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LAMC’s Rachel Allen Earns 2017 Mercy Award

on December 1, 2017 - 10:55am

From left, LAMC Human Resource Director Jacqui Carroll, 2017 Mercy Award recipient Rachel Allen and CEO John Whiteside at Thursday's special recognition event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Medical Center Patient Access Representative Rachel Allen was selected to receive this year’s Mercy Award from LifePoint, the hospital’s parent company.

At a special gathering Thursday at LAMC, Human Resource Director Jacqui Carroll said Allen has been employed at the hospital just a little more than a year and

LAVNS Earns HealthInsight New Mexico Award

on December 1, 2017 - 9:49am

LAVNS staff celebrates receiving the HealthInsight New Mexico recognition award. Courtesy photo

LAVNS News:

Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service, Inc. staff celebrates receiving the HealthInsight New Mexico recognition award for ranking in the top 25 percent nationally on Home Health Care Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems. LAVNS is the only agency to receive this award in Northern New Mexico.

The not-for-profit Home Health and Hospice Agency provides intermittent skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language pathology, medical social

Stampeding Bull Market May Slow Down: Be Prepared

on December 1, 2017 - 9:34am
Provided by SHELLY A. WIEMANN
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones

As you know, we’ve been enjoying a long period of steadily rising stock prices. Of course, this bull market won’t last forever – and when it does start losing steam, you, as an investor, need to be prepared.

Before we look at how you can ready yourself for a new phase in the investment environment, let’s consider some facts about the current situation:

Length – This bull market, which began in 2009, is the second-oldest in the past 100 years – and it’s about twice as long as the average bull market.

Strength – Since the start of

On The Job In Los Alamos: LAMC Advisory Board

on December 1, 2017 - 8:29am

On the job in Los Alamos are members of the Los Alamos Medical Center Advisory Board who met with senior management and medical staff Thursday evening at the hospital. From left, Advisory Board members Geoff Rodgers and Ben Stone, Chief Nursing Officer Lisa Wallace, Interim Chief Financial Officer Jim McGonnell, Board Chair Chuck McCullough, LAMC CEO John Whiteside, Senior Executive Assistant Vicki Martinez, Human Resource Director Jacqui Carroll, board member Patricia Ensberg and Dr. Monica Snowden. Not pictured, Dr. Josiah Child (attended by phone), board members Carol A.

World Futures: Money, Trade, Value And Time Part 8

on December 1, 2017 - 7:33am
By ANDY ANDREWS
Los Alamos World
Futures Institute

In part seven of this series we ended with three types of money on the table: gold (and other precious metals), fiat money (paper notes or data entries on a cyber ledger) backed by a government entity, and bitcoins backed by trust in no one other than the users.

In all cases, value is accrued by perception and is essential for timely trade (in exchange for goods and services). And we use government controlled banking systems to facilitate the process except when the monetary medium is physical (paper money or gold) or non-government bits and

Pig + Fig Café Remains Open During Renovations

on November 30, 2017 - 12:15pm

Beef bourguignon on the menu at Pig + Fig Café includes beef tenderloin tips, smoked bacon, carrots, pearl onions and potatoes braised in red wine. Courtesy/Laura Crucet

A latte on the menu at Pig + Fig Café. Courtesy/ Laura Crucet

BUSINESS News:

The Pig + Fig Café will remain open in its regular location in the plaza at 35 Rover Blvd. while the new and improved location at 11 Sherwood Blvd., undergoes renovations. 

Pig + Fig Café co-owners Laura and Fernando Crucet signed a lease to move into the building that was formerly home to the Bandelier Grill.

Los Alamos National Bank Offers Reward For Information On Bank Robber Of White Rock Branch

on November 29, 2017 - 4:47pm

Man who robbed LANB in White Rock. Courtesy photo

LANB News:

WHITE ROCK – Los Alamos National Bank is offering a reward of up to $4,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the man who robbed the White Rock branch on Nov. 21, 2017.

The FBI is offering its own reward of up to $1,000, bringing the total amount of the available reward to $5,000.

Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 505.889.1300 or submit tips online at: tips.fbi.gov. Please do not contact the bank.

According to the FBI, the suspect was described as male, approximately 5'10" to 6' tall,

Lujan Grisham Urges FCC To Protect Net Neutrality

on November 29, 2017 - 8:58am
Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham is calling on the Federal Communications Commission to protect Net Neutrality and reject efforts to roll back rules that ensure the internet remains a free and open marketplace.
 
“A free and open internet is particularly important for a rural state like New Mexico where we must be committed to leveling the playing field for all users, regardless of their ability to pay for Internet service,” Grisham said.

