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'On Tap' Series Begins May 1

on April 24, 2014 - 8:19am


A group of Los Alamos cultural providers will host an “On Tap” series every Thursday beginning May 1. The series is 5:30-7 p.m. at the Manhattan Project Bar & Grill. Each gathering begins with a 15 minute talk followed by a group discussion.

1st Thursday – history hosted by Los Alamos Historical Society

2nd Thursday – art hosted by Fuller Lodge Art Center

3rd Thursday – science hosted by Bradbury Science Museum

4th Thursday – nature hosted by Pajarito Environmental Education Center

5th Thursday – wild card (will hosted by Bandelier National Monument in May)

On Tap is an

Los Alamos Historical Society Hosts Chamber FAN Club at Bethe House

on April 21, 2014 - 3:59pm

From left, Los Alamos Historical Museum Shop Manager Kathy Ankeny, former Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Hedy Dunn and current Executive Director Heather McClanahan gathered together at Wednesday's FAN Club at the Bethe House on Bathtub Row. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

This month's Chamber FAN Club was hosted Wednesday evening by the Los Alamos Historical Society and held at the Bethe House on historic Bathtub Row. The house at 1350 Bathtub Row has been completely renovated by Roland Caspersen with an eye to historical accuracy ... and it has two

Chamber Workshop Thursday: Introduction to Entrepreneurship - Starting or Re-inventing a Business

on April 21, 2014 - 2:36pm


The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce will host a free workshop 1-3 p.m. April 24, at UNM-Los Alamos, Lecture Hall 2. The topic is “Introduction to Entrepreneurship - Starting or Re-inventing a Business.” 

The information presented will be suitable to both startups and established businesses. The presenters are principals in a Los Alamos-based business called “LABi” for “Los Alamos Business incubation.” They include Andy Andrews, Martin Bidus, Ralph Chapman and Robert Nolen, all of whom bring a wide range of business experience and acumen to their presentation.

They will cover


Yang: Practice, Practice, Practice … Are 10,000 Hours Really The Key?

on April 21, 2014 - 10:55am
Practice, Practice, Practice … Are 10,000 Hours Really The Key?

Drawing for 10,000 hours would not automatically make a person into the next Da Vinci. One needs both the quantity of hours of doing and quality of thinking.

What’s more, the keys to quality practice lie in making mistakes and getting informative feedback. Otherwise, the monotonous practice is at best, rote learning.

It’s ironic that in the age of stressful lives, jam-packed schedules, and perpetual shortcuts, there has been this buzz about practicing 10,000 hours to reach excellence and expertise.

Co+op Launches New Look and Messaging

on April 17, 2014 - 6:32am

CO+OP News:

The Los Alamos Co+op Market’s new look and messaging has a “Good. Local. Food.” focus. Launched in March, the new branding strengthens the Co+op’s identity as a thriving, professional cooperative business that values the environment and the local community.

The Co+op’s new look resulted from collaboration with the National Cooperative Grocers Association, a service organization that supports food co-ops with their operations.


LACDC Withdraws Proposal to Develop 1010 Central

on April 16, 2014 - 1:27pm
The LACDC has withdrawn its proposal to pursue development of the 1010 Central project in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post
Los Alamos County Administrator Harry Burgess has received notification that the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) has withdrawn its proposal to pursue development at 1010 Central Ave., in downtown Los Alamos.

The project included new construction of a two-story, 32,000-square-foot retail/office condominium building in the west parking lot of the new Municipal Building Complex.

"The desire for retail

Santa Fe Business Incubator Nets Big Boost from Los Alamos Lab

on April 15, 2014 - 9:49am

Modern flow cytometers were invented at Los Alamos National Laboratory and can be used to count and sort individual cells from a stream of liquid. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • BioScience Lab receives funding for cell-sorting machine

Los Alamos National Laboratory is providing funding to the Santa Fe Business Incubator BioScience Laboratory for the purchase of a commercial flow cytometer—a technology originally developed at Los Alamos and then later successfully commercialized by a Santa Fe company. The SFBI BioScience Lab is holding its open house today.

“The commercialization of flow cytometry