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LANL Named Among Top Employers By Latina Style Inc

Forty-five percent of the LANL’s female workforce is Latina, including from top left, Elaine Martinez, logistics maintenance; Crystal Alarid, safe-deployed security; Sara Del Valle, information systems and modeling; and Elaine Cordova, classified systems service. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Surveyed readers rank top 50 companies for Latina training, mentorship, retention and promotion

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) was selected as one of the 2020 Top 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work in the U.S. by LATINA Style Inc. LANL ranked 33 out of 50, based on 2019 data.

“Latinas represent


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New Mexico NMED COVID-19 Watchlist Update Oct. 24

NMED News:

The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) has updated its daily Rapid Response COVID-19 Watchlist, which includes New Mexico places of employment that have had two or more rapid responses in the last 14 days.

There are 78 establishments on the Watchlist.

A rapid response is initiated when the state learns of a positive COVID-19 case in the workplace. NMED or the state agency initiating the rapid response will offer direction to establishments regarding testing, quarantining and isolating, disinfecting, and COVID-Safe Practices.

This week, the Watchlist only includes organizations


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Environment Department: COVID-19 Watchlist Oct. 23

NMED News:

The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) has updated its daily COVID-19 Watchlist, which includes New Mexico places of employment that have had two or more rapid responses in the last 14 days.

As of Friday there are 75 establishments on the Watchlist.

A rapid response is initiated when the state learns of a positive COVID-19 case in the workplace. NMED or the state agency initiating the rapid response will offer direction to organizations regarding testing, quarantining and isolating, disinfecting, and COVID-Safe Practices.

This week, the Watchlist only includes organizations


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Sen. Tom Udall Bill To Boost Small Business Development, Create Jobs In Indian Country Signed Into Law

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, released the following statement Wednesday after the president signed his Native American Business Incubators Act into law.

The legislation will help support creation of Native American-owned small business. U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives.

“Small businesses form the backbone of strong economies and communities. But for too long, Native American entrepreneurs have faced unique


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Black Mesa Winery Receives 2020 SBA Award

Black Mesa Winery owners Jerry and Lynda Burd win SBA Home-Based Business of the Year award. Courtesy/SBDC

From left, Black Mesa Winery owner Jerry and Linda  Burd, Black Mesa Winery accountant Antonette Martinez, Century Bank VP/Los Alamos Branch Manager Karen Easton, U.S. SBA Regional Administrator Jusin Crossie, Century Bank Universal Banker Patrick Metzger and Española Mayor Javier Sanchez celebrate the Burd’s winning the SBA Home-Based Business of the Year award. Courtesy/SBDC

SBA News:

Black Mesa Winery owners Jerry and Lynda Burd were recently awarded the 2020 SBA Home-Based


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Free Registration For Los Alamos Halloweekend Drive-in Movie ‘Hocus Pocus’ Opens 2 p.m. Monday

Los Alamos MainStreet News:

 
In honor of Halloweekend 2020, Los Alamos will be screening a drive-in movie version of the Disney Halloween classic, “Hocus Pocus” 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 in the Central Park Square North parking lot.
All ages are welcome for this free event, but registration is required in advance and opens at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26.
Space will be limited. 
Courtesy of Central Park Square, each registered vehicle will be entitled to a free one-topping pizza at Time Out Pizza, adjacent to the parking area, with a validated Eventbrite ticket.
Each vehicle also will receive complimentary

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Udall, Heinrich Introduce Legislation To Provide Lifeline For Small Businesses Hardest Hit And Most Vulnerable

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) have helped introduce the HEROES Small Business Lifeline Act, a comprehensive package of measures that would provide support to the hardest-hit, most vulnerable small businesses and industries, such as food services, hospitality and live venues.

“Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reportedly told the White House yesterday that they should not make a deal on coronavirus relief before the election – so he can focus on rushing a Supreme Court confirmation in time to overturn the Affordable


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