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Dave Fox Congratulates Petree Garden Center GM

on April 2, 2018 - 5:48pm

Former Pajarito Greenhouse owner Dave Fox congratulates Petree Garden Center General Manager Laural Hardin Monday morning on the upcoming grand opening of the business. ‘The transition could not have been anything better from Pajarito Greenhouse to Petree Garden Center; especially Laural, who couldn’t be better at what she does,’ Fox said. ‘Laural is purely and simply a gift to Los Alamos.’ Petree Garden Center will hold its grand opening at 9 a.m. Saturday at the new garden center at 2470 East Road, in the building that was formerly the DeColores Restaurant.

LANL Foundation Call For Applications: Scholarships Available For Nontraditional Students & Native American Students Seeking Business Degrees

on April 2, 2018 - 7:47am
LANLF News:
 
The LANL Foundation, through the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund, is accepting applications starting April 2 for Northern New Mexico Tribal Business Scholarships and Regional College/Returning Student Scholarships.
 
This year, both one-time awards increased from $1000 to $1500 to better serve the needs of local students.
 
Tribal Business Scholarships are awarded to qualified applicants pursuing undergraduate degrees in business-related fields such as accounting, finance and business information systems from an accredited post-secondary educational institution, in

Senior Scam Jam At Betty Ehart Senior Center May 3

on April 2, 2018 - 7:33am
MSW News:
 
In April, Money Smart Week partner organizations will host Money Smart Week (MSW) Northern New Mexico, featuring a series of events designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances.
 
Money Smart Week runs April 21-28 throughout Northern New Mexico, but Los Alamos is participating by offering the Senior Scam Jam 1-3 p.m., May 3 at Betty Ehart Senior Center at 1101 Bathtub Row.
 
Get armed with new information and resources that allow older adults and their caregivers to make comprehensive financial decisions with confidence.

Scenes From 2017 Entrepreneur Of The Year Feyzi Fatehi Talk At ProjectY Cowork Los Alamos

on March 30, 2018 - 8:40am
Feyzi Fatehi speaking at projectY cowork. Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo
 
projectY News:
 
projectY cowork Los Alamos hosted a talk by Feyzi Fatehi, Tuesday, March 27 at 150 Central Park Square. Fatehi is a visiting entrepreneur from California, the CEO of Corent, and was recently named “2017 Entrepreneur of the Year” by the Orange County Business Journal.
 
Audience members had the opportunity to meet a world-class entrepreneur and learn about current trends in Cloud technology, Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and other innovations, such as:
  • Disruptive

Udall, Heinrich Warn CFPB Against Repealing Rule To Crack Down On Predatory Payday Lending Schemes

on March 30, 2018 - 8:03am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich sent a letter to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Acting Director Leandra English and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney urging them to end any efforts to undermine and repeal the CFPB’s payday lending rule, which would help rein in predatory business practices by payday lenders nationwide that are designed to exploit the financial hardships facing millions of hardworking families.
 
“We understand that the CFPB is delaying the rule by granting waivers to companies who

Education, Training, Learning, Knowledge: Part 4

on March 30, 2018 - 7:41am

By ANDY ANDEWS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute

In last week’s column, we ended by saying that education and training involves knowledge, information and beliefs. Albert Einstein said (or wrote) that “the value of education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think.” Allegedly, he also said “Never memorize what you can look up in books.”

Knowledge is continually debated by philosophers in the field of epistemology. According to a classical definition, statement is considered knowledge if it is justified, true, and believed. But it is still debated.

TopNotch Pilates Expands With New Location And Equipment

on March 29, 2018 - 5:01pm
Bill and Lynn Godwin on the reformer. TopNotch Pilates specializes in duet sessions as well as private one-on-one sessions. Courtesy photo
 
Scott Backhaus demonstrating the beginning of a hanging pull-up on the Cadillac Trapeze Table. Courtesy photo
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

bjgordon@ladailypost.com

TopNotch Pilates has a new home at 166 East Gate Dr. in Los Alamos. The new space is three times the size of the old in order to accommodate new equipment and growing clientele, owner and teacher Sabrina Svard said.

Svard has a loyal following of clients.

“Pilates breaks

U.S. SBA Administrator Linda McMahon Honors Top New Mexico Small Business Owners

on March 29, 2018 - 11:42am
Jasper Riddle
 
SBA News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Administrator Linda McMahon, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), announced this year’s Small Business Person of the Year winners from the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. 
 
Jasper Riddle, President of Noisy Water Winery in Ruidoso was named the SBA New Mexico Small Business Person of the Year. 
 
