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ABC Program Supporting Education Completes Its 17th Year With Total Donations Over $1.2 Million

on May 22, 2018 - 9:21am
SBFN News:
 
DENVER, Colo. This month schools and students are receiving $99,760 in grants from the ABC Program that supports education in Sunflower Bank and First National 1870’s communities.
 
Since the start of the ABC Program in 2001, Sunflower Bank has given away more than $1,238,000 in support of education.
 
“It is exciting to bring the possibilities of the ABC Program to all our Sunflower Bank and First National 1870 communities,” Mollie Carter, Chairman of Sunflower Bank said.

Chamber Ribbon Cutting At L.A. Liquor May 25

on May 21, 2018 - 12:48pm

CHAMBER News:

The Chamber of Commerce is helping to celebrate the Grand Opening of the new L.A. Liquor 2-6 p.m. Friday, May 25, with a 2:30 p.m. ribbon cutting at 1650 Trinity Dr.

Pizza and and other food will be served and there will be special sales available.

John Chhina and his son Ricky Chhina, who also own the local Subway, are co-owners of L.A. Liquor. They sell beer, wine and liquor as well as Indian groceries and food.

 

Ribbon cuttings are a benefit of being a Los Alamos Chamber member. For more information about Chamber membership, visit losalamoschamber.com or call Ryn

DOE Awards Contract To BluePath Labs For EM Administrative And Business Support Services

on May 21, 2018 - 12:29pm
DOE News:
 
CINCINNATI, Ohio The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of a contract to BluePath Labs, LLC of Washington, DC, for Environmental Management Administrative and Business Support Services.
 
This contract is an Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) from which Firm-Fixed-Price and Time-and-Materials task orders may be issued. The IDIQ contract contains a $4 million maximum value of services, and has a five year ordering period from the date of contract award.
 
The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Environmental Management’s (EM) mission

Gov. Susana Martinez Announces 120 New Jobs

on May 21, 2018 - 12:11pm
Gov. Susana Martinez
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA TERESA Gov. Susana Martinez has announced that Corrugated Synergies International (CSI) is expanding to Santa Teresa, creating 120 new manufacturing jobs.
 
The company will invest more than $31 million in infrastructure, production equipment, and the renovation of their new facility. New Mexico beat out Nevada and Texas for the expansion.
 
"Once again, the power of New Mexico's economic development tools are on full display," Martinez said.

‘Ignite Talks’ Debuts In Los Alamos June 16

on May 21, 2018 - 11:35am

By Los Alamos Makers

“Ignite Talks” described as “a fast-paced geek event” is making its Los Alamos debut June 16 at Los Alamos Makers on Orange Street.

Ignite talks first started in Seattle, Wash., 12 years ago and is now a global phenomenon with events around the world from New York City to Paris, France … and now Los Alamos.

Most of us have heard of TED talks. Unlike TED talks, Ignite talks have a very specific format and are designed to be very inclusive: Ignite’s official mission is “Everyone Speaks”.

The only requirement is that ‘speakers must build their presentations with 20

Scenes From Pig + Fig Ribbon Cutting Saturday

on May 20, 2018 - 8:32am
Co-owners Chef Laura Crucet and her father Fernando Crucet cut the ribbon Saturday morning at Pig +Fig Cafe's new location, 11 Sherwood Blvd., in White Rock. Her sons, Julian,left, and Will hold the ribbon. They are joined by staff and well-wishers. The restaurant is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Pig+Fig co-owner and chef Laura Crucet with her sons Will, left, and Julian. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Pig+Fig created refreshments for the grand opening. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Pajarito Brewpub & Grill Hosts Beer & Burger Bash

on May 20, 2018 - 8:19am
A crowd gathers Saturday for food, drink and music at the second annual Bands, Burgers & Beer Bash at Pajarito Brewpub & Grill in Mari Mac Plaza. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Family fun Saturday at the Bands, Burgers & Beer Bash at Pajarito Brewpub & Grill. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
Santa Fe band Escape on a Horse entertains the crowd. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
About 10 kinds of beer and cider were available for tasting and purchase at the event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Tourism Implementation Task Force Meets May 23

on May 20, 2018 - 8:03am

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Tourism Implementation Task Force meeting is noon Wednesday, May 23, in Room 330 at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

The meeting is open to the public.

