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Small Business Saturday Profile: KRSN

on November 28, 2014 - 10:46am


KRSN is owned by David and Gillian Sutton who are natives of Los Alamos. The radio station has been serving this community since 1954 and has won numerous awards on the local, state and nation level for its continuous community service.

KRSN broadcasts Los Alamos High School sports with its hall of fame broadcaster Gene Mortensen.

The community is invited to visit the studio at 3801 Arkansas Ave, Suite E, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on small business Saturday. Have a tour of the station and pick up a small business Saturday tote bag with a broadcasting schedule.

Attach a KRSN


Small Business Saturday Profile: Rhinestone Chameleon

on November 28, 2014 - 10:18am
Catherine Richmond at work in her bead studio making jewelry. Courtesy photo
Owner Catherine Richmond of Rhinestone Chameleon is having a special two-day bead sale. Saturday Nov. 29 and Sat. 6, vintage beads, rhinestones, chain, earrings, and stones will all be for sale.
Beads available at Rhinestone Chameleon. Courtesy photo
  • Village Arts on DP Road is hosting the first sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 29.
  • Fuller Lodge Art Center is hosting the second sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Winterfest Saturday, Dec. 6.

Richmond's handmade jewelry is part


IRS Outlines Year-End Gifts To Charity Rules

on November 28, 2014 - 8:46am

IRS News:

PHOENIX – The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reminds individuals and businesses making year-end gifts to charity that several important tax law provisions have taken effect in recent years.

Some of the changes taxpayers should keep in mind include:

Rules for Charitable Contributions of Clothing and Household Items

Household items include furniture, furnishings, electronics, appliances and linens. Clothing and household items donated to charity generally must be in good used condition or better to be tax-deductible.

Small Business Saturday Profile: UPEX

on November 27, 2014 - 8:11am


UPEX, at 108 Central Park Square, is participating in Small Business Saturday. When Shoppers bring in their passport to be stamped between Nov. 29 and the end of Winterfest Dec. 7, they will be helping UPEX celebrate its 16th year in business.

Originally operating as “LA Express,” UPEX was founded Dec. 6, 1998, by Ernie Bennett, a former UPS account executive assigned to Northern New Mexico. Back in 1998, if someone in Los Alamos wanted to ship an air package after 2:30 p.m., they were forced to drive to Santa Fe in order to ship it.


Small Business Saturday Profile: Rose Chocolatier

on November 27, 2014 - 7:45am

Rose Chocolatier owner Marguerite Rose McClay. Courtesy photo


Rose Chocolatier celebrates Small Business Saturday by offering free coffee and chocolate samples. They will contribute a box of truffles to the Grand Prize Giveaway. Your Personal Chocolatier, Marguerite Rose McClay, handcrafts all chocolates.

New offerings include gourmet hot cocoa and a variety of truffles such as raspberry frappe and Francgelico Liqueur. Inside seating is available for our Truffles & Tea for Two.


Los Alamos Historical Society Launches First ebook On Small Business Saturday

on November 26, 2014 - 9:12pm
Launching on Small Business Saturday is the ebook version of The Secret Project Notebook by Carolyn Reeder. Beloved in print, this children's book tells the story of Fritz, the son of a Manhattan Project scientist, and is now available on your ereader!

Small Business Saturday is Nov. 29, and the Museum Shop will be open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come by to celebrate the launch of the new ebook, check out the books and gifts for sale, and get your Small Business Passport stamped to be entered to win a free book published by Bathtub Row Press.

Continue your

Small Business Saturday Profile: Hilltop Spa

on November 26, 2014 - 4:44pm

Hilltop Spa owner Tracy Maddox, right, invites the community to attend her annual shopping and sangria event the evening of Dec. 6. Courtesy photo


Hilltop Spa is a full-service health and beauty spa located right here in Los Alamos and has been bringing beauty and relaxation to the community for seven years.

Hilltop Spa was originally opened in 2007 by Pam Worth. Her vision was originally to create a small place for massage and yoga. Her dream grew even bigger when she added on facilities for nail and hair services. In 2013, she sold the business to Tracy Maddox.


Small Business Saturday Profile: Victors Lawns LLC

on November 26, 2014 - 2:14pm

Victor Maldonado opened Victors Lawns LLC in 2005. Courtesy photo

Businesss News:

Creating the yard that you have imagined is what we are about, whether you are starting from scratch or adding little touches. At Victors Lawns LLC, we strive to give you an enviable outdoor oasis where you can sit back and enjoy.

