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Bill To Support Booming NM Film Industry Advances

on January 28, 2018 - 9:10am
Rep. Antonio Maestas
 
NMDP News:
 
SANTA FE  A bill to promote the New Mexico film industry sponsored by Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas (D-Bernalillo) has passed the House Labor and Economic Development Committee.
 
HB 113 would encourage film makers in and outside of New Mexico to film within the state by removing the cap on film credits. 
 
“This bill will help unlock more good-paying jobs in the film industry, and expand opportunities in an industry that is already booming.” Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas said.
 
The film industry has put New Mexico on the map and continues to bring

New Business Offers Shopping Assistance

on January 28, 2018 - 7:27am

Shop Villa Me owner Aria Villareal. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Shopping online is attractive because of its convenience but sometimes the sheer volume of online stores and the infinite choices of where to spend your money on the world wide web can feel more overwhelming than convenient.

Aria Villareal’s new business, Shop Villa Me, can help. Villareal offers her services as a virtual shopper and researcher.

“Basically I provide consulting and purchasing services,” she said.

Her services fit into four categories: shopping

New Sign Going Up On Blue Window Restaurant

on January 27, 2018 - 9:58pm

A new sign is being installed today at Blue Window Restaurant at 1789 Central Ave. in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

New sign is being installed today at Blue Window. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

New sign is being installed today at Blue Window. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

ProjectY Cowork Los Alamos: ‘Bring Love To Your Finances: A Workshop For Couples’ Feb. 3

on January 27, 2018 - 9:44am
Courtesy/projectY
 
projectY cowork News:
 
Talking about money is one of the trickiest conversations ​in which couples struggle. ​A workshop Saturday, Feb. 3, at projectY cowork Los Alamos aims to empower individuals to hear each others' values and bring their actions into alignment. ​
 
Financial Coach, Pi Luna,​ and Relationship Coach Nameh​ Marsin will ​offer practicals for developing a budget as well as gain​ing​ insights for what can help partner​s​ reach consensus. 
 
​What: Bring Love to Your Finances: A Workshop for Couples 
When: ​Saturday, Feb. 3 from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division Offers Free Cardboard Recycling Services To Busineses

on January 26, 2018 - 6:52am

Businesses are encouraged to utilize these 'cardboard only' bins offered free of charge to commercial customers. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

There are numerous benefits a business can enjoy from tossing corrugated cardboard into the recycling bin rather than in the trash. Besides helping the environment, it can help businesses save money.

Starting in September 2017, the Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division (ESD) has been offering cardboard recycling services free of charge to its commercial

Los Alamos Has Viome!

on January 25, 2018 - 10:59am
From left, Viome’s Head of Project Management Miranda Intrator, President Deepak Savadatti, Chief Science Officer Momo Vuyisich and Research Associate Andy Hatch at the lab Monday afternoon at 81 Camino Entrada in Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Viome employees gather with Chief Science Officer Momo Vuyisich, seated third from right, to celebrate the company’s first year anniversary Saturday evening at Cottonwood on the Greens at the Los Alamos Golf Course. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

LANS Fee Impacted By Plutonium Air Shipments

on January 25, 2018 - 9:23am
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos National Security, LLC earned 89 percent of the total available fee for FY2017, or $44.6 million out of a possible $50.3 million, a National Nuclear Safety Administration spokesman said Wednesday.

The LANL contractor is graded annually for its performance.

Heinrich Slams Solar Tariff Decision

on January 24, 2018 - 8:03am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, issued the following statement after President Trump announced his decision to impose up to 30 percent tariffs on imported solar panels and modules that will jeopardize tens of thousands of American solar jobs:
 
“Imposing these tariffs isn't going to create a single manufacturing job and instead harms hundreds of locally-owned companies, jeopardizes tens of thousands of workers, and stifles billions of dollars in

USDA Provides Funding To Increase Access To Educational And Health Care Services In Rural Areas

on January 24, 2018 - 7:42am
USDA News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett Friday announced that USDA is awarding grants for broadband projects to increase access to job training, educational and health care services in rural areas in 35 states.
 
“Broadband technology helps provide career opportunities and deliver critical medical services to rural residents,” Hazlett said. “It allows rural hospitals to better diagnose and treat patients. It helps treat people who are struggling with opioid and other substance use disorders. It also helps bring jobs to rural areas.”
 

