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Huge Retirement Sale At Nu2U Consignment

on August 28, 2016 - 11:59am

The owners of Nu2U Consignment at 15th Street and Trinity Drive are retiring. With just 24 shopping days left, they are offering 30-75 percent off sales throughout the store. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Reasons Military Veterans Make Topnotch Employees

on August 27, 2016 - 9:14am
Politicians call them heroes and strangers thank them for their service. 
But when their enlistment comes to an end, veterans need more than a pat on the back as they return to civilian life. They need jobs.

And increasingly, they seem to be getting them because the unemployment rate among veterans has been on the decline. In May, the veteran unemployment rate was 3.4 percent, down from 5 percent for the same month in 2015, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

That compares to a 4.7 percent overall unemployment rate.


Ribbon Cut On Pasta Paradiso - Full Italian Dinner Menu Starting Tonight!

on August 26, 2016 - 4:32pm

Pasta Paradiso owners Renee and Dennis Lee, center, with their staff and Chamber Director Nancy Partridge, cut the red ribbon this afternoon to officially mark the grand opening of their restaurant at 1315 Trinity Dr. Beginning at 5 p.m. today, the restaurant is offiering a full menu of Italian dinner selections. Photo by Carol A.Clark/

LAUNCH Los Alamos Info Night Tonight: Funding For Young Entrepreneurs To Start A Business

on August 26, 2016 - 3:31pm


Anyone between the ages of 13 and 19 who has a great business idea is invited to attend a unique event this evening: Community ‘Info Night’ at projectY, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at 150 Central Park Square.

The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) is providing a fantastic opportunity to youth in the communities of Los Alamos, Jemez Springs, Espanola and Pojoaque. The LAUNCH LA Program provides youth the opportunity to experience the rewards of starting and running a business.

Los Alamos Clients Get Fit At TopNotch Pilates

on August 26, 2016 - 1:29pm
TopNotch Pilates owner Sabrina Svard, right, works with a client. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

Sabrina  Svard opened her Los Alamos facility, TopNotch Pilates, in April 2016 and tripled its size  June 1. The studio now occupies a spacious suite on the second floor at 127 East Gate Dr.

Svard also teaches Pilates in Santa Fe and has taught in Los Alamos prior to opening TopNotch.

“My clients in Los Alamos urged me to open a studio here,” Svard said.

Prior to moving to Santa Fe three years ago, Svard owned a studio in New England.

NNSA Awards Nevada National Security Site Management & Operating Contract To NVS3T

on August 26, 2016 - 11:55am

NNSA News:

Contract Award Provides Best Value to the Government and Workforce Stability for a Decade

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced today it has awarded Nevada Site Science Support and Technologies Corporation, LLC (NVS3T) with the management and operating contract for the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) near Las Vegas, NV.

NVS3T is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Integrated Technology, LLC. Fluor Federal Services, Inc. and Longenecker and Associates, Inc. will support NVS3T in the performance of this contract.


Tour This Weekend's Top Open Houses!

on August 26, 2016 - 8:31am
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

Blue Sky Pilates Transitions To New Owners

on August 25, 2016 - 4:37pm
Alex Ignacio, left, and Leci Langille, right, have purchased Blue Sky Pilates from Mary Lutes, center. Lutes will continue to be involved with the business as an instructor. Courtesy photo


Mary Lutes, founder of Blue Sky Pilates, is excited to announce that ownership of the studio has transferred to “two amazing, energetic highly motivated individuals, Lecie Langille and Alex Ignacio, both from Santa Fe.”  

The transition of ownership began Aug. 15, 2016, and will be completed by the end of the month.
Lutes decided to sell the studio due to medical issues.

“I am giving

Yang: On ‘Doubt’…This Time, Doubt Was Addressed With Evidence

on August 25, 2016 - 4:34pm

Los Alamos

The second crime story of the “Anatomy of Doubt” of This American Life took place in Colorado in 2011, two years after the crime against Marie of Lynwood, a suburb of Seattle (see previous article).  

In Colorado, there was a series of three rapes, which took place in three locations in close proximity.  The lead detectives of at least two of the three cases were female and a crime analyst providing one piece of key (in retrospect) information was also a female.  

