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On The Job In Los Alamos: At Verizon Wireless Store

on November 6, 2017 - 3:59pm

On the job in Los Alamos this afternoon is Brady Stokes who has worked for the company for 5 months at the store in the Smith's Marketplace shopping center. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Nonprofit Accounting Event At ProjectY Nov. 14

on November 4, 2017 - 7:57am
LACF News:
 
The Los Alamos Community Foundation is sponsering a free talk by local accountant Dennis Kennedy on accounting for nonprofits 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14 at projectY cowork at 150 Central Park Square in Los Alamos.
 
The session covers:
  • Financial Reporting Changes (Net Assets);
  • Revenue Recognition;
  • Internal Controls for Small Entities; and
  • Fundraising Policies and Procedures.
There will be an open discussion throughout the presentation. To register for the event, click here

USDA Invests $2.5 Billion In Electric Infrastructure

on November 3, 2017 - 9:51am
USDA News:
 
WASHNGTON, D.C.  Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Thursday that USDA is investing $2.5 billion in rural electric infrastructure improvements to help create jobs and support economic development in 27 states.
 
“These significant investments will help develop and maintain modern, reliable electric infrastructure that businesses and rural communities need in a 21st Century economy,” Perdue said.

World Futures: Money, Trade, Value And Time Part 4

on November 3, 2017 - 7:33am
World Futures: What Do We Need?
By ANDY ANDREWS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute
 
In the previous articles of this series we looked at Uruk 5,000 years ago and saw the creation of tokens used for correspondence counting as well as making impressions in clay tablets. It was related to trade. A city of 50 to 80 thousand people, the inhabitants did different things and had to exchange goods – trade. 

Then we jumped forward to 1394 A.D. and saw banks and the exchange of goods and services over much greater distances.

Help Us Make Our New App! Take This Survey

on November 2, 2017 - 9:31pm

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BOUMAN: What To Do About My Old 401(K)?

on November 2, 2017 - 8:49pm

By BEN BOUMAN
Alpine Financial Partners

Changing jobs can be a tumultuous experience. Even under the best of circumstances, making a career move requires a series of tough decisions, not the least of which is what to do with the funds in your old employer-sponsored retirement plan.

Some people choose to roll over these funds into an Individual Retirement Account, and for good reason. About 42 percent of all retirement assets in the U.S. are held in IRAs, and 85 percent of traditional IRA owners funded all or part of their IRAs with a rollover.

Generally, you have four choices when it comes

Sirphey Acquires UnQuarked

on November 2, 2017 - 10:50am

Prashant Jain, the new owner of UnQuarked at 145 Central Park Square welcomes the community to experience his new establishment. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Prashant Jain relaxes in the front patio sitting area at UnQuarked with Cortni Nucklos, Sirphey's communications director. She oversees everything that goes out to the public, whether it be press releases, advertisements, customer inquiries, menus or other concerns. For Unquarked, she is developing new menus and managing the transition. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Meet New Owners At Finishing Touch Grand Opening

on November 2, 2017 - 10:15am

From left, Marcelo Ruano, Cheryl Sowder and Julio Gaytan at work at the Finishing Touch. After more than 38 years operating the Finishing Touch, Sowder is turning ownership over to Ruano and Gaytan. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY

Los Alamos Daily Post 

kirsten@ladailypost.com 

 

Julio Gaytan and Marcelo Ruano are officially the new owners of Finishing Touch; they took over the business Wednesday from Cheryl Sowder who operated the flooring and window covering business for more than 38 years.

 

The community is invited to meet the new owners at 2 p.m.

New Mexico Tourism Industry Enjoys Boom

on November 2, 2017 - 10:01am

Regional Tourism Economy Panel members from left, Los Alamos County Community Services Department Director Brian Brogan, Assistant to the County Manager Linda Matteson, Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott, Bradbury Science Museum Director Linda Deck and Cynthia Delgado of TOURISM in Santa Fe. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com  

New Mexico Hospitality Association President Jen Schroer speaks during the summit. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY

Los Alamos Daily Post

kirsten@ladailypostcom

 

The tourism industry is gaining more and more traction

Massage Like You’ve Never Felt It

on November 2, 2017 - 8:52am

Windgate Healing Arts owner Bethany Bundy at 2101 Suite T Trinity Dr. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Bethany Bundy, owner of Windgate Healing Arts, offers body work techniques that may be new to Los Alamos, but have thousands of years of history behind them.

