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Local Shoppers Win Big During Los Alamos And White Rock Small Business Saturday

on December 9, 2019 - 5:29pm

From left, Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann, Dave Volk of CB FOX receiving a $1,000 check for being the merchant that sold the Blue Bucks grand prize raffle ticket, Enterprise Bank & Trust Regional President Liddie Martinez, and the grand prize winner of the EB&T Blue Bucks drawing is Dave Fuehne. Courtesy/Chamber

Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann with the Grinch aka Dave Fuehne. Courtesy/Chamber


The holiday shopping season kicked off  Nov. 30 in Los Alamos and White Rock with Small Business Saturday.

This year, a few lucky shoppers also won big in the Enterprise Bank & Trust Blue

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Gadgets Inside BSM

on December 9, 2019 - 4:28pm

On the job in Los Alamos this afternoon at Gadgets inside the Bradbury Science Museum at 15th Street and Central Avenue are volunteer Ronaele Freestone, left, and Gadgets Store Manager Shari Foley. The one-of-a-kind store is stocked full of unique products for holiday shoppers including Manhattan Project era books, t-shirts and vests with LANL logos like the one Foley is wearing in sizes up to 3X, stuffed animals, coffee cups. Christmas tree ornaments and much more. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Outdoor Recreation Division Has Awarded First-Ever Grants Aimed At Growing Outdoor Economy

on December 9, 2019 - 7:58am
SANTA FE The New Mexico Economic Development Department's Outdoor Recreation Division has awarded the first-ever grants to business start-up organizations aimed at growing the outdoor economy.
The awards of $50,000 each will go to the San Juan College Enterprise Center in Farmington and to Creative Startups, which is proposing an initiative to serve as many as a dozen rural communities. Both were chosen for their regional focus to help outdoor recreation startups in the service, retail, and manufacturing spaces.
"My administration is clear that the outdoor recreation

Del Norte Credit Union Supports Breakfast With Santa

on December 8, 2019 - 1:08pm

From left, Kiwanis Past President  Philo Shelton and Kiwanis President Cheryl Pongratz accept a check from Matt Waldschmidt of Del Norte Credit Union to assist in sponsoring Breakfast with Santa. Courtesy photo

Rotary: Scientist Ryan Toma Shares Viome Research

on December 8, 2019 - 10:54am

At the Dec. 3 Rotary Club meeting, research scientist Ryan Toma of Viome described the three-year-old company’s research and success as it uses a systems biology approach, an individual’s microbiome (‘gut’) and metabolism, to reduce and prevent chronic disease, which now accounts for roughly 90 percent of today’s healthcare services. Viome is a spin-off from Los Alamos National Laboratory; its testing leads to personalized recommendations for nutrition and lifestyle.

NM Congressional Delegation Applauds Economic Development Grant To Help Northwest New Mexico

on December 8, 2019 - 10:51am
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) have announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded the Northwest New Mexico Council of Governments (NWNMCOG) a $988,400 grant to expand its current efforts to diversify the economy in Cibola, McKinley and San Juan Counties.
The EDA grant adds to $540,000 in state investment in the regional economic development group.
The grant

LAMS PTO Holds Papa Murphy’s Fundraiser Dec. 16

on December 8, 2019 - 10:33am




The Los Alamos Middle School PTO Papa Murphys fundraiser Monday, Dec. 16. For every pizza purchased and a coupon handed over with that purchase, Papa Murphys will donate $3 to the LAMS PTO. Coupons will be available at Papa Murphys that day or can be downloaded and printed ahead of time.


The Los Alamos Middle School PTO is dedicated to serving the needs of students, parent/guardians and staff. The PTO gives assistance to teachers, supports school and family social interactions, and provides an unbiased network for sharing information.


The PTO provides a