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Co+op Prepares For WinterFest Light Parade Tonight

on December 3, 2016 - 10:26am

Illuminated Co+op Board and staff members will push shopping carts tonight in Light Parade down Central Avenue. Courtesy photo

CO+OP News:

WinterFest Weekend has arrived, and with it comes Los Alamos's annual Light Parade Saturday, Dec. 3—that's tonight!

As usual, illuminated Co+op Board and staff members will push shopping carts down Central Avenue. We invite member-owners to join in the fun!

To join the Co+op group walking in the light parade, meet around 5 p.m. at the Canyon Complex on Central Avenue—they will be the ones with the shopping carts.

Descarte Labs Celebrates Second Anniversary

on December 3, 2016 - 9:59am

Descarte Labs co-founder and CEO Mark Johnson enjoys his own party at the company's two-year anniversary party Friday at the company's office building on Trinity Drive. The company moved into the Los Alamos County Smart House nine months ago. The company has grown from 6 to 25 employees and recenty opened a satelite office in Santa Fe, Johnson said. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Party-goers celebrate the success of tech startup Decarte Labs at the company's two-year anniversary party Friday evening. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

WinterFest In Los Alamos Schedule Of Events

on December 2, 2016 - 4:40pm
The annual WinterFest Weekend is Dec. 2-4 in Los Alamos. Courtesy/LAC

WinterFest Weekend is a family-oriented holiday event that celebrates winter in Los Alamos Dec. 2-4.

A number of businesses and organizations host events including ballet, the Children’s Bazaar and Breakfast with Santa. The Fuller Lodge Open House and the Earth Treasure Show always draw crowds. Don’t miss Affordable Arts at the Fuller Lodge Art Center for great holiday gifts!

The highlights of the weekend are the Holiday Lights Parade and the Tree Lighting at Ashley Pond Park.

Chamber Hosts Two Ribbon Cuttings Next Week

on December 2, 2016 - 10:44am


The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the grand openings of two non-profits in Los Alamos next week:

  • Dec. 7 at 6 p.m., Los Alamos Community Foundation; and
  • Dec. 8 at 4 p.m., Bradbury Science Museum Association.

The Los Alamos Community Foundation ribbon cutting is during Business After Hours at Los Alamos National Bank. The Community Foundation offices are on the upper floor of LANB, which is a controlled access area, and so the ribbon cutting will be celebrated in the lobby of the bank. Business After Hours is 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec.

‘Fix-It Friday’ At Los Alamos Makers 6 p.m. Dec. 2

on December 1, 2016 - 10:22pm

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By Prisca Tiassé Yoder, PhD

What if we fixed, re-purposed or donated our "stuff" instead of throwing it away?

Who's got time for that, right?

Fixing, re-purposing and even donating can be an investment in time AND money. Sometimes it's just easier to trash it...But where does it all go? Well, that is probably a loaded question.

What are the options currently available to consumers?

Ernesto J. Ortiz Joins Del Norte Credit Union As Branch & eServices Manager In White Rock

on November 30, 2016 - 1:29pm

New DNCU White Rock Branch Manager Ernesto J. Ortiz

DNCU News:

SANTA FE—Ernesto J. Ortiz has joined Del Norte Credit Union as the Branch & eServices manager in White Rock.

Ortiz has more than 12 years of experience in the banking industry and graduated from Western States School of Banking, Las Cruces, in July 2015.

“Ernesto is a great addition to our team,” DNCU CEO/President Chuck Valenti said. “He has the experience to provide our White Rock members excellent service, and we’re proud to have him in charge of our beautiful White Rock building.”

The new, credit-union owned branch opened

LAAOR And LA Cares Partner On Holiday Food Drive

on November 30, 2016 - 12:48pm


The Los Alamos Association of REALTORS (LAAOR) and LA Cares are partnering on a holiday food drive. LAAOR President David Horpedahl and the Association’s Board of Directors announced that as a part of the annual meeting held Nov. 29t the Realtors Association is spearheading a food drive in Los Alamos through Dec. 22.

Canned and non-perishable food items donated will help local families in need of assistance this holiday season and all year round. Distribution of food items to families occurs twice every month at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2390 North Road.