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Lodgers’ Tax Advisory Board Meeting Canceled

on May 9, 2017 - 1:49pm
COUNTY News:
 
The May 16 Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board meeting has been canceled.
 
The next meeting is scheduled for June 20.

County Council Proclaims Hospital Week May 7-13

on May 8, 2017 - 7:12am

Los Alamos Medical Center CEO John Whiteside addresses the Los Alamos County Council during Tuesday night's meeting in Council Chambers. Whiteside conducted a PowerPoint presentation in which he updated the councilors on new accomplishments achieved at LAMC. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Councilor Antonio Maggiore, center, presents LAMC CEO John Whiteside and his staff with a proclamation on behalf of the Council recognizing the week of May 7-13 as Hospital Week in Los Alamos County. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

During Tuesday's County

LAAC Celebrates 50 Years Of Arts And Crafts Fairs

on May 7, 2017 - 6:35am

Tito Rios serenades the crowd at the Los Alamos Arts Council's Spring Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Artist Gary Strein talks to a customer during the Los Alamos Arts Council's Spring Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday. Stein has a long history of participating in the annual fair. He first participated in it between 15 and 18 years ago. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Jesus Rodriguez makes a purchase from Venus Brightstar Saturday. Brightstar, who is from Santa Fe, said she has been attending the fair for about 10 years.

Centerra Awards $10,000 To Rio Arriba Teachers

on May 7, 2017 - 6:10am
2016 winner Elias Alison 2nd Grade Teacher at ETS Fairview Elementary School in Espanola with his students and Centerra-Los Alamos General Manager Ted Spain, left, during the check presentation. Courtesy photo
 
LANL Foundation News:
 
ESPANOLA — Centerra - Los Alamos has again provided $10,000 to the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation to continue the Rio Arriba County Excellence in Teaching Award program.
 
“We are so proud to continue to recognize the teachers in the communities where many of our employees live and raise their families.

Letter To The Editor: Just Say No On Rec Bond

on May 7, 2017 - 6:01am
By KEI DAVIS
Los Alamos
 

Carolynn Roberts has said it best so far, IMO.

Does this tax hike apply to commercial properties as well? If so, then rents will go up, local businesses will have to charge more for their goods and services, thus driving more business away, so they'll have to charge even more, the all-too-common death spiral to going bankrupt/out of business in “wealthy” Los Alamos.

Just say “NO” to wanton fiscal irresponsibility.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Pyramid Cafe

on May 7, 2017 - 5:59am

On the job in Los Alamos: The crew at Pyramid Café, from left, Ousmane Loka Sylla, Humberto Zubia, Nfaly Drame, Robert Van Lyssel and Dakoda Ami gather Saturday for a photo at the restaurant. Photo by Maire O'Nell/ladailypost.com
Off the job in Los Alamos: Acrobats Nfaly Drame, top, and Ousmane Loko Sylla take a few minutes away from their job Saturday at the Pyramide Cafe to prove they are acrobats from Guinea, West Africa. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
Nfaly Drame in the middle of a somersault Saturday outside Pyramid Café. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
Nfaly Drame holds

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Film Festival

on May 6, 2017 - 2:52pm

On the Job in Los Alamos: Jordan Hammock pours a cappuccino Tuesday at Film Festival at 3801 Arkansas Ave. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Heinrich Highlights Nexus Between Small Businesses And NM Labs, Urges Hiring At Kirtland And WSMR

on May 6, 2017 - 2:05pm
SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), the Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, highlighted the nexus between small businesses and Labs in New Mexico during a hearing yesterday.
 
He questioned former directors of Department of Defense (DOD) laboratories—such as the Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland Air Force Base and the Army Research Laboratory at White Sands Missile Range— on how to accelerate small business contracting hiring for vital research missions.
 
Heinrich helped create a

New Mexico Tourism Department Hosts Travel Tank

on May 6, 2017 - 12:26pm

STATE News:

SANTA FE ― In honor of National Travel and Tourism Week, the New Mexico Tourism Department is inviting the public to take part in Travel Tank, a “Shark Tank” inspired promotional pitch competition.

The event will bring the some of the best and brightest tourism marketing minds in the state face-to-face with New Mexico’s travel writers and news media for the chance to win a story featuring their region.

The New Mexico Tourism Department is hosting Travel Tank to help promote tourism and its importance to the state’s economy.