Agenda:

I. Call to Order
II. Introductions
III. Review of Task Force Charter
IV. Overview of Tourism Strategic Plan
V. Discussion of format, date, time for future meetings
VI. Public Comment
VII. Next Meeting Scheduled: TBD
VIII. Adjourn Meeting

Scenes From Farmers Market Thursday

on May 20, 2018 - 7:27am

Los Alamos High School sophomores on a 'New Mexico History' field trip, which included a scavenger hunt taking them around to various farmers where they learned more about the farming history in New Mexico. The Los Alamos Farmers Market is part of the Los Alamos MainStreet program and open every 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday through October. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Gonzalez FarmsPhoto by KayLinda Crawford

Art in Public Places Board members seeks community input about upcoming art projects. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Photo by KayLinda Crawford

The flowers are in bloom at the Farmers

Comcast, Attorney General, Albuquerque Mayor, Teeniors, And Adelante Join Forces

on May 19, 2018 - 11:17am
STATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE — Wednesday, David L. Cohen, Comcast Corporation’s Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer; New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas; and Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller announced a new Internet Essentials partnership to educate seniors, parents, and children across New Mexico about some of the most serious challenges they may face online.  
 
This innovative, multi-dimensional effort will combine public service announcements, free in-person training programs, and free educational resources including videos, brochures, and booklets that will

Pig + Fig Hosts Ribbon Cutting 11 a.m. Today!

on May 19, 2018 - 5:53am

State Economic Development Department: $250,000 To Assist Small Science & Technology Companies

on May 18, 2018 - 9:57am
EDD Secretary Matt Geisel
 
EDD News:
 
SANTA FE Economic Development Secretary Matt Geisel announced Thursday that three New Mexico companies will receive New Mexico Small Business Innovation Research (NMSBIR) Matching Grants to help their businesses grow.
 
The NMSBIR program is designed to support science and technology companies by assisting them in business development, technology commercialization and entry to market.  
 
"Since 2011, we've cut taxes and created a business-friendly environment in New Mexico to help our homegrown companies thrive," Secretary Geisel said.

Wiemann: You Can Still Gain Tax Benefits From Charitable Donations

on May 18, 2018 - 7:20am

By SHELLY A. WIEMANN
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones

Like most people, you probably know several organizations worthy of your philanthropy, and you may well have contributed to them, perhaps on an annual basis. In the past, when you’ve made charitable donations, it’s been a win-win: You were able to provide support to a worthy organization and you received some valuable tax benefits. But with the passage of the new tax laws, things may have changed considerably for many people. Are there still tax benefits to making a charitable donation?

Here’s some background: Previously, you may have been able

Opioid Companies Try Dirty Trick; AG Battles Back

on May 18, 2018 - 7:15am
Attorney General Hector Balderas

AG News:

The opioid companies are trying to remove New Mexico’s lawsuit from Santa Fe to a federal court causing unnecessary delays

SANTA FE ― Attorney General Hector Balderas issued an update Tuesday on his ongoing litigation against more than two dozen opioid manufacturers and distributors.

The lawsuit seeks reimbursement of state funds that have been spent as a result of the opioid epidemic, as well as civil penalties for violations of state law, money needed to treat citizens suffering from addiction, punitive damages, and permanent changes to the way these

Bill From Reps. Luján, Fleischmann And Sens. Coons, Risch Supports Small Business Innovation

on May 18, 2018 - 6:44am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) and Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN) and U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and James Risch (R-ID) Wednesday introduced the Promoting Small Business Innovation through Partnerships with National Labs Act, which allows small businesses to gain access to premier facilities at the national labs, spurring innovation and stimulating the culture of private-public collaboration.
 
Small businesses are the lifeblood of the American economy.

Potential Buyer Announced For Old Smith’s

on May 17, 2018 - 9:47pm
Deputy County Manager Steve Lynne presents an update on the old Smith's, Mari Marc Plaza and Smith's Marketplace during Tuesday's Council work session. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
The old Smith’s Food and Drug building’s stint as an abandoned building may soon be over, Deputy County Manager Steve Lynne reported Tuesday night during the Los Alamos County Council’s work session.
 
Lynne said Kroger has received an offer to purchase their entire portion of the Mari Mac property on Central Avenue.
 

