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On The Job In Los Alamos: At Starbucks

on November 23, 2017 - 11:16am
On the job in Los Alamos is Barista Nancy Brugh making a coffee Wednesday afternoon at Starbucks on Central Avenue where she has worked for three years. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Scenes From Bennett's 10th Anniversary Celebration

on November 23, 2017 - 10:53am
Alison, left, and Melanie Bennett accept congratulations at the 10th anniversary celebration of Bennett’s Fine Jewelry Thursday, Nov. 16 as LACDC Executive Director Patrick Sullivan applauds. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
A visitor checks out the offerings at Bennett's Fine Jewelry during the Celebration. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Alison Bennett of Bennett's Fine Jewelry, behind the counter. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Jewelry themed 10th Anniverary cake. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
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World Futures: Money, Trade, Value and Time Part 7

on November 23, 2017 - 10:15am

ANDY ANDREWS
Los Alamos World
Futures Institute

Last week we explored the Federal Reserve System and how money is added to a country’s financial system through the granting of loans for doing or making something of value.

The money growth occurs because value is produced, or should be. As a result of effort expended, paid for with money, a product of value enters the market place and people consume it. In return, the consumers “earn” the product of value by producing something of value, be it a product or service.

One million+ Consumers Call On DOJ To Block Bayer-Monsanto Merger

on November 21, 2017 - 7:38am
FOE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 1 million petition signatures were delivered last week by farming, consumer and environmental groups  to the U.S. Department of Justice calling on the department to block the proposed merger of Bayer (BAYN) and Monsanto (MON).
 
The signatures were delivered as two new reports revealed irreversible impacts from the merger on consumers and farmers.
 
Today, Friends of the Earth, SumOfUs and the Open Markets Institute released analysis, “Bayer-Monsanto Merger: Big Data, Big Agriculture, Big Problems”, which explores the implications of a combined

Small Business Saturday Highlights Year-Round Impact Of Shopping Small

on November 21, 2017 - 7:36am
By JOHN M. GARCIA 
SBA’s New Mexico District Director
 
As the voice for our nation’s entrepreneurs, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrates all small businesses on a daily basis. 
 
When our small businesses do well, our communities do too. Therefore, as part of our annual tradition, I encourage you to join millions of Americans and “shop small” on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25.
 
On the heels of Black Friday, shopping small is a concrete way to support small retailers – the same businesses that generate two of every three net new jobs, and deliver essential goods

Meow Wolf Launching Online Store

on November 21, 2017 - 7:36am
 
MEOW WOLF News:
 
SANTA FE  Meow Wolf, the arts and entertainment group that created last year’s THEA Award-winning international sensation, House Of Eternal Return, will launch its first online shop on “Black Friday” Nov. 24 at shop.meowwolf.com .

The small gift shop inside House Of Eternal Return has enjoyed far bigger success than expected since opening in March 2016. The shop features iconic Meow Wolf-branded gifts as well as beautiful and unique art apparel and art objects. The location also features items made by local Santa Fe artists, including Nick Toll’s world-famous 

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Shannon Corporation

on November 20, 2017 - 4:46pm

On the job in Los Alamos today are Ronda Jones, left, and Sandra Martinez at Shannon Corporation at 1247 Central Ave. Jones and Martinez have each worked at Shannon Corporation for 23 years, with Martinez starting a couple of months ahead of Jones. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Small Business Saturday Nov. 25

on November 20, 2017 - 12:54pm
BUSINESS News:
 
Small Business Saturday is Nov. 25 and there are some amazing promotions and deals available for those who choose to SHOP LOCAL in Los Alamos!
 
Many home-based businesses will be located at the project Y Cowork Los Alamos space at 150 Central Park Square, open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. These include Atomic City Tours, Pampered Chef, HearHand, Plunder Design, Lipstick and Sparkles, My Easy Nails and Agnes & Dora.

Udall Welcomes Los Lunas Facebook Data Center Expansion Announcement

on November 20, 2017 - 11:20am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall welcomed Facebook’s announcement Nov. 14 that it will triple the size of its Los Lunas data center, with plans to construct a total of six buildings and invest more than $1 billion in the project: 
 
“Facebook’s announcement is a testament to what New Mexico can accomplish when we work together to harness the unique strengths of our state and our workforce.

Governor Martinez Announces Seventh Straight Record-Breaking Year For Economic Impact Of Tourism

on November 20, 2017 - 10:18am
Gov. Susana Martinez
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE  Nov. 16, Gov. Susana Martinez announced that in 2016 the tourism industry generated the largest economic impact in state history for the seventh consecutive year, injecting $6.4 billion into New Mexico’s economy.
 
This represents a 2.1 percent increase over 2015, or $133 million more, and equates to nearly $730,600 spent by visitors to New Mexico every hour last year.

“Tourism plays a vital role in diversifying our state’s economy,” Martinez said.

NCRTD Honored By GFOA With Award For Distinguished Budget Presentation

on November 20, 2017 - 8:58am
NCRTD News:
 
For the second consecutive year, the North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its Fiscal Year 2018 budget from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada.
 
According to a statement by the GFOA, “The award represents a significant achievement by the entity. It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.

Jemez Thrift Shop Closed Friday After Thanksgiving

on November 20, 2017 - 5:32am
JTS News:
 
Jemez Thrift Shop will be closed the Friday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 24. 
 
