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Enterprise To Donate Additional 33 Percent To New Mexico Communities

on May 9, 2019 - 9:24am

Los Alamos Market President Liddie Martinez
Los Alamos Daily Post

Enterprise Bank & Trust recently completed a merger with LANB and announced today the establishment of a new fund, through the Enterprise Bank & Trust Foundation, that will contribute resources directly into New Mexico communities over the next three years.

Enterprise Financial Services Corp President and CEO Jim Lally

Los Alamos Market President Liddie Martinez explained that this funding amounts to an additional 33 percent over the funding previously contributed by LANB in

What's At This Weeks Farmers Market

on May 9, 2019 - 7:31am
Good Morning Goat Milk Soap. Courtesy photo
LAFM News:
See what's at this Thursday's Farmers Market 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Los Alamos Library parking lot:
Honey, honey sticks, kettle corn, Mr. Tortas Tacos aand Burritos. The Sharpening Guy- apple cider, dried apples, eggs, pork, yak, beef, Lavender Products, Goat Milk Soaps- Jams- Worms Casing- Worms for composting, Plants- Cookies- Dried Beans, Chicos, Black Beans, Tomatoes- Cucumbers- Salsa- Baked Goods by Shure Bakery, Native plants- Greens- Root Crops- Salad Mixes-Baskets- aprons- Market bags and more.
Who's at

McQuiston: Tips For Handling A Tire Blowout

on May 8, 2019 - 2:42pm

The Jemez Agency

For many drivers, there is nothing more frightening or potentially dangerous than a tire blowout at almost any speed.

While the number of tire-related crashes has dropped dramatically since 2008, when all new vehicles were required to have automatic tire pressure monitoring systems, these numbers still remain high. The stats do not lie, as tire blowouts and flats contribute to nearly 11,000 collisions and 700 fatalities each year.

With all the advances in safety standards and technology, why are tire blowouts still such a significant safety issue?

Senators Heinrich, Ernst Introduce Legislation To Help Small Businesses Gain Footing In Defense Industry

on May 8, 2019 - 9:28am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) introduced the Defense Small Business Advancement Act, which would reauthorize and improve the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP) that expired last year.
This program increases participation of small, disadvantaged businesses performing as suppliers to DoD, civilian agencies, and private industry by encouraging mentorships from established DoD contractors.
The Mentor-Protégé Program functions to strengthen the long-term

DNCU Awards Scholarships To 10 Graduating Seniors

on May 8, 2019 - 8:57am

DNCU News:
  • Over the past 19 years, DNCU has awarded $158,000 in scholarships and assisted 158 local students

SANTA FE—Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative, has announced the recipients of the DNCU Scholarship program for the 2019-20 school year. The 10 finalists will each receive $1,000 toward their higher education goals - college or vocational school of their choice.

“The scholarship program at DNCU was created to inspire younger generations to reach their full potential, and we are honored to present these ten exemplary students with scholarships,”

Letter To The Editor: Study Shows Kroger Prices 14.4 Percent Higher Than Walmart

on May 7, 2019 - 7:41am
Los Alamos
Kroger claims its Smith's supermarkets no longer accepts Visa credit cards because of excessive fees and to “keep” prices low.
This doesn't ring true, because a recent report reveals that Kroger's prices aren't low to begin with.
Kroger’s average best price was 14.4 percent higher than Walmart’s (which accepts Visa) on a basket of goods in eight big markets around the nation, according to an examination produced by Chris Mandeville, an analyst at New York investment firm Jefferies.

County Discoveries Action Team Meets May 16

on May 6, 2019 - 9:19am


The next monthly meeting of the Discoveries Action Team (DAT) is 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16 in the upstairs Zia and Throne Rooms of Fuller Lodge.

This month, the only item on the agenda is for the Place-Making and Place-Marketing subgroups to gather and work on their projects.

New members interested in joining the team are invited to attend the meeting and observe the work of the subgroups. Project champions will be available to network with new members and help them learn more about the projects in progress. Participants are asked to bring their own lunch.


