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Finance New Mexico: Innovation Vouchers Help NM Technology Businesses Thrive

on November 19, 2018 - 7:20am
Teeniors is a company that puts tech-savvy teens and young adults in place to help senior citizens learn technology through one-on-one coaching. Courtesy/Finance New Mexico
 
By JASON GIBBS
Finance New Mexico

Early-stage science and technology companies in New Mexico occasionally need a little boost, and the state's Innovation Vouchers program, first launched in 2017, is there to lend a hand.

Managed by the New Mexico Economic Development Department’s (EDD) Office of Science and Technology, the program offers competitive grants of small amounts — $2,000 per individual per award — to

Scenes From LAAC 2018 Arts And Crafts Fair

on November 18, 2018 - 9:59am

Fabric artist Sara Griego owner of Kala, which creates plant dyed natural textiles, took part in the Los Alamos Arts Council's Northern New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday at Los Alamos Middle School. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Angelo McHorse, who along with his wife, Jacquelene, operate Bison Star Naturals. The business manufactures all natural soaps and lotions. The McHorses took part in the Los Alamos Arts Council fair for the first time Saturday. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Carlos Lopez of Good Morning Goat Milk. The business is based out of Mora.

Governor: Fortune 500 Company Cummins Expands

on November 18, 2018 - 8:32am
Gov. Susana Martinez
 
STATE News:
 
CLOVIS Gov. Susana Martinez has announced that Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) a global power leader that has a natural gas engine upfit and assembly facility in Clovis is expanding and creating 10 new high-wage manufacturing jobs.
 
The expansion is being supported by New Mexico's closing fund, LEDA and a City of Clovis Economic Incentive Board (EIB) grant.
 
"When we lower taxes, cut through bureaucratic red tape and strengthen our incentives, companies choose New Mexico," Martinez said. "Cummins is staying and growing in New Mexico.

Mountain Elementary School PTA Says THANK YOU!

on November 17, 2018 - 4:47pm

Mountain PTA members Mhairi McKay-Smith, Kristy Ortega, Ramey Sallaz and Chris Jordan. Courtesy photo

MOUNTAIN PTA News:

During this time of giving thanks, the Mountain Elementary School PTA would like to thank the teachers, staff, families, community businesses and sponsors who supported our fall fundraising drive and school events.

Because of you, we’ve been able to host our Family Breakfast, a Halloween Carnival for the community, and FUNd Run and Silent Auction for our teachers, students, and families.

So many thanks to be given - to all our Mountain families and friends, volunteers,

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on November 17, 2018 - 9:54am

Wiemann: Share Financial Abundance With Family

on November 17, 2018 - 9:54am

By SHELLY A. WIEMANN
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones

Thanksgiving is almost here. Ideally, this holiday should be about more than turkey, football, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

After all, the idea behind Thanksgiving is to share what we have with our loved ones. But if you want your family to take part in your abundance, you will want to look beyond one day in November.

To help ensure you leave the type of legacy you desire, you will need to follow a detailed plan of action, including these steps:

Review your estate plans.

McQuiston: Strengthen Your Home Insurance Protection Against An Unseen Danger

on November 17, 2018 - 9:39am

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

 Most – if not all – homeowner insurance policies in the marketplace contain limitations or exclusions in them for fungi, wet or dry rot, and bacteria.

On the surface this might not seem like a big deal; however, should a slow water leak in your home lead to mold that isn’t detected for quite some time, this can be a real concern.

The vast majority of the standard/preferred insurance policies I’ve dealt with address this type of peril by capping coverage for two types of situations:

Type I: Damaged property at the residence premises due to the presence of

Los Alamos Schools Credit Union Wins National Award

on November 17, 2018 - 9:18am
CUANM News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Los Alamos Schools Credit Union is among several New Mexico credit unions that have won national awards for community service, member service and financial education at both statewide and national levels.
 
Los Alamos Schools Credit Union won 1st place in The Louise Herring Award in the less-than-$50 million category for its internal programs and services that benefit membership.
 
"Credit union professionals from across the nation judged New Mexico's credit unions the best in their size categories, and we couldn't be more proud.

