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Art Celebration Send Off For Katherine Schirato

on August 7, 2019 - 11:12am

Art work by Katherine Schirato. Courtesy photo

ART News:

The community is invited to attend an art reception and send off for Katherine Schirato of Los Alamos.

The reception is 5-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9 at Rose Chocolatier at 149 Central Park Square.

Schirato, who works at Rose Chocolatier has been showing her detailed drawings throughout the summer on the wall there and adding pieces slowly over this period.

Schirato will be leaving her position at Rose Chocolatier to attend college later this month, so this is one of the last chances to see her work before she leaves to pursue an art

Chamber Breakfast: CDD Permitting Process Aug. 8

on August 6, 2019 - 10:34am

New Mexico: Opportunity Zones Are Knocking

on August 6, 2019 - 8:20am
NMED News:
SANTA FE The New Mexico Economic Development Department (NMEDD) has unveiled a new website so local governments, investors, businesses and property owners can take advantage and connect with Opportunity Zone resources.
The state, along with NMEDD, designated 63 Opportunity Zones in 22 counties as part of the U.S. Government’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. The purpose of the tax law is to attract capital investment into economically distressed areas in exchange for a reduced tax obligation.
“The Opportunity Zone program has the potential to transform parts of New

FBI: Up To $1,000 Reward For Info On Bank Robber

on August 5, 2019 - 6:22pm

Suspect wanted in bank robbery Friday in Santa Fe. Courtesy/FBI

FBI News:

The FBI and Santa Fe Police Department are looking for a man who robbed a Wells Fargo Bank branch Friday afternoon in Santa Fe.

The suspect is described as a white male in his early 30s, approximately 5'10" tall, with a short beard and possibly short, dark blonde hair.

Suspect wanted in bank robbery Friday in Santa Fe. Courtesy/FBI

He wore a gray hat, a gray T-shirt with stains around the abdomen, dark jeans and brown sunglasses. He carried a small bag that hung from his shoulder.

The suspect entered Wells Fargo

Community Joins CB FOX In Celebrating 40 Years!

on August 5, 2019 - 7:37am

CB FOX has been serving the community of Los Alamos for the past 40 years at 1735 Central Ave. and hosted an anniversary celebration Saturday, highlighted by raffles, hot dogs, music, airbrush tattoos and more. The event gave community members an opportunity to visit with friends and share memories with the Fox family. Photo by John McHale/

Meet the Fox Family from left, Ryan Guenther, Melissa Fox, Anne Fox, Ethan Fox, Andy Fox, Suzy Fox Wilson, Cottrell Fox, Nolan Fox and Dave Fox. Photo by John McHale/

Brats on the grill were a big favorite.

Los Alamos Shriner’s Club Building Being Demolished

on August 4, 2019 - 12:57pm

The Los Alamos Shriner's Club building being demolished Friday afternoon at 1459 Trinity Dr. At its Feb. 27 meeting, the Planning & Zoning Commission approved a lot split and site plan to pave the way for a Natural Grocers in its place. The Shriner's Club will construct a new building on the smaller lot. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scene of Los Alamos Shriner's Club building being demolished Friday at 1459 Trinity Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scene of Los Alamos Shriner's Club building being demolished Friday at 1459 Trinity Dr. Photo by Carol A.

Local Members Attend International Women’s Forum

on August 4, 2019 - 12:17pm

International Women’s Forum (IWF) members from Los Alamos, Linda Deck, Nancy Bartlit and Carol A. Clark attended the organization’s 3rd quarterly meeting Saturday at CHRISTUS St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe. CHRISTUS St. Vincent CEO Lillian Montoya is a member of IWF and hosted the 4-hour event, which included a program on women and aging. Dr. Trent Sensiba, Dr. Lily Love and Dr. James Green presented talks as part of the program. From foreground center, Montoya, Bartlit, Sandra Evenson visiting from Washington, and Deck, who serves as board secretary for IWF. Photo by Carol A.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Market President Liddie Martinez At Enterprise Bank & Trust

on August 3, 2019 - 6:40am

On the job in Los Alamos in her new first floor corner office Wednesday is Liddie Martinez, president - Los Alamos Region & director of Community Engagement for Enterprise Bank & Trust at 1200 Trinity Dr. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

New 86 Room Hotel With 250-300 Seat Conference Center May Be Coming To Los Alamos

on August 2, 2019 - 4:01pm

A view of the 20th Street Extension area where a new 86 room extended stay hotel and conference center may be constructed. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

In an effort to meet its goal of enhancing support and opportunities for the local business environment, the Los Alamos County Council will consider at its meeting Tuesday evening, introducing Ordinance No. 695, which adopts an economic development project for public support of TNJLA LLC.

