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Los Alamos Company To Pitch At ABQid Ski Lift Pitch Competition

By NICHOLAS SEET

Local entrepreneurs Nicholas Seet and Gary Xie will be pitching investors as they ride the Taos Ski Valley ski lift in the annual ABQid Ski Lift Pitch Contest, Feb. 20 in Taos.

The entrepreneurs will pitch investors from around the country for a chance to win $10,000 in non-dilutive capital.  

They will pitch Seet’s company Ener.com, a technology company that places cooling tubes behind solar PV panels in order to improve the performance of the panels, extend their operating life, and simultaneously generate perfectly clean water.

“Our company, Ener.com, solves three problems,”

DNCU’s Scholarship Application Cycle For 2020-21 Now Open

DNCU News:

SANTA FE — Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative announces the opening of its 2020-21 DNCU Scholarship Program.

The program is celebrating its 10th anniversary and has helped more than 80 deserving local students with a combined $84,000 in scholarship funds. Ten exemplary students will be awarded with $1,000 each toward their education at a college or vocational school of their choice.

DNCU established their scholarship program to assist credit union members who are high school seniors, equivalent home school seniors, or a recipient of a

Bathtub Row Brewing: 2020 Stout Invitational Feb. 15

By BECKY RUTHERFORD
Los Alamos

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and if your partner loves beer, might I suggest you get them tickets to attend the upcoming Bathtub Row Brewing 2020 Stout Invitational, throwing down Feb. 15 at Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op in Central Park Square.  

Chocolate is boring; underwear is meh, flowers die – beer is where it’s at if you truly want to proclaim your undying love for your craft-beer loving valentine.

This is the fourth year this event has been running, and it should be a good one! 

This year there will be at least 15 NMBG (New Mexico Brewer’s Guild) Breweries battling

Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service Welcomes Co-Medical Directors Dr. Patrick Martin And Dr. Stephanie Lucero

Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service (LAVNS), at 109 Central Park Square welcomes new Co-Medical Directors Dr. Patrick Martin and Dr. Stephanie Lucero. Dr. Martin works in the emergency room at Los Alamos Medical Center and Dr. Lucero operates her own practice in Pojoaque. Dr. Martin started working at LAVNS in July 2019 and Dr. Lucero joined the LAVNS team in January. ‘I’m excited and thrilled,’ Dr. Lucero said. ‘I’m honored.’ Dr. Martin added, ‘I just think it’s great to be involved in Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service.’ Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

From left, Los Alamos Visiting

Del Norte Credit Union Donates $1,000 To Southwest Care Center Of New Mexico As Result Of 2019 Movember Challenge

Southwest CARE Center Chief Executive Officer Jeff Thomas, left, receives a $1,000 donation from DNCU presented by DNCU Executive Administrator Brian Lee Gonzales. Courtesy/DNCU

DNCU Executive Administrator Brian Lee Gonzales won the Movember Challenge and selected Southwest Care Center of New Mexico as he charity to receive a donation from DNCU. Courtesy/DNCU

DNCU News:

  • The credit union challenged team members to shave for a good cause and bring awareness to men’s health issues

SANTA FE — Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative has presented a $1,000

Wiemann: Avoid These Estate Planning Mistakes

By SHELLY A. WIEMANN, CFP®
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones

You save and invest to meet a variety of goals during your lifetime: college for your children, long vacations, a comfortable retirement, and so on. But you probably also want to leave something behind – to your loved ones and, possibly, to the charitable organizations you support. To do so, you’ll need to develop a comprehensive estate plan, but to make that plan work, you must avoid some common mistakes.

Here are a few of these pitfalls you’ll want to avoid:

Not writing a will – If you were to die “intestate” – without a last will and testament

Bill Extending Small Business Saturday Sunset Date Passes Committee

STATE News:

SANTA FE – House Bill 170, Friday passed the House Commerce and Economic Development Committee. House Bill 170, sponsored by Rep. Doreen Gallegos (D-Las Cruces), and Rep. Steven Neville (R-Aztec), extends the sunset date for the deduction from gross receipts for certain businesses on Small Business Saturday from July 1, 2020 to July 1, 2028. 

“Small Business Saturday creates incentives for consumers to shop locally and to spend their hard-earned dollars at the neighborhood businesses that are integral to the New Mexican economy,” Rep. Gallegos said. “Extending the sunset date

Culture On Tap: Featuring Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op Head Brewer Brandon Venaglia On ‘The Culture of Brewing’

CREATIVE DISTRICT News:

Join the Los Alamos Creative District for Culture On Tap at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3 at Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op in Central Park Square.

This On Tap will feature a conversation with Head Brewer Brandon Venaglia of Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op, on the culture of brewing in our community.

In addition, Venaglia will highlight Bathtub Row Brewing’s unique co-op structure, what goes into the brewing process, and the inspiration behind their beer names.

This debut of Culture On Tap, an iteration of Art On Tap, is sponsored by the Los Alamos Creative District and hosted by a variety

Chamber: ‘Book Signing With Liddie’ At Los Alamos Daily Post

Author Liddie Martinez, left, signs a book for a guest during a recent book signing at Fuller Lodge. The community is invited to meet Martinez 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Los Alamos Daily Post, 1247 Central Ave., where she is a food columnist. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/ladailypost.com

CHAMBER News:

Book Signing with Liddie!

WHAT: Book Signing with Liddie Martinez, author of The Chile Line: Historic Northern New Mexican Recipes

WHEN: 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1

WHERE: Offices of the Los Alamos Daily Post, 1247 Central Ave.

Join author Liddie Martinez for this special book signing at the offices of the

ProjectY Cowork Debuts TED ‘Talko’ Tuesday Feb. 18

Local food vendor Muy Salsas will be selling tacos for $0.99 each during ‘Talko’ Tuesday events beginning Feb. 18 at projectY in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

projectY News:

projectY cowork Los Alamos will host a new TED “Talko” Tuesday, a free event open to the public every third Tuesday of the month.

The coworking space will stream 2-3 talks under a specific theme from the popular Technology Entertainment Design (TED) series, featuring expert speakers discussing education, business, science, tech and creativity topics.

Along with a group discussion after the streamed talks, local

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