Scenes From LA Tan And More Open House

on November 16, 2018 - 5:06pm

Roberta Rivera, owner of LA Tan and More, gives Andrea Simons a manicure during an open house Thursday at 975 Central Ave., just a few doors down from the DMV. Rivera has operated LA Tan and More for 31 years but her business is offering a number of new services including massage, Reiki and Tarot card readings. She continues to offer manicures and pedictures as well as tannings and waxings. Regarding the open house, Riveria said, 'I feel amazing.

TechSource To Match Online Donations To LAPS Foundation Including New Text-To-Give Feature

on November 16, 2018 - 3:13pm

Donations to the LAPS Foundation foster innovation and growth in Los Alamos Public Schools, including three new 3D printers such as this one at LAMS last spring. Courtesy/LAPSF

 

LAPS FOUNDATION News:

TechSource Inc., a locally-headquartered, science and engineering small business and subcontractor of Triad National Security, LLC, has announced that it will match all online donations to the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation (LAPS Foundation), up to $5,000, through Dec. 31, 2018.

This includes the LAPS Foundation’s new text-to-give feature, which makes it easy to contribute by texting

Tax Holiday On Small Business Saturday Nov. 24!

on November 16, 2018 - 2:47pm

CHAMBER News:

The 2018 New Mexico Legislature passed a law authorizing a one-day tax holiday that will remove state gross receipts taxes from a variety of retail products on Small Business Saturday, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, in 2018 and 2019.

The 24-hour consumer tax relief measure applies to small businesses of 10 or fewer employees only; franchises, no matter how small, are exempted. It covers a wide range of products, including clothing, sporting goods, artworks, musical instruments, and furniture – as long as the cost of any individual product doesn’t exceed $500.

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LifePoint And RCCH Merger Now Complete

on November 16, 2018 - 9:46am
By JOHN WHITESIDE
LAMC CEO

LifePoint Health and RCCH HealthCare Partners have completed their merger and will now begin operating as one, united company under the LifePoint Health name.

As part of the LifePoint network, Los Alamos Medical Center is now connected to an even stronger network of community hospitals, regional health systems, physician practices, outpatient centers and post-acute facilities that spans 30 states. This will give us new opportunities to grow and thrive in the rapidly evolving, competitive healthcare landscape.

While there are great opportunities ahead, much about

Udall, Markey, Blumenthal Call For FTC Investigation Into Manipulative Marketing In Children’s Apps

on November 16, 2018 - 7:24am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. Wednesday, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), members of the Senate Commerce Committee, called on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to launch an investigation into new evidence of manipulative marketing in apps directed at children.
 
A new study authored by public health experts in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics reveals numerous instances of young children’s games using advertising techniques that appear to be unfair and deceptive practices as defined by Section V of

On The Job In Los Alamos: With Santa Fe Zen Designs

on November 14, 2018 - 12:42pm

On the job in Los Alamos are Mari Armijo-López and Gabrièlle di Luna who stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post recently to discuss their design business, Santa Fe Zen Designs, LLC. They just opened their new Los Alamos office above the Daily Post on the second level at 1247 Central Ave. ‘We look forward to providing a wealth of inspirational, creative, interior design ideas and solutions to suit every budget and type of home in the Los Alamos and White Rock communities,’ Armijo-López said. For more information, call 505.660.8663 or 505.699.3969. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Sign-up Underway To Participate In Annual Los Alamos WinterFest Holiday Lights Parade!

on November 14, 2018 - 10:25am

A spectacular float created by Zia Credit Union entered in the 2017 Los Alamos MainStreet Holiday Lights Parade on Central Avenue. Courtesy/LA MainStreet

Los Alamos MainStreet News:

The annual Los Alamos MainStreet Holiday Lights Parade, this year with a “Candyland” theme, will glide down Central Avenue at 6 p.m.  Saturday, Dec. 8.

Businesses and organizations interested in participating in this year’s parade can register free here. Registration closes Friday, Nov. 30.

The official Tree Lighting Ceremony will follow the parade at 7 p.m. around Ashley Pond.

New Research Released From American Express Ahead Of Small Business Saturday

on November 14, 2018 - 9:16am
 
SBS News:
 
Shoppers across the U.S. are getting ready to Shop Small on Small Business Saturday, celebrated this year Nov. 24, and their local economic impact could be significant.
 
According to the new Small Business Economic Impact Study from American Express, an average two-thirds ($0.67) of every dollar spent at a small business stays in the local community.
 
Small Business Saturday was created in 2010 by American Express as a way to help get more customers through the doors of small businesses and has grown to become a permanent fixture of the holiday shopping weekend.

