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Udall, Heinrich, Haaland Hail $500,000 Grant To DreamSpring Community Development Association To Support 268 Jobs

CONGRESSIONAL News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representative Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) applauded a $500,000 grant to DreamSpring Community Development Association from the Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

The grant will help DreamSpring roll out the community development financial institution’s Expreso loan program and support loan recipients to create an anticipated 268 jobs in designated Opportunity Zones. 

“Community Development Financial Institutions like DreamSpring are


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New Mexico Auditor Brian Colón On Firing Of Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services CEO David Conejo

STATE News:

ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico State Auditor Brian S. Colón issued the following statement Thursday on the firing of CEO David Conejo of Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services (Hospital):

“I have long been concerned with the troubling allegations of gross operational mismanagement, failure to communicate, and lack of transparency at the Hospital under the leadership of CEO David Conejo,” Colón said. “Over the past year I have held Mr. Conejo and the Hospital administration accountable and will continue my attentive and vigilant oversight of the Hospital’s fiscal operations.


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Newsweek Named ‘Top 100 Thinker Of Our Time’ SavantX CEO Ed Heinbockel Brings Research Center To Santa Fe

SavantX Inc. has chosen Santa Fe for its corporate research headquarters.Courtesy/EDD

BUSINESS News:

SANTA FE –  New Mexico Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today that a company at the leading edge of quantum computing is relocating some operations to Santa Fe and plans to hire more than 100 employees.

SavantX CEO Ed Heinbockel

After considering locations in Utah, Idaho, Oregon and California, SavantX Inc. has chosen Santa Fe for its corporate research headquarters. The operations, sales and customer support arms of the business will remain


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Scenes From Los Alamos Farmers Market June 11, 2020

Scene from Los Alamos Farmers Market Thursday at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

Scene from Los Alamos Farmers Market Thursday at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

Scene from Los Alamos Farmers Market Thursday at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Farmers Market News:

Thursday markets take place 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through October at Ashley Pond Park.

Saturday markets are 8 a.m. to noon at the Justice Center parking lot and run through September.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, extra precautions


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Los Alamos 2020 Virtual Summer Concerts Coming Soon

Summer Concert News:

Sancre Productions announces the Los Alamos Summer 2020 Concert Series Presented by Toyota of Santa Fe will be presented virtually this summer. 

After receiving unanimous support from Los Alamos County Council members and the concert series business sponsors, Sancre Productions is announcing their plan to execute a virtual concert series for Los Alamos this summer. 

The 2020 virtual series will showcase some of the 2021 scheduled nationally-touring bands, adored local bands and of course, local fan favorite, Igor & The Red Elvises sponsored by Enterprise Bank


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Award Winning Author Liddie Martinez Discusses Best Selling Cook Book ‘The Chile Line’ Historic Northern New Mexico Recipes On KTRC Saturday

Hutton Broadcasting is airing a series on the ‘best of interviews’ and will re-run an interview with local author Liddie Martinez on her runaway best selling cookbook, ‘The Chile Line’ Historic Northern New Mexico Recipes 3-4 p.m. on KTRC 1260/103.7 and streamed at santafe.com. Pajarito Press LLC in Los Alamos published The Chile Line, learn more and purchase the book at www.pajaritopress.com. Courtesy/Pajarito Press

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State Permits Breweries ‘Soft’ Reopening; Allowing Broader Reopening Monday

STATE News:

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced this afternoon that the state’s emergency public health order will be amended to permit a limited reopening for breweries this weekend followed by a broader reopening Monday, June 15.

Under the amended order, effective Friday, June 12, breweries may offer outdoor and patio seating at 50 percent of maximum occupancy as determined by the fire code.

The following stipulations apply:

  • No service may be provided in indoor seating areas;
  • Outdoor service may be provided only to patrons who are seated;
  • Tables must be placed at least 6 feet

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Appeals Board Hears UnQuark’s Case; Continued To June 29

The Los Alamos County Board of Appeals, which includes Department of Public Utilities Manager Philo Shelton, top left, Planning and Zoning Commission Chair Terry Priestley, top right, and Council Vice Chair Randall Ryti, bottom right, heard the case today of Sirphey LLC v. Chief Building Official Michael Arellano. County Assistant Attorney Katie Thwaites is bottom left, and Sirphey owner Pershant Jain is bottom center. Screenshot/LADP 

Staff Report

The Los Alamos County Board of Appeals heard the case virtually today of Sirphey LLC v. Chief Building Official Michael Arellano.

The hearing


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Reel Deal Theater Closes Doors After 16 Years

The Reel Deal Theater at 2551 Central Ave. has closed after 16 years entertaining Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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

Through tears Jim O’Donnell, of the Reel Deal Theater, announced Tuesday that the movie theater was closing permanently. The news, in turn, produced a lot of tearful emotions in the community.

“On behalf of the Chamber we are very disappointed to lose the asset of the Reel Deal in our community, but we understand the painful decision that they made,” Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Director Ryn Herrmann


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