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Co+op Prepares For WinterFest Light Parade Tonight

on December 3, 2016 - 10:26am

Illuminated Co+op Board and staff members will push shopping carts tonight in Light Parade down Central Avenue. Courtesy photo

CO+OP News:

WinterFest Weekend has arrived, and with it comes Los Alamos's annual Light Parade Saturday, Dec. 3—that's tonight!

As usual, illuminated Co+op Board and staff members will push shopping carts down Central Avenue. We invite member-owners to join in the fun!

To join the Co+op group walking in the light parade, meet around 5 p.m. at the Canyon Complex on Central Avenue—they will be the ones with the shopping carts.

Descarte Labs Celebrates Second Anniversary

on December 3, 2016 - 9:59am

Descarte Labs co-founder and CEO Mark Johnson enjoys his own party at the company's two-year anniversary party Friday at the company's office building on Trinity Drive. The company moved into the Los Alamos County Smart House nine months ago. The company has grown from 6 to 25 employees and recenty opened a satelite office in Santa Fe, Johnson said. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Party-goers celebrate the success of tech startup Decarte Labs at the company's two-year anniversary party Friday evening. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

WinterFest In Los Alamos Schedule Of Events

on December 2, 2016 - 4:40pm
The annual WinterFest Weekend is Dec. 2-4 in Los Alamos. Courtesy/LAC

WinterFest Weekend is a family-oriented holiday event that celebrates winter in Los Alamos Dec. 2-4.

A number of businesses and organizations host events including ballet, the Children’s Bazaar and Breakfast with Santa. The Fuller Lodge Open House and the Earth Treasure Show always draw crowds. Don’t miss Affordable Arts at the Fuller Lodge Art Center for great holiday gifts!

The highlights of the weekend are the Holiday Lights Parade and the Tree Lighting at Ashley Pond Park.

Chamber Hosts Two Ribbon Cuttings Next Week

on December 2, 2016 - 10:44am


The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the grand openings of two non-profits in Los Alamos next week:

  • Dec. 7 at 6 p.m., Los Alamos Community Foundation; and
  • Dec. 8 at 4 p.m., Bradbury Science Museum Association.

The Los Alamos Community Foundation ribbon cutting is during Business After Hours at Los Alamos National Bank. The Community Foundation offices are on the upper floor of LANB, which is a controlled access area, and so the ribbon cutting will be celebrated in the lobby of the bank. Business After Hours is 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec.

‘Fix-It Friday’ At Los Alamos Makers 6 p.m. Dec. 2

on December 1, 2016 - 10:22pm

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By Prisca Tiassé Yoder, PhD

What if we fixed, re-purposed or donated our "stuff" instead of throwing it away?

Who's got time for that, right?

Fixing, re-purposing and even donating can be an investment in time AND money. Sometimes it's just easier to trash it...But where does it all go? Well, that is probably a loaded question.

What are the options currently available to consumers?

Ernesto J. Ortiz Joins Del Norte Credit Union As Branch & eServices Manager In White Rock

on November 30, 2016 - 1:29pm

New DNCU White Rock Branch Manager Ernesto J. Ortiz

DNCU News:

SANTA FE—Ernesto J. Ortiz has joined Del Norte Credit Union as the Branch & eServices manager in White Rock.

Ortiz has more than 12 years of experience in the banking industry and graduated from Western States School of Banking, Las Cruces, in July 2015.

“Ernesto is a great addition to our team,” DNCU CEO/President Chuck Valenti said. “He has the experience to provide our White Rock members excellent service, and we’re proud to have him in charge of our beautiful White Rock building.”

The new, credit-union owned branch opened

LAAOR And LA Cares Partner On Holiday Food Drive

on November 30, 2016 - 12:48pm


The Los Alamos Association of REALTORS (LAAOR) and LA Cares are partnering on a holiday food drive. LAAOR President David Horpedahl and the Association’s Board of Directors announced that as a part of the annual meeting held Nov. 29t the Realtors Association is spearheading a food drive in Los Alamos through Dec. 22.

Canned and non-perishable food items donated will help local families in need of assistance this holiday season and all year round. Distribution of food items to families occurs twice every month at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2390 North Road.