More Scenes From 2019 Los Alamos Arts Council Spring Arts & Crafts Fair At Fuller Lodge Saturday

on May 5, 2019 - 8:52am
More scenes from the Los Alamos Arts Council 2019 Spring Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday on the lawn at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Ken Hanson
Scene from the Los Alamos Arts Council 2019 Spring Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday on the lawn at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Ken Hanson
Scene from the Los Alamos Arts Council 2019 Spring Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday on the lawn at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Ken Hanson
Kandy Korn is a crowd favorite at the Los Alamos Arts Council 2019 Spring Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday on the lawn at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Ken Hanson
A taste of honey at the Los Alamos

Jazzercise Program Celebrates 50th Anniversary

on May 5, 2019 - 8:08am

Now that’s a plank! A mother and daughter demonstrate a super plank during the 50th anniversary of Jazzercise and its national theme ‘Strong as a Mother’. Local Jazzercise programs offer a free week of classes during May. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos

Fifty is looking good in White Rock and Espanola, as the local Jazzercise programs nationally celebrate a 50th anniversary and a theme for May called, “Strong as a Mother.” The fun phrase can be seen on t-shirts, tanks and other apparel.

To celebrate, the White Rock program is offering a free week of Jazzercise May 1-31 for

NMDWS Launches Plan To Educate Employers On New Minimum Wage Legislation And Their Responsibilities To Avoid Errors And Non-Compliance

on May 4, 2019 - 5:12pm
ALBUQUERQUE The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) is working closely with the New Mexico Restaurant Association (NMRA), Association of Commerce and Industry (ACI), and the Statewide Chamber Executives (SCE) to educate employers on minimum wage requirements and the state statutes around labor law.
Employers who are well informed and have received training, tools, and resources will be in a position to avoid errors and non-compliance with regards to paying the appropriate wages to their employees and avoiding settlements of wage claims.
Beginning in

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Local Blood Drive

on May 4, 2019 - 1:10pm

On the job in Los Alamos Friday is Danielle Chase of Vitalant drawing blood from local resident Steve Koch. United Blood Services is now Vitalant … the same company with the same mission … all that has changed is the name. Vitalant representatives explain that summer months are when blood donations are lowest and the need for blood is highest. Visit to find the nearest mobile blood drive to donate. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jennifer Bartram/ladailypost

Local Smith’s Participate In ‘Sticker Shock’ Program

on May 3, 2019 - 10:01am
Courtesy/DWI Planning Council
The DWI-Planning Council, along with Champions of Youth Ambitions have partnered with the local Smiths Food and Drug Stores to participate in Sticker Shock.
As Prom Weekend is at hand the stores allow volunteers to place stickers on alcohol to remind adults not to provide alcohol to minors.
The White Rock Smiths event took place took place Thursday and the Los Alamos store will participate today.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Kent Pegg At LA Fitness

on May 3, 2019 - 7:57am

On the job in Los Alamos is owner Kent Pegg Wednesday afternoon at Los Alamos Fitness, 771 Central Ave. in the Mari Mac Village Shopping Center. Pegg has owned and operated LA Fitness since 2003 and explains that his goal is to help others achieve their fitness and wellness goals. To learn more, click here. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

DNCU Raises $5,000 For Big Brothers Big Sisters

on May 3, 2019 - 7:49am
DNCU employees participate in Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl 4 Kids' Sake raising $5,000 for the nonprofit organization. CourtesyDNCU
DNCU News:
SANTA FE—Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative, contributed $5,000 to Bowl 4 Kids’ Sake, benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region.
DNCU created 10 teams of employees, each tasked with creating baskets as a giveaway and fundraiser for credit union members.

Unquarked Moves To Larger Downtown Space

on May 2, 2019 - 11:53am
Unquarked Owner Prashant Jain, center, celebrates the upcoming opening of his new location in Mari Mac Village Shopping Center Wednesday with friends, from left, Jason Gochanour and Jessica Conrad and Unquarked Manager Cortni Nucklos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Unquarked, the local bar and lounge in Central Park Square that encourages everyone to “Eat Local, Drink Global” is relocating to Mari Mac Village Shopping Center at 813 Central Ave.

Prashant Jain, owner of Unquarked’s parent company, Sirphey, spoke

On The Job In Los Alamos: Preparing Meals At Cottonwood On The Greens

on May 2, 2019 - 11:20am

On the job in Los Alamos Tuesday at Cottonwood on the Greens from left, Francisco Duran, Linley (Nick) Salazar and Gerald Weber preparing meals for a hungry crowd at 4244 Diamond Dr. For more information, click here. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

About Cottonwood on the Greens:

  • Summer hours - 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., April through October;
  • Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a full bar open all day, every day (except Sunday liquor sales hour regulations);
  • Sunday Brunch Buffet 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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

on May 2, 2019 - 10:30am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

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

The Energy Technology Maturation Program Act would help national laboratories work with the private sector to commercialize innovative energy technology

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) reintroduced legislation to authorize an Energy Technology Maturation Program at the U.S.

