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United Way Hosts Giving Campaign Launch

on September 18, 2014 - 12:59pm

The United Way of Northern New Mexico launched its annual Giving Campaign Wednesday at Ashely Pond Park. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos National Bank's Cathe McClard, left, presents United Way Executive Director Kristy Ortega with a $50,000 donation from he bank during Wednesday's event. LANB provides office space at no charge to the United Way to enable the organization to help the community and has been its largest contributor for many years. McClard also serves on the United Way Board of Directors. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

SOC Director Jack Killeen and

Rose Chocolatier Hosts Grand Opening Sept. 26

on September 17, 2014 - 10:16am

Chocolates from Rose Chocolatier. Courtesy photo


Rose Chocolatier at 991 Central Ave., is hosting its grand opening Friday, Sept, 26, to coincide with the Fuller Lodge Art Center Late Night Opening of its new art show.

Rose Chocolatier will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept, 26 and serve free coffee and various bark samples throughout the day.

Work by artist Louisa Gilani is being displayed on the wall at Rose Chocolatier, which will open late each month when the Art Center has its late show so community members can have an evening of art and chocolate.

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Yang: Hourly Employees’ Plight ... Further Complicated By High Tech

on September 17, 2014 - 8:08am
Hourly Employees’ Plight…Further Complicated By High Tech
Los Alamos

First, an update: A few columns back, I wrote about the Market Basket case (here) in which the CEO was forced out by the board of directors, agitated by a cranky cousin. Thereafter, the employees had gone on strike to demand the reinstatement of their beloved CEO, Arthur T. Mr. Arthur T. recently bought out the company, at $1.5 billion price tag, and was back on his old job. The buyout brought a huge sigh of relief from the employees, and now they are rebuilding the enterprise. I wish them luck. 

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State Farm Gives $4,000 To Support Youth

on September 16, 2014 - 3:29pm

The Española YMCA Teen Center receiving a $4,000 regional State Farm Good Neighbor grant Sept. 3. Courtesy photo

YMCA News:

  • Grant Supports Programs at Española Teen Center

The Española YMCA Teen Center received a $4,000 regional State Farm Good Neighbor grant Sept. 3 during a presentation at local State Farm agent Lou Santoro’s office.

Teen Center Director Ben Sandoval and Y Executive Director Linda Daly accepted the grant that will support tutoring, health education and life skills classes offered at the Espanola Teen Center.

“The timing is perfect,” Daly said.

Fall Plants At Farmers Market Thursday

on September 16, 2014 - 6:38am


LAFM News:

As the weather starts to cool down and crops and plants start to slow down, vendors at the Los Alamos Farmers Market will begin closing up shop for the season. This week is the final of the season for Joel Daeschel of Cedar Grove Nursery and the last chance to buy his plants this year.

The market opens 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., every Thursday through the end of October in the Los Alamos Library parking lot.

Other products available at the market include: Pork / Honey/ Salad Greens/ Spinach/ Squashes/ Melons/ Pears/ Apples/ Peaches/ Cheeses/Cider Snow Cones/ Roasted

Community Invited To United Way Community Campaign Kickoff At Ashley Pond Pavilion Wednesday

on September 15, 2014 - 11:08am

COFC News:

The community is invited to a special Business After Hours event 5:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday at the Ashley Pond Pavilion as the United Way of Northern New Mexico kicks off this year’s Community Campaign.

Los Alamos National Bank, Blue Window Bistro and Craig Martin Experience have all joined in to to help celebrate this event. Pajarito Brewpub also will be there.

LAVA Advises Local Business Owner How To Create Sales Funnel

on September 15, 2014 - 9:46am

Kelley Baer, owner of Pajarito Lactation. Courtesy photo

LAVA News:

As part of the website launch for LACDC’s Los Alamos Venture Accelerator (, LAVA founder Nicholas Seet and Mandy Marksteiner (marketing consultant) met with local entrepreneurs to find out what obstacles they face, and offer support and ideas on how to bring their businesses to the next level.

Last week Seet and Marksteiner met with Kelley Baer, owner of Pajarito Lactation, to discuss how to overcome a problem that many solo professionals face: being in a feast or famine cycle.