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RayLee Homes Lottery For Lots Closes Sunday

on July 3, 2019 - 7:15pm

Scene of a RayLee Mirador Construction Training Tuesday with partners ready to begin work the week of July 8. Pictured are Jeff Grady, owner and head of construction and RayLee Trade Partners. Courtesy photo

View of finished lots Tuesday at Mirador near N.M. 4 in White Rock. Courtesy photo
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
After five years of work, RayLee Homes is ready to start offering people their dream homes.
 
These homes will be in the Mirador development next to the White Rock Visitor Center off N.M.

Award Winning Builder RayLee Homes Announces Ground Breaking Of Mirador In White Rock

on July 3, 2019 - 9:48am

Front elevation of the Tuscan model home planned for Mirador in White Rock. Courtesy/RayLee Homes

RayLee Homes News:

RayLee Homes is excited to announce the ground breaking of Mirador in White Rock, one of the most in demand housing markets in New Mexico due to the influx of new jobs at Los Alamos National Laboratory, along with the high percent of retirees choosing to stay and live in the area.

Mirador in White Rock will provide 161 residential lots to be built on over the next three to four years.

Balderas Warns CFPB That Weakening Debit Card Overdraft Fee Rule Will Harm New Mexican Consumers

on July 3, 2019 - 8:27am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
AG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Attorney General Hector Balderas joined a coalition of 25 State Attorneys General Tuesday in opposing any effort by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to roll back or limit its Overdraft Rule.
 
The rule currently in place permits banks to charge fees to consumers for overdraft services on ATM and one-time debit transactions only after consumers have been provided with important information about those services and fees in a model notice, and only after those consumers have made the affirmative choice to opt in to

Los Alamos County Discovery Action Team Seeks Public Input On ‘Little Shops Marketplace’ Concept

on July 3, 2019 - 8:24am
An example of what the Little Shops Marketplace could be, if it becomes a reality. Courtesy image
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
When Discovery Action Team members were tasked with generating ideas on how to make Los Alamos a good place to visit and live, it got team member Diana Martinez’s mind flying.
 
She suggested the Discovery Action Team pursue Little Shops Marketplace, a connected gathering place for small-business startups, hobbyists and food vendors to sell products and services under one roof with flexible options for renting

ScienceFest 2019 Kicks Off Tuesday July 9

on July 3, 2019 - 7:57am
LACD News:
 
The time of year has arrived when we celebrate the hard work and innovation of a community of educators, with ScienceFest 2019.
 
Los Alamos MainStreet and the Creative District with the duo of Kate Cleveland and Jennifer Loveless, unofficially dubbed Loveland, have gotten things off to a great start.
 
Cleveland, along with the rest of the LACDC squad have formed a team effort behind the planning and execution of this year’s events. Their tireless crews are eager to energize visitors, vendors, and patrons to partake of their six-day event.

Katy Korkos Retires; Shares Plans For Future

on July 3, 2019 - 7:55am
Friends and colleagues dropped by during a span of several hours Sunday to honor Katy Korkos, center left, and celebrate her retirement at her White Rock home. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Longtime resident Katy Korkos retired Saturday from her work with the Los Alamos County Library System.

“In retirement, I want to keep on doing what I have always loved … making art, writing, cooking for friends, spending time with dogs and traveling,” Korkos said. “I'm looking at possibly doing some artist-in-residence programs.”

Prior

Bathtub Row Brewing Closed Fourth Of July

on July 3, 2019 - 7:52am

TUB News:

Bathtub Row Brewing in Central Park Square is closing Thursday to allow employees to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with family and friends.

When prepping for those 4th of July festivities, the Tub reminds patrons to continue supporting independent craft breweries. Stop by the Tub today to pick up cans or fill growlers.

When choosing beer at a favorite liquor store, reach for other independent craft breweries, particularly those from New Mexico.

Happy 4th of July and many thanks from the Tub to the community for its continued support.

SMSI Promotes Rob Dunham To Vice President Of Los Alamos Operations

on July 2, 2019 - 9:21am

Rob Dunham

SMSI News:

Rob Dunham has been promoted to SMSI’s Vice President of Los Alamos Operations.

“Rob joined SMSI in 2014 and since that time has been integral in growing our office in Los Alamos by enhancing our capabilities and providing top-tier service to our clients,” SMSI President David O’Flynn said. “He has deep experience at LANL and client relationships across numerous programs.”

Dunham holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and has more than 35 years of experience throughout the DOE / NNSA Complex and industry.

