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Anne Kain Joins Del Norte Credit Union As Enterprise Risk And Performance Excellence Manager

on September 23, 2016 - 2:37pm

Anne Kain joins DNCU as Enterprise Risk and Performance Excellence Manager and is based in the DNCU Los Alamos/Trinity branch. Courtesy photo

DNCU News:

SANTA FE—Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), Northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative, has announced that Anne Kain has joined DNCU as Enterprise Risk and Performance Excellence Manager. Kain is based in the DNCU Los Alamos/Trinity branch.

Kain comes to DNCU with considerable financial industry experience having spent 17 years with Los Alamos National Bank, most recently as vice president of Accounting and Finance.

Tour This Weekend's Top Open Houses!

on September 23, 2016 - 12:34pm
Tour the top open houses scheduled for this weekend throughout the area!
The Los Alamos Daily Post features a weekly section highlighting the open houses throughout Los Alamos, White Rock, Jemez Springs and Santa Fe.
Photographs, details and a map depicting the location of each open house are included in this weekly section.
Click on the map to read details about the featured homes. Print out a copy of the map before heading out to tour the open houses or pull up the map on a smart phone or ipad from the road!
Click on the Real Estate Section "red button" near the top of

Sipapu Group Acquires Hesperus Ski Area

on September 23, 2016 - 9:19am

Hesperus Ski Area 11 miles west of Durango on US Highway 160. Photo by Scott DW Smith

Hesperus Ski Area 1 miles west of Durango on US Highway 160. Photo by Scott DW Smith


Resort officials with the largest ski area collective in the Southwest, including Pajarito Mountain, have announced the acquisition of Hesperus Ski Area in Colorado. The group also owns Purgatory Resort in Durango,  Arizona Snowbowl in Flagstaff, Ariz. and Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort some 20 miles southeast of Taos. Hesperus Ski Area is 11 miles west of Durango on US Highway 160.

Sipapu Group

LANB Hires Market Area President For Los Alamos

on September 22, 2016 - 1:03pm

New LANB Market President in Los Alamos Liddie Martinez.

LANB News:

Los Alamos National Bank (LANB) has hired Liddie Martinez as Market President in Los Alamos. Martinez brings over twenty years of economic development experience to the bank and will lead LANB’s efforts to drive economic growth in the area.

“We are committed to making positive contributions to the communities we serve,” states Stan Sluder, Chief Lending Officer and Director of Sales.

Los Alamos Community Foundation Offers Coworking Subsidy For Nonprofits To Join projectY

on September 22, 2016 - 9:14am
NM Tech Roundtable. Courtesy/projectY cowork
projectY News:
projectY cowork Los Alamos, a collaborative workspace and entrepreneurship hub, announced that it has partnered with the Los Alamos Community Foundation (LACF) to offer local nonprofits a subsidy to the coworking space.
The trial of projectY cowork Los Alamos is for a discounted Groves’ membership plan of $15 per month, a 66% discount, which gets them access to projectY for five days and two hours of conference room use per month.
“This partnership allows local nonprofits a trial period at a reduced membership cost

IRS Urges Employers To Take Advantage Of Expanded Work Opportunity Tax Credit

on September 22, 2016 - 9:08am
IRS News:
PHOENIX  With a key certification deadline fast approaching, the Internal Revenue Service Sept. 20 urged employers to take advantage of a valuable tax credit designed to help those who hire long-term unemployment recipients, certain veterans, recipients of various kinds of public assistance and other workers who face significant barriers to employment.
The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, enacted last December, retroactively extended the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) for nine categories of workers hired on or after Jan.

Business After Hours At UnQuarked Friday

on September 21, 2016 - 1:41pm

LANL CTO Speaking At ProjectY Thursday

on September 21, 2016 - 11:15am

LANL Chief Technology Officer Duncan McBranch

projectY Cowork Los Alamos News:

LANL Chief Technology Officer Duncan McBranch is speaking at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 at projectY Cowork Los Alamos at 150 Central Park Square about “Startup Companies Working with the Laboratory”.

The event is free for the public to attend, but RSVP is requested in advance. To RSVP, click here.

About Duncan McBranch

Duncan brings to this role a strong track record as an R&D leader in materials chemistry and nanotechnology, an entrepreneur in biotechnology, a business development leader in growing new

IRS Announces Fourth Quarter Interest Rates

on September 20, 2016 - 7:52am
IRS News:
PHOENIX  The Internal Revenue Service recently announced that interest rates will remain the same for the calendar quarter beginning Oct. 1, 2016. 
The rates will be:
  • 4 percent for overpayments (three (3) percent in the case of a corporation);
  • 1.5 percent for the portion of a corporate overpayment exceeding $10,000;
  • 4 percent for underpayments; and
  • 6 percent for large corporate underpayments.
Under the Internal Revenue Code, the rate of interest is determined on a quarterly basis.

