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Kraft Heinz Commits To Clean Up Palm Oil Supply Chain

on March 27, 2017 - 8:33am
KRAFT HEINZ News:
 
SAN FRANCISCO  Today, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) welcomed the new palm oil policy issued by the Kraft Heinz Company, but continued to warn customers that its much-loved brands remain at risk of containing Conflict Palm Oil.
 
RAN called on the Kraft Heinz Company to develop a more robust policy after its merger in 2016, as both companies were lagging behind their peers in adopting commitments to end the destruction of all forests, peatlands and the egregious violations of human rights common in the operations of members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil,

IRS: Get Automatic Six More Months To File

on March 27, 2017 - 8:30am
IRS News:
 
PHOENIX  The Internal Revenue Service remind taxpayers that if they are unable to file their tax returns by this year’s April 18 deadline there is an easy, online option to get more time to complete their return.
 
The advice for those who cannot complete their tax return by April 18: Do not panic. Taxpayers who need more time to complete their return can request an automatic six-month extension. An extension allows for extra time to gather, prepare and file paperwork with the IRS, however, it does not extend the time to pay any tax due.
 
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Brewer Finds Success With Tourism And Beer Mix

on March 27, 2017 - 8:26am
AFECB News:
 
ANGEL FIRE Enchanted Circle Brewing opened last spring in Angel Fire and has made a mark in the village bringing craft beer, a creatively fresh menu and live entertainment.
 
Owners Steve and Shelly Larson aren’t New Mexico natives, but decided to call Angel Fire home soon after visiting. They designed and built the 20-barrel brew house with the expectation that Enchanted Circle beer would extend beyond northern New Mexico, into the state and eventually beyond. “It had been a longtime dream of mine to open a brewery.

Donors Help Support Dr. Zee Benefit Concert

on March 26, 2017 - 6:43am

​Morning Glory Bakery Company donates weekly donuts as an auction item for the Dr. Zee Benefit Concert. Courtesy Photo

COMMUNITY News:

 

Dr. Zee Benefit Concert organizers are looking for donors who want to be part of the event's silent auction.

Organizers are excited by what they have received so far from businesses and independent donors in the community including two gift certificates for a dozen donuts a week for six months from Morning Glory Bakery Company. Other donated items have been shared on the Facebook page, @zeebenefit.

Zandree (Zee) Stidham, 35, is a local assistant

Business After Hours March 29

on March 24, 2017 - 7:00am
 
CHAMBER News:
 
Time: 5:30-7 p.m. MDT
Date: Wednesday March 29
Location: 1475 Central Ave., Los Alamos, NM 87544
 
Fees/Admission: Free
 

America’s Small Business Development Centers Host Inaugural National SBDC Day

on March 24, 2017 - 6:03am
 
SBDC News:
 
BURKE, VA  Business has changed dramatically over the last 37 years, and America’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network has been there throughout.
 
Since 1980, America’s SBDCs— the nation’s largest business assistance network—have helped aspiring and emerging small business owners achieve the American dream of entrepreneurship.
 
With nearly 1,000 locations across the country, SBDCs provide local businesses and entrepreneurs with the resources to succeed.

Pajarito Brewpub Has New Chef!

on March 23, 2017 - 2:41pm
Chef Tom Kerpon joined the Pajarito Brewpub team Monday. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com
 
Patrick Mockler Wood chats with customers from behind the Pajarito Brewpub bar. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com
 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Chef Tom Kerpon has joined the team at Pajarito Brewpub bringing with him many years of cooking experience at Santa Fe’s Hilton Hotel downtown, Rooftop Pizzeria, Tanti Luce, Rio Chama, the Anasazi and Izanami.

Brewpub owners Cathy Mockler, her son Patrick Mockler-Wood and his wife Emily said they are delighted to bring Kerpon aboard

New Mexico Bank & Trust Hosts Community Appreciation Open House In Los Alamos March 29

on March 23, 2017 - 9:54am

The community is invited to an open house Wednesday at New Mexico Bank & Trust at 15th and Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

NMB&T News:

New Mexico Bank & Trust invites the community to join them 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, for an Open House to celebrate the newly remodeled Los Alamos Banking Center lobby at 1475 Central Ave.

Guests will be treated to refreshments and have the opportunity to visit with the friendly New Mexico Bank & Trust staff.

