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Local Printer Creates Exterior Sign For Boomerang

on June 26, 2016 - 11:34am
Local printer patrick Brenner and Boomerang owner Anna Dillane with the new sign he created for her business at the corner of Central Avenue and Knecht Street. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner
Los Alamos

After being in business for a year and a half, Boomerang Consignment and Resale is ready to install a permanent sign above its door front on Central Avenue.

Boomerang’s owner, Anna Dillane, researched several sign vendors and decided to work with a local print shop, EDJ ink, owned by Patrick Brenner.

“He was wonderful,” Dillane said.


UNM-LA SBDC Continues To Provide Services

on June 26, 2016 - 8:44am

UNM-LA News:

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UNM-Los Alamos continues to serve individuals interested in starting a business as well as existing businesses in the community.

Ted Lopez, who had served as director for the past three years, passed away earlier this month. Anne Lantrip is the contact person at the SBDC Los Alamos until a new director is hired.

Lantrip rejoined the SBDC at UNM-LA in April 2016 as a business advisor after returning to Los Alamos.

County, MainStreet Offer Help To Los Alamos Businesses To Attract Summer Tourists

on June 25, 2016 - 9:52am

Manhattan Project window display at CB FOX on Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Manhattan Project window display at Finishing Touch in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

Manhattan Project flag window display at Finishing Touch in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos County and Los Alamos MainStreet are offering local businesses the opportunity to become Manhattan Project National Historical Park attractions July 14-17 during this year’s Los Alamos ScienceFest.

Businesses including CB FOX and Finishing Touch have adorned their street-facing

Tour This Weekend's Top Open Houses!

on June 24, 2016 - 11:06pm
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!
Click on the Real Estate Section "red button" near the top of

DOE Funds Two Los Alamos Energy Projects

on June 23, 2016 - 4:31pm

LANL News:

Two Los Alamos National Laboratory projects are among technologies supported in today’s U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announcement of nearly $16 million in funding to help businesses move promising energy technologies from DOE’s National Laboratories to the marketplace.

“Los Alamos research expands the options for energy production while minimizing the impact on the environment. This work supports our mission to strengthen the security of energy for the nation,” said Melissa Fox, director of Applied Energy Programs at Los Alamos.

Co+Op Member-Owner Appreciation Day Saturday!

on June 23, 2016 - 10:28am
Fresh veggies available at the Los Alamos Co+op Market. Courtesy photo
A veggie medley available in the Deli at the Los Alamos Co+op Market. Courtesy photo

CO+OP News:

The Los Alamos Co+op Market is holding a special Member-Owner Day Saturday, June 25.

All member-owners will save 10 percent on any size purchase! Purchases over $200 (regular price) are eligible for a 15 percent discount, making this the perfect time to stock up for summer picnics, hikes, cookouts and camping trips.

Not a Member/Owner yet? Not a problem!

New Signage Going In At Metzger's In White Rock

on June 22, 2016 - 4:03pm

Brand new signage is going up today at Metzger's Hardware Store in White Rock. Photo by David Jolly

Metzger's Hardware Store in White Rock is getting new signage. Photo by David Jolly

IRS Reminds Taxpayers To Report Foreign Accounts

on June 22, 2016 - 6:00am

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen

IRS News:

PHOENIX – The Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers who have one or more bank or financial accounts located outside the United States, or signature authority over such accounts that they may need to file an FBAR by Thursday, June 30.

By law, many U.S. taxpayers with foreign accounts exceeding certain thresholds must file Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts, known as the “FBAR.” It is filed electronically with the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCen).

“Robust growth in FBAR filings in

DOE Awards $4 Million Contract To RRC-JGMS NHO

on June 21, 2016 - 6:01pm
DOE News:
CINCINNATI  The Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the award of an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to RRC-JGMS NHO, LLC (RJ-JV), a small business in Wexford, Penn. 
The contract will have a maximum value of $4 million over 4 years. Firm-fixed-price and time and material task orders will be issued from the base contract. Work performed under this contract will be performed at various DOE-EM sites.
The Contractor will provide the U.S.

