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Chamber Breakfast Features NM Tourism Department

on May 21, 2019 - 7:41am

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce hosts officials from the New Mexico Tourism Department at its monthly Business Breakfast Thursday in Building 2 at UNM-LA. The topic of discussion focused around how the state tourism department can help owners promote their businesses. Courtesy photo

Scene from the Chamber Business Breakfast Thursday at UNM-LA. Courtesy photo

LAMC Celebrates National Hospital Week 2019

on May 20, 2019 - 8:26am

As part of National Hospital Week, Los Alamos Medical Center held a celebration Friday that included a most beautiful and delicious cake competition. In addition to the cakes, there were sculptures created by various departments in the hospital and on display for staff to cast their vote for their favorite. The results of the contest were not available at press time. Photo by John McHale/

LAMC staff inspect the sculptures created by their co-workers prior to voting for their favorite. Photo by John McHale/

More sculptures on display before the voting begins.

New Mexico Unemployment Rate 5 Percent In April

on May 20, 2019 - 8:09am
New Mexico’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.0 percent in April 2019, down from 5.1 percent in March 2019 and up from 4.9 percent in the previous year.
The national unemployment rate in April was 3.6 percent, down from 3.8 percent in March 2019 and 3.9 percent in April 2018.
Total nonagricultural payroll employment grew by 13,000 jobs, or 1.5 percent, between April 2018 and April 2019. All aggregate gains came from the private sector, which was up 13,800 jobs, or 2.1 percent. The public sector was down 800 jobs, or 0.4 percent.

Zia Waste Participates In Clean Up Los Alamos Day

on May 20, 2019 - 7:28am

Zia Waste Owner Tiffany Pegoda and her daughter Tabitha clean up around Aspen Elementary School Saturday during Clean Up Los Alamos Day. Courtesy photo

Job Seekers And Unemployment Insurance Claimants Must Create New Account To Access Online Services

on May 19, 2019 - 7:05am
ALBUQUERQUE The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) began May 15 requiring individuals to set up a new single sign on account to access online services for job exploration and/or to apply or certify for Unemployment Insurance benefits.
The department has been working towards simplifying the log in process to alleviate individuals from having to remember multiple usernames and passwords to access both the New Mexico Workforce Connection Online System and the New Mexico Unemployment Insurance Tax & Claims system.
Whether an individual is a new or a

Los Alamos Participates In New Mexico Fiber Crawl

on May 19, 2019 - 6:51am
Jodi Jurney stepped in for Valentina Devine at her North Mesa studio this year. The products available include hand-dyed and commercial yarns, one-of-a-kind knits and crochet garments. Published patterns are available as well as gift items such as crocheted flower pins. The studio is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at 1222 Big Rock Loop. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Soft and snuggly yarn for sale at Valentina Devine's studio. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Store Manager Mary Felman shows off special kits put together for the Fiber Crawl by Close Knit Yarn Co-op.

Udall, Heinrich Applaud Vote To Reject Hedge Fund Takeover Of Gannett That Could Have Gutted Vital New Mexico Newspapers

on May 18, 2019 - 7:53am
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), along with 18 other Senate Democrats, in applauding news that Gannett shareholders voted to reject a hostile takeover by a hedge fund that could have gutted local papers in New Mexico and across the country.
The vote comes one day after the senators penned a letter to Alden Global Capital LLC, urging the hedge fund to drop its bid.

Pokemon Game In White Rock Open To All May 18

on May 17, 2019 - 1:24pm
Courtesy/White Rock Toys and Collectibles

Everyone is welcome to come play Pokemon next Saturday, May 18th starting at 4 p.m. at White Rock Toys and Collectibles.
The winner gets four free booster packs and a GX Mega card. Bring a deck or buy one at the store.
White Rock Toys and Collectibles is at 108 Longview Dr. in White Rock behind Smith's between Beehive Homes and High Mesa Dental.

Wendy’s May Be Coming To Town

on May 17, 2019 - 10:25am
The location of the former McDonald's building may become a Wendy's fast food restaurant. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Diners looking for a quick bite to eat at noontime may soon have another option.

