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Co+op Launches New Look and Messaging

on April 17, 2014 - 6:32am

CO+OP News:

The Los Alamos Co+op Market’s new look and messaging has a “Good. Local. Food.” focus. Launched in March, the new branding strengthens the Co+op’s identity as a thriving, professional cooperative business that values the environment and the local community.

The Co+op’s new look resulted from collaboration with the National Cooperative Grocers Association, a service organization that supports food co-ops with their operations.


LACDC Withdraws Proposal to Develop 1010 Central

on April 16, 2014 - 1:27pm
The LACDC has withdrawn its proposal to pursue development of the 1010 Central project in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post
Los Alamos County Administrator Harry Burgess has received notification that the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) has withdrawn its proposal to pursue development at 1010 Central Ave., in downtown Los Alamos.

The project included new construction of a two-story, 32,000-square-foot retail/office condominium building in the west parking lot of the new Municipal Building Complex.

"The desire for retail

Santa Fe Business Incubator Nets Big Boost from Los Alamos Lab

on April 15, 2014 - 9:49am

Modern flow cytometers were invented at Los Alamos National Laboratory and can be used to count and sort individual cells from a stream of liquid. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • BioScience Lab receives funding for cell-sorting machine

Los Alamos National Laboratory is providing funding to the Santa Fe Business Incubator BioScience Laboratory for the purchase of a commercial flow cytometer—a technology originally developed at Los Alamos and then later successfully commercialized by a Santa Fe company. The SFBI BioScience Lab is holding its open house today.

“The commercialization of flow cytometry

Tax Day Celebration at Local Businesses!

on April 14, 2014 - 9:55pm


Come celebrate Tax Day with your favorite local businesses, and we'll pay your gross receipts taxes for you!

Tuesday, April 15, we're waving goodbye to all the stacks of paper and constant headaches at least for a little while, and saying a great big "Thank You" to all of our customers who give us a reason to pay taxes in the first place!

Stop by:
  •   The Fuller Lodge Art Center;
  •   Pet Pangaea;
  •   Village Arts; and
  •   Warm Hearts Yarn.

... and make sure you wish us all a "Happy Tax Day" at the check out counter before the merchandise has been rung up!

Yang: Those Little Annoying Things In Our Daily Life Can Add Up

on April 14, 2014 - 7:48am
Those Little Annoying Things In Our Daily Life Can Add Up

For instance, if the phone computerized recording tells me, “Remember, you must first dial ‘1’,” why couldn’t a program have been written that just inserts the “1” automatically? Or, when I key in my library ID number, with spaces as it appears on my card, I get, “please do not use space.” Then, why do you issue the card with the spaces (or, why not program to accommodate or ignore the “spaces”)? I am computer illiterate, so I am sure I miss nuances about programming.

AT Tax Time Don’t Forget How Corporate Income Tax Breaks Impact Your Tax Bill

on April 13, 2014 - 10:11am
Senior Researcher and Policy Analyst
New Mexico Voices for Children

In mid-April, as we prepare our income tax returns, it’s likely we equate the amount of tax we owe with how much money we make and how many deductions we can take.

In truth, what we pay in all taxes, including income taxes, is dependent on many other variables, such as how much—or how little—profitable corporations are paying.

Corporate America is very good at lowering its income tax bills.

Chiravalle: New Mexico Needs to be More Business Friendly

on April 13, 2014 - 8:54am

New Mexico Needs to be More Business Friendly

Candidate for State Representative, Dist. 43

I hear the owners of businesses of New Mexico District 43 echoing the same message, “I am a small business person who is over taxed and over regulated.”

Small businesses are the innovation centers of our communities and the engines of our economy. However, Democratic leadership in our state legislature has not produced the results needed to move New Mexico businesses forward.

Politicians do not create jobs they often create obstacles.

Construction Work Continues at Smith's Marketplace

on April 12, 2014 - 8:00pm

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Final exterior finishes are being installed on the retail shops around the perimeter of the Smith's Marketplace site. Concrete is being poured on the interior and framing is underway for the interior and exterior at the Smith’s Marketplace Store.

