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Check Out This Weekend's Top Open House

on December 19, 2014 - 10:30am


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 home. Print out a copy of the map before heading out to tour the open house 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

Hear State Of The County At Chamber Breakfast Jan. 15

on December 19, 2014 - 9:38am

Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess


The Chamber of Commerce Breakfast meeting Jan. 15 will feature County Manager Harry Burgess delivering the State of the County address.

The Chamber Breakfast is at UNM-LA Building 2, Room 230 and is for Chamber members and anyone interested in learning more about the Chamber.

Register on the Chamber website events page by clicking here. Tickets are $15.

Two Quickbook Classes Offered In January

on December 19, 2014 - 8:49am

Plateau Property Management Cuts Ribbon At Grand Opening And Unveils New Apartment Names

on December 18, 2014 - 3:26pm

During Wednesday's grand opening event, Property Manager Mike Lippiatt congratulates contest naming winner Valerie DeWulf who suggested Ponderosa Pines as the new name for the former Los Cerros Apartment Complex. Photo by Carol A.Clark/

The new sign for Ponderosa Pines Apartment Complex is revealed during Wednesday's event. Photo by Carol A.Clark/


Plateau Property Management and the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce hosted a grand opening ribbon cutting event Wednesday for the newly named Ponderosa Pines Apartment Complex and The Cottonwoods at Gold

Los Alamos Medical Center Earns Patient Safety Award

on December 18, 2014 - 2:01pm
LAMC Patient Safety Award. Courtesy photo
LAMS News:

Los Alamos Medical Center (LAMC) was recently recognized by the Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) Partnership for Patients campaign.

The HEN campaign project was designed to help identify solutions to reduce hospital acquired conditions and readmissions, and then provide those solutions to hospitals and other health care providers. LAMC received the award for meeting and improving all patient safety goals and core measures across the entire hospital system.

“We improved by 89 percent over the past three year period, moving from the

Fusion Multisport Provides Ski/Snowboard Tuning

on December 18, 2014 - 11:58am

The ski and snowboard tuning shop at Fusion Multisport, 106 Central Park Square. Courtesy photo
Spotlight On Fusion Multisport
Staff Report

Well the snow is finally falling. Could this be the year Los Alamos breaks out of its 3-year snow drought? Predictions say yes but regardless, there will be snow somewhere. 

This means it’s time to get those boards in shape. Fusion Multisport at 106 Central Park Square in the heart of Los Alamos provides ski and snowboard tuning. Fusion Multisport does all manner of base and edge work from a simple hot wax to base and edge replacements.

LAAC Creates Holiday Window Displays At CB FOX

on December 18, 2014 - 8:44am
Window display created at CB FOX on Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos by Jan Donelly. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Window display created at CB FOX on Central Avenue by Jan Donelly. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos

The large plate glass windows at CB FOX Department Store triggered a vision for Los Alamos Arts Council Executive Director Marlane Hamilton.

Hamilton said she thought for years the windows would be perfect for a holiday display, similar to the ones featured at department stores in New York City.

LeAnne Parsons' Unique Tool Measures Energy Level

on December 17, 2014 - 12:44pm


For some, the holidays can feel like an emotional roller coaster.

At times you’re bursting with generosity and positive energy. You look forward to connecting with loved ones, sharing good times and enjoying the season. But it can be easy to slip into negative thinking, depression, grief and loneliness. It’s almost as if your personality changes depending on your level of stress and energy.

It does.

Your energy level plays an enormous role in how you show up in the world.


Black Mesa Winery Wins Top Honors At Jefferson Cup Wine Competition - A First For New Mexico Wines

on December 16, 2014 - 10:31am


Black Mesa Winery in Velarde has received top honors at the 15th Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition. This year is the first time a New Mexico Winery was invited to the competition.

Black Mesa’s winning wines were the 2012 Burd Vineyard Montepulciano, the 2011 New Mexico Cabernet Sauvignon, and the Cosecha Ultima, a late harvest dessert wine made with grapes from the Las Parras Vineyard in Abiquiu. The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon and the Cosecha Ultima also were chosen for the competition’s highest award, the Jefferson Cup.