The requested public support is for a grant of County owned parcels of land on 20th Street Extension, which has the “Smart House” on

Workforce Solutions Department Funding Will Support Training For High-Demand Jobs At LANL And N3B

on August 1, 2019 - 9:52am

Officials and students gather Tuesday morning at NNMC for the announcement of a new program funded by Workforce Solutions that will train more than 50 area students for high-paying jobs at with LANL and N3B. Photo by Arin McKenna/Valley Daily Post


Valley Daily Post

New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, the Department of Higher Education, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Newport News Nuclear BWXT-Los Alamos (N3B), Northern New Mexico College and University of New Mexico–Los Alamos held a joint press conference Tuesday at NNMC to announce a new program

Community Spotlight: Carmen Kramer Of Enterprise Bank & Trust

on August 1, 2019 - 9:26am

Carmen Kramer in her office last Thursday at Enterprise Bank & Trust in Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Carmen Kramer arrived in Los Alamos in 2013 from Germany ... by way of the Canary Islands, Copenhagen and Albuquerque.

Kramer was born in Kiel, a town of about 250,000 people, near Hamburg, Germany. She is the first child born to Georg and Ingrid Kramer and older sister to brother Carsten.

After finishing Office Clerk/Business School training in 1987, Kramer went to work in a small pump factory in Kiel

McQuiston: The Monsoons Are Here

on August 1, 2019 - 9:20am
By Allen McQuiston
The Jemez Agency

The storm has passed and the immediate danger is over. Now it’s time to survey the damage and decide on the best course of action. Here are some steps to mitigate further damage and get started with repairs.

First, walk around your property. Inspect your yard, and look at the roof from ground level (your insurer would not ask you to get up on your roof). If you believe you have damage, seek help from a professional to inspect. Keep in mind, damage may not always be visible to the naked eye.

Dancing Under The Stars With Hot Texas Swing Band At Sirpheys Tonight!

on July 31, 2019 - 5:45pm
Sirphey will stay open late until 9 p.m. with dinner, special appetizer menu, summer drinks and chai and give patrons time to enjoy the Hot Texas Swing Band.
With one boot in Cowboy music and the other in Swing, the Hot Texas Swing Band is riding the trail previously blazed by artists such as Bob Wills and Asleep at the Wheel.
Backed by a passion for traditional Western Swing, the Hot Texas Swing Band pushes the genre forward with Rockabilly, Latin beats and original material for high-energy shows that have critics and fans raving.
Expect some salsa as well as latin music at

Chamber Breakfast: CDD Permitting Process

on July 31, 2019 - 8:17am

Los Alamos Farmers Market Now Thursday & Saturday

on July 31, 2019 - 7:28am
Baked goods by Shure Bakery, Brian Nelson. Courtesy/LAFM
More baked goods by Shure Bakery, Brian Nelson. Courtesy/LAFM
Los Alamos Farmers Market is now running Thursdays (7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Mesa Public Library parking lot) and Saturdays (8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Los Alamos Justice Center parking lot).
Items available this week include:
Tomatoes- Potatoes- Onions- Garlic- Salad Greens- Herbs- Chard- Salad Mixes Peas- Green Beans- Purple and Yellow beans- Garlic scapes Cherries- Peaches-Plums- Apples- Apricots- Berries- Raspberries Radishes-

Business Owner Shoots At Burglars In Velarde

on July 31, 2019 - 6:36am
NMSP News:
The New Mexico State Police investigated a shooting Tuesday involving a business owner in Velarde in Rio Arriba County.
Initial investigation shows at about 5:30 a.m., officers responded to a burglary in progress at Mike’s Mini-Mart Gas Station in Velarde.
When officers arrived on scene, they encountered the owner of the gas station. Officers learned the business owner, who lives on the property, heard his alarm sounding from his gas station and went to investigate. When the owner arrived at his business, he encountered a male suspect inside the gas station.

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Before Debate

on July 30, 2019 - 5:46pm

President AFL-CIO


Good evening. My name is Richard Trumka, president of the 12.5 million member, 55 union AFL-CIO.


Our organization’s mission is simple. We raise the voices of working people—the 99 percent of Americans who make a living by getting up and putting in a hard day’s work.


We’re everywhere. We make this country run. We ARE this country, yet more and more, the economic and political rules have been rigged against us.


