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New Business Plan, New Funding Help Baldrige Program Move Forward

on April 16, 2012 - 7:37am

The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program (BPEP), managed for 25 years by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in collaboration with the private sector, has announced that it is transitioning to a new business model that will move the program from federal government funding to a self-sustaining operation. NIST will continue its leadership role in managing the program, but it will be funded through a combination of new fees together with expanded support from the private sector.

The Foundation for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award—the private 501(c) 3


Pajarito Greenhouse is known for strong plants

on April 15, 2012 - 6:40pm

By Bonnie Gordon

Even when April days remain blustery, Los Alamos residents can be sure spring is just around the corner when Pajarito Greenhouse is once again open for business.

This year, the greenhouse will open Wednesday, April 25.

Pajarito Greenhouse is a department of CB FOX Department Store, but it’s located at the home of Anne and Dave Fox at 238 Rio Bravo in the Pajarito Acres section of White Rock.

For 17 years, the greenhouse has provided the community with well-rooted, hardy plants in pots, ready to go in the ground, plus gardening supplies.

There was a small greenhouse


More ‘HATS ON’ Show Creative District Support!

on April 15, 2012 - 9:48am

Katy Korkos and Kevin Holsapple of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce encourage you to support adoption of the Los Alamos Creative District Plan to be considered by the Los Alamos County Council April 24. Learn more about this initiative on the web at You too can support the Creative District. Send in a photo of you or your family and friends wearing your creative hats to, and we’ll publish it in an upcoming edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post! Courtesy Photo

Business Workshops to Gain that Edge

on April 13, 2012 - 3:01pm

HR Basics for Small Business Owners
4/17/12 Thursday 1-3:30 p.m.
Small Business Center Fee: $25
When you hire that first employee, it takes your business to a whole different level. Hiring, training, managing, and firing employees can keep you up at night wondering if you are putting yourself and your business at risk. This workshop can help you figure out what you need to know and when you should ask for help. Come prepared with your own questions—there will be lots of time for answers!
The workshop will include:
•Keeping personnel records that meet compliance requirements
•Setting up and


KRSN Radio to lunch with Donny Osmond and Bob Uecker in Las Vegas

on April 12, 2012 - 11:35am

From top left to bottom right, David Sutton with News 13 cameraman during the Las Conchas Fire, Donny Osmond, Nancy Coombs and Gillian Sutton in the KRSN studios, Bob Uecker. Courtesy

Los Alamos radio station KRSN AM 1490 is a finalist for the National Association of Broadcasters' Crystal Radio Awards for the station's coverage of the Las Conchas Fire.  Crystal Radio Award finalists are chosen by a panel of judges representing broadcasting, community service organizations and public relations firms.

Bestsellers at Otowi Station Bookstore the week of April 3-9

on April 11, 2012 - 7:43pm
Bestsellers at Otowi Station Bookstore the week of April 3-9
  1. 109 East Palace, Jennet Conant
  2. Oh, the Places You'll Go! Dr. Seuss
  3. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, Sijie Dai
  4. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
  5. The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Richard Rhodes
  6. Property, Valerie Martin
  7. Wonder, R. J. Palacio
  8. Los Alamos: Beginning of an Era, LANL*
  9. Los Alamos Trails, Craig Martin*
  10. The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands, Laura Schlessinger
*local or regional author

Patent Attorney to Speak at The Hive

on April 10, 2012 - 8:07am

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Attorney Rod D. Baker will give a presentation regarding intellectual property and the ongoing major changes in U.S. patent law to the Los Alamos Entrepreneurs’ Network at 6 p.m., April 26 at The Hive.

Baker was born and raised in Los Alamos and still considers himself a “Hilltopper.”

He has 24 years experience in the law and for the last 20 years, his practice has been limited to patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, and related matters. 

Baker’s experience includes the successful prosecution of hundreds of patent applications in a variety of technological