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Walk Back In Time At The Hill Theater

on July 25, 2019 - 11:13am

CB FOX nee The Hill Theater c.1952, consistant with the movie on the marquee, Carbine Williams that opened around that time. Courtesy/Fox family



The Hill Theater marquee helps put the photo date at about 1952-53, because the movie on the marquee, Carbine Williams starring Jimmy Stewart, was produced and introduced to audiences around that time.

There are no “as built” architectural plans, but the movie theater lasted only a couple of years, after which the AEC decided it wanted to get out of the merchandise business, which it had operated as a PX, from a location

World Futures: Monopoly – Part Two

on July 25, 2019 - 9:48am
Los Alamos World Futures Institute
Part One of this series dealt with an unrealistic example of a total drinking water monopoly.
While completely unworkable because the distribution of water in the world cannot really be controlled, it does illustrate the potential value of a true monopoly, and economic condition where a single entity controls an absolutely essential thing needed by human beings for survival and existence. It is based on money, another artificial or created concept of trading amongst members of a society.

Tibbar Plasma Technologies Hosts Open House

on July 24, 2019 - 5:01pm

Tibbar Plasma Technologies (TPT) held an open house July 14 at its lab on DP Road. TPT is a company of plasma theorists, plasma experimentalists, engineers and technicians pursuing a number of avenues related to plasma and fusion research. The company recently received a grant from the NSF to develop revolutionary plasma-based technology. TPT President Dr. Richard Nebel presents an overview of the company’s projects including a plasma confinement device with oscillating concept, which may lead to smaller devices with higher efficiency fusion machines. Learn more by visiting

DNCU Named #1 Financial Institution By Best Of Santa Fe 2019 ... For Fifth Consecutive Year

on July 24, 2019 - 2:31pm



  • This year, DNCU also is proclaimed #1 Lender, and #3 for Best Mortgage Lender and Best Place to Work

SANTA FE—Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative was just named #1 Financial Institution by the Santa Fe Reporter’s Readers’ Poll in 2019.

This is the fifth year in a row that DNCU ranks as #1 Financial Institution. The awards do not end there as DNCU is named #1 Lender in Santa Fe for 2019. In the categories for Best Mortgage Lender and Best Place to Work, Del Norte Credit Union came in third place.

“We love the Santa Fe

Hill Stompers 3rd Los Alamos Pub Crawl: Pajarito Brewpub, Smith’s Marketplace And The Tub Thursday

on July 24, 2019 - 12:52pm


Los Alamos Creative District News:

The Hill Stompers Band will bring its award-winning jazzy music and colorful, crazy antics to the Pajarito Brewpub and Grill, Smith’s Marketplace and Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op for the 3rd annual Los Alamos Pub Crawl.

The community is invited to this free, family friendly event 6-10 p.m. Thursday.

Snare drummer Jeff Favorite and his wife Kandice formed this lively group in 2000. In the past, the Hill Stompers have led a Mardi Gras Pub Crawl around the Plaza area of Santa Fe and down the main streets of Durango and Telluride.

Chamber Business After Hours At projectY Thursday

on July 24, 2019 - 8:55am

UbiQD Announces Novel Quantum Dot Optical Fiber Technology That Delivers Extra Light To The Lower Canopy Of Plants

on July 23, 2019 - 6:33am

Fiber-coupled luminescent concentrators, using UbiQD quantum dots, deployed over a row of tomatoes in a commercial hydroponic greenhouse. Inset: Close-up of the fiber tips, where light is delivered to the lower canopy. Courtesy/UbiQD, Inc.

Representation of spectral tissue sensing utilizing the quantum dot-enabled fiber-coupled broadband medical light-source. The reflected spectrum can be a disease diagnostic. Courtesy/UbiQD, Inc.

UbiQD News:

  • Wide-ranging applications include greenhouse agriculture, medical diagnostics, and telecommunications

UbiQD, Inc., a New Mexico-based nanotechnology

Gutierrez Named New Mexico MainStreet Director

on July 22, 2019 - 3:11pm

New Mexico MainStreet Daniel J. Gutierrez


SANTA FE – Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes has named Daniel J. Gutierrez, a cultural anthropologist who has been working in economic development for over a decade, as director of the New Mexico MainStreet program.

Gutierrez has been involved in New Mexico MainStreet since 2014 and worked closely with Rich Williams, the former program director who retired in April. Gutierrez now assumes the responsibilities permanently.

