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/


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 Read More

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 Read More

House Democrats: Bill To Add Protection For Pregnancy And Related Conditions Passes First Committee


SANTA FE – Today, House Bill 25, which amends the Human Rights Act to add protection for pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions unanimously passed the House Labor, Veterans’ and Military Affairs Committee.

Sponsored by Rep. Gail Chasey (D-Albuquerque) and Sen. Elizabeth “Liz” Stefanics (D-Albuquerque), House Bill 25 expands the protections afforded to pregnant workers under the Human Rights Act, ensuring pregnant employees can earn a living and help uplift our state’s economy.

“It’s time to end these discriminatory practices and show the country that New Read More

Book Signing: The Chile Line: Historic Northern New Mexican Recipes At Los Alamos Daily Post Saturday

Front cover of The Chile Line: Historic Northern New Mexican Recipes by Liddie Martinez. Courtesy/Pajarito Press


Los Alamos Daily Post is hosting a book signing 2-4 p.m. Saturday Feb. 1 for its food columnist Liddie Martinez and her recently released cookbook, The Chile Line: Historic Northern New Mexican Recipes, published by Pajarito Press LLC.

The community is invited to enjoy refreshments, ask Martinez questions, acquire a book, and have her sign it at Los Alamos Daily Post headquarters, 1247 Central Ave. in downtown Los Alamos.  

In her cookbook, Martinez shares her Read More

On The Job In Los Alamos: Professor Kevin Bankens Earns Shotokan Karate 5th Degree Black Belt

On the job in Los Alamos Tuesday is Professor Kevin Bankens who received his master’s degree in Shotokan Karate 5th degree black belt. Gathered with Bankens Tuesday, front from left, Sensei Nickolas Wilson and Sensei Raymond Mott and back row from left, Evelyn Bankens, Kevin ‘Conan’ Bankens, O’Sensei Rod Prejean, Master Rhuel Luttrell, Jeff Corwon and Frances Anchondo. Bankens began his lifelong journey in martial arts at 8 years old in 1978. He studied at Lake Charles Karate School under O’sensei Rod Prejean in the art of Shotokan karate. Bankens rose through the ranks and began to fight in

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Governor Authorizes ‘Licensing For All’ Bill SB 137

NMDT News:

SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan-Grisham sent a message Friday to Senate President Pro Tempore Mary Kay Papen authorizing Senate Bill 137 to move forward during the 30-day session.

The bill expands access to professional and occupational licensing to ALL New Mexicans, no matter immigration status. SB 137 is sponsored by Sen. Jerry Ortiz y Pino and Rep. Javier Martinez.

The NM Dream Team has put together a fact sheet to provide more details on its campaign for SB 137. 

NMDT Campaign Manager Felipe Rodriguez said:

“SB 137 will play an important role in the transformative decade that Gov. Read More

Checker Vangie Mondragon Retires After 38 Years!

Vangie Mondragon celebrates her last day on the job Friday as a checker at Smith’s Marketplace. She worked 38 years in the grocery business, beginning her career with Safeway, which was purchased by Furrs and then Smith’s Food and Drug. At Friday’s celebration, Mondragon was honored for her service with flowers, cake and a brand new watch. She will now embark on her new career as grandmother to her first grandchild, a boy born Thursday. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ Read More

McQuiston: When Life Brings Storms, A Personal Umbrella Policy Protects You

The Jemez Agency

Many personal insurance policies provide liability coverage to protect you if you are sued as a result of an injury for which you are responsible, whether it is bodily injury or personal injury.

We all know that lawsuits can stem from just about anything. But what happens when the liability on your auto or home insurance policy is not enough to fulfill a judgment against you?

If you carry a Personal Umbrella policy, you potentially have coverage for the amount of the judgment above your normal limits that would otherwise come out of your own pocket.

A Personal Umbrella Read More

Scenes From Ortega’s Weaving Shop In Chimayó

Ortega’s Weaving Shop in Chimayó offers authentic Chimayó weaving, a tradition with roots deep in old Spanish Colonial New Mexico. Seen here during a visit Saturday, Ortega’s Weaving Shop opened its doors in 1900 in a small house in the back of this relatively new shop built in the 1980s at CR 98 at NM 76 in Chimayó. is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and closed on Sunday. For more information, call the shop at 505.351.4215 or visit Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Owner Robert Ortega has been a part of Ortega’s Weaving Shop since he was born 66 years ago. Read More

Rotary President Phil Dabney Discusses Career Path

Rotary President Phil Dabney discusses career path into law at Tuesday Rotary Club meeting. Photo by Linda Hull


During the weekly meeting, Tuesday Jan. 21, Rotary Club President Phil Dabney described his career path into law beginning with his studies at Northern Illinois University (DeKalb) where he was a journalism student. 

After interviewing Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun for a student newspaper feature, Dabney, who also had become friends with the University’s Dean of the College of Law, decided to go into the legal field.

He began practicing in 1986, first Read More