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On The Job In Los Alamos: Anna Dillane At Boomerang

on February 16, 2018 - 3:58pm

On the job in Los Alamos this afternoon at Boomerang consignment and resale store is owner Anna Dillane. The store is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday at 1247 A Central Ave., in downtown Los Alamos. For more information, click here. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade Photo by Carol A. Clark/

RE/MAX First Broker Of The Month: Meet Cathy Grastataro

on February 16, 2018 - 10:40am

Cathy Grastataro

RE/MAX First News:

RE/MAX First has been serving clients in the region for more than 20 years. We believe that the buying and selling of real estate is as much an art and a science as it is a business, and we draw on all three principles to meet your real estate needs.

We are your long-time local market leaders and the reason for our success is simple: we love what we do and where we live, we are full-time professionals, and we take pride in providing an exemplary level of service.

Cathy Grastataro is an Associate Broker at RE/MAX First in Los Alamos.

Los Alamos Chamber Of Commerce Hosts Ribbon Cutting For Samantha D’Anna Photography Feb. 22

on February 16, 2018 - 9:57am

Samantha D’Anna in front of her new business, Samantha D’Anna Photography at 2101 Trinity Dr., Suite S. Courtesy/Los Alamos Chamber


The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is helping to celebrate the opening of Samantha D’Anna Photography.

The community is invited to attend the ribbon cutting and welcome D’Anna, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 and light refreshments will be served.

D’Anna has been a professional photographer for six years, specializing in natural light portrait photography and weddings.

Legacy Clean Up Contractor N3B Visits Daily Post

on February 15, 2018 - 12:06pm

Charity Meinhart, right, with public affairs and communications at N3B, the new legacy clean up contractor for the Department of Energy, visited the Los Alamos Daily Post this morning to meet the news team including Lifestyles Editor Bonnie Gordon pictured here. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Chamber Breakfast At UNM-LA Thursday

on February 13, 2018 - 3:27pm



This month's Chamber Business Breakfast is 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15 in Room 230 in Building 2 at UNM-LA, 4000 University Dr.


Presenters Jim Glover and Marianne Tenenbaum of The Idea Group of Santa Fe will provide information about how to use the community branding at your business.


The Business Breakfasts are presented with the generous support of the LANL Community Parterships Office. Secret City Kitchen will cater the February Breakfast so register on the Chamber website events page:


The Los Alamos

Patrick Sullivan Receives International Economic Development Council CEcD Designation

on February 13, 2018 - 11:00am

Patrick Sullivan


Patrick Sullivan, executive director of Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), a national recognition that denotes a mastery of skills in economic development, professional attainment and a commitment to personal and professional growth.

The CEcD exam was administered by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Jan. 27-28 in Las Vegas, Nev.

The CEcD designation recognizes qualified and dedicated practitioners in the economic development field and sets the standard of

projectY cowork Partners With ABQid To Offer Lean Startup Bootcamp In Los Alamos

on February 13, 2018 - 9:39am
Courtesy photo
projectY cowork News:
Los Alamos-based coworking space, projectY cowork Los Alamos, has partnered with Albuquerque entrepreneurial accelerator program ABQid to launch a new eight-week program to assist individuals who are starting a business in Northern New Mexico.
The projectY Lean Startup Bootcamp, hosted by projectY cowork in Los Alamos and facilitated by ABQid, is free for up to 10 participants thanks to funding provided through a Los Alamos National Laboratory Major Subcontractors Consortium Economic Development Industry Cluster Grant.
The program, based

Santa Fe Auto Park Ride And Drive Event Helps With Transportation Costs For Los Alamos Robotics Team

on February 12, 2018 - 6:19am

Elijah Vigil, center, a member of the Los Alamos High School robotics team and his fellow teammates prepare their robot to shoot a t-shirt during the Santa Fe Auto Park's Ride and Drive event Saturday in Smith's Marketplace parking lot. The Santa Fe Auto Park donated $10 from each test drive toward transportation costs for the robotics team's upcoming competition. Photo by Connor Hoch/

One of the vehicles displayed during the Santa Fe Auto Park's Ride and Drive event Saturday in Smith's Marketplace parking lot. Photo by Connor Hoch/

John Charonko, left, and

Bill To Boost Small Business Passes House

on February 11, 2018 - 1:14am

Rep. Doreen Gallegos


SANTA FE – Rep. Doreen Gallegos’ (D-Las Cruces) bill to boost small business passed Saturday the New Mexico House.

House Bill 79 would promote small, local businesses by making Small Business Saturday tax free at small businesses in New Mexico.

