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UbiQD Of Los Alamos Wins 2019 SXSW Pitch Competition, Hyper-Connected Communities Category

on March 19, 2019 - 5:53pm

Andrew Hyde, host of the SXSW Startup Pitch® Awards ceremony in Austin, Texas, hands the microphone to UbiQD CEO Dr. Hunter McDaniel, center, who accepts a check following his successful presentation. Second from left is Dan Houck who visited Los Alamos for the past four months as a 'Chemical Engineering Intern' at UbiQD but recently returned to UT Austin to finish his PhD (in ChemE). Courtesy photo

Dr. Hunter McDaniel, CEO at UbiQD at the 2019 South by Southwest (SXSW) 11th Annual SXSW Pitch® competition in Austin, Texas. Courtesy photo

SXSW News:

  • The advanced materials company

Plateau Property Mgmt. Donates $2,500 To LA Cares

on March 19, 2019 - 10:04am

Plateau Property Management demonstrates that it believes in supporting local charitable organizations that keep the community strong. Plateau Property Management Operations Manager Karen Smith, left, presents a check for $2,500 to LA Cares President Rosemary Frederickson, Friday, March 15 outside Ponderosa Pines. LA Cares of Los Alamos is a nonprofit organization that provides help to the needy of Los Alamos County. Courtesy photo

LAPS Foundation And Los Alamos Daily Post Enter Into Partnership For Education Innovation

on March 19, 2019 - 7:33am

The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation and the Los Alamos Daily Post gather together Monday afternoon in the newsroom at 1247 Central Ave., to enter into a partnership for an exciting new campaign in education innovation in Los Alamos. Post Advertising Manager KayLinda Crawford, left, and LAPS Foundation Executive Director Laura Loy celebrate the new partnership and the Post becoming an Innovation Sponsor for the LAPS Foundation. Watch the Post for more on the upcoming campaign and visit Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Ringside Seat: Cigar Shop Fired Up By Lower Tax Rate

on March 19, 2019 - 7:13am
What a reversal of fortune.
Just three months ago, the owners of Primo Cigar Shop faced the possibility of a 76 percent state tobacco tax on their products. They now pay a tax of 25 percent upfront, an amount they say makes it impossible to compete with cigar retailers on the internet.
Tripling the state tax would have turned off Primo's lights and closed its doors, said Jack Sweeney, who 10 years ago founded the business.
But bizarre turnabouts can occur in the blur of New Mexico's 60-day legislative session.
One of the more

Finance New Mexico: Following The Signs To Small Business Success

on March 18, 2019 - 12:00pm

P&M Signs owner Phil Archuletta in front of his manufacturing facility in Mountainair. Courtesy/FNM
Finance New Mexico

You've seen the signs.

For nearly half a century, Phil Archuletta, the CEO of P&M Signs, has crafted signs for the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. He got his start in 1970 in Ojo Caliente before opening P&M Signs in Mountainair in 1991. He now employs a dozen people in the rural community in Central New Mexico.

If you’ve toured a national forest, Archuletta's signs likely guided your way.

SFCC Hosts Fantastic Futures Career, Education And Training Resource Fair April 11

on March 18, 2019 - 7:27am
SFCC News:
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College hosts its annual career, education and training resource fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, April 11 in the Main Hallway and Campus Center on the campus at 6401 Richards Ave.
This is largest annual hiring event each year in Santa Fe. Students, faculty and community members make important contacts with employers and are able to explore the various job and career opportunities in the Santa Fe area.
More than 50 employer and education representatives are participating from local, regional and national businesses related to health care,

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Announces $14.9 Million Air Force Contract For Albuquerque Space Company

on March 17, 2019 - 7:46am
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has announced that the U.S. Air Force awarded Albuquerque company LoadPath, LLC a $14,899,737 contract to assist the Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland Air Force Base with advanced spacecraft systems.
“This is another big step forward in building New Mexico's integral role in major advances in the development of the military’s more responsive and resilient space architecture,” Heinrich said.

