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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

Balderas Sues Massive Solar Company For Defrauding New Mexicans, Jeopardizing Their Home Ownership

on March 10, 2018 - 7:37am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
AG News:
ALBUQUERQUE  Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Thursday he filed a lawsuit against Vivint Solar, Inc., and related companies (“Vivint”).
Balderas’ lawsuit claims Vivint was engaging in unfair and unconscionable business practices including clouding titles to consumers’ homes, fraud and racketeering in connection with its residential solar power purchase agreements and solar equipment.
Through its investigation, the Office of the Attorney General has learned there are hundreds of clouded titles and thousands of Vivint

Labor Management Relations Board Meets Monday

on March 9, 2018 - 11:09am
The Labor Management Relations Board meets at 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 12, in Room 110 in the Los Alamos County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
The meeting is open to the public.

I.   Call to Order
II. Public Comment for items not on the Agenda
III. Business – Hearing on PPC-2018-001 The Board will hear arguments, deliberate, and take action on the question of sufficiency regarding PPC2018-001 pursuant to Section 3.4 of the LMRB Rules and Regulations.

State Warns Salon Owners About Phony Inspectors

on March 9, 2018 - 10:33am
New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department News:

ALBUQUERQUE – The Regulation and Licensing Department is warning New Mexico salon owners to be on the lookout for imposters posing as state inspectors and asking for payment of hundreds of dollars to supposedly avoid closure.
Scam artists are calling local nail salons and demanding payment of as much as $1,200 while threatening the owners with court action and closure of their shop. The scam often includes fraudulent documents, including letters and settlement agreements that look real, and are copied from genuine state documents.

LANL: Small Business Supplier Forum March 12

on March 9, 2018 - 9:08am
LANL News:
Los Alamos National Laboratory is hosting a Supplier Forum March 12 at Fuller Lodge, 2132 Central Ave., in Los Alamos.
The Los Alamos National Laboratory Small Business Program and representatives from LANL's procurement organization will present the following free information sessions:
  • Small Business Program overview;
  • Understanding Ariba e-Sourcing;
  • LANL's Basic Ordering Agreement process;
  • Construction Projects- the RFP process; and
  • Upcoming Business Opportunities.
Submit RSVP and inquiries to

Chamber Business Breakfast Features Talk On County’s New Proposed Sign Code Thursday March 15

on March 9, 2018 - 8:18am


The next Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast is 7:30-9 a.m. Thursday, March 15 at UNM-Los Alamos, Building 2, Room 230.

Los Alamos County Planning ManagerTamara Baer will present the County’s new proposed Sign Code, with a focus on how it may affect the business community.

Revisions to the County Sign Code were prompted by a 2015 U.S. Supreme Court decision clarifying the requirement for content neutrality in the regulation of speech, including signage.

Farmers Market Opens For Business Today

on March 8, 2018 - 7:33am
Produce for sale at the Farmers Market. Courtesy photo

Treats for sale at the Farmers Market. Courtesy photo


The Los Alamos Winter Farmers Market is 8 a.m. to noon today at Fuller Lodge.

The Los Alamos Farmers’ Market was started in 1970 and is a great place to buy local foods and other goods and to support local growers and producers. For more information contact Cindy at or 505.929.6579.

Los Alamos MainStreet is part of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation, a private, not-for-profit economic and community development

Zia Credit Union Officials Meet With D.C. Lawmakers

on March 8, 2018 - 7:18am
Zia Credit Union President and CEO David Woodruff stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post Monday to talk about his trip last week to Washington D.C. to meet with lawmakers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Zia CU Board Vice Chair Lawrence Gutierrez, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, Zia CU Member at Large JC Garcia and President and CEO David Woodruff on their trip last week in Washington, D.C. Courtesy/ZCU
Los Alamos Daily Post

Zia Credit Union President and CEO David Woodruff together with his Board Vice Chair Lawrence Gutierrez and Member at

Sirphey Opening At Bandelier National Monument

on March 8, 2018 - 6:59am

Sirphey Owner Prashant Jain, left, and Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott visit the Los Alamos Daily Post Tuesday to discuss the opening of Sirphey at Bandelier. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Sirphey News:

Imagine a summer night in Frijoles Canyon as you eat dinner with friends and family. The sounds of acoustic jazz fill the air, creating an enchanting scene as you sip wine from local vineyards. And you finish the evening with a moonlit walk with park guides.