Film Office: 'Rattlesnake' Begins Filming In New Mexico

on November 13, 2018 - 3:19pm
NMFO News:
 
SANTA FE Today, New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced that the feature film, “Rattlesnake,” produced by Campfire has begun principal photography through mid-December in Santa Fe, Espanola, Las Vegas, Cochiti and Abiquiu.
 
“I’m proud to welcome another great production to New Mexico,” Maniatis said. “Our industry is booming and I’m excited to see more film jobs coming to our state.”
 
The production is employing 100 New Mexico crew members, 20 New Mexico actors and approximately 100 New Mexico background talent.
 
The feature is directed by Zak

First Half Of County Property Taxes Due Dec. 10

on November 13, 2018 - 1:57pm

COUNTY News:

2018 property tax bills were mailed earlier in November. The first half of property taxes will become delinquent after Monday, Dec. 10.

Payment must either be made in person at the Customer Care Center by 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10 or postmarked by midnight that same day to avoid late payment penalty and interest charges.

The Customer Care Center is in the Municipal Building lobby at 1000 Central Ave. They are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Payments should be mailed to P.O. Box 99, Los Alamos, NM  87544.

Payments also are accepted through a property tax lockbox at

Just 13 Days To Shop Small And Win Big In Los Alamos And White Rock!

on November 13, 2018 - 12:47pm

COUNTY News:

As the holiday season kicks off, shoppers in Los Alamos and White Rock will have an opportunity to start their holiday shopping with special deals at local businesses on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24.

Shoppers also can compete in a scavenger hunt for a chance to win local gift cards, as well as get entered into a Los Alamos National Bank Blue Bucks cash-raffle drawing for every $25 spent at participating businesses. The raffle begins Nov. 23, with the scavenger hunt beginning Nov. 24. Both run through Dec. 6, with winners being announced Saturday evening, Dec.

STEM Boomerang Planned In Albuquerque Dec. 20

on November 12, 2018 - 5:56am
STEM BOOMERANG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE — For the second year in a row, business, academic and economic development and government leaders from the city, state and region will converge at The University of New Mexico meet with recent, highly-trained STEM professionals who are in and out of New Mexico.
 
The purpose of the STEM Boomerang is to connect the dots between the many highly-paid job opportunities that exist in New Mexico in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and other technical areas and graduates from New Mexico who may wrongly believe that the state has little

National Guard Thanks Lou & Pat Santoro For Support

on November 9, 2018 - 11:03am

SPC Jason Osborn of Los Alamos presents Lou Santoro of Lou Santoro State Farm and his wife Pat, not pictured, a PS4 raffle prize Thursday from Bravo Company ‘Gunslingers’ 1/200th Infantry of the New Mexico Army National Guard. Osborn thanked the Santoros for their support of the organization and the service they provide to the Los Alamos community through their State Farm office. Courtesy photo

LANB Specialty Pie Cart Sales Benefit United Way

on November 9, 2018 - 9:56am

LANB’s Employee Giving Campaign Committee at the Los Alamos main branch is featuring a Specialty Pie Cart today for their biweekly mobile bake sale that visits every employee desk in the market selling slices of a variety of homemade pies with or without ice cream. All proceeds from sales will benefit the Local United Way Northern New Mexico. Talented employee bakers pictured from left, Justin McClory, Elizabeth Bailey, Kyuhee Bussod, Marlina Martinez and Liddie Martinez, baked and donated the pies for the event. Courtesy photo

On The Job In Los Alamos: Thursday Knitting Circle

on November 9, 2018 - 8:13am
On the job in Los Alamos are members of the Thursday Knitting Circle last night at Close Knit Yarn Coop. The Coop shares space with Atomic City Quilts at 1247-C Central Ave., next door to the Los Alamos Daily Post world headquarters. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Film Office: 'Our Lady, LTD' Shooting In Santa Fe

on November 9, 2018 - 8:08am
NMFO News:
 
SANTA FE New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis has announced that the EPIX series "Our Lady, LTD," produced by MGM Television has begun principal photography in Santa Fe, with shooting running through March 2019.
 
The production will employ approximately 150 New Mexico crew members, 40 New Mexico actors and approximately 2,000 New Mexico background talent.
 
"New Mexico has become a major player in the 'Golden Age of Television'," Maniatis said.

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