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Community Weighs In On Tourism Strategic Plan

on September 12, 2017 - 1:03pm

Los Alamos County Planning Assistant Anita Barela and her daughter, Leia Roach, take part in the public meeting regarding the County's tourism strategic plan Sept. 6 at UNM-LA. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY 

Los Alamos Daily Post 

kirsten@ladailypost.com

 

Tourism is in fact a growing industry in Los Alamos, a packed house learned Sept. 6 in the UNM-LA Student Center.

 

Members of the community crowded into the room to participate in a meeting hosted by Los Alamos County, along with its contractor, Design Workshop, Inc.

Chamber Breakfast Features Talk On Healthcare Benefit Options For 2018 Wednesday

on September 12, 2017 - 12:51pm
CHAMBER News:
 
Business owners and human resource managers will find the Wednesday, Sept 13 Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast particularly informative.
 
Anne Sperling, president and CEO of Vanguard Resources, will be discussing the healthcare benefit options for 2018. The Chamber Business Breakfasts are sponsored by the LANL CPO’s office and attendance at the breakfasts is a benefit of Chamber Membership.
 
Sperling’s presentation will include correctly setting up and implementing benefit plans, issues with the State of New Mexico’s premiums for large groups and premium tax

AG Warns Of Massive Equifax Data Breach; Urges New Mexicans To Protect Themselves From Identity Theft

on September 12, 2017 - 7:20am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
AG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Attorney General Hector Balderas has released the following fraud alert regarding the massive Equifax data breach impacting up to 143 million Americans:
 
Equifax, a credit reporting agency has announced that it had a massive data breach affecting more than 143 million Americans. The announcement informed the public that the breach occurred sometime between May and July-- Equifax discovered the breach July 29.
 
Equifax has set up a secure website with information here: https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/. There also is a

On The Job In Los Alamos: John McHale At The Post

on September 12, 2017 - 6:56am

On the job in Los Alamos is sports photographer John McHale on his Can-Am Spyder motorcycle in front of the Los Alamos Daily Post on Central Avenue as he prepares to head out to shoot a sporting event for the newspaper. McHale said he has logged more than 100,000 miles and traveled coast to coast on his Can-Am. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Trinity Capital Corporation Commences Trading On OTCQX And Announces DTC Eligiblity

on September 11, 2017 - 4:35pm

TCC News:

Trinity Capital Corporation, (OTCQX: TRIN), the parent company of Los Alamos-based Los Alamos National Bank (“LANB”), today announced that the Company's common stock will initiate trading on the OTCQX market, effective today, under its existing ticker symbol “TRIN.”

“Our objective in upgrading Trinity Capital Corporation’s shares to OTCQX is to enhance the level of trading information we provide our shareholders,” said President and Chief Executive Officer John S. Gulas.

Chamber To Host Take Out Talk Oct. 13

on September 11, 2017 - 2:23pm

CHAMBER News:

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is hosting its next Take Out Talk noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 13 in the Chamber Conference Room at 109 Central Park Square.

The talk is about the Uganda Women's Project.

Admission is free.
 

Former National Park Service Director Joins Endangered Species Coalition Board

on September 9, 2017 - 6:26am
NPS News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Robert “Bob” Stanton, former Director of the National Park Service (NPS) and former Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, has joined the board of directors of the Endangered Species Coalition, a well-regarded advocacy nonprofit working tirelessly to protect our nation’s natural heritage.
 
“I am indeed honored and privileged to have been given this opportunity to serve on the Endangered Species Coalition Board.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Fuller Lodge Art Center

on September 9, 2017 - 6:25am

On the job in Los Alamos at Fuller Lodge Art Center is Galley and Marketing Director Amy Bjarke. She is particularly proud of the Center's current exhibition called Meanwhile Back at the Ranch, which celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Ranch School. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Yours Truly Diana’s

on September 8, 2017 - 4:29pm

On the job in Los Alamos this afternoon is owner/groomer Diana Norwood of Yours Truly Diana’s at 2453 35th St., with her collies Briosa (Bri) and Fortinado (Nado). Norwood has groomed the 9-year-old sister and brother collies for more than eight years. She inherited them in November following the death of their owner. She said that every time the door to her grooming salon opened for the first month - and it wasn't the dog's owner - Nado would fall to the ground and cry.

