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Heinrich Viewpoint: New Mexico Must Build Homegrown Tech Workforce ... Here's One Way To Do It

on August 2, 2017 - 8:06am
By U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
D-New Mexico

New Mexico has long been at the center of technology innovation. Research and development at our national laboratories, universities and military installations has led to major breakthroughs in computing, energy, health care and national security.
 
The technology industry is a driving force in creating jobs and expanding economic growth. In 2016 alone, the technology sector contributed more than $1 trillion to the U.S. economy, employed more than 7 million workers and added more than 100,000 new jobs.

Tickets Available For Parade Of Playhouses Aug. 25

on August 1, 2017 - 8:11am
NMA News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  New Mexico’s best builders and architects have signed up once again for the New Mexico Appleseed Parade of Playhouses Gala that will be held Friday, Aug. 25. 
 
Each team is constructing a playhouse to be auctioned off at the Gala to support New Mexico Appleseed’s work addressing the root causes of poverty through systemic change. 
 
This year’s design-build group includes the artistic collaborative Meow Wolf from Santa Fe! They’ve designed a whimsical playhouse that is on display in their lobby and is available through our raffle.

WalletHub Study: 2017’s Best Places To Flip Houses

on August 1, 2017 - 6:42am
WALLETHUB News:
 
With more than 126,000 house-flipping investors in 2016 – the highest rate since 2007 – and an average gross profit of nearly $63,000, also a new ceiling since 2000, the personal-finance website WalletHub took an in-depth look at 2017's Best Places to Flip Houses.

To help serious real-estate investors find the best markets to list their flipped properties, WalletHub’s data team compared the 150 largest U.S. cities across 22 key metrics. The data set ranges from median purchase price to average full home remodeling costs to housing-market health index.

 
Best Cities to Flip

Supreme Court Asked To Prevent Email Providers From Hiding Crime Evidence On Overseas Servers

on July 31, 2017 - 10:15am

STATE News:

ALBUQUERQUE -- Attorney General Hector Balderas has joined a bipartisan coalition of 33 states and Puerto Rico to support the U.S. Department of Justice’s request in United States v. Microsoft, that the U.S. Supreme Court decide whether email service providers can shield evidence of a crime from law enforcement by storing data outside the United States.

“New Mexico’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force does critical work protecting our children and we hope that the Supreme Court agrees with our law enforcement coalition so that work is not jeopardized,” Attorney General

Scenes From Business After Hours At Exit Realty

on July 30, 2017 - 1:50pm

From left, broker Lance Eaton, his mom Pam Eaton-Scott and broker David Horpedahl and their entire team greeted community members Thursday evening during the Chamber of Commerce hosted Business After Hours at Exit Realty Advantage NM, 1615 Central Ave., suite 100. Guests learned more about Exit Realty, networked and shared tasty hors d’oeuvres from Hot Rocks Java Cafe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Broker Lance Eaton, left, with Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz, Thursday evening at Business After Hours at Exit Realty in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A.

Pueblo Canyon Inn Hosts First Wedding Event

on July 30, 2017 - 9:09am

Pueblo Canyon Inn at 199 San Ildefonso Road in Los Alamos hosted its first wedding Saturday. Aspen Elementary School Teacher Andrea Nicole Gutierrez and William Schlee were married in front of 150 guests at the picturesque outdoor ceremony. For information about Pueblo Canyon Inn, click here. Courtesy/Elizabeth Allen

Scene from Saturday's wedding ceremony at Pueblo Canyon Inn. Courtesy/Elizabeth Allen

Wedding guests were treated to Hawaiian shaved ice following Saturday's outdoor ceremony at Pueblo Canyon Inn. Courtesy/Elizabeth Allen

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Smith's In White Rock

on July 30, 2017 - 7:30am

On the job at Smith's in White Rock are Ben Herrera and Elizabeth Garner. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Council Approves $325,000 LEDA Loan For UbiQD

on July 29, 2017 - 8:16am

Dr. Hunter McDaniel, CEO and founder of UbiQD, a local technology company, points out his colleagues in the audience during Tuesday night's regular County Council meeting. Council approved for UbiQD to receive a $325,000 LEDA loan to help with the purchase of the building it occupies  at 134 East Gate Dr.  Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY 

Los Alamos Daily Post 

kirsten@ladailypost.com

 

UbiQD, a local startup company, received financial assistance from the Los Alamos County Council to purchase the building it is currently headquartered in.

