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Update On Bealls Shoplifting Case

on March 13, 2017 - 3:32pm

Staff Report

A statewide warrant has been issued for 23-year-old Ashley Alexanda Garcia of Hernandez, on charges of shoplifting, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and duty to give information and render aid, in connection with an incident Thursday, March 9 at Bealls Department Store at 610 Trinity Dr.

LAPD Sgt. Daniel Roberts and Cpl. Ben Henrichs responded to Bealls after two women reportedly fled the area in a silver four-door Volvo after striking a pedestrian with their vehicle to leave the area.

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Police Seek Information About Two Female Suspects

on March 13, 2017 - 9:36am

Suspected shoplifter Ashley A. Garcia of Hernandez

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department is seeking information on two females be sought

in a shoplifting incident that occurred Thursday at Bealls at 610 Trinity Dr.

The Los Alamos Police Department Investigations Section was assigned the shoplifting case that turned dangerous when a pedestrian was struck by a fleeing suspect vehicle.

Los Alamos Police Sgt. Daniel Roberts and Cpl. Ben Hinrichs were the first to arrive and begin the investigation.

House Passes Bill Benefitting New Mexico Businesses

on March 13, 2017 - 9:32am

STATE News:
  • HB 356 Uses LEDA Funds to Create Jobs & Promote Local Businesses

SANTA FE -- The New Mexico House of Representatives passed House Bill 356, which uses Local Economic Development Act (LEDA) funds to increase local economic growth and create jobs.

HB 356 sponsored by Representatives Rudy Martinez (D-Grants) and Daymon Ely (D-Corrales), targets $2 million in investment dollars specifically for resident businesses in both rural and urban New Mexico.

“When our small businesses thrive, our state thrives,” Rep. Martinez said.

Bipartisan Bill To Rein In Predatory Loan Practices Passes House

on March 13, 2017 - 9:25am

STATE News:

SANTA FE -- The New Mexico House of Representatives has passed House Bill 347, a bill to rein in predatory loan practices, in a sweeping bipartisan vote of 64-2. Sponsored by Rep. Patty Lundstrom (D-Gallup) and Rep. Debbie Rodella (D-Española), HB 347 is part of a bipartisan effort to limit the fees and charges financial institutions add to installment loans, also known as payday loans, and to implement financial literacy programs in the state.

"We need to make sure the consumer financial market works for everyday New Mexicans, not just the well-connected,” Rep. Lundstrom said.

Heinrich On 16 Million New Private-Sector Jobs

on March 12, 2017 - 7:29am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich issued the following statement after February’s employment report showed more than 16 million private-sector jobs have been created over the past 84 months.
 
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the economy added 235,000 jobs in February.
 
“Today’s jobs numbers make clear what we have known for some time: President Trump did not inherit a mess, in fact he inherited one of the longest expansions in American history.

Co+op’s Six Year Birthday Bash Underway Until 3 p.m.!

on March 11, 2017 - 1:45pm

The Los Alamos Co+op Market at 95 Entrada Dr. is celebrating its 6th Anniversary until 3 p.m. today by showcasing its Community Partners and Vendors. The entire community is invited to celebrate and enjoy interactive booths by a variety of nonprofit organizations including PEEC, LA Animal Shelter, Bathtub Row Brewing Coop, Los Alamos County Recycling and Delancy Street Shelter. Photo by Greg Kendall

Seven Co+op vendors are on hand to offer free product samples and to show appreciation to its customers, the Co+op is providing free chair massages. Photo by Greg Kendall

Sample foods, free

On The Job In Los Alamos: Postal Worker John Duran

on March 11, 2017 - 7:43am

John Duran of the Los Alamos Post Office delivers mail Friday afternoon around downtown Los Alamos including the Los Alamos Daily Post world headquarters on Central Avenue. Duran has worked for the Los Alamos Post Office for 14 years. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

FBI: Armed Man Robs Albuquerque Bank, Flees Crime Scene In Dodge Durango SUV

on March 11, 2017 - 7:25am
FBI News:
 
An armed man robbed a northeast Albuquerque bank Tuesday, March 7, and fled in a white Dodge Durango SUV after switching getaway vehicles.
 
The suspect is described as a bald, stocky Hispanic male in his 30s and approximately 6' tall. He wore a black bandana over his face, a black baseball cap, a blue T-shirt with a white long-sleeve shirt underneath and black jeans.
 
