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Petree Garden Center Grand Opening April 7

General Manager Laurel Hardin shows off the birdhouses at the new Petree Garden Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Planters, fountains and indoor plants at Petree Garden Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post
bjgordon@ladailypost.com

Petree Garden Center is opening just in time for Spring. Located in the former De Colores Restaurant at 2470 East Road, the Garden Center will hold its grand opening 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 7.

“We’re now bringing in trees and cold hard plants,” General Manager Laurel


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LACDC Selects Lauren McDaniel Main Street Director

Lauren McDaniel

LACDC News:

The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) announced today Lauren McDaniel, LACDC employee and Director of projectY cowork Los Alamos, is the new Los Alamos Main Street Director.

As Main Street director, McDaniel will continue to oversee projectY cowork and a new full-time Community & Marketing Manager, in addition to the Creative District.

McDaniel first joined LACDC in 2016 as director of projectY cowork, whose mission is to strengthen the local economy by providing convenient and affordable work spaces for entrepreneurs, remote workers,


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State Leaders Honored At Leadership New Mexico Annual Awards Dinner May 4

U.S. Bank New Mexico Regional President Paul DiPaola

LEADERSHIP NEW MEXICO News:

ALBUQUERQUE — Paul DiPaola and Phil Bryson will be recognized for their outstanding leadership and dedication to the state of New Mexico at the 2018 Leadership New Mexico Annual Awards Dinner Friday, May 4 in Albuquerque.

DiPaola is the recipient of this year’s Distinguished Alumnus Award. He is the New Mexico Regional President of U.S. Bank as well as a Leadership New Mexico Core Program graduate, class of 2000, and Lifetime Member. DiPaola has more than 35 years of banking experience and, under his leadership,


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Los Alamos MainStreet Vies For $25,000 Cash Prize In National Contest

LACDC News:
 
On Feb. 26, Independent We Stand, the national small business movement, kicked-off its third annual America’s Main Streets contest to help consumers, small business owners and Main Street organizations reward a deserving Main Street with $25,000 in cash and sponsor-related prizes. Los Alamos MainStreet is among this year’s nominees.
 
America’s Main Streets play an important role in the long-term success of communities and help build a sense of place reinforcing this year’s theme: “Local Memories. Lasting Impact.”
 
“Our Independent We Stand America’s

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On The Job In Los Alamos: At Time Out Pizza

On the job in Los Alamos is Manager Tony Colletti today at Time Out Pizza at 157 Central Park Square. He has been with the company since it opened its first restaurant 12 years ago in White Rock. The new restaurant opened for business several weeks ago in Central Park Square. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Hungry customers line up to place their orders at lunchtime today at Time Out Pizza in Central Park Square. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Taking advantage of spring break, kids play video games, billiards and foosball today at Time


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Heinrich: Conservation Measures Will Grow New Mexico Outdoor Rec Economy, Improve Access To Public Lands

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Henrich:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced today the passage of several conservation measures that he has championed to expand access to public lands and improve the health and resiliency of New Mexico’s land, water, wildlife, and the communities that depend on them.

The measures were included in the fiscal year 2018 omnibus funding bill, which passed the House and Senate and has been signed into law.

One of the measures to be signed into


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AG Balderas Launches Facebook Probe With Bipartisan Coalition Of State Attorneys General

Attorney General Hector Balderas

From the Office of Attorney General Hector Balderas:

 
ALBUQUERQUE  Attorney General Hector Balderas has joined a bipartisan coalition of 37 state and territory Attorneys General in sending a letter demanding answers from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the company’s business practices and privacy protections.
 
“I’m extremely concerned about Facebook’s data policies and along with my colleagues, I expect Facebook’s quick and full cooperation regarding our inquiry,” Balderas said. “New Mexico consumers must be protected from

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Discoveries Action Team Hosts Kick-Off Meeting

COUNTY News:

The Discoveries Action Team Kick-Off meeting is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 10 at Fuller Lodge; lunch will be provided by Del Norte Credit Union.

Organizers will share how residents, businesses and organizations can be a part of the Los Alamos enhancement efforts.

In an effort to enhance the community experience and attract new residents, businesses, talent and visitors to the community, Los Alamos County has championed the “Discoveries” brand, which incorporates the mindset that Los Alamos is a place that cultivates curiosity and creates aha moments and is represented by the brandline


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Man Arrested For Shoplifting Nearly $2,500 Of Alcohol

COURT News:

Philbert Lopez Jr., 34, of Espanola is facing an April 27 preliminary hearing on five counts of shoplifting totaling almost $2,500 comprised entirely of bottles of alcohol stolen from Smith’s Marketplace in Los Alamos and Smith’s in White Rock on five separate occasions in February.

The shoplifting incidents were discovered by Smith’s loss prevention staff while reviewing video surveillance, which showed Lopez placing the bottles in a reusable shopping bag and a grey messenger bag, then leaving the store without attempting to pay for the merchandise.

Los Alamos Police Cpl.


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New Mexico USDA Seeks Applications For Conservation Innovation Grants

USDA News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in New Mexico is accepting applications for Conservation Innovations Grants (CIG) to fund innovative ideas for conservation strategies and technologies. New Mexico NRCS will provide up to $49,000 in CIG funding for fiscal year 2018. Grant proposals are due May 11, 2018.
 
“Conservation Innovation Grants play a critical role in developing and demonstrating new methods to help agricultural producers conserve natural resources, improve NRCS technical assistance, and strengthen

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