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New Mexico Consortium Reports 20 New Jobs Created at Biological Research Facility

 

NMC News:

  • New research facility at Entrada Park to supply jobs, research opportunities and economic advantage to Los Alamos County

 

The New Mexico Consortium (NMC) reported that it has created 20 new jobs since it received a major economic development grant from Los Alamos County in March of 2012.

 

The NMC, Los Alamos County, and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) jointly recruited Dr. Richard Sayre and his team to Los Alamos in 2011. Los Alamos County contributed $2.6 million to the effort through the New Mexico Local Economic Development Act (LEDA).

 

The grant


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Money IQ: What is Mobile Banking?

Money IQ
By MONIE BLUM

What is Mobile Banking? 

Mobile Banking is just what it sounds like, banking from a mobile device. Mobile banking allows customers to access their accounts anywhere, anytime, by texting their bank or credit union or by using their smart phone web browser. 

Most mobile banking products allow customers to check account balances, verify transaction history, set up and receive automatic alerts and transfer funds within a user’s accounts. For added convenience customers can typically locate branch offices and ATMs. 

Some banks or credit unions provide


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Learn About Linux At The Hive

HIVE News:
 
Do you wish you had more options besides Mac OS and Windows? 
 
Have you ever considered using Linux operating system? 
 
What are the pros and cons of Linux? How easy is it to install, maintain and use?
 
Geoff Chesshire will answer these and many other questions at the brown-bag lunch Thursday at The Hive, 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock. The brown-bag lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and the talk begins at noon.
 
Chesshire has a great deal of experience with a wide variety of Linux distributions and versions, and will demonstrate some of the more popular options.

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Yang: There Was (and hopefully is) Intelligence Out There In Management Land

There Was (and hopefully is) Intelligence Out There In Management Land
Column by ELENA YANG

After that bit of “rant” on “double bagging” last week, I really want to offer you a “good” story. 

I am sure there are quite a few out there, but since I haven’t heard from anyone, I dug up an old story to share in this space.

The story is short and succinct. Way back in the late 40s, a manager employed “emotional intelligence” principle (a good topic for next week) and helped launch a group of brilliant scientists that invented the transistor at what was then Bell Labs.

Of course, mine is 20/20 hindsight based


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Salary Negotiation Workshop Builds Skills

Workshop Facilitator Shelley Rossbach leads a group of participants attending a recent ‘$tart $mart’ salary negotiation workshop at UNM-LA. Photo by Ivette Jimenez
 
Staff report
 
The American Association of University Women (AAUW), UNM-Los Alamos Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa and UNM-LA Student Government hosted a “$tart $mart” salary negotiation workshop March 1 at UNM-LA. 
 
“I learned a great deal about the importance of being able to negotiate wages,” workshop participant Edith Danielson said. “The smart start

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Mesa Del Norte Apartments Get A Facelift

Mesa Del Norte affordable housing apartments on North Mesa are undergoing a much needed facelift. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

LANB and FHLB News:

Los Alamos National Bank (LANB) and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) have announced that they have awarded a $252,000 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant to YES Housing, Inc. to assist with the rehabilitation of a dated apartment community on North Mesa in Los Alamos.

The grant funds are part of a $6.2 million project that will revitalize the property into a new and vibrant affordable housing community.

Mesa Del Norte


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New Mexico Home Sales Continue Upward Trend

RANM News:

Home sales and median prices reported to the REALTORS Association of New Mexico (RANM) for February 2013 continue the upward trend begun in January.

In February, 1,026 sales were reported. This is an increase of more than 21 percent sales than reported during February 2011 (845) and 5 percent more than the February 2012 number of 977.

February’s median price of $165,000 is up 3.4 percent from February 2012 and equal to the median reported in February 2011. Median price indicates half the properties sold for more and half for less.

“Home prices are rising, the number of homes for sale is


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Stephanie Chavez Joins Styles N’ Smiles Salon

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Cosmetologist Stephanie Chavez welcomes her clients to her new location at Styles N’ Smiles Salon.

Formerly with Hair Experts, Chavez recently joined the staff of Styles N’ Smiles, located next door to the Department of Motor Vehicles at 991 Central Ave. The salon has been open at this location for a year.

A Los Alamos native, Chavez has been a licensed cosmetologist for 26 years. She is a full-service cosmetologist and does facials and all kinds of hair services, but her true love is doing nails. 

She likes to work with clients on an on-going basis,


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Money IQ: The Fiscal Cliff

Money IQ
By ERIC LOUCKS
 
The Fiscal Cliff

The so called fiscal cliff is a series of tax increases and spending cuts that were due to come on line at the start of 2013 that were temporarily averted given a last second deal between the Republican led House of Representatives and the Democratic led Senate.

The compromise, known as the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, is not the grand solution to address our nation’s surging debt issues that many had hoped for.

Rather, it is more of a temporary band aid that resolves the revenue tax elements of the fiscal cliff, but delayed addressing the tougher


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