Dunham and his wife Lisa-Jo moved to Los

On The Job In Los Alamos: Artist Paul S. Torres

on July 2, 2019 - 8:31am
On the job in Los Alamos Monday is traditional contemporary digital artist Paul S. Torres of San Ildefonso Pueblo with his work now available at the Secret City Kitchen on the UNM-LA campus, 4000 University Dr. His prints (8x10 and 13x17), cards and logos are available framed and unframed. For information, visit medina.torres.23@gmail.com or call 505.423.2985. Torres also works at Secret City Kitchen, which will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the 4th of July holiday. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

NMR&LD: Two Businessmen Guilty Of Securities Fraud

on July 2, 2019 - 7:57am
NMR&LD News:
 
SANTA FE New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department Superintendent Marguerite Salazar announced Monday that Dain Leslie Schult of Austin, Texas and Joel McKay Hixon of Las Cruces have been found guilty of defrauding New Mexico investors in a Pyramid scheme that promised to use investors’ money to promote “mom and pop” radio stations on the internet.
 
Schult and Hixon were convicted of Fraud over $20,000, Securities Fraud, Conspiracy to Commit Fraud, Sale of an Unregistered Security, and Sale of Security by an Unlicensed Agent.
 
“This verdict sends a clear message

NMEDD Helping New Mexico Businesses Go Global

on July 2, 2019 - 7:42am
NMEDD News:
 
SANTA FE New Mexico is recruiting small businesses who want to go global and attend upcoming trade shows.
 
From food and beverages to outdoor equipment and electronics, the New Mexico Economic Development Department has been successful in connecting small and medium-sized businesses with buyers in many countries in the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa through organized international trade missions and participation in trade exhibitions.
 
There is more to come with four trade shows later in 2019 for companies who want to market their products and

NMFO: Sierra Sisters The Hunt for Blackbeard’s Treasure To Film In New Mexico End Of July

on July 1, 2019 - 11:09am
NMFO News:
 
SANTA FE -- The New Mexico State Film Office Director Todd Christensen announced today that the feature “Sierra Sisters The Hunt for Blackbeard’s Treasure,” produced by Spanish Broom Productions in association with Dream Catcher Productions, LLC, will begin principal photography mid-June through the end of July in Albuquerque, Los Lunas and Zia Pueblo.    
 
The independent feature is directed by Josh Relic and Executive Producer Marshall DeBerry. The film will employ 25 New Mexico crew members, four New Mexico actors and 15 New Mexico background talent.
 
“This is another

Financing Assistance For New Mexico Small Businesses Now Available Through FUNDIT

on June 30, 2019 - 9:50am
NMED News:
 
FUNDIT, a New Mexico Economic Development Department program which connects funding entities with local, community development projects, has announced it will be expanding its efforts to assist entrepreneurs and small businesses. 
 
NM FUNDIT will host its first Small Business Finance Fair July 17 to help business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs connect to lenders and other business resource experts. The event is co-sponsored by the Regional Development Corporation.
 
The Small Business Finance Fair is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Presenting Grief Support

on June 30, 2019 - 8:31am

On the job in Los Alamos: Annette Gates MEd OM of Golden Willow with Founder/Director Ted Wiard Ed.D LPCC CGC introducing grief support information during a program June 27 at Rivera Family Funeral & Cremations of Los Alamos at 1627 A Central Ave. They discussed the dance of the limbic and frontal lobe and the emotional guidance scale detailing upward and downward spirals. These programs are held periodically to help people grieving the loss of a loved one. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

County: 2019 Zero Waste Champions Of The Year

on June 30, 2019 - 8:18am
COUNTY News:
 
To promote recycling and zero waste in the community as well as to encourage more businesses to participate in the recycling program, the Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division and the Environmental Sustainability Board sponsored the Zero Waste Champion of the Year award.
 
This award was previously known as the Business Recycler of the Year Award; however, the award program was expanded to include other sustainability initiatives such as water and energy conservation and overall waste reduction.
 
To become eligible, an organization is nominated by a member

McQuiston: What Car Drivers Need To Know About Motorcycles

on June 30, 2019 - 7:55am

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

Warm weather is here, which means you’ll likely see more motorcycles on the road. And the key word here is “see”.

People driving cars and trucks often fail to notice the motorcyclists around them, partly because they’re not accustomed to looking for them.

It’s obvious yet bears repeating: Motorcyclists are much more vulnerable than car and truck drivers and passengers. Not only are there many more cars and trucks on the road, but there’s no such thing as a “fender bender” for a motorcyclist.

