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On The Job In Los Alamos: Xfinity Cable Worker

on June 4, 2019 - 9:39am

On the job in Los Alamos is a worker from Xfinity Comcast Cable Communications, LLC, working on overhead wires Monday morning on Rose Street. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

This Week At Los Alamos Farmers Market

on June 4, 2019 - 7:55am
RZ's local honey. Courtesy/LAFM
 
High Country Sharpening of Los Alamos. Courtesy/LAFM
 
Snout bump. Courtesy/LAFM
 
Farmers Market News:
 
This week at the Thursday Farmers Market:
 
Tomatoes- Cucumbers- Radishes- Onions- Fresh Garlic- Daikon radishes-Arugula- Salad Mixes- Spinach- Heads of Romain Lettuce -Bok Choi- Chard-Kale-Salsa-Apple Cider- Composted worm castings- Compost Apples- Asparagus- Dried Beans- Chile- Chicos- Shell Peas- Fresh Herbs- Jams- Jellies- Vinegars- Tortillas- Pork- Eggs- Lamb- Beef- Yak- Vegan body products-Lavender body products- Goat milk soaps-

Chamber 2019 Annual Awards Celebration June 7

on June 3, 2019 - 4:42pm
CHAMBER News:
 
Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce will host the 2019 Chamber Awards Celebration, to honor the outstanding citizens, businesses and organizations that continually make a difference in our community.
 
The event is to celebrate the best of the community by recognizing people, groups and individuals that make a positive impact on the community.

The Annual Ceremony is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday at Ashley Pond Park. Tickets are $50 each and available at the Chamber at 190 Central Park Square or by calling 505.661.4816.
 
Contact Ufemia Bernal at 505.661.4816 or email

McQuiston: Car Safety Technologies That May Save Your Life

on June 3, 2019 - 4:38pm

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

We take it for granted, the automatic way we take the wheel and set out to drive from Point A to Point B expecting to have a smooth, uneventful ride.

Since the introduction of the automobile, driving has been a convenience that has transformed our lives. But driving comes with no guarantees of avoiding mishaps, and unseen, unpredictable safety challenges can occur.

Fortunately, in the many decades in which driving has become a given, a number of innovative technologies have been introduced to help make driving a safer experience every time.

It may not

Community Leaders Briefed On Safety, Workforce Development At LANL Community Conversation Event

on June 2, 2019 - 8:24am
LANL Director Thom Mason, left, and DOE/NNSA Los Alamos Field Office Manager Steve Goodrum field questions from community leaders at the Los Alamos National Laboratory Community Conversation event Thursday morning at Buffalo Thunder Resort. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Community leaders from throughout Northern New Mexico at the Los Alamos National Laboratory Community Conversation event Thursday morning at Buffalo Thunder Resort. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 

Staff Report

LANL Director Thom Mason and DOE/NNSA Los Alamos Field Office Manager Steve Goodrum

UNM-LA SBDC Director Leaves Lasting Legacy

on May 31, 2019 - 12:22pm

Joseph Montes

UNM-Los Alamos News:

 Joseph Montes, Director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA), passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2019. He was an integral part of the UNM-LA family and the Los Alamos economic development community.

Dr. Cindy Rooney, CEO of UNM-Los Alamos, released the following statement: “We were saddened to receive the news that Joe Montes passed away. He was a beloved member of our UNM-LA family, a wonderful asset to our community, and an exceptionally kind and honorable man.

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Responds To President Trump’s Threat To Increase Tariffs On Mexico

on May 31, 2019 - 11:50am
 

Fact sheet detailing figures concerning New Mexico's trade relationship with Mexico. Courtesy/Governor's Office

From the Office of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham:

 

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham today issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s announcement that his administration would impose escalating tariffs on Mexican imports until “illegal” migrants are stopped from arriving at the southern U.S. border:
 
“The president is threatening the employment of tens of thousands of New Mexicans whose livelihoods and families absolutely depend on a

Los Alamos Chamber Of Commerce Business Page

on May 31, 2019 - 11:35am

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on May 30, 2019 - 4:21pm

Therapeutic Riding Program Comes To Los Alamos

on May 30, 2019 - 9:57am
TGH Program Director Miranda Parga and Founder and Executive Director Kristin Tobias instruct students at the North Mesa Stables. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com
Kristin Foree Tobias shows location of future ramp from donations to allow access for everyone. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com
Kadin Hansel, 10, receives a hug from Eli the horse. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Owner and founder Kristin Foree Tobias describes her therapeutic riding program as “a dream come true”.

