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On The Job In Los Alamos: Nara Gross At Metzger's

on May 23, 2017 - 12:16pm

On the job in Los Alamos: As the weather warms up, Paint Department Manager Nara Gross at Metzger's Hardware Store in Los Alamos is staying busy helping customers with their painting needs. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

McQuiston: What Happens When A Tree Falls?

on May 23, 2017 - 11:12am
By ALLEN McQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

As I am writing this column and watching the snow fly in mid-May, I'm willing to bet my phone is going to ring and someone is going to tell me their big, beautiful tree just came crashing down. Snow is heavy this time of year. So how will your insurance respond? Let's take a look.

1. Your homeowners insurance likely covers tree removal and damage repairs for your home and other insured structures, such as fences.

A tree falls on your property and damages one or more insured structures. What now?

On The Job In Los Alamos: Aaron Anderson At LAMA

on May 23, 2017 - 8:55am

On the job in Los Alamos is Aaron Anderson, co-owner of Los Alamos Music Academy LLC (LAMA) in his studio Friday at 200 DP Road. Anderson and his partner Cia Khakaura got together as the result of a discussion on Facebook about the demand for high quality, yet affordable, music lessons in Los Alamos. He was looking to grow his studio without a huge increase in time commitment, while she was looking for a way to decrease her travel to her students. They began exchanging messages, met face-to-face in June 2016. After a few months of lots of work, LAMA was born. Read more here. Photo by Carol A.

Scenes From Karen Wray Gallery Grand Opening

on May 22, 2017 - 4:14pm
Karen Wray welcomes guests to the grand opening of her Karen Wray Gallery Thursday at 1247 Central Ave. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
A crowd gathers for the grand opening Thursday of the Karen Wray Gallery. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Beloved Los Alamos artist Secundino Sandoval with one of his paintings on display at Karen Wray Gallery. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
Kate O'Donnell, right, with daughter Maria and granddaughter Willow. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos jeweler Kathy Hjeresen displays some of her work.

State Environment Department Announces Air Quality Compliance Assessment Program For Small Businesses

on May 22, 2017 - 7:54am
NMED News:
 
SANTA FE  The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) is pleased to announce that the Air Quality Bureau has developed a compliance assessment program for New Mexico small businesses, except for those located in Bernalillo County or on tribal lands. The program offers free assistance to small businesses who want help in discovering air quality permit violations.

Sun & Suds Draw Crowd To Bands, Burgers & Beer Bash

on May 21, 2017 - 4:45pm
George Hrbek enjoys a craft beer at the Bands, Burgers & Beer Bash Saturday at the Pajarito Brewpub and Grill. The event was co-sponsored by the Brewpub and Bathtub Row Brewing Coop. More than 36 craft beers were available at the event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Hot dogs and burgers were the fare at Saturday's Bands, Burgers & Beer Bash at the Pajarito Brewpub and Grill. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
A happy face during the Bands, Burgers & Beer Bash. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Zoltan and the Fortunetellers entertain the crowd.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Pig & Fig Cafe

on May 21, 2017 - 4:42pm
New employee Cody Ulibarri and Chef Laura Crucet serve tapas Saturday night at Pig & Fig Cafe. The new tapas menu, served 4-8 p.m. has been very popular since it began a few weeks ago, Crucet said. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Showhomes Of Santa Fe Prepares Homes For Market

on May 21, 2017 - 7:32am

Brandon and Elisa Macomber, owners of Showhomes of Santa Fe. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
​Los Alamos Daily Post
 

It can be overwhelming selling a home; once that for sale sign gets erected, homeowners can be faced with a long to-do list from decluttering a house to making an older home look more updated.

 

However, Santa Fe has two professionals who can make the task of preparing a house for the market less daunting ... in Los Alamos as well as Santa Fe.

