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On The Job In Los Alamos: At Pet Pangaea

on December 28, 2018 - 8:29am

On the Job in Los Alamos is employee Amelia Walsh working Thursday afternoon at Pet Pangaea. Walsh has worked at the local pet store for a year and a half  at 158 Central Park Square. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Connor Hoch/

McQuiston: Steps To Prevent/Unfreeze Frozen Pipes

on December 27, 2018 - 3:48pm

The Jemez Agency

You wake up on a cold winter morning, head into the bathroom or kitchen, turn the faucet and … a trickle. Or, nothing at all.

You have a frozen pipe. What do you do now? Better yet, how do you avoid this messy, potentially expensive situation in the first place?

Here are some ideas to help keep the water flowing inside, even as the freeze sets in outside:
Before It Gets Cold
  • Drain water supply lines to your sprinkler. Don’t put antifreeze in the lines, as spills or leaks can threaten pets, wildlife and landscaping.
  • Disconnect and drain outdoor hoses before

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Nambe Drugs

on December 27, 2018 - 3:33pm

On the Job in Los Alamos this afternoon at Nambe Drugs is Clerk Ashley Zubia, left, and Pharmacist Melissa Roybal keeping busy in the pharmacy at 111 Central Park Square. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Connor Hoch/

Century Bank Sponsors Backcountry Film Festival

on December 27, 2018 - 8:18am
PEEC Executive Director Katie Bruell, right, thanks Century Bank Vice President, Branch Manager Karen Easton for the bank becoming the headline sponsor of the upcoming Backcountry Film Festival. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC News:
Century Bank recently signed on to be the headline sponsor of the upcoming Backcountry Film Festival, which is brought to Los Alamos by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and the Reel Deal Theater.
This popular event is coming to town Thursday, Jan. 24 and features a variety of short films about the backcountry snow sports world.
"We are so

Snow Piles High At Smith’s Marketplace Tonight

on December 26, 2018 - 9:00pm

Plows scoop snow into tall piles tonight around the parking lot at Smith’s Marketplace. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ 

Coffee & Connections At Pig + Fig Café Thursday

on December 26, 2018 - 9:18am

New Oversight Report Shines Spotlight On Sexual Assault, Harassment In Key Industries

on December 26, 2018 - 7:41am
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released a new report on the scourge of workplace harassment, entitled, “‘…So I Tolerated It:’ How Workplaces Are Responding to Harassment and the Clear Need for Federal Action.”
The report is a result of a nearly-yearlong examination, initiated by Sen. Murray after so many brave women and men came forward and shared their stories of sexual harassment and assault in the wake of the #MeToo movement.

Finance New Mexico: Impact Analysis First Step In Business Disaster Planning

on December 26, 2018 - 7:28am
Finance New Mexico
The deadly November wildfires in California, which killed at least 88 people and wiped an entire town from the map, demonstrate how suddenly and shockingly disaster can strike and how long it can take for individuals to rebuild their lives and livelihoods—including in New Mexico, where wildfire is an ever-present risk.
While individuals often take time to process their loss and rebuild their lives, business owners must react quickly to salvage customers and retain employees.
Rapid recovery is the only way to minimize damage to

Atomic City Auctions Opening For Business Feb. 1

on December 25, 2018 - 6:02pm

Atomic City Auctions opens in new location Feb. 1 at 70 Cities of Gold. Courtesy photo


Atomic City Auctions is a new business owned by Randall Stone and temporarily headquartered in a home/office at 1169 Cheyenne St., in Los Alamos.

Atomic City Auctions is opening Feb. 1 in a new space at 70 Cities of Gold in Pojoaque to provide its customers with premier auctions that include one of a kind antiques, rare vintage items and contemporary pieces. The new location will include a package express center (UPS) and U-Haul dealership.

They will begin leasing 10x10 spaces effective

Chamber of Commerce Business Page

on December 25, 2018 - 9:01am

Area State Farm Agents Upgrade Technology For Youth

on December 24, 2018 - 9:21am

Santa Claus sent five good neighbors to the Española YMCA Teen Center this week who posed with presents that their donations purchased. Los Alamos State Farm Agent Lou Santoro, right, rallied other agents together to help the Center upgrade its technology. From left, Española agent Manuel Valdez; Taos agent Andrea Suazo, Santa Fe agent Garrett Seawright, State Farm Manager Ben Caton and Santoro.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Local Cousins Ring Bells

on December 24, 2018 - 8:38am

On the job in Los Alamos are volunteer bell ringers Raegan Keane, 8, left, from Barranca Elementary and her cousin Olivia Ortega, 8, from Mountain Elementary helping to brighten the Christmas season Saturday at Smith's Marketplace. The Salvation Army launched this year's bell ringing campaign Nov. 9 across the nation and uses proceeds from this annual effort to fund the many programs and services it provides to those in need. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

On The Job In Los Alamos: At El Parasol

on December 22, 2018 - 8:18am

On the job in Los Alamos working the drive-up window Wednesday afternoon at El Parasol is Raphael Apodaca. Apodaca is a front end counter clerk and has worked for more than a year at El Parasol at 1903 Central Ave. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Metzger's Stores Raise $700 For United Way Of NNM

on December 21, 2018 - 4:50pm
Metzger's Do It Best Hardware participated in Small Business Saturday and today donated a percentage of its sales to United Way of Northern New Mexico. The staff of the Los Alamos location was on hand this morning to deliver the check of about $700 and General Manager David Jolly, left, presents the check to UWNNM Executive Director Mary Beth Maassen. Both the White Rock and Los Alamos Metzger's locations participated in the generous event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

UbiQD Hosts 2018 Ugly Sweater Christmas Party ... R&D Chemist Andres Velarde Wins By Landslide

on December 21, 2018 - 7:27am

The crowd cheers as UbiQD CEO Hunter McDaniel, left, pronounces R&D Chemist Andres Velarde the overwhelming winner in the company's annual ugly sweater contest Wednesday evening at UbiQD's Los Alamos headquarters at 134 Eastgate Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

UbiQD's Chief of Product Matt Bergren, left, and Greenhouse Technology Engineer Damon Hebert are clearly contenders. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

UbiQD CEO Hunter McDaniel is joined by his wife Los Alamos MainStreet Director Lauren McDaniel and their son Duncan at the company's Ugly Sweater Christmas Party.

McQuiston: Keep Gifts Under Wraps And Away From Holiday Thieves

on December 20, 2018 - 11:11am

The Jemez Agency

With Christmas just around the corner, many have already started shopping a lot, which also means spending a lot.

The malls are more crowded with folks buying last minute gifts for family and friends. ‘Tis the season to be jolly, but unfortunately, it’s also the season when thieves are on the lookout for cars full of Christmas gifts.

It’s not a surprise that the season brings an increase in the number of thefts from vehicles. Most shoppers don’t stop after one store, (although some of us wish that were the case) and thieves are certainly aware of this.


Lou Santoro State Farm Insurance Agency Donates $2,500 To LAPS Foundation

on December 19, 2018 - 8:32am

State Farm Insurance Agent Lou Santoro, center, generously donated $2,500 to the LAPS Foundation to support innovation and growth at Los Alamos Public Schools. Santoro is a regular supporter of the LAPS Foundation. Courtesy photo

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
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
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/

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/

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

2018 REALTOR of the Year Carrie