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VAF Invests In UbiQD Los Alamos, Three Others

on May 4, 2015 - 10:28am

RDC News:
  • Companies From Los Alamos, Bernalillo And Santa Fe Receive Funding

Española — UbiQD, Los Alamos is among four New Mexico businesses have been named winners of this year’s Venture Acceleration Fund (VAF) awards, administered by the Regional Development Corporation (RDC).

This year’s four award winners expect to bring more than 60 full-time jobs to the New Mexico region by the year 2018. A total of $144,000 will be distributed to this year’s awardees, pending final contract negotiations.

In the most competitive cycle to date, 61 applications were received from New Mexico companies

National Small Business Week May 4-8

on May 4, 2015 - 9:38am

IRS News:

PHOENIX -- The Internal Revenue Service is marking National Small Business Week, May 4-8, by featuring some of its most popular educational products for small business owners and self-employed individuals.

The products include webinars and videos on the IRS video portal at Check out the special tab for Small Business Week to find a selection of webinars on topics viewed by thousands including:

  • Business Use of Your Home

Find out what kinds of deductions are allowable for a home office and what’s not.

LAMC Earns Four Stars For Patient Satisfaction

on May 4, 2015 - 9:11am

LAMC News:

Healthcare is complex, no doubt. But the federal government has finally given us a helpful tool to make it a little easier for the everyday consumer to make decisions.

Medicare recently released a five star hospital rating system resulting from patient satisfaction scores. The new star rating system is based on eleven aspects of patient experience, and measures topics such as how well nurses and doctors communicate with patients, how well patients' pain is managed, and whether the hospital is clean and quiet.

Many prominent hospitals received two or three star ratings, while

Legion Hosts 300-person Convention June 25-28

on May 4, 2015 - 8:38am


The American Legion Frank G. Frainier Post 90 will host the annual American Legion, Department of New Mexico, Convention June 25-28 in Los Alamos.

The Legion Post has many opportunities for businesses to partner with them for donations of goods and services that will be used to raise money for charities in Los Alamos. They also are inviting businesses to submit items for inclusion in their convention participant goodie bags that will help advertise Los Alamos amenities, services and attractions.

To donate or share an idea to help support the convention and provide a

Zia Realty Group's Weekly Featured Homes & Properties: Today's Open Houses

on May 3, 2015 - 9:49am

See all of Zia's properties here.


1990 Manzanita Los Alamos NM 87544
$599,000.00 Info: Open Sunday, May 3 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Realtor: James Chrobocinski
Desc: 4 BD, 2 BA, 2 GA, 3630 Sq Ft., 0.37



Co+op Board And Members Clean Up Canyon Rim Trail

on May 3, 2015 - 9:20am

The Co+op Board and members participate in Clean Up Los Alamos Day Saturday picking up debris tossed along the Canyon Rim Trail across from the Co+op down to the fire station and along the highway. From left, Nancy Savoia, Karen Kendall, Greg Kendall and Tracy McFarland. Also helping clean the area was David and Terry Izraelevitz, Ed Santiago, Tracy McFarland, Dave Fellenz and his son Felix and Cecile Hemez. The Co+op Board adopted the Canyon Rim Trail when it first opened. Courtesy photo


Tour This Weekend's Top Open Houses!

on May 3, 2015 - 9:12am


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!

Penalty Relief For Some Small Retirement Plan Returns

on May 2, 2015 - 8:45am

IRS News:

PHOENIX  With Small Business Week May 4-8 just around the corner, the Internal Revenue Service reminds small businesses that have failed to timely file certain required retirement plan returns that they have until Tuesday, June 2 to take advantage of a special penalty relief program.

Launched June 2, 2014, the one-year temporary pilot program is designed to help small businesses with retirement plans that may have been unaware of the reporting requirements that apply to these plans.

Rep. Ben Ray Luján Cosponsors Raise The Wage Act

on May 1, 2015 - 11:01am

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján


Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District announced Thursday that he is cosponsoring legislation to raise the minimum wage and put more money in the pocket of New Mexicans. 

The Raise the Wage Act would increase the national minimum wage from $7.25 to $12 by 2020.

