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Minimum Wage Hike Advances Despite Restaurant Industry’s Fight

on February 3, 2019 - 3:28pm
Bill McCamley, secretary-designate of the Department of Workforce Solutions, speaks in favor of House Bill 31 during a committee hearing Friday. The legislation would raise the statewide minimum wage to $10 an hour in July and increase it annually up to $12 an hour in 2021. Photo by Gabriela Campos/The New Mexican
 
By ANDREW OXFORD
Democrats campaigned last year on a promise to raise New Mexico's minimum wage, which has remained at $7.50 an hour for a decade.
 
How high it will go, exactly, is a question that quickly has become wrapped in a battle waged by the

Udall, Heinrich Work To Close Gender Wage Gap

on February 3, 2019 - 8:01am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. Thursday, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich reintroduced the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation that would strengthen the Equal Pay Act of 1963 by guaranteeing that women can challenge pay discrimination and hold employers accountable.
 
The bill introduction comes 10 years after President Obama passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, marking an important step in the fight to end the gender wage gap.
 
“Pay discrimination against women violates the basic tenant of fairness that is at the foundation of our state and our country.

Los Alamos County Officials Day At The Roundhouse ... Senate Finance Committee Passes ‘Lab Tax Bill’

on February 2, 2019 - 7:35am
Los Alamos County Councilor David Izraelevitz, Councilor Chair Sara Scott, County Manager Harry Burgess and Councilor Vice Chair Pete Sheehey at the Roundhouse. Photo by Morrie Pongratz
 
Councilors Sara Scott and David Izraelevitz smiling at the 'Do Pass' recommendation from the Senate Finance Committee. Photo by Morrie Pongratz
 
A Day at The Roundhouse
By MORRIE PONGRATZ
Los Alamos
 
Jan. 31, four of us from Los Alamos traveled to Santa Fe to support Senate Bill 11 (SB11), the bill to not allow 501C(3) exemptions from New Mexico Gross Receipts Taxes for National Labs.
 
I was

The Daily Post Loves Los Alamos!

on February 1, 2019 - 3:35pm

Los Alamos Daily Post reporters Kirsten Laskey, left, and Bonnie Gordon with Punxsutawney Phil show their love today at the Post headquarters for Los Alamos because 'It's filled with such fascinating people'! The County is encouraging residents and visitors 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.

Perfect Pi Day Celebration In Los Alamos March 14

on February 1, 2019 - 8:23am

COMMUNITY News:

The Los Alamos Youth Activity Centers, a program of Los Alamos Family Council, will host the first ever communitywide Perfect Pi Day Celebration.

The March 14 event is 5-6 p.m. at the Ashley Pond Park Pavilion in Los Alamos.

The Pi and Pie event includes a silent auction to bid on pies from local restaurants and bakeries, and the sale of raffle tickets for the chance to pie local celebrities.

Youth Activity Center members will host free pi friendly activities throughout the afternoon and receive one free raffle ticket for the celebrity pie activity.

To volunteer your face

LANL: RFP Issued For New Supercomputer ‘Crossroads’

on February 1, 2019 - 7:58am
Los Alamos National Laboratory. CourtesyLANL
 
LANL News:
 
The next big supercomputer is out for bid. A Request For Proposal (RFP) was released Thursday for Crossroads, a high-performance computer that will support the nation’s Stockpile Stewardship Program.
 
The RFP is a joint effort of the New Mexico Alliance for Computing at Extreme Scale (ACES), a collaboration between Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Sandia National Laboratories.
 
“Los Alamos National Laboratory is proud to serve as the home of Crossroads,” LANL Director Thom Mason said.

Attorney General Hector Balderas Secures Multiple Felony Convictions Against Criminal Fraudster

on February 1, 2019 - 7:19am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
AG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Thursday the successful prosecution of Edward Boysel who fraudulently operated a concealed firearms training business while failing to report his income and unlawfully receiving state benefits.
 
“For many, Medicaid and state benefits mean the difference between life and death," Balderas said. “My office aggressively prosecutes offenders who harm our most vulnerable New Mexicans by taking advantage of the system.”
 