The suspect entered BBVA Compass Bank, 1201 San Pedro Dr., NE, at approximately 11:24 a.m. Tuesday. Witnesses said he displayed a silver or gray handgun and demanded money from a teller.
 
The teller handed

IRS: Protect Personal, Financial, Tax Information

on March 11, 2017 - 7:11am
IRS News:
 
PHOENIX  The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers to be cautious and protect personal, financial and tax information, particularly at tax time.
 
This is the sixth in a series of 10 IRS tips called the Tax Time Guide, designed to help taxpayers navigate common tax issues. This year’s tax-filing deadline is April 18.
 
The IRS urges taxpayers to be safe online and reminds them to take steps to help protect personal information and guard against identity theft.

Chamber Breakfast: Workers Compensation March 15

on March 11, 2017 - 6:49am
 
CHAMBER News:
 
New Mexico Mutual is coming up to Los Alamos Wednesday, March 15 to answer the business community's questions about Workers Compensation.
 
This Chamber Breakfast was arranged specifically at the request of Chamber members who had questions about Workers Compensation. New Mexico Mutual is the largest Workers Compensation agency in the state, providing coverage for more than 60 percent of the companies that do business here.
 
The Chamber Breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 15 at UNM-LA in Building 2, Room 230.
 
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Scenes From Los Alamos ‘Day Without A Woman’

on March 10, 2017 - 11:14am
Los Alamos County Councilor Chris Chandler speaks to a crowd of some 200 people gathered Wednesday at Ashley Pond Park for the Day Without A Woman! event as part of International Women's Day. The goal of the rally was to highlight the economic power and significance that women have in the US and global economies, while calling attention to the economic injustices women continue to face. ‘No doubt many of you are worried about the things that are happening in our country,’ Chandler said.

Four Current Trends Impacting Insurance

on March 10, 2017 - 8:29am

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

Car insurance. Does it seem like it’s a bigger drain on your wallet than before? It very well could be. Just look at these four trends that may be contributing to higher costs:

More new cars with more advanced features: Today’s drivers have a healthy appetite for new cars, and most of the vehicles are laden with technology. That makes them expensive to repair or replace after an accident.

World Futures: PEOPLE - Non-Invasive Observation Technology

on March 10, 2017 - 8:16am

By ANDY ANDREWS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute

• Terahertz And Overcoming the Observer Effect

In science, the term observer effect refers to changes that the act of observation will make on a phenomenon being observed. This is often the result of instruments that, by necessity, alter the state of what they measure in some manner.

A commonplace example is checking the pressure in an automobile tire; this is difficult to do without letting out some of the air, thus changing the pressure.

Cottonwood On The Greens Unveils New Menu

on March 10, 2017 - 7:15am
Cottonwood on the Greens owner Pawel Listwan makes traditional pierogi from his grandmother’s recipe. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com
 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

One of the most popular items on the new menu at Cottonwood on the Greens is the traditional Polish pierogis served with carmelized bacon and onions and a small house salad.

Eatery owner Pawel Listwan actually makes the pierogis himself from a recipe that belonged to his grandmother. He even makes the cheese called “twarog” himself and prepares the potatoes on site.

New menu item Oysters Mornay, roasted with

Athlete Of The Week: Ramon Roybal

on March 9, 2017 - 4:32pm

Athlete of the Week

Los Alamos High School junior Ramon Roybal

What do you hope to get out of playing basketball in high school?  
To strive and become a better leader on and off the court.

What is your favorite subject in school?
Math 

Where do you hope to attend college and what do you want to study?
I hope to attend Colorado State University and study mechanical engineering.

Coach question - What makes this athlete stand out?
Last week Ramon assumed the duties of primary point guard due to injuries. Ramon put together two very nice  games for us.

Trinity Urgent Care Puts Patients First

on March 9, 2017 - 4:30pm
Dr. Robert and Sheila McClees are both avid skiers and familiar faces at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area. Courtesy photo
 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

For many patients, urgent care facilities are becoming the main place to go for immediate outpatient care for illness and injuries mostly due to their extended hours, immediate availability, and their substantially lower cost when compared with hospital emergency rooms.

