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Laural Hardin Brings Petree Garden Center To Los Alamos

on January 23, 2018 - 9:06am

Certified Arborist Laural Hardin is bringing Petree Garden Center to Los Alamos in early April. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos Daily Post

Just to clarify, Laural Hardin of Los Alamos has partnered with Mike Petree of Taos to bring Petree Garden Center to Los Alamos. The company is leasing space in the former De Colores building at 2470 East Road, which Craig and Rachel Wehner recently purchased and from where they are operating their landscaping business.

“While Petree Gardens and Los Alamos Landscaping & More are not partners, we share the same

SBDC Helps Secure More Than $1.5 Million In Financial Assistance For Area Businesses

on January 21, 2018 - 7:06am
SBDC Business Advisor Anne Lantrip and UNM-LA SBDC Director Joseph Montes assist small businesses from the northern New Mexico area. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UNM-Los Alamos helped secure more than $1.5 million in financial assistance to several of its clients through conventional and alternative commercial lenders in recent months. These clients are seeking to expand and modernize their respective product lines.

SBDC Director at UNM-LA Joseph Montes explained that there is significant commercial activity throughout northern

Annual DNCU Scholarship Application Cycle Opens

on January 21, 2018 - 6:56am
DNCU News:
SANTA FE — Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), Northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative has just opened the 2018-2019 DNCU Scholarship Program.
For the past eight consecutive years, Del Norte Credit Union has helped over 60 deserving local area students with a combined $64,000 in scholarship funds. This year, Del Norte Credit Union is awarding 10 exemplary students with $1,000 scholarships.
DNCU established a scholarship program to assist credit union members who are high school seniors, equivalent home school seniors, or a recipient of a GED and plan to

Communication Seven: Vulnerabilities Stemming From Electronic Communication

on January 20, 2018 - 4:50am

Futures Institute
Student Intern

Throughout this series of articles, we have explored the new efficiency of translation through the use of mechanical translators and how they have changed the world of translation. We also analyzed the growing use of electronic communication.

Electronic communication has allowed individuals to communicate throughout their community, throughout their state, throughout their country, and even throughout the world with the click of a few buttons.

NM Health Insurance Exchange 2018 Vendor Contracts

on January 19, 2018 - 7:52am
ALBUQUERQUE  The New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange recently awarded a new contract for Outreach & Education Services to the Waite Company, LLC in the amount of $3,277,110.00.
The award was voted on, approved, and announced during the December 15, 2017, Board of Director’s meeting. The Waite Company, a woman-owned, Albuquerque-based business, won the competitive bid for outreach and education services.

As Solar Tariff Decision Looms, Heinrich Says Trump Has Opportunity To Stand Up For American Workers

on January 19, 2018 - 7:47am
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, issued the following statement ahead of President Trump's decision on whether to impose tariffs on imported solar panels and modules that would negatively impact the growing solar industry in New Mexico and the American solar industry as a whole. 
“President Trump has an opportunity to actually stand up for American workers.

MobileGeeks Help Untangle Tech Problems

on January 19, 2018 - 7:31am

MobileGeeks owner Ron Phillips discusses his new business during a visit to the Los Alamos Daily Post newsroom. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Los Alamos Daily Post

“Software, hardware, networking – we do it all!” said Ron Phillips, owner of MobileGeeks, a new computer support company operating in Los Alamos.

Phillips started MobileGeeks in 2016 in Durango, Colo. Although the company continues to do business in Durango, it is now based in Los Alamos.

The Phillips family discovered Los Alamos while visiting their daughter and decided to

Petree Garden Center Opening In Los Alamos

on January 18, 2018 - 3:07pm

Craig Wehner and his wife Rachel Wehner purchased the former De Colores building and are leasing a large portion of it to Laural Hardin who is opening Petree Garden Center in early April. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Buliding owners Craig Wehner and his wife Rachel Wehner, right, with certified arborist Laural Hardin who together with Mike Petree of Taos owns the new garden center coming to Los Alamos and is the general manager. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos natives Craig Wehner and his

SBDC Legal Workshop Monday Jan. 22

on January 18, 2018 - 9:26am
projectY cowork News:
Don't miss out on the first workshop “Bring On Your Legal Questions! It is coming up 5:30-7:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 22, at Project Y Cowork at 150 Central Park Square in Los Alamos.
For more information, call 505.661.4691 or 505.662.0337.