“New Mexico’s workers want to receive a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work. They want to work hard so they can send their children to college and save for a dignified retirement,” Luján said.

Can Scientists Become Sales Agents?

on May 1, 2015 - 10:08am

Marc Kuchner, PhD, astrophysicist speaks June 4-5 at LANL. Coutesy photo


Can Scientists Become Sales Agents?

SANTA FE – Never before in the history of our planet has it been more important for scientists to connect with the nonscientific public.

For example, a whopping 97 percent of all scientists agree that human activity is causing our climate to change. But pseudo scientists and special interests have dominated the debate so that only 40 percent of all Americans believe that the Earth’s warming is primarily due to human activity, according to a 2014 Pew Poll.


Sipapu Installing First Quad Chairlift This Summer

on April 30, 2015 - 8:01am

Site of new lift at Sipapu. Courtesy/Sipapu



VADITO After wrapping up the most successful winter in resort history earlier this month, Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort announced today that the ski resort will build a new chairlift this summer.

The lift will be Sipapu’s first quad (a chairlift that can accommodate four skiers or snowboarders per chair) and it marks the third lift the resort has installed in less than five years. Sipapu’s new chairlift will be accessed through the resort’s base area and will transport guests 330 vertical feet to a beginner-friendly part of

Spring Explodes At Boomerang Consignment & Resale

on April 29, 2015 - 11:20am

Boomerang consignment & resale store is bursting with colorful clothes and gift items at 1237 Central Ave. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Boots To Business Entrepreneurship Program Trains 25,000 Transitioning Service Members

on April 28, 2015 - 8:53am
SBA News:
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, the leader of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), announced that the agency’s Boots to Business program has now trained 25,000 transitioning service members.
For two years, Boots to Business—the entrepreneurship track of the Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP)—has provided entrepreneurship and business planning training to members of America’s armed forces who are transitioning to civilian life, giving them the tools to start their own successful companies.

“My first day on the job was

New Business Surveys Interest In Lunchtime Restaurant Delivery

on April 28, 2015 - 7:31am
SimpleLunch is looking at how to bring lunchtime restaurant delivery to Los Alamos.
"We think we can make it easier for people at LANL and LAHS to get good lunches, and give our local restaurants a way to keep bringing in customers," spokesperson Seth Stradling said. "We're conducting a survey to find out a little more about what works (and doesn't) so far in Los Alamos County, and to get a sense of what people really want."

Nu2U Celebrates First Year Anniversary Saturday

on April 27, 2015 - 9:37am
Nu2U at 1460 Trinity Dr. Photo by Keith Lindsay/Atomic City Designs LLC
Nu2U News:
The community is invited to celebrate the first-year anniversary of Nu2U gift and consignment shop at 1460 Trinity Dr. Suite 1 in Los Alamos.
The celebration is noon to 6 p.m. Saturday with free hot dogs and extras and there will be a drawing between 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. for three gifts including:
  • $500 Visa or MasterCard Debit Card;
  • $200 Amazon Card; and
  • $100 Nambe Gift Card. 
No purchase is required and tickets may be obtained daily throughout the week at Nu2U. 

Nu2U Consignments is a division of Atomic City

Yang: When Science Meets Reality – Part III Of III

on April 27, 2015 - 9:36am
Los Alamos

When Science Meets Reality – Part III Of III

Scientists understand social cues and are, like the rest of us, equipped with human emotions. Their take on socially constructed reality might be slightly askew (by whose standards?), but their social construction of reality is just as valid as another group’s social construction.

Managers in R&D organizations face the same kind of relational issues and group-intergroup dynamics as all other managers.

IRS Offers Advice On What To Do If You Missed The Tax Filing Deadline

on April 27, 2015 - 9:34am

IRS News:

PHOENIX – April 15 has come and gone. If you didn’t file a tax return or an extension but should have, you need to take action now.

