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Yang: Spend On A Dress Or A Dresser?

on July 21, 2014 - 10:50am
Spend On A Dress Or A Dresser? -- A story of near-sighted and far-sighted

One man’s ego and antics are finally catching up with him and causing his own company to struggle and decline in a “complicated” industry.  Another man’s strong will and principles are keeping his company afloat in a declining yet highly competitive industry. 

It took more than a decade for the board of directors to take note of Dov Charney’s  (founder and former CEO of American Apparel) misbehavior and mismanagement.

Meet Buddy’s Beans Teenage CEO Jonmichael Weaver of Los Alamos High School

on July 20, 2014 - 9:42am


Los Alamos High School senior Jonmichael Weaver would like to start your day off right, as another recipient of LACDC’s Summer Youth Business Grant Program. Weaver is the owner and chief bean counter of Buddy’s Beans, a new local coffee roaster with a heart of gold and the integrity to back it up.

“All my beans are from a couple of Christian missions around the globe,” Weaver said. “The beans are grown in small quantities by farmers who care.”

Weaver has always loved food and drink and decided to apply for the Summer Youth Business Grant Program to set up shop and


Check Out 11 Open Houses This Weekend!

on July 20, 2014 - 7:37am


This weekend is a great time to tour the top open houses in the area!

The Los Alamos Daily Post features a weekly section highlighting 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 this

Scenes of VIP Event & Opening of Smith's Marketplace

on July 20, 2014 - 7:11am

Tuesday was a proud and exciting day for Kroger President Jay Cummins as the crowd of invited guests gathered inside Smith's Marketplace for a first look at the new store ahead of Wednesday's grand opening. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos County Council Chair Geoff Rodgers thanked those involved over the last 10 years in the development of Smith's Marketplace. He pointed out that it is a rare private sector project without participation from the Lab or County. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

CB FOX co-owner Dave Fox told the crowd he believes competition is


Access Central Avenue Businesses Through Back Doors on Deacon Street

on July 20, 2014 - 7:10am

The Central Avenue Improvement Project continues in front of the Manhattan Restaurant, CB FOX Department Store, Mattress Store and FOX Kidz. All of these establishments are open for business during regular hours and may be accessed through their backdoors facing Deacon Street. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Letter to the Editor: Smith’s Marketplace Will Be The 'Wal-Mart Effect' On Main Street

on July 19, 2014 - 9:59am
By LISA SHIN, Optometrist
Los Alamos Family Eyecare, P.C.

Many thanks for the recent editorials urging all to support our local businesses. Indeed, Smith's Marketplace offers a beautiful place for “one-stop” shopping. Enjoy coffee and a bagel in the morning, a made to order dinner in the evening with a delicious selection of chocolate, ice-cream and cake for dessert. Afterwards, shop from an impressive selection of gourmet and organic foods, clothes, toys, pet supplies, electronics, and household goods. Keep people from driving to Santa Fe?

LAMC Honors Women’s Health Staff

on July 19, 2014 - 8:27am

LAMC News:

More Births Close to Home Bring Joy and Comfort to Los Alamos 

Los Alamos Medical Center (LAMC) has a lot to celebrate with their women’s health staff and plans to do so during a renaming celebration 4-6 p.m. Thursday, July 24.

Previously recognized as the LAMC “OB Unit,” the new name is “The Women’s Health and Childbirth Center.”

 “The new name is more descriptive and clearly identifies the scope of the services we offer,” said Denise Martinez RN, director of the Women’s Health and Childbirth Center.

While many hospitals are reporting declining birth rates, LAMC has been

Next HD3 Event Nov. 5-6 in Roswell

on July 19, 2014 - 7:32am

Courtesy photo

HD3 News:

The High Desert Discovery District (HD3) – New Mexico’s first privately-led high technology start-up accelerator ( – will partner with the Association of Commerce and Industry (ACI), Roswell Chaves County Economic Development Corporation and Delicious New Mexico to host the next HD3 Discovery Day™ “Innovation and Discovery in Agriculture and Food” Nov. 5-6 in Roswell. 

This two-day HD3 signature event will focus on statewide innovation and commercialization opportunities within or that impact the agriculture, value-added food products and food


Positive Energy Solar Named ‘Best of Santa Fe’ Solar Installer Fifth Year in a Row

on July 19, 2014 - 7:10am


Positive Energy Solar was recognized Thursday as the top solar installer by the Santa Fe Reporter “Best of Santa Fe” readers’ poll for the fifth year in a row.

