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Los Alamos Creative District Expands To Include Los Alamos Nature Center And Reel Deal Theater

on December 17, 2018 - 11:20am

Creative District News:

 

The Los Alamos Creative District announced today that the New Mexico Arts Commission recently approved its request to expand the district to include the Los Alamos Nature Center and Reel Deal Theater.

 

Both sites, which will now be considered Arts & Cultural Institutions of the Los Alamos Creative District, are within walking distance of the district and add significant cultural contributions to the area.

 

“I am delighted with the expansion of the Creative District and for future planning and projects for both Reel Deal Theater and the Nature Center,” said

Economic Dev. Remains LANL Focus Under Triad

on December 17, 2018 - 10:02am

Robert Naranjo unloads root stock for a Northern New Mexico wine growers association, a project that was helped by LANL’s community commitment. Courtesy/FNM
 
By JASON GIBBS
Finance New Mexico

New leadership at Los Alamos National Laboratory hopes to increase business development and educational programs for small businesses, while relying even more on New Mexico companies to fulfill contracts.

On the heels of LANL’s 75th anniversary in the summer of 2018, Triad National Security LLC has taken the helm as the new managing contractor for the research facility in Northern New Mexico.

Udall Secures Key Tribal Provisions In Farm Bill

on December 17, 2018 - 9:55am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, released the following statement on tribal provisions included in the 2018 Farm Bill reauthorization, which will set federal nutrition, agriculture, forestry, and nutrition policy for the next five years and includes many tribal-specific provisions championed by Udall in the CROPS for Indian Country Act and the Tribal Food and Housing Security Act.
 
“I worked closely with stakeholders throughout Indian Country and key partners on both the

On The Job In Los Alamos: At UPEX

on December 17, 2018 - 7:58am

On the job in Los Alamos is Shipping Clerk Neivi Delgado Saturday afternoon at UPEX at 108 Central Park Square. Delgado is in her first year with the company that is big enough to do the job yet small enough to care. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

USDA Launches Program To Create High-Speed Internet e-Connectivity In Rural America

on December 16, 2018 - 7:24am
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue
 
USDA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering up to $600 million in loans and grants to help build broadband infrastructure in rural America.
 
Telecommunications companies, rural electric cooperatives and utilities, internet service providers and municipalities may apply for funding through USDA’s new ReConnect Program to connect rural areas that currently have insufficient broadband service.
 
Answering the Administration’s call to action for

SBA Names Ivan Corrales USAF Ret. As New Mexico Deputy District Director

on December 16, 2018 - 7:19am
SBA News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Ivan Corrales, USAF (Ret) has been promoted to the position of Deputy District Director with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), New Mexico District Office.
 
He is a native New Mexican from Penasco who joined the Air Force after graduating high school and retired after 21 years of military service.

Holiday Celebration Benefits Make-A-Wish® NM

on December 16, 2018 - 7:18am
 
Garcia Subaru North News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Garcia Subaru North will host a Holiday Celebration 5-7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, to support Make-A-Wish® New Mexico.
 
The party is open to the public and includes hot cocoa, sweet treats, photos and stories with Santa Claus, and fun crafts for Wish kids and children from the community.
 
The Holiday Celebration will be held during the 11th annual Subaru Share the Love® Event, which runs through Jan.

Scenes From LAAOR 2018 Awards Banquet

on December 15, 2018 - 12:14pm

LAAOR 2018 Board of Directors and others are honored Wednesday evening at the organization's 2018 Awards Banquet at the golf course. From left, President Carrie Montoya -Pegg, Past President David Horpedahl, Vice President Trish Maes,Secretary Jessica Hoffer and directors Pearl White, Lance Eaton and Janet Lovato and Affiliate Chair Amanda George and Mary Ann Beard who was honored for her special service to the board. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

LAAOR members honored for their years of service to the organization. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

2018 REALTOR of the Year Carrie

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Lou Santoro State Farm

on December 15, 2018 - 8:51am

On the job in Los Alamos Friday afternoon at Lou Santoro State Farm Agency, 110 Central Park Square, from left, Customer Service Representative Michelle Koller, Owner Lou Santoro, Customer Service Representative Juan Martinez and Michelle Cole. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

International Manufacturer Selects New Mexico

on December 15, 2018 - 7:48am
Gov. Susana Martinez
 
STATE News:
 
CHURCH ROCK Gov. Susana Martinez has announced that the Korean nitrile glove manufacturing company, Rhino Health, will expand to Church Rock on the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation and create up to 350 new jobs.
 
