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Freewheeling Discussion on Science of Cities with Zappo's Tony Hsieh and SFI's Geoffrey West

on July 29, 2014 - 9:09am

Zappo's CEO Tony Hsieh. Courtesy photo

BUSINESS News:

In 2011, Zappo's CEO Tony Hsieh announced a $350 million effort called The Downtown Project to rejuvenate Las Vegas, Nev.'s downtown, home to some lower-end casinos and motels and not a whole lot else.

His plan is to spend much of his own personal fortune to transform this lifeless area about a mile north of the neon blitz of the Strip into a thriving, vibrant and connected urban core.

Meet Frances Deters of Pancha Patch Farms

on July 28, 2014 - 12:20pm

Frances Deters of Pancha Patch Farms. Courtesy photo

Frances Deter of Pancha Patch Farms on the eastern side of Socorro near the Rio Grande River has a booth displaying her meats and poultry products each Thursday at the local farmers market.

Manager Cindy Talamantes of the Los Alamos Farmers Market recently interviewed Deter:

What is your business?

I am the owner of Pancha Patch Farms where I produce quality heritage pastured raised pork and pastured eggs.

When did you get started in your field of work?

 I started by buying a farm and trying different animals to see what I liked and

Yang: Organizations Rely On EVERYONE ... Managers Included

on July 28, 2014 - 8:43am
Organizations Rely On EVERYONE ... Managers Included
By ELENA YANG
Los Alamos

Do you feel a larger purpose for, and transcendent meaning in, your work?  Do you manage to focus on your work at least 20 percent of the time during the day? Do you get recharged by inspiration every so often, as opposed to surviving on caffeine? Do you regard your manager to be supportive and caring? Do you experience trust at work? These are the key questions to gauge how happy/unhappy people in the workforce feel about their work (click here).

Positive answers would mean a happier workforce, which in turn

LAMC Hosts Special Reception For Dr. Patrick Dawson

on July 26, 2014 - 2:31pm
LAMC OB/GYN physicians Dr. Barbara Van Eeckhout and Dr. Patrick Dawson pose with the statue of mother and child unveiled during Thursday's special reception. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Medical Center welcomed Dr. Patrick Dawson to the staff of Northern New Mexico Women’s Health Center (NNMWHC) during a reception Thursday at the Hospital.

Dawson joined the staff in June. He is a Fellow of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Study Shows Film Industry Tax Incentives Reap Big Pay-Off For New Mexico’s Economy

on July 26, 2014 - 9:15am

STATE News:

The New Mexico Film Office reports that a recent state-commissioned study shows that film production spending in New Mexico has created nearly 15,900 well-paying jobs and generated more than $1 billion in economic impact, thus resulting in a positive outcome of film production tax credits.

In 2011 Senate Majority Whip, Tim Keller, D-Bernalillo successfully sponsored Senate Bill 44 (SB44), as part of a ‘cap and study’ compromise to avoid the administration’s proposed cuts to the film incentive program and allowed for the continuation of tax credit rates to the film industry.

Check Out 18 Open Houses This Weekend!

on July 25, 2014 - 1:52pm

REAL ESTATE News:

This weekend is a great time to tour 18 of the top open houses in the area!

The Los Alamos Daily Post features a weekly section highlighting open houses throughout Los Alamos, White Rock, Jemez Springs and Santa Fe.

Photographs, details and a map depicting the location of each open house are included in this weekly section.

Click on the map to read details about the featured homes. Print out a copy of the map before heading out to tour the open houses or pull up the map on a smart phone or ipad from the road!

Click on the Real Estate Section "red button" near the top of

Registration For 2015 Leadership Los Alamos Program Ends July 31

on July 25, 2014 - 1:49pm

LLA News:

Registration for the 2015 Leadership Los Alamos program is ending soon. Applications are being accepted through July 31. Any person having an interest in the objectives of Leadership Los Alamos, and who lives or works in Los Alamos County is eligible to participate.

Leadership Los Alamos is a unique opportunity for citizens of northern New Mexico who are committed to assuming roles of responsibility in civic, charitable and governmental organizations in the region.
Class participants will develop their skills to shape the future of the region.

According to Los Alamos County

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