Letter To The Editor: Thank You Los Alamos!

on June 21, 2016 - 3:55pm
Los Alamos 24-Hour Laundry Service
Los Alamos 24-Hour Laundry Service has had a wonderful and successful launch, and I have to thank everyone who has been so supportive of the idea and encouraging.
We got started a few days ago with a simple offer, that we will pick up, wash, fold and deliver your laundry within 24 hours. Los Alamos 24-Hour Laundry Service is a home-based business, but we are looking for opportunities to expand.
We’ve already had several pickups, and I’ve hired two wonderful women to help to ensure that we can fulfill all of our

Los Alamos Baseball Booster Club Says Thanks

on June 21, 2016 - 6:33am

Attorney General Announces $2.7 Million For New Mexico E-book Purchasers From Apple Price-Fixing Victory

on June 20, 2016 - 10:20am

Attorney General Hector Balderas

From the New Mexico Attorney General's Office:

  • New Mexicans to begin receiving payments and/or credits Tuesday

SANTA FE – Attorney General Hector Balderas announced today that New Mexico residents who purchased electronic books (E-books) can expect to receive account credits or checks Tuesday, June 21, as a result of the successful prosecution of a price-fixing case against Apple, Inc.

New Mexico consumers are expected to receive more than $2.7 million.

Bandelier Issues RFEI For Business Opportunity

on June 18, 2016 - 7:42am

Lodge Dining: A part of Building 17 when it was used as a dining room in the 1940s. Courtesy/NPS

Lodge Lunch Bar: Another part of Building 17, when it was used as a lunch bar in the 1940s. Courtesy/NPS


The National Park Service (NPS) has issued a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) concerning a concession business opportunity to provide food and beverage service within Bandelier National Monument.

This RFEI is issued solely for information and planning purposes and does not constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP) or a promise to issue a RFP in the future.

At a minimum, the

Bathtub Row's New Head Brewer: Nic Boyden

on June 17, 2016 - 7:29am
TUB News:
Hello, my name is Nic Boyden and I am excited to be your new brewer! 
I have been brewing for 10 years now, nearly six professionally. I started out at the fast-paced, large-scale craft brewing operation at Avery Brewing Co. in Boulder, Colo. There I got to work in every aspect of production in a very specialized environment, be it bottling, canning, kegging, celllaring, brewing, or barrel herding. I then moved on to Elevation Beer Co. in Poncha Springs, Colo.
At that much smaller but rapidly growing brewery I was able to translate my skills to optimize the limited

Art Reception For Susanne Harrison At Rose Chocolatier Friday

on June 16, 2016 - 3:34pm
Courtesy photo
ART News:
An Art Reception for Susanne Harrison is 5-7 p.m., Friday, June 17 at Rose Chocolatier, 991 Central Ave. Refreshments will be served. Come meet the artist and view her lovely works.
This multi-talented artist has a short list of her long career in the writings mentioned here:
Growing up in Rhode Island with a gift for the visual arts, her mother often reminded her that she was using crayons before she could walk.

Ribbon Cut On Biodact's Community Lab

on June 15, 2016 - 3:55pm
Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Monday afternoon at Biodidact's Community Lab & Maker Space at 3540 Orange St. From left, Darla Ridilla, Councilor Pete Sheehey, Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, Biodidact owner Prisca Tiasse and Chamber Manager Nancy Partridge. Photo by Ryn Herrmann

Udall And Luján Meet With County, Rio Rancho Officials To Discuss Ways To Connect Intel Employees, College Graduates With Job Opportunities At Labs

on June 15, 2016 - 8:55am
RIO RANCHO — June 1, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, along with U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, convened a meeting of representatives from New Mexico’s national labs, the University of New Mexico, Central New Mexico Community College, Intel, and the Sandoval Economic Alliance, as well as Rio Rancho Mayor Greg Hull, to discuss the importance of collaboration to address New Mexico’s unemployment and slow economic recovery.
They also discussed the importance of working together to keep Intel strong in Rio Rancho, while retaining the talented workforce within New Mexico that could be impacted

NMED Cabinet Secretary Visits Los Alamos Daily Post

on June 13, 2016 - 8:55am

New Mexico Environment Department Cabinet Secretary Ryan Flynn visits the Los Alamos Daily Post newspaper office on Central Avenue recently following a meeting at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

