Senate Bill 137 To Remove Barriers For Professional And Occupational Licenses Moves To House Floor

Scene of the House Commerce & Economic Development Committee Friday at the Roundhouse. Courtesy/NMDT

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ALBUQUERQUE — The House Commerce & Economic Development Committee passed SB 137 Friday with a unanimous vote.

The proposal looks to remove professional and occupational licensing barriers in our state and extend access to ALL New Mexicans, regardless of immigration status.

The bill, which passed the Senate floor with a unanimous vote last week, now moves to the House floor and is expected to be heard soon. If passed, SB 137 will move to the Governor’s desk for final


Vendors Cash In At The Roundhouse

Jewelry vendor Daniel Ronquillo, center, with his cart of wares Thursday roaming the halls of the Roundhouse in Santa Fe. Photo by Luke E. Montavon/SFNM

The New Mexican

Marian Mendez-Cera traveled to the Roundhouse from Albuquerque to support a proposed bill this week but ended up spending a few bills of her own along the way.

“I came for advocacy, and I’m leaving with earrings,” she said about her unexpected shopping trip.

While most people go to the state Capitol during a session of the Legislature to meet with lawmakers, support or oppose legislation or just to watch democracy


Customers Honor Automotive Professionals For Integrity

With their truck in the background, from left, customers Peter and Olivia Hakel, Automotive Professionals co-owner Jordan Durose and Olivia’s parents Russell and Mary Anderson with the 2020 Champion of Guaranteed Quality of Service trophy presented Friday to Durose. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


About a year ago, Automotive Professionals co-owner Jordan Durose serviced Los Alamos resident Olivia Hakel’s 1996 F350 7.3L Diesel Dually pickup.

Durose did such a good job that Olivia, her husband Peter and her parents Russell and Mary Anderson decided to thank him


UNM-LA Film Class Visits Reel Deal Theater

UNM-LA Film Studies students Wednesday at the Reel Deal with their instructor, Dr. Cathy Hardy, and Reel Deal owner Jim O’Donnell from left, Jose Rivera, Dio Dominguez, Sheon Johnson, Hardy, Olivia Tepley, O’Donnell and Greg Wollner. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

Reel Deal owner Jim O’Donnell with a reel of film that ran on old projectors. Today films arrive on a hard drive with an encryption key that unlocks the drive during the time the film is rented. Photo by Cathy Hardy

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UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) Instructor Dr. Cathy Hardy and the Introduction to Film Studies


Exit Realty Associate Brokers Show Love For Los Alamos

Showing their love for Los Alamos today at Exit Realty, associate brokers from left, Lance Eaton, Janet Lovato, Mike Griego and Missy Schroeder. Residents and visitors are encouraged to show their love for Los Alamos throughout February by taking a selfie with one of many heart-themed frames or posters available at various County and other participating facilities and sharing the post on social media with the hashtag #lovelosalamos. Participants are encouraged to state ‘why’ they love Los Alamos along with posting their photo. Those who participate with public posts will be collected and


Letter To The Editor: CB Fox Exemplifies What Makes A Community Vibrant And Desirable

Los Alamos


I am saddened that CB Fox is closing after 40 years.

The owners, David, Anne and Andy have served the needs of our community in a way large businesses can’t.

They are a part of Los Alamos and care not just for the profit they can extract from sales, but how they can improve our lives. They have contributed thousands of dollars to good causes, not just for publicity, but because they are good citizens.

I have dealt with many retailers and the Foxes are among the best at evolving their business to reflect the changing and fickle desires of their customers.

Their business exemplifies


Finishing Touch Branches Out With Santa Fe Store

Finishing Touch owners Julio Gaytan, left, and Marcelo Ruano outside their new store in Santa Fe. The Los Alamos community is invited to their grand opening noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at 3675 Cerrillos Road. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

The showroom at the new Finishing Touch store in Santa Fe. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Los Alamos Daily Post

SANTA FE — Finishing Touch has branched out and opened a new store in Santa Fe.

The opportunity to grow the local business is due to the support of its Los Alamos customers, owners Julio Gaytan


Registration Open: 8th Annual White Rock Artist Market

Scene of a previous White Rock Artist Market at 115 N.M. 4. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Registration is now open for the 8th Annual White Rock Artist Market on the lawn outside of the White Rock Visitor Center at 115 N.M. 4.

This small Artist Market features both local and regional Northern New Mexico artists and artisans.

The venue captures tourists and locals visiting Bandelier National Monument when the summer Atomic City Transit shuttle season is in operation. These free shuttles are required to take visitors to and from the White Rock Visitor Center and the Monument.


Andy Fox Thanks Community Discusses Store-Wide Sales Underway As CB FOX Prepares To Close For Good

CB FOX President Andy Fox thanks the community and discusses his store-wide sales underway as the store prepares to close for good April 30 after 40 years in business. Video by Nate Limback/ladailypost. com


End Of An Era: CB FOX Closing Doors After 40 Years

CB FOX Department Store in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost. com

From left, Dave, Anne and Andy Fox at their store Friday in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost. com

Los Alamos Daily Post

Beloved family-owned CB FOX Department Store is closing its doors for good at the end of April.

Owners Dave and Anne Fox and their son Andy made the difficult decision after receiving an offer on the building that was too good to refuse. The terms of that offer are confidential, but Dave explained how their decision came