Luján Statement On House Passage Of Legislation To Create Nearly 1 Million New Paid Apprenticeship Opportunities

U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján


WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) issued the following statement on the House passage of the National Apprenticeship Act to expand access to Registered Apprenticeships, youth apprenticeships, and pre-apprenticeships and create nearly 1 million new apprenticeship opportunities over the next five years:

“The COVID-19 pandemic has upended local economies, leaving thousands of New Mexicans out of a job through no fault of their own. This important workforce development legislation will


NMED COVID-19 Business Watchlist For Nov. 22, 2020

NMED News:

The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) has updated its daily Rapid Response COVID-19 Watchlist, which includes New Mexico places of employment that have had two or more rapid responses in the last 14 days.

There are 272 establishments on the Watchlist as of today.

The current Rapid Response COVID-19 Watchlist and closure list, which includes all establishments that are currently required to be closed, are posted here.

The state initiates a rapid response when it learns of a positive COVID-19 case in a workplace. NMED or the state agency initiating the rapid response will offer


New Mexico Unemployment Rate 8.1 Percent In October


New Mexico’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 8.1 percent in October 2020, down from 9.9 percent in September and up from 4.8 percent in the previous year.

The national unemployment rate in October was 6.9 percent, down from 7.9 percent in September and up from 3.6 percent in October 2019.

Total nonagricultural payroll employment fell by 54,700 jobs, or 6.3 percent, between October 2019 and October 2020. Most losses came from the private sector, which was down 52,400 jobs, or 7.8 percent. The public sector was down 2,300 jobs, or 1.2 percent.

Losses were reported in both


State Issues Administrative Compliance Order To Dry Cleaning Business For Alleged Hazardous Waste Violations Linked To Groundwater Contamination In Española

NMED News:

ESPAÑOLA — The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) issued an administrative compliance order to D. and D. Mountain Air Cleaners, Inc. in Española (Mountain Air), for alleged violations of state and federal hazardous waste laws that are linked to groundwater contamination in the area.

Part of the plume is also located on Santa Clara Pueblo lands. NMED has also required Mountain Air to develop a clean-up plan and begin remediation of the contamination.

A plume of contamination consisting of organic solvents common to dry cleaning operations was discovered during the site characterization


Thanksgiving Dinner Available From Blue Window Bistro

Blue Window Bistro News:

The Blue Window Bistro in downtown Los Alamos is offering a gourmet Thanksgiving dinner served warm and ready to eat, with sides and desserts available a la carte.

Orders may be placed by calling 505.662.6305.

Online ordering will be available over this weekend and quantities are limited, so don’t delay!

All orders must be placed by 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24.

Pickup and Delivery ($15 delivery fee) is available 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 26.

Small Dinner

Serves 2-3 people

$89.95 (+ tax and gratuity)

Includes a hand-carved selection of light and dark meat, gravy,


New Mexico Economic Development Department Supports State’s First-Ever High-Pressure Food Processing Facility

The New Mexico Fresh Foods manufacturing facility in Albuquerque. Courtesy/EDD

EDD News:

ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Economic Development Department (EDD) has awarded economic assistance from its LEDA job-creators fund to a company that is opening the state’s first high-pressure processing (HPP) food manufacturing facility, Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced Friday.

The Albuquerque location for New Mexico Fresh Foods will be able to offer agricultural growers and food processors in New Mexico access to HPP technology, which is now only available by transporting finished


Bob’s Bodacious BBQ Offering Thanksgiving Dinner

Bob’s Bodacious BBQ features a variety of menu items including meat choices such as babyback and spareribs. The eatery is offering smoked Turkey breast by the pound for Thanksgiving dinner with no bones or waste, just delicious. Call 505.662.4227 to pre-order for pickup during business hours Wednesday, Nov. 25. Courtesy photo

Editor’s note: Local businesses need the support of the Los Alamos community now more than ever!


New Mexico Supreme Court Schedules Hearing In Case Over Business Compensation For Pandemic Losses

Administrative Office of the Courts News:

The Supreme Court issued an order today scheduling oral arguments on Jan. 13 in a case over whether the state must compensate businesses for losses from temporary closures or other public health emergency restrictions.

The Court’s order establishes a schedule for the parties to submit legal briefs and it stays district court proceedings in more than a dozen lawsuits filed by businesses seeking compensation.

Documents in the case, State v. Wilson, S-1-SC-38510, are available in SOPA.


On The Job In Los Alamos: Los Alamos Chiropractic Center

On the job in Los Alamos are Dr. Charles Lenz and Office Manager Lynn Conley at the Los Alamos Chiropractic Center Monday at 2610 Trinity Dr. Suite 14. The Los Alamos Chiropractic Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 505.662.3022 or visit #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/
Editor’s note: Local businesses need the support of the Los Alamos community now more than ever!