New Mexico Environment Department Cabinet Secretary Ryan Flynn with his Communications Director Allison Majure during a recent visit to the Los Alamos Daily Post newspaper office on Central Avenue. Majure is a Los Alamos resident and most recently worked for the Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scenes From ChamberFest 2016

on June 11, 2016 - 4:56pm

Kids have some soapy fun in the Party 2 Go’s bubble pit during today's ChamberFest. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

James Nesmith models the USS Los Alamos submarine cap distributed today during ChamberFest. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Dave and Tina Martinez of David Dogs sport festive aprons while serving lunch to a hungry crowd during ChamberFest. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

A jeep is shown off during the 4X4 show at ChamberFest today in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Eddie of the Nomads serenade the crowd at Chamberfest with

Scenes From Dodge Ball Challenge At ChamberFest

on June 11, 2016 - 3:27pm

Winners of the ChamberFest Dodge Ball Challenge Show Down at high noon today in downtown Los Alamos. From left, Steve Weingart of LAMC, David Jolly of Metzger's, Patrick Sullivan of LACDC, Bill Wadt lf LACDC Board, Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, Cindy Rooney of UNM-LA and Nancy Partridge of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce. Courtesy photo
House Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard gets ready to play a friendly game of dodge ball during ChamberFest at high noon today. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ 
Rodger Waterman hurls a ball at the opposing team during today's

Come To Chamberfest 2016 Saturday!

on June 10, 2016 - 3:35pm
A family spins the wheel for discounts at CB FOX, outside the store at Chamberfest 2014. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Chamber News:

The community is invited to come downtown to enjoy music, dance, shop, dig in a giant sand pile, look at 4x4 vehicles, and explore other family-friendly entertainment 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11.

ChamberFest is expected to draw more than 2,000 residents to the downtown area. Businesses and nonprofits utilize this opportunity to provide giveaways and games for attendees.

ChamberFest runs between 15th and 20th streets along Central Avenue,

Friendly Rivals Face Off In Dodgeball At High Noon

on June 10, 2016 - 3:30pm

Chamber News:

Last year a new element was added to Chamberfest – The Showdown at High Noon. This competition pits two friendly groups against each other in an entertaining competition at noon right in the middle of Central Avenue.

Del Norte Credit Union sponsors the Showdown at High Noon and provides not only the equipment for the competitors but also kid-friendly versions for the spectators who get to join in the fun after the initial competition is done.

This year, since it is the 20th Anniversary of Chamberfest, the 1996 Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has challenged the 2016

Play Bingo To Find Chamberfest Booths

on June 10, 2016 - 3:28pm

Chamber News:

In the WGN series MANH(A)TTAN, the fictional scientists were searching for answers to solve the questions of nuclear implosion or nuclear fission. Amidst secrecy and intrigue in a hidden government town, they found ways to fulfill their social and daily shopping and dining needs.

At the 20th Anniversary Chamberfest, visitors can search booths for answers to solve the Chamberfest Bingo card. Booths on the card are distributed in every area of Chamberfest along Central Avenue and Main Street as well as in the Four-Wheel-Drive car show and food area.
The bingo booths are 24 of the

A Brief History Of UNM-Los Alamos

on June 10, 2016 - 3:26pm

UNM-LA with Building 2 at left (includes the Student Center) and Building 7 (Library, Adult Basic Education and Community Education) at right. Photo by Nancy Coombs

UNM-LA News:

UNM-LA has hosted a booth at the annual Chamberfest for more than a decade. UNM-Los Alamos currently serves Los Alamos and northern New Mexico as a branch campus of The University of New Mexico, the state’s flagship university.

The University of New Mexico in Los Alamos dates back to 1956, with the establishment of the UNM Los Alamos Center for Graduate Studies.

Prints Of Secundino Sandoval Painting Celebrating Summerfest Adorn Many Walls

on June 10, 2016 - 3:23pm
Roger Waterman and Emily McGay with the original Summerfest painting, which now hangs in their home. Waterman purchased the painting at a Chamber of Commerce fundraiser in 1996. Courtesy photo

There are prints of a Secundino Sandoval painting “Summerfest” hanging in people’s homes and offices around Los Alamos. The scene shows a farmers’ market-like setting, but set on Central Avenue in front of CB OX.

Don Taylor has one in his home. The Chamber has one thumbtacked to the wall over the photo copier.