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Lujan Grisham And Morales Release Five-Step Plan To Strengthen NM Infrastructure; Create Jobs

on September 14, 2018 - 5:09pm
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
ALBUQUERQUE This morning, U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Howie Morales announced a plan to tackle New Mexico’s infrastructure needs, create jobs, make our roads safer, and build a strong economic backbone for the long term.
With clear strategies to leverage state revenues and private investment to deploy strategically to the most important projects, Michelle and Howie continue to demonstrate that they are prepared to tackle the biggest issues facing New Mexico’s communities and economy.
“To build a vibrant economy

Scenes From United Way 2018 Campaign Kick-Off

on September 14, 2018 - 2:58am

Chamber Director Ryn Herrmman attended the same college as Zia Credit Union CEO David Woodruff and presented him with a college cap during the 2018 United Way of Northern New Mexico Fundraising Campaign Kick-off Thursday evening at Fuller Lodge. The Chamber and Zia CU co-hosted the event, which was catered by La Cocina. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

UWNNM Board President Steve Boerigter jokes with the crowd. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

United Way Executive Director Mary Beth Maassen shares highlights of the 2018 fundraising campaign. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/

State Auditor Wayne Johnson Visits Daily Post

on September 14, 2018 - 2:51am

New Mexico State Auditor Wayne Johnson visits Thursday afternoon with some of the news team at the Los Alamos Daily Post. Johnson discussed the importance for government agencies to have regular audits to catch potential non-compliance issues early. Johnson was appointed to the position in December 2017 and previously served as a Bernalillo County Commissioner. He encourages anybody who suspects waste, fraud, or abuse in a government agency to report it by visiting or calling 1.866.OSA.FRAUD. Anonymous reports are accepted. From left, Reporter Kirsten Laskey, Johnson, Publisher

Land Commissioner Candidate SGR Visits Daily Post

on September 14, 2018 - 2:31am

House Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard is running for Land Commissioner on the Democratic ticket and stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post Wednesday afternoon for a visit. Post Reporter Kirsten Laskey is at left. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Karen Easton Joins Century Bank … New Branch Coming Soon To Los Alamos

on September 13, 2018 - 10:14am
Karen Easton visiting Monday at the Los Alamos Daily Post has joined Century Bank as vice president/branch manager for a branch coming soon to Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Local resident Karen Easton has joined Century Bank as vice president/branch manager for a branch coming soon to Los Alamos.

“We are a full-service community bank with local expertise, delivering the latest in financial products and services,” Easton said.

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on September 13, 2018 - 7:54am

Governor Announces Intel Moving New Memory Technology Development To Rio Rancho

on September 12, 2018 - 7:42am
Gov. Susana Martinez
RIO RANCHO Monday, Gov. Susana Martinez announced that Intel Corporation is moving technology development for its 3D XPoint memory technology to its facility in Rio Rancho. The move includes the addition of over a hundred jobs at Intel’s Rio Rancho site.
“Since day one we’ve been committed to making New Mexico a great place to do business and now Intel is adding more jobs and bringing new opportunities to New Mexico,” Martinez said.

LACDC Examines New Platform For

on September 12, 2018 - 6:53am screenshot. Courtesy/LACDC




The Los Alamos community calendar,, will soon be getting a facelift. Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation, which manages the Los Alamos event website, is undergoing a process to upgrade the platform for navigation and usability.


This will make it easier for people to search the site and also upload their own organization’s events.


LACDC recognizes the current site is undergoing some technical issues and urges the public to be patient during this time, as well as the transition period. In the

County Discoveries Action Team Meets Sept. 20

on September 11, 2018 - 5:11pm


The next monthly meeting of the Discoveries Action Team is Thursday, Sept. 20 in the Pajarito Cliffs Site (PCS) Building 1 Conference Room.

Participants will meet 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and continue discussing ideas suggested by the Place-Making and Place-Marketing subgroups. Participants are asked to bring their own lunch. PCS is located just east of Entrada Business Park on N.M. 502 at the eastern edge of Los Alamos. The conference room inside Building 1 is on the south side of the main road just after entering the PCS site.