“We know that 68 cents of every dollar spent in a small business stays in the community. This bill encourages economic growth in our communities and supports our mom and pop shops. We have to do all we can to ensure that our small businesses can thrive,” Rep. Gallegos said.

House Democrats support local

New HVAC System Trips Alarm At Zia Credit Union

on February 10, 2018 - 11:53am

Los Alamos Firefighters respond to a fire alarm that sounded early Thursday evening at Zia Credit Union at 1001 Central Ave., in downtown Los Alamos. Deputy Fire Chief Steve Dawald told the Los Alamos Daily Post that it turned out to be a false alarm triggered by a newly installed HVAC system. Photo by R.J. Montaño/

Los Alamos Firefighters at the scene of a false alarm early Thursday evening at Zia Credit Union at 1001 Central Ave., in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Chris Ortega

Scene of a new HVAC system being installed Wednesday at Zia Credit Union at 1001 Central Ave.,

Two Firsts And Only For Los Alamos Company!

on February 10, 2018 - 10:43am


LA Soup and Specialty Foods, LLC is the first and only company in Los Alamos to be officially recognized by the state as New Mexico True Certified.

This means, quoting directly the requirements:

“The New Mexico True Certified program brings national attention to the quality, care and craftsmanship behind products that are uniquely New Mexican.”

Patrons will see the New Mexico True Certified logo on the LA Soup and Specialty Foods website for meals that meet the strict requirements. For more information on the program, see the website.

LA Soup and Specialty Foods, LLC also

Village Arts Jewelry Sale Friday And Saturday

on February 9, 2018 - 8:17am
Village Arts News:
Happy Valentine's Day ... come to Village Arts on DP Road:
  • 11 a.m. to  5:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9; and
  • 10:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10.
Besides a large selection of gold, silver and precious stone jewelry we:
  • Buy gold, silver, jewelry, coins, gems, diamonds in any condition;
  • Offer appraisals for insurance purposes;
  • Restring pearls and beads;
  • Size rings;
  • Create custom pieces using your gemstones or ours; and
  • Strive to find that special something that you have been looking for.

Los Alamos DogHouse PhD Owners Recognized

on February 9, 2018 - 8:04am

Los Alamos DogHouse PhD owners Ruth Scott and Amanda Robertson are recognized this evening as a Star Client of the NMSBDC Network during a reception at La Fonda on the plaza in Santa Fe. Lt. Gov John Sanchez is to their left. They also will be recognized during the 2018 Legislative Session. Tonight's annual reception recognizes businesses and entrepreneurs from across New Mexico who are seeing tremendous growth in their businesses. Courtesy/Dan Mayfield

Los Alamos Business Wins Statewide Award

on February 8, 2018 - 3:31pm

Los Alamos DogHouse PhD owners Ruth Scott and Amanda Robertson will be recognized tonight as a Star Client of the NMSBDC Network. Courtesy/NMSBDC


  • This PhD Stands For Pets Handled Dearly...

During the 2018 Legislative Session, Los Alamos DogHouse PhD LLC will be recognized as a Star Client of the New Mexico Small Business Development Center Network at La Fonda in Santa Fe.

The annual reception recognizes businesses and entrepreneurs from across New Mexico who are seeing tremendous growth in their businesses.

In March of 2015, Ruth Scott, owner of Los Alamos DogHouse PhD, LLC

Santa Fe Auto Park Ride & Drive At Smiths Friday & Saturday Supports LAHS Robotics Team

on February 8, 2018 - 1:20pm
The Los Alamos High School Robotics Team competes last year in Flagstaff, Ariz. Courtesy photo

The Auto Park is hosting a Ride and Drive event 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 9-10 in the Smith’s Marketplace parking lot. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post
The Los Alamos High School Robotics Team is preparing for the regional robotics competition March 21-24 in Denver. The competition comes with a hefty price tag but the Santa Fe Auto Park is offering some financial assistance.
The Auto Park is hosting a Ride and

Officials Congratulate Post On 6-Year Anniversary

on February 8, 2018 - 8:52am

Staff Report

Equipped with her laptop and camera, award-winning journalist Carol A. Clark launched the Los Alamos Daily Post at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 from her home in White Rock.

Start-up team members Bonnie Gordon and Greg and Karen Kendall worked with Clark to build and populate the news site for weeks leading up to the launch. The Kendall’s and Gordon had day jobs, so the group gathered many long nights and weekends to get it all done.

“I am very grateful to them for their extraordinary talents and their continued friendship.

