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LANB Launches Mobile Banking App

on April 17, 2017 - 5:39pm

LANB Manager/liaison to CEO Patrick Browder, keft, and Daniel Alman, director of IT and Information Security at the bank, right, walk a customer test group through steps for the new app during an April 5 training session at the bank. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LANB IT/Information Security Director Daniel Alman watches as Los Alamos Market President Liddie Martinez whips through the new mobile banking app. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los ALAMOS DAILY POST

A group of customers gathered over the last couple of weeks to test Los Alamos National

Fifty Taos 2nd Graders Tour Bradbury Science Museum

on April 17, 2017 - 5:20pm

Fifty Ranchos Elementary School 2nd graders on a field trip Thursday to the Bradbury Science Museum, made possible by the generous sponsorship of Los Alamos National Bank. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Staff Report

Fifty 2nd graders from Ranchos Elementary in Taos took a field trip to the Bradbury Science Museum Thursday, April 13 thanks to the generous sponsorship of bus transportation provided by Los Alamos National Bank.

The Bradbury Science Museum Association, the museum's non-profit education outreach partner, in collaboration with Los Alamos National Bank, is providing the much needed

Collectible Treasures Fill Seeking Chameleon

on April 17, 2017 - 12:53pm
Seeking Chameleon owner Catherine Redmond's love of treasures led her to open her wonderful store in White Rock. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
Popular glass orb paperweights at Seeking Chameleon in White Rock. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
Some of the thousands of beads and charms at Seeking Chameleon, across the parking lot from Smith's in White Rock. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Some people seem to have an incredible knack for finding collectibles and treasures and have dozens of beautiful items they have found in

NCRTD Honored For Excellence In Financial Reporting

on April 17, 2017 - 7:07am
NCRTD News:
 
The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Fiscal Year 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada.
 
Acknowledged in the Certificate of Achievement was the NCRTD Finance Department including Finance Director Troy Bingham, Financial Analyst Pat Lopez and Finance Specialist Shannon Sandoval.
 
In announcing the award, NCRTD Executive Director Anthony Mortillaro stated, “This is the

Heinrich Statement On March Jobs Report

on April 16, 2017 - 7:22am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Ranking Member of the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, issued the following statement after the March jobs report.
 
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the economy added 98,000 jobs in March.
 
“Today’s jobs numbers show there are still challenges ahead that this administration must address. President Trump and Republicans should focus on job creation and raising wages.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Andrea Martinez At Los Alamos Children’s Dentistry

on April 15, 2017 - 10:34am

Dental Assistant Andrea Martinez works on a mouth guard Thursday at Los Alamos Childrens Dentistry, at 751 Trinity Dr. in the Smiths Marketplace shopping center. Los Alamos Childrens Dentistry is a sponsor of Los Alamos Little League and supplies free mouth guards to the organization. Martinez has worked at the dentist office for almost two years. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

White Rock Visitor Center Now Hiring

on April 15, 2017 - 6:41am
White Rock Visitor Center on N.M. 4. Courtesy photo
 
LACDC News:
 
The White Rock Visitor Center is seeking seasonal, part-time employees and volunteers for the Bandelier National Monument shuttle season.
 
During the months of May through October, the White Rock Visitor Center welcomes approximately 400-800 visitors a day. Volunteers are needed to serve as ambassadors to educate these visitors about the area and other attractions in Los Alamos and White Rock. Seasonal applicants must be available to work May 15 through Oct.

First Native Home Loan Intermediary Approved

on April 15, 2017 - 6:36am
Eric Vigil
 
USDA News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  USDA Rural Development Acting State Director Eric Vigil announced, Native Community Finance (NCF) has been approved to become the agency’s newest “intermediary” or packager.
 
This certification is crucial since it is the first one given to a Native entity in the nation. This means NCF will help Native residents living in New Mexico apply for home loans utilizing USDA Rural Development’s Direct Home Loan Program on Tribal trust lands.
 
In making the announcement Vigil said, “The agency strongly believes by establishing a vast network of

On The Job In Los Alamos: Tiffany Trujillo And Jessica Howze At Smith's

on April 14, 2017 - 12:27pm

On the job Thursday at Smith's in White Rock are Tiffany Trujillo, left, and Jessica Howze. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Pojoaque Pueblo Delivers Surprise Easter Baskets To Children In St. Vincent's Hospital

on April 14, 2017 - 12:01pm
The Easter Bunny poses with hospital staff and Pojoaque Pueblo team members outside the children's hospital rooms. Courtesy photo

Easter baskets ready and waiting to be delivered. The Pojoaque Pueblo team filled each basket with age appropriate gifts, selected for each child in St. Vincent's hospital. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Being sick and stuck in a hospital is never fun. Especially for a child. Especially for a child during Easter or Christmas.