Wheeler Brings Holistic Healing Practice To Los Alamos

on May 2, 2019 - 9:47am

Laurie Wheeler

Los Alamos Daily Post

Holistic Practitioner Laurie Wheeler is bringing her practice, Wellness Within, to Los Alamos. She will share office space with Chiropractor Gary Storken at 2610 Trinity Dr. and is in Los Alamos on Wednesdays at present.

Wheeler has been a classical homeopathic practitioner for more than 25 years. She is certified through the California College of Natural Medicine and the British Institute of Homeopathy.

Holistic medicine considers the whole person—body, mind, emotions and spirit— to gain balance in life,”

N3B Completes First Year Of Legacy Waste Cleanup At Los Alamos National Laboratory

on May 1, 2019 - 9:09am

N3B News:

This week, Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B) celebrates its first anniversary as a new company cleaning up legacy waste at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

“We are very excited for the cleanup progress we’ve made the past year and to be a part of the Northern New Mexico community,” N3B President Glenn Morgan said. “We established a new company from scratch, completed several projects, resumed waste shipments to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant and laid the foundation for our goal of cleaning up the environment and protecting our future.”

Last year, the Department of

Scenes From YMCA Red, Black And Disco Ball

on April 30, 2019 - 6:50pm

Members of the Los Alamos Family YMCA Chairman’s Roundtable are honored for their ongoing support of the nonprofit organization at the 2019 YMCA Red and Black and Disco Ball fundraiser March 16 at Buffalo Thunder. Chairman’s Roundtable members from left, Roger Waterman of TRK, Lou Santoro of State Farm, LANL Community Programs Office Director Kathy Keith, Elizabeth Bailey of LANB, Los Alamos Medical Center CEO John Whiteside, Los Alamos Daily Post Publisher Carol A. Clark and Centerra - Los Alamos General Manager Lennie Upshaw. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

YMCA Executive Director

Scenes From UWNNM Donor Appreciation Dinner

on April 30, 2019 - 6:08pm

United Way of Northern New Mexico Executive Director Mary Beth Maassen recognizes individual donors, business donors and Board members Thursday, March 14 at the organization's Donor Appreciation Dinner at Cottonwood on the Greens. The annual event is an opportunity for UWNNM to express its appreciation to the many community members and businesses whose donations enable the organization to assist area nonprofits serving critical needs.

NMFL: Workers Memorial Day Ceremony Honors Employees Who Lost Their Lives While On The Job

on April 30, 2019 - 8:08am
NMFL News:
ALBUQUERQUE Working families, elected officials, labor leaders, and community members gathered at Workers Memorial Park Sunday for a Workers Memorial Day Ceremony to commemorate workers who have died or suffered illness or injuries while on the job.
They also spoke out against the Trump administration’s aggressive actions against workplace safety, calling them a dangerous slap in the face to working people.
The most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that over 5,000 workers were killed on the job in 2017, and many more suffered from occupational

On The Job In Los Alamos: Betsy Robin At CB FOX

on April 30, 2019 - 5:59am

On the job in Los Alamos at CB FOX recently is Shoe Department Manager Betsy Robin. She has worked at CB FOX for four years and said that she is excited about the new color in the Lowa Renegade hiker, explaining that the Lowa brand is European made with fine German leather and a Vibram out-sole. It is durable and of the highest quality ready to tackle any trail. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Los Alamos Farmers Market Returns Thursday!

on April 30, 2019 - 5:46am
The Farmers Market returns Thursday to downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
Farmers Market News:
Once again, the Los Alamos Farmers Market is open 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., every Thursday in the Los Alamos Library Parking lot.
Opening day is Thursday May 2.
Los Alamos Farmer's Market is a Los Alamos MainStreet program and is part of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC).

Upcoming this season:

  • The Kids Corner - Arts & Crafts
  • L.A. Cares collects
  • Music
  • County Councilors
  • KIng or Queen of the Chess Board!
  • Market Bag given away!
  • Market Contest!
  • Ice Cream Social!


Most Job Openings In Healthcare In New Mexico

on April 29, 2019 - 9:38am
ALBUQUERQUE The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions’ Economic Research & Analysis Bureau reported that there were more than 11,000 job openings advertised on the New Mexico Workforce Connection Online System ( in March 2019 for Healthcare Practitioners and Healthcare Support Occupations.
More than one-third of those advertised job openings were for registered nurses, with more than 3,800 advertised job postings.
“Our New Mexico Workforce Connection staff are working diligently with both job seekers and employers to fill these job