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New LANL Director Meets With Los Alamos Daily Post

on July 16, 2018 - 12:52pm

Incoming Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Thom Mason visited the Los Alamos Daily Post at noon today and is pictured here with Post Publisher Carol A. Clark. Mason discussed many topics and said that the list of names of newly selected associate directors at the lab will be released later today. Check back at this afternoon for a full report on today's meeting with Mason as well as the list of the new ADs. Photo by John McHale/

Incoming Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Thom Mason, left, meeting with news staff at noon today at the Los Alamos Daily

Scenes From Final 2018 Los Alamos ScienceFest Event: Viewing The Martian At Bathtub Row Brewery

on July 15, 2018 - 11:08pm

A crowd gathers for the final 2018 Los Alamos ScienceFest event: viewing The Martian at Bathtub Row Brewery Coop patio in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

Mark and KayLinda Crawford gather with family and friends at the final 2018 Los Alamos ScienceFest event: viewing The Martian at Bathtub Row Brewery Coop patio in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

Scene from the final 2018 Los Alamos ScienceFest event: viewing The Martian at Bathtub Row Brewery Coop patio in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

Scene from the final 2018 Los Alamos ScienceFest event: viewing The Martian at Bathtub

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Pasta Paradiso

on July 15, 2018 - 8:43pm

On the job in Los Alamos is 2018 Los Alamos High School graduate Maria MacInnes at Pasta Paradiso Ristorante Italiamo at 1315 Trinity Dr. Pasta Paradiso specializes in authentic Italian food made from scratch and is known for its charbroiled steaks. Hours are 11.a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. through 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Scenes From Ribbon Cutting At Fleur de Lys

on July 15, 2018 - 7:10am

Fleur de Lys co-owners Marcel and Stephanie Remillieux with their children, staff, Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann, county officials and community members, cut the ribbon on their French gourmet store Saturday morning at 1460 Trinity Dr. Unit 1. The couple actually opened their business Feb. 1, but took the opportunity Saturday to hold their official ribbon cutting ceremony and at the same time celebrate Bastille Day. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The ribbon is officially cut Saturday at Fleur de Lys at 1460 Trinity Dr.

Lodger's Tax Advisory Board Meets Tuesday

on July 15, 2018 - 6:10am
The Lodger's Tax Advisory Board meets noon Tuesday, July 17, in Council Chambers in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
The meeting is open to the public.
A.  Call to Order/Introductions
B.  Approval of Today's Agenda
     Move IV. Presentations/Discussions to before II. Reports on the Agenda
C.  Review/Approval of Meeting Minutes
1. Minutes from the Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board Meeting on June 19, 2018. Presenters: Loryn 'Ryn' Herrmann
D.  Board Updates
E.  Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda


Chamber Hosts Ribbon Cuttings At Fleur de Lys And Cortex & Co. Salon Today!

on July 14, 2018 - 8:11am
The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is celebrating two ribbon cuttings today. Ribbon cuttings are scheduled 10 a.m. at Fleur de Lys and 11 a.m. at Cortex & Co. Salon.
Fleur de Lys is a French gourmet food store, tea salon, and coffee house located at 1460 Trinity Dr.. Owned by Stephanie and Marcel Remillieux, it has been open since January. The ribbon cutting coincides with the French National Day, or Bastille Day. Join the chamber at 10 a.m. today to celebrate Fleur de Lys.
The celebration continues up the street at Cortex & Co. Salon, with a second anniversary.

Stampede Meat: Up To 1,295 Jobs In Sunland Park

on July 14, 2018 - 6:48am
Gov. Susana Martinez
SUNLAND PARK Gov. Martinez was joined by state and local leaders to announce that Stampede Meat will expand to Sunland Park creating up to 1,295 new food processing and manufacturing jobs over the next five years.
The company will invest more than $36 million in infrastructure and the renovation of the former Tyson plant in Sunland Park. New Mexico beat out Oklahoma, Texas and Iowa for the competitive expansion.
"It’s an honor to welcome Stampede and their large-scale job creation to New Mexico," Martinez said.

