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U.S. House Of Representatives Passes Bill To Relieve Small Banks And Credit Unions

on March 21, 2018 - 1:59pm
From the Office of U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce:
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 1116, the Taking Account of Institutions with Low Operation Risk (TAILOR) Act of 2017, to reform mandates under Dodd-Frank and relieve small banks and other community financial institutions from burdensome compliance regulations.
This bill requires federal regulatory agencies to tailor regulations to fit the institution’s profile and risk it presents to the stability of the financial system.
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce issued the following statement:
“Due to regulations

AG Balderas Urges Congress To Preserve New Mexico’s Authority To Enforce Data Breach & Data Security Laws

on March 21, 2018 - 1:22pm
New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas
AG News:
SANTA FE  Attorney General Hector Balderas Monday joined a coalition of 31 states and the District of Columbia urging Congress not to preempt state data breach and data security laws, including laws that require notice to consumers and state attorneys general of data breaches.
Attorney General Balderas is currently investigating the Equifax data breach and has previously settled with Nationwide and Target for their breaches impacting New Mexicans.

Scenes From 2018 Annual Family YMCA Red & Black & Green Ball Saturday Night - Part 1

on March 19, 2018 - 5:16pm

The Chairman's Round Table members are honored at the annual Red and Black (and Green) Ball Saturday night at Buffalo Thunder Resort, from left, TRK Management Co-owner Roger Waterman, Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Terry Wallace, Espanola YMCA Teen Center Director Ben Sandoval accepting for Ross and Marlene Sanchez of Cross Connection, Centerra Los Alamos General Manager Ted Spain, Los Alamos Daily Post Owner/Publisher Carol A. Clark, Los Alamos Medical Center CEO John Whiteside and Los Alamos National Bank President/CEO John Gulas.

Film Office Announces 'Untitled Roswell Project' Pilot To Begin Production In New Mexico

on March 19, 2018 - 7:57am
NMFO News:
SANTA FE  New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced today that the "Untitled Roswell Project," a new pilot for Warner Bros. Television / Palladin Productions LLC, will begin principal photography in mid March through the end of March in Albuquerque.
"We're excited to welcome another production highlighting New Mexico's unique history," Film office Director Nick Maniatis said. "With strong tools, infrastructure, as well as unique stories and landscapes, New Mexico is a perfect location for any production."
The production will employ 90 New Mexico crew

Lodger's Tax Advisory Board Meets March 20

on March 19, 2018 - 5:03am
The Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board meets at 1 p.m.Tuesday, March 20 in Suite 110 in the Los Alamos County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
The meeting is open to the public.
I. ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS                                                 
A. Call to Order/Introductions
B. Approval of Today's Agenda
C. Review/Approval of Meeting Minutes 
Minutes from the Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board Meeting on February 20, 2018.
D. Board Updates
E. Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda

Chamber Of Commerce Hosts Ribbon Cutting Event At BeeHive Homes In White Rock Thursday

on March 18, 2018 - 7:40am

Cutting the ribbon Thursday at BeeHive Homes on Longview Drive in White Rock, from left, owner Nate Manning, a local resident, owner Michael Manning and Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann. Photo by Natalie Glass

BeeHive Homes owners Nate Manning, left, and Michael Manning with Administrator Jayne Figueroa Thursday morning at the Grand Opening of the company's new White Rock facility. The company provides assisted living for seniors in a home-like atmosphere. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/


One of the 15 rooms at the BeeHive Homes facility in White Rock.

Michelle Lujan Grisham Announces Plan To Leverage Trade And Investment To Build A Stronger Economy

on March 17, 2018 - 9:48am
Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
ALBUQUERQUE  Thursday, gubernatorial candidate Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) announced a three point plan to create New Mexico jobs by attracting foreign direct investment, building a stronger export economy, and increasing activity at New Mexico’s ports of entry.
“International trade and investment can be driving forces in strengthening our economy and positioning New Mexico as a leader in job creation,” Lujan Grisham said.

County Planning Manager Tamara Baer Discusses Sign Code At Chamber Business Breakfast

on March 16, 2018 - 9:13am

Los Alamos County Community Development Department Planning Manager Tamara Baer presents a talk Thursday morning on the County Sign Code at the Chamber Business Breakfast at UNM-LA. Courtesy photo

Kristy A. Ortega Joins RE/MAX First As Newest Associate Broker

on March 15, 2018 - 11:37am
Kristy A. Ortega
RE/MAX News:
RE/MAX First has announced that Realtor® Kristy A. Ortega is the latest addition of the growing real estate franchise. Ortega brings to the office more than 30 years of community knowledge in Los Alamos and Northern New Mexico.
“I’m excited to join RE/MAX, the most productive real estate network in the U.S., while bringing my sense of community to folks looking to make one of lives biggest decisions, buying or selling their home,” Ortega said.

