NMAA Deputy Director Dana Pappas To Join NFHS Staff

Dana Pappas

NFHS News:

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Dana Pappas, deputy director and commissioner of officials of the New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA), will join the staff of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Aug. 1.

Pappas will take on the role of Director of Officiating Services – a newly designed staff position devoted to officials programming, services and courses.

Theresia Wynns, who has served as NFHS director of sports and officials education since 2012, will retire July 31 after a 50-year career in education at the local, state and national levels.


On The Job In Los Alamos: At Co-Op Park On Central

On the job in Los Alamos Friday where phase 1 construction has begun on the Co-Op Park Los Alamos next to the newly built Los Alamos Schools Credit Union (LASCU) at 1010 Central Ave. LASCU CEO/President Matt Schmidt stands in front of the construction site as Los Alamos Landscaping & More co-owner Craig Wehner, left of Schmidt, and crew work in the background. With generous support from the community, a stage will be included in Phase 1 construction. Much appreciation is extended to Los Alamos Landscaping & More for leading the project with the design/build team Living Designs Group and


Enterprise Financial Services Corp Announces Completion Of Merger With First Choice Bankcorp

Enterprise Bank & Trust News:

ST. LOUIS, MO. — Enterprise Financial Services Corp (Nasdaq: EFSC) (the
“Company,” “EFSC,” or “Enterprise”), the holding company of Enterprise Bank & Trust (“EB&T”), announced today the completion of its merger with First Choice Bancorp (“FCBP”),
with Enterprise as the surviving institution, effective as of 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on July 21, 2021. The merger of EB&T and FCBP’s wholly owned subsidiary, First Choice Bank (“First Choice”), will be effective shortly thereafter. The merger adds approximately $2.4 billion in assets, $2.0 billion


Scenes From Business After Hours At Century Bank

Century Bank VP/Branch Manager Karen Easton speaks to guests gathered Tuesday for the Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event at Century Bank. Photo by John McHale/

Scene from the Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event Tuesday at Century Bank, which drew a large crowd to the Los Alamos Branch in Smith’s Marketplace shopping center. Photo by John McHale/

Dustin Lippiatt of Pig+Fig Cafe replenishes hors d’oeuvre for the Business After Hours event hosted at Century Bank and catered by Pig+Fig Cafe. Photo by John McHale/


Los Alamos County Hires Daniel Ungerleider As New Economic Development Administrator

Economic Development Administrator Daniel Ungerleider

Los Alamos Daily Post

Economic development is one of the most widely discussed topics in Los Alamos County. It appears in the council’s strategic priorities and in the comprehensive plan. Committees, studies and plans have all been created to stir up economic development in the County.

It is so important that the County has recently hired a new Economic Development Administrator to fill a long-time vacancy.

The position was vacant for an extended time after Joan Ahlers left but Daniel Ungerleider


Donavan Price Of Enterprise Bank & Trust Helps Local Area Nonprofits And Small Businesses Succeed

Donavan Price serves as administrative assistant to Liddie Martinez, president of Los Alamos Region and director of community engagement at Enterprise Bank & Trust. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

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Donavan Price became the administrative assistant to Liddie Martinez, president of Los Alamos Region and director of community engagement at Enterprise Bank & Trust in March. Price has worked at the bank 3.5 years. Previously, she worked in deposit operations.

Price had a background


U.S. Rep. Leger Fernández Secures Over $74 Million For Community Projects Across CD-3

From the Office of U.S. Rep. Teresa Leger Fernández: 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Rep. Teresa Leger Fernández announced she secured over $74 million for NM-03 through community project funding requests in appropriations legislation. 

“This much-needed funding will impact communities all across my district. The $74 million will help fund broadband expansion projects, health care facility upgrades, mentoring and social programs for our children, water infrastructure for the Navajo Nation and Gallup area, and so much more,” she said. “These investments will create a lasting impact in


On The Job In Los Alamos: At LASCU’s New Location

On the job Wednesday at the new location of Los Alamos Schools Credit Union on Central Avenue, from left, Member Services Representative Isolina Viloria, student interns Logan Black and Peyton Hammock, Executive Vice President Diane Smith and Loan Officer Carissa Meierdierks Wall. (Not pictured, CEO/President Matt Schmidt and Vice President of Lending Bethany Hayward.) The community is invited to celebrate LASCU’s new location at its grand opening, noon Saturday Aug. 14, at 1010 Central Ave. Visit or call 505.662.3421. #worklosalamos, #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo


BlueHalo Selects New Mexico For State-Of-The-Art Manufacturing, Research And Technology Complex

The expected completion date is October 2022 for BlueHalo’s new facility. Courtesy/BlueHalo


From the Office of the Governor:

ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Mayor Tim Keller announced Tuesday that BlueHalo, an integrated national security and technology company, has chosen the MaxQ site in Albuquerque for a new state-of-the-art campus to facilitate BlueHalo’s acceleration into production and long-term commitment to investing in New Mexico and creating high-wage manufacturing jobs.

The Max Q location, at Gibson and Carlisle Blvd SE, was selected


Sim Balkey Debuts At Los Alamos Summer Concert Friday

Sim Balkey performs live Friday at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy/Sancre Productions

Summer Concert News:

Sim Balkey will take the stage in the second live concert back at Ashley Pond in the 2021 Los Alamos Summer Concert Series, presented by Toyota of Santa Fe and produced by Sancre Productions and Los Alamos County.

This country singer sensation takes the stage following opening acts by the Ordinary Things Band, Santa Fe Symphony Association and the Family YMCA.

Festivities start at 6 p.m. Friday, July 23.

A rising star in New Mexico, Sim Balkey is a musical genius when it comes to telling stories