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UNM-LA’s Sheri Lopez Proves Perseverance Does Pay Off

on November 27, 2015 - 9:43am

Sheri Lopez jokes with U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján during Luján’s last visit to the UNM-LA campus to discuss STEM programs. Courtesy/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

2003 Pojoaque High School graduate Sheri Lopez’s college experience exemplifies the non-traditional student trajectory to success that UNM-LA believes can be the norm.

The young, single mother is attending New Mexico Tech in Socorro for mechanical engineering with a minor in aerospace, and as a pre-engineering student at UNM-LA, Lopez was one of five students selected nationally for the Great Minds in STEM scholarship.

Float Los Alamos Opens Today!

on November 27, 2015 - 9:43am

Float Los Alamos opens today at 927 Central Ave. in downtown Los Alamos.

The new business provides floatation therapy a.k.a. Floating, or R.E.S.T (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy), which involves lying in a spacious, dark tank floating atop a super saturated Epsom salt water solution. The goal of floatation therapy is to limit sensory input and allow the body to shift into a parasympathetic state to achieve rest, relaxation and restoration of normal function and behavior.

R.E.S.T reduces…

Sound: Your ears (with earplugs in) stay just below the water; the tanks

In And Around Town: Nov. 26

on November 27, 2015 - 9:41am
The In and Around Town community calendar is updated daily and accessible via the button on the sidebar of the online edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post. It appears in the news feed of the Post each Thursday and weekly in the print edition. In order to have items included in the print edition, submit them by Monday of the week they should appear. Send calendar items to
FRIDAY Nov. 27
Fractal Show At The Planetarium
Enjoy an evening out and journey into the never-ending world of fractals in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium 7 p.m.

Small Business Profile: Teddie Sue Mooday Builds Relationships One House At A Time

on November 27, 2015 - 9:40am
RE/MAX Associate broker Teddie Sue Mooday at a home she has listed at 155 Kimberly in white Rock. Photo by Chris Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Teddie Sue Mooday is a native New Mexican who grew up in Albuquerque, graduated from Sandia High School and the University of New Mexico, and ran track and cross country.

Mooday moved to Los Alamos in 2000 when her husband accepted a position at Los Alamos National Laboratory

“I really love the outdoors and low key lifestyle in Los Alamos,” she said.

Los Alamos Co+op Market Formed By Community For Community

on November 27, 2015 - 9:39am
The Community’s New Favorite Brunch Spot:  Deli Manager Chris Laino is setting up shop in the café again this weekend. Laino has been preparing made-to-order omelets for the past several weeks, an effort that has been wildly successful. ‘The omelet bar runs every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Food Co+op was a long time in the making. In 2006 a collective of local Los Alamos residents came together to form a food co-op.

Small Business Profile: Village Arts Supplies Artistic Expression

on November 27, 2015 - 9:38am
Owner Ken Nebel inside Village Arts 216 DP Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos may be widely known as a scientific town but it has a whole other side … an artistic side.

Whatever artistic medium residents use to express themselves, Village Arts has the supplies for the job. Owner Ken Nebel has operated the framing and art supply business for six years. He purchased the business from former resident Marilyn Warren. With new ownership came a new location. The business moved from Central Park Square to 216 DP Road.


Giving Tuesday Celebrates Nonprofit Work

on November 27, 2015 - 9:23am

The Y’s Fall 'Leaf' campaign. Courtesy photo

YMCA News:

There is a movement being promoted across the country called Giving Tuesday that was created by the 92nd Street Y, a cultural center in New York City that since 1874 has been bringing people together around the values of service and giving. Its purpose is to celebrate and encourage giving.

“We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals,” says the Giving Tuesday website, “Now we have a global day dedicated to giving back.” 

The idea is in its fourth year nationally, but this will be the first year The Family YMCA will