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Close-Knit Yarn Coop Officially Opens On Central

on November 3, 2018 - 6:09am

Knitters and other fiber artists gathered Thursday at Close-Knit Yarn Coop to celebrate the store's grand opening in the former location of Warm Hearts Yarn at 1247 Central Ave. Close-Knit shares space with Atomic City Quilts. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
Mary Fellman, left, manager of Close-Knit Yarn Coop helps a customer Thurday during the Grand Opening. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Guests sample refreshments and talk knitting Thursday at Close-Knit's Grand Opening. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

LANB And Enterprise CEOs Share Community Focus

on November 2, 2018 - 5:31pm

This morning, Enterprise Financial Services Corp President and CEO Jim Lally, left, and Los Alamos National Bank President and CEO (TCC) John Gulas stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post to discuss the definitive merger agreement their companies have entered into and their shared vision and commitment to support the local community. Read the full story later at ladailypost.com. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Finishing Touch Celebrates First Year Anniversary With New Owners Julio Gaytan And Marcelo Ruano

on November 2, 2018 - 11:31am

Julio Gaytan, left, and Marcelo Ruano celebrated their one year anniversary as owners of The Finishing Touch along with their staff Josh Fox, Amanda Awesome, Mariana Iauakieva and Aubrey Lanham Thursday. In addition to new owners, The Finishing Touch moved to a new location at 170 Central Park Square. Gaytan said they thank the communtiy for its wonderful support and 'We just want to continue to provide quality products and services.' Ruano said, they will soon be offering cabinets and appliances in the store. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Besides celebrating its one year

LAMC’s LifePoint Health Announces Future Leadership Team For Merged Organization

on November 2, 2018 - 8:09am

LifePoint Health News:

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Los Alamos Medical Center’s parent corporation, LifePoint Health (NASDAQ: LPNT), has announced the incoming executive team that will lead the organization following the completion of its merger with RCCH HealthCare Partners.

The transaction is expected to be finalized later this year and will result in LifePoint Health being a privately-held company.

LAMC CEO John Whiteside spoke about the merger late Thursday with the Los Alamos Daily Post.

“This will have absolutely no impact on our hospital.

Even More Scenes From Trick Or Treat On MainStreet

on November 2, 2018 - 7:19am

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris stands ready to assist during the annual Trick or Treat on MainStreet Friday in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Tammy Jimines

Future Los Alamos Policemen? Photo by Tammy Jimines

A future Los Alamos Policeman and Firefighter? Photo by Tammy Jimines

Scene from the annual Trick or Treat on MainStreet Friday in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Tammy Jimines

Scene from the annual Trick or Treat on MainStreet Friday in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Tammy Jimines

Scene from the annual Trick or Treat on MainStreet Friday in downtown Los Alamos.

LANB’s ‘Trinity Capital Corp’ And Enterprise Financial Services Corp Announce Intent To Merge

on November 1, 2018 - 4:02pm

BUSINESS News:

ST. LOUIS — Enterprise Financial Services Corp (NASDAQ:EFSC) (the “Company,” “EFSC,” “Enterprise,” “we,” “us,” or “our”), the holding company of Enterprise Bank & Trust (“EB&T”) and Trinity Capital Corporation (“Trinity” or “TCC”), the holding company of Los Alamos National Bank (“LANB”) announced today that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement in a transaction valued at approximately $213 million. On a pro forma consolidated basis, the combined company would have approximately $7 billion in assets.

TCC is headquartered in Los Alamos, New Mexico, with

Grand Opening Of Close-Knit Yarn Coop Tonight!

on November 1, 2018 - 11:09am
Store manager Mary Fellman at the newly opened Close-Knit Yarn Coop. The store will host its Grand Opening 5-8 p.m. at 1247 Central Ave. this evening. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Consignment items on display at Close-Knit Yarn Coop. The colorful throw on will be the project of an upcoming class at Close-Knit. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Local knitters, crotchet fans and other fabric artists were saddened by the closing of Warm Hearts Yarn. Close-Knit Yarn Cooperative to the rescue!

Triad National Security Takes The Helm Today At Los Alamos National Laboratory

on November 1, 2018 - 9:32am

The National Security Sciences Building at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Courtesy/LANL

 

LANL News:

  • New LANL Director Thom Mason stresses, ‘Change where needed, continuity where critical.’ 

 

Los Alamos National Laboratory begins operations today under a new management and operating (M&O) contract between Triad National Security, LLC (Triad) and the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The NNSA awarded the M&O contract to Triad June 8, 2018. 

