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Los Alamos First Co-Op Brewery Seeks 300 Member-Owners In Order To Open

on October 22, 2014 - 10:46am

 

LABC News:

Los Alamos, New Mexico will soon be among only a handful of cities in the country to open the first cooperative craft brewery, and is brewing up several rich and tasty incentives to attract 300 new member/owners and investors to make that happen. Without more capital, the brewery will have to delay opening.

The Los Alamos Beer Co-op (LABC) estimates that the future brewery will open its new location early in 2015. With 300 more memberships in the next few months, the Co-op hopes to hire a professional brewer and eventually produce four varieties of beer, along with root beer

Los Alamos Merchants Present Vendor Blender

on October 22, 2014 - 10:25am

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Nominations Open For Los Alamos County Business Recycler Of The Year Award

on October 22, 2014 - 9:09am

COUNTY News:

Do you know of a local business that goes above and beyond when it comes to recycling?

Los Alamos County Environmental Services is calling for nominations for the second annual Business Recycler of the Year Award. The contest is open to Los Alamos County businesses of all sizes. Nominate your own businesses, your employer, or your favorite local sustainable retailer/restaurant. Send the business name and a brief description explaining the nomination to angelica.gurule@lacnm.us

Recycling is a big step businesses can take to create a more sustainable operation, but it can take a

KJM Auto Body And Glass Open For Business

on October 21, 2014 - 9:33am
James and Kellie Michel with their team. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos natives Kellie and James Michel opened KJM Auto Body and Glass, LLC in August at 195 Knecht St.

They employ four mechanics and average 10 repairs per week ranging from small fender benders to full collision repairs. In addition to body work, services include glass repair, window replacement and pit repair, paintless dent repair, headlight restoration, water spot removal from paint and glass and spray-in bed liners.

James and Kellie Michel

“I like cars …

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Yang: Conceptual Foundation For Understanding Power Differentials: Social Comparison And Dynamic Conservatism – Part II

on October 20, 2014 - 3:13pm
By ELENA YANG
Los Alamos

Action, interaction, reaction, and inaction are all important factors to weigh in understanding the dynamics of interactions among individuals and groups. Characters and qualities of personality acquire meanings through all those (___) actions. 

When I first moved to this part of the world, I was more or less an unknown to others. Gradually, friends and colleagues built a store of descriptors of me, some probably are always true; others are couched in certain contexts, and a few I probably would never know about. In our social being, we often rely on others as our

DNCU Presents Art Of Filmmaker Lester Berman

on October 20, 2014 - 8:31am

Art of Filmmaker Lester Berman. Courtesy/DNCU

DNCU News:

SANTA FE—Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), Northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative, is proud to announce a partnership with Canyon Road Contemporary Art, bringing a new installation to the DNCU Cordova  branch.

Art of Filmmaker Lester Berman. Courtesy/DNCU

The exhibit features works by Lester Berman, a contemporary, abstract artist whose exuberant works feature vivid colors and playful composition.

DNCU is pleased to showcase Berman’s works at the Cordova branch under the DNCU North Star Artist program, launched in

Holiday Arts And Crafts Fair Draws Shoppers

on October 18, 2014 - 4:39pm
Arts and Crafts Fair shoppers check out items on display today at Crossroads Bible Church. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost
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Angels and crosses. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Knitted shawls in bright colors. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost
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Steel Garden sells posies outside the Arts and Crafts Fair. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Warm and fuzzy. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Treasure boxes. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Mother and son sell wooden bowls. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost
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Check Out This Weekend's Featured Open House!

on October 18, 2014 - 11:39am

REAL ESTATE News:

This weekend is a great time to tour the top open house 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

Officials Break Ground On First 'Fiber Meet Point'

on October 18, 2014 - 10:12am

Friday's REDI Net 'meet point site' ceremony on N.M. 4 near Bonnie View, from left, County Administrator Harry Burgess, Chief Information Officer Laura Gonzales, REDI Net General Manager Duncan Sill, LABi President Andy Andrews, Councilor David Izraelevitz, Councilor Rick Reiss, Economic Vitality Administrator Greg Fisher, Council Chair Geoff Rodgers, Councilor Fran Berting, Attack Research CFO Tadeusz Raven, LABi Vice President Ralph Chapman and Attack Research  staff member Mark Lorinc, partner David Sayre and CEO Anthony Clark. Attack Research is a computer security business on Bonnie View

Letter to the Editor: County Provides Infrastructure – Business Thrives

on October 18, 2014 - 9:06am
By RICK REISS
Los Alamos County Councilor

With the volatile business and economic climate we now live in, the communities that will succeed and prosper are those that find a way to stimulate the efforts of their local business community with strategic support from local government entities to get the ball rolling.

