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Project Management Institute - Otowi Bridge Chapter Receives 2016 Best Of Los Alamos Award

on May 25, 2016 - 9:56am

BUSINESS News:

Project Management Institute - Otowi Bridge Chapter has been selected for the 2016 Best of Los Alamos Award in the Non-Profit Organization category by the Los Alamos Award Program.

In support of the Project Management Institute (PMI), which has a defined purpose of dedication "to advancing the state-of-the-art in the management of projects," the PMI Otowi Bridge Chapter was founded in 1995 and commits to:

VISION - The PMI Otowi Bridge Chapter will be recognized as a dynamic organization of dedicated Professional Project Managers dedicated to serving the business and

Nambe Iris: Garden Open House & Sale May 28-29

on May 24, 2016 - 7:06am

Chamber Coffee And Connections 10 a.m. Tuesday

on May 23, 2016 - 8:56am

CHAMBER News:

This month's Chamber Coffee and Connections is 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 24 at Ruby K’s Bagel Café.

This  monthly meeting is for swapping leads and exchanging ideas about resolving business challenges with fellow Chamber members. There is no set agenda so the conversation is open to the topics that matter the most to local businesses.

Chamber representatives are on hand to answer questions about Chamber member benefits and upcoming events.

Coffee and food are no-host. Reserve a seat online here.

 

Blake’s Lotaburger Wins Title Of Best Green Chile Cheeseburger In New Mexico

on May 23, 2016 - 7:22am

DINING News:

 ALBUQUERQUE – Blake’s Lotaburger, the New Mexico hamburger chain famous for its signature Green Chile Cheeseburger, has won the title of “Best Green Chile Cheeseburger in New Mexico” in the “USA Today 10Best” Readers’ Choice Awards.

Blake’s Lotaburger beat out 19 other nominees in this category to earn the title of the state’s best green chile cheeseburger – a New Mexico staple and Blake’s signature burger made famous by its Hatch Valley Green Chile.

The USA Today 10Best Awards provide trusted travel and lifestyle advice in cities nationwide.

Stucco Work Underway On New DNCU In White Rock

on May 21, 2016 - 11:47am

Workers apply stucco Thursday to the exterior of the new Del Norte Credit Union under construction on Rover Boulvard in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The new Del Norte Credit Union is taking shape on the corner of Rover Boulvard and N.M. 4 in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

What Could You Accomplish If Your Garage Doubled In Size?

on May 21, 2016 - 8:41am
Los Alamos Makers at 3540 Orange St., is a new community lab and makerspace where members can build, sew, solder, rivet, tinker and teach. Courtesy photo
 
By MANDY MARKSTEINER
Los Alamos

Have you ever had to put a creative project on the back burner because you don’t have the space, or the tools?

Los Alamos Makers is a new community lab and makerspace where members can build, sew, solder, rivet, tinker and teach. The space and the equipment is available to use at an affordable rate. It’s like having your own workshop.

Monday May 23, they will open their doors 2-6 p.m.

'Sewing With Knits' Workshop Offered In Biodidact’s New Space At 'Los Alamos Makers' May 27

on May 20, 2016 - 8:15am
Makeup bag by Veronica Magnelind. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner
 
Veronica Magnelind
 
By MANDY MARKSTEINER
Los Alamos
 
Veronica Magnelind is addicted to fabric. And sewing.
 
Her enthusiasm and love for sewing is infectious. You can’t help but get excited when you take  in all the dresses, cardigans, pants and pillows that she has made for herself and her family.
 
“I want Emma (daughter) to have colorful and fun clothes,” said Magnelind, who will be teaching a Sewing with Knits workshop at Biodidact’s new co-work space on Orange Street.
 
Magnelind’s sewing obsession began when

Cabinet Secretary To Address Issues Surrounding Employees Caring For Aging Family Members

on May 17, 2016 - 11:09am

New Mexico Cabinet Secretary for Aging and Long Term Services Myles Copeland.

CHAMBER News:

New Mexico Cabinet Secretary for Aging and Long Term Services Myles Copeland will be the presenter at the Chamber Breakfast, 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesday, May 18 in Room 230, Building 2, at UNM-LA, 4000 University Dr.

Secretary Copeland will be addressing a critical issue for business owners, managers and human resource personnel – employees who are distracted by the demands of also being a caregiver for an aging family member.

