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Heinrich Calls On President To Reroute Dakota Access Pipeline

on November 26, 2016 - 9:22am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) issued Thanksgiving Day the following statement on the Dakota Access pipeline:

“Today is Thanksgiving and I cannot help but reflect on our history in these United States and how often it has not lived up to the rosy picture of Pilgrims and Indians sharing a meal in friendly company that I saw in textbooks as a child.

Smart Design With Suzette: Designing Perfect Pantries

on November 26, 2016 - 8:57am
Walk-in pantry. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos

Ask your friends what they dislike about their pantry and you’ll likely get “it’s too small” or “I can’t find anything!”  I hear these complaints often. Clearly, a pantry takes careful planning.

Whether you’re building a new kitchen or remodeling, you need to consider what makes a pantry work and which kind is best for your situation. There are three main types of pantries: cabinets, reach-ins and walk-ins. There is also a hybrid pantry/mudroom/laundry room that the homeowner walks through as they enter the house.

Keep a few

Clean Clothes Are Just A ‘Local’ Click Away

on November 26, 2016 - 8:54am

Ahhh the scent of freshly laundered towels. Courtesy photo


How do you get clean clothes in Los Alamos and White Rock?

Easy. Just visit

Los Alamos 24-Hour Laundry Service is a local company that picks up your laundry, washes it, folds it and returns it to your door. Now, when you visit their new website, you can order your laundry online.

The services listed on the website include one load of laundry for $20, five loads for $100 (which earns you one free load), and ten loads for $200 (which earns you three free loads). You can also get

This Week At The Reel Deal

on November 26, 2016 - 8:24am

New Mexico Bank & Trust Asks Community For Help In Giving Back This Holiday Season

on November 26, 2016 - 8:23am

NMB&T News:

Winston Churchill expressed the spirit of the holidays when he said, “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” The New Mexico Bank & Trust Los Alamos banking center is offering an opportunity for you to share that same spirit of giving during their First Annual Holiday Toy Drive and Fundraiser.

Beginning now and running through Dec. 9, individuals can donate toys, make gifts of cash donations, or purchase handmade Christmas ornaments at the Los Alamos banking center located at 1475 Central Ave.

Today Is Small Business Saturday ... Find 30 Ways To Show Support!

on November 26, 2016 - 8:22am


Small Business Saturday has arrived and spending your money at local businesses today improves the local economy.  So it’s not just about supporting a business — you’re supporting your community, too!

Here are 30 things to choose from to do on Small Business Saturday to show local business owners and staff you care:

1. Look and feel your best with a new holiday hairdo. Support your local beauty shop instead of fixing your own hair – you’ll love the way you look. And get a manicure or a pedicure at your local nail salon.
2. Is your home in disarray after that big Thanksgiving

Council Proclaims Today Small Business Saturday

on November 26, 2016 - 8:21am


The Los Alamos County Council earlier this month proclaimed today, Nov. 26, as Small Business Saturday and encourages everyone to shop at our local businesses:

WHEREAS: Los Alamos County appreciates our small businesses and the contributions they make to our local economy annually: $17 million in full and quick serve restaurant sales, $3.5 million in hotel sales, $16 million in gas station with convenience store sales, $5 million in hardware and building materials sales, and $2.8 million in family clothing sales; and

WHEREAS: Local small businesses support the growth of our

NMED Chief Scientist Presents 2015-16 Environmental Monitoring Of Gold King Mine Spill

on November 25, 2016 - 7:05pm

NMED’s Chief Scientist Dennis McQuillan. Courtesy photo

NMED News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s Gold King Mine Spill Citizens’ Advisory Committee, based out of San Juan County, will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28 in the San Juan College Student Center – SUNS Room (accessible through the Henderson Fine Arts Building).

New Mexico Environment Department’s Chief Scientist Dennis McQuillan will present a status update and multi-year review of activities related to New Mexico’s Long Term Monitoring Team’s activities.

The Citizens’ Advisory Committee (CAC) is a group of 10 citizen volunteers from

Obituary: Sidney Singer Nov. 19, 1927 – Nov. 24, 2016

on November 25, 2016 - 5:48pm

SIDNEY SINGER Nov. 19, 1927 – Nov. 24, 2016

Sidney Singer, a man of extraordinary persistence when confronting problems, scientific and otherwise, died on November 24, 2016 at his home in Santa Fe.

Sid was born in Detroit on November 19, 1927, to Polish immigrants Freda and Simon Singer. He graduated from Wayne State University in 1951, then got his PhD in nuclear physics and mathematics at the University of Illinois in 1957. He had already been a summer employee at Los Alamos National Laboratory, and upon graduation he joined LANL for a career of 40 years.


