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Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division Offers Free Cardboard Recycling Services To Busineses

Businesses are encouraged to utilize these ‘cardboard only’ bins offered free of charge to commercial customers. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com

There are numerous benefits a business can enjoy from tossing corrugated cardboard into the recycling bin rather than in the trash. Besides helping the environment, it can help businesses save money.

Starting in September 2017, the Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division (ESD) has been offering cardboard recycling services free of charge


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Los Alamos Has Viome!

From left, Viome’s Head of Project Management Miranda Intrator, President Deepak Savadatti, Chief Science Officer Momo Vuyisich and Research Associate Andy Hatch at the lab Monday afternoon at 81 Camino Entrada in Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Viome employees gather with Chief Science Officer Momo Vuyisich, seated third from right, to celebrate the company’s first year anniversary Saturday evening at Cottonwood on the Greens at the Los Alamos Golf Course. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

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LANS Fee Impacted By Plutonium Air Shipments

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos National Security, LLC earned 89 percent of the total available fee for FY2017, or $44.6 million out of a possible $50.3 million, a National Nuclear Safety Administration spokesman said Wednesday.

The LANL contractor is graded annually for its performance. According to the Performance Evaluation Report for 2017, LANS had the potential to earn about $50.3 million, which comprises $8.9 million in at-risk fee, $35.4 million in fixed fee and $6 million for Strategic Partnerships with other agencies, which is also a fixed


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Heinrich Slams Solar Tariff Decision

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, issued the following statement after President Trump announced his decision to impose up to 30 percent tariffs on imported solar panels and modules that will jeopardize tens of thousands of American solar jobs:
 
“Imposing these tariffs isn’t going to create a single manufacturing job and instead harms hundreds of locally-owned companies, jeopardizes tens of thousands of workers, and stifles

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USDA Provides Funding To Increase Access To Educational And Health Care Services In Rural Areas

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ALBUQUERQUE  Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett Friday announced that USDA is awarding grants for broadband projects to increase access to job training, educational and health care services in rural areas in 35 states.
 
“Broadband technology helps provide career opportunities and deliver critical medical services to rural residents,” Hazlett said. “It allows rural hospitals to better diagnose and treat patients. It helps treat people who are struggling with opioid and other substance use disorders. It also helps bring

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Los Alamos Community Foundation Nonprofit Training: Internal Controls For Nonprofits Feb. 8

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The next Los Alamos Community Foundation (LACF) nonprofit training is Internal Controls for NonprofitsViable solutions that are easy to apply, with Los Alamos Family YMCA Finance Director Chris Daniels, 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at UNM-LA, Bldg. 2 in the Lecture Hall.

Embezzlement and fraud within the nonprofit sector is probably more common and also more preventable than you would think. The damage and effect of fraud can be extensive and community trust hard to regain. By raising your awareness of how it happens and implementing a few simple


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UCOR Earns 87 Percent Of Fee At Oak Ridge

URS | CH2M Oak Ridge workers demolish the K-802 Pumphouse at East Tennessee Technology Park during the April-September 2017 fee evaluation period. Courtesy/DOE

DOE News:

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – The Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) cleanup contractor URS | CH2M Oak Ridge (UCOR) earned almost $3.3 million for its performance from April through September 2017, nearly 87 percent of the total award fee available for the evaluation period.

OREM recently issued its latest six-month fee determination scorecard for UCOR. EM releases information relating to contractor fee


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Laural Hardin Brings Petree Garden Center To Los Alamos

Certified Arborist Laural Hardin is bringing Petree Garden Center to Los Alamos in early April. Courtesy photo

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Just to clarify, Laural Hardin of Los Alamos has partnered with Mike Petree of Taos to bring Petree Garden Center to Los Alamos. The company is leasing space in the former De Colores building at 2470 East Road, which Craig and Rachel Wehner recently purchased and from where they are operating their landscaping business.

“While Petree Gardens and Los Alamos Landscaping & More are not partners, we share the same


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SBDC Helps Secure More Than $1.5 Million In Financial Assistance For Area Businesses

SBDC Business Advisor Anne Lantrip and UNM-LA SBDC Director Joseph Montes assist small businesses from the northern New Mexico area. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

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The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UNM-Los Alamos helped secure more than $1.5 million in financial assistance to several of its clients through conventional and alternative commercial lenders in recent months. These clients are seeking to expand and modernize their respective product lines.

SBDC Director at UNM-LA Joseph Montes explained that there is significant commercial activity throughout


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Annual DNCU Scholarship Application Cycle Opens

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SANTA FE — Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), Northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative has just opened the 2018-2019 DNCU Scholarship Program.
 
For the past eight consecutive years, Del Norte Credit Union has helped over 60 deserving local area students with a combined $64,000 in scholarship funds. This year, Del Norte Credit Union is awarding 10 exemplary students with $1,000 scholarships.
 
DNCU established a scholarship program to assist credit union members who are high school seniors, equivalent home school seniors, or a recipient of a

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