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Chamber Breakfast: NM Health Security Act

on December 10, 2018 - 7:45am

BLM Quarterly Oil & Gas Lease Sale Nets $39,327,344

on December 10, 2018 - 7:45am
BLM News:
SANTA FE — In keeping with the administration’s goals of promoting America’s energy independence, the Bureau of Land Management New Mexico quarterly oil and gas lease sale resulted in $39,327,344 in competitive bids for 86,814 acres. 
For this sale, the BLM offered 107 parcels in New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. The highest bid per acre was $35,003 sold to Reagan Smith Energy Solutions Lea County, New Mexico for 40 acres. The highest bid per parcel was a total of $2,880,000 sold to Flat Creek Resources LLC, in Eddy County NM for 160 acres. 
For more details about

Del Norte Credit Union Supports Breakfast With Santa

on December 9, 2018 - 2:31pm

Matt Waldschmidt of Del Norte Credit Union, left, presents a check to Kiwanian Morrie Pongratz in support of the Kiwanis Breakfast with Santa Saurtday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Courtesy photo

Santa Claus Spotted At CB FOX Today!

on December 8, 2018 - 5:19pm
Santa Claus was on hand today to hear Christmas wishes at CB FOX in downtown Los Alamos! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Checking out the ornaments today at CB FOX. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Santa chats with a young visitor while grownups look on. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Udall, Heinrich, Luján Announce $1.29 Million To North Central Regional Transit District From DOT

on December 8, 2018 - 8:39am
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representative Ben Ray Luján announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded a $1.29 million grant to New Mexico to fund improvements to the North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) in Española.
The award, which comes through the Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grants program, will enable North Central RTD to build a maintenance facility, standalone vehicle wash bay, and fueling station.
“The North Central Regional Transit District is

Limited Parking At LANB Sunday & Monday Dec. 9-10

on December 7, 2018 - 10:09am

LANB at 1200 Trinity Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LANB News:

The north parking lot and entrance at Los Alamos National Bank at 1200 Trinity Dr. will be closed Sunday, Dec. 9 and Monday, Dec. 10 due to onsite filming.

LANB customers are asked to park in the south parking lot and use the south entrance on both days.

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on December 7, 2018 - 10:00am

DOE Awards ‘OF 200 MTF’ Contract To APTIM-North Wind Construction JV

on December 6, 2018 - 9:32am
DOE News:
CINCINNATI, Ohio The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of the Outfall 200 Mercury Treatment Facility (OF200 MTF) contract to APTIM-North Wind Construction JV, LLC.
The value of the Firm-Fixed-Price contract is $91,770,489. The period of performance is for up to four years after issuance of the initial notice to proceed, inclusive of final cleanup of the premises.
Two proposals were received in response to the solicitation. There is no incumbent contractor for this work.

McQuiston: Identity Theft This Holiday Season

on December 5, 2018 - 3:25pm

The Jemez Agency

The holidays are about so much more than exchanging presents. Family and friends gather around tables or in front of the fireplace laughing, remembering, and cherishing time together.

This holiday season, while you eat, drink, and be merry, make sure you protect what matters most:

  • Your identity—you’ve spent a lifetime building your financial credit and professional reputation, but identity thieves can take that away in an instant.
  • Elderly relatives—Scammers often target the elderly–especially around the holidays.

Pajarito Mountain Hosts Job Fair Saturday Dec. 8

on December 5, 2018 - 9:33am
Scene at Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy photo
Scene at Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy photo
Ski season is right around the corner and staff at Pajarito Mountain are getting ready for opening day scheduled to for Friday, Dec. 21.
Pajarito Mountain will host a Job Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8. Pajarito is hiring for jobs such as ski patrol, lift operator, ticket checker, ski and snowboard instructors, rental shop cashiers and techs, retail positions, janitorial staff, ticket cashier, food and beverage cooks and more.

