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New Mexico True Certified Products At ABQ Sunport

on January 17, 2017 - 9:01am

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STATE News:

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Tourism Department is partnering with Avila Retail to bring attention to products that are 100 percent made and manufactured in New Mexico.

These products, all members of the department’s New Mexico True Certified program (NMTC), are featured in three outlets at the Albuquerque International Sunport owned by Avila Retail - Greetings from New Mexico, Earth Spirit and the ABQ2GO kiosk.
 
The three-month campaign, running mid-January through mid-March, includes attractive and compelling window displays and kiosks encouraging shoppers to “Buy

Governor Welcomes International Manufacturer To New Mexico With Up To 175 New Jobs

on January 15, 2017 - 7:46am
STATE News:
 
BELEN — Gov. Susana Martinez welcomes international manufacturer Keter Plastics to Belen with up to 175 new jobs.
 
The company will invest $36 million to renovate and expand an existing facility. New Mexico beat out California, Arizona and Nevada for the expansion. The new positions will include manufacturing and production, technicians, engineers, managers and others.
 
“This is great news for Belen and yet another positive result from fighting to grow and diversify our economy,” Martinez said.

Chicken Teriyaki Serves Up Japanese Cuisine And More In White Rock

on January 15, 2017 - 7:44am
Owner and main cook Nhan T. Nguyen behind the counter at Chicken Teriyaki, open seven days a week on Bonnie View in White Rock. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Things have been hopping at Chicken Teriyaki since the White Rock restaurant opened its doors Nov. 12. The restaurant, located at 25 Bonnie View Dr. is housed in the former Pizza Hut, which has stood empty for a number of years.

“I saw this place standing empty and decided I would like to open my restaurant there,” owner and main cook Nhan T. Nguyen said.

Boomerang Raises Funds For NMDog Rescue Effort

on January 15, 2017 - 7:09am
Angela Stell, left, receives a check for more than $300 in contributions to NMDog from Boomerang owner Anna Dillane and her rescued companion, Buddha. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Tuesday, Jan. 3 marked a happy reunion for Buddha, the canine companion of Boomerang owner Anna Dillane. Buddha came to the store to see Angela Stell, president and director of NMDOG, who rescued him from a life on the end of a chain five years ago. He hasn’t seen her in five years.

Peek Inside Blue Window Bistro Now Open In New Location In Downtown Los Alamos!

on January 14, 2017 - 12:04pm

Blue Window Bistro opens for business Wednesday at 1789 Central Ave. in downtown Los Alamos. Read the full story later today in the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Blue Window Bistro owner Melissa Paternoster talks about her retaurant Friday during an interview with the Los Alamos Daily Post. Courtesy photo

The Blue Window Bistro served its last meal Friday, Jan. 6 Friday at its old location and began serving lunch Wednesday, Jan. 11 at its new location on Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Welcoming guests for lunch Thursday at the new

County Lodgers’ Tax Advisory Board Meets Tuesday

on January 13, 2017 - 4:39pm

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Lodgers’ Tax Advisory Board meets at noon Tuesday, Jan. 17 in Conference Room Suite 150 at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.

Agenda:

I. ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS 12:00 p.m. ( 5 min)

  • A. Call to Order/Introductions All
  • B. Approval of Today’s Agenda All
  • C. Review/Approval of Meeting Minutes All
  • D. Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda

II. PENDING PROJECTS, 12:05 p.m. (20 min)

  • A. Legistar Deadlines/Streaming Update Perry Rutherford
  • B. Board Terms and Vacancy Status Ryn Herrmann
  • C. FY18 LTAB Workplan Kelly Stewart
  • D. Short Term Rentals Ryn Herrmann
  • E.

BLM Seeks Comments On New Mexico Gas Company Taos Mainline Re-route Project

on January 12, 2017 - 7:23am
BLM News:
 
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Taos Field Office is seeking public comment on the draft environmental assessment (EA) for the proposed relocation of approximately six miles of the New Mexico Gas Company’s Taos Mainline. 
 
This is a natural gas utility pipeline that serves as the only purveyor of natural gas to the communities of Taos, Questa, and Red River in Taos County, New Mexico. The public comment period will be open from January 10, 2017, to February 10, 2017.
 
The project is located primarily on BLM lands within the Rio Grande gorge along State Highway 68. The

Introducing Take Out Talks Beginning Noon Friday

on January 12, 2017 - 7:09am

CHAMBER News:

Bring your take out (or brown bag lunch) and hear a talk for free on personal and small business owner financial planning at noon Friday in the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Conference Room at 109 Central Park Square. 

