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UWNNM Hosts Retirement Wellness Seminar June 16

on June 6, 2016 - 11:45am

Ben Bouman speaks on planning for retirement June 16. Courtesy photo


Did you know that it is forecasted that approximately a quarter of the Los Alamos National Laboratory population will be eligible to retire in the next 4-5 years? 

On top of that, according to the 2000 census projections by the year 2030 New Mexico will move from 39th in the nation to 4th in the percentage of people older than 65. That is a lot of people who need to plan for the many dimensions of retirement including what to do with all that free time!

The United Way of Northern New Mexico (UWNNM) invites

Letter To The Letter: LANL Bypass Needed

on June 5, 2016 - 11:50am
Los Alamos

Gail Little's recent letter to the Los Alamos Daily Post describing her encounter with LANL security reminded me of a similar incident in which I was involved last year. Several of us went over to the area on LANL property where the (last?) sale of discarded Lab equipment and furniture was going to be held the following morning so we could take a look (through the fence) at what was going to be up for sale.

Unbeknownst to us, this was a violation of LANL security and a truck drove up to us and a security guard got out carrying an AK47-type weapon. Like Ms.

Heinrich And Higher Education Executives Huddle With LANL On Millennial Jobs

on June 3, 2016 - 9:32am

UNM-LA CEO Cindy Rooney with U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich at his Roundtable on LANL Workforce Training meeting Wednesday at the New Mexico Community College Association conference room in Santa Fe. Photo by Roger Snodgrass/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Millennials were on the menu Wednesday, as administrators from seven Northern New Mexico colleges and universities met with community and human resources officials from Los Alamos National Laboratory to digest the implications of a generational shift that is affecting much of the country.

DOE Releases Draft RFP For Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract

on June 2, 2016 - 7:52am
DOE News:
CINCINNATI  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Draft Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract (LLCC) acquisition.
A contract that primarily includes cost-plus-award-fee contract line items for the purpose of continuing the legacy cleanup mission is anticipated. The Draft RFP provides for full and open competition, and the Draft RFP includes requirements for meaningful work to be performed by small business concerns.

Scholarship Application Deadlines Approaching For Tribal Business & Nontraditional Students

on June 2, 2016 - 7:34am
ESPAÑOLA — The LANL Foundation, through the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund, is accepting applications for Regional College/Returning Student (RC/RS) Scholarships and Northern New Mexico Tribal Business Scholarships.
RC/RS Scholarships of $1,000 are available for adult students who put education on hold and are now returning to school to seek new career opportunities or training with a two-year degree or certificate. The deadline to apply is June 15, 2016.
Tribal Business Scholarships of $1,000 are available for Native students pursuing an undergraduate degree

Five Northern New Mexico Businesses Awarded Funds To Spur Economic Growth

on June 1, 2016 - 8:15am

Tibbar Plasma Technologies owner Richard Nebel, left, with colleague Bill Gibson, wins a 2016 Venture Acceleration Fund. Courtesy photo

LANL News:

  • Los Alamos Company Wins Venture Acceleration Fund Award

Five Northern New Mexico businesses have been named winners of this year’s Venture Acceleration Fund (VAF) awards including Tibbar Plasma Technologies of Los Alamos.

Funded primarily by Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS) and administered by the Regional Development Corporation (RDC), these awards are a collaborative investment with a shared goal of adding jobs and revenue to northern

Heinrich To Convene Roundtable On LANL Workforce Training With University And College Presidents

on May 31, 2016 - 10:54am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

SANTA FE - U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., will nconvene a roundtable discussion at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, with university and college presidents and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) representatives in Santa Fe to discuss ways to increase job-training opportunities for positions at LANL.

One third of LANL's employees will become retirement eligible within the next four years, and LANL is projecting that there will be approximately 2,425 vacancies to fill between 2016 to 2020. Heinrich is working with LANL