a teller, but left without

Governor: TV And Film Production Contributes More Than Half A Billion Dollars To States’s Economy

on August 9, 2017 - 12:18pm

STATE News:
  • Third Straight Record-Shattering Year for Film Industry in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE — Today, Gov. Susana Martinez has announced that film and television production contributed more than half a billion dollars to New Mexico’s economy last year, shattering the previous record by more than $115 million.

The announcement marks the third straight record-shattering year for New Mexico’s film industry.

“From our talented workforce to our unmatched scenery and robust incentives, the choice is clear – New Mexico is the perfect place for film and television production,” Martinez said.

Aug. 23 Chamber Breakfast Is Canceled

on August 7, 2017 - 2:34pm

CHAMBER News:

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
By MICHAEL ALTHERR
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.
 
NCJFCJ News:
 
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.

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