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Tall Crane Hoists Exterior Sign At Unquarked The Wine Room In Central Park Square

on July 30, 2015 - 3:06pm

A tall crane arrived in Central Park Square Tuesday morning to hoist a new sign up on the exterior wall above Unquarked the wine room. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

A worker installs a new sign on the exterior of Unquarked the wine room at 145 Central Park Square. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Shelly Wiemann Cuts Ribbon On New Edward Jones Investments Office On Oppenheimer Drive

on July 30, 2015 - 2:40pm
Shelly Wiemann of Edward Jones Investments cuts the ribbon to officially open her new office at 555 Oppenheimer Dr., Ste. 206. From left, Susan Kestell of James A. Dinkel CPAs, Chamber Manager Nancy Partridge, Wiemann and Wiemann's assistant Martha Whitt. Courtesy photo

EM’s Los Alamos Site Completes Canyon-Side Cleanup

on July 30, 2015 - 8:59am

A spider excavator extracts mercury-contaminated soil. Courtesy/

A waste container is loaded for off-site disposal. Courtesy/

DOE News:

The Environmental Management (EM) Los Alamos Field Office has completed the steep canyon-side cleanup of mercury-contaminated soil on DOE property just south of Smith's Marketplace shopping center in Los Alamos.

The project was finished in about five weeks — approximately three weeks ahead of schedule.

Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo Weekend Aug. 7-9

on July 29, 2015 - 8:00pm

2014 the Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo. Courtesy photo


Participants have just two days left to register for the Rodeo Parade. Get ready for some fun ... the Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo is Aug. 7-9.

The Rodeo Parade will march up Central Avenue beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. Don’t miss this opportunity to promote your business or organization by participating.

To register, visit:


Fair & Rodeo Schedule of Events


Thursday, August 6

County Fair Exhibits Check-In: Mesa Public Library 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.


Friday, August 7


'High Elevation' Opening In Downtown Los Alamos

on July 29, 2015 - 12:13pm

Brian Appell and his daughter Lidia, 11, Tuesday in front of their new restaurant 'High Elevation' opening in mid-September at 1789 Central Ave. Photo by Carol A Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Restaurateur Brian Appell is launching a new eatery at 1789 Central Ave., in the heart of downtown Los Alamos.

Appell takes possession of the space most recently occupied by the Manhattan Project Bar & Grill, Saturday, Aug. 1 and he plans to begin interior renovations right away.

“We are naming our new restaurant High Elevation,” Appell told the Los Alamos Daily


LANB Wins ‘Best Of Santa Fe’ Award 10th Straight Year

on July 29, 2015 - 12:11pm

Los Alamos National Bank CEO John Gulas


SANTA FE – Los Alamos National Bank (LANB) received recognition as Santa Fe’s preferred bank by the publication, The Santa Fe Reporter, during their 2015 “Best of Santa Fe” contest.

This is the 10th consecutive year that LANB has been recognized by the local community for their outstanding service.

Los Alamos National Bank operates six full-service locations throughout Northern New Mexico and supports over 300 professional employees.


Del Norte Credit Union Proclaimed #1 Best Credit Union In Santa Fe Fifth Consecutive Year

on July 29, 2015 - 11:52am

DNCU President/CEO Chuck Valenti


  • Santa Fe Reporter’s Readers also Vote DNCU as #2 Best Financial Institution and #3 Best Mortgage

SANTA FE—Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), Northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative, is proud to be recognized as the 1st Place Winner for Best Credit Union in Santa Fe Reporter’s Best of Santa Fe 2015 reader poll. 

This marks the fifth consecutive year that DNCU has been selected by Reporter readers for exemplary financial products and services. In addition, DNCU was also picked as the #2 Best Financial Institution and #3 Best Mortgage.


LAHS Freshmen Sam Crooks Creates Commercials

on July 29, 2015 - 9:32am

Los Alamos filmmaker Sam Crooks. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen


LAHS Freshmen Sam Crooks loves film making and if your business is in need of a commercial for the Reel Deal Theater, he can be hired to create one for you.

The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) Youth Business Grant recipient received his second grant to expand his services for the summer of 2015.

“The YBG program gave me funds to purchase more gear for my business, which improves the quality of my commercials,” Crooks said.

