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ScienceFest Schedule: Friday July 14

on July 14, 2017 - 9:07am

ScienceFest News:

Today's shedule of activities for ScienceFest 2017:

SCIENCEFEST CONCERT: The Peterson Brothers Band
Ashley Pond Park Stage

FREE admission

Fuller Lodge Lawn
Bring your family tent and sleeping bags to take advantage of this once in a life-time opportunity to camp at Fuller Lodge Lawn. Art & crafts, snacks, campfire songs and S’mores Wars!
FREE admission

Los Alamos History Museum
Each year the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum receive

McQuiston: What Is Additional Living Expense Coverage?

on July 14, 2017 - 4:44am

The Jemez Agency

Not many people sit and think about what they would do if a devastating tornado or fire completely demolished their home and left them “homeless.” When the unthinkable happens, Additional Living Expense, an often overlooked coverage that is typically part of a homeowners policy, may prove to be a financial and emotional lifesaver.

Homeowners insurance is an intangible asset that can be difficult to understand – until you really need it! Yet it provides peace of mind should a catastrophe occur.

Housing For UNM-LA Students At Ponderosa Pines

on July 13, 2017 - 7:12pm
Ponderosa Pines Apartments through Plateau Property Management will have units specifically designated for UNM-LA students for the academic year. Courtesy photo

UNM-LA News:

UNM-LA and Ponderosa Pines are in their second year of working with students to provide designated, affordable apartments for UNM-LA students. Interested students should apply now to move in Aug. 18, before classes begin Aug. 21.  

Plateau Property Management has contracted with UNM-Los Alamos and the New Mexico Consortium to provide a limited number of furnished apartments at a discounted rate to UNM-LA students

Civil And Human Rights Coalition Welcomes New Protection For Consumers

on July 13, 2017 - 4:30pm
TLC News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement in response to today’s release by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) of a final rule that helps protect consumers from forced arbitration:
“Most consumers are not aware of the forced arbitration clauses that financial service corporations include in the lengthy, complex contracts consumers are pressured to sign.

Legal Hemp Comes To Los Alamos

on July 13, 2017 - 5:30am
Linda Casias of Float Los Alamos shows off a wide variety of legal hemp products carried at her business. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Legal hemp has made it to Los Alamos and is being sold at Float Los Alamos. Owners Linda Casias and her husband Carlos began carrying a number of products containing hempabout 10 months ago, she said.

“A client recommended we should be carrying it and we did some research,” she said. “We found out it is perfectly legal in New Mexico.”

Float Los Alamos carries oils, tinctures, capsules and even

NNSA Releases Draft RFP For LANL M&O Contract

on July 12, 2017 - 6:57pm

Staff Report

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today released the draft RFP for the Los Alamos National Laboratory Management and Operations (M&O) contract:


Day Of Action For Net Neutrality Breaks Records

on July 12, 2017 - 6:52pm


There has been such a surge in activity -- and the traffic is not showing signs of slowing down -- that organizers are still scrambling to document everything that has happened but so far through the site alone (not including the Internet Association’s page or other aligned efforts) we’ve seen:

 NOTE: these numbers represent only a portion of the final totals, and due to the massive numbers, comments and emails will be delivered over several days.  We will release additional updates as we continue documenting what has happened:

  • More than 10 million

2017 Los Alamos Business Recycler Of The Year

on July 12, 2017 - 4:00pm

PEEC Executive Director Katie Bruell, left, and Los Alamos County Environmental Services Manager Angelica Gurule hold up the 2017 Business Recycler of the Year Certificate awarded to PEEC. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ 

Chamisa Elementary School Principal Suzanne Lynne, left, and Los Alamos County Environmental Services Manager Angelica Gurule hold up the award Chamisa Elementary received. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


Chamisa Elementary School and Pajarito Environmental Educational Center (PEEC) win 2017 Business Recycler of the Year Awards.

The Business

McDonald’s To Give Away Free Vanilla Soft Serve For All And Special Golden Opportunity For One

on July 12, 2017 - 12:14pm
ALBUQUERQUE  In celebration of National Ice Cream Day, July 16, McDonald’s USA is celebrating its iconic vanilla soft serve – made with no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives – by treating fans in two ways: at participating restaurants nationwide, free vanilla cones will be offered all day long through the McDonald’s app and one lucky guest will have the chance to win free soft serve for life.
Guests wishing to enjoy a free Vanilla Cone need only download the McDonald’s mobile app and redeem the Free Vanilla Cone offer on July 16 to enjoy this delicious

Protest For Net Neutrality Spreads Across Internet

on July 12, 2017 - 7:08am

Courtesy image


More than 100,000 websites, Internet users and organizations are participating in a massive online protest today against the FCC’s plan to gut protections that keep the web free from censorship, throttling and extra fees.

Many of the most popular websites on the web are participating in today's Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality to oppose the FCC’s plan to slash Title II, the legal foundation for net neutrality rules that protect online free speech and innovation.

Starting at midnight, a flood of major web platforms like Twitter, Reddit, Netflix, Spotify,

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Farmers Insurance

on July 12, 2017 - 6:36am

On the job in Los Alamos at Farmers Insurance is Jolene Sanchez, agency producer. Farmers Insurance is at 935A Central Ave. near the Motor Vehicle Division. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Largest Websites On Earth Prepare For Net Neutrality Day Of Action Wednesday July 12

on July 11, 2017 - 3:54pm

  • More than 80,000 websites, Internet users and organizations plan massive online protest Wednesday, July 12. Participants include Twitter, Amazon, Facebook. Google, Reddit, Netflix, OK Cupid, Mozilla, Etsy, Kickstarter, Vimeo and PornHub...

