Virtual Town Hall Discussion On Work Search Requirements To Receive UI Benefits & Resources Wednesday Oct. 14


ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) is hosting a virtual town hall discussion, Wednesday, Oct. 14, in regard to work search requirements for Unemployment Insurance (UI) in New Mexico.

This requirement, which had been suspended due to the COVID-19 crisis, will be reinstated for New Mexicans receiving regular state unemployment insurance, Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), and Extended Benefits Oct. 18.

Work search is a federal requirement to receive unemployment insurance benefits. Individuals will continue to receive

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Scarecrows Make Annual Appearance On Central Avenue

Vanesa Feagin and her brother Trevor prepare their TPMC CDA monster (the walking dead from a nuclear accident) Saturday on Central Avenue for submission in the Anual Scarecrow Contest, sponsored by Los Alamos Arts Council, Los Alamos MainStreet and the Creative District. Photo by John McHale/

Stitch, from the Disney movie Lilo & Stitch, is sponsored by Create the Magic Travel. ‘Stitch is in stitches waiting to travel again!’ Photo by John McHale/

This headless bicyclist speaks from experience as he tells everyone who will listen, Don’t lose your head

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Small Business Saturday Gross Receipts Tax Holiday Nov. 28


This year’s Small Business Saturday New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax Holiday is Saturday, Nov. 28.

For this one day, the state suspends collection of gross receipts tax on sales of qualifying items at certain small businesses.

The tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28 and concludes at midnight Saturday, Nov. 28.

During that time the law provides a deduction from gross receipts for retail sales of qualifying tangible personal property; in effect allowing the retailer to sell the items “tax free”.

B-200.31 Small Business Saturday Gross Receipts Tax Holiday contains a list

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On The Job In Los Alamos: Isaiah Garcia At Blue Window

On the job in Los Alamos is server Isaiah Garcia taking a lunch order from diner Mary Beth Maassen Friday at Blue Window Bistro. Garcia, 22, has been working at Blue Window for three years and said that he loves his job. For menu, hours and the latest updates, visit #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

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On The Job In Los Alamos: At Flowers By Gillian

On the job in Los Alamos Monday is Flowers by Gillian Owner Gillian Sutton with Chris Fischahs who stopped by on his lunch break Monday to place an order. Sutton offers ready-made arrangements, loose flowers and custom floral designs for birthdays, parties, weddings and memorials. Delivery is available anywhere in Los Alamos County and wire service also is available. Flowers by Gillian at 3801 Arkansas Ave., Suite A, is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For information, call 505.663.0012 or #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn

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McQuiston: Common Misconceptions About Personal Umbrella Policy Part 2

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Last week I wrote about several misconceptions that are common to personal umbrella policies.

While those four misconceptions still hold true, I thought I would turn this into a two-part series since there are other misconceptions that are quite common.

We’ll continue the previous list by adding a few more (along with corresponding explanations as to why each misconception is false):

Misconception #5: “Umbrellas cover everything, right? My home, cars, and all my stuff.”

Well, this depends on the exact nature of what you mean. Umbrellas provide extra liability

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United Way Of Northern New Mexico Sharing And Receiving Community Support

Facilitator Camilla Bustamante, PhD. MPH., left, speaks to the UWNNM Board gathered in January for their annual retreat at the McCurdy Ministries Community Center in Española. Seated from far right, Chair Liddie Martinez, Executive Director Cindy Padilla, Treasurer John Sarrao, Christopher Madrid, Secretary Michelle Harkey-Wilde, Steven Renfro and James Mountain. Board members not pictured, Cindy Rooney, Carol A. Clark (taking photo), Stephen Boerigter, Christopher Madrid, John Whiteside, Mike Lippiatt and Barb Ricci. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

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Pajarito Mountain Ski Area Announces Local Restaurant Grant Winners: Viola’s, Rose Chocolatier And Fleur de Lys

Pajarito Mountain Ski Area General Manager Tom Long presents a grant award of just over $1,600 to Belinda Jaramillo, owner of Viola’s. Courtesy/Chamber

Pajarito Mountain Ski Area General Manager Tom Long presents a grant award of just over $1,600 to Marcel Remillieux, owner of Fleur de Lys. Courtesy/Chamber

Pajarito Mountain Ski Area General Manager Tom Long presents a grant award of just over $1,600 to Melissa Arias, director of Rose Chocolatier and president of Lemonade Living. Courtesy/Chamber


Pajarito Mountain Ski Area, along with Mountain Capital Partners and the Coleman

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