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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.

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

 

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.

U.S. Sen. Steve Pearce Urges Voters To Oppose ‘Healthy Workforce’ Ordinance

on October 3, 2017 - 7:24am
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce
 
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce urged Albuquerque voters to oppose the so-called ‘Healthy Workforce’ ordinance, a new sweeping government regulation that will hammer small businesses and lead to fewer jobs and lower wages, he said.

“We should be looking for ways to move our economy forward, not imposing obstacles that hurt our workers and small businesses,” Pearce said.

UWNNM Traveling Thermometer Spotted Today At Smith's Marketplace

on October 2, 2017 - 5:05pm
This year the United Way of Northern New Mexico Thermometer is touring the town and today thanks its partners at Smith's Marketplace for being a part of the tour. Keep an eye out for the thermometer at other local businesses during the coming weeks. Anyone interested in investing in United Way may do so at www.unitedwaynnm.or or by calling 505.662.0800. Courtesy photo

BLM: Annual Adjustment To Drilling Permit Fee

on October 2, 2017 - 7:40am
BLM News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  As directed by Congress, the Bureau of Land Management will adjust the fee it charges to process oil and gas drilling permits on public and Indian lands for inflation, effective Oct. 1. That adjustment will increase the fee by $180, to $9,790.
 
The non-refundable processing fee is collected when an oil and gas operator submits a drilling permit, called an Application for Permit to Drill, and is required whether or not a particular permit is subsequently approved.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Papa Murphy's

on September 30, 2017 - 6:55am

On the job in Los Alamos at Papa Murphy's Take and Bake Pizza at 3801 Arkansas Ave., are Jayme Cayton, left, and Maya McMillan. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

FedConnect Releases Interested Parties List For LANL M&O Contract

on September 30, 2017 - 6:10am

FedConnect News:

 

A list of “interested parties” has been posted by National Nuclear Safety Administration (NNSA) for the four-month transition and a five-year base management and operation contract for Los Alamos National Laboratory.

 

The list, which was released on the FedConnect website Sept. 26, is as follows:

  • General Dynamics
  • Huntington Ingalls Industries
  • Hampton Thomas Associates
  • SGT, Inc.
  • Internal Computer Services
  • efkairia, LLC
  • TerranearPMW, LLC
  • Cabrera Services
  • IBM Global Business Services
  • Navarro Research and Engineering, Inc.
  • Logan Research
  • KBRwyle
  • MAG Aerospace
  • TechSource, Inc.

Jazz Show At The Tub In Central Park Square Saturday

on September 29, 2017 - 10:06am

Cottonwood On The Greens Begins Winter Hours Oct. 2

on September 29, 2017 - 9:54am
Cottonwood on the Greens at 4244 Diamond Dr., is switching to winter hours Monday. Courtesy photo
 
Cottonwood on the Greens News:
 
Cottonwood on the Greens at 4244 Diamond Dr., will switch to its winter hours of operation beginning Monday, Oct. 2.
 
Winter Hours:
  • Monday through Friday open for lunch and dinner 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.;
  • Saturday open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and
  • Sunday open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. for brunch and dinner.

See the Cottonwood on the Greens menu and book banquets and special events at http://www.cottonwoodonthegreens.com or call 505.662.0404.

Cheryl Sowder Set To Retire ... New Owners Take Over The Finishing Touch Nov. 1

on September 28, 2017 - 12:01pm
Cheryl Sowder is set to retire and the new owners are taking over Nov. 1. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Cheryl Sowder is retiring after 38 years of owning The Finishing Touch at 174 Central Park Square. Her husband, Joe Brophy, retired two years ago and now Sowder has sold her business and will essentially retire Oct. 31.

Julio Gaytan and Marcelo Ruano heard Sowder was looking for a successor and contacted her expressing their interest in the business.

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