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LANB Sports Halloween Spirit

on October 31, 2012 - 10:26pm
Los Alamos National Bank in White Rock is transformed into a giant PAC-MAN game today for Halloween. Photo by TK Thompson/

Ron "PAC MAN" Blue prepares to wait on a banking customer today at LANB in White Rock. Photo by TK Thompson/
Bank Teller Charmaine Nahonai waits on Janet Hall this afternoon at LANB in White Rock. Photo by TK Thompson/

Photo by TK Thompson/
Photo by TK Thompson/

Del Norte Hosting Health & Fitness Seminar

on October 31, 2012 - 10:20pm

DNCU News:

Del Norte Credit Union is hosting the Health & Financial Fitness Seminar: A Focus on Women.

When: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2

Where: University of New Mexico - Los Alamos (4000 University Dr., Building 5)

Cost: This seminar is our gift to the women in our community

Registration: Contact Valerie Martinez (505) 455-5302 or Limited space available - please RSVP

Agenda Topics:

  • Take Control of Your Credit Report - Karyne Archuleta, Business Consultant, KLA Enterprizes
  • Everything You Want to Know about Menopause but are Afraid to Ask - Linda Taylor,

Zia Credit Union Selects President/CEO

on October 31, 2012 - 4:35pm

New CEO David Woodruff. Courtesy/ZCU


Zia Credit Union’s Board of Directors is excited to announce that they have selected David Woodruff as the credit union’s new President/Chief Executive Officer effective Monday, Nov. 5.

“David is going to be an excellent leader for Zia Credit Union,” said Ben Garcia, Chairman of the Board. “His extensive knowledge of the industry and his proven track record of success in leadership and lending operations will help the credit union to continue to prosper and serve our members.”

Woodruff holds a BA in International Relations from


Money IQ: How Closely Should You Monitor Your Credit?

on October 31, 2012 - 11:48am
Money IQ
By Sarah Hosford

How Closely Should You Monitor Your Credit?

Your credit report provides a financial overview to current and future creditors and is reviewed when lending decisions are made for credit cards, car loans, mortgages, etc.

Lenders take into account your credit score, past delinquencies, bankruptcies, court judgments, tax liens and any other accounts that may have gone to a collection agency.

All of these things factor into calculating your personal credit score and history.

The three most commonly used credit bureaus are; TransUnion, Experian, and Equifax.



NNSA Saves More Than $519M Through Strategic Sourcing

on October 31, 2012 - 10:20am

Energy Secretary Steven Chu. Courtesy/DOE

NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today announced that the agency has saved taxpayers $519.3 million since 2007 through strategic sourcing.

In 2010, Secretary Steven Chu recognized NNSA for saving $213 million over the prior four years, but challenged the agency to increase cumulative savings to $450 million by 2012.

NNSA achieved this goal by implementing an enterprise-wide strategic sourcing solution, which includes the processes of the Supply Chain Management Center (SCMC) created by NNSA

Taxes are a Fact of Life

on October 31, 2012 - 9:45am

SBDC News:

Whether you are a sole-proprietor, LLC, partnership or corporation, business taxes are a fact of life.

While you were running your business this year, new tax law was being enacted and changes were being made to the current tax code.

Most business owners don’t have time to keep up with all these changing tax laws. This is why attending the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Small Business Development Center workshops on taxes is so important.

It is important as a business owner to understand what expenses can be deducted from tax returns.

There is a distinct difference


De Colores Going Strong After Three Decades

on October 30, 2012 - 10:09am

De Colores owner Joan Duran. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

By Bonnie Gordon

De Colores Restaurant has served three generations of Los Alamos residents.
Founded in 1978 by Joan and Mel Duran, and operating at the current location for 10 years, De Colores is the longest running restaurant in Los Alamos.
“In April 2013 we’ll celebrate our 34th anniversary and we’re looking forward to celebrating many more,” Duran said.
De Colores is located at the original entrance to Los Alamos at the site of the guard station, which has been incorporated into the restaurant’s kitchen.