“It really is my passion …

Teen Center Garners Anchorum St. Vincent Support

on May 29, 2019 - 6:40am
Teens play dominos. Courtesy photo
 
Teens play basketball. Courtesy photo
 
YMCA News:
 
ESPAÑOLA More than 700 youth attending the Española YMCA Teen Center’s out of school time programs will benefit from an Anchorum St. Vincent grant of $25,000 made to the Center last week.
 
The grant is funding tutoring, educational support and 21 skill-building programs available for youth after school and during the summer.
 
“We’re humbled to have gained this new partner,” said Rob Wilkinson, CEO of The Family YMCA in Los Alamos, which is contracted and partly funded by the City of

DNCU Named Among Healthiest Credit Unions In US

on May 29, 2019 - 5:49am
DNCU News:
 
SANTA FE — DepositAccounts.com, a subsidiary of LendingTree, has released its list of the 2019 Top 200 Healthiest Credit Unions in America.
 
Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative, made the cut out of more than 5,000 credit unions nationwide.
 
“It is such an honor to have our credit union recognized among the top 200 healthiest in America.” DNCU CEO/President Chuck Valenti said. “Being part of this list shows our commitment to excellence and financial stability.”
 
DepositAccounts.com evaluates the financial health of over 10,000 banks and credit

Bankens Mountain Martial Arts Hosts Picnic June 22

on May 28, 2019 - 7:00am
BMMA News:
 
Bankens Mountain Martial Arts is hosting the annual martial arts picnic Saturday, June 22 at the Urban Park Pavilion.
 
The picnic is 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 pm. and attendees are invited to bring their own lawn chairs, blankets or whatever they prefer to sit on.
 
BMMA will provide all the burgers, hot dogs and side dishes (some vegetarian options will be available), and cake for dessert and bottled water for the drinks. Attendees who prefer anything different to drink are welcome to bring a cooler. (This is a non-alcoholic event).
 
Bankens Mountain Martial Arts is

LANL Foundation: Northern NM Tribal Business Scholarships Available For Native American Students

on May 27, 2019 - 3:31pm
LANL FOUNDATION News:
 
The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation is accepting applications for Northern New Mexico Tribal Business Scholarships.
 
These one-time, $1,500 awards are designated to support qualified Native American students currently attending four-year undergraduate degree programs in business-related fields such as accounting, finance and business information systems from an accredited post-secondary educational institution, in or out of state.
 
Students must be a member of a Pueblo or Tribe and reside within the seven Northern New Mexico counties of Los

Udall And Five Leading Senators Call On FCC, DOJ To Reject T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

on May 27, 2019 - 7:19am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. Following Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai’s statement indicating he will recommend approval of the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and five leading Democratic senators called on the FCC and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to reject the merger and to open a 30-day public comment period on the proposal.
 
“We are concerned that this four-to-three merger does not serve the public interest and would result in substantial anticompetitive effects, harming consumers, workers, and

Walmart Marks 6th Year Of Veterans Welcome Home Commitment; 1,821 Vets Hired In New Mexico

on May 27, 2019 - 5:59am
WALMART News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Walmart celebrated the 6th anniversary of its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment with the announcement of more than 226,000 veteran hires since its launch in 2013, including 1,821 in New Mexico.
 
The Veterans Welcome Home Commitment guarantees a job offer to any eligible, honorably discharged U.S. veteran.
 
“Veterans bring their strong value systems and capable leadership to our business,” said Retired Brigadier General Gary Profit, senior director of military programs for Walmart.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Ruby K’s Bagel Cafe

on May 27, 2019 - 5:58am

On the job in Los Alamos is Ruby Alexander, owner of Ruby K’s Bagel Café helping cater a recent event at UNM-LA. Alexander founded Ruby K’s Bagel Cafe in 2005 at 1789 Central Ave. ‘We needed to ignite a spark in Los Alamos by providing a café with super-yummy food, a clever menu and a fun,‘no-attitude’ atmosphere with top-notch customer service. With trademark touches like our signature mini muffins and homemade bagel chips along with the friendliest, most talented staff ever, it’s no wonder we’ve gained a loyal following,’ she said. To learn more, visit http://rubykbagel.com. #worklosalamos