 

“The new leadership team at Los Alamos is determined to strike the right balance between mission delivery for

UbiQD Of Los Alamos Selected Nationally For Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator Program

on November 1, 2018 - 8:33am

UbiQD of Los Alamos is one of only five companies selected nationally for the IN2 program. UbiQD will receive up to $250,000 to accelerate innovative commercial buildings technology. Courtesy/UbiQD

BUSINESS News:

  • One of only five companies selected nationally for the IN2 program, UbiQD will receive up to $250,000 to accelerate innovative commercial buildings technology

The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2), a technology incubator and platform funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and co-administered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), has announced that UbiQD, Inc.

McQuiston: Don’t Scoot Yourself Out Of Insurance

on November 1, 2018 - 8:27am

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

 I was in San Francisco this summer and came across these electrical scooter you can rent in one spot and drop off in another.  Of course that got my insurance mind off and running … to find an article to address this new trend.

Fleets of dockless electric scooters made by companies such as Bird and Lime have sprouted up in a number of urban areas throughout the country. Bird advertises on their website that they now offer their service in over 100 cities and universities, while Lime offers similar services in over 70 cities.

Date Change For LACF Charitable Impact Event

on October 31, 2018 - 12:41pm

LACF News:

The Los Alamos Community Foundation has changed the date of its upcoming event on “Strategies for Increasing Your Charitable Impact” so as not to conflict with the Los Alamos Jewish Center’s candle light vigil.

The “Strategies for Increasing Your Charitable Impact” event was originally scheduled for this Thursday, Nov. 1. It has been rescheduled for 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in Room 230 of Building 2 at UNM-LA.

The event is co-hosted by the Los Alamos Community Foundation and Los Alamos National Bank. Refreshments will be served.

RSVP to info@losalamoscf.org.

projectY cowork Member Spotlight: Lena Isaacs Of ProcessQM LLC

on October 31, 2018 - 12:26pm

ProcessQM LLC President and owner Lena Isaacs. Courtesy/projectY cowork

 

projectY cowork News:

projectY cowork member Lena Isaacs began using projectY cowork Los Alamos shortly after the space opened in 2016. She is a local entrepreneur and founder of ProcessQM LLC. After starting out at projectY cowork, Isaacs was able to build her business and open an office in Los Alamos.

“I opened an office space and I think projectY really contributed to this transition,” Isaacs said.

SBA Focuses Attention, Resources On Veterans, Spouses During National Veterans Small Business Week

on October 31, 2018 - 8:36am
By JASON SIMMONS
Associate Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Field Operations
 
Nov. 5-9, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is focusing attention and resources on a community that deserves it – our military veterans.  
 
During National Veterans Small Business Week, the SBA is hosting and participating in free events around the country to provide opportunities for veterans and their spouses to connect with local small business-building resources.
 
When their military service ends, SBA services to these heroes begin.

LAAOR Honors Affiliate Members

on October 30, 2018 - 4:25pm

LAAOR honors its Affiliate members Oct. 26 with a breakfast at the Los Alamos Golf Course. Courtesy photo

From left, LAAOR President Carrie Montoya-Pegg, Director Francine Mendoza, President Elect Trish Maes, LAAOR/ RANM Director Pearl White and LAAOR/RANM Legal Counsel Ashley Straus-Martin. Courtesy photo

LAAOR News:

The Los Alamos Association of REALTORs (LAAOR) hosted a breakfast Oct. 26 at the Los Alamos Golf Course to honor its Affiliate members.

LAAOR Affiliates include:

  • ADV Insurance represented by August Dyson;
  • Clayton Homes of Espanola represented by Jeremy Nunez;
  • DNCU represented

LANB: Scams – A Roundtable Discussion Nov. 8

on October 30, 2018 - 7:14am

CB FOX Helps Support A Worthy Cause

on October 29, 2018 - 4:46pm

CB FOX Store Manager Andy Fox and his dog, Darby, show off one of the mattresses for sale at the store. Fox explained the store will donate $100 from mattress sales of $1,000 or more to New Mexico Operation Wounded Warrior now through Nov. 12. Not only will customers help a good cause but they can also get a good deal on mattresses, he said. The store is offering up to $300 off select mattresses along with its regular free delivery. Fox said this is the first time the store has supported the Wounded Warrior organization.

Halloween Party Supports Make-A-Wish® New Mexico

on October 28, 2018 - 8:34am

Make-A-Wish® New Mexico News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Garcia Subaru North will host a Halloween Party to support Make-A-Wish® New Mexico.

