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Pajarito Greenhouse Opens Wednesday!

on April 24, 2017 - 2:25pm
Pajarito Greenhouse is already bursting with blooms, with more on the way. The Greenhouse has been redesigned for a more open feel and more cover for tender plants. Pajarito Greenhouse opens at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Pajarito Greenhouse is a department of CB FOX. The Greenhouse is at 238 Rio Bravo in Pajarito Acres. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 505.695.4640. Visit online at www.cbfox.com/pajaritogreenhouse. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Certified Arborist Laural Hardin advises Pajarito Greenhouse
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Bandelier Trading Company Continues Tradition

on April 24, 2017 - 8:44am
Co-owner Dominic Mayo of Bandelier Trading Company. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
Bandelier Trading Company. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos

When Dominic Mayo and his wife, Emily, took over Bandelier Trading Company in the heart of Bandelier National Monument, they were following in the footsteps of two of Emily’s uncles who operated the business for 20 out of the last 30 years.

Mayo said as a family, they have always had a passion for quality Native American products.

FBI: Man Wearing Green Shirt, Black Baseball Cap Robs Albuquerque Bank

on April 24, 2017 - 6:50am
FBI News:
 
A man wearing a green long-sleeve shirt and black baseball cap robbed a northeast Albuquerque bank Tuesday, April 18.
 
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his late 20s to late 30s, approximately 5'9" tall, with a medium build. He had a black cloth mask over part of his face and also wore black gloves and black cargo pants.
 
The suspect entered My Bank, 6000  Montgomery Blvd. NE, at approximately 4:25 p.m. He threatened and demanded money from a teller, who handed over an undisclosed amount of money to the suspect. The suspect left the bank with the cash.
 

On The Job In Los Alamos: Kennidy Ortiz At LANB

on April 23, 2017 - 8:24am

On the job in Los Alamos: Teller Kennidy Ortiz greets customers with a smile Friday at Los Alamos National Bank. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Metal Sculptures Installed In Downtown Los Alamos

on April 22, 2017 - 10:42am

Artist Richard Swenson, left, and Central Park Square owner Philip Kunsberg check placement of the new Zia and Roadrunner sculpture near El Parasol in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Cesar Perez and Johnson Olivas put the finishing touches on the Howling Coyote sculpture installed in front of Ruby K’s on 20th Street and Central Avenue. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Local scrap metal artist Richard Swenson with his newly installed Howling Coyote sculpture at 20th and Central. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post 

Wiemann: Be An Environmentally Friendly Investor

on April 22, 2017 - 5:59am

Information provided by
Shelly A. Wiemann
Edward Jones Financial Advisor

On April 22, we observe Earth Day, a worldwide event focusing on protecting the environment. As a citizen of this planet, you may want to take part in Earth Day activities. And as an investor, you can learn some valuable lessons from the environmental movement.

Here are a few ideas to consider:

“Recycle” proven strategies. Over the past few decades, we have discovered ways of bringing new life to objects we would have previously thrown away.

Report: National Park Tourism In New Mexico Creates $132.4 Million In Economic Benefit

on April 21, 2017 - 9:58am
NPS News:
 
DENVER  A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that the 1,872,045 visitors to national parks in New Mexico in 2016 spent $108.4 million in the state.
 
That spending supported 1,685 jobs and had a cumulative benefit to the state economy of $132.4 million. It also represents an 11.1 percent increase in spending and a 9.1 percent rise in visitation over 2015.
 
“From Aztec Ruins to White Sands, the 14 national park units of New Mexico attract visitors from within the state, across the country and around the world,” NPS
Intermountain Region Director Sue Masica said.

AG: Record $54.251 Million Tobacco Settlement

on April 21, 2017 - 7:47am

Attorney General Hector Balderas

STATE News:

  • Payment in excess of $54 million is the largest ever for New Mexico

SANTA FEAttorney General Hector Balderas announced that Thursday New Mexico received the largest tobacco settlement payment to date, a total payment of $54,251,491.01.

In late March, the Balderas Administration announced there would be a record payment, in excess of $50 million, because the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) secured an additional $14.5 million after a judge agreed with the OAG that New Mexico was being shortchanged by Big Tobacco.

