PEEC: Enterprise Bank Steps In To Save The Day!

Free backyard composting program from Los Alamos County Environmental Services, Pajarito Environmental Education Center, Los Alamos Zero Waste Team, and Keep New Mexico True. Courtesy/PEEC

Enterprise Los Alamos Region President Liddie Martinez

PEEC News:

The free backyard composting program from Los Alamos County Environmental Services, Pajarito Environmental Education Center, Los Alamos Zero Waste Team, and Keep New Mexico True has been so popular that all of the compost bins were spoken for, when Enterprise Bank & Trust’s Los Alamos Region President Liddie Martinez reached

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County Council Shares Ideas For Downtown Areas



From top left: Los Alamos County Council Chair Randall Ryti, Council Vice Chair James Robinson and Councilors Sara Scott and David Izraelevitz. From bottom left, Councilors David Reagor, Denise Derkacs and Sean Williams. Courtesy/LAC

Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos County Council passed on purchasing the CB Fox and Reel Deal Theatre properties but the goal to revitalize the downtowns in Los Alamos and White Rock is not abandoned.

The councilors shared with the Los Alamos Daily Post a variety of ideas for the path the County should

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New Co-Op Park Opening Adjacent To LASCU On Central

Rendering of Co-Op Park planned for 10th and Central Avenue adjacent to LASCU. Courtesy image

Co-Op Park south facing stage and donor wall … visit the GoFundMe campaign here. Courtesy image

Staff Report

Los Alamos Schools Credit Union (LASCU) CEO Matt Schmidt said, “We’re starting with a park – but we’re bringing a worldwide movement to Los Alamos.”

The new Co-Op Park will be built in cooperation with the members of Keep It Co-Op, the association of New Mexico credit unions and co-operative businesses. Working together, they are investing in their communities, serving their members,

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Chamber Business Zoom Calls Now Serving Breakfast


Prior to COVID-19, the Chamber supported local restaurants by hiring them to cater the monthly Business Breakfasts, which were sponsored by LANL.

In the spirit of continuing to support local small businesses, the chamber has  looked for creative ways to continue to do so in this virtual environment.

The Chamber is announcing that through a sponsorship with LANL, it will be partnering to provide vouchers for local Chamber member restaurants to attendees of Business Zoom Calls.

Starting in April, the Chamber will offer a $10 voucher for a local Chamber member restaurant to those

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On The Job In Los Alamos: Comida Rica At Señor Tortas

comida deliciosa On the job in Los Alamos serving up savory burritos and much more at lunchtime Tuesday is Victor Castillo at Señor Tortas food truck, now set up on the corner of Central Avenue and Knecht Street. Señor Tortas menu includes a wide variety of tacos, burritos, seafood and more available 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

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U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján Visits Rio Arriba County, Celebrates USDA Decision To Fully Compensate Farmers And Ranchers

U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján speaks with Rio Arriba County farmers and ranchers. Courtesy photo

U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján speaks with Rio Arriba County farmers and ranchers. Courtesy photo

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján:

TIERRA AMARILLA — U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), a member of the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, visited Rio Arriba County to celebrate recent announcements by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The announcements reflect the USDA agreeing to fully compensate farmers and ranchers for unfair changes made to the Non-insured Crop Disaster

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Merrick & Company Donates $3,000 To The Family YMCA!

Merrick & Company Los Alamos Office Manager Reid James, left, presents a $3,000 ‘Champion of Youth’ sponsorship donation to Y Board President Karen Easton and Y CEO Chris Daniels. Courtesy photo 

Y News:

This year would have been the 20th anniversary of The Family YMCA’s annual ball, a formal gala that helped the nonprofit organization kick-off its annual fundraising season. Each year the Y raises funds to support its financial assistance scholarship program and Española YMCA Teen Center.

Times being what they are, last year the Y was forced to postpone and then cancel its traditional

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New Mexico MainStreet Accepting Applications For New Community Economic Development Projects

NMMS News:

SANTA FE — New Mexico MainStreet (NMMS) announced Friday that applications are being accepted for new community economic development projects under the Frontier & Native American Communities (FNAC) and Urban Neighborhood Commercial Corridor (UNCC) Initiatives.

Both Initiatives provide NMMS resources and professional technical assistance to local communities that may not have the capacity or resources to start or operate a full-fledged MainStreet Program.

Proposed projects for both initiatives must demonstrate job creation, business development, leverage private

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New Mexico Unemployment Rate 8.3% In February


New Mexico’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 8.3 percent in February, down from 8.7 percent in January and up from 5.3 percent in the previous year.

The national unemployment rate in February was 6.2 percent, down from 6.3 percent in January and up from 3.5 percent in February 2020.

Total nonagricultural payroll employment fell by 79,400 jobs, or 9.2 percent, between February 2020 and February 2021. Most losses came from the private sector, which was down 63,400 jobs, or 9.5 percent.

The public sector was down 16,000 jobs, or 8.4 percent. Losses were reported in both components

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