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Legislation To Promote Clean Energy Jobs Advances

on March 1, 2019 - 10:18am
HOUSE DEMOCRATS News:
 
SANTA FE Thursday, the House Labor, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee advanced a measure to promote clean energy jobs.
 
House Bill 547, sponsored by Reps. Javier Martinez (D-Albuquerque) and Angelica Rubio (D-Las Cruces), creates a plan to leverage our resources to create new, good-paying jobs and grow the economy.  
 
House Bill 547 calls on the Department of Workforce Solutions to prepare a report that will examine the opportunities for and barriers to a transition to a clean energy economy and to specifically assess the impact on low-income and rural

Tigers Eye Healing Aids Personal Transformations

on February 28, 2019 - 1:50pm

Victoria LeDuc
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Feeling stuck in a rut, stressed, anxious and desiring a change? Tigers Eye Healing owner Victoria LeDus said she can help at her alternative healing business in White Rock.

LeDuc, a Los Alamos native, is certified in Reiki as well as in meditation. She is pursuing certification to become a Law of Attraction coach through the Quantum Success Coaching Academy. She will be a certified Law of Attraction coach by the end of the year.
 
She has been a Reiki Master for almost two years.

Wiemann: Women May Need To Make Extra Financial Moves

on February 28, 2019 - 1:41pm

By Shelly A. Wiemann
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones

International Women’s Day will be observed on March 8. Around the world, special events will celebrate the cultural, social, political and economic achievements of women. However, this last area – economic progress – is one that still causes concern, and rightfully so, because women still face gender-related challenges. How can you deal with them?

To begin with, you need to recognize the nature of these challenges. While many factors are actually responsible for women facing more economic pressure than men, two stand out in particular:

McQuiston: When Things Go (Really) Wrong, Your Umbrella Has You Covered

on February 28, 2019 - 1:39pm

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

 
Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the same discussion with two sets of friends about the importance of umbrella policies and what they actually cover.

Surprisingly, neither couple really understood the purpose of an umbrella policy nor what this type of policy was meant to cover. With that in mind, do you know what an umbrella policy covers? If not, keep reading; and even if you do, keep reading for a refresher.

During  my conversations, one of the couples mentioned that they didn’t take out as much property coverage on their homeowner policy because they

Finance NM: Setting Your Sights On Cybersecurity

on February 26, 2019 - 7:25am
Cyber Program Director Jennifer Kurtz
 
By JASON GIBBS
Finance New Mexico
 
Jennifer Kurtz quickly boils down the reasons small businesses should care about cybersecurity.
 
You want to keep your business, your reputation, your customers, your money and your people. You don't like getting sued. And you want to sleep well.
 
Pretty hard to argue with that.
 
Kurtz, the Cyber Program Director at Manufacturer's Edge, a Colorado-based nonprofit that works to boost the competitiveness of Colorado manufacturers through that state's Manufacturing Extension Partnership, shared her

Chamber Of Commerce Business Page

on February 25, 2019 - 3:25pm

projectY cowork Business Basics Series: ‘Building A Recession Resistant Business’ Tuesday Feb. 26

on February 23, 2019 - 9:54am
Jessica Chipera
 
projectY cowork News:
 
Join projectY cowork Los Alamos at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, for its next Business Basics workshop, when Jessica Chipera of Anthem Financial Services will highlight tactics for ‘Building a Recession Resistant Business’.
 
Chipera will discuss financial strategies small businesses could employ to help them withstand general slowdowns in sales activity due to economic conditions or other factors.
 
This new Business Basics series is aimed at providing small businesses and vendors with various skills and resources to help their businesses

YMCA Names George Marsden Teen Center Director

on February 23, 2019 - 7:11am
George Marsden is the new director of The Los Alamos Teen Center. Courtesy/YMCA
 
YMCA News:
 
The Family YMCA announces that George Marsden has accepted the position director of Los Alamos Teen Center at 20th Street and Central Avenue.
 
Marsden begins his new position Wednesday, Feb. 27.
 
He has worked at the local YMCA since 2013 and is currently assistant director of the Teen Center.
 
Marsden said that he believes kids are the most precious resource and wants to do his part to help with the challenges facing local teens.

