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Associate Broker Carrie Montoya-Pegg Top Producer Of The Year At Zia Realty Group

on January 5, 2017 - 9:19am
Carrie Montoya-Pegg is the Top Associate Broker Producer of the Year at Zia Realty Group for 2016. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Zia Realty Group has announced that Associate Broker Carrie Montoya-Pegg is the company’s Top Producer of the Year. She garnered more than $4 million in Real Estate sales in 2016.

Montoya-Pegg attributes her success to hard work and a passion for people.

“I’m very much a people person - I really love people and in my work every situation is different because the people are different and that makes it so interesting

Dream Jobs At The Family YMCA

on January 5, 2017 - 8:46am
 
YMCA News:
 
Do you love being creative? Organizing? Talking to people? Helping others? Working out? Want to make an impact?
 
While need drives job seekers, it is satisfaction that turns most into job keepers. Aligning your talent, your knack, or enjoyment with a position that pays the bills is one key to job satisfaction that could develop into a career, as was the case with many current Y staff.
 
The Y has open positions at the front desk, after school program and Los Alamos Teen Center that could be the beginning of a wonderful career.
 
Jocelyn Hayes Chapman came to work at

State Corporate Tax Rate Reductions A Growing Trend

on January 4, 2017 - 3:37pm
TAX News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  As 2017 gets underway, four states--including New Mexico--and the District of Columbia will phase in cuts to their respective corporate income tax rates. New Mexico's rate will go from 6.6 percent to 6.2 percent.
 
In 2018, the rate will settle at 5.9 percent, down from 7.6 percent in 2013. The rate cuts were paired with a broadening of the tax base by reducing the generosity of some corporate tax credits.
 
"Since 2008, 15 states in total have reduced their corporate income tax rates," said Scott Drenkard, director of state projects for the Tax

FBI: Black Beanie Bandit Sought In 2-Year-Old Albuquerque Bank Robbery

on January 4, 2017 - 11:04am
Suspect wanted in northeast Albuquerque bank robbery. Courtesy/FBI
 
FBI News:
 
The FBI and Albuquerque Police Department are still looking for an unknown man who robbed a northeast Albuquerque bank Dec. 26, 2014.
 
The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 30 years old and 5'10" with a medium build and a short beard. He wore a black beanie, a green sweatshirt, blue jeans, and sunglasses.
 
At approximately 3:37 p.m., Dec. 26, 2014, the suspect robbed the Western Commerce Bank at 1910 Wyoming Blvd. NE in Albuquerque. A wanted poster and photograph can be found at 

Domino’s Is Open For Business In Los Alamos

on January 4, 2017 - 10:37am

Domino’s in the Smith's Marketplace Shopping Center on Trinity Drive is open for business and looking to hire 20 more employees. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Domino’s General Manager Celesta Lasater Tuesday in the new restaurant was transferred from a Domino’s in Aztec and said that she held a soft opening at 5 p.m. Dec. 30  and the customers packed in 'like sardine's. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Domino’s wall menu in new store. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

History of Domino’s

Domino’s is an American pizza restaurant chain headquartered in Ann Arbor,

Boomerang's Youngest Employee Finds Perfect Fit

on January 3, 2017 - 9:07pm

Jack Ammerman, 12, with Boomerang owner Anna Dillane, has helped put together 22 LEGO sets. Courtesy photo

BUSINESS News:

Last week Boomerang in downtown Los Alamos received six tubs of LEGOs from a wonderful community member. Each tub contained many partially built LEGO sets ranging from Star Wars to Teen Aged Mutant Ninja Turtles, and everything in between.

Owner Anna Dillane was stumped as to how to know if the sets were complete or even what they were. Luckily, a customer had a solution. She suggested that her almost 12-year-old son Jack Ammerman might be interested in helping.

Secret City Kitchen Launches ‘Tapas @ The Tub’

on January 2, 2017 - 9:48am
Secret City Kitchen offers a variety of dinners available for pickup or delivery such as this pork tenderloin with fall compote, bubble and squeak and grilled califlower. To find out what's on the menu this week and to order, visit https://secretcitykitchen.com/familydinners. Courtesy photo
 
Secret City Kitchen offers a variety of desserts including dulce de leche. To find out what's on the menu this week and to order, visit https://secretcitykitchen.com/familydinners. Courtesy photo
 
BUSINESS News:
 
The community has made 2016 a success for Secret City Kitchen.

Insights On IRS Future State

on January 1, 2017 - 11:11am

IRS News:

PHOENIX -- As part of ongoing efforts to receive feedback from the tax community and partner groups, the Internal Revenue Service recently said tax professionals attending the Nationwide Tax Forums this year highlighted a number of areas to help the agency shape Future State efforts to improve taxpayer service.