Dr.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Sharleen Espinoza At The Y

on March 9, 2017 - 4:19pm

Los Alamos Family YMCA employee Sharleen Espinoza on the job this morning at the front desk at the Family YMCA on Iris Street. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

House Unanimously Passes Bipartisan Tax Bill

on March 9, 2017 - 9:30am

STATE News:

SANTA FE – The House unanimously passed bipartisan tax legislation that includes a number of top priorities for hardworking New Mexico families.

Rep. Carl Trujillo (D-Santa Fe) introduced a floor substitute for House Bill 412, sponsored by Rep. Jason Harper (R-Rio Rancho), and the substitute was unanimously adopted.

The new bill simplifies the tax code to improve the economic footing for the state while keeping more money in the pockets of hardworking New Mexico families.

Calling All Women To Ashley Pond 11:30 a.m. Today!

on March 8, 2017 - 8:02am

Los Alamos Co+op Celebrates Six Years!

on March 7, 2017 - 6:32pm

The Co+op is having a 6-year anniversary party this weekend and everyone is invited. Courtesy photo

Co+op News:

The Los Alamos Co+op Market is celebrating its 6th Anniversary this Saturday by showcasing its Community Partners and Vendors.

The entire community is invited to celebrate and enjoy interactive booths by a variety of nonprofit organizations including Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), Los Alamos Animal Shelter, Bathtub Row Brewing Coop, Los Alamos County Recycling and Delancy Street Shelter.

Seven Co+op vendors will be on hand to offer free product samples and to

Quality New Mexico Honors Bill Wadt Of Los Alamos With Don Chalmers Passion For Excellence Award

on March 7, 2017 - 5:24pm

Bill Wadt is recipient of Don Chalmers Passion for Excellence Award.

QNM News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Quality New Mexico has announced Bill Wadt of Los Alamos is the recipient of the second Don Chalmers Passion for Excellence Award. Wadt is past president of the LANL Foundation Board of Directors. 

“We are proud to recognize Bill Wadt for his passion for excellence,” said Quality New Mexico Board Chair Anne Kain. “We congratulate him for his outstanding accomplishments and his continued commitment to excellence in New Mexico.”

LANL Foundation President/CEO Jenny Parks, stated, “Bill Wadt has

Police Nab Shoplifter Fleeing Scene In Yellow Jeep

on March 7, 2017 - 8:11am
Robert Abeyta
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Police stopped 22-year old Robert Abeyta of Espanola, Feb. 27, as he left the Smith’s Marketplace parking lot in Los Alamos in a yellow Jeep.

Cpl. Sheldon Simpson had been dispatched in response to reports of a shoplifting incident in which the suspect was seen leaving the scene. Simpson stopped Abeyta who admitted his license had been revoked, according to the police report.

While questioning Abeyta, Simpson observed several boxes in the Jeep and asked him what he was doing.

Committee Delays GRT For Non-profit National Labs

on March 6, 2017 - 8:55pm

Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard and Los Alamos County Councilor Pete Sheehey address the New Mexico Legislature Friday as the House Taxation and Revenue Committee takes up HB 332. Courtesy/ScreenShot

 

By ROGER SNODGRASS
Los Alamos Daily Post

A bill designed to protect state and local governments from a potential multimillion dollar cut in gross receipts taxes hit a bump Friday afternoon, as it was temporarily tabled pending further discussions with the House Taxation and Revenue Committee.

House Bill 32 would amend a portion of New Mexico state law that currently exempts non-profit

New Laundromat Opened Today Inside Film Festival!

on March 6, 2017 - 6:18pm
Brad and Abbie Burk show off their brand new machines at The Laundry Room inside Film Festival. The new laundromat opened for business today at 3801 Arkansas Ave. # D.  Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The new laundromat offers six brand new, standard sized coin-operated washers and dryers. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Laundry Room welcomed its first customers today inside Film Festival. So why add a Laundromat to the local coffee bar and video rental business?

“We wanted to provide something the town needed,” owner

2017’s Property Taxes By State―WalletHub Study

on March 5, 2017 - 10:11am
WALLETHUB News:
 
Each year, the average American household spends $2,149 on real-estate property taxes plus another $402 for residents of the 27 states with vehicle property taxes.
 
With such high costs, it’s no surprise that about $11.8 billion in property taxes go unpaid each year, according to the National Tax Lien Association. 

In order to determine who pays the most relative to their state, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its 2017 Property Taxes by State report, which compares home and vehicle taxes across the nation and features insights from a panel of

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