Airbnb, Spotify, Yelp, Snapchat, and Dropbox are the latest major players to announce their participation in the Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality scheduled for July 12 to oppose the FCC’s plan to slash Title II, the legal foundation for net neutrality rules that protect online free speech and innovation.

Scenes From Sunday's Lavender Festival

on July 11, 2017 - 10:22am

Hundreds of lavender bushes at Sunday's Lavender Festival at the Purple Adobe Lavender Farm in Abiquiu. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Photo by Robert Beberniss

Photo by Robert Beberniss

IRS: Security Summit Launches ‘Don’t Take The Bait’

on July 11, 2017 - 6:47am
IRS News:
PHOENIX  The IRS today warned tax professionals to increase their computer security and to beware of their inbox – specifically the successful email scams dubbed spear phishing that identify themselves as a friend, customer or company.
As part of the Security Summit effort, the IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry next week will kick off another series in the Protect Your Clients, Protect Yourself campaign called “Don’t Take the Bait.” It’s critical that tax professionals remember they have not just an obligation but a legal requirement under federal law to protect

Letter To The Editor: Red Caps And Tourism

on July 11, 2017 - 6:05am
Los Alamos
I would like to thank Vernon Kerr and his red cap ambassadors for their efforts in promoting Los Alamos tourism.
I think that the biggest problem Los Alamos has is the lack of diversity in its economy. While increased tourism won’t fix that problem, it will help.
One of the things that his group has noted is the lack of souvenir shops for tourists. The reason for that is that retail is difficult in Los Alamos. The market is small and the costs are high.

Call For Applicants For New Subcommittee

on July 11, 2017 - 5:36am


A subcommittee of the County Council’s ad hoc Tourism Master Plan/ Economic Development Strategic Plan Steering Committee (now known as “Tourism Work Group”) is being created to continue the work of the prior Manhattan Project National Historical Park Committee.

The County is looking for representatives from Los Alamos or White Rock who are interested in serving on this Sub-Committee. Members will be appointed by the Tourism Work Group Chair Susan O’Leary.

The purpose of the Sub-Committee is to provide local guidance and perspective to the National Park Service and its

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Papa Murphy's

on July 10, 2017 - 8:19am

On the job in Los Alamos at Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza are Aubrey Hollon and Kristian Pacheco. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Pasta Paradiso

on July 9, 2017 - 6:44am

On the job in Los Alamos at Pasta Paradiso, from left, Joshua Fehnel, Mary Garcia and Jacob Aragon. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

On The Job In Los Alamos: At LA Fitness

on July 8, 2017 - 8:20am

On the Job in Los Alamos at LA Fitness is owner Kent Pegg. Pegg has owned his fitness center for 15 years at 771 Central Ave. in the Mari-Mac Shopping Center. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Heinrich Issues Statement On June Jobs Report

on July 8, 2017 - 8:10am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich


U.S. SENATE News: 


U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Ranking Member of the Joint Economic Committee, recently issued the following statement after the Department of Labor announced 222,000 jobs were added in June:  


“Today’s jobs report underscores the risk that Republican’s TrumpCare poses for the U.S. economy. Health care, as the fastest growing sector, is an important economic driver, and TrumpCare threatens this growth.


Shelly Wiemann Of Los Alamos Receives ‘TNT’ Client Development Award

Shelly Wiemann


Edward Jones Financial Advisor Shelly Wiemann of Los Alamos recently received the “TNT” Client Development Award for her outstanding service efforts over the past year. Only 483 of the firm’s more than 15,000 financial advisors received the award.

The award derives its name from firm legends who, in the 1950s, traveled the Midwest from Tuesday through Thursday each week, becoming known as “TNT” brokers.

“When you work for a firm that is known for its outstanding service, it’s quite an honor to be singled out for your service record,” Wiemann said.


On The Job In Los Alamos: At Los Alamos Teen Center

on July 6, 2017 - 6:32pm

On the Job in Los Alamos is Los Alamos Teen Center Assistant Director George Marsden working the front desk today. He has worked at the center for almost four years. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Gov. Susana Martinez Announces Fifth Straight Year Of Record-Shattering Tourism Numbers

on July 5, 2017 - 8:08pm

SANTA FE — Today, Gov. Susana Martinez announced 34.4 million trips were taken in New Mexico in 2016 – shattering the previous record set in 2015 of 33.4 million. New Mexico is a leader in tourism, with trips to the state growing at double the national average. 
“A record number of people are visiting New Mexico and that means more money being spent in our communities – large and small,” Martinez said.

2017’s Best And Worst States To Start A Business

on July 5, 2017 - 8:18am
With President Donald Trump proposing to slash the corporate tax rate to 15 percent while startup activity trends upward for three years in a row and reaches pre-recession levels, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis identifying 2017’s Best & Worst States to Start a Business.
To determine the most fertile grounds for planting and growing new ventures, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 U.S. states across 20 key indicators of startup success.

TCC/LANB Names Thomas Dolan Chief Financial Officer

on July 5, 2017 - 8:09am

LANB CFO Thomas Dolan


Los Alamos National Bank (LANB) has named Thomas Dolan to the position of Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately.

Dolan brings more than 30 years of financial management experience to the position. He joined the company, Los Alamos National Bank as Senior Financial Officer in April and was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the bank June 19.

“Tom is a great addition to LANB, he brings valued expertise.