HSD Promotes Kari Armijo To Deputy Cabinet Secretary

Kari Armijo

HSD News:

SANTA FE — New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) Cabinet Secretary David R. Scrase, M.D. announces the promotion of Kari Armijo as a new Deputy Cabinet Secretary for the department.

Armijo replaces Russell Toal who left the department to become the New Mexico Superintendent of Insurance. 

“We are pleased to welcome Kari into the deputy cabinet secretary role. In her 19 ½ years with HSD she has made innumerable contributions to our Medicaid program and to the people of New Mexico,” Cabinet Secretary David R. Scrase, M.D. said. “In the past 12 months she successfully served


Los Alamos Business Wins Statewide Award

Cliff Han, owner of Knoze Jr. Corp. Courtesy/NMSBDC


  • Breathe Easier with Knoze Jr.’s AllerPops
  • Innovative allergy relief now comes from a tasty lollipop 

Knoze Jr. Corp, the makers of AllerPops, is being recognized as a Star Business by the Small Business Development Center at UNM-Los Alamos.

Star Businesses are recognized annually by the NMSBDC Network at a special banquet at La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe. Lt. Gov. Howie Morales and radio personality Kiki Garcia are slated to co-host the event sponsored by Century Bank and The Loan Fund.

Founder Cliff Han moved to Los Alamos and,


On The Job In Los Alamos: At Speedway

On the job in Los Alamos are Lacey Duffy, left, and Michelle Gomez assisting a customer Thursday at Speedway #9130 at 3701 Arkansas Ave. The station is open 5 a.m to 11 p.m. daily. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/


Cultivating Vitality With Michelle: Easing Into The Water


Los Alamos

Okay, so last week we touched on why it is wise to ease into changes instead of making a whole bunch of New Year’s Resolutions which are likely to fade away into nothingness, leaving only the dreary sense of failure once again.

Last week I encouraged you to track your water intake for the week – don’t change it. Track it.

Got it? Good.

Now’s the moment to decide what to do with your information. Will you opt into changing something a little bit, or are you good where you’re at?

Confused about what to do? You’re not alone. Even the experts have differing opinions, yet each


County Sells 1010 Central To LAPS Credit Union

The future site of Los Alamos Public  Schools Credit Union at 1010 Central Ave. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/



Los Alamos Daily Post


The Los Alamos Public Schools Credit Union is getting a new home – right next to the Los Alamos County Municipal Building.Los Alamos County Council unanimously approved the sale of 1010 Central Ave., a stretch of green space that runs along the parking lot in front of the Municipal Building, during its regular Tuesday night meeting.

The sale price, according to agenda documents, is $360,950.


Los Alamos County Council Pays Tribute To Retiring Atomic City Tours Owner Georgia Strickfaden

Atomic City Tours owner Georgia Strickfaden her popular yellow tour van. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
At the Council meeting Tuesday, retiring Atomic City Tours owner Georgia Strickfaden, center, holds a proclamation that designated Wednesday as Georgia Strickfaden Day. Joining Strickfaden, from left, County Marketing Specialist Kelly Stewart, Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann, Assistant to the County Manager Linda Matteson, Lemonade Living founder Melissa Arias and Councilor Pete Sheehey. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


In-Depth Marketing And Communications Workshop For Nonprofits Jan. 22

LACF News:

Is your non-profit organization looking to set or reset its marketing and communications plan?

The Los Alamos Community Foundation, in partnership with The Center for Nonprofit Excellence, offers an in-depth workshop on Marketing and Communications, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 at UNM-Los Alamos.

This workshop will examine your organization’s current marketing and communications practices to ensure that they align with your mission and goals. You will develop an action plan with strategies that will build support for your work and grow your audience.