Meet Bandelier’s New Wilderness Ranger Bob Loy

on September 8, 2017 - 3:24pm
Bandelier Wilderness Ranger Bob Loy. Courtesy/NPS
 
BANDELIER News:
 
Bandelier National Monument recently welcomed their newest seasonal ranger, Colonel (RET) Bob Loy. 
 
Ranger Loy will serve as the Dorothy Hoard Wilderness Ranger at Bandelier. The position is sponsored by the Friends of Bandelier as a memorial to the founder of the organization, Dorothy Hoard, who was also instrumental in the designation of the Bandelier Wilderness. 
 
According to Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott, "Many people know of Dorothy because of her guidebook to hiking in the park.

Jemez Thrift Shop $6 Bag Sale Sept. 13

on September 6, 2017 - 6:54am

JTS News:

The Jemez Thrift Shop is having a $6 bag sale (excluding jewelry) Sept. 13.

Black Hole And Adjacent Church For Sale

on September 6, 2017 - 6:35am

The former Black Hole and Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church properties at 3901 and 4015 Arkansas Street are on the real estate market priced at $1.25 million. The KW Commercial website estimates the total property to be 4.45 acres with a 18,951 square-foot building. The website states, 'the former grocery store was also one time called the Black Hole' and 'The site is ripe for redevelopment for retail or residential use'. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

Group Charged With Shoplifting At Smith's Marketplace

on September 5, 2017 - 6:06pm
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Two men and a woman were arrested Aug. 27 in yet another shoplifting incident at Smith’s Marketplace. Robert W. Abeyta, 32, of Ohkay Owingeh, Meadows Tafoya-Romero, 24, of Espanola, and Juanadolfo Gomez, 29, of San Juan Pueblo, all appeared before Los Alamos Magistrate Judge Pat Casados Aug. 28 and are slated for hearings Sept. 22.

Los Alamos Police Sgt. Monica Salazar-Casias and Cpl.

Work Is Underway For Small Business Saturday

on September 5, 2017 - 6:25am

CHAMBER News:

It takes a lot of time and effort to plan for the holidays. That’s why the Small Business Saturday Committee has already started working on the biggest holiday shopping day of the year – the Saturday after Thanksgiving – which is Nov. 25 this year.

Businesses are invited to sign up to participate in the county-wide event that increases awareness of the variety of stores located in this community and encourages residents to shop local.

It costs nothing to register to participate.

Chamber Breakfast: 2018 Healthcare Benefit Plans

on September 5, 2017 - 6:05am

CHAMBER News:

Business owners and human resource managers will find the Wednesday, Sept 13 Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast particularly informative. Anne Sperling, president and CEO of Vanguard Resources, will discuss the healthcare benefit options for 2018.

The Chamber Business Breakfasts are sponsored by the LANL CPO’s office and attendance at the breakfasts is a benefit of Chamber Membership.

Sperling’s presentation will include correctly setting up and implementing benefit plans, issues with the State of New Mexico’s premiums for large groups and premium tax audits, issues with

Armbruster: The Meaning Of Labor Day

on September 4, 2017 - 6:47am
By KARYL ANN ARMBRUSTER
Union member since 1970, negotiating team member 1995-2009
LAFSE president of 2002-2008, LAMS teacher17 years 

Labor Day is not just a day off. It represents the lives hundreds of workers put on the line to make America great.

Our Los Alamos Federation of School Employees (LAFSE), a part of AFL-CIO has helped make working conditions in Los Alamos Public Schools where more than 60 percent of teachers belong even better.

LAFSE is responsible for leave days, the sick leave bank, for speech and language therapists, nurses and counselors earning the same pay as teachers

Letter To The Editor: Failure Of Corporate Trade Policy

on September 3, 2017 - 6:38am
By ED SCOTT
Taos

Corporate America only succeeds if Capitalism works. Capitalism cannot work if the middle class is in debt, shrinking and can no longer be consumers.

America is still the wealthiest nation in the world and in world history … and America also has the greatest wealth disparity in the world and in world history. These are unsustainable conditions … and yet Donald Trump and much of the Republican Party want increase wealth disparity by decreasing federal income taxes for the wealthy class and corporations, resulting in even greater CEO salaries.

