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Today's News

  • Assets In Action: Highlighting young entrepreneurs

    I still feel the need to continue with absolute positivity this week, more on the reason for that next week.
    This week, we spotlight some additional entrepreneurs with the Youth Business Grant summer series.
    Today, we look at Los Alamos High School  ’Topper Junseo Kim. Kim started playing tennis in the sixth grade and as a sophomore continues with a travel team and as a Hilltopper.
    Kim applied for a Los Alamos Commerce and Development Youth Business Grant to extend his love of tennis by extending his knowledge to others. He enjoys teaching elementary students and occasionally teaches middle school students, too.
    He sees the benefits of the one on one time spent by him as a coach to help his students avoid distractions while allowing the student to learn a significant amount.
    You can find him on the Nina Marsh Courts in Los Alamos where Kim’s rates are extremely reasonable. The sessions run just $10 for a 30-minute session and $15 for a 45 minute session.
    He can be reached at 412-7589, or via email at JunsLATennis@gmail.com.
    If the hot weather has you not wanting to lift a finger to mow that yard then Macklin Cunico is your guy.
    Cunico is no newcomer to the yard business as he celebrates his fourth year with the LACDC program.

  • Office of Business Advocacy helps entrepreneurs launch and grow

    Governor Susana Martinez and Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela established the Office of Business Advocacy (OBA) in January 2011 and have been extremely pleased with its success.
    Since then, the OBA has saved or created more than 2,000 jobs by helping businesses navigate the sometimes complicated processes of permitting and licensing that can slow job creation and business growth. Now the OBA is expanding its mission.
    “The Office of Business Advocacy has done remarkably well helping small businesses that may not have the time or resources to sift through the regulatory, licensing and permitting process or address policy issues affecting their operations,” Barela said. “As a result of regulatory reforms, leading to less bureaucratic red tape than when the governor first took office four and half years ago, we’re expanding the OBA’s role to include proactively helping entrepreneurs start businesses and grow.”

  • The ‘New World Disorder’

    Ripples of events in Europe almost a quarter of a century ago reverberate in New Mexico today.
    After the celebrations occasioned by the fall of Berlin’s infamous wall on the evening of Nov. 9, 1989, U.S. and European officials hardly knew what to make of the dramatically altered political landscape that quickly emerged to challenge them.
    Bellicose cold war bombast that had served western politicians so reliably (“Mr. Gorbachev! Tear this wall down!”) was suddenly no longer serviceable and entrenched Eastern European political elites that had governed with iron fists since the end of World War II were on the run.
    Old eastern bloc “defense alliances” dematerialized. The once mighty Soviet Union lost dominion over neighboring polities and started calling itself the “Russian Federation,” where the decrepit communism of yore was transmogrified into corrupt, crony capitalism and yesterday’s commissars were swept aside by new cadres of oligarchs adept at profiting from the resources of the state.
    Proclaiming the Cold War to have been “won,” the first President George Bush hailed the promise of a “New World Order,” thus demonstrating how statesmen can come to rue glib pronouncements.

  • Today in history June 30
  • Coffee With A Cop
  • Today in history June 29
  • Today in history June 28
  • Kiwanis hosts fireworks show at Overlook Park

    Once again, the Kiwanis Club will host its annual fireworks show for Independence Day.
    As has been the case for many years, the Kiwanis will have its show at Overlook Park. The day’s events at Overlook Park will begin at 2 p.m.
    On the July 4 schedule are performances by Eddy & The Nomads, the Los Alamos Community Winds, bouncy houses provided by Ton-O-Fun and, the highlight of the night, the fireworks, which start at approximately 9:15 p.m.
    There are always food and other vendors on-hand to sell spectators whatever they need for the day.
    The event is co-sponsored by Los Alamos County and Los Alamos National Bank. A donation is requested at the entrance to Overlook Park by the Kiwanis.
    Beyond the show, Independence Day is a busy day around Los Alamos County.
    To start the day, the Family YMCA of Los Alamos will have its annual Firecracker 5K event.
    Registration for the community 5K is open through race day at the YMCA — organizers can be contacted by calling 662-3100. The race will start at 8 a.m.
    Upwards of 200 people have taken part in the race. Prizes go to the top male and female finishers in several age categories, as well as prizes for the top human-dog finishers and even a best costume contest.
    Mid-morning, there will be the annual Children’s Parade in White Rock.

  • Births 6-28-15

    May 26: A girl, Rhee S. Nath, born Sushmita Ghosh and Pulak Nath
    June 2: A boy, Israel Martinez, born to Ericka Velasquez and Jason Martinez
    June 3: A girl, Jaslynn Marie Rose Sauer, born to DeAnna and Dominic Sauer
    June 6: A girl, Brooklyn Nova Jimenez, born to DeNae and Leonard Jimenez
    June 7: A boy, Thomas Aquinas Meyer, born to Rachel and Chad Meyer
    June 7: A girl, Charlotte Rose Stein, born to Erin Hemphill and Stuart Stein
    June 18: A girl, Payson Ryleigh Romero, born to Dancie Smith and Lance Romero
    June 19: A girl, Adelina Sofia Ortiz, born to Elyza and Daniel Ortiz
    June 20: A boy, Ethan Vance Romero, born to Christina and Adrian Romero
    June 20: A boy, Jonathan Jerome Sanchez, born to Victoria M. Sanchez

  • Update 6-28-15

    Coffee

    The Los Alamos Police Department will host “Coffee With a Cop” Monday at the Morning Glory Bakery on Diamond Drive. The public can meet with the police officers from 8-10 a.m.

    Walkup Center

    The Larry R. Walkup Center will be closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday in observance of Independence Day. The facility will reopen at 6 a.m. Monday.

    Comix Club

    Mesa Public Library will hold a special 3-day event, Comix Club, on the first floor. Comix Club is for kids ages 7-12. It will be on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-3 p.m. each day. For information, call 662-8258.

    Future Energy

    The Future Energy Resources Committee will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. The meeting will be in council chambers.

    Star Party

    Los Alamos Nature Center will host a “Star Party” Tuesday. Chick Keller will host star viewing through telescopes. The viewing will begin at 8 p.m. and it is free.

    Library
    Mesa Public Library announced it will have limited hours for Friday. The library will be open from 1-5 p.m. in observance of Independence Day.