Awardees will be honored at the Best of Santa Fe Block Party 5 p.m. to midnight today, July 19, in Santa Fe’s Railyard.

“Five years running! We are thrilled to be named as Santa Fe’s top choice again,” Positive Energy Solar CEO Regina Wheeler said.


Letter to the Editor: Competition Key Element of Healthy Business Environment

on July 17, 2014 - 12:59pm
By NANCY PARTRIDGE, Chamber Manager
Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce

I would like to thank Don Krier and Kelly Gallagher for their July 14 Letter to the Editor, “Don’t Let Los Alamos Become a One Mall Town.” 

It is true the new Smith’s Marketplace will introduce competition into the Los Alamos retail market. Competition is a key element of a healthy business environment. The ultimate winner in business competition is the consumer.

Los Alamos has a variety of small, local businesses that have brick-and-mortar locations along the walkable downtown area.

Signs of the Old Smith's Store Removed Overnight

on July 17, 2014 - 9:35am

Two men worked from lift buckets using welding torches to remove the large Smith's sign around 10 p.m. Wednesday from  the old store at 535 Central Ave., following the grand opening of the new Smith's Marketplace across the street earlier in the day. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The large letter 'M' is detached from the building and lowered to the ground. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Workers carry away each letter. Smith's officials said Tuesday that there are no definte plans yet for the old store. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LANB Wins 1st Place for Nine Consecutive Years in 'Best of Santa Fe' Award

on July 16, 2014 - 7:04pm

LANB News:

Los Alamos National Bank (LANB) recently received recognition as Santa Fe’s preferred bank by the Santa Fe Reporter, during their 2014 “Best of Santa Fe” contest. This is the 9th consecutive year that LANB has been recognized by the local community for their exemplary service.

Los Alamos National Bank operates six full-service locations throughout northern New Mexico and supports a team of 360 employees. The bank sponsors more than 100 community events each year, and encourages LANB employees to engage locally.


Shoppers Descend On Smith's Marketplace Opening Day

on July 16, 2014 - 3:36pm
Smith's Marketplace sent in the clowns for Opening Day, much to the delight of local youngsters. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Managers and staff rushed to keep up with the hundreds of shoppers thronging Smith's Marketplace this morning. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Free samples were available all over the store. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Shoppers line up to check out. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Three generations of shoppers gather in the flower section. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Visitors to the new

Del Norte Credit Union Proclaimed 'Best of Santa Fe'

on July 16, 2014 - 3:31pm


  • The Santa Fe Reporter’s Readers Choose DNCU for Fourth Consecutive Year

SANTA FE—Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), Northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative, is proud to be recognized as the 2nd Place winner for Best Bank/Credit Union in Santa Fe Reporter’s Best of Santa Fe 2014 reader poll. This marks the fourth consecutive year that DNCU has been selected by Reporter readers for exemplary financial products and services.

“It is wonderful that the Santa Fe community has distinguished DNCU in this way,” says DNCU President/CEO Chuck Valenti.


New Phone Number For Pharmacy in Smith's Marketplace

on July 16, 2014 - 12:56pm

New Smith's Marketplace Pharmacy. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


The pharmacy in the new Smith’s Marketplace store has a new phone number, and the old phone numbers are not forwarding correctly.

The new phone number is 505.661.2770.

Smith's Marketplace Is Open For Business!

on July 16, 2014 - 9:06am

The doors to Smith's Marketplace are now open to the public following the 7:30 a.m. ribbon cutting ceremony today. Local dignitaries such as Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, center, and Los Alamos County Chair Geoff Rodgers, second from left, attended a special pre-opening event Tuesday evening inside the new store. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

A Glimpse Inside Smith's Marketplace

on July 15, 2014 - 11:57pm

Smith's Marketplace opened its doors for special tours today. The store will host an official grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday after which the doors will open to the public. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Meet Smith's Marketplace Director Erik Boehm, here with VP of Public Affairs Marsha Gilford from Salt Lake City. Boehm is in charge of running the new store. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Produce Department. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Employees are putting on the finishing touches to the store in preparation for tomorrow's

Darren White Launches PI & Security Firm

on July 15, 2014 - 8:21am

Darren White


Former Bernalillo County Sheriff Darren White has started a private investigations and security company. 

