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Roger Snodgrass Joins Los Alamos Daily Post

on May 27, 2015 - 9:25am

Roger Snodgrass

Staff Report

Esteemed science writer Roger Snodgrass has joined the Los Alamos Daily Post.

Snodgrass has a unique body of site-specific knowledge and experience related to Los Alamos National Laboratory. Since 2001, he has made a specialty of researching, synthesizing and writing complex scientific, topical and historical newspaper stories about LANL for the general public and targeted readers.

“We are so pleased to have Roger join the Los Alamos Daily Post news team.

Metal Sculptures Installed In Central Park Square

on May 26, 2015 - 7:41am

Artist Richard Swenson, center, and Central Park Square owner Philip Kunsberg Wednesday afternoon stand near the newly installed dinosaur created by Swenson. The scrap metal sculpture is just past the first building on the right hand side when entering Central Park Square from Central Avenue onto Main Street. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scrap metal artist Richard Swenson Wednesday with the black and red dragon sculpture he created and placed in a planter area in central Park Square. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Artist Richard Swenson with his scrap metal dog sculpture

LAHS Junior EliseAnne Koskelo Receives Prestigious Awards For Work In Art, Design And Science

on May 26, 2015 - 7:40am

LAHS student EliseAnne Koskelo wearing the medal she received from the YoungArts Foundation. Courtesy photo

LAHS News:

EliseAnne Koskelo, a junior at Los Alamos High School, is the recipient of several prestigious awards for her work in art, design and science. 

In December of 2014, Koskelo was awarded a Merit designation from the National Young Arts Foundation for her work. Koskelo's portfolio was chosen from more that 11,000 applications from across the United States.

As one of 700 winners of this award, she travelled to New York City earlier this month to attend master classes in her

Udall, Heinrich Announce Funding To Support Health-Tech Expansion at Arrowhead Park

on May 24, 2015 - 12:07pm


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that New Mexico State University will receive $488,000 in grant funding from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for a study on the creation of a health care delivery and medical technology development cluster at Arrowhead Park.

The funding will help New Mexico State University expand activities at the multi-disciplinary Arrowhead Park to better support the creation of startup companies focused on improving health care for New Mexicans and diversify New Mexico’s economy. 

"Arrowhead Park is

LANB Appoints Rodney Pittman As CAO

on May 24, 2015 - 11:23am

Rodney “Rod” Pittman

LANB News:

Los Alamos National Bank has announced the appointment of Rodney “Rod” Pittman as Chief Administrative Officer effective immediately.

In this role, Pittman will provide the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure that LANB has proper administrative and reporting procedures, communications, talent, and infrastructure in place to grow the organization and ensure outstanding operating efficiency.

“Rod has extensive financial management expertise that will be instrumental in maintaining and expanding LANB’s position as one of the largest community


Zia Realty Group's Featured Homes & Properties

on May 24, 2015 - 11:10am

This Week's Featured Home


1990 Manzanita $599,000.00
Listed by James Chrobocinski
More information on this home

Unique Places LLC Forms GIS And Design Group

on May 23, 2015 - 9:43am
ALBUQUERQUE  Unique Places LLC, based in New Mexico and North Carolina, recently formed a wholly owned subsidiary in New Mexico named Unique Places GIS & Design. 
The new GIS and design group will provide highly specialized GIS consulting, custom map production and other design services to better serve existing and potential clients from across the country. The new group will primarily focus on GIS services related to natural resource issues, but will also service other client segments including human and community services, transportation and business logistics.

Bathtub Row Brewing Grand Opening May 29-30

on May 23, 2015 - 9:29am
BRB News:
Bathtub Row is brewing up community in Los Alamos with the grand opening of the town’s first craft brewery.
Three years ago, a collective vision by community members to create an atmosphere similar to a neighborhood English pub has transformed into a full-fledged cooperative –– only the fourth such co-op in the nation.
Grand opening festivities will commence with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon Friday, May 29, and continue that evening with music, food and new beer releases. Celebration activities will continue 3-9 p.m. Saturday, May 30. 
The idea to align the

Pajarito Greenhouse Open Memorial Day

on May 22, 2015 - 7:20am

Dave Fox of Pajarito Greenhouse taking time to smell the flowers. Courtesy photo


Pajarito Greenhouse will be open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Memorial Day.

