Former Santa Fe Store Manager Pleads Guilty To Embezzlement And Tax Fraud

State Tax & Rev News:
SANTA FE  A former manager of Armstrong McCall in Santa Fe has plead guilty for embezzling more than $50,000 from his former employer and willfully committing tax fraud from 2013-2015.
The plea follows an investigation by the Tax Fraud Investigations Division of the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department.
Craig D. Latimore, 44, was sentenced to serve four and a half years of supervised probation. The three counts of tax fraud will run concurrently with each other and consecutively with the count of embezzlement. Latimore agreed to pay

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Milenski: About Code Enforcement Proposal

Candidate for County Council

More than a year ago, Heather Ortega and I reunited in Los Alamos County Councilor James Chrobocinski’s office over the matter of Notices of Violation (NOV) being issued to people in the community.

Heather and I had known each other during high school and in our 20’s. Over the past year she and I have grown close as friends as we steadily continued to work toward understanding the ordinance, the way it was being enforced, and what it was intended to accomplish.

In this process, we discovered many cases where code enforcement was, sadly, a desirable tool

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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

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

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

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.

“We anticipate

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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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