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Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo Weekend Aug. 12-14

on July 29, 2016 - 7:27pm

Los Alamos High School Marching Band in the 2015 Rodeo Parade in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

The Los Alamos Fire Brigade participates in the 2015 Rodeo Parade in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

The Shriners participate in the 2015 Rodeo Parade in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

MAINSTREET News:

Businesses and community organizations are invited to register now for the Rodeo Parade. The Rodeo Parade will march up Central Avenue beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday Aug. 13. Don’t miss this opportunity to promote your business or organization by participating! To register, visit:

Chamber Of Commerce Golf Tournament Underway

on July 29, 2016 - 12:22pm

David Sutton of KRSN sinks one in the putting contest at the Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament underway today at the Los Alamos Golf Course. The tournament benefits the United Way of Northern New Mexico. Photo by Loryn Herrmann

Tour This Weekend's Top Open Houses!

on July 29, 2016 - 11:32am
REAL ESTATE News:
 
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!
 
Click on the Real Estate Section "red button" near the top of

Chapman: On Survivorship Of New Businesses In Los Alamos, With Notes On Signage And Inspections

on July 28, 2016 - 8:56am
By RALPH E. CHAPMAN, Bon Vivant Paleontologist
Los Alamos
©2016 Ralph E. Chapman

This is the second of an anticipated group of columns applying quantitative methods to the problems of economics and life here in Los Alamos County. I figured that, perhaps, at least here in brain-land we might do some County self-examination using analytical methods that can give us insight into the source of our problems and, perhaps, suggest solutions.

The first column with a nice comment later by George Chandler discussed the complexities and consequences of changing zoning philosophies related to our

Scenes From Downtown Parking Lot Paving Project

on July 28, 2016 - 8:46am

The Shannon Corporation contracted with Action Paving to repave the parking lot at 1247 Central Ave. The company was in high gear Wednesday getting the job done. All but a small portion in the area near Knecht Street is completed. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Register For A Different Kind Of Golf Tournament

on July 26, 2016 - 10:24pm

CHAMBER News:

Golfers of all skill levels are invited to participate in a Golf Event unlike any other you will play this summer. This Friday, July 29, the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament will test your skills, not only with a golf club but also with other athletic equipment. Come support the United Way of Northern New Mexico. You do not have to be a Chamber member to participate!

The event begins with breakfast and Mimosas, followed by a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Golfers will face a variety of challenges that one does not normally encounter on the local links.

Repaving Underway On Downtown Parking Lot

on July 26, 2016 - 10:11pm

Shannon Corporation has contracted with Action Asphalt to repave the parking lot at 1247 Central Ave., in downtown Los Alamos. The project, which began this afternoon, is being done a section at a time and should be completed by Thursday. Parking is available on each side of the building as well as behind it.  Photo by Carol A. Clark

Parking lot repaving in underway this week in front of the Los Alamos Daily Post newspaper office at 1247 Central Ave., in downtown Los Alamos. Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Letter To The Editor: Shame On LANB

on July 26, 2016 - 8:54pm
By BRUCE WARREN
Los Alamos
 
Shame on Los Alamos National Bank for the way they have handled their upgrade to a new banking system.
 
They made no effort to facilitate the changeover for customers' online transactions at all. They should have done a software fix to transfer payees, wires, transfers and other recurring online transactions, but instead left the burden on their customers.
 
I had over 80 payees in my online bill payment on the old system which covered nearly all my bills, donations and other transactions, and now I'm left with the lengthy task of manually reentering

Quorum Notice For UbiQD Grand Opening Friday

on July 26, 2016 - 10:05am

Members of the Los Alamos County Council may attend the grand opening of the UbiQD laboratory, 3-5 p.m., Friday at 134 Eastgate Dr. A quorum may be present, however, no council action will be taken. Courtesy photo

Quorum Notice For DNCU Grand Opening Friday

on July 26, 2016 - 8:49am

Members of the Los Alamos County Council may attend the grand opening ceremony of the new Del Norte Credit Union branch at 2 p.m., Friday at the corner of N.M. 4 and Rover Boulevard. A quorum of councilors may be present at this event, however, no council action will be taken. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Idea Helps Photographer Get Better Online Reviews

on July 26, 2016 - 6:42am
By MANDY MARKSTEINER
Los Alamos
 
When Paulina Gwaltney attended my group coaching session on case studies and testimonials, she had a problem that might sound familiar: Her customers weren’t saying enough.
 