World Futures: INFORMATION - What And How Do We Teach People?

on April 21, 2017 - 5:15am

World Futures: What Do We Need?

By ANDY ANDREWS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute

It was not that long ago that we went to school to learn the three R’s – Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic. These skills served the student well as the foundation for learning other skills, communicating, and doing basic mathematical calculations of everyday life.  Today reading is often supplanted by video, writing has given way to keyboarding, and mathematics has become a smart phone application.

Video increases the speed of information transmission, keyboarding increases speed of composition, and the smart

McQuiston: Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives

on April 21, 2017 - 4:55am

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

Did you know roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires that occur when most people are asleep – between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.?

Smoke spreads quickly, and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. In fact, having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half! Simply put, smoke alarms save lives.

A general rule of thumb is to replace the batteries in your smoke detectors when Daylight Savings Time ends and begins. Did you remember to do this with the recent time change?

Drone Operator Launches Local Business

on April 20, 2017 - 8:23am
Co-owner Michael Grimler of Desert Wind Aeronautical (DWA), a professional drone services company in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

How many people wake up one morning and decide to get into the drone business? Michael and Kathleen Grimler of Los Alamos did just that last year when they started Desert Wind Aeronautical (DWA), a professional drone services company. Kathleen handles the business development side of things and has a background in marketing. Michael believes the business will be a perfect way to keep him busy when he retires.

Drones,

Dr. Zee Fundraiser Underway At LANB

on April 19, 2017 - 12:18pm

Elena Mesibov, owner of Mesibov Elite Cleaning Service, is selling roses until 1 p.m. today in the lobby of Los Alamos National Bank. Proceeds from the sales will go toward the Dr. Zee Benefit Concert. The concert is 5-8 p.m., in Building 2 at UNM-LA. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Small Business Development Center And projectY Cowork Offer Workshop Series For Entrepreneurs

on April 18, 2017 - 5:30pm
SBDC News:
 
This April and May the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Los Alamos is partnering with projectY cowork Los Alamos to host a workshop series for small business owners.
 
The scheduled workshops will cover marketing and finance topics and take place at projectY cowork at 150 Central Park Square.  
  
"In meeting with a variety of entrepreneurs and small business owners in the community, the Small Business Development Center is committed to assisting small business owners achieve their objectives,” Joseph Montes, Director of SBDC at UNM Los Alamos said.

Fort Union National Monument Is Hiring

on April 18, 2017 - 4:22pm
NPS News:
 
Fort Union National Monument is hiring for summer ruins preservation help this summer!​ Applications are being accepted online through Wednesday, April 19.
 
Applicants should be very detailed in what trade and laborer skills they possess, and read the announcement completely. This is an opportunity to work with a very dedicated crew of National Park Service employees to preserve the adobe ruins of Fort Union and provide upkeep of trails, grounds and landscapes. 
 
This position is a summer seasonal laborer at the government grade of WG3 and an hourly rate of $12 to $14 per

LANB Launches Mobile Banking App

on April 17, 2017 - 5:39pm

LANB Manager/liaison to CEO Patrick Browder, keft, and Daniel Alman, director of IT and Information Security at the bank, right, walk a customer test group through steps for the new app during an April 5 training session at the bank. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LANB IT/Information Security Director Daniel Alman watches as Los Alamos Market President Liddie Martinez whips through the new mobile banking app. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los ALAMOS DAILY POST

A group of customers gathered over the last couple of weeks to test Los Alamos National

Fifty Taos 2nd Graders Tour Bradbury Science Museum

on April 17, 2017 - 5:20pm

Fifty Ranchos Elementary School 2nd graders on a field trip Thursday to the Bradbury Science Museum, made possible by the generous sponsorship of Los Alamos National Bank. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Staff Report

Fifty 2nd graders from Ranchos Elementary in Taos took a field trip to the Bradbury Science Museum Thursday, April 13 thanks to the generous sponsorship of bus transportation provided by Los Alamos National Bank.