Bundy opened Windgate Healing Arts at 2101 Suite T Trinity Dr., about two months ago. Located near the Los Alamos Public Schools Administration Building, Windgate presents a calm, beautiful atmosphere.

A massage therapist for 20 years, Bundy was drawn to the

NMERB Improving Sustainability State Tour

on November 1, 2017 - 8:26am

Halloween Spirit At Los Alamos National Bank

on October 31, 2017 - 2:01pm

Trolls filled with Halloween spirit gather this afternoon at Los Alamos National Bank. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Getting in the Halloween spirit, Liddie Martinez as Medusa and Ryan Tatro as Clark Kent. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Angelina Payen and Gabby Espinoza as mermaids. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Jason Waterbury, left, Missy Stark, Tiffany Hinojosa, Carrie DeBurgomaster and Patrick Browder dress up as Unicorns. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

LACDC Seeks Applicants For Chamber Manager

on October 31, 2017 - 11:03am

LACDC News:

The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) is seeking an experienced professional to serve as the Manager of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce.

 LACDC is a private non profit economic development firm consisting of multiple complimentary programs including the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos Main Street, Discover Los Alamos, a destination marketing organization, projectY co-work Los Alamos, and the Los Alamos Research Park. The Chamber Manager reports directly to the LACDC Executive Director. 

For a full job description please go to

Balderas: $18.5 Million Presbyterian Settlement

on October 30, 2017 - 1:28pm

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas

From the Office of Attorney General Hector Balderas:

  • Balderas’ recovery exceeds the audit amount identified by nearly $4 million

ALBUQUERQUE – This afternoon, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced he has reached an $18.5 million settlement with Presbyterian Healthcare regarding the failure to pay Medicaid premium taxes by the corporation.

The settlement exceeds the amount identified, $14.6 million, in the recently released Examination Resources audit by nearly four million dollars.

SBA Celebrates National Veterans Small Business Week 2017 With Boots To Business Reboot Seminar Nov. 2

on October 29, 2017 - 9:52am

SBA Administrator Linda McMahon

SBA News:

 ALBUQUERQUE – The U.S. Small Business Administration New Mexico District Office and the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services Veterans Business Outreach Center will host Boots to Business Reboot, a free business development seminar for veterans, Guard/Reserve personnel and their spouses, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 2 at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell.

This business development seminar is a local observance of National Veterans Small Business Week, Oct. 30 – Nov.

Cornerstone Companies Gather At Municipal Building

on October 27, 2017 - 11:08am

United Way of Northern New Mexico Cornerstone Company representatives gather Thursday afternoon at the Community Action Fund thermometer in front of the Los Alamos Municipal Building.

New Mexico True Television Receives 2nd Regional Emmy® Award

on October 27, 2017 - 9:07am
NMTT News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  New Mexico True Television, the weekly travel show created to take viewers to every breathtaking corner of New Mexico, produced by CliffDweller Digital in cooperation with the New Mexico Tourism Department, has been awarded its second Regional Emmy® Award in two years in the category of “Magazine Program – Program/Special.”
 
The show currently airs regionally on both commercial and PBS stations, as well as public access in Albuquerque, bringing viewers across New Mexico, Southern Colorado, and West Texas face-to-face with fun and adventurous destinations and

Care2 Petition Demands NPS Scrap Proposal To Charge $70 Entrance Fee For 17 National Parks

on October 27, 2017 - 8:59am
CARE2 News:
 
A new Care2 petition is demanding the The National Park Service stop its proposal to more than double the entrance fees at 17 national parks, including the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and Yellowstone. It has gathered 7,000 signatures.
 