Paulina focuses on taking portraits that are meant to be hung up on the wall and displayed like a work of art. When browsing through the work that she has done for others, you can see how her subjects are beaming for the camera. You can see that she has a wonderful talent for capturing the essence of a person. Making them feel at ease and comfortable in their own skin.
 
Yet, when

Computer Issues Intermittently Close Los Alamos MVD

on July 24, 2016 - 9:43am

The Motor Vehicle Department office at 997 Central Ave., in Los Alamos has intermittently closed during business hours over the last couple of weeks with a sign on the locked door stating 'Closed until further notice'. A call to the local office Friday resulted in an answering machine saying there would be an 18 minute wait on the line. The Los Alamos Daily Post placed a call for comment Friday afternoon to the MVD in Santa Fe in which an employee explained that the Los Alamos office has been experiencing computer problems but is now back in business. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Local Therapists And Psychiatrists Host Open House

on July 23, 2016 - 9:49am

A group of psychiatrists and therapists have joined together in a suite of eight offices in downtown Los Alamos. The group hosted an open house Friday evening to celebrate their new endeavor. From left, Therapist Heather McCoulloch, LMFT; Dr. Brian Haigh, MD, child and adolescent emphasis; Dr. Deepa Nadiga, MD., adult psychiatry emphasis; Therapist Georgina Mesibov, LPCC, adult emphasis; Therapist Galen Sanchez, adolescent emphasis; Therapist Kris Raber, LSW, adult and couples emphasis; Clinical Psychologist Reva Heron, PhD., adult and adolescent emphasis; Dr. Julia L.

Celebrate DNCU's New White Rock Branch July 29

on July 23, 2016 - 7:48am
DNCU News:
 
Del Norte Credit Union invites the community to celebrate its new, full-service White Rock Branch during the Grand Opening Party 2-4 p.m. Friday, July 29.
 
Help dedicate the new building, have a tour, enjoy popcorn and ice cream (while supplies last), play Baxter Toss with the kids and listen to music. The new building is at 40 Rover Blvd. at the corner of N.M. 4. in White Rock.

Feynman Center For Innovation Honors Technical Trailblazers

on July 22, 2016 - 7:33am
From left, Duncan McBranch, Chief Technology Officer at LANL; Terry Wallace, Program Associate Director for Global Security at Los Alamos; Gary Grider holds the 2015 Richard P. Feynman Innovation Prize; and HPC expert Lee Finewood, Technology Transfer Program Manager for NNSA’s Office of Strategic Partnership Programs. Courtesy photo

LANL News:

High-performance computing (HPC) expert Gary Grider received the 2015 Richard P. Feynman Innovation Prize at a ceremony July 14 for his national leadership in developing cutting-edge HPC strategies and his innovative business partnerships.

In

New Space For ‘It’s All About You’ Nail Salon

on July 22, 2016 - 7:16am
Pat Archuleta in her nail salon, It’s All About You. The salon recently moved to its new location at 464 Central, Suite 1 in Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Second room of the salon. Archuleta hopes to rent this space, perhaps to a masseuse. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

 

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Pat Archuleta has recently moved her nail salon, It’s All About You, to a new location at 464 Central, Suite 1 (across from the former Hilltop House gas station). She’s very happy with her new location.

“I love it here,” Archuleta said.

The

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Chamber Coffee And Connections July 26; Business After Hours July 27

on July 21, 2016 - 4:00pm
CHAMBER News:
 
This monthly meeting is for swapping leads and exchanging ideas about resolving your business challenges with fellow Chamber members.
 
There is no set agenda so the conversation is open to the topics that matter the most to you and your business. Let’s hear what’s on your mind. Chamber representatives are on hand to answer your questions about Chamber Member benefits and upcoming events.
 
Please join us at 10 a.m., Tuesday July 26, at Ruby K’s Bagel Café for Coffee and Connections. Coffee and food are no-host. Reserve a seat online http://losalamoschamber.

Message From Los Alamos National Bank President/CEO John S. Gulas

on July 21, 2016 - 10:06am

Message From LANB CEO John S. Gulas

To the Community of Los Alamos:

Los Alamos National Bank is one of the largest community banks in the state of New Mexico. Our roots are right here in Los Alamos, and we are deeply committed to the safety and growth of this community. 