“Daniel brings a passion for community building to the MainStreet program,” said Cabinet

New Mexico Unemployment Rate 4.9 Percent In June

on July 22, 2019 - 8:40am
New Mexico’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in June 2019, down from 5.0 percent in May 2019 and up from 4.8 percent in the previous year.
The national unemployment rate in June was 3.7 percent, up from 3.6 percent in May 2019 and down from 4.0 percent in June 2018.
Total nonagricultural payroll employment grew by 15,200 jobs, or 1.8 percent, between June 2018 and June 2019. Most aggregate gains came from the private sector, which was up 13,900 jobs, or 2.1 percent. The public sector was up 1,300 jobs, or 0.7 percent.

‘Snow’ Arrives At Boomerang In Downtown Los Alamos

on July 20, 2019 - 11:50am

Boomerang owner Anna Dillane with her 14-week-old puppy Snow. Courtesy photo


If you have been into Boomerang at 1247 Central Ave. in the last few weeks, you probably noticed a new face.

Boomerang is thrilled to welcome its newest and youngest staff member with her beautiful white hair and bright blue eyes … and when she is happy to see someone her whole body wags. 

Meet Snow … the newest employee at Boomerang. Her job description includes greeting customers, not going potty on the floor and being cute. So far, she excels at her job!

Snow is a 14-week-old Lab/Boxer mix and

On The Job In Los Alamos: Annette Gates & Lori Padilla

on July 20, 2019 - 7:23am

On the job in Los Alamos are Annette Gates MEd, OM of Golden Willow. left, and Lori Padilla LMHC Licensed Therapist arriving for a meeting Thursday at UNM-LA. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Test For Farmers Market On Saturday Begins Today

on July 20, 2019 - 7:20am
LAFM News:
Los Alamos Farmers Market is conducting a three month trial Saturday market starting today.
The market is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot at the Los Alamos Justice Center.
On sale are fresh eggs, produce, herbs, fruits,honey, honey sticks, lamb, baked goods, burritos and more.

EB&T Hosts Albuquerque Business First CEO Event

on July 19, 2019 - 9:51am

Enterprise Bank & Trust (EB&T) sponsored an Albuquerque Business First ‘Meet The New CEOs’ event Thursday evening at the bank’s 7445 Pan American Fwy NE location in Albuquerque. Seven new CEOs gathered at the event with EB&T President Scott Goodman including, from left, Benjamin Gardner of Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, Albuquerque Region President Stan Sluder of EB&T, Goodman, Rodney Prunty of United Way of Central New Mexico, Susan Wilson of New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare, Tony Hernandez of Western Sky Community Care and Jonathan David Lewis of McKee Wallwork + Co.

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Advances Legislation To Establish Tech-Transfer Maturation Program

on July 19, 2019 - 9:17am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

U.S. Senate News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 19, 2019) - U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) has advanced legislation to authorize an Energy Technology Maturation Program at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to facilitate successful commercialization of laboratory-developed energy technologies and boost regional, technology-driven economic impact.

Senator Heinrich introduced the Energy Technology Maturation Program Act of 2019 (S. 1286) earlier this year, and on Tuesday, the bill was reported by a voice vote during a markup in the U.S.

McQuiston: Are You Taking Full Advantage Of Your Premium Discounts?

on July 19, 2019 - 7:43am

The Jemez Agency

As I’ve mentioned before, it’s hard to watch any sort of television program without seeing an insurance advertisement at some point. I also have already expressed my views on the commercials that attempt to be cute, so we won’t go there.

However, while some of the commercials bring up legitimate points regarding discounts that are available, I’ve yet to see one that really explores the breadth of available discounts that are available on homeowner insurance policies. So, let’s go there instead.

For starters, almost every insurance company offers a package

LAMC Executive Team Washes Contest Winner’s Truck

on July 18, 2019 - 11:05am

During Hospital Week this year Los Alamos Medical Center held a trivia contest for staff with the winner receiving a car or truck wash from the LAMC Executive Team. IT Director Rob Mullikin won the contest. To fulfill their commitment, Chief Executive Officer John Whiteside, left, Chief Nursing Officer Sharon Radcliffe and Chief Financial Officer Jim McGonnell spent a portion of Wednesday morning washing and shining Mullikin’s truck. Courtesy photo

CNO Sharon Radcliffe makes sure CEO John Whiteside keeps cool under the hot sun and a rubber froggy keeps him safe from any possibilty of

Ground-Breaking Los Alamos Inventions Grab Honors

on July 18, 2019 - 9:13am
Kent Coombs, right, receives his award for Best Pitch from Antonio Redondo, left, director of the Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation and John Chavez, center, president of New Mexico Angels. Courtesy/LANL
LANL News:
Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers Patrick McClure and Bob Reid were honored last week with the 2019 Richard P. Feynman Innovation Prize for their work in developing small, cost-effective, and safe nuclear reactor designs to power future habitats in space, as well as remote terrestrial locations. 
“Patrick and Bob’s work demonstrates the ingenuity we value at

