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Workers Resurface Central Park Square Parking Lot

on September 1, 2014 - 9:53am

Workers resurface the parking lot in Central Park Square Sunday. Philip Kunsberg purchased Central Park Square more than 2-and-a-half years ago and implemented a program to ensure his properties and buildings are well maintained and updated on a regular basis. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Thank You Tourney Hole Sponsors!

on August 30, 2014 - 10:53am

Los Alamos Medical Center Welcomes Dr. Melanie Pickering To Imaging Department

on August 29, 2014 - 9:27am

Dr. Melanie Pickering

LAMC News:

X-Ray Associates of New Mexico is pleased to announce that Dr. Melanie Pickering, D.O. has joined their practice. 

She will be located primarily at the Los Alamos Medical Center Imaging Department. Dr. Pickering is an accomplished physician specializing in general diagnostic radiology, and she recently completed a womens’ imaging fellowship at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Originally from New Mexico, she grew up in Albuquerque and Tularosa. 


Registration for Limited ScienceFest Events Open Now, Space Going Fast

on August 29, 2014 - 8:27am

MainStreet News:

Registration is now open and space is going fast for limited capacity events happening during Los Alamos ScienceFest, Sept. 5-13.

The festival has more than 70 events happening throughout the week. The majority of the events are free and open to the public.

Events that have limited capacity and require registration include:

Eco Tours: Los Alamos County Eco Station and Landfill Solar Array

Monday Sept. 8 and Thursday, Sept. 11, 2-4 p.m.

Meet at the Eco Transfer Station, 3701 East Jemez Road 

Tours of New Mexico’s firsts:

  • Los Alamos’ solar powered, green built

LANB President Steve W. Wells to Retire

on August 28, 2014 - 7:22pm

LANB President Steve W. Wells

LANB News:

Steve W. Wells notified the chief executive officer and chairman of the Board of Directors of Los Alamos National Bank (“LANB”) and Trinity Capital Corporation (“Trinity”) Aug. 21 of his intent to retire as president and chief administrative officer of LANB and secretary of Trinity effective Dec. 31.

Wells serves as president and chief administrative officer for LANB and as secretary of Trinity, as well as a director on the boards of both Trinity and LANB.


Smith's Marketplace Hosts After Hours Reception

on August 28, 2014 - 5:42pm
Smith's Marketplace hosted members of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and guests at an 'After Hours' reception Wednesday with gourmet fare and wine parings served on the canyon rim patio. Barbara Montano, one of Smith's wine experts, poured for the event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Kathryn Fulton, left, associate community specialist for Smith's Marketplace, poses on the Smith's deck with Los Alamos Chamber Manager Nancy Partridge, center, and three of four Smith's Marketplace assistant managers, from left, David Lopez, Steve Jones and Serena Haslam.

New Los Alamos Business Provides Indoor Play Space For Kids

on August 27, 2014 - 7:10pm

Kids try out the Los Alamos Atomic Play climbing wall. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner

Nik Seet, founder of the Los Alamos Venture Accelerator, playes bocks with kids. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner

By Mandy Marksteiner

Next time your kids are bouncing off the walls, take them to the new indoor play area coming to town.

Barbara Kaldi, entrepreneur, mother of two, and part time student, wanted to start a business where kids could enjoy unstructured high-energy playtime.

Parents in Los Alamos were clearly interested in her business idea: she asked for input from online forums like Keep it Local Los


NWF Certifies Wildlife Habitat at Los Alamos Co+op

on August 27, 2014 - 3:26pm

Sign proclaiming the garden at the Los Alamos Co+op Market an official Certified Wildlife Habitat™ site. Courtesy/ LACM

CO+OP News:

The National Wildlife Federation® (NWF) has recognized that the Los Alamos Co+op Market has successfully created an official Certified Wildlife Habitat™ site.

NWF celebrates the effort to create a garden space that improves habitat for birds, butterflies, frogs and other wildlife by providing essential elements needed by all wildlife – natural food sources, clean water, cover, and places to raise young.

 “Providing a home for wildlife in our communities –

No Major Concerns Surface at Public Meeting on Ski Area Water Pipeline Permit

on August 26, 2014 - 11:05am

Scott Price of the Sipapu Group answers questions from the audience at Monday's meeting at Trinity on the Hill as Espanola District Ranger Sandy Hurlocker and County Administrator Harry Burgess listen at right. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Community members gather Monday evening for the public meeting at TOTH. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Daily Post

No major concerns were brought to light at Monday's public meeting on the Ski Area Water Pipeline Permit, which drew nearly 100 people.

