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McQuiston: It’s Your Tax Refund – Don’t Let Criminals Steal It

on February 13, 2019 - 4:59pm

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency


Are you anticipating a nice tax refund this year? Maybe you have plans for a new TV or a special vacation. But imagine someone beats you to your refund by filing a fraudulent tax return, putting your plans on hold.

Instead, you’ll have an identity theft mess to clean up. And it can take nearly a year—278 days on average in the United States—to resolve tax fraud and receive your rightful refund.

Tax scams and identity fraud by the numbers

The good news:  At least in the U.S., tax return fraud declined nearly 65 percent between 2015 and 2017, as the IRS

Los Alamos Farmers Market Open Valentines Day

on February 13, 2019 - 9:28am
LAFM News:
 
Come see what's at Los Alamos Farmers Market 8 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Feb. 14 at Fuller Lodge.
 
Nothing says I love you like good food. EBT, DUFB accepted. Foods raised, grown, processed locally! You can taste the difference!
 
Sponsored by Los Alamos Main Street & Los Alamos County.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Pasta Paradiso Delivers!

on February 13, 2019 - 7:55am

On the job in Los Alamos is Clay Staley delivering dinner Tuesday evening to the Los Alamos Daily Post news team from Pasta Paradiso Fine Italian Ristorante, Steakhouse & Lunch Buffet on Trinity Drive. Pasta Paradiso has just launched its dinner delivery service, 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. To place an order for delivery, visit pastaparadisola.com or call 505.662.0552. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/adailypost.com

LACF Nonprofit Training Session Thursday Feb. 21

on February 13, 2019 - 7:39am
LACF News:
 
RSVP today for Los Alamos Community Foundation's upcoming nonprofit training session: Creating an 8-Step Strategic Communication Plan for Nonprofits 5-6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21 in the Lecture Hall (Room 230), Building 2 at UNM-Los Alamos.
 
Light refreshments will be served. Cost is free. Register: https://alamos.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/list/ticket
 
Do you ever wonder about the best way to use your marketing resources?

Heinrich, Udall Introduce Measures To Enhance Safety In Remote Border Areas, Boost Trade At Ports Of Entry

on February 10, 2019 - 9:38am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) have introduced three key proposals to address the needs in remote areas of the nation's southern border region and invest in our southern ports of entry to increase international trade and bolster economic development in border communities.
 
As congressional negotiators continue to work on a path forward for funding border security measures and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the end of the fiscal year, Heinrich and Udall want to make smart

On The Job In Los Alamos: AJ+ Reporter Jen Cloudy

on February 10, 2019 - 9:28am

On the job in Los Alamos is reporter Jen Cloudy with AJ+, an international multimedia news company launched in 2014 by Al Jazeera Media Network. She visited with the news team Friday afternoon at the Los Alamos Daily Post and checked out the most recent print edition. Cloudy said she decided to drive through Los Alamos after visiting friends on the Navajo Nation in the southern part of the state. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Infinity Wellness Helps Patients Find Root Of Problems

on February 10, 2019 - 8:32am
Dr. Carmen Solano at her practice Infinity Wellness Friday at 1460 Trinity Dr., Suite 8. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Through her practice, Infinity Wellness, Dr. Carmen Solano strives to get to the root of patients’ health issues in order to resolve them.

While she has operated her practice since 2015, Solano will soon be able to take Blue Cross Blue Shield commercial or exchange covered insurance.

Solano said she will be an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield starting Friday.

Los Alamos Chiropractor Dr. Charles Lenz Selected As UNM-LA SBDC Star Client Of The Year

on February 9, 2019 - 8:55am

Dr. Charles Lenz, owner of Los Alamos Chiropractic Center, earned the Small Business Development Center's Star Client of the Year award. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) has selected Dr. Charles Lenz, DC as the Small Business Star Client of the Year. Lenz is the new owner of Los Alamos Chiropractic Center.

Lenz purchased Los Alamos Chiropractic Center (LACC) July 1, 2018, which has served the Los Alamos community and surrounding areas for more than 30 years.

National Science Foundation Awards $224,780 Grant To Tibbar Plasma Technologies Of Los Alamos

on February 9, 2019 - 8:39am

NSF News:

Tibbar Plasma Technologies, Inc. (TPTI) received a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I grant of $224,780 from the National Science Foundation Feb. 1 to develop a plasma heat engine for efficient production of fusion energy.

Over the next year, TPTI will be exploring the properties of oscillating plasmas with the goal of creating an experimental fusion device.

Confining plasma has always been a significant challenge in the development of fusion energy, but Tibbar’s approach is radically different from other fusion systems.

