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LANL Hosts Community Conversation On Needs Of Area Nonprofits And How To Meet Them

on July 12, 2019 - 10:04am
Los Alamos National Laboratory  hosted a Community Conversation Thursday morning at UNM-Los Alamos. The Conversation focused on the challenges facing nonprofit staff and board members in the search for organizational excellence. The morning began with a panel presentation. Panel members from left, LANL Director Thom Mason, Barrios Unidos Executive Director Lupe Salazar, Pajarito Environmental Education Center Executive Director Katie Bruell, Mesa to Mesa Executive Director Inez Leibman and N3B-Los Alamos Regulatory and Stakeholder Interface Program Manager Frazer Lockhart.

James Mountain Takes Helm At Valley Daily Post

on July 12, 2019 - 9:10am

From left, Valley Daily Post (VDP) Co-founder/Publisher Carol A. Clark, new Operating Manager/Majority Owner James Mountain and Co-founder Eric Vasquez signing documents Wednesday that transfer majority ownership of the VDP to Mountain. Clark and Vazquez launched the VDP in March 2015. Clark, Vasquez and James Chrobocinski will maintain minority shares in the VDP newspaper. Clark remains sole owner of the Los Alamos Daily Post newspaper at 1247 Central Ave. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

It's official ... with a stroke of

Pebble Labs In Los Alamos Receives $4 Million Grant From State; Announces Scientific Breakthroughs

on July 11, 2019 - 3:52pm

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham told the crowd gathered for a press conference Tuesday at Pebble Labs in Los Alamos that she is proud to be supporting homegrown businesses like Pebble Labs that are driving innovation and cutting-edge scientific research right here in New Mexico. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announcing that the state is pledging $4 million in LEDA funds to help expand Pebble Labs. Seated from left, Pebble Labs CEO Michael Harrison, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess.

Korean Company In Los Alamos Offers Products Combining Ancient Wisdom With High Tech Know-How

on July 11, 2019 - 10:13am

Lien Cui-Pruett shows off Atomy products at Chamberfest June 8 on Central Avenue. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

bjgordon@ladailypost.com

“Just look at my skin!” Lian Cui-Pruett of Los Alamos said happily. “Two years ago I was using really expensive top-of-the line skin products and they were not helping. I was talking to a Korean friend and she told me about a Korean company called Atomy that sold herb-based products that combined Chinese medicine with scientific methods.”

Cui-Pruett tried the skin care line and was delighted with the

New Mexico Angels 5th Annual DisrupTECH Today!

on July 11, 2019 - 10:07am

New Mexico Environment Department Holds Public Meetings Ahead Of Hemp Rulemaking Process

on July 11, 2019 - 9:53am

NMED News:

...Environment Department’s emergency rule will take effect Aug. 1

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) will host a series of informational meetings for those interested in transporting, processing and manufacturing products from hemp.  

The meetings are being held ahead of an emergency rule that will go into effect Aug. 1, the same day the Hemp Manufacturing Act passed by the legislature earlier this year goes into effect. In the meantime, NMED will start the process toward putting a permanent rule in place.

LANL Subcontractor Forum At Buffalo Thunder Aug. 8

on July 11, 2019 - 7:28am

Chamber Breakfast Features Laboratory Staff Director

on July 10, 2019 - 6:27pm

ScienceFest Activities Through Sunday July 14

on July 10, 2019 - 5:14pm

A chemistry experiment from the American Chemical Society was on display Tuesday at the ScienceFest Kickoff Party at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy/Los Alamos Creative District

Stilt walkers and hoolahoopers get active Tuesday at the ScienceFest Kickoff Party at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy/Los Alamos Creative District

A couple takes a selfie with the fractal hot air balloon, Infinitude, from The Fractal Foundation provided Tuesday as part of the ScienceFest Kickoff Party at the pond. Courtesy/Los Alamos Creative District

 

Los Alamos Creative District News:

Tuesday’s ScienceFest Kickoff

This Week At Los Alamos Farmers Market

on July 10, 2019 - 9:20am
Courtesy/LAFM
 
Courtesy/LAFM
 
LAFM News:
 
What’s at Thursday's Farmers Market:
 