I highlight the female part because I think it’s relevant in rape cases.

Central Park Square Owner Buys Downtown Building ... Blue Window Bistro Moving In

on August 25, 2016 - 11:33am
Central Park Square owner Philip Kunsberg and Blue Window Bistro owner Melissa Paternoster in front of the building he just bought and where she is going to move her popular restaurant in the next few months at 1789 Central Ave. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Central Park Square owner Philip Kunsberg has purchased the building at 1789 Central Ave., which houses Star Bucks, Ruby K’s Bagel Café, Southwest Office Solutions, Hilltop Spa and the recently closed High Elevation Restaurant space.

“I just couldn’t stand to see the building

McQuiston: Am I Covered Driving A Friend's Car?

on August 25, 2016 - 10:05am
The Jemez Agency

I’m borrowing my friend’s car … am I covered?

Most people have an idea of what’s covered and not covered under their various insurance policies. But at The Jemez Agency we get a lot of questions about borrowing or loaning a car.

Now that summer is in full swing and you might be looking to borrow your neighbor’s truck for a home-improvement project or a trip to the local landfill, we thought it was a great time to provide a little more information.

Generally, insurance coverage follows the vehicle rather than the driver.

FBI: Couple Sentenced For Robbing Española Bank

on August 24, 2016 - 8:18am

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Fidel Naranjo, 27, of Santa Fe and Kendra Brophy, 29, of San Pedro were sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Albuquerque for convictions arising out of the Dec. 2, 2015 robbery of a bank in Española. 

Naranjo was sentenced to a 40-month term of incarceration followed by three years of supervised release. Brophy was sentenced to a year of probation to be served under home confinement with electronic monitoring followed by five years of supervised release.

Garcia Richard Visits With Tech Transfer Companies

on August 24, 2016 - 7:58am

From left, Fast Company Magazine founder Alan Webber and Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard visit with UbiQD CEO Hunter McDaniel Aug. 11 during a tour of local tech transfer companies. Courtesy photo

From left, Fast Company Magazine founder Alan Webber and Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard watch a demonstration by UbiQD CEO Hunter McDaniel during an Aug. 11 tour of local tech transfer companies. Courtesy photo

Rick Nebel, founder of Tibbar Plasma Technologies in Los Alamos speaks with Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard Aug.

LANL: DOE Pilot Program Connects Entrepreneurs With Expertise At National Laboratories

on August 22, 2016 - 5:08pm

PajaritoPowder, LLC, a fuel-cell-catalyst company based in Albuquerque, is one of the voucher recipients that will partner with Los Alamos. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory will give technical assistance to three fuel-cell technology companies, including one based in Albuquerque, that have been awarded vouchers by the Department of Energy as phase two of the Small Business Voucher (SBV) pilot program.

The program partners small businesses working toward clean-energy technologies with national laboratories so they can better leverage their world-class capabilities and

Financing Entrepreneurial Enterprise Sept. 2 - Nov. 4

on August 22, 2016 - 8:28am

Stover Meets With Local Small Business Owners

on August 21, 2016 - 4:18pm

From left, Dave Fox, Denny Erickson, Anne Fox, Roger Waterman, Cheryl Sowder, Emily McGay, Sharon Stover, Nancy Partridge and Ann Partridge during a recent meeting at Finishing Touch in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo


Sharon Stover, candidate for House Dist. 43, recently met with representatives from the Los Alamos small business community. Finishing Touch owner Cheryl Sowder hosted the discussion at her store in Central Park Square. The business owners shared their views on improving the business climate in New Mexico.

Stover has been visiting with residents throughout

Melding Creative Minds: Roybal & Gwaltney Join Forces

on August 21, 2016 - 2:45pm

Claire Roybal, left, and Paulina Gwaltney launch branding packages for local businesses and host a Branding Launch Party at 6:30 p.m., Friday at Paulina Gwaltney Photography, 3500 Trinity Dr., Suite D1. Watch their video: Courtesy photo


Los Alamos residents Claire Roybal & Associates Ltd. and Paulina Gwaltney Photography have teamed up to produce a branding package for local business owners.  