Employers across the state are faced with employees whose responsibilities are

C1C2 Takes Possession Of High Elevation Restaurant

on May 17, 2016 - 10:29am

Signs posted on the doors of High Elevation this morning declaring that the landlord has taken possession of the restaurant. Courtesy photo

Notice of property seizure. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Signs have been posted on the doors of High Elevation this morning declaring notice that the landlord C1C2 Investments, LLC has taken possession of the restaurant. Owner Brian Appell could not be reached for comment.

Appell opened the eatery last October at 1789 Central Ave. in downtown Los Alamos.

CIC Internship Program Graduates Second Class

on May 16, 2016 - 10:18am
Interns pose with mentors at the Community Internship Collaboration graduation ceremony Tuesday at UNM-Los Alamos. Photo by Nancy Coombs
 
Intern Alexandra Edelmann talks about her experience working as a sports reporter at the Los Alamos Daily Post. Edelmann, a senior at Los Alamos High School hopes to pursue a career in journalism. Photo by Nancy Coombs

UNM-LA News:

The Community Internship Collaboration (CIC), a new workforce development program for UNM-Los Alamos undergraduate students and Los Alamos High School juniors and seniors, held its second graduation Tuesday, May 10 at

Los Alamos Medical Center Honors Longtime Employees

on May 15, 2016 - 8:35pm
Los Alamos Medical Center CEO Feliciano Jiron congratulates his longtime employees during a special celebration Monday at LAMC. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Kevin Holsapple, center, with his wife Kris Raber who is celebrating five years working at the hospital. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Staff Report
 
Los Alamos Medical Center hosted a celebration Monday evening in honor of employees celebrating their five, 10 and 15 year anniversaries with the hospital.
 
CEO Feliciano congratulated each employee and presented them with a certificate of appreciation for

LANL Major Subcontractors Consortium Hosts U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich At Cottonwood On The Greens

on May 15, 2016 - 1:13pm

LANL Major Subcontractors Consortium President Joseph Sanchez, left, welcomes U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich and introduces him to the crowd gathered May 5 at Cottonwood on the Greens restaurant at the Los Alamos Golf Course. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich addresses the crowd. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

The LANL Major Subcontractors Consortium (MSC) hosted an event for U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich during his May 5 visit to Los Alamos.

MSC President Joseph Sanchez welcomed Heinrich and introduced him to the crowd gathered at Cottonwood

Education Secretary Hanna Skandera Visits Los Alamos Daily Post Promoting Summer Reading Challenge

on May 14, 2016 - 7:56am

New Mexico Secretary of Education Hanna Skandera stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post newspaper office Friday following her visit to Aspen Elementary School. She spoke about the importance of reading for students and is encouraging students to participate in the New Mexico True Summer Reading Challenge to keep students engaged during the break and allow them to compete. Gov. Susana Martinez recently announced the challenge using prizes to motivate students into reading.

Los Alamos Daily Post Launches Radio Show

on May 13, 2016 - 11:32am

Staff Report:

The Los Alamos Daily Post is now partnering with Hutton Broadcasting to air a new radio show, The Voice of Los Alamos, noon to 1 p.m. each Friday on 101.5-FM and streaming on SantaFe.com.

The show will is hosted by Publisher Carol A. Clark and will feature guests from the community and local news.

The first broadcast airs today, and will feature an interview with County Council Vice Chair Susan O’Leary. The topic is the recent lawsuits against Los Alamos County and how to avoid future litigation.

McQuiston: Protect Your Assets And Future With An Umbrella Policy

on May 10, 2016 - 9:14am
By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

The likelihood of being sued probably seems—and is—very low for most of us. But in the unlikely event that you are sued or held responsible for an accident or injury, your entire financial future could be at risk.

If you have homeowners, auto, or boat insurance, you already have some level of liability insurance. The cost of property damage, injuries to others, and/or lawsuits can quickly and easily exceed the limits of your home and auto policies.

Curbs Going In At New DNCU In White Rock

on May 9, 2016 - 10:10pm

First National Santa Fe Wins Sonny Brown Business Of The Year Award From Rotary District 5520

on May 9, 2016 - 8:04pm
Michelle Coons, President of First National Santa Fe, center, accepts the Business of the Year award from Rotary District Awards Chair Prudy Abeln and District Governor Tom Walker. Courtesy photo
 
FNSF News:
 
SANTA FE  First National Santa Fe is the winner of the 2016 Sonny Brown Business of the Year Award from the Rotary District 5520.
 
