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White Rock Metzger's Closes Due To Power Outage

on July 26, 2017 - 4:39pm

Due to the power outage, Metzger's is about to close now - at 4:30 p.m. - since their batteries are about dead, too. They apologize for the inconvenience and hope to be open as normal at 7 a.m. Thursday. Courtesy photo

Interior Not Top-Heavy Enough To Relieve Field

on July 26, 2017 - 11:16am
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke
 
DOI News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has repeatedly said he wants to fill growing staff shortfalls in national parks and refuges by moving employees from headquarters and regional offices to “front line” field positions.
 
But figures obtained by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) indicate that there are not enough bodies in these agencies’ rear echelons to fill the gaps.
 
PEER looked at staffing in the National Park Service (NPS) and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) in 2007, late in George W.

Business After Hours At Exit Realty Thursday

on July 26, 2017 - 4:27am

ADV Insurance Agency Hires Augusta Dyson

on July 26, 2017 - 3:33am

Augusta Dyson
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post 

Augusta Dyson, a producer with ADV Insurance Agency, is in the business of helping people.

“I really like helping the customer not only save money but making sure they have the proper coverage,” she said.

Dyson is the newest employee at the locally owned insurance company at 999 Central Ave. in Suite 310. She has worked at the business for about two months.

Owner Vincent Marciano said he was “trying to provide Dyson the opportunity to provide better insurance selection, service and savings to her family

On The Job In Los Alamos: At China Moon

on July 25, 2017 - 7:24am

On the job in Los Alamos Sunday afternoon is Allen Chham. China Moon at 121 Central Park Square, is one of the few restaurants open on Sundays in Los Alamos. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Meow Wolf Constructs Playhouse To Raffle For New Mexico Appleseed's Annual Charity

on July 24, 2017 - 10:30am
Non-Profit Will Raffle One-Of-A-Kind Playhouse To Help End Poverty In New Mexico. Courtesy photo
 
MEOWWOLF News:
 
SANTA FE  Meow Wolf has joined New Mexico’s best builders and architects to create its own special custom playhouse for the New Mexico Appleseed Parade of Playhouses Gala Friday, Aug. 25, at the Albuquerque BioPark Botanic Garden.
 
Each team has constructed a playhouse to be auctioned off—or raffled off in the case of the Meow Wolf version—at the gala to support New Mexico Appleseed’s work that addresses the root causes of poverty through systemic change.
 
Prior to

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Trinity Urgent Care

on July 23, 2017 - 7:18am

On the job at Trinity Urgent Care at 15th Street and Trinity Drive is Medical Assistant Jerrica Martinez. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Pet Pangaea

on July 22, 2017 - 7:45am

On the job at Pet Pangaea in Central Park Square are Valerie Fassbender, left, and Allison Collins. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

CeCe’s Gardens Closes Doors After 32 Years July 31

on July 21, 2017 - 5:19pm
CeCe’s Gardens is permanently closing its doors Monday, July 31 ... everthing is on sale. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
​Los Alamos Daily Post 
 

After 32 years of providing floral arrangements, gifts and plants to Los Alamos, CeCe’s Gardens at 127 Longview Dr. in White Rock is closing its doors for good. The business’ final day will be Monday, July 31, which is actually the same date it first opened.

Everything at the store is on sale at 55 percent off.

Public Weighs In On County Branding Effort

on July 21, 2017 - 5:03pm

James Glover of The Idea Group makes a presentation on the Los Alamos County's branding campaign during a public meeting Wednesday night at Fuller Lodge. Glover encouraged participants to join the effort to make Los Alamos a great place to live, work, stay and play by taking part in the Discovery Action Team. The team will be task to do a number of things such as encouraging local entities to particpate in the brand. He noted that Metzger's Do It best has already jumped in by selling a number of products that advertise Los Alamos and its logo.

U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham Tours LAMC

on July 21, 2017 - 9:59am

Los Alamos Medical Center CEO John Whiteside and Chief Nursing Officer Lisa Wallace, center, greet U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham July 15 at the entrance to the hospital and guide her on a tour of the facility. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladalypost.com

Los Alamos Medical Center CEO John Whiteside guides U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham on a tour of the hospital Saturday afternoon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladalypost.com

Los Alamos Medical Center CEO John Whiteside continues his tour for U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham July 15 at the hospital. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladalypost.com

U.S. Rep.

McQuiston: Lightning Strike Prevention

on July 21, 2017 - 8:00am
By ALLEN McQUISTON
The Jemez Agency
 
The summer storm season is upon us and with storms come one of the most fearful and unpredictable forces of nature: lightning. A single bolt of lightning can carry more than 100 million volts of electricity and create a significant amount of damage to your home and personal property.
 
More than $825 million in lighting damage claims was paid out in 2016 to more than 100,000 policyholders nationwide. There was a total of 109,049 lightning claims in 2016 and each claim averaged $7,571.90 in damages paid.
 
The top three states for reported lighting

Top Colleges Listed For Medical Assisting Programs

on July 20, 2017 - 9:54am
RWM News:
 
FOSTER CITY, Calif.  Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus has been named the No. 2 best school for medical assisting, according to the data-driven rankings by RWM.org, a resource hub for students.
 
Medical assistants work various roles within the healthcare industry which majorly includes greeting the patients, arranging the appointment, noting the vital signs, sending the samples to labs, recording medical data and even in some cases in medical billing.
 
