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Abe Dispennette State Farm Open For Business!

on October 13, 2017 - 12:05pm

State Farm Insurance Company is moving today to a new location at 1350 Central Ave., Los Alamos. Agent Abe Dispennette will be working out front in the parking lot until 3 p.m. as the office space gets ready for business. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Abe Dispennette. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Home Prices And Condo Sales Rise

on October 13, 2017 - 9:42am
LAAR News:
 
The median price of Single Family Home sales saw an increase or $310,000 in the 3rd Quarter of 2017 compared to $279,500 in the same quarter last year.
 
Single Family home sales dipped from 94 in the 3rd Quarter of 2016 to 75 this quarter.

LANB CEO Issues Letter To Los Alamos Community

on October 13, 2017 - 9:02am

LANB News:

Los Alamos National Bank Chief Executive Officer John S. Gulas issued the following letter this morning:

To the Community of Los Alamos,

LANB has been through its share of ups and downs over the course of the past three years and we understand that it has not been easy for some of our customers, employees or shareholders. 

We are deeply rooted here, and the support of our customers, employees and shareholders during these tough times has been steadfast and humbling.

Los Alamos Commerce And Development Corporation Comments On Proposed State Science Standards

on October 13, 2017 - 8:09am

LACDC News: 

The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) Board of Directors commented about the proposed new State Science Standards.

The LACDC is concerned that if adopted as proposed, the standards will have a negative effect on the Los Alamos economy, as well as the state economy. For additional comments, contact LACDC Executive Director Patrick Sullivan at Patrick@losalamos.org or 505.661.4854.

The LACDC Board of Directors is comprised of individuals from the Los Alamos community and functions to direct the company in its initiative to promote sustainable economic

On The Job In Los Alamos: At The Shell Station

on October 13, 2017 - 8:02am

On the job at Los Alamos Shell Station are Patrick Harlow, left, and Josh Smith. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Luján Bill To Help Small Startup Businesses Passes House

on October 13, 2017 - 7:56am
U.S. Ben Ray Luján
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Legislation authored by U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) designed to assist small startup businesses secure funding for early-stage innovation and development was approved Wednesday by the U.S. House of Representatives. Luján introduced the bill, H.R.2789 - the Support Startup Businesses Act, earlier this summer along with U.S. Reps. Brad Schneider (D-IL) and Daniel Lipinski (D-IL).
 
The bill makes a number of improvements to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs,

LANL Foundation Awards $82,645 In Education & Community Grants

on October 13, 2017 - 7:45am

LANL FOUNDATION News: 

ESPAÑOLA— The LANL Foundation awarded 24 grants totaling $82,645 to support education and community programs in Northern New Mexico during the third-quarter grantmaking period.

Ten programs received $41,500 in Education Outreach funding that directly supports kindergarten through 12th grade public school children.

Help Us Make Our New App! Take This Survey

on October 11, 2017 - 3:43pm

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Last Day This Year For Bandelier Shuttle Buses Oct. 15

on October 11, 2017 - 12:24pm
BANDELIER News:
 
After a busy spring, summer, fall, and Balloon Fiesta, during which the shuttles carried thousands of visitors between White Rock and the Bandelier Visitor Center, this year's shuttle season is about to draw to an end. 
 
Sunday, Oct. 15 will be the last day of shuttle bus service to the park until next spring. 
 
"Every summer since the Las Conchas Fire in 2011, the buses have made a huge difference in visitors' experience here.

China Moon Restaurant Adds Bar Area

on October 11, 2017 - 7:11am

Allen Chham shows off some of the wines offered at China Moon Restaurant at 121 Central Park Square, which now serves premium sake, Asian craft beers, margaritas, red and white wines from around the world and domestic and imported beers. Beverages may be enjoyed at the new bar area or in the dining area. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

ASME/ASM/IEEE/ANS: Talk On The Case For Modular Nuclear Reactors For Utility Scale Electricity Generation

on October 10, 2017 - 4:23pm

Jack Bailey of NuScale Power

ASME/ASM/IEEE/ANS News:

The Los Alamos Engineering Council (ASME/ASM/IEEE/ANS) Dinner Meeting features a talk by Jack Bailey, vice president Business Development, NuScale Power, on the case for modular nuclear reactors for utility scale electricity generation, Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, 1101 Bathtub Row.

  • Social Time: 5:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 6 p.m.
  • Lecture: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Abstract:

NuScale Power was incorporated in 2007 following a reactor concept initiated in 2000 as a collaborative project with Oregon State University, the Idaho National

Los Alamos Daily Post Hits 8,000 FB Friends!

on October 10, 2017 - 1:21pm

DAILY POST News:

The Los Alamos Daily Post has surpassed 8,000 friends today on Facebook!

The local newspaper began operations Feb. 7, 2012 and became the Official Newspaper of Record in January of this year under a contract with Los Alamos County, which runs through 2023.

The Daily Post is published online seven days a week and its print edition is mailed each Thursday to every home and business in Los Alamos and White Rock. The Post also has readers throughout New Mexico, across the United States and in 129 countries around the world.

The Los Alamos Daily Post is owned and operated by

Take Out Talk: ‘Weathering The Slow Month’

on October 10, 2017 - 6:21am

CHAMBER News: 

Jessica Chapira of Anthem Financial will present the Take Out Talk "Weathering the Slow Month" Friday at the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce.

Chipera, MBA, will introduce the public to a tool that highly successful entrepreneurs like Walt Disney and JC Penny have used to fund their businesses during slow months. If the economy is bad and sales are low or if you want to expand and you can't get a loan or an investor, you'll stress a lot less after attending this talk.

Only 15 seats are available. Register to attend at by clicking here.

