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On The Job In Los Alamos: Nick Hudson At Candyman

on April 8, 2019 - 6:57am

On the Job in Los Alamos at The Candyman Strings & Things LLC Thursday is Nick Hudson and his faithful companion Wallace. The Candyman has been serving the Santa Fe music community for 49 years and opened a micro store October 2016 at 200 DP Road. The local store sells and repairs musical instruments and accessories and offers music lessons. For information, call 505.983.5906. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jennifer Bartram/

Bill Guaranteeing Basic Wage Protections For Home Care And Domestic Workers Signed Into Law

on April 8, 2019 - 6:41am
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham
SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a bill into law that ensures home care and domestic workers—the people who clean homes and deliver care for others—are protected by New Mexico’s minimum wage standards and other wage protections.
Senate Bill 85, Domestic Service in Minimum Wage Act, is sponsored by Sen. Liz Stefanics and Rep. Christine Trujillo.
“This is a historic win for domestic and home care workers,” said Carlota Muñoz, a member of El CENTRO de Igualdad y Derechos.

McQuiston: Springing Into Strong Winds And Storms

on April 7, 2019 - 9:57am

The Jemez Agency

If the wind was strong enough to pick up Dorothy and Toto and pull her entire house into a tornado and send them to the magical Land of Oz, there is no telling what it could do to your property. Our spring wind season is just around the corner, so instead of getting your magical shoes ready, follow these simple steps to minimize the wind damage to your home.

Maintain trees and branches.
Trim any lose tree limbs and branches, and dispose of them. You will be thankful you did this when you see a tree limb on your neighbor’s roof or your own.

Secure loose

Scenes From Business After Hours At LAMC

on April 6, 2019 - 1:44pm

Community members gathered at Los Alamos Medical Center Thursday evening for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event. Community members had the opportunity to meet and chat with doctor and staff and enjoy snacks and beverages. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

LAMC CEO John Whiteside and Dr. Jacqueline Krohn welcome the community to Business After Hours Thursday at the hospital. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

From left, Layne Kalbfeisch of 2E Consultants (R) LLC, Los Alamos Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann, Los Alamos National Bank Private Banker Elizabeth

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Village Arts On DP Road

on April 6, 2019 - 7:23am

On the Job at Village Arts on DP Road are employees Alicia Gore, left, and Tami Gonzales, center, assisting customer Helen Ortega with a framing project Thursday. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jennifer Bartram/

Michelle Harkey-Wilde, LMT, LMHC Offers New Modality Following Advanced Certification In Belize

on April 5, 2019 - 9:05am
Michelle Harkey-Wilde has completed her Advanced Certification training in The Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Therapy ®. She is pleased to offer this unique modality to the residents of Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
Health News:
Michelle Harkey-Wilde, LMT, LMHC, of Los Alamos traveled to Belize in February to complete her Advanced Certification training in The Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Therapy ®. She is pleased to offer this unique modality to the residents of Los Alamos. Here is a link to the potential benefits:
“I’ve been

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Blue Window Bistro

on April 5, 2019 - 8:41am

On the job in Los Alamos are server Max Hagen, left, and Patrick Metzger with customer Laura Wouters dining Tuesday at the Blue Window Bistro. Wouters has lived in Los Alamos since 1982 and dines about once a week at the popular eatery at 1789 Central Ave., in downtown Los Alamos. Metzger has worked at the retaurant for about three years and Hagen for six years. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Seventy Seven Students Take Field Trip To Visit Bradbury Science Museum Thanks To LANB

on April 5, 2019 - 8:39am
In partnership with the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA), Los Alamos National Bank (LANB) provided the bus transportation last week for 77 students to visit the Bradbury Science Museum. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

BSMA News:

Students from Okhay Owingeh and Santo Domingo Pueblos lat week participated in a hands-on engineering challenge and explored the Bradbury Science Museum galleries in search of engineered artifacts.

“As the students explored the museum galleries and focus on engineered artifacts, they gain an understanding of how engineers make the world a better

Chamber Business Breakfast: Rep. Chandler April 11

on April 5, 2019 - 8:30am

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on April 4, 2019 - 11:12am

Enterprise Bank & Trust Continues LANB’s Legacy Of Community Support

on April 4, 2019 - 9:26am
Jim Lally, President and CEO of Enterprise Financial Services Corp, discusses his community commitment with UWNNM Executive Director Mary Beth Maassen, left, and newly elected UWNNM Board President Liddie Martinez who also is the Los Alamos Market President for LANB, during a meeting March 25 at the bank. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Jim Lally, President and CEO of Enterprise Financial Services Corp,  sat down with local United Way of Northern New Mexico officials following Enterprise’s recent merger with Trinity Capital

County Summer Concert Series Vendor Meeting April 11

on April 3, 2019 - 3:21pm


The Los Alamos County PROS Division invites any and all potential Summer Concert Series vendors to sign up Thursday April 11 at the front desk at the Aquatic Center for the 2019 Summer Concert Series.

PROS Division is hosting an open community meeting 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 to go over the schedule for this summer’s concert series. The meeting will start with an introduction to the Summer Concert Series and how to sign up, then move in to changes that have taken place from the previous year and answer questions.

Secretary Of State Priority Bills Making It Easier For Owners To Conduct Business In NM Signed Into Law

on April 3, 2019 - 10:38am

Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver

From the Office of the Secretary of State:

SANTA FE – Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver released the following statement after a pair of her priority bills – Senate Bill 162 and 167 – that will improve how business owners interact with the Secretary of State’s Office were signed into law yesterday by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham:

“I’m dedicated to improving the Business Services Division of my Office in every way we can and these bills help provide more convenience and clarity when businesses interact with us. I thank Sen.