Even a low-speed collision can seriously injure a rider, not to

State Program Trains 2,300 Workers At 70 Companies

on June 30, 2019 - 7:48am
NMED News:
 
SANTA FE A start-up that helps retailers compete with Internet sellers and a company that builds unmanned solar aircraft are among the firms awarded job-training grants in June, said Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes.
 
The most recent grants went to seven companies to train 52 workers in areas from chemistry to electronics and tech assembly to solar installation.
 
The June awards are the last of the 2019 Fiscal Year for the Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP), one of the top employee-training programs in the United States.

Alzheimer’s Association Names Tim Sheahan New Mexico Chapter Executive Director

on June 30, 2019 - 7:35am
New Mexico Alzheimer’s Association Executive Director Tim Sheahan
 
Alzheimer’s Association News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE The Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter announced that Tim Sheahan has been named its new executive director.
 
Sheahan has more than 20 years experience in the non-profit sector. Most recently, Sheahan served as the president and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico for seven years, as well as other Boys & Girls Club affiliates across the country.
 
“We are excited to bring Tim on board as executive director," said Tracy Ayers, advisory board

2019 Fair & Rodeo Parade Registration Opens

on June 29, 2019 - 7:18am
Scene from the 2018 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo Parade on Central Avenue. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

 

Los Alamos MainStreet News:

 

The 2019 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo Parade will march up Central Avenue beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10.

 

This is an opportunity for businesses and organizations to promote their services and products by participating in the parade. Registration to participate in the parade is free and now open via the Los Alamos MainStreet website at LosAlamosMainStreet.com or directly via Eventbrite. Participants must register by Aug. 2.

 

BLM: NM Quarterly Oil & Gas Leases Net $2,875,372

on June 28, 2019 - 2:41pm
BLM News:
 
SANTA FE — The Bureau of Land Management New Mexico raised $2,875,372 June 20 in its quarterly oil and gas lease sale.
 
Nearly 50 percent of the revenue from the sale will go to the states where the oil and gas activity occurs—in this case New Mexico, Kansas and Oklahoma—while the rest will go to the U.S. Treasury.
 
For this sale, the BLM offered leases on 50 parcels totaling 39,303.57 acres. The highest bid per acre was $30,021 sold to Cimarex Energy for 40 acres in Eddy County. These same 40 acres resulted in the highest bid per parcel at $1,200,840.
 
For more

Inside Out And Outside In: Layne Kalbfleisch Uses Neuroscience And Psychology To Help Clients

on June 28, 2019 - 6:59am
Layne Kalbfeisch, M.E.d Ph.D, recently stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post to talk about her business, 2E Consults ® LLC. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Educational psychologist and neuroscientist Layne Kalbfleisch , M.Ed. Ph.D., has recently moved her base of operations to northern New Mexico.

Her practice, 2E Consults ® LLC, spans Los Alamos, Espanola and Santa Fe. She currently sees Los Alamos clients at Project Y, 150 Central Park Square.

After years spent as an academic and researcher, Kalbfleisch

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Transformative Coaching

on June 27, 2019 - 11:53am

On the job in Los Alamos is Dr. Barry Cooney, Ph.D., of Transformative Coaching demonstrating his quartz crystal healing bowls to Christina Claude, DOM LMT, Wednesday in his studio at 1247 Central Ave., Suite 217. Cooney said the bowls are tuned to a different energy center in the body. When he rings the bowls, Dr. Cooney said the sound created helps ensure deeper relaxation, clarity and to aid in resolving negative emotions. 'The idea is to get you out of your emtional clutter' he said. For more information about transformative coaching, call Dr.

Workshop: Capturing Tourists As Customers Thursday

on June 26, 2019 - 8:37am

Coffee & Connections At Pig & Fig 10 A.M. Today!

on June 26, 2019 - 8:24am

Governor Appoints Two Tourism Commissioners

on June 24, 2019 - 5:41pm
Visit Albuquerque President & CEO Tania Armenta
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has appointed Tania Armenta, President & CEO of Visit Albuquerque and reappointed Belia Alvarez, Director of Community Relations for Heritage Hotels and Resorts, to serve on the Tourism Commission.
 
Armenta and Alvarez will each serve 7-year terms on the 7-person commission. With the appointment of Armenta and the reappointment of Alvarez, the Tourism Commission is now represented by three women, the most since 2013.
 
“Both Tania and Belia are incredibly dedicated professionals who

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