Governor Martinez Announces Vitality Works Expanding, Creating Up To 80 New Jobs

on March 15, 2018 - 8:33am
ALBUQUERQUE  Gov. Susana Martinez has announced that Vitality Works, an Albuquerque based manufacturer, will expand its operations, creating up to 80 new manufacturing jobs. Vitality Works' expansion will be supported by New Mexico's closing fund, LEDA, as well as the Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP). 

"I will continue fighting for the bold reforms and critical tools that have made New Mexico a great place to do business," Martinez said.

DNCU Donates To Food Depot

on March 15, 2018 - 7:09am
Del Norte Credit Union donates $787 to The Food Depot. From left, DNCU H.R. Specialist Kathy Ritschel, The Food Depot Executive Director Sherry Hooper and DNCU Marketing Director Diego Munoz. Courtesy photo
SANTA FE—Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), Northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative finishes strong during an annual Grateful Gram campaign between employees. The initiative aims to raise funds for one of the leading organizations that feed underprivileged families across Northern New Mexico, The Food Depot.
“The goal is to remind each other of the

100+ Women Who Care Donate To JJAB Imagination Library Project

on March 14, 2018 - 6:44pm

Bennett’s Fine Jewelry and Gifts graciously sponsored the 100+ Women Who Care meeting in February. During this event, the women raised almost $4,500, which was then awarded to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, a program of Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board. From left, Lisa Zuhn of JJAB, Alison Bennett, Cindy Koeler of JJAB, Jasmine Acosta of Bennett's and Kristy Ortega of 100+ Women Who Care and RE/MAX First. Photo by Leland Lehman/

State Auditor Issues Probe Notice To RCLC Officials

on March 14, 2018 - 5:23pm
Los Alamos Deputy County Manager Steve Lynne
Los Alamos Daily Post

New Mexico State Auditor Wayne Johnson sent a letter Tuesday to officials with the Regional Coalition of LANL Communites (RCLC) advising them that his office is engaging in a special audit of the orgainzation.

Los Alamos Deputy County Manager Steve Lynne today confirmed receipt of the letter from the state auditor and addressed the upcoming special audit.

“As one of nine entities who belong to the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities, and as posted yesterday in local news

State Veterans Home To Hold 'Rapid Hire Event' To Fill Job Vacancies

on March 14, 2018 - 5:04pm
NMSV News:
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES ― The New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences will hold a “Rapid Hire Event” 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 30 to fill immediate Nursing, Janitorial and Food Service job vacancies.
The New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (DVS) manages the facility, which is the state’s only residential home for veterans.
DVS managers and division supervisors will conduct interviews and are prepared to make job offers to qualified applicants who bring résumés, a valid New Mexico Driver’s License or Photo ID, a Social Security Card, and a High School

County Employees Request Investigation Of Councilor

on March 14, 2018 - 11:36am

Los Alamos Fire Marshal Jeff Wetteland, left, and Chief Building Official Michael Arellano review construction plans recently. The two men filed a request for an investigation of County Councilor James Chrobocinski Feb. 15 with County Human Resources Manager Denise Cassel. Photo by Maire O'Neill/



Los Alamos Daily Post

Two Los Alamos County employees have filed a request for an investigation into County Councilor James Chrobocinski alleging harassment and intimidation under Los Alamos Code Ordinance No.

NM Delegation Urges Against Tariffs On Newsprint

on March 14, 2018 - 8:57am
New Mexico Congressional Delegation News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján, Steve Pearce and Michelle Lujan Grishamurged Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross not to approve additional tariffs on newsprint, which could devastate local papers across New Mexico. 
In January, the Commerce Department imposed import duties on Canadian groundwood paper, a kind of newsprint used by newspapers across the country, and are now considering additional tariffs.