On The Job In Los Alamos: Dr. Robert McClees

on May 25, 2019 - 6:19am

On the job in Los Alamos Friday afternoon is Dr. Robert McClees, owner of Trinity Urgent Care at 1460 Trinity Dr. Suites A & B. Dr. McClees opened Trinity Urgent Care Nov. 30, 2015. He also volunteers as medical director of the Pajarito Mountain Ski Patrol. Trinity Urgent Care is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week and provides up-to-date expert evaluation and treatment covering a wide range of minor emergencies, illnesses and injuries. Call 505.412.6033 or visit www.trinityurgentcare.net. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/adailypost.com

NMEDD, Funding Agencies Call On Communities To Submit Economic Development Project Proposals

on May 25, 2019 - 6:15am
NMEDD News:
 
The New Mexico Economic Development Department will host the next FUNDIT meeting June 25 to help local leaders identify potential economic development projects.
 
New Mexico FUNDIT, is a streamlined approach to help communities identify funding opportunities in one centralized location by bringing local, state and federal agencies together to analyze and compare proposals for capital projects. The state is calling on communities to submit project proposals by June 17, for review during its upcoming meeting.
 
New Mexico FUNDIT is an informal group of agencies that meets

Manufacturing Make-Over Reaps Rewards

on May 25, 2019 - 5:24am
By CLAUDIA INFANTE
Special Projects Coordinator
New Mexico MEP
 
C. Aaron Velasquez knew it was time to modernize the equipment and processes his family’s metal-plating business had used for four decades, but he wasn’t sure where to start.
 
An industry contact introduced him to New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NM MEP), a nonprofit that trains manufacturers in lean principles, value-stream mapping and other methodologies that help businesses increase profitability and competitiveness.
 
Theta Plate, a second-generation, family-owned Albuquerque-based business,

On The Job In Los Alamos: Hanging Baskets On Central

on May 24, 2019 - 3:36pm

On the job in Los Alamos is Daniel Escarcega of Los Alamos Landscape and More installing hanging baskets filled with flowers this morning along Central Avenue. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

International Jet Aviation Honors Make-A-Wish NM

on May 24, 2019 - 7:25am
International Jet Aviation is honoring Make-A-Wish New Mexico today in providing critically ill children scenic flights over Albuquerque in this specially designed eight passenger LearJet, in an effort to lift their spirits and brighten their day. Courtesy photo
 
International Jet Aviation's ‘Dream Chaser 5’, the eight passenger LearJet model 35 is parked today at Atlantic Aviation in Albuquerque. Courtesy photo
 
IJA News:
 
International Jet Aviation is honoring Make-A-Wish New Mexico and its wish kids today with scenic flights over Albuquerque in its specially designed “Dream Chaser

Zia Realty Group Becomes Weichert Franchise

on May 23, 2019 - 8:06am
Weichert REALTORS - The Zia Group team gathers to talk about the new company Tuesday at the Los Alamos Daily Post headquarters. From left, Associate Brokers Davorah Gavron, Marcus Hall, Owner/Broker James Chrobocinski, Chelsea Tousley, Manager Pearl White, Sergio Castillo, Tristan Marshall and Carla Brewer. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Zia Realty Group has officially become “Weichert REALTORS - The Zia Group”.

Owner/broker and founder James Chrobocinski and several of his associate brokers sat down Tuesday with

Los Alamos County Strategic Tourism Plan Earns 2019 National American Planning Association Award

on May 23, 2019 - 7:56am
Jury Chair Wendy Shabay, left,  presents Assistant to the Los Alamos County Manager Linda Matteson, center, and Anna Laybourn of Design Workshop their award during the American Planning Association award ceremony. Courtesy photo
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos County’s tourism strategic plan is a little older than one year but it already has garnered national attention.

McQuiston: Multi-Factor Authentication ... What It Is And Why You Should Use It

on May 22, 2019 - 9:49pm

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

Have you noticed that many websites and apps are starting to require more than just a password to login to your account? Do you get annoyed and frustrated and wish you didn’t have to do it?

The fact is, more and more websites are requiring this additional level of security and that means more and more questions have surfaced in regards to what it is and why it’s necessary.

When a website or app requires at least one additional piece of information besides a password in order to login, it’s called Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). Each piece of

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