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Northern New Mexico Air Alliance Celebrates Inaugural Flight American Airlines Phoenix To Santa Fe Direct

on December 20, 2016 - 6:00am
TRAVEL News:
 
SANTA FE  Northern New Mexico now has direct flights on American Airlines from Phoenix to Santa Fe.
 
Flight 3080 touched down at the Santa Fe Municipal Airport at 11:19 a.m. Dec. 15 and was celebrated by state and city officials, business leaders, and citizens from all over northern New Mexico. Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales, New Mexico Tourism Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Latham and Red River Mayor Linda Calhoun were among those greeting the passengers on the inaugural flight.
 
“We look forward to what we believe will be a successful addition to our service at Santa Fe

IRS: Plan Now On Health Flexible Spending Arrangements For 2017

on December 20, 2016 - 5:47am
IRS News:
 
PHOENIX  The Internal Revenue Service recently reminded eligible employees that now is the time to begin planning to take full advantage of their employer’s health flexible spending arrangement (FSA) during 2017.
 
FSAs provide employees a way to use tax-free dollars to pay medical expenses not covered by other health plans. Because eligible employees need to decide how much to contribute through payroll deductions before the plan year begins, many employers this fall are offering their employees the option to participate during the 2017 plan year.
 
Interested employees

Del Norte Credit Union’s Elves Surprise Shoppers

on December 19, 2016 - 8:29pm

Such happy reactions when shoppers hear, ‘Happy holidays, your grocery bill is on Del Norte Credit Union!’ Courtesy/DNCU

BUSINESS News:

Del Norte Credit Union has been sending out elves into the community to surprise food shoppers throughout Northern New Mexico. Through a new DNCU Grocery Giving campaign, staffers are “paying it forward” and stepping up at the register to pay for shopping carts of food.

Shoppers have been thrilled with the unexpected gift and stories heading back to the credit union really show how food scarcity issues affect New Mexicans.

Tom Houlton Wins Metzger's $1,000 Shopping Spree!

on December 19, 2016 - 10:28am

Charlie Hofhine, left, of Metzger's DO IT Best in White Rock presents local winner Tom Houlton with a check for a $1,000 shopping spree at Metzger's in White Rock. Courtesy photo

Scenes From Wednesday's Chamber Breakfast

on December 19, 2016 - 9:42am

State Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard speaking at Wednesday's Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast at UNM-LA. Rep. Garcia Richard briefed the gathering of business owners and managers on the upcoming Legislative Session. She explained that the Legislature’s interim committees meet between sessions to study a broad range of issues in preparation for the next legislative session. This next Legislative Session begins at noon Jan. 17 and runs through noon March 18. Photo by Ryn Herrmann

State Rep.

Jemez Thrift Shop Closed Dec. 23-Dec. 24

on December 19, 2016 - 7:25am

THRIFT SHOP News:

The Jemez Thrift Shop will be closed Dec. 23 and Dec. 24.

The Jemez Thrift Shop is in the Village Shopping Center at 13 Sherwood Blvd., in White Rock.

Los Alamos Taxi Offers Airport Transportation

on December 18, 2016 - 10:24pm

BUSINESS News:

During this holiday season and throughout the year, locally based Los Alamos Taxi is offering taxi service to and from the Albuquerque Sunport and Santa Fe Municipal Airport, as well as Buffalo Thunder Resort in Santa Fe and destinations in Taos, Albuquerque and the surrounding areas.

“There is no easily accessible shuttle service in Los Alamos that offers transportation to and from the airports,” owner Cindy Capelli said.

With advance notice, Los Alamos Taxi also can accommodate local riders to doctors appointments, events, parties, weddings and more.

Los Alamos Taxi also

2017 Tax Filing Season Begins Jan. 23

on December 18, 2016 - 7:53am
IRS News:
 
PHOENIX  The Internal Revenue Service recently announced that the nation’s tax season will begin Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 and reminded taxpayers claiming certain tax credits to expect a longer wait for refunds.
 
The IRS will begin accepting electronic tax returns that day, with more than 153 million individual tax returns expected to be filed in 2017. The IRS again expects more than four out of five tax returns will be prepared electronically using tax return preparation software.
 