Apricots- Plums- Peaches- Cherries-Apples Pork-Lamb-Beef-Yak Lavender Body Products- Vegan Body Products- Goat Milk Soaps Apple Cider- Snow Cones- Dried Apple -Apple wood Squash- Onions- Garlic- Beets- Turnips- Radishes- Peas- Green Beans Squash Blossoms- Beans- Bolitos Beans- Black Beans- Quiche- Tea Breads- Cookies- Cake- Scones- Tarts- Buns Burritos- Tacos- Sharpening Service- Kettle corn Worm castings, Compost- Plants- Weavings-Eggs- Honey, Honey sticks- salad Mixes- Romain Lettuce- Tomatoes-

Sciencefest Science On Tap At projectY: Dr. Hunter McDaniel On Feeding The Future With Quantum Dots

on July 9, 2019 - 8:35pm
Courtesy/LACD
 
Dr. Hunter McDaniel
 
LACD News:
 
Join the Bradbury Science Museum and the Los Alamos Creative District for a special ScienceFest edition of Science On Tap.
 
This event 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11 at projectY cowork and will feature a conversation with Dr. Hunter McDaniel, founder and CEO of UbiQD.
 
“Our story is about leveraging nanotechnology for sustainability, licensed out of world-class research institutions like Los Alamos National Lab and M.I.T. targeting big, fast growing market opportunities,” McDaniel said.

Patagonia Founder, CEO To Receive Prestigious ELI 2019 Environmental Achievement Award

on July 9, 2019 - 7:48am
ENVIRONMENTAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is pleased to announce that it will present its 2019 Environmental Achievement Award to Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Rose Marcario, Patagonia’s president and CEO, in recognition of their visionary leadership and outstanding environmental stewardship at Patagonia.
 
ELI will present the 2019 Environmental Achievement Award Tuesday, Oct. 22, in Washington, D.C. As this is its 50th anniversary year, ELI will also present a Founders Award to the people who helped create ELI 50 years ago, as well as an

Lt. Gov. Howie Morales, NM Partnership Team With Coach Jackson To Sell Land Of Enchantment To World

on July 7, 2019 - 8:05am
From left, Lt. Gov. Howie Morales, Coach Greg Jackson and Tim Nitti teaming up to promote New Mexico tourism, businesses, brands and products Courtesy photo
 
STATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Lt. Gov. Howie Morales, the New Mexico Partnership, and Coach Greg Jackson’s New Mexico Experience are teaming up to promote New Mexico tourism, businesses, brands, and products at MMA events worldwide.
 
The New Mexico Experience was launched in early 2019 by Coach Greg Jackson, co-owner of the JacksonWink Academy in Albuquerque.

Anchorum St. Vincent Announces Inaugural Impact Grant Award Nonprofit Recipients

on July 7, 2019 - 7:57am
Anchorum St. Vincent News:
 
SANTA FE — Santa Fe-based Anchorum St. Vincent announces the nonprofit recipients of its inaugural Impact Grant Awards for 2019.
 
Anchorum St. Vincent serves as a nonprofit community health impact organization providing financial and strategic support to CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center and is dedicated to improving the health and well-being for the people of Santa Fe and northern New Mexico.
 
With the support and leadership from its Board of Directors, Anchorum introduced its inaugural competitive Impact Grant process in January this year and

Tourism Implementation Task Force Meets Wednesday

on July 7, 2019 - 7:48am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Tourism Implementation Task Force meets at noon Wednesday, July 10 in Room 330 at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.

The meeting is open to the public.

Agenda:

I. Call to Order

II. Review of Council June Work Session (6/18/19) focused on Tourism and Economic Development

III. FY2020 Tourism Projects

IV. Public Comment

V. Next Meeting Scheduled: Aug. 7, 2019 at Noon; Room 330

VI. Adjourn Meeting

SBA: Eight Federal Agencies Receive A+ Rating

on July 7, 2019 - 7:32am
SBA News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced that the federal government exceeded its small business federal contracting goal for the sixth consecutive year, awarding 25.05 percent in federal contract dollars to small businesses totaling $120.8 billion, an increase from the previous fiscal year of nearly $15 billion.
 
