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Bestsellers at Otowi Station the week of April 15-22, 2012

on April 29, 2012 - 10:32pm
 
  1. Oh, the Places You'll Go! Dr. Seuss
  2. Travels, Michael Crichton
  3. Fire Gate Poems: a Journey of Spiritual Healing, Henry C. Finney*
  4. The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Richard Rhodes
  5. Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins
  6. Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction, John Austin
  7. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
  8. Remarkable, Elizabeth Foley
  9. Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
  10. The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien
*local or regional author

Pajarito Greenhouse is Blooming in Pajarito Acres

on April 28, 2012 - 10:48pm

That familiar face behind the plants and flowers is longtime business leader Dave Fox preparing for the opening of his Pajarito Greenhouse in White Rock. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Pajarito Greenhouse in White Rock is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The 3,600 square feet of display area at the greenhouse is stocked to the brim with flor and fauna and ready for business.

Kathy Anderson checking out a plant. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

For 17 years, the greenhouse has provided the community with well-rooted, hardy plants

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Hanford Bus Shuttles Congressional Folks

on April 28, 2012 - 2:47pm

A vintage Hanford bus, as well as being on display at a local museum, is used to ferry visiting congressional folks during visits. Photo by Kevin Holsapple

Latest Developments on Trinity Site Project

on April 27, 2012 - 11:05am

Courtesy/Los Alamos County

By Carol A. Clark

Work is underway on making contacts and seeking interest from potential additional retail tenants for the Trinity Site Revitalization Project to complement the Smith's Marketplace store.

“It remains a somewhat difficult retail environment owing to the continuing effects of the 2008 recession, but we do have the positive of the Smith’s Marketplace desire to expand into Trinity,” said Bob Feinberg of Grubb & Ellis New Mexico.

Feinberg is leading the retail recruitment effort for the Trinity Site developer, North American Development Group.

“As

Changes to Patent Law and What It Might Mean to You

on April 24, 2012 - 10:15am

A presentation by distinguished patent attorney Rod D. Baker takes place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at The Hive, 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock.

 

Baker's presentation, "Changes to Patent Law and What It Might Mean to You" is sponsored by the Los Alamos Entrepreneurs’ Network and is open to the public.

Baker attended Los Alamos High School and has 24 years of experience in the law.

For the past 20 years, his practice has been limited to patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights and related matters.

His experience includes the successful prosecution of hundreds of patent applications in a

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'HATS ON' Effort Gains Momentum in Support of Creative District

on April 24, 2012 - 8:10am

Seven Los Alamos Historical Society staff and board members, from left, Rafi Andonian, Kathy Ankeny, Sharon Snyder, Ron Wilkins, Heather McClenahan, Judith Stauber and Schnitzel wear creative hats in support of the Los Alamos Creative District. Well, Schnitzel forgot his, but they let him be in the photo anyway. Courtesy Photo

David Yeamans put on an especially creative hat to support the Los Alamos Creative District plan. Courtesy Photo

Steve Romero dons a sporty hat in support of the Creative Distrct and his 18-month-old son Donovan Romero joins in with a colorfully artistic shirt.

'HATS ON' Adds Colorful Support for Creative District

on April 22, 2012 - 12:15pm

Jeff Favorite models his creative hat in support of adoption of the Creative District Plan to be considered by the Los Alamos County Council Tuesday night. Learn more about this initiative on the web at www.creativenm.org. You too can support the Creative District. Send in a photo of you or your family and friends wearing your creative hats to lacreative.nm@gmail.com, and we'll publish it in an upcoming edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post! Photo by Katy Korkos

Horizons Preschool Becoming Own Entity

on April 22, 2012 - 12:03pm

A classroom at Horizons Preschool and Daycare inside White Rock United Methodist Church, 580 Meadow Lane. Courtesy/Horizons

By Kirsten Laskey

After 19 years as a preschool and 29 years as an afterschool program through White Rock United Methodist Church (WRUMC), Horizons Preschool and Daycare is becoming its own entity.

“Horizons is becoming a separate entity from WRUMC financially, for tax purposes, but will continue the strong Christian and proven academic curriculum that it now uses,” Horizons Board President Nancy Ferenbaugh said.   

This Christian-based day care takes children from

Vehicle Plows into McDonalds

on April 21, 2012 - 9:38am

A vehicle crashed into the front wall of McDonald's at 1247 Trinity Dr. this morning. People were sitting at tables eating on the other side of the wall where the impact occurred. Employees said no one was injured and that they believe the 95-year-old driver was parked and he inadvertently put the car in drive rather than reverse and stepped on the accelerator when attempting to leave the restaurant. The driver was not cited because the accident occurred on private property, Deputy Police Chief Kevin Purtymun said. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Employees clean up broken glass and

Renowned Scientist George Cowan Has Died

on April 20, 2012 - 5:33pm

By Carol A. Clark

Internationally renowned scientist George A. Cowan has died. 