Support, in the form of infrastructure and essential services, benefits the bigger community and enhances our business climate. Providing this catalyst to local business then serves to provide better products and services to the residents of the community

I am happy to report that

Los Alamos Receives 2014 Google eCity of New Mexico Award

on October 17, 2014 - 5:51pm

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich presents the Google 2014 eCity for New Mexico award to Los Alamos Commerce and Development Chair Bill Wadt on behalf of the community during a special event this morning at the Los Alamos Co+Op Market. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LACDC Chair Bill Wadt. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Co+Op General Manager Steve Watts. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

BUSINESS News:

The Los Alamos Co+op Market hosted an awards ceremony this morning for Google, which has named Los Alamos the 2014 Google eCity for New Mexico.

The eCity Awards recognize

Hilltop Spa Grand Opening Unveils Luxurious Amenities

on October 17, 2014 - 8:36am

Owner Tracy Maddox with her staff cut the ribbon on her new Hilltop Spa and Salon Thursday at 1789 Suite 6 Central Ave. The Hilltop Spa offers the community a superior level of expertise and professionalism that makes for an unforgettable experience, Maddox said. She invites everyone to experience the luxurious amenities her spa has to offer and the hair, makeup and nail service in her salon. For more information, call 505.662.1926. Photo by Carol A. Clarkladailypost.com
Scenes from Thursday's grand opening event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Letter to the Editor: Economic Development And The Health Of Los Alamos

on October 17, 2014 - 8:14am
By ANDY ANDREWS
President, LABi

Many factors contribute to the economic health and vitality of a community. Two of the most important are Commerce and Economic Development. You might believe that these two factors describe the same thing, but they do not.  o distinguish between them it is important to start with two other terms – community and county.

The community of Los Alamos is the group of people that reside within the boundaries of the legal entity called the county. You might want to include the daily commuters as part of the community, but this can confuse the discussion.

Los Alamos Subway Interior Decor Nears Completion

on October 17, 2014 - 6:35am

The interior decor at the new Los Alamos Subway near Central Avenue and 15th Street is close to completion Thursday night. The restaurant is scheduled to open 'very soon.' Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Hilltop Spa Grand Opening Today

on October 16, 2014 - 3:09pm

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Biodidact: A Scientific Playground With A Mission

on October 14, 2014 - 4:35pm

Biodidact owner Prisca Tiasse. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner

By MANDY MARKSTEINER

Prisca Tiasse won $500 at the Sept. 11 Los Alamos Venture Accelerator’s Elevator Pitch Competition.

After winning the “First-Timer” award, she is continuing to raise funds for her business. Her business, Biodidact, offers fun hands-on workshops that teach biotechnology concepts. The day after Tiasse won the award, she showed how fun it is to get creative with science with her “Extract your Own DNA” workshop during Los Alamos ScienceFest.

Yang: Conceptual Foundation For Understanding Power Differentials: Competing Multiple Realities Get Us Trapped – Part I

on October 14, 2014 - 4:08pm
By ELENA YANG
Los Alamos

How do you tell the difference between GM and Ford, as organizations? There may not be that many differences, but somehow we know. 

So, how do you tell the difference between different groups? Implied in my question is the answer that groups have identity, too, just like organizations and individuals. Hence, the cautionary principle for describing individuals applies also to groups: We should take care not to describe groups in static terms, as if their assigned characters were part of their permanent being. What do I mean?

Trick-or-Treat on MainStreet Set For Oct. 24

on October 14, 2014 - 2:21pm

MainStreet News:

Friday Oct. 24, 4-6:30 p.m., Los Alamos MainStreet hosts Trick-or-Treat on MainStreet in downtown Los Alamos.

Last year more than 3,000 people attended the event. Local businesses and organizations will open their doors and set up tables along Central Avenue to hand out treats to costumed trick-or-treaters.

A performance by Dance Arts Los Alamos will start at 5 p.m., followed at 5:15 p.m. by the High Flyers Gymnastics. The Hallowiener Parade will march down the street at 5:30 p.m. followed at 6 p.m. by a New Mexico Dance Theater performance.

