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County Sells 1010 Central To LAPS Credit Union

on January 10, 2020 - 4:37pm
The future site of Los Alamos Public Schools Credit Union at 1010 Central Ave. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Public Schools Credit Union is getting a new home – right next to the Los Alamos County Municipal Building.

Los Alamos County Council unanimously approved the sale of 1010 Central Ave., a stretch of green space that runs along the parking lot in front of the Municipal Building, during its regular Tuesday night meeting.

The sale price, according to agenda documents, is $360,950. The May

Los Alamos County Council Pays Tribute To Retiring Atomic City Tours Owner Georgia Strickfaden

on January 9, 2020 - 4:13pm
Atomic City Tours owner Georgia Strickfaden her popular yellow tour van. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
At the Council meeting Tuesday, retiring Atomic City Tours owner Georgia Strickfaden, center, holds a proclamation that designated Wednesday as Georgia Strickfaden Day. Joining Strickfaden, from left, County Marketing Specialist Kelly Stewart, Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann, Assistant to the County Manager Linda Matteson, Lemonade Living founder Melissa Arias and Councilor Pete Sheehey. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

In-Depth Marketing And Communications Workshop For Nonprofits Jan. 22

on January 9, 2020 - 4:11pm

LACF News:

Is your non-profit organization looking to set or reset its marketing and communications plan?

The Los Alamos Community Foundation, in partnership with The Center for Nonprofit Excellence, offers an in-depth workshop on Marketing and Communications, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 at UNM-Los Alamos.

This workshop will examine your organization's current marketing and communications practices to ensure that they align with your mission and goals. You will develop an action plan with strategies that will build support for your work and grow your audience. 


Spotlight On EB&T’s Uriah Cachora And Her Community Outreach Efforts

on January 9, 2020 - 3:46pm

Assistant Vice President for Community Outreach Uriah Cachora at the Los Alamos Daily Post recently discussing her work at EB&T. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Uriah Cachora recently moved into a newly created position at Enterprise Bank and Trust. Her title is Assistant Vice President for Community Development and her mission is community outreach and education.

“This position was created for a person with ties to Northern New Mexico and who understood the market,” Cachora said.

McQuiston: Tips To Check Tire Tread For Safety

on January 9, 2020 - 11:26am

The Jemez Agency

Tire problems are thought to be a factor in one out of 11 vehicle crashes. Blowouts, tread separation, under inflation, and worn treads—the grooves in your tires that offer stability and traction—are some of the tire problems associated with these crashes.

Like a pair of sneakers that get more slippery with use, your tires lose their ability to grip the road as their treads wear down. Checking your tire treads can help keep you safer on the road. It only takes a few minutes, and some spare change.

Putting the Brakes on an Age-Old Debate About When to

New Mexico Magazine Selects Edward Graves To Serve As CEO/Publisher

on January 9, 2020 - 8:40am
Edward Graves
NMTD News:
SANTA FE — The New Mexico Tourism Department and New Mexico Magazine have selected Edward Graves to assume the role of CEO/Publisher for New Mexico Magazine. Edward officially joined New Mexico Magazine Jan. 6.
Graves brings over 25 years of publishing experience to the role and has served at the senior-level in publishing roles in six states. Graves most recently served as Publisher for Lifestyles After50, the largest senior publication in Florida.

Speaker Brian Egolf Launches Jobs Listening Tour

on January 8, 2020 - 9:44am


  • Hosting leaders, Egolf discusses local needs to grow and develop economically for continued job growth and economic diversification

SANTA FE – New Mexico House Speaker Brian Egolf (D-Santa Fe) begins his travels today to Los Lunas, Socorro, Ruidoso, Hobbs, Carlsbad, Mescalero, Alamogordo and Portales to host a Jobs Listening Tour.

Focused on finding solutions to the challenges facing both urban and rural communities, the tour is part of an ongoing effort to meet with community, business and economic development leaders to get ideas for local and statewide economic

Karen Wray Gallery Offers Oil Painting Classes

on January 7, 2020 - 3:04pm

ART News:

Anyone who has been thinking about learning how to paint can sign up for the Beginning Painting in Oils class taught by artist and gallery owner Karen Wray.


