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AG Balderas Files Supreme Court Brief To Require Out-of-State & Online Retailers To Pay State & Local Taxes

on November 8, 2017 - 7:23am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
AG News:
SANTA FE  Monday, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that he filed an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to grant review and reconsider the Court’s outdated “physical presence” rule, which restricts states’ ability to collect certain taxes from out-of-state retailers.
With the decline of brick and mortar shopping and the rise of online shopping, out-of-state retailers – including online retailers – have used the physical presence rule set forth in Bellas Hess, and later reaffirmed in the U.S.

Chamber Business Breakfast At UNM-LA Wednesday

on November 7, 2017 - 4:29pm


The Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast is 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in Building 2, Room 230 at UNM-LA, 4000 University Dr.

The speaker is Mandy Marksteiner, a local Direct Response Copywriter who will discuss a wide variety of marketing topics. She is an AWAI trained direct response copywriter who offers emails, sales letters, ebooks, blog posts and articles, case studies and white papers. 


Mandy Marksteiner

Marksteiner opened her copywriting business in 2008 and has a broad range of experience writing for several markets, including financial, health, fine art,

Los Alamos National Bank Consent Order Lifted

on November 7, 2017 - 1:11pm

TCC Board Chairman Jim Goodwin

LANB News:

Trinity Capital Corporation (“TCC”), the parent company of Los Alamos-based Los Alamos National Bank (“LANB” or the “Bank”), today announced that the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the “OCC”) has terminated the consent order that the Bank has been operating under since Dec. 17, 2013. The effective date of the termination was Nov. 3, 2017.

TCC and LANB Bank President/CEO John S. Gulas

The consent order focused on areas of credit administration, credit underwriting, internal controls, compliance and management supervision.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Viola’s Restaurant

on November 7, 2017 - 1:09pm

On the job in Los Alamos is Erika Marquez today at Viola’s Restaurant at 1360 Trinity Dr. She has worked at the restaurant for 14 years. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Udall, Heinrich, Luján Announce Trade Adjustment Aid For New Mexicans Affected By Questa Mine Closure

on November 7, 2017 - 10:35am
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representative Ben Ray Luján announced that the Department of Labor has granted Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for workers who lost their jobs when Chevron closed its molybdenum mine in Questa, N.M.
The TAA will help former employees of the mine transition to new jobs by providing career training, employment services and other support. 
Since Chevron closed the mine in Questa in 2014, the lawmakers have supported the mine workers’ application for TAA.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Verizon Wireless Store

on November 6, 2017 - 3:59pm

On the job in Los Alamos this afternoon is Brady Stokes who has worked for the company for 5 months at the store in the Smith's Marketplace shopping center. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Nonprofit Accounting Event At ProjectY Nov. 14

on November 4, 2017 - 7:57am
LACF News:
The Los Alamos Community Foundation is sponsering a free talk by local accountant Dennis Kennedy on accounting for nonprofits 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14 at projectY cowork at 150 Central Park Square in Los Alamos.
The session covers:
  • Financial Reporting Changes (Net Assets);
  • Revenue Recognition;
  • Internal Controls for Small Entities; and
  • Fundraising Policies and Procedures.
There will be an open discussion throughout the presentation. To register for the event, click here