First National Santa Fe was chosen as the winner out of multiple nominees from across New Mexico and Far West Texas in the large business category due to its dedication to the Santa Fe community, high quality banking services and commitment to its employees.
 

Chamber Hosts Business After Hours May 11

on May 9, 2016 - 9:04am

Construction Moves Along On DNCU In White Rock

on May 8, 2016 - 4:59pm

Workers prepare to stucco the exterior of the new Del Norte Credit Union at N.M. 4 and Rover Boulevard. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Construction proceeds on the new Del Norte Credit Union at N.M. 4 and Rover Boulevard. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Workers are preparing to stucco the exterior of the new Del Norte Credit Union branch on the corner of Rover Boulvard and N.M. 4 in White Rock.

Designed to complement the DNCU Los Alamos branch with buff and red stucco and stacked stone, the new White Rock branch also will feature a powerful curved stone wall,

Women Volunteers Help Qualify For $5K From Lowe’s

on May 7, 2016 - 11:57pm
Volunteers gather today to work on the Habitat For Humanity home under construction at 3564 Questa in Los Alamos. Courtesy Photo
 
New home recipient Ivette Jimenez, left, and local Habitat For Humanity Board Treasurer Nicole Brown in front of the new home under construction today at 3564 Questa St. Photo By KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com
 
 
By KAYLINDA CRAWFORD
Los Alamos Daily Post

Women flocked to the Habitat For Humanity home under construction today at 3564 Questa St., to participate in the National Women Build Week.

Sen. Heinrich Visits High Tech Startup Descartes Labs

on May 6, 2016 - 10:18pm
Gathered for a tour of Descartes Labs Thursday in the former Smart House at 1925 Trinity Dr., from left, Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess, Descartes Labs co-founder and CTO Steven Brumby, Sen. Martin Heinrich, Council Vice Chair Susan O'Leary and Los Alamos County Utilities Manager Tim Glasco. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Sen. Martin Heinrich, center, during Thursday's tour of Descartes Labs, formerly the Smart House, a 3,000 square-foot building abutting Los Alamos Canyon in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By ROGER SNODGRASS
Los Alamos Daily

Yang: Wishful Thinking; Magical Thinking; Idealism; Reality: We seem to lose our ability to distinguish these categories

on May 6, 2016 - 6:56pm

By ELENA YANG
Los Alamos

I try. I’ve really tried, and I truly want to hold onto appreciative mode of thinking (link). But these days reality frequently bites me with reminders of why so many people in our society, or for that matter, in the rest of the world, have become cynical.  

Last week, Ted Cruz chose Carly Fiorina as his VP running mate in the GOP presidential campaign.  

Professor Jeff Pfeffer, of Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, once described Fiorina succinctly. “[even] people who have presided over catastrophes suffer no negative consequences.

On the contrary,

N.M. Secretary For Aging And Long Term Services Guest Speaker At Chamber Breakfast May 18

on May 6, 2016 - 6:43pm

CHAMBER News:

New Mexico Cabinet Secretary for Aging and Long Term Services Myles Copeland will be the presenter at the May 18 Chamber Breakfast. Secretary Copeland will be addressing a critical issue for business owners, managers and human resource personnel – employees who are distracted by the demands of also being a caregiver for an aging family member.

Employers across our state are faced with employees whose responsibilities are split between work and caring for aging family members. The newly-published New Mexico State Plan for Family Caregivers details issues and solutions related

Los Alamos Chamber Announces Call For Exhibitors At 2016 Chamberfest

on May 6, 2016 - 6:21pm

CHAMBER News:

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce invites chamber member businesses and nonprofits to sign up for booth space to exhibit their goods and services Saturday, June 11 at Chamberfest.

Chamberfest is a popular community event held every June in downtown Los Alamos. The event often attracts more than 2,000 attendees eager to support local businesses and nonprofits. The festival showcases the many unique businesses and nonprofits that support Los Alamos’ economy and celebrates the diversity of local and regional businesses.

This year booths will be concentrated in and around

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