UNM Receives $1 Million In Naming Rights Deal

on May 5, 2017 - 3:45pm
Larry Chaves, CEO of Dreamstlye Remodeling, and family hand a ceremonial check of $1 Million to UNM President Chaouki Abdalla, AD Paul Krebs and Football Coach Bob Davie. Photo by RJ Montano/ladailypost.com
 
Larry Chavez, CEO of Dreamstyle Remodeling hands a $1 million check to UNM AD Paul Krebs as Football Coach Bob Davie looks on. Photo by RJ Montano/ladailypost.com
 
By RJ Montaño
Sports Editor, Los Alamos Daily Post
 
ALBUQUERQUE — Larry Chavez, born in Springer N.M.

SBDC, LANB And Project Y Cowork Present: Understanding Your Financials

on May 5, 2017 - 3:29pm
SBDC News:
 
Learn the basics of:
  • Income statements
  • Balance sheet mechanics
  • Cash flow
  • Calculating business break-even points
 
Instructor: Guy Gaffney, VP Credit at LANB
  • Wednesday, May 17
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Location: project Y cowork, 150 Central Square Park, Los Alamos
  • Fee is $20
Call Anne Lantrip at 505.661.4691 or email lantrip@unm.edu with any questions.

World Futures: INFORMATION - Communication, Both Near and Long Distances

on May 5, 2017 - 9:50am

By ANDY ANDREWS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute

• World Futures: What Do We Need?

Simply put, communication is the transfer of data and information from the sender to the receiver. The sender can be a human (or other living entity) or a machine (a non-living entity). Likewise, the receiver can be a human, other living entity, or a machine. But communication does not occur unless the data or information is both sent and received.

The transmission of the data or information can be visual, auditory, sensual, or electronic.

Top Nails Beautifies Los Alamos For Over Two Decades

on May 5, 2017 - 9:24am
Nina Pham and Peter Nguyen have owned and operated Top Nails in Los Alamos for more than 22 years. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com
 
Top Nails has new state-of-the art pedicure chairs. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com
 

By Maire O’NeilL
Los Alamos Daily Post

When you’ve been in business in Los Alamos for more than 22 years like Peter Nguyen and Nina Pham of Top Nails and Spa, what gives you the greatest pleasure is having three generations of families visit your salon.

Pham says many of their customers have been coming to Top Nails since they originally opened and that is

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Pig + Fig Café Now Serving Tapas!

on May 5, 2017 - 8:03am

Pig + Fig Café owner Laura Hamilton now serves tapas 4-8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Courtesy photo

Rebecca Tredway with a sample plate of tapas now on the menu nightly at the Pig + Fig in White Rock. Courtesy photo

The new tapas menu includes Tortilla de Patata, Esperragos and Gambas Azafran. Courtesy photo

 

By MANDY MARKSTEINER
Los Alamos

When Pig + Fig Café owner Laura Hamilton tried tapas for the first time, she was seven years old and visiting her mother’s hometown, Cebreros, Spain. She ordered Gambas al Ajillo ... and didn’t want to share it!

In fact, she loved it so much that

On The Job In Los Alamos: Patient Care At LAMC

on May 4, 2017 - 8:47am

On the job in Los Alamos: Dianne Vandiver, RN, left, and Patient Access Rep. Elisa Salazar on duty Wednesday evening at the Los Alamos Medical Center Emergency Room. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

LANB Brings 73 Santa Fe Students To Bradbury

on May 3, 2017 - 8:58am
An Ortiz Middle Schooler enjoys the hands-on Nuclear Safeguards exhibit. Photo by KayLinda Crawford
 
BSM Educator Liz Martineau demonstrates the magnets display to some Ortiz Middle School students. Photo by KayLinda Crawford
 
BSMA News:
 
Los Alamos National Bank made it possible for 73 Ortiz Middle School students to travel to Los Alamos recently and enjoy the Bradbury Science Museum.
 
"I am so happy to have the students here!

Governor Announces $40 Million Investment In New Mexico Startups

on May 2, 2017 - 4:11pm

Gov. Susana Martinez

STATE News:

  • Funds expected to support more than 50 companies

 

ALBUQUERQUE – Today, Gov. Susana Martinez announced $40 million worth of investments in New Mexico startups.

 

A $20 million Catalyst Fund is being launched that will raise a matching $20 million in private equity for investments in local startups. The Catalyst Fund is expected to support more than 50 companies in New Mexico and will focus on aiding technology startups.

 

“New Mexico has the potential to be the next tech-startup capital of the United States,” Martinez said.