Boysel pleaded guilty to five felony counts including:
 
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This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on January 31, 2019 - 3:12pm

McQuiston: Tips To Stop A Stovetop Fire

on January 31, 2019 - 9:36am

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency
 

Fires of any severity can be destructive and devastating. Within seconds, all possessions could be damaged or destroyed – but in an apartment fire, the effects can go beyond a single family. Apartment complexes house many families, provide income for the landlord, and have a widespread effect if the fire is not controlled quickly.

If you have ever lived in an apartment, you may have noticed that almost all apartments’ stoves come equipped with a stove top fire extinguisher.

Alix Morgan Art Reception At Rose Chocolatier Friday

on January 31, 2019 - 9:19am
Art by Alix Morgan. Courtesy photo
 
ART News:
 
Alix Morgan is a local Los Alamos artist hosting her first show 3-5 p.m., Friday at Rose Chocolatier at 149 Central Park Square.
 
As part of the Downtown Creative Crawl, begin the art tour at Rose Chocolatier and meet the artist and see her work.
 
Morgan has written this about her work: “Art has always been a part of my life and I want to share the joy that art gives me with others. I want to make my art as affordable as possible because I believe everyone should have a piece of art in their home.

EXIT Realty Hosts 2nd Annual Career Night Tuesday

on January 31, 2019 - 8:57am

EXIT Realty Advantage NM brokers from left, Hunter Eaton, Lance Eaton, Mike Griego, Jessica Hoffer, Nara Gross, Brian Tyson and David Horpedahl. Courtesy photo

 

By CAROL A. CLARK

Los Alamos Daily Post

caclark@ladailypost.com

 

EXIT Realty Advantage NM is hosting its second annual Career Night at 5:45 p.m., Tuesday at 1615 Central Ave., Suite 100.

“Career Night is designed to provide information to people who have considered a career in real estate,” EXIT Realty Owner/Broker Lance Eaton said.

Daily Postcard: Deer Loiter Around Metzger’s

on January 31, 2019 - 8:14am

Daily Postcard: Deer spotted loitering Wednesday night around Metzger’s Do It Best Hardware Store on 15th Street at Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladilypost.com

Scenes From Backcountry Film Festival Thursday

on January 30, 2019 - 11:35am

So many people turned out Thursday, Jan. 24 for the Backcountry Film Festival sponsored by Century Bank and brought to Los Alamos by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and Reel Deal Theater that theater owner Jim O'Donnell opened a second screening room to accommodate everyone. The event featured a variety of short films about the backcountry snow sports world. A variety of raffle prizes were available at the festival, along with beer and wine for purchase from Pajarito Brewpub. Courtesy photo

The Backcoutry Film Festival crowd fills the lobby Jan.

Coffee & Connections At Rose Chocolatier At 10 a.m.!

on January 29, 2019 - 7:42am

NNMC President Rick Bailey Named Person Of The Year; College Named Business Of The Year At EVCC Gala

on January 29, 2019 - 7:05am

Northern New Mexico College is honored as Business of the Year and its President Dr. Richard J. Bailey, Jr is honored as Person of the Year at the Española Valley Chamber of Commerce 2018 State of the Chamber and Recognition Dinner Friday night at Ohkay Convention Center in Española. The annual event is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions local businesses bring to the Española Valley. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

NNMC President Dr. Richard J. Bailey, Jr, here with his wife Diane, is honored as Person of the Year and the college as Business of the Year at the Española

Scenes From Second Annual Leadership Los Alamos FOCUS Session Thursday Night At UNM-Los Alamos

on January 28, 2019 - 10:20am

Leadership Los Alamos hosted its second annual FOCUS Session Thursday evening at UNM-Los Alamos with Keynote Speaker Haydn Shaw who presented a talk on Resolving Generational Differences in the Workplace. Shaw is noted as a renowned speaker and author hailed as a 'leadership guru' by the Washington Post. He has helped managers and organizations for more than 25 years raise their generational IQ so they can deal with the multigenerational workforce.