“This year’s Tax Forums were an excellent opportunity to discuss the IRS Future State with tax professionals and get their perspectives,” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said.

IRS Offers Free Tax Help

on December 31, 2016 - 8:07am

IRS Offers Free Tax Help

Note: This is the ninth in a series of reminders to help taxpayers prepare for the upcoming tax filing season.

PHOENIX -- As tax filing season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers free tax help is available online, by phone and in-person. The IRS encourages taxpayers to take advantage of the online tools and resources at IRS.gov. Many taxpayers, who don’t want to wait, can get answers to tax questions right away at IRS.gov.

IRS.gov has services that include:

Chamber Breakfast: State Of County Address Jan. 12

on December 30, 2016 - 8:15am
County Manager Harry Burgess will present the County’s Annual Report at the Jan. 12 Chamber Breakfast. He will be reviewing the County’s accomplishments in the past year and looking forward to the coming year. The breakfast is 7:30-9 a.m. in room 230, building 2, at UNM-LA, 4000 University Dr. in Los Alamos. Reserve a seat online http://losalamoschamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/chamber-breakfast-january-2017-198

Man Wearing Albuquerque Dukes Baseball Cap Tries To Rob Albuquerque Bank

on December 30, 2016 - 8:11am

FBI News:

A man wearing a black Albuquerque Dukes baseball cap tried to rob a northeast Albuquerque bank Tuesday and fled in a black Chevy Malibu.

The suspect is described as a white male, possibly Hispanic, in his late 20s, and approximately 5'6" to 5'9" tall, with a slender build. He had a short beard. He wore a black baseball cap with a blue Dukes logo, a black sweatshirt, baggy black pants and eyeglasses.

At approximately 3 p.m., the suspect walked into Wells Fargo at 156 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE., and gave a teller a note that demanded money, but the suspect left without any cash.

IRS: Time Is Running Short For 2016 Tax Moves

on December 30, 2016 - 8:06am

IRS News:

PHOENIX -- The Internal Revenue Service wants taxpayers to know they have some time left to make any final tax moves for the 2016 tax year.

“There are many opportunities for taxpayers to legitimately reduce taxes or defer income as the year winds down,” IRS spokesman Bill Brunson said. “A little tax planning now could save you time and money later.”  

A few tax items to consider:

  • Make Charitable Contributions. Make charitable contributions (cash or non-cash items) on or before Dec. 31. Give to a qualified public charity and keep a paper trail.

Red Roof Comes Off Old McDonald's

on December 29, 2016 - 3:59pm

The red roof is coming off the old McDonald's Restaurant today on Trinity Drive. No word yet on what is planned for the building. Photo by Greg Kendall
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Sunrise Cleaning Owner Delbert Romero Jr. Shares Story

on December 29, 2016 - 9:04am

LAHS graduate Delbert Romero and several of his class now own their own business in Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
  • LAHS's ‘First Of The 21st’ Class Generates Several Local Entrepreneurs

Los Alamos native Delbert Romero Jr., is the man behind Sunrise Cleaning LLC. He launched his company in 2009 serves the Los Alamos and White Rock areas.

“They say you meet the nicest people in the mountains and I find that to be true,” Romero said. “Serving the community and getting to know people is the greatest thing about what I do.”

Scenes From Special VIP Opening Of New McDonald’s Restaurant In Los Alamos This Morning

on December 28, 2016 - 1:10pm

Julian Garza and his daughter Clementina Garza welcomed guests at this morning’s special VIP opening of their new McDonald’s Restaurant in the Smith’s Marketplace Shopping Center. The restaurant officially opened for business to the public at 10:30 a.m. today. Julian Garza has been in the McDonald’s Restaurant business for more than 30 years and his daughter, who grew up in the business, joined him 25 years ago. The family owns the largest McDonald’s Restaurant in New Mexico, which is in Espanola.

New Mexico Municipalities To See Minimum Wage Increases In 2017

on December 28, 2016 - 7:39am

STATE News:

ALBUQUERQUE – As momentum for higher wages and the call for a $15 minimum wage grows across the nation, working families in New Mexico will see some increases in their state’s minimum wage in 2017.

Starting on New Year’s Day, working families in some New Mexico municipalities will get a boost in their paychecks. While these wages are an increase on the paltry minimum wage offered by the federal government, they are far from that $15 an hour that would approach a living wage.