HD3 And Intel Hosting Discovery Day Feb. 25-26

on December 16, 2014 - 7:56am

HD3 News:

High Desert Discovery District (HD3) – New Mexico’s first privately-led high technology start-up accelerator and Intel

are partnering to host “Millennial Innovation: HD3 Discovery Day™ @ Intel” Feb. 25-26 at the Rio Rancho Intel Campus.

The two day event will focus on statewide innovation, commercialization and start-up opportunities arising from New Mexico’s millennial age population.

“Intel believes a culture of innovation is essential to keeping the U.S.


New Faces At Los Alamos Co+op

on December 15, 2014 - 6:43pm

New Co+op Front End Manager Jose Peraita and Deli Manager Theresa Westfall. Courtesy photo

CO+OP News:

The Co+op hired two new senior managers this week including Front End Manager Jose Peraita and Deli Manager Theresa Westfall. They will start their new roles at the Co+op later this month.

Peraita currently works in the Co+op Deli and has fully embraced the spirit of co-ops in his interactions with customers and staff. He will take over as front end manager from Tim Morrison who was part of the original management team. Morrison is leaving the Co+op to start graduate school abroad.

Yang: Artist-Entrepreneur Nexus

on December 15, 2014 - 7:35am

Artist-Entrepreneur Nexus
Los Alamos

The knowing-doing gap infects the majority of us, at least occasionally if not frequently. Sometimes, it’s a matter of exercising our will to push ourselves into action, but more often than not, the stumbling block transcends willpower.

Recently, I came across a short article in a small town, advising artists to treat their artwork as a business enterprise. Self-promotion, learning different 21st century tools to market the art, attending to tax issues, hiring an accountant or bookkeeper, and so on.

Heinrich Introduces Bill To Establish Tech Transfer Maturation Program

on December 15, 2014 - 7:34am


WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, introduced S. 2973, the National Laboratory Technology Maturation Act.

The bill would launch a new National Laboratory Technology Maturation Program (NLTMP) at the U.S. Department of Energy to facilitate successful commercialization of laboratory-developed technologies.

The new program would provide funding to each national laboratory to be used by small businesses with a licensed technology from a laboratory, such as Sandia National Laboratories or Los

Zia Realty Group: This Week's Featured Homes & Properties

on December 14, 2014 - 9:23am
One of Zia Realty Group's Featured Homes

965 Estates Dr. $369,000
Listed by Karen Hawkins
Click HERE to learn more

Trinity Capital Corporation Files 2013 Annual Report On Form 10-K And Restated 2011 Results Of Operations

on December 13, 2014 - 1:25pm

LANB CEO John Gulas

LANB News:

Trinity Capital Corporation ("Trinity" or the "Company"), the holding company for Los Alamos National Bank ("LANB"), today announced it has filed its 2013 Annual Report on Form 10-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which includes financial results for the years ended Dec. 31, 2013 and 2012, as well as restated financial results for the year ended Dec. 31, 2011.

John Gulas, Trinity's Chief Executive Officer, stated, "I am pleased we have filed our 2013 Annual Report on Form 10-K and we are working diligently to finalize and report our 2014


Scenes From Teacher Appreciation Night At Unquarked

on December 13, 2014 - 10:23am
Los Alamos teachers were honored Friday during Teacher Appreciation Night at UnQuarked The Wine Room in Central Park Square. Photo by Salvador Zapien/
Teachers Lana Martin, left, and Natasha Barkhudarova raise a toast. Photo by Salvador Zapien/
Brent Collom and friends. Photo by Salvador Zapien/
Colby Holland raises a glass. Photo by Salvador Zapien/
Special Education teacher Emily Romero and husband Matt. Photo by Salvador Zapien/
Teacher Ivanna Austell has a big smile for the camera.