"When we started this process in June, we looked

Meet Four New Doctors At Los Alamos Medical Care Clinic Open House Sept. 5

on August 26, 2014 - 7:52am


Los Alamos Medical Care Clinic will host an open house 4-6 p.m., Sept. 5 at 3917 West Road, Suite 150, to welcome four medical doctors who have joined its practice this year.

Dr. J. Stan Garrett

Dr. Garrett joined LAMCC in January and is Board Certified in Family Practice.





Dr. G. Elisa Lange


Dr. Lange joined LAMCC in April and is Board Certified in Pediatric Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.




Dr. Monica Snowden

Dr. Snowden joined LAMCC in June and is Board Certified in Rheumatology. 





Dr. John Wisneski

Dr. Wisneski joined LAMCC Aug.

Yang: Concluding The Summer – A Little Suggestion On Changing Minds

on August 25, 2014 - 11:36am
Concluding The Summer – A Little Suggestion On Changing Minds

It’s not the official “end of the summer” – not till the 23rd of September – but I’ve always felt at home with the academic calendar ever since I started kindergarten. 

Today, I offer a brief observation on meetings, not the one-on-one kind but meetings of groups. 

Anyone who thinks he can change minds in one group meeting is either colossally arrogant or hopelessly naïve. Seriously, can we even quickly or easily change the habits of, say, our cat or dog?

Local Internet Provider Raising Capital To Solve Broadband Problem

on August 25, 2014 - 11:01am

Allan Saenz in his Los Alamos Network office with a computer screen showing where Saenz has already installed fiber and conduit lines around the community. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner


There are few things more annoying than Internet problems … problems like waiting two hours to upload a 30-second video, or waiting every few minutes to wait for the latest episode of Game of Thrones to buffer, or not being able to send a simple email because your neighbors are using all of their devices.

Luckily, Allan Saenz is a local entrepreneur who turns problems into opportunities.


Highway Use Tax Return Due Sept. 2 for Most Truckers

on August 24, 2014 - 10:07am

Tax due for 18 wheelers. Courtesy/

IRS News:

PHOENIX - The Internal Revenue Service reminds truckers and other owners of heavy highway vehicles that in most cases, their next federal highway use tax return is due Tuesday, Sept. 2.

This year’s Sept. 2 due date, pushed back two days because the normal Aug. 31 deadline falls on a Sunday, generally applies to Form 2290 and the accompanying tax payment for the tax year that begins on July 1, 2014, and ends on June 30, 2015.

Returns must be filed and tax payments made by Sept. 2 for vehicles used on the road during July.

LAVA Hosting Elevator Pitch Contest at ScienceFest

on August 24, 2014 - 7:36am

Nicholas Seet

By Mandy Marksteiner

The Los Alamos Venture Accelerator (LAVA) will host a Pitch Contest 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, as part of the Los Alamos ScienceFest.

The event will take place at Fuller Lodge and more than $1,000 in prize money is available.

In the world of entrepreneurship, a quick speech opens doors. It can lead to meeting a team member or getting a check from an investor. Participants will have 60 seconds to sell judges on their-prize winning business venture ideas. Judges will include experienced entrepreneurs, investors and executives from the community.

Man Behind New Subway Shares Opening Schedule

on August 23, 2014 - 6:52am

Subway owner Larry Singh invited the Los Alamos Daily Post to his new restaurant Friday. The eatery on Central Avenue just east of 15th Street has been a longtime in the making. He explained that he is installing high-end everything in the restaurant from tile to countertops. 'The truck with the finishing products is scheduled to arrive Aug. 29 ... we'll finish everything by Sept. 2 and after that all we'll be waiting for to open our doors to the public is the final inspections,' Singh said. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A.

Check Out 10 Top Open Houses This Weekend!

on August 22, 2014 - 11:26am


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 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 this

Fast Company Magazine Founder Keynotes Santa Fe Startup Weekend

on August 22, 2014 - 11:08am


  • First Startup Weekend Event to Recognize Social Entrepreneurs

SANTA FE – Alan Webber, co-founder of Fast Company magazine, entrepreneur, business man and former candidate for the Democratic nomination for Governor, keynotes the second annual Santa Fe Startup Weekend, Sept. 19-21 at the Santa Fe Business Incubator, 3900 Paseo del Sol in Santa Fe.

In addition to traditional business startups, the Santa Fe Startup Weekend organizers offer specialized coaching, mentoring and other services for participants interested in socially minded startups.