Heinrich Discusses High-Tech Manufacturing, Job Creation At Albuquerque Photonics Facility

on October 14, 2014 - 7:54am

Sen. Heinrich with OptiSource staff Oct. 10 in Albuquerque. Courtesy photo

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., toured OptiSource, a photonics manufacturing facility in Albuquerque, to discuss its latest projects and how research and development can help spur innovation and job creation.

Optisource, a local photonics business, manufacturers wave plates, mirrors, prisms, and laser beamsplitters for purchase by industry and research and development groups at universities and laboratories. 

"Photonics manufacturing facilities like OptiSource help provide

Bring The Band Perry To Los Alamos!

on October 13, 2014 - 10:59am

The Perry Band. Courtesy photo

STATE FARM News:

Local State Farm Agents Abe Dispennette and Lou Santoro have partnered together with Los Alamos High School to help raise awareness for safe teen driving.

First, the not-so-good news: More teens die from car crashes than any other cause. And the first year of driving is the most dangerous.

The good news: There’s something we all can do about it. And it involves a celebration!

That’s what Celebrate My Drive is about – celebrating this big, new life of freedom that comes with a driver’s license.

Los Alamos 3rd Quarter 2014 Housing News And Statistics

on October 13, 2014 - 10:47am

Chart of the median sales prices for the 3rd Quarter of 2014 for the Los Alamos Area. Courtesy/LAAOR

LAAOR News:

  • Los Alamos Area Condos & Townhome Sales Up; Single Family Home Sales Hold Steady

Single Family home sales inched up from 67 in the 3rd Quarter of 2013 to 69 this quarter. Single Family home sales volumes also saw an uptick from $19.8M in 2013 to $21.1M for the 3rd Quarter of 2014.

Condo and Townhome sales more than doubled in the 3rd Quarter of 2014 to 14 units compared to six units sold in the same Quarter of 2013. The median price of Condo and Townhome sales noted a rise of 4

Los Alamos Named 2014 Google eCity For New Mexico

on October 13, 2014 - 10:08am

BUSINESS News:

Los Alamos has been named the 2014 Google eCity of New Mexico. The eCity Awards recognize the strongest online business community in each state – the digital capitals of America.

These cities’ businesses are embracing the web to find new customers, connect with existing clients and fuel their local economies. Los Alamos joins the ranks of America’s leading cities in the digital economy. 

Google will recognize the Los Alamos' innovative businesses by holding a community celebration with the Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct.

Council OKs Manhattan Project Restaurant Liquor License

on October 11, 2014 - 6:20pm

Victor Medina, left, whose parents own the Manhattan Project Restaurant at 1789 Central Ave., speaks with County Administrator Harry Burgess following Friday's noon Council meeting. Council members approved a new liquor license for the restaurant 6-0. Councilor Steven Girrens was absent. Medina explained that he wanted to drive the signed paperwork to the state office in Santa Fe that afternoon and he and Burgess headed upstairs to get it done.

Letter to the Editor: Los Alamos Is Place Of Big Ideas With Talent To Pull Them Off

on October 11, 2014 - 5:02pm
By RICHARD NEBEL
Los Alamos
 

This is a letter in support of the recent post by Andy Andrews and the people from LABi. Although I’m not a member of LABi and I don’t speak for them or any other Los Alamos business, I strongly support the type of economic development that they are trying to promote. 

We are a one horse town and the fact that we do not have a diversified economy is the biggest long-term danger that this community faces. Fortunately, there are some things that we can do about it both individually and collectively.

LAVA Founder To Reveal Plan To Rapidly Transform Los Alamos’s Business And Scientific Landscape

on October 11, 2014 - 4:23pm

Ashok Rao, founder of several multi-million dollar global startups.

By MANDY MARKSTEINER

Palo Alto … Boston ... Houston … Los Alamos. That’s right, Los Alamos. Innovation-led economies have created sustainable, prospering economies which continue to change how we interact with technology, or bring new medical devices or vaccines to market, or technology to improve how we meet the world’s energy needs.

So why is Los Alamos in this select company?

Well, at noon Oct. 24 during a public presentation at Fuller Lodge, Los Alamos Venture Accelerator (LAVA) founder Nicholas Seet will reveal the

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