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Jolley II: Never Say NO To Your Boss

on December 13, 2017 - 10:30am
By JOHN DAVID JOLLEY II
Los Alamos
 
When I was a Union Steward the story circulated of a Network Center supervisor who asked a technician to take down a major telecommunications circuit.
 
The Technician said NO, that would take hundreds of customers out of telephone service. The supervisor told the technician she was ordering him to shut down the circuit. Again the technician refused because hundreds of people would be without service.

U.S. Senators Udall, Heinrich Call On FCC Chairman Pai To Abandon ‘Reckless’ Plan To End Net Neutrality

on December 13, 2017 - 8:57am

U.S. SENATE News:

39 senators tell FCC not to repeal net neutrality rules that protect the free and open Internet

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that they have joined a group of 39 Democratic senators in urging Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai to abandon his plan to repeal the agency’s net neutrality rules in favor of giving Internet providers the ability to freely block or slow down consumers’ access to the Internet.

The senators’ letter comes ahead of a Thursday vote by the FCC to dismantle net neutrality protections. 

“Your

Hilltop Spa & Infinity Wellness Offer New Service

on December 13, 2017 - 7:07am

Dr. Carmen Solano and Hilltop Spa Owner Tracy Ashton who is receiving a Coolsculpting Session. Courtesy photo

BUSINESS News:

The Hilltop Spa at 1789 Central Ave. #6 has partnered with Dr. Carmen Solano, owner of Infinity Wellness, in a joint venture to bring Coolsculpting to Los Alamos.

The CoolSculpting fat-freezing procedure is the only FDA-cleared, non-surgical fat-reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that resists all efforts through diet and exercise. The results are proven, noticeable and lasting.

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Wreaths Across America Event At Santa Fe National Cemetery Saturday Morning

on December 12, 2017 - 2:47pm

Wreaths Across America. Courtesy photo

LANB News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory employee volunteers, their families and friends are invited to place wreaths at grave markers at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, as part of the Wreaths Across America initiative.

Employees, in partnership with Los Alamos National Security LLC, Centerra-LA (the Lab's protective force contractor), Berardinelli Funeral Home, the International Guard Union of America Local 69, and Los Alamos National Bank raised $11,500 to sponsor 1,150 wreaths of remembrance for the ceremony.

"It was

SBS Scavenger Hunt Winners Announced!

on December 11, 2017 - 5:55pm

LACDC Executive Director Patrick Sullivan presents scavenger hunt winner Janet Harris with her winnings. Courtesy photo

Patrick Sullivan presents scavenger hunt winner Jennifer Jordan, right, with her winnings. Courtesy photo

CHAMBER News:

Local residents Janet Harris and Jennifer Jordan tied for first place in the Los Alamos Small Business Saturday GooseChase Scavenger Hunt, and were each awarded $200 in Chamber Checks.

This year, Los Alamos Small Business Saturday shoppers had the chance to join in some scavenger hunt fun through a smart phone app called GooseChase.

“GooseChase

SBA Names LTC Adolfo Vasquez (USA, Ret.) New Mexico Deputy District Director

on December 11, 2017 - 5:12pm

SBA News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Retired Lieutenant Colonel Adolfo Vasquez (U.S. Army) is the new Deputy District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) New Mexico District Office. 

He is responsible for directing the statewide delivery of SBA’s programs to support small business owners in starting, managing and growing their businesses.

“We welcome Mr.

CB FOX's First Christmas In Los Alamos

on December 11, 2017 - 7:30am
The Fox family’s first Christmas in Los Alamos, December 1979. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
This Christmas 1979 photo commentates the Fox Family’s first Holiday Season as the then new owners of what was later to be renamed CB FOX, but which on that Noel still bore the predecessor’s name as it appears on the sign, Clement & Benner.
 
The CB FOX building was originally built by the AEC in the early 1950’s to house a movie theater, and to either side of the movie house were a beauty salon, barber shop, florist and a combination Western Union office/photography business.
 