Cowan was a scientist, philanthropist and businessman who conducted early research for the Manhattan Project and went on to found Los Alamos National Bank and the Santa Fe Institute.

Los Alamos National Laboratory issued the following statement today on the death of the Laboratory's Senior Fellow.

“Dr. Cowan was a central figure at the Laboratory for 39 years. As a Senior Fellow and Los Alamos National Laboratory Medal Winner, he set an example of service to the nation that we strive to follow today.

Who is Giving Out Half a Million Free Books All Across America?

on April 19, 2012 - 9:37pm

OTOWI STATION BOOKSTORE News

Otowi Station Bookstore is a community partner for the first World Book Night in the United States. From Kodiak, Alaska, to Key West, Florida, in 5,000 towns and cities across America, volunteer book givers will give away half a million free books to reluctant or underserved readers on April 23.

Front row: Patrice Goodkind, Dana Kline, and Nina Thayer. Middle row: Judy Goldie, Kelly and Amelia Dolejsi, Thelma Hahn, and Melanie Sorsby. Back row: Linda Carver and Ellen Ben-Naim. Courtesy Photo

“We are so excited to host activities for World Book Night,” said

Bestsellers at Otowi Station Bookstore the week of April 10-16, 2012

on April 19, 2012 - 9:27pm
Bestsellers at Otowi Station Bookstore the week of April 10-16, 2012
 
  1. Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction, John Austin
  2. The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien
  3. Remarkable, Elizabeth Foley
  4. The Tehran Triangle, Tom Reed
  5. Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins
  6. Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
  7. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
  8. The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje
  9. The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
  10. The Blood Sugar Solution, Mark Hyman
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New Business Plan, New Funding Help Baldrige Program Move Forward

on April 16, 2012 - 7:37am

The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program (BPEP), managed for 25 years by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in collaboration with the private sector, has announced that it is transitioning to a new business model that will move the program from federal government funding to a self-sustaining operation. NIST will continue its leadership role in managing the program, but it will be funded through a combination of new fees together with expanded support from the private sector.

The Foundation for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award—the private 501(c) 3

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Pajarito Greenhouse is known for strong plants

on April 15, 2012 - 6:40pm

By Bonnie Gordon

Even when April days remain blustery, Los Alamos residents can be sure spring is just around the corner when Pajarito Greenhouse is once again open for business.

This year, the greenhouse will open Wednesday, April 25.

Pajarito Greenhouse is a department of CB FOX Department Store, but it’s located at the home of Anne and Dave Fox at 238 Rio Bravo in the Pajarito Acres section of White Rock.

For 17 years, the greenhouse has provided the community with well-rooted, hardy plants in pots, ready to go in the ground, plus gardening supplies.

There was a small greenhouse

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More ‘HATS ON’ Show Creative District Support!

on April 15, 2012 - 9:48am

Katy Korkos and Kevin Holsapple of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce encourage you to support adoption of the Los Alamos Creative District Plan to be considered by the Los Alamos County Council April 24. Learn more about this initiative on the web at www.creativenm.org. You too can support the Creative District. Send in a photo of you or your family and friends wearing your creative hats to lacreative.nm@gmail.com, and we’ll publish it in an upcoming edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post! Courtesy Photo

Business Workshops to Gain that Edge

on April 13, 2012 - 3:01pm

HR Basics for Small Business Owners
4/17/12 Thursday 1-3:30 p.m.
Small Business Center Fee: $25
When you hire that first employee, it takes your business to a whole different level. Hiring, training, managing, and firing employees can keep you up at night wondering if you are putting yourself and your business at risk. This workshop can help you figure out what you need to know and when you should ask for help. Come prepared with your own questions—there will be lots of time for answers!
The workshop will include:
•Keeping personnel records that meet compliance requirements
•Setting up and

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KRSN Radio to lunch with Donny Osmond and Bob Uecker in Las Vegas

on April 12, 2012 - 11:35am

From top left to bottom right, David Sutton with News 13 cameraman during the Las Conchas Fire, Donny Osmond, Nancy Coombs and Gillian Sutton in the KRSN studios, Bob Uecker. Courtesy

Los Alamos radio station KRSN AM 1490 is a finalist for the National Association of Broadcasters' Crystal Radio Awards for the station's coverage of the Las Conchas Fire.  Crystal Radio Award finalists are chosen by a panel of judges representing broadcasting, community service organizations and public relations firms.