“Social entrepreneurship


Local Teen Strives to Succeed in Music Business

on August 22, 2014 - 10:28am


Brian Johnson, a 16-year-old Los Alamos High School student, is an Electro Dance Music (EDM) Disc Jockey (DJ) and music producer. 

Johnson is enrolled at the Berklee College of Music earning his bachlors degree in music production as well as completing high school.

Also known as Turbul3nc3, Johnson has been Djing since the age of 12 and started producing music about two years ago. He has two albums and three singles on iTunes and performs at a 21 and under venue in Albuquerque most weekends. 

Recently, an opportunity of a lifetime has knocked on his door, a chance to play

Don Quixote of White Rock Featured in USA Today

on August 22, 2014 - 10:04am

Staff Report

Don Quixote Distillery and Winery in White Rock is featured in USA Today's series.

Los Alamos National Laboratory engineer Ron Dolin and his wife Olha own Don Quixote Distillery and Winery in White Rock. Their specialties include New Mexico-grown blue corn vodka and bourbon. Check out

Also featured in USA Today's

  • Bradbury Science Museum
  • Los Alamos History Museum
  • Los Alamos Historic Walking Tour
  • Fuller Lodge/Oppenheimer and Groves statues
  • AreaHiking Trails
  • Bandelier National Monument
  • Pajarito Mountain
  • Valle Caldera National Preserve
  • New Mexico

PMI Signs Contract With LANL

on August 19, 2014 - 4:59pm

Eric Quintana, general manager and co-owner of Performance Maintenance Inc., signs a contract to provide janitorial equipment and supplies to the Laboratory while Lorraine E. Dominguez, seated right, of Purchasing (ASM-PUR) witnesses, during a contract signing ceremony at LANL. Standing left to right are LANL Small Business Program Manager Chris Fresquez, Nick Perry of ASM-PUR, and Daven Quintana and Geraldine Talachy, both of PMI.  The contract is for one year with option years not to exceed five years. Courtesy/LANL

Los Alamos Co+op Market Sets New Bar For Daily Sales And Discounts

on August 19, 2014 - 2:20pm

Matt the Co+op produce manager kept the chile's roasting during last weekend's community event. Courtesy/LACM

Kids frolicked in the bouncy house loaned for the event by Little Forest Playschool. Courtesy/LACM

Michelangelo Lobato, left, of Syzygy and his band members entertained the corwd last weekend at the Co+op. Courtesy/LACM

CO+OP News:

The Los Alamos Co+op Market set a new bar last weekend for daily sales and discounts available to shoppers.

The Co+op attributes its success to its innovation, team work and community support, which started several years ago before the Co+op became a

Gov. Announcing New Mexico Certified Chile Program

on August 19, 2014 - 9:18am

New Mexico red and green chile. Courtesy Justin Bannister/NMSU


BERNALILLO Gov. Susana Martinez will join leaders of the New Mexico Chile Association today in Bernalillo to announce a new certification program, New Mexico Certified Chile, designed to further cement the status of New Mexico Chile on par with other nationally-renowned state and regional products.

Yang: Blending Cultural Spices

on August 18, 2014 - 7:25am

Blending Cultural Spices

Los Alamos

I certainly need an antidote to my recent columns, which were marked by too much negativity. And since I haven’t come across anything terribly exciting in my usual haunts, I’ll share a personal story. 

Sometime after I received my PhD, I was invited by Simmons College to give a talk on diversity, detailed topic to be my own design.

Los Alamos Home Sales Rise; Prices Dip in Second Quarter of 2014

on August 17, 2014 - 8:13am

LAAR News:

Single family home and condo/townhome sales combined increased by 8 percent when comparing the second quarter of 2014 to the same quarter in 2013, according to figures released by the Los Alamos Association of REALTORS®.

During this same period, the median price of single family homes dropped by 9 percent or from $277,525 in the second quarter of 2013 to $255,000 in the second quarter of 2014.

Condo and townhome sales also noted a dip in prices from $215,000 in the second quarter of 2013 to $155,000 during the same quarter in 2014. The overall volume of single family home sales

Co+op Truckload Sale Underway Until 9 p.m.!

on August 16, 2014 - 1:18pm

Massive truckload sale with deep discounts for everyone is underway at the Los Alamos Co+op Market today and Sunday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

CO+OP News:

The Los Alamos Co+op Market's first ever Truckload Sale featuring deep discounts for everyone, two consecutive Co+op Member Appreciation Days, activities for all ages and organic roasted chile is underway until 9 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday at 95 Entrada Dr.

Weekend activities for all ages include:

  • Bouncy House, donated by Little Forest Playschool, Saturday and Sunday 10