McQuiston: Four Common And Potentially Costly Homeowners Mistakes

The Jemez Agency

Owning a home is usually a great experience. But it can also be a hassle, especially when unexpected issues pop up—whether you have a minor breakdown or a major catastrophe, it’s almost certainly going to require time and money to fix.

In many instances, however, those “unexpected” issues shouldn’t really be a surprise at all, because they’re often caused by a lack of maintenance or other oversights by homeowners. And not just new homeowners, either: It’s common for people who have been in a home for years to neglect even some of the most basic tasks that can prevent


Los Alamos Landscape And More Hosts Grow Group

Los Alamos Landscape and More owners Craig and Rachel Wehner gather this afternoon with members of Grow Group from Ohio at the Wehner’s business at 2470 East Road. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Members of the Grow Group, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, visit Los Alamos Landscape and More this afternoon at 2470 East Road. The local landscaping business is owned by Craig and Rachel Wehner.

In addition to touring Los Alamos Landscape and More, members of Grow Group visited the Los Alamos History Museum and had dinner with the


HSD Promotes Kari Armijo To Deputy Cabinet Secretary

Kari Armijo

HSD News:

SANTA FE — New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) Cabinet Secretary David R. Scrase, M.D. announces the promotion of Kari Armijo as a new Deputy Cabinet Secretary for the department.

Armijo replaces Russell Toal who left the department to become the New Mexico Superintendent of Insurance. 

“We are pleased to welcome Kari into the deputy cabinet secretary role. In her 19 ½ years with HSD she has made innumerable contributions to our Medicaid program and to the people of New Mexico,” Cabinet Secretary David R. Scrase, M.D. said. “In the past 12 months she successfully served


Los Alamos Business Wins Statewide Award

Cliff Han, owner of Knoze Jr. Corp. Courtesy/NMSBDC


  • Breathe Easier with Knoze Jr.’s AllerPops
  • Innovative allergy relief now comes from a tasty lollipop 

Knoze Jr. Corp, the makers of AllerPops, is being recognized as a Star Business by the Small Business Development Center at UNM-Los Alamos.

Star Businesses are recognized annually by the NMSBDC Network at a special banquet at La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe. Lt. Gov. Howie Morales and radio personality Kiki Garcia are slated to co-host the event sponsored by Century Bank and The Loan Fund.

Founder Cliff Han moved to Los Alamos and,


On The Job In Los Alamos: At Speedway

On the job in Los Alamos are Lacey Duffy, left, and Michelle Gomez assisting a customer Thursday at Speedway #9130 at 3701 Arkansas Ave. The station is open 5 a.m to 11 p.m. daily. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/


Cultivating Vitality With Michelle: Easing Into The Water


Los Alamos

Okay, so last week we touched on why it is wise to ease into changes instead of making a whole bunch of New Year’s Resolutions which are likely to fade away into nothingness, leaving only the dreary sense of failure once again.

Last week I encouraged you to track your water intake for the week – don’t change it. Track it.

Got it? Good.

Now’s the moment to decide what to do with your information. Will you opt into changing something a little bit, or are you good where you’re at?

Confused about what to do? You’re not alone. Even the experts have differing opinions, yet each