Today, here in Michigan, an autoworker woke up with a pain in her stomach, terrified that she’ll be the next to lose her job to

USDA RD In New Mexico Promotes Longtime Employee Ray Melton To Rural Business Program Director

on July 29, 2019 - 10:40am

Ray Melton

USDA Rural Development News:

ALBUQUERQUE – USDA Rural Development State Director Arthur A. Garcia has promoted longtime USDA RD employee Ray Melton as the agency’s rural business program director.

Melton oversees 13 business programs administered by USDA Rural Development. All of the programs were created to expand economic opportunities in rural communities of less than 50,000 residents.

“I have committed my life in the lending industry and at USDA Rural Development to provide the rural residents of New Mexico the best possible financing opportunities to expand their rural

Forbes And Statista Name Del Norte Credit Union Best-In-State Credit Union For Second Year In A Row

on July 29, 2019 - 9:33am

DNCU CEO/President Chuck Valenti

DNCU News:

  • The best banks and credit unions in every state were chosen based on an independent survey from 25,000 U.S. citizens

SANTA FE—Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative has received national recognition for outstanding services for a second year by the Best-In-State independent survey conducted by Forbes and Statista.

The banks and credit unions with the highest scores in the following five categories were recognized:

  • Trust;
  • Terms and conditions;
  • Branch services;
  • Digital services; and
  • Financial advice.

These are

America’s Largest Seed Fund In Albuquerque Aug. 14

on July 29, 2019 - 6:33am
Regional Administrator, Region VI
The nation’s booming economy is buoyed by small business innovators who are looking to turn a big idea into an American success story. 
The U.S. Small Business Administration’s National SBIR Road Tour is coming to Albuquerque Aug. 14 as part of a 16-stop tour to connect entrepreneurs working on advanced technology to 11 federal agencies, including the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, Department of Defense and the National Institutes of Health.
Also known as America’s Seed Fund, the Small Business Innovation

RDC Announces Three Funds For Economic Growth

on July 28, 2019 - 7:18am
RDC News:
The RDC’s announces three new funds to help maintain and/or build businesses that drive economic growth in rural, Native American and urban communities:
  • Micro-Loan Fund;
  • Technology & Manufacturing Fund; and
  • Tribal Diversity Fund.
These funds fill a unique niche, allowing small businesses that lack collateral for debt financing to receive funding support without giving away any ownership of the company.
Awards are made on a competitive basis and are intended to provide infusions of capital that allow a business to diversify, sustain or grow revenue, leverage other

Letter To The Editor: Report On Shopping Off The Hill

on July 27, 2019 - 9:06pm
Los Alamos

About a month ago, I posted a letter about Smith’s monopoly on the Hill, their high prices for groceries and gasoline, and their deteriorating service (link). I suggested that the only way to get their attention was to shop off the Hill to hurt them financially.

I have been taking my own advice and I wish to report on the experience.

I have been driving one morning a week to Espanola to shop at Walmart and Food Town. Prices are mostly lower than Smith’s at both institutions.

DNCU Gives $4,500 To Española Nonprofits In Fun Way

on July 26, 2019 - 5:25pm
From left, Ambrose Barros with Hoy Recovery Program, Jessica Garcia with Tewa Women United, Rio Arriba County HHS Director Lauren Reichelt, Roger Montoya with New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness and DNCU Communications Specialist Diego Muno. Courtesy/DNCU
DNCU News:
SANTA FE — Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative was a sponsor of the 2019 A New Normal Life Health Fest at Valdez Park in Española.
The event held Saturday, July 6, was an opportunity for Rio Arriba communities to come together to support the end of homelessness and drug abuse

Udall, Heinrich Announce $2 Million To New Mexico Small Businesses To Support Scientific Innovation

on July 26, 2019 - 5:14pm

Courtesy image


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced that two New Mexico businesses were awarded $2,100,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) to support research and development and advance innovation.

Mesa Photonics LLC and Woodruff Scientific Inc., both based in Santa Fe, were awarded $1,100,000 and $1,000,000, respectively.

Los Alamos Farmer’s Market Runs Trial Saturday Markets Through September

on July 26, 2019 - 4:52pm

Fresh vegetables at the Los Alamos Farmers Market, which has added trial Saturday markets to complement the traditional Thursday markets ... and if well attended, there may be discussion of a permanent schedule to reflect the second market day. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Super fresh greens at the Farmers Market. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Los Alamos MainStreet News:



The Los Alamos Farmer’s Market is introducing a trial Saturday market in the Justice Center Parking Lot through this September, complementing the traditional Thursday markets that take