It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas At CB FOX!

on November 25, 2016 - 10:22am

Pajarito Mountain Targets Dec. 3 For Opening Day

on November 25, 2016 - 10:15am

Snowmaking got underway Nov. 18 at Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy/Pajarito Mountain

SKI News:

A warmer and dryer than usual fall has delayed the opening dates for many ski areas throughout the west. Officials at Pajarito Mountain have announced they also must delay the ski area’s opening, which was originally scheduled for Friday, Nov. 25. Mountain officials are now targeting Saturday, Dec. 3 for Pajarito’s ski season opener. 

“While Pajarito picked up four inches of fresh snow Monday night and the mountain team has had a successful snowmaking push recently, we’ve made the difficult decision

DNCU Provides Holiday Meals To On-Duty Firefighters

on November 25, 2016 - 9:52am

DNCU News:

Del Norte Credit Union, northern New Mexico’s hometown financial co‐op, provided warm holiday meals to many of the area’s on‐duty firefighters Thursday. Delicious turkey meals with all
the trimmings, purchased through an area supermarket as well as a local restaurant, fed five Los Alamos County fire stations. seven Santa Fe City fire stations, as well as Española Fire Rescue.

“This is our way to help make the day a little brighter for these public servants who keep our communities safe, especially since many of them will miss their family meals,” DNCU President/CEO Chuck Valenti,

AG Shifts To Secure, Cost-Saving VOIP Phone System

on November 25, 2016 - 9:28am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
ALBUQUERQUE  This month, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that the Office of the Attorney General is switching to a secure Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) phone system.
This change, which began Nov. 7, will save New Mexico taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. New Mexicans are asked to take note of the new phone and fax numbers for the Office of the Attorney General. 
“At a time when New Mexico finds itself in fiscal crisis, it’s imperative that we work to maximize tax dollars and our new secure phone system

Northern New Mexico Tribes Receive Economic And Business Development Funds

on November 25, 2016 - 9:23am
USDA News:
ALBUQUERQUE  USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner announced two grants totaling $34,951 to the Eight Northern Pueblos Council and the Pueblo of Santa Clara to support their economic and business development efforts.  
The funds were made available through USDA Rural Business Development Grant Program which supports job creation and economic development efforts by non-profits and public entities.
USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner commented on today’s award, “New Mexico’s economy has failed to recover from the Great Recession.” Brunner

U11 Pumas Soccer Team Finish In 1st Place!

on November 25, 2016 - 9:22am
U11 Pumas. Courtesy photo
The LAYSL U11 Pumas ended the season playing in the Nov. 12-13 season ending, Duke City Gaylord Sheppard Soccer Tournament in Bernalillo. 
This is the first year this group has been together as a Competitive Team and their First Tournament. The Pumas finished the regular season with 2 wins, 2 ties and 4 losses in the Bronze Division of the Duke City League. The Pumas were entered in the Bronze Division and played 2 games Saturday, winning them both, 6-0 and 6-1 respectively. 
All 14 kids, including guest player Haiden Jorgenson who

Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness Like Walking On Mars

on November 25, 2016 - 9:14am

A recent hike to the Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness, reveals a 45,000-acre (18,000 ha) wilderness area in San Juan County in the four corners area of New Mexico. Established in 1984, this wilderness is a desolate area of steeply eroded badlands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, with the exception of three parcels of private Navajo land within its boundaries. Translated from the Navajo word Bistahí, Bisti means 'among the adobe formations.' De-Na-Zin takes its name from the Navajo words for 'cranes.' Petroglyphs of cranes have been found south of the Wilderness.

Small Business Profile: Cares Melt Away At Float Los Alamos

on November 25, 2016 - 9:06am

Float Los Alamos owners Linda and Carlos Casias. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos Daily Post
Nov. 26 is Small Business Saturday and an opportunity for the community to show its support by visiting and shopping at local businesses.

Float Los Alamos is a locally owned and family run business owned by Linda and Carlos Casias. Carlos was born and raised in Los Alamos and returned to Los Alamos with his wife Linda to raise their daughter, Isabella.

Carlos and Linda explored floatation therapy and felt that opening a float center in Los Alamos would benefit the community by

Small Business Profile: Fuller Lodge Art Center Is A Multi-faceted Hub For Art And Artists

on November 25, 2016 - 9:05am

Holiday cheer at The Fuller Lodge Art Center, from left, Amy Bjarje, Ken Nebel and friend. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post
Nov. 26 is Small Business Saturday and an opportunity for the community to show its support by visiting and shopping at local businesses.