The Bradbury Science Museum Association, the museum's non-profit education outreach partner, in collaboration with Los Alamos National Bank, is providing the much needed

Collectible Treasures Fill Seeking Chameleon

on April 17, 2017 - 12:53pm
Seeking Chameleon owner Catherine Redmond's love of treasures led her to open her wonderful store in White Rock. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
Popular glass orb paperweights at Seeking Chameleon in White Rock. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
Some of the thousands of beads and charms at Seeking Chameleon, across the parking lot from Smith's in White Rock. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Some people seem to have an incredible knack for finding collectibles and treasures and have dozens of beautiful items they have found in

NCRTD Honored For Excellence In Financial Reporting

on April 17, 2017 - 7:07am
NCRTD News:
 
The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Fiscal Year 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada.
 
Acknowledged in the Certificate of Achievement was the NCRTD Finance Department including Finance Director Troy Bingham, Financial Analyst Pat Lopez and Finance Specialist Shannon Sandoval.
 
In announcing the award, NCRTD Executive Director Anthony Mortillaro stated, “This is the

Heinrich Statement On March Jobs Report

on April 16, 2017 - 7:22am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Ranking Member of the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, issued the following statement after the March jobs report.
 
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the economy added 98,000 jobs in March.
 
“Today’s jobs numbers show there are still challenges ahead that this administration must address. President Trump and Republicans should focus on job creation and raising wages.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Andrea Martinez At Los Alamos Children’s Dentistry

on April 15, 2017 - 10:34am

Dental Assistant Andrea Martinez works on a mouth guard Thursday at Los Alamos Childrens Dentistry, at 751 Trinity Dr. in the Smiths Marketplace shopping center. Los Alamos Childrens Dentistry is a sponsor of Los Alamos Little League and supplies free mouth guards to the organization. Martinez has worked at the dentist office for almost two years. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

White Rock Visitor Center Now Hiring

on April 15, 2017 - 6:41am
White Rock Visitor Center on N.M. 4. Courtesy photo
 
LACDC News:
 
The White Rock Visitor Center is seeking seasonal, part-time employees and volunteers for the Bandelier National Monument shuttle season.
 
During the months of May through October, the White Rock Visitor Center welcomes approximately 400-800 visitors a day. Volunteers are needed to serve as ambassadors to educate these visitors about the area and other attractions in Los Alamos and White Rock. Seasonal applicants must be available to work May 15 through Oct.

First Native Home Loan Intermediary Approved

on April 15, 2017 - 6:36am
Eric Vigil
 
USDA News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  USDA Rural Development Acting State Director Eric Vigil announced, Native Community Finance (NCF) has been approved to become the agency’s newest “intermediary” or packager.
 
This certification is crucial since it is the first one given to a Native entity in the nation. This means NCF will help Native residents living in New Mexico apply for home loans utilizing USDA Rural Development’s Direct Home Loan Program on Tribal trust lands.
 
In making the announcement Vigil said, “The agency strongly believes by establishing a vast network of

On The Job In Los Alamos: Tiffany Trujillo And Jessica Howze At Smith's

on April 14, 2017 - 12:27pm

On the job Thursday at Smith's in White Rock are Tiffany Trujillo, left, and Jessica Howze. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Pojoaque Pueblo Delivers Surprise Easter Baskets To Children In St. Vincent's Hospital

on April 14, 2017 - 12:01pm
The Easter Bunny poses with hospital staff and Pojoaque Pueblo team members outside the children's hospital rooms. Courtesy photo

Easter baskets ready and waiting to be delivered. The Pojoaque Pueblo team filled each basket with age appropriate gifts, selected for each child in St. Vincent's hospital. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Being sick and stuck in a hospital is never fun. Especially for a child. Especially for a child during Easter or Christmas.

For months now a group of Pojoaque Pueblo employees have been working on a plan to help those children in the hospital this Easter weekend.

Letter To The Editor: Re-discovering Meaning Of Family And Community During Challenging Times

on April 14, 2017 - 11:05am
By Patrick Mockler Wood,
Emily Blumenthal,
Catherine Mockler and Family

Recently, we re-discovered the meaning of family and community during another challenge we faced operating a family-owned small business. Our restaurant, the Pajarito Brewpub and Grill, experienced a gas leak that forced us to call on the community of Los Alamos and our family and friends for support.

We wanted to publicly recognize and thank those that helped us get through a rough day.

Thank you to the Los Alamos Fire Department whose staff worked quickly and professionally to respond to the incident and locate the

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