Pajarito Mountain Collects 5 Million Gallons Of Water

on July 28, 2015 - 5:21pm

Taken July 24, this photo shows the Pajarito staff doing a direct pond depth measurement. Photo by George Lawrence


Last week was an impressive water collection period for Pajarito Mountain.

They pumped 62 hours straight (from Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. through Thursday at 8:30 p.m.), and the staff made a direct pond depth measurement Friday. They took this measurement to George Lawrence, former Los Alamos Ski Club president and a local expert when it comes to water at Pajarito Mountain (he was also instrumental in the design of Pajarito’s original pond.)

Lawrence has

Montessori Hosts Open House Aug. 1

on July 28, 2015 - 8:48am

Sage Cottage Montessori, 142 Meadow Lane. Courtesy photo

SCM News:

Sage Cottage Montessori will host an open house 3-5 p.m., Aug. 1 at the school at 142 Meadow Lane in white Rock.

The school has room for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years of age.

Sage Cottage School's philosophy is to guide children in the development of a positive self-image through a unique combination of Montessori, Play-oriented, Science-based, and Self-directed programs.  This will help foster self-confidence, respect of life and environment, love of learning, and socially acceptable behavior.

Fresh Cold Press Juice Arrives In Los Alamos!

on July 27, 2015 - 3:02pm
Verde Juice owner Kelly Egolf stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post Thursday to talk about her product and its introduction in Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Verde Juice owner Kelly Egolf began juicing seriously by necessity. After an operation required her jaw to be wired shut for months.

Products available for a liquid diet were unappealing and she decided to get back into juicing. Soon she was juicing for 10 of her friends.

“Everyone kept asking me why I didn’t start a business,” Egolf said. “I thought, why not?”

So began Verde

Griffin & Associates Makes Inc. 5000 List For 2015

on July 27, 2015 - 1:56pm


Griffin & Associates, one of New Mexico’s largest communications firms, has made the Inc. 5000 list for 2015 of the fastest growing privately held companies in the U.S.

Joanie Griffin, the company’s CEO, got official word this morning and will receive the award at the Inc. 5000 conference in Orlando in October. Griffin & Associates handles tourism marketing for Los Alamos County.

“I am thrilled to receive this award, especially coming out of the tough economic times that has plagued all small businesses,” Griffin said.

Yang: Data, Thinking & Wisdom

on July 27, 2015 - 8:26am

Los ALamos

Data, Thinking, & Wisdom

After learning the pitfalls of relying on common sense (link) and our shortcomings in using heuristics for judgment (link), I am left with, “now what?”

Knowing all the foibles doesn’t automatically, or easily, propel us to temper our old tendencies. Neither does the newfound awareness immediately lead us to locate newer and better tools with which to navigate our daily lives, and more importantly, to make weighty decisions. 

The tension between relying on intuition and researching for facts and data will always be there.

Classic Air Medical Pilot: Thanks For 'Adopting Us'

on July 26, 2015 - 9:25am
Classic Air Medical Senior Pilot/Base Manager Geoff Rodgers speaks to Rotarians Tuesday at the Los Alamos Golf Course. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

As a former Los Alamos county councilor and candidate for the Dist. 43 New Mexico House of Representative, Geoff Rodgers has heard it all when he has answered his phone.

But a call that he answered as a senior pilot and base manager for Classic Air Medical is one that has really stuck with him.

During Tuesday’s Rotary of Los Alamos Club meeting at Cottonwoods on the Green restaurant,

Zia Realty Group's Featured Homes & Properties

on July 26, 2015 - 8:00am

This Week's Featured Home

Click on the photo for more information


308 Potrillo $499,900                                                                                                      
Listed by Terry Salazar

IRS Spotlights Benefits For ADA 25th Anniversary

on July 25, 2015 - 7:51am

IRS News:

PHOENIX -- Sunday, July 26 is the 25th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act and the Internal Revenue Service is marking the occasion by spotlighting a number of tax benefits and services that can help taxpayers with disabilities.

Achieving a Better Life Experience or ABLE Accounts

This new program was passed by Congress in Dec., 2014.  Under the law, states can offer specially designed, tax-favored Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) accounts (click here) to people with disabilities who became disabled before age 26. Recognizing the special financial burdens

Public Invited To Grand Reopening Of Shelly Wiemann Office of Edward Jones

on July 24, 2015 - 4:32pm

Shelly A. Wiemann


The Shelly A. Wiemann office of Edward Jones invites the public to a "Grand Reopening" open house and ribbon cutting 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, July 29.