New LANL Director Dr. Thomas Mason Delivers Keynote Address At 2018 REDI Conference Today

on December 4, 2018 - 4:46pm

New Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Dr. Thomas Mason delivers the keynote address today at the 2018 Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Conference will at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino. More details to follow. Courtesy photo

LANL Director Dr. Thomas Mason touched on a variety of topics including his intention to increase LANL support for area small businesses. Courtesy photo

TechSource Donates $5,000 To LAPS Foundation

on December 4, 2018 - 4:01pm

From left, LAPS Foundation Executive Director Laura Loy, TechSource CEO Brian D'Andrea and LAPS Foundation Fundraising Chair Karen Hawkins. TechSource Inc., a locally-headquartered science and engineering small business and subcontractor of Triad National Security, donated $5,000 to education in Los Alamos through the LAPS Foundation. The money will be used to foster innovation and growth in the public schools. To learn more about the LAPS Foundation and how to support the local schools, visit

United Way Board Gathers At Los Alamos Daily Post

on December 4, 2018 - 2:26pm

The Board of Directors of United Way of Northern New Mexico gathered Monday evening for a holiday celebration and final meeting of 2018 at the Los Alamos Daily Post on Central Avenue. Front row from left, President Stephen Boerigter of Los Alamos National Laboratory, Past President Valerie Martinez of Zia Credit Union, Steve Renfro of LANL and Fire Chief Troy Hughes. Back row from left, 2018 Giving Campaign Chairperson Carol A. Clark of the Los Alamos Daily Post, United Way Executive Director Mary Beth Maassen and President Elect Liddie Martinez, Market President at Los Alamos National Bank.

Udall Issues Statement On NAFTA Deal

on December 3, 2018 - 7:56am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) released the following statement after the signing Friday of a replacement NAFTA agreement between the United States, Mexico, and Canada at the G20 summit:
“Today’s signing comes after two years of pointless uncertainty and reckless threats to NAFTA from the Trump administration, which raised roadblocks to investment and economic progress across New Mexico. This new deal — the full extent of which has not been released — will require approval in the next Congress.

International Women’s Forum Hosts Annual Event

on December 2, 2018 - 7:24am

Attending the annual holiday gathering of the International Women’s Forum, members from left, Linda Deck - director of the Bradbury Science Museum; Ann Hillerman - author; Nancy Bartlit - Los Alamos Historian and Carol A. Clark - publisher of the Los Alamos Daily Post (taking the picture). The event took place Saturday night on Museum Hill in Santa Fe. IWF is comprised of more than 6,800 diverse and accomplished women from 33 nations on six continents. IWF is dedicated to building better leadership locally and globally.

LANB Adopts Two Families For Christmas

on November 30, 2018 - 5:07pm

Los Alamos National Bank Private Client Services Banker Elizabeth Bailey, left, and LANB Los Alamos Market President Liddie Martinez at the bank Thursday where they announced that LANB in Los Alamos has adopted two families for the Christmas season, one from Los Alamos and another from Espanola. Both families are struggling to make Christmas a reality for their children, so LANB is working to provide them with a special holiday this year.

Chamber Member Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op Helps With California Camp Fire Today

on November 30, 2018 - 10:25am
The Camp Fire broke out Nov. 8 near the town of Paradise, Calif., and within minutes raged through the community, obliterating a football-field-size-per- second of everything in its path, destroying nearly 10,000 homes, killing many residents and leveling the town of 27,000 people.
The fire, still raging on is already the most destructive wildfire in California’s history.
Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op in Central Park Square in downtown Los Alamos is participating in a nationwide fundraising effort to support impacted communities.

Coffee & Connections At Fleur de Lys 10 a.m. Today!

on November 29, 2018 - 9:43am

McQuiston: Your Tree Fell In Your Yard ... Are You Covered?

on November 29, 2018 - 9:10am

The Jemez Agency

The past few months have been devastating for much of the country due to Hurricanes Florence and Michael causing a catastrophic amount of damage, especially in the southeast.