Los Alamos National Bank Named 2016 Philanthropist Of The Year

on September 17, 2016 - 12:28pm

LANB CEO John Gulas, right, accepts the 2016 Philanthropist of the Year Award. Courtesy photo 

LANB News:

SANTA FE – The Albuquerque Journal North and the St. Vincent Hospital Foundation have named Los Alamos National Bank (LANB) the 2016 Philanthropist of the Year. LANB earned the acclaim for its commitment to building healthy and sustainable local economies and communities.

“We understand that our success is directly related to the opportunities available to the individuals and families that live in the communities we serve,” LANB CEO John Gulas said.

Mark Johnson Joins Creative Santa Fe Board

on September 17, 2016 - 9:57am
CrSF News:
SANTA FE  Creative Santa Fe (CrSF) has announced the appointment of Mark Johnson to the Board of Directors.
"While relatively young, Mark is an experienced and successful entrepreneur. The skills that enabled Mark's success in his various business ventures, namely, an inquisitive mind plus a fresh, challenging, and creative perspective, are fully applicable to the local, national, and global initiatives Creative Santa Fe is now spearheading," CrSF Board Chair Bill Miller said.
"I joined Creative Santa Fe because it is shining a spotlight on everything I love about Santa Fe: our

projectY Cowork Live Streaming TEDxABQ Saturday

on September 16, 2016 - 12:50pm
projectY News:
projectY cowork Los Alamos at 150 Central Park Square is live streaming TEDxABQ , 1-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17.
The event is free and open to the public. 

For the 7th consecutive year, TEDxABQ's main event is a full day of New Mexico's most fascinating ideas in science, technology, design, the arts, business and social justice.

The TEDxABQ program is organized into the following sessions:

Saturday, Sept. 17

  • 1 p.m. Speaker Session 1;
  • 2:30 p.m. Break;
  • 3 p.m. Speaker Session 2;
  • 4:30 p.m. Break;
  • 5 p.m. Speaker Session 3; and
  • 6 p.m. End of Program.

The event is free at projectY

Udall, Heinrich Announce NM Winners Of Business Accelerator Competition

on September 16, 2016 - 9:55am

  • Four New Mexico business accelerators to receive $200,000 to support startup businesses 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that four business accelerators in New Mexico, have been selected as winners of the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) third annual Growth Accelerator Fund Competition.


  • ABQid of Los Alamos;
  • Native Entrepreneur In Residence;
  • IGNITE Community Accelerator; and
  • Creative Startups.

The four accelerators are among 68 winners selected nationwide, and each will receive a $50,000 prize from the SBA to boost

New Food Concept Opens In Los Alamos Today!

on September 15, 2016 - 12:50pm

Sirphey is a new food-tech company opening today in Los Alamos and looking to revolutionize the way we think of restaurants. Courtesy photo


Burned out. Even our favorite meals from our favorite restaurants can sometimes strike us as dull and flat, or we find ourselves bemoaning the lack of variety in our food options. And often, we settle for something easy but uninspiring from the market.

Launching today, Sept. 15, Sirphey is a new food-tech company looking to solve this problem and to revolutionize the way we think of restaurants, in general.

DNCU Shreds & Recycles 34,780 Pounds Of Paper

on September 15, 2016 - 11:54am

DNCU News:

Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative, is proud to announce its 2016 Shred Days have collected 34,780 pounds of paper for recycling. Shred events were held at each of the co-op’s six branches to allow members and the public to dispose of sensitive papers safely.

“We are proud to see the results of our commitment to the environment,” DNCU CEO/President Chuck Valenti said.

Yang: Capital Isn’t Just About Money Or Equipment - Ignore Relationships At Your Peril

on September 15, 2016 - 9:07am
Los Alamos

When we hear “capital,” images immediately pop into our heads of money (in large amounts) or buildings or equipment. Of course, we realize and understand that people’s knowledge, skills and experiences are equally important, more in some businesses than in others. These less tangible assets are termed “human capital.” But in organizations, per Kenwyn Smith’s definition, it is the relations among parts, and the relations among relations, that really matter.

