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New Mexico Tourism Industry Enjoys Boom

on November 2, 2017 - 10:01am

Regional Tourism Economy Panel members from left, Los Alamos County Community Services Department Director Brian Brogan, Assistant to the County Manager Linda Matteson, Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott, Bradbury Science Museum Director Linda Deck and Cynthia Delgado of TOURISM in Santa Fe. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com  

New Mexico Hospitality Association President Jen Schroer speaks during the summit. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY

Los Alamos Daily Post

kirsten@ladailypostcom

 

The tourism industry is gaining more and more traction

Massage Like You’ve Never Felt It

on November 2, 2017 - 8:52am

Windgate Healing Arts owner Bethany Bundy at 2101 Suite T Trinity Dr. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Bethany Bundy, owner of Windgate Healing Arts, offers body work techniques that may be new to Los Alamos, but have thousands of years of history behind them.

Bundy opened Windgate Healing Arts at 2101 Suite T Trinity Dr., about two months ago. Located near the Los Alamos Public Schools Administration Building, Windgate presents a calm, beautiful atmosphere.

A massage therapist for 20 years, Bundy was drawn to the

NMERB Improving Sustainability State Tour

on November 1, 2017 - 8:26am

Halloween Spirit At Los Alamos National Bank

on October 31, 2017 - 2:01pm

Trolls filled with Halloween spirit gather this afternoon at Los Alamos National Bank. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Getting in the Halloween spirit, Liddie Martinez as Medusa and Ryan Tatro as Clark Kent. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Angelina Payen and Gabby Espinoza as mermaids. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Jason Waterbury, left, Missy Stark, Tiffany Hinojosa, Carrie DeBurgomaster and Patrick Browder dress up as Unicorns. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

LACDC Seeks Applicants For Chamber Manager

on October 31, 2017 - 11:03am

LACDC News:

The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) is seeking an experienced professional to serve as the Manager of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce.

 LACDC is a private non profit economic development firm consisting of multiple complimentary programs including the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos Main Street, Discover Los Alamos, a destination marketing organization, projectY co-work Los Alamos, and the Los Alamos Research Park. The Chamber Manager reports directly to the LACDC Executive Director. 

For a full job description please go to

Balderas: $18.5 Million Presbyterian Settlement

on October 30, 2017 - 1:28pm

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas

From the Office of Attorney General Hector Balderas:

  • Balderas’ recovery exceeds the audit amount identified by nearly $4 million

ALBUQUERQUE – This afternoon, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced he has reached an $18.5 million settlement with Presbyterian Healthcare regarding the failure to pay Medicaid premium taxes by the corporation.

The settlement exceeds the amount identified, $14.6 million, in the recently released Examination Resources audit by nearly four million dollars.

SBA Celebrates National Veterans Small Business Week 2017 With Boots To Business Reboot Seminar Nov. 2

on October 29, 2017 - 9:52am

SBA Administrator Linda McMahon

SBA News:

 ALBUQUERQUE – The U.S. Small Business Administration New Mexico District Office and the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services Veterans Business Outreach Center will host Boots to Business Reboot, a free business development seminar for veterans, Guard/Reserve personnel and their spouses, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 2 at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell.

This business development seminar is a local observance of National Veterans Small Business Week, Oct. 30 – Nov.

Cornerstone Companies Gather At Municipal Building

on October 27, 2017 - 11:08am

United Way of Northern New Mexico Cornerstone Company representatives gather Thursday afternoon at the Community Action Fund thermometer in front of the Los Alamos Municipal Building.

New Mexico True Television Receives 2nd Regional Emmy® Award

on October 27, 2017 - 9:07am
NMTT News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  New Mexico True Television, the weekly travel show created to take viewers to every breathtaking corner of New Mexico, produced by CliffDweller Digital in cooperation with the New Mexico Tourism Department, has been awarded its second Regional Emmy® Award in two years in the category of “Magazine Program – Program/Special.”
 
The show currently airs regionally on both commercial and PBS stations, as well as public access in Albuquerque, bringing viewers across New Mexico, Southern Colorado, and West Texas face-to-face with fun and adventurous destinations and

Care2 Petition Demands NPS Scrap Proposal To Charge $70 Entrance Fee For 17 National Parks

on October 27, 2017 - 8:59am
CARE2 News:
 
A new Care2 petition is demanding the The National Park Service stop its proposal to more than double the entrance fees at 17 national parks, including the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and Yellowstone. It has gathered 7,000 signatures.
 