This class is ideal for the absolute beginner or for those who want to learn the fundamentals of painting. Wray uses oil as a medium because it is very forgivable, dries slowly and blends easily.

Los Alamos Farmers Winter Market Dates

on January 7, 2020 - 10:33am

Raul Rodriguez farms in El Quique. Courtesy/LAFM

Montoya's Family farm in Velarde. Courtesy/LAFM

TED Talk Tuesday At ProjectY Cowork Los Alamos

on January 6, 2020 - 5:10pm

Business News:

TED Talk Tuesday continues noon to 1 .pm. Tuesday, Jan. 7 with the topic “Don’t Fail Fast—Fail Mindfully”.

This event is free and open to the public and everyone is invited to bring their lunch and have a casual conversation with others after the talk.

For more information visit projectY.

Tourism Implementation Task Force Meets Jan. 8

on January 5, 2020 - 7:29am

Chamber: County Manager Presents 2019 Report Jan. 16

on January 3, 2020 - 7:56am

‘Little Shops’ Sales Indicate Interest In Ongoing Venue

on January 3, 2020 - 6:58am
YMCA News:
The 27 and 31 vendors who took part in the Los Alamos “Little Shops” Pop-up sales Nov. 30 and Dec. 7 at The Family YMCA garnered more than $14,000 in sales, expressed gratitude and indicated an interest in ongoing “small” type markets.
Los Alamos County’s Discoveries Action Team and The Family YMCA hosted the Pop-up event to help local vendors test group-selling at a single venue. A survey held last summer revealed that 80 local, home-based businesses were interested in a group-selling ideal.
Of the 27 to 31 vendors who particpated in

McQuiston: Save Money While Improving Teen’s Driving

on January 2, 2020 - 5:35am

The Jemez Agency

I am about to get my third and youngest child licensed to drive.

The fear and worry I have about my teen being behind the wheel is real. Studies indicate 80 percent of all teen drivers will be in a police reported collision during the first three years of driving.

Even worse, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) refers to motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of death for teenagers.

As a parent, you want to give your teen the tools he or she needs to be a safe driver, rather than a statistic.

New Mexico Minimum Wage Increase Begins Jan. 1

on December 31, 2019 - 4:25pm


Jan. 1, 2020, the New Mexico Minimum Wage will increase to $9 an hour. This increase is in accordance with an amendment to the New Mexico Minimum Wage Act signed into law April 1, 2019 by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.

Beginning Jan. 1, 2020:

  • State minimum wage: $9 per hour; and
  • State tipped minimum wage: $2.35 per hour.

Attached you will find the updated Minimum Wage poster that employers are required to display in a place where employees can easily see it. 

Minimum wage is the lowest wage that an employer is legally required to pay to workers.

James Russ Elected President Of State Realtors Assoc.

on December 31, 2019 - 3:42pm
James Russ II
NMAR News:
James Russ II, broker/owner of Sierra Blanca Realty in Ruidoso, has begun his term as 2020 President of the New Mexico Association of REALTORS (NMAR).
Russ has more than 20 years of professional real estate service and experience. In 2014 he served as president of the Ruidoso/Lincoln County Association of REALTORS and in 2013 he was named their REALTOR of the Year.
He has served in many capacities, including as a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of NMAR.

Highlights From County Council Meeting Dec. 17

on December 31, 2019 - 9:46am
Los Alamos Daily Post

Dec. 17 was the final meeting for the Los Alamos County Council in 2019. Here are some of the highlights from the meeting:

Public Voices Concern For LAMC OBGYN Services

During public comment, several individuals expressed concern that Los Alamos Medical Center (LAMC) is at risk of losing its obstetrics and gynecology services.

Community Health Council Vice Chair and Chair of Baby Net Carie Fanning said she thought that after decades of continuous use, LAMC’s mother/baby unit is in jeopardy of closing.