Century Bank Provides Lunch To County Employees

on February 22, 2019 - 7:11am

Century Bank provided lunch for County employees Wednesday at the Pajarito Cliffs Site, as their way of saying ‘thank you’ to crews for their tireless efforts in fighting this winter’s snow storms. The Century Bank team of employees who set up and provided lunch are from left, employees Consumer Lender Paula Pena, VP/Branch Manager Karen Easton and Universal Banker Claudia Martinez, along with employees not pictured, Crystal Atencio and Daniel Maes. Courtesy/Los Alamos County Public Works Dept.

Chamber Business After Hours Tonight Canceled

on February 21, 2019 - 5:03pm

CHAMBER News:

Due to the forecasted winter storm warning, tonight's Chamber Business After Hours at the Los Alamos Medical Center has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

We are sorry for the inconvenience. Direct questions to Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann at 505.661.4807.

LANL: Collaboration Opportunity To Harness Top Algae Strains For Bioenergy

on February 20, 2019 - 3:16pm

LANL and partners are inviting the algae industry and academia to contribute to research to find the best algae strains for biofuels and bioproducts. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • DOE project aims to boost productivity, lower cost of algae biofuels and bioproducts

Los Alamos National Laboratory and partners are inviting the algae industry and academia to contribute to research to find the best algae strains for biofuels and bioproducts and to reduce the cost of producing bioenergy from algae feedstocks. 

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Aid Sought For Sonic Workers During Renovations

on February 20, 2019 - 9:05am
Scene of roof collapse from the weight of heavy snow Jan. 21 at Sonic on Trinity Drive. According to Sonic, permits are in place and work will continue, weather permitting. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN
Champions of Youth Ambitions

As we approach Daylight Savings Time, Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA) hopes you will help them bring some light into life.

On Jan. 21, our local Sonic experienced a hardship when large amounts of snow caused a roof collapse, closing the business during renovations.

Scenes From Secret City Kitchen And Los Alamos Makers' Date Night

on February 18, 2019 - 8:11am
On Friday, Feb. 15, Los Alamos Makers at 3540 Orange St., was transformed into a pop-up venue for an out-of-the-ordinary date night. A virtual crackling  fireplace projected on the large screen, along with romantic background music, made for a soothing atmosphere. The unusual center pieces were one-of-a-kind fused glass bottles handmade by glass art instructor Sue Bombardt. Courtesy photo

 

Jeremy Varela, owner of  Secret City Kitchen with his catering team wowed the guests with a sophisticated table and a delicious 3-course meal. Courtesy photo

 

For their 2nd course, guests had a

Bill To Raise Minimum Wage Heads To Senate

on February 18, 2019 - 7:00am
HOUSE DEMOCRATS News:
 
SANTA FE Thursday, a bill to increase the minimum wage passed the House Floor. House Bill 31, as amended, sponsored by Rep. Miguel Garcia (D-Albuquerque) and Rep. Joanne Ferrary (D-Las Cruces), would increase the minimum wage in phases, remove the minimum wage exception for tipped workers, and provide an annual cost-of-living increase indexed to inflation beginning in 2022.
 
House Bill 31 includes an amendment to allow for the tipped credit for the next three years so workers, restaurant owners, and customers can adjust to the wage increase.
 
Raising the

UNM-LA Offers Entrepreneurs Free Training Sessions

on February 18, 2019 - 6:52am
Susan Cornelius
 
UNM-LA News:
 
Community members are invited to UNM-Los Alamos for free entrepreneurial training sessions offered by The New Mexico Rainforest University Center.
 
Monday, the second lecture of the spring 2019 University Center Seminar series will be live-streamed 10-11 a.m. in room 626 on the UNM-LA campus.
 
Sandra Begay
 
Sandra Begay will address “How to Generate a Business Idea,” including brainstorming, identifying opportunities, and validating a business idea using market research.

Natural Grocers May Be Coming To Los Alamos

on February 17, 2019 - 7:18am
At its Feb. 27 meeting, P&Z will consider a lot split and site plan to pave the way for a Natural Grocers on Trinity Drive. Courtesy photo
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
The options of where to get groceries in Los Alamos could be expanding. Feb. 27, the Los Alamos Planning and Zoning Commission will consider a lot split and site plan that would pave the way for a Natural Grocers.
 
County Planning Manager Tamara Baer
 

Los Alamos County Planning Manager Tamara Baer explained that the lot split is proposed at the Shriners’ building site on Trinity

Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler’s Bill Capping Predatory Payday Lending Passes House Labor Committee

on February 16, 2019 - 10:27am

Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler

STATE News:

SANTA FE – HB 386, Installment and Small-load Maximum Interest, sponsored by Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler of Los Alamos, together with Rep. Susan Herrera and Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero passed its first committee Friday.