 

Brandon and Elisa Macomber have operated Showhomes of Santa Fe for a year and have already

LANB Resurfaces Parking Lot In White Rock

on May 21, 2017 - 5:58am

The parking lot is resurfaced Saturday at Los Alamos National Bank on Rover Boulevard in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Former Police Chief Wayne Torpy Pleads With Council

on May 20, 2017 - 3:56pm
Former Los Alamos County Police Chief Wayne Torpy asks County Councilors for help in reactivating his monthly insurance benefits, during the public comment period Tuesday evening in Council Chambers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Former Los Alamos County Police Chief Wayne Torpy at Tuesday's Council meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Former Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy addressed the County Council during public comment Tuesday evening about his ongoing insurance battle.

 

Torpy, who now lives in Florida,

Scenes From Chevron Gas Station Demolition

on May 20, 2017 - 12:37pm

The Chevron Gas Station at 2373 Trinity Dr. is being demolished this week to make way for an O'Reilly Auto Parts store. Photo by Lelo Lehman/ladailypost.com

Chevron Gas Station at 2373 Trinity Dr. Photo by Lelo Lehman/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

The Chevron Gas Station at 2373 Trinity Dr. closed down in December 2015. Boards have covered the windows and doors on the building and a chain link fence has enclosed the property since that time, until last week, when demolition began to make way for an O'Reilly Auto Parts store. 

O'Reilly Auto Parts is one of the largest specialty retailers of

On The Job In Los Alamos: At The Candyman

on May 20, 2017 - 10:51am

On the job in Los Alamos is Craig Idler Friday afernoon at The Candyman Strings & Things LLC. The local store, which sells musical instruments and accessories, is a branch of the main Candyman store in Santa Fe owned by Rand Cook. The Candyman set up shop in Los Alamos in October at 200 DP Road. Store hours are 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and 11a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Smith’s In Los Alamos Hosts Frito Pie Fundraiser Today

on May 20, 2017 - 9:36am
Smith’s in Los Alamos is hosting a Frito pie fundraiser 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today to benefit the UNM Children's Hospital in Albuquerque. A drink and Frito pie will be available for $6 and a silent auction will be held, too. Both Los Alamos and White Rock Smith’s will be taking donations at the registers.

Udall Votes To Confirm Lighthizer, Citing His Commitment To Protect NM Companies That Depend On NAFTA Trade

on May 20, 2017 - 7:29am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall voted to confirm Robert Lighthizer as United States Trade Representative after Udall secured a commitment from Lighthizer to oppose unilateral withdrawal from NAFTA by the Trump administration.
 
Earlier this week, Udall wrote to Lighthizer seeking assurances that he would be a voice of reason to help protect the thousands of New Mexicans who rely on trade made possible by NAFTA, given President Trump’s reckless rhetoric and dangerous policy proposals that already have damaged the U.S.-Mexico trade

Smith’s Motto: ‘Making Hope For Kids’ Through May 27

on May 20, 2017 - 7:26am
Smith’s Marketplace in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
“Making Hope for Kids,” to benefit UNM Children's Hospital is the motto of the local Smith’s Food and Drugstores through May 27.
 
Smith’s‘Making Hope For Kids’ logo. Courtesy photo
 
The goal is to bring hope to children in New Mexico and Smith’s hopes to locally do that by raising $12,000. Last year the Los Alamos and White Rock stores raised just over $8,000.
 
“It is easy to donate at the cash registers and donation boxes are located at the wine bar, customer service and the pharmacy,” said Smith's Associate and

Bands, Burgers & Beer Bash At Brewpub Saturday

on May 19, 2017 - 4:51pm

Tour This Weekend's Top Open Houses!

on May 19, 2017 - 3:52pm
REAL ESTATE News:
 
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

RE/MAX Of Los Alamos Among Top In Sales

on May 18, 2017 - 4:11pm

BUSINESS News:

RE/MAX of Los Alamos, a locally owned and operated RE/MAX franchise, ranks among the top 50 large brokerages in per-agent productivity, based on home sales data from 1,705 qualifying firms participating in the prestigious 2017 REAL Trends 500 report.

When the 1,705 participating U.S. brokerages that closed at least 500 transaction sides are measured by transaction sides per agent, RE/MAX of Los Alamos ranked 20 out of 50, with an average of 34.6 sales per agent. RE/MAX of Los Alamos is the only brokerage in New Mexico to make the top 50.

