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Check Out This Weekend's Top Open Houses!

on October 31, 2014 - 12:53pm

REAL ESTATE News:

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

DNCU Ranked Healthiest Credit Union In New Mexico

on October 31, 2014 - 12:47pm

DNCU News:
  • DNCU Earns #75 Spot on DepositAccounts.com Top 200 Healthiest Credit Unions List

SANTA FE—Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), Northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative, has been cited as #75 on DepositAccount.com’s 2014 Top 200 Healthiest Credit Unions, making it the healthiest credit union in all of New Mexico with an overall A+ rating.

DepositAccounts.com comprehensively evaluated and ranked more than 13,000 federally-insured banks and credit unions in the U.S.; establishing the healthy criteria based upon several key components including the Texas Ratio, deposit growth,

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

on October 31, 2014 - 9:39am

LABC News:

Los Alamos 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 and cider.

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New Business 'Launch Endurance' Targets Triathlon Training

on October 30, 2014 - 1:38pm

Los Alamos triathlete Cyndi Wells coming out of the swim portion of this year's Ironman in Boulder, Colo. Courtesy photo

By MANDY MARKSTEINER

Have you ever cheered on a friend or family member as they complete a triathlon and wondered whether you could ever do it?

Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned athlete, one of the most exciting things about training and competing in triathlon is finding ways to beat your own best time, working hard and getting better. 

Los Alamos triathlete Cyndi Wells riding in this year's Ironman in Boulder, Colo. Courtesy photo

Cyndi Wells is a

Manhattan Project Bar & Grill Is Back!

on October 30, 2014 - 8:46am
The Manhattan Project Bar & Grill at 1789 Central Ave. in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By VICTOR MEDINA
Manhattan Project Bar & Grill

The Manhattan Project Bar & Grill is back to full capacity and we would like to thank the community for their support during the summer and issue a very special thanks to our Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard for her help in expediting our restaurant liquor license.

We have many new exciting events coming to the restaurant and invite the community to join us and participate in all of the fun.

Beginning next week, we

Self Help Provides Seed Money For Self Reliance Grants

on October 30, 2014 - 7:05am
Products created by Phoenix Eco-Sustainable Fashions. Courtesy/Self Help, Inc.
 
The Original Kangaroo Scarf with Pockets is made by women living in Taos. Courtesy/Self Help, Inc.

SELF HELP News:

Self Help Inc., formed in 1969, is non-profit organization dedicated to assisting people in need in northern New Mexico by providing brief case management, emergency funds, advocacy, 2-1-1 information and referral, and seed/education grants.  

Self Help Inc.

Udall, Heinrich, Lujan Grisham: Air Force Awards $7.4 Million Air Force Contract To Albuquerque Software Company

on October 29, 2014 - 9:40am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

STATE News:

  • Stellar Science Will Support Directed Energy Research

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that the Air Force has awarded a $7.4 million contract to Albuquerque’s Stellar Science Ltd. Co. to support research and development into directed energy at Kirtland Air Force Base.

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

Kirtland is home to the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), which builds upon New Mexico’s strength in science and technology to conduct research to advance U.S. national security.

USDA Rural Development Director Terry Brunner Visits Los Alamos Daily Post Newspaper Headquarters

on October 29, 2014 - 9:26am

USDA State Director Terry Brunner visited the Los Alamos Daily Post headquarters Friday to talk about potential projects and programs for Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

After meeting with Los Alamos County officials Friday, USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post newspaper office to introduce himself and share information about his organization. 

Brunner was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2009. He oversees six field offices and the state office in Albuquerque.

New Sign Marks Museum Parke In Downtown Los Alamos

on October 28, 2014 - 9:53am

A new sign has been installed for Museum Parke near the intersection of Central Avenue and 15th Street in downtown Los Alamos. TRK Management owns the building, which has just two vacancies remaining before the entire building is fully leased. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Running State Farm Agency A Safe Risk And Instant Business Education For Abe Dispennette

on October 27, 2014 - 12:07pm

Abe Dispennette

LAVA News:

The Los Alamos Venture Accelerator (LAVA) has worked hard to support entrepreneurs who are trying to turn their ideas into viable businesses. The Los Alamos entrepreneurial community, however, also includes business owners who run successful franchises. Abe Dispennette, one such entrepreneur, owns and operates the State Farm Agency next to Violas at 1362 Trinity Dr.

“For aspiring entrepreneurs, Abe is a great success story,” said LAVA’s founder Nik Seet.

“I’m never going to think of the ‘Next Big Idea,’ but I am good at running a business,” said Dispennette,

Governor To Welcome 450 Jobs To New Mexico

on October 27, 2014 - 10:47am

Gov. Susana Martinez

STATE News:

ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Susana Martinez and Comcast will welcome 450 new jobs coming to New Mexico.

Comcast will locate a new bilingual customer support center in Albuquerque with the capacity for approximately 450 agents and will begin filling positions this year.

With the addition of the customer support center, Comcast will have more than 850 employees across New Mexico, doubling their presence in the state. In 2013, Comcast’s total employee investment including payroll, payroll taxes, benefits, healthcare, training, and tuition reimbursement totaled more

Second Annual Career Fair At LAHS Nov. 3

on October 27, 2014 - 10:26am

LAPS News:

The Guidance Department of Los Alamos High School will host the 2nd Annual Career Fair 6-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3 in A-wing at which more than 25 career options will be represented by local employers and employees. 

