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On The Job In Los Alamos: At Hair Experts

on March 22, 2019 - 7:47am

On the job in Los Alamos is Stylist Manager Carla Jaramillo cutting J.D. Johnson’s hair Thursday in Hair Experts at 97 DP Road. Jaramillo has has been cutting hair in Los Alamos since 1986. She can be reached at 505.662.5889. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

NMHU Alumna To Speak At Commencement

on March 22, 2019 - 6:18am
Felicia Ortiz
NMHU News:
LAS VEGAS, NM Felicia Ortiz, a New Mexico Highlands alumna and successful businesswoman who serves on the Nevada State Board of Education, will speak at the Highlands University main campus commencement ceremony May 11.
Ortiz is a Las Vegas, Nev., entrepreneur who earned her B.A in business administration and accounting cum laudefrom Highlands in 2001. She completed her MBA in 2006 at the Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University.

Century Bank Opening Los Alamos Branch

on March 21, 2019 - 12:58pm

Karen Easton, left, and Commercial Advisor Jyl DeHaven of Retail Solutions in front of the new space for Century Bank Monday afternoon at 751 Trinity Dr., #301 in Smith’s Marketplace. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Century Bank is opening a full-service branch in Los Alamos at 751 Trinity Dr., #301.

The bank has leased a 3,600 square-foot space, between Los Alamos Children’s Dentistry and Domino’s Pizza in the Smith’s Marketplace shopping center.

“We are very excited to become a part of Los Alamos.

Zia Waste Hosts Grand Opening April 27

on March 21, 2019 - 12:54pm
Tiffany Pegoda, owner of Zia Waste, will host a grand opening for her business 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 during the annual Earth Day Festival. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Tiffany Pegoda, owner of Zia Waste in Los Alamos, held up completely blackened and rather soggy looking banana peel. The decaying peel hosted a large crowd of Red Wriggler worms, which squirmed and dangled from its surface. Some might scrunch their nose at the sight but something miraculous was occurring.

McQuiston: Our Spring Winds May Require Additional Coverage

on March 21, 2019 - 12:35pm

The Jemez Agency

Last week’s wind prompted me to re-publish a story about what happens when that big beautiful tree in your yard comes crashing down.

Did you know that most homeowner’s policies only cover trees that hit a covered structure? There’s also a limit to how much insurance will pay to remove the tree debris, once the tree has hit the ground. While most of us worry about having adequate insurance coverage for our homes and cars, how often do we think about trees? If your home or property is surrounded by trees, keep reading.

Most standard homeowner’s policies cover

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on March 21, 2019 - 12:15pm

Leadership Los Alamos Participants Learn About LANL Economic Development Impact

on March 20, 2019 - 3:28pm
The 2019 Leadership Los Alamos class recently held its Economic Development Session where they heard presentations from LANL Associate Directors about LANL's economic impact. At the table is LeAnne Stribley, LANL Associate Director for Business Management and Kathye Segala, Associate Director for Capital Projects. The session was chaired by LANB Market President Liddie Martinez.

New Mexico Land Office: March Lease Sales Generate Nearly $5 Million … State Lands Are Open For Business

on March 20, 2019 - 10:28am


SANTA FE – The State Land Office held its monthly online oil and gas lease sales, raising $4.9 million for New Mexico schools, hospitals and colleges.

Twenty-four tracts of land were offered, 22 of which were closed for bid. Closed bids included 4,285 acres in Chaves, Lea and Eddy counties. The aggregate bid amounted to an average per-acre price of $1,444.56.

“With each monthly lease sale since I took office, we continue to uphold our constitutional obligation to fund our schools, hospitals, and colleges.

UbiQD Of Los Alamos Wins 2019 SXSW Pitch Competition, Hyper-Connected Communities Category

on March 19, 2019 - 5:53pm

Andrew Hyde, host of the SXSW Startup Pitch® Awards ceremony in Austin, Texas, hands the microphone to UbiQD CEO Dr. Hunter McDaniel, center, who accepts a check following his successful presentation. Second from left is Dan Houck who visited Los Alamos for the past four months as a 'Chemical Engineering Intern' at UbiQD but recently returned to UT Austin to finish his PhD (in ChemE). Courtesy photo

Dr. Hunter McDaniel, CEO at UbiQD at the 2019 South by Southwest (SXSW) 11th Annual SXSW Pitch® competition in Austin, Texas. Courtesy photo