Riddle will join all other winners to attend ceremonies in Washington, D.C on April 29-30 where they will be honored with their individual award along with special recognition of the three runners-up and

Link Correction To Vote For Los Alamos Main Street In National Contest

on March 29, 2018 - 10:34am

Los Alamos Main Street News:

 

Los Alamos Main Street is competing in the third annual America’s Main Streets contest for a $25,000 cash prize. The correct link to cast your vote is: https://mainstreetcontest.com/profile/95

 

For details about the contest and how Los Alamos Main Street would use the cash prize toward the mission of building a vibrant community, click here.

Los Alamos County Developing Tourism Economy

on March 29, 2018 - 8:18am
Los Alamos County Planning Assistant Anita Barela, left, and her daughter, Leia Roach, take part in the public meeting regarding the County's tourism strategic plan last year at UNM-LA. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 
 
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
In January 2017, the Los Alamos County Council identified building the local tourism economy as a priority. Council accepted a tourism strategic plan during its Feb. 27 meeting; and as a result the wheels are now in motion toward achieving this goal.
 
Although tourists have visited Los

Attorney Emma Weber Joins Philip J. Dabney P.C.

on March 29, 2018 - 8:06am

Attorneys Philip J. Dabney, left, and Emma D. B. Weber Tuesday at Philip J. Dabney P.C. on Oppenheimer Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 

Attorney Emma D. B. Weber in her new office Tuesday at Philip J. Dabney P.C. Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Attorney Emma D. B. Weber has joined the law firm of Philip J. Dabney P.C. in Los Alamos.

“I started working here March 13 so I’m in my third week and I just love,” Weber said during an interview Tuesday in her new office.

Petree Garden Center Grand Opening April 7

on March 29, 2018 - 8:05am
General Manager Laurel Hardin shows off the birdhouses at the new Petree Garden Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Planters, fountains and indoor plants at Petree Garden Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Petree Garden Center is opening just in time for Spring. Located in the former De Colores Restaurant at 2470 East Road, the Garden Center will hold its grand opening 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 7.

“We’re now bringing in trees and cold hard plants,” General Manager Laurel Hardin

LACDC Selects Lauren McDaniel Main Street Director

on March 28, 2018 - 5:17pm
Lauren McDaniel

LACDC News:

The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) announced today Lauren McDaniel, LACDC employee and Director of projectY cowork Los Alamos, is the new Los Alamos Main Street Director.

As Main Street director, McDaniel will continue to oversee projectY cowork and a new full-time Community & Marketing Manager, in addition to the Creative District.

McDaniel first joined LACDC in 2016 as director of projectY cowork, whose mission is to strengthen the local economy by providing convenient and affordable work spaces for entrepreneurs, remote workers,

State Leaders Honored At Leadership New Mexico Annual Awards Dinner May 4

on March 28, 2018 - 8:54am

U.S. Bank New Mexico Regional President Paul DiPaola

LEADERSHIP NEW MEXICO News:

ALBUQUERQUE — Paul DiPaola and Phil Bryson will be recognized for their outstanding leadership and dedication to the state of New Mexico at the 2018 Leadership New Mexico Annual Awards Dinner Friday, May 4 in Albuquerque.

DiPaola is the recipient of this year's Distinguished Alumnus Award. He is the New Mexico Regional President of U.S. Bank as well as a Leadership New Mexico Core Program graduate, class of 2000, and Lifetime Member.

Los Alamos MainStreet Vies For $25,000 Cash Prize In National Contest

on March 27, 2018 - 4:08pm
LACDC News:
 
On Feb. 26, Independent We Stand, the national small business movement, kicked-off its third annual America’s Main Streets contest to help consumers, small business owners and Main Street organizations reward a deserving Main Street with $25,000 in cash and sponsor-related prizes. Los Alamos MainStreet is among this year’s nominees.
 
America’s Main Streets play an important role in the long-term success of communities and help build a sense of place reinforcing this year’s theme: “Local Memories. Lasting Impact.”
 
“Our Independent We Stand America’s Main Streets

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Time Out Pizza

on March 27, 2018 - 3:41pm

On the job in Los Alamos is Manager Tony Colletti today at Time Out Pizza at 157 Central Park Square. He has been with the company since it opened its first restaurant 12 years ago in White Rock. The new restaurant opened for business several weeks ago in Central Park Square. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Hungry customers line up to place their orders at lunchtime today at Time Out Pizza in Central Park Square. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Taking advantage of spring break, kids play video games, billiards and foosball today at

Heinrich: Conservation Measures Will Grow New Mexico Outdoor Rec Economy, Improve Access To Public Lands

on March 27, 2018 - 8:54am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced today the passage of several conservation measures that he has championed to expand access to public lands and improve the health and resiliency of New Mexico’s land, water, wildlife, and the communities that depend on them.