The

Daily Postcard: Pet Pangaea In Central Park Square

on December 10, 2017 - 6:58am

Daily Postcard: Pet Pangaea at 158 Central Park Square is decorated with sparkly lights and filled with Christmas spirit and all types of gifts for favorite pets. For more information and store hours visit www.petpangaea.com. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladalypost.com 

CB FOX Donates 5 Percent Of Small Business Saturday Profits To United Way Of Northern New Mexico

on December 9, 2017 - 5:42am

CB FOX owner Andy Fox, left, presents a check for 5 percent ($809) of the store's Small Business Saturday profits to United Way of Northern New Mexico Board Member Mike Lippiatt Friday evening at CB FOX’s Sip and Shop Loyalty Party. ‘Thank you Los Alamos for supporting a local business like CB FOX, and allowing us to contribute to UWNNM in such a meaningful way,’ Fox said. ‘Supporting small businesses in your community is such a win for ONE AND ALL!’ Courtesy photo

San Ildefonso Pueblo Gov. James Mountain Visits Los Alamos Daily Post Friday

on December 9, 2017 - 5:18am

San Ildefonso Pueblo Governor James Mountain met Friday with Los Alamos Daily Post Publisher Carol A. Clark in the newsroom at 1247 Central Ave. Governor Mountain is completing his term as leader of the Pueblo in January and during his meeting at the Post he discussed his youth growing up in Los Alamos and his commitment to continue his life of public service. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Papa Murphy's Donates To LAPS Foundation

on December 8, 2017 - 1:36pm

Gayle Cunningham of Papa Murphy's presents Laura Loy, executive director of the LAPS Foundation, with a check for a portion of their Small Business Saturday earnings. The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization that supports, challenges, and invests in a successful future for all Los Alamos public school students. www.lapsfoundation.com. Courtesy photo

Luján Introduces Bill To Spur Partnerships Between National Labs And Local Businesses

on December 8, 2017 - 7:29am

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján

CONGRESSIONAL News:

  • Bill Makes it More Affordable for NM Businesses to Partner with Labs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) has introduced legislation to help foster relationships between businesses and national laboratories that can help spur new economic growth and create new jobs.

Luján’s bill authorizes funding for Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADA) that foster partnership with businesses and startups to transfer commercially relevant technologies to the private sector.

“For over a half a century, our national laboratories

Yang: Fake It Till You Make It

on December 8, 2017 - 6:43am

By ELENA YANG
Formerly of Los Alamos

My previous column was largely based on Amy Cuddy’s research and TED talk in which she posits that a two-minute Wonder Woman’s power posture, hands on hips, would cause a spike in one’s adrenaline to accompany the assertion of confidence, which in turn leads to greater willingness to take risks in subsequent behavior.

Many followers of her TED presentation have commented that the power posture really works and has helped them build their confidence.

Criminal Summons Filed For Karyne Archuleta In Los Alamos Embezzlement Case

on December 7, 2017 - 8:04am
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

A criminal summons has been filed in Los Alamos Magistrate Court for Karyne Archuleta of Espanola charging her with embezzlement of more than $17,500 from her former employer, Annette Weyrauch, owner of Physical Therapy Plus in Los Alamos.

Court documents indicate that Los Alamos Police Sgt. Tim Lonz met April 9 with Weyrauch who told him that Archuleta, then her office manager, had possibly embezzled the money from her over a two-year period.

Lonz’s report states that Weyrauch suspected Archuleta because she was the only other

Finishing Touch Donates To Los Alamos Family YMCA

on December 7, 2017 - 7:28am

This is the first year Marcelo Ruano and Julio Gaytan, the new owners of The Finishing Touch, participated in Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25. They said they were impressed with the impact that Los Alamos Family YMCA has on the community and felt that Small Business Saturday reflected the community spirit that the YMCA shared. As a result, Ruano and Gaytan took a portion of Finishing Touch’s earnings from Small Business Saturday and donated it to the YMCA. Here, Gaytan presents a check to Los Alamos YMCA CEO Linda Daly.

Free Weekly Raspberry Pi Club At Los Alamos Makers

on December 6, 2017 - 2:33pm
Einstein meets Raspberry Pi is one of the projects completed at Los Alamos Makers. The bust of Albert Einstein was 3D printed and brought to life with Raspberry Pi-powered animated eyes. Courtesy/Prisca Tiassé Yoder

Los Alamos Makers News:

“It's small. It's cheap” ($10). “You can turn it into an environmental monitor that can keep track of the temperature in your house, and even turn on your fan or air conditioner before you get home from work.”