DOE Issues RFI For Low-Level Waste/Mixed Low-Level Waste Disposal 2018 Procurement

on September 15, 2016 - 8:15am
DOE News:
CINCINNATI, OHIO  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) has issued a Sources Sought/Request for Information (RFI) seeking interested parties with the specialized capabilities necessary to meet the requirements for the Low-Level Waste/Mixed Low-Level Waste (LLW/MLLW) Disposal (2018) procurement.
This effort will require contractors to safely dispose of LLW/MLLW; Section 11e.(2) byproduct material; technologically-enhanced, naturally-occurring radioactive material (TENORM); and sealed sources.
DOE is seeking

N.M. Delegation Welcomes News That Facebook Will Build New Data Center In Los Lunas

on September 14, 2016 - 12:17pm


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, and U.S. Representatives Steve Pearce, Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham released the following statement welcoming today's news that Facebook will build its new data center in Los Lunas:

"We welcome Facebook to New Mexico and are proud to help secure this new investment in our state's future. Facebook will bring innovative opportunities for our economy and much needed jobs.

Sign Up Now To Participate In Los Alamos’ Trick-Or-Treat On MainStreet Oct. 28

on September 14, 2016 - 8:18am
Courtesy photo
Get those costumes ready! Halloweekend returns Oct.28-29 to haunt Los Alamos when Los Alamos MainStreet hosts Trick-or-Treat on MainStreet 4-6:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28 in the downtown area.
Central Avenue and Main Street from 15th to 20th Streets are closed to auto traffic and become a safe pedestrian area where local businesses and organizations distribute candy to costumed families.
While businesses in the downtown area open their doors to the public, this also is an opportunity for businesses and organizations that are not located in the

Smith Lobby Redesign Public Meeting Sept. 20

on September 13, 2016 - 12:31pm

Prospective view of the main entrance to Smith Auditorium. Courtesy photo

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools invites the community to a public meeting 5:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20, to share their comments and questions about the Smith Auditorium Lobby Redesign at Los Alamos High School.

Lobby construction is tentatively planned to begin in the late spring of 2017. The lobby redesign is anticipated to be completed by November 2017.

LAPS has engaged FBT Architects for the redesign work.

Panel Discusses Economic Development Projects Over Breakfast Wednesday

on September 13, 2016 - 12:10pm


A panel discussion on Economic Development Projects in Los Alamos and across New Mexico may help answer questions on the minds of local businesses, financial institutions, elected officials and nonprofit organizers.

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast, 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept 14, will feature a panel discussion by Patrick Sullivan, Therese Varela and Will Gleason, who will discuss upcoming projects from their unique professional perspectives.

Sullivan is executive director of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation.

Yang: Farewell To Los Alamos

on September 12, 2016 - 9:09am

Los Alamos

My husband will retire at the end of this year ... exact date is yet to be decided. And we’ll move to Oregon soon after that.
So, it’s with sadness that I need to bid farewell to my wonderful readers. I will continue writing until perhaps the end of October or early November, depending on how crazy things become. And in between, I may have to beg off a week or two here and there due to travel, getting our house ready for the market, and I am sure other unexpected items.

We have come to love northern New Mexico immensely, and still do.

NM Business Group Tours 27 Cities Across State

on September 10, 2016 - 10:00am

  • ACI FOCUS Tour offers peek at legislative agenda

ALBUQUERQUE – The New Mexico Association of Commerce and Industry (ACI) will set out for a 27-city tour of New Mexico in September, canvassing the state in three weeks to engage community business leaders about the challenges and opportunities in front of their businesses.

New Mexico’s business association, which bills itself as the “Voice of New Mexico Business,” will kick off its Sept. 15-Oct.

Trinity Capital Corporation Announces Agreement For Proposed Recapitalization

on September 9, 2016 - 8:22am

LANB News:
  • TCC Announces Agreement For Proposed $52 Million Equity Recapitalization and $10 Million Rights Offering

Trinity Capital Corporation (the “Company” or “Trinity”), parent company of Los Alamos National Bank (“LANB”), announced Thursday that it has entered into a stock purchase agreement with Castle Creek Capital Partners VI, L.P. (“Castle Creek”), Patriot Financial Partners II, L.P., Patriot Financial Partners Parallel II, L.P.


RDC Seeks Proposals For NAVAF

on September 9, 2016 - 7:10am
RDC News:
ESPANOLA  Proposals are being accepted through Oct. 18 for the Native American Venture Acceleration Fund (NAVAF) awards from tribally held companies.
The Fund was created to boost employment and diversify the economy in Northern New Mexico, and will make awards up to $25,000 to tribally owned companies for critical technical services that lead to increased revenue and job creation. The current round of funding represents the fourth disbursement of awards.
Los Alamos National Security, LLC, the company that manages Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and the Regional