USDA Issues Report On Independent Grocery Stores

on November 29, 2017 - 5:53am
USDA News:
 
Independent grocery stores are food retail establishments whose owners operate fewer than four outlets simultaneously. These stores captured 11 percent of all U.S. grocery sales in 2015, according to Independent Grocery Stores in the Changing Landscape of the U.S. Food Retail Industry, a new report from USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS).
 
Independent grocery stores generated $70 billion in sales in 2015. These stores help ensure food access in areas that may not be served by chain grocery stores, including rural counties and counties with a high percentage of low-income

County Issues RFI For Operations Of Animal Shelter

on November 29, 2017 - 5:06am

Los Alamos County Animal Shelter at 226 East Road. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

This little dog is ready for adoption at the Los Alamos Animal Shelter. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County has issued a request for input (RFI) regarding the staffing and operation of the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter.

Input received will be used to develop specifications and/or the scope of services for a possible issuance of a request for proposals and gauge interest from entities to operate the shelter.

The

DNCU Provides Warm Holiday Meals For Firefighters

on November 28, 2017 - 11:46am

DNCU News:

SANTA FE—Del Norte Credit Union, northern New Mexico’s hometown financial co-op, provided warm holiday meals to many of the area’s on-duty firefighters Thursday, Nov. 23.

Delicious turkey meals with all the trimmings, purchased through an area supermarket as well as a local restaurant, fed five Los Alamos County fire stations, seven Santa Fe City fire stations, Ojo Sarco Volunteer Fire Department as well as Española Fire Rescue.

“This is our way to help make the day a little brighter for these public servants who keep our communities safe, especially since many of them miss

Descartes Labs And UbiQD Announce Expansions

on November 28, 2017 - 9:39am

Two high-tech companies announced their expansion with a celebration Monday morning at UbiQD's Eastgate headquarters in Los Alamos. From left, Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Matt Geisel, Los Alamos County Economic Development Administrator Joan Ahlers, UbiQD CEO Hunter McDaniel, Descartes Lab CEO Mark Johnson, Los Alamos National Laboratory Chief Technology Officer Duncan McBranch and Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

UbiQD CEO Hunter McDaniel, left, and Descartes Lab CEO Mark Johnson chat before Monday's announcement.

Española Valley Humane Society Hires Karl Ferguson

on November 27, 2017 - 5:39am
Karl Ferguson
 
EVHS News:
 
ESPANOLA The Española Valley Humane Society has hired Karl Ferguson as its deputy director.
 
Ferguson will work in partnership with the Board of Directors to provide strategic direction and oversight to the organization; achieve the fiscal health and strategic goals and objectives for the organization through the overall administration of all operations; and serve as primary external representative of the organization with the community, media, funding entities, donors and other partners.
 
“Karl has exceptional experience in fundraising and

Gov. Susana Martinez Announces National Recognition Of New Mexico's Improved Business Climate

on November 27, 2017 - 5:38am
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE  Gov. Susana Martinez has announced that New Mexico has been ranked in Site Selection Magazine's Top State Business Climate Rankings.
 
New Mexico came in at 22nd in the national business climate ranking and 17th in the Executive Survey Rank. A primary component of the ranking is based on a survey of corporate site selection professionals.
 
"Since 2011, we've made it a priority to improve New Mexico's business climate by cutting taxes, closing loopholes, removing burdensome regulations and strengthening our critical business incentives," Martinez said.

Small Business Saturday Draws Crowds

on November 26, 2017 - 1:37pm

Mary Garcia at Viola's catches up on the news Saturday morning before the annual Small Business Saturday event begins at businesses in Los Alamos. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Geronimo Villa at Don Villas gets ready to feed a hungry crowd. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Karen Paramanandam of Sun Power keeps busy during Small Business Saturday at projectY. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

CHAMBER News:

  • Scavenger Hunt Continues Through Dec. 2

Los Alamos Small Business Saturday brought out crowds of shoppers to local businesses.

AG Balderas Sends Letter To Uber Regarding Massive Data Breach

on November 26, 2017 - 1:25pm

Attorney General Hector Balderas

AG News:

Uber didn't disclose publicly until Tuesday that hackers accessed the personal information of 57 million riders and drivers last year.

At the time of the breach, Uber reportedly paid hackers $100,000 to destroy the data and did not tell regulators or users that their information was stolen.