This is how Akkana Peck describes the Raspberry Pi in her latest book, “Jumpstarting the Raspberry Pi zero - Controlling the world around you with

Help LANB Support Five Families For The Holidays

on December 6, 2017 - 12:07pm

LANB News:

The Los Alamos National Bank team has adopted five families for the holidays and invite customers, employees and friends to participate.

The community is invited to help these families by making a monetary donation at a favorite branch. All donations will be collected through Dec 15, then the LANB team will shop for the families provided by their partner non-profit organizations listed above.

On the list this year is a family gift, a special gift/clothing items for each child and a ham or turkey dinner.

Donate until Dec 15, by simply letting a teller or universal banker know

New Art Show On Display At Rose Chocolatier

on December 6, 2017 - 8:41am

Examples of art created by Lene Bryson, left, and Connie Pacheco on display through Jan. 16 at Rose Chocolatier in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

ART News:

Rose Chocolatier is hosting artists and friends Connie Pacheco and Lene Bryson. Their work is on display at Rose Chocolatier throughout the holiday season.

Forty plus years of memories connect these two friends who are sharing the results of their creative passions in this show at Rose Chocolatier.

Pacheco has worked in many media, lately with new materials including mica and gold leafing.

RTD ‘Blue Bus’ Customer Friendly Trip Planner Now Available Through Google Maps

on December 5, 2017 - 8:08am
NCRTD News:
 
The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) is now offering a customer friendly trip planning feature, in partnership with Google Maps, that will offer convenience and ease in planning a trip utilizing any of the transit district’s RTD “Blue Buses.”
 
In Google Maps you can access transit directions and departure times, and have your trip planned for you.

First Half Of Property Taxes Due In One Week

on December 4, 2017 - 4:14pm

COUNTY News:

The first half of Los Alamos County property taxes are due in one week. Payment will become delinquent next Monday, Dec. 11.

Payment must either be made in person by 5 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Customer Care Center or postmarked by midnight that same day to avoid late payment penalty and interest charges.

The Customer Care Center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Municipal Building lobby at 1000 Central Ave.

Payments should be mailed to P.O. Box 99, Los Alamos, NM 87544. Payments also are accepted through a property tax lockbox at Los Alamos National Bank.

Rotary Club Grants Funding Requests To Four Local Non-Profit Organizations

on December 4, 2017 - 8:42am

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos recently granted funding requests of $500 each to four local nonprofit organizations. Flanked by Rotary Community Service chairperson Natalia Tretiak, left, and Rotary President Laura Loy, right, are recipients from left, Jean Gindreau of PAC-8, Andy Erickson of FIRST Robotics Team; Prisca Triasse and Sacha Scully of LA Makers; and Pauline Schneider of the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The Rotary Club will accept funding requests from non-profits again Jan. 15-March 31. Forms will be available at www.rotarylosalamos.com. Courtesy photo

Scenes From Santa Claus Visiting Kids At CB FOX

on December 3, 2017 - 6:16am
Santa Claus admires a Star Wars patch on the shirt of a young visitor during the annual Talk With Santa Saturday at CB FOX Department Store on Central Avenue. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Young ladies wait in line to talk with Santa. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Siblings strike a pose with Santa. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Local Dog Walking Group Strolls Around Downtown

on December 2, 2017 - 2:43pm

A local dog walking group gathers at 11:30 a.m. today at Pet Pangaea in Central Park Square for their Saturday walk, which begins with a stroll around Ashley Pond before they head down Central Avenue passed the Municipal Building, over to Iris Street and finally back to Pet Pangaea. With their walk finished, the excitement was visible in the dogs as they waited for an employee to step out onto the sidewalk in front of the store and give them each a special treat.

IRS: National Tax Security Awareness Week No. 4

on December 2, 2017 - 11:24am
IRS News:
 
PHOENIX  The IRS, state tax agencies and private-sector tax groups warned the nation’s business, payroll and human resource communities about a growing W-2 email scam that threatens sensitive tax information held by employers.
 
These emails may start with a simple, “Hey, you in today?” and, by the end of the exchange, all of an organization’s Forms W-2 for their employees may be in the hands of cybercriminals. This puts workers at risk for tax-related identity theft.
 
The W-2 scam has emerged as one of the most dangerous and successful phishing attacks as hundreds of

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Smith’s Marketplace

on December 2, 2017 - 10:59am

On the job in Los Alamos at Smith’s Marketplace where florist Krista Cupitt is keeping the store’s display colorful and varied for the holidays. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

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