On The Job In Los Alamos: In Starbucks At Smith’s

on April 3, 2019 - 6:15am

On the job in Los Alamos is Monique Montoya serving up coffee Saturday at Starbucks in Smith’s Marketplace where she has worked for 8 months. The Starbucks Corporation coffeehouse chain was founded March 31, 1971 in Seattle, Wash. As of early 2019, the company operates more than 30,000 locations worldwide including two in Los Alamos. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Town Hall Meeting For Businesses 5:30 p.m. Today

on April 3, 2019 - 6:01am
Business owners are invited to attend a Town Hall meeting with Los Alamos County Council Chair Sara Scott and Councilor Randall Ryti at 5:30 p.m. today, April 3 in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building.
The meeting will focus on one of seven goals adopted in the 2019 Strategic Leadership Plan: Enhancing support and opportunities for the local business environment. This includes appropriate support for existing businesses, growing new businesses, and supporting technology start-ups and spin-offs.
During the first 10 minutes, Chair Scott and Councilor Ryti will

Governor Authorizes First Statewide Minimum Wage Increase Since 2009

on April 2, 2019 - 9:38am
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham
SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Monday signed into law the first increase to the statewide minimum wage since 2009, delivering on a promise to New Mexico workers and families.
More than 100,000 New Mexicans stand to benefit from the escalating phased-in raises that will take effect Jan. 1, 2020. Beginning that date, employers in the state must pay workers at least $9 an hour, up from $7.50 an hour.
The rate will subsequently rise in each of the next three years: to $10.50 beginning Jan. 1, 2021; to $11.50 beginning Jan.

Letter To The Editor: Alternatives To Shopping At Smith’s Marketplace

on April 2, 2019 - 9:12am
Los Alamos
We were thrilled when Kroger decided to invest in a beautiful Smith's Marketplace in Los Alamos.
We spend $8,000 a year there using our only credit card, a United Airlines Visa. We are on a fixed income and we count on the miles we earn at Smith's to be able to travel. However, Kroger has engaged in a childish game of brinkmanship with Visa over fees, and Smith's has now banned Visa credit cards.
We, along with many other Visa card holders are outraged at this brazen example of corporate arrogance.

Los Alamos County Releases Results Of Economic Vitality Strategic Plan Priorities Survey

on April 1, 2019 - 9:22am

Read the entire report on the County website. 

LANB’s Bernadette Gallegos Wins 1st Place For Salsa

on April 1, 2019 - 9:05am

Bernadette Gallegos representing LANB at a Chile Cook Off this weekend won 1st Place in the Salsa Competition. Gallegos is shown with co-worker Sylvia Ballard who helped as a booth volunteer at the cook off, organized by St. Martin de Porres Soup Kitchen in Española. The LANB booth theme was ‘Cultura’ and the poster Gallegos and Ballard are holding was created by LANB employee Emily Stearns. ‘The event was great fun with amazing food and a definite celebration of our local culture,’ LANB Market President Liddie Martinez said. Courtesy/LANB

Daily Postcard: Snow Falls Sunday In Los Alamos

on April 1, 2019 - 6:33am

Daily Postcard: Snow fell around the area Sunday and covered this lone truck parked at 15th Street and Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

New Mexico Department Of Workforce Solutions Asks Sitel To Provide Rapid Response Services

on March 31, 2019 - 8:02am
ALBUQUERQUE The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions has reached out to Sitel management to coordinate Rapid Response efforts for the employees affected by the layoff announced Wednesday March 27.
The Rapid Response Team is prepared to provide assistance and information on services provided by the state, such as: local job openings and job search assistance; Unemployment Insurance Benefit registration; education and training opportunities; and Veteran Services.  
"In New Mexico we are all neighbors, when we heard about the Sitel layoff on Wednesday of this

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Chili Works

on March 30, 2019 - 8:00pm

On the Job in Los Alamos at Chili Works today are Jason Moss, Ken Moss, Junior Roybal and smiling customer Jared Carnes. The eatery at 1743 Trinity Dr., is open 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

New Mexico Announces Funding For Conservation Innovation Grants

on March 30, 2019 - 12:58pm
Graduate student Vesh Thapa and NMSU-ASC farm staff Landon O’Rear collecting soil samples for soil health testing. Courtesy/NMSU
USDA News:
ALBUQUERQUE USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in New Mexico is accepting applications for Conservation Innovations Grants (CIG) to fund innovative ideas for conservation strategies and technologies.
NRCS uses CIG to accelerate the transfer and adoption of promising technologies and approaches that address some of the state’s most pressing natural resource concerns.

Governor Recommits State To Film And TV Industry, Signs Legislation Aimed At Steadier Growth, Expansion

on March 30, 2019 - 9:42am
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham speaking Friday at Albuquerque Studios. Courtesy photo

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed Senate Bill 2 Friday at Albuquerque Studios. Courtesy photo
ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed Senate Bill 2 Friday at Albuquerque Studios, delivering on a promise to boost the state’s film, television and media industry and provide for steady growth in an economic sector that keeps New Mexicans employed and offers young adults the opportunity to build a sustainable career.
Senate Bill 2 more than doubles the annual “cap” on rebate payments to

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on March 29, 2019 - 7:24am