NM Housing Market Continues On Pace For Good Year

on December 30, 2019 - 12:01pm
NMAR News:
The addition of November sales to year-to-date figures brings the 2019 total over the year-end total reported in 2017.
This means 2019 will be the second best year for the housing market since the New Mexico Association of REALTORS (NMAR) started keeping statistics in 2008. Only last year, 2018, which was an record-breaking year on all counts, saw more sales than those recorded to-date for 2019.

“1,921 sales were reported during November 2019. This number brings the 2019 year-to-date figure to 23,328, over 1,000 sales more than reported for all of 2017,” 2019 NMAR

Virginia Tech Student Entrepreneurs Showcase Their Emerging Desktop Robotics Company At Autodesk Expo

on December 30, 2019 - 5:58am
From left, Kaelum Hasler, Bradley Turner and Martin Angst represented their emerging desktop robotics company at the Autodesk Expo in November. 'Rendyr epitomizes the potential of Virginia Tech students to change the world through launching a new venture while pursuing their degree,' said Sean Collins, director of the Apex Center for Entrepreneurs.

National Newspaper Association Calls For Civility And Respect For Reporters On The Job

on December 30, 2019 - 5:53am
NNA News:
National Newspaper Association President Matthew Adelman, publisher of the Douglas (Wyoming) Budget, issued a call for civility and respect for journalists as they do their jobs.
His call follows the release of a news report about a reporter in Chattooga County (Georgia) who was attacked while covering a local meeting.
Reporter Casie Bryant, with an internet publication called All of Georgia, was the victim of battery when the wife of a county commissioner ⁠— who was apparently upset at the publication’s news coverage ⁠— poured a soda over Bryant's head while she

Los Alamos Native Brian Fishbine Helps To Shine A Light On His Home State In Words And Pictures

on December 29, 2019 - 6:59am
Brian Fishbine of Atomic City Lights Publishers visits the Los Alamos Daily Post to talk about his company's latest offerings. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Brian Fishbine has always been a Renaissance man. He holds a PhD in plasma physics and was initially hired at Los Alamos National Laboratory as a writer/editor. He also worked in research and development. He was the main science writer of Los Alamos Research Quarterly magazine, where he worked with “great editors and first rate designers,” Fishbine said.

NMDWS Offices; UI Operations Center Closed Jan. 1

on December 29, 2019 - 6:50am
ALBUQUERQUE All New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) offices, including the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Operations Center, will be closed all day Wednesday Jan. 1, 2020, in observance of the New Year holiday.
The department urges claimants to plan accordingly.
The Unemployment Insurance Tax & Claims System ( will remain available. Customer Service Agents in the Unemployment Insurance Operations Center will be available when normal business hours resume Jan.

DNCU Exemplifies Spirit Of Community Giving

on December 26, 2019 - 7:33am
DNCU staff from left, Priscila Marquez, Nicki Gallegos, Anne Kane, Cindy Martinez, Mandi George, Rita Zamora and Matthew Waldschmidt in front of DNCU at 1000 Trinity Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
DNCU staff in front row, Member Service Specialist Priscila Marquez, left, and Member Service Consultant Nicki Gallegos.

Data Shows Higher Wages, Jobs For EDD Investments

on December 26, 2019 - 7:04am
Virgin Galactic announcement at the Roundhouse. Courtesy/EDD 

Secy Keyes at Virgin Galactic Announcement. Courtesy/EDD

EDD News:
SANTA FE During Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s first year in office, the New Mexico Economic Development Department has helped create more than 1,700 jobs, boosted private investment in the state by $740 million, and awarded job-training grants for 2,100 new workers at 71 companies, Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced.
Keyes held 37 public events or announcements in 18 counties since being named Cabinet Secretary in January.

EDD: Grants For Science And Technology Start-Ups

on December 25, 2019 - 12:58pm
EDD News:
SANTA FE The New Mexico Economic Development Department is offering a new small grants program to science and technology start-ups, Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes has announced.
The Business Start-Up Grants can be used by potentially high-growth, for profit companies in New Mexico in the science and technology fields with fewer than 50 employees.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential to create jobs or generate additional private investment, be headquartered in New Mexico, and provide a letter of good standing or Certificate of Compliance with the state Taxation