Rhino Health LLC is a US-based company with a global management team from a leading Korean rubber conglomerate, Jungwoo Rubber & Plastic. The company also plans to invest more than $49 million in their new 124,000 square foot manufacturing facility and warehouse.
 
This international recruitment is supported by New Mexico's closing

On The Job In Los Alamos: Bob Dryja At Visitor Center

on December 14, 2018 - 5:38pm

On the job in Los Alamos this afternoon is Bob Dryja at the Los Alamos Visitor Center at 15th Street and Central Avenue. Dryja works as a docent at both the Los Alamos and White Rock visitor centers. He also writes the Amateur Naturalist column for the Los Alamos Daily Post. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on December 14, 2018 - 7:56am

Farm Bill Agreement Includes Boost For Access And Habitat Programs

on December 14, 2018 - 7:22am
TRCP News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — House and Senate negotiators have reached an agreement on provisions to be included in the 2018 Farm Bill, setting lawmakers up to pass legislation that makes significant investments in land and water conservation and boosts support for hunting and fishing access.
 
This is welcome news to farmers, ranchers, landowners, and sportsmen and women, who depend on farm bill programs to restore and improve wildlife habitat, enhance water quality, and make private acres available for hunting and fishing.  
 
“We’re relieved to see a Farm Bill move forward before

County: Discoveries Action Team Meets At Pajarito Cliffs Site Conference Room - Not Fuller Lodge - Dec. 20

on December 14, 2018 - 7:00am

COUNTY News:

The next monthly meeting of the Discoveries Action Team is Thursday, Dec. 20 at the Pajarito Cliffs Site, Building 1 Conference Room—not Fuller Lodge as previously announced. Participants will meet 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and continue discussing ideas suggested by the Place-Making and Place-Marketing subgroups. Participants are asked to bring their own lunch.

The Discoveries Action Team is a volunteer group open to all County residents, businesses and organizations.

Health Security For New Mexicans Campaign Director Pitches Its Plan To Los Alamos Business People

on December 13, 2018 - 9:59am
Dr. Mary Ray Cate, left, and Mary Feldblum, executive director of the Health Security for New Mexicans Campaign explain the benefits of the Health Security Plan at the Chamber Business Breakfast Tuesday at UNM-LA. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Established in 1992, the Health Security for New Mexicans Campaign is nothing new, but political changes have brought it more support for its proposal, the Health Security Plan.

LANL Director Shares Plans At 2018 REDI Conference

on December 13, 2018 - 9:51am

LANL Director Thom Mason
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Thom Mason focused his recent keynote address at the 2018 Regional Economic Development Initiative REDI Conference on the importance of area small businesses – and emphasized his intention to increase LANL’s support.

“LANL is already consistently among the best performing across all the national laboratories in percentage of procurement from regional small businesses,” Mason told the crowd gathered Dec. 4 at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino.

U.S. Small Business Administration Announces Justin Crossie As Region VI Regional Administrator

on December 13, 2018 - 9:40am
Justin Crossie
 
SBA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently announced the appointment of Justin Crossie as the Regional Administrator for SBA’s Region VI that serves more than 3.8 million small businesses in the five states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
 
“I am pleased to now have ten Regional Administrators who are in place around the country to help support me and the President as the voice and go-to resource for our nation’s 30 million small businesses.
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2018 Winter Indian Market Dec. 14-16

on December 13, 2018 - 7:37am

NWTF Commends Passage Of 2018 Farm Bill

on December 12, 2018 - 4:42pm
NWTF News:
 
EDGEFIELD, S.C. — The National Wild Turkey Federation congratulates Congress for passing the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, also known as the 2018 Farm Bill, and looks forward to the president signing the important piece of legislation.
 