Gov. Lujan Grisham Signs Senate Bill 10, Significantly Boosting Small Business Investment

on March 16, 2019 - 10:10am
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Wednesday signing Senate Bill 10. Courtesy photo
SANTA FE Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Wednesday signed Senate Bill 10, doubling the funding for the state Small Business Investment Corporation, delivering $50 million into new and growing New Mexico small businesses.
For almost two decades, the self-sustaining SBIC has supported small businesses across New Mexico through loans to finance business expansion and job creation.
Both chambers overwhelmingly approved the legislation.
“This is a perfect example of a reasonable permanent

Sonic Prepares To Reopen Saturday Morning

on March 15, 2019 - 10:27pm

Work is underway tonight to prepare for the reopening Saturday of Sonic Drive-In at 1695 Trinity Dr. Sonic owner Frank told the Los Alamos Daily Post tonight that he has owned the establishment for five years. He said the recent two-month closure has been difficult. The weight of heavy snow caused a side roof to collapse Jan. 13, pinning a couple of vehicles beneath. No injuries were reported in the incident. The newly installed Sonic menu displays are lit up tonight as the owner and his crew prepare for the reopening Saturday. Hours listed: 6 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week.

Southwest Fire Defense And Tree Services Utilizes Crane To Hoist Fallen Trees From Los Alamos Neighborhoods

on March 15, 2019 - 2:31pm

Crew members from Southwest Fire Defense and Tree Services strap a cable around a large tree this morning that blew over in the wind Wednesday onto a home at 3172 Woodland Road. The crew utilizes a tall crane to hoist the tree up and away from the home before moving on to other neighborhoods to assist homeowners with similar tree issues. Photo by John McHale/

Scene from a tree removal operation this morning by Southwest Fire Defense and Tree Services  at 3172 Woodland Road. Photo by John McHale/

Scene from a tree removal operation this morning by Southwest Fire

Businesses Hear Update On NM 502 Roundabout Construction At Monthly Chamber Breakfast

on March 15, 2019 - 2:20pm
During the Chamber Business Breakfast Thursday at UNM-LA, Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities Engineering Project Manager Dennis Segura, left, and Los Alamos County Public Works Director Philo Shelton updated business members on road construction mitigation to take place during the creation of a roundabout N.M. 502 and DP Road. Several of those who have businesses on DP Road expressed concern about loss of business during the construction. The presenters assured them that there would always be access to DP Road and signage would explain alternative routes.

Los Alamos Children's Dentistry Donates $1,800 To Art Council Kite Festival

on March 14, 2019 - 4:36pm

Christine Monteith with Los Alamos Arts Council and Dr. Bill Nichols, owner of Los Alamos Children's Dentistry, hold up a $1,800 check Tuesday at Nichol's office, 751 Trinity Dr. The money will be used to purchase t-shirts for the arts council's Kite Festival. The festival is May 18-19 at Overlook Park in White Rock. Nichols has supported the Kite Festival for three years. 'We enjoy how it's an event for all the little kids in the community .... it's just a really fun, cool event,' he said. Monteith said the arts council appreciates his longtime support.

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on March 14, 2019 - 3:09pm

On The Job In Los Alamos: At The Animal Clinic

on March 13, 2019 - 3:30pm

On the Job at the Animal Clinic of Los Alamos is Morgan Osborn, CVT, performing a Laser Therapy treatment on Silly Millie. Laser Therapy has been successful in treating post-surgical pain and many acute and chronic conditions. For more information, call 505.662.6622. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Los Alamos Realtor® Carrie Montoya-Pegg Recognized Nationally ‘For Protecting, Investing In Real Estate Industry’

on March 13, 2019 - 2:16pm

Los Alamos Realtor® Carrie Montoya-Pegg

National Association of Realtors® News:

The National Association of Realtors® has announced that Carrie Montoya-Pegg, a Realtor® from Los Alamos, has become a Sterling R investor in the Realtors® Political Action Committee.

RPAC is a national bipartisan grassroots-based political advocacy organization that works to protect the real estate industry and the dream of homeownership for Los Alamos residents and across the country.

Montoya-Pegg has supported RPAC for six years and has been a member of the National Association of Realtors® since 2013. 