The measures were included in the fiscal year 2018 omnibus funding bill, which passed the House and Senate and has been signed into law.

One of the measures to be signed

AG Balderas Launches Facebook Probe With Bipartisan Coalition Of State Attorneys General

on March 27, 2018 - 8:54am
Attorney General Hector Balderas

From the Office of Attorney General Hector Balderas:

 
ALBUQUERQUE  Attorney General Hector Balderas has joined a bipartisan coalition of 37 state and territory Attorneys General in sending a letter demanding answers from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the company’s business practices and privacy protections.
 
“I’m extremely concerned about Facebook’s data policies and along with my colleagues, I expect Facebook’s quick and full cooperation regarding our inquiry,” Balderas said.

Discoveries Action Team Hosts Kick-Off Meeting

on March 26, 2018 - 5:27pm

COUNTY News:

The Discoveries Action Team Kick-Off meeting is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 10 at Fuller Lodge; lunch will be provided by Del Norte Credit Union.

Organizers will share how residents, businesses and organizations can be a part of the Los Alamos enhancement efforts.

In an effort to enhance the community experience and attract new residents, businesses, talent and visitors to the community, Los Alamos County has championed the “Discoveries” brand, which incorporates the mindset that Los Alamos is a place that cultivates curiosity and creates aha moments and is represented by the

Man Arrested For Shoplifting Nearly $2,500 Of Alcohol

on March 26, 2018 - 5:26pm

COURT News:

Philbert Lopez Jr., 34, of Espanola is facing an April 27 preliminary hearing on five counts of shoplifting totaling almost $2,500 comprised entirely of bottles of alcohol stolen from Smith’s Marketplace in Los Alamos and Smith’s in White Rock on five separate occasions in February.

The shoplifting incidents were discovered by Smith’s loss prevention staff while reviewing video surveillance, which showed Lopez placing the bottles in a reusable shopping bag and a grey messenger bag, then leaving the store without attempting to pay for the merchandise.

Los Alamos Police Cpl.

New Mexico USDA Seeks Applications For Conservation Innovation Grants

on March 26, 2018 - 9:16am
USDA News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in New Mexico is accepting applications for Conservation Innovations Grants (CIG) to fund innovative ideas for conservation strategies and technologies. New Mexico NRCS will provide up to $49,000 in CIG funding for fiscal year 2018. Grant proposals are due May 11, 2018.
 
"Conservation Innovation Grants play a critical role in developing and demonstrating new methods to help agricultural producers conserve natural resources, improve NRCS technical assistance, and strengthen local economies," said Kristin

Former Santa Fe Store Manager Pleads Guilty To Embezzlement And Tax Fraud

on March 26, 2018 - 9:13am
State Tax & Rev News:
 
SANTA FE  A former manager of Armstrong McCall in Santa Fe has plead guilty for embezzling more than $50,000 from his former employer and willfully committing tax fraud from 2013-2015.
 
The plea follows an investigation by the Tax Fraud Investigations Division of the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department.
 
Craig D. Latimore, 44, was sentenced to serve four and a half years of supervised probation. The three counts of tax fraud will run concurrently with each other and consecutively with the count of embezzlement.

Milenski: About Code Enforcement Proposal

on March 26, 2018 - 7:20am
By HELEN MILENSKI
Candidate for County Council

More than a year ago, Heather Ortega and I reunited in Los Alamos County Councilor James Chrobocinski’s office over the matter of Notices of Violation (NOV) being issued to people in the community.

Heather and I had known each other during high school and in our 20’s. Over the past year she and I have grown close as friends as we steadily continued to work toward understanding the ordinance, the way it was being enforced, and what it was intended to accomplish.

In this process, we discovered many cases where code enforcement was, sadly, a

On The Job In Los Alamos: At CB FOX Shoe Dept.

on March 25, 2018 - 7:37am

On the job in Los Alamos Saturday afternoon is Shoe Department Manager Betsy Robin at CB FOX on Central Avenue. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Balderas Urges New Mexicans To Use Toys R Us & Babies R Us Gift Cards & Credits

on March 25, 2018 - 7:08am
AG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Attorney General Hector Balderas has issued a Consumer Alert regarding the announcement that Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores are going out of business.
 
Both stores have locations in New Mexico, but are liquidating their inventory to shut their doors for good as the parent company goes out of business. Attorney General Balderas is urging New Mexicans to use their gift cards and store credits before April 15, 2018, the last day they will be valid according to the bankruptcy plan.
 
“I am urging New Mexicans to use their gift cards and store credits at Toys R

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