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New Mexico MainStreet Receives Funding From USDA To Support Rural Economic Development

on December 31, 2017 - 8:23am
Economic Development Secretary Matt Geisel
SANTA FE  Thursday, Economic Development Secretary Matt Geisel announced that New Mexico MainStreet (NMMS), a program of the New Mexico Economic Development Department, has been awarded a $35,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to fund in-depth rural economic development services in the communities of Belen, Las Vegas, Raton and Tucumcari. The four rural municipalities are participants in the Great Blocks on MainStreet initiative.
"This type of innovative public infrastructure program directly

On The Job In Los Alamos: At The Chamber

on December 31, 2017 - 8:01am

On the job is Administrator Annie Kuiper at her desk Friday afternoon at the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce. Kuiper said she has worked at the Chamber of Commerce for almost three years at 15th and Central Aveneue in Central Park Square. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Coleman Continues To Invest In Purgatory Resort

on December 30, 2017 - 6:04am
DMR News:
DURANGO, Colo. Officials at Mountain Capital Partners, ownership group of Purgatory Resort, announced that they have purchased seven parcels of land that are immediately adjacent to Purgatory’s base area. 
The land was purchased from affiliates of Durango Mountain Resort (DMR), which is owned by Ambassador Chuck Cobb and his partners. The parcels purchased, totaling approximately 14 acres, include future phases of Purgatory Lodge, Peregrine Point, land between Lower Hades and Pandemonium ski trails, as well as other mixed-use projects. 
“We’re excited to complete the

New Mexico Court Of Appeals Upholds Need For Public Hearing For LANL Discharge Permit

on December 30, 2017 - 5:58am
New Mexico Environmental Law Center News:
SANTA FE — The New Mexico Court of Appeals sent a rebuke to the Water Quality Control Commission (WQCC) and the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) regarding its decision to uphold the NMED’s denial of a public hearing requested by Communities for Clean Water (CCW) as part of a groundwater discharge permit process for the Department of Energy/Los Alamos National Security (DOE/LANS).
Communities for Clean Water, represented by the New Mexico Environmental Law Center, is a coalition of six organizations:
Concerned Citizens for Nuclear

On The Job In Los Alamos: Kyle Hill At UPEX

on December 30, 2017 - 5:49am

On the job is Kyle Hill Friday afternoon assisting a customer at UPEX on Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos. Hill said he has worked at UPEX continuously for almost two years and on-and-off for three and a half years. UPEX at 108 Central Park Square is the go-to resource for packing, shipping, printing and local business service needs of local residents and businesses. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

On The Job In Los Alamos: Frank Sandoval At Metzger’s

on December 29, 2017 - 5:55pm

On the job at Metzger’s Do it Best Hardware is Manager Frank Sandoval restocking shelves today at the store at 15th and Central Avenue. Sandoval said he has worked at Metzger’s for 20 years. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Tourism Strategic Plan Unveiled To Council

on December 28, 2017 - 8:34am
Assistant to the County Manager Linda Matteson, left, and Becky Zimmerman of Design Workshop discuss the strategic tourism plan during the Dec. 19 County Council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Georgia Strickfaden of Atomic City Tours offers her thoughts on the strategic tourism plan. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Just how does Los Alamos make itself a tourist destination?