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Governor Announces Flagship Food Group Expanding, Creating Nearly 200 New Jobs

on August 15, 2017 - 6:59am
Gov. Susana Martinez
 
STATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE — Yesterday, Gov. Susana Martinez announced that Flagship Food Group will invest nearly $3 million to expand its manufacturing and distribution facilities in the Albuquerque area, creating 194 new manufacturing and distribution jobs and supporting over 100 construction jobs.
 
Flagship Foods originally expanded to New Mexico in 2014, citing the state’s enriched tax environment and improved business friendliness.
 
“Since day one, we’ve been fighting hard to make New Mexico more competitive with surrounding states through reforms like

Heinrich Hosts Tribal Broadband Listening Session

on August 14, 2017 - 10:07am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich hosts a listening session at the Santa Fe Indian School with tribal representatives to discuss broadband connectivity in Indian Country. August 9, 2017. Courtesy photo
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
SANTA FE  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) hosted a listening session at the Santa Fe Indian School with members of two Pueblo library consortiums representing the Pueblos of Cochiti, Jemez, Zia, Santa Ana, San Felipe, and Santo Domingo to discuss legislation he plans to introduce to improve broadband connectivity in Indian Country.
 
“Access to high-speed internet is

Mountain Bike Director Hired For Purgatory Resort, Pajarito Mountain And Other MCP Resorts!

on August 14, 2017 - 9:16am
Hogan Koesis
 
MCP News:
 
DURANGO, Colo.   Officials with Mountain Capital Partners (MCP) has announced the appointment of Hogan Koesis as its new Mountain Bike Director for its collection of resorts, including Purgatory Resort, Pajarito Mountain, Arizona Snowbowl, Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort, and Hesperus Ski Area. 
 
The new position was created at MCP to spearhead its efforts to improve the mountain bike offerings at its various resorts, to help build mountain bike parks, and to catapult Purgatory back into the spotlight of mountain bike championship events and world class riding.

State Auditor Tim Keller To Release Statewide Report On Government Contracting

on August 14, 2017 - 8:12am
State Auditor Tim Keller
 
STATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  State Auditor Tim Keller will release a Statewide Procurement Report covering both state and local government contracting.
 
The Office of the State Auditor (OSA) reviewed over 6,000 government contracts totaling over $6.5 billion to analyze trends in purchasing dollars flowing out of state. This is the first report that provides a snapshot to the public and policymakers of in-state and out-of-state purchasing by state agencies and over 400 municipalities, counties, and school districts.
 
Awarding more government contracts to

On The Job In Los Alamos: At LANB

on August 14, 2017 - 7:07am

On the job in Los Alamos is Marcos Erives at Los Alamos National Bank. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Coalition Of LANL Communities Board Voices Deep Concern Over RFP For Lab Management Contract

on August 13, 2017 - 10:19am

Los Alamos County Councilor Chris Chandler chats with Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales prior to the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities Board meeting Friday in Santa Fe. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

From left, Jack Jekowski, RCLC board members, Taos County Commissioner Mark Gallegos, Taos Councilor Darien Fernandez and Espanola Mayor Alice Lucero. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Draft Solicitation for the Los Alamos National Laboratory Site Management and Operating Contract as presently proposed has

On The Job In Los Alamos: At David’s Dogs

on August 13, 2017 - 7:28am

On the job in Los Alamos serving lunch to a hungry Fair and Rodeo crowd Saturday at Ashley Pond Park, from left, David’s Dogs staff Megan Martinez, Mark Martinez, James Kershner and Francisco Montoya. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Martinez Announces Raytheon To Add 60 High-Tech Manufacturing Jobs In New Mexico

on August 13, 2017 - 7:28am
Gov. Susana Martinez
 
STATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Gov. Susana Martinez announced the expansion of Raytheon's Albuquerque manufacturing operations which will create 60 new high-tech manufacturing jobs.
 
This announcement comes on the heels of New Mexico being ranked the third-fastest growing economy in the nation by the U.S. Department of Commerce. New Mexico was also recently ranked seventh in the nation for private-sector job growth - creating nearly 19,000 new private-sector jobs over the last year.
 
"This is great news for New Mexico and another example of what's possible when

Heinrich, Tillis Lead Letter To U.S. International Trade Commission Opposing Tariffs Harming Solar Industry

on August 12, 2017 - 6:30am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), along with a bipartisan group of senators, are urging the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to not impose tariffs that would negatively affect the American solar industry.
 