There have been homes destroyed, businesses closed, and families displaced around the region. The south is known for its big, beautiful trees that line the parks, streets, and neighborhoods. But did you know that most homeowner’s policies only cover the cost to remove trees that hit a covered structure?

There’s also a limit to how much insurance will pay to remove the tree debris, once

WinterFest Weekend Comes To Los Alamos Dec. 7-9

on November 29, 2018 - 8:35am

Scene from 2017 MainStreet Holiday Lights Parade. Photo by John McHale/


WinterFest Weekend is just around the corner. The family-oriented events are Dec. 7-9 at numerous places throughout downtown Los Alamos.

WinterFest kicks off the holiday season with events including the North Pole Workshop and Breakfast with Santa. Other highlights include the Fuller Lodge Open House, Crèche Show and Earth Treasure Show. The Fuller Lodge Art Center also will hold its Affordable Arts Sale.

The big event is the MainStreet Holiday Lights Parade and the Tree Lighting at

Leadership New Mexico Accepting Nominations For 2019 Distinguished Leadership And Alumnus Awards

on November 28, 2018 - 11:21am

LNM News:

Leadership New Mexico is now accepting nominations for its 2019 Distinguished Leadership and Distinguished Alumnus Awards.

The Distinguished Leadership Award and the Distinguished Alumnus Award recognize individuals who have used their leadership skills to improve the quality of life in New Mexico. Award recipients will be honored at the 2019 Annual Dinner Friday, May 10, 2019 at Sandia Resort & Casino. 

Established in 2003, the two awards seek to recognize individuals with demonstrated exceptional leadership that has resulted in a significant positive impact on the economy and

CB FOX Shows Generosity On #GivingTuesday

on November 28, 2018 - 6:32am

CB FOX Manager Andy Fox, left, shows support to local organizations during #GivingTuesday. From left, Fox presents $500 to American Legion Riders Post 90 President Randi Moore, member Cathi Mack and Commander Linda Fox. At right, Fox presents United Way of Northern New Mexico Executive Director Mary Beth Maassen with an $814 donation. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


Los Alamos Daily Post

As part of #GivingTuesday, CB FOX showed its support for local nonprofit organizations.

UbiQD Of Los Alamos Launches Quantum Dot Greenhouse Film Product

on November 27, 2018 - 4:05pm

UbiQD launched its retrofit greenhouse film product called UbiGro on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. Courtesy/UbiQD, Inc.

Greenhouse Technology Engineer Damon Hebert checks on a tomato study grown under UbiGro films at the New Mexico Consortium (NMC) greenhouse in Los Alamos. Courtesy/UbiQD, Inc.

UbiQD News:

  • The company has garnered EPA approval to manufacture its first commercial product, a luminescent film called UbiGro that improves crop quality and yield

UbiQD, Inc., a Los Alamos-based nanotechnology development company, announced today that it has launched its first commercial quantum dot

Finance New Mexico: Even A Small Management Team Is Essential To Startup Success

on November 26, 2018 - 3:32pm
Business collaboration. Courtesy/rawpixel
Finance New Mexico

While it’s normal for the owner of a new business to go the do-it-yourself route, either for lack of money or sparse human resources, no one individual can perform every task associated with nurturing a startup and do all of them well.

The person who sets the idea in motion might not have a clue how to keep books and end up avoiding this essential skill in pursuit of more interesting or gratifying activities, such as networking and prototype creation.

For that reason, an aspiring entrepreneur should undertake

Udall, Heinrich, Luján Welcome New Pricing Preferences For Northern NM Businesses Contracting With LANL

on November 25, 2018 - 7:06am

Los Alamos National Laboratory. Courtesy/LANL

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

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, and U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján welcomed a new agreement for procurement opportunities for northern New Mexico businesses contracting with Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

Under LANL’s new management and operating (M&O) contract between Triad National Security, LLC and the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration, that went into effect Nov.