“RE/MAX agents sell more real estate

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LANL: Six Northern New Mexico Businesses Awarded Funds To Boost Growth

on May 18, 2017 - 10:16am

LANL News:

The Venture Acceleration Fund awarded a round of funding to six diverse northern New Mexico businesses. The VAF is a collaborative investment administered by the Regional Development Corporation.

“The Laboratory wants to support the region’s small businesses as much as possible, and the VAF plays a critical role in helping companies on a growth trajectory expand and contribute to the broader economy,” said David Pesiri, director of the Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation at Los Alamos National Laboratory, which is responsible for the Lab’s technology transfer initiatives.

Saturday Wine Tastings Draw Crowds To Kokoman

on May 18, 2017 - 9:39am

Wine Sales Associate Karen Easton of Los Alamos with Kokoman Fine Wine & Liquor owner Keith Obermeyer during a May 6 wine tasting at the store at 34 Cities of Gold in Pojoaque. The wine tastings are 3:30-6 p.m. every Saturday, free of charge and open to the public. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Patrons sample wines at recent Saturday tasting at Kokoman. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

POJOAQUE — On weekends Karen Easton of Los Alamos can be found living her passion at Kokoman Fine Wine & Liquor at 34 Cities of Gold in Pojoaque.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Daniel’s Cafe ...

on May 17, 2017 - 9:18am

On the job in Los Alamos: Ready to serve great sandwiches and delicious gelato at Daniel’s Cafe and Mary’s Gelato at 800 Trinity Dr., from left, Kole Kotter, Savannah Manzanares and Kayden Rivera. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladaliypost.com

SBDC: 'Understanding Your Financials' Workshop Today

on May 17, 2017 - 8:47am
 
SBDC News:
 
The Small Business Development Center at UNM-LA will be hosting an "Understanding Your Financials" workshop 5:30-7:30 p.m. today, May 17 at projectY cowork Los Alamos in Central Park Square.
 
The workshop, with Los Alamos National Bank's Guy Gaffney, will cover the basics of income statements, balance sheet mechanics, cash flow and calculating business break-even points. 
 
There is a $20 registration fee. To register, visit http://www.nmsbdc.org/ los-alamos.aspx
 
Direct questions to Anne Lantrip at 505.661.4691 or lantrip@unm.edu

projectY cowork Hosts Open Office Hours With State Economic Development Department Representative

on May 17, 2017 - 8:04am
 
projectY cowork News:
 
projectY cowork is launching the first Office Hours in a series that will allow the Northern New Mexico community to meet one-on-one with Ryan Eustice, Community Business & Rural Development Team Region 2 representative for the State of New Mexico Economic Development Department.
 
Eustice will be available to meet with individuals 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. the third Thursday of every month at projectY cowork, 150 Central Park Square in downtown Los Alamos.

Letter To The Editor: In Appreciation Of The Post

on May 17, 2017 - 8:02am
By ROB BARAN
Los Alamos
 
I wanted to take a break from the lively debate to thank the editor of the Los Alamos Daily Post for posting all of these varied opinions in their unabridged, passionate entirety!

This is the first town I have ever seen where the Press is open and accessible, and so heavily relied on. I am glad to see such a healthy, vibrant, and civic forum.

You've been putting these opinion pieces up at your own cost, but it has been an invaluable service. Regardless of how the vote turns out, thank you for making ALL (pro and con) of our voices heard!

 

Shareholder Resolution Urges Kroger To Appoint Independent Chairman Of The Board

on May 17, 2017 - 7:31am
MELTWATER News:
 
At the Kroger Company’s Annual General Meeting of shareholders June 22, Lisa Lindsley, Capital Markets Advisor for SumOfUs, an international corporate watchdog, will present a shareholder resolution calling for the separation of the role of CEO and Chair of the Board, to create an independent Board Chair. Kroger CEOs have held the role of Board Chair for several decades.
 
 
“We believe that independent board leadership would be a constructive move for

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