‘Tesla Bill’ Offers NM Motorists New Choice

on January 27, 2019 - 12:40pm
Sen. Gerald Ortiz y Pino
 
By Sen. Gerald Ortiz y Pino
Sponsor of Senate Bill 243
 
The sale and service of vehicles is not a very exciting topic but it is an important one.
 
Many motorists have bought a car from a dealership. There are more than 110 new-car dealerships in New Mexico that employ some 7,000 people. Some dealerships have occupied the corners of your towns for decades, and while there has been a consolidation in car dealerships resulting in out-of-state ownerships, many will continue to thrive for decades to come.
 
I have introduced Senate Bill 243, Motor Vehicle

Finance New Mexico: WESST Helps Businesses Find Online Marketing Success

on January 27, 2019 - 9:38am
By NIKOLE STANFIELD
Finance New Mexico
 
The social media community is a lot like a real-world neighborhood where people ask their friends for referrals to a hair stylist or mechanic or roofer. But businesses can use social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram proactively to market products and services in dynamic, interactive ways to the people who want them.
 
In that sense, social media is more potent than a website where people can learn about a business but can’t interact with the owners or other customers. Websites are a lot like online brochures, and they’re just as static.

Air Force Selects Prime Contractor For NTS-3

on January 27, 2019 - 9:08am
KAFB News:
 
KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASEM The Air Force Research Laboratory and the Space and Missile Systems Center has selected Harris Corporation as the prime contractor to build Navigation Technology Satellite-3, the next-generation experimental Position, Navigation and Timing spacecraft.
 
The satellite, called NTS-3, is expected to launch in 2022.
 
As a unique testbed in geosynchronous orbit, NTS-3 will integrate several advanced technologies to demonstrate resiliency and new concepts of operation to include experimental antennas, flexible and secure signals, increased automation, and use

Chamber Of Commerce Business Page

on January 27, 2019 - 7:56am

Home Security Technology: Keep Ahead Of Burglars

on January 26, 2019 - 12:54pm

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency
 

Back in the early days of home security “systems,” around the end of World War I, it was common for homeowners to hire “door shakers”—night watchmen who would literally walk around and check doors to make sure they were locked.

The most advanced product at the time, according to the Electronic Security Association, was an alarm system that used electromagnetic contacts on doors and windows and rang a bell if disturbed.

Things are just a little bit different now, thanks to expanding technology and decreasing costs.

DNCU Offers Government Furloughed Employees Taco Tuesday Meal At El Parasol

on January 26, 2019 - 12:08pm

DNCU News:

SANTA FE – Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), Northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative, has been assisting member-owners affected by the government shutdown since early January.

DNCU has provided personalized financial assistance to dozens of its members by creating flexible payment plans that are customized to meet the needs of every situation.

If you are a DNCU member that was affected by the government shutdown and would like to speak with one of DNCU’s member solutions representatives, call 505.455.5330 to make an appointment.

THD Procedure Reduces Pain And Recovery Time

on January 26, 2019 - 10:52am

Dr. Salim Amrani

Los Alamos Surgical Associates News:

Dr. Salim Amrani, MD offers a non-excisional surgical technique for the treatment of internal hemorrhoids.

Transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD) is a minimally invasive surgery that does not require incisions or removal of the hemorrhoidal tissue. For most patients, the procedure is done on an outpatient basis and normal activities can be resumed two to three days post-operatively.

What Are Hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are necessary, normal, vascular veins found in the anal canal.

Tribal Yoga & Wellness Open House 3-5 p.m. Today

on January 26, 2019 - 8:47am

RE/MAX First Organizes Aid For Furloughed Workers

on January 25, 2019 - 12:00pm

RE/MAX First News:

RE/MAX First has been collecting funds in their office at 116 Central Park Square, to assist in the purchase of Smith’s gift cards for furloughed government employees. 

“In doing so, we realized that we could have more impact if we invited other community members to contribute,” RE/MAX First owner Chris Ortega said. “RE/MAX First is collecting funds through Sunday, Jan. 26. We will take all funds raised to purchase $50 gift cards at Smith's. The RE/MAX First office is open 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to receive contributions and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.”

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