Many software companies and tax professionals will be accepting tax returns before Jan.

SBA New Mexico District Office Accepting 2017 Small Business Week Award Nominations

on December 17, 2016 - 10:10am
SBA News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) New Mexico District Office is now accepting nominations for the 2017 SBA Small Business Week Awards. 
 
This is an opportunity to showcase outstanding small businesses and individuals who create jobs and contribute to developing our local economies in New Mexico. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 10, 2017.
 
“Small businesses are the backbone of our economy.

CB FOX’s Special Loyalty Day Sale Tops Even Small Business Saturday!

on December 17, 2016 - 9:08am
CB FOX employees Nancy Johnson, Christa Awesome, CB FOX President Andy Fox, Kathy Anderson and Cottrell Fox with their Small Business Saturday banner. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

BUSINESS News:

“It was just amazing,” said Andy Fox, president of CB FOX Department Store in downtown Los Alamos. “Wednesday, when we held our CB FOX Loyalty Day Sale, the CB FOX customers who have signed up for our loyalty card program really benefited from signing up for it.”

Fox noted that it is so easy to sign up and he wants to spread the word to everyone who hasn’t yet signed up that it is a true

NNSA Awards Sandia National Laboratories Management & Operating Contract To NTESS

on December 16, 2016 - 10:00am

Lt. Gen. Frank G. Klotz (ret.), Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and NNSA Administrator

NNSA News:

  • Contract Award Provides Best Value to Government, Mission Stability for Next Decade

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) announced today it has awarded National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia (NTESS) with the management and operating contract for Sandia National Laboratories (SNL).

NTESS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell International.

Karen Wray Gallery Shows Art Of Northern New Mexico In Best Light

on December 15, 2016 - 4:46pm

The Karen Wray Gallery is open at 1247 Central Ave., in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy/Karen Wray Gallery

The Karen Wray Gallery is open at 1247 Central Ave., in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy/Karen Wray Gallery

The Karen Wray Gallery is open at 1247 Central Ave., in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy/Karen Wray Gallery

By MANDY MARKSTEINER
Los Alamos

Why do artists love light from the Northern sky?

“Northern lighting is ideal,” says local artist and gallery owner Karen Wray. “It’s a cool blue light and it doesn’t change like the southern sky.”

This week, the Karen Wray Gallery opens in a new

IRS Tax Preparedness Series: What To Do Before The Tax Year Ends Dec. 31

on December 15, 2016 - 9:57am
IRS News:
 
PHOENIX  As tax filing season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers there are things they should do now to get ready for filing season.
 
For most taxpayers, Dec. 31 is the last day to take actions that will impact their 2016 tax returns. For example, charitable contributions are deductible in the year made. Donations charged to a credit card before the end of 2016 count for the 2016 tax year, even if the bill isn’t paid until 2017. Checks to a charity count for 2016 as long as they are mailed by the last day of the year.
 
Taxpayers who are over

McQuiston: Distracted Driving

on December 15, 2016 - 9:18am
By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

You’ve seen them on the roads; you might even know a few of them.

And you could be one yourself.

Distracted drivers come in all shapes, sizes, ages and experience levels. Even if you’re not one today, you could become one at any moment — in the time it takes you to answer your cell phone or check the kids in the back seat when you’re driving.

If you or someone else you know thinks you can drive just fine while talking on your phone, think about this: In 2014, 3,179 people were killed and 431,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers.

Local DECA Program Hosts Art Gallery Friday

on December 14, 2016 - 11:42am
DECA News:
 
The Los Alamos High School DECA organization is launching an art gallery fundraiser 6-8 p.m., Friday at Longview Self Storage, 105 Longview Dr. in White Rock.
 
The event includes holiday themed food and drink sales and a $50 gift basket giveaway.
 
All proceeds from art sold will go directly to the LAHS Art Department and the money from ticket sales will go to DECA state and national conference funds.
 
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under.
 
The community is encouraged to stop by and support the LAHS art and business programs.

IRS Announces 2017 Standard Mileage Rates

on December 14, 2016 - 8:21am
IRS News:
 
PHOENIX  The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2017 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.
 
Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be:
  • 53.5 cents per mile for business miles driven, down from 54 cents for 2016
  • 17 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes, down from 19 cents for 2016
  • 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations
The business mileage rate

AG Files Suit Against New Mexico Businessman Accused Of Deceiving Low-Income Home Buyers

on December 13, 2016 - 7:03am
New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is suing a businessman fro deceptive seller-financed home sales in Albuquerque. Courtesy photo
 
STATE News:
 
A New Mexico businessman claimed to help low-income Spanish-speaking families by finding them foreclosed homes to buy and, in some cases, financing the deals.
 
But the state’s attorney general said Wednesday that Jesus Cano of Albuquerque deceived dozens of consumers by misrepresenting the conditions of the often poorly maintained homes he sold.

Chamber Breakfast: SGR On 2017 Legislative Session

on December 12, 2016 - 2:06pm

Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard

CHAMBER News:

This week's Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m., Wednesday in Building 2, Room 230 on the UNM-Los Alamos campus.

The featured speaker is House Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard who will be giving a preview of the upcoming legislative session.

Register at https://losalamoschamber.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/185.

Chamber Breakfasts are sponsored by the LANL Community Programs Office.

Letter To The Editor: Great Local Businesses

on December 12, 2016 - 10:20am
By CAMILLE MORRISON
Los Alamos
 
Our family calls CB FOX C&B’s. They don’t care what you call them as long as you shop there.
 
I rented a vacation apartment in Albuquerque for five years. I spent $5,000 on furniture from CB FOX. It was delivered in two trips at a charge of $150 for each trip. I bought a recliner in Albuquerque. They wanted $75 to deliver it to the apartment. My husband put it in his truck.
 
I sold the furniture on consignment when I gave up the apartment. Gary wanted to know what I had paid for the bedroom furniture. I showed him the bill of sale.

Ribbon Cut On Los Alamos Community Foundation

on December 12, 2016 - 7:46am

Los Alamos National Bank CEO John Gulas, center right, and Los Alamos Community President David Izraelevitz, center left, cut the ribbon on the Los Alamos Community Foundation during the Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event Wednesday evening at LANB. The event was hosted by LANB and the Los Alamos Community Foundation and celebrates the grand opening of the Los Alamos Community Foundation's offices inside the LANB building at 1200 Trinity Dr.

Three Things Women Should Know If Outliving Spouse

on December 11, 2016 - 6:47am
MONEYWISE News:
 
The importance of women taking an active role in a couple’s financial planning represents more than just jockeying over who gets to control the checking account.
 
“Women on average live longer than men, which means they are going to need more money in retirement or else risk outliving their savings,” says Cristina Acosta, co-owner with Nancy Fromm of Money Wise (www.moneywiseaz.com), a financial planning firm.
 
“That means they have a lot at stake. And women – men, too, for that matter – often don’t realize just how long retirement might last.

New McDonald's Opens For Business Next Week

on December 10, 2016 - 8:42am

The M goes up Thursday afternoon on the exterior wall of the new McDonald's Restaurant set to open next week in the Smith's Marketplace shopping center on Trinity Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Finishing touches underway on the new McDonald's Restaurant set to open next week in the Smith's Marketplace shopping center on Trinity Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

IRS Series: Tax Records – What To Keep

on December 10, 2016 - 7:57am
IRS News:
 
PHOENIX  As tax filing season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service has information for taxpayers who wonder how long to keep tax returns and other documents.
 
Generally, the IRS recommends keeping copies of tax returns and supporting documents at least three years. Some documents should be kept up to seven years in case a taxpayer needs to file an amended return or if questions arise. Keep records relating to real estate up to seven years after disposing of the property.
 
Health care information statements should be kept with other tax records.

Daily Postcard: Toys From Christmas Past

on December 10, 2016 - 7:50am

Daily Postcard: Seeking Chameleon on Sherwood Boulevard in White Rock has toys from a by-gone era for holiday gift giving. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Awning Goes Up At New Karen Wray Gallery

on December 9, 2016 - 4:25pm
Radar Awning installs a new awning today at The Karen Wray Gallery opening soon next door to the Los Alamos Daily Post world headquarters at 1247 Central Ave. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

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