Pajarito Greenhouse is located at 238 Rio Bravo in Pajarito Acres.


Learn About daVinci Surgery At Fuller Lodge June 4

on May 22, 2015 - 6:52am

Supercuts Opens In Los Alamos Wednesday

on May 21, 2015 - 3:45pm

Supercuts is officially opening its doors at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 27 in suite 203 at Smith's Marketplace. They have been gearing up and earlier today gave free haircuts to many customers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

Supercuts is opening Wednesday, May 27 in Suite 203 at Smith's Marketplace. Manager Maria Quintana from Nambe said haircuts for men, women and children will cost $9.99 until the salon gets established.

There will be three hairdressers for the first couple of weeks and then they will add more, Quintana said.


Subway Development Agent Visits Los Alamos Store

on May 21, 2015 - 11:56am

Front left, Connie Gemignani, director of operations for development agent for Subway, arrived in town this morning to meet with Los Alamos Subway franchise owner Larry Singh, front right. Singh's wife Manny and brother-in-law Ricky Chhina are seated in back. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ 

A worker shines the windows this morning at the new Subway on Central Avenue in anticipation of the store's opening for business sometime next week. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post

An opening date for the local Subway is getting very close,

Northern New Mexico College Receives Accreditation Of Its Baccalaureate Business Programs

on May 21, 2015 - 7:56am
Associate Professor Karen Simpson instructs students in her accounting class at Northern. Photo by Stephanie J. Montoya
ESPANOLA  The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) has awarded Northern New Mexico College accreditation of its baccalaureate business programs.
"This decision shows that Northern's business program is of a quality equal to and as rigorous as those at other schools," College of Business Administration Dean Lori Baca said.

Smith's Marketplace Presents $2,700 Check To LAHS

on May 19, 2015 - 10:31pm

From left, Los Alamos High School Principal Deborah Belew-Nyquist receives a check for $2,700 today from Smith's Marketplace Director Erik Boehm and Community Specialist Kathryn Fulton. The funds are a return on their community rewards program. Belew-Nyquist said the money will be used for programs and training, for which LAHS has no budget. Courtesy photo

CB FOX Installs Brand New Flooring And Fresh Paint

on May 19, 2015 - 12:16pm

Los Alamos Chamber Of Commerce Weekly News

on May 19, 2015 - 9:38am


Register online today - Chamber Breakfast May 21 – Payment Technologies
Merchants, restaurants, hotels, home-based businesses, and professionals alike will want to attend this Chamber Breakfast as we discuss the latest Payment Technologies with Gingergaye Hollowell, author of Secrets of Credit Card Processing Fees Revealed.

In addition to talking about technologies such as Paypal,  Apple Pay and Square, Hollowell will discuss the EMV Chip deadline coming up in October and what it means for merchants who rely on magnetic strip technology.


Relay For Life Volunteer Meeting 6 P.M. Thursday

on May 18, 2015 - 9:35pm

LAMC News:

A volunteer committee meeting for the Los Alamos Relay For Life is 6 p.m. Thursday, May 21 at Los Alamos Medical Center.

Volunteers are needed for the event planning committee to ensure the Aug. 21-22 American Cancer Society Los Alamos Relay For Life is a success, organizers said.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated. Relay For Life is a team fundraiser to Fight Back against cancer.

“Relay For Life is a community

Yang: Abundancy & Motivation 3.0

on May 18, 2015 - 9:24pm
Los Alamos

Abundancy & Motivation 3.0

When we enter the world, are we wired to be passive and inert? Or are we wired to be active and engaged?” I can’t imagine anyone with a functioning mind would answer the former. And as adults, wouldn’t we prefer to work in the latter mode, engaging our minds to be in charge?