SXSW News:

  • The advanced materials company

Plateau Property Mgmt. Donates $2,500 To LA Cares

on March 19, 2019 - 10:04am

Plateau Property Management demonstrates that it believes in supporting local charitable organizations that keep the community strong. Plateau Property Management Operations Manager Karen Smith, left, presents a check for $2,500 to LA Cares President Rosemary Frederickson, Friday, March 15 outside Ponderosa Pines. LA Cares of Los Alamos is a nonprofit organization that provides help to the needy of Los Alamos County. Courtesy photo

LAPS Foundation And Los Alamos Daily Post Enter Into Partnership For Education Innovation

on March 19, 2019 - 7:33am

The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation and the Los Alamos Daily Post gather together Monday afternoon in the newsroom at 1247 Central Ave., to enter into a partnership for an exciting new campaign in education innovation in Los Alamos. Post Advertising Manager KayLinda Crawford, left, and LAPS Foundation Executive Director Laura Loy celebrate the new partnership and the Post becoming an Innovation Sponsor for the LAPS Foundation. Watch the Post for more on the upcoming campaign and visit Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Ringside Seat: Cigar Shop Fired Up By Lower Tax Rate

on March 19, 2019 - 7:13am
What a reversal of fortune.
Just three months ago, the owners of Primo Cigar Shop faced the possibility of a 76 percent state tobacco tax on their products. They now pay a tax of 25 percent upfront, an amount they say makes it impossible to compete with cigar retailers on the internet.
Tripling the state tax would have turned off Primo's lights and closed its doors, said Jack Sweeney, who 10 years ago founded the business.
But bizarre turnabouts can occur in the blur of New Mexico's 60-day legislative session.
One of the more

Finance New Mexico: Following The Signs To Small Business Success

on March 18, 2019 - 12:00pm

P&M Signs owner Phil Archuletta in front of his manufacturing facility in Mountainair. Courtesy/FNM
Finance New Mexico

You've seen the signs.

For nearly half a century, Phil Archuletta, the CEO of P&M Signs, has crafted signs for the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. He got his start in 1970 in Ojo Caliente before opening P&M Signs in Mountainair in 1991. He now employs a dozen people in the rural community in Central New Mexico.

If you’ve toured a national forest, Archuletta's signs likely guided your way.

SFCC Hosts Fantastic Futures Career, Education And Training Resource Fair April 11

on March 18, 2019 - 7:27am
SFCC News:
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College hosts its annual career, education and training resource fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, April 11 in the Main Hallway and Campus Center on the campus at 6401 Richards Ave.
This is largest annual hiring event each year in Santa Fe. Students, faculty and community members make important contacts with employers and are able to explore the various job and career opportunities in the Santa Fe area.
More than 50 employer and education representatives are participating from local, regional and national businesses related to health care,

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Announces $14.9 Million Air Force Contract For Albuquerque Space Company

on March 17, 2019 - 7:46am
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has announced that the U.S. Air Force awarded Albuquerque company LoadPath, LLC a $14,899,737 contract to assist the Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland Air Force Base with advanced spacecraft systems.
“This is another big step forward in building New Mexico's integral role in major advances in the development of the military’s more responsive and resilient space architecture,” Heinrich said.

Gov. Lujan Grisham Signs Senate Bill 10, Significantly Boosting Small Business Investment

on March 16, 2019 - 10:10am
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Wednesday signing Senate Bill 10. Courtesy photo
SANTA FE Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Wednesday signed Senate Bill 10, doubling the funding for the state Small Business Investment Corporation, delivering $50 million into new and growing New Mexico small businesses.
For almost two decades, the self-sustaining SBIC has supported small businesses across New Mexico through loans to finance business expansion and job creation.
Both chambers overwhelmingly approved the legislation.
“This is a perfect example of a reasonable permanent

Sonic Prepares To Reopen Saturday Morning

on March 15, 2019 - 10:27pm

Work is underway tonight to prepare for the reopening Saturday of Sonic Drive-In at 1695 Trinity Dr. Sonic owner Frank told the Los Alamos Daily Post tonight that he has owned the establishment for five years. He said the recent two-month closure has been difficult. The weight of heavy snow caused a side roof to collapse Jan. 13, pinning a couple of vehicles beneath. No injuries were reported in the incident. The newly installed Sonic menu displays are lit up tonight as the owner and his crew prepare for the reopening Saturday. Hours listed: 6 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week.