The Los Alamos County Planning and Zoning Commission will consider approving the site plan, at its May 22 meeting, for a Wendy’s fast food restaurant in the former McDonald’s location at 1247 Trinity Dr.

Los Alamos County Principal Planner Ryan Foster said during an interview Tuesday that the developers plan to

Española Company PMI Wins $52 Million Subcontract With Los Alamos National Laboratory

on May 16, 2019 - 1:17pm

PMI CEO Eric Quintana, left, with LANL Director Thom Mason this morning at the signing ceremony at PMI in Española for a major new Lab contract. Photo by Aaron Lopez/PMI

LANL Director Thom Mason, right, shakes hands with PMI CEO Eric Quintana this morning at the signing ceremony at PMI in Española. Photo by David Moore/LANL

LANL News:

Española-based Performance Maintenance Inc.

Los Alamos Medical Center Names Carlos Branch 2019 Mercy Award Winner

on May 16, 2019 - 8:36am

LAMC 2019 Mercy Award winner Carlos Branch

LAMC News:

Los Alamos Medical Center recently announced Carlos Branch has been recognized as the hospital’s 2019 Mercy Award winner.

The Mercy Award recognizes one employee from each of LifePoint Health’s hospitals who profoundly touches the lives of others and best represents the spirit and values on which the company was founded.  
The Mercy Award is an annual recognition program established in 2001 to honor the life and contributions of Scott Mercy, LifePoint’s founding chairman and chief executive officer.

Pajarito Press Releases Latest Title

on May 16, 2019 - 8:36am

Historian and author Nancy Bartlit and graphic artist and history buff Marc Rayburn are the people behind Pajarito Press. Their latest release is They Changed the World: People of the Manhattan Project by Santa Fe author aj Melnick. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

A book signing for “They Changed the World: People of the Manhattan Project is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at the Bradbury Science Museum.

The book is published by Pajarito Press, which is a collaboration between two history buffs,

World Futures: Profit, Non-Profit, Not-for-Profit – Part 1

on May 16, 2019 - 6:55am
Los Alamos World Futures Institute
Inferring from the title, one might anticipate this series is about businesses. It is and it is not.
It is in that as humanity developed, trade became essential. It is not because humanity has a need to survive and that requires working together in an “organized” manner. Perhaps this is better visualized with the bubble model I am fond of.

Checking today, there are 7.7 billion living people on the world. These are individual bubbles bouncing around with dependence on other bubbles and the “fluid” they are in.

Intel Announces 300+ New Jobs In New Mexico

on May 15, 2019 - 7:46am
SANTA FE The Intel manufacturing plant in Rio Rancho will see a boost in hiring as the company continues to grow beyond its traditional PC and server businesses into data-rich markets, the company and Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Tuesday.
Intel plans to expand its Rio Rancho workforce by over 300 employees in 2019.
Intel is a world leader in the design and manufacturing of essential technologies that power the cloud in an increasingly smart, connected world, and its products are addressing the explosive demands to process, analyze, store, and transfer

This Week At Los Alamos Farmers Market

on May 15, 2019 - 7:09am

NMSBA Presents 2019 Women-Owned Small Business Of The Year Award To Pet Pangaea Owner Cyndi Wells

on May 13, 2019 - 7:27am
Pet Pangaea owner Cyndi Wells, center, receives the 2019 New Mexico Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year award. Courtesy photo
Pet Pangaea owner Cyndi Wells, right, with her husband Mike Warren and their daughter Maia at the awards ceremony. Courtesy photo
Pet Pangaea owner Cyndi Wells of Los Alamos was presented the 2019 New Mexico Women-Owned Small Business of the Year award at the New Mexico Small Business Week Awards Ceremony in Albuquerque.
“It is a great honor to be selected from among the many small businesses who were nominated in New Mexico,” Wells said.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Galaxy Nails & Spa

on May 13, 2019 - 7:19am

On the job in Los Alamos is Brittney Vigil receiving a pedicure co-owner Helen Huyen Ngreyen recently at Galaxy Nails and Spa, 751 Trinity Dr. #202 in the Smith's Marketplace shopping center. Ngreyen and her husband John Hiep Dinh opened the nail salon in 2016. Services include regular manicures and pedicures, gel nails, acrylic nails, facials, acne treatment, waxing, foot massage and body massage. Business hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday and closed Monday. For more information, call 505.412.5250. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by