Governor Announces $250,000 To Help NM Small Businesses Grow

on January 18, 2018 - 6:51am
Gov. Susana Martinez
SANTA FE — Last week, Gov. Susana Martinez announced another tool to help New Mexico small businesses grow and thrive. The Small Business Innovation Research matching grant will help New Mexico companies commercialize their research and innovation as marketable products and services.
“Helping our small businesses grow and thrive – particularly those centered around science and technology – is a top priority in growing and diversifying our economy,” Martinez said.

LANB Replacing Drive-Up ATM At 1200 Trinity

on January 17, 2018 - 2:54pm

LANB News:

Los Alamos National Bank will be replacing one of the drive-up ATMs at its 1200 Trinity Dr., location in Los Alamos. The current ATM has experienced a malfunction, but a new machine has been ordered and will be installed as soon as possible.

The walk up ATM located inside the entrance of the building and the other drive-up ATM at that location are both still available for use.

There also are six other LANB ATM locations in Los Alamos County along with several in Santa Fe, Espanola and Albuquerque for your convenience.

Visit the LANB website for more details:

Los Alamos Association Of Realtors Elects New Board

on January 17, 2018 - 1:55pm
LAAOR 2018 Board of Directors, from left, Past President David Horpedahl, President Carrie Montoya-Pegg, President Elect Trish Maes, RANM Director Pearl White, Secretary Brian Tyson and Director Lance Eaton. Not pictured are Treasurer Jessica Hoffer and directors Sarah Keane and Jeanette Metzger-Thorp. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Association of REALTORS® (LAAOR) held its annual meeting this morning at UNM-LA.

Members elected their new Board of Directors for 2018 including new president Carrie

Posture Alignment Therapy, Another Local Resource

on January 16, 2018 - 8:03am
Sandra West offers posture alignment therapy classes and personalized sessions. Courtesy photo
PRI News:
Los Alamos has many options for supporting health and wellness, including a posture alignment coach, Sandra West, who uses exercises to retrain the body, align joints, and regain functional movements.
What is the result? Posture therapy reduces pain, improves mobility, and builds the body’s strength and resilience to injury. West teaches group classes and offers personalized sessions.
West teaches three classes each Wednesday:
  • Balance Posture meets 11-11:45 a.m.

Study Names Los Alamos County A Top Place To Get Mortgages In New Mexico

on January 15, 2018 - 11:01am
SmartAsset, a financial technology company, recently released its fourth annual study on the Best Places to Get a Mortgage.
The study determines top markets by comparing the likelihood of mortgage approval by county, in addition to mortgage rates, average five-year borrowing costs and property taxes. According to the study’s Best Mortgage Markets Index, Los Alamos County ranks among the top locations in New Mexico.
Check out the table below to see how Los Alamos County compares to the other leaders in New Mexico:
Loan Funding Rate
5 Year Borrowing

McQuiston: Proactive Steps To Simplify Property Claims

on January 15, 2018 - 8:02am
The Jemez Agency
No one likes to experience home damage – it can be traumatic and costly, and it can even disrupt your entire life. But, when you do, isn’t it nice to know you have home insurance to help with the covered expenses and repairs.
Now, when it comes to taking advantage of your insurance benefits and filing a home insurance claim, are there certain things you can do to help things go more smoothly? There certainly are. Here are my five suggested dos and don’ts for filing a homeowners insurance claim:
Do call your insurance agent or insurance carrier

Luján And Schakowsky Push Data Analytics Company For Answers Following Significant Data Breach

on January 15, 2018 - 8:00am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) last week sent a letter to the computer software and data analytics company Alteryx after it was disclosed in December that the company failed to properly secure sensitive consumer data and accidentally exposed personal information affecting 123 million American households.
The data breach by Alteryx comes after a series of high profile data breaches including the disclosure of consumer data by the credit reporting agency Equifax and the ride-share

Burgess Presents Annual Report At Chamber Breakfast

on January 13, 2018 - 8:45am

Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess discusses the 2017 Annual Report with Chamber of Commerce members Thursday morning at UNM-LA. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Chamber members gather for the County’s annual report Thursday at UNM-LA. Photo by Maire O'Neill/