Los Alamos Community Foundation Nonprofit Training: Internal Controls For Nonprofits Feb. 8

on January 23, 2018 - 2:51pm
LACF News:
 
The next Los Alamos Community Foundation (LACF) nonprofit training is Internal Controls for NonprofitsViable solutions that are easy to apply, with Los Alamos Family YMCA Finance Director Chris Daniels, 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at UNM-LA, Bldg. 2 in the Lecture Hall.

Embezzlement and fraud within the nonprofit sector is probably more common and also more preventable than you would think. The damage and effect of fraud can be extensive and community trust hard to regain.

UCOR Earns 87 Percent Of Fee At Oak Ridge

on January 23, 2018 - 10:00am

URS | CH2M Oak Ridge workers demolish the K-802 Pumphouse at East Tennessee Technology Park during the April-September 2017 fee evaluation period. Courtesy/DOE

DOE News:

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – The Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) cleanup contractor URS | CH2M Oak Ridge (UCOR) earned almost $3.3 million for its performance from April through September 2017, nearly 87 percent of the total award fee available for the evaluation period.

OREM recently issued its latest six-month fee determination scorecard for UCOR.

Laural Hardin Brings Petree Garden Center To Los Alamos

on January 23, 2018 - 9:06am

Certified Arborist Laural Hardin is bringing Petree Garden Center to Los Alamos in early April. Courtesy photo

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Just to clarify, Laural Hardin of Los Alamos has partnered with Mike Petree of Taos to bring Petree Garden Center to Los Alamos. The company is leasing space in the former De Colores building at 2470 East Road, which Craig and Rachel Wehner recently purchased and from where they are operating their landscaping business.

“While Petree Gardens and Los Alamos Landscaping & More are not partners, we share the same

SBDC Helps Secure More Than $1.5 Million In Financial Assistance For Area Businesses

on January 21, 2018 - 7:06am
SBDC Business Advisor Anne Lantrip and UNM-LA SBDC Director Joseph Montes assist small businesses from the northern New Mexico area. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UNM-Los Alamos helped secure more than $1.5 million in financial assistance to several of its clients through conventional and alternative commercial lenders in recent months. These clients are seeking to expand and modernize their respective product lines.

SBDC Director at UNM-LA Joseph Montes explained that there is significant commercial activity throughout northern

Annual DNCU Scholarship Application Cycle Opens

on January 21, 2018 - 6:56am
DNCU News:
 
SANTA FE — Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), Northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative has just opened the 2018-2019 DNCU Scholarship Program.
 
For the past eight consecutive years, Del Norte Credit Union has helped over 60 deserving local area students with a combined $64,000 in scholarship funds. This year, Del Norte Credit Union is awarding 10 exemplary students with $1,000 scholarships.
 
DNCU established a scholarship program to assist credit union members who are high school seniors, equivalent home school seniors, or a recipient of a GED and plan to

Communication Seven: Vulnerabilities Stemming From Electronic Communication

on January 20, 2018 - 4:50am

SONYIA WILLIAMS Los Alamos World
Futures Institute
Student Intern

Throughout this series of articles, we have explored the new efficiency of translation through the use of mechanical translators and how they have changed the world of translation. We also analyzed the growing use of electronic communication.

Electronic communication has allowed individuals to communicate throughout their community, throughout their state, throughout their country, and even throughout the world with the click of a few buttons.

NM Health Insurance Exchange 2018 Vendor Contracts

on January 19, 2018 - 7:52am
NMHIE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  The New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange recently awarded a new contract for Outreach & Education Services to the Waite Company, LLC in the amount of $3,277,110.00.
 
The award was voted on, approved, and announced during the December 15, 2017, Board of Director’s meeting. The Waite Company, a woman-owned, Albuquerque-based business, won the competitive bid for outreach and education services.

As Solar Tariff Decision Looms, Heinrich Says Trump Has Opportunity To Stand Up For American Workers

on January 19, 2018 - 7:47am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, issued the following statement ahead of President Trump's decision on whether to impose tariffs on imported solar panels and modules that would negatively impact the growing solar industry in New Mexico and the American solar industry as a whole. 
 
“President Trump has an opportunity to actually stand up for American workers.