Council Looks For Answers On Mari Mac Property

on February 8, 2018 - 7:02am
Nick Tompkins of Kroger Corporate Real Estate, left, and Vice President of Corporate Development Steve Sorenson discuss the Mari Mac property and the new Smith's Marketplace Jan. 30 with County Councilors. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Just what is going on at Mari Mac plaza? Why does the plaza look the way it does and why won’t Kroger, which owns the property, lease some of the empty storefronts? County Councilors asked these questions to Kroger representatives during its Jan. 30 meeting in Council Chambers.


EM Contractor N3B Hosts Open House

on February 7, 2018 - 2:13pm

John Tauxe of Neptune Company, left, and Danny Katzman, technical program director at Los Alamos National Laboratory chat during Monday's N3B open house in Cottonwood on the Greens at the Los Alamos County Golf Course. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Los Alamos County Attorney Alvin Leaphart, right, and Assistant County Attorney Kevin Powers at Monday's N3B open house at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz, left, and Joe Legare, environment remediation manager for N3B chat at Monday's open house.

Los Alamos Daily Post Turns 6 Years Old Today!

on February 7, 2018 - 6:12am

The Los Alamos Daily Post is celebrating its 6-year anniversary today at its world headquarters at 1247 Central Ave. The news team wants to take this opportunity to thank our many readers throughout the community, state, nation and 129 countries around the globe ... it is a privilege to bring you the news each and every day! Read the full story in Thursdays print edition of the Post. Photo by Erika Clark

LANL: Grants Spur Growth In Pueblo Businesses

on February 7, 2018 - 4:29am
Patricia Maestas of the Native Arts Gallery in Ohkay Owingeh. Courtesy photo
LANL News:
A record nine Northern New Mexico Native American-–owned and –operated businesses have received a total of more than $50,000 in the 2018 grants from the Native American Venture Acceleration Fund.
The fund was created by Los Alamos National Laboratory operator Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS) and the Regional Development Corporation (RDC) to help the recipients create jobs, increase their revenue base and diversify the area economy.
“These investments create jobs for pueblo-owned

2017 Another Record Setting Year For New Mexico’s Housing Market

on February 7, 2018 - 3:59am
RANM News:
A total of 22,221 sales were reported to the REALTORS Association of New Mexico (RANM) during 2017.
This is a more than 11 percent increase over the reported 19,933 sales for 2016 and is the highest number of reported sales since RANM started compiling statistics in 2008.
The reported 2017 median price of $190,000 also is higher than the medians reported since 2008. Median price indicates half the properties sold for more and half for less.
Sales 14,625
Median $186,000
Sales 13,900
Median $175,900
Sales 13,439
Median $174,790

Secret City Kitchen Expands Operations At UNM-LA

on February 6, 2018 - 10:39pm

Sanaa Ahmed and J.D. Beddo cover the counter and cook at the Secret City Kitchen on the UNM-LA campus. Photograph by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

Since the Secret City Kitchen opened a café in the UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) Student Center in November 2016, students, UNM-LA employees and community members have been enjoying the convenience of having a restaurant on campus.

Owner Jeremy Varela’s menu of breakfast and lunch items has a regular following of customers, and draws new customers every day.

Los Alamos Daily Post Is Back Online!

on February 6, 2018 - 1:18pm


We are happy to report that the Los Alamos Daily Post newspaper site is repaired and back online.

We want to thank our readers for their overwhelming support and kind patience during the time it took for our technicians to resolve the problem, which occurred last Tuesday night during a security upgrade.

BLM Oil And Gas Lease Sales Generate $360 Million In 2017

on February 1, 2018 - 7:15am
BLM News:

 In advancing the administration’s goals of promoting America’s energy independence, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) state offices in 2017 generated nearly $360 million from oil and gas lease sales, an 86 percent increase over the previous year’s results of $192.5 million. 

Among these sales, which together were the highest in nearly a decade, rights to a total of 949 parcels, covering 792,823 acres, were sold.

“Oil and gas lease sales on public land directly support domestic energy production and the President’s energy dominance and job growth priorities for

Community Invited To N3B Meet And Greet Monday

on January 31, 2018 - 10:30am
N3B News:

Newport News Nuclear BWXT – Los Alamos (N3B) the contractor awarded the new Los Alamos legacy cleanup contract is hosting a meet and greet event for the public to learn more about the company.

Community members may drop in at anytime between 4-7 p.m., Monday, at Cottonwood on the Greens Restaurant, 4244 Diamond Dr. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Learn more at