LANB ATM At Former Ed’s Market Undergoing Repair

on July 13, 2018 - 5:13pm

LANB News:

Los Alamos National Bank would like to notify the community that the ATM at the former Ed’s Market on Diamond Drive is undergoing maintenance and will not be available to use for 1-2 weeks.

Please utilize one of the three ATMs at LANB’s main office at 1200 Trinity Dr., during this time.

LANB will notify the community when the ATM at the former Ed’s Market location is once again operational.

Council Hears From Los Alamos County Management On Potential Impact Of Triad Taxability Status

on July 13, 2018 - 9:41am

Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess, right, and County Attorney Alvin Leaphart listen Wednesday evening as County Council discusses the ramifications to the County budget if new LANL M&O contractor Triad National Security, LLC operates under non-profit status. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Los Alamos Assistant County Manager Steve Lynne responds to questions from Los Alamos County Councilors during his presentation Wednesday evening at a special session of the Council. Photo by Maire O'Neill/


Los Alamos Daily Post


Bastille Day Party; Fleur de Lys Ribbon Cutting Saturday

on July 12, 2018 - 5:16pm
Fleur de Lys will be celebrating Bastille Day & Ribbon Cutting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 14.
Please plan to attend, have refreshments, light snacks, and congratulate them at 1460 Trinity Drive.

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on July 12, 2018 - 3:49pm

Los Alamos Police Conduct Security Assessment And Active Shooter Training In Daily Post Newsroom

on July 12, 2018 - 9:39am

Los Alamos Police Sgt. Daniel Roberts, left, and Sgt. Christopher Ross demonstrate safety techniques during active shooter training Tuesday afternoon in the newsroom at the Los Alamos Daily Post at 1247 Central Ave., in downtown Los Alamos. Following the June 28 tragedy in which a gunman blasted his way into the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, Md., wielding a shotgun and killing five people and injuring two others, Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone met with Daily Post staff last week. Sgt. Roberts and Sgt.

McQuiston: Is Your Nonprofit Mission Protected?

on July 12, 2018 - 8:13am

The Jemez Agency

I normally don’t do articles on commercial insurance, but I was talking with one of the nonprofits I insure and it got me thinking.

Los Alamos has a lot of civic minded people who work for or volunteer for our many nonprofit businesses. These businesses, their employees and volunteers have some insurance exposures that may not be getting addressed. So I did a little reading and came across an article from Travelers Insurance that I want to share with you.

Nonprofit leaders today face many of the same critical management resIs Your Nonprofit Mission

Munson: Retiring With A CAP, DCP, 403(b)? Yikes!

on July 12, 2018 - 7:50am

CFA, CFP®, Founder and CIO of Portfolio Wealth Advisors

If you have been at LANL for a few decades, I feel your pain. By that I mean the labyrinth of different pension, retirement and one-off compensation schemes.

Just think about how your typical defense contractor feels every five years when their entire retirement plan gets changed. Let’s break down the typical set up for those who worked in the UC days. Keep in mind this is a fast summary, so if you have any detailed questions, just email me.

Back in 2002 and 2003 there was a budget crisis that created a ‘disappointing’

Governor Signs Executive Order To Improve New Mexico's Occupational Licensing System

on July 11, 2018 - 7:55am
Gov. Susana Martinez
CLOVIS Tuesday, Gov. Susana Martinez was joined by Air Force Officials, at Cannon Air Force Base, to sign an executive order that creates economic and employment opportunities for New Mexicans by ensuring occupational license requirements are not overly burdensome for individuals and businesses, as well as eliminating outdated regulations and aligning best practices across the state’s licensing bodies.
The executive order also contains specific provisions to aid military families stationed in the state.​
“Our men and women in uniform serve

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Flowers By Gillian

on July 11, 2018 - 7:53am

On the job in Los Alamos is Gillian Sutton, owner of Flowers by Gillian, working on floral arrangements at her store at 3801 Arkansas Ave. Sutton has operated her business for 25 years. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Connor Hoch/

Black Hole Trust Donates Office Trailers To Charity

on July 11, 2018 - 7:22am

Two office trailers at the Black Hole in violation of a zoning provision have been donated to charity and will be removed soon from the property on Arkansas Avenue. Photo by Maire O'Neill/


Two office trailers on the Black Hole property at 4015 Arkansas Ave., owned by the Grothus Living Trust have been donated to charitable entities outside the County and are expected to be moved off the property as soon as permitting can be obtained.