Los Alamos Daily Post Turns 7 Years Old Today!

on February 7, 2019 - 4:33pm

The Los Alamos Daily Post is celebrating its 7-year anniversary today at its world headquarters at 1247 Central Ave. The news team wants to take this opportunity to thank our many readers throughout the community, state, nation and world ... it is a privilege to bring you the news each and every day! Photo by Erika Clark

Staff Report

Today marks another milestone in the history of the Los Alamos Daily Post newspaper as it celebrates seven years of delivering local news at lightning speed.

Award-winning journalist Carol A. Clark launched the Los Alamos Daily Post at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Feb.

McQuiston: Buyer Beware Of Online Insurance Shopping

on February 7, 2019 - 1:33pm

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

 
There is no disputing that the internet has changed our lives in the past 15-20 years. It has altered how we live, shop, and interact with each other. Companies such as Facebook, Amazon, Google and Apple have become household names.

But technology has also brought the expectation that everything should be quick and easy.

To meet this demand, some technology companies have tried their hand in the insurance space which can be problematic for the consumer.

While being able to access a quote online is a convenient and viable option for the consumer, there is

Lawmakers, Governor Introduce Bill To Create Office Of Outdoor Recreation And Outdoor Equity Fund

on February 7, 2019 - 8:28am
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE Lawmakers and the Governor are taking innovative steps to diversify the state’s economy by targeting growth and small business development in the outdoor recreation industry.  
 
The outdoor recreation industry is responsible for $9.9 billion of spending in New Mexico, according to the Outdoor Industry Association.
 
Tuesday, State Senators Jeff Steinborn (D-Doña Ana) and Steven Neville (R-San Juan), State Representatives Nathan Small, Angelica Rubio, (D-Las Cruces) and Wanda Johnson (D-McKinley and San Juan) introduced Senate Bill 462, legislation that would

Scenes From Art On Tap At UnQuarked Monday

on February 6, 2019 - 9:06am

During Art On Tap Monday at UnQuarked, new Los Alamos Arts Council Director Karen Hall introduces Los Alamos Concert Association Artistic Director Ann McLaughlin. McLaughlin spoke of the Grammy-nominated Danish String Quartet and their deep interest in the folk music of the Nordic countries. The group is scheduled to perform Friday, Feb. 22 in the Duane Smith Auditorium. For complete artist, venue and ticket information, visit LACA’s website at www.losalamosconcert.org. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Concert Association Artistic Director Ann McLaughlin speaks Monday at Art On Tap and highlights

Los Alamos Co-Op Now Offers AllerPops

on February 6, 2019 - 7:51am
AllerPops are now sold at the Los Alamos Co-Op Market. Courtesy photo
 
BUSINESS News:
 
The Los Alamos Co-Op now offers locally made AllerPops in its supplement section.
 
AllerPops are prebiotic lollipops that relieve allergy symptoms like nasal congestion, throat irritation and red itchy eyes by promoting a healthy respiratory tract and healthy immune system.
 
“I’m looking forward to offering AllerPops at the Co-Op,” Co-Op’s Wellness Manager Diane Devlin said. “They’re super local and allergy season is coming. I hope they do well.”
 
AllerPops were developed by Cliff Han,

Wiemann: Insurance Can Protect Your Aspirations

on February 6, 2019 - 7:51am
Shelly A. Wiemann
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones
 
You probably already know that life insurance can protect your family if something were to happen to you. But you might not realize the many ways in which insurance can help you preserve your plans for the future – whether for yourself, the next generation, or those charitable groups you support.
 
Specifically, life insurance can potentially help you address several areas, including the following:
Help in covering final expenses – The proceeds of a life insurance policy can provide immediate funds at the time of your death to pay for your

SFCC Collaborates With Northern New Mexico College To Offer EPA Job Training Program At NNMC

on February 5, 2019 - 9:57am

EDUCATION News:

SANTA FE – Santa Fe Community College will collaborate with Northern New Mexico College to offer a free training program on NNMC’s campus in Española.

The New Mexico Environmental Workforce Job Training Program is a free five-week intensive training designed to prepare its graduates to enter the expanding environmental job market. An Environmental Protection Agency grant supports the program.

The five-week intensive training is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, May 20 through June 21 at NNMC in Española.

