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Exterior Work Underway At Natural Grocers On Trinity Drive

Brick work is underway today on the Natural Grocers store under development on a portion of the former Los Alamos Shriner’s Club property at 1459 Trinity Dr. At its Feb. 27, 2019 meeting, the Planning & Zoning Commission approved a lot split and site plan to pave the way for the Natural Grocers store. The Shriner’s Club plans to construct a new building on a smaller lot adjacent to the store. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com


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Future Of UnQuarked Restaurant & Bar Remains Uncertain

Remodeling work has stopped at UnQuarked at 813 Central Ave. pending an upcoming appeal. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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

The future of UnQuarked remains uncertain following the July 14 denial by the Los Alamos County Board of Appeals to remove a stop work order on the premises.

The restaurant and bar initially opened at 145 Central Park Square before moving with big plans in spring 2019 to 813 Central Ave. Owner Prashant Jain shared with the Los Alamos Daily Post at the time that he planned to offer patrons a full food menu,


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Local Business Provides REAL Support For Teen Students

REAL Support Owner Christine Bernstein

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post
bjgordon@ladailypost.com

Christine Bernstein must really like teenagers. After 25 years in the classroom, Bernstein is centering her new business venture REAL Support, around, you guessed it, teens.

“I like working with kids,” she said. “I wanted to follow my heart and at the same time help the community. A lot of parents are stressed out over keeping their teen students engaged and on task during the pandemic. I’d love to work with these teens and help their parents keep them on track. This will also help teachers


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EDD: Job Training Funds Support 120 New Trainees

Fabric test and production pods at Green Theme Technologies. Courtesy/EDD

Integrated Passive Device Matching Network from 3D Glass Solutions. Courtesy/EDD

EDD News:

SANTA FE — Nine companies were awarded funding for a total of 120 new trainees during the July meeting of the Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) Board, Economic Development Department (EDD) Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced Tuesday.

Five of the JTIP applications were for new funding and four were amendments to previously awarded amounts, due to high rate of job expansion. The average wage of trainees at the July


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New Mexico Supreme Court Grants Governor’s Request To Stay An Order To Temporarily Permit Indoor Dining

SUPREME COURT News:

SANTA FE — The state Supreme Court on Monday afternoon granted Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s emergency request to stay an order issued by a judge in Carlsbad earlier Monday that would have temporarily permitted indoor dining at restaurants in New Mexico despite the state’s emergency public health order and the emergent need to take all necessary action to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

As a result, all provisions of the state’s emergency public health order of July 13 remain in effect. 

The action by the state Supreme Court effectively blocks the temporary restraining order


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Senators Udall, Heinrich Urge Support For Outdoor Tourism And Recreation Industry, Jobs In Next COVID Relief Package

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, along with 10 Democratic Senate colleagues, have sent a letter to Senate Leadership urging them to include support for outdoor recreation and public land infrastructure jobs in the next COVID-19 relief package.

With supply chains stalled, retailers shuttered, parks closed, and trips and travel canceled, the $778 billion outdoor industry is uniquely impacted by COVID-19 mitigation efforts.

“The crisis before us requires targeted investment to reinvigorate our outdoor tourism economy and get Americans


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