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On The Job In Los Alamos: At Time Out Pizza

on March 27, 2018 - 3:41pm

On the job in Los Alamos is Manager Tony Colletti today at Time Out Pizza at 157 Central Park Square. He has been with the company since it opened its first restaurant 12 years ago in White Rock. The new restaurant opened for business several weeks ago in Central Park Square. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Hungry customers line up to place their orders at lunchtime today at Time Out Pizza in Central Park Square. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Taking advantage of spring break, kids play video games, billiards and foosball today at

Heinrich: Conservation Measures Will Grow New Mexico Outdoor Rec Economy, Improve Access To Public Lands

on March 27, 2018 - 8:54am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Henrich:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced today the passage of several conservation measures that he has championed to expand access to public lands and improve the health and resiliency of New Mexico’s land, water, wildlife, and the communities that depend on them.

The measures were included in the fiscal year 2018 omnibus funding bill, which passed the House and Senate and has been signed into law.

One of the measures to be signed

AG Balderas Launches Facebook Probe With Bipartisan Coalition Of State Attorneys General

on March 27, 2018 - 8:54am
Attorney General Hector Balderas

From the Office of Attorney General Hector Balderas:

ALBUQUERQUE  Attorney General Hector Balderas has joined a bipartisan coalition of 37 state and territory Attorneys General in sending a letter demanding answers from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the company’s business practices and privacy protections.
“I’m extremely concerned about Facebook’s data policies and along with my colleagues, I expect Facebook’s quick and full cooperation regarding our inquiry,” Balderas said.

Discoveries Action Team Hosts Kick-Off Meeting

on March 26, 2018 - 5:27pm


The Discoveries Action Team Kick-Off meeting is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 10 at Fuller Lodge; lunch will be provided by Del Norte Credit Union.

Organizers will share how residents, businesses and organizations can be a part of the Los Alamos enhancement efforts.

In an effort to enhance the community experience and attract new residents, businesses, talent and visitors to the community, Los Alamos County has championed the “Discoveries” brand, which incorporates the mindset that Los Alamos is a place that cultivates curiosity and creates aha moments and is represented by the

Man Arrested For Shoplifting Nearly $2,500 Of Alcohol

on March 26, 2018 - 5:26pm


Philbert Lopez Jr., 34, of Espanola is facing an April 27 preliminary hearing on five counts of shoplifting totaling almost $2,500 comprised entirely of bottles of alcohol stolen from Smith’s Marketplace in Los Alamos and Smith’s in White Rock on five separate occasions in February.

The shoplifting incidents were discovered by Smith’s loss prevention staff while reviewing video surveillance, which showed Lopez placing the bottles in a reusable shopping bag and a grey messenger bag, then leaving the store without attempting to pay for the merchandise.

Los Alamos Police Cpl.

New Mexico USDA Seeks Applications For Conservation Innovation Grants

on March 26, 2018 - 9:16am
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. New Mexico NRCS will provide up to $49,000 in CIG funding for fiscal year 2018. Grant proposals are due May 11, 2018.
"Conservation Innovation Grants play a critical role in developing and demonstrating new methods to help agricultural producers conserve natural resources, improve NRCS technical assistance, and strengthen local economies," said Kristin

Former Santa Fe Store Manager Pleads Guilty To Embezzlement And Tax Fraud

on March 26, 2018 - 9:13am
State Tax & Rev News:
SANTA FE  A former manager of Armstrong McCall in Santa Fe has plead guilty for embezzling more than $50,000 from his former employer and willfully committing tax fraud from 2013-2015.
The plea follows an investigation by the Tax Fraud Investigations Division of the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department.
Craig D. Latimore, 44, was sentenced to serve four and a half years of supervised probation. The three counts of tax fraud will run concurrently with each other and consecutively with the count of embezzlement.

Milenski: About Code Enforcement Proposal

on March 26, 2018 - 7:20am
Candidate for County Council

More than a year ago, Heather Ortega and I reunited in Los Alamos County Councilor James Chrobocinski’s office over the matter of Notices of Violation (NOV) being issued to people in the community.

Heather and I had known each other during high school and in our 20’s. Over the past year she and I have grown close as friends as we steadily continued to work toward understanding the ordinance, the way it was being enforced, and what it was intended to accomplish.