“It’s a great opportunity for students to meet with members of the community who represent the careers they may be interested in pursuing, and learning about what it takes to get there,” LAHS Guidance Counselor Cindy Black said.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information about the Career Fair, contact Connie Goettee in the Career Resource Center at

Los Alamos Chamber Manager Completes Avon Walk For Breast Cancer In Charlotte, N.C.

on October 27, 2014 - 8:07am

Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Manager Nancy Partridge, right, with her sister Valerie Partridge crossing the finish line Sunday at the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer event in Charlotte, N.C. Courtesy photo 

Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Manager Nancy Partridge, left, with her sister Valerie Partridge making the world a better place Sunday at the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer event in Charlotte, N.C. Courtesy photo 

Yang: The Prison Walls For The Top Group

on October 27, 2014 - 7:29am
The Prison Walls For The Top Group
By ELENA YANG
Los Alamos

(This is the third piece in this series of intergroup dynamics.)

First, author’s clarification. When I typed “dynamic conservatism” in the previous post, it crossed my mind that in this election cycle, people might associate this “conservatism” with political affiliation. Far from it. In the usage of “dynamic conservatism,” the word just means the preservation of current power status. 

Have you ever contemplated what’s like to be in a dramatically different working condition? living situation?

UnQuarked - The Wine Room Taking Shape In Central Park Square

on October 26, 2014 - 8:12am

The bar is now installed as renovations move along inside Unquarked - the new wine room opening soon at 145 Central Park Square. The new business is a combined effort by the owners of Anasazi Fields Winery, Black's Smuggler Winery and Vivac Winery. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LACDC Hires Patrick Sullivan As New Executive Director

on October 24, 2014 - 6:37pm

Patrick Sullivan

LACDC News:

The Board of Directors of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) announced today the hiring of Patrick Sullivan as the executive director of LACDC effective Nov. 10.

“The board conducted an exhaustive and thorough nationwide search and chose a solid, local candidate to be the Director,” said Board Member Katherine Chartrand who led the search committee, “Patrick stood out in a strong field because he knows the community and LACDC, and knows how the organization can be effective.”

The search committee ran a unique search effort that

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Los Alamos Co+op Market Increases Wages

on October 23, 2014 - 12:24pm
Front-end Clerk Cody Ulibarri serves a customer at the Co+op Market. Courtesy/LACM
 
By WHITNEY SPIVEY
LACM

When employees of the Los Alamos Cooperative Market opened their paystubs Thursday, they found, on average, a $0.54 wage increase in their hourly rates. For a clerk who works 35 hours per week, that ads up to an extra $75 per month, or about $900 per year.

“It’s incredibly important because it keeps moral up and it gives us peace of mind,” Front-end Clerk Cody Ulibarri said.

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Elizabeth Grant Opens Los Alamos Psychotherapy Practice

on October 23, 2014 - 11:48am

Elizabeth Grant

BUSINESS News:

Elizabeth Grant is opening her new psychotherapy practice Nov. 3 at 1505 15th St. in Los Alamos, adjacent to the Los Alamos Family Council.  

Grant has a master’s degree in counseling from Southwestern College in Santa Fe with a specialty in grief and trauma. She spent her internship working with adults at Santa Fe Recovery Center and continued her work with substance abuse at Hoy Recovery. 

She also has worked extensively with children and teenagers at TeamBuilders, YouthWorks and Presbyterian Medical Services in Santa Fe.

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Co+op Fest Big Success

on October 23, 2014 - 10:49am
A child enjoys the bouncy house at Co+op Fest. Courtesy photo

CO+OP News:

Last weekend, the Los Alamos Co+op Market celebrated their first annual Co+op Fest, as a part of National Co-op Month.

Parents enjoyed deli samples and shopping and while their children searched for clues to the scavenger hunt and jumped in the bouncy house donated by Little Forest Playschool.

The Co+op featured items from 17 different cooperative businesses, including ones using internationally sourced ingredients.

Ben & Jerry's Ben Cohen Coming To Santa Fe And He's Bringing Ice Cream

on October 23, 2014 - 10:43am

Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben and Jerrys

SFGCC News:

Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben and Jerry's, will speak 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Santa Fe Convention Center.

His presentation will be followed by Chunky Monkey, Cherry Garcia and other tantalizing Ben and Jerry's classic and new flavors of ice cream for all who attend.    

"When one thinks of an entrepreneur and business man who exemplifies social and environmental responsibility in the way they conduct business, Ben Cohen certainly is one that comes to mind immediately," said Glenn Schiffbauer, executive director of Santa Fe's Green

Small Business Saturday Meeting Set For Tuesday

on October 23, 2014 - 10:01am

BUSINESS News:

Do you own or run a small business in Los Alamos? Are you interested in making Small Business Saturday great for the community?

Small Business Saturday is fast approaching on Nov. 29. Pet Pangaea LLC would like to invite all local, independent small business owners or managers to a meeting 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 159 Central Park Square. We’ll watch a video packed with fantastic ideas on the use of social media for Small Business Saturday and then brainstorm ideas.

If possible, please RSVP to here so that we may plan adequate supplies for the meeting.

Venture Acceleration Fund Wins National Entrepreneurship Award

on October 23, 2014 - 9:12am
RDC News:
 

The Venture Acceleration Fund (VAF) created by Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS) and administered by the Regional Development Corporation received the 2014 entrepreneurship award from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The award was presented at IEDC's annual conference this week in Fort Worth, Texas.

 

The IEDC annually recognizes the world's best economic development programs and partnerships, marketing materials and most influential leaders. The VAF program was one of 34 recognized by the IEDC.

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

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