The 2018 Farm Bill gives farmers, ranchers and forest landowners the tools to protect and conserve their land while contributing to a strong local economy. It provides incentives for responsible land management that safeguards water supplies, forests and critical ecosystems.

McQuiston: Not Texting Is A Start But There’s More To Safe Driving

on December 12, 2018 - 4:35pm

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency


Many people have a limited definition of “distracted driving”: They think it only means texting behind the wheel.

There’s good reason for that, because texting requires visual, manual and cognitive attention - the same attention required for safe driving.

But although texting is perhaps the most dangerous distraction, there are many others that can impact how you drive, whether you realize it or not. And they can be just as deadly.

How deadly? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and U.S.

US Workers Deserve Notices In Community Newspapers Before Farm Employers Look Beyond Borders

on December 12, 2018 - 8:18am

Courtesy photo

NNA News:

A program requiring U.S. workers to get a fair shot at farm jobs should direct notices to newspapers that are closest to the workforce, not to random websites.

That is what the National Newspaper Association (NNA) told the U.S. Department of Labor this week.

A part of the Immigration and Control Act of 1986 requires agricultural employers to make a positive recruitment effort to find US. workers before seeking visa waivers to hire foreign workers.

LAMS PTO Fundraiser At Papa Murphy’s Monday

on December 11, 2018 - 10:47am

LAMS PTO News:

The Los Alamos Middle School PTO will hold a Papa Murphy’s fundraiser Monday, Dec. 17.

For every pizza purchased and a coupon handed over with that purchase, Papa Murphy's will donate $3 to the LAMS PTO. Coupons will be available at Papa Murphy's that day or can be downloaded and printed ahead of time.

The PTO is a positive, supportive group for Los Alamos Middle School, dedicated to serving the needs of students, parent/guardians and staff.

County: Discoveries Action Team Meets Dec. 20

on December 11, 2018 - 9:50am

COUNTY News:

The next monthly meeting of the Discoveries Action Team is Thursday, Dec. 20 in the Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge.

Participants will meet 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and continue discussing ideas suggested by the Place-Making and Place-Marketing subgroups. Participants are asked to bring their own lunch.

The Discoveries Action Team is a volunteer group open to all County residents, businesses and organizations.

Accion Loan Keeps Bakery At Top Of Critics Lists

on December 11, 2018 - 6:02am
Pratt Morales and his son Chris Morales, owners of Golden Crown Panaderia in their 46-year-old Albuquerque bakery. Courtesy photo
 
Golden Crown Panaderia owners Chris and Pratt Morales prepare an order for shipment. Courtesy photo
 
By SANDY NELSON
Finance New Mexico
 
It’s one thing for a bakery to boast about its own tasty products, but it’s quite another for the publisher of a foodie blog to broadcast rave reviews from around the world and add a few superlatives of his own.
 
Gil Garduño, publisher of Gil’s Thrilling (and Filling) Blog, has eaten at more than 1,000 New Mexico
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Meow Wolf To Create Exhibition In Washington D.C.

on December 11, 2018 - 5:47am

Meow Wolf in Santa Fe. Courtesy/www.meowwolf.com

MEOW News:

  • Former Fringe DIY Collective Announces Third New Massive Installation This Year

WASHINGTON, D.C.  Meow Wolf rocketed into 2018 with back-to-back January announcements of huge new permanent installations in Denver and Las Vegas. Now the booming arts startup bookends a phenomenal orbit around the sun with news of a major permanent installation coming to the nation’s capital: Washington, D.C.

The project is the result of a partnership with the Cafritz Foundation and will be a three-level, 75,000 square foot structure located in the Fort

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