Southwest Fire Defense And Tree Services Utilizes Crane To Hoist Fallen Trees From Los Alamos Neighborhoods

on March 15, 2019 - 2:31pm

Crew members from Southwest Fire Defense and Tree Services strap a cable around a large tree this morning that blew over in the wind Wednesday onto a home at 3172 Woodland Road. The crew utilizes a tall crane to hoist the tree up and away from the home before moving on to other neighborhoods to assist homeowners with similar tree issues. Photo by John McHale/

Scene from a tree removal operation this morning by Southwest Fire Defense and Tree Services  at 3172 Woodland Road. Photo by John McHale/

Scene from a tree removal operation this morning by Southwest Fire

Businesses Hear Update On NM 502 Roundabout Construction At Monthly Chamber Breakfast

on March 15, 2019 - 2:20pm
During the Chamber Business Breakfast Thursday at UNM-LA, Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities Engineering Project Manager Dennis Segura, left, and Los Alamos County Public Works Director Philo Shelton updated business members on road construction mitigation to take place during the creation of a roundabout N.M. 502 and DP Road. Several of those who have businesses on DP Road expressed concern about loss of business during the construction. The presenters assured them that there would always be access to DP Road and signage would explain alternative routes.

Los Alamos Children's Dentistry Donates $1,800 To Art Council Kite Festival

on March 14, 2019 - 4:36pm

Christine Monteith with Los Alamos Arts Council and Dr. Bill Nichols, owner of Los Alamos Children's Dentistry, hold up a $1,800 check Tuesday at Nichol's office, 751 Trinity Dr. The money will be used to purchase t-shirts for the arts council's Kite Festival. The festival is May 18-19 at Overlook Park in White Rock. Nichols has supported the Kite Festival for three years. 'We enjoy how it's an event for all the little kids in the community .... it's just a really fun, cool event,' he said. Monteith said the arts council appreciates his longtime support.

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on March 14, 2019 - 3:09pm

On The Job In Los Alamos: At The Animal Clinic

on March 13, 2019 - 3:30pm

On the Job at the Animal Clinic of Los Alamos is Morgan Osborn, CVT, performing a Laser Therapy treatment on Silly Millie. Laser Therapy has been successful in treating post-surgical pain and many acute and chronic conditions. For more information, call 505.662.6622. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Los Alamos Realtor® Carrie Montoya-Pegg Recognized Nationally ‘For Protecting, Investing In Real Estate Industry’

on March 13, 2019 - 2:16pm

Los Alamos Realtor® Carrie Montoya-Pegg

National Association of Realtors® News:

The National Association of Realtors® has announced that Carrie Montoya-Pegg, a Realtor® from Los Alamos, has become a Sterling R investor in the Realtors® Political Action Committee.

RPAC is a national bipartisan grassroots-based political advocacy organization that works to protect the real estate industry and the dream of homeownership for Los Alamos residents and across the country.

Montoya-Pegg has supported RPAC for six years and has been a member of the National Association of Realtors® since 2013. 

I, CoBot -- Automation Offers Opportunities For New Mexico Businesses And Workers

on March 13, 2019 - 2:10pm
During the tour of Build With Robots at Albuquerque’s FUSE Makerspace on Manufacturing Day 2018. Photo by Jane Phillips
Special Projects Coordinator
New Mexico MEP
The way they see it at Albuquerque’s Build With Robots LLC (BWR), automation and human labor can exist side by side, even in small and medium-sized businesses, without the dystopian consequences imagined by many futurists and science fiction writers.
The New Mexico company works with manufacturers and other businesses to enhance their productivity and competitive advantage by incorporating

Businesses Invited To Participate In UNM-LA Job Fair

on March 13, 2019 - 9:40am
Community members of all ages are welcome at the UNM-LA Job Fair April 2 in Building 2. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA
UNM-LA News:
The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) invites regional businesses to participate in the 6th Annual UNM-LA Job Fair 1-4 p.m., Tuesday, April 2 in Building 2.
Businesses have the opportunity to meet and interview potential applicants for current and upcoming job openings at this event, and distribute information about other employment opportunities such as seasonal work or internships.
UNM-LA students, local high school students, and the