For months now a group of Pojoaque Pueblo employees have been working on a plan to help those children in the hospital this Easter weekend.

Letter To The Editor: Re-discovering Meaning Of Family And Community During Challenging Times

on April 14, 2017 - 11:05am
By Patrick Mockler Wood,
Emily Blumenthal,
Catherine Mockler and Family

Recently, we re-discovered the meaning of family and community during another challenge we faced operating a family-owned small business. Our restaurant, the Pajarito Brewpub and Grill, experienced a gas leak that forced us to call on the community of Los Alamos and our family and friends for support.

We wanted to publicly recognize and thank those that helped us get through a rough day.

Thank you to the Los Alamos Fire Department whose staff worked quickly and professionally to respond to the incident and locate the

Los Alamos Tours Friedman Recycling Center

on April 14, 2017 - 7:34am

Environmental Services Division Manager Angelica Gurule models some paraphernalia that ended up at the Friedman Recycling Company in Albuquerque. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Regional Manager Robert Taylor speaks to visitors from Los Alamos who toured the Friedman Recycling Company Friday in Albuquerque. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

One of the first things you will see at the Friedman Recycling Company in Albuquerque is a giant hill of trash. It is a massive mosaic of every discarded item imaginable.

LACF: Registration Underway For Nonprofit Conference Emphasizing Public, Private & Peer Partnerships

on April 14, 2017 - 7:26am
Participants from the 2016 LACF Spring Conference work in groups to discuss collaborations and build capacity for nonprofits. Courtesy photo
 
LACF News:
 
Registration is underway for the April 28 Los Alamos Community Foundation Spring Conference for nonprofits titled “Practicing the Art of Working Together: Public/Private and Peer Partnerships”.
 
The conference is 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Wallace Hall (Building 5) at UNM-LA, and sponsored by LACF in partnership with United Way Northern New Mexico (UWNNM).
 
An increasing number of nonprofit organizations are discovering the benefits

World Futures: What Do We Need?

on April 14, 2017 - 7:19am
By ANDY ANDREWS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute

At the basic level, a computer is a system of switches that can be either on or off or perhaps somewhere in between.

In the off or on case, it uses binary mathematics to solve a mathematical problem. It receives input data, manipulates the switches, and outputs other data. Today the term refers to doing this process electronically even though it could be done mechanically. For an interesting side light, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Babbage#Difference_engine.

The key concept here is that the computer is an electromechanical

Pajarito Greenhouse Bursts With Blooms April 26

on April 14, 2017 - 7:11am

Dave Fox prepares to open his Pajarito Greenhouse April 26. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

When Pajarito Greenhouse owner Dave Fox enters the room, the conversation immediately turns to plants. “When are you going to open that greenhouse?,” a woman asks. “Do you have any pansies?” He advises another woman to spray corn gluten on goatheads or puncture vines to suffocate the seeds so that they can’t germinate.

The answer to the most frequently asked question once Spring arrives in the area is that Pajarito Greenhouse in White Rock will open

SBDC Marketing Workshop April 19 & May 3

on April 13, 2017 - 8:48am
SBDC News:
 
SBDC Los Alamos and project Y cowork present:
 
A Marketing Workshop
  • Nice: Standing out in a crowd
  • In my own lane: Finding others like me
  • Content marketing: I thought I was marketing my business
  • Putting it all together: If you build it, they will come
  • Email marketing: Everyone has an email address
 
Instructor: April Sheris
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 19 and Wednesday, May 3
 
Location: project Y cowork, 150 Central Square Park, Los Alamos
 
Fee is $20.00. Please register at: http://www.nmsbdc.org/los-alamos.aspx
 
Call Anne Lantrip at 505.661.4691 or 

Chamber Serenades Members: ‘It Was a Very Good Year’

on April 12, 2017 - 6:07pm

Chamber Serenades Members: ‘It Was a Very Good Year’ at the Chamber Gala Saturday night, April 22. Courtes/LACC

CHAMBER News:

Fifty-Five Chamber Members were nominated by their peers for recognition as the best business in their field in 2017. Categories include Financial Institution of the Year, Innovative Business of the Year, Restaurant of the Year, Service Business of the Year, Retailer of the Year, Non-profit of the Year, Media Outlet of the Year, and Overall Business of the Year. As Frank Sinatra said, “It Was a Very Good Year”.