Here are some tips for taxpayers who missed the tax filing deadline:

  • File as soon as you can. If you owe taxes, you should file and pay as soon as you can. This will stop the interest and penalties that you will owe. IRS Direct Pay offers you a free, secure and easy way to pay your tax directly from your checking or savings account. There is no penalty for filing a late return if you are due a refund. The sooner you file, the sooner you’ll get it.
  • IRS

Check Out This Weekend's Massive Open House Event!

on April 25, 2015 - 11:27am


This is a great weekend to tour the top open houses in the area! There are 34 homes to visit Sunday throughout Los Alamos and White Rock.

The Los Alamos Daily Post features a weekly section highlighting 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 home. Print out a copy of the map before heading out to tour the open house or pull up the map on a smart phone or ipad from the road!

If you Build It They Will Come: First Friday Night At Beer Coop's Bathtub Row Brewing

on April 25, 2015 - 11:14am
Patrons packed Bathtub Brewing Friday night on its opening weekend. Bonnie J. Gordon/
Bartender Cody Ulibarri draws a pint. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Staff Report

Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op has opened in Central Park Square. There will be an official grand opening in May.

Patrons may bring food into Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op and until the brewing equipment is fully up and running - a variety of New Mexico beers from other establishments will be served. House beers should start coming online in about three weeks.

Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op is open daily:

Los Alamos National Bank CEO John Gulas Participates In 2015 Quality New Mexico Learning Summit

on April 24, 2015 - 2:35pm

Los Alamos National Bank CEO John S. Gulas participates in 2015 Quality New Mexico Learning Summit. Courtesy photo


Six national Baldrige Award recipients were invited to participate in the 2015 Quality New Mexico Learning Summit that took place April 7-8. Los Alamos National Bank (LANB) was awarded the prestigious Malcom Baldrige National Quality Award in 2000. The award recognizes U.S. organizations for performance excellence and is presented by the President of the United States.

John S. Gulas, CEO of LANB represented the bank at the Quality New Mexico Learning Summit.

Eligible Employers Have Until April 30 To Make Request

on April 24, 2015 - 7:10am
IRS News:
PHOENIX  Businesses and tax-exempt organizations planning to claim the  work opportunity tax credit (WOTC) for eligible workers hired during 2014 have until April 30 to request the certification required for these workers, according to the Internal Revenue Service.
Newly revised Form 8850 (, now available on, is used by employers to request certification from their state workforce agency. The Tax Increase Prevention Act, enacted Dec. 19, 2014, retroactively extended this credit for one year through the end of 2014.
The work opportunity tax

SBA New Mexico Hires Deputy District Director

on April 24, 2015 - 6:46am
Kerrie Hurd
SBA News:
ALBUQUERQUE  The U.S. Small Business Administration announced the appointment of Kerrie Hurd as the Deputy District Director for New Mexico, to oversee the daily operations of the district office and assist with the delivery of the SBA’s programs and services throughout the state.
SBA New Mexico District Director John Woosley said, “I am very happy to have Kerrie join the New Mexico team.

Los Alamos Cooperative Market Appoints Interim GM

on April 23, 2015 - 7:01pm

Triny Vigil appointed interim general manager at the Los Alamos Cooperative Market. Courtesy photo


Following thoughtful deliberation Wednesday evening, the Los Alamos Cooperative Market Board of Directors appointed Triny Vigil, formerly the Co+op’s meat and cheese manager, to assume the role of interim general manager during the store’s transition between general managers.

The community is encouraged to stop by the Co+op to welcome Vigil to his new role, ask questions, and supply feedback.

RE/MAX Associate Broker Kelly Myers Becomes Certified Luxury Home Specialist

on April 22, 2015 - 5:44pm

Kelly Myers

RE/MAX of Los Alamos News:

Kelly Myers, an Associate Broker with RE/MAX of Los Alamos recently completed a luxury home marketing training course that covered the many elements of successfully selling luxury homes in Los Alamos.

The specialty includes understanding the demographics of the affluent, lifestyle segmentation, trends and amenities in today’s luxury homes and creating marketing plans for luxury properties.

“The training provided new insight about the upper tier market, helped me polish my skills and provided valuable networking contacts with other agents across the

'Create Small Business Marketing Plan' April 30

on April 22, 2015 - 2:33pm