Chamber Breakfast: Tourism Strategic Plan Wednesday

on October 9, 2017 - 2:55pm

CHAMBER News:

Join Los Alamos County and the Tourism Strategic Plan Team for a discussion Wednesday of the future of how tourism will be handled in Los Alamos.

Breakfast and networking begin at 7:30 a.m., followed by the presentation at 8 a.m. in the Lecture Hall in Building 2 at UNM-LA, 4000 University Dr.

This is a catered breakfast so click to register here.

Heinrich Statement On September Jobs Report

on October 8, 2017 - 9:29am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Ranking Member of the Joint Economic Committee, issued the following statement after the Department of Labor announced 33,000 jobs were lost in September:
 
“Today’s job numbers underscore the gravity of the task at hand—to rebuild families’ lost homes, businesses, and communities in the wake of the devastating hurricanes that have affected Americans across the South, Southeast, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

Time Out Pizzeria Opening In Central Park Square!

on October 7, 2017 - 6:44am

Time Out Pizzeria co-owners Omar and Trisha Sanchez outside their new restaurant under construction Tuesday afternoon at 157 Central Park Square, slated to open in November. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Time Out Pizzeria co-owners Omar and Trisha Sanchez signing paperwork Tuesday with contractor Paul Santillanes. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Work is underway on the new Time Out Pizzeria. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
The new Time Out Pizzeria in Central Park Square is taking shape and

County Council To Discuss Old Smith's Building

on October 7, 2017 - 4:51am

County Council Vice Chair Susan O’Leary

 

STAFF REPORT

 

A discussion of the former Smith’s building at 535 Central Ave., is being placed on the agenda of a Los Alamos County Council meeting in November.

During the Sept. 26 council meeting, Council Vice Chair Susan O’Leary asked that the topic be put on a future agenda.

“I would like to ask that a council item be added that has a discussion that might be a work session topic about the old Smith’s location and I would suggest that the item include a review by the county manager on the partnership between the County, the public schools

RE/MAX First – New Name, Same Great Service

on October 7, 2017 - 3:25am
The community gathers Thursday at 116 Central Park Square to celebrate the launch of RE/MAX of Los Alamos' new name: RE/MAX First! Courtesy photo
 
RE/MAX FIRST News:
 
RE/MAX of Los Alamos is changing names ... RE/MAX of Los Alamos is now RE/MAX First!
 
Buyers and sellers can expect the same great service and expertise that made RE/MAX the number one real estate company in Los Alamos. 
 
“We feel that RE/MAX First better represents who we have been, who we are, and who we will continue to be,” said Chris Ortega, owner of RE/MAX First.
 
As RE/MAX International revealed a refreshed

LANL: Four Entrepreneurial Fellows Announced In New Postdoctoral Training Program

on October 6, 2017 - 7:26am

The four postdoctoral researchers named Entrepreneurial Fellows at LANL include Vamshi Chillara, Jessica Kubicek-Sutherland, Anand Kumar and Maruti Mudunuru. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Four postdoctoral researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory have been named Entrepreneurial Fellows as part of a new joint initiative of the University of California and Los Alamos.

The researchers will participate in a six-month pilot program designed to help early-career scientists think about their technologies from a commercial perspective and bring them to the marketplace faster.

“These postdoctoral

County Council Accepts Wayfinding Report

on October 5, 2017 - 10:09am

John Bosio, principal of Merje and Senior Designer Jess Church present the wayfinding schematic design and analysis report during the Sept. 26 County Council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY

Los Alamos Daily Post 

kirsten@ladailypost.com 

 

Consistent signage that reflects the Los Alamos County brand and directs visitors and locals to their destinations is one step closer to becoming a reality after the Los Alamos County Council unanimously accepted the wayfinding analysis report and schematic design.

 

The action occurred during the regular County

Family Council Boots & Badges Fall Ball Nov. 11

on October 5, 2017 - 9:09am

Los Alamos Family Council Executive Director Joy Beery, seated, and Counseling Center Program Director Cheryl Pongratz Tuesday morning at LAFC on Nectar and 15th. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Los Alamos Family Council (LAFC) is raising money to provide crisis intervention services to those in need throughout the region and at the same time pay tribute to local police, firefighters and veterans.

LAFC is hosting a dinner, dance and auction fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday, Veteran’s Day, Nov.

SFCC Governing Board Selects Cecilia Y.M. Cervantes, Ph.D., As Interim President

on October 4, 2017 - 9:46am
Cecilia Y.M. Cervantes, Ph.D
 
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College’s Governing Board announces that it has selected Cecilia Y.M. Cervantes, Ph.D., as the Interim President of the college. 
 
The SFCC Governing Board launched a search for the position after President Randy W. Grissom announced his retirement Aug. 4. Grissom’s retirement is effective Oct. 31.
 
Gov. Board President Linda Siegle said, “We are thrilled to offer the position to Dr. Cervantes.

Sidewalk Renovations Underway At Museum Parke

on October 3, 2017 - 5:19pm

Work crews are removing and replacing the sidewalks around Museum Parke at Central Avenue and 15th Street. Owner Roger Waterman told the Los Alamos Daily Post that the sidewalks have sunk a bit over the last 20 years so he is replacing them as well as performing other corrective actions to the property. 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

Removal work began Saturday afternoon on the

Technical Support Contract Awarded At DOE-EM Sites

on October 3, 2017 - 8:09am
DOE News:
 
CINCINNATI, Ohio  The Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the award of a Time and Materials, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to Chenega Professional & Technical Services, LLC, of Chesapeake, Va.
 
Chenega Professional & Technical Services, LLC is an Alaskan Native Corporation 8(a) Small Business.
 
The contract will have a maximum value of up to $8 million over five years. Work performed under this contract will be performed for EMCBC and the EM Office of Acquisition and Project Management.

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