Los Alamos MainStreet Thanks Community And Visitors For Successful ScienceFest 2019!

on July 18, 2019 - 8:36am
Scene from Los Alamos ScienceFest 2019. Courtesy photo
Scene from Los Alamos ScienceFest 2019. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos MainStreet News:
The 12th annual Los Alamos ScienceFest attracted attendees from near and far throughout the 6-day festival that took place July 9-14. 
Attendees came to share their love of science in the town, “Where Discoveries Are Made.” More than 70 exhibitors and vendors provided unique and interactive Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) related activities during the July 13 Discovery Day at Ashley Pond Park and Fuller Lodge Lawn. 

Analysis: Los Alamos National Laboratory Supports 24,000 Jobs; High Pay Of Workers Generates Wealth

on July 18, 2019 - 8:21am

From New Mexico Economic Development Department:
SANTA FE – Los Alamos National Laboratory is responsible for more than 24,000 jobs in New Mexico and generates $3.1 billion in economic output across the state, according to a new analysis by UNM’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research.
From federal fiscal years 2016 to 2018, LANL directly supported the employment of 14,754 workers and contractors. But LANL spending for procurement and by employees and families generated another 9,415 jobs.
The June, 2019 study indicates there are LANL employees in 27 of New Mexico’s 33 counties with

NMDWS Announces $50,000 Judgment For Workers

on July 17, 2019 - 5:11pm
ALBUQUERQUE Last week, the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) won a summary judgment of $52,240.50 on behalf of seven workers of the now defunct CPST Consulting, LLC in Albuquerque after the business ceased operations in 2015 without distributing final paychecks for employees.
The amount adjudged includes $16,920 in unpaid wages plus 200% in liquidated damages and interest mandated by state law when workers are left unpaid.
The Second Judicial District Court ruled that the LLC’s sole owner, Richard Montoya, was individually liable for the LLC’s

The Damn Band Performs At Summer Concert Friday

on July 17, 2019 - 5:53am
The Damn Band. Courtesy photo
The 2019 Los Alamos Secret City Summer Concert Series welcomes The Damn Band for its debut performance Friday night in Los Alamos.
With a huge dose of R&B, Rock, Blues, Reggae, Latin and Pop as its driving force, The Damn Band is known as "The Party Band of the Southwest!”
The Damn Band has been rocking northern New Mexico for over a decade and has a musical background as diverse as the area they reside in.

Luján Calls On Nexstar And AT&T/DirecTV To End Blackout Of News Programs In New Mexico

on July 15, 2019 - 6:24pm

Congressional Delegation News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. House Assistant Speake Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and Representatives Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) called on Nexstar and AT&T/DirecTV to restore access to critical news programs in New Mexico as the two companies continue negotiations.

In the letter to Nexstar Chief Executive Officer Perry Sook and AT&T/DirecTV Chief Executive Officer Randall Stephenson, Luján, Haaland and Torres Small criticized that ongoing negotiations have put their constituents at risk because of a loss of access to KRQE and Fox New

LANL Director Thom Mason Shares Plans For Working With Local Communities During RCLC Board Meeting

on July 15, 2019 - 9:25am
LANL Director Thom Mason briefs board members Friday during the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities meeting in Council Chambers at Española City Hall. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos County Councilor and RCLC liaison David Izraelevitz, right, speaks with LANL Director Thom Mason, left, as RCLC Executive Director Eric Vasquez, second from left, and Santa Fe City Councilor Peter Ives listen. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

ESPAÑOLA “It’s a scary world out there,” Los Alamos National

AFRL & Catalyst Space Accelerator Announce Applications Open For New Space-Based ISR Cohort

on July 14, 2019 - 7:32am
CSA News:
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Catalyst Space Accelerator is excited to announce the opening of applications for the next cohort, the Space-Based ISR Cohort #CAISR, set for Sept. 9 through Nov. 22.
The deadline for applications for entry is Aug. 7. Applications may be found here.
The problem set for this cohort, by the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) Space Vehicles Directorate, was born during the August 1960 Discoverer 14 delivery of the first space-based reconnaissance imagery on photographic film. 
Since that day, intelligence,

On The Job In Los Alamos: Canopies For ScienceFest

on July 12, 2019 - 4:06pm

On the job in Los Alamos are crews setting up canopy boothes Thursday evening at Ashley Pond Park in preparation for 2019 Los Alamos ScienceFest activities. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ 

Photo by Carol A. Clark/