“We are excited to welcome the community into our newly remodeled lobby,” said Vice President, Banking Center

Scenes From Friday's Leadership Los Alamos Economic Development Session

on March 23, 2017 - 8:12am

Participants in the 2016-17 Leadership Los Alamos class learn about local economic development during an all-day session Friday. Photo by Martha Katko

LLA participants learn about local economic development. Photo by Martha Katko

COMMUNITY News:

Participants in the 2016-17 class of Leadership Los Alamos participated in an economic development session Friday.

Leadership Los Alamos was founded to identify current and emerging leaders in the Los Alamos community, enhance their leadership skills, and deepen their knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing the area.

Each class

Heinrich: On Largest Wind Farm In New Mexico

on March 22, 2017 - 10:06am

A New Mexico wind farm. Courtesy photo

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

  • Xcel Energy’s major new wind project in eastern New Mexico made possible by production tax credits secured by Senator Heinrich

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, welcomed the announcement from Xcel Energy that it will be building a wind farm in Roosevelt County, highlighting the impact it will have to the local economy.

“The Sagamore Wind Project will be the largest wind farm in the state, resulting in hundreds of clean

Los Alamos County Issues RFP For Two Land Parcels

on March 22, 2017 - 10:05am

COUNTY News:

Over the weekend, Los Alamos County’s Economic Development Division published a Request For Proposals (RFP) seeking developers for two land parcels located behind Los Alamos Medical Center, at the end of 35th Street, just south of Trinity Drive. Most residents better know these sites as the location of the former Los Alamos Site Office.

As stated in the RFP, the County “endeavors to develop an entirely new neighborhood that is environmentally and financially sustainable in a safe and beautiful high desert setting.” Parcels A-13-2 and A-12 are approximately 11.8 acres, and the

On The Job In Los Alamos: TriState Care-Flight Helicopter Pilot Charles Smith

on March 22, 2017 - 7:29am

TriState Care-Flight EMS helicopter pilot Charles Smith is on the job Monday at Los Alamos Medical Center were he is waiting to transport paramedics and a patient. A retired 19-year US Army veteran, Smith has worked as a relief pilot for TriState for more than two years covering all bases in New Mexico. He and his wife are permanent RVers here in New Mexico. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

TriState Care-Flight EMS helicopter arrives Monday at Los Alamos Medical Center to pick up a patient. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Starbucks To Open ‘Rural Prototype Store’ In Espanola

on March 22, 2017 - 6:58am

City officials and local dignitaries break ground with golden shovels Monday afternoon at the site of the first Starbucks to open in Espanola. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

ESPANOLA -- A new option for caffeine addicts will soon be available to area residents, with the official groundbreaking of a Starbucks coffee shop.

Monday afternoon a group of city officials and interested people gathered in the empty lot between Chili’s and Freddy’s to break ground on the latest group of businesses.

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Los Alamos Community Foundation Presents Media Communications Training For Nonprofits Thursday

on March 21, 2017 - 7:29am

ATR President Grover Norquist To Keynote RGF Event

on March 21, 2017 - 6:18am

Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. Courtesy photo

RGF News:

The Rio Grande Foundation (RGF) announces its keynote speaker this year is Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR). ATR is a taxpayer advocacy group he founded in 1985 at President Reagan’s request. ATR works to limit the size and cost of government and opposes higher taxes at the federal, state and local levels and supports tax reform that moves toward taxing consumed income one time at one rate.

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ATR organizes the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which asks all candidates for

RTD ‘Blue Buses’ Designated ‘Safe Places’

on March 20, 2017 - 9:08am

NCRTD Chair and Town of Taos Mayor Daniel Barrone and and NCRTD Planning, Projects & Grants Manager Stacey McGuire display a copy of the Safe Place sign now installed on the RTD fleet of buses. Courtesy photo

RTD News:

  • Launch Coincides with National Safe Place Week

Starting today, the North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD), RTD “Blue Buses,” will provide northern New Mexico victimized youth with a fleet of safe places to help connect them to life-changing resources through its participation in the national “Safe Place” program and in partnership with Taos-based DreamTree Project.