VIEW THE CARE2 PETITION HERE: https://www.thepetitionsite.com/254/666/488/
 
“This new proposal will make it even more difficult for all of us to visit and enjoy our public lands — and will especially prohibit lower-income Americans from visiting the public lands that their tax dollars help maintain,” the Care2 petition reads.

Scenes Of Last Outdoor Farmers Market This Season

on October 26, 2017 - 11:17am

The kettle corn is popping at today's final outdoor Los Alamos Farmers Market for the 2017 season. The Los Alamos Farmers Market is set up near the Mesa Public Library on Central Avenue. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Masa corn tortillas are under construction at today's Los Alamos Farmers Market ... get um while they're hot! Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Christmas chile roasting today at the Los Alamos Farmers Market. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

The produce stand is filled with fresh pickings at the Farmers Market today on Central Avenue. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

A basket leaves the Farmers Market

Heinrich Calls On Secretary Perry To Withdraw Proposal To Force Consumers To Subsidize Uncompetitive Coal And Nuclear Companies

on October 26, 2017 - 9:41am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In an op-ed today, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) called on Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry to withdraw a recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) directing federal regulators at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to create rules that would favor coal and nuclear plants that are no longer the most cost-effective producers of energy.

“If FERC were to adopt Secretary Perry’s proposed rule, or anything even remotely similar, it would unravel wholesale energy markets and

Flat Jack Spotted On Central Avenue Promoting Halloweekend In Downtown Los Alamos Oct. 27-28

on October 25, 2017 - 10:36am

Flat Jack promotes Halloweekend. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos MainStreet and Creative District News:

Flat Jack was spotted Tuesday on Central Avenue near CB FOX Kidz, in front of the Teen Center on 20th Street and in front of Fuller Lodge. The skeleton is created from chalk and painted on the local roads using sewer grates for his rib cage.

Los Alamos Creative District Curator Ryn Herrmann made the Flat Jack template to promote Halloweekend Friday Oct. 27 and Saturday Oct. 28 in downtown Los Alamos.

For the complete Halloweekend schedule, visit losalamosmainstreet.com.

Los Alamos

LAEC: Talk On Case For Modular Nuclear Reactors For Utility Scale Electricity Generation Saturday

on October 25, 2017 - 10:22am

Jack Bailey of NuScale Power

ASME/ASM/IEEE/ANS News:

The Los Alamos Engineering Council (ASME/ASM/IEEE/ANS) Dinner Meeting features a talk by Jack Bailey, vice president Business Development, NuScale Power, on the case for modular nuclear reactors for utility scale electricity generation, Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, 1101 Bathtub Row.

  • Social Time: 5:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 6 p.m.
  • Lecture: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Abstract:

NuScale Power was incorporated in 2007 following a reactor concept initiated in 2000 as a collaborative project with Oregon State University, the Idaho National

New Sidewalks Underway In Central Park Square

on October 25, 2017 - 7:36am

Workers are installing new sidewalks Tuesday afternoon in Central Park Square as part of owner Philip Kunsberg's continuous efforts to improve his properties in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

SFCC Offers New Collar Manufacturing Classes

on October 25, 2017 - 5:37am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College’s Innovation Center announces new Continuing Education classes in digital fabrication and new collar jobs.
 
Fab Lab Hub, a part of the international Fab Lab Network based at the Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT in Cambridge, Mass., is bringing next generation manufacturing and training to Santa Fe. Two November courses will open the Fab Lab program, which focuses on the digital transformation of traditional manufacturing skills. 
 
Fab Lab Hub founder Sarah Boisvert, has worked in digital fabrication including laser processing and 3D

LAHS 5th Annual Career Fair Wednesday

on October 23, 2017 - 5:32am

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School will host its 5th Annual Career Fair noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25 in the Auxiliary Gymnasium. 

Los Alamos community members representing a variety of careers have committed to attend this year’s event and share their experiences with students. Representatives from UNM-LA, Northern New Mexico College and Santa Fe Community College, as well as Workforce Solutions and the military also are participating in the career fair.

Students can enter drawings for prizes by attending and meeting with the career representatives.

