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SFCC Governing Board Elects New Officers

on April 30, 2017 - 9:43pm
From left, Jack Sullivan, SFCC President Randy Grissom, Kathy Keith of LANL's Community Partnership Office, Martha Romero, George Gamble and Linda Siegle. Courtesy photo
 
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College‘s Governing Board installed new members and elected officersApril 26 at its regular monthly meeting.
 
The meeting began with the swearing-in of new member George Gamble, Ph.D., by the Honorable Municipal Court Judge Virginia Vigil.
 
George Gamble, Position #2, is a cultural anthropologist retired from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he

Scenes From Pajarito Green House Grand Opening

on April 28, 2017 - 6:13pm

Owner Dave Fox at the opening Wednesday morning of his newly remodeled and well stocked Pajarito Greenhouse at 238 Rio Bravo Dr. Photo by Carl Newton

Where Green thumbers can plan with the pros. Photo by Carl Newton

Vegetable plants with space for future deliveries. Photo by Carl Newton

The floral version of 6-packs. Photo by Carl Newton

Something for every garden. Photo by Carl Newton

Pretty pansies. Photo by Carl Newton

Layout of remodeled greenhouse. Photo by Carl Newton

Flats and hanging baskets. Photo by Carl Newton

Controlled climate for tomato plants. Photo by Carl Newton

It's Bliss...New Gift Emporium Opens In Los Alamos

on April 28, 2017 - 3:00pm

Owner David Tinkham of the newly opened gift emporium, Bliss, at 919 Central Ave. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

 

Tea items are a specialty at Bliss. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O’NEIL
Los Alamos Daily Post

When David Tinkham moved to Los Alamos from the Hudson Valley in New York state six months ago, he brought his own oasis with him. His new gift emporium, Bliss, brings a touch of elegance for those with a taste for finer things.

Several vintage tables laden with everything from fine china tea sets to elegant silk flower arrangements dot the

Time Out Pizzeria Finds New Home In Los Alamos!

on April 28, 2017 - 11:10am
Time Out Pizzeria owners Omar and Trisha Sanchez are moving their popular restaurant to Central Park Square. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ldailypost.com
 
 
By MAIRE O'Neill
Los Alamos Daily Post

Time Out Pizzeria in Los Alamos has barely been closed for two weeks but today owners Omar and Trisha Sanchez announced that they have found a new location and hope to open there in September. The new location is next to Pet Pangaea in Central Park Square, across the parking lot from the Beer Co-op.

Omar Sanchez said they had been looking for a smaller affordable location for the pizzeria and

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Trinity Urgent Care

on April 28, 2017 - 10:09am

On the job in Los Alamos Thursday afternoon is Edward Grant, PA-C, D.O.M. at Trinity Urgent Care, LLC. The medical practice at 1460 Trinity Dr. Suite A & B is open seven days a week with no appointment necessary. Trinity Urgent Care provides treatment to adults and children from Board Certified providers offering the highest standards of Care. X-Ray and Lab services are available at Trinity Urgent Care. For more information, call 505.412.6033 or visit www.trinityurgentcare.net. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Del Norte Credit Union Employees Raise $4,510 For Bowl For Kids' Sake; 50 Employees Bowl

on April 28, 2017 - 10:05am

Del Norte Credit Union contribute $4,510.00 to Bowl for Kids’ Sake. Courtesy photo

DNCU News:

SANTA FE—Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative, is proud to announce a contribution of $4,510.00 to Bowl for Kids’ Sake, benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region. All but $500.00 of the sum was raised by employees – from themselves, credit union members and friends.  In addition, over 50 credit union staff bowled on Saturday, April 22nd at Pojoaque’s Cities of Gold Lanes.

“I am proud that our employees are so committed to raising funds for

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Abe Dispennette's State Farm Insurance Agency

on April 28, 2017 - 7:40am

On the job in Los Alamos: Zjael Builta, left, and Marisa Boettcher at Abe Dispennette's State Farm Insurance Agency, 1362 Trinity Dr. Suite B. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost

Defined Dimensions, LLC Opens In Los Alamos

on April 27, 2017 - 12:46pm
Owner Chase Gibson of Defined Dimensions, LLC. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

If you have ever thought of expanding or renovating your Los Alamos home, a new business in town is ready to help you. Defined Dimensions, LLC, addresses a unique yet essential “niche” in the northern New Mexico building/remodeling community. Owner Chase Gibson provides timely and effective support for building and remodeling projects.

County Issues Citation To Kroger Real Estate Dept.

on April 27, 2017 - 11:01am
The condition of the Mari-Mac parking lot has caused Los Alamos County to issue a citation to Kroger Real Estate Department. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
A County issued citation requires Kroger Real Estate Department to repair a large hole in the Mari-Mac parking lot next to the dumpster. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By Maire O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

A citation has been filed in Municipal Court by Los Alamos County Code Enforcement Ofc.

'Three Golden Days In Santa Fe: HD3 Investor And Startup Showcase' July 19-21

on April 26, 2017 - 7:51am
HD3 News:
 
New Mexico’s first privately-led startup accelerator – announced that they will host Three Golden Days in Santa Fe: HD3 Startup and Investor Showcase in collaboration with the angel investment group Golden Seeds July 19-21.
 
The event will focus on introducing the New Mexico startup community to a new group of investors and hearing pitch presentations from some of state’s most promising female led startups, innovators and entrepreneurs.
 
“HD3 is always working to expand our investor base outside of New Mexico.
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Los Alamos Chamber Of Commerce Presents Top Achievement Awards At 2017 Gala Event

on April 25, 2017 - 12:31pm
2017 Financial Institution of the Year: Del Norte Credit Union. LACDC Board President David Jolly presents the Financial Institution of the Year Award to Del Norte Credit Union's Lilliemae Ortiz, Anne Kain and Matt Waldschmidt. Mrs. New Mexico Rose Evans is at right. Photo by Ryn Herrmann
 
2017 Most Supportive Chamber Member of the Year: Los Alamos National Bank. LACDC Executive Director Patrick Sullivan presents the Most Supportive Chamber Member of the Year award to Los Alamos National Bank Los Alamos Market President Liddie Martinez. Photo by Ryn Herrmann
 
LACDC Executive Director Patrick

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

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