Meet David Williams Of White Rock

on March 20, 2017 - 8:58am
David Williams of White Rock takes a break at the Pig & Fig. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

During a recent stop at the Pig & Fig in White Rock, the Post bumped into local resident David Williams while he was enjoying his usual cup of cappuccino. Of Welsh heritage, he was born in Watford, just north of London, England, in 1936. His father worked on the de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito, which served during and after World War II. Constructed almost entirely of wood, it was nicknamed “The Wooden Wonder”, and affectionately known as the “Mossie”.

SBA Seeks Applicants For Emerging Leaders Program

on March 20, 2017 - 6:40am
SBA News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  The New Mexico District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is accepting applications for the 2017 Emerging Leaders executive level training program designed for established small businesses that are poised for growth.
 
The program has graduated more than 100 talented New Mexico small business owners since its inception in 2008. 
  
“The SBA New Mexico District Office is honored to host our 10th annual Emerging Leaders training,” District Director John M. Garcia said.
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On The Job In Los Alamos: Rosalie Valdez At Cooperative Extension Office

on March 19, 2017 - 7:09am

Rosalie Valdez on her first day on the job Thursday as administrative assistant in NMSU's Los Alamos County Cooperative Extension Office with County Extension Agent Carlos Valdez. The Cooperative Extension Office on 20th Street in downtown Los Alamos provides the community with practical, research-based knowledge and programs to improve their quality of life, including horticulture and plant problems, health and family issues and food and nutrition programs. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Kunsberg Continues Improving Downtown Buildings

on March 18, 2017 - 9:07am

Los Alamos businessman Philip Kunsberg continues to make improvements to the interior and exterior of buildings he has purchased in downtown Los Alamos. Workers were busy this week painting turquoise trim on Kunsberg's Building on 20th and Deacon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

New Mexico Cowork And Incubator Spaces Host Collaboration Kick-Off Mixer

on March 18, 2017 - 8:33am

Business News:

Three New Mexico coworking and incubator spaces, projectY cowork Los Alamos, the Santa Fe Business Incubator and FatPipe ABQ have announced a joint collaboration that allows their respective members and tenants to work collaboratively from the other facilities in the state. 

To kick off the collaboration in a more formal way, the spaces will host a mixer 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 22 at the Violet Crown Cinema in Santa Fe to celebrate New Mexico entrepreneurs, freelancers and remote employees who work from these coworking and incubator spaces.

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Radio Shack In Los Alamos Is Going Strong

on March 17, 2017 - 4:53pm

Los Alamos Radio Shack Owner Bill Cabral assures the community that although the coporation may be in trouble, his store is not. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY

Los Alamos Daily Post

 

Radio Shack Corporation may be facing difficulties with bankruptcy and reorganization but the locally-owned Radio Shack store is going strong, owner Bill Cabral said.

 

“We’re a franchise and we’re independently, locally owned and they couldn’t close us even if they wanted to,” Cabral said.

 

Being independently owned means Cabral purchases inventory from Radio Shack

Pasta Paradiso Offers Full Meals And Buffet Items

on March 17, 2017 - 8:50am
Renee Lee, owner of Pasta Paradiso shows her extensive wine selection. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
“A bottle of red, a bottle of white
Whatever kind of mood you're in tonight
I'll meet you anytime you want
In our Italian Restaurant”
(From an Italian Restaurant by Billy Joel)

Pasta Paradiso owner Renee Lee always looks like she is going to burst into song, so you would never know that her newest eatery is her fifth and not her first.

Udall, Tester, Cantwell Introduce Measure To Create Jobs By Fostering Entrepreneurship In Indian Country

on March 17, 2017 - 8:42am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and former committee chairs Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) introduced the Native American Business Incubators Program Act, legislation to help launch small businesses and encourage job creation in Indian Country. 
 
Their bill, S. 607, creates a competitive grant program to establish and fund business incubators that will assist in cultivating Native American-owned small businesses.

World Futures: What Do We Need? PEOPLE - Food Production And Dietary Requirements

on March 17, 2017 - 8:34am

By ANDY ANDREWS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute

• World Futures: What Do We Need?

The food we consume comes from two sources:  plants and animals.   If we state that animals get their food from plants, it could be argued that all food comes from plants. The food provides two things – energy and nutrients: energy to run our highly complex bio-machinery and nutrients to keep the bio-machine in good repair – maybe. But the bio-machine can abuse the system, both willingly and unwillingly.

In the article referenced under Medicine, it was noted that “…it looks as if people in the United States

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