The Fuller Lodge Art Center, nestled in the heart of downtown Los Alamos, is a multi-faceted hub for art and artists in the community.

The Art Center was formed in 1977 after branching off from the Los Alamos Arts Council.

Small Business Profile: Ardeo Natural Skincare Helps Customers Glow

on November 25, 2016 - 9:04am
Ardeo Natural Skincare owner Lisa Bakosi. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post
Nov. 26 is Small Business Saturday and an opportunity for the community to show its support by visiting and shopping at local businesses.

Ardeo Natural Skincare owner Lisa Bakosi came to Los Alamos 25 years ago as the new girl in Mrs. Henninger’s 4th grade class at Barranca Elementary School.

“I graduated from Los Alamos High School in 2000 – known as the class of Cerro Grande – an association we all hated at the time because so many classmates lost homes and we were all displaced

Small Business Profile: In Touch Medical Massage Offers Pain Relief And More

on November 25, 2016 - 9:03am

Kreig Peterson of In Touch Medical Massage in his office at 2610 Trinity Dr. Ste. #16. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/


Los Alamos Daily Post
Nov. 26 is Small Business Saturday and an opportunity for the community to show its support by visiting and shopping at local businesses.

In Touch Medical Massage owner Kreig Peterson has been in business in Los Alamos for five years.

“I opened my practice here to be near family and because Los Alamos is a diverse community of healthy aging clients as well as athletes who need focused massage using multiple

Small Business Profile: Pet Pangaea Thrives On Helping Pets Stay Healthy, Happy And Safe

on November 25, 2016 - 9:01am

Cyndi Wells behind the counter at Pet Pangaea. Photo by Chris Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post
Nov. 26 is Small Business Saturday and an opportunity for the community to show its support by visiting and shopping at local businesses.

Pet Pangaea LLC owner Cyndi Wells moved to Los Alamos in early 2000, after finishing her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin.

She explained she chose to move from Austin, Texas to Los Alamos because, “Los Alamos intrigued me. I grew up in the Midwest and always loved the beauty of New Mexico.

Small Business Profile: Los Alamos MainStreet Operates Within Unique Partnerships

on November 25, 2016 - 9:00am
Representing Los Alamos MainStreet, from left, Ryn Herrmann, Suzette Fox, Kelly Stewart, Rose Evans, Philo Shelton and Rich Williams receive the 2016 National Great American Main Street Award ‘One to Watch’ in May in Milwaukee, Wisc. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Nov. 26 is Small Business Saturday and an opportunity for the community to show its support by visiting and shopping at local businesses.

Since Los Alamos MainStreet (LAMS) was established in 1993, it has operated within a unique partnership model.

Small Business Profile: Customer Is King At Ruby K’s Bagel Café

on November 25, 2016 - 8:58am

Mackenzie Alexander at age 6. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Daily Post
Nov. 26 is Small Business Saturday and an opportunity for the community to show its support by visiting and shopping at local businesses.

The year was 2005. This little girl, Mackenzie, daughter of Ruby Alexander (owner of Ruby K’s Bagel Café), was just 6 years old. Los Alamos did not yet have a bagel shop.

Fast forward nearly 12 years to 2016 and one can see a lot has changed! This same little girl has grown into a nearly 6’2” young lady and is now a senior at Los Alamos High School.

Small Business Profile: Big Smiles At UPEX

on November 25, 2016 - 8:57am
UPEX staff from left, Kasey Katcher, Dustin Bennett, Kyle Hill and Yasmin Acosta. Photo by Chris Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post
Nov. 26 is Small Business Saturday and an opportunity for the community to show its support by visiting and shopping at local businesses.

Ernie and Melanie Bennett moved to Los Alamos in 1998 and started UPEX, formerly operated as LA Express.

“We saw a great community, great people, beautiful blue skies, green trees and a great, safe place for family,” Melanie said.

Letter To The Editor: United Way Of Northern New Mexico Is Thankful For YOU!

on November 25, 2016 - 8:47am
Executive Director
United Way of Northern New Mexico

Today, as I stand looking out my office window, I ponder all of the things I am thankful for as a part of United Way of Northern New Mexico.

Today and every day I am thankful to be a part of the Northern New Mexico Community. I’m thankful to be working in a job where there are people who truly care. I am constantly surrounded by people who work with their hearts and their hands. I’m thankful for those who are generous enough to invest in in us, from the $6 check to the checks in the thousands.