Attorney General Hector Balderas has sent the following letter to Uber's CEO asking questions about the impact of that data breach on New Mexicans:

Copy of Letter:

Small Business Saturday Scavenger Hunt Today!

on November 25, 2017 - 6:21am

BUSINESS News:

Today, Los Alamos Small Business Saturday shoppers will have the chance to compete in an exciting and interactive scavenger hunt for a chance to win $200 in Chamber Checks and some gift cards from participating local businesses.

Shoppers can accumulate points by completing challenges and visiting participating Los Alamos Small Business Saturday locations. The locations further away from downtown Los Alamos are worth more points so be sure to visit those businesses!

The Small Business Saturday Kiosk Mall for home-based and out-of-town businesses is at project Y Cowork Space,

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Mesa Public Library

on November 25, 2017 - 6:15am
On the job in Los Alamos is Senior Library Technician Bonnie May returns books to their shelves Wednesday afternoon at Mesa Public Library. May has worked at the library for 10 years. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Daily Postcard: CB FOX Dresses Up For Holidays

on November 25, 2017 - 5:56am

Daily Postcard: CB FOX Department Store is dressed up for the holidays on Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

CB FOX Offers An Uncommon Range Of Merchandise

on November 24, 2017 - 12:22pm
Andy Fox of CB FOX meets with customers last Friday during the Family Strengths Network Small Business Walkabout. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

BUSINESS News:

Nov. 25 is Small Business Saturday and an opportunity for the community to show support by visiting and shopping at local businesses.

CB FOX, the large department store in the heart of downtown Los Alamos at 1735 Central Ave., has been in the Fox family since 1979. Co-owner Dave Fox arrived in Los Alamos in July of that year.

Metzger’s Do It Best Has Long History In Los Alamos

on November 24, 2017 - 12:20pm
Front row from left: Metzger’s employees Sue Smith, Prescilla Johnson, Nara Gross, Rob Trujillo and Manager Dave Jolly get ready for Small Business Saturday along with back row, from left: employees Frank Sandoval, Clayton Purvis, and Pat Connor. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

BUSINESS News:

Saturday, Nov. 25 is Small Business Saturday and an opportunity for the community to show its support by visiting and shopping at local businesses in Los Alamos and White Rock.

Los Alamos and Metzger’s Do It Best have a long history together. Metzger’s has been in business since 1947.

“When the

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projectY Assists Entrepreneurs

on November 24, 2017 - 12:19pm
LANL Chief Technology Officer Duncan McBranch speaks at projectY cowork Los Alamos about startup companies working with the laboratory. Courtesy photo

BUSINESS News:

projectY cowork is a unique organization that strives to nurture and assist aspiring entrepreneurs.

Director Laura McDaniel said projectY cowork has operated for 1.5 years; it opened in June 2016.

“projectY cowork is a unique private-public collaboration between Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation (LACDC), the County of Los Alamos, the Los Alamos National Laboratory Feynman Center for Innovation, the Regional Development

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PEEC Gift Shop Provides Bounty To Nature Lovers

on November 24, 2017 - 12:14pm
PEEC volunteers are all set for Small Business Saturday. Courtesy photo

BUSINESS News:

Since 2000, Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) has offered a multitude of programs to help Los Alamos residents get outside to explore and learn about the natural world around them.

Marketing Manager Sandra West said, “A dozen citizens with a dream to share the wonders of nature with their community started PEEC in 2000, but it wasn’t until 2005 that PEEC was able to operate out of a central space in an old LAPS building.

Vintage Hair Company Beautifies Local Residents

on November 24, 2017 - 12:13pm
Vintage Hair Company Owner Chelsea Bartlett works on a customer’s hair. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

BUSINESS News:

For the past two years, Chelsea Bartlett’s hair salon, Vintage Hair Company, has helped Los Alamos residents look their best.

“When I moved to Los Alamos in 2015 I quickly saw the need for a customer service based salon with high quality products,” Bartlett said. “Once I saw this was achievable, I built by client base and opened Vintage Hair Company.”

Vintage Hair Company offers men, women, and children cuts and color, facial waxing services, Brazilian Blowouts and

Float Los Alamos Ready For Small Business Saturday

on November 24, 2017 - 12:09pm
loat Los Alamos co-owner Linda Caisas gets ready for Small Business Saturday. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

BUSINESS News:

Float Los Alamos has a lot to celebrate. Not only is the local business participating in Small Business Saturday on Nov. 25, it will also mark its third year in business Friday.

Float Los Alamos offers Floatation Therapy as well as sells hemp cannabinoid oil or CBD oil.

Co-owner Linda Casias said they are “providing a service that was unavailable here and changing people’s lives.”

She added, “Our biggest accomplishments are introducing Float therapy and

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