This Week At The Reel Deal

on May 17, 2018 - 8:06pm

RE/MAX Broker Of The Month: Meet Kendra Ruminer-Shunk

on May 17, 2018 - 3:21pm

Kendra Ruminer-Shunk

RE/MAX First News:

I have a long history, and deep roots in Los Alamos. I was born here in town as were my parents and my children. My grandparents came to Los Alamos after the war during a time when kids were badged and had a Z number.

One of my grandfathers, Robert Cake, was the pharmacist in what is now the Starbucks building.

The other, Coke Ruminer, worked as a machinist at the lab. I am the third generation of my family to live in this town, and my children are the fourth.

I am married to my husband of 13 years, Devin Shunk.

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McQuiston: When The In-Laws Move In ... Are They Covered?

on May 17, 2018 - 3:11pm

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

 
As the Baby Boomer generation continues to grow older, it’s not uncommon to see aging parents move in with their grown children. Regardless of the reason, this situation is becoming more widespread and could potentially create insurance ramifications.

Let’s look at the language in a standard  homeowners form. Please keep in mind these forms and their language can differ from insurance company to insurance company. The policy defines “insured” to include you and residents of your household who are your relatives.

Governor Susana Martinez Announces $1.6 Million Catalyst Fund Commitment To NMA Ventures

on May 17, 2018 - 8:53am
Gov. Susana Martinez
 
STATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Gov. Susana Martinez announced Wednesday that NMA Ventures will receive up to $1.6 million from the Catalyst Fund to invest in New Mexico startups.
 
This commitment will leverage $2.6 million in funds from NMA Ventures, to be invested in New Mexico startups, bringing the total potential investment from this commitment through the Catalyst Fund up to $4.2 million.  
 
"Investing in homegrown New Mexico companies and entrepreneurs strengthens and diversifies our economy," Martinez said.

McDonald’s Restaurants Expect To Hire 1,500 Workers In New Mexico This Summer

on May 17, 2018 - 7:40am
MCDONALD'S News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE With summer around the corner, McDonald’s and its independent franchisees are gearing up to hire approximately 1,500 restaurant employees in New Mexico to better serve customers this busy season.
 
This is good news for job seekers who are interested in pursuing an education while working since McDonald’s recently announced that it is allocating $150 million over five years to its global Archways to Opportunity education program, including lowering eligibility requirements from nine months to 90 days of employment and dropping weekly shift minimums from

Sen. Martin Heinrich Votes To Save Net Neutrality

on May 16, 2018 - 8:22pm

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

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

Today, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) voted to reverse President Trump and the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) repeal of net neutrality rules that protect a free and open internet.

The bipartisan resolution to save net neutrality passed the Senate by a vote of 52 to 47. Without congressional action, net neutrality protections will officially end next month.

“A free and open internet is essential to fostering innovation and education, and promoting civic engagement,” Sen. Heinrich said.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Los Alamos Landscaping

on May 15, 2018 - 7:07am

On the job in Los Alamos Monday are Los Alamos Landscaping and More owner Craig Whener, on ladder, and his crew hanging spring flower baskets along Central Avenue. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Scenes From Farmers Market Thursday

on May 15, 2018 - 7:00am

The Los Alamos Farmers Market is held each Thursday morning in the parking lot adjacent to Mesa Public Library. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Scene from Thursday’s Los Alamos Farmers Market. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Scene from Thursday’s Los Alamos Farmers Market. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Scene from Thursday’s Los Alamos Farmers Market. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Scene from Thursday’s Los Alamos Farmers Market. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Scene from Thursday’s Los Alamos Farmers Market. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Scene from Thursday’s Los Alamos Farmers Market.

Senior Appreciation Night Needs Eight Volunteers

on May 14, 2018 - 2:07pm

COMMUNITY News:

With a couple of weeks to go, Senior Appreciation Night is still in need of eight volunteers to lead fun activities during the evening of graduation Saturday, June 2.

Senior Appreciation Night came about as a result of an upsurge of underage drinking and driving during the late 1970s and early 1980s when parties in the mountains, where police had no jurisdiction, were prevalent and led to several car wrecks and deaths.

A group of community members and organizations, led by then acting Chief of Police Gary Bequette, hoped to create an alternative celebration and they

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