Council approved a

FBI: Man Wearing College Baseball Cap Robs Bank In Albuquerque ... Flees Scene On Bicycle

on July 29, 2017 - 7:44am
FBI News:
 
A man wearing a brown or green University of New Mexico Lobos baseball cap fled on a bicycle after robbing a bank Wednesday in Albuquerque.
 
The suspect is described as a white male in his 40s or 50s, approximately 6' tall, with a slender or medium build. He had a mustache and wore sunglasses, a brown or green University of New Mexico Lobos baseball cap, gray hooded sweatshirt with dark blue sleeves and khaki pants. He also carried a backpack.
 
At approximately 3:04 p.m., the suspect walked into the Wells Fargo bank at 1406 Bridge Blvd. SW.

NMED Hosts Six Public Meetings Statewide To Discuss $18 Million In Volkswagen Settlement Funds

on July 29, 2017 - 7:10am
NMED News:
 
SANTA FE The New Mexico Environment Department will conduct public outreach meetings Aug. 14-24, on the $18 million Volkswagen settlement funds in Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Roswell, Albuquerque, Farmington and Gallup.
 
At these meetings, representatives of the Environment Department will provide more details on the VW settlement and solicit public input.
 
The NMED will guide the creation of New Mexico’s Beneficiary Mitigation Plan (BMP) and with public input, determine how the funds will be distributed across various future projects to reduce the level of nitrogen oxide and

Smith's Marketplace Pharmacist Katherine Fry Nominated For Kroger Community Service Award

on July 29, 2017 - 7:02am
A woman on a mission. Smith's Pharmacist Katherine Fry will visit Haiti in September with the help of Kroger for her 6th mission trip. She was recently nominated for a national award and selected as the highlighted story for District 6. Courtesy photo
 
Mothers in Haiti carry infants far and sometimes wait hours to receive the most basic of care for their children. The life-saving efforts are assisted by local Heroine Dr. Katherine Fry and donations from Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
 
 
By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN
Los Alamos

Dr.

DOE Issues RFI For Hanford 222-S Lab Contract

on July 27, 2017 - 5:01pm

The U.S. Department of Energy headquarters in Washington, D.C. Courtesy/DOE

DOE News:

CINCINNATI — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center today issued a Sources Sought/Request for Information (RFI).

The RFI is seeking interested parties with specialized capabilities necessary to successfully perform all or a portion of the elements of scope for a potential upcoming competitive DOE Office of Environmental Management (EM) procurement for the 222-S Laboratory Analytical Management and Services at the DOE Office of River Protection (ORP),

NMFO: 'New Mexico Film Residency Certification Card'

on July 27, 2017 - 7:21am
NMFO News:
 
SANTA FE  The New Mexico Film Office and the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department (TRD) has announced a new way to make the hiring of New Mexico residents easier for both the film and television industries.
 
The Taxation and Revenue Department has begun issuing New Mexico Film Residency Cards to ease the hiring process for New Mexico residents seeking employment in the industries.
 
By providing documentation requested on the current Declaration of Residency (such as a New Mexico driver's license, a utility bill and others), TRD will verify residency and proof of

White Rock Metzger's Closes Due To Power Outage

on July 26, 2017 - 4:39pm

Due to the power outage, Metzger's is about to close now - at 4:30 p.m. - since their batteries are about dead, too. They apologize for the inconvenience and hope to be open as normal at 7 a.m. Thursday. Courtesy photo

Interior Not Top-Heavy Enough To Relieve Field

on July 26, 2017 - 11:16am
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke
 
DOI News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has repeatedly said he wants to fill growing staff shortfalls in national parks and refuges by moving employees from headquarters and regional offices to “front line” field positions.
 
But figures obtained by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) indicate that there are not enough bodies in these agencies’ rear echelons to fill the gaps.
 
PEER looked at staffing in the National Park Service (NPS) and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) in 2007, late in George W.