Bestsellers at Otowi Station Bookstore the week of April 3-9

on April 11, 2012 - 7:43pm
Bestsellers at Otowi Station Bookstore the week of April 3-9
 
  1. 109 East Palace, Jennet Conant
  2. Oh, the Places You'll Go! Dr. Seuss
  3. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, Sijie Dai
  4. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
  5. The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Richard Rhodes
  6. Property, Valerie Martin
  7. Wonder, R. J. Palacio
  8. Los Alamos: Beginning of an Era, LANL*
  9. Los Alamos Trails, Craig Martin*
  10. The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands, Laura Schlessinger
*local or regional author
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Patent Attorney to Speak at The Hive

on April 10, 2012 - 8:07am

Courtesy Photo

Attorney Rod D. Baker will give a presentation regarding intellectual property and the ongoing major changes in U.S. patent law to the Los Alamos Entrepreneurs’ Network at 6 p.m., April 26 at The Hive.

Baker was born and raised in Los Alamos and still considers himself a “Hilltopper.”

He has 24 years experience in the law and for the last 20 years, his practice has been limited to patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, and related matters. 

Baker’s experience includes the successful prosecution of hundreds of patent applications in a variety of technological

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Chamber Business Breakfast to Focus on Broadband Thursday

on April 7, 2012 - 9:25pm

Chamber News:

Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is hosting a business breakfast at 8 a.m. Thursday at UNM-Los Alamos.

The breakfast meeting will focus on the plan to bring community-wide broadband to Los Alamos.

Broadband planners John Jones and Estevan Gonzales will visit with business owners at the event to both show them the plan and also to get input on business needs for the new infrastructure.

The breakfast is free to all businesspeople, Chamber members and prospective Chamber members.

Agenda:

  • 8-9 a.m. presentation and Q & A session
  • 9-10 a.m. focus groups - small group discussion

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Last Week's Top Book Picks @ Otowi Station

on April 5, 2012 - 9:06am
Bestsellers at Otowi Station Bookstore the week of March 27-April 2:
  1. Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
  2. The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
  3. Wonder, R. J. Palacio
  4. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, Sijie Dai
  5. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
  6. The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Richard Rhodes
  7. 109 East Palace, Jennet Conant
  8. Property, Valerie Martin
  9. Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
  10. Mockingjay, Suzanne CollinsTop Book Picks

‘Dixie Girl’ Restaurant Opening Downtown

on April 1, 2012 - 12:07pm

Denise Lane to open Dixie Girl in May. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

In a few weeks time the space occupied by Central Avenue Grill, which closed Saturday night, will be transformed into a cool, urban edgy styled eatery called the Dixie Girl.

Local business leader Denise Lane began formulating the idea for her new restaurant three years ago and today assumes ownership of the property at 1801 Central Ave. Her goal is to open the Dixie Girl for lunch on Memorial Day, May 28.

She is required to wait 100 days before she can implement her liquor license so she’ll

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End of an Era: Central Avenue Grill Closes Down

on March 31, 2012 - 9:32pm

Min Park, center, speaks with community members who turned out this evening at Central Avenue Grill for one last event before the restaurant, which is in bancruptcy, closes for good. Park and his wife Monica thanked people for their support over the years. Donations from tonight's event went to the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Monica Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

PAC 8 Executive Director Jean Gindreau, left, and Michelle Donahue of CB FOX Kidz. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

County Councilor Michael Wismer.

Sierra Club Pajarito Group Hosts Regina Wheeler Talk

on March 31, 2012 - 6:41pm

Courtesy Photo

Chief Executive Officer Regina Wheeler of Positive Energy Solar Electric Systems and Solar Advisor Karlis Viceps of Positive Energy will discuss economic, design and installation considerations for solar photovoltaic systems at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 4 in the Upstairs meeting rooms at Mesa Public Library.  

The Sierra Club Pajarito Group is hosting the talk.

Wheeler holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering and has 20 years of experience in organizational leadership and optimizing operations.

A seasoned

Central Avenue Grill Owners to Host Farewell Event Saturday Night

on March 30, 2012 - 7:22pm

Central Avenue Grill owners Min and Monica Park are hosting a community appreciation party from 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday to thank Los Alamos for its support as they prepare to shut down the restaurant at 1789 Central Ave.

One free drink and appetizers will be provided - a $5 donation is encouraged - all proceeds are to go to the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation.

 

 

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