VIEW THE CARE2 PETITION HERE: https://www.thepetitionsite.com/254/666/488/
 
“This new proposal will make it even more difficult for all of us to visit and enjoy our public lands — and will especially prohibit lower-income Americans from visiting the public lands that their tax dollars help maintain,” the Care2 petition reads.

Scenes Of Last Outdoor Farmers Market This Season

on October 26, 2017 - 11:17am

The kettle corn is popping at today's final outdoor Los Alamos Farmers Market for the 2017 season. The Los Alamos Farmers Market is set up near the Mesa Public Library on Central Avenue. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Masa corn tortillas are under construction at today's Los Alamos Farmers Market ... get um while they're hot! Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Christmas chile roasting today at the Los Alamos Farmers Market. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

The produce stand is filled with fresh pickings at the Farmers Market today on Central Avenue. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

A basket leaves the Farmers Market

Heinrich Calls On Secretary Perry To Withdraw Proposal To Force Consumers To Subsidize Uncompetitive Coal And Nuclear Companies

on October 26, 2017 - 9:41am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In an op-ed today, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) called on Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry to withdraw a recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) directing federal regulators at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to create rules that would favor coal and nuclear plants that are no longer the most cost-effective producers of energy.

“If FERC were to adopt Secretary Perry’s proposed rule, or anything even remotely similar, it would unravel wholesale energy markets and

Flat Jack Spotted On Central Avenue Promoting Halloweekend In Downtown Los Alamos Oct. 27-28

on October 25, 2017 - 10:36am

Flat Jack promotes Halloweekend. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos MainStreet and Creative District News:

Flat Jack was spotted Tuesday on Central Avenue near CB FOX Kidz, in front of the Teen Center on 20th Street and in front of Fuller Lodge. The skeleton is created from chalk and painted on the local roads using sewer grates for his rib cage.

Los Alamos Creative District Curator Ryn Herrmann made the Flat Jack template to promote Halloweekend Friday Oct. 27 and Saturday Oct. 28 in downtown Los Alamos.

For the complete Halloweekend schedule, visit losalamosmainstreet.com.

Los Alamos

LAEC: Talk On Case For Modular Nuclear Reactors For Utility Scale Electricity Generation Saturday

on October 25, 2017 - 10:22am

Jack Bailey of NuScale Power

ASME/ASM/IEEE/ANS News:

The Los Alamos Engineering Council (ASME/ASM/IEEE/ANS) Dinner Meeting features a talk by Jack Bailey, vice president Business Development, NuScale Power, on the case for modular nuclear reactors for utility scale electricity generation, Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, 1101 Bathtub Row.

  • Social Time: 5:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 6 p.m.
  • Lecture: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Abstract:

NuScale Power was incorporated in 2007 following a reactor concept initiated in 2000 as a collaborative project with Oregon State University, the Idaho National

New Sidewalks Underway In Central Park Square

on October 25, 2017 - 7:36am

Workers are installing new sidewalks Tuesday afternoon in Central Park Square as part of owner Philip Kunsberg's continuous efforts to improve his properties in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

SFCC Offers New Collar Manufacturing Classes

on October 25, 2017 - 5:37am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College’s Innovation Center announces new Continuing Education classes in digital fabrication and new collar jobs.
 
Fab Lab Hub, a part of the international Fab Lab Network based at the Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT in Cambridge, Mass., is bringing next generation manufacturing and training to Santa Fe. Two November courses will open the Fab Lab program, which focuses on the digital transformation of traditional manufacturing skills. 
 
Fab Lab Hub founder Sarah Boisvert, has worked in digital fabrication including laser processing and 3D

LAHS 5th Annual Career Fair Wednesday

on October 23, 2017 - 5:32am

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School will host its 5th Annual Career Fair noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25 in the Auxiliary Gymnasium. 

Los Alamos community members representing a variety of careers have committed to attend this year’s event and share their experiences with students. Representatives from UNM-LA, Northern New Mexico College and Santa Fe Community College, as well as Workforce Solutions and the military also are participating in the career fair.

Students can enter drawings for prizes by attending and meeting with the career representatives.

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