This will make American

McQuiston: Two-Tier Approach To Protect Against Identity Fraud

on September 2, 2017 - 1:16pm
By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

Cyber-attacks are increasing at an alarming rate and the resulting data breaches have led to countless amounts of personal information being exposed to unscrupulous individuals.

While banks have become more proactive in monitoring accounts for activity that appears to be fraudulent, their services only play a small part in the overall campaign against identity fraud.

Are you familiar with how your personal information can be used by criminals? Many people immediately think of fraudulent credit card charges, which is certainly one widely used method.

Sirphey Hosts 2-Day Labor Day Weekend BBQ Event

on September 1, 2017 - 4:28pm

COMMUNITY News:

Sirphey at 1793 Deacon St. in Los Alamos is hosting a 2-Day Labor Day Weekend BBQ event so those still in town will have somewhere to celebrate. In addition to classic North Carolina and Southwestern Barbecue, Sirphey will be offering various kinds of barbecue from around the world.

Chamber Business Breakfast At UNM-LA Sept. 13

on September 1, 2017 - 6:41am

CHAMBER News:
  • Talk Targets 2018 Healthcare Benefit Plans

 Business owners and human resource managers will find the Wednesday, Sept 13 Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast particularly informative. Anne Sperling, President and CEO of Vanguard Resources, will be discussing the healthcare benefit options for 2018.

The Chamber Business Breakfasts are sponsored by the LANL CPO’s office and attendance at the breakfasts is a benefit of Chamber Membership.

Sperling’s presentation will include correctly setting up and implementing benefit plans, issues with the State of New Mexico’s premiums for

LANB Announces Harvey Relief Efforts

on August 31, 2017 - 3:45pm

LANB News:

Los Alamos National Bank (LANB) is announcing its efforts to launch an initiative to partner with the American Red Cross and the Food Depot to gather donations for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

For this initiative to be successful, LANB is requesting our communities’ help. LANB will be accepting monetary donations along with non-perishable food items and other items requested by the Food Depot.

Monetary donations can be accepted at any LANB branch location or can be sent online at www.redcross.org/lanb. Donations for the Food Depot can be dropped off at any LANB branch

Thanks For Supporting Bankens Mountain Martial Arts Academy's Efforts To Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

on August 30, 2017 - 2:12pm

Many are taking part in assisting Bankens Mountain Martial Arts Academy in Los Alamos in its efforts to help victims of Tropical Storm Harvey as they load trucks with a plethora of supplies donated by local individuals and organizations in Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque.

New Mexico MainStreet Partners Receive Town Program Funding From National Endowment For Arts

on August 30, 2017 - 7:20am
NMEDD News:
 
SANTA FE  Aug. 23, New Mexico MainStreet (NMMS), a program of the New Mexico Economic Development Department, announced that more than $300,000 has been awarded to MainStreet partners to support the arts in New Mexico.
 
The City of Albuquerque, the City of Gallup and Creative Startups partnering with Zuni Pueblo have received funding to support their work as centers of arts and innovation and build on their cultural assets to activate their downtown economies.
 
"This funding will support place making and arts programming in New Mexico Arts & Cultural Districts and

Chamber Take Out Talk On SunPower By Positive Energy Solar Sept. 8

on August 29, 2017 - 10:56am
Karen Paramanandam
 
CHAMBER News:
 
Join Karen Paramanandam and Emma Starrett from SunPower by Positive Energy Solar to learn more about how you can take control of your electric cost by going solar at the Chamber Take out Talk noon to 1 p.m., Sept. 8 in the Chamber Conference room.
 
Bring your lunch to eat while you learn. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about the cost of solar, working with local permitting or your HOA, available incentives and how this technology works in Los Alamos County. Seating is limited to the first 15 attendees so please register

Governor: 2,000+ Jobs Created Through JTIP

on August 28, 2017 - 4:12pm
Gov. Susana Martinez
 
STATE News:
  • Nearly 10,000 Jobs Created Through JTIP Since 2011
 
Albuquerque -- Gov. Susana Martinez joined local business leaders to announce that JTIP created more than 2,000 jobs in 2017.
 
This brings the total amount of JTIP jobs created over the last seven years to nearly 10,000. The program also saw its second-highest average rural wage at more than $21 an hour.
 
"When we work to grow and diversify our economy in New Mexico it means more jobs for hardworking New Mexicans," Martinez said.

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