The presenter is Trish Gallegos, CRPC ®, CFS®, CDFATM, Financial Advisor, Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, Certified Fund and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst at Farber & Associates, A financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

Each month a professional Chamber member will present a talk in the Chamber Conference Room on a

LACF To Host Free Non-Profit Training At projectY

on January 11, 2017 - 9:42am
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LAFC News:
 
At 5 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12, projectY cowork Los Alamos will serve as the venue for the next Los Alamos Community Foundation (LACF) non-profit training event.
 
In this interactive session, CPA Dennis Kennedy will discuss accounting and taxation issues related to non-profits for 2016, impacting 2017, including:
  • Taxation for Non-Profits / Unrelated Business Income
  • Year-End Reporting Requirements for Non-Profits
  • Revenue Recognition/Classification, Including Allowable and Non-Allowable Expenses
  • Non-Profit Audit Requirements Based on Revenue Source
  • Reconciling

FBI And Police Seek Information About Santa Fe And Las Vegas Bank Robberies

on January 11, 2017 - 7:43am
 
 
FBI News:
 
At approximately 4:55 p.m., Jan. 7, 2016, an unknown person attempted to rob the Community First Bank at 520 Douglas Ave., in Las Vegas, N.M.
 
At approximately 5 p.m., Jan. 8, 2014, an unknown male robbed the New Mexico Bank & Trust at 1549 Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe.
 

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a bank robbery suspect.

 
Anyone with information about these robberies is asked to call the Albuquerque FBI at 505.889.1300. Tips also can be submitted online at tips.fbi.gov.

Los Alamos Single Family Home Prices Jump

on January 11, 2017 - 7:07am
 
LAAR News:
 
The Los Alamos Association of REALTORS® (LAAR) reports that the median price of Single Family Home salesjumped by 18 percent when compared to the 4th Quarter of 2015 or $270,000 to $320,000 in this quarter.
 
Single Family home sales moved from 57 in the 4th Quarter of 2015 to 63 this quarter. Single Family home sales volumes also rose sharply from $16.7M in 2015 to $20.8M for the 4th Quarter of 2016 reflecting the increase in home prices. Condo and Townhome sales also rose in the 4th Quarter of 2016 to 21 units sold compared to 16 units in 2015.
 
During this same

DOE Selects TerranearPMC To Explore New Mexico Research Project

on January 10, 2017 - 11:53am
DOE News:
 
OTERO COUNTY  TerranearPMC, LLC (TPMC) was selected by the Department of Energy (DOE) to begin exploring the possibility of conducting a research project known as the deep borehole field test in Otero County, New Mexico.
 
This is one of four potential test sites nationally chosen to explore this project.

Letter To The Editor: Straight Fact - LAPS Bond Election DOES NOT INCREASE TAX RATE

on January 10, 2017 - 7:50am
By DAVE FOX
Los Alamos

DOES NOT INCREASE TAX RATE is the straight fact about the Los Alamos Public Schools bond election.

We bring this up because as business people we figure a good many other people would be interested in our take regarding what I think of as "this no-question-about-its-importance bond".

Because we also care about the health of CB FOX itself, we've double-checked, and again the fact is passage of the bond DOES NOT INCREASE THE TAX RATE.

IT JUST DOESN'T.

With great respect for this remarkable community,

Dave Fox

China Moon Undergoes Renovation - Reopens Tuesday

on January 9, 2017 - 8:54pm

China Moon Restaurant in Central Park Square at 15th Street and Central Avenue is undergoing a major renovation this evening and the owners intend to open for lunch Tuesday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

It appears this team plans to pull an all nighter to get China Moon ready for tomorrow's lunch crowd. From left, China Moon co-owner Sally Saisa Rrzig, Humberto Zubia, co-owner Ziggy Rrzig and Lupe Cruz. The Rrzig's took over China Moon last year after Sally's father retired.

QNM: Why Now? Why Here? Why You?

on January 9, 2017 - 1:04pm

QNM News:
  • 2017 Quality New Mexico Learning Summit Registration Opens

ALBUQUERQUE -- Registration for Quality New Mexico’s 2017 Learning Summit is open! The 2-day event will take place April 18-19 at Isleta Resort in Albuquerque. Early-bird registration fees are available until Feb. 13. Visit www.qualitynewmexico.org.

The learning program includes a special presentation by Dr. Gary Sanchez, founder of The WHY Institute. Dr. Sanchez will help attendees discover their personal and business WHY.

Udall Joins Senators In Authoring Bill To Require Trump And Future Presidential Nominees To Release Tax Returns

on January 9, 2017 - 6:09am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) announced that he has co-sponsored a bill authored by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) that will require President-elect Trump to release his recent tax returns in order to provide the public with more transparency on matters related to the President-elect's actions, values and foreign business dealings.
 
"President-elect Trump has defied decades of bipartisan tradition in refusing to release his tax returns.