The Discoveries Action Team is a volunteer group

ProjectY Cowork Member Spotlight: Paramanandam

on September 11, 2018 - 7:24am

Karen Paramanandam of SunPower by Positive Energy Solar. Courtesy/Desert Gold Digital Media

projectY cowork News:

Long-time projectY cowork Los Alamos member Karen Paramanandam began working at projectY when the space opened in 2016. She is the business development manager at SunPower by Positive Energy Solar and works with residential and commercial clients to understand and find the best fit for their energy needs.

“I’ve been involved with projectY cowork almost since the founding of the space,” Paramanandam said.

What’s At Farmers Market This Week?

on September 10, 2018 - 4:09pm
Courtesy photo
What’s at the market this week?
Pig & Fig will be at the market with Chef/Owner Laura Hamilton's famous crossiants and coffee and a few other treats.
Also at market: Crumpackers quiches, pies and tarts. Gene with be at market will calzone type breads and fruit breads. Shure Bakery always has new and fresh baking ideas and items such as burritos, rolls, cookies, and sweets and more!
Meats will be Yak- Beef- Chicken- Turkey-Lamb- Apple Cider- Kettle corn if humidity permits; Sharpening Service, Roasted Green Chile a New Mexico Favorite

Supreme Court Rules Employer Must Pay Attorney Fees

on September 10, 2018 - 7:18am
SANTA FE The State Supreme Court has ruled that a Hobbs man’s employer must pay all of his attorney fees in a workers’ compensation dispute stemming from an accident when he was driving a truck hauling brine water to a drilling rig site.
In a 4-1 decision, the state’s highest court reversed a decision of a Workers’ Compensation Administration judge that had ordered the worker, Casey Baker, to pay half of the $42,925 in attorney fees awarded in the case. The other half is to be paid by Baker’s employer, Endeavor Services Inc.

Santa Fe Imaging Opens Facility In Los Alamos

on September 9, 2018 - 9:32am

Walmart Associates In NM Share $1.6 Million In Bonuses

on September 9, 2018 - 7:53am
ALBUQUERQUE Thursday more than 915,000 Walmart U.S. associates across the country are receiving a share of more than $200 million in cash bonuses based on their stores’ Q2 performance.
The bonuses are included in associates’ Sept. 6 paycheck.
Walmart associates earn quarterly bonuses as part of an overall incentive plan designed to reward associates whose stores achieve sales and customer service goals. In total, hourly associates in New Mexico earned more than $1.6 million in Q2 bonuses. These bonuses come on the heels of the best performance for Walmart U.S. in

On The job In Los Alamos: At Hartway & Breshears

on September 7, 2018 - 4:12pm

On the job in Los Alamos this afternoon is C.P.A. and Tax Manager Yang ‘Jenny’ Jin at Hartway & Breshears, CPAs, LLC at 1350 Central Ave., Suite 301. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scenes From Los Alamos Farmers Market Thursday

on September 7, 2018 - 10:00am

Los Alamos resident Dorothy Crawford checks out fresh products available Thursday at the Los Alamos Farmers Market in the Mesa Public Library parking lot on Central Avenue. The local market opened in 1970 to provide the community with fresh fruits, vegetables and other foods and goods and to support local growers and producers. The market opens 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each Thursday. For more information, email Manager Cindy Talamontes at or call 505.929.6579. Follow the market on Facebook. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Scene from the Los Alamos Farmers

Council Approves Land Sale For New Starbucks

on September 6, 2018 - 4:25pm
A new Starbucks is plannedfor development at 20th Street near Trinity Drive, across from Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/​
Los Alamos Daily Post
The lines at the current Starbucks on Central Avenue and in Smith’s Marketplace too long? Local caffeine lovers may have a third Starbucks to turn to and this new coffee shop is planned to have a drive-thru.
In a 6-1 vote, Los Alamos County Council approved the sale of a parcel of land to Verdad Real Estate during its regular meeting Aug. 28 in Council Chambers.

