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Balderas Urges New Mexicans To Use Toys R Us & Babies R Us Gift Cards & Credits

AG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Attorney General Hector Balderas has issued a Consumer Alert regarding the announcement that Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores are going out of business.
 
Both stores have locations in New Mexico, but are liquidating their inventory to shut their doors for good as the parent company goes out of business. Attorney General Balderas is urging New Mexicans to use their gift cards and store credits before April 15, 2018, the last day they will be valid according to the bankruptcy plan.
 
“I am urging New Mexicans to use their gift cards and store credits

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DOE Releases RFP, Announces Pre-Proposal Site Tour For Outfall 200 Mercury Treatment Facility Procurement

DOE News:
 
CINCINNATI, OH  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) Thursday issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Outfall 200 Mercury Treatment Facility (OF200 MTF) procurement.
 
A Firm-Fixed-Price contract is anticipated. The RFP is established as a full and open competition with a four year period of performance.
 
Additionally, a pre-proposal site tour has been scheduled. Interested parties are encouraged to view the procurement website for further details, to include registration

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NM Delegation Announces Small Business Loans Available For Businesses Affected By Ongoing Drought

SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Steve Pearce, Ben Ray Luján, and Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that small businesses in several New Mexico counties will be eligible for low-interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) due to the ongoing drought.
 
The loans are designed to offset economic losses from reduced revenues caused by drought. Eligible counties are Catron, Cibola, Grant, Hidalgo, McKinley, San Juan, Curry,

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World Futures: Education, Training, Learning And Knowledge: Part Three

ANDY ANDEWS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute

Returning to the bubble model discussed last week, a mother or father bubble is at the stove heating a pot of water to boiling. The child bubble reaches for the stove and is stopped by the parent bubble who explains the following.

“I just put one liter, one thousand cubic centimeters, of water into the pot at a temperature on 3.98 degrees Celsius, equivalent to 277.13 degrees Kelvin or 39.164 degrees Fahrenheit and I want to raise the temperature of the water to 100 degrees on the centigrade scale. One milliliter of water, one cubic centimeter, requires


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Realtor Of The Month: Meet Chris Ortega

By CHRIS ORTEGA
RE/MAX First

A native of Los Alamos, I attended Aspen Elementary School and graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1991. After high school I enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and was stationed at Camp Pendleton and 29 Palms in California.  

Continuing my time in California, I attended college at University of Southern California in Los Angeles where I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

My family began in California, where my two daughters, Meagan and Jordyn were born. Realizing I wanted to raise them in my hometown of Los Alamos, we moved


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Los Alamos National Laboratory Releases File Index Product To Software Community

The Trinity supercomputer. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Grand Unified File Index (GUFI) hits GitHub for users

Resolving the supercomputer challenge of searching and retrieving files could now be far simpler, with a tool developed by Los Alamos National Laboratory and released today to the GitHub open-source software site.

The Grand Unified File Index (GUFI) is designed using a new, hierarchical approach to storing file metadata, allowing rapid  parallel searches across many internal databases. Queries that would previously have taken hours or days can now be run in seconds.

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Attorney General Balderas Issues Consumer Safety Advisory Regarding New Mexico Facebook User Data

Attorney General Hector Balderas

From the Office of the Attorney General: 

ALBUQUERQUE – Attorney General Hector Balderas, as New Mexico’s chief law enforcement officer, has issued a Consumer Safety Advisory intended to protect all users of Facebook in the aftermath of the revelation that Facebook gave away the personal information of some 50 million subscribers to a political campaign.

“You, as a Facebook user, are the best editor of your own information,” Attorney General Balderas said. “You can decide who can see and use your data just as you can decide who to allow into your home.


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Governor: $5 Million To Help Small Businesses Grow

Gov. Susana Martinez
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE  Wednesday, Gov. Susana Martinez announced the Credit Enhancement Program (CEP), a fund of up to $5 million to help small businesses grow and thrive by accessing the loans they need to purchase equipment, inventory and other needs.
 
The CEP help provide collateral assistance for small businesses seeking loans to support growth and expansion for qualifying New Mexico small businesses.
 
“Helping small businesses grow and thrive is one of the cornerstones of growing and diversifying our private-sector

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Journey To Halt Allergies Leads To Startup Company Knoze Jr. Corp

Cliff Han, owner of startup company Knoze Jr. Corp., said he can now enjoy the outdoors allergy-free due to his prebiotic lollipop, which nurtures bacteria in the body to combat allergies. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

BUSINESS News:

One evening in March 2014, Los Alamos resident Cliff Han was attending a retreat and started to tear up during a talk.

He went outside for a break, but more tears arose accompanied by sneezing and a tightness in the chest. He realized his tears were not in fact caused by the speaker’s moving story, but by the pollen from the surrounding trees.

Until


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