Enterprise Computing Systems Reopens Following Move

on November 30, 2016 - 12:19pm


Enterprise Computing Systems has reopened this week after being closed for 10 days to move across town.

ECS has provided computer upgrades, repair and networking support to individuals and businesses large and small for more than 21 years.

Call or email for the company's new location and to see how they can help with local technology needs at 505.662.5450 or email


Shop Like A Tourist Scavenger Hunt Continues To Dec. 3

on November 30, 2016 - 11:37am


Unable to answer question #10 on the Small Business Saturday Scavenger Hunt Contest form? The contest is still underway in Los Alamos!

One contest question answer was previously only available at the Kiosk Mall on Small Business Saturday. A second opportunity to obtain the answer to that question is now available. Call Atomic City Tours by Buffalo Tours at 505.662.3965 to learn about the tour company, make a reservation for a tour (optional), and learn the answer to the question.

Residents have until Saturday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m.

Eastern New Mexico Businesses Receive Energy Efficiency Funds

on November 30, 2016 - 10:33am

USDA News:

ALBUQUERQUE  USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner announced today two grants to Eastern New Mexico businesses to help improve their energy efficiency. 

Highland Dairy in Clovis, NM received a grant of $16,522 for the purchase and installation a chiller with heat recovery for their dairy. The chiller is expected to save 441,013 kWh which would power the equivalent of 40 homes. 

Russell’s Endee Truck & Travel Center, LLC in San Jon, NM received a grant of $18,810 for the replacement of existing equipment towards more energy efficient LED lighting.

Small Business Saturday Draws Hordes of Shoppers

on November 28, 2016 - 9:11am
Owner Katie Brousseau makes one of many sales during Small Business Saturday at Warm Hearts Yarn at 1247 Central Ave. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Boomerang is filled with shoppers seeking resale bargains Saturday at Central Avenue and Knecht Street. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
The O'Donnell family tries on the fashions at Uli's during Small Business Saturday. Seated is Kate O'Donnell with her granddaughter Willow Thran. Standing from left, Ella O'Donnell, Maria Thran and Jaleh Akhavan. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Owner Cyndi Wells, right,

Warning: Grinches About

on November 27, 2016 - 8:35am
Los Alamos

We want to pass on a warning to our neighbors that Grinches are about.

Within a few hours of putting out a Star Shower Laser Light projector, a Grinch stole it right out of our front yard.

Christmas Arts And Crafts Fair At IHM Dec. 10

on November 27, 2016 - 8:08am

NIST: Ignoring Cybersecurity Is Risky Business

on November 27, 2016 - 7:43am
Ignoring Cybersecurity Is Risky Business. Courtesy photo
NIST News:
They say opposites attract. While my husband and I have many important things in common, we are complete opposites in one area. He’s a “risk taker,” and me … well, not so much. Rather than being labeled as “risk adverse,” I prefer the term “caution giver.”
I’m a federal employee. I come from a long line of public servants. I bet that my ancestors probably worked in the service of the king or queen, or at least the local earl or baron, before they came to the U.S. My husband is different story.

Los Alamos Makers Is Expanding

on November 26, 2016 - 10:54am
Los Alamos

Los Alamos Makers just expanded their makerspace by 1,000 square feet - doubling the amount of room that their members can use for personal projects.

Anyone curious about what goes on at a makerpace, and interested to see if is might be able of use is invited to stop by the Los Alamos Makers until 5 p.m. today during Small Business Saturday. There will be another open house 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3.

Stop by to tour the facility, see all of the equipment that is available for members and visitors to use and get set up with a punch card at a

Shoppers Invited To Meet Local Businesses Gathered In Pro2Serve Building In Downtown Los Alamos

on November 26, 2016 - 10:20am

The Los Alamos Daily Post and a variety of other local small businesses are gathered right now at a business kiosk inside the Pro2Serve Building next to Metzger's at 1615 Central Ave., and all have special offerings for Small Business Saturday. Visit all the local businesses and stop by the Los Alamos Daily Post table to pick up a cookie and water and sign up to win free advertising! The Post also has crayons and coloring pages for kids while their parents shop in the kiosk. Photo by Hope Jaramillo/

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

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

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

on November 25, 2016 - 10:22am

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,

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