“When I met Paulina I knew it would be a perfect business match, with her experience with business photography and my experience in branding and marketing it was

Outdoor Patio Going In At ‘Tub’ In Central Park Square

on August 20, 2016 - 12:46pm

A foundation is under construction today in preparation for pouring an outdoor patio on the side of  Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op at 163 Central Park Square in the heart of downtown Los Alamos. The ‘Tub’ is open 2-10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 2-11 p.m. Thursday, noon to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit or call 505.500.8381. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Construction of an outdoor patio area is underway today at the ‘Tub’  at 163 Central Park Square. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Scenes From Parking Lot Paving At J&L Self Storage

on August 19, 2016 - 3:04pm
Workers pave the parking lot at J&L Storage behind McDonald's last week on Trinity Drive. Photo by Leland Lehman/
Photo by Leland Lehman/
Photo by Leland Lehman/
Photo by Leland Lehman/
Photo by Leland Lehman/

DNCU Employees Donate $2,000 For Youth Charities

on August 19, 2016 - 2:22pm
DNCU News:
SANTA FE — The employees of Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), Northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative, consistently participate in a variety of charity events, and demonstrate a strong level of volunteerism and civic pride.
In recent months, the staff has accelerated its charitable giving with the establishment of a special program called DNCU’s Teen Day Tuesdays, which raises funds via employee donations specifically earmarked for local youth causes. Why the youth of northern New Mexico?
According to a staff‐wide survey, youth were overwhelmingly identified

Los Alamos Co+op Unveils New Plans

on August 18, 2016 - 10:25am
Co+op General Manager Tim Morrison and Board Treasurer Karen Kendall discuss new plans for the store during a presentation Tuesday at the League of Women Voters 'Lunch with a Leader' at Mesa Public Library. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ 
League of Women Voters and guests listen to a presentation Tuesday on the Los Alamos Co+op Market. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ 
Los Alamos Daily Post 
  • Membership Is Not Required To Shop At Co+op

New plans for the Los Alamos Cooperative Market were unveiled during a recent presentation at the League of Women

Infinity Wellness Opens In Los Alamos

on August 18, 2016 - 10:21am
Dr. Carmen Solano at her new office Tuesday afternoon at 1460 Trinity Dr., Suite 8. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Dr. Carmen Solano is the healthcare provider at Infinity Wellness, a new premier healthcare center at 1460 Trinity Dr., Suite 8, that delivers functional medicine to Los Alamos and surrounding communities. 

The community is invited to celebrate the grand opening of the practice with a ribbon cutting event at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 at Infinity Wellness, directly behind Trinity Urgent Care. 


Heinrich To Host Summit On Energy Storage Strategies For Industry And National Security

on August 18, 2016 - 9:35am

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

ALBUQUERQUE - U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will host the 2016 Energy Summit: Energy Storage Strategies for Industry & National Security in Albuquerque.

The event is Tuesday, Aug. 23 and will bring together industry leaders, scientists, and grid and national security experts, and feature panel discussions with representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S.

McQuiston: As kids Head Back To School, Let’s Keep Them Safe

on August 18, 2016 - 9:01am
The Jemez Agency

The end of summer means many things, such as cooler weather, shorter days and ... the start of football here in Los Alamos.

But most important, it means kids are headed back to school. And that means we all should be extra careful on the roads, in school zones and around buses. Remember to watch for bikes, too!

Here are some tips for both parents and kids to make sure everyone stays safe:

Use caution on the roads

  • There are going to be a lot more kids on the sidewalks and streets when school starts, so take it slow and always be aware of your

LAMC’s New CEO Embraces Community

on August 17, 2016 - 5:00pm
LAMC CFO Steve Winegeart, right, welcomes new LAMC CEO John Whiteside. Courtesy photo


It has been a busy week at Los Alamos Medical Center (LAMC). Former CEO Feliciano Jiron was spirited away to manage another LifePoint Health hospital in Arizona and John Whiteside, a veteran healthcare administrator stepped up to manage LAMC and assume the role of interim CEO.

Whiteside most recently served as COO of a two-hospital system in Louisiana that also is part of the LifePoint Health system.