Merrick & Company Donates $3,000 To The Family YMCA!

Merrick & Company Los Alamos Office Manager Reid James, left, presents a $3,000 ‘Champion of Youth’ sponsorship donation to Y Board President Karen Easton and Y CEO Chris Daniels. Courtesy photo 

Y News:

This year would have been the 20th anniversary of The Family YMCA’s annual ball, a formal gala that helped the nonprofit organization kick-off its annual fundraising season. Each year the Y raises funds to support its financial assistance scholarship program and Española YMCA Teen Center.

Times being what they are, last year the Y was forced to postpone and then cancel its traditional

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New Mexico MainStreet Accepting Applications For New Community Economic Development Projects

NMMS News:

SANTA FE — New Mexico MainStreet (NMMS) announced Friday that applications are being accepted for new community economic development projects under the Frontier & Native American Communities (FNAC) and Urban Neighborhood Commercial Corridor (UNCC) Initiatives.

Both Initiatives provide NMMS resources and professional technical assistance to local communities that may not have the capacity or resources to start or operate a full-fledged MainStreet Program.

Proposed projects for both initiatives must demonstrate job creation, business development, leverage private

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New Mexico Unemployment Rate 8.3% In February


New Mexico’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 8.3 percent in February, down from 8.7 percent in January and up from 5.3 percent in the previous year.

The national unemployment rate in February was 6.2 percent, down from 6.3 percent in January and up from 3.5 percent in February 2020.

Total nonagricultural payroll employment fell by 79,400 jobs, or 9.2 percent, between February 2020 and February 2021. Most losses came from the private sector, which was down 63,400 jobs, or 9.5 percent.

The public sector was down 16,000 jobs, or 8.4 percent. Losses were reported in both components

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New Mexico Film Office Announces Production Underway For New Television Series ‘Dr. Death’

NMFO News:
SANTA FE — The New Mexico Film Office (NMFO) Wednesday announced a new television series “Dr. Death” has begun production in New Mexico.
The series is produced by Northern Entertainment Productions LLC / UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, and is filming this March in Moriarty and Albuquerque.
“We are thrilled to welcome the television series Dr. Death to New Mexico. This UCP production will be the first to utilize NBCU’s new studio in Albuquerque,” NMFO Director Amber Dodson said..
Dr. Death is directed by Maggie Kiley (Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story, “Riverdale”),

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Chamber Business Awards Voting Closes At 10 P.M. Today


Have you voted for the Chamber Business Awards yet?

The top 5 nominated businesses in each category are on the ballot.

To vote visit ChamberVote. Voting is open to the public, but only Chamber members in good standing were eligible for nomination or to win. Voting closes at 10 p.m. today.

Award winners will be announced Friday, April 16 in a Facebook live event, and will be celebrated at a future reception, both sponsored by Del Norte Credit Union.    

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Zia Credit Union Employees Donate $1,045 To United Way!

Zia Credit Union employees collected $1,045 through the Zia CU Employee Giving Campaign and donated all of it to the United Way of Northern New Mexico. Employees gathered for a check presentation Monday morning at Zia CU at 1001 Central Ave., from left, Valerie Martinez, Robert Valerio, Baby Matousek and Natalia Tretiak and United Way Executive Director Cindy Padilla. Photo by John McHale/ 

About ZIA CU

In 1955, a group of approximately 200 individuals from Zia Company, support contractors for the Los Alamos National Laboratory, organized and founded Zia Credit Union as

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PAC 8 Community Media Center: March 26-April 1

PAC 8 News:

During the COVID-19 global pandemic, PAC 8 Community Media Center is available by appointment for recording events, transferring of old media, shooting and editing and pick-up and drop-off of videos and other items.

For information, email, call 505.662.7228 or visit

PAC 8 Television schedule for March 26 through April 1:

Friday, March 26, 2021

  • 6 a.m. — Democracy Now! – Live
  • 10 a.m. — The Tom Hartman Program
  • 11 a.m. — County Council Meeting Replay 
  • 2:45 p.m. — Meet the Farmers
  • 3 p.m. — Democracy Now!
  • 4 p.m. — Rising Up with Somali
  • 5 p.m. — PAC PAGES –

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