Businesses Participate In UNM-LA Job Fair April 3

on March 13, 2018 - 3:56pm
Businesses have the opportunity to meet and interview potential employees at the UNM-LA Job Fair. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA
UNM-LA News:
The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) invites regional businesses to participate in the annual UNM-LA Job Fair 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, Businesses have the opportunity to meet and interview potential applicants for current and upcoming job openings at this event, as well as to distribute information about other employment opportunities such as seasonal work or internships.
UNM-LA students, local high school students, and the

State Auditor Wayne Johnson Designates Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities For Special Audit

on March 12, 2018 - 6:39pm

State Auditor Wayne Johnson

From the Office of the State Auditor:

SANTA FE – State Auditor Wayne Johnson today designated the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) for a special audit.

The designation comes after serious concerns about travel and entertainment reimbursements, including reimbursements for alcoholic beverages, baseball tickets, and first class flights using taxpayer money, possible double reimbursements and procurement issues.

The RCLC is a publicly-funded coalition of nine cities, towns, counties and pueblos near the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Los Alamos National

National Science Foundation Awards UbiQD Phase II SBIR Grant

on March 12, 2018 - 3:31pm

The UbiQD team taken at its September board of directors meeting a short walk from the quantum dot company’s headquarters in Los Alamos. Courtesy/UbiQD, Inc.

UbiQD team members measure the electrical output of a window prototype near the company’s headquarters in Los Alamos. Courtesy/UbiQD, Inc.

UbiQD News:

  • Funding will accelerate development of its quantum dot solar glass technology

UbiQD, Inc., a New Mexico-based nanotechnology development company, announced today that it was recently awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant by the National Science Foundation

Heinrich Bipartisan Bill To Establish Tech-Transfer Program Clears Senate Energy Committee

on March 12, 2018 - 9:31am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich’s (D-N.M.) bipartisan Energy Technology Maturation Act was passed Thursday out of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
The legislation, cosponsored by Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), would authorize an Energy Technology Maturation Program at the U.S.

World Futures: Education, Training, Learning And Knowledge Part One

on March 12, 2018 - 8:20am

World Futures Institute

This column began in 2017 by exploring the List of 18 defining areas that need inquisition and exploration as we move forward in sustaining Earth and humanity.

April 21, 2017, the column “What and How Do We Teach People?” was published and ended with: “In the future, people will need physical, intellectual, and perceptual skills as well as interpersonal, decision making, and human skills. And there will be a continuing roll for history, the arts, pride and survival. Survival of the individual, humanity or all of the above?”

Recently, The Case Against

Los Alamos Chamber Of Commerce Hosts Ribbon Cutting For BeeHive Homes March 15

on March 12, 2018 - 8:15am
The Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the grand opening of BeeHive Homes of White Rock. Please join us to welcome BeeHive Homes 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at 110 Longview Drive in White Rock. Light refreshments will be served plus there will be live music, drawings and giveaways. .
Members of the public who would like an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the facility are also encouraged to attend.
BeeHive Homes® is a national provider of residential assisted living for the elderly.

Lujan Grisham Welcomes Sandia Pricing Preference She Championed For New Mexico Businesses

on March 12, 2018 - 7:57am
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham welcomes the announcement from Sandia Laboratories that they are implementing a 5 percent New Mexico small business pricing preference that she championed. 
The pricing preference will help New Mexico small businesses compete for Sandia subcontracts against out-of-state companies.
In a letter sent in March 2016 to then-Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, Lujan Grisham encouraged DOE to preserve and expand Sandia’s economic footprint in the state, including implementing a

Consumer Protection Weeks FACTS: 'C' Is For Cars

on March 12, 2018 - 6:18am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
AG News:
ALBUQUERQUE  As part of National Consumer Protection Week, Attorney General Hector Balderas wants New Mexicans to get the FACTS when it comes to Cars. 
Purchasing a car is the largest purchase many New Mexicans undertake, so it’s crucial that consumers make informed decisions during their car shopping process.
“The most important tool for car shopping is to know what you can afford,” Balderas said. “Know your finance options and your overall family budget before you begin to shop.

LANB Brings Students From El Camino Real Academy To Bradbury Science Museum

on March 11, 2018 - 1:20am
El Camino Real Academy 5th graders visit to the Bradbury Science Musuem thanks to a generous transportation grant from Los Alamos National Bank. Photo by Linda Anderman/BSM

An El Camino Real Academy 5th grader at the Bradbury Museum during a field trip sponsored by LANB. Photo by Linda Anderman/BSM


BSMA News:
Twenty-five 5th graders from El Camino Real Academy enjoyed a field trip to the Bradbury Science Museum, thanks to a grant provided by Los Alamos National Bank, that pays for the student’s and teacher’s transportation to the museum.
Liddie Martinez, LANB Market President