The event is 6-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 and includes Halloween activities, costumes, and of course trick-or-treating for Wish kids and children from the community.

The party is open to the public. Garcia Subaru North is at 6401 San Mateo Blvd NE.  

The Halloween Party will generate excitement and kick-off the 11th annual Subaru Share the Love® Event which runs Nov. 15 through Jan.

Office Renovations Underway On Central Avenue

on October 27, 2018 - 5:10pm

Renovations are underway today in the upper level office space above the Los Alamos Daily Post at 1247 Central Avenue. Check back to find out who is moving in. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange Continues Path To State-Based Platform, Names 2019 Vendor Contracts

on October 27, 2018 - 10:59am

 INSURANCE News:
  • Waite Company, UNM, REDW Among 2019 Contracts

ALBUQUERQUE – The New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange approved a number of contracts important to its operations and key to beWellnm’s future transition to a state-based exchange during a special board meeting earlier today. 

A 2019 data-sharing partnership with the Office of the Superintendent (OSI), the University of New Mexico and two exchange carriers was approved Friday. The agreement was among the contract decisions passed at the Oct. 26, 2018, board meeting at the Marriott Pyramid North.

The data from the carriers

RE/MAX First Team At Chamber Business After Hours

on October 26, 2018 - 2:29am

The RE/MAX First Team gathers for a photo Wednesday at the Chamber Business After Hours event in the RE/MAX First office at 116 Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

The RE/MAX First hot air balloon replica on display Wednesday during the Chamber Business After Hours event in the RE/MAX First office at 116 Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

Implementation Of White Rock Master Plan And Mirador Subdivision

on October 25, 2018 - 1:10pm

County Community Development Director Paul Andrus and White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee charter member and long-time chair Denny Erickson stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post Monday to discuss the Mirador Subdivision underway in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee charter member and long-time chair Denny Erickson and County Community Development Director Paul Andrus stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post to discuss the status of the Mirador

Trick-Or-Treat On MainStreet Kicks Off Halloweekend With Festivities 4-6 p.m. Friday

on October 25, 2018 - 11:34am

 

Los Alamos MainStreet News:

 

Halloweekend returns to haunt Los Alamos Oct. 26-27, with Trick-or-Treat on MainStreet kicking off festivities 4-6 p.m. Friday.

 

Main Street and Central Avenue from 15th to 20th streets will be closed to auto traffic and become a safe pedestrian area where local businesses and organizations distribute candy to costumed families.

 

While businesses in the downtown area open their doors to the public, this also is an opportunity for businesses and organizations not located in the downtown area to be involved.

Munson: Life Insurance For Retirement - Cons And Professional Advice

on October 25, 2018 - 11:16am

By LEE MUNSON
CFA, CFP®, Founder and CIO of Portfolio Wealth Advisors

Yes, I did just imply the major cons in life insurance is usually the salesperson selling you expensive, products you don’t need. The pros never change: hedging an unlikely event that could ruin your financial plans. We all understand (don’t we?) why young people starting off with a new family need it.

Covering a big mortgage, college expenses, and the lack of income from a deceased spouse. What happens when we get older and are ready for a life of adventure after LANS?

Del Norte Credit Union Launches 4th Annual Coat Drive

on October 25, 2018 - 11:11am

DNCU News:

  • Drop off new or gently used coats of all sizes at any DNCU location through Nov. 30 

SANTA FE — Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), Northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative is collecting coats of all sizes for six organizations to help at risk youth across Northern New Mexico.

Del Norte Credit Union’s mission of improving lives is bringing communities together to help children and adults facing hardships during the cold winter months. DNCU is asking staff, credit union members and guests to drop off new or gently used coats through Nov.

Voting Underway For ‘Fan Favorite’ Scarecrow

on October 25, 2018 - 8:36am

Community voting is underway to determine the ‘Fan Favorite’ in the annual Los Alamos Arts Council Scarecrow Contest downtown in the MainStreet district. Courtesy photo  
Community voting is underway to determine the ‘Fan Favorite’ in the annual Los Alamos Arts Council Scarecrow Contest downtown in the MainStreet district. Courtesy photo
 
Community voting is underway to determine the ‘Fan Favorite’ in the annual Los Alamos Arts Council Scarecrow Contest downtown in the MainStreet district. Courtesy photo
 
LACDC News:
 
The public can now vote for their “Fan Favorite” in the annual Los

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