To help students narrow down their choice of schools for Medical assistance, RWM.org has released its list of 

Lujan Grisham Urges Colleagues To Shift Priorities To Job Creation, Working Families, Child Nutrition

on July 20, 2017 - 7:52am
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
 
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a member of the House Budget Committee, helped to kick off today’s hearing on the Republican budget plan. She delivered the following remarks:
 
“What you've heard from all of my colleagues is while our job is to figure out a balanced approach to a federal budget that is meaningful and makes the most sense for all Americans, what we have again is a budget that is imbalanced and, frankly, inappropriate.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Smith's Pharmacy

on July 20, 2017 - 7:19am

On the job in Los Alamos at Smith's Marketplace Pharmacy are Jean Marr, left, and Teresita Roybal. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

July Co+op Board Meeting Rescheduled To Aug. 2

on July 19, 2017 - 6:12pm

CO+OP News:

The Los Alamos Cooperative Maket monthly board meeting for July is rescheduled to Aug. 2.

The meeting is at 6 p.m. at Project Y in Central Park Square.

IRS: Don’t Take The Bait, Step 2: Be Alert To Account Takeover Tactics

on July 19, 2017 - 7:32am

Here’s one example of a fake webpage. Courtesy/IRS

IRS News:

PHOENIX The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry are warning tax professionals that account takeovers by cybercriminals are on the rise and practitioners increasingly are the targets.

Account takeovers occur when a thief manages to steal or guess the username and password of a tax professional, enabling access of their computers or their other online accounts. With these credentials, thieves can, for example, access a tax professional’s IRS e-Services account to steal their Electronic Filing Identification Number (EFIN

Metzger's Installing Brand New Paint Mixer Friday

on July 19, 2017 - 7:03am

BUSINESS News:

Metzger's Los Alamos is excited to announce the arrival of its brand new paint mixer this Friday, July 21.

Unfortunately that means they will be unable to mix paint Friday as they set it up.

Metzger's apologizes for the inconvenience but said this machine will greatly improve their service.

Lujan Grisham Secures Tech Transfer, Diversity Provisions In Military Legislation

on July 18, 2017 - 4:14pm
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham/Courtesy photo
 
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham successfully included two provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act, one that encourages more tech transfer to create jobs and one that promotes more diversity within the Air Force civilian workforce.
 
Both provisions are important to the large national laboratory and military presence in New Mexico.
 
The defense policy bill passed today. The Senate is considering its version of the legislation.
 
“The national laboratories and military bases

Professionals Offer Heroes Home Advantage Program

on July 18, 2017 - 1:15pm
Berkshire Hathaway HomeSales Associate Broker Mark Rochester
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
​Los Alamos Daily Post 

There are a lot of unsung heroes in Los Alamos. However, by participating in Heroes Home Advantage, ADV Insurance Agency Owner Vincent Marciano and Berkshire Hathaway HomeSales Associate Broker Mark Rochester are hoping to shine the spotlight on individuals who make significant contributions to the community.

ADV Insurance Agency Owner Vincent Marciano

Rochester’s and Marciano’s involvement in Heroes Home Advantage just started.

Ethics In Business Awards Calling For Nominations

on July 18, 2017 - 1:14pm
BUSINESS News:
 
The Nominating and Screening Committee of the New Mexico Ethics in Business Awards is accepting nominations for 2018's honorees.
 
The Ethics in Business Awards program honors New Mexico for-profit businesses, nonprofit organizations and individuals demonstrating the highest level of ethical business practices, particularly amid crises and challenges. Nominations will be accepted until Aug. 14, 2017.
 
To nominate, visit www.ethicsinbusinessnm.com and click “Nominate” at the top of the homepage. Nominees will then be invited to apply.

Chamber Breakfast July 19

on July 18, 2017 - 8:26am
CHAMBER News:
 
Don't miss this Chamber Breakfast - It's all about you! 
 
We'll be talking about your Chamber Member benefits and what your dues are actually getting you. There are many benefits available to you that you may not be using. We will talk about the work we do in the background to make your job running your businesses and non-profits easier. And, we will talk about the ongoing Sign Code project (yes, we are still working on it for you).
 
Come and get a tasty free breakfast, some networking time, and learn about resources you have available to you, courtesy of our sponsor

Letter To The Editor: LA MainStreet Shouts Out Big THANK YOU To Community For ScienceFest Success

on July 18, 2017 - 7:36am

By Los Alamos MainStreet

Los Alamos MainStreet would like to shout out a big THANK YOU for the wonderful support that the community, volunteers, partners and sponsors offered throughout this year's ScienceFest. It takes a village to make ScienceFest a success!

Staff is collecting data on attendance numbers from programming and percentage of sales increase from last year at this time. That data as well as photos will be shared shortly.

Save the date for next year: July 11-15. ScienceFest will celebrate the 75th anniversary of Los Alamos National Laboratory and Los Alamos County’s

SmartAsset: Los Alamos Ranks 9th Among Best Places In New Mexico For Your 401(k)

on July 18, 2017 - 6:34am
SMARTASSET News:
 
There’s more to retirement planning than socking away a chunk of each paycheck every month.
 
For those who have access to retirement saving funds like a 401(k), this savings vehicle can be a great way to prepare for the future. Though, did you know location can have an impact on your 401(k) plan? The folks at SmartAsset wanted to uncover where 401(k) plans were performing best and jumped into the data to uncover them.
 
According to the data Los Alamos was one of the top places in New Mexico for 401(k)s. For more information on how the top locations in New Mexico

Governor: Facebook To Double Investment In New Mexico Data Center, Bringing Total To Half A Billion

on July 18, 2017 - 6:19am

Gov. Susana Martinez

STATE News:

SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez announced this morning that Facebook will double its investment in the high-tech data center the company is building in Los Lunas, bringing the project’s total to nearly half a billion dollars.

Facebook will build a second building of 460,000 square feet, in addition to the more than 510,000 square-foot facility already underway at the site.

“This is exciting news for New Mexico,” Martinez said.

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