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Los Alamos County Strategic Tourism Plan Earns 2019 National American Planning Association Award

Jury Chair Wendy Shabay, left,  presents Assistant to the Los Alamos County Manager Linda Matteson, center, and Anna Laybourn of Design Workshop their award during the American Planning Association award ceremony. Courtesy photo
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com

The Los Alamos County’s tourism strategic plan is a little older than one year but it already has garnered national attention. County Council learned during its May 14 work session that the American Planning Association awarded the plan the Silver 2019 National Planning Achievement


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McQuiston: Multi-Factor Authentication … What It Is And Why You Should Use It

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

Have you noticed that many websites and apps are starting to require more than just a password to login to your account? Do you get annoyed and frustrated and wish you didn’t have to do it?

The fact is, more and more websites are requiring this additional level of security and that means more and more questions have surfaced in regards to what it is and why it’s necessary.

When a website or app requires at least one additional piece of information besides a password in order to login, it’s called Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). Each piece of information required


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Zia Realty Group Becomes Weichert Franchise

Weichert REALTORS – The Zia Group team gathers to talk about the new company Tuesday at the Los Alamos Daily Post headquarters. From left, Associate Brokers Davorah Gavron, Marcus Hall, Owner/Broker James Chrobocinski, Chelsea Tousley, Manager Pearl White, Sergio Castillo, Tristan Marshall and Carla Brewer. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
caclark@ladailypost.com

Zia Realty Group has officially become “Weichert REALTORS – The Zia Group”.

Owner/broker and founder James Chrobocinski and several of his associate brokers


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Chamber Breakfast Features NM Tourism Department

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce hosts officials from the New Mexico Tourism Department at its monthly Business Breakfast Thursday in Building 2 at UNM-LA. The topic of discussion focused around how the state tourism department can help owners promote their businesses. Courtesy photo

Scene from the Chamber Business Breakfast Thursday at UNM-LA. Courtesy photo


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LAMC Celebrates National Hospital Week 2019

As part of National Hospital Week, Los Alamos Medical Center held a celebration Friday that included a most beautiful and delicious cake competition. In addition to the cakes, there were sculptures created by various departments in the hospital and on display for staff to cast their vote for their favorite. The results of the contest were not available at press time. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

LAMC staff inspect the sculptures created by their co-workers prior to voting for their favorite. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

More sculptures on display before the voting begins.


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New Mexico Unemployment Rate 5 Percent In April

NMDWS News:
 
New Mexico’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.0 percent in April 2019, down from 5.1 percent in March 2019 and up from 4.9 percent in the previous year.
 
The national unemployment rate in April was 3.6 percent, down from 3.8 percent in March 2019 and 3.9 percent in April 2018.
 
Total nonagricultural payroll employment grew by 13,000 jobs, or 1.5 percent, between April 2018 and April 2019. All aggregate gains came from the private sector, which was up 13,800 jobs, or 2.1 percent. The public sector was down 800 jobs, or 0.4 percent. Growth was reported in

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Job Seekers And Unemployment Insurance Claimants Must Create New Account To Access Online Services

NMDWS News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) began May 15 requiring individuals to set up a new single sign on account to access online services for job exploration and/or to apply or certify for Unemployment Insurance benefits.
 
The department has been working towards simplifying the log in process to alleviate individuals from having to remember multiple usernames and passwords to access both the New Mexico Workforce Connection Online System and the New Mexico Unemployment Insurance Tax & Claims system.
 
Whether an individual

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Los Alamos Participates In New Mexico Fiber Crawl

Jodi Jurney stepped in for Valentina Devine at her North Mesa studio this year. The products available include hand-dyed and commercial yarns, one-of-a-kind knits and crochet garments. Published patterns are available as well as gift items such as crocheted flower pins. The studio is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at 1222 Big Rock Loop. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Soft and snuggly yarn for sale at Valentina Devine’s studio. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Store Manager Mary Felman shows off special kits put together for the Fiber Crawl by Close Knit

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Udall, Heinrich Applaud Vote To Reject Hedge Fund Takeover Of Gannett That Could Have Gutted Vital New Mexico Newspapers

U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), along with 18 other Senate Democrats, in applauding news that Gannett shareholders voted to reject a hostile takeover by a hedge fund that could have gutted local papers in New Mexico and across the country.
 
The vote comes one day after the senators penned a letter to Alden Global Capital LLC, urging the hedge fund to drop its bid. Alden Global Capital has a history of buying local papers only to then turn around and dismantle them by firing reporters

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