The awards will be presented at the Chamber Gala on

Los Alamos Home And Condo Sales Grow

on April 11, 2017 - 10:41pm

LAAOR News:

Los Alamos Association of REALTORS® (LAAOR) reports that the single family home sales rose from 46 in the first quarter of 2016 to 52 this quarter. The median price of single family home sales saw a strong jump when compared to the first quarter of 2016 or $262,500 to $301,000 in this quarter. Single family home sales volumes also rose sharply from $12.9 million in 2016 to $16.2 million for the first quarter of 2017.

Condo and townhome sales increased in the first quarter of 2017 to 16 units sold compared to 13 units sold in the same quarter of 2016. During this same period,

On The Job In Los Alamos: Delbert Romero And Don Gallegos Of Sunrise Cleaning And G And R Painting

on April 11, 2017 - 4:20pm

Sunrise Cleaning owner Delbert Romero, right, with assistant Don Gallegos are on the job today at a home on Ridgeway Drive. The men are repairing a handicap ramp and power washing the exterior siding on the home. Romero and Gallegos also are partners in G and R Painting in which they specialize in exterior and interior painting, power washing of siding, decks, gutters, porches and sidewalks, and wood restoration of decks and fences. For information about Sunrise Cleaning, call Romero at 505.316.9825 and for G And R Painting, call Gallegos at 505.709.0188. Photo by Carol A.

Time Out Pizzeria Closing Friday ... Temporarily

on April 10, 2017 - 4:23pm
Time Out Pizzeria owners Omar and Trisha Sanchez have announced the temporary closing of their Los Alamos location. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Time Out Pizzeria on Central Avenue in Los Alamos will close its doors at 9 p.m., Friday, but will reopen in a new location later this year, owners Omar and Trisha Sanchez told the Los Alamos Daily Post this afternoon. The White Rock location on N.M. 4 will remain open and the Los Alamos team will transfer over there.

Omar Sanchez said they are looking for a smaller and more affordable location for

Y Combinator Startup School & Upcoming Free Events At projectY cowork

on April 10, 2017 - 2:22pm
projectY News:
 
The Y Combinator Startup School is now in session! If we host some group broadcasts at projectY cowork, perhaps over lunch each week, who would be interested in participating - and what day generally works well?

Here is some more information about the topics discussed: http://blog.ycombinator.com/startup-school-online-first-lecture-and-speaker-list/

A few other upcoming events that might be of interest:

 
Wednesday, April 12
  • LAEN Meetup: Networking Mixer at Bathtub Row!
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m., Bathtub Row Brewery Co-op
Thursday, April 13
  • Free Workshop: Assemble and Prosecute

UbiQD Announces Record Efficiency From Its Cadmium-Free Quantum Dots

on April 10, 2017 - 8:08am

Prototype electricity-producing quantum dot window developed by UbiQD, one square foot in size, sits on a rock outcropping near the company's headquarters in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

BUSINESS News:

  • Large-area solar harvesting window prototype development accelerating

UbiQD, LLC, a New Mexico-based quantum dot manufacturer, announced today that it has achieved greater than 80 percent quantum yield, or optical efficiency, for its quantum dots over a broad spectrum from the visible to the near infra-red (550 nm to 1000 nm peak emission). For some colors between orange (600 nm) and deep red

On The Job In Los Alamos: Giant Gas Station

on April 9, 2017 - 6:48am

On the Job in Los Alamos last week at the Giant Gas Station, from left, Rowena MacDonald, Angela Santiago and Shy Lackas. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Mari Mac Stores Close During Gas Leak Probe

on April 8, 2017 - 4:10pm

The ladder on LAFD 1 reaches over the roof of Bealls Department Store after employees reported a suspected gas leak. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

LAFD units parked at Mari Mac Shopping Center Saturday morning. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

A firefighter at the controls on LAFD 1 as firefighters and county employees check gas lines on the roof. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Fire Department responded in force at around 11 a.m.

Accu Copy Celebrates 27 Years In Española

on April 8, 2017 - 12:39pm
Accu Copy owners Ken and Janette Beesley opened business 27 years ago in Española. Here they hold up a graduation party banner they are giving away as part of a graduation promotion inside their shop at 635 N. Riverside Dr. Courtesy/Valley Daily Post

From the Valley Daily Post

Ken Beesley and his wife Janette opened Accu Copy in 1990 in Española with the vision of serving their customers throughout Northern New Mexcio with “prompt, uncompromising personal service.

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