One of the comparisons I learned from Mr. Dan Pink’s TED talk on motivation and his book, Drive, has become my favorite: In 1995, Microsoft began a monumental project to assemble the information needed for their “encyclopedia on CD-ROMs, and later online.” “On Oct.

Officials Celebrate $14 Million Solar Power Project

on May 18, 2015 - 4:44pm
USDA News:
ALBUQUERQUE  USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner announced that 3rd Dist. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan will join him and the management of the Springer Electric Cooperative at 10 a.m., May 26 to celebrate the completion of construction of a $14 million solar power project.
The funding provided by USDA Rural Development also includes the expansion and upgrade of 74 miles of electric line and system. A total of $3.4 million of the $14 million loan was used to construct the one mega-watt solar power generation facility located just north of Springer.
The upgrade of

Tour This Weekend's Top Open Houses!

on May 16, 2015 - 9:14am


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!

Chamber Breakfast On Payment Technologies May 21

on May 15, 2015 - 6:47am


Merchants, restaurants, hotels, home-based businesses, and professionals alike will want to attend this Chamber Breakfast that focuses on the latest Payment Technologies with Gingergaye Hollowell, author of "Secrets of Credit Card Processing Fees Revealed."

In addition to talking about technologies such as Paypal, Apple Pay and Square, Hollowell will discuss the EMV Chip deadline coming up in October and what it means for merchants who rely on magnetic strip technology. Hollowell will have a special message dedicated to restaurants.

Breakfast is catered by Ruby K's.



Democratic Chairwoman Expresses Disappointment Saying Governor Chooses Politics Over Capital Outlay

on May 14, 2015 - 9:39pm


Democratic Party Chairwoman Deb Haaland weighed in this evening on Governor Martinez’s apparent decision not to call a special session in order to pass a much needed capital outlay funding bill.

“Governor Martinez and New Mexico Republicans know this bill would help the working families all across our state,” said Haaland from a Young Democrats event in Grants. “That’s why it is absolutely shocking to me that the Republicans won’t put partisan differences aside for one day to conduct the people’s business, as they were elected to do.

NM Makes 3rd Largest Cuts To Higher Education

on May 14, 2015 - 1:35pm
NMVC News:
ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico is spending $4,383 less per student than it did before 2008, when adjusted for inflation.
Only two states—Louisiana and Alabama—have made deeper cuts. And although most states—including New Mexico—have increased funding for higher ed over the last few years, 47 states are still spending less per student on higher education than before the recession.
These are among the findings of a report released this week by the Washington, D.C.-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP). As a result of these cuts, tuition at the nation’s public

Letter To The Editor: An Offer In Time For Tourist Season

on May 13, 2015 - 9:41pm
By Dave and Anne Fox

Thanks to Alan Wadlinger for his commentary in the Los Alamos Daily Post (May 12, 2015) regarding lack of display space for local businesses and attractions at the White Rock Visitor Center.

So’s not to put words in his mouth, it’s worth repeating what Alan, not a business person, wrote:

Los Alamos

It was brought to my attention by another White Rock resident, that the White Rock Visitor Center almost totally ignores the town of Los Alamos. 

As you walk into the visitor center, you will see a single display advertising that, in Los

Diners Bid Farewell To Manhattan Project Restaurant

on May 13, 2015 - 9:18pm

As of 9 p.m. today, the Manhattan Project Restaurant on Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos is closed for good. Owner Victor Medina lost his appeal for a three month extension this afternoon in bankruptcy court. The judge ordered him to cease operations at close of business today. Many diners gathered at the restaurant this evening to say goodbye. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Diners eat their final meal at the Manhattan Project Restaurant this evening shortly before the doors closed for good at 9 p.m. as ordered by a bankruptcy judge.