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Superintendent Serves Thanksgiving Meals At Aspen

on November 14, 2017 - 3:04pm

Los Alamos Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kurt Steinhaus serves Thanksgiving meals today at Aspen Elementary School. Courtesy photo

Homebuyer Assistance Program Launches Tomorrow

on November 14, 2017 - 2:56pm

COUNTY News:

Income-qualified homebuyers needing assistance to make a down payment on a home are invited to apply for Los Alamos County’s new Homebuyer Assistance Program (HAP) starting Wednesday, Nov. 15.

The County has contracted with Los Alamos Housing Partnership (LAHP) to oversee the program, which is funded by the County Council for $150,000 for the first year.

HAP is designed to help income-qualified homebuyers purchase a home by providing a loan for a down payment using County funds, without adding to monthly mortgage costs.

Bouman: President Reagan’s Secret 702(j) Retirement Plan

on November 14, 2017 - 2:51pm
By BEN BOUMAN
Alpine Financial Partners

Several times over the past few weeks I have been asked if I knew anything about “President Reagan’s Retirement Plan” and a 702(j)-retirement plan. I had never heard of such a thing, so I decided to investigate it. Here’s the deal folks. There is no such thing. This concept goes by many names. The 770 account, the 702(j), the 7702, The Presidents Secret Account, Invisible account, etc. It resurfaces every few years with a new name and new marketing approach from salesmen in the insurance business.

A 702(j) is not actually a retirement savings plan

NMDOT To Unveil 'Move Over' Signage

on November 14, 2017 - 1:05pm
NMDOT News:
 
BERNALILLO The New Mexico Department of Transportation is unveiling the state’s new “Move Over” signs.
 
This comes after Gov. Susana Martinez signed into law Senate Bill 76, which requires drivers approaching stationary emergency vehicles, tow trucks, or NMDOT help trucks and equipment to slow down and get out of the lane next to the stopped vehicle if they can do so safely.
 
This new law will keep emergency responders and others safe as they help others on the side of the road.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Housing Partnership Board

on November 14, 2017 - 7:22am

On the job in Los Alamos Monday night during a meeting in the New Mexico Bank & Trust Building, from left, Los Alamos Housing Partnership Executive Director Steve Brugger, LAHP Board Member Lesley Harelson who is vice president and Banking Center manager at NMB&T, Board Secretary Craig Wehner who owns Los Alamos Landscaping, Board President Karl Hjelvik who is an internal auditor manager with Zia Credit Union, Board Treasurer Carol A.

Los Alamos Choirs Madrigal Feast Dec. 1-2

on November 13, 2017 - 9:00am

CHOIR News:

Looking for a night of music, entertainment, and a glorious meal? Come one, come all to the first ever Los Alamos Choirs’ Madrigal Feast, Dec. 1-2 as part of WinterFest.

This special concert event is a student-led scholarship fundraiser to help with travel and performance expenses for students with a need for assistance. Enjoy, as you travel back in time to the renaissance period and watch the royal court sing, entertain, and solve the mystery of Wes Hale.
 
Guests will be served a full three-course meal with dessert, catered by the Los Alamos Co-op and Los Alamos High

Los Alamos Faith & Science Forum Hosts Annual Meeting Following First Full Year As 501 C(3) Nonprofit

on November 13, 2017 - 7:55am

Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum President Nelson Hoffman presents a report to the annual meeting of the forum Sunday in the Nambe Room at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Morrie Pongratz

LAF&SF Treasurer Dan Winske describes his proposal for fall//winter reading groups during Sunday’s annual meeting at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Morrie Pongratz

LAF&SF News:

The Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum (LAF&SF) held its second annual meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12 in the Nambe Room at Fuller Lodge.

President Nelson Hoffman began the annual report by mentioning that this was the forum’s first full year

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