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RE/MAX Broker Of The Month: Meet Kendra Ruminer-Shunk

Kendra Ruminer-Shunk

RE/MAX First News:

I have a long history, and deep roots in Los Alamos. I was born here in town as were my parents and my children. My grandparents came to Los Alamos after the war during a time when kids were badged and had a Z number.

One of my grandfathers, Robert Cake, was the pharmacist in what is now the Starbucks building.

The other, Coke Ruminer, worked as a machinist at the lab. I am the third generation of my family to live in this town, and my children are the fourth.

I am married to my husband of 13 years, Devin Shunk. We also met here, at the softball fields in White Rock.  


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McQuiston: When The In-Laws Move In … Are They Covered?

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

 
As the Baby Boomer generation continues to grow older, it’s not uncommon to see aging parents move in with their grown children. Regardless of the reason, this situation is becoming more widespread and could potentially create insurance ramifications.

Let’s look at the language in a standard  homeowners form. Please keep in mind these forms and their language can differ from insurance company to insurance company. The policy defines “insured” to include you and residents of your household who are your relatives. This definition will be helpful


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Governor Susana Martinez Announces $1.6 Million Catalyst Fund Commitment To NMA Ventures

Gov. Susana Martinez
 
STATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Gov. Susana Martinez announced Wednesday that NMA Ventures will receive up to $1.6 million from the Catalyst Fund to invest in New Mexico startups.
 
This commitment will leverage $2.6 million in funds from NMA Ventures, to be invested in New Mexico startups, bringing the total potential investment from this commitment through the Catalyst Fund up to $4.2 million.  
 
“Investing in homegrown New Mexico companies and entrepreneurs strengthens and diversifies our economy,” Martinez said. “The

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McDonald’s Restaurants Expect To Hire 1,500 Workers In New Mexico This Summer

MCDONALD’S News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE With summer around the corner, McDonald’s and its independent franchisees are gearing up to hire approximately 1,500 restaurant employees in New Mexico to better serve customers this busy season.
 
This is good news for job seekers who are interested in pursuing an education while working since McDonald’s recently announced that it is allocating $150 million over five years to its global Archways to Opportunity education program, including lowering eligibility requirements from nine months to 90 days of employment and dropping weekly

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Sen. Martin Heinrich Votes To Save Net Neutrality

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

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

Today, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) voted to reverse President Trump and the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) repeal of net neutrality rules that protect a free and open internet.

The bipartisan resolution to save net neutrality passed the Senate by a vote of 52 to 47. Without congressional action, net neutrality protections will officially end next month.

“A free and open internet is essential to fostering innovation and education, and promoting civic engagement,” Sen. Heinrich said. “I stand with


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Scenes From Farmers Market Thursday

The Los Alamos Farmers Market is held each Thursday morning in the parking lot adjacent to Mesa Public Library. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Scene from Thursday’s Los Alamos Farmers Market. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Scene from Thursday’s Los Alamos Farmers Market. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Scene from Thursday’s Los Alamos Farmers Market. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Scene from Thursday’s Los Alamos Farmers Market. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Scene from Thursday’s Los Alamos Farmers Market. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Scene from Thursday’s Los Alamos Farmers Market. Photo by KayLinda Crawford


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Senior Appreciation Night Needs Eight Volunteers

COMMUNITY News:

With a couple of weeks to go, Senior Appreciation Night is still in need of eight volunteers to lead fun activities during the evening of graduation Saturday, June 2.

Senior Appreciation Night came about as a result of an upsurge of underage drinking and driving during the late 1970s and early 1980s when parties in the mountains, where police had no jurisdiction, were prevalent and led to several car wrecks and deaths.

A group of community members and organizations, led by then acting Chief of Police Gary Bequette, hoped to create an alternative celebration and they hosted a Senior


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