Rose Chocolatier Moves To Central Park Square

on January 8, 2017 - 2:03pm
The new expanded kitchen at Rose Chocolatiier in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo
 
BUSINESS News:

Rose Chocolatier has moved and is now located at 149 Central Park Square in the heart of downtown Los Alamos.

"We love our new space, especially being so near to other great local businesses," owner Marguerite McClay said. "To be precise we are across from Finishing Touch, between Allure and projectY and about half way between UnQuarked and Pet Pangaea. With Bathtub Row Beer Co-op and El Rigoberto's and other stellar businesses nearby we feel right at home."
 
Rose Chocolatier is in a

New Mexico Museum Of Natural History Foundation Announces Three New Directors

on January 8, 2017 - 6:32am
Rafael Gonzalez. Courtesy photo
 
NMMNHF News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  The New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation has announced three new directors have joined the Foundation Board.
 
Rafael Gonzalez received his B.S and M.S degrees in Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas at El Paso in 2001 and 2003 respectively. He joined Sandia National Laboratories in 2015 as a Research & Development Science and Engineering manager.

USPS: Staples To Stop Offering Postal Services

on January 8, 2017 - 5:40am
USPS News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The U.S. Postal Service has announced in a letter to the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO that the deal between the U.S. Postal Service and Staples has ended.
 
Staples will be removing all signage and will discontinue postal services at the national retailer’s roughly 500 U.S. locations that handle postal services by the first week of March 2017. In response, APWU is calling off the boycott of Staples effective immediately and will notify its many supporters and allies.
 
This is a big win for the public as well as the 200,000 members of APWU and

Daily Postcard: Clement & Benner Christmas Window In 1980 After CB FOX Purchased Store

on January 8, 2017 - 5:34am

Daily Postcard: This photo was taken of the Christmas window in 1980, the first Christmas following purchase of the store by CB FOX (July 1979). The Clement & Benner sign, deeply cut into oak, was the first physical improvement CB FOX made to the building. As part of CB FOX's 1991 remodel of the entire storefront, the space, which had been a marquee or sheltered display space and entryway to the double front doors, all of which was exposed on the sidewalk side to the weather good or bad, became enclosed and now comprises the Candy & Gifts area of the store. Photo by Bill Jack Rodgers

 

Udall, Heinrich Praise Enactment Of American Innovation And Competitiveness Act

on January 7, 2017 - 11:33am

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich praised the enactment of S. 3084, the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act (AICA), a major science bill that includes a number of significant provisions Udall and Heinrich championed to help boost New Mexico’s economy.

The bill, which passed both houses of Congress last month and was signed into law by President Obama today, contains measures to boost technology transfer initiatives, strengthen and grow manufacturing, and encourage private-sector innovation. 

The legislation, an update of the America

Del Norte Credit Union Expands DNCU Scholarship Program in 2017

on January 7, 2017 - 6:23am

DNCU News:
  • Scholarship programs expands eligibility to home‐schooled and GED candidates

SANTA FE — Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), Northern New Mexico’s hometown financial co‐op, has announced an expansion of its DNCU Scholarship Program for 2017.

Scholarships will now be offered to 10 students, signifying an increase from seven winners in previous years.

Lamphouse Sales Offers Alternative To Garage Sales

on January 5, 2017 - 7:56pm
Caroyle and Gary Kemp, here with daughter Abigal, are the proprietors of Lamphouse Sales in White Rock. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Abigail Kemp shows off some of the art available at Lamphouse Sales. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The idea for Lamphouse Sales came to Gary Kemp when he noticed all the garage sales taking place in Los Alamos.

“I thought, wouldn’t it be nice if there was one place to go instead of attending all these garage sales?” Kemp remembered.  

His wife Caroyle Kemp ran with the idea and Lamphouse

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New Year … Big Changes For Cottonwood On The Greens

on January 5, 2017 - 4:26pm

Cottonwood on the Greens owners Pawel and Darota Listwan, center, with their Executive Chef Levi Guarello and his wife Laura Rodriguez who is a line cook at the restaurant. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Restaurateurs Pawel and Darota Listwan and former partners Patrick Mockler-Wood and his mother Catherine Mockler have ended their partnership and divided up their two local eateries.

The foursome came together to open the Pajarito Brewpub in November 2012. They went on to open Cottonwood on the Greens in April 2014.

By mutual agreement of the four

Purgatory Resort: New General Manager Colin McBeath

on January 5, 2017 - 10:26am

New Purgatory Resort GM Colin McBeath

DURANGO, Colo. – Purgatory Resort officials announced the appointment of Colin McBeath as its new general manager.

McBeath was most recently the general manager at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel and Spa in Alaska and has more than 20 years of international and national experience as a general manager and hotel manager for groups such as the Sheraton, Kimpton Hotels, Fairmont and Ritz.

“Purgatory is a fantastic year-round family destination led by a great ownership and leadership team.

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