In a letter to Chairman Rhonda Schmidtlein, the lawmakers—who both represent states that have a growing solar industry—expressed their deep concern with the pending Section 201 global safeguard case regarding solar cell and module manufacturing in the United States. The ITC will hold a public hearing on the

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Nambe Pharmacy

on August 12, 2017 - 6:29am

On the job in Los Alamos at Nambe Pharmacy in Central Park Square, from left, Daniela Perez, Amanda Kedge and Melissa Roybal. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Did You Get Your Check?

on August 11, 2017 - 7:58am

Staff Report

If you live in the Valley or the Jemez mountains, you really want to pay attention to this story. The Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative, Inc. (JMEC), which serves most of the communities surrounding Los Alamos County has issued capital credit checks for members who paid an electric bill in 1985, 1986 and 1987, but some have been returned as undeliverable.

The JMEC Board of Trustees met March 31 of this year and agreed to pay $2,000,000 in Capital Credits to the coop membership.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Gateway Medical Care

on August 11, 2017 - 7:06am

On the job in Los Alamos is receptionist Clarissa Baca at Drs.Lahiri and Mesibov, LLC, at Gateway Medical Care, 118 Central Park Square. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

FBI: Man In White Cap, Possible Fake Goatee, Attempts To Rob Albuquerque Bank

on August 10, 2017 - 8:45am

FBI News:

A slender man wearing a white baseball cap and perhaps a fake goatee tried to rob a northeast Albuquerque bank Monday, Aug. 7.

The incident occurred at approximately 3:41 p.m. at BBVA Compass Bank, 7530 Montgomery Blvd. NE.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic male in his 30s, approximately 5'5” to 5'7” tall, with a slender build, dark hair and a goatee that may have been a fake. He wore sunglasses, a white baseball cap with a logo, a light-green long-sleeve shirt and dark sweat pants with white stripes.

Witnesses said the robber presented a demand note to a teller, but left without

Governor: TV And Film Production Contributes More Than Half A Billion Dollars To States’s Economy

on August 9, 2017 - 12:18pm

STATE News:
  • Third Straight Record-Shattering Year for Film Industry in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE — Today, Gov. Susana Martinez has announced that film and television production contributed more than half a billion dollars to New Mexico’s economy last year, shattering the previous record by more than $115 million.

The announcement marks the third straight record-shattering year for New Mexico’s film industry.

“From our talented workforce to our unmatched scenery and robust incentives, the choice is clear – New Mexico is the perfect place for film and television production,” Martinez said.

Aug. 23 Chamber Breakfast Is Canceled

on August 7, 2017 - 2:34pm

CHAMBER News:

The Aug. 23 Chamber Breakfast is canceled due to a scheduling conflict.

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce apologizes for the inconvenience.  

Details for the next Chamber Breakfast will be announced soon.

Letter To The Editor: Paradise Lost? Los Alamos' Tragedy Of The Commons

on August 7, 2017 - 9:37am
By MICHAEL ALTHERR
Los Alamos

The mountainous environment surrounding the Los Alamos townsite truly makes our community a unique and special place to live. Pajarito Mountain, standing tall and visible from most of the county, is the crown jewel. It would be unusual to find someone who has not wandered the flanks of Pajarito Mountain in summer or winter.

Now that crown jewel is up for sale for the bargain price of $1.25 million. That’s 750 acres at a price of $1,700/acre with the lodge and out buildings, equipment and cellular infrastructure thrown in for free!

John Romero, Jr. Named NCJFCJ President-Elect

on August 7, 2017 - 7:52am
Judge John Romero, Jr.
 
NCJFCJ News:
 
RENO, Nev.  The Honorable John Romero, Jr. of the Second Judicial District Court, Children’s Court Division in Albuquerque, will become president of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) next July 2018. He will be the first president representing New Mexico in the organization’s 81 years.
 
The NCJFCJ Board of Directors recently elected Judge Romero as president-elect, after serving as a member of the organization for 13 years, with five years on the Board.

NCRTD Sees Record Number Of Riders In FY 2017

on August 7, 2017 - 7:35am
NCRTD News:
 
The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD), known as the RTD “Blue Bus,” has posted a 6.1 percent increase in ridership in its fiscal year (FY) 2017, which ran from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017, setting  its highest number of trips in a given year.
 