In this process, we discovered many cases where code enforcement was, sadly, a

On The Job In Los Alamos: At CB FOX Shoe Dept.

on March 25, 2018 - 7:37am

On the job in Los Alamos Saturday afternoon is Shoe Department Manager Betsy Robin at CB FOX on Central Avenue. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Balderas Urges New Mexicans To Use Toys R Us & Babies R Us Gift Cards & Credits

on March 25, 2018 - 7:08am
AG News:
ALBUQUERQUE  Attorney General Hector Balderas has issued a Consumer Alert regarding the announcement that Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores are going out of business.
Both stores have locations in New Mexico, but are liquidating their inventory to shut their doors for good as the parent company goes out of business. Attorney General Balderas is urging New Mexicans to use their gift cards and store credits before April 15, 2018, the last day they will be valid according to the bankruptcy plan.
“I am urging New Mexicans to use their gift cards and store credits at Toys R

DOE Releases RFP, Announces Pre-Proposal Site Tour For Outfall 200 Mercury Treatment Facility Procurement

on March 25, 2018 - 7:05am
DOE News:
CINCINNATI, OH  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) Thursday issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Outfall 200 Mercury Treatment Facility (OF200 MTF) procurement.
A Firm-Fixed-Price contract is anticipated. The RFP is established as a full and open competition with a four year period of performance.
Additionally, a pre-proposal site tour has been scheduled. Interested parties are encouraged to view the procurement website for further details, to include registration instructions.
The OF200 MTF

NM Delegation Announces Small Business Loans Available For Businesses Affected By Ongoing Drought

on March 24, 2018 - 8:01am
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Steve Pearce, Ben Ray Luján, and Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that small businesses in several New Mexico counties will be eligible for low-interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) due to the ongoing drought.
The loans are designed to offset economic losses from reduced revenues caused by drought.

World Futures: Education, Training, Learning And Knowledge: Part Three

on March 23, 2018 - 7:00am

Los Alamos World Futures Institute

Returning to the bubble model discussed last week, a mother or father bubble is at the stove heating a pot of water to boiling. The child bubble reaches for the stove and is stopped by the parent bubble who explains the following.

“I just put one liter, one thousand cubic centimeters, of water into the pot at a temperature on 3.98 degrees Celsius, equivalent to 277.13 degrees Kelvin or 39.164 degrees Fahrenheit and I want to raise the temperature of the water to 100 degrees on the centigrade scale.

Realtor Of The Month: Meet Chris Ortega

on March 22, 2018 - 4:43pm

RE/MAX First

A native of Los Alamos, I attended Aspen Elementary School and graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1991. After high school I enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and was stationed at Camp Pendleton and 29 Palms in California.  

Continuing my time in California, I attended college at University of Southern California in Los Angeles where I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

My family began in California, where my two daughters, Meagan and Jordyn were born.

Los Alamos National Laboratory Releases File Index Product To Software Community

on March 22, 2018 - 10:34am

The Trinity supercomputer. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Grand Unified File Index (GUFI) hits GitHub for users

Resolving the supercomputer challenge of searching and retrieving files could now be far simpler, with a tool developed by Los Alamos National Laboratory and released today to the GitHub open-source software site.

The Grand Unified File Index (GUFI) is designed using a new, hierarchical approach to storing file metadata, allowing rapid  parallel searches across many internal databases. Queries that would previously have taken hours or days can now be run in seconds.

“We anticipate

Attorney General Balderas Issues Consumer Safety Advisory Regarding New Mexico Facebook User Data

on March 22, 2018 - 9:57am

Attorney General Hector Balderas

From the Office of the Attorney General: 

ALBUQUERQUE – Attorney General Hector Balderas, as New Mexico’s chief law enforcement officer, has issued a Consumer Safety Advisory intended to protect all users of Facebook in the aftermath of the revelation that Facebook gave away the personal information of some 50 million subscribers to a political campaign.

“You, as a Facebook user, are the best editor of your own information,” Attorney General Balderas said. “You can decide who can see and use your data just as you can decide who to allow into your home.

Chamber Coffee And Connections 10 A.M. Today!

on March 22, 2018 - 8:07am

Governor: $5 Million To Help Small Businesses Grow

on March 22, 2018 - 7:52am
Gov. Susana Martinez
SANTA FE  Wednesday, Gov. Susana Martinez announced the Credit Enhancement Program (CEP), a fund of up to $5 million to help small businesses grow and thrive by accessing the loans they need to purchase equipment, inventory and other needs.
The CEP help provide collateral assistance for small businesses seeking loans to support growth and expansion for qualifying New Mexico small businesses.
"Helping small businesses grow and thrive is one of the cornerstones of growing and diversifying our private-sector economy," Martinez said.