The bill caps so-called “payday” lending at 36 percent; currently payday lenders can charge up to 175 percent interest. After the House Labor, Veterans and Military Affairs committee, the bill will move onto House Judiciary.

Several organizations have been actively working to pass a 36 percent cap for several years in

Don Taylor’s Photography Celebrates 35 Years!

on February 14, 2019 - 8:39am
Don Taylor of Don Taylor’s Photography during an interview Tuesday afternoon in his studio in Central Park Square. Photo by Carol A. Clark/adailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Don Taylor’s Photography is celebrating 35 years in business and owner Don Taylor is brimming with gratitude.

“The people in Los Alamos are very loyal to small businesses and I find that so rewarding,” Taylor told the Los Alamos Daily Post during an interview Tuesday at his studio in Central Park Square. “When I think of those 35 years – I am thankful.

Job Openings Announced At LANL Contractor SMSI

on February 14, 2019 - 8:38am
SMSI News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Strategic Management Solutions, LLC (SMSI) is pleased to announce the opportunity to work for a legacy contractor at Los Alamos National laboratory on a consistent, long term basis.
 
SMSI is a recognized expert across the Department of Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration complex in project management, engineering, and construction of nuclear and non-nuclear facilities and infrastructure.
 
Bring your skills to a dynamic company doing what you like best, working in a field that protects the national interest.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Attorney Phil Dabney

on February 14, 2019 - 8:23am

On the job in Los Alamos is attorney Phil Dabney, owner of Philip J. Dabney, P.C., in his brand new office suite Wednesday at 3500 Trinity Dr., Suite B-4. Dabney relocated his office suite in January and is now accepting new clients. To learn more, call 505.662.3911. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A.Clark/ladailypost.com

McQuiston: It’s Your Tax Refund – Don’t Let Criminals Steal It

on February 13, 2019 - 4:59pm

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency


Are you anticipating a nice tax refund this year? Maybe you have plans for a new TV or a special vacation. But imagine someone beats you to your refund by filing a fraudulent tax return, putting your plans on hold.

Instead, you’ll have an identity theft mess to clean up. And it can take nearly a year—278 days on average in the United States—to resolve tax fraud and receive your rightful refund.

Tax scams and identity fraud by the numbers

The good news:  At least in the U.S., tax return fraud declined nearly 65 percent between 2015 and 2017, as the IRS

Los Alamos Farmers Market Open Valentines Day

on February 13, 2019 - 9:28am
LAFM News:
 
Come see what's at Los Alamos Farmers Market 8 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Feb. 14 at Fuller Lodge.
 
Nothing says I love you like good food. EBT, DUFB accepted. Foods raised, grown, processed locally! You can taste the difference!
 
Sponsored by Los Alamos Main Street & Los Alamos County.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Pasta Paradiso Delivers!

on February 13, 2019 - 7:55am

On the job in Los Alamos is Clay Staley delivering dinner Tuesday evening to the Los Alamos Daily Post news team from Pasta Paradiso Fine Italian Ristorante, Steakhouse & Lunch Buffet on Trinity Drive. Pasta Paradiso has just launched its dinner delivery service, 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. To place an order for delivery, visit pastaparadisola.com or call 505.662.0552. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/adailypost.com

LACF Nonprofit Training Session Thursday Feb. 21

on February 13, 2019 - 7:39am
LACF News:
 
RSVP today for Los Alamos Community Foundation's upcoming nonprofit training session: Creating an 8-Step Strategic Communication Plan for Nonprofits 5-6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21 in the Lecture Hall (Room 230), Building 2 at UNM-Los Alamos.
 
Light refreshments will be served. Cost is free. Register: https://alamos.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/list/ticket
 
Do you ever wonder about the best way to use your marketing resources?

Heinrich, Udall Introduce Measures To Enhance Safety In Remote Border Areas, Boost Trade At Ports Of Entry

on February 10, 2019 - 9:38am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) have introduced three key proposals to address the needs in remote areas of the nation's southern border region and invest in our southern ports of entry to increase international trade and bolster economic development in border communities.
 
As congressional negotiators continue to work on a path forward for funding border security measures and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the end of the fiscal year, Heinrich and Udall want to make smart

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