Barbara Grothus, daughter of former Black Hole owner Ed Grothus, appeared Monday before Municipal Court Judge Alan Kirk for an

ScienceFest Local Business Specials

on July 10, 2018 - 6:50pm

LANL Holds Annual DistrupTech Showcase Thursday

on July 10, 2018 - 4:50pm

LANL News:

Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation at Los Alamos National Laboratory has teamed with the New Mexico Angels to kick off the Fourth Annual DisrupTech Showcase, which is a celebration of 'disruptive technology’ created by the minds at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

This year’s festivities are 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday in the community room at the Los Alamos County Golf Course. Tickets are $35 and will include access to a very unique networking opportunity, a full reception and, of course – the featured presentations of LANL’s most promising and emerging technologies.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Zia Credit Union

on July 10, 2018 - 5:09am

On the job in Los Alamos, from left, Zia Credit Union Branch Manager Natalia Tretiak and Member Services Representatives Mariah Vigil and Diamond Rapatz. Tretiak has worked at Zia CU for 15 years and Vigil and Rapatz have worked at the credit union for two years. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


NMFO Announces ‘The Mule’ To Film In New Mexico

on July 10, 2018 - 4:57am
NMFO News:
SANTA FE New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced Monday that Clint Eastwood's upcoming feature "The Mule," from Warner Bros. Pictures and Imperative Pictures, will film later this month in Las Cruces.
"We're thrilled to welcome another production to New Mexico," Film Office Director Nick Maniatis said. "We're proud to see the film industry continuing to grow in and around Las Cruces - and throughout southern New Mexico."
The production will employ approximately 85 New Mexico crew members and approximately 200 New Mexico background talent.

Governor Announces Expansion Of Albuquerque Manufacturing Facility

on July 10, 2018 - 3:53am
Gov. Susana Martinez
ALBUQUERQUE Gov. Susana Martinez was joined by company executives and local officials Monday to break ground on the expansion of Vitality Works' Albuquerque manufacturing facility.
The expansion will create up to 80 new manufacturing jobs. Vitality Works will also invest more than $7 million in their facility. The expansion will be supported by New Mexico's closing fund, LEDA, as well as the Job Training Incentive Program, JTIP.
"For years, we've worked relentlessly to make New Mexico a great place to do business, now we're seeing the

Triad National Security, LLC Announces New LANL Director And Senior Leadership Team

on July 9, 2018 - 10:56am

LANL Director Designate Dr. Thomas Mason. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Daily Post

Dr. Thomas Mason will serve as the director designate of Los Alamos National Laboratory and president of Triad National Security, LLC, LANL’s new managing and operating contractor, a TRIAD spokesman announced this morning.

“He will work closely with the Lab’s current director Dr. Terry Wallace to ensure a smooth transition between operating teams,” the spokesman said.

Mason’s appointment as director will become effective Nov.

Los Alamos Chamber Of Commerce Celebrates Bob’s Bodacious BBQ With Grand Re-Opening Ribbon Cutting

on July 9, 2018 - 7:20am
The ribbon is cut July 2 at Bob's Bodacious Grand Re-Opening event at 3801-G Arkansas Ave. Courtesy photo
Bob's Bodacious co-owner Gayle Cunninghan and Los Alamos County Councilor Morrie Pongrantz. Courtesy photo
Bob's Bodacious co-owner Gayle Cunningham, left, Linda Deck, Gillian Sutton and Libby Carlsten. Courtesy photo
The Chamber of Commerce helped celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of Bob’s Bodacious BBQ Monday, July 2 with a ribbon cutting event. Bob’s Bodacious BBQ is in the Hilltop Shopping Center at 3801 Arkansas Avenue, Suite G.
Gayle and Lyle Cunningham

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Elegance By Antoinette

on July 9, 2018 - 6:56am

On the job in Los Alamos is hair stylist Sharon Romero giving a customer a new hairdo Saturday at Elegance By Antoinette at 3801 Arkansas Ave. Romero has worked at the salon for a year. Photo by Connor Hoch/