Ingram Spark Director Robin Cutler Speaks Oct. 27

on October 23, 2017 - 5:08am
Robin Cutler
 
NMBC News:
 
Robin Cutler, director of Ingram Spark, will speak to the New Mexico Book Co-op on Ingram Spark and other book related questions and trends.
 
Ingram is the world’s largest book distributor. The lunch is Friday, Oct. 27, at Golden Corral on San Mateo in Albuquerque.
 
The meeting starts at noon but people come as early as 11 a.m. to network and have lunch. Each attendee pays for their own lunch and is expected to pay and partake of the lunch bar. The lunch is open to the public and beginners in the book business are encouraged to attend.
 
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McQuiston: Importance Of Equipment Breakdown Coverage

on October 22, 2017 - 5:48am
By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency
 
One insurance coverage that is extremely important to property owners – and is sometimes overlooked – is Equipment Breakdown Coverage.
 
Equipment Breakdown insurance has been available for commercial property owners for quite a while, but it is now commonly available as an endorsement to homeowner and rental dwelling policies.
 
This valuable line of protection typically covers three types of losses:
  • Electrical breakdown
  • Mechanical breakdown
  • Rupture, bursting, bulging, implosion, or steam explosion
And this definition leads to a couple of commonly

Equifax Breach Follow-Up: How Vulnerable Is NM?

on October 21, 2017 - 10:36am
WALLETHUB News:
 
With Equifax losing its $7 million anti-fraud contract with the IRS after a major data breach at the credit bureau exposed the confidential information of more than 145 million American consumers, the free credit-monitoring website WalletHub today released its in-depth analysis identifying 2017’s States Most Vulnerable to Identity Theft & Fraud.

To determine where Americans are most susceptible to such crimes, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across eight key metrics.

Speakers, Topics Announced For 50 Communication Hacks In Santa Fe – A WriterGal Event Nov. 3

on October 21, 2017 - 8:07am
50 Communication Hacks educational business communication forum is Nov. 3. Courtesy photo
 
WRITER GAL News:
 
SANTA FE  Speakers and topics have been announced for the Nov. 3 WriterGal Network, LLC, event, 50 Communication Hacks.
 
50 Communication Hacks is a fast-paced, educational business communication forum featuring insider tips, tricks and unique approaches for successful branding, promotion, marketing and more.

New Mexico House Republicans To Jeff Bezos: We Stand Ready To Partner With Amazon!

on October 20, 2017 - 6:05pm

Minority Floor Leader Nate Gentry

NM HOUSE GOP News:

SANTA FE – Nineteen New Mexico House Republican representatives sent a letter today to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to promote Albuquerque’s bid to host Am

azon’s new North American headquarters.

In their letter, the representatives cited New Mexico’s location, cultural and recreational opportunities, and the presence of two national laboratories as key assets. They also pledged their willingness to work on business-friendly policies, including tax reform, as well as continued support for important state incentive programs such as the Local

LANB Employees Evacuate Due To Burning Odor

on October 20, 2017 - 4:33pm

A line of Los Alamos National Bank employees wait in the bank parking lot this afternoon while Los Alamos Firefighters check out a burning electrical odor permeating inside the building at 1200 Trinity Dr. Los Alamos Market President Liddie Martinez explained the burning electrical odor set off the building's alarm around 1:10 p.m. and the fire department immediately responded to the scene. Martinez said the fire department did a full sweep of the building but the smell was concentrated to the second floor.

Letter To The Editor: Thank You Cheryl Sowder!

on October 20, 2017 - 10:47am
By Cheryl and Morrie Pongratz
Los Alamos

Congratulations to Cheryl Sowder for her 38 years of successful ownership of The Finishing Touch—but it’s no surprise!

Every project Finishing Touch has completed for us has been professionally executed and thoroughly delightful—even the last one that required Cheryl to pursue for a full year to finally get satisfaction on a product complaint on our behalf. She incurred considerable business expense but didn’t give up until the customer was satisfied.

This is the kind of service Los Alamos has received at The Finishing Touch.

Wiemann: Put Retirement Week Lessons To Work

on October 20, 2017 - 8:06am
Information provided by
Shelly A. Wiemann
Edward Jones

To raise public awareness about the importance of saving for retirement, Congress has designated the third week of October as National Save for Retirement Week. What lessons can you learn from this event?

First of all, save early – and save often. Too many people put off saving for retirement until they are in their late 40s – and even their 50s.

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