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New Mexico GOP Organizes Lawsuit Against Governor, Administration Over ‘Illegal Fines Imposed On Businesses’

RPNM News:

ALBUQUERQUE – The Republican Party of New Mexico organized and supported a lawsuit filed by New Mexico businesses against Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, New Mexico Secretary of Public Safety Mark Shea and New Mexico Secretary of Health Kathyleen Kunkel.

The lawsuit, filed in the Ninth Judicial District Court in Curry County, calls for declaratory and injunctive relief in the wake of illegal closures and fines imposed on New Mexico businesses. “The governor’s order has crushed thousands of small businesses and impacted constituents’ livelihoods.”

The lawsuit claims that the governor


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Pajarito Press Of Los Alamos Wins Prestigious Eric Hoffer Book Awards 2020 Honorable Mention

Nancy Bartlit, left, and Mark Rayburn, co-owners of Pajarito Press and Liddie Martinez, the author, who also serves as Los Alamos Market President and Director of Community Engagement for Enterprise Bank and Trust. Courtesy/Pajarito Press

COMMUNITY News:

Pajarito Press LLC of Los Alamos, is proud to share the news that The Chile Line—Historic Northern New Mexican Recipes, an extraordinary cookbook of tantalizing recipes preserved by author Liddie Martinez, has won Honorable Mention in the 2020 Eric Hoffer Book Awards in the “Home” category.  

The Wire-O-bound volume is strewn with mouth-watering


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NMEDD: Job Training Funds Approved For 165 New Jobs

NMEDD News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Economic Development Department Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) board has approved funding for 20 New Mexico companies to train 104 new employees and 24 interns, for a total of $2.5 million in May.

JTIP awarded $1.4 million to nine companies in March for an additional 61 trainees and 1 intern, Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes said Tuesday.

The average hourly wage for the May jobs is $31.01 with positions ranging from $17 an hour to $61 an hour.

“These companies offer careers in robotics, artificial intelligence, aeronautics medical research and more.


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Los Alamos-Based UbiQD And Nanosys Partner To Improve Greenhouse Crop Yields

Nanosys Facilities and Equipment Manager presents a sheet of UbiGro® greenhouse film that uses fluorescent quantum dots to help plants get more from the sun. Behind him stands an over 2,000 L quantum dot production reactor. Courtesy/Nanosys

BUSINESS News:

  • Advanced materials leaders boost crop grower profitability by leveraging ultra-high-definition TV supply chain to manufacture luminescent agricultural films

UbiQD, Inc., headquartered in Los Alamos, an advanced materials company powering product innovations in agriculture, clean energy, and security, and Nanosys, Inc., headquartered


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State Releases COVID-Safe Practices Compiled With Industry Input And Oversight Of Governor’s Economic Recovery Council For Individuals, Businesses

STATE News:

The most recent New Mexico Emergency Public Health Order mandates compliance with COVID-safe practices, a series of requirements and best practices for individuals, businesses and other services that will assure the safety of employees and customers when businesses reopen.

The COVID-safe practices were compiled with industry input and the oversight of the governor’s Economic Recovery Council.

The documents include COVID-safe practices for: 

  • Retail
  • Restaurants
  • Office & Call Centers
  • Grocery Stores & Farmers’ Markets
  • Youth Programs
  • Manufacturing, Warehouse

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Dee Dennis, Jr. Joins Sunflower Bank’s Board Of Directors

J. Dee ‘Dee’ Dennis, Jr.

DENVER, Colo. – Sunflower Bank announces that J. Dee “Dee” Dennis, Jr., founder of DKD Electric, LLC, has joined Sunflower Bank’s Board of Directors.

Dennis has more than 40 years of experience building and growing businesses. He founded DKD Electric Company in 1978, and led the New Mexico owned and operated enterprise until it went public in 1999.

Dennis then became regional operating officer for IES, the publicly-traded company, overseeing 27 businesses.

In 2005, Dennis led a group of investors that took DKD private, building it into the large regional contractor


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Letter To The Editor: Owners Of Vandalized Business Thank Community, Chamber And Others For Support

By Peter Nguyen and Nina Pham
Owners of Top Nail & Spa
Mari-Mac Shopping Center

Top Nail & Spa were among the victims of the March 29 crime spree that hit seven local businesses in Los Alamos.

The Los Alamos community rallied to support these businesses after the break-ins. We at Top Nails appreciate the efforts of the community, LACDC, Los Alamos Main Street and Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce.

The attack couldn’t have come at a worse time when businesses across Los Alamos were already struggling with closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We truly appreciate how the Los Alamos community


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Los Alamos Farmers Market 7 A.M. To 12:30 P.M. Thursday!

Safety measures against COVID-19 are mandatory as seen here at the May 12 Los Alamos Farmers Market at Ashley Pond Park. This week the market is 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Ashley Pond Park. Customers should keep their face mask on at all times, shop with their eyes and have vendors bag purchases, practice 6-foot social distancing from others and make the visit to the market quick. Photo by Leslie Bucklin

Scene from the May 12 Los Alamos Farmers Market at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Leslie Bucklin

Scene from the May 12 Los Alamos Farmers Market at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Leslie Bucklin

Scene from the May


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Los Alamos Makers Launches Soft Re-opening

Elannah Venhaus, a former Biodidact intern learning the ropes of DNA barcoding. Courtesy/LAM

A glimpse of Los Alamos makers’ wood shop. Los Alamos Makers is helping make woodworking safer and more accessible with its newly remodeled shop. The fully renovated shop will be revealed during an upcoming open house. Courtesy/LAM

Los Alamos Makers News:

Sunday, May 17 concluded this year’s National Week of Making. The coronavirus crisis has made it very clear that makers do matter and do make a difference, with makers of all kinds, and everywhere, participating in the global effort to provide personal


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Santa Fe Animal Shelter: Digital Puppy Training Classes

The Santa Fe Animal Shelter offers puppy training classes virtually beginning May 31. Courtesy/SFAS

The Santa Fe Animal Shelter offers puppy training classes virtually beginning May 31. Courtesy/SFAS

The Santa Fe Animal Shelter offers puppy training classes virtually beginning May 31. Courtesy/SFAS

Santa Fe Animal Shelter News:

One positive side of the stay at home order is that more people are adopting or fostering pets.

But with training facilities closed, how do you get your pup the training it might need?

The Santa Fe Animal Shelter will begin training classes virtually starting May


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