MobileGeeks Help Untangle Tech Problems

on January 19, 2018 - 7:31am

MobileGeeks owner Ron Phillips discusses his new business during a visit to the Los Alamos Daily Post newsroom. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

bjgordon@ladailypost.com

“Software, hardware, networking – we do it all!” said Ron Phillips, owner of MobileGeeks, a new computer support company operating in Los Alamos.

Phillips started MobileGeeks in 2016 in Durango, Colo. Although the company continues to do business in Durango, it is now based in Los Alamos.

The Phillips family discovered Los Alamos while visiting their daughter and decided to

Petree Garden Center Opening In Los Alamos

on January 18, 2018 - 3:07pm

Craig Wehner and his wife Rachel Wehner purchased the former De Colores building and are leasing a large portion of it to Laural Hardin who is opening Petree Garden Center in early April. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Buliding owners Craig Wehner and his wife Rachel Wehner, right, with certified arborist Laural Hardin who together with Mike Petree of Taos owns the new garden center coming to Los Alamos and is the general manager. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos natives Craig Wehner and his

SBDC Legal Workshop Monday Jan. 22

on January 18, 2018 - 9:26am
projectY cowork News:
 
Don't miss out on the first workshop “Bring On Your Legal Questions! It is coming up 5:30-7:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 22, at Project Y Cowork at 150 Central Park Square in Los Alamos.
 
 
For more information, call 505.661.4691 or 505.662.0337.

Governor Announces $250,000 To Help NM Small Businesses Grow

on January 18, 2018 - 6:51am
Gov. Susana Martinez
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE — Last week, Gov. Susana Martinez announced another tool to help New Mexico small businesses grow and thrive. The Small Business Innovation Research matching grant will help New Mexico companies commercialize their research and innovation as marketable products and services.
 
“Helping our small businesses grow and thrive – particularly those centered around science and technology – is a top priority in growing and diversifying our economy,” Martinez said.

LANB Replacing Drive-Up ATM At 1200 Trinity

on January 17, 2018 - 2:54pm

LANB News:

Los Alamos National Bank will be replacing one of the drive-up ATMs at its 1200 Trinity Dr., location in Los Alamos. The current ATM has experienced a malfunction, but a new machine has been ordered and will be installed as soon as possible.

The walk up ATM located inside the entrance of the building and the other drive-up ATM at that location are both still available for use.

There also are six other LANB ATM locations in Los Alamos County along with several in Santa Fe, Espanola and Albuquerque for your convenience.

Visit the LANB website for more details:

Los Alamos Association Of Realtors Elects New Board

on January 17, 2018 - 1:55pm
LAAOR 2018 Board of Directors, from left, Past President David Horpedahl, President Carrie Montoya-Pegg, President Elect Trish Maes, RANM Director Pearl White, Secretary Brian Tyson and Director Lance Eaton. Not pictured are Treasurer Jessica Hoffer and directors Sarah Keane and Jeanette Metzger-Thorp. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Association of REALTORS® (LAAOR) held its annual meeting this morning at UNM-LA.

Members elected their new Board of Directors for 2018 including new president Carrie

Posture Alignment Therapy, Another Local Resource

on January 16, 2018 - 8:03am
Sandra West offers posture alignment therapy classes and personalized sessions. Courtesy photo
 
PRI News:
 
Los Alamos has many options for supporting health and wellness, including a posture alignment coach, Sandra West, who uses exercises to retrain the body, align joints, and regain functional movements.
 
What is the result? Posture therapy reduces pain, improves mobility, and builds the body’s strength and resilience to injury. West teaches group classes and offers personalized sessions.
 
West teaches three classes each Wednesday:
  • Balance Posture meets 11-11:45 a.m.

Study Names Los Alamos County A Top Place To Get Mortgages In New Mexico

on January 15, 2018 - 11:01am
SMART ASSEST News:
 
SmartAsset, a financial technology company, recently released its fourth annual study on the Best Places to Get a Mortgage.
 
The study determines top markets by comparing the likelihood of mortgage approval by county, in addition to mortgage rates, average five-year borrowing costs and property taxes. According to the study’s Best Mortgage Markets Index, Los Alamos County ranks among the top locations in New Mexico.
 
Check out the table below to see how Los Alamos County compares to the other leaders in New Mexico:
 
Rank
County
Loan Funding Rate
5 Year Borrowing

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