Metzger’s Do it Best® Hardware Earns National Recognition As Top Home Improvement Store In New Mexico

on September 6, 2018 - 8:48am

Metzger’s leaders receiving their recognition, from left, Metzger’s Los Alamos Manager Frank Sandoval, Metzger’s General Manager David Jolly, Do it Best Territory Manager and loyal Metzger’s customer Mike Haynes and Metzger’s White Rock Manager Charlie Hoffine. Courtesy photo


Another successful year of serving the community has put Metzger’s Do it Best® Hardware in exclusive company within the independent home improvement industry.

Hardware + Building Supply Dealer (H+BSD), a national publication covering the hardware industry, named Metzger’s Hardware its 2018 Hardware All

Dave’s Sports Barbershop Gets A Facelift

on September 6, 2018 - 7:43am
Barbers, from left, Dave Patterson, Dakota Patterson and Greg Casados work on happy customers, from left, Tyler Nakaoka, Jacob Verburg and Frazier Hansell at the newly remodeled Dave's Sports Barbershop in Central Park Square. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Loren Maes works on Paige Patterson, Dave's daughter. Four barbers were at work during this visit to the barbershop. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Dave Patterson has owned Dave’s Barbershop in Central Park Square for nine years.


Ryti: Economic Development

on September 6, 2018 - 7:38am
Democratic Candidate
Los Alamos County Council

I moved to Los Alamos in 1992 as a founding partner in a small environmental consulting business, Neptune and Company. For this reason I have always followed Los Alamos County’s efforts to foster economic development and diversification. I was also on the board of the Pajarito Environmental Education Center as we moved from a fledgling 501c3 entity to a non-profit business providing educational services to the community.

Every entrepreneur has his or her own reasons for starting a business.

Petree Garden Center Launches Full Florist Service

on September 6, 2018 - 7:37am
General Manager Laurel Hardin shows off a new arrangement Tuesday morning now available at Petree Garden Center and Florist at 2470 East Road in Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Just some of the arrangements now available at Petree Garden Center and Florist. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Petree Garden Center has had a busy and successful spring and summer since its opening in April.


Local Leaders Selected For Leadership New Mexico

on September 6, 2018 - 6:55am

John Gulas, President and Chief Executive Officer, LANB
LNM News:
Leadership New Mexico is pleased to announce that the following leaders from the Los Alamos area are among the 42 leaders from 17 communities across the state selected to participate in the 2018-2019 Core Program:
  • John Gulas, President and Chief Executive Officer, Los Alamos National Bank; and,
  • Albert Jiron, Deputy Division Leader, Software & Applications Engineering, Los Alamos National Laboratory.
This is the 23 class of the Leadership New Mexico Core Program. Open to all citizens of the state, Leadership New

Daily Postcard: Rainbow Colors Sky Above Zia CU

on September 6, 2018 - 6:11am

Daily Postcard: A rainbow colors the sky above Zia Credit Union at 1001 Central Ave., Tuesday afternoon in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Adam Baker

About Zia Credit Union:

In 1955, a group of approximately 200 individuals from Zia Company, support contractors for the Los Alamos National Laboratory, organized and founded Zia Credit Union as a special interest group, a common practice for that time in the credit union movement. The contractors felt they needed their own financial institution. Management of the newly-founded Zia Credit Union chose to become a state-charted credit union.


Roasted Green Chile At Farmers Market Thursday

on September 5, 2018 - 6:28am
Two roasters will be on hand to meet the demand for green chile, 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday at the Los Alamos Farmers Market in the library parking lot. Courtesy photo
LAFM News:
What’s happening at the Farmers Market this week?
It's that time again when the aroma of green chile fills the market and Thursday there will be two roasters on hand to meet the demand.
Also this week at the market:
Peppers, Bell Peppers, Shishitos, Onions, fresh Garlic, Egg plant, Carrots, Salad Mixes, Heads of Lettuce, Basil, Squash, Pinto beans, Tomatoes, Potatoes, Radishes, Squash