Journey To Halt Allergies Leads To Startup Company Knoze Jr. Corp

on March 22, 2018 - 7:51am

Cliff Han, owner of startup company Knoze Jr. Corp., said he can now enjoy the outdoors allergy-free due to his prebiotic lollipop, which nurtures bacteria in the body to combat allergies. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/



One evening in March 2014, Los Alamos resident Cliff Han was attending a retreat and started to tear up during a talk.

He went outside for a break, but more tears arose accompanied by sneezing and a tightness in the chest. He realized his tears were not in fact caused by the speaker’s moving story, but by the pollen from the surrounding trees.

Until that

U.S. House Of Representatives Passes Bill To Relieve Small Banks And Credit Unions

on March 21, 2018 - 1:59pm
From the Office of U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce:
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 1116, the Taking Account of Institutions with Low Operation Risk (TAILOR) Act of 2017, to reform mandates under Dodd-Frank and relieve small banks and other community financial institutions from burdensome compliance regulations.
This bill requires federal regulatory agencies to tailor regulations to fit the institution’s profile and risk it presents to the stability of the financial system.
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce issued the following statement:
“Due to regulations

AG Balderas Urges Congress To Preserve New Mexico’s Authority To Enforce Data Breach & Data Security Laws

on March 21, 2018 - 1:22pm
New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas
AG News:
SANTA FE  Attorney General Hector Balderas Monday joined a coalition of 31 states and the District of Columbia urging Congress not to preempt state data breach and data security laws, including laws that require notice to consumers and state attorneys general of data breaches.
Attorney General Balderas is currently investigating the Equifax data breach and has previously settled with Nationwide and Target for their breaches impacting New Mexicans.

Scenes From 2018 Annual Family YMCA Red & Black & Green Ball Saturday Night - Part 1

on March 19, 2018 - 5:16pm

The Chairman's Round Table members are honored at the annual Red and Black (and Green) Ball Saturday night at Buffalo Thunder Resort, from left, TRK Management Co-owner Roger Waterman, Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Terry Wallace, Espanola YMCA Teen Center Director Ben Sandoval accepting for Ross and Marlene Sanchez of Cross Connection, Centerra Los Alamos General Manager Ted Spain, Los Alamos Daily Post Owner/Publisher Carol A. Clark, Los Alamos Medical Center CEO John Whiteside and Los Alamos National Bank President/CEO John Gulas.

Film Office Announces 'Untitled Roswell Project' Pilot To Begin Production In New Mexico

on March 19, 2018 - 7:57am
NMFO News:
SANTA FE  New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced today that the "Untitled Roswell Project," a new pilot for Warner Bros. Television / Palladin Productions LLC, will begin principal photography in mid March through the end of March in Albuquerque.
"We're excited to welcome another production highlighting New Mexico's unique history," Film office Director Nick Maniatis said. "With strong tools, infrastructure, as well as unique stories and landscapes, New Mexico is a perfect location for any production."
The production will employ 90 New Mexico crew

Lodger's Tax Advisory Board Meets March 20

on March 19, 2018 - 5:03am
The Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board meets at 1 p.m.Tuesday, March 20 in Suite 110 in the Los Alamos County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
The meeting is open to the public.
I. ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS                                                 
A. Call to Order/Introductions
B. Approval of Today's Agenda
C. Review/Approval of Meeting Minutes 
Minutes from the Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board Meeting on February 20, 2018.
D. Board Updates
E. Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda

Chamber Of Commerce Hosts Ribbon Cutting Event At BeeHive Homes In White Rock Thursday

on March 18, 2018 - 7:40am

Cutting the ribbon Thursday at BeeHive Homes on Longview Drive in White Rock, from left, owner Nate Manning, a local resident, owner Michael Manning and Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann. Photo by Natalie Glass

BeeHive Homes owners Nate Manning, left, and Michael Manning with Administrator Jayne Figueroa Thursday morning at the Grand Opening of the company's new White Rock facility. The company provides assisted living for seniors in a home-like atmosphere. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/


One of the 15 rooms at the BeeHive Homes facility in White Rock.