The County anticipates completing  roadwork at DP Road and Trinity Drive soon. Smith’s Marketplace has started work on the Mari Mac shopping Center entrance and parking lot. 

There will be a light signal

BioScience Lab Opening Festivities Slated For Tuesday

on April 12, 2014 - 4:00pm

SFBI CEO Marie Longserre

SFBI News:

SANTA FE – The official grand opening ceremony for a new BioScience Lab at the Santa Fe Business Incubator (SFBI) takes place 9:45-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 15 at 3900 del Sol.

Program remarks will be followed by tours of the facility.

Speakers include:

  • The Honorable Tom Udall, U.S. Senator;
  • The Honorable Ben Ray Lujan, U.S. Congressman;
  • The Honorable Javier Gonzales, Mayor of Santa Fe;
  • Mr. Pedro Garza, EDA Regional Director U.S. Department of Commerce ; and
  • Mr. Jasper Welch, President of the National Business Incubation Association.

The BioScience

Check Out This Week's Top Open Houses!

on April 11, 2014 - 11:50am


This weekend's weather predictions are fantastic, making it 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 and White Rock, Jemez Springs and the Espanola Valley.

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 your smart phone or ipad from the road!


Local Artists Present Spring Gift Boutique April 19

on April 11, 2014 - 11:22am

Uli's Cottontails Hosts Spring Fashion Show

on April 10, 2014 - 11:23am
Uli of Uli's Cottontails, right, hosted a fashion show in March at 800 Trinity Dr., to show off her spring line. Uli's has stores at 800 Trinity Dr., Suite G in Los Alamos and 208 W. San Francisco in Santa Fe. For information, call 505.662.4558. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Models show off the latest spring fashions at Uli's Cottontails. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A.

Co+op TerraCycle Program Supports Local Nonprofits

on April 10, 2014 - 10:45am

CO+OP News:

The Los Alamos Co+op Market’s TerraCycle program raised $405 over the last year for local nonprofits including Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and Friends of the Shelter.

PEEC received $135 and the Friends of the Shelter received $270. 

Each year the Co+op invites customers, staff and volunteers to vote for recipients of the TerraCycle funds. The Co+op’s TerraCycle program is made possible by Co+op volunteers.

TerraCycle, a company seeking to eliminate the idea of waste, turns items previously considered trash into desirable products including park benches

Last Minute Filers Can Avoid Common Errors

on April 9, 2014 - 10:00am

IRS News:

PHOENIX - The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reminds taxpayers to review their tax returns for common errors that could delay the processing of their returns.

Here are some ways to avoid common mistakes:

  • Mail a paper return to the right address. Paper filers should check or their form instructions for the appropriate address where to file to avoid processing delays.
  • Take a close look at the tax tables. When figuring tax using the tax tables, taxpayers should be sure to use the correct column for the filing status claimed.
  • Fill in all requested information clearly. When

Zia Realty Group of Los Alamos Opens Pojoaque Office

on April 8, 2014 - 11:37am

Inside Zia Realty Group's new office at 1A Camino del Ojito in Pojoaque, from left, Associate Broker Nancy Mercado, Associate Broker Brock Salazar, Owner/Broker James Chrobocinski, Broker David Horpedahl and Associate Broker Lynn Cravens. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Zia Realty Group's new Pojoaque office. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post
POJOAQUE—Moving forward with his goal to grow into the largest real estate firm in New Mexico by 2019, Zia Realty Group Owner/Broker James Chrobocinski of Los Alamos opened a Pojoaque office

Los Alamos Beer Co-op Purchases Brewing System

on April 8, 2014 - 8:36am
The Los Alamos Beer Co-op's newly purchased brewing system equipment. Courtesy/LABC
Brewing vats like those recently purchased by the Beer Co-op. Courtes/LABC

LABC News: 

The Los Alamos Beer Co-op is proud to announce the purchase of a 3.5-bbl brewing system. This equipment was purchased from Bosque Brewing in Albuquerque.