Soon, there will be no need to imagine.

LANB Sponsors Visits To Bradbury Science Museum

on March 7, 2018 - 7:58am

Bradbury Science Museum Educator Pam Dresher providing a science laboratory recently for students from Arroyos Del Norte Elementary School in Taos. Photo by Andre Trottier

Bradbury Science Museum Educator Mel Strong providing a science laboratory recently for students from Arroyos Del Norte Elementary School in Taos. Photo by Andre Trottier

BSMA News:

Bradbury Science Museum Educators Pam Dresher and Mel Strong recently provided a science laboratory for students from Arroyos Del Norte Elementary School in Taos.

The trip to the local museum was sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank under a

NIST Sharpens 'Charpy' Test To Make A More Precise Impact On Industrial Materials

on March 7, 2018 - 7:33am
Courtesy photo
NIST News:
A decade before an iceberg shattered the hull plates of the Titanic and half a century before a plague of brittle fractures started sinking Liberty ships during World War II, scientists in the United States and France had devised a novel, and strikingly simple, method for measuring the way metal reacts to impact.
Today, that method, with some upgrades and refinements, remains the standard test used worldwide to judge the impact resistance of metals used in bridge construction, high-pressure boilers, ocean ships, armor plate, nuclear pressure vessels and

LAPS Foundation Facilitates $1,800 Donation To Robotics Team From Santa Fe Auto Park

on March 6, 2018 - 5:12pm

The LAHS Robotics FIRST Team 4153 poses with a t-shirt launching robot at the Ride & Drive event in Los Alamos. Courtesy/LAPSF


A perfect union that came together serendipitously last month has led to $1,800 being generously donated to the LAHS Robotics FIRST Team 4153 by the Santa Fe Auto Park.

Los Alamos Winter Farmers Market March 8, April 12

on March 6, 2018 - 11:47am
Apple goods from Montoya's farm. Courtesy photo
LAFM News:
Just a one more winter market after this week's market, which is 8 a.m. to noon. Thursday March 8 then April 12. Both are at the Fuller Lodge.
This month at market:
  • New vendor- Goat Cheese, Feta, Cheve, Goat Milk, Keifer
  • Montoya's - Apples, dried apples, Cider, Snowcones, Roasted Green Chile,
  • Jams & Jellies, Tortillas.
  • Rodriguez Farm- Chico's Chile, Pinto Beans, Bean mixes.
  • Ranch de Iris- Chile pods, Winter squash, Organic seeds, Starts
  • Eremita Campos- Jams, Jellies, syrups, weavings and beets.
  • Shure Bakery- Quiches, Rolls,

P&Z Discusses Changes To Sign Code

on March 5, 2018 - 2:39pm
Los Alamos County Community Development Department Assistant Planner Anita Barela, right, Planning Manager Tamara Baer and members of the Planning and Zoning Commission discuss proposed changes to the sign code Wednesday night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post
A dispute over signage between a church and the town of Gilbert, Ariz., which was carried all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, prompted Los Alamos County to make changes to its own sign codes.
The changes were introduced to the Planning and Zoning

Chamber Business Breakfast: Tamara Baer March 15

on March 5, 2018 - 2:30pm

Community Invited To Branding Briefing Today

on March 5, 2018 - 8:31am


The community is invited to attend a briefing by The Idea Group of Santa Fe, LLC, at 5:30 p.m. today in the meeting area of the American Legion on Trinity Drive.

The County has contracted with The Idea Group to help “brand” the County. This effort is to help increase tourism and bring a cooperation from all citizenry in this effort.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Natalia Hernandez

on March 5, 2018 - 7:32am

On the job in Los Alamos is Natalia Hernandez Sunday at McDonald's where she has worked for six months. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Governor Enacts Small Business Tax Relief

on March 5, 2018 - 6:51am
Gov. Susana Martinez
SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez signed legislation Thursday to provide as much as $3 million or more in tax relief for New Mexico families and small businesses.
“Since taking office, helping New Mexico families and small businesses keep more of their hard-earned money has always been one of my top priorities,” Martinez said.