Stop by our office at 190 Central Park Square, Suite 109, in the Small Business Center. Beginning Saturday Nov. 29 and continuing through the last day of WinterFest, shoppers can pick up a coupon for 5 percent off, which is good for a discount on any single general maintenance item.


Council OKs Property Sale To Del Norte Credit Union

on November 25, 2014 - 8:36pm

At tonight's County Council meeting in Council Chambers, Housing Programs Manager Paul Andrus discusses the sale of the County-owned real property near the corner of Rover Boulevard and N.M. 4 in White Rock to Del Norte Credit Union in the amount of $452,000. Del Norte Credit Union intends to construct a new credit union building on the property. Following Andrus' presentation, Council voted 5-0 to approve the sale of the property consisting of tracts J-2 and JA.

Council Approves New Small Brewer Liquor License For Los Alamos Beer Cooperative

on November 25, 2014 - 8:20pm
Los Alamos Beer Cooperative Board President Micheline Devaurs addresses Council members at this evening's meeting in Council Chambers requesting a new small brewer liquor license for the Beer Co-op. Following her presentation, Council voted 5-0 to approve her request. Councilor Rick Reiss attended the meeting via telephone and Council VIce Chair Kristin Henderson and Councilor David Izraelevitz were absent. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


The purpose and mission of the Los Alamos Beer Cooperative (LABC) is to establish a brewery with a taproom in Los Alamos as a place

CB FOX Recognized For 35 Years Of Chamber Membership

on November 25, 2014 - 3:50pm
Manager Nancy Partridge of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce presents Dave and Andy Fox of CB FOX with a gift basket and certificate recognizing 35 years of Chamber Membership. CB FOX joined the Los Alamos Chamber in November of 1979. Courtesy/Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce

Los Alamos Medical Center Launches Lobby Renovations

on November 25, 2014 - 3:43pm

LAMC News:

Los Alamos Medical Center (LAMC) has been providing compassionate care, close to home for more than 60 years. In continuing to build on that legacy of care and service, LAMC has initiated a renovation of the main lobby at 3917 West Road.

In addition to upgrading the look of the lobby, the project will significantly improve patient privacy, flow and comfort.

"Our top priority is to improve customer service and ensure that our guests have a positive, enjoyable experience," said Feliciano Jiron, Chief Executive Officer of LAMC.

Small Business Saturday Map To Participating Merchants

on November 25, 2014 - 3:34pm

Small Business Saturday Profile: High Desert Carpet Care

on November 25, 2014 - 3:30pm

High Desert Carpet Care owner Dan Deschamp with his daughter Kyrina Deschamp. Courtesy photo



High Desert Carpet Care is setting the Green standard in Los Alamos. They specialize in all Green hot water extraction, Residential Carpet Cleaning, Commercial Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery Cleaning, Specialty Stain Removal, Pet Urine and Odor Removal, Auto and RV Interior Cleaning, 24/7 Emergency service.

High Desert Carpet Care has all IICRC certified carpet technicians. Mention seeing this announcement and receive free deodorizer / sanitizer with any Job.

For information, call


Small Business Saturday Profile: Ruby K’s Bagel Café

on November 25, 2014 - 2:47pm

Ruby K’s Bagel Café owner Ruby Alexander with staff members. Courtesy photo


Ruby K’s Bagel Café, now a beloved Los Alamos institution, will celebrate its 10th anniversary in February. Founded in 2005, Ruby K’s became a reality when it was recognized that Los Alamos had a need to serve the ‘bagel-hungry’.

“We wanted to ignite a spark in Los Alamos by providing a café with super-yummy food, a clever menu and a fun, ‘no-attitude’ atmosphere with top-notch customer service,” owner Ruby Alexander said.

With their trademark touches like their signature mini muffins and homemade


First National Bank of Santa Fe CEO Resigns

on November 25, 2014 - 2:16pm

Kenneth S. McCormick


The Board of Directors announced Monday that Kenneth S. McCormick has resigned as chairman, chief executive officer and member of the Board of Directors of First National Bank of Santa Fe, effective immediately.

Douglas Brown of Albuquerque, a member of the Board of Directors, will serve as interim CEO while the Board conducts a search for a new CEO. William P. Sanders will serve as chairman.

No reason has been given for McCormick's resignation.