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is hosting the ribbon cutting at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments and light snacks will be served. The Edward Jones office is at 555 Oppenheimer Dr., Suite 206.

Wiemann recently assumed responsibility for the Los Alamos office of Edward Jones.

"I am excited to take over the Edward Jones office in Los Alamos," Wiemann said.

Tour This Weekend's Top Open Houses!

on July 24, 2015 - 9:21am


Tour the top open houses scheduled for this weekend throughout the area!

The Los Alamos Daily Post features a weekly section highlighting the open houses throughout Los Alamos, White Rock, Jemez Springs and Santa Fe. Photographs, details and a map depicting the location of each open house are included in this weekly section.

Click on the map to read details about the featured homes. Print out a copy of the map before heading out to tour the open houses or pull up the map on a smart phone or ipad from the road!

FBI Launches Nationwide Awareness Campaign On Economic Espionage

on July 24, 2015 - 8:03am

Based on an actual case, The Company Man: Protecting America's Secrets is part of a nationwide FBI campaign to raise awareness of the economic espionage threat. Transcript | Download Courtesy/FBI

FBI News:

Industries in the United States spend more on research and development than any other country in the world.

The amount of effort and resources put into developing a unique product or process that can provide an edge in the business world is not unsubstantial. But what happens if someone comes in and steals that edge—a company’s trade secrets—for the benefit of a foreign country?


Governor Praises Los Alamos ScienceFest: 'It's Great ... A Festival For Smart People!'

on July 23, 2015 - 11:33pm
Gov. Susana Martinez addresses the crowd during today's press conference at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Tourism Secretary Rebecca Latham, left, and Gov. Susana Martinez watch short films produced by New Mexico True along with the audience. 'I never get tired of them,' Martinez said.
Los Alamos Daily Post


Chamber Business Breakfast Targets Funding Options

on July 23, 2015 - 9:59pm
Ted Lopez


Start-ups and individuals considering going into business are invited to join Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce members at the Chamber Business Breakfast.

The breakfast is 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesday, July 29 in Building 2, Room 230 at UNM–Los Alamos, 4000 University Dr.

Val Alonzo

The breakfast will feature Ted Lopez, director of the UNM-LA Small Business Development Center, and Val Alonzo, business manager for the Regional Development Corporation, discussing funding sources and options for new and existing businesses. The Rosebud Café will cater the breakfast.


Beer Co-op Hosts Full House Party July 31-Aug. 1

on July 23, 2015 - 10:34am

BRB News:

Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op’s Full House Party is less than two weeks away.

For the first time ever, Bathtub Row will be pouring eight of their own beers. As a celebration of the breweries’ hard work and community support, Bathtub Row will be throwing an incredible two-day party filled with great beer, live music and lots of fun.

“The Full House Party is the culmination and celebration of the years of hard work that this community has put in to realize having it’s own craft brewery,” Brewery General Manager Jason Fitzpatrick said.

Hector Santana, the Brewmaster for Bathtub Row,

LANL News: Top Los Alamos Technology Spinoff Ideas Honored At DisrupTech

on July 23, 2015 - 10:16am

Taking the 'Best Pitch' prize of $10,000 in internal Laboratory funding was the aptly named Cosmic Plumbing Inspection project, described by physicist Matt Durham. The project uses cosmic particles called muons  with the goal of ending catastrophic industrial accidents due to flow-accelerated corrosion. Courtesy/LANL


LANL News:

Three potential business partnership projects emerged from the 2015 DisrupTech competition at Los Alamos National Laboratory with winning proposals.

“The goals of the DisrupTech forum were two-fold, to expose industry to potentially world-changing, disruptive,

Classic Air Medical Chopper Lands At Nature Center

on July 23, 2015 - 9:51am

The Classic Air Medical helicopter appears in the sky above the Los Alamos Nature Center Wednesday evening as part of PEEC’s Summer Family Evenings program. Photo by Garrett Rodgers



Classic Air Medical brought its rescue helicopter to the Los Alamos Nature Center early Wednesday evening as part of PEEC’s Summer Family Evenings program, sponsored by Del Norte Credit Union.

The state of the art medical helicopter touched down in the nature center parking lot at 2600 Canyon Road.