Santa Fe Workers File Lien To Recoup Nearly $116K In Stolen Wages Amid Restaurants Closure

on May 13, 2019 - 7:11am
SUPU News:
SANTA FE Earlier this week, a group of workers filed a second lien in Santa Fe County against the owners of Shohko Café, a local Santa Fe restaurant that recently announced its closure, as part of a two-year fight to recoup nearly $116,000 in stolen wages, damages and other costs.
In February, a state judge in the First Judicial District Court ruled against the restaurant for violating the Santa Fe Living Wage Ordinance, New Mexico's minimum wage laws and ordered the restaurant owners to pay workers approximately $60,000 in stolen wages and damages, following a trial held

In Preparation For Commercial Service, Virgin Galactic Moves To Spaceport America, New Mexico

on May 12, 2019 - 8:17am
Scene at the Roundhouse Friday as Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Virgin Founder Sir Richard Branson announce Virgin Galactic moving spaceline staff and space vehicles to New Mexico. Courtesy photo
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Virgin Founder Sir Richard Branson announced Friday that Virgin Galactic’s development and testing program had advanced sufficiently to move the spaceline staff and space vehicles from Mojave, Calif. to their commercial operations headquarters at Spaceport America, New Mexico.
The move, which involves more than 100 staff, will

Free Seminar ‘Branding Bold Part II’ May 17

on May 12, 2019 - 8:12am
The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce hosts the seminar “Branding Bold Part 2”, 9 a.m. to noon Friday, May 17 in Room 110 at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.
In today’s fast-moving, brand-driven world it’s critical for every business to have a clear understanding of their brand and target customers. Knowing what makes a business unique and differentiated from the competition will ensure a great experience for the right customers in the market place.
Big brands such as Apple, Google and Amazon know the secrets to capturing market share.

LANB Provides 162 Students With Trip To Bradbury

on May 11, 2019 - 11:55am
McCurdy Charter School students spend time examining exhibits at the Bradbury Science Museum recently thanks to financial support from LANB. Courtesy/BSMA
A McCurdy student works a puzzle at the Bradbury Science Museum. Courtesy/BSMA
BSMA News:
In partnership with the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA), Los Alamos National Bank (LANB) recently provided the bus transportation for 162 students from Arroyos Del Norte Elementary School in Arroyo Seco, F.X. Nava Elementary School in Santa Fe and McCurdy Charter School in Española.
The BSMA/LANB partnership is enabling

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Exit Realty

on May 11, 2019 - 10:54am

On the job in Los Alamos at Exit Realty Advantage New Mexico Tuesday with brokers and associate brokers, from left, Hunter Eaton and his father Lance Eaton, Janet Lovato, Mike Griego, David Horpedahl and his son Wes Horpedahl and Jessica Hoffer. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

About Exit Realty Advantage New Mexico:

Exit Realty Advantage New Mexico opened for business two years ago at 1615 Central Ave., Suite 100 in downtown Los Alamos.


The company has 14 agents in the office working under an experienced licensed broker, each with

County Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board May 14

on May 11, 2019 - 9:58am

RE/MAX First: Planning For The Future

on May 10, 2019 - 8:25am
Members of the RE/MAX First team gather for a photo during their recent strategic planning and team building session. Courtesy/RE/MAX First
Members of the RE/MAX First team during a team building exercise. CourtesyRE/MAX First
RE/MAX News:
RE/MAX First Brokers put down their phones and laptops for a full day of strategic planning and team building.
Members of the RE/MAX First team gather for a photo during their recent strategic planning and team building session. CourtesyRE/MAX First
2018 was an amazing year for our team but it’s important that we also look forward

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