LANL: Roelofs Takes Director Role At Center For Integrated Nanotechnologies

on May 2, 2017 - 9:10am

Noted physicist Andreas Roelofs is the new director of the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Noted physicist Andreas Roelofs is the new director of the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT), a Department of Energy-funded nanoscience research facility with a core center at Sandia National Laboratories and a gateway research site at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

CINT provides users from around the world with access to state-of-the-art expertise and instrumentation in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment with a focus on nanoscience

Letter To The Editor: Mexico Mission Thanks Businesses

on May 2, 2017 - 5:02am
By LAURA and RANDY ERICKSON
Mexico Mission Trip Directors
 
We would like to express our appreciation to all of our wonderful local businesses for their support of the annual Mexico Mission Auction, sponsored by The United Church of Los Alamos.
 
Since 1986, youth and adults from Los Alamos have been traveling to Mexico each Spring Break to build houses for families in need. Thanks to the generous donations of local businesses and community members, 145 houses have been built! Thank you for your support of Los Alamos youth and adults!
 

DOE Awards Technical Assistance Contract For Los Alamos Field Office To S&K Logistics LLC

on May 1, 2017 - 7:33pm

DOE EM News:

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Management – Los Alamos Field Office (EM-LA) awarded a Requirements Contract, utilizing Fixed Price and Time and Materials Task Orders, to S&K Logistics LLC, a certified small business of St. Ignatius, Montana, to provide technical and business support services.

The contract will have a maximum value of $17.4 million over five years.

S&K will provide support in the following areas: records management, project controls, training, safeguards and security, safety, quality assurance, property management, community relations,

Iconic New Mexico Family-Owned Restaurant Celebrating 50 Years

on May 1, 2017 - 6:25pm
 
ELPARAGUA News:
 
ESPANOLA  Starting out as a roadside stand by two brothers—Larry and Pete Atencio—El Paragua and its sister restaurants El Parasol has grown into one of the most recognizable and iconic restaurant groups in Northern New Mexico.
 
El Paragua is based in the heart of Espanola, and six El Parasol locations include Santa Fe, Pojoaque, Los Alamos and Espanola. The parent company is Las Brazas Enterprises. Throughout this year, the Atencio family is celebrating the 50th anniversary of El Paragua. 
 
“Our story is truly that of the American Dream,” Angela

Scenes From Annual Teddy Bear Clinic At LAMC

on May 1, 2017 - 5:25pm

The X-Ray lab nurse at LAMC introduces her assistant to students from Mandy Ferran’s class at Pinon Elementary School during the annual Teddy Bear Clinic this morning at Los Alamos Medical Center. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Students from Pinon Elementary School with their teacher Karen Forsyth check out the emergency room this morning as part of the Teddy Bear Clinic at LAMC. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The LAMC nurse shows students what bones look like inside the body through an xray. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Classic Air Medical Pilot Brandon Saver discusses

County Seeks Business Recycler Of The Year Nominees

on May 1, 2017 - 4:44pm

COUNTY News:

 Los Alamos County Environmental Services is calling for nominations for the 2017 Business Recycler of the Year Award.

The contest is open to Los Alamos County businesses of all sizes, including nonprofit, for profit, schools and government entities. Send nominations to solidwaste@lacnm.us.

Provide:

  • Business name;
  • Point of contact;
  • Phone number; and
  • Brief description, including
    • Impact on the community;
    • Innovative policies; and
    • Commitment to recycling or sustainability.

Note: the information provided will be used for the evaluation and voting process.

The nomination period will be

Bank Robber Wears Nike Cap, Motorcycle Gloves

on May 1, 2017 - 8:32am
FBI News:
 
A man wearing a gray Nike baseball cap and motorcycle gloves robbed a northeast Albuquerque bank April 19.
 
The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s or 30s, approximately 5'6” to 5'7” tall, and skinny. He wore a gray Nike Air baseball cap, motorcycle gloves, sunglasses and a dark long-sleeve shirt.
 
The suspect entered Bank of America, 7644 Jefferson St. NE, at approximately 11:58 a.m. He presented a demand note to a teller, who handed over an undisclosed amount of money to the suspect. The suspect left the bank with the money.
 
Anyone with information is

NMDOT Awards NCRTD With $1.02 Million TAP Grant For ADA Transition Plan

on April 30, 2017 - 9:45pm
NCRTD News:
 
The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has been awarded $1.02 million dollars from the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) for its ADA Transition Plan under the Federal Highway Administration’s Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) to modify RTD bus stops and facilities to bring them into ADA compliance.
 
For completion of the plan, it was determined that the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2018 planning and design services costs would come in at $40,000. Final design of the twenty highest priority bus stops and/or facilities are estimated to cost

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