“Santa Fe Community College is pleased to partner with

Unquarked Vandalized Friday Night Or Early Saturday

on February 4, 2019 - 12:54am

Unquarked was vandalized, late Friday night or early Saturday morning at 145 Central Park Square in downtown Los Alamos. There is a police investigation open and anyone with information regarding the incident or the two people seen in a silver Prius on surveillance video, should contact the police at 505.662.8222. Courtesy/Facebook

Recognize this silver Prius? Call police at 505.662.8222. Courtesy/Facebook

Recognize this silver Prius? Call police at 505.662.8222. Courtesy/Facebook

Minimum Wage Hike Advances Despite Restaurant Industry’s Fight

on February 3, 2019 - 3:28pm
Bill McCamley, secretary-designate of the Department of Workforce Solutions, speaks in favor of House Bill 31 during a committee hearing Friday. The legislation would raise the statewide minimum wage to $10 an hour in July and increase it annually up to $12 an hour in 2021. Photo by Gabriela Campos/The New Mexican
 
By ANDREW OXFORD
Democrats campaigned last year on a promise to raise New Mexico's minimum wage, which has remained at $7.50 an hour for a decade.
 
How high it will go, exactly, is a question that quickly has become wrapped in a battle waged by the

Udall, Heinrich Work To Close Gender Wage Gap

on February 3, 2019 - 8:01am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. Thursday, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich reintroduced the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation that would strengthen the Equal Pay Act of 1963 by guaranteeing that women can challenge pay discrimination and hold employers accountable.
 
The bill introduction comes 10 years after President Obama passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, marking an important step in the fight to end the gender wage gap.
 
“Pay discrimination against women violates the basic tenant of fairness that is at the foundation of our state and our country.

Los Alamos County Officials Day At The Roundhouse ... Senate Finance Committee Passes ‘Lab Tax Bill’

on February 2, 2019 - 7:35am
Los Alamos County Councilor David Izraelevitz, Councilor Chair Sara Scott, County Manager Harry Burgess and Councilor Vice Chair Pete Sheehey at the Roundhouse. Photo by Morrie Pongratz
 
Councilors Sara Scott and David Izraelevitz smiling at the 'Do Pass' recommendation from the Senate Finance Committee. Photo by Morrie Pongratz
 
A Day at The Roundhouse
By MORRIE PONGRATZ
Los Alamos
 
Jan. 31, four of us from Los Alamos traveled to Santa Fe to support Senate Bill 11 (SB11), the bill to not allow 501C(3) exemptions from New Mexico Gross Receipts Taxes for National Labs.
 
I was

The Daily Post Loves Los Alamos!

on February 1, 2019 - 3:35pm

Los Alamos Daily Post reporters Kirsten Laskey, left, and Bonnie Gordon with Punxsutawney Phil show their love today at the Post headquarters for Los Alamos because 'It's filled with such fascinating people'! The County is encouraging residents and visitors to show their love for Los Alamos throughout February by taking a selfie with one of many heart-themed frames or posters available at various County and other participating facilities and sharing the post on social media with the hashtag #lovelosalamos.

Perfect Pi Day Celebration In Los Alamos March 14

on February 1, 2019 - 8:23am

COMMUNITY News:

The Los Alamos Youth Activity Centers, a program of Los Alamos Family Council, will host the first ever communitywide Perfect Pi Day Celebration.

The March 14 event is 5-6 p.m. at the Ashley Pond Park Pavilion in Los Alamos.

The Pi and Pie event includes a silent auction to bid on pies from local restaurants and bakeries, and the sale of raffle tickets for the chance to pie local celebrities.

Youth Activity Center members will host free pi friendly activities throughout the afternoon and receive one free raffle ticket for the celebrity pie activity.

To volunteer your face

LANL: RFP Issued For New Supercomputer ‘Crossroads’

on February 1, 2019 - 7:58am
Los Alamos National Laboratory. CourtesyLANL
 
LANL News:
 
The next big supercomputer is out for bid. A Request For Proposal (RFP) was released Thursday for Crossroads, a high-performance computer that will support the nation’s Stockpile Stewardship Program.
 
The RFP is a joint effort of the New Mexico Alliance for Computing at Extreme Scale (ACES), a collaboration between Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Sandia National Laboratories.
 
“Los Alamos National Laboratory is proud to serve as the home of Crossroads,” LANL Director Thom Mason said.

Attorney General Hector Balderas Secures Multiple Felony Convictions Against Criminal Fraudster

on February 1, 2019 - 7:19am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
AG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Thursday the successful prosecution of Edward Boysel who fraudulently operated a concealed firearms training business while failing to report his income and unlawfully receiving state benefits.
 
“For many, Medicaid and state benefits mean the difference between life and death," Balderas said. “My office aggressively prosecutes offenders who harm our most vulnerable New Mexicans by taking advantage of the system.”
 
Boysel pleaded guilty to five felony counts including:
 
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This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on January 31, 2019 - 3:12pm

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