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Valley Daily Post Newspaper Launches Today

on March 26, 2015 - 8:59pm

Valley Daily Post publishers Carol A. Clark, center, and Eric Vasquez, second from right, met earlier this year at the Manhattan Project Restaurant in Los Alamos with members of Española’s ‘It Takes A Valley’ community group to discuss the new newspaper. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

New Mexico’s newest newspaper officially began operations today in Española.

The Valley Daily Post, Inc. is an online publication co-owned by Eric Vasquez, the former REDI Program manager for the Regional Development Corporation and Carol A. Clark, owner and publisher of the Los Alamos Daily Post. 

Vasquez is

Two LANL Organizations Receive Performance Excellence Recognition From Quality New Mexico

on March 26, 2015 - 7:54am

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Nuclear Material Control and Accountability Group and the Quality and Performance Assurance Division received 2014 Performance Excellence Recognition awards from Quality New Mexico and will be recognized at QNM’s annual learning summit and awards ceremony April 7-8 in Albuquerque.

“These organizations are striving for world-class excellence and providing the best service to their customers,” said Quality New Mexico Executive Director Julia Gabaldon. “We are very proud of them and I encourage organizations in every sector to follow their lead.”

Why Don’t Teams Work As Teams?

on March 24, 2015 - 11:33am

Elaine Law will discuss Agile methodology and successful collaboration techniques March 26. Courtesy photo


Last year the US economy lost more than $50 billion because teams didn't know how to collaborate effectively. In fact, TeamGant reports that 57 percent of projects fail as the result of breakdowns in communication.

“That is a huge opportunity cost!,” said Michael Adams, president elect of the local “Otowi Bridge” chapter of the nonprofit Project Management Institute (PMI).

Chapter President Laura Gonzales said, “we could learn a lot about success in business by

Yang: We Must Continuously Improve ... Or, Must We?

on March 23, 2015 - 10:22am
Los Alamos

We Must Continuously Improve _________ ... or, must we?

How can we not want to improve ourselves all the time? How can organizations not expect continuous improvement on productivity? How can we not demand perfect safety and security? Indeed, how can anyone with a functioning brain reject “improvement?”

Well…it all depends on the types of improvement. If it’s about improving a mind, it likely concerns the breadth of topics or proficiency in a certain field; if it’s about “improving” (i.e.

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on March 22, 2015 - 10:02am
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Getting The Wrinkles Out: June English Celebrates 10 Years In Business

on March 21, 2015 - 11:35am
June English in the office of Professional Skin Care Choices. English is celebrating 10 years in business. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

The new spring makeup products from Jane Iredale are in stock at Professional Skin Care Choices. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Los Alamos Daily Post

June English of Professional Skin Care Choices has been providing skin care services in Los Alamos for 10 years.

“It’s been challenging, but I’ve learned a lot over 10 years,” English said.

Trained as a medical aesthetician, English was confident of her


Bill To Significantly Boost New Mexico Businesses Passes Senate Floor

on March 20, 2015 - 9:57am

Senate Majority Whip Michael Padilla

SANTA FE – Senate Bill 69 (SB 69), also known as the Resident Business Set-Aside Act, has passed the Senate floor. SB 69 is designed to build the local economy and create more jobs for New Mexicans by proposing that 33 percent of certain state contracts go to resident businesses.

Bill sponsor, Senate Majority Whip Michael Padilla, D-Bernalillo, said he is delighted about the support the bill has received in the Legislature and from the public.

“This week, the Senate passed a bill that is important to our state.