Our decision to upgrade our Internal Banking System is at the forefront of that commitment. We understand that in order for LANB to remain a successful and trusted financial institution, important changes need to be implemented.

The decision to transition to a state-of-the-art Internal Banking System was made with our

ACEEE To Rank U.S., 22 Other Major Countries On Energy Efficiency

on July 20, 2016 - 10:42am
ACEEE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Which major nation has the most energy-efficient economy? Is the United States ahead of or behind other nations—including the U.K., China, Germany, India, South Korea, Australia, and Japan—when it comes to energy efficiency?

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) will issue its 3rd edition of the International Energy Efficiency Scorecard report measuring the energy efficiency of 23 of the world’s largest energy-consuming countries.
 
The new ACEEE scorecard will be released during a phone-based news event at 11 a.m. EDT/4 p.m.

Los Alamos ScienceFest HUGE Success!

on July 20, 2016 - 10:18am
LACDC News:
 
Los Alamos MainStreet would like to shout out a big THANK YOU for the wonderful support that the community, volunteers, partners and sponsors offered throughout ScienceFest. It takes a village to make ScienceFest a success!
 
Currently, staff is collecting data on attendance numbers from programming and percentage of sales increase from last year at this time. We will share that data as well as photos shortly.
 
Save the date for next year: July 13-16, 2017. ScienceFest will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Ranch School!
 
Again, thank you so much to our sponsors

Learn Search Engine Optimization This August

on July 20, 2016 - 10:10am
Mandy Marksteiner and Patrick Brenner team up to instruct a four-part course on the secrets of optimizing your website for search engines. Courtesy photo
 
EDJ News:
 
One of the best ways to grow your business is to make it easier for customers to find you online, just by typing in a word or phrase.
 
Search Engine Optimization increases the odds of potential customers finding your website, by bringing your site to the top of search results.

UbiQD Ribbon Cutting 3 p.m. July 29

on July 19, 2016 - 9:16am

UbiQD is hosting a ribbon cutting at 3 p.m., July 29 at its new lab and office facilities at 134 Eastgate. Courtesy photo

BUSINESS News:

UbiQD has opened a new lab and office facilities in Los Alamos. UbiQD's team invites the community to celebrate this milestone in the company's history with a ribbon cutting ceremony, 3-5 p.m. Friday July 29, at 134 Eastgate Dr.

At its Los Alamos research and manufacturing facility, UbiQD is optimizing and improving its scalable, low-cost methods of making I-III-VI quantum dots, typically based on CuInS2. The company also engages in R&D around emerging

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NNM’s VAF Boosted By Full Award Payback From Flow Science Of Santa Fe

on July 19, 2016 - 7:55am
Flow Science of Santa Fe. Courtesy photo
 
VAF News:
 
ESPANOLA — The VAF awards are a collaborative investment with a shared goal of adding jobs and revenue to northern New Mexico, recognized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) with the 2014 Award of Excellence for Entrepreneurship.
 
Structured as a zero-interest loan with payback only required when a company meets certain revenue goals, is acquired or moves out of state, the VAF has just received its second payback from Flow Science, Inc. of Santa Fe.

Metzger's Announces $1,000 Shopping Giveaway Winner

on July 17, 2016 - 2:47pm

White Rock Store Manager Charlie Hofhine receives a thank you banner Friday afternoon from Sandra Sorenson, center, director of Sage Cottage Montessori at 142 Meadow Lane in White Rock. Sorenson won Metzger's Do It Best $1,000 Shopping Giveaway this spring. Photo by David Creamer

Friday at Metzger's in White Rock, Sandra Sorenson of Sage Cottage Montessori is surrounded by the items she purchased for the children at her school on Rover Boulevard with her winnings from the Metzger's Do It Best $1,000 Shopping Giveaway. The store at 128 N.M.

EDJ Ink Provides Free Signage To Help Businesses

on July 17, 2016 - 1:46pm

Patrick Brenner, left, the chief catalyst for EDJ ink, with his brother Stefan who just joined the family business, provided signage and installation Tuesday at no charge to Atomic City Quilts and Warm Hearts Yarn at 1247 Central Ave. Warm Hearts Yarn recently received a criminal complaint for having a temporary sign displayed too long and had to appear in court. The judge deferred sentencing for 90 days and the company is in the process of obtaining a permit for permanent signage. Brenner said he wanted them to have a semi-permanent sign in the mean time. Photo by Carol A.

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