LANL Major Subcontractors’ Consortium Grant Awards Event In Espanola Celebrates Economic Development

on December 12, 2014 - 11:06am

MSC grant awardees, executive committee members and attending dignitaries gathered Thursday at the Santa Claran Hotel in Espanola. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos County Councilor David Izraelevitz, center at the back, is the liaison to the LANL Major Subcontractors Consortium. Courtesy photo

MSC News:

ESPANOLA – Members of the LANL Major Subcontractors’ Consortium and several guests gathered Thursday evening at the Santa Claran Hotel in Espanola for their annual MSC Grants awards celebration.

The LANL Major Subcontractors Consortium, also known as the MSC is made up of 35 of the largest

LAVNS Hosts Chamber's Business After Hours

on December 12, 2014 - 7:54am

Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service Executive Director Georgina Williams and Peggy Pendergast of Peggy P’s Delicacies share a smile at Wednesday's Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at the Visiting Nurse Service’s facility on Canyon Road. About 60 people attended the gathering. Visit the Chamber's Los Alamos Business page here. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Retirement Community Patient Navigator Mary Yamada and KRSN 1490AM Chief Operating Officer David Sutton are entertained by Yamada’s granddaughter River Yamada at Wednesday's Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at the Visiting

Los Alamos Daily Post Assembles Citizen Advisory Board

on December 11, 2014 - 12:18pm

LADP News:

Nearing its three-year anniversary and having experienced substantial growth, the Los Alamos Daily Post has assembled a Citizen Advisory Board (CAB) as a resource to tap into for information and feedback.

The Los Alamos Daily Post began its operations at a residence in White Rock, moved within a few weeks into shared space at The Hive on N.M. 4 and several months later into a small office in the Small Business Development Center in Los Alamos.

Kendra Ruminer Returns To RE/MAX Of Los Alamos

on December 11, 2014 - 9:23am

Kendra Ruminer

RE/MAX News:

Kendra Ruminer has returned to RE/MAX of Los Alamos as a full time Realtor. She has many years of experience in Real Estate in Los Alamos.

Ruminer began as an unlicensed assistant to Realtor Dottie Starr, where she helped to sell the 2500 Central subdivision next to the Library, the Quemazon properties of Woodland and Carriage House, and also Hawks Landing on North Mesa. She went on to work as a property manager at the Canyon Village Apartments and Las Ventanas Townhomes.

  From 2003-2006, Ruminer worked as a full time licensed assistant to Kendra Henning at

Don Quixote Distillery And Winery Offers Free Transportation To Special Event Sunday

on December 11, 2014 - 9:22am


Chris Ortega Joins RE/MAX Of Los Alamos

on December 10, 2014 - 7:56pm

Chris Ortega

RE/MAX News:

Chris Ortega has joined RE/MAX of Los Alamos. He is the only Realtor in Los Alamos who is also a State Certified Real Estate Appraiser. With more than 12 years of experience appraising land, townhomes, condos, single family and multi family residences, his knowledge of the Los Alamos market is unparalleled. 

Ortega is a long time resident of Los Alamos. After graduating from Los Alamos High School he joined the Marine Corps and served for four years.

Local Strategic Partnership Expands Business News

on December 9, 2014 - 11:55am

Chamber Manager Nancy Partridge, left, Los Alamos Daily Post Pubisher Carol Clark and LACDC Executive Director Patrick Sullivan shake hands on their strategic partnership to expand coverage of local business news through 'Los Alamos Business,' a LA Daily Post page devoted to business coverage. Courtesy photo


Today, the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and Los Alamos Daily Post are announcing a strategic partnership to launch Los Alamos Business, a page on the LA Daily Post that is dedicated to local business news. Read more at

This page carries

Business Community Briefed On Legislative Agenda

on December 9, 2014 - 11:54am
Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard gives a legislative report at Thursday's Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast at UNM-Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce members listen to Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard's legislative report at Thursday's Business Breakfast. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, D-Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Sandoval and Rio Arriba counties, briefed the local business community on the 60-day session opening next month.