Passenger trips for all NCRTD-operated routes totaled 284,285 in FY2017 over a total of 268,050 in FY2016. NCRTD provides service on 24 fixed routes throughout North Central New Mexico, two demand response routes, one dial-a-ride service, and complementary paratransit service in the Taos area.
 
Among the routes

Info Session On Sterling Metrics' Social Lending Program At projectY Tuesday

on August 7, 2017 - 7:27am
 
projectY cowork News:
 
projectY cowork will host an information session featuring Sterling Metrics 5:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 8 at 150 Central Park Square in Los Alamos.
 
Sterling Metrics is a New Mexico-based startup focused on assisting local small businesses attain the necessary capital for improvements, and/or expansion plans.
 
Based in Albuquerque, Sterling Metrics recognizes the need to sustain growing small business, and has crafted a way to help by leveraging the local community for debt-based crowdfunding. 
 
Agenda:
  • 5:30-5:45 Settle-in (Networking)
  • 5:45-6:00

Heinrich: Outdoor Recreation Is An Economic Force

on August 7, 2017 - 6:45am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ahead of Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s visit to New Mexico, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), co-chair of the Senate Outdoor Recreation Caucus, highlighted the strength of New Mexico’s outdoor recreation economy.
 
According to a new report released today by the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), the outdoor recreation economy directly contributes $9.9 billion in consumer spending annually and employs 99,000 people in New Mexico. 
 
“Outdoor traditions—both new and old—are not only integral to our

Back To School Tax Free Weekend Underway

on August 6, 2017 - 8:26am

STATE News:

ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Susana Martinez has announced New Mexico’s annual back to school tax-free weekend and encourages families to take part in order to save them money and prepare their children for the upcoming school year.

“Families across the state know how expensive it can be to get kids ready for school, and this is a great way for them to save money,” Martinez said. “Our tax-free weekend can help families make sure that they send their students off to school with everything they need so they’re ready to learn.”

Vendors will not be required to collect gross receipts tax

Heinrich Statement On July Jobs Report

on August 6, 2017 - 6:27am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Ranking Member of the Joint Economic Committee, issued the following statement after the Department of Labor announced 209,000 jobs were added in July:
 
"After nearly eight months on the job, President Trump has failed to come up with a cogent plan to create good-paying jobs and increase wages. As a result, wages are barely exceeding inflation, and more than 100,000 workers have been laid off as companies continue to close American operations and ship jobs overseas.
 
“The economic

New Mexico Celebrates Wine Heritage Around State

on August 5, 2017 - 4:47pm
Courtesy photo
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE  Gov. Susana Martinez has proclaimed August 2017 as New Mexico Wine Month, and the New Mexico Tourism Department has a number of ways New Mexicans can venture into vino in celebration.

“New Mexico wineries are key to both the tourism and agricultural industries in our state,” Martinez said. “The industry is increasingly robust and is fueled by a new generation of innovative winemakers – and it helps to show all New Mexico has to offer.”

New Mexico boasts more than 60 wineries across the state that open their doors for tastings and tours most of the

Abe Dispennette State Farm Agency Moving To Museum Parke In Downtown Los Alamos In October

on August 4, 2017 - 6:13pm

State Farm Agency owner Abe Dispennette, left, signed a lease with TRK Management owner Roger Waterman Thursday on a space he plans to move into in October at 1350 Central Ave., Suite 100. Photo by Bob Dispennette

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

State Farm Agent Abe Dispennette is moving his business in October to 1350 Central Ave., Suite 100, near the Bradbury Science Museum. He has been operating at 1362 Trinity Dr., Suite B, near Viola’s Restaurant, since starting his business five years ago.

“The location is the number one reason I am moving and the access in and out is

Reception For Watercolorist Allen Brown At Karen Wray Gallery Underway Until 7 p.m. Today!

on August 4, 2017 - 6:12pm
Gallery owner Karen Wray with watercolorist Allen Brown. Brown is presenting his first solo art show with a reception at the Karen Wray Gallery 5-7 p.m. today at 1247 Central Ave., Suite D-2 in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Guests begin to gather at the reception for Alan Brown's solo show today at the Karen Wray Gallery on Central Avenue. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

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