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Nominations Now Open for Los Alamos County Business Recycler of the Year Award

COUNTY News:

Do you know of a local business that goes above and beyond when it comes to recycling? Los Alamos County Environmental Services is calling for nominations for the first annual Business Recycler of the Year Award.

The contest is open to Los Alamos County businesses of all sizes. Nominate your own businesses, your employer, or your favorite local sustainable retailer/restaurant. Send the business name and a brief description explaining the nomination to tom.nagawiecki@lacnm.us.

“Recycling is a big step businesses can take to create a more sustainable operation, but it can take


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Hive Holds Brown Bag Lunch Today

HIVE News:

The Hive will hold its weekly brown-bag networking lunch at 11: 30 a.m. today (late is never a problem) at the Hive.

The Hive also welcomes presentations on projects from anyone. Just come by and update the group on progress or call Dave Jones at 505.660.06992 to schedule something.


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Check Out Ponderosa Custom Homes At Special Wednesday Evening Open House!

RE/MAX of Los Alamos News:

The community is invited to check out two Ponderosa Custom Homes at a special midweek open house event.

The event takes place 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25.

Photographs, details and a map depicting the location of each open house can be found here.

Click on the map to read details about both featured homes. Print out a copy of the map before heading out to tour the open houses or pull up the map on a smart phone or ipad from the road!


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LANL Selects Three Small Businesses for Environmental Work

Remediation work in a local canyon. Courtesy/LANL

LANL Selects Three Small Businesses for Environmental Work

  • Value of up to $400 million over five years

Los Alamos National Laboratory has awarded master task order agreements to three small businesses for environmental support services work worth up to $400 million within a five-year period.

The businesses were selected based on a technical proficiency and lowest price basis. The companies—Terranear PMC, Navarro Research and Engineering, Inc. and Portage, Inc.—were chosen from 11 prospective bidders. Task orders under this agreement


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Yang: Scarcity, A Good Motivator? Or, A Detriment To Our Mental Faculty?

Scarcity, A Good Motivator? Or, A Detriment To Our Mental Faculty?
By ELENA YANG

“I work better under pressure.” Such a sentiment resonates with many of us. Scarcity of time, more commonly known as “deadline,” forces us to focus. However, did you know that scarcity of money takes away a few IQ points? This is according to Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Schafir.  You can find an excerpt from their latest book, “Scarcity Changes How We Think” on Salon.com (link below). I don’t know of what I am in such profound shortage as to change my own thinking, but this title certainly made me pause and ponder. 


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Spectator Shuts Down Smiths Construction Site

When the Los Alamos Daily Post stopped near the gas station at Trinity and Knecht Saturday to snap a few shots of progress at the Smith’s Marketplace construction site, a man drove up in a white truck to ask if we knew it was private property. He was informed the photos were for publishing in the Los Alamos Daily Post, the man said that was fine, adding, “Oh, there was a guy yesterday that called OSHA and had them shut down until OSHA got there and found no problem.” Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com
 
Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com
 
Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

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Beer Coop Hosts Beer and Movie Night

Beer and whiskey writer Michael Jackson

LABC News:

Join the Los Alamos Beer Coop at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26 for “a Beer and a Movie” featuring Beer Hunter: The Movie. (http://www.beerhuntermovie.com/)

The movie begins at 7:15 p.m. and the event is a fundraiser for the Los Alamos Beer Coop.

Beer Hunter is a documentary film about beloved and influential beer and whiskey journalist Michael Jackson.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 the day of show. Tickets are on sale now at the Reel Deal Theater.
Cans of beer sell for $5. Beer is provided by Santa Fe Brewing Company. Beers include


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Chamber Seminar Details New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange

LACC News:

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is hosting an educational seminar for business owners regarding important information about the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange, 3-5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23 in the Central Park Square Meeting Room, 130 Central Park Square.

Registration is available here.

Los Alamos Chamber is proud to be hosting this event in partnership with the Association of Commerce and Industry and the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange (NMHIX), Chamber Manager Katy Korkos said. The goal is to outreach and educate all New Mexico residents on the new options available


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United Way Kicks Off ‘Investing in Community’ Campaign

Executive Director Kristy Ortega, second from left, addresses the crowd at Wednesday’s 2014 United Way campaign kickoff at the White Rock Visitor Center on N.M. 4. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Cathe McClard presents a $50,000 donation from Los Alamos National Bank to United Way Executive Director Kristy Ortega for this year’s campaign. LANB has been a major supporter of United Way for many years. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

LANL’s Terry Wallace is chairing the Lab’s United Way campaign this year. He told the crowd at Wednesday’s


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