I, CoBot -- Automation Offers Opportunities For New Mexico Businesses And Workers

on March 13, 2019 - 2:10pm
During the tour of Build With Robots at Albuquerque’s FUSE Makerspace on Manufacturing Day 2018. Photo by Jane Phillips
Special Projects Coordinator
New Mexico MEP
The way they see it at Albuquerque’s Build With Robots LLC (BWR), automation and human labor can exist side by side, even in small and medium-sized businesses, without the dystopian consequences imagined by many futurists and science fiction writers.
The New Mexico company works with manufacturers and other businesses to enhance their productivity and competitive advantage by incorporating

Businesses Invited To Participate In UNM-LA Job Fair

on March 13, 2019 - 9:40am
Community members of all ages are welcome at the UNM-LA Job Fair April 2 in Building 2. 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 6th Annual UNM-LA Job Fair 1-4 p.m., Tuesday, April 2 in Building 2.
Businesses have the opportunity to meet and interview potential applicants for current and upcoming job openings at this event, and distribute information about other employment opportunities such as seasonal work or internships.
UNM-LA students, local high school students, and the

Chamber Business Breakfast At UNM-LA March 14

on March 13, 2019 - 9:02am

Governor: House Bill 7 Will Drive Innovation, Job Creation And Business Development

on March 10, 2019 - 6:30am
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham
From the Office of the Governor:
SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued the following statement Friday after the New Mexico Senate overwhelmingly approved House Bill 7, bipartisan legislation that will create Centers of Excellence at four institutions of higher learning, transforming our universities into genuine economic engines that will grow industries and create jobs across the state. The House overwhelmingly approved the bipartisan legislation March 1.
“We need to pave the way to exciting career opportunities in cutting-edge

Plateau Property Donates $2,500 To Self Help Inc.

on March 9, 2019 - 10:53am

In demonstrating its ongoing support for local charitable organizations that keep the community strong, Plateau Property Management presented a check for $2,500 to Self Help Inc. of Los Alamos, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting those in need in northern New Mexico. Self Help Executive Director Maura Taylor, left, accepts the generous donation Thursday from Plateau Property Management Operations Manager Karen Smith. Courtesy photo

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Seeking Chameleon

on March 9, 2019 - 8:24am

On the job Friday is owner Catherine Richmond welcoming patrons to Seeking Chameleon at 35H Rover Blvd., in the White Rock Commercial Center. Seeking Chameleon carries antiques, beads, art, glass jewelry, vintage treasure and unusual art supplies. Richmond also buys and resells antiques, fine jewelry and exceptional handmade items. Seeking Chameleon is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. Richmond can be reached at 505.412.0933 and Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Los Alamos MainStreet And Creative District Partner With Local Eateries To Host NM Restaurant Week 2019

on March 8, 2019 - 8:34pm

Los Alamos MainStreet And Creative District News:

Los Alamos MainStreet and Creative District are teaming up with local restaurants to participate in the 10th anniversary of New Mexico Restaurant Week.

This is the first year that Los Alamos will be involved in this event and it will run Sunday, March 10 to Sunday, March 17.

Restaurant Week introduces diners and travelers to the vast array of restaurants and accommodations throughout New Mexico. It is an eight day-long celebration of some of Los Alamos tastiest restaurants.

Participating restaurants will be offering specialized

On The Job In Los Alamos: Buddy Laird At Preventech

on March 8, 2019 - 10:01am

On the Job in Los Alamos Thursday morning is Buddy Laird inside his large shop at Preventech Automotive Service & Repair at 272 B DP Road. Buddy and his wife Beth Laird have owned Preventech since April 1, 1992. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Buddy Laird maintains a full line of modern tools and accessories to provide his customers with complete automotive repair in his shop at Preventech at 272 B DP Road. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Chef Laurence Peña Promoted To Assistant Director Of Chartwells Food Services In Los Alamos

on March 8, 2019 - 8:54am
Chef Laurence Peña, center, has been promoted to assistant director of Chartwells Food Services. He is married to Discover Los Alamos Director Melanie Peña. Chef Laurence Peña's family from left, Christian, Taylor, Emelia, Melanie, Chef Peña and Christian. Courtesy photo
Chef Laurence Peña has been promoted to the position of, assist director of dining services for Chartwells K12 in Los Alamos.
Chartwells is the food service provider for Los Alamos Public Schools and provides food services for all seven sites.

projectY cowork’s Member Moments To Feature Layne Kalbfleisch Of 2E Consults LLC March 13

on March 8, 2019 - 8:36am
projectY cowork News:
Join projectY cowork Los Alamos for its next 'Member Moments,' featuring Layne Kalbfleisch of 2E Consults LLC at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 13. Each month, projectY cowork highlights a member and his or her current ventures.
Kalbfleisch, M.Ed., Ph.D., owns 2E Consults ® LLC, a practice providing assessment and coaching services for families and children, and organizations who work on behalf of families and children.