In 2017, New Mexico Working Families will fight to make sure that our state’s minimum is enough for a

Daily Postcard: Snow Scooper On The Move

on December 28, 2016 - 6:51am

Daily Postcard: A small tractor with a front scoop is busy clearing snow Tuesday from the parking lot at Central Avenue and Knecht Street. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Old McDonald's Closes Doors At 8 p.m. Today ... New McDonald's Opens 10:30 a.m. Wednesday

on December 24, 2016 - 10:25am

The old McDonald's restaurant on Trinity Drive is closing for good at 8 p.m. today and will open in its new location in the Smith's Marketplace shopping center at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Finishing touches are underway in the new McDonald's restaurant, which opens at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Smith's Marketplace shopping center. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The new McDonald's restaurant opens at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Smith's Marketplace shopping center. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

NNSA Improves Standing In ‘Best Places To Work’

on December 23, 2016 - 8:31am
NNSA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — For the second year in a row, the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) has made significant gains in its “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” rankings.
 
This year, NNSA improved its score in the index by nearly 12 points to a score a 62.5. Just two years ago, that number was 44.7.
 
“By focusing on the mission and our people, NNSA continues to make significant progress in empowering our team members, making sure they have the training and skills to do the job and ensuring that the right leaders are in

UNM-LA Internship Program Entrenches Youth In Community

on December 22, 2016 - 1:30pm

Mentors from local businesses with their interns are joined by CIC staff at the Dec. 13 graduation of the latest group to participate in this highly successful program at UNM-LA. Photo by Kateri Morris/UNM-LA

From left, LAHS CIC Coordinator Ken Holmes, UNM-LA CIC Coordinator Laura Loy, UNM-LA CEO Dr. Cynthia Rooney, LAPS Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus and LANL Community Programs Office Deputy Director Carole Rutten at the Dec. 13 graduation. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

From left, CIC intern Kaylen Pocaterra, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján and Pocaterra's mentor Prisca Tiasse.

Pig + Fig Wine Dinner With Tablas Creek Vineyard

on December 22, 2016 - 11:28am
Tablas Creek Winery. Courtesy/Tablas Creek Vineyard
 
BUSINESS News:
 
At 7 p.m., Jan. 10, the Pig + Fig Cafe in White Rock will host a wine tasting dinner with exclusive pairings from Tablas Creek Vineyard (http://www.tablascreek.com/), an organic estate vineyard on a 1,600-foot elevation site in the Paso Robles Wine Country in California.
 
The Pig + Fig at 35 Rover Blvd. specializes in gourmet comfort food and traditional French style desserts.
 
Chef Laura Crucet Hamilton is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France, where she studied cuisine, pastry, bakery, wine and

Local Chiropractors Host Annual Holiday Luncheon

on December 22, 2016 - 10:18am

From left, local chiropractors Dr. Nancy Savoia, Dr. Merry McIntyre and Dr. Gary Storkan gathered for their annual luncheon Wednesday at the Blue Window Bistro to celebrate the holidays. They expressed their thanks to the Los Alamos/White Rock community for its continued support and extend their blessings of love, peace and vibrant health to all in 2017. Courtesy photo

Vintage Hair Company Celebrates 1st Year Anniversary

on December 22, 2016 - 9:50am

Owner/stylist Chelsea Bartlett of Vintage Hair Company is celebrating the company’s first year anniversary Jan. 1 at 3500 Trinity Dr., Suite A1. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Vintage Hair Company is celebrating its first year anniversary Jan. 1 at 3500 Trinity Dr., Suite A1 in Los Alamos. 

“We are a women’s, men’s and children’s salon that offers cuts, color and men’s grooming services,” owner/stylist Chelsea Bartlett said.

Trinity Capital Corporation Completes $52 Million Capital Raise And Recapitalization Of Los Alamos National Bank

on December 20, 2016 - 12:34pm

Trinity Capital Corporation President & Chief Executive Officer John Gulas

BUSINESS News:

Trinity Capital Corporation (the “Company” or “Trinity”), parent company of Los Alamos National Bank (“LANB”), announced Moday that it closed its previously announced private placement of 2,661,239 shares of its common stock at $4.75 per share and 82,862 shares of its Series C preferred stock at $475.00 per share to Castle Creek Capital Partners VI, L.P. (“Castle Creek”), Patriot Financial Partners II, L.P., Patriot Financial Partners Parallel II, L.P.

Evelena Pulsipher Wins Metzger's $1,000 Shopping Spree!

on December 20, 2016 - 11:57am

Marc Barbeau presents a check this morning to local shopper Evelena Pulsipher, winner of a $1,000 shopping spree at Metzger's DO IT BEST in Los Alamos! Courtesy photo

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