Yang: If I Were To Do A Study Or Two

on April 7, 2014 - 7:39am
If I Were To Do A Study Or Two

The publicity and controversy accompanying “Battle Hymn of a Tiger Mother” at least spurred a special issue on Asian parenting by AAPA, Asian American Psychological Association: Asian American Journal of Psychology, Volume 4, No. 1, March, 2013. Perhaps the “The Triple Package” will compel some academics to conduct more rigorous research to address a few of the issues laid out in the book. So, I have been thinking about what I would have pursued if I were to have sufficiently generous funding. 

My research preference has always leaned toward

LAMC Emergency Room Not Currently Covered By BCBSNM but Plans are in the Works for July

on April 4, 2014 - 10:21am

Los Alamos Medical Center. File photo

Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Medical Center (LAMC) Emergency Room is staffed with a contractor not currently in the Blue Cross Blue Shield network.

A Los Alamos National Laboratory employee covered by the Lab’s Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) PPO plan, said that he assumed his health coverage would include local Emergency Room services. However, after a recent visit to the LAMC Emergency Room, which ended at the University of New Mexico Hospital’s (UNMH) Emergency Room, he reviewed his online claims activity.

Asbestos Remediation Underway at Former Canyon Bar & Grill in Downtown Los Alamos

on April 3, 2014 - 8:21pm

The former Canyon Bar & Grill at 163 Central Park Square is undergoing asbestos remediation. Specialists from KEERS Remediation out of Albuquerque were working at the building today. Asbestos is often found in older buildings. It was used in spray-applied flame retardant, thermal system insulation, and in a variety of other materials. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The former Canyon Bar & Grill at 163 Central Park Square is undergoing asbestos remediation. Asbestos was sometimes flocked above false ceilings, inside technical ducts, and in many other small spaces where firefighters

Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard Addresses Chamber Business Breakfast Guests

on April 3, 2014 - 9:44am

Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard speaking this morning about legislation of interest to Chamber members at the Chamber's monthly business breakfast at UNM-LA. She spoke about the fate of bills the Chamber has been following closely, and the potential to revive issues, which weren't addressed in the recent 30-Day Legislative Session. Garcia Richard represents all of Los Alamos and portions of Sandoval, Rio Arriba and Santa Fe Counties. She is a teacher by profession, and a resident of White Rock. Photo by Katy Korkos/Chamber

Local Crafters Hold Spring Boutique

on April 2, 2014 - 9:13am

Local Businessmen Donate Pool Table To Los Alamos Teen Center

on April 1, 2014 - 8:12am

Owner/Qualifying Broker Terry Salazar, center, of Los Alamos Commercial Real Estate and his associate Mike Seivold, left, donated this pool table to the Los Alamos Teen Center Monday after finding out that the Teen Center's previous table was old and in poor condition. Salazar has been in the real estate business in Los Alamos and northern New Mexico for nearly 20 years. He has owned and operated Los Alamos Commercial Real Estate since 1996. Salazar and Seivold are speaking with Assistant Teen Director George Marsden, right. 'We are asking him to get a wish list together from the kids to see

Interested In Increasing Business Through Government Contracting?

on April 1, 2014 - 8:11am

Yang: Viscerally Annoying, Cerebrally Dissatisfying – My Reaction to 'The Triple Package,' Part 3

on March 31, 2014 - 7:46am
Viscerally Annoying, Cerebrally Dissatisfying – my reaction to “The Triple Package,” Part II

The authors of “The Triple Package” have been on the talk circuit, as part of the heavy marketing and promotional strategy for their book. As a result, there is no shortage of reviews and critiques from the main street media. Most of the sentiment from the “pundits” ranges from mixed to unfavorable; a good portion of “regular” readers think the authors are “brave” to say the unsay-able and resonate with their thesis. A few critics downright accuse Chua and Rubenfeld of racism. 


Book By Local Author Inez Ross On Sale At CB FOX

on March 30, 2014 - 9:27am
'Without a Wagon on the Santa Fe Trail' by Los Alamos author Inez Ross is now on sale at CB FOX. Ross poses next to the display on the counter of the women's department. The book chronicles the adventures of Ross and her fellow hikers, who hiked the entire length of  the Santa Fe Trail in segments over a  period of several years. The book was published in 2004. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/