Business After Hours At Exit Realty Thursday

on July 26, 2017 - 4:27am

ADV Insurance Agency Hires Augusta Dyson

on July 26, 2017 - 3:33am

Augusta Dyson
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post 

Augusta Dyson, a producer with ADV Insurance Agency, is in the business of helping people.

“I really like helping the customer not only save money but making sure they have the proper coverage,” she said.

Dyson is the newest employee at the locally owned insurance company at 999 Central Ave. in Suite 310. She has worked at the business for about two months.

Owner Vincent Marciano said he was “trying to provide Dyson the opportunity to provide better insurance selection, service and savings to her family

On The Job In Los Alamos: At China Moon

on July 25, 2017 - 7:24am

On the job in Los Alamos Sunday afternoon is Allen Chham. China Moon at 121 Central Park Square, is one of the few restaurants open on Sundays in Los Alamos. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Meow Wolf Constructs Playhouse To Raffle For New Mexico Appleseed's Annual Charity

on July 24, 2017 - 10:30am
Non-Profit Will Raffle One-Of-A-Kind Playhouse To Help End Poverty In New Mexico. Courtesy photo
 
MEOWWOLF News:
 
SANTA FE  Meow Wolf has joined New Mexico’s best builders and architects to create its own special custom playhouse for the New Mexico Appleseed Parade of Playhouses Gala Friday, Aug. 25, at the Albuquerque BioPark Botanic Garden.
 
Each team has constructed a playhouse to be auctioned off—or raffled off in the case of the Meow Wolf version—at the gala to support New Mexico Appleseed’s work that addresses the root causes of poverty through systemic change.
 
Prior to

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Trinity Urgent Care

on July 23, 2017 - 7:18am

On the job at Trinity Urgent Care at 15th Street and Trinity Drive is Medical Assistant Jerrica Martinez. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Pet Pangaea

on July 22, 2017 - 7:45am

On the job at Pet Pangaea in Central Park Square are Valerie Fassbender, left, and Allison Collins. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

CeCe’s Gardens Closes Doors After 32 Years July 31

on July 21, 2017 - 5:19pm
CeCe’s Gardens is permanently closing its doors Monday, July 31 ... everthing is on sale. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
​Los Alamos Daily Post 
 

After 32 years of providing floral arrangements, gifts and plants to Los Alamos, CeCe’s Gardens at 127 Longview Dr. in White Rock is closing its doors for good. The business’ final day will be Monday, July 31, which is actually the same date it first opened.

Everything at the store is on sale at 55 percent off.

Public Weighs In On County Branding Effort

on July 21, 2017 - 5:03pm

James Glover of The Idea Group makes a presentation on the Los Alamos County's branding campaign during a public meeting Wednesday night at Fuller Lodge. Glover encouraged participants to join the effort to make Los Alamos a great place to live, work, stay and play by taking part in the Discovery Action Team. The team will be task to do a number of things such as encouraging local entities to particpate in the brand. He noted that Metzger's Do It best has already jumped in by selling a number of products that advertise Los Alamos and its logo.

U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham Tours LAMC

on July 21, 2017 - 9:59am

Los Alamos Medical Center CEO John Whiteside and Chief Nursing Officer Lisa Wallace, center, greet U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham July 15 at the entrance to the hospital and guide her on a tour of the facility. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladalypost.com

Los Alamos Medical Center CEO John Whiteside guides U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham on a tour of the hospital Saturday afternoon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladalypost.com

Los Alamos Medical Center CEO John Whiteside continues his tour for U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham July 15 at the hospital. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladalypost.com

U.S. Rep.

McQuiston: Lightning Strike Prevention

on July 21, 2017 - 8:00am
By ALLEN McQUISTON
The Jemez Agency
 
The summer storm season is upon us and with storms come one of the most fearful and unpredictable forces of nature: lightning. A single bolt of lightning can carry more than 100 million volts of electricity and create a significant amount of damage to your home and personal property.
 
More than $825 million in lighting damage claims was paid out in 2016 to more than 100,000 policyholders nationwide. There was a total of 109,049 lightning claims in 2016 and each claim averaged $7,571.90 in damages paid.
 
The top three states for reported lighting

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