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Enterprise Bank Provides Grant To Ponderosa Montessori

A Ponderosa Montessori School student. Courtesy photo

Ponderosa Montessori News:

Enterprise Bank & Trust has provided at $3,000 grant to enable the elementary students at Ponderosa Montessori School in White Rock to use distance learning more effectively.

When the State’s stay-at-home order went into effect, Ponderosa had no school-based access to educational resources in the online environment.

Montessori elementary teacher Steve Mosier has been using a combination of email, texting, Skype and Zoom to stay in touch with his class.

“One issue I have encountered has been the fact


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Los Alamos Farmers Market: Thursdays And Saturdays

Thursday markets take place 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., May to October, and Saturday markets are 8 a.m. to noon at the Justice Center parking lot and run June through September. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, extra precautions are implemented in accordance with the state and New Mexico Farmers Market Association. This includes proper distancing between booths, food pre-bagged for pickup, masks and gloves for all food handling, and other measures that minimize touch points. Additionally, the Los Alamos Farmers Market is providing locally made hand sanitizer to each booth, and an electric hand


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County; State Probe How Best To Aid Local Businesses

LACDC Executive Director Patrick Sullivan

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com

With the pandemic putting a strain on Los Alamos businesses, there is much discussion underway about how local government might help.

Assistance from Los Alamos County is limited due to the anti-donation clause in the state constitution.

“It just very much restricts what any municipality is able to do for a private business…,” said Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) Executive Director Patrick Sullivan.

He explained that there is good reason for the anti-donation


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EAGL Technology Providing Leading Edge Software To Detect Active Shooter Threats Moves Forward With Major Expansion In Albuquerque

EDD News:

ALBUQUERQUE — A manufacturing company that provides leading-edge technology and software to detect active shooter threats is expanding in Albuquerque with the help of State and City economic assistance through Local Economic Development Act (LEDA) funds.

EAGL Technology Inc. will expand its workforce from 22 to 38 highly paid and skilled employees, moving into a larger and newly renovated 15,400 square foot facility at 3821 Singer Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, 87109.

“I can’t think of a better economic investment for New Mexico than to help a company of this caliber expand its work to


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New Mexico Governor Announces Limited Reopening For Dine-In Restaurants, Indoor Malls, Gyms, Salons And More

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s amended emergency public health order effective today. Courtesy photo

 

From the Office of the Governor:

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s emergency public health order has been extended and amended to permit indoor dining, hair salons, gyms and indoor shopping malls to reopen on a limited basis and in accordance with required COVID-Safe Practices, among other changes.

Restaurants may resume indoor seating at 50 percent maximum occupancy effective today, June 1. Bar and counter seating are still prohibited; to be served, customers must be seated at tables positioned


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New Mexico Economic Development Department Releases Latest Economic Reports

Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes

EDD News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Economic Development (EDD) has posted the latest round of its county economic reports, including data that includes March, the first month of the COVID-19 health and economic emergency, Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today.

Prepared by EDD economists, the reports on the state and each of the 33 counties offer a unique perspective on industry sectors that are rising and falling.

The Quarterly Economic Summary reports show “Matched Taxable Gross Receipts” tracked over time, displayed as yearly trends, and by


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LEDA Zero Interest Emergency Loan In Final Stage Of Approval For New Mexico Vibrant Corporation

EDD News:

The first no-interest emergency loan from the State of New Mexico’s Local Economic Development Act (LEDA) Fund to help maintain jobs and business operations as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis is in the final stage of approval, Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced.

The emergency assistance was one of the first initiatives approved by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, in an effort to offer relief to businesses that had to close or curtail operations. The loan program was authorized by the governor March 12 as she moved quickly to mitigate economic


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Letter To The Editor: The Problem Is The Perception…

By RICK NEBEL
Los Alamos

This is a response to my old friend Pete Sheehey’s recent article. While I don’t have an issue with anything that Pete says, I think that the message it conveys has some problems.

First of all, it is highly unlikely that closing “non-essential” businesses has prevented a single death or even a single infection in Los Alamos county. Why? Because the overwhelming number of workers in Los Alamos have been deemed “essential”. 

My understanding is that 95 percent of the GRT collected by the county comes from LANL. That would indicate that the number of employees at LANL outnumber


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New Mexico Governor Announces Limited Reopening For Dine-In Restaurants, Indoor Malls, Gyms, Salons And More

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham speaking during a press conference this afternoon that New Mexico’s emergency public health order will be extended and amended to permit indoor dining, hair salons, gyms and indoor shopping malls to reopen next week on a limited basis. Screenshot/LADP

From the Office of the Governor:

  • Amended emergency public health order effective June 1

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced during a press conference this afternoon that New Mexico’s emergency public health order will be extended and amended to permit indoor dining, hair salons, gyms and indoor shopping


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