The shop will be open again Saturday, Nov. 25.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Pig & Fig Cafe

on November 18, 2017 - 7:27am

On the job in Los Alamos is Phyllis Smith Thursday afternoon at the Pig + Fig Cafe at 35 Rover Blvd. Suite G in White Rock where she has worked since the restaurant opened nearly two years ago. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Family Strengths Network Small Business Walkabout Visits Los Alamos Daily Post

on November 17, 2017 - 4:07pm
The Family Strengths Network Small Business Walkabout visited the Los Alamos Daily Post Newsroom Friday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Community Foundation & LARSO News

on November 17, 2017 - 10:23am

The relatively new Los Alamos Community Foundation (LACF) and the been-around-for-awhile Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization (LARSO) became partners last week in that the LARSO Board invested $10,000 of its reserve funds with the LACF to help with its good works in the community. From left, Tom Feiertag, Bob Swift, Shelby Redondo, Ken Milder and David Izrealevitz. Foundation.Courtesy photo

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Del Norte Credit Union

on November 17, 2017 - 7:09am

On the job Thursday in Los Alamos is Marketing Specialist Diego Muñoz at Del Norte Credit Union at 40 Rover Blvd., in White Rock who has worked for the company since March. Muñoz is growing a mustache for ‘#Movember with DNCU’ to raise funds and awareness of men’s health issues such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and poor mental health. The goal of ‘Movember’ is to stop men from dying too young. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Smith’s Launches Online Shopping Option Friday

on November 16, 2017 - 11:37pm

Smith’s Marketplace employees, including E-Commerce Supervisor Manny Martinez, back row right, gear up for the kickoff of Smith's new online shopping option: ClickList. Shoppers will be able to use the online feature starting Friday. Photo by Kirsten Lakey/ladailypost.com

STAFF REPORT:

Smith’s Marketplace is offering a new feature to make grocery shopping easier. So easy in fact that customers can shop from their couches and pick up their purchases without ever leaving their cars. This quick and easy shopping is offered through ClickList. The online service kicks off Friday.

Shoppers can

Pig + Fig Café Moving To Much Larger Space

on November 16, 2017 - 10:12am
Following their lease signing, from left, building owner James Chrobocinski and Pig + Fig Café co-owners Laura Crucet and Fernando Crucet in front of the future home of their restaurant Tuesday afternoon at 11 Sherwood Blvd., in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Bursting at the seams in their present location, Pig + Fig Café co-owners Laura and Fernando Crucet signed a lease Tuesday with Zia Realty Group owner/broker James Chrobocinski on a much larger space.

Chrobocinski recently purchased the former

Fleur de Lys Opening In Los Alamos

on November 16, 2017 - 9:35am
Stephanie and Marcel Remillieux are opening Fleur de Lys, a French gourmet store and tea salon in a few weeks at 15th Street and Trinity Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Stephanie and Marcel Remillieux want to share their love of France with the local community. They are opening Fleur de Lys, a French gourmet store and tea salon in a few weeks at 15th Street and Trinity Drive.

“This idea came from what we know … we want to bring something new and something we know very well to the town,” Marcel told the Los

Public Receives Update On Tourism Strategic Plan

on November 16, 2017 - 8:06am

  

The public weighs in on the County's strategic tourism plan during a meeting Nov. 8 at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 
Assistant to the County Manager Linda Matteson speaks during the public meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post 
 
Los Alamos is at a crossroads; Assistant to the County Manager Linda Matteson reported during the tourism public meeting Wednesday, Nov. 8 at Fuller Lodge.
 
With two newly installed national parks: the Valles Caldera National Preserve and the Manhattan Project

Verde Juice Now At Los Alamos Co+op

on November 16, 2017 - 7:52am
 
VJ News:

Verde Juice is now available at the Los Alamos Co+op Market.

Verde Juice is made with 100 percent organic ingredients. As a social enterprise based in Santa Fe, Verde buys locally grown produce with abandon because they don't believe in empty calories and focus on packing the maximum amount of nutrition into everything they do.
 
Click here.

Council Proclaims Nov. 25 Small Business Saturday

on November 16, 2017 - 7:29am

Councilor James Chrobocinski presents a proclamation to LACDC Executive Director Patrick Sullivan during Tuesday's Council meeting, recognizing Nov. 25 as Small Business Saturday. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

COUNTY News: 

 

Los Alamos County Council presented a proclamation to recognize Saturday, Nov. 25, as being Small Business Saturday. Councilor James Chrobocinski presented to proclamation to Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation Executive Director Patrick Sullivan during the meeting.

 

The proclamation read: 

 

WHEREAS: Small, locally-owned businesses in

Purgatory Ski Resort Set To Open Saturday

on November 15, 2017 - 6:29am

James and Tonia Coleman opening day 2016 at Purgatory Resort. Courtesy photo

SKI News:

DURANGO, Colo. – With more snow in the forecast this week, outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy a unique experience Saturday, Nov. 18 at Purgatory Resort. Ski and mountain bike on the same day, at the same resort. 

Purgatory Resort opens for ski season Saturday, Nov. 18 with Lifts 1 and 2 operating 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with access to the trails Westfork and El Diablo, PLUS Lift 4 will provide lift-served mountain biking, weather permitting.

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

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.

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