The Fiscal Year 2018 Small Business Federal Procurement Scorecard marks the first time more than $120 billion in prime contracts has been awarded to small businesses.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Morning Glory Bakery

on July 6, 2019 - 12:41pm

On the Job in Los Alamos is new Manager Brent Hudson taking orders Wednesday at Morning Glory Bakery at 1377 Diamond Dr. Along with a wide variety of bakery goods, Morning Glory Bakery also offers breakfast and lunch selections such as huevos rancheros, breakfast burritos, burgers and more. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Leadership Los Alamos Now Accepting Applications For 2019-2020 Class

on July 5, 2019 - 8:23am

Members of the 2018-19 class of Leadership Los Alamos gathered in Council Chambers at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building during the local government session. Photo by Martha Katko

Scene from the environment session of 2018-19 class of Leadership Los Alamos. Photo by Martha Katko

Leadership Los Alamos News:

Leadership Los Alamos is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 class.

Leadership Los Alamos was founded in 2003 to identify current and emerging leaders in the Los Alamos area, enhance their leadership skills, and deepen their knowledge of the challenges and opportunities

LANL MSC Accepting Proposals For 2019 Economic Development Grants: Deadline 5 p.m. July 18

on July 5, 2019 - 7:41am

NMF News:
Los Alamos National Labortary Major Subcontractors Consortium (LANL MSC), in partnership with New Mexico Foundation and Triad National Security, LLC, is now accepting proposals for its 2019 Economic Development Grants.
 
The grant application deadline is 5 p.m., July 18, 2019.
 
Created in 2006, LANL MSC is a collaboration of LANL major subcontractors that pool resources to support projects that strengthen the economy within their communities. Projects can include those that strengthen local product development, create jobs and increase sales for local businesses.
 

First National 1870 Has SBA Preferred Lending Status

on July 5, 2019 - 7:02am
SBA News:
 
First National 1870 recently achieved the “U.S. Small Business Administration Preferred Lender” designation, giving the bank the ability to provide small business loans to more companies and, in many cases, faster than before.
 
Under the Preferred Lenders Program (PLP), high-volume SBA lenders such as First National 1870 are delegated loan approval as well as closing and most servicing and liquidation authority, enabling them to make loan decisions more rapidly. The SBA assigns a loan number instantaneously for approved PLP loans submitted by participating lenders.
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On The Job In Los Alamos: Renovating Office Building

on July 5, 2019 - 6:48am

On the job in Los Alamos are workers applying insulated wrap Tuesday to the office building undergoing renovations including an upper level at the corner of Oppenheimer Drive and Trinity. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene of workers applying insulated wrap Tuesday to the office building undergoing renovations at the corner of Oppenheimer Drive and Trinity. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene last month of renovations on the office building at the corner of Oppenheimer Drive and Trinity. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

View from Trinity Drive of the office

Attorney General Hector Balderas Secures Felony Plea In Albuquerque Embezzlement Case

on July 5, 2019 - 6:46am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
AG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Wednesday, Attorney General Hector Balderas has secured a guilty plea in a case involving an embezzlement from an Albuquerque small business.
 
Mica Tyler plead to a second degree felony for stealing more than $100,000 from Toyomasters while acting as its bookkeeper.
 
"Small businesses are the backbone of New Mexico's economy, and we must protect them from fraud and abuse so that they can prosper and continue their valuable contributions to our communities," Balderas said.

On The Job In Los Alamos: LAMC Officials And Board

on July 4, 2019 - 10:31am

On the job in Los Alamos is former Los Alamos Medical Center CEO Sandra Podley, center, meeting with LAMC officials and board members during a luncheon Tuesday at LAMC. Podley was recently named president of the western division at LifePoint Health®, the corporate owner of LAMC. LifePoint Health® is comprised of 89 hospitals and health systems serving communities across the United States. The Western Division includes facilities throughout Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Meeting with Podley Tuesday from left, Dr.

Allen McQuiston: Three Insurance Misconceptions

on July 4, 2019 - 9:49am
By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency
Los Alamos

Misconception 1: “I have an umbrella policy, so I’m covered for everything.”

Though the intent of a personal umbrella policy is to provide an additional layer of liability protection on top of what your other personal insurance policies provide, there can still be coverage gaps.

Business activity is typically excluded from personal insurance policies, including umbrella. If an incident occurs while using your home for business purposes, you likely won’t receive any coverage.

Umbrella coverage is never your first line of defense.

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