White, who is nationally known as a public safety expert, served as secretary of the New Mexico Department of Public Safety, Bernalillo County sheriff and director of Public Safety for the City of Albuquerque. White also runs Buzzsaw Strategies, a government relations company.

White is partnering with David Linthicum, former chief deputy for the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department.

Yang: From Hurricanes To Academics … I Am Not Prejudiced, But Others Are

on July 14, 2014 - 2:28pm

From Hurricanes To Academics … I Am Not Prejudiced, But Others Are

Los Alamos

When it comes to prejudice, or discrimination, especially about race and gender, our heads spin and our emotions explode. It’s easier to spot outright discrimination, but the subtle types? It’s also much easier to assign prejudice in others, much less so in ourselves. What we do about it is another, vastly different -- and difficult -- topic.

Let’s start with some light-hearted quandaries. Q: Do you find a category 4 hurricane Cruella as scary as the same category hurricane named Voldemort?

Yeamans Machine Shop Expands Capabilities

on July 14, 2014 - 10:04am


Yeamans Machine Shop Inc., at 162 Eastgate Dr., in Los Alamos has acquired a Mazak 5-axis machining center. This machine is capable of 5-axis simultaneous machining. 

For those not familiar with this terminology, this means that the machine is using five different axes of motion in unison to move the cutting tool along its path. This allows for machining of very complex parts such as a turbo impeller. 

In addition to expanding the company's capability to manufacture complex parts, this new machine also will improve efficiency and accuracy of other parts through the


Central Park Square Parking Lot Resurfaced Sunday

on July 14, 2014 - 8:13am

A worker sprays a resurfacing solution on the Central Park Square parking lot during a sealcoat operation Sunday at 15th Street and Central Avenue. Philip Kunsberg purchased Central Park Square more than 2-and-a-half years ago and implemented a program to ensure his properties and buildings are well maintained and updated on a regular basis. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

TOTH Vacation Bible School July 14-18

on July 12, 2014 - 9:13am

Courtesy/Ellen McBee

TOTH News:

Vacation Bible School is 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., July 14-18 at Trinity on the Hill Church.

This year's theme is Weird Animals. Children age 3 through the beginning of sixth grade are invited to attend. Trinity on the Hill is at 3900 Trinity Dr.

To register, visit or call the church at 505.662.5107.

Northern New Mexico Women’s Health Center Welcomes Dr. Patrick Dawson to Staff in Los Alamos

on July 11, 2014 - 3:47pm

Patrick Dawson, MD

LAMC News:

Los Alamos Medical Center is pleased to announce Patrick Dawson, MD, has joined the medical staff of the Northern New Mexico Women’s Health Center.

Dr. Dawson is a Fellow of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has a special interest in general and high risk obstetrics, non-surgical options when available, and minimally invasive options when surgery is needed.

“We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Dawson,” said Feliciano Jiron, Los Alamos Medical Center CEO.

Smith's Opens First Marketplace Store in New Mexico in Los Alamos July 16

on July 11, 2014 - 12:24pm

  • Company Unveils First In-Store Murray’s Cheese Shop Offering 175 Types of Cheeses 

Smith’s Food & Drug is opening its multi-department store format, Smith’s Marketplace, on the Trinity Site in Los Alamos July 16.

It is the first Smith’s Marketplace store to be built in New Mexico and will replace the existing Smith’s combination food and drug store in the Merrimac Shopping Center on Central Avenue. Ribbon cutting ceremonies will begin at 7:45 a.m., July 16.

More than 200,000 items throughout the 110,600-square-foot store will surprise and delight customers at every turn.

ACI Calls Out State for Paying Outside Company to Create 'New Mexico True' Campaign

on July 11, 2014 - 9:31am
ACI News:
The New Mexico Association of Commerce and Industry (ACI) led a panel of business leaders and experts who testified July 8 on issues with New Mexico's procurement procedures.
Concerns were raised that major opportunities are being lost for local businesses when the state government spends tax dollars outside New Mexico.
Dr. Beverlee McClure, ACI’s President and CEO, explained that the presentation was intended to empower the committee to take action on a key issue that is costing New Mexico jobs.
“When the state government spends money in New Mexico, that money