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NWF Certifies Wildlife Habitat at Los Alamos Co+op

on August 27, 2014 - 3:26pm

Sign proclaiming the garden at the Los Alamos Co+op Market an official Certified Wildlife Habitat™ site. Courtesy/ LACM

CO+OP News:

The National Wildlife Federation® (NWF) has recognized that the Los Alamos Co+op Market has successfully created an official Certified Wildlife Habitat™ site.

NWF celebrates the effort to create a garden space that improves habitat for birds, butterflies, frogs and other wildlife by providing essential elements needed by all wildlife – natural food sources, clean water, cover, and places to raise young.

 “Providing a home for wildlife in our communities –

No Major Concerns Surface at Public Meeting on Ski Area Water Pipeline Permit

on August 26, 2014 - 11:05am

Scott Price of the Sipapu Group answers questions from the audience at Monday's meeting at Trinity on the Hill as Espanola District Ranger Sandy Hurlocker and County Administrator Harry Burgess listen at right. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Community members gather Monday evening for the public meeting at TOTH. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Daily Post

No major concerns were brought to light at Monday's public meeting on the Ski Area Water Pipeline Permit, which drew nearly 100 people.

"When we started this process in June, we looked

Meet Four New Doctors At Los Alamos Medical Care Clinic Open House Sept. 5

on August 26, 2014 - 7:52am


Los Alamos Medical Care Clinic will host an open house 4-6 p.m., Sept. 5 at 3917 West Road, Suite 150, to welcome four medical doctors who have joined its practice this year.

Dr. J. Stan Garrett

Dr. Garrett joined LAMCC in January and is Board Certified in Family Practice.





Dr. G. Elisa Lange


Dr. Lange joined LAMCC in April and is Board Certified in Pediatric Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.




Dr. Monica Snowden

Dr. Snowden joined LAMCC in June and is Board Certified in Rheumatology. 





Dr. John Wisneski

Dr. Wisneski joined LAMCC Aug.

Yang: Concluding The Summer – A Little Suggestion On Changing Minds

on August 25, 2014 - 11:36am
Concluding The Summer – A Little Suggestion On Changing Minds

It’s not the official “end of the summer” – not till the 23rd of September – but I’ve always felt at home with the academic calendar ever since I started kindergarten. 

Today, I offer a brief observation on meetings, not the one-on-one kind but meetings of groups. 

Anyone who thinks he can change minds in one group meeting is either colossally arrogant or hopelessly naïve. Seriously, can we even quickly or easily change the habits of, say, our cat or dog?

Local Internet Provider Raising Capital To Solve Broadband Problem

on August 25, 2014 - 11:01am

Allan Saenz in his Los Alamos Network office with a computer screen showing where Saenz has already installed fiber and conduit lines around the community. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner


There are few things more annoying than Internet problems … problems like waiting two hours to upload a 30-second video, or waiting every few minutes to wait for the latest episode of Game of Thrones to buffer, or not being able to send a simple email because your neighbors are using all of their devices.

Luckily, Allan Saenz is a local entrepreneur who turns problems into opportunities.


Highway Use Tax Return Due Sept. 2 for Most Truckers

on August 24, 2014 - 10:07am

Tax due for 18 wheelers. Courtesy/

IRS News:

PHOENIX - The Internal Revenue Service reminds truckers and other owners of heavy highway vehicles that in most cases, their next federal highway use tax return is due Tuesday, Sept. 2.

This year’s Sept. 2 due date, pushed back two days because the normal Aug. 31 deadline falls on a Sunday, generally applies to Form 2290 and the accompanying tax payment for the tax year that begins on July 1, 2014, and ends on June 30, 2015.

Returns must be filed and tax payments made by Sept. 2 for vehicles used on the road during July.

LAVA Hosting Elevator Pitch Contest at ScienceFest

on August 24, 2014 - 7:36am

Nicholas Seet

By Mandy Marksteiner

The Los Alamos Venture Accelerator (LAVA) will host a Pitch Contest 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, as part of the Los Alamos ScienceFest.

The event will take place at Fuller Lodge and more than $1,000 in prize money is available.

In the world of entrepreneurship, a quick speech opens doors. It can lead to meeting a team member or getting a check from an investor. Participants will have 60 seconds to sell judges on their-prize winning business venture ideas. Judges will include experienced entrepreneurs, investors and executives from the community.