"We are thankful for Ken’s leadership over the past three years as we have grown, and will continue those


Two Los Alamos Businesses Team Up To Talk Unique Travel Opportunities During Small Business Saturday

on November 25, 2014 - 10:42am
Two Los Alamos home-based businesses, Guanaco Adventures and Prime Passages Travel are teaming up Saturday to host a table at the Small Business Saturday home-based business fair taking place at 170 Central Park Square (next door to Quiznos). 
The business fair is a part of the overall Small Business Saturday events downtown. The two businesses will be available 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to share information about their travel offerings and meet people interested in future travel adventures. 
Guanaco Adventures specializes small group travel to Chilean Patagonia.

Unquarked The Wine Room Serves First Customers

on November 24, 2014 - 9:21pm

Unquarked The Wine Room opened its doors today at 145 Central Park Square in downtown Los Alamos. The new wine room will be open 2-9 p.m. Tuesday for those wishing to purchase their Thanksgiving wines and mingle with friends and family. Regular hours are 2-9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and for special events Sundays. A community-wide grand opening event is set for noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20. The event includes live music 5-8 p.m., and appetizers created by local restaurants. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Terry Salazar, left, and Philip Kunsberg are the very first

Yang: Can We Escape From Intergroup Dynamics?

on November 24, 2014 - 9:54am

Can We Escape From Intergroup Dynamics?
Los Alamos

Can We Escape From Intergroup Dynamics? – Only if you live a hermit life, but understanding and a little humility may help.  

Human beings are social animals -- some more so than others – but we all came to be as a result of at least one relationship. Further, the majority of us look for relationships or groups to provide some measure of satisfaction, along with frustration. Understanding how various group memberships impact us provides us some insight with which to better manage our group lives.

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

on November 23, 2014 - 12:04pm

OPEN HOUSE 1:30-2:30 PM

943 Alamo Road in Los Alamos - $235.000 - 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, 1839 sq feet Call 505.662.8899 for information. Showing agent Carrie Montoya-Pegg. Click here for more information.

391 Ridgecrest $374,000 Bedrooms: Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 2 full | 1 partial Est. Square Feet: 2,766 Call 505.662.8899 for information. For more information click here.


2350 Canyon Glen $299,000 Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 3 full | 1 partial Est. Square Feet: 2,604 Call 505.662.8899 for information. Click here for more information.



LAMC Recognized By iVantage Health Analytics For Leadership In Outcomes And Financial Stability

on November 22, 2014 - 9:58am

LAMC News:

Los Alamos Medical Center (LAMC) announced Friday that it has been recognized by iVantage Health Analytics for overall excellence in Outcomes and Financial Stability, reflecting top quartile performance among all acute care hospitals in the nation.

LAMC CEO Feliciano Jiron

“Los Alamos Medical Center is extremely fortunate to have an exceptionally hardworking staff that is dedicated to providing excellent patient care while managing in a complex and ever-changing business environment,” said Feliciano Jiron, CEO of Los Alamos Medical Center.

Small Business Saturday Profile: Mrs Beadsley Vintage Jewelry

on November 22, 2014 - 9:14am
Owner Debra Lowenstein at her store, Mrs Beadsley Vintage Jewelry. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/


Come to Mrs. Beadsley Vintage Jewelry at 2101 Trinity Dr., Suite G to shop from thousands of pieces of jewelry in addition to hats, gloves, clothes, purses, books, ephemera, figurines, vanity items, and so much more.

The store specializes in vintage art glass necklaces. You will also find a good selection of Victorian pieces, 1930s Czechoslovakian necklaces, rhinestone and enamel brooches, Native American and Mexican jewelry.


Small Business Saturday Profile: Fusion Multisport

on November 21, 2014 - 3:44pm

Fusion Multisport owners Rose and Brad Nyenhuis. Courtesy photo


Meet Rose and Brad Nyenhuis, avid runner and experienced mountain biker, owners of Fusion Multisport in downtown Los Alamos.

For years, this Indiana couple spent their vacations traveling throughout the west racing, adventuring, and scouting out mountain towns. In Los Alamos Rose and Brad found the perfect combination of mountain trails, wide open spaces, and friendly people.


Registration Opens For Winterfest Holiday Lights Parade

on November 21, 2014 - 11:07am
Scene from 2013 Winterfest Holiday Lights Parade. Courtesy photo


Registration is now open for the annual Winterfest Holiday Lights Parade. This years “frozen” themed parade will march up Central Avenue beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6.

The official Tree Lighting Ceremony will follow the parade at 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond.

Don’t miss the opportunity to promote your business or organization by participating in the Winterfest Light Parade! To register for the parade, click here. From Breakfast with Santa to the Snow Queen ballet, Los Alamos celebrates winter with many

Check Out This Weekend's Top Open Houses

on November 21, 2014 - 10:53am


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