Scenes From LAAOR General Membership Meeting

Board President Carrie Montoya Pegg addresses those gathered at the Los Alamos Association of Realtors (LAAOR) General Membership meeting Thursday morning at UNM-LA. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LAAOR members and associates at the membership meeting Thursday morning at UNM-LA. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

David Horpedahl speaks about professional standards at the membership meeting Thursday morning at UNM-LA. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Former police officer Andrea Dobyns presents a talk on broker safety during the LAAOR General Membership

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Pig + Fig Café New Location Ribbon Cutting May 19

LACC News:
The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is helping to celebrate the new location of Pig + Fig Café at 11 Sherwood Blvd. in White Rock. The community is invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19.
Laura Crucet and her father Fernando Crucet, co-owners of the Pig + Fig Café, have spent the last six months working to update and renovate the new space. The café seats more than 100 guests inside and another 40 on the outdoor patio. The larger, upgraded space will allow Pig + Fig to expand its menu and to also offer private event space as well.
The café

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Pearce Introduces Legislation To Support Economic Development For Village Of Santa Clara

U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce Wednesday introduced H.R. 5721, The Village of Santa Clara Conveyance Act of 2018, to allow for the Village of Santa Clara to acquire land that was previously considered the Fort Bayard Military Reservation but was not included in the 1972 land transfer to the National Forest System.
“I’m pleased to introduce this bill today to help the Village of Santa Clara create a more prosperous future for the surrounding community. This land transfer will not only bring greater economic opportunities

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On The Job In Los Alamos: At Morning Glory

On the job in Los Alamos is Front End Manager Neil Stoddard, right, and Counter Clerk Michael Miller assisting customers Thursday at Morning Glory Baking Company on Diamond Drive. Stoddard has worked for Morning Glory for nine months and Miller has worked at the bakery for two years. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

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Del Norte Credit Union Branch Manager Graduates From Leadership Los Alamos

Del Norte Credit Union Los Alamos Branch Manager Matthew Waldschmidt graduated from Leadership Los Alamos. He is shown here with his wife, Amanda. Photo by Maire O’Neill/


DNCU News:


Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), Northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative is proud to announce that its Los Alamos branch manager, Matthew Waldschmidt, graduated May 4 from Leadership Los Alamos.


Waldschmidt has been with Del Norte Credit Union for 13 and a half years. A Los Alamos native, he is committed to his community and believes the Leadership Los Alamos

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Lodgers Tax Advisory Board Meets Tuesday

Los Alamos County Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, in Room 110 in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
A.  Call to Order/Introductions
B.  Approval of Today’s Agenda
C.  Review/Approval of Meeting Minutes
1. Minutes from the Lodgers’ Tax Advisory Board Meeting on April 21, 2018.
D.  Board Updates

           1. Preserve Our Historic Treasures Puzzle Presenters: Lodgers’

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Artist Julie Smith Shows Work At Rose Chocolatier

Local artist Julie Smith will have her work displayed at Rose Chocolatier for approximately four weeks beginning Friday. The community is invited to the opening reception 5-7 p.m., Friday at Rose Chocolatier to see new work Smith has for sale, order a custom Guardian Angel painting or pet portrait of a favorite furry animal, and buy some chocolate for Mother’s Day. Shown here is ‘He Talks A Bluestreak’. Courtesy photo


‘Watching Over The Choas’ by local artist Julie Smith. Courtesy photo

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World Futures Institute: Risks, Rewards And Responsibilities Part 2

Los Alamos World Futures Institute

Last week we examined risk as a function of probability and explored the concept of expected value to be received if it goes our way. This is a great way to determine if a risk is worthwhile and promises a positive return for your investment. Return on investment implies that the decision is economic but most decisions are not overtly so. What you receive is a reward defined at as “money or another kind of compensation payment that is given for something that has been done or that is offered that might be done.”

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McQuiston: Personal Liability Coverage – Don’t Let It Be An Afterthought

The Jemez Agency

When discussing homeowner insurance policies, personal liability coverage is often an afterthought with lots of folks. 

Insurance companies and insurance agents don’t always take the time to explain what it is and what it covers. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking personal liability coverage isn’t important. It most certainly is!

For starters, let’s look at the types of claims that are potentially covered by this part of the homeowner insurance policy: bodily injury claims and property damage liability claims.

It is quite common to see personal

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