Los Alamos Daily Post


Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess described the County’s 2017 efforts and accomplishments in the areas of promoting economic vitality as part of his annual report Thursday morning when he addressed local Chamber of Commerce members

Bandelier To Celebrate First 2018 Fee Free Day Monday

on January 13, 2018 - 8:02am
NPS News:
Every year the National Park Service (NPS) offers several days when the public is invited to visit fee free - that is, no entrance fees are charged.
Bandelier National Monument and the other approximately 120 NPS areas that charge entrance fees invite everyone to enjoy this year's first fee-free day Monday, Jan. 15, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It will also be fee free at lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management, the US Forest Service, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Bureau of Reclamation. 
"Mid-January is usually a very quiet time at Bandelier,"

Los Alamos National Laboratory Positively Impacts Region’s Economy In 2017

on January 12, 2018 - 12:34pm
Ashley Gutierrez is a customer service devotee at Wildflower, a Santa Fe-based, woman-owned IT hardware and software solutions company, that has partnered with Los Alamos National Laboratory since 1991. The company has nine employees—about 11 percent of its current workforce—dedicated to working with the Laboratory. Courtesy photo
LANL News:
Los Alamos National Laboratory’s efforts to stimulate new business growth, strengthen existing companies, create jobs and contribute to a diverse economy in northern New Mexico’s communities saw notable progress across the board in 2017.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Liddie Martinez At LANB

on January 12, 2018 - 9:18am

On the job in Los Alamos is Market President Liddie Martinez Thursday morning in her office at Los Alamos National Bank. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Communication Six: Identity Theft

on January 12, 2018 - 6:46am
Los Alamos World Futures Institute
Student Intern

Unauthorized access to information is one problem that arises with the expansion of electronic communication, but what other vulnerabilities arise from this modern form of information transfer? As well as hacking and other methods of obtaining information impermissibly, identity theft allows an individual to communicate as another person extremely detrimentally.

When a stolen identity is used to apply for additional lines of credit, the victim can spend years trying to resolve bad debt run up by thieves in their names.


Pasta Paradiso Offers Chargrilled USDA Prime Steaks

on January 11, 2018 - 7:31am
Pasta Paradiso owner Renee Lee welcomes diners Saturday evening to her restaurant at 1315 Trinity Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Pasta Paradiso owner Renee Lee is excited to announce that her Italian restaurant at 1315 Trinity Dr., is now specializing in chargrilled USDA prime steaks.

“Our steaks include a 10-ounce Ribeye with twice baked potatoes and grilled asparagus, a 10-ounce rosemary garlic marinated New York served with a Chipotle Demi-glace, loaded baked potato and sautéed vegetables, a 12-ounce T-Bone

Winter Farmers Market At Fuller Lodge Thursday

on January 10, 2018 - 7:46am

The community is invited to visit the first Farmers Market of the 2018 season 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, Jan. 11 at Fuller Lodge. EBT & DUFB are accepted. Courtesy photo

Anderson School Of Management: New Career And Professional Development Director, Spring Programs

on January 10, 2018 - 7:25am
Michelle Albro
Anderson School of Management News:
ALBUQUERQUE  The University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management has announced Michelle Albro is the new director of Career and Professional Development (CPD) Programs, , as well as the schedule for Spring 2018 CPD programs, which are designed to help working professionals strengthen skills and create new professional opportunities. 
As a successful manager for more than 20 years, Albro joins the EPEC team with a solid background of collaborative teambuilding, comprehensive and professional program development, as well as

Los Alamos Single Family Home Prices Rise 4 Percent

on January 10, 2018 - 7:15am
The median price of Single Family Home sales rose by 4 percent when compared to the 4th Quarter of 2016 or $320,000 to $334,000 in this quarter.
Single Family home sales moved from 63 in the 4th Quarter of 2016 to 72 this quarter. Single Family home sales volumes also rose from $20.8M in 2016 to $24M for the 4th Quarter of 2017 reflecting the increase in home prices.
Condo and Townhome sales dropped off in the 